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click to enlarge Diners await pancakes and eggs and sausage at Russell’s Marina Grill.

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Diners await pancakes and eggs and sausage at Russell’s Marina Grill.

Adolfo's Restaurant
611 Frenchmen St., (504) 948-3800
Veal Ocean is topped with a creamy sauce of shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and capers and served with pasta or salad. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $$

Ale
8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.aleonoak.com
The Ale burger is topped with Barley Oak beer cheese, bacon, pickles and fried jalapenos. No reservations. Dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. $$

The Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com
The Cajun croque monsieur is made with Chappapeela Farms tasso and ham. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

The Backyard
244 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 309-8767; www.thebackyardnola.com
The Boom burger includes two patties, bacon, Swiss cheese, truffle oil portobello reduction and sweet and spicy Japanese mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Brewster's
8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 309-7548; www.brewstersrestaurant.com
The Brewster burger is a 10-ounce patty topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles and served with fries, a baked potato, jambalaya, chili, sweet potato fries, salad or vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar
231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, (504) 609-3871; www.brownbutterrestaurant.com
Smoked beef brisket is served with smoked apple barbecue sauce, Alabama-style white barbecue sauce, smoked heirloom beans and vinegar slaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

cafe b
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com
Grilled Gulf fish is served with roasted spaghetti squash, smoked wild mushrooms, charred Vidalia onions, aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Cafe Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.nolacafedauphine.com
Lizardi rolls are egg rolls filled with cabbage, crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish seasoned with Asian and Cajun spices and served with sweet chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Cafe Gentilly
5339 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www.thecafegentilly.com
Louisiana crawfish, creamed spinach and Swiss cheese fill an omelet. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

Capdeville
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com
The Capdeville burger is topped with Swiss cheese, fried onions, Bibb lettuce, roasted garlic aioli and au poivre sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Chap's Chicken Restaurant and Catering
203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chapschicken.com
A waffle is topped with three chicken tenders and white pepper gravy and served with a side item. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com
Boudin balls are served with spicy mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Copper Monkey Grill
725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869; www.coppermonkeygrill.com
Monkey Buns are beignets stuffed with banana, cinnamon and sugar and dusted with powdered sugar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

d'Juice
4838 Magazine St., (504) 302-1965; www.d-juice.com
Avocado toast is topped with a soft-boiled egg and crumbled bacon. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

Elizabeth's Restaurant
601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272; www.elizabethsrestaurantnola.com
For brunch, Cajun bubble and squeak includes poached eggs and hollandaise over country bacon, shrimp and cabbage. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Fiorella's Bistro
1136 Decatur St., (504) 605-4816; www.fiorellasnola.com
A four-piece order of deep-fried chicken includes white and dark meat. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Frankie and Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234; www.frankieandjohnnys.net
The seafood combo platter includes shrimp, oysters, catfish, a crab cake and fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Gerald's Donuts
2101 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 252-9498; 6901 St. Claude Ave., Arabi, (504) 277-0030; www.geraldsdonuts.com
The bakery cases include donut holes and creatively topped donuts with glazes, chocolate, sprinkles and more. No reservations. Open 24 hours. $

Horn's
1940 Dauphine St., (504) 459-4676; www.hornsnola.com
The waffle cochon features a cornbread waffle topped with pulled pork, chimichurri and house-pickled peppers. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun. $

Joey K's Restaurant and Bar
3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com
Chicken fried steak is served with brown gravy and sides such as potatoes or green beans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

KY's Olde Towne Bicycle Shop Restaurant
2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne.com
KY's burger features a hand-formed patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, mustard and mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Katie's Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com
Pan-seared veal is served over linguine with Marsala cream reduction. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

The Kitchen Table Cafe
7005 St. Claude Ave., Arabi, (504) 301-2285; www.facebook.com/kitchentablearabi
Harvest vegetable risotto features Swiss chard, butternut squash, sage, crimini mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar
3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com
The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta with house-made olive salad on French bread and is served warm. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Highway 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinas- restaurant.com
Gulf fish meuniere or amandine is served with french fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com
Grilled barbecued beef ribs are served with fries or a baked potato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Melba's Old School Po-Boys
1525 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 267-7765; www.eatatmelbas.com
Platters of fried chicken wings or tenders are served with sides such as cabbage, cornbread, grits, fries, jambalaya or macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. $

