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

Muriel's Jackson Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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 WinnerCreole / Cajun / Southern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I told my fiance she could pick any restaurant in town to go to for her birthday, and she chose Muriel's. The drinks were great, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was awesome. Is it a bit pricey? Yes, but I feel that I got my money's worth."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Impressive cocktails and incredible food. Service was impeccable!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Loved it! I have visited New Orleans on two vacations in the past couple of months, and this was by far my favorite meal of the trip. For those wanting the New Orleans experience, I recommend the alligator appetizer and the BBQ shrimp entree. A lot of food for the price, I was very impressed. My girlfriend did a peach salad and the chicken entree, both of which she loved as well. Service was very timely and friendly, and you can't beat the location of the restaraunt. We were looking for a special little date night, but I think this setting serves the purpose of all looking for a 5-star meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "What a romantic site with food to die for...an absolute gem in quality, cost and ambience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "What a great experience. From start to finish, everything was perfect. The best meal we ate while in New Orleans. After the drink server (yes, there are two) took our wine order she came back and told us that the wine that she recommended was very expensive and she did not know our price range. It was well outside of what we wanted to spend on wine, so she saved me a good chunk of money."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Muriel's is highly rated and even locals assured us of a solid performance record, so off we went...first night in NO, and my birthday to boot. While the food was mostly just "ok", the service was a bit overbearing and a little condescending, and the whole experience a little disappointing. Neither of our two waiters were knowledgeable about the wine list, nor offered to find someone for us who was, instead making clearly uninformed comments and suggestions based on price. A few notable menu items: the gumbo was good as was the bouillabaisse, but the peach salad was boring as was the flank steak. Solid creme brûlée and bread pudding! Save your money for something better... It's out there!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Muriel's in Jackson Square New Orleans provides southern charm with a hint of a Ghost story. Food and service are typical of an upscale dining experience found in the French Quarter. If you go, ask for a tour."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I've never had a bad meal in New Orleans, but Muriel's is in the top 5 of places you have to try in the Big Easy. The seafood melts in your mouth, and the service is exemplary."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Came here a few years ago for brunch and recently returned to celebrate a friend's birthday while we were in town. Everything was as wonderful as i remembered, from the brandy milk punch and fresh baked bread to the shrimp and goat cheese crepes and seafood gumbo. servers and management were attentive and even provided a small dessert for the birthday. Everyone commented that it was the best meal we had in New Orleans."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We visited Muriel's for Sunday brunch. It was very charming and the service was exceptional. I had ordered the special entree, but the waiter must have confused my order for another dish. The dish was good and the hostess gave me a order of the side dish from the original entree when I questioned why the dish wasn't what I expected. I really appreciated that. My only issue was that the jazz trio didn't play for long. It may have been the case that they moved to other rooms throughout the restaurant. Overall, excellent brunch."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We ate an awesome dinner and afterwards we walked down to the Mississippi River and watch the fireworks for the 4th of July."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is a must do restaurant if your in New Orleans. Everything is excellent!!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our visit & tour of the building. The wait staff & food was wonderful! We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Loved Muriel's! Have seen it on Jackson Square for years but had never tried it until now. Seafood Bayoubaisse was divine!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent meal in a beautiful restaurant in the French quarter - what a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday! This birthday had a "0" in it, so the evening needed to be special and Muriel's made it so!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted someplace special. We really did well at Muriel's. The food was outstanding, but we expected that at this pricepoint. What made the evening special was the friendly and attentive service. Wonderful experience. Be sure and ask about the upstairs and the haunted history. Really a superb time. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I attended the Sunday Jazz Brunch. It was wonderful. The food was delicious, the bloody Mary was divine, and I thoroughly enjoyed the jazz. The service was also excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Here is a shout out for Dane and Michelle who were our servers. They were very professional and helped to make our experience enjoyable. The 3 course and 4 course meals are a great option."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Special dinner to reward ourselves after a long trade show. Excellent experience as always."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants we experienced in New Orleans. Located in the Jackson Square area, we were afraid that it might just be a tourist trap, but nothing could be further from the truth. We both chose the Table D'HOTE menu, and it is excellent value for money. All three courses were well presented and tasted delicious. Both our waiters were professional and friendly. