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Smilie's Restaurant Review: Smilie’s is by design a family restaurant, offering moderately priced and generally serviceable New Orleans-style cuisine. Italian and Creole dishes construct a predictable but satisfying hit-parade menu, featuring familiar local ingredients and sauces but not a smidgen of anything out of the zone. Crab cakes with crawfish sauce, filet mignon, soft-shell crabs drizzled with a butter sauce, and huge seafood platters hit high marks. Smilie's comfort food is defined by the blackened chicken Alfredo; the juicy, sliced brisket; and an overstuffed eggplant piled with fresh seafood and lump crab meat sauce. Eggplant sticks fried until the vegetable center reaches the consistency of custard should not be missed. Desserts embrace Italian and New Orleans tradition, from cannoli to bread pudding. The wine list brings forth standard labels, chiefly from California. At Sunday brunch enjoy a glass of complimentary sparkling wine with food orders and live music courtesy of Latin guitarists Julio and Caesar. Service is inconsistent.