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click to enlarge Tommy’s Cuisine serves lamb chops with garlic mashed potatoes and rosemary port demi-glace.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Tommy’s Cuisine serves lamb chops with garlic mashed potatoes and rosemary port demi-glace.

Tableau
616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter.com
Eggs Hussarde features poached eggs, grilled beef medallions, masa-fried Gulf oysters, a grilled tomato and red wine hollandaise. Chicken Tableau is herb-roasted chicken breast and crispy boneless thigh served with bearnaise and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 

Tag's Meat Market & Deli
1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594
The Butcher Boy is a half-pound burger served with french fries and a soft drink. A Thursday lunch special features a 9-ounce rib-eye steak served with fries and bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859; www.facebook.com/tajnola
Chicken vindaloo features boneless chicken in spicy curry sauce. Masala dosa is a large rice and lentil crepe stuffed with potatoes cooked with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Tandoori Chicken
2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com
The mixed grill comes with tandoori-cooked chicken, lamb, shrimp and fish. Palak paneer is spinach cooked in cream with cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com
These casual cantinas serve tacos, burritos, flautas and more. Fried fish tacos are dressed with red cabbage, onion, cilantro and spicy tartar sauce. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and is served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Tartine
7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com
House-cured salmon salad is served with avocado, feta, shaved fennel and French vinaigrette. Ham and brie come on a sourdough baguette with fig mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyoriverridge.com
New sushi options include the Boudin Roll: snow crab, crawfish, shrimp and minced garlic in rice paper, deep fried and served with sweet chili sauce. Peppered tuna sashimi is served with avocado and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Tasting Room
1906 Magazine St., (504) 581-3880; www.ttrneworleans.com
The wine bar offers cheese and charcuterie boards and small plates such as roasted heirloom cauliflower. The Big Ass Meatball is a half-pound Two Run Farm beef meatball simmered in tomato sauce and served on a baguette with Parmesan. Reservations accepted for larger parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tchoupitoulas Beer Garden
840 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 224-2889; www.tbgnola.com
The Meat Board includes items such as cured meats, terrines, pork belly rillettes, prosciutto, candied pork belly, country-style pate, pickles, grilled bread and seasonal jam. Debris fries are hand-cut fries topped with chives, sea salt and Bayrischer goulash made with pork, beef, carrots, onions and potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615; www.tedsfrostop.com
Pancakes are available with pecans, blueberries or chocolate chips and served with maple syrup. Frostop Rootbeer features Ted's root beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Thai Mint
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.thaimintrestaurant.com
Cashew chicken features strips of chicken breast sauteed with cashews, onions, carrots, bell peppers, scallions and hot chilies. Spicy catfish curry includes stir-fried vegetables, bamboo shoots and basil leaves cooked in red curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com
Mama's pad thai features rice noodles stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts, spicy sauce and chicken or shrimp. The Asian chicken salad includes greens, vermicelli noodles and peanut vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza serves the Spicy Thai Shrimp pie. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza serves the Spicy Thai Shrimp pie.

