A good standby for low-key, non-intimidating Creole dining, this historic, two-story restaurant (formerly the famed Werlein’s music store) has sidewalk seating for people-watching and a craft cocktail bar upstairs. It comes with the stamp of New Orleans authenticity that Brennan-family ownership conveys, and the crabmeat cheesecake appetizer is what makes people pound the table. The Andouille-crusted fish is a winner, and the pleasantly familiar rotisserie chicken with truffle-mashed potatoes is done well. They invented white-chocolate bread pudding, so go there (weather permitting, we like coming just for desserts at the streetside tables). Also the “$5 after 5pm” happy-hour small plates, and the summertime “Temperature Lunch”: two courses priced (in cents) at 10 times the prior day's high temperature.