Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar Menu


Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar is TEMPORARILY CLOSED for renovations & will reopen early 2015. In the interim please visit Restaurant R'evolution for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

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, hardboiled egg, cream cheese, toasted bagel  $18

Eggs Benedict
poached eggs, english muffins, canadian bacon, hollandaise sauce, asparagus   $14

 

Steak & Eggs "BLT"
grilled ribeye 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
raisins, brown sugar   $6

Stone Ground Grits
cheese, bacon   $6

 

Biscuit & Gravy
two biscuits smothered in sausage gravy  $8

Add Sliced Banana or Strawberries  $2

 

Seasonal Berries   $7

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 French Toast
sliced french baguette smothered in bananas foster sauce  $12

 

 


The Eggs

Three Egg Omelet
choice of ham, sausage, cheddar, swiss, tomato, spinach, onion, mushroom, peppers   $12

 

One Egg any style $5

With Ham $5

 

Three Eggs any style $9

With Bacon or Sausage  $4

 

Two Eggs any style $7


Eye-Openers

Cajun Blood Mary
spicy bloody mary with absolut peppar $9

 

Kir Royal $9

Ramos Gin Fizz $8

 

House Champagne $8

Mimosa $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

Cool 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

Classic Colossal Shrimp Cocktail   $12

 

Iceberg Wedge Salad
tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, ranch dressing   $6

Little Caesar   $6

 

House Baby Mixed Greens Salad
tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, choice of dressing   $6


Hot Beginnings...

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

 

Fried Calamari 
spicy pomodoro sauce    $10

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

 

Beer Battered Onion Rings $8

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

 

Fried Pickles
honey mustard   $7

Slider Trio
kobe beef, bbq pulled pork, alligator with fried onions  $15

 

Creole Gumbo
shrimp, chicken, & smoked sausage  $8

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

   


Po-Boys & Such...

Po-Boys 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

 

Shrimp Carbonara Po-boy
fried shrimp, bacon, crawfish cream  $16

Rockefeller Po-boy
fried oysters, spinach, herbsaint cream  $16

 

BBQ Pulled Pork Po-boy   $12

Warm Roast Beef & Gravy Po-Boy  $12

 

Fried Catfish Po-Boy $13

1/2 Muffaletta
toasted muffaletta bread with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone cheese & house made olive salad   $10

 

 

Bistro Grillers...

Grilled Angus Burger, Alligator Sausage or Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
8 oz. serving on a toasted brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayo with choice of french fries, sweet potato fries or potato salad   $11
 

 

Customize your Sandwich: 
cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, american cheese, provolone cheese, blue cheese, bacon, fried pickles, fried onions, bourbon bbq sauce, red pepper aioli, coleslaw   $0.75 each

Grilled 8 oz. Chicken Breast
garlic, olive oil and lemon butter, steak fried potato, spring vegetables or southern greens with bacon   $16

 

Grilled Double Pork "Chops"
bourbon barbecue cream, steak fried potatoes, spring vegetables or southern greens with bacon   $18

Super Salads...

Baby Spinach Salad
candied pecans, fried onions, dried cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, red grapes, praline vinaigrette   $11
add grilled chicken or shrimp  $16

 

Grilled Chicken or Shrimp Caesar
croutons, parmesan crisps  $14

Grilled Chicken Cajun Cobb
mixed greens, hardboiled egg, cheddar cheese, charred tomato, bacon, creole green goddess dressing  $14

 

Seafood "Louie"siana Salad
boiled shrimp, lump crab, iceberg and romaine lettuce, brandied louie dressing, hardboiled egg, grape tomato, cucumber, black olive, green onions   $16

Desire Specialties

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

 

Crawfish Etouffe
sauteed tails, cajun brown sauce served over rice  $15

Jambalaya
shrimp, chicken, sausage and rice simmered in tomatoes and spices   $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

 

Desire Shrimp & Grits
yellow stone ground grits, shrimp and tasso ham in roasted red pepper cream  $20

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

 

 


Fried Seafood Platters...

All seafood platters are fried Southern style in cornmeal batter, served with house made hushpuppies, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemons and choice of: french fries, sweet potato fries or loaded baked potatoes.

Oysters, Shrimp or Crab Cakes  $19

 

Catfish Platter  $16

Combo Platter
shrimp, oysters, crawfish, catfish, crab cakes  $27

 

 


Pasta, Pasta...

Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo   $15

 

Crawfish and Bacon Carbonara
penne pasta   $16

Grilled Chicken Primavera
fettuccine pasta, spring vegetables, tomato and basil sauce  $16

 

Jambalaya Penne Pasta
chicken, shrimp, sausage, parmesan cheese, onions, peppers, garlic, spices, creole tomato cream   $17

Fettuccine and Alligator Meatballs
tomato sauce piquant, parmesan cheese and parsley   $15

 

 

Bayous and Bays...

