Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
3051 Hwy 90
Avondale, LA 70094
Phone: (504) 324-4900
Fax: (504) 324-4911
Bars & Cafes
The tastiest barbecue, the best cocktails, the most tempting selection of drinks and a very sophisticated ambiance, is what you are assured of at Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille. Pick from a variety in the menu, which spans savory portions of hot and spicy chicken wings, delicious sirloin, baby back ribs, marinated ribeye steaks, grilled quesadillas and appetizers for a sumptuous meal. Also on offer are choices of draught beers or the bottled beers, martinis, wines, spirits and brews to get high! Select from the assortment of fine cigars for an indulgent end to a fabulous meal.
Cara Benson and her staff serve up French flavors in bountiful portions at Tartine. This small French café, tucked away near Uptown Square, serves breakfast, salads, and sandwiches on freshly baked bread, and desserts. Daily breakfast offerings include Quiche, Baked Eggs in Brioche and Scones while the lunch menu includes options like the Ham Sandwich topped with triple cream brie, butter lettuce and fig mustard on a baguette. Other favorites are the Pork Rillette on toasted baguette, and a Tuna Nicoise Salad. Decadent cakes for any occasion are available by special order. -Bethany Culp
This ultimate beer tavern has been a favorite watering hole since 1977. Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar boasts more than 400 brands of imported and domestic bottled beer and more than 40 on tap. The atmosphere is something like a sports bar, with eight color TVs, video poker games and pool tables. Surprisingly good cuisine makes the trip uptown on the trolley worth it. One example of the great bar food is the Cheese Fries, a favorite of the locals.
This contemporary bistro located Uptown offers upscale yet comfortable dining. The decor is minimal with neutral colored walls and ceiling fans above the bentwood chairs and white linen tablecloths. The easy, sophisticated charm is a favorite with professional and business types from nearby uptown neighborhoods. Dishes are imaginative twists on New Orleans favorites. Specialties include the fresh sautéed fish in cream sauce flavored with craw fish stock and fried oysters matched with Brie. The cozy bar is known for its single-malt scotch selection.
Refuel Café offers gourmet brunch at affordable prices from their Riverbend location. This café and coffee shop serves a variety of gourmet coffees, espresso drinks and teas in addition to a selection of light lunches and brunch entrees. Regular brunch offerings include French Toast made from hand cut brioche and topped with seasonal berries and Smoked Pork and Grits served over the café’s sweet grits with peppers. The lunch menu features fresh salads and hearty sandwiches. Check Refuel’s menu each visit for daily and weekend specials. -Bethany Culp
This renovated Victorian cottage contains Brigtsen's Restaurant. It is owned and operated by Marna Brigsten, who has created a Victorian era atmosphere and modernized to meet the dining needs of today's patrons. Every meal is prepared with the freshest of ingredients and exotic flavors to please the most discerning gourmand. Make reservations well in advance, as this place is popular.
Pure Yogurt Culture offers every patron the opportunity to create the frozen yogurt dessert of his or her dreams. The experience begins with an empty cup and a wall of self-serve frozen yogurt machines allowing each person to select the perfect combination of soft-serve flavors. Patrons can then amp up their cups with any combination of toppings from the fully loaded toppings bar. Topping options include fresh fruits, sweet toppings like chocolate chips, sugary cereals and candies, and sauces like caramel and hot fudge. Pure Yogurt Culture charges for each dish by the ounce. -Bethany Culp
As the popularity of ethnic cuisine grows, so do the restaurants serving these authentically prepared dishes loaded with vegetables. New Orleans, the city of eclectic food, has welcomed this new craze with open arms. Sara's Restaurant is one of the establishments helping to bridge the continental divide. The serene ambience is just what you would expect from a Far East blend with a Mediterranean flair. Its cook whose interest in health plus a love for herbs and spices, creates cuisine from all parts of the Far East, including Vietnamese hand rolls and Japanese style miso soup. There is also Saag Paneer, sesame crusted salmon and a wonderful Grilled Muscovy Duck to satiate the most discerning diner!
Located on the riverside of Carrollton, this hamburger haven/hangout called GB's Patio Bar & Grill plays host to an eclectic group of nine-to-fivers. Play a game of pool while waiting for lunch or dinner to be served. Inexpensive entrees include Chicken Quesadillas with Salsa and Tortilla Chips. Another good choice is the more traditional Filet Mignon (grilled or blackened) or Yellow Fin Tuna Filet. Make sure to ask about the Crawfish Boils, which are a New Orleans tradition. There is also a good selection of dishes to please the vegetarian diner.
Frequented by the young and the young at heart, Madigan's is just the place to be if you want to grab a couple of beers, listen to music, play pool and just chill out. With drinks that are shaken up well and yummy meat ball burgers and sandwiches for prices that won't burn holes in your pocket, come here for a lazy evening. Play video games and grab some popcorn. The bar is a local hangout, often frequented by tourist alike as well.
Chill Out Café offers diners an interesting combination of options. This Maple Street eatery serves up a full menu of Thai cuisine alongside classic American breakfast favorites. If you’re looking for a morning meal, try one of the Café’s breakfast offerings like the Crabstick and Crawfish Omelet or the Egg Sandwich. For a Thai treat, choose from the generous servings of Pad Thai, Shumai Dumplings, or Lemongrass Soup. Compliment any meal with a Thai Iced Tea. The entire menu is available all day. - Bethany Culp
Located on Carrollton, Mat & Naddie's is a comfortable neighborhood joint, specializing in local cuisine. For the past nine years, it has been creating New Orleanian classics consistently. Opt for patio seating that offers a fine view of horseback riders on the Riverbend! New Orleans black bean-barbecued shrimp Oysters, Rockefeller pizza appetizer are great. The Double Duck Treat presents a rare combination of breast and leg meat along with tasso-studded gumbo. The wine list is fascinatingly exhaustive and sets the mood for a romantic evening. Mondays sizzle with live jazz music by the Courtyard Kings!