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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Cajun 

click to enlarge Cajun catfish Mulate’s features a grilled catfish fillet topped with crawfish etouffee, plus jambalaya, a baked potato and coleslaw at Mulate’s.

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Cajun catfish Mulate’s features a grilled catfish fillet topped with crawfish etouffee, plus jambalaya, a baked potato and coleslaw at Mulate’s.

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St., (504) 524-3386; www.thebontoncafe.com
Redfish Bon Ton is a sauteed black drum fillet served with jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Oysters Alvin are deep-fried Louisiana oysters served over rice with a beef stock reduction and lemon. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

The Cheezy Cajun
3325 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-0045; www.thecheezycajun.com
The Cheezy club includes turkey, roast beef, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayonnaise and a side of house-made chips. The boudin burger features a half-pound boudin patty topped with pimiento cheese on garlic Texas toast served with sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski serve updated Cajun dishes. Smoked pork ribs in house-made barbecue sauce are served with pickled watermelon rind relish. The Louisiana cochon is a pulled pork patty served with cabbage, pickled peaches and cracklings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Galliano Restaurant
200 Julia St., (504) 324-4065; www.gallianorestaurant.com
Pork chop LaPlace is an andouille-stuffed Two Run Farm chop topped with pickled red onions and tiger sauce and served with cornbread dressing and red beans. The seafood platter includes crab-stuffed Gulf fish, fried Louisiana oysters and New Orleans barbecue shrimp sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Jan's Cajun Restaurant
4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748; www.facebook.com/janscajunrestaurant
Chicken Parmesan is topped with house-made tomato sauce and served over angel hair pasta with salad and garlic bread. Shrimp and sausage gumbo is served over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St., (504) 596-2530; www.kpauls.com
Blackened Louisiana drum is topped with crabmeat and served with chipotle compound butter, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Blackened twin beef tenderloin medallions are served with debris sauce, potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Lula Restaurant Distillery
1532 St. Charles Ave., (504) 266-2230; www.lulanola.com
The distillery produces clear rum, gin and vodka on the premises. Braised rabbit is served with white beans, pickled pork and herb breadcrumbs. House-made boudin fills egg rolls served with molasses-fig sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Catfish Cecilia is a grilled catfish fillet stuffed with crabmeat dressing served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999; www.toupsmeatery.com
Gulf seafood Couvillion comes with Louisiana fish, shrimp and crab-fat rice. Braised lamb neck is served with black-eyed pea ragout and shaved pickled fennel. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Tres Bon Cajun Meats
10316 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 405-5355; www.tresbonmeats.com
Stuffed boudin balls are made in-house. For a Saturday special, cochon de lait is available on a platter with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990; www.wjsmokehouse.com
The Smokehouse platter includes half of a slow-smoked chicken, brisket, ribs, smoked sausage, house-made barbecue sauce and cheddar grits. Stuffed crab Benedict features blue crab stuffing, poached eggs, hollandaise, grits and a crackling biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$



African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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