La Boca

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

Bife La Boca is a lime- and garlic-marinated Angus sirloin flap served with avocado. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. $$$

La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777; www.laboulangerienola.com

Le Parisien features ham, salted butter, Comte cheese and cornichons on baguette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

La Carreta

812 Highway 190, Covington, (985) 400-5202; 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; 1814 Magazine St., (504) 304-7063; www.carretarestaurant.com

Tacos de la calle are corn tortillas filled with two choices of barbacoa (braised lamb), pastor (pork with chipotle and pineapple), carnitas (braised pork) or carne asada (steak), topped with cheese, onions, cilantro and salsa and served with black beans and rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

La Casita Taqueria

8400 Oak St., (504) 826-9913; www.eatlacasita.com

Cochon de Mexicana tacos are filled with roasted pork, pickled cabbage, avocado and chipotle crema. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Tue. and Fri.-Sat. $

La Crepe Nanou

1410 Robert St., (504) 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com

Louisiana crawfish tail crepes are topped with lobster cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$

La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe

8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasnola.com

A pupusa platter features three pupusas stuffed with pork, cheese and beans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Cash only. $$ 

La Madeleine

601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; 3434 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com

Chicken cordon bleu pasta features balsamic-marinated chicken, smoked ham, Gruyere cheese, peas and bow tie pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

La Petite Grocery

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

Turtle bolognese is served with bucatini, sherry, parsley and a fried soft-boiled egg. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$$

La Thai Uptown

4938 Prytania St., (504) 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com

Filet Diana is a petit filet mignon served with haricots verts, jumbo lump crabmeat, mushrooms, fried onions and garlic-oyster reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. $$$

Lager's International Ale House

3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com

A Works burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, guacamole, jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and ranch dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

The Lakehouse

2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com

Gulf shrimp top truffle macaroni and cheese with house-made tasso, tomatoes, arugula and breadcrumbs. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Checks accepted. $$

Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe

5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com

A breakfast Brew-rito has two scrambled eggs, grilled red onion and bell peppers with bacon, ham or sausage in a tortilla. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. $

Lakeview Burgers and Seafood

872 Harrison Ave., (504) 289-1032; www.lakeviewburgersandseafood.com

The burger features an 8-ounce patty of of ground chuck and beef brisket. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. $$

Lakeview Harbor

8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 486-4887; www.lakeviewharbor.us

A fried shrimp and catfish platter is served with steak fries, potato salad and soup or salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Landry's Seafood House

620 Decatur St., Suite 1A, (504) 581-9825; 8000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com

Crab, spinach and artichoke dip is served with pico de gallo and tortilla chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Laurel Street Bakery

2701 S. Broad St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com

Grilled salmon nicoise salad includes tomato, hard-boiled egg, roasted red potatoes, green beans, shaved red onion, olives and mixed greens in apple cider vinaigrette and comes with ciabatta toast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

Le's Baguette Banh Mi Cafe

4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620; www.facebook.com/lesbaguettenola

A lemon grass pork banh mi is topped with cucumber, pickled carrots, daikon radish, cilantro, jalapenos and Sriracha aioli. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Legacy Kitchen

91 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, (504) 513-2606; 700 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 613-2350; 759 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-5231; 817 Common St., (504) 827-1651; www.legacykitchen.com

Tuna tango includes ahi tuna, avocado, mango, macadamia nuts, wontons and ginger-lime dressing. Reservations recommended. Hours vary by location. $$$

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe

1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997; www.lildizzyscafe.net

Fried chicken is served with a choice of sides. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ 

Liberty Cheesesteaks

5039 Freret St., (504) 875-4447; www.libertycheesesteaks.com

The Wiz is a Philadelphia-style cheese steak filled with chopped New York strip steak and Cheez Whiz. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. $ 

Lilette

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

Duck leg confit is served over escarole salad in red wine vinaigrette with duck fat-roasted potatoes and fried veal marrow. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$

