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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.annunciationrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (504) 568-0245
  • Hours of Operation: Open at 5:30 pm Monday ~ Sunday

    Open at 4:00 pm when the Saints are playing at home
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole
  • Executive Chef: Steve Manning & Ronald Carr
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poeyfarre Street
  • Parking: Valet
Ian McNulty wrote: "...a highly satisfying balance of elegant simplicity and local flavor..."
We are a small restaurant, with a Creole 'cooked-to-order' menu featuring the freshest Gulf Coast seafood. We launched in July 2012, the vibe is young with a nice tension between the old building and its new inhabitants.

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Diner Reviews
  • "I had a great experience at Annunciation. The food, service and drinks were all top notch!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Love the menu - lots of options. The specials are great too."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Definitely not up to par for New Orleans flavor. Very bland and flat."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Fabulous must try restaurant. Clancys trained chef knows how to treat the palette. Wine list for days and all little things met to create a fabulous restaurant."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were a table for six with 4 locals and 2 California guests. This was my third visit to the restaurant, and the delicious food and great service are what brings me back for more. Our waiter Lee was a delightful and knowledgeable server. The only downside was the tremendous noise level. Coincidentally, an article was published the same day in the Times-Picayune about the loathsome noise level at other NOLA restaurants, and how they have successfully dealt with the problem. As much as I love Annunciation, one more noisy visit will probably keep me from returning again. Sure hope that they read the article and address this major problem. Then I will happily rate them with 5 stars."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I've been to dinner here twice and had a great experience both times. Everyone in my party both times would come back. The food is quality but not overly fussy and complicated. Several of us had the soft-shell crab - perfectly fried and served with a dollop of potato salad-I haven't had better at any restaurant since Christian's closed."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This is tucked Away in Warehouse district and is quite a treat! Food was interesting and delicious! I will go again! Staff very friendly!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Probably the most over-priced in town. Ate at Clancy's for years with this chef and either he has lost it or forgot how to prepare great food. Our orders came out either over-cooked or cold and very dry. Would not return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The waiter was good and attentive. His recommendations were followed, and I think the three of us had a very fine time, good pace of service, and an overall good experience. I was surprised that there were so few diners, but it was a hot summer night."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Excellent staff!! From maître de to the bartender and waiter. We had a great time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Got a last minute reservation. Would highly recommend! Great Warehouse District restaurant! Would go back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was bland at best served at room temperature. We had smoked shoulder which was most likely pre cooked and pre portioned. Grits were room temp and probably instant our cocktails were certainly not top shelf. The grilled drum was equally disappointing. We ate our main dish and finished one drink then left The fried eggplant were frozen sticks most likely from Sysco. Will never return nor advise anyone else to eat here. Tip to owners - have a meal at Delmonico. Hot food is hot cold food is cold salty food is salty sweet food is sweet. Each bite is delightful and beautifully presented. Over the years we have eaten many meals in NO. This is by far the worst we have ever had."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had a surprise 40th dinner for my close friend. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. One waiter helped me decorate the table! I loved the experience and will return...."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Disappointing food and service. Not up to the standards we expect when visiting New Orleans."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was great. Nice ambience. Food was okay. I had a special with pompano--smallest dinner fish I have ever been served--I laughed when I saw it. A little fishy taste with a very good sauce. My wife had pasta which she enjoyed. Not sure if we would go there again with all the great places to eat in N.O."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Fantastic staff, food, drink, service are with the best in the city! Must go!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. The food was really good, service was great. Good experience overall. Felt really welcomed. They do offer valet parking, so the limited street parking is not a problem."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our party of five had a wonderful meal, and the service was fantastic (thanks, Lee!). The kitchen put together a beautiful dish for our vegetarian friend, which he said was excellent. Beautiful ambience, although I could see how it could get noisy with a completely full dining room. Wouldn't hesitate to go back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service was erratic and poor. Relatively short menu but several entrees unavailable. Waiter did not seem to be aware of this and came back to table 3 times to tell us that what we ordered was unavailable. Food, for New Orleans Creole place, wasn't up to expectations. Grilled Drum I ordered was dry and overcooked. My wife ordered a salmon entrée and was unsure that's what she actually received. Owners need to spend more time there. Seems a ship without a rudder."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great cocktails to start. Oysters and salads were good. Softshell crab and Drum dishes very good. Several dishes reflect the past influence of Clancy's with its own twist of Asian influences. Valet parking helps in this busy area. We have been several times and have enjoyed our meal each time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Service also excellent. Can sometimes be loud as people are having a great time. I am definitely going back. Could possibly be my new favorite place."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Annunciation. The restaurant is beautifully appointed and the food was excellent; however, the service was disappointing, and, I can't let this go without a comment - the bathroom (single, unisex) was filthy! Our waiter was arrogant and aloof, although he warmed up somewhat when he realized that we were locals. It's in a great location in the warehouse district, which is why we selected it after an evening at the Ogden Museum; but I don't know that we'll be in a hurry to go back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Will be returning and bringing friends and family."