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Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com
Malabar-style fish is a regional Indian dish featuring coconut milk curry. Grilled lamb chops come with khichdi, a rice and lentil mixture and curry sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com
A Wednesday and Thursday special is a 14-ounce rib-eye steak served with a loaded baked potato. The soft-shell crab po-boy is dressed with remoulade and served wth fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

St. James Cheese Company
5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
The summer peach salad features Alabama peaches, ricotta cheese, greens, honey and almonds. The Green Wave is a vegetarian sandwich with English pea and feta spread on top of country bread with squash slaw and micro greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

St. Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com
Hanger steak Catalan is a 7-ounce Angus beef cut served with patatas bravas, grilled asparagus and almond romesco sauce. The fried chicken plate features three pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes, tasso-chicken gravy and braised collard greens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
Crawfish macaroni and cheese is a popular item. Shrimp and grits features grilled shrimp topped with barbecue sauce over creamy grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Salt 'n' Pepper
403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070
Palak paneer features cheese cubes cooked with spinach and Indian spices topped with heavy cream and yogurt. Goat masala is goat meat simmered in onion gravy with tomatoes and spices. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Salu
3226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com
Whole fried branzino is served with basil-lime curry and pickled cherry tomatoes. The bistro burger is topped with Gruyere, pork belly, onion marmalade and a fried egg. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Salvo's Seafood
7742 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com
Wednesdays and Saturdays feature a boiled crawfish special with potatoes, corn, onions, mushrooms, garlic and sausage. Fried catfish with jambalaya is a Friday lunch special. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Sammich
7708 Maple St., (504) 866-6222; www.thesammich.com
The fried shrimp sandwich features shrimp tossed in Crystal hot sauce with tasso, pickled okra and five-pepper jelly. The fried soft-shell crab sandwich comes with smoked tomato and bacon fat tartar sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sammy's Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675; www.sammysfood.com
Black Jack chicken includes blackened chicken, chipotle Gouda and applewood-smoked bacon. The roast beef sandwich features slow-cooked garlic-stuffed roast beef with house-made gravy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Samuel's Blind Pelican
1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9398
The fried green tomato stack includes three lightly battered and fried tomato medallions, lump crabmeat, boiled shrimp and remoulade. The crawfish quesadilla is filled with sauteed bell peppers, garlic, crawfish tails and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sandro's Trattoria
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com
Seafood cannelloni are stuffed with crawfish and crabmeat and served over angel hair pasta with seafood Alfredo sauce. House-made crab cakes are served over angel hair primavera with garlic-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Santa Fe Restaurant
3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077; www.santafenola.com
Chopped tuna tartare is mixed with mango, nuts and scallions and served with guacamole and focaccia. Seafood paella combines seafood, vegetables, saffron, Calasparra rice, broth and sherry. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sassafras Creole & Seafood Restaurant
2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 288-3939; www.sassafrasnola.com
Smothered okra includes shrimp, smoked sausage and okra in Creole tomato sauce served over rice with salad. Crabellini features fried crab cakes over capellini tossed with sauteed crawfish tails, mushrooms and pesto sauce and comes with salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Satsuma Cafe offers breakfast items, sandwiches, baked goods, coffee and fresh-squeezed juices. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Satsuma Cafe offers breakfast items, sandwiches, baked goods, coffee and fresh-squeezed juices.