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very comfortable.The food, service and attention to detail were all very impressive and we have no hesitation in recommending Muriel's Jackson Square."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Ate there June 2014 with my wife and 7 year old son. I had the Drum (local fish) which was fantastic. The ice cream sandwich desert was also delicious, as was everything else. It's in an historic house and the decor and ambience are great. Kid friendly. Not cheap but well worth it. Also a great location as it's right in Jackson Square and probably the nicest part of the French Quarter."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Muriel's is a great restraunt for any type of special occasion. Service was excellent and food was amazing. Price very fair for the quality of food and service. Definitely will go again"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Fabulous.......food,service,location.......will recommend over and over"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I wouldn't recommend it because there are so many MUCH BETTER places to go. It's in a fun location, and looks charmingly old school. My creole tomato salad with crab was fresh and delicious, but the BBQ shrimp was so salty it was hard to eat. Service was adequate. I wouldn't tell anyone NOT to go, just wouldn't encourage it specifically. Other diners with me seemed happy enough (though they had run out of the special they were promoting)."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I am a part-time local. Muriel's is the most consistent fine dining restaurant in the French Quarter with a casual atmosphere. I feel confident in recommending Muriel's for lunch, brunch and dinner."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This restuarant is sooooo Nola!! I def will be back! The bread pudding is the absolute best, hands down!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Perfect scène, we celebraties my 50th birthday here. Service was great, food was perfect"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was wonderful. We will definitely return. Food and service was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I hosted a business dinner for six travelers from out of state. With the reputation of New Orleans dining, I needed a place that would provide a good dining experience that reflected the best of New Orleans. Muriel's was ideal and I would highly recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Muriel's was recommended by a few friends and it was spectacular I think it was the best meal I had on this trip. We were greeted and seated immediately. The servers were incredibly attentive. I don't think my water glass ever reduced to half full. The food presentation was awesome and the taste was beyond words. I had blackened redfish with a blue crab dressing and grits. We had a side order of pecan sweet potatoes. For dessert we shared bread pudding. It was s completely wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Amazing service - dropped my knife & they nearly came running across the restaurant with another. Very good food - did the 3 course menu ($38). Mixed drink may have been a little weak for New Orleans standards."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We dined on a Wednesday. Wine list is good and has a few values in bold. Our servers, Aaron and Stacey, were both knowledgeable. Their service was impeccable. Muriel's had a four course offering highlighting the creole tomato and soft-shelled crab, which are in season. We had the creole tomato and watermelon gazpacho to start. Next, the tomato and crabmeat salad had a wonderful vinaigrette. We had the crawfish and goat cheese crepes, possibly the best appetizer we've ever had. For entrées, my wife had the tornadoes of beef; fork-tender, three sauces...delicious. I ordered the red fish which was cooked perfectly. It came with a crabmeat stuffing that is truly a Cajun masterpiece. Dessert was flourless chocolate and a very creamy creme brulé."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was fine, not great. Wait staff interrupts a lot. They're just doing their job but no finesse. Nice place to meet up but not for foodies."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Although hyped to be a tourist location, the food and service were excellent and I would highly recommend this restaurant to tourists and locals alike."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was amazing,try their crab specials and Nola cocktails"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went there for Jazz brunch on Father's Day. The restaurant interior was beautiful and the jazz band rotated between the two main dining rooms. The food was very good in general. I'd give major prop to its BBQ shrimp and grits. Servers are knowledgeable and efficient. On our way out, the owner even gave us a house hot sauce as Father's Day gift."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "While this is one of our favorite restaurants we got seared in the section where there were all kids. It totally ruined the experience, you could not even hear the 3 piece band. Food was average which is not the experience we had the week prior. Maybe it was the holiday but glad this wasn't our first time there!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved everything about the restaurant. The food amazing. The service great and the ambience very very good loved it overall. I want to repeat the experience very soon and so on!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "it was a wonderful experience, the place is a wonder unto itself, the building is beautiful and an adventure. It was our anniversary and my daughter called in and the brought us over glasses if champagne and dessert, it truly made it a wonderful experience, the Jazz brunch trio was incredible can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious, except I had brought a guest who is vegetarian. There was only one choice of vegs for him. No pasta, rice dish was available. I was disappointed because I wrote on my reservation request that I had a vegetarian guest. We had to find him some more food after we left the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014