Gambit’s Winter Restaurant Guide 2020: FRENCH restaurants offer new interpretations of classic cuisine | Restaurant guides | Weekly gambit



Cafe Degas

3127 avenue Esplanade, (504) 945-5635;

The roasted quail is served on baby leaves with a citrus and honey vinaigrette, fruit, spicy pecans, raspberries stuffed with goat cheese, a quail egg and a red onion. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed-Fri, dinner Wed-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun $$

Ciro’s Cote Sud Restaurant

7918 Maple Street, (504) 866-9551;

The grilled pork tenderloin is served with a Dijon sauce, steamed carrots, green beans and fries. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner every day. Checks and cash only. $$


The Eliza Jane Hotel, 315 Magazine Street, (504) 324-5400;

The grenobloise skate is served with brown butter, lemon, parsley, capers and croutons. Reservations recommended. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sun brunch $$$


225 rue Chartres, (504) 218-8533;

Duck confit filling Parisian gnocchi served with curly, lemon, remoulade, brioche bread and fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue-Fri, dinner daily, late evening Fri-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun $$$

The Nanou Crepe

1410, rue Robert, (504) 899-2670;

Louisiana shrimp are sautéed with white wine, cream, parsley and garlic and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Dinner every day, Sunday brunch $$

The Winter Restaurant Guide is organized by cuisine.


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

Gulf fish almond is served with popcorn rice and green beans. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late evening Fri-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun $$$


7217 rue Perrier, (504) 866-4860;

A ham toast includes triple cream brie, fig mustard and lettuce on a baguette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch every day. $

Vyoone’s restaurant

412, rue Girod, (504) 518-6007;

The strip loin is served with a celeriac gratin. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue-Sun, dinner Tue-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun $$$


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