Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar Menu


Breakfast


Entrees

Business Express Continental
Breakfast Breads, Yogurt, Fruit Preserves, Sliced Fresh Fruit, Cereal Selection, Chilled Fruit Juice, Freshly Brewed Coffee, or Tazo Tea $15

 

Spa Cuisine Breakfast
Scrambled Egg Whites or Egg Beaters, Spinach, Tomato, Mushroom, Toast $12

American Classic
Two Eggs-Any Style, Crisp Smoked Bacon with Sausage or Ham, Breakfast Potatoes, Toast $12

 

Smoked Salmon Plate
House Smoked Salmon, Red Onion, Capers, Hard Boiled Egg, Cream Cheese, Toasted Bagel $18

Eggs Benedict
Poached Eggs, English Muffins, Canadian Bacon, Hollandaise Sauce, Asparagus $14

 

Steak & Eggs "BLT"
Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Two Eggs Sunny-Side Up, Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce, Ciabatta $20

Eggs Sardou
Poached Eggs, Artichoke, Creamed Spinach, Hollandaise Sauce, Asparagus, Roasted Tomato, Toast $14

 

Creole Crab Benedict
Poached Egg, Crab Cake, Wilted Spinach, Hollandaise & Creole Sauces, Toast $18

Jambalaya Breakfast Skillet
Scrambled eggs, Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Shrimp, Potatoes, Tomato, Onion, Peppers, Cheddar Cheese $16

 

Crab and Shrimp Omelet
Wilted Spinach, Boursin Cheese, Breakfast Potatoes,Toast $19

Biscuits & Gravy Croque Madame
Two Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Two Sunny-Side Up Eggs $12

 

 


A- la - Carte

Cereal, Chilled Milk-Whole, 2%, Skim or Soy Cornflakes, Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes Complete, Special K $6

 

Mosaic of Fresh Sliced Fruit $6

Fresh Seasonal Berries with Sweet Cream $7

 

McCann's Steel Cut Oatmeal $6

Stone Ground Grits with Cheese, Butter, Bacon $6

 

Biscuit & Gravy
Two Biscuits, Sausage Gravy $8

Add Sliced Banana or Strawberries $2

   Beignets with Powered Sugar $5

From The Griddle

Silver Dollar Pancakes
Warm Maple Syrup, Berries or Banana $10

 

Belgium Waffle
Whipped Butter, Warm Maple Syrup, Berries or Whipped Cream $10

Bananas Foster Pan Perdu
Sliced French Baguette, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Bananas Foster Syrup $12

 

 


The Eggs

Three Egg Omelet
Choice of Ham, Sausage, Cheddar, Swiss, Tomato, Spinach, Onion, Mushroom, Peppers $12

 

One Egg any style $5

With Chisesi Ham $5

 

Three Eggs any style $9

With Bacon, or Sausage $4

 

Two Eggs any style $7

With Breakfast Potato $3

 

 


Eye-Openers

Cajun Blood Mary
spicy bloody mary with absolut peppar $9

 

Brandy Milk Punch $8

Ramos Gin Fizz $8

 

Kir Royal $9

Mimosa $8

 

House Champagne $8


Beverages

Fresh Brewed Coffee or Tea
Regular, Decaffeinated $4

 

Hot Chocolate $5

Chilled Juice
Orange, Grapefruit, V-8, Tomato, Apple, Cranberry, Grape, Prune $4

 

Chilled Milk
Whole, 2%, Skim, Soy, Chocolate $4

Bottled Water $4 sm $6 lg

 

Soft Drinks
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer $3

Speciality Coffee Drinks
Espresso $5
Irish Coffee $8
Café Au Lait $6
Jamaican Coffee $8
Cappuccino $6
Nutty Irishman $8




Lunch


From the Oyster Bar (1doz/1/2doz)
Select Oysters on the Half Shell $14 / $8.5

 

Boiled Shrimp
1/2 pound of shrimp served chilled with lemons & cocktail sauce $12


Starters

Oysters Desire
broiled oysters with garlic butter,
parmesan cheese, & creole seasoning $11

 

BBQ Oysters
fried select oysters served with Desire
BBQ sauce, & blue cheese dressing $11

Fried Green Tomato Stack
fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce $9

 

