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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Contemporary 

click to enlarge Emeril’s Delmonico serves Louisiana drum meuniere with crabmeat, artichoke and grape tomatoes, and baked oysters Jean Saint Malo.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Emeril’s Delmonico serves Louisiana drum meuniere with crabmeat, artichoke and grape tomatoes, and baked oysters Jean Saint Malo.

The American Sector
National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.americansector.com
The rosemary pork sandwich is topped with cranberry jam, white cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and arugula on ciabatta and is served with Creole potato salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Andy's Bistro
3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 455-7363; www.andysbistro.com
Pan-seared scallops are served with fried capers, roasted red pepper butter and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

August
301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777; www.restaurantaugust.com
A five-spiced duckling breast is served with grilled cabbage, lentils, duck ham and foie gras. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. $$$

Bacobar
70437 Highway 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 893-2450; www.bacobarnola.com
A steamed bao is filled with chipotle-agave beef brisket debris, Brussels sprouts, lime-onion relish and shallots. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Bar Frances
4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043; www.barfrances.com
Citrus-poached shrimp are served with roasted and pickled baby beets, satsuma, Meyer lemon and grapefruit supremes, field peas and Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Bayou Wine Garden
315 N. Rendon St., (504) 826-2925; www.bayouwinegarden.com
The bacon and brie sandwich features cane syrup-laced bacon, brie and blueberry-black pepper compote on sourdough bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. $$

Bombay Club
Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237; www.bombayclubneworleans.com
Ginger beer-braised beef short ribs are served with brown butter, ginger-garlic fried rice, caramelized savoy cabbage and curry-roasted peanut and herb salad. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. $$

Boulevard American Bistro
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.boulevardbistro.com
The French dip features thinly sliced prime rib, Monterey Jack cheese and mayonnaise on ciabatta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Bouligny Tavern
3641 Magazine St., (504) 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com
The burger features a half-pound sirloin patty topped with roasted tomatoes, arugula, red onion and herb aioli on a sesame Leidenheimer bun. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. $

Cane & Table
1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112; www.caneandtablenola.com
Fried Duroc pork ribs are served with pepper jelly papaya glaze. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

The Caribbean Room
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1500; www.thecaribbeanroom.com
Short rib ravioli is served with smoked mozzarella, tomato and black kale. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$

Cavan
3607 Magazine St., (504) 509-7655; www.cavannola.com
Spiced jerk fish is served with sweet potato hash. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Compere Lapin
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, 535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 599-2119; www.comperelapin.com
Curried goat is served with sweet potato gnocchi and cashews. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun.  $$$

Coquette
2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421; www.coquettenola.com
Smoked catfish dip features nasturtium, puffed rice and herbs. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Cure
4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357; www.curenola.com
Cacio e pepe deviled eggs are made with farm eggs, Parmesan and black pepper. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Curio
301 Royal St., (504) 717-4198; www.curionola.com
Grilled Bakkafrost salmon is served with heirloom tomato salad, lemon-shallot vinaigrette and smoked pine cone oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Dakota Restaurant
629 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com
The 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. $$$

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 Pata Cabra cheese. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. $$

Effervescence
1036 N. Rampart St., (504) 509-7644; www.nolabubbles.com
A crispy octopus tentacle is served with white bean cassoulet and arugula chimichurri. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Wed.-Sun. $$

Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-delmonico
Pecan-glazed Colorado lamb loin is served with kale braised with bourbon and lamb bacon, black-eyed peas and pecan gremolata. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. $$$

Emeril's New Orleans
800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; http://emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans
A grilled pork chop is served with caramelized sweet potatoes, tamarind glaze and green chili mole. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. $$$

Fharmacy
2540 Banks St., (504) 324-6090; www.fharmacynola.com
The Vietnamese sausage po-boy features hot sausage, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro, aioli and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

The Franklin
2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640; www.thefranklinnola.com
Blue crab and corn croquettes are served with basil and tarragon salsa verde aioli. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Fulton Alley
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569; www.fultonalley.com
The margherita flatbread is topped with mozzarella, basil and yellow and red tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

click to enlarge Green Goddess serves sandwiches with salad at lunch. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Green Goddess serves sandwiches with salad at lunch.

