Creole Crab Cakes at Sedona

This restaurant has been completely redone, and the menu is filled with contempo American comfort fare. Three crab cakes come drizzled with a perfect rémoulade. The cakes are fragrant, properly browned on the surface, and nearly 100 percent backfin crabmeat. They’ll stand up to any version in the city. $14, 9580 W. Flamingo Road, 320-4700.

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