4940 Chef Menteur Hwy,
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 940-5550
Fax: (504) 945-5819
Enjoy a hearty brunch as you visit Sammy's Food Service & Deli. Established since 1991, this restaurant is famous for serving some of the best seafood delicacies and traditional American cuisine in town. They have a breakfast and a lunch menu which offers a variety of burgers, salads, sandwiches, egg preparations and more. Though they do not offer alcoholic beverages, they have a delightful menu of soft beverages and milkshakes.Their casual ambiance, friendly service and cozy decor makes this place a great option for having your early morning breakfast as you get ready for the otherwise hectic day.
What started as an amateur experiment by two friends has slowly caught the imagination of hungry diners craving for authentic, juicy New York-style pies known for their crisp and foldable slices. Bite into tantalizing Peppadew and Arugula pizza topped with succulent prosciutto, or try vegan versions like Vegan Garlic Spinach. The Garlic Knots are worth a mention too for their crusty texture and addictive dressing. Adding to the meal is the perfect romantic ambiance complete with string lights on an outdoor patio where you can hold engaging romantic conversations. So, the next time you want to grab a bite of your favorite New York style pie, you know where to go.
Suis Generis brings you "food evolution" with a constantly evolving menu featuring house-made pasta, prime meats, fresh seafood, vegetarian choices and fabulous brunches. They have no set dinner menu, instead they create an ever-changing array of selections with local and international influences. The atmosphere is fun and stylish, but casual. The decor is funky and unique, with faux fireplaces in the booths, Barbies dolls, a padded quilted wall, and a 1970s "hand chairs." Their full bar offers a wide selection of wines, small batch liquors, artisan beers, and craft cocktails made from house-made syrups and nectars!
Breakfast in the Bywater is more interesting with the addition of Satsuma Café. This eclectic eatery features breakfast and lunch menus stacked with dishes made from fresh and local fruits and vegetables. Patrons can choose from hearty salads made with a variety of flavorful ingredients or thick sandwiches on ciabatta bread for lunch, and fluffy omelets or sweet muffins for breakfast. Add another component to the meal with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a glass of house-made fruit and vegetable juices. - Bethany Culp
Bywater Bar-B-Que is located in an ancient building that was once a pharmacy. Its tiny open-air cafe features lovingly prepared Southern food complemented with Mexican flair. Several tables, a small bar, and paintings by a local artist create a homey casual feel in this off-the-beaten-path eatery. Good appetizer choices are the Mexican Skins or the Crawfish Quesadillas. Opt for the barbecue combo of ribs and chicken and arm yourself with extra napkins. Vegans should take note—they also serve an excellent grilled vegetable platter with a baked potato!
A whisky lover's paradise, at Oxalis, each dish is prepared so it can be perfectly matched with a great whiskey. Dining out is a social experience, a way to share with friends and family and occasionally meet new people. At Oxalis, small plates and nibbles are created just around that concept like the Duck Plate, Cajun Spiced Hot Buttered Rum Popcorn, Sweet Potato Poutines and Charcuterie plate. A nice place to enjoy an evening out with friends in good company and good food. The menu features dishes like Duck Confit and Oxalis Burger for a heartier meal. For reservations, give them a call.
Cajun cooking draws diners to Brocato's Eat Dat. This casual New Orleans East eatery features home cooked meals infused with Cajun influence. Dishes are served such as roasted pork with eggplant dirty rice, blackened redfish, fried catfish, stuffed shrimp, po-boys and Italian specials. Their dessert menu contains many of our favorites. Bread pudding and cheesecake offer sweet ways to end your meal. Brocato's Eat Dat opens only for lunch. -Bethany Culp
New Orleans is the place of blues and jazz and all that razzmatazz. At this barbecue lounge there is a lot of scope for visitors to enjoy both. The neatly grilled barbecue chops in vinegar sauce or the steaks dunked in spicy hot mustard sauce go well with the ales. After all these gastronomic antics, you can play ping-pong and work the extra calories off. The live jazz lingers long after you've left the Vaughn Lounge.
Raise your glasses to a toast at Mimi's in the Marigny. If the mention of Calamari with Chorizo, garlic and cream, Mushroom Manchego Toast with sherry cream mushrooms or grilled pork tenderloin makes your mouth water, don't think twice about coming here. Walk into Mimi's, who's chefs are culinary magicians. Try the cold tapas menu; Spanish cheeses with roasted red peppers, or Jamon Iberico con Pimiento (ham and red peppers on toast) are always delicious. Follow it up with dessert while enjoying the melody of live local music. Mimi's also welcomes party bookings for six and more. Call them for information on weekly events.
Featured in Essence and Travel & Leisure magazines, Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club enthralls crowds with an eclectic mix of local cuisine, drinks and entertainment. This club was applauded by USA Today as one of the Top 10 Jazz Clubs in the country. Don't miss the special Tuesday Jazz and Poetry event. Be it a party or a corporate function, Sweet Lorraine's is always the first choice. Try the various shrimps, oysters, bacon and salad dishes. Or the club's specialty—Chicken Wings and Fries, battered and fried in their secret blend of spices till it turns brown! Steakburger, Filet Mignon, Grilled Baby Back Ribs and much more...the list is unending. And to wash it down order champagne or the sparkling wine, by bottle or glass. The club calls itself as one with a 'Silver Lining' and they keep their word. It is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm and on Sunday from 7pm.
Well off the beaten path, The Joint serves up what is often argued as the best barbecue in the Crescent City. Passersby may miss this tiny barbecue café at first glance, but the fragrant smell of the smoking meat keeps the restaurant going unnoticed. The Joint menu features all of the barbecue basics including brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs. Side options include cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and baked beans. Finish a meal with a slice of pecan, key lime, or peanut butter pie. - Bethany Culp
This well established neighborhood restaurant is so popular it usually has a line out the door and a swarm of hungry customers packed into the bar waiting for a coveted seat. The atmosphere is unassuming and lacks all hints at trying to be chic. Jack Dempsey's is an excellent place for families with children (except for the wait in line). Despite a usual wait it is well worth it. Two of the more popular items are a three part broiled platter combining shrimp, oysters, and broiled fish topped with creamy crabmeat au gratin, and the steak and lobster combo. Though whatever you choose will delight the tastebuds.