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com
Quinoa salad comes with chickpeas, spinach, cherry tomatoes, feta, olives, red onions and herbs tossed in lemon vinaigrette. The open-faced breakfast sandwich includes herb cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and arugula topped with a fried egg. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Saucy's
4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com
The two-meat combo offers a choice of pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, alligator sausage or smoked boudin with two sides, such as goat cheese macaroni and smoked beans, and comes with sweet potato muffins and sauce. Smoked St. Louis ribs are served with signature tangy Carolina-style sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Scotts' Coffee & Tapas Bar
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632; www.thescottscoffeebar.com
The Mariner salad includes shrimp salad, avocado, tomato, mixed greens and honey-lime vinaigrette. A popular tapas item is the petite filet au poivre. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Seed
1330 Prytania St., (504) 302-2599; www.seedyourhealth.com
Artichoke cakes are made with hearts of palm, artichokes and roasted corn and served with Buffalo sauce. Raw tacos are lettuce leaves filled with tomato, sprouts, avocado, onion, creme fraiche and seasoned crumbled walnuts. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; www.seithersseafood.com
The soft-shell crab taco salad with shrimp remoulade is dressed with lime, cilantro and jalapeno. Coconut shrimp Thai sticks feature toasted coconut shrimp, pineapple, grape tomatoes and sweet Thai chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Semolina
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 37, Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com
Shrimp Roban features sauteed shrimp over shell pasta with cream sauce, scallions and parsley. Cheeseburger pasta includes ground beef, onions, cheese sauce, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, potato sticks, pickles and mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Shake Sugary
3600 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com
Sweet and red potato corned beef hash is served with a baked egg nestled in the middle. The Louisiana-pickled blueberry ice cream sandwich is served on a lemon poppy seed cookie. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Shamrock
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com
The barbecued pork sandwich comes dressed with coleslaw on top or on the side. Buffalo wings are served with celery and french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Shaya
4213 Magazine St., (504) 891-4213; www.shaya-restaurant.com
Lamb ragu is served with hummus, pine nuts and spring peas. Shakshouka features poached eggs in a stew of tomato, potatoes, fava beans and chilies. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442
Rhode Island clam chowder is a creamy New England-style chowder. Handsome Jimmy's Lively Chili features more than 25 ingredients blended into a spicy chili. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Short Stop Po-Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno.com
The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in its own juices served on French bread. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crabmeat and okra. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Siamese Thai Cuisine
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-8752; www.siamesecuisine.com
Honey duckling is marinated and deep-fried duck served with honey sauce. Pineapple fried rice features shrimp, chicken, egg and cashews served in a pineapple shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
The summer wrap features grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing. The Sidelines burger includes a 10-ounce freshly ground beef patty. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Silk Road
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www.silkroadnola.com
Louisiana crawfish egg rolls feature= mixed vegetables, Napa salad, bell peppers and cucumber. Blackened redfish is served with vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Slice Pizzeria
1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com
The barbecue shrimp po-boy features Louisiana shrimp cooked with hot sauce and Worcestershire reduction. The D-Luxe pie is topped with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives and extra cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Slim Goodies Diner
3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447; www.slimgoodiesdiner.com
The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains, warm tortillas, avocado, sour cream and salsa. The one-eyed bacon cheeseburger is topped with a fried egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; www.smashburger.com
The Colorado burger comes with a choice of beef, chicken or veggie patty dressed with cheddar cheese spread, grilled Anaheim chilies, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and pepper Jack cheese. The truffle mushroom and Swiss burger features truffle mayonnaise, Swiss cheese and grilled cremini mushrooms on an egg bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Smilie's Restaurant
5725 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com
Summer salad is tossed with iceberg lettuce, diced chicken breast, blue cheese, tomatoes and tropical fruit. Sauteed chicken breast is served with Marsala cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Smitty's seafood boat features fried shrimp, fish and oysters, stuffed crab, french bread and french fries. Hot, boiled crawfish comes with all of the fixings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com
Fish Marigny is a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. An Angus beef patty burger and comes with a baked potato. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SoBou
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com
Panko-crusted soft-shell crab is fried with garlic and served with a slaw of Napa cabbage, red onions, jalapenos, red pepper, cucumber and wasabi lime aioli. Chicory coffee-crusted rack of veal is served with Creole mustard glaze, mushroom dust, cochon de lait boudin and charred shishito peppers. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Soho Asian Cuisine
601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-2266; www.sohoasiancuisinemetairie.com
Peking pork comes with onions and sweet and sour sauce. Salt and pepper drunken crab is deep-fried with chili pepper and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Southside Cafe
3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net
The Ruben sandwich features shredded Angus corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and house-made Thousand Island dressing on grilled rye bread. For brunch, eggs Pontchartrain includes applewood-smoked bacon, fried oysters and hollandaise on a toasted English muffin. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.  $$

