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Pascal's Manale
Pascal's Manale

Pascal's Manale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pascalsmanale.com/
  • Phone: (504) 895-4877
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Mark DeFelice
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: You may hop on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to Napoleon -- it's a few blocks away (stop #24 three blocks south of restaurant).
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot in rear of building, access from Dryades Street.
A word from Pascal's Manale
Founded in 1913, this family-run, Italian-Creole restaurant is located in uptown New Orleans. It is famous for creating barbecued shrimp.

This neighborhood restaurant is vintage New Orleans, from the service to the decor. The oyster bar always manned by a friendly shucker. The oysters are fresh, salty and delicious.

The old time oyster bar and cocktail bar offers raw oysters on the half shell and all types of cocktails. We offer fine seafood, Italian specialties and delicious steaks.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a classic New Orleans Resturant that has a lot of nostalgia. You can almost feel the ghosts of the past are dining with you. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meals. The service was great. Reservations were honored on time. Just a delightful evening with good food, good service, good wine and good friends!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "very loud. The food was good. Shrimp slightly overcooked. Side items were excellent"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We came here on the recommendation of an old friend who still recalled the BBQ shrimp years and years later. After scouring online reviews of this place, we decided the BBQ shrimp were a definite "must order" as well as the oysters. Both the raw oysters and the shrimp were FANTASTIC. Really a treat! Now, my husband ordered the "new orleans" fish dish with artichokes, etc. He seemed less enthusiastic about his meal and after I tasted it I understood why. While the BBQ shrimp were seasoned perfectly, his fish dish had virtually no flavor at all. We put lemon and salt all over it to try to perk up the flavor, but he ended up picking through it all night. I guess the bottom line is, when a restaurant is known for something, order that!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Okay, so maybe not the greatest location, or fanciest restaurant in town, but it makes up for it by serving excellent and dependably good food! This is a place to take your favorite foodies that love seafood and aren't afraid to eat with their fingers! If you absolutely love oysters...this place needs to be on your bucket list!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was good, and the oysters were the best I have ever had. Make reservations and have the BBQ shrimp for appetizer. Service was also excellent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have been coming here for years. Always great food. The BBQ shrimp are the best and must be tried. Get here early to enjoy freshly shucked oysters before dining."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I have always wanted to go here for the BBQ Shrimp, now I know why! I will be back! Fabulous!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "While it is located out of the quarter area, it is well worth the trip out there! Great food, good service. We love this place!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food took family including my grandson (9) and granddaughter(5) and they ate more than the adults. Wait staff was excellent but head waiter was a little overboard with his suggestions not wanting to listen to what we wanted. Food was terrific and I will go back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Having dined with Pascals' on many occasions, I anticipated an outstanding evening. I overlooked a slightly grumpy maitre'd because anyone can have an off-evening. I was disappointed when we seated in the dining room with a group of 25 celebrating oil company workers deep in their cups. Our table conversation was limited by their celebration. More disappointing because there was a nearly empty room next door. Our waiter took our orders and disappeared in the next room leaving us to find the bus-man to ask for additional necessaries. The etouffee was outstanding but the destination dish of BBQ Shrimp was clearly overcooked. After waiting 15 minutes for a salad and 21 minutes for a check, we declined dessert. Will be hard to return."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Too bright, half empty on Saturday night , surly waiter, no refill of water without begging, customers all tourists in shorts, etc. The veal Parmesan was excellent, as was the turtle soup... But I would not recommend Pascale's as there are many better old institutions in New Orleans."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The raw oysters were the best I've had in a long time: salty, large and fresh. Very reasonably priced, as well. Crab bisque: divine. However, the building has a mildewy smell that detracts from the experience. There is definitely a moisture intrusion problem somewhere in that building. My Capresi salad was helpful, as the aroma from the basil helped to cover the odor of the building. If they could fix the mildewy smell, I would highly recommend the place. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We came here with out of town friends and were chatting and our waiter tried to rush us to order, but when we did he was always really slow bringing drinks, or appetizers etc. We made the best of it, but he was not very good. Food was delicious. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Had an outstanding meal from top to bottom! Enjoyed large and salty raw oysters freshly opened at the bar before our dinner. The turtle soup was an excellent appetizer and we followed that with their famous bbq shrimp which are fabulous. Finished the meal with a wonderful bread pudding. The wait staff was attentive and wonderful to talk with. Hard to find a better meal even in New Orleans. An attendant watching over the parking lot was a very nice touch as well."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The very best I've ever had, and the bread pudding is incredible. Anytime I come to New Orleans, this is a priority and a DO NOT MISS"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Italian food in New Orleans is not like Italian food in New York. This restaurant is known for there BBQ shrimp. I don't recall seeing BBQ shrimp on an Italian menu before. My daughter loved them. They are jumbo (huge) shrimp in a black pepper sauce. Unfortunately each shrimp needed to be peeled so my husband was put to work. They said they were delicious. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The waiter was very knowledgable of the menu items and description of the dishes, even knowing how they were made. Out service was perfect down to the bus boy. They kept our water and tea glasses full at all times and cleared dishes as needed. No detail was spared. Our food was fantastic."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We always make a point to eat at Manales when we are in New Orleans. The barbecue shrimp is absolutely delicious! Pascal's Manale has become a family tradition."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Fantastic food great atmosphere! Can't wait for my next visit!! The BBQ shrimp is LAST meal worthy!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The shrimp entrée was HUGE! So much that my daughter couldn't finish everything. Mozzarella appetizer was amazing as well. Very nice quiet restaurant with good food. Definitely recommend this restaurant away from the French Quarter scene."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "A real dining experience!! New Orleans at its finest."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Excellent seafood gumbo, the best we've had in a long time. Catfish with artichoke hearts and crab was wonderful. Attentive service, friendly staff. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Wonderful menu items and prepared with layered favors that keep surprising you. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We hosted dinner to celebrate our son's graduation from Tulane. There were seven of us. Service was excellent and the food couldn't have been better. We purchased a bottle of champagne and brought two bottles of wine with us (a red and a white). Everything was spot on and we had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was great. I had veal Parmesan which was perfect and everyone else with me had the signature BBQ shrimp. Also great. Service was good too. I'm adding PM to my list of recommended restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "They had taken my favorite dish off of the menu but when mentioning it to the waiter they were happy to prepare it anyway. Timeless classic New Orleans."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "BBQ shrimp are very good although a bit messy. An old line style restaurant but worth the trip."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Always great oysters and barbecue shrimp. Familiar faces and warm atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by my cousin and it was a winner! They are known for oysters and they were outstanding. Every course of the meal was great."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The atmosphere, traditional recipes and quality of the food and service were outstanding. We brought a group to lunch and everyone had a great time and loved the food. Beleive me, we tried every oyster recipe they had plus the raw oyters were outstanding too. I will recommend Pascal's Manale to all of my friends and business associates."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "BB Shrimp excellent Pasta was terrible Way overcooked"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Too bad that this is now just a tourist trap resting on its famous name. I am glad that I went because it was on my bucket list but just not worth it"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Restaurant recommended by frequent New Orleans visitor. Lived up to its top recommendation"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Died for dinner on 4/23/14. Best raw oyster you will ever have. Wife had the the crab and shrimp remoulade - excellent also. BBQ shrimp were very good. Personally would have liked a little more heat, but most would not. Wife's stuffed shrimp were super. Only slight negative was waiter was a little rushed, and restaurant was not busy. Would have liked a little slower pace between courses. Busser tried to take my oysters with two still to be eaten. Will definitely return and try some of the Italian dishes."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Food was good,but overpriced. BBQ shrimp so so. Had better at other places. Ok for special dinner with wife etc. wouldn't go back if in New Orleans again. Just wasn't that good. Service was excellent. Great wait staff Place was recommended by friend. Will let him know what I think as well. Can't believe that I paid $26 for Italian food that I can get at any good non chain Italian restaurant "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "They would not seat us until the whole party was at the rest. Would not split an entrée. Bus boys were rude. They would yell to the other side of the table to see if we were done with our plates. No attempt was made to go around. I was almost hit in the face when the food was passed in front of me to my uncle to my left. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was my first time in this classic neighborhood restaurant. The service was quick and the food was great. They have a nice wine selection and a great combination of Italian, and classic New Orleans dishes. Several groups were obviously regulars known to everyone. Loyalty gives you an idea how good it is. I had the scallop and seafood pasta the scallops were perfectly cooked my sister in law had the spaghetti and meatballs which had a classic red sauce and were very flavorful. Portion sizes are large. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have made annual trips to NOLA for over 30 years and can't remember ever not going to Pascal's! I always have the house specialty, BBQ Shrimp which is fantastic. My son accompanied me on this trip and in spite of my recommendation of the BBQ Shrimp, he opted for an off menu item, Crb Cakes over Fettucini in a Tasso Alfreo Sauce, which was fantastic. I can't recommend the restaurant more highly."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Hands down, the best BBQ shrimp in NOLA or anywhere! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "ONCE AGAIN, THE BARBEQUED SHRIMP WERE EXCELLENT WITH GREAT SAUCE FOR DIPPING. I MUST MENTION THAT RAW OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL ARE UBIQUITOUS IN NEW ORLEANS. BUT SOMEHOW, PASCALS OYSTERS ALWAYS SEEM CLEANER, BIGGER AND TASTIER THAN ALL THE OTHERS WE 'VE HAD. THAT INCLUDES CASSAMENTOS WHICH ARE GOOD INDEED."
    Dined on 4/10/2014