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O'Brien's Grille
2020 Belle Chasse Highway, Terrytown, (504) 391-7229;
Savory artichoke cheesecake is topped with Louisiana oysters sauteed in butter, garlic and white wine. Fried cannelloni are stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat and spinach and topped with crabmeat and beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O'Henry's Food & Spirits
632 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840;
Catfish Lafitte is a fried catfish fillet topped with crawfish tails and Monica sauce and served with red beans and rice and jambalaya. Shrimp and grits features grilled shrimp topped with etouffee sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485;
Gulf shrimp tacos feature house-made corn tortillas, curtido, guacamole and Sriracha crema. Hanger steak bruschetta is served with red onion marmalade and chimichurri. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Oceana Grill
739 Conti St., (504) 525-6002;
Redfish Oceana is topped with mushroom-crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. Cajun jambalaya pasta features shrimp, alligator sausage, fettuccine and bell peppers in Creole sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Old Rail Brewing Company
639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828;
The Old Rail burger comes with malt mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, red onion and house-made dill pickles. The portobello sandwich is an herb-marinated portobello mushroom cap served with pimiento cheese, avocado, provolone, mixed greens, tomato and herb mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Olive Branch Cafe
1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-2008; 5145 General De Gaulle Drive, (504) 393-1107;
Manicotti are filled with shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat and Italian cheeses and topped with seafood sauce. Shrimp Carnival features sauteed shrimp, smoked sausage, onions, bell peppers and penne pasta in garlic cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Opal Basil on the Trace
690 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 778-2529;
A lobster tamale is topped with fried egg, chorizo, bisque sauce and salsa verde. Duck flautas are served with mirliton salad and salsa verde. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat. Cash only. $$

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro
720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930;
Jumbo barbecue shrimp are served with house-made butter sauce with French bread. Bread pudding is topped with white chocolate sauce with fresh fruit. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540;
Meatballs and red gravy are served on a choice of bread and come with chips. The Oscalotta sandwich combines meats, mozzarella and olive salad on hot French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3162 Dauphine St., (504) 267-4776;
The Oxalis burger is dressed with pickled shallots, tomato, lettuce and aioli and bacon or blue cheese can be added. Bar snacks include Cajun-spiced hot buttered bourbon popcorn. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Sun.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Oxlot 9
428 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 400-5663;
Red shrimp Ceviche is served with avocado, lime, yuzu, jalapeno, red pear and crispy plantains. Pan-fried stuffed rabbit comes with tasso, house-made mozzarella, sweet potato hash and mustard cane syrup. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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