Crabtini @ Ruth’s Chris Steak House
You can guess from the name that this is a martini glass (the only martini ingredient in play) filled with extraordinarily large lumps of crabmeat, first wetted down with a vinaigrette, then topped with the mayonnaise-based remoulade sauce. The only problem with this is that the corporate spec is not for local crabmeat. But good is good, and this is.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Metairie: 3633 Veterans Blvd.. 504-888-3600.
||CBD: 228 Poydras (Harrah’s Hotel), 587-7099.This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.