Catfish Nuggets $8

Cajun Popcorn Crawfish Tails $8

 

Fried Pickles $7

Shrimp Remoulade $10

 

Calamari
Fried & tossed in parmesan cheese with spices $10

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
jumbo shrimp sautéed in garlic, rosemary & lemons in a rich worcestershire sauce, with garlic bread $10

  Crab Cakes
fried jumbo lump crabmeat served with spicy aioli and slaw $12

Soups & Salads

Salad Dressings - Blue Cheese, Buttermilk Ranch, House Balsamic, French, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard

Caesar Salad
tossed with caesar dressing, parmesan cheese & croutons topped with parmesan crisps $8
add fried shrimp, grilled shrimp, or grilled chicken $13

 

Desire House Salad
tomato, cucumber, red onion & fresh croutons $7

Creole Gumbo
shrimp, chicken, & smoked sausage $8

 

Turtle Soup
New Orleans style soup with turtle, citrus, & sherry $7

Crawfish Corn & Tasso Chowder $7

 

 


Po-Boys & Sandwiches

All Po-Boys & Sandwiches served on Leidenheimer Bread and dressed (tomato, lettuce & mayo) with choice of french fries, potato salad, or sweet potato fries.

The Peacemaker
fried shrimp, oyster or combination po-boy $14

 

Warm Roast Beef & Gravy Po-Boy $12

Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy $16

 

Fried Catfish Po-Boy $12

Pulled Pork Po-Boy
Slow roasted pulled pork served with Desire BBQ sauce & fried pickles $12

 

Bourbon's Best Burger
8 ounces of the finest ground beef on a toasted brioche $11
add .75 extra for cheese or bacon

Muffaletta
toasted muffaletta bread with hard salami, chisesi's ham, provolone & olive salad $8 1/2 $15 whole

 

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
marinated grilled chicken topped with swiss cheese & bacon $12

Gator Burger
Grilled Gator burger served on a brioche bun topped with crispy onion rings $12

 

 


Desire Specialties

BBQ Shrimp
jumbo shrimp sautéed in garlic, rosemary & lemons in a rich worcestershire
sauce, with garlic bread $19

 

Crawfish Etouffe
crawfish tails in a brown creole sauce served over rice $15

Creole Jambalaya
spicy rice casserole & red gravy with chicken, shrimp, & andouille sausage $14

 

Shrimp Creole
shrimp simmered in a creole tomato sauce with celery, peppers, & onions over steamed rice $15

Red Beans & Rice
New Orleans creamy style red beans & rice with grilled sausage $12

 

10 oz. Ribeye Steak
served with choice of potato and sautéed mixed vegetables topped with lump crab meat $25

Shrimp & Grits
shrimp and tasso ham in spicy seafood sauce over grit cakes $20

 

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
fettuccine pasta tossed with shrimp in a spicy alfredo sauce $15

Fresh "Market" Fish
blackened, topped with lump crab meat, capers, and lemon beurre blanc; served with a potato and sautéed vegetables $25

 

Crawfish Alfredo
crawfish and fettuccine pasta tossed with a spicy cream sauce $15

Creole Trio
A combination platter of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice with smoked sausage $20

 

 


Southern Fried Seafood Platters

Spiced corn flour dusted & deep fried in cholesterol-free oil. Served with hush puppies, coleslaw and choice of potato.

Oyster Platter $19

 

Shrimp Platter $19

Catfish Platter $16

 

Soft Shell Crab Platter $20

Seafood Platter
shrimp, select oysters, crawfish tails & catfish $21

 

 


Lagniappe

Hush Puppies $4

 

French Fries $4

Vegetable of the Day $5

 

Coleslaw $3

Potato Salad $3   Loaded Sonesta Potato $6

Sweet Potato Fries $4

 

Onion Rings $6


Desserts

Chocolate Pecan Pie $6

 

New Orleans Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce $6

Abita Root Beer Float $6

 

Banana Foster Cheesecake
House made cheesecake topped with banana foster sauce & candied banana $6


Beer On Tap

Premium Draft glass / pitcher $7 / $20

 

Domestic Draft glass/pitcher $6 / $18


Bottled Beer

Domestics
budweiser, bud light, coors light, michelob ultra, miller lite, & o'douls non-alcoholic $5

