Gambit's 2018 spring restaurant guide: A_lowres

Mallory Janssen serves a gelatocinno at Angelo Brocato’s.

Abita Brew Pub

72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com

Boudin-stuffed quail is topped with blueberry glaze and served with andouille cornbread dressing, smashed potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$ 

Acme Oyster House

Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., (504) 708-2409; 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com

The Peace Maker po-boy includes fried shrimp, oysters and Tabasco-infused mayonnaise on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Acropolis Cuisine

3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046; www.acropoliscuisine.com

Baked moussaka features layers of sauteed eggplant, zucchini and Idaho potatoes, ground veal, herbs and bechamel. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Adolfo's Restaurant

611 Frenchmen St., (504) 948-3800

Veal Ocean is topped with a creamy sauce of shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and capers and served with pasta or salad. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $$ 

Aglio

611 O'Keefe Ave., Suite C8, (504) 827-1090; www.aglionola.com

The Godfather sandwich features meatballs, mozzarella, pepperoni and tomato sauce on a sesame hoagie roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant

600 Palace Drive, Hammond, (985) 345-3012; 1958 N. Highway 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292; 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com

A chicken shawarma platter includes hummus, feta cheese salad, rice and pita. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Ale

8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.aleonoak.com

The Ale burger is topped with Barley Oak beer cheese, bacon, pickles and fried jalapenos. No reservations. Dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sat. $$

The Alibi

811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com

A grilled or fried chicken breast is served on a seeded bun with fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $ 

Allegro Bistro

Energy Centre, 1100 Poydras St., Suite 150, (504) 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com

A grilled pastrami chicken sandwich is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, melted Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing on a brioche bun. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. $$

Alto

Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., (504) 930-3066; www.acehotel.com/neworleans/alto

Grilled kale salad is dressed with fried garlic, fried shallots, buttermilk and lemon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

The American Sector

National World War II Museum, 1035 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.americansector.com

Fried chicken and pepper jelly top toasted buttermilk biscuits with Creole coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

American Sports Saloon

1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782; www.theamericansportssaloon.com

A Ball Park BLT features smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato on Texas toast served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $ 

Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria

4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636; www.ancorapizza.com

Wood-fired Diavola pizza is topped with house-made salami, fior di latte cheese, chilies and tomatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ 

Andrea's Restaurant

3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com

Osso buco Milanese is a veal shank braised in a white wine brown sauce served with saffron rice or angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Andy's Bistro

3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 455-7363; www.andysbistro.com

The selection of steaks includes USDA Prime rib-eyes, filets mignons and New York strips cut in house, served with a side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

Angeline

1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106; www.angelinenola.com

Braised oxtail is served with rye flour dumplings, sweet potato puree, marinated onions, collard greens, creme fraiche, caraway and rye flour chips. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Fri.-Sun. $$$

Angelo Brocato

214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com

Sicilian cannoli are pastry shells filled with vanilla- and chocolate-sweetened ricotta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $

Annunciation Restaurant

1016 Annunciation St., (504) 568-0245; www.annunciationrestaurant.com

Sesame-crusted rare yellowfin tuna is served with Creole fried rice, sweet potatoes with habanero pepper and house Steel sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. $$$

Antoine's Annex

513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com

A grilled chicken Rochambeau sandwich is topped with ham, bechamel and Rochambeau sauce on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Antoine's Restaurant

713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com

Signature baked oysters Rockefeller are Gulf oysters topped with pureed herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$$

Apolline

4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881;  www.apolline- restaurant.com

Seared diver scallops are served with Gulf shrimp, corn maque choux and San Marzano tomatoes. Limited delivery available. Reservations accepted for dinner. Brunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$$

Arabella Casa di Pasta

2258 St. Claude Ave., (504) 267-6108; www.arabella- nola.com

Shrimp piccata features shrimp, arugula and lemon-infused olive oil tossed with fettuccine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Arana Taqueria y Cantina

3242 Magazine St., (504) 894-1233; www.aranataqueria.com

An open-face tamale is a fried masa cake topped with chicken tinga, queso fresco, roasted corn, pickled red onions and a chili-corn cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$

Arnaud's Restaurant

813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com

Pompano Duarte is sauteed with garlic, herbs and crushed chilies and served with Gulf shrimp, tomatoes and puffed souffle potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$

Asia

Boomtown New Orleans, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 364-8812; www.boomtownneworleans.com/

dining/asiaVietnamese-style crispy egg noodles features fried noodles topped with chicken, beef, shrimp and vegetables in brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Asuka Sushi & Hibachi

7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www.asukaneworleans.com

The Shaggy Dog roll features tempura-fried shrimp, snow crab and avocado bundled in seaweed and topped with crab stick, masago and eel and spicy sauces. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Atchafalaya

901 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-9626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com

Beets in a Cloud features roasted beets, local citrus, candied pecans, whipped citrus cream, basil and chevre cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Thu.-Mon.  $$$

Atomic Burger

3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7474; www.theatomicburger.com

The mushroom Swiss burger is topped with caramelized onions and mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $ 

Attiki Bar and Grill

230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com

Chicken shawarma is served with two choices of baba ghanoush, hummus, garlic mashed potatoes, couscous, rice, sauteed vegetables or salad. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

August

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

Fried Gulf pompano is served with shrimp, chorizo, black garlic and parsley root. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. $$$

August Moon

875 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-7977; 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.augustmoonuptown.com

Spicy chicken panang curry includes potatoes, snow peas, mushrooms, carrots, onions, bell peppers, basil and peanuts over steamed rice. Delivery available. No reservations. Manhattan Boulevard: lunch and dinner daily. Prytania Street: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$ 

Austin's Seafood & Steakhouse

5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.mredsrestaurants.com/

austinsPaneed veal Austin is served with bacon, crabmeat, mushrooms, asparagus and brabant potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

The Avenue Pub

1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com

Braised lemon grass Chappapeela Farms pulled pork is served with Sriracha aioli, mint-and-ginger slaw and bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$ 

Avery's on Tulane

2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com

Buffalo shrimp fill a po-boy dressed with blue cheese, blue cheese dressing, lettuce and tomato. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat. $$ 

Avo

5908 Magazine St., (504) 509-6550; www.restaurantavo.com

Lasagna is made with short rib ragu, tomatoes and bechamel. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$


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