Toulouse Petit specializes in Cajun-kissed, French Quarter fare, and it does so in a dining room ripped right out of smoky New Orleans fantasy: curling wrought iron, heavily plastered walls, mosaic tiled floors. Considering the city of inspiration, shrimp and crawfish makes many cameos, in seriously spicy jambalaya, over creamy corn grits, or floating in a the dark roux of seafood gumbo. Southern poultry dishes (buttermilk-fried, cheri) and French-leaning steaks break up a seafood-heavy menu. Beignets topped with powdered sugar are just as sweet cast in morning light coming through dramatically arched windows as they are by evening candlelight with a dessert chianti. To ensure utter seduction, there’s always the voodoo rum punch (light and dark rum, cranberry, orange, pineapple, lemon, ginger beer, orange bitters).