Dick & Jenny's
Set in a mid-19th-century cottage in uptown, this neighborhood bistro combines upscale Creole cuisine with quirky touches like cocktails served in mason jars. Established by husband-and-wife team Dick and Julie Benz, the restaurant has a burgundy clapboard exterior with yellow shutters, a hand-painted sign, and an outdoor patio with porch swings. Inside, the walls are lined with colorful plates bearing the names of the restaurant's first patrons. The seasonal menu is updated every two months and may include such highlights as corn fried Gulf oysters and Creole spiced pork porterhouse.