Pascal's Manale
Pascal's Manale

Pascal's Manale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pascalsmanale.com/
  • Phone: 5048954877
  • 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
Pascal's Manale reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)special occasion (43)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (30)great for lunch (16)romantic (15)notable wine list (14)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (5)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • bad waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    waiter was more interested in himself. Didn't provide level of service associated with this restaurant. MUst be hard to find good help!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Visit Pascal's Manale every time we are in New Orleans. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • john12345678910
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great restaurant! They have excellent raw oysters, the fish is prepared beautifully (with tasty sauces), the barbecued shrimp is incredible and unique to New Orleans, and the seafood dishes are prepared as well as anything we have had in Florence when we visited there. To put it simply: It is simply wonderful! The service has always been excellent--very helpful, courteous, and attentive. The owner is always there and provides the best customer service I have ever encountered. It's just a wonderful place to have dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit disappointed
    janschoiceVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Out of the way restaurant that has 100 years of historical background and many pictures on the wall of famous people who ate there. That being said, only go here if you want their barbeque shrimp - which they put on everything. ..and BBQ means pepper, not red sauce. Wine list is OK - prices doubled and tripled from cost as typical. Nothing special about this place, including service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grumpy Waiter Ruins It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Waiter apparently woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day; unfortunately for us paying patrons, he didn't crawl back under the sheets and stay at home.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pascal's Manale, New Orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our first time in Pascal's Manale and I had the Fried Soft Crab with BBQ Shrimp, along with the house olive salad, and both were absolutely fantastic. Just a heads up. If you get there early and have a drink at the bar, they do not take credit cards. They take CC's in the restaurant, but not the bar. I thought that was a little odd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tasting Food!
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The place has the best BBQ shrimp, just that simple. If that was not enough the other items were awesome (fried eggplant). The real topper though has to be the Bread Pudding. It so so good and its a perfect finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cinzia
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was mediocre. The service was worse. I have taken this restaurant off my list to recommend to out of town guest.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal at Pascal's
    MawMawSuzyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a family dinner for our 17 year old granddaughters birthday. The food and service was outstanding as always. They truly made it a very special dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner out
    greatfood
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This was my first time there and the food and service was fantantic. The fried soft-shell crab smothered in BBQ Shrimp simply can't be described. I would go back there any and every time in New Orleans!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    Kmcbeth90
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The chef's specials were wonderful. The staff was friendly and very knowledgable about the menu and wine list. You can't beat the BBQ shrimp or the bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    VegasFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A co-worker took me to Pascal's Manale over 25 years ago. Every time I visit New Orleans, this is a must stop. The barbecue shrimp is simply the best. I had their special, a jumbo soft-shelled crab with combo peeled barbecue shrimp. Crab was terrific but shrimp is not the same as the plump in-the-shell butter-drenched originals. I mooched a few from my wife! Too bad I don't live nearby. Then again, maybe not a bad thing because this is definitely not health food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant
    Pap70005
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The menu is concise, but still offers great variety. Our party had steak, Italian, and seafood. The strip steak was thick and as good as any I have had at any of the top end steak houses. The combination remoulade was loaded with lump crabmeat and was outstanding. Everything we ordered was done perfectly and the service was excellent. Great place to show guests a variety of New Orleans food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louie is the best.
    MarkandMark
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We enjoyed incredible food served by one of the best waiters we have ever had. So so enjoyed the evening. Thank you Louie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    NOLAexperience
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A friend of mine recommended this restaurant to me and I'm glad she did. The service was excellent. We got our food almost as soon as we sat down and our water glasses were always full. I got the stuffed shrimp and my boyfriend got the famous Barbecue Shrimp. We also got a side salad with our meal. We will definitely be recommending this restaurant to anyone who is visiting New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food. Friendly Staff.
    cgirl55
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our first time dining and we intentionally made an early reservation to 'beat the crowd'. The staff were friendly and our waiter was great. I got the special of a small drum, topped with shrimp. My husband and I shared a few appetizers so before so I really was full before my entree was served. However, I was somewhat surprised that the $26 special didn't include a potato, salad, or vegetable side. I am sure I just didn't look closely enough at the menu. I would have been very disappointed if I wasn't already full from appetizers. So...I thought the food was excellent but perhaps a little pricey for my small portion considering it included no sides or salads. I will say that there wine list carried some great wines at a good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food!
    Shelley
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Pascal's Manale was an awesome restaurant! It was the first time we had been in New Orleans in over thirty years and the second time we had dinner there! The famous BBQ shrimp were delicious and the veal the most tender I'd ever had. We also loved the mozzarella sticks and the warm bread. Pascal 's is a gem in this city which should be honored and visited by the locals!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    NOLAtj
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was pretty underwhelmed by Pascal's. I heard great things about their BBQ shrimp. I found, however, that the shrimp, along with most of the other items we tried, lacked salt and pepper. I will admit, though, that Pascal's has the best red sauce I've ever eaten. I would return for traditional pasta dishes but not for any of their creole dishes.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed the evening traveled with my parents to New Orleans going back memory lane
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    native new orleanian first time here - wendy great server - food wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was delicious.
    Jkras
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was a perfect place to experience New Orleans traditional fare. Great southrn comfort food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pascal's Manale
    TheTrout
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We took our 20 year old son and 4 of his friends for dinner, one thing happened that we never expected to see - most of the guys took home doggie bags home because they couldn't finish their meals. We've never seen this happen before. Granted, we did order quite a bit of food. These guys enjoy good food and can really pack it in, but most couldn't finish their dinners. A testimony to the quantity AND quality of their meals. A word about the service - simply the best! Thanks for taking good care of our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 081564
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Pascal's on Friday. The usual great food and service! Need that Barbequed Shrimp on every visit from Michigan!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good as usual
    Mike
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I like Pascale Manale's because you can get great food in a nice setting. The restaurant is located near my job; so I tend to go there for lunch meetings with colleagues. The food was great as always, but the service was a bit fair this time. The server did not introduce himself to the table. We waited approximately 10 minutes before we were acknowledged. When the server finally came over, he did not smile. I think he was having an off day. I'll still go back because of my past positive experiences.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old Orleanian comes home
    NshoreFoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Since moving to Northshore 20 years ago, we visit Old haunts less frequently. Coolinary tempted us to go to lunch just because instead of waiting for a Special occasion. The food & staff were still excellent. The ambience of the Oak trees on the avenue & the gentlemen in their summer seer sucker made this casual lunch a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you want to hang out 45 minutes longer than the tables around you, please ask for..oh yeah he never told us his name.
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  • COOLInary introduces me to a gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    So glad I was introduced to the restaurants menu through COOLinary. This was my first visit and everything was great from food to the outstanding service for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manale
    santa
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    As usual, a great dining experience. How can you beat the bq shrimp? And the biggest best raw oysters I have eaten in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner in New Orleans
    Stephanie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Pascal's is famous for their Barbeque Shrimp and it's no surprise. Interesting though, as it's not "barbequed" as we here in California would think. It's simmered in a fantastic broth and served with French baguette for sopping up the leftover juice. All I can say is that if you are a shrimp lover, then you HAVE to visit this restaurant!! It was fantastic dining!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Mike
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I always have a great experience there. The food is great and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was great - however, the staff was very personable. I hope we just caught them on an off night - because the meals were indeed flavorful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Start s Tradition
    PhilTexas
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    20+ years ago I came here with a business group and had not been back since.... till Tuesday evening. The food is still as great, the fun was just as fun, and the staff was just as friendly. Start a tradition with your family or business group! But don't wait 20 years!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embarrassed
    Chef2chef
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have such fond memories of going to Pascal's Manale growing up in New Orleans. We had friends visiting NOLA from Texas and wanted to give them a quintessential taste of old New Orleans. Our food took hours to arrive and was mediocre at best. The shrimp were good-- but my daughter and I ordered the dinner special--veal oscar. We joked that we could have played frisbee with our very thin and dry veal cutlets. The hollandaise sauce tasted as if it were poured straight from a Sysco can. We were the last table served, so I cannot imagine what could have possibly taken so long to receive our food. It is really hard to have a bad meal in New Orleans, but we managed to do it on Saturday night. How embarrassing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pascale's
    Saintjohn
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans! The oysters Rockerfella and Bienville were amazing. The BBQ shrimp were fantastic and the French bread! Great service and very nice people
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shrimp
    YUMMYVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went here 2 times on our week long trip to New Orleans and whenever in town we make it a point to go there. They are 100 years old/young. The food is always delicious and our server Wendy is fabulous. We really enjoyed her service so we requested her the second time we went. It was my husbands birthday and she made it special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 55 years of enjoyment
    BBQshrimplover
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    First trip to Pascal's Manale was at the age of ten, when my Dad wanted to show me the difference between the tourist aspect of New Orleans and the business class of eating outside the Quarter. Have never made a trip to NOLA without a trip to PM and never been disappointed. Quality food and exceptional service make it every bit an experience as anywhere in the quarter without the noise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you want a taste of New Orleans that is not Bourbon Street, Pascal Manale's is for you. Classy dining room with linen tablecloths sets the scene for a memorable meal. You must try their famous shrimp. It is a bit messy to eat, but truly delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fundamentals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is an old fashioned, in the best sense of the word, Italian Eatery. I went with a friend and we felt a little out of place being two young women but we had a ball and while we would not return again on another girls night out, we will absolutely bring our parents/families in when they visit us! Our only negative was upon arrival. The host was so rude to us, told us we were in the way but refused to ask WHY we were standing there, then finally said "MOVE, WHY are you THERE" I said well sir we have a reservation. He rolls his eyes, then asks my name, then OH aha we have a reservation... and the hostess who passed us no less than 8 times during that time rolls her eyes...and lo and behold we got seated 10 awkward minutes later.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good relaxed meal
    JimmyB53VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The shrimp and eggplant appetizer was terrific. My chicken entree was good, first time I've ever had chicken at Manale's. My wife's Shrimp Diavalo (spelling) was good, and the off-the-menu Garlic Bread was wonderful. Wines were good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pascal's Manale
    DinDinDiva
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Bartender [Fabian] was wonderful...great drinks and enjoyable conversation. Restaurant -- good decor and ambiance, great service. We ordered the barbequed shrimp, which were excellent, although rich due to the butter! Bread pudding was fabulous. Overall, still a gem with character. :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic