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517 Frenchmen St., 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com

The sesame chicken salad sandwich on multigrain bread is dressed with spring greens and smoked almonds. The veggie Philly can be topped with portobello mushrooms or tofu. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ADOLFO'S

611 Frenchmen St., 948-3800Above the Apple Barrel bar, Adolfo's is an intimate restaurant serving a wide variety of seafood. Flounder is covered in creamy Ocean sauce with crabmeat, shrimp and capers. Veal also is served topped with Ocean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

BUFFA'S LOUNGE

1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffasrestaurant.com

The Buffa burger is a half-pound patty topped with cheddar cheese and served with fries. Specialty sandwiches include the Reuben, a brat with grilled onions and sauerkraut and a veggie burger. Get eggs or omelets for breakfast. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROSE NICAUD

632 Frenchmen St., 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com

The coffeeshop offers coffee drinks, baked goods and a small menu. The jerk chicken wrap is dressed with spring greens, provolone and red onions. The chickpea salad is served on a bed of spring mix tossed with peppers and lemon viniagrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

501 Esplanade Ave., 281-4847 Whether you are waiting for a load of laundry or listening to a band, Checkpoint can sate a hungry appetite. The grilled chicken breast sandwich is served on a bun. Or order a burger seasoned with Cajun spices and a side of potato tots with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

FEELINGS CAFE

2600 Chartres St., 945-2222; www.feelingscafe.com

Gulf fish Nicholas is a grilled fillet brushed with Dijon mustard served with grilled shrimp, creamed spinach and new potatoes. Fried eggplant is topped with shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish, spicy dirty rice with sausage and hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FLORA GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP

2600 Royal St., 947-8358 The vegetarian burrito is filled with black beans, rice, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onions and jalapenos and comes with chips and salsa. The lamb and beef gyro sandwich fills a pita and is dressed with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

JULIE'S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO'S CAFE & BAR

2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com

Indian and New Orleans cuisine share the menu at this casual cafe. Saag paneer is sauteed spinach with paneer cheese and vindaloo sauce and comes with naan, basmati rice and papadam chips. The New Orleans-style Grand Seafood Combo includes shrimp, catfish, oysters, potato salad, hush puppies and bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., breakfast Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LA PENICHE RESTAURANT

1940 Dauphine St., 943-1460 The Kathryn burger is topped with grilled ham, Swiss cheese and grilled onions and served with fries. The shrimp and oyster platter comes with catfish fillets, deviled crab and a baked potato or french fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $

LOST LOVE LOUNGE

2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge.com

The walk-up counter at the back of Lost Love Lounge offers a menu of Vietnamese staples including pho, banh mi and vermicelli bowls. Spring rolls are filled with shrimp, herbs and vermicelli and served with peanut dipping sauce. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MARIGNY BRASSERIE

640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com

Crab-stuffed shrimp comes with linguini tossed with olive oil and basil. The Frenchmen Street po-boy is filled with fried green tomatoes, fried shrimp and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MIMI'S IN THE MARIGNY 

2601 Royal St., 872-9868; www.mimisinthemarigny.net

 The tapas offerings at Mimi's include empanadas filled with a mixture of ground beef, golden raisins, olives, pepper and garlic and served with roasted red pepper aioli. Traditional gambas al ajillo are a trio of head-on shrimp sauteed with white wine and garlic. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MOJITO'S RUM BAR & GRILL

 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.com

 The Caribbean cantina serves Latin and Creole dishes and offers a large selection of rum. The blackened 14-oz. rib-eye is served with house-made chimichurri sauce and potatoes topped with red pepper aioli. Aruba scallops feature pan-seared scallops served with a white chocolate chipotle sauce, jalapeno cheese grits and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MONA'S CAFE

504 Frenchmen St., 949-4115The Middle Eastern restaurant features dishes like chicken and beef shawarma plates served with salad, hummus and pita. The Mona's special appetizer features hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, falafel, kibbeh and lebna. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY

2440 Chartres St., 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com

This corner cafe bakes its own pastries and cakes. The crab sandwich is dressed with spinach, Brie and bacon. Gourmet cupcakes include Sazerac, chocolate mousse and sweet potato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ORANGE COUCH

2339 Royal St., 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com

On Fridays, look for Vietnamese shrimp spring rolls at this coffeeshop. Japanese mochi ice cream encased in rice flour dough comes in lychee, chocolate coconut, pistachio, blueberry and green tea flavors. There also are locally baked vegan pastries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE PRALINE CONNECTION

542 Frenchmen St., 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com

The Praline Connection specializes in Creole soul food. The soft-shell crab po-boy features fried crabs dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on French bread. Home-style meatloaf is topped with brown gravy and served with two side items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SIBERIA

2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855The Bad Ass burger is an Angus beef patty topped with blue cheese and foie gras served on a pretzel bun with fries on the side. Baja fish tacos feature fried catfish, onions, cilantro, cabbage and baja sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO

626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com

The restaurant attached to the jazz club offers a menu of steaks and local seafood dishes. The fish Marigny is a fried drum fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp feature shrimp sauteed in their shells in spicy sauce of butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

SUKHOTHAI

1913 Royal St., 948-9309; www.sukhothai-nola.com

Pad thai is a staple dish consisting of rice noodles pan-fried with tamarind sauce, egg, bean sprouts, tofu and choice of meat. The drunken noodles are a spicy hodgepodge of rice noodles, egg, garlic, onions, sweet basil, bell peppers and carrots stir-fried in chili paste with meat or tofu. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THREE MUSES

536 Frenchmen St., 252-4801; www.thethreemuses.com

This bustling Frenchmen Street spot offers creative small plates, craft cocktails and live music. The steak and cake combo includes grilled hanger steak and a crab cake with bearnaise. Lamb sliders are topped with tomato chutney. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

THE WANDERING BUDDHA

2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-9428; www.thewanderingbuddha.com

This all-vegetarian Korean kitchen inside the Hi-Ho Lounge packs plenty of flavor. Spicy house-made kimchi and other pickled condiments adorn noodle and rice dishes. Braised tofu is a hearty choice. Order from the service window around back or inside at the bar. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Wed., Fri.-Sun. Cash only. $

WASABI

900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; www.wasabinola.com

Wasabi offers a full range of Japanese cuisine and special sushi rolls. The LSU roll combines tempura shrimp and cream cheese wrapped in soy paper with tuna, avocado and eel sauce. The firecracker roll bundles snow crab, spicy tuna, smelt roe and crunchy batter. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

WHO DAT COFFEE CAFE

2401 Burgundy St., 872-0360The coffeeshop serves cupcakes, pastries, gluten-free biscuits, shortbread and cookies. Savory items include dishes such as Not Yo Mama's Cornbread — jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy sauce, cheddar and bacon bits. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch daily. Credit cards. $