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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Cajun 

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St., (504) 524-3386;
Soft-shell crab Alvin is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat. Crawfish etouffee is made with crawfish tails, scallions and garlic and served with parsley buttered rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

Cajun Grill & Bar
2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095
The New Orleans sampler plate includes a cup of gumbo, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice and bread. The roast beef po-boy is slow-roasted beef round cooked in gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop
2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022;
Stuffed gumbo features a hand-battered and fried catfish fillet atop chicken, sausage, shrimp and crabmeat gumbo. Chicken Jefferson is a sauteed chicken breast topped with shrimp and crawfish cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123;
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski's contemporary Cajun restaurant serves wood-fried oysters topped with chili-garlic butter. The Louisiana cochon features slow-cooked pork with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Jan's Cajun Restaurant
4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748
Jan's seafood plate includes fish, oysters, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, french fries, salad and toast. Seafood gumbo features shrimp and sausage in dark roux. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492;
Catfish Mulate's is grilled catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. Blackened fish of the day is served with a skewer of grilled Gulf shrimp, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566;
Shrimp Lafourche are crabmeat-stuffed shrimp served with grilled asparagus and white wine butter sauce. N'Tini's seafood and eggplant pasta features shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish in light garlic cream served with flash-fried eggplant and angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Breakfast Sat.-Sun, lunch Mon-Sat, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Restaurant Cypress
4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885;
Slow-roasted duck comes with huckleberry sauce and andouille and cornbread dressing. The fish of the day is pan-seared and served with asparagus and crabmeat butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999;
Lamb neck is served with fennel and black-eyed pea salad. Seasonal Covey Rise Farms vegetables are grilled and served with bacon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Hotel Ste. Marie, 827 Toulouse St., (504) 207-4532;
Rabbit cassoulet is slow-cooked and served with collard greens, navy beans and leeks. The Taste of Vacherie sampler includes seafood and okra gumbo, crawfish etouffee, smothered collard greens and fried green tomatoes with remoulade. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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