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click to enlarge Sausage and pepperoni top a pie at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen in the French Quarter.

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Sausage and pepperoni top a pie at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen in the French Quarter.

La Boca 870 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com
Bife La Boca is a lime- and garlic-marinated Angus sirloin flap served with avocado. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. $$$

La Boulangerie
4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777; www.laboulangerienola.com
Ham and cheese fill a pretzel pastry. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

La Carreta
Citywide; www.carretarestaurant.com
Mexican-style tacos are corn tortillas filled with barbacoa (slow-braised lamb), pastor (pork with chipotle and pineapple), carnitas (braised pork) or carne asada (steak), topped with cheese, onions, cilantro and salsa and served with black beans and rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

La Casita Taqueria
8400 Oak St., (504) 826-9913; www.eatlacasita.com
Chorizo con papas tacos are filled with spicy sausage, fried potatoes, onion, cilantro and chipotle crema. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Tue. and Fri.-Sat. $

La Crepe Nanou
1410 Robert St., (504) 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com
Grilled lamb chops come with cognac reduction, french fries and haricots verts. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$

La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasnola.com
The pupusa platter features three pupusas stuffed with pork, cheese and beans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Cash only. $$ 

La Madeleine
601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; 3434 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com
Chicken cordon blue pasta features balsamic-marinated chicken, smoked ham, Gruyere cheese, peas and bow tie pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

La Petite Grocery
4238 Magazine St., (504) 891-3377; www.lapetitegrocery.com
Turtle bolognese is served with bucatini, sherry, parsley and a fried soft-boiled egg. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$

La Provence
25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com
Braised pork cheek and grilled pork tenderloin are served with spaetzle, roasted carrots, sweet onion, herbs and sauce Robert. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri.-Sun., brunch Sun. $$$

La Thai Uptown
4938 Prytania St., (504) 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com
Filet Diana is a petit filet mignon served with haricots verts, jumbo lump crabmeat, mushrooms, fried onions and garlic-oyster reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$$

Lager's International Ale Hous
e 3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com
A Works burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, guacamole, jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and ranch dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

The Lakehouse
2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com
Bouillabaisse features Gulf fish, shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat and saffron rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Checks accepted. $$

Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe
5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com
The breakfast Brew-rito has two scrambled eggs, grilled red onion and bell peppers with bacon, ham or sausage in a tortilla. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. $

Lakeview Burgers and Seafood
872 Harrison Ave., (504) 289-1032; www.lakeviewburgersandseafood.com
Cafe fries are french fries topped with roast beef gravy, aged cheddar cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and green onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. $$

Landry's Seafood House
620 Decatur St., Suite 1A, (504) 581-9825; 8000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com
Smoked onion butter snapper is served with Creole green beans and dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Laurel Street Bakery
2701 S. Broad St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com
Grilled salmon nicoise salad includes hard-boiled egg, potatoes, green beans, red onions, olives and mixed greens in apple cider vinaigrette and comes with ciabatta toast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

Le's Baguette Banh Mi Cafe
4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620; www.facebook.com/lesbaguettenola
Pho chay features vegetables and vermicelli and vegetable broth. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Legacy Kitchen
91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 513-2606; 700 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 613-2350; 759 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-5231; 817 Common St., (504) 827-1651; www.legacykitchen.com
Chicken and waffles is served with pepper jelly maple syrup. Reservations recommended. Hours vary by location. $$$

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997; www.lildizzyscafe.net
Creole file gumbo includes Gulf shrimp, crab, hot sausage, smoked sausage and ham and is served with rice. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, brunch and lunch daily. $$ 

Liberty Cheesesteaks
5039 Freret St., (504) 875-4447; www.libertycheesesteaks.com
The Original is a Philadelphia-style cheese steak filled with chopped New York strip steak and provolone or white American cheese. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. $ 

Lilette
3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com
Duck leg confit is served over escarole salad in red wine vinaigrette with duck fat-roasted potatoes and fried veal marrow. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

Lilly's Cafe
1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999
Rare flank steak, meatball and brisket pho comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts, onions and jalapenos. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Little Gem Saloon
445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com
The Little Gem Trio includes fried oysters in meuniere sauce, New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp over a cheddar-leek biscuit and a crab cake with avocado, tomato and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Little Korea BBQ
2240 Magazine St., (504) 821-5006; www.littlekoreabbq.flavorplate.com
Tabletop grills allow diners to cook their own samgyupsal (pork belly), bulgogi (marinated beef) or galbi (short ribs). No reservations. Lunch Mon. and Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Mon. $$

Little Tokyo
590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532
A Blue Fairy roll is filled with avocado and tempura shrimp and topped with tuna and salmon with eel and chef sauces. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Little Tokyo
2300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; 4704 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 101, Metairie, (504) 885-6125; www.littletokyonola.com
The Boston hand roll is a seaweed cone filled with shrimp, snow crab, avocado, asparagus and lettuce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Shrimp Mermaids are wontons filled with shrimp and cream cheese. Reservations accepted for karaoke rooms. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Liuzza's by the Track
1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888; www.liuzzasnola.com
A New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp po-boy comes with Creole butter sauce on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar
3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com
Sauteed shrimp are served with fettuccine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Live Oak Cafe
8140 Oak St., (504) 265-0050; www.liveoakcafenola.com
Huevos rancheros feature fried eggs with corn tortillas, black beans, cheddar and Cotija cheeses, ranchero sauce and salsa. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue. $$ 

Lola
517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com
Fried chicken comes with cornbread dressing, collards, pickled watermelon rind and potlikker. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat.  $$$

Lola's
3312 Esplanade Ave., (504) 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com
Combination paella includes shrimp, fish, calamari, scallops, mussels, chicken, sausage, vegetables, garlic, saffron, herbs and arborio rice. No reservations. Dinner daily. Checks accepted. $$

Longitude 90
Le Meridien New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444; www.lemeridienneworleanshotel.com
Charred octopus is served with Thai romesco sauce and marble potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Los Jefes Tortilleria & Grill
3224 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 516-2861; www.losjefesgrill.com
A la carte tacos are corn, flour or wheat tortillas filled with meats such as steak, shredded beef, chipotle chicken, sweet and savory pork or marinated pulled pork and topped with onions and cilantro or lettuce and tomato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500
Four Seasons pizza is topped with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus and Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown
615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com
Three Meat pizza is topped with pepperoni, andouille, Italian sausage, mozzarella and marinara. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Love & Pie
401 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 309-5668; www.loveandpienola.com
The Sgt. Peppers & Sausage pie is topped with Italian sausage, roasted peppers, bell peppers, pickled jalapenos, mozzarella, Parmesan and marinara. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Luca Eats
7329 Cohn St., (504) 866-1166; www.lucaeats.com
The Cubano features slow-cooked pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, bread-and-butter pickles and yellow mustard on Dong Phuong French bread and comes with rosemary and sea salt chips. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $ 

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/
neworleansA pork carnitas taco features citrus-marinated roasted pork dressed with mango and pineapple salsa and queso fresco served with rice and black beans. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Luke
333 St. Charles Ave., (504) 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com
Baked Louisiana P&J oysters are stuffed with Gulf shrimp and blue crab. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Lula Restaurant Distillery
1532 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-7624; www.lulanola.com
Baby back ribs are braised with Urban South Brewery's Holy Roller IPA and served with ginger-blackberry glaze, grilled sweet corn on the cob and Creole coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$



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