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click to enlarge Crawfish tails fill a New England-style seafood roll served with french fries at Seaworthy.

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Crawfish tails fill a New England-style seafood roll served with french fries at Seaworthy.



SWEGS Kitchen
210 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, Suite A, (504) 826-9008; 231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite B, (504) 301-9196; Benson Towers, 1450 Poydras St., (504) 581-3555; 4350 Highway 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 951-2064; www.swegskitchen.com
The Asian shrimp wrap includes greens, red and green cabbage, carrots and Asian dressing in a whole wheat wrap. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Poydras Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. $ 

Sac-a-Lait
1051 Annunciation St., (504) 324-3658; www.sac-a-laitrestaurant.com
Octopus courtbouillon is served with buttered spaghetti squash, a wild rice crisp and Mexican tarragon. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$$

Saffron NOLA
4128 Magazine St., (504) 323-2626; www.saffronnola.com
The charcuterie board includes chicken pate, pork kabab sausage, pickled shrimp, roasted eggplant and truffled naan. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$$

Saigon Noodle House
925 Behrman Highway, Suite 9, Gretna, (504) 393-8883; www.facebook.com/saigonnh
Duck noodle soup features vermicelli noodles and bamboo shoots in broth and the duck is served on the side. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. $$

Saint Cecilia
91 French Market Place, (504) 522-5851; www.stcecilianola.com
Stuffed French toast is traditional New Orleans-style pain perdu filled with sweet cream cheese and served with seasonal fruit. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. $$

St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823
A fried catfish platter is served with french fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $$

St. James Cheese Company
641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485; 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
A Hook's cheddar sandwich includes smoked turkey, tomato, avocado, basil and mayonnaise on ciabatta and is served with chips or salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Prytania Street: lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Tchoupitoulas Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. $

Saint Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com
Gulf fish piccata is a seared Gulf fish fillet served with potatoes, arugula and lemon-caper butter sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
Crawfish pie features crawfish, cheese and risotto-style rice in puff pastry. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Sake Cafe
817 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite B, Kenner, (504) 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite A, Harahan, (504) 733-8879; Independence Mall, 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A4, Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
The New Orleans roll includes tempura flakes and crawfish topped with spicy tuna, snow crab, wasabi tobiko and eel-avocado sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeonmagazine.com
The Cherry Blossom special roll has spicy tuna and crunchy flakes inside and is topped with tuna, tobiko, black sesame seeds, scallions and spicy ponzu and eel sauces. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Sala Restaurant & Bar
124 Lake Marina Ave., (504) 513-2670; www.salanola.com
Broiled Gulf fish is served with beurre blanc, grilled asparagus and new potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat. $$

Salon Restaurant by Sucre
622 Conti St., second floor, (504) 267-7098; www.restaurantsalon.com
Croque Benedict is a soft-boiled egg over a Southern-style chive biscuit with raclette cheese, Crystal hollandaise and a choice of apple-glazed ham, heirloom tomatoes or poached chicken. Reservations accepted. Brunch and lunch Thu.-Mon. $$

Salvo's Seafood
7742 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com
The half-and-half plate includes two choices of fried shrimp, catfish, oysters or stuffed crab. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$

Sammy's Food Service & Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675; www.sammys- food.com
The Ray Ray sandwich is fried chicken topped with ham and Swiss cheese on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. $ 

Sammy's Po-Boys & Catering
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammys- poboys.com
The fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise and served on regular or wheat French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. $

Samuel's Blind Pelican
1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9399Char-grilled oysters are topped with butter, herbs and Parmesan and served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Sandro's Trattoria
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandros- trattoria.com
Seafood cannelloni is stuffed with crawfish and crabmeat and served over angel hair pasta with seafood Alfredo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

Santa Fe
3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077; www.santafenola.com
Chicken Maximilian is a chicken breast roulade with roasted Anaheim peppers, chorizo and cheeses and is served with refried beans, rice and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Sarita's Grill
4520 Freret St., (504) 324-3562
The Cuban bowl features chopped grilled chicken breast, tomatoes, black beans and yellow rice over a bed of lettuce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Sassafras Restaurant
2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 288-3939; www.sassafrascreolekitchen.com
St. Roch seafood pasta features sauteed crawfish tails and Gulf shrimp over angel hair pasta with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
The steak and cheese sandwich features sliced Creekstone Farms beef, Swiss cheese, sauteed poblano peppers, red onions and aioli on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

Saucy's
4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com
The two-meat combo plate includes a choice of meats (beef brisket, pulled pork, alligator sausage, boudin, ribs or grilled chicken), sides (goat cheese and macaroni, smoked beans, potato salad, coleslaw or grilled asparagus) and house Fantasy sauce or other sauces. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. $$

