Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024

Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie is adding four new restaurants to its food court, including a Mexican option, mall officials announced this month.

They are:

  • DosBros Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Reginelli’s Pizzeria
  • Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
  • Pei Wei Asian Kitchen


DosBros Fresh Mexican Grill will open this year in the food court, officials said, marking the Tennessee company’s first franchise in metro New Orleans. The restaurant will be next to Raising Cane’s.

Officials didn’t say what restaurant DosBros was replacing but it appears to be going in the same place where Byblos was.

DosBros describes itself as a fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. There was no timeline immediately available for when it would open in the food court.


Reginelli’s is a New Orleans-based restaurant chain. The Lakeside location will be owned by Brent Laliberte of Fly Investment Group. He also owns the Haagen-Dazs franchise that’s opening in the mall, officials said.

The Lakeside location of Reginelli’s will have pizza by the slice, whole pizzas, Detroit-style pizza, salads, sandwiches and weekly lunch specials.

It will be next to Smoothie King and is expected to open early this summer, officials said.

Sbarro currently is the pizza vendor in Lakeside’s food court.


Haagen-Dazs also plans to open early this summer next to Auntie Anne’s, officials said. It appears to be going in the space currently occupied by Fairchild’s, which has been the ice cream option in the mall for the past several years.

The Lakeside location of Haagen-Dazs will have 24 flavors of ice cream and sorbet, along with ice cream shakes, bars and other ice cream treats, according to mall officials.

Pei Wei

Mandarin Express has become Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, mall officials said earlier this month. The plan is to remodel the current location. 

Pei Wei is known for “handcrafted dishes with fresh, house-chopped veggies,” according to a statement.

Other food options


Habaneros restaurant will open at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Photographed on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. (Photo by Brett Duke, | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

Habanero’s is also in the process of opening a location on mall property near A Tavola Restaurant. It will be in the spaces previously occupied by Chez Pierre and Poke World.

Other food vendors at the mall include:

  • Cafe Du Monde
  • Charley’s Philly Steaks
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
  • Great American Cookies
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Puccino’s
  • Smashburger
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Vine & Tap

Staff writer Stephanie Riegel contributed to this story.

Carlie Kollath Wells is a breaking news reporter at | The Times-Picayune.


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