500BestSquareCrab Cake @ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse

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It could be that the two best crab cakes in New Orleans are served in restaurants across the street from one another. That’s an odd coincidence, until you learn that the two restaurants are Brennan-family properties. One of the crab cakes is Mr. B’s, and the other is from the hand of Dickie Brennan.) Dickie’s version lives up to the rigorous specifications of crab-cake aficionados. Solid crabmeat, in other words. This goes beyond that to include curls of red pepper and green onions on the plate, a ravigote sauce squirted about, and some extra crab lumps for good measure.

Here's a chilled crabmeat dish at Dickie Brennan's, showing how jumbo those crab lumps really are.

Here’s a chilled crabmeat dish at Dickie Brennan’s, showing how jumbo those crab lumps really are.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. French Quarter: 716 Iberville. 504-522-2467.

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