Best Bang for the Buck

Boucherie

1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-5514; boucherie-nola.com

Carmo

527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; cafecarmo.com

Mariza

2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; marizaneworleans.com

Red’s Chinese

3048 St. Claude Ave., (504) 304-6030; redschinese.com

Seither’s Seafood

279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; seithersseafood.com

Grand Indulgence

Brennan’s Restaurant

417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; brennansneworleans.com

Commander’s Palace

1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; commanderspalace.com

Restaurant August

301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777; restaurantaugust.com

Restaurant R’Evolution

777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; revolutionnola.com

Square Root

1800 Magazine St., (504) 309-7800; squarerootnola.com

New Orleans Neighborhood Restaurant, Redefined

Bevi Seafood Co.

4701 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-5003; beviseafoodco.com

High Hat Cafe

4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336; highhatcafe.com

The Munch Factory

6325 Elysian Fields Ave. (504) 324-5372; munchfactory.net

Seither’s Seafood

279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116; seithersseafood.com

Ye Olde College Inn

3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-3683; collegeinn1933.com

New Orleans Neighborhood Restaurant, Classic

Casamento’s Restaurant

4330 Magazine St., 504-895-9761; casamentosrestaurant.com

Frankie & Johnny’s Restaurant

321 Arabella St., (504) 243-1234; frankieandjohnnys.net

Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant

738 Poland Ave. (504) 943-9914; jackdempseys.net

Liuzza’s Restaurant & Bar

3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120; liuzzas.com

Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe

1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997

Romantic Dinner

Bayona

430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; bayona.com

Bistro Daisy

5831 Magazine St., (504) 899-6987; bistrodaisy.com

Café Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; cafedegas.com

La Provence

25020 Hwy. 190 E., Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; laprovencerestaurant.com

Meauxbar

942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569 9979; meauxbar.com

Business Lunch

Borgne

601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860; borgnerestaurant.com

Chateau du Lac

2037 Metairie Rd., (504) 831-3773; chateaudulacbistro.com

Herbsaint

701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; herbsaint.com

Lilette

3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636; liletterestaurant.com

O’Brien’s Grille

2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna (504) 391-7229; obriensgrille.com

Fine Desserts

Coquette

2800 Magazine St.; (504) 265-0421; coquettenola.com

Herbsaint

701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; herbsaint.com

La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St., (504) 891-3377; lapetitegrocery.com

Patois

6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441; patoisnola.com

Restaurant August

301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777; restaurantaugust.com

For Oyster Lovers

Bourbon House

144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; bourbonhouse.com

Casamento’s Restaurant

4330 Magazine St., (504) 895-9761; casamentosrestaurant.com

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant

3232 N. Arnoult St., Metairie, (504) 888-9254; also 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; dragosrestaurant.com

The Franklin

2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640; thefranklinnola.com

Trenasse

444 St. Charles Ave., (504) 680-7000; trenasse.com

For the Carnivore

Cochon

930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; cochonrestaurant.com

Doris Metropolitan

620 Chartres St., (504) 267-3500; dorismetropolitan.com

La Boca

870 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-8205; labocasteaks.com

Toups’ Meatery

845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999; toupsmeatery.com

Vegetarian-Friendly (though not completely vegetarian)

1000 Figs

3141 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 301-0848; 1000figs.com

Carmo

527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; cafecarmo.com

Maurepas Foods

3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072; maurepasfoods.com

Milkfish

125 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 267-4199; milkfishnola.com