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Coquette Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coquette-nola.com/
  • Phone: (504) 265-0421
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:30am - 2:00pm
    (Closed Tuesday)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Michael Stoltzfus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering available. For more information, please email tiffanyh@coquettenola.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Upstairs available for a seated dinner party up to 65 people or 80 people for a cocktail party. Full restaurant buyouts available for groups up to 200 people. For more information, please email tiffanyh@coquette-nola.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Tiffany Haleamau (504) 265-0421

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Public Transit: St Charles Streetcar Line- Washington Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Coquette
Located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Coquette offers innovative southern cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced product. Featuring an accessible international wine list, classic and creative New Orleans cocktails and a well-traveled beer list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The menu changes weekly according to what is available locally but what is done is very good! Peaches & cream dessert is amazing!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I have eaten eaten at some of the highest rated restaurants in the world and the best was found here. We did the 5 course meal (which was really 7). Locally sourced food with a nod to the region in preparation. Inspired wine pairings. Before dinner I ordered a Tom Collins which was perfectly prepared and had a unique spin which was delightful. Fine dining at its best. Not 'stuffy' at all- very welcoming. Knowledgeable service staff; I was impressed that they asked about food allergies and preferences since the meal can be customized to your liking. Seated in great room upstairs with wonderful lighting and acoustics. I took my husband there for BD dinner- I hit a home run in choosing Coquette: we will remember it for the rest of our lives."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Coquette has amazing food. It's a bit pricey so my husband and I have only been twice but it is definitely worth it. The appetizers and small plates are very small, about tasting portion sized, but they offer fantastic gourmet flavors I haven't experienced elsewhere. The small sizes of the food doesn't really bother me especially when I think about how much I would be gorging myself if I had the opportunity. The staff is knowledgable and serves in a timely manner. I was first drawn to coquette by the unique architecture of the building and the overall cute look the place had going for it. Overall, I don't see how anyone couldn't like this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Absolutely phenomenal meal start to finish. Everything was delicious and the service fantastic."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Do not miss this place on your tour of New Orleans restaurants! The food is excellent and the chef combines unique flavors to take you on a food journey."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Clean, local and very well executed dishes. The pastry selections reminded me of something that one might have at any Michelin starred property, excellent to say the least. The service seemed disengaged, scattered and somewhat unfamiliar with the dishes. Bordering on arrogance."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Would never thought of some of these combinations...delicious and exciting menu"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Every bite of our meal here was terrific, especially the carpaccio, and be sure to leave room for dessert. The Peaches & Cream was beautiful, delicious and just the right portion. The service was attentive and everyone was very considerate of my gluten sensitivity. I highly recommend this place for dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Since it was our first time there, we opted for the 5 course tasting and the additional wine pairing. The initial bites & 1st course of salmon were exquisite, my only criticism was that two of the five dishes included a substantial amount of rice. It was delicious, of course, and the tastes differed enough, I was only disappointed because rice is so filling, making it difficult to get through all the courses. That being said I was impressed by the portion sizes of the "tastes." The paired wines worked very well with the chosen dishes, although personally, since we added a cocktail to the very beginning, the total of 5 different types of alcohol is something I may do differently in the future to help curb the next day's headache."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Coquette has never disappointed me. Never. Had the three course $23 lunch. Each course was fantastic - a great value. I believe only available in the summer. They do very interesting (but not too weird) combinations of flavors and new takes on old favorites like shrimp and grits, and fried catfish."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Coquette is constantly finding new ways to please my palate. Their ability to get the most flavor out of proteins is unmatched by any restaurant that I've been."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We tried the blind tasting menu and enjoyed the dishes served. It was a unique experience not knowing what was going to be served next."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Hard to find the right words to describe how amazing this place is, food was truly divine. The friend chicken with the spicy watermelon sauce was out of this world. Can't wait to be back here on my next trip to New Orleans"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Gumbo was savory and different from the more traditional NOLA variations. Well worth a trip to the Garden District."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Coquette is always innovative and energetic, with the highest degree of taste and style. We went there for a celebration and the food and wine lived up to our expectations. Hard to beat in New Orleans."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Menu changes everyday but you can always count on innovative dishes that provide a nice surprise. Fabulous pairings of the freshest ingredients make for delicious dishes. Atmosphere is quiet during early dinners and lively but not overly noisy later. Servers were genuinely nice and knowledgeable and not bothersome. Def go if u get a chance."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was an absolutely amazing dining experience. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was off the charts out-standing. It was probably the best brunch I have had in the city."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I have frequented Coquette periodically since before we were married. The consistent high quality of the food has never waned even as it as clear that the menu changes constantly (every day, in fact). Our recent trip only reinforced our high regard for this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I excitedly left Birmingham at 6:30 am to get to New Orleans in time for lunch at Coquette. We had read in multiple books and all over the internet about how great this restaurant was, so our hopes were high. However, when we walked up to the restaurant, I made the comment "it smells like a house fire out here," and that sentiment was continued throughout the meal. Everything we were served had been smoked in their backyard smoker, and therefore everything tasted like a house fire, or like it had been smoked with treated pine. We were so confused, and after rereading the great reviews, we decided it must have just been a mistake on their part, and we gave them the benefit of the doubt. However, we will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "excellent fresh food, nice presentation, relaxed atmosphere, kind of a strange menu setup with not a lot of choices but really fine food prepared with local ingredients"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "New Orleans is noted for great food, but I find the downtown restaurants too noisy, crowded and over priced. Coquette breaks this pattern. A nice small neighborhood restaurants offering good food and wine. I had soft shell crabs, as good as any. Good wine list and priced well. I highly recommend Coquettes is you want to get out of the French Quarter."