Casual lunch and dinner every day except Sunday, specializing in the traditional dishes of Southern Louisiana. Terrific food, friendly service, and live music most nights during dinner.
Meals begin with baskets of warm rolls paired with the house herb butter, but save room for desserts such as croissant bread pudding and orange-infused crème brûlée. Rib Eye Pontchartrain, French Quarter Salmon, and Chicken Benjamin round out the list of New Orleans' favorites on the menu. Folk art murals and Mardi Gras masks evoke the French Quarter as much as the cuisine here.
This unassuming storefront just uphill from the lake still offers the beloved crawfish cakes with Mermaid sauce, as well as a hearty gumbo, crusty po-boys, and a complete by-the pound menu.
The anachronistic friendliness of the service welcomes, while the Breaux Bridge Benedict seals the deal at brunch. Exuberantly rouxed pork grillades over creamy grits may compete at midday, but at dinner the crawfish étouffée rules.
This Cajun oasis on Shoal Creek serves great South Louisiana chow and ice-cold beer, along with a warm and fuzzy ambience. On Fridays, try the grilled salmon with chipotle-cream sauce.
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