 

Premium/Imports
amstel light, shiner bock, corona, newcastle, & heineken $6

Local & Micro Brews
abita turbodog, jockamo IPA, purple haze, restoration ale, and shiner bock $6

 

 


New Orleans Specialty Drinks

Plaquemines Hurricane
a traditional hurricane with a twist - absolut mandarin & a splash of oj $9

 

Category 5 Hurricane
light rum & fruit juices topped with myer's
rum $9

Big Easy Lemonade
a refreshing mixture of lemonade & citrus flavored vodka $9

 

Desire Cooler
a Royal Sonesta original - rum, banana liqueur, & fruit juices $8

Sazerac
a New Orleans original made with bitters,
herbsaint, & rye $8

 

Ramos Gin Fizz
gin, orange flower water, cream & sugar $8

Mint Julep
a traditional southern treat of muddled mint & bourbon $9

 

Cajun Blood Mary
spicy bloody mary with absolut peppar $9


Wine - Glass / Bottle

Kenwood Champagne $8 / $36
Hogue Shiraz $7 / $32
Beringer White Zinfandel $6 / $30
Echelon Pinot Noir $8 / $36
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc $8 / $36
Chalone Merlot $8 / $36

 

Edmeades Red Zinfandel $12 / $52
Danzante Pinot Grigio $8 / $36
Frei Brothers Chardonnay $9 / $39
Merryvale Chardonnay $10 / $42
Main Street Cabernet $9 / $39


Beverages - small / large

Hot Chocolate $5
Tea - Hot or Iced $3
Coffee - Regular or Decaf $4
Spring Water $4 / $6
San Pellegrino $4 / $6

 

Evian $4 / $6
Soft Drinks
coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale $3
Bottled Barq's Root Beer $4
Abita Root Beer Draft $5




Dinner


From the Oyster Bar (1doz/1/2doz)
Select Oysters on the Half Shell $14 / $8.5

 

Boiled Shrimp
1/2 pound of shrimp served chilled with lemons & cocktail sauce $12


Starters

Oysters Desire
broiled oysters with garlic butter,
parmesan cheese, & creole seasoning $11

 

BBQ Oysters
fried select oysters served with Desire
BBQ sauce, & blue cheese dressing $11

Fried Green Tomato Stack
fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce $9

 

Catfish Nuggets $8

Cajun Popcorn Crawfish Tails $8

 

Fried Pickles $7

Shrimp Remoulade $10

 

Calamari
Fried & tossed in parmesan cheese with spices $10

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
jumbo shrimp sautéed in garlic, rosemary & lemons in a rich worcestershire sauce, with garlic bread $10

  Crab Cakes
fried jumbo lump crabmeat served with spicy aioli and slaw $12

Soups & Salads

Salad Dressings - Blue Cheese, Buttermilk Ranch, House Balsamic, French, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard

Caesar Salad
tossed with caesar dressing, parmesan cheese & croutons topped with parmesan crisps $8
add fried shrimp, grilled shrimp, or grilled chicken $13

 

Creole Gumbo
shrimp, chicken, & smoked sausage $8

Crawfish, Corn & Tasso Chowder $7

 

Turtle Soup
New Orleans style soup with turtle, citrus, & sherry $7

Desire House Salad
tomato, cucumber, red onion & fresh croutons $7

 

 


Po-Boys & Sandwiches

All Po-Boys & Sandwiches served on Leidenheimer Bread and dressed (tomato, lettuce & mayo) with choice of french fries, potato salad, or sweet potato fries.

The Peacemaker
fried shrimp, oyster or combination po-boy $14

 

Warm Roast Beef & Gravy Po-Boy $12

Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy $16

 

Fried Catfish Po-Boy $12

Pulled Pork Po-Boy
Slow roasted pulled pork served with Desire BBQ sauce & fried pickles $12

 

Bourbon's Best Burger
8 ounces of the finest ground beef on a toasted brioche $11
add .75 extra for cheese or bacon

Muffaletta
toasted muffaletta bread with hard salami, chisesi's ham, provolone & olive salad $8 1/2 $15 whole

 

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
marinated grilled chicken topped with swiss cheese & bacon $12

Gator Burger
Grilled Gator burger served on a brioche bun topped with crispy onion rings $12