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I live approximately 350 miles from New Orleans - I make it a point to eat at Coquette if possible. The food and service are outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "this is my go to restaurant when I want consistently good, creative food. I take all my out of town guests and clients here. The squash blossom beignets were amazing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Started out with an "old fashioned" made with e h taylor. Bread and butter was excellent as always, came out nice and hot. Soup was on the cusp of being too salty, but the potato salad was so good, I asked for a little bit more. I got a huge bowlful of it for a $5 surcharge, not bad. Got shrimp and grits, with bacon, okra, and cherry tomatoes. Broth in that was amazing. Got a chocolate pot de creme with a mint chantilly on top. The chanitlly was a bit too "toothpaste-y" on it's own, but paired well with the pot de creme. Server was great. She explained some of their barreling program for us."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We have been to Coquette several times for either drinks, dinner or brunch and every time it has been great. The food is top notch and the service to match. The menu changes pretty much daily and has good variety for all. Nice atmosphere, maybe even a bit fancy, but not at all pretentious. A dangerous place to have in the neighborhood!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed eating here with my wife for our 10th anniversary. The ravioli was ok. But everything else was to die for. I really wish I had saved room for desert."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dining at Coquette is an experience! Inspired and ambitious preparation. The smoked meats are divine but heavy if you want a light dinner. Delicious food. Will return on our next visit to NOLA. Have had lunch at the bar at a prior visit and loved that also."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Menu changes daily and they do amazing things with the simplest of ingredients. Very elegant yet modern, classic, and eclectic."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I live in the Irish Channel. When people ask me whether I eat at Commander's Palace often, I tell them "no. there's a better restaurant between me and it." I mean Coquette. This place is terrific, and consistently so. Creative without being wierd. Go. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We saw the restaurant was listed in Food and Wine magazine and were interested to try it out. It's located in the Garden District so it's away from the bustle of the French Quarter. Lovely building and great charm. The menu changes daily and we were very happy with our dishes. Also had a nice French Cabernet Franc that paired very well with the duck. Service was a tad slow but this isn't a place to rush dinner anyway. The staff was very nice and we had a lovely experience. Definitely going back!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had reservations but were seated an hour after our reserved time. We were on vacation without kids so it didn't really bother us that night but would have another time. It did get so late that we ended up only having an appetizer and then headed back to our hotel b/c of an early morning flight. BUT - great scene, fun bar, cool neighborhood!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our experience was horrible on June 6, 2014. We waited half an hour at our table with no server in sight. We grabbed a bus boy and asked him to get us something to drink. When Jacob, the manager, eventually showed up he seemed annoyed, stressed and aggravated and distracted. Our meals arrived cold and we were never asked how our food was. We will NEVER go back and have told our 40 New Orleans friends at a private dinner party at Commander's Palace Saturday night, June 7, never to go to Coquette either. The manager seemed more nervous and distracted than caring about our returning business. We are in New Orleans often and have many friends there. We shall spread the word."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Service was terrible. Had a long hair in my food. Fish was so old, when they cooked it and put it on the plate, it released some fishy tasting juice. 15$ for a small plate of vegetables, which didn't even taste crisp or fresh (scam). I could go on more about this place. But it really was an awful experience and I hope it doesn't happen to others."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This one hit the mark. My wife and I had the chef's tasting menu, and we were quite happy we did. Really, every course was amazing...taste, presentation, everything. My wife and I have vegan and vegetarian friends, who I think would have been very happy with this restaurant, too. We would come back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I'm not the biggest lover of fish, but I took the bartender's suggestion on the halibut! With out a doubt, the best halibut I've ever had! I didn't think capers, plums and brown butter sauce with a tomato 'hash' could possibly work, but clearly I'm not the innovative chef that Michael is! I was in town to take my son to orientation and I'm already planning on going back in August to see what other new seasonal items will be on the menu! You won't regret going to this restaurant! Great service, beautiful ambience and amazing food with a delicious glass of wine!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Nice to come back to New Orleans and have more options that spicy sauces, good though they may be. coulis excellent. nice atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "What a wonderful find! This is very easy to get to by streetcar or bus. The service along with the decor had a warm friendliness about it. The food was excellent, even by the high standards of New Orleans. We mentioned to the server that we were debating between the duck and the soft-shelled crab and would like to share the two plates, which we often do. When the meals arrived, they were very nicely divided into two servings without sacrificing the well designed and attractive plating. Both dishes along with the small plates were done perfectly. If we lived in NOLA, we'd be "regulars" here. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We come here often and find it consistently great. Sunday's brunch favorites: oysters Benedict, ham sandwich, hamburger (with hooks cheese). One suggestion: Order your first drink as soon as you sit down...they are slow in the drink-making category. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Coquette is one of our favorites in New Orleans! It is always exceptional. We have had brunch, lunch and dinner there several times. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Menu varies daily. Small very well curated menu. Had a great meal with exceptional service!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014