Lilly's Cafe

1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999

Rare flank steak, meatball and brisket pho comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts, onions and jalapenos. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Little Gem Saloon

445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com

Pan-roasted blackened catfish is topped with herbed lemon butter sauce, toasted pecans and capers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$

Little Korea BBQ

2240 Magazine St., (504) 821-5006; www.littlekoreabbq.flavorplate.com

Crispy fish poppers are fried fish cakes served with a soy-based sweet-and-sour sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon. and Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Mon. $$

Little Tokyo

590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532

A Blue Fairy roll is filled with avocado and tempura shrimp and topped with tuna and salmon with eel sauce and a special sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Little Tokyo

2300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; Izakaya Little Tokyo, 4704 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 101, Metairie, (504) 885-6125; www.littletokyonola.com

A Boston hand roll is a seaweed cone filled with shrimp, snow crab, avocado, asparagus and lettuce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar

1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com/small-plates-noodles-bar

Shrimp Mermaids are wontons filled with shrimp and cream cheese. Reservations accepted for karaoke rooms. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Liuzza's by the Track

1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888; www.liuzzasnola.com

Almond-breaded duck tenders are served with tangy dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar

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

A Frenchuletta is a muffuletta served on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Live Oak Cafe

8140 Oak St., (504) 265-0050; www.liveoakcafenola.com

Sweet potato Benedict includes poached eggs, sweet potato medallions, bacon, marinated tomatoes, hollandaise and a side. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Tue. $$ 

Local Menu Nola

Roux Carre, 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 251-0508; localmenunola.weebly.com

A cake batter waffle is served with Creole-seasoned fried chicken tenders. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Tue.-Sun. $

Lola

517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com

Chicken and waffles come with crab-boiled collard greens, cane syrup and bourbon butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat. $$$

Lola's

3312 Esplanade Ave., (504) 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com

Grilled calamari is served with spicy sauce. No reservations. Dinner daily. Checks accepted. $$

Longitude 90

Le Meridien New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444; www.lemeridienneworleanshotel.com

Charred octopus is served with Thai romesco sauce and marble potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$

Longway Tavern

719 Toulouse St.; www.longwaytavern.com

Lamb leg roulade is served with spinach, roasted maitake mushrooms, chimichurri and jus. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. $

Los Jefes Tortilleria & Grill

3224 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 516-2861; www.losjefesgrill.com

The carne asada torta Azteca sandwich is topped with refried bean spread, avocado, lettuce, tomato, queso fresco, sour cream and jalapeno toreado and is served with fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen

95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500 www.lpkfrenchquarter.com

Smoked salmon pizza includes Roma tomatoes, caviar, red onion, mozzarella and cream cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown

615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com

Napolitano pizza is topped with mushrooms, Kalamata olives, anchovies, mozzarella and marinara. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Love & Pie

401 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 309-5668; www.loveandpienola.com

A Friend of the Devil pizza is topped with Cajun-spiced chicken, cheddar cheese, roasted corn, pickled jalapenos, balsamic-roasted onions and chipotle barbecue sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Luca Eats

7329 Cohn St., (504) 866-1166; www.lucaeats.com

The Cubano features slow-cooked pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, bread-and-butter pickles and yellow mustard on Dong Phuong French bread and comes with rosemary and sea salt chips. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $ 

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/neworleans

Wild-caught Gulf fish is served with vegetables and rice. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

Luke

333 St. Charles Ave., (504) 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com

A boudin-stuffed pork chop is served with bourbon-peach glaze, grilled peaches, tomatoes and summer squash. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Lula Restaurant Distillery

1532 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-7624; www.lulanola.com

Baby back ribs are braised with Urban South Brewery's Holy Roller IPA and served with blackberry-ginger glaze, grilled sweet corn on the cob and Creole coleslaw. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. $$

LUVI

5236 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 605-3340; www.luvirestaurant.com

Mama's dumplings are filled with pork, cabbage and ginger and served in soy broth with fried garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$


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