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, 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


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