10100 I 10 Service Rd
New Orleans, LA 70127
Phone: (504) 378-7000
Fax: (504) 378-7800
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
Since the early 1980s, Dong Phoung Oriental Bakery and Restaurant has been providing New Orleans East with fresh breads, pastries and Vietnamese cuisine. Stop in the bakery portion of the building to pick up freshly baked Dong Phoung bread, a Banh Mi sandwich wrapped to go, a savory Pate Chaud or sweet Almond Buns. For a sit-down meal, head to the restaurant for hot Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine. Dong Phoung's restaurant menu features dishes like Vermicelli Pancakes, Pho and rice plates. -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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
The modest surroundings and the simple white frame building housing Elizabeth's can be quite deceptive and is no indication of the delicious food on the platter. It serves a hearty meal whether its breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The 'Praline Bacon', 'Eggs Elizabeth', 'Redneck Eggs Benedict' which are poached eggs perched atop fried green tomatoes are to die for.'Calas' and 'Apple Crepes' are some of the house specialties. All in all, an unpretentious eatery for casual dates and outings.
Chef Ian Schnoebelen made his mark in the city's dining scene with with the much appreciated Iris in 2006, and with Mariza, he offers the rich diversity of the Italian palate in Marigny. The restaurant occupies a charming historic building standing by the Mississippi River. Soaring ceilings, original exposed-brick walls and wooden beams give an old-world vibe to the place. While there's plenty of natural light during daytime, minimalistic light fixtures give the place a soft glow in the evenings. The striking artwork adorning the walls, adds a nice touch. Start off your meal with the raw bar selection or perhaps from the choice of cured meats. The main course offers such delights as hanger steak, braised lamb belly and a changing fish creation. There's a choice of pizzas and pastas as well. The well-chosen wine list aptly complements your meal. Check website for reservations and more.