The BestCoquette is our favorite restaurant. In New Orleans, that's saying something. You cannot go wrong here.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experienceEnjoyed food, atmosphere & service. Reasonably priced & the food was excellent. This was my second visit & would continue to dine here.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite New Orleans RestaurantThis was our third visit to Coquette, which became our favorite restaurant after the first visit. It continues to surprise and amaze with every visit. The menu changes daily based on the seasonal availbilty of quality local meats and produce so seldom will a dish be available on your next visit. Even if a repeat dish is on the menu, such as shrimp and grits, the ingredients can vary. This trip the Arugula Pecan Salad, Shrimp & Grits, and Peaches & Cream (so MUCH MORE than that implies), were the standout dishes that my 1st reaction to was, "WOW!". There is always at least one item each trip there that just explodes in flavors in your mouth.
A trip to N.O. is incomplete w/o a meal at Coquette. It is now a reason for the the trip.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMlovely garden district spot...with a farm to table-type approach and great service.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNew to the menu...The eggplant dish was delicious!! And, as always, the Vegetable Market Salad was outstanding.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time visitingThis was our second time visiting Coquett's and both meals were outstanding. Nice to get away from the Quarter and enjoy a neighborhood gem. The menu is small but everything is delicious.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite's in NOLAWe went for Sunday brunch before the play. Everything was perfect. Try the spicy Bloody Mary's filled to the brim with olives and beans and all kinds of stuff. The shrimp and grits dish was delicious as was the fried chicken and the soft shell crab sandwich was YUM.
The thin cut crispy fries was the best I have ever had and I liked that they piled it on so you got to share with everyone. The crispy funnel cake with strawberries was perfect. The basket of sliced french bread and the soft butter was wonderful.
We had a memorable time and the service was excellent. I will go back you can be sure.!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAny girls dream date spotI have been dropping heavy hints to my bf for about a year now about how much I'd love to go here on a date, he never picked up on it. Since I'm moving out of thw city in the next few weeks, my girlfriends decided to take over my heavy hints and being me there as a goodbye dinner ... Suspicion confirmed LOVELY date spot, strait out of a movie, be sure to check the upstairs out/request seating there. The food was fantastic the service perfectly helpful without being in your face. Oh and the cocktails! Marvelously creative, interesting and perfectly delightful ... Gentalmen take your ladies here, ladies if he doesn't reward yourself for all the hardwork you do and take yourself!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lunch at Coquette.So glad we went to this restaurant - fresh cocktails, excellent food and service - a great experience from start to finish.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of NOLAs best restaurantsStaff attentive, but not intrusive as well as being knowledgeable and friendly.
All dishes were presented well, prepared well and each course was as described and had a great taste. My guests were truly impressed.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful mealCoquette met the hype: terrific food, good atmosphere. It's a bit noisy (not "energetic" as the metric above suggests, but loud enough not to hear those at your table), but it was worth the wait for our table. Highly recommended.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGastronomic DelightAll the flavors of the foods complemented each other so well. We had the fried oysters (without the beef tartare), the seared scallops (with chargrilled octupus and andouille sausage, the duck breast (with collard greens and quince - didn't sound appetizing to me, but tasted amazing, followed by the chocolate pudding with andouille caramel sauce and icecream. Service was excellent and a very nice dinner experience. The ingredients used are the freshest available, so the menu tends to change on a daily basis, with a few specials that stick around. We will be back.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch HeavenAlthough we were both tempted by the 3 course brunch, we ended up ordering individual entrees. We had the brisket eggs Benedict & biscuits & gravy with fried chicken. Oh & to die for mimosas & a spicy Bloody Mary. Did we like it? No, we loved it as our clean plates would attest! Great atmosphere, friendly staff, would definitely return & recommend.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet at its bestThe preparation of the appetizers, entrees and dessert were without question excellent. Diverse wine selections. The ingredients were extremely fresh and the presentation beautifully done. Service was very good, especially the back wait staff.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experienceSeriously the best food we had in New Orleans. In fact, we went there again just because it was so good. Do not miss this place. The chef uses fresh, local ingredients to create beautiful, unique, and delicious food. Our favorites were the foie gras, the buttermilk chicken, and the strawberries and cream. My mouth is watering just typing this. Also had the best mint julep of my life there. The staff were friendly and helpful. I absolutely love this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone visiting Nola.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant lunch but wasVery pleasant lunch but was not offered coffee after the meal was finished. This restaurant
