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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Creole 

click to enlarge Brenda Green serves seafood gumbo at The Gumbo Shop in the French Quarter.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Brenda Green serves seafood gumbo at The Gumbo Shop in the French Quarter.

Antoine's Restaurant
713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422;
Signature baked oysters Rockefeller are Gulf oysters topped with Rockefeller herb sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$$

Brigtsen's Restaurant
723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610;
Roasted duck is served with dirty rice and a tart dried-cherry sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. $$$

Cafe Sbisa
1011 Decatur St., (504) 522-5565;
Trout Eugene is topped with Louisiana shrimp, crawfish tails, jumbo lump crabmeat and a Champagne cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. $$$

The Court of Two Sisters
613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261;
Pan-fried trout meuniere is served with roasted new potatoes and steamed asparagus. Reservations recommended. Brunch and dinner daily. $$$

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

Dunbar's Creole Cuisine
7834 Earhart Blvd., (504) 509-6287
The fried seafood platter includes shrimp, oysters, fish, crab balls, hushpuppies and fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., (504) 525-2021;
Galatoire goute is an appetizer sampler including shrimp remoulade and crabmeat maison. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$$

Gumbo Shop
630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486;
Seafood and okra gumbo is made with shrimp, crab, onion, bell pepper and tomato and served over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Gumbo Ya-Ya
Jax Brewery, 600 Decatur St., (504) 291-8600;
Gumbo ya-ya includes Gulf shrimp, blue crab, chicken, andouille and okra and is topped with potato salad, rice or jambalaya. It is served with toasted French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe
1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997;
Creole file gumbo features Gulf shrimp, crab, hot sausage, smoked sausage and ham in broth seasoned with thyme and bay leaves and is served with rice. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, brunch and lunch daily. $$

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656;
The combination platter includes Jerry's jambalaya, red beans and rice, potato salad, shrimp Creole or crawfish etouffee and a side such as turnip greens or green beans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$

Napoleon House
500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752;
A muffuletta includes ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, Swiss and provolone cheeses and house-made olive salad on a seeded loaf and is served warm. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St., (504) 524-9632;
Blackened redfish is served with dill beurre blanc, Creole green beans and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Neyow's Creole Cafe
3332 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474;
Red beans and rice are served with fried chicken, hot sausage or grilled pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Pere Antoine Restaurant & Bar
741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478
Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features pasta topped with crawfish, crab cakes and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Ted Brennan's Decatur
309 Decatur St., (504) 525-7877;
Trout Beaulieu is a sauteed fillet topped with crabmeat, capers and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Brunch and dinner daily. $$$

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676;
House-rolled gnocchi are topped with Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and wild mushroom cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

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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