• Best New Restaurants (Mariza)
    Esquire magazine
  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • Best New Restaurant
    New Orleans magazine
  • Four Beans (Iris, Mariza)
    The Times-Picayune
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NOLA

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Grilled Coturnix quail
"The quail from Ristorante Del Porto is the best quail dish I've ever had. The polenta is light, crispy, and creamy, and the sauce has a hint of sweetness."
Chicken wings
"I eat these fried and heavily doused with spicy, buttery Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese dressing every other Sunday during Saints season."
Swiss chard & frisée Caesar salad
"It is very nice to get a Caesar-style salad that doesn't use boring Romaine. The anchovy dressing and croutons are a perfect combination with a chiffonade of local Swiss chard."
Sam sandwich
"Another favorite sandwich of mine is the Sam at Stein's Deli. This sandwich is loaded with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, and coleslaw on housemade rye bread."
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Pork ribs
"As you can see, I like ribs! The dry rub, perfect slow smoking, and vinegar sauce make these ribs melt in your mouth."
Chef Ian Schnoebelen reviews  at
Grilled hanger steak
"The grilled hanger steak at Lilette is the best steak in town. It comes with crispy French fries tossed in garlic butter and a marrow demi-glace sauce."