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite D., Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 2125 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-4282; www.theospizza.com
The Local Pro is an olive oil-brushed crust topped with tomatoes, zucchini, black pepper, mozzarella, feta and fresh basil. Spicy Thai shrimp pie features an olive-oil brushed crust, shrimp, minced garlic, mozzarella, green peppers, Theo's Thai sauce, matchstick carrots marinated in rice vinegar, cilantro, green onions and a drizzle of Sriracha. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com
The Big Times hamburger steak features a three-quarter pound ground steak patty topped with sauteed onions and brown gravy and served with two sides and bread. The Times club is a toasted bun filled with roast beef, ham, smoked turkey and cheddar and Swiss cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tomas Bistro
755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942; www.tomasbistro.com
Bouillabaisse Marseilles includes saffron broth, shrimp, mussels, lobster, Gulf fish and roasted garlic rouille croutons. Veal Oscar is served with brabant potatoes, asparagus, jumbo lump crabmeat and bearnaise. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tommy's Cuisine
746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com
Crispy roasted duck is deglazed with raspberry reduction and served over wild rice and spinach with toasted pecans and bacon. Seared Australian lamb chops are served with garlic mashed potatoes, rosemary port demi-glace and haricots verts. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tony Angello's Ristorante
6262 Fleur De Lis Drive, (504) 488-0888; www.tonyangellos.com
The traditional Italian restaurant offers a "feed me" dinner featuring sample portions of popular dishes such as the lobster cup, rosemary chicken and cannelloni. Eggplant Tina is fried eggplant medallions topped with red gravy and Romano cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Mandina's Restaurant
1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com
Kolette Mandina's turtle soup is made with snapping turtle meat, dark roux and sherry. Grilled redfish Alia is topped with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, capers, green onions, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon white wine butter sauce over linguine. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Moran's Restaurant
240 Bourbon St., (504) 524-0113; www.tonymorans.com
Chicken Tuscany features applewood-smoked chicken with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and Asiago cheese over penne pasta. Pasta puttanesca features spicy tomato sauce with capers and black olives over linguine. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999; www.toupsmeatery.com
Recent Top Chef contestant chef Isaac Toups prepares a large selection of Cajun-inspired rustic charcuterie. A double-cut pork chop is served with dirty rice and finished with cane syrup gastrique. Lamb neck is served with black-eyed pea ragout and fennel. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Tracey's
2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com
The tavern's menu offers Buffalo shrimp tossed in Crystal wing sauce and served with blue cheese. Po-boy options include roast beef, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Trenasse
444 St. Charles Ave., (504) 680-7000; www.trenasse.com
The shrimp and oyster po-boy is dressed with house-made mayonnaise, shaved cabbage and smoked tomato jalapeno tartar. Buffalo frog legs comes with Stilton blue cheese, mayonnaise, garlic and honeycomb. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Treo
3835 Tulane Ave., (504) 304-4878; www.treonola.com
Tana at Treo features food by the owners of MoPho. Spaghetti is served with Florida clams, hot sausage, Calabrian chilies, roasted garlic and spicy shellfish pangrattato. Pan-roasted Gulf fish is served with a salad of golden raisins, roasted cauliflower and harissa chili paste, topped with fried black-eyed pea and Parmesan polenta croutons. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Trey Yuen Cuisine of China
600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com
Large Gulf shrimp are lightly fried, tossed with honey glaze and sprinkled with candied pecans and toasted sesame seeds. Thinly sliced steak is cooked with black peppercorns and served with blanched greens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Trinity
1117 Decatur Street, (504) 325-5789; www.trinityondecatur.com
Ricotta gnudi is served with Marsala cream and forest mushrooms. Duck confit comes with potato salad and chicory greens. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TruBurger
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
Build-your-own burgers feature Angus beef or vegetable patties and choices of vegetable toppings, sauces and cheeses. The Deep South burger is topped with a fried green tomato, lettuce, onion and house-made pimiento cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Truck Farm Tavern
11760 River Road, St. Rose, (504) 699-0099; www.truckfarmtavern.com
Chef Brack May's tavern serves barbecue, sandwiches and creative twists on comfort food. A grilled pork chop is served with country ham, sweet pea grits, corn relish and red-eye gravy. The Tavern burger is dressed with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crispy onions and house-made steak sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676; www.tujaguesrestaurant.com
Hand-rolled gnocchi are served with jumbo lump crabmeat, wild mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. Filet Tujague's is topped with Gulf oysters and Crystal bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Two Tony's Restaurant
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801; www.two-tonys.com
Shrimp pasta Mediterranean features grilled Gulf shrimp sauteed with plum tomatoes, capers, Kalamata olives, basil, garlic, caramelized onions and red wine. Paneed chicken or veal Montalbano is served with Creole mushroom meuniere, a side and soup or salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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