 

 


Desire Specialties

BBQ Shrimp
jumbo shrimp sautéed in garlic, rosemary & lemons in a rich worcestershire
sauce, with garlic bread $19

 

Crawfish Etouffe
crawfish tails in a brown creole sauce served over rice $15

Creole Jambalaya
spicy rice casserole & red gravy with chicken, shrimp, & andouille sausage $14

 

Shrimp Creole
shrimp simmered in a creole tomato sauce with celery, peppers, & onions over steamed rice $15

Red Beans & Rice
New Orleans creamy style red beans & rice with grilled sausage $12

 

10 oz. Ribeye Steak
served with choice of potato and sautéed mixed vegetables topped with lump crab meat $25

Shrimp & Grits
shrimp and tasso ham in spicy seafood sauce over grit cakes $20

 

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
fettuccine pasta tossed with shrimp in a spicy alfredo sauce $15

Fresh "Market" Fish
blackened, topped with lump crab meat, capers, and lemon beurre blanc; served with a potato and sautéed vegetables $25

 

Crawfish Alfredo
crawfish and fettuccine pasta tossed with a spicy cream sauce $15

Creole Trio
A combination platter of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice with smoked sausage $20

 

Filet Mignon
topped with herb butter and onion rings on a bed of sautéed green beans with choice of potato $33


Southern Fried Seafood Platters

Spiced corn flour dusted & deep fried in cholesterol-free oil. Served with hush puppies, coleslaw and choice of potato.

Oyster Platter $19

 

Shrimp Platter $19

Catfish Platter $16

 

Soft Shell Crab Platter $20

Desire Seafood Platter
oysters, shrimp, catfish, crawfish tails & soft shell crab $27

 

 


Lagniappe

Hush Puppies $4

 

French Fries $4

Vegetable of the Day $5

 

Coleslaw $3

Potato Salad $3   Loaded Sonesta Potato $6

Sweet Potato Fries $4

 

Onion Rings $6


Desserts

Chocolate Pecan Pie $6

 

New Orleans Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce $6

Abita Root Beer Float $6

 

Banana Foster Cheesecake
House made cheesecake topped with banana foster sauce & candied banana $6


Beer On Tap

Premium Draft glass / pitcher $7 / $20

 

Domestic Draft glass/pitcher $6 / $18


Bottled Beer

Domestics
budweiser, bud light, coors light, michelob ultra, miller lite, & o'douls non-alcoholic $5

 

Premium/Imports
amstel light, shiner bock, corona, newcastle, & heineken $6

Local & Micro Brews
abita turbodog, jockamo IPA, purple haze, restoration ale, and shiner bock $6

 

 


New Orleans Specialty Drinks

Plaquemines Hurricane
a traditional hurricane with a twist - absolut mandarin & a splash of oj $9

 

Category 5 Hurricane
light rum & fruit juices topped with myer's
rum $9

Big Easy Lemonade
a refreshing mixture of lemonade & citrus flavored vodka $9

 

Desire Cooler
a Royal Sonesta original - rum, banana liqueur, & fruit juices $8

Sazerac
a New Orleans original made with bitters,
herbsaint, & rye $8

 

Ramos Gin Fizz
gin, orange flower water, cream & sugar $8

Mint Julep
a traditional southern treat of muddled mint & bourbon $9

 

Cajun Blood Mary
spicy bloody mary with absolut peppar $9


Wine - Glass / Bottle

Kenwood Champagne $8 / $36
Hogue Shiraz $7 / $32
Beringer White Zinfandel $6 / $30
Echelon Pinot Noir $8 / $36
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc $8 / $36
Chalone Merlot $8 / $36

 

Edmeades Red Zinfandel $12 / $52
Danzante Pinot Grigio $8 / $36
Frei Brothers Chardonnay $9 / $39
Merryvale Chardonnay $10 / $42
Main Street Cabernet $9 / $39


Beverages - small / large

Hot Chocolate $5
Tea - Hot or Iced $3
Coffee - Regular or Decaf $4
Spring Water $4 / $6
San Pellegrino $4 / $6

 

Evian $4 / $6
Soft Drinks
coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale $3
Bottled Barq's Root Beer $4
Abita Root Beer Draft $5


Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar
300 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130