Sauteed Fresh Market Fish
lump crab, caper piccata sauce, steamed rice, spring vegetables  $25

 

Green Onion Crusted Ahi Tuna
orange-molasses beurre blanc, fried sweet potatoes, spring vegetables   $23

Lagniappe

Hushpuppies  $4

 

French Fries  $4

Spring Vegetables  $6

 

Coleslaw  $4

Potato Salad  $4

 

Loaded Sonesta Potato  $6

Sweet Potato Fries $4

 

Onion Rings $6

Stone Ground Grits $4

 

Rice $4

Southern Greens $6

 

 


Desserts

Desire's Famous Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce  $6

 

Royal Sonesta Chocolate Cake  $6

Rue Vanilla Ice Cream
per scoop  $3

 

 


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


Cool Starters...

From the Oyster Bar
$ per dozen / $ per 1/2 dozen
Select Oysters on the Half Shell  $14 / $8

 

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

Classic Colossal Shrimp Cocktail   $12

 

Iceberg Wedge Salad
tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, ranch dressing   $6

Little Caesar   $6

 

House Baby Mixed Greens Salad
tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, choice of dressing   $6


Hot Beginnings...

Oysters Desire
broiled oysters with garlic butter, parmesan cheese, & creole seasoning $1

 

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

 

Fried Calamari
spicy pomodoro sauce    $10

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

 

Beer Battered Onion Rings   $8

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

 

Fried Pickles
honey mustard   $7

Slider Trio
kobe beef, bbq pulled pork, alligator with fried onions  $15

 

Creole Gumbo
shrimp, chicken, & smoked sausage  $8

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

   

Po-Boys & Such...

Po-Boys 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

 

Rockefeller Po-boy
fried oysters, spinach, herbsaint cream  $16

Shrimp Carbonara Po-boy
fried shrimp, bacon, crawfish cream  $16

 

BBQ Pulled Pork Po-boy   $12

Warm Roast Beef & Gravy Po-Boy  $12

 

Fried Catfish Po-Boy  $13

1/2 Muffaletta
toasted muffaletta bread with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone cheese & house made olive salad   $10

 

 


Bistro Grillers...

Grilled Angus Burger, Alligator Sausage or Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
8 oz. serving on a toasted brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayo with choice of french fries, sweet potato fries or potato salad   $11

 

Customize your Sandwich: 
cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, american cheese, provolone cheese, blue cheese, bacon, fried pickles, fried onions, bourbon bbq sauce, red pepper aioli, coleslaw   $0.75 each

Grilled 8 oz. Chicken Breast
garlic, olive oil and lemon butter, steak fried potato, spring vegetables or southern greens with bacon   $16

 

Grilled Double Pork "Chops"
bourbon barbecue cream, steak fried potatoes, spring vegetables or southern greens with bacon   $18

Grilled 12 oz. Ribeye Steak
Desire creole butter, steak fried potatoes, spring vegetables or southern greens with bacon   $25

 

 


Super Salads...

Baby Spinach Salad
candied pecans, fried onions, dried cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, red grapes, praline vinaigrette   $11
add grilled chicken or shrimp  $16

 

Grilled Chicken or Shrimp Caesar
croutons, parmesan crisps  $14

Grilled Chicken Cajun Cobb
mixed greens, hardboiled egg, cheddar cheese, charred tomato, bacon, creole green goddess dressing  $14

 

Seafood "Louie"siana Salad
boiled shrimp, lump crab, iceberg and romaine lettuce, brandied louie dressing, hardboiled egg, grape tomato, cucumber, black olive, green onions   $16


Desire Specialties

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

 

Crawfish Etouffe
sauteed tails, cajun brown sauce served over rice  $15

Jambalaya
shrimp, chicken, sausage and rice simmered in tomatoes and spices   $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

 

Desire Shrimp & Grits
yellow stone ground grits, shrimp and tasso ham in roasted red pepper cream  $20

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

   

Fried Seafood Platters...

All seafood platters are fried Southern style in cornmeal batter, served with house made hushpuppies, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemons and choice of: french fries, sweet potato fries or loaded baked potatoes.

Oysters, Shrimp or Crab Cakes  $19

 

Catfish Platter  $16

Combo Platter
shrimp, oysters, crawfish, catfish, crab cakes  $27

 

 


Pasta, Pasta...

Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo   $15

 

Crawfish and Bacon Carbonara
penne pasta   $16

Grilled Chicken Primavera
fettuccine pasta, spring vegetables, tomato and basil sauce  $16

 

Jambalaya Penne Pasta
chicken, shrimp, sausage, parmesan cheese, onions, peppers, garlic, spices, creole tomato cream   $17

Fettuccine and Alligator Meatballs
tomato sauce piquant, parmesan cheese and parsley   $15

   

Bayous and Bays...

Sauteed Fresh Market Fish
lump crab, caper piccata sauce, steamed rice, spring vegetables  $25

 

Green Onion Crusted Ahi Tuna
orange-molasses beurre blanc, fried sweet potatoes, spring vegetables   $23

Grilled Salmon Rockefeller
shrimp, herbsaint cream, grilled lemon, wilted spinach, red pepper stone ground grits   $27

 

Smothered Catfish Lafitte
creole rice, crawfish and bacon cream, southern greens, fried corn bread   $24


Lagniappe

Hushpuppies  $4

 

French Fries  $4

Spring Vegetables  $6

 

Coleslaw  $4

Potato Salad  $4

 

Loaded Sonesta Potato  $6

Sweet Potato Fries  $4

 

Onion Rings  $6

Stone Ground Grits $4

 

Rice $4

Southern Greens $6

 

 


Desserts

Desire's Famous Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce  $6

 

Royal Sonesta Chocolate Cake  $6

Rue Vanilla Ice Cream
per scoop  $3

 

 


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

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, hardboiled egg, cream cheese, toasted bagel  $18

Eggs Benedict
poached eggs, english muffins, canadian bacon, hollandaise sauce, asparagus   $14

 

Steak & Eggs "BLT"
grilled ribeye 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
raisins, brown sugar   $6

Stone Ground Grits
cheese, bacon   $6

 

Biscuit & Gravy
two biscuits smothered in sausage gravy  $8

Add Sliced Banana or Strawberries  $2

 

Seasonal Berries   $7

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 French Toast
sliced french baguette smothered in bananas foster sauce  $12

 

 


The Eggs

Three Egg Omelet
choice of ham, sausage, cheddar, swiss, tomato, spinach, onion, mushroom, peppers   $12

 

One Egg any style $5

With Ham $5

 

Three Eggs any style $9

With Bacon or Sausage  $4

 

Two Eggs any style $7


Eye-Openers

Cajun Blood Mary
spicy bloody mary with absolut peppar $9

 

Kir Royal $9

Ramos Gin Fizz $8

 

House Champagne $8

Mimosa $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

Cool 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

Classic Colossal Shrimp Cocktail   $12

 

Iceberg Wedge Salad
tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, ranch dressing   $6

Little Caesar   $6

 

House Baby Mixed Greens Salad
tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, choice of dressing   $6


Hot Beginnings...

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

 

Fried Calamari 
spicy pomodoro sauce    $10

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

 

Beer Battered Onion Rings $8

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

 

Fried Pickles
honey mustard   $7

Slider Trio
kobe beef, bbq pulled pork, alligator with fried onions  $15

 

Creole Gumbo
shrimp, chicken, & smoked sausage  $8

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

   


Po-Boys & Such...

Po-Boys 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

 

Shrimp Carbonara Po-boy
fried shrimp, bacon, crawfish cream  $16

Rockefeller Po-boy
fried oysters, spinach, herbsaint cream  $16

 

BBQ Pulled Pork Po-boy   $12

Warm Roast Beef & Gravy Po-Boy  $12

 

Fried Catfish Po-Boy $13

1/2 Muffaletta
toasted muffaletta bread with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone cheese & house made olive salad   $10

 

 

Bistro Grillers...

Grilled Angus Burger, Alligator Sausage or Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
8 oz. serving on a toasted brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayo with choice of french fries, sweet potato fries or potato salad   $11
 

 

Customize your Sandwich: 
cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, american cheese, provolone cheese, blue cheese, bacon, fried pickles, fried onions, bourbon bbq sauce, red pepper aioli, coleslaw   $0.75 each

Grilled 8 oz. Chicken Breast
garlic, olive oil and lemon butter, steak fried potato, spring vegetables or southern greens with bacon   $16

 

Grilled Double Pork "Chops"
bourbon barbecue cream, steak fried potatoes, spring vegetables or southern greens with bacon   $18

Super Salads...

Baby Spinach Salad
candied pecans, fried onions, dried cranberries, blue cheese crumbles, red grapes, praline vinaigrette   $11
add grilled chicken or shrimp  $16

 

Grilled Chicken or Shrimp Caesar
croutons, parmesan crisps  $14

Grilled Chicken Cajun Cobb
mixed greens, hardboiled egg, cheddar cheese, charred tomato, bacon, creole green goddess dressing  $14

 

Seafood "Louie"siana Salad
boiled shrimp, lump crab, iceberg and romaine lettuce, brandied louie dressing, hardboiled egg, grape tomato, cucumber, black olive, green onions   $16

Desire Specialties

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

 

Crawfish Etouffe
sauteed tails, cajun brown sauce served over rice  $15

Jambalaya
shrimp, chicken, sausage and rice simmered in tomatoes and spices   $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

 

Desire Shrimp & Grits
yellow stone ground grits, shrimp and tasso ham in roasted red pepper cream  $20

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

 

 


Fried Seafood Platters...

All seafood platters are fried Southern style in cornmeal batter, served with house made hushpuppies, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemons and choice of: french fries, sweet potato fries or loaded baked potatoes.

Oysters, Shrimp or Crab Cakes  $19

 

Catfish Platter  $16

Combo Platter
shrimp, oysters, crawfish, catfish, crab cakes  $27

 

 


Pasta, Pasta...

Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo   $15

 

Crawfish and Bacon Carbonara
penne pasta   $16

Grilled Chicken Primavera
fettuccine pasta, spring vegetables, tomato and basil sauce  $16

 

Jambalaya Penne Pasta
chicken, shrimp, sausage, parmesan cheese, onions, peppers, garlic, spices, creole tomato cream   $17

Fettuccine and Alligator Meatballs
tomato sauce piquant, parmesan cheese and parsley   $15

 

 


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