211 S. Grant St.
Formerly called Yats, this restaurant was rechristened by Chef Bob Crowley when he became the sole owner. Crowley, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, offers recipes he collected from small Louisiana towns. Specialties include Chili Cheese Etouffee, Gumbo, Jambalaya, and the Datwich Sandwich, a complex preparation that involves turkey dusted in Cajun spices, soaked in beer, cooked twice, spiced, and served up “so it warms you from your nose to your toes.” Prices: Entrées $5.75-8.75, desserts $.50-3 Hours: Mon-Sat 11 am-9 pm Sun noon-6 pm Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: Yes
Uptown Café, The
American, Breakfast, Brunch, Cajun/Creole, Seafood, Steaks
102 E. Kirkwood
The New Orleans-style Uptown Café is known for Cajun/Creole-inspired fare (try the blackened-catfish sandwich), fresh steaks, seafood, and extravagant breakfast and brunch items, including Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Eggs Maryland, Eggs Benedict, and Huevos Rancheros. Jazz and soul music complement your meal. Uptown’s new bar area serves craft beer, fine wine, artisan spirits, and classic cocktails, as well as late-night food on Friday and Saturday nights. Prices: Dinner appetizers $6-12, entrées $14-35, desserts $6-8, brunch $8-20 Hours: Mon-Th 7 am-10 pm Fri 7 am-midnight Sat 8 am-midnight Sun brunch 9 am-2 pm Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes