we were last table of night
we were last table of night and they were super
nice to us.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before I can comment on the food and the service, I have to say, that the recent remodel of the hotel and this new restaurant is gorgeous! Our food was delicious, and I was pleasantly surprised that by making something 'creole' they did not over spice it. We had the pork osso bucco which was very tender with a light sauce, and a side of white (cheese) mac-n-cheese. We also tried the duck and sausage gumbo which was more of a soup, as it did not have rice. I loved it. Lastly, we shared a white chocolate creme brulee made in pastry crust as opposed to a ramekin. It was different, but very good. The service was outstanding. The staff was helpful and friendly, and we especially enjoyed getting to know our server, Stephen. Thank you!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very enjoyable dinner
We had a very enjoyable dinner and look forward to returning very soon.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four of us had dinner and everything tasted fantastic!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at a Great New Orleans Hotel
We loved the promptness of service which was very courteous and helpful. The meal was very well prepared with excellent wine choices, with very fresh and good quality food items. The price and spacing of the tables is excellent. We took some of the food home with us and it was excellent for later on that evening. We intend to return.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for a King!
We had fantastic meal at Criollo's! Service was great from start to finish by Denise and Joseph. The crawfish & polenta was excellent; the Frau has the seafood gumbo & asparagus was tasty; by far the best dish was the cane marinaded pork loin- unbelievable. I've never had pork prepared that way, but, it was a knockout. The bar is world class. I had an old fashion w/ Bullitt bourbon, it was the best I've ever had. In short, when in New Orleans Criollos needs to be #1 on the must eat/drink list. We can't wait to visit again.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dinner Exerience
Had a wonderful dining experience at Criollo. The setting is beautiful and upscale. The open kitchen shows a staff on their game. Servers were professional and very friendly. Food was delicious and beautifully plated. We were vacationing from Los Angeles, and rarely have been treated so well anywhere else, in any city.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was beautiful. The food was tasty but the steak and duck that we ordered were both overdone. It was disappointing because the flavors of everything else including the sauces were excellent. Clayton, our waiter was excellent and everyone was very friendly and attentive. It was overall a great experience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Atmosphere and Food
The atmosphere was very nice and the staff could not have been more welcoming. All of the food choices were delicious and fresh tasting. Great relaxing restaurant and beautiful location.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thought we would try Criollos because there was a good variety of choices for the lunch special. The portions were generous and the food was fresh and delicious. I was dissapointed in the dessert though. It seemed frozen and I paid $9.00 for it. Our server was friendly and efficient.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Criollo had one of the best
Criollo had one of the best desserts I've ever had!
It wasn't what I probably would have picked, but the waiter said it was his favorite - yum!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We choose this place based on reviews from open table and yelp. Criollo really deserves 5 stars for food and service. We celebrated our 20 years anniversary in NOLA and for sure dining in Criollo made this date memorable....
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Buffet Brunch
The buffet brunch at Criollo is like a secret gem in the French Quarter. The price cannot be beat, $19.99 for the extensive brunch buffet that includes coffee. My group also ordered the DIY Mimosas. For $36 you get a bottle of champagne and a carafe of orange juice. We went on a Sunday and the restaurant was practically empty.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday weekend getaway!
We stayed at the hotel right down the street that did not have a restaurant and always wanted to try Criollo and made reservations for my birthday lunch!! It was very good and tried the Coolinary menu which was yummy for all parts! Joseph and the staff were great and on the ball!! It was the best service and everyone was so friendly and helpful. We'd come again! Thank You!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service and food
Best Pompano ever. Waiters were marvelous. We will be back.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff was excellent.
The wait staff was excellent. The food was incredibly good. Will go back for the dinner menu( we had lunch)
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for their lunch
Went here for their lunch prix fixe. Great deal, everything was delicious. Service was excellent and the place was very nice. I would definitely come back when I'm again in the French Quarter.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will be going back!
Had lunch on the "We Live To Eat" menu. Had the gumbo and the soft shell crab. Highly recommend you give them a try.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
softshell crab cooked to perfection
This was not the first time at Criollo. A friend and I took advantage of their lunch special during Eat New Orleans week. It did not disappoint. One suggestion may be to do a mini-starter and a dessert "bite" so that it could be 3-course meal versus having to choose between the starter or dessert. It may even be cool if they did a price fix lunch generally. Realy enjoyed the gratis olive bread and blended butters, nice touch.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Local's review
Excellent location in French Quarter for locals or tourists. Staff were knowledgeable and attentive. Atmosphere was quiet for conversation whether business related or otherwise. Prices reasonable. Food excellent; no complaints. Criolla is located in a well-known FQ hotel, which has a famous carousel bar and also piano bar with live music in the evenings.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected surprise. Softshell
Unexpected surprise. Softshell crab was great. Gumbo also, right up there. We eat out 4 days per week, usually at the most trendy hotspots. While Criollo is not at that level is it much netter than your typical hotel restaurant. I would be interested in trying their chicken and waffles.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lunch menu for restaurant week was excellent. The soft shell crab was wonderful. We will definitely return for lunch or dinner. The waiter was very knowledgeable and personable. The restaurant ambiance is lovely and relaxing. Conveniently located near our hotel.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Criollo is fantastic!
We dined at Criollo during restaurant week. The menu selections were exceptional and our waiter could not have been more attentive. He offered suggestions and made sure we had a wonderful dining experience. I would highly recommend the pork chop!! (everything was really good) - service impeccable, food amazing, ambience fantastic. Can't wait to have another opportunity to visit New Orleans and dine at Criollo at Hotel Monteleone.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable and moderately priced
Enjoyable and moderately priced menu for downtown dining with friendly service
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch is great!
This is a very enjoyable experience. I took advantage of a New Orleans "tourist in your own city" discount to go try it out. I have one word: IMPRESSIVE!
The service both in the Hotel Monteleone and the restaurant were exceptionally great, the staff in both were very polite, and the atmosphere was relaxing.
In perusing the regular menu, there were many very tempting dishes, but I had a nice lunch of an incredible seafood gumbo followed by a delightful softshell crab muniere over various mushrooms.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost a great evening
This is the second time I have had dinner here. The first was perfect. This time everything was great again, except shrimp and scallops were slightly under cooked. Service in particular was excellent. I will definitely return. But may not have that particular dish.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great surprise dining!
A really delicious and enjoyable dining experience. Probably one of the best I have had in my city in a long time! Food was amazing and the entire staff was smiling and happy and very proud of the restaurant , I look forward to my next dinner!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed a Saturday
Really enjoyed a Saturday lunch here. We were ignored for the first little while but finally landed a waiter. Smooth sailing thereafter and would definitely return.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Criollo is a terrific experience for that special occasion. Very well located in the French Quarter with the Hotel Monteleone and Carousel bar give dimension to the experience. Terrific food and experience. Exceptional service, terrific food.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
In New Orleans we are used to great food so I rated the food as 4 star but consider it as good as any fine dining restaurant here.
It was my wife's birthday and it was made very special by the entire staff. I will go back many times.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous meal! And don;t miss
Fabulous meal! And don;t miss the one of a kind banana split for dessert
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional dining experience
From the warm and friendly welcome to the helpful recommendations, the service was exceptional and the food was delicious!.Loved the recommended appetizer (Shrimp, avocado, ?), the duck was cooked perfect., but the dessert of Bread Pudding (Which the hostess said was her recipe that she made) was great.!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience, lovely food, leisurely pace and attentive but non-intrusive service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice atmosphere with quality food and dining experience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Nice Meal
WE enjoyed the food thoroughly: we each ordered the soup sampler and shared an entree and dessert. Food was delicious and James, our server, was incredibly friendly, helpful and attentive.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second visit and still recommend as overall combo of food and service make for a delightful meal.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the best food that my husband and I had the whole time we were in New Orleans. My husband had the shrimp, blue crab and avocado salad he said it was wonderful. I had the seared foie gras, it melted in my mouth! He had the creole tomato buratta. I had the trio of soups, all very distinctive. Our entrees were scrumptious. He had the grilled pompano barigoule every bite was a rich and perfectly seasoned. I chose the filet, it was so tender I literally could cut it with a butter knife. I wondered why they didn't give me a steak knife and that is why. We usually don't have dessert after such an intense meal but we didn't want the experience to end. Great desserts too! Hats off to chef Diego, waiter Joseph and Dave.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dinner before the theater
We were in town to see the Book of Mormon at the Sainger theater. Having been to this restaurant before, I knew that parking would be easy and cheap ($3 in two garages) and that we could have a nice meal and famous cocktails close to the theater. I had the grilled pork chop with corn pudding, which is a new menu addition, and delicious! My counterpart had the interesting and tasty forager salad and some sides. We finished up with an awesome banana split! Our server Ryan was excellent, as were the rest of the staff who stopped by to say hi or help with one thing or another. Overall an amazing night, and I will be back for more!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our previous trip to NO we
Our previous trip to NO we had dinner there and it was extremely noisey because of the bar scene. Went back for lunch and enjoyed the experience much more because the bar scenehadn't kicked off yet.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
With all the restaurants to pick from in New Orleans, we decided to go with Criollo because it had good reviews, was a quick walk from our hotel and near the casino, which we wanted to visit. It also featured cajun cooking and if you are in New Orleans that is hard to pass up. We were delighted with the food and its presentation. My husband had a mixed seafood dish over pasta and I had grilled pompano, which was delicious. It was a lovely experience except for the noise that came from the "hot spot" bar just outside the restaurant. My recommendation is to close the doors to the restaurant. Fortunately, the noise died down. It also took more than a few minutes for the waiter to arrive but once he did he was quite attentive.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than I expected
I hesitated before going to this restaurant since I was afraid that it was touristic. In fact, the restaurant is quite good though a little overpriced.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb restaurant with excellent service. Crab/avocado/shrimp appetizer and Bavarian apple tart are out of the world like the rest of the menue.
Thank u very Much!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
NOT THE TYPICAL HOTEL RESTAURANT
Even though this restaurant is part of the Hotel Monteleone, it is NOT the hotel restaurant that you are used to. It compares with any wonderful, upscale restaurant in the French Quarter. The food is delicious and is served beautifully by the very skilled wait staff. Denise, who works the front desk in the evening is an absolute delight. She is cheerful and makes you feel welcome. The restaurant is not so noisy as others and therefore, you can actually have a conversation. We will be back.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
It Doesn't Get Any Better than This
Dining at Criollo in the French Quarter was as wonderful and memorable as dining gets. The friendliness and warmth of the maitre'd and staff on arrival, the helpfulness, attentiveness and fun of our servers, the presentation and deliciousness of the food, and the classy but casual dining room added up to a 5-star rating. Don't miss the soft shell crab when in season and the heavenly dual bread pudding at anytime!
If, like us, you are usually reluctant to choose a restaurant in a hotel, make an exception for Criollo.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great restaurant with a
A great restaurant with a destination bar. Highly recommended!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
went here for our 10th anniversary and the service was great! Food was very good, great selection but a somewhat limited menu which did not de track from it but was still excellent. excellent time, very casual pace which i liked. everything arrived in a very timely manner.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful time
We had a drink before hand at the Carousel Bar, so arrive early if you wish to do that as well, then were seated in a very nice table. Our waiters were spectacular in getting our order and bringing us our dinner and drinks with politeness and professionalism. The atmosphere to me was dressy, but I did notice a few people casually dressed. I didn't know that they had a garage that was across the street, so make sure you look for it to park in. Food was "pretty food" but was still plenty to eat.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined at Criollo for Thanksgiving and everything was perfect from the food to the service. We expect to return soon!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time in New Oleans and still wanted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Food was great and service was exceptional. It was a great family dinner in the big easy!!!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Didn't know what to expect for dining Thanksgiving Day. The price was affordable, food was spectacular, the service was great and we could not ask for a better atmosphere. I'm glad we decided to go out to dine this year. I will become a regular!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM