So you're hungry—and you're ready for some American food. Good news: we've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for American food.
127 N. Carrollton Ave., Mid-City
Zasu is a New American spot.
On the menu, expect entrees like saltine-crusted grouper (served with braised greens, crawfish, bacon, spicy butter sauce), achiote-roasted chicken breast (served with grilled corn, zucchini, pickled peppers and queso fresco) and beef bourguignon (served fingerling potatoes, pearl onions, asparagus and onion creme fraiche). Click here for the full menu.
Zasu's current Yelp rating of 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Brian C., who reviewed Zasu on March 4, wrote, "Everything we had was very good, I can't necessarily say any single dish completely blew me away but every plate had the best quality ingredients cooked perfectly with a number of different complementary items and flavors."
Rebecca O. noted, "I don't even know where to start with the raves for this little jewel. For starters, the grilled baby octopus is phenomenal. There are so many flavors popping. The Wagyu Beef Carpaccio is delicious. And the curried grilled lobster is incredible."
Zasu is open from 5:30–10 p.m. on Monday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)
3218 Magazine St., Irish Channel
Warbucks is a New American spot.
Look for pork belly lettuce wraps, crawfish etouffee dumplings, a fried chicken bahn mi sandwich and the Warbucks seafood salad (bibb lettuce, shrimp, crab and crispy avocado). View the menu here.
Warbucks's current Yelp rating of four stars out of 85 reviews indicates the newcomer getting positive feedback so far.
Yelper Rachael S., who reviewed Warbucks on January 28, wrote, "We've been there twice and have had the mac and cheese, both burgers (This and That), the fried chicken banh mi, Zapp's-crusted fish sandwich and the crispy Brussels sprouts. All were outstanding."
CD K. noted, "It has an unbeatable happy hour. The Korean fries are delicious and the wings are huge. The wedge salad, which is in the shape of a circle, is also fantastic. The happy hour sliders change every day and are only 99 cents each. On this day the sliders were roast beef debris with french fries which is my favorite po'boy."
Warbucks is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
3625 Prytania St., Touro
Wakin' Bakin' is a breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot.
The menu features traditional and unique twists on breakfast fare. Stick with the classic three thin pancakes, two eggs and either bacon, sausage or ham, an omelette or try the breakfast club sandwich (bacon, chicken, ham, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, tomatoes and fried egg on toasted sourdough) and the breakfast bowl (with either grits, black beans and hash browns and topped with melted cheddar cheese, bacon confit and two eggs any style).
With a four-star Yelp rating out of 20 reviews on Yelp, Wakin' Bakin' has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Jill C., who was one of the first users to visit Wakin' Bakin' on March 4, wrote, "We had the Box'd Breakfast and was able to sub the bacon for ham. The biscuits are sweet and delicious. We did not add butter or jelly."
Samuel M. noted, "The hash brown breakfast bowl is really good. They have fair prices and staff."
Wakin' Bakin' is open from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. daily.