does not take American Express Travelers checks5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA New Orleans FavoriteWe always go to Coquette when we go to New Orleans. It is one of our favorite restaurants in NOLA, our any where. The food is always outstanding. This trip we had a shaved foie gras salad with asparagus, peas and beets with a huckleberry vinegarette. It was divine. I also had the fried oysters. They were lightly fried to preserve the taste and served with pickled vegetables. Our dining companion had chicken fried sweetbreads at brunch. They literally melted in your mouth. We also had biscuits and gravy, with fried chicken and a sunny side up egg. It was my all-time favorite biscuit and gravy preparation. The gravy was so meaty with tasso ham. The cocktails are always excellent, as is dessert. Friendly staff. A+5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperlativeI've been to Coquette once as a tourist and once as a resident. Now that I live in NO, I'll be back as often as I can. The waitstaff was professional and attentive and knowledgeable. We had the tasters menu and the element of surprise is part of the experience. The wine pairings were spot on. And the olive oil sponge cake with lemon curd and green pea sorbet was "to die for."5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal in New OrleansCoquette never ceases to impress with their creative menu, lovely atmosphere, and low-key yet upscale vibe. My scallops with grilled octopus was a winner. I will return again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable and DelectableOne of the best meals I've had in quite some time. Dishes were creative without feeling forced. Cocktails were well-balanced and satisfying. The diners next to us brought their two high chair aged children, which seemed inappropriate for this type of restaurant. They were loud and disruptive. I don't blame the restaurant. I blame the parents for not having a sense of decorum. Other than that, we had a lovely time.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Food, Fantastic WineService was amazing, wine pairings were fantastic ($35, very worthwhile), five course tasting ($70, a bit high by conparison) was mostly great. Market vegetable salad was beautiful but forgettable, sweetbreads were lovely, halibut was divine, duck was good (not great) collards best ever. Dessert was lovely!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchOur group had a great brunch. Great sauces in interesting combinations. Shrimp and grits were amazing. the coffee was rich and delicious and comes in in a French press.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our New Orleans favorites,Coquette is a first class New Orleans restaurant which uses local foods to create delicious and innovative versions of New Orleans food. We go whenever we are in town. It is impossible to say which is better -- the food or the service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatWe come to NOLA 3 or 4 times a year (kid in college). We have tried many many of the finer restaurants in the city. We always come back to Coquette. It never disappoints -- always great food -- always a terrific dining experience. That said, this time we felt the food had slipped just a bit. It was not quite as good a our prior six visits here, but they all can't be the best. We will certainly keep coming back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAdventurousNo, they don't serve lion or pickled sea urchin. What they do serve is beautiful, delicious and fantastically FRESH! I loved the little touches such as olive praline on the side of the salad--nothing like you'd imagine. My partner was really out there--he had a steak :( It was heavenly! I had catfish on a puree of sweet potato with chow chow and smoked pork. Hard to describe, but it was divine!
Beautiful service, attentive wait staff. Weather was gorgeous, so the front door was open. That's my only complaint--diesel fumes from the street.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you Coquette!This was one of the highlights of a 4 day trip my wife and I took to New Orleans. We came from Oregon and we were very interested in checking out the food scene in NOLA. I spent quite a bit of time researching reviews and decided to make a reservation at Coquette. We were definitely not disappointed. The mostly locally sourced daily changing menu offered a number of unique and delicious items. I particularly liked the tartare w/ oysters and the duck entree. I would also recommend checking out their unique cocktail list. Try the one with Tequila & Aperol. The host, servers, and manager were all extremely friendly and helpful. We were checked on frequently and the food was delivered quickly. Special thanks to the manager for great local tips!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my first choices whenOne of my first choices when deciding where to take my out of town guests. Good service and wonderful food, and I like the feel of the room.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the Prix Fixe LunchWe had the prix fixe lunch special and it was all so delicious. We started with a flavorful gumbo z'herbes followed by the most amazing catfish I have ever had. It was tender and flavorful.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticI would recommend Coquette to any foodie friend in a heart-beat. I can't say enough good things about our lunch here.
The food was New Orleans refined and modern: updated yet very aware of its roots. For example, the fried oysters inside were super tender, outside crispy and not at all greasy, served with pickled green tomatoes diced up into elegant fine little cubes, wioth a smidge of pink, slightly spicy aioli across the bottom.
Excellent cocktails. Good wine list selection.
