As a resident of Bywater, here is a list of neighborhood (with a few Marigny) restaurants, rated on a 5 point scale to encompass quality, service, and general experience. This is as comprehensive as I can recall, but what with so many pop-ups, it's not nearly so. Hopefully this will expose some of you to places that you've not heard of, and let me say without question that Frady's roast beef po-boy alone is enough reason to come to the neighborhood for lunch. Please feel free to chime in, particularly on those I've not included or haven't been to. Starting on the Poland Ave. end and working in:
Bacchanal: 3-4 (now is the perfect time to take avantage of the courtyard before it gets cold)
The Joint: 4
Pizza Delicious: new location open any day, but previously the pizza seemed solid but not incredible as some claimed
Country Club: 3, but erratic
Frady's: 3 (the roast beef po-boy itself gets a 4)
Prime Grill: ?
Pirate Unicorn Booty's: name says it all
Suis Generis: ?
Sugar Park: 3
Mariza: coming soon & should be promising...perhaps the Bywater restaurant all will be talking about in 2013
Pho King (in back of Lost Love Lounge): 3
Mimi's in the Marigny (upstairs): 3-4 (best tapas in NOLA?)
Fatoush (in Healing Center): 3