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Pascal's Manale
Pascal's Manale

Pascal's Manale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pascalsmanale.com/
  • Email: pascalsbbqshrimp@aol.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Have eaten here several times and the food is always great! If you don't like BBQ Shrimp, there are so many other menu items to choose from. The Veal is fantastic and the Bread Pudding some of the best I have had!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "These aren't your usual BBQ shrimp. They're served in a bowl of seasoned sauce. We'd forgotten they are peel and eat so messy but we've already forgotten the messy part and are thinking if coming back on our next visit to New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "You won't find a better meal in New Orleans. The Barbecue Shrimp are delicious. Definitely wear the bib they provide! The Bread pudding is equally outstanding."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was 19 years between visits and I was not disappointed. Food was delicious. Service was great. The place could use a bit of a face lift."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Ate there while attending a conference in New Orleans. I hadn't been in many years and was glad to see that the quality of food and service was the same exceptional experience I had remembered. As the concierge at our hotel said, we couldn't go wrong. The Bar-b-qued shrimp were wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "locals and tourists alike. the best place ever for barbequed shrimp. and the gumbo ain't bad either."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was acceptable, but not outstanding. Prices high for the quality of the food. For similar prices, one can find much better food in New Orleans. Otherwise, eating there was pleasant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We would not have tried this except a dear friend recommended it. The Barbecue shrimp was his recommendation. Most of the people in the restaurant were having the shrimp. It was very very good. This little place is a real jewel."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "This was possibly my worst experience in a New Orleans restaurant from what the kitchen produced and the management when confronted with problems. Apparently management could care less because they were doing business, but I was not a tourist and had brought national business representatives to dine. I apologized to my visitors profusely and said next time in we will dine at a restaurant that does not live off of one item for their reputation. This is not a new restaurant which makes my review even more critical."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The last time I had a meal at Pascal's Manale was 30 years ago. I remember eating the best seafood dish I had ever had, BBQ Shrimp, a recipe created at Pascal's. My son and I were in New Orleans over the weekend and had dinner at Pascal's Monday night. The BBQ Shrimp was even better than I remembered. Great food, service and ambience! In my opinion, this is one of the best meals in America!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "In a short trip back to the city I fled before the fury of Katrina, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane be returning to some of the restaurants I loved when I lived here back then. Of course one of these restaurants had to be Pascal's Manale. I could wax eloquent on the absolutely fabulous meal we had but there is not enough space here. So just to say. It was better than my memories."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Reservations ready when we arrived. Pan Roast Combination was the best!! Drinks were crisp and clean, the way I like them. Waitor was pleasant and helpful. Ambience better than anticipated. Bar was cozy, lively, welcoming. Have had better oysters rockerfeller. Overall, it was well worth the drive from Baton Rouge and can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "no trip to New Orleans is complete without a trip to Manale's. the food is always great and this time was no exception."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I was there with my sisters and mother. All our food was wonderful! I had the bbq shrimp which they are known for. They were amazing!! Very messy but well worth it. They give you a bib which you do need. I would highly recommend this restaurant. My one sister does not like seafood but she found a wonderful filet on the menu which she said was outstanding. If I had a complaint, it would only be that it was a bit loud in the room and hard to talk at our table. Service and food made up for that and would go back on my next visit to New Orleans."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Its been a few years since the last visit and will be many more before the next. First the restaurant did not honor its reservation time, and let freinds and locals without reservations take preferential seating delaying our reservation by over 45 minutes. That was anoying but we had a nice time at the bar waiting. The food was a great dissapointment. The signature dish, BBQ shrimp portions were half the size as they used to be and twice as expensive. Worse, many shrimp were small crumbly and soft. They were all swimming in butter. I remember when they were fresh, succulent and had a flavorful brown sauce. Sadly these days are over."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had been to this restaurant 20 years ago and remembered it fondly. Went out of our way to return when we were in town to have some of the BBQ shrimp we had enjoyed in the past. The shrimp were huge and cooked well, but the sauce was way too buttery with very little seasoning coming through.....so disappointing. Appetizers and fettuccine alfredo with crab cake dishes that our daughters ordered were also disappointing. Would not go back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "While an older New Orleans standard, Pascal's Manale stands-out for it's fun atmosphere, and a great wine list offering many good values."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food was just ok, service great. Had BBQ shrimp and 2 veal dishes. Shrimp just ok, had much better. Veal Marsala very good, the other veal s"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The barbecue shrimp is the absolute best food ever. It was the best food that I had during my stay in New Orleans."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We began with bloody Mary's and oysters on the half shell. I liked mixing just the right amount of horseradish in the catsup for my liking. Three out of four of us ordered BBQ shrimp. It was a large serving & I greatly appreciated the bibs! It was delicious! The other meal was the crab stuffed shrimp. I was surprised when it arrived breaded & fried but it too was very good & very rich. We did not leave any room for dessert. My only negative comment us that the bloody Mary's were in a small glass - seems most places serve them in a pint glass. Other than that, our meal was wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Four of us out to celebrate an anniversary. On a Sunday night things were winding down. Good service. Had bbq shrimp and crab cakes special. Enjoyed the olive salad - good for sharing. Haven't been here ever and glad we went. Wine reasonably priced."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Pascal's has been around for 100 years and it is still as awesome as always. The food is delicious, the service impeccable. Have not eaten anything there I did not enjoy. If you like raw oysters they have the best. Easy parking in the rear and security always in plain sight."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We took a large group to Pascal's Manale for dinner. It is located in the Garden District a couple of blocks off of St. Charles. 15 min by cab it I highly recommend hopping "Desire" on the St. Charles st. car line to Napoleon Ave. The staff here was courteous and friendly. They seated us in a very comfortable private room which was great because we could converse freely without having to shout and also without disturbing other diners. The food was excellent. Italian food with Cajun flare. They are celebrating 100 years in business this year and the place is an institution in the GD. The price/quality relationship is very high. In the FQ you would pay double what we paid at Pascal's Manale. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Fried oysters on ham with hollandaise sauce, fried drum fish topped with barbecued shrimp, and fettucini Alfredo with lump crab meat and crab cakes...yum! Very decadent and delicious. Skip the dessert. The pecan pie was nothing special. We had a great night out at Pascal's."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My first time to dine at Pascal's Manale was almost 30 years ago. I have visited New Orleans many times since but this was my first time back to the restaurant. I have recommended it to friends and decided that although there are so many great restaurants to choose from this one deserved a second visit. The staff was fantastic, and the food was delicious. Don't limit yourself to the BBQ shrimp."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great local spot! Good food and service. Would go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Pascal's Manale is that special restaurant that everyone wants to find when visiting a new city, the place only the locals know about. Set in a quiet neighborhood, near the St. Charles Street Car, this 100 year old restaurant is the place to visit if you can only visit 1 restaurant in NOLA. The BBQ shrimp, is the original, heads and tails on, truly local food and absolutely delicious. The raw oyster bar has the best in New Orleans, and the atmosphere is unpretentious. Whether you are slurping down a raw oyster, elbow deep in bbq shrimp, or eating one of the traditional italian pasta dishes, no one is judging your table manners. Regular patrons, special occasion dinners, and tourists mingle in this unsophisticated first rate establishment."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had not been to Pascal Manale's in over 20 years and were looking forward to returning. We started with raw, Bienville and Rockefeller. The entire combo was awesome and the oysters were really nice sized. We also got the Combination Pan Roast as an entrée which was awesome. However, the BBQ Shrimp which what they're known for left something to be desired. It was shrimp floating in olive oil. I'd skip that and try BBQ Shrimp at Liuzza's By The Track. Bon Appetit!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were recommended by friends who visit New Orleans frequently. They said it is a great local landmark with amazing BBQ shrimp. We ordered the main course as an appetizer for all to share and it was great. The service and the rest of our dinner was fabulous too! Definitely a great local restaurant away from the tourist traps."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The shrimp were overcooked and impossible to peal. There was too much dressing on the wedge salad. The spinach had way too much garlic."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We loved our dining experience-the oyster bar was amazing as were all of our dishes (party of 7). Service was outstanding-helpful recommendations from the server! The ambience was libel and the food delicious-we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food is great and the service is outstanding. The noise level is perfect if there's such a thing. Families, business people, and friends can be heard laughing and chatting at a level that gives Pascal's Manales a nice ambience. Restaurants that are library quiet are too uptight for me. This is my second visit here and it won't be the last. The prices are reasonable and an adjacent parking lot and side street parking are available. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We were disappointed. The service was very good. Everyone was friendly. We just didn't like anything we ordered. Convo pan riast was fair, oysters bienville a disappointment and BBQ shrimp overcooked and too spicy. I've been spoiled with ny mom's cooking of all three. I wished I had ordered veal marsala."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The BBQ shrimp sandwich is unmatched in all the world."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I'm from Athend Georgia Have been coming to this restaurant since 2002 every time I have the Opportunity to be in New Orleans. Great people and Great Food. While the Barbecue Shrimp is my favorite. Everything else is always delicious as well. I look forward to coming back for many more years."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Food was good, service was great. Had out of town guests who simply loved the barbeque shrimp dish."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, service was great (Donna), oyster bar a really fun (Thomas) and the security man outside the door was great. Great local experience."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Friendly, family place, plenty of good food and lots of noise High quality barbeque shrimp which is their specialty but other menu items also good"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Been going to Pascal's for over 30 years and enjoying the food. This was a special occasion and we had a party of 5 so made reservations well in advance for lunch. When we arrived we were ignored for 10 minutes and once acknowledged waited another 10 minutes before being seated in a half full restaurant. The Maître di was very rude and left us with the impression he was doing us a favor to seat us. We came very close to walking out, as there are so many other good restaurants in NOLA. After being seated, the service was excellent and food met or exceeded expectations. The ravioli was outstanding! Off street parking is welcome, bartender very good and friendly."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "This was probably the best restaurant we visited in 1972 when in New Orleans on our honeymoon. So we took this weekend getaway and were pleased to be able to return to a place which is virtually the same as it was back then. Food is very rich and delicious."
    Dined on 1/10/2014