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Muriel's Jackson Square
Muriel's Jackson Square
  • Address:
    801 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    Neighborhood:
    French Quarter
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $31 to $50

Muriel's Jackson Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.muriels.com/
  • Email: mail@muriels.com
  • Phone: (504) 568-1885
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner served daily: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm and Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Sunday Jazz Brunch 11:00am -2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Gus Martin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Ann
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Muriel's Jackson Square validates up to 2 hours parking at the French Market parking lot, behind Cafe du Monde.
A word from Muriel's Jackson Square
The Bistro at Muriel’s Jackson Square offers New Orleans classics like Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Oysters "Muriel", Turtle soup, Fried Gulf Shrimp Po-boy, Crabmeat Imperial, Shrimp Remoulade & contemporary Creole cuisine like Pecan Crusted Drum & Wood Grilled Tuna while the Courtyard Bar is the perfect place to drop by for drinks & appetizers. The Séance Lounge is the place for a relaxed, comfortable meeting before or after dining. Comprised of two areas, The Outer & The Inner Séance, the Séance also tells the story of a mystic & checkered past. The Outer Séance addresses the New Orleans era of Storyville & when Muriel's Jackson Square was one of the French Quarter's best bordellos! The Inner Séance is the preferred domain of the resident ghost, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, & is the perfect spot for an intimate conversation & a drink amongst its plush surroundings.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole / Cajun / Southern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The manager and staff were outstanding. We were both impressed with the service. They were helpful, not overbearing. The food was outstanding. Perfect portion sizes. Quality of everything was top notch. Thanks for a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We ended our trip to NOLA with a final dinner at Muriel's. It was a fantastic choice. The decor was warm and inviting. I ordered from the pre-fixed dinner option. I had the alligator and the baby drum (fish) with bread pudding for dessert. All was delicious. My only negative (which is probably the case with a lot of restaurants) is that they made me finish my monsoon drink (purchased at a different venue) prior to being seated. The result was a slightly intoxicated and very enjoyable dinner experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food and Service were terrific. With so many restaurants to choose from Muriel's definitely stands out from the crowd. When you are in New Orleans be sure to have at least one night out at Muriel's"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Muriel's was recommended to my small group by K-Paul's kitchen. On our recent visit we dined at both and hands down, Muriel's was the better experience. The service was first rate, the food choices mixed both classics and newer items. Everything was lovely - we'd all go again. First rate experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Every time we visit the French Quarter in New Orleans we try to dine at Muriel's. This time we scored a perfect table in a corner by a window overlooking Jackson Square. The Prix fixe menu is always our choice for food that is both delicious and beautifully presented, and at a reasonable price. Add a great bottle of Malbec and dinner was perfect!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My dish was very good- and my companion raved about his. We had 6 people and I thought the service was very good. I go to New Orleans close to every year. This will make my rotation."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We loved the food at Muriel's without question. Everything was superbly prepared and absolutely delicious. The service, unfortunately, could have been much better. Our drink order was never actually taken, we had to ask for drinks. And our glasses remained empty for so long, we didn't bother to order second drinks. We then waited a long time for our dessert order to be taken and when the kitchen server brought out our dessert, it was placed on a tray table and sat for at least ten minutes before a server came and gave it to us. Again, the food was amazing and maybe we were so disappointed with the service because the food was so good."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were in NOLA to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday, and we had a wonderful dinner at Muriel's. We were seated at a window table, as I had requested, and we had a lovely young woman take care of our drinks and make recommendations, and our waiter was excellent as well. We wanted to keep our meal on the lighter side, so I had the goat cheese and crawfish crepes, and the spinach and apple salad...both were delicious and the crepes were one of the best things I ate in New Orleans. My husband also had the crepes, and the mozzarella and tomato salad. For dessert we ordered the butterscotch black bottom pudding, and then they kindly treated my husband to the bread pudding with candied topping with a candle for his birthday. Both sinful!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We ate there last year during French Quarter Fest and were very impressed so decided to go back this year. Again we both had great meals. My husband had the price fixed three course dinner which is an excellent bargain at $37.95. he had the pecan crusted grouper which was great. I had the seafood special which was also very tasty. Dessert was the bread pudding which we both loved. Waiters were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Don't hesitate to visit this wonderful restaurant while in Jackson Square. The food and service was excellent. We asked how one particular food was cooked and we were given the recipe! How extraordinary is that?"