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Gambit's 2018 spring restaurant guide: D 

click to enlarge Proprietor Anjay Keswani serves traditional Indian dishes at Nirvana Indian Cuisine.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Proprietor Anjay Keswani serves traditional Indian dishes at Nirvana Indian Cuisine.

d'Juice
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-1965; www.d-juice.com
A ham and balsamic- and honey-roasted pear sandwich is topped with goat cheese spread and sliced almonds. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

DTB
8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (504) 518-6889;  www.dtbnola.com
Crispy duck confit is served with charred cabbage, citrus, sweet potato and pecan vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Fri.-Sun. $$$

The Daily Bee
t1000 Girod St., (504) 605-4413; St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave.; www.thedailybeetnola.com
The Rainbow bowl includes quinoa, avocado, carrots, beets, bell peppers, scallions, chickpeas, currants, toasted almonds and ginger-garlic dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Daisy Dukes
Citywide; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
The blackened fish platter includes a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes with remoulade and a biscuit. Delivery available in the French Quarter and CBD. No reservations. Hours vary by location. $ 

Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine
5033 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B6, Marrero, (504) 875-4203; www.daiwasushi.com
Spicy City is a deep-fried sushi roll filled with marinated crawfish, snow crab, cream cheese, avocado and jalapeno and topped with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$ 

Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com
A Hallelujah soft-shell crab is stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish and served over rice pilaf with Creolaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$ 

Dante's Kitchen
736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com
Chicken roasted "under a brick" has a maple glaze and is a served with bacon and potato hash cake and a fried farm egg. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$ 

Dat Dog
601 Frenchmen St., (504) 309-3362; 3336 Magazine St., (504) 324-2226; 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-6883; www.datdog.com
German-style beef or pork wieners, Polish kielbasas or crawfish sausages can be topped with bacon, barbecue sauce, blue or cheddar cheese, relish, chili, chipotle mayonnaise, grilled onions, guacamole, jalapenos, pico de gallo, sauerkraut, sour cream, yellow mustard or other items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Dave & Buster's
1200 Poydras St., Suite 601, (504) 226-3300; www.daveandbusters.com
The Philly burger is a beef patty topped with thinly sliced steak, American cheese, peppers, onions and mushrooms on a brioche bun and served with fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Deanie's Seafood
841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com
Jumbo lump crabmeat is baked with a blend of four cheeses and seasonings and served with salad and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Deja Vu Bar & Grill
400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com
A catfish po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise and pickles. Delivery available in the French Quarter. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $ 

Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St., (504) 309-5797; www.delfuegotaqueria.com
A ceviche Caesar salad features marinated Gulf seafood over romaine lettuce with Cotija cheese, tortilla strips and Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Del Porto Ristorante
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com
House-made pappardelle is served with Gulf shrimp and tarragon lemon-butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$$

The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com
The lamb burger has a half-pound lamb patty topped with raita and Patacabra cheese. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. $$

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com
Broiled Colorado lamb chops are served with mojito glaze and garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$$

Desire Oyster Bar
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2281; www.sonesta.com/
desireoysterbarNew Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served over rice with French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
132 Royal St., (504) 309-4797; www.olesaint.com
Louisiana shrimp and jalapeno-cheddar grits are served with andouille and piquillo peppers. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Dick & Jenny's
4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com
Blackened Gulf drum is served with crab fried rice and sauce piquant. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. $$$ 

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Citywide; www.dickeys.com
The Westerner sandwich features two choices of meat such as brisket, pulled pork, chicken breast or Polish sausage topped with cheddar cheese on a toasted hoagie roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467;  www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com
A grilled 12-ounce rib-eye is topped with Gulf shrimp, New Orleans-style barbecue sauce and mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. $$$

DiCristina's Italian and Seafood Restaurant
810 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com
Crab cakes are served over penne pasta with crawfish sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

DiMartino's Famous New Orleans Muffulettas
700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-7589; 3900 General De Gaulle Drive, (504) 367-0227; 6641 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, (504) 341-4096; www.dimartinos.com
Muffulettas include ham, salami, provolone cheese and olive salad on a seeded roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Carol Sue Avenue: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900; www.dinosnola.com
The Dino's mushroom Jack burger is a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with roasted mushrooms and pepper Jack cheese served with waffle fries, chips or salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$ 

District Donuts.Sliders.Brew
527 Harrison Ave., (504) 827-1152; 1126 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite D, Jefferson, (504) 605-7944; 2209 Magazine St., (504) 570-6945; 5637 Magazine St., (504) 313-1316; www.districtdonuts.com
The changing selection of house-made donut flavors includes strawberry-basil, blueberry cheesecake, maple bacon, tiramisu, white chocolate-raspberry, fluffernutter, chocolate glazed and others. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Ditali's Pizza Cafe
1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com
The Ditali deluxe pizza includes Italian sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, ground beef, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, black olives and tomato sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Domenica
The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com
Ceppo pasta is topped with slow-cooked rabbit and porcini mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Domilise's Po-Boys & Bar
5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126; www.domilisespoboys.com
The surf and turf po-boy combines roast beef and fried shrimp on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. $$ 

Don's Seafood
126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 1915 S. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-8550; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com
Jacked Up shrimp are topped with bacon, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Dong Phuong Bakery & Restaurant
14207 Chef Menteur Highway, (504) 254-1568; www.dpbanhmi.com
Thit nuong xa banh mi features grilled pork dressed with cucumber, jalapeno, pickled carrot and daikon radishes, cilantro and aioli. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. $

Dooky Chase's Restaurant
2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com
The lunch buffet features dishes such as fried chicken, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice, gumbo, collard greens and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. $$ 

Dorignac's Food Center
710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com
Changing daily specials include fried or baked catfish with two sides. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Checks accepted. $

Doris Metropolitan
620 Chartres St., (504) 267-3500; www.dorismetropolitan.com
A 10-ounce "butcher's cut," or hanger steak, is served with mushroom ragu. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. $$$

Doson Noodle House
135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283; www.facebook.com/dosonnoodlehouse
Bun bo is Vietnamese-style lemon grass beef served with vermicelli or rice noodles. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$ 

Down the Hatch Bar & Grill
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthe-hatchnola.com
The Asian Cajun burger is topped with blackened tomato, bacon, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, jalapenos and sweet ginger-soy sauce. Delivery available for dinner. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$ 

Drago's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com
Fais Deaux Deaux combines jumbo Gulf shrimp and slow-braised grillades over stone-ground grits. Delivery available. No reservations. N. Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Poydras Street: lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 

Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com
Cajun kettle salad includes shrimp in remoulade over romaine lettuce, tomato and carrots. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$

Dryades Public Market
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 644-4841; www.dryadespublicmarket.com
Prepared foods include New Orleans-style seafood gumbo. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Dunbar's Creole Cuisine
7834 Earhart Blvd., (504) 509-6287
Seafood pasta features shrimp and crawfish in Alfredo sauce and is served with toasted bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$



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