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Smilie's Restaurant Review: Smilie’s is one of those long-lived suburban eateries found in every city --- nothing exceptional, but moderately priced and generally serviceable. Italian and Creole dishes construct a predictable but satisfying hit-parade menu, offering combinations of familiar local ingredients and sauces but not a smidgen of exotica. Choices roll through crab cakes with crawfish sauce, filet mignon, soft-shell crabs drizzled with a butter sauce, and huge seafood platters. Comfort food is defined by the blackened chicken Alfredo; the juicy, sliced brisket; and an overstuffed eggplant 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 offers mostly standard labels, chiefly from California. Sunday brunch comes with complimentary sparkling wine with food orders and live music courtesy of Latin guitarists Julio and Caesar. Service is inconsistent.