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347; www.greengoddessrestaurant.com
Swedish meatloaf is made with Two Run Farm grass-fed beef and served with lingonberry pepper jelly, creamed mushroom potatoes and Creole kale. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. $$

The Grill Room
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 522-1992; www.grillroomneworleans.com
Ora king salmon is served with apple cider glaze, mustard seeds, fennel dill salad and succotash. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$

Heritage Grill
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com
Pan-roasted salmon is served with fennel, fava beans, quinoa and grape tomato vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. $$

Houston's Restaurant
1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; www.houstons.com
Fried oysters St. Charles are served with creamed spinach, artichokes and lemon aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Kenton's
5757 Magazine St., (504) 891-1177; www.kentonsrestaurant.com
Grilled swordfish is served with salsa verde and Meyer lemon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

The Lakehouse
2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com
Creekstone Farm short ribs are served with corn maque choux, brandy peach barbecue glaze, potato hay and pickled peach salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Checks accepted. $$

Lola
517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com
A cast iron-seared duck breast is served with dirty rice, charred Brussels sprouts and sweet soy-chili glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat. $$$

Maypop
611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 518-6345; www.maypoprestaurant.com
Butter-roasted sweetbreads are topped with Parmesan, brown butter, shaved apple and Colatura fish sauce and served with apple and citrus ravioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Meril
424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745; www.emerilrestaurants.com/meril
Buttermilk biscuits are served with foie gras butter and blackberry preserves. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mondo
900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
Slow-roasted pork shoulder is served with black beans, plantains and tomatillo salsa. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Monkey Board
Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., (504) 518-5600; www.monkeyboardnola.com
A fried chicken sandwich is dressed with pickles and Comeback sauce on a toasted bun. No reservations. Dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. $

N7
1117 Montegut St.; www.facebook.com/n7nolarestaurant
Pork katsu is a panko-breaded cutlet served with beet puree. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

NOLA Restaurant
534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/nolarestaurant
Oyster and brie pot pie is served with roasted marrow and parsley salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

NOSH
752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7101; www.noshneworleans.com
Pesto flatbread is topped with marinated tomatoes, arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. $$$

Oxlot
9428 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 400-5663; www.oxlot9.com
Harissa-braised lamb shank is served with goat cheese polenta, smoked tomato ragout, lima beans, Tuscan kale, pickled beets, mint gastrique and gremolata. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$$

Patois
6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com
Cast-iron seared octopus is served with roasted turnips and radishes, mint and a chili-citrus vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$$

Picayune Social House
326 Camp St., (504) 308-3583; www.picayunesocialhouse.com
Lamb T-bone loin chops are marinated in tamarind chipotle sauce, seared in a tandoor oven and served with basmati rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Public Service Restaurant
NOPSI Hotel, 311 Baronne St., (504) 962-6527; www.publicservicenola.com
Butter wine and herb chicken is roasted in a stone oven and served with heirloom vegetable relish. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Ralph's on the Park
900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com
A skin-on fillet of speckled trout is served with cauliflower steak, cauliflower cream sauce, herb salad and preserved lemon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$

Rosedale
801 Rosedale Drive, (504) 309-9595; www.rosedalerestaurant.com
The bourbon fried chicken thighs come with Tabasco honey, braised greens and macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun.  $$

click to enlarge Rue 127 chef/owner Chef Ray Gruezke serves a butter lettuce salad with ricotta and candied pecans. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Rue 127 chef/owner Chef Ray Gruezke serves a butter lettuce salad with ricotta and candied pecans.

Rue 127
127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com
A char-grilled double-cut pork chop is served with bourbon-maple glaze, black-eyed peas hoppin' John and hominy spoon bread. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-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 ham, heirloom tomatoes or poached chicken. Reservations accepted. Brunch and lunch Thu.-Mon. $$

Suis Generis
3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com
The changing menu features dishes such as a center-cut pork chop with apricot jicama flower shocho barbecue sauce, basil polenta and collard and mustard greens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

The Tasting Room
1906 Magazine St., (504) 581-3880; www.ttrneworleans.com
Paella includes mussels, clams, chicken, shrimp and chorizo in saffron rice. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. $$$



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

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