Speakeasy Bar & Grill
4345 Williams Blvd., Suite F, Kenner, (504) 466-4069; www.speakeasybargrill.com
The Kenna burger features a patty that is half ground beef and half hot sausage. The grilled chicken sandwich comes fully dressed. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Specialty Italian Bistro
2330 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com
Lasagna is made with ground beef, sausage, cheeses and house-made marinara and is served with salad and garlic cheese bread. Chicken piccata features pan-fried chicken topped with piccata sauce (lemon, capers and butter) over angel hair pasta, and it comes with salad and garlic cheese bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Square Root
1800 Magazine St., (504) 309-7800; www.squarerootnola.com
Square Root's ever-changing multicourse tasting menu features dishes such as the tableside-poured pozole rojo soup with grilled octopus, crispy pork belly, avocado puree, masa dumplings and lime juice-picked jalapenos, radicchio and shallots. Illanka chocolate mousse features an almond glaze, juniper-pickled blueberries, dark cocoa crumble, blueberry sorbet and olive oil and ricotta cake. Reservations required. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Squeal Bar-B-Q
8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com
Pork tacos are served with horseradish coleslaw on a grilled corn tortilla. Black-eyed pea egg rolls are served with ranch dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Star Steak and Lobster House
237 Decatur St., (504) 525-6151; www.starsteak.com
New Orleans-style seasoned 12-ounce rib-eye is served with a whole one-and-a-half-pound Maine lobster and a side. Mushrooms are stuffed with crabmeat and breadcrumbs. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com
A yellowfin tuna steak is marinated in soy, seared with a pepper crust and topped with lemon-caper butter. Carpaccio is pepper-crusted raw beef tenderloin drizzled with horseradish sauce and topped with capers and red onion. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 569-1401; www.steamboatnatchez.com
Beef strip loin is served with blue cheese-horseradish emulsion. Natchez bread pudding is a souffle of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream vanilla and cinnamon with Callebaut Belgian white chocolate sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Stein's Market & Deli
2207 Magazine St., (504) 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net
The Italian hoagie is made with mortadella, Molinari Genoa, Molinari hot coppa, aged provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and house-made garlic vinaigrette on a 12-inch Amoroso's hoagie roll. The Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Stepbrothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856
The Cowboy burger is topped with bacon, cheddar, two onion rings, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. The Super club sandwich combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on three slices of Texas toast. Both are served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Steve's Diner
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, (504) 522-8198; www.steves-diner.com
The hot roast beef brisket po-boy with gravy is served on Alois J. Binder French bread with one side item. Herb-roasted chicken is slow cooked and served with two sides and a cornbread muffin. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Stingray's Restaurant
1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 443-4040; www.stingrayseafoodrestauraunt.com
Oyster Rockefeller salad features fried oysters atop spring mix with blue cheese and blue cheese dressing. Seafood salad includes sauteed crabmeat, crawfish and shrimp on a bed of romaine and iceberg lettuce with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Store
814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com
The shrimp and collard greens po-boy features fried shrimp and New Orleans-style barbecue sauce. Shrimp and grits includes sauteed shrimp and Creole tasso gravy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Sucre
622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; 3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com
Summer macaron flavors include peaches and cream. Limited editions chocolates include a strawberry pina colada flavor. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Sugar Park
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com
Bayou St. John fettuccine features grilled shrimp, andouille and Alfredo sauce. The Desire pizza is topped with shrimp, andouille and jalapenos. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Suis Generis
3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com
The constantly changing menu features dishes like pan-fried Gulf flounder with kumquat-ginger sauce, crispy Brussels sprouts and sticky rice. House-made leek, ricotta and pumpkin seed ravioli are served with butternut squash cream sauce and grilled asparagus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SukhoThai
1913 Royal St., (504) 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com
Crying Tiger beef is a grilled marinated flank steak served with garlic stir-fried vegetables and lime-chili dipping sauce. Ginger duck features stir-fried sliced duck breast served with ginger shoots, bell pepper, onion, button and wood ear mushrooms in sesame soybean sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sun Ray Grill
2600 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite A, Gretna, (504) 391-0053; www.sunraygrill.com
The Creole crab stack features fried green tomatoes, vine-ripened tomatoes, a jumbo lump crab cake and an over-easy egg. Thai ribs are brushed with spicy Thai barbecue sauce and served with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Superior Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.neworleans.superiorgrill.com
Sizzling beef fajitas are served with onions, peppers, tomatoes, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheddar cheese, rice and beans. For a weekly special, soft-shell crab fills tacos served with rice and beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Superior Seafood
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com
Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Pan-seared Gulf fish is served with wild mushrooms, Swiss chard, leeks and parsnip puree. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreysnola.com
Bananas Foster French toast is filled with banana cream cheese and topped with bananas, brown sugar rum sauce and powdered sugar. Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp atop a bowl of grits with bacon, scallions and French bread croutons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
The pork taco special features two soft tacos dressed with chipotle mayonnaise, cheese and sour cream. Buffalo meat burgers are served on a Leidenheimer bun with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Sweet Palate
519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150; www.thesweetpalate.com
Bananas Foster gelato is made with caramelized bananas and cinnamon rum. Chocolate brownie gelato combines dark chocolate gelato and chocolate brownie pieces. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Sylvain
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com
Seared scallops are served with Israeli couscous atop lima beans and wilted greens. Vegetable fillings are among the changing selection of empanadas. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$




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