500BestSquareGrilled Scallops With Corn Macque Choux @ O’Brien’s Grille

Although the steaks pull all the attention in what might be the best restaurant on the West Bank, the appetizers and non-meaty entrees are more than a little good. Scallops have been a specialty since the beginning, with fat diver scallops browned on their tops and bottoms and bulging on their sides. The sauce is a beurre blanc with a little pepper glow, and corn macquechoux scatted among them. It’s almost enough for a very light entree.

O’Brien’s Grille. Gretna: 2020 Belle Chasse Hwy. 504-391-7229.

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