Where to dine in Lakeview
911 Harrison Ave.
Bring your Hungry Man–sized appetite with you to Lakeview Harbor, known for its terrific pub-style food, including juicy, mammoth hamburgers dressed how you like and enormous baked potatoes with all the fixings. It’s next to impossible to leave hungry.
Dixie Chicken and Ribs
6264 Argonne Blvd.
This neighborhood restaurant does crispy, golden fried chicken and smoky, saucy slabs of ribs and does ’em right. Gumbo, potato salad, barbecued beans and onion rings are also notable, presented in a laid-back, casual-style atmosphere.
874 Harrison Ave.
This comfortable, hip space boasts an eclectic menu packed with innovative specialty pizzas like the Sun Pie, topped with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers and goat cheese. Dig into a baked brie calzone with fruit chutney or go for a refreshing salad. On Mondays and Tuesdays, enjoy $2 pitchers, and on Wednesdays, choose your favorite wine for $10 a bottle.
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd.
A great lunch and dinner place serving up a tasty menu, including stuffed catfish, Buffalo chicken salad, fried crab balls with white remoulade sauce, a firecracker po’boy with fried crawfish and melted pepper jack cheese and its most popular dish, the yummy Redfish Pontchartrain. Open for breakfast on weekends.
Russell’s Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd.
A Lakeview mainstay and one of the first restaurants to open after the storm, this diner-type eatery boasts all-day breakfast and a killer Bloody Mary. There’s absolutely something for everyone on Russell’s menu, including onion mums, club sandwiches, pancakes and white chocolate bread pudding.
Chicken Sue’s Restaurant & Catering
203 W. Harrison Ave.
Sue Tiblier and her dedicated staff fry to order some of the most amazingly moist and perfectly seasoned chicken in town. Don’t pass up the daily plates such as red beans and jambalaya or the Cuban sandwiches, roast beef po’boys and hearty muffullettas.
Tony Angello’s Ristorante
6262 Fleur de Lis Dr.
The godfather of fine Italian food, Tony Angello, is back home after completing a full renovation, serving up vats of red sauce like your Sicilian great-grandmother used to make on Sundays. The dining room looks untouched and retains its intimate, homey feel while offering up the most excellent, no-nonsense Italian
food around. Skip the menu and just ask Mr. Tony to feed you.
900 Harrison Ave.
This beautifully renovated space boasts a swanky bar that whips up imaginative cocktails such as mango mojitos and gummi bear martinis. The hip menu features items like Oysters Lago, charbroiled bivalves with stone-ground tomato grits and white cheddar cheese, and memorable desserts such as Eagle Brand Bread, an outrageous concoction of bread doused in condensed
milk, broiled crispy and topped with Steen’s Cane Syrup gelato.
139 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
This popular coffeehouse bustles with Lakeview neighbors playing catch-up and students with their noses to the grindstone, all who come for a variety of coffees and espresso drinks and great grub such as chef salads, veggie burgers and French dips.
Lakeview Deli and Catering
872 Harrison Ave.
Burgers, overstuffed sandwiches including muffullettas, po’boys and fresh salads, like the oyster Caesar, abound at this affordable Lakeview eatery, formerly known as Lovecchio’s. Consider ordering in from Lakeview’s well-rounded
menu for the next social gathering at your home.
The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
8550 Pontchartrain Blvd.
Some of the best meat in town can be had at this top-notch steakhouse, which finds itself in new digs in West End. From iceberg lettuce wedges to crabmeat au gratin to full-on porterhouse steaks, the Steak Knife demonstrates with every dish why it’s a first-class eatery in a food-appreciative town.
7224 Pontchartrain Blvd.
Lakeview’s first jazz/supper club has recently opened for business, serving up a thoughtful contemporary Creole menu that includes yellowfin tuna, wild mushroom pasta and shrimp tempura. Spend a Sunday at Beebe’s lively jazz brunch, and dine on eggs benedict, grits and grillades and fresh, satisfying salads.