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Summer Restaurant Guide 2014: E 

El Gato Negro
81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-0107; 3001 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan, (985) 307-0460;
Guacamole is prepared tableside with avocados, pico de gallo, lime, sea salt and jalapenos on request. The stuffed poblano pepper is filled with panela cheese, pico de gallo, tequila, cream, butter, mushrooms, garlic, Cotija cheese and a choice of chicken, pulled pork, chorizo, beef, fish, vegetables, shrimp, skirt steak, ground Buffalo or lobster claw. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

1179 Annunciation St., (504) 299-1179;
Milanese-style osso buco is served with pappardelle pasta. Crawfish Gratinata is made with crawfish, bechamel and sherry and baked with fontina and Romano cheeses. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272; www.elizabethsrestaurant-
Signature praline bacon is made with a puree of brown sugar and crumbled pecans baked on prepared bacon. Shrimp- and rice-stuffed pork chop is served with a bourbon pan gravy. Reservations accepted on weekdays. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$

Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937;
Jalapeno and cream cheese-stuffed boudin balls are served with Lousiana cane pepper jelly. A rum and Coke-glazed Berkshire pork chop is served with red bean and rice congri, a Creole baked banana and lime mojo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393;
Grilled swordfish comes with Greek panzanella, local tomatoes, watermelon, za'ater bread and feta cheese. Tacos are filled with Gulf seafood escabeche, butter lettuce and pickled chiles. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The English Tea Room
734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988;
The Shepherd's Pie features layers of ground beef, peas, carrots, roast beef gravy and cheesy mashed potatoes, served with salad. Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini quiches, two mini cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Ernst Cafe
600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544;
Fried green tomatoes are battered and fried tomato slices topped with sauteed shrimp in house-made remoulade. Deep-fried crab cakes feature jumbo lump crabmeat, herbs, Creole spices and fresh breadcrumbs and are topped with shrimp remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Espresso Express
One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, (504) 524-5115
The Club panino has ham, turkey, bacon, tomato, Swiss cheese and honey mustard on a wheat loaf. The Malibu turkey wrap is filled with turkey, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato and lettuce with a balsamic dressing on a wheat or white tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

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Dollar signs indicate the average price of an entree.

$ = $1-$10
$$ = $11-$20
$$$ = $21 and up


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