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Summer Restaurant Guide 2015: A 

AJ & J Asian Bistro
2240 Magazine St., (504) 609-2282; www.ajjasianbistro.com Roasted Chilean sea bass is served with grilled asparagus, sesame soba noodles and miso sauce. Mixed sushi "pizza" features assorted fish, seaweed, mango, avocado and guacamole on a scallion pancake. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Abita Bar-B-Q
69399 Highway 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205; www.abitabbq.com House-smoked pastrami is served grilled with Swiss cheese, grilled onions, pickled cabbage and Creole mustard on a Randazzo's bun. Turnip greens are braised with molasses and smoked chicken stock. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Abita Brew Pub
72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com
Boudin-stuffed fried quail is served with blueberry glaze, andouille cornbread stuffing, smashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Chicken Abita Feller features grilled chicken on a bed of creamed spinach with fried oysters, herbed shrimp cream sauce, smashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Abita Roasting Company
504 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 246-3340; www.abitaroasting.com
Rosemary chicken salad is served on a croissant with mixed greens, toasted almonds and blue cheese. Caribbean shrimp salad features jerk shrimp, avocado, red onion, mango and feta cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Abita Springs Cafe
22132 Level St., Abita Springs, (985) 400-5025; www.abitaspringscafe.com
The seafood platter features fried shrimp or catfish served with fries and coleslaw. For breakfast, crab cake Benedict features poached eggs, a crab cake and hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit with grits or hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Acme Oyster House
Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., (504) 708-2409; 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with herb-butter and a blend of cheeses and served with French bread. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayonnaise. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Acropolis Cuisine
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046
Gyro platters come with gyro meat, pita bread, tzatziki, Caesar salad and a side. Moussaka features layers of ground veal, eggplant, zucchini and potatoes baked in cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
600 Palace Drive, Hammond, (985) 345-3012; 1958 N. Highway 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292; 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com
The chicken shawarma platter comes with feta salad, hummus and rice. The combination kebab plate includes meats: kafta, beef tenderloin or chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Ale
8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.aleonoak.com
Lamb sliders are served with feta and mint chimichurri. Mexican Coca-Cola-braised brisket tacos are topped with coleslaw and jalapenos. No reservations. Late lunch Fri., dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Alibi
811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com
Barbecue shrimp po-boys feature Gulf shrimp served dressed on French bread. The Alibi's classic burger has a 10-ounce ground beef patty and is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Allegro Bistro
1100 Poydras St. Suite 150, (504) 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com
Louisiana lump crab cakes are served with spicy corn maque choux. Grilled drum comes with vegetables and beurre noisette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

The American Sector
945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector
Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp over smoked Gouda grits with roasted tomato and tasso broth. Braised beef short ribs are served with house barbecue sauce, baked macaroni and cheese and Southern greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Chef Desmond Peterson serves a couple of sandwiches at American Sector at the National World War II Museum. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chef Desmond Peterson serves a couple of sandwiches at American Sector at the National World War II Museum.

American Sports Saloon
1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www.theamericansportssaloon.com
Wings are served with fries, coleslaw and a choice of house-made sauces including Memphis barbecue, mild Buffalo, garlic-lemon or chipotle. The cochon de lait sandwich is dressed with coleslaw and Creole mustard and served with fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Amici Ristorante & Bar
3218 Magazine St., (504) 300-1250; www.amicinola.com
Wild mushrooms and garlic-roasted shallots are stuffed in tortellacci pasta and topped with mushrooms and truffle cream. Serrano chili- and garlic-marinated octopus is served over asparagus, sliced red onions and teardrop tomatoes in blood orange vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria
4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636; www.ancorapizza.com
Housemade gnocchi are tossed with seasonal local seafood and butter. Diavola pizza features house-made salami, fior di latte, tomato and chili oil. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com
Braised veal shank osso buco is served with saffron risotto or angel hair pasta. Frutti di mare Portofino is assorted seafood poached in white wine, chilled and tossed in olive oil, white wine and lemon juice and served over arugula. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Andy's Bistro
3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 455-7363; www.andybistro.com
Wood-fired oysters are topped with Louisiana crab claw meat, Parmigiano-Reggiano and peppercorns. Pan-seared jumbo scallops are served with beets grilled over a wood fire, roasted red pepper butter and fried capers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Angeletto's Pizzeria & Pub
220 S. Robertson St., (504) 581-3500; www.angelettos.com
Muffuletta pizza is topped with salami, pepperoni, ham, olive salad and cheese. Angeletto's special pizza is made with house-made garlic sauce, grilled chicken, mozzarella, spinach, feta and roasted red peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Angeli On Decatur
1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelineworleans.com
Chicken diavolo pizza is topped with red pepper sauce, chicken, garlic and onions (jalapenos are optional). The chicken Caesar pita roll features grilled chicken, lettuce and Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Angeline serves confit duck leg and grilled sausage with farro, currants, pecans and sprouts. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Angeline serves confit duck leg and grilled sausage with farro, currants, pecans and sprouts.