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Wonderful experience! I had the citrus salad, pork chop and bread pudding. When I go back, I'll be sure to get the exact same thing! It was that good! The history behind this home is so cool, make sure and ask your server for a copy of their timeline and hunted history. We made reservations for 7pm, were seated right on time and stayed around 2 hours. You do not want to rush out of this place!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went for the jazz brunch. Seated promptly, the wait staff was professional but did not try to connect. They had their system and speech, and we felt rushed. Food was very good (as expected). There was a mistake on the bill. When I pointed this out to the server, I was given an odd sneer, as if I was to blame. Never an acknowledgment, never an apology or recognition that we had been charged for an item we never ordered. We found this very odd and a pleasant meal was left with a sour after taste."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Decided to spend my birthday in a new city–New Orleans! I picked Muriel's because of their high ratings on Yelp and the photos of the restaurant looked amazing. Not to mention, the menu I found online looked awesome. The entire experience was great. The service was pretty quick surprisingly, our server David was delightful, the Prie Fixe menu was fabulous deal, and they even treated me to a birthday dessert! The decor inside was quintessentially New Orleans. If it wasn't rainy outside, I would've loved to sit on the balcony. Thanks for a great dining experience! (P.S. The pork chops, alligator, creme brulee and bread pudding are to die for!)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The location off of Jackson Square is ideal and the balcony dining space is special. Food isn't Commander's level, but what is? Considering food and location and price, Muriel's was better than expected."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, good food and friendly staff."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was phenomenol - makes me want to return to New Orleans just to come back here to eat at Muriel's. Highly recommend the tart, pork chops and bread pudding. Beautiful location also."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our first visit to New Orleans was thoroughly enjoyable. One past time this city provides is an endless array of memorable dining experiences. We were fortunate to spend an evening at Muriel's Jackson Square. Food, service, even the location of our table, was beyond our expectation. While we enjoyed our meal, we observed a haunted tour guide (in period dress) entertain and keep his group hanging on to his every word! That just added to Muriel's authentic ambience. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner in an old - maybe haunted - French Quarter building. Everything was delicious but be sure you save room for the incredible bread pudding."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food was superlative! And the service was warm and professional. Regarding the ambience, I had heard that the restaurant had interesting dining rooms. Well, to be fair, we did not ask for a look-around, but the dining room in which we were seated was dark and nicely decorated, but sedate. The other dining room (I don't know the name of it, but it was the brighter room) seemed to have a better mood and ambience. Again, the food was faultless."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Took my family to Muriel's for a special event. Was all I expected. Food was veery good to excellent, Service was outstanding! I would highly recommend Muriel's for a great dining experience in NO."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was the second time that my wife and I ate lunch at Muriels while visiting Jackson Square. Both times were very good. While service was slow during our latest meal, the staff apologized and provided complimentary cocktails. Food however was outstanding - best, most tender crawfish I have ever eaten and there have been many. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Muriel's is the quintessential New Orleans brunch experience. Everything about this restaurant is enjoyable: great food, excellent service, beautiful facility."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Specifically booked and asked for a window table for our special occasion. (had even called and confirmed) They told me they were on time and led us to a table in the middle of the restaurant. When I brought it to their attention we had asked for a seat by a window, they led us to a table in a corner with two brick walls behind us and a window at the table next to us. The hostesses seemed bored and uninterested in their job, quite frankly. Service was ok, food was great, but a bit noisy for us and our experience had started on a bad note. We won't go back; we'll try something else next time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Prompt but unobtrusive service. Brunch was excellent. The turtle soup was to die for. Also let us check out the second floor which is apparently haunted and was very cool. Jazz during brunch was great."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a good (but not a great) dinner at Muriel's Jackson Square. Some of the dishes were quite interesting, so were definitely so-so. The room was quite noisy with a batchelorette party which was quite problematic for one of our group who uses a hearing aid. The staff recognized the issue but were not very successful in responding."