The feel is such that, at least at lunch-time, I think one feels equally at home here in a dinner jacket or in shorts. Casual is fine, as long as you remain classy. Excellent service.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, interesting and excellentWe came to Coquette following a reception with food, so we were not very hungry. I had an appetizer of fried oysters and beef tartare. It was exceptional. The hot juicy oysters were a lovely contrast to the smooth cold tartar. My husband had a delicious entrée which he thoroughly enjoyed. The wine list was well priced and very good. I liked the ambiance of the place - set in a suburban neighborhood in an older house with tin ceilings and a wonderful bar that was either old or was made to look old. Great high mirrors and beautiful wood work. The waitstaff were most accommodating and pleasant. I wish we had time to go back soon.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved our brunch!Shrimp and grits were simply lovely (even that early in the morning), and the fresh food was a wonderful way to start the morning (and week). Loved the food and service was great.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgood foodExcellant food. Wine list is ok. Service was a little too attentive. Would definitely go again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMStylish and deliciousAfter 2 days of amazing food at Jazzfest (aka Mudfest this year!), we decided to clean-up our act and try Coquette for Sunday brunch. Great staff, incredible food (grits were delish) and a beautiful setting. Couldn't have been happier to find this oasis in the Garden District. Can't wait to come back next year!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Garden District bistroReasonably priced, all the food was fabulous. We were surprised on JazzFest weekend to get a reservation the week of, but things worked out wonderfully. Only glitch was our waitress comped a drink with a forgotten order but we had a great experience. Beautiful building.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Five in New OrleansThird time at Coquette and we have loved it every time. Its high rating in reviews is well-deserved. Everything from start to finish was excellent. The food is delicious and the service attentive. Shrimp and grits were the best we have had anywhere. Well worth the short trip from downtown or the French Quarter.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWill definitely go back....alreadyWill definitely go back....already made reservations for next trip to NO:)5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCoquette don't Forget!Great food. Unique and so good! Knowledge of staff was exceptional!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood valueThe $20 3 course lunch is an outstanding value for a quality meal in New Orleans.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with my sisterMy sister and I were strolling on magazine and wanted to find a neighborhood place. Coquette fit the bill perfectly. Beautiful building and wonderful food. Very relaxing.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOn our new favorites listMy wife and I have visited New Orleans on three occasions over the years, always looking for fine dining as a priority. Some online research turned up a blog with a review of Coquette and we liked what we read. There is a fulltime pastry chef and bread is baked fresh on site and was a delightful cut above the ordinary. The menu is nouvelle french and features locally sourced ingredients. The food was impeccably prepared and presented, waitstaff was equally impressive and utilize a team approach to table service. Although we didn't order any cocktails, there was an extensive menu and most patrons were indluging and enjoying. We stuck to wine and were pleased with the selections. Highly recommended, we'll be coming back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to expectationThe food was oustanding, even by New Orleans standards. Not one morsel of food was left on anyone's plate. I am still thinking about my duck entree which may have been the best duck I have ever had.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I/we'veOne of the best meals I/we've had. We (5) all sampled each others' choices and they were all outstanding. The service was friendly, fast, and excellent. One of our new favorite places to eat in NO.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulousWe were a party of 4 and everyone ordered something different as well as apps. Everything that came to the table was beautiful and delicious. Top on the list for next trip to NO5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWowGreat dining experience. Very fresh seasonal local ingredients in creative and delicious preparations. Fabulous service with a local eatery feeling. Even in NOLA this restaurant stands out. Highest possible praise.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance was wonderful...Ambiance was wonderful... Billy Joel at the next table!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our AnniversaryWe celebrated our Anniversary at Coquette. I read prior reviews that said they received a complimentary glass of Champagne. We were wished a happy anniversary, but no other gestures. The food preparations were unique and delicious. The service was excellent. The upstairs dining room is lovely and the noise level was minimal. I complained to my husband that I thought we would have received a better table given the special occasion (maybe they were already booked). We had a table for 2 facing the side street and I had a fireplace mantel poking me in the back of my head. My husband pointed out that the beautiful floor to ceiling windows facing Magazine St. had obnoxious neon signs illuminating those tables.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant brings ingenuity,This restaurant brings ingenuity, artful presentation and great taste together and ties it up with a bow. What a great experience!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettable!My fiance and I would both say that it is perhaps the best meal we've ever had while dining out. A highlight of our trip to New Orleans. Delicious and unique and better than our imaginations would have suggested. We will absolutely eat at Coquette every time we return to New Orleans and recommend it to all of our friends. This review may sound overly generous but that is how great the meal was.
I had the halibut and she had the scallops. We also ordered the strawberry cream desert and the chocolate pudding. Unforgettable!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Menu is small but everything was delicious.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional gourmet offerings!Fortunately we were seated upstairs where we could hear each other talk. When we finished and walked downstairs, the noise level was very loud which was probably fine for the younger diners filling that area. I was grateful we'd been seated upstairs.
The food was sensational! Two of us had the asparagus soup, prepared with both a puree of both cooked asparagus, and uncooked asparagus, then swirled with a green oil. I'd go back again just for the soup, though since the menu changes daily, I might get to try another winner of a soup next time. My husband had the salad, a beautiful presentation and wonderfully delicious with exotic flavors. The rest of dinner was equally good and the service was all one could wish for.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM