500BestSquareCrabtini @ 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.

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  1. J. Turner on February 5, 2015

    This is by far my favorite appetizer at any restaurant anywhere! I get it EVERY time I go to Ruth’s and sometimes I’ve gotten two of them instead of a steak for my meal. Crabmeat is “food of the gods”, I always say.