This is another quintessential, family-owned, neighborhood restaurant—this time the family is from the Tremé and the menu has soul food and Creole specialties. It’s lively with locals at breakfast (mostly average, the homemade hot sausages slightly above that) and for the lunch buffet. If you’re a light eater it might be a bit high-priced, so come hungry and dig into the terrific fried chicken, okay gumbo, and red beans, and a few other soul food standards (also come early, they do run out). Better yet, order a la carte—the aforementioned chicken or our favorite, the standout trout Baquet: a delicate fish filet topped with garlic-butter sauce and sometimes fresh crabmeat.
New Orleans› Restaurant
1500 Esplanade Ave
Our Rating Neighborhood Mid-City Esplanade Hours Mon–Sat 7am–2pm; Sun 8am–2pm Phone 504/569-8997 Prices Lunch buffet $16 ($7 kids 8 and under); a la carte lunch items under $15; Sun brunch buffet $18 Cuisine Type Creole/Soul Food Web site Lil’ Dizzy’s
Map1500 Esplanade Ave New Orleans
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