The Melting Pot
1820 St. Charles Ave., Suite 120, (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com/new-orleans-la
The Classic Four-Course Experience includes Angus beef sirloin, pork tenderloin, Pacific white shrimp, chicken breast, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. $$$

Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746; www.monalisaneworleans.com
The Da Vinci pizza is topped with Italian sausage, bacon, artichoke and sun-dried tomato. No reservations. Dinner daily. $$

The Munch Factory
1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net
Buffalo shrimp or oysters feature fried seafood topped with Parmesan and spicy sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Pandan Teahouse
1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 324-5477; www.facebook.com/pandanteahouse
A banh mi is filled with slow-roasted pork, ham, carrots, cucumber, cilantro and jalapenos on a French roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $

Please-U- Restaurant
1751 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-9131; www.pleaseurestaurant.com
Shrimp Creole with rice is a Friday special. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Press Street Station
5 Press St., (504) 249-5622; www.pressstreetstation.com
A breakfast sandwich combines fried oysters, fried eggs, bacon, dashi mayonnaise, goat cheese spread and arugula on house-made white bread and is served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue. $

Queenie's on St. Claude
3200 St. Claude Ave., (504) 558-4085; www.facebook.com/queeniesdairuiris
The daiquiri bar's food menu includes specials such as fried fish served with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

R&O's Restaurant
216 Old Hammond Highway, Metairie, (504) 831-1248; www.rnosrestaurant.com
Veal Parmesan is topped with red sauce and served over pasta. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. $$

Rare Form Bar and Restaurant
405 Frenchmen St., (504) 402-3285; www.rareformfrenchmen.com
Blackened or fried catfish is served with fries and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sun. $$

Remoulade
309 Bourbon St., (504) 523-0377; www.remoulade.com
Blackened catfish is served with crab-boiled potatoes and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Riccobono's Peppermill
3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonospeppermill.com
Eggplant Madelaine features pan-fried eggplant medallions topped with stewed Roma tomatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese served over spaghetti. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. $$

Rimon
Tulane University Hillel House, 912 Broadway St., (504) 232-0758; www.rimontulanehillel.com
Bubbie's braised brisket sandwich is dressed with horseradish aioli, pickled red onions and arugula and served on a bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., early dinner Mon.-Thu. $$

Rocky & Carlo's
613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, (504) 279-8323
A fried shrimp platter comes with sides such as macaroni and cheese and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980; www.russellsmarinagrill.net
The TexiCali omelet has chicken, avocado, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and cheddar cheese and is topped with salsa. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. $$

Rusty Pelican
500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364; www.sippinstation.com
The Southern Comfort burger is topped with pimiento cheese and fried green tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Checks accepted. $

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. $$

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. $

Silk Road
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www.silkroadnola.com
Southern Indian red curry features chicken, shrimp or vegetables in a mild curry sauce with red chilies, coconut and cilantro. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Simone's Market
8201 Oak St., Suite 2, (504) 273-7706; www.simonesmarket.com
A rosemary roast beef sandwich is served on WildFlour Breads herbed focaccia with horseradish aioli, pickled red onion and pickled mustard seeds. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. $

Soulsation Kitchen
Deja Vieux Food Park, 1681 Religious St., (504) 248-9553; www.facebook.com/dejavieuxfoodpark
A king cake waffle is topped with cinnamon, cream cheese, cane syrup and purple, green and gold sugar. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. $

Ye Olde College Inn
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-3683; www.collegeinn1933.com
Fried green tomatoes and shrimp remoulade fill a po-boy. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Willa Jean
611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 509-7334; www.willajean.com
The Hangover bowl is grits topped with braised lamb, a poached egg, grilled spring onions and fried garlic. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Wit's Inn
141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; www.witsinn.com
The Wit's Works pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, black olives, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, bell peppers and red onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night 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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