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I am a "food is fuel" type of person so rarely write reviews. However, the food and service were both spectacular. Menu has both New Orleans centric as well as out of region items and our table had meals from both. Would definitely recommend Annunciation when you are next in NO. Only concern is that it is a tad loud when full."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had dinner with a couple of friends from Dallas while attending a convention. We were there on a Sunday night. The service was lacking. Evidently the server just did not care. Compared to other NOLA restaurants a -5. The pricing. Ridiculous for the food quality and service. A -6 on pricing/value as related to other NOLA restaurants. Food quality and quantity. Be forewarned, this is not a Tapas restaurant, but the portion sizes mimic tapas. The quality I would say was on par with Chili's being generous Ralph & Kackoo's. -10 ranking compared to local restaurants. I am finding more of the "hip" restaurants are simply places for people to go and then tell everyone they went. And never return. We will never return to Annunciation."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends at Annunciation on June 21, 2014. Absolutely fabulous. Service was great, our waiter was charming and funny, well informed about the menu and provided first class service. The food was perfect, great portions. Our guests raved. Highly recommend this restaurant. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place lived up to it's billing. From the hip maitre'd, to the eclectic atmosphere, to the wonderful menu the opeing stanzas were enjoyable. Then came the food! Fantastic! I would highly recommend this restaurant--you will not be diappointed!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I dined at Annunciation late April 2013 on a weekend. The restaurant was packed, and the food and service were outstanding. Last week I went midweek. The restaurant was pretty empty, and the food was not as good. The maitre d' was very nice and checked on us towards the end of the meal. Our waiter hovered and seemed to rush us to order even though it was early and the restaurant empty. Our meals were good just not great. I would not cross it off my list of restaurants but will not hurry back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everything from our initial reception with the maître d to the friendly helpful yet highly professional and unobtrusive service - and the masterful preparation and presentation of fresh, top quality local ingredients, was simply outstanding. We highly recommend this jewel and fully intend to return as many times as we get to NOLA. Competitively priced and worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Divine and great awesome atmosphere ,Turtle soap is outstanding - Budino dessert is a must"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This was my favorite spot (we went to Muriels, commanders palace, stella!, r'evolution, bayona, to name a few) and THIS place beat them all! The food was A-MAZ-ING and the service was great. The waiter offered my kids some yummy suggestions (since there is no kids menu) and they cleaned their plates. The wine list was very well priced. The mark up on the bottle of Dom that we ordered was only $30!!! We spent half as much here than at other places and had better food! This place is a place you should try!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I picked Annunciation based solely on the menu I saw on Opentable. Man, were we pleasantly surprised! The food was fantastic! The waiter convinced my wife to try the pork shoulder ( normally, she is all seafood in N. O.). She really enjoyed it! The pork just had the hint of jalapeño - it wasn't overpowering. My veal was perfect - fork tender. The crawfish and sauce lent a nice touch, and the stuffing was amazing. Evidence was great. Our waiter was very helpful with a wine selection, and then with recommendations to go pair with it. We will be back the next time we go to N. O."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It was our first time dining at Annunciation. The bar was very noisy but we were seated toward the front. There was a huge crowd of young professionals up stairs and yet the chef was able to put out great food in a timely manner. As the restaurant filled the noise level became really unacceptable. I do not think I would want to return unless I knew some sort of sound cushioning had been done. I`m surprised that something has not been done about the noise since the maitra'd and the waiter and other diners all commented about the noise being off the charts."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was good. Will definately go back. Not sure why people were saying it was loud in other reviews. The atmosphere was nice and casual"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The maitre d' was the highlight of our night. It was quite lovely, and unfortunately rare, to be greeted by such a professional. It really set the bar high for our expectations of food & service to come. Our server Soleil was good but got wrapped up in an 8-top, so sadly service for us took a little downturn halfway through. The food was solid; oysters w/ melted brie didn't live up to the hype, but fried green tomatoes with crab & pepper Hollandaise was fantastic and the budino for dessert was sublime. Also, as the restaurant filled (just more than half full when we left) it got impossibly loud; not sure why they haven't installed noise-absorbing foam or anything under the tables. Oh! Try the Uptown cocktail. Delicious and unexpected. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoy the consistency of the food and service. Also, the atmosphere is very nice. Since we live in the French Quarter and drive to the restaurant, the valet parking makes it quite convenient."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Annunciation is never a let down. It's a great place for a first date, a first drink, or a meal with friends you've known forever. And the food is amazing. One thing that could've been better was our service. We barely saw our waiter. Nothing is worse than having an empty wine glass at dinner!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Annunciation was a terrific dining experience! I ordered the Kobe steak, perfect! My guests had the Drum and Trout special. All were very pleased with the meal. Great service and cool interior ambiance. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Fantastic, diverse menu. The spaghettini with fries oysters was divine, as was the oysters Rockefeller. And the sweet breads. But it was VERY hard to enjoy our time because it was so extraordinarily loud. We had a table of only 4 but could barely speak to the person next to us, which was very frustrating as it was a celebratory dinner. I has seen the previous comment to this issue, but was hopeful. I'm now hoping the owners will realize this is a real problem and work in the acoustics so we can come back. Great food but couldn't do it again...unless the problem is addressed. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I had heard about this restaurant but hadn't gone till a business associate was on town. Great way to show off New Orleans cuisine in a very hip space. Food was delicious and service good. Go"
    Dined on 5/15/2014