in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Elizabeth’s is deceptively down-at-heel, but the food’s as good as the best New Orleans chefs can offer. It's all friendliness, smiling sass, weird artistic edges and overindulgence on the food front. Brunch and breakfast are top draws – the praline bacon is no doubt sinful, mixing greasy salt and honeyed sweet sugar, but consider us happily banished from the Garden.

The Bloody Marys are the stuff of legend, and this kitchen has figured out a way to put a fried oyster on just about anything.