Seaworthy
630 Carondelet St., (504) 930-3071; www.seaworthynola.com
The changing selection of raw oysters includes Aunt Dotty oysters from Massachusetts, Fanny Bay oysters from British Columbia and Gulf oysters. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Seed
1330 Prytania St., (504) 302-2599; www.seedyourhealth.com
An eggplant po-boy includes fried eggplant, grilled onions and peppers and garlic aioli on French bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Seersucker Restaurant & Catering
938 Hancock St., Gretna, (504) 702-8040; www.seersuckercatering.com
The Dirty Bird po-boy includes fried chicken, cheddar cheese, roast beef gravy and french fries. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. $

The Seiler Ba
rColumbia Street Tap Room & Grill, 434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-3424; www.columbiastreettaproom.com/seilor-bar-food-menu
Blackened Gulf fish is topped with New Orleans-style barbecue Gulf shrimp with squash, zucchini, carrots and snowpeas. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sat. $$$

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; www.seithersseafood.com
Cajun tuna poke includes boiled shrimp, jalapeno, avocado, pineapple, tuna and snow crab over tortilla chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Semolina
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 37, Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Crawfish Roban features sauteed Lousiana crawfish tails in spicy cream sauce over shell pasta with green onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

The Shack
1204 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 888-6288; www.theshackcovington.com
A grilled or fried fish fills a sandwich topped with herb salad and citrus aioli and served with black beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Shahrazad Cafe
4739 Magazine St., (504) 571-5003
Fattoush salad includes tomatoes, cucumber, purslane, radish, romaine lettuce, onions, sumac, mint and pita. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Shake Sugary
3304 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com
Eggs Sardou includes two baked eggs atop artichokes, spinach, Parmesan, mozzarella and bechamel. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. $

Shamrock Bar n' Grill
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
An Angus beef burger is served with fries. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. $

Shank Charcuterie
2352 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5281; www.shankcharcuterie.com
A pair of house-made boudin links are served with Creole mustard dipping sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat., early dinner Sun. $ 

Shawarma on the Go
3720 Magazine St., (504) 269-6427; www.shawarmaonthego.com
The fried eggplant sandwich includes lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mozzarella and feta cheeses and garlic mayonnaise on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. $

Shawarma on the Run
93 Terry Parkway, Suite 12, Terrytown, (504) 373-6669
The chicken shawarma platter features sliced rotisserie chicken, hummus, Greek salad, rice, pita bread and sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www.shimmyshack.net
Jimmy's chicken ranch sandwich features a fried chicken breast, bacon, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and ranch dressing on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Short Stop Po-Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno.com
The roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mayonnaise or mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Shyan's Kitchen
3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 302-9901; www.eatshyans.com
Mutter paneer is a vegetarian dish combining Indian cheese, peas and herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily. $$

Silk Road
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www.silkroadnola.com
Thai green curry features chicken, shrimp or vegetables in spicy coconut cream sauce with green chilies and Thai basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Silver Whistle Cafe
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1455; www.silverwhistlecafe.com
The 1 & 1 burger is topped with bone marrow, bacon and hickory sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$

Simone's Market
8201 Oak St., Suite 2, (504) 273-7706; www.simonesmarket.com
The smoked fried chicken thigh sandwich is topped with jalapeno-buttermilk coleslaw and pickled sweet peppers on a WildFlour brioche bun. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $ 

Slice Pizzeria
1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; www.slicepizzeria.com
The P.G.A. pie is topped with prosciutto di Parma, Gorgonzola and arugula. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $ 

Slim Goodies Diner
3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447; www.slimgoodiesdiner.com
The Cat 5 breakfast burrito is stuffed with hash browns, cheddar cheese, roasted red, yellow and green peppers, bacon, sausage, sauteed onions, jalapenos and avocado and served with chipotle sour cream and plantains. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7906; www.smashburger.com
The bacon cheeseburger is topped with American cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, pickles, onions and ketchup and served on an egg bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $ 

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Smitty's seafood boat features fried shrimp, fish and oysters, stuffed crab, french fries and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Smoke BBQ
1005 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 302-5307; www.smokebbqcovington.com
A pulled pork po-boy is topped with pickles, fried onions and white sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com
An Angus beef filet mignon comes with rice Marigny, steamed vegetables or a baked potato. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$ 

SoBou
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
A fois gras burger is topped with a sunny side-up egg, duck bacon and foie gras fondue on a brioche bun and comes with a foie gras-ice cream root beer float. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

South Market Pub & Grill
735 St. Joseph St., (504) 522-4934; www.southmarketpub.com
Cheeseburgers are dressed with tomato, lettuce and onions and served with fries. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. $

Southside Cafe
3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net
The Pontchartrain Pig is grilled pork loin topped with smoky barbecue sauce, melted Swiss cheese and coleslaw on Texas toast. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Specialty Italian Bistro
2330 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com
Chicken Parmesan features a marinated chicken breast topped with cheeses and marinara over pasta. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Spitale's Deli
2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com
The Dirty Turkey po-boy is dressed with brown gravy, mozzarella and grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$

Spotted Cat Food & Spirits
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., Suite 130, (504) 371-5074; www.spottedcatfoodspirits.com
Shrimp and cheese grits is served with sunny side up eggs, onion rings, peppers and spicy tomato sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Wed.-Sat. and Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$ 

The Standard
4206 Magazine St., (504) 509-7306; www.facebook.com/thestandardeatinghouse
Lana's crab melt includes a blue crab patty, grilled green tomato, Havarti cheese, lettuce and chipotle remoulade. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Station 6 Seafood & Oyster Bar
105 Metairie-Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 345-2936; www.station6nola.com
Blackened Gulf fish is served with herb-roasted potatoes and sauce Delery. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com
Shrimp bordelaise features lightly floured shrimp sauteed with mushrooms, garlic, butter, white wine and brandy. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. $$$

The Steakhouse
Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6111; www.caesars.com
The selection of a la carte steaks includes a 30-day dry-aged Prime New York strip. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. $$$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777; www.steamboanatchez.com
Blackened fish Lafitte is topped with crawfish etouffee. Reservations required. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$

Stein's Market and Deli
2207 Magazine St., (504) 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.com
The Italian hoagie includes mortadella, Molinari Genoa salami and hot coppa, aged provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion and garlic vinaigrette on an Amoroso hoagie roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Tue.-Fri. Checks accepted. $$

Step Brothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856; www.stepbrothersbar.com
The Famous Timmy burger is an 8-ounce beef patty topped with Patton's hot sausage, Swiss cheese and bacon and served with chips or fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

Steve's Diner
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., (504) 522-8198; www.stevesdiner.net
The Southwest salad features grilled chicken, pepper Jack cheese, tomatoes, black beans, tortilla strips, salsa and ranch dressing. No reservations. Delivery available. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. $

Stokehold
Port Orleans Brewing Co., 4124 Tchoupitoulas St., (502) 266-2332; www.stokeholdrestaurant.com
Hungarian goulash is a beef stew made with potatoes, sour cream and green onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. $$

The Store
814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com
A fried shrimp and greens po-boy is dressed with collard greens and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. $

The Stuffed Crab
3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-5444; www.thestuffedcrab.com
Catfish Nathan is a fried or sauteed catfish fillet topped with shrimp and Cajun cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Sucre
622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; 3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com
The sweet shop's confections include airy macarons with mousseline, eclairs, cupcakes, cookies, chocolates and banana nut muffins. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $ 

Sugar Park
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com
The Brooklyn Bridge pie is topped with spinach, mushrooms and garlic. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun. $

Suis Generis
3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com
The changing menu features dishes such as monkfish in papillote with Mandarin butter, grapefruit supremes, ginger, Brussels sprouts, green garlic, fingerling sweet potato and dill pollen. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

SukhoThai
2200 Royal St., (504) 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; www.sukhothainola.com
Drunken noodles features flat rice noodles stir-fried with broccoli, cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, egg, chili paste and chicken, beef, duck or shrimp. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$ 

Sun Ray Grill
2600 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-0053; www.sunraygrill.com
The fish of the day is broiled with garlic, olive oil, lemon and capers and served with poblano rice and baby spinach sauteed in olive butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Superior Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.neworleans.superiorgrill.com
Carnitas tacos are white corn tortillas filled with pulled pork, avocado, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos and tomatillo sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$ 

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Pepper-crusted ahi tuna tops a salad of spring greens, mango, avocado, tomatoes and fried wontons with honey-lime vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreysnola.com
A banana pancake is topped with peanut butter, cream cheese and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
The two meat combo plate includes choices of Angus brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs and smoked sausage plus two small side items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Sweet Things & Grill
Citywide; www.sweetthingsdonuts.com
The "big breakfast" includes two eggs, bacon or sausage, grits or hash browns and toast or a biscuit. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $

Sylvain
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com
Buffalo-style veal sweetbreads are served with apple-celery slaw and Sylvain hot sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$ 



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