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Muriel's is is a favorite of locals, especially those living in the French Quarter. The food and service are always terrific and the center Jackson Square location makes it a great choice when entertaining friends or family."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I wouldn't recommend it because I was visiting New Orleans"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Muriel's Sunday Jazz Brunch is a truly lovely experience. This restaurant is located in a beautiful old mansion on Jackson Square. The setting is cozy and comfortably elegant, with several separate dining rooms, including a sunny atrium room, as well as a bar area. The live jazz was terific - 3 gentlemen strolled from room-to-room playing jazz classics and accepting requests (though I didn't see anyone make any requests). The menu is an inventive take on southern classics. The shrimp and grits and shrimp and goat cheese crepes were both execellent. I am not usually a fan of eating a big heavy brunch in the middle of the day, but I'm so glad I didn't miss thiswhen visiting New Orleans."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I mentioned it was my daughter's 19th birthday when I made the reservations online. They brought an icecream cake with a candle at the end of our meal. It was a very nice surprise."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed lunch very much! The service was perfection and the food choices quite good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was great but food was fantastic. I had Turtle Soup and the Double cut Pork Chop followed by Bread Pudding.. Was just awesome."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "While visiting from out of town I recalled a previous great meal at Muriel's so made a reservation for 4 and invited some colleagues. Suddenly our group grew to 7 and I called 30 minutes prior to the reservation time and they graciously accomadated the increase. The mileu was energetic, our waiter was gracious and efficient and every dish was fresh, delicious and pleasing to the eye and palate. It takes talent to provide excellent fare and personal attention in a busy and changing crowd. Muriel's gets 5 stars for their great performance."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The unanimous opinion of the four (2 from Boston + 2 from San Francisco) of us: OKAY, but certainly nothing special. Staff was friendly, but not overly helpful. Waiter seemed a wee bit put out. NOLA has always been an outstanding culinary experience. Even unspectacular places frequently offer something special. Don't get me wrong. Muriel's was fine, just not a place we'd recommend to those seeking the pinnacle of Cajun/Creole dining. Maybe someone with a Cleveland palate will be impressed. We weren't."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Overall it was just okay. I wasn't that impressed with the menu or the service. That said, I would still recommend it to a friend and I would give them a second chance."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This is a very nice low key New Orleans restaurant. It is in the French Quarter but it is not one of the over the top tourist places. Food was well prepared, reasonably priced with good service."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We loved this place. The rooms all had wonderful character, the food was amazing and the service was great too. Perfect way to spend our last night in the French Quarter. The creepes and Creme brûlée were my faves!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The crabmeat & goat cheese crepes and the escargot was outstanding. The evening Gulf Fish was Black Drum and was served less than warm. The manager had brought the meals and when he came back to ask how the meals were, we told him that the meals were less than warm. This problem was immediately solved and the meals were outstanding. Our reservation was at 6:30 and the service started out really good and declined from there as the restaurant filled up, but didn't detract any from the dining experience. Yes, we would return to this restaurant when we were in New Orleans as we found the service to be better than at Brennan's or Antoine's."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My husband and I recently went to Muriel's for lunch to clebrate our anniversary. We were given a special table with a great view of jackson square. The service was prompt and gracious but not pretentious. The food was AMAZING! Such a gem."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I went with my husband and three kids, ages 10, 13 and 15, to dinner on our first night in New Orleans. My husband and I have been to the city several times, but have never made it to Muriels and boy have we been missing out. The food was really good and the service was amazing. My boys loved the fried alligator appetizer and all of our main dishes were delicious. We would definitely recommend Muriel's to our friends and look forward to dining there next time we are in town. A note about taking kids- my kids are used to traveling and eating out. They are not afraid to try new foods and have a more adult palate. That being said our waiter stated they would alter dishes (i.e. make a dish less spicy) for the kids if needed."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Many many folks cannot be wrong in their opinions of Muriel's so when we booked there on our first trip to New Orleans, we were hoping this was the case. We were not disappointed. The building itself is pure French Quarter and we even saw it featured on last night's episode of NCIS! The space is beautiful, service highly professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food was everything we hoped and more. Presentation, quality, and flavor all top notch. All four of us agreed--we highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/21/2014