Angeline
Hotel Provincial, 1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106; www.angelinenola.com
Angeline's baked farmer's eggs are cooked with a light fennel cream sauce and served with bitter greens, pancetta and preserved Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Mississippi rabbit Milanese is lightly fried and served with smoked carrot puree, spoon bread, bacon-braised collard greens and tomato gravy. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Angelo Brocato
214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Gelato flavors include stracciatella, a Sicilian-style chocolate chip confection. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Anna Mae's Restaurant
2708 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 509-7801
The Canal Street pork chop is a French-cut chop served with bourbon-orange demi-glace, smoked andouille, pecan Grand Marnier carrots and Cajun mashed potatoes. Catfish St. Pierre is served with seafood cream sauce and fried eggplant. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Annadele's Plantation
71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com
The blackened Duroc pork chop is served with roasted mushroom demi-glace, creamy goat cheese polenta and wilted spinach. Crabmeat Imperial au gratin is jumbo lump crabmeat topped with smoky Gouda cream and served with roasted new potatoes and broiled tomato. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Another Broken Egg
607 Harrison Ave., (504) 301-4667; 2917 Magazine St., (504) 301-2771; www.anotherbrokenegg.com
House-made honey-roasted granola is served with blueberry quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, toasted coconut, crushed bananas, coconut milk and a drizzle of vanilla yogurt. Kale and salmon salad features Southwestern, seared salmon over kale, sliced almonds and carrots in local honey-jalapeno vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Antoine's Annex
513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com
The breakfast platter combines scrambled eggs, grits, hickory-smoked bacon and a biscuit or toast. The Caprese sandwich features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Antoine's Restaurant
713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com
Oysters Rockefeller is baked oysters covered with pureed greens (not spinach) and seasoned breadcrumbs. Alaska Antoine is baked Alaska for two — featuring ice cream wrapped in pound cake and crowned with a toasted meringue shell and hot fudge. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Apolline Restaurant
4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881; www.apollinerestaurant.com
Pan-seared diver scallops are served with Gulf shrimp and corn macque choux over a Beeler's bacon plank. Beeler's pork chop is served with marchand de vin, smashed potatoes and fried onions. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Arabella Casa Di Pasta
2258 St. Claude Ave., (504) 267-6108; www.arabellanola.com
Arabella's spicy meatballs are made with beef, pork and andouille and served with pomodoro sauce. Shrimp piccata features shrimp, arugula and lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil tossed with fettuccine. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
Baked Louisiana oysters Bienville are topped with shrimp, mushrooms, scallions, herbs and white wine sauce. Shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp in signature tangy Creole remoulade. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Assunta's Italian Restaurant
2631 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com
Veal Assunta tops breaded and fried veal with shrimp and bechamel and is served with fettuccine. Frutti di mare features shrimp, crawfish, oysters, calamari, mussels, clams and bay scallops sauteed with diced tomatoes, olive oil, marinara and garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

Asuka Sushi & Hibachi
7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www.asukaneworleans.com
The Sumo roll is a spicy Dynamite roll (chopped salmon, tuna, yellowtail) topped with fresh salmon, tuna and garlic chili oil. The Aloha roll features salmon, snow crab, avocado and mango sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Atchafalaya
901 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-9626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com
Brick-roasted half chicken is served with sauteed rapini, local potatoes and green tomato salsa verde. Jumbo lump crab Louis is served over iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, hearts of palm, bacon, cucumber, red onion, deviled egg and creamy tomato dressing. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$

click to enlarge Diners enjoy burgers and fries at Atomic Burger. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Diners enjoy burgers and fries at Atomic Burger.

Atomic Burger
3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7474; www.theatomicburger.com
The signature Jamburger is topped with bacon-onion jam. The Atomic Burger milkshakes feature flash-frozen house-made ice cream in flavors such as Nutella-marshmallow. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Attiki Bar and Grill
230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com
Seasoned, thinly sliced chicken shawarma comes with two sides. Chicken artichoke pasta tops linguine with grilled chicken, artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and creamy wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Audubon Clubhouse Cafe
Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org
Jumbo lump crab cakes are served with sweet corn cream and jalapeno-corn tartar sauce. The skillet trout features pan-seared local trout, brabant potatoes, sauteed baby spinach and lemon cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

August
301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777; www.restaurantaugust.com
Roasted duckling is served with blackened foie gras, tomatillos and hominy. Grouper courtbouillon includes crab, shrimp and corn. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

August Moon
875 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-7977; 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.moonnola.com
Lemon grass shrimp features a dozen tempura-fried shrimp, sweet onion, pepper, minced lemon grass and rice vermicelli. Sweet and spicy fish is made with crispy chunks of tilapia glazed in tangy sweet and spicy sauce garnished with bok choy. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Austin's Seafood and Steakhouse
5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com
Filet Austin includes two tenderloin medallions topped with caramelized onions, grilled asparagus and creamed spinach. Pan-roasted Louisiana redfish is served with jumbo lump crabmeat, wild mushrooms and brabant potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com
For a Wednesday special, fried chicken plates include three pieces of chicken and sides such as macaroni with mirliton, roasted beet and pear salad, citrus slaw or others. The Pub burger features a Two Run Farm beef patty and comes with hand-cut fries. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Avery's On Tulane
2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com
Fried Des Allemands catfish comes on a platter with fries and a side. Cajun-style shrimp is served with Alfredo pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Avo
5908 Magazine St., (504) 509-6550; www.restaurantavo.com
Pork Milanese is served with red wine-braised turnips, Swiss chard and salsa verde. House-made rigatoni is served with smashed English peas, pancetta, mint and ricotta salad. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$




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