Bibimbap with beef
Gogi Korean Restaurant
Gogi Korean Restaurant opened a little more than a year ago in Metairie. The restaurant lacks in-table grills, but aficionados will recognize items like Japchae, Mandu and Bibimbap. Non-standard menu items include Gogi nachos – tortilla chips topped with three cheeses, the restaurant’s special sauce blend and bulgogi, and Dwenjang Jjigae – fermented soybean stew with vegetables and beef. Gogi Korean Restaurant: 4620 Veterans Blvd.; Sunday – Thursday 11 to 9, until 10 on Friday and Saturday, 872-9992, GogiRestaurantNola.com.
Landry’s Seafood House
Landry’s Seafood House opened in February on two floors of the JAX Brewery building in the Quarter. The menu is standard South Louisiana fare – raw oysters, poor boys, broiled and fried seafood, gumbo and blackened catfish Atchafalaya. The upper level has tables with views of Jackson Square or the river. Landry’s Seafood House: 620 Decatur St., Unit 1A; Sunday – Thursday from 11 to 10, and until 11 on Friday and Saturday; lunch from 11 – 3 daily, 581-9825, LandrysSeafood.com/French_Quarter.
Jayne Bistro & Bar
Jayne Bistro & Bar has replaced Petit Lion in the Troubadour hotel. Chef Dana Whitmore’s menu reads more local than the predecessor, featuring dishes such as Zapps potato chip-crusted gulf fish, Shrimp and Grits, and oysters poached in cream and Pernod with Tasso and diced potatoes served under a puff pastry dome. Jayne Bistro & Bar: 1111 Gravier St.; Monday – Friday from 6:30 to 10; Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 10; 518-5800, JayneNola.com.