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Tableau Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tableaufrenchquarter.com
  • Phone: (504) 934-3463
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday
    11:30AM - 10:00PM
    11:30AM -11:00PM
    11:30AM -11:00PM
    10:00AM -10:00PM

    Tableau is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Brunch is served on Sundays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, French, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ben Thibodeaux
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Tableau features 5 private dining rooms, accommodating 15 to 60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary McGee Tilloy (504) 521-8310
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Brunch on Sundays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chartres
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: The restaurant is located on picturesque Jackson Square, at the corner of St. Peter Street and Chartres Street. Please allow extra time for parking or traveling into the heart of the French Quarter.
    Parking is available at several nearby parking garages including, Premium Parking at 616 Toulouse Street and 535 Chartres Street, Central Parking at 528 Chartres Street, or French Market Parking Lot- located along the River behind French Market retail shops on Decatur Street.
A word from Tableau
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, on the corner of Jackson Square, Tableau is Dickie Brennan's latest production and features lauded Louisiana Creole dishes prepared by talented chef, Ben Thibodeaux and his equally talented culinary team. Look for traditional Creole dishes with an updated approach. A star of the menu is the ten or more traditional French sauces made daily by the expert house saucier. Enjoy courtyard dining, as well as balcony dining with some of the best views in the Quarter.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Reservations were reconfirmed with a phone call by Tableau, and when we arrived we were sat right away. Three members of the wait staff took care of us and provided guidance on the menu. The food was outstanding, presented beautifully, full of flavor, and well worth the price and experience. We sat next to the street window so we could see the activities at Jackson Square. If you like French Onion soup, they have a version that is wonderful. Make sure to order sides with your dinner (they are large enough to share with 2-3 diners) and save room for dessert. We will definitely revisit this restaurant next time we are in New Orleans!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Tableu is my new FAVE in New Orleans! Beautiful setting, great location and fabulous food!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "To the food: We (party of 4) found the cheese plate and all our appetizers and entrees excellent. The courtbouillon was especially praised. As to the sides: The menu describes the Tableau potatoes as "fingerling potatoes fried crispy ...": they weren't. Also, the creamed spinach was tasteless. The desserts were also not really to our personal liking: the creme brulet is thin - I realize that is the pastry chef's choice, but I think it's carried to the extreme. There is hardly any custard left, so you are basically just eating sugar. Also, the monkey bread pudding: I expected to like it, because I love biscuits. But there is too little else on the inside, making it dry. Next visit - and there will be one, we'll probably skip dessert."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner sitting out on the balcony. Great view of Jackson Square. Very romantic night for us. The gumbo was our favorite as we shared different dishes. Great night!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit to Tableau and, as with last time, we were impressed with the service and the food-fantastic desserts!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a delightful brunch on Sunday and everyone at the table throroughly enjoyed their food! The jazz band was a surprise and really made the morning nice."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had heard great things about Tableau, but our visit on Sat 8/9 for a bday dinner was very disappointing. We waited at the bar for our 8:30 res and the bartender was very unfriendly and aloof (Jeff). The hostess seemed confused, and we finally went up to the hostess stand, and coincidentally our table was ready..??? Anyway, our captain was running too many tables, and his service was slow. My husband ordered oysters en brochette for his 1st course, and they took 45 mins to arrive. His seafood gumbo (2nd course) arrived just before them. Gumbo roux was burned and gumbo had fish flakes & no recognizable seafood. $10.95 was the price. Entrees were mediocre. Had to ask for our check. All in all, not a very memorable or special bday dinner."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My families first time to dine here and the food was absolutely phenomenal! The steaks were some of the best my husband & I have ever had. The sides as well as dessert was superb! Our wait staff was courteous and attentive, especially our waitress who's name escapes me but she had short blonde hair. We sat downstairs next to the bar and breezeway for the wait staff. At times some of the staff would mingle around that area and would joke around with each other, which was a little annoying since they were less than 10 ft from our table but a manager saw them and found things for them to focus on. Overall it was a pleasurable meal and we will return."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I was served bad meat. They tried to tell me it was grass-fed. I know the difference between grass-fed and just bad. Come on guys. When the waitress set my food down she was kind enough to comment that it looked like it would make me fat. Dismal experience all around."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Just a great place to dine..the Shrimp & Grits were not only the best I've had, but probably one of the best food dishes I've ever had all-time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Ambiance, service, Jazz band, and presentation were all great. I ordered the Eggs Hussard at brunch this past Sunday with my meat temperature to be medium. When it arrived, all of my food may have been just a little warmer than room temperature. In addition, my meat wasn't medium or even medium rare, but blood red rare. Also not even warm. Would have sent it back but was under some time pressure. Had a great experience at Dickie Brennan's steak house the night before and had a great experience. Was expecting way more than what I got at Tableau. Frequent visitor to NOLA, and may give Tableau another try sometime, but it may be a while."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "On our second visit to Tableau, it was a very crowded summer Saturday night. We sat in the rear downstairs dining room between two rather large tables. The noise level was very high. The wait staff was very attentive. Had a delicious bleu cheese salad. However, I was disappointed in my entree - the small filet. When I told my waiter that I didn't like the accompanying bechamel sauce and asked if maybe I could have some sort of butter sauce, his only response was would I like the bechamel on the side. The steak was cooked to my specification, but it was cold and tasteless. Luckily, I saved some of the bleu cheese from my salad to improve the overall flavor of the meat. Eating on the balcony with the view is rather exceptional though"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great location, light airy, courtyard view in historic building in The French Quarter. Wonderful menu selections. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is a new Brennan's place - and they've done some really smart things: wines on tap, good meat entres, etc. And the atmosphere is great."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Since the original Brennan's is currently closed, this Dickie Brennan restaurant has become our new favorite for Brunch when in New Orleans. My son is a shrimp and grits fanatic and these are his favorite. Also highly recommend the Brunch cocktails."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "In typical Brennan style, Tableau is perfection. Atmosphere, Food, Service - Impeccable. Excited to return for dinner and theater soon!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great service -Great food - a little noisy. We will return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have eaten here before, and did not have the service issue I had this time. It took us 2 hours to have lunch. It took more than 15 minutes to get our drinks. At every course, our dishes sat for a very long time after we were finished. And the restaurant wasn't that busy."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Good food in a great atmosphere. Great attention to details in the food even down to the house made condiments and cheeses. The Gulf Fish was very nicely cooked."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I had taken 2 friends to Tableau before the theater show because it was so convenient. Although the restaurant was crowded, the service was wonderful. We are not big eaters and the demi portions were a great deal. The presentation of the dishes and the atmosphere made us feel important. We will be back every chance we get."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was very good. The noise level was so loud we had to almost yell to hear across the table. The service was not very good. The wait staff didn't seem th have any flow working together."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Just bad everything- shouldn't even relive the experience by talking about. Long story short..7:30 reservation. Arrived early for a cocktail at 6:55. Sat down at 8:05. Food finally at 9! It was cold."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We ordered from the pre-dinner menu. Our salads were delivered and drinks were served. A half hour after we finished our salads, the plates had not been removed and we had not been offered a second drink. Ten minutes later, we had to leave for the play. I located the waitress and asked her to bring the bill because we had to leave to get to the play. She said okay then rushed back with our lukewarm entrees, then dropped the desserts on the table. With less than ten minutes to complete our meal, we left most of the entrees and all of the desert on the table. (Ironically, this was the desert that the waitress insisted we pick so that we could get finished in plenty of time for the show.) The show was quite wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Tableau is an amazing restaurant anytime - wonderful food, ambiance, & service. Before a show at the La Petit Theater, there is absolutely no other restaurant to consider. There is a pre-theater menu, but we opted to go with the traditional menu. Escargots and shrimp remoulade appetizers were good. The real treat - dinner was the best we had in our 4 nights in NOLA. The baked chicken was divine - no idea how they kept it so moist. Steak fritte filet was equally impressive. Perfectly grilled outside and tender inside. I would suggest the chef not serve this over fries, as they turned to mush with the sauce, but it was still great. And you can take your drinks with you to the show. Ask for Jewel. She was the best!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went here before seeing a show at the theatre next door. The drinks were very good and so was the food. It was very old school New Orleans. We were surprised at how many kids were eating in such a fancy place-our kids were home with a babysitter. One drawback is that the restroom lines were super long during show intermission because the theatre doesn't have it's own restroom downstairs, so they use the restaurant. The service was great and they even put our leftovers in the fridge until after the show."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A friend of mine from New Orleans recommended this place for a nice romantic dinner. The restaurant itself was beautiful and the staff was very courteous and helpful. The only issue I had was with the noise level. We moved tables because we were seated next to a table that was very loud. It's the perfect setting for a romantic dinner but it's a little loud, probably due to the acoustics of being such an old building. Overall, it was great dinner and I would go back again. My girlfriend said it was the best gumbo she's ever had!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "As a frequent visitor to NOLA I have eaten at many of ist restaurants. This restaurant is near thew top of my list. The menu choices are excellent in variety and portion sizes. the wine list is excellent. The ambiance is great. The service staff did an excellent job. This will be a must on all future trips."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "we dined after the afternoon performance at le petite theater, couldn't have been more convenient. the atmosphere was friendly, the service impeccable, and the food delicious. what more can you want?"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We've eaten at Tableau several times and it always exceeds expectations. We're having our son's rehearsal dinner there and they have been more than accomendating."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "REALLY disappointed The place was SO loud. The service was slow, the food was barely warm. The drinks were good, but that was the only positive. will not be going back"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We came early to our 5:30 reservation and the place was mostly empty, except for the very loud bar scene. So, they sat us right on the corner of the bar and kitchen. Our waiter was very attentive, but we both feel like we were very rushed. The food was excellent, though."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Can't say anything more than 3 of us had a flawless meal. Drinks, salads and the redfish with the trist topping was just outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a work dinner here with a group of 5 and it was perfect. John was our waiter and he did an excellent job taking care of us and also giving us recommendations. The food was delicious and we even got to take a tour after dinner. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Tableau. The fried oysters were amazing. The Courtbullion was outstanding and the gumbo was great. I was just a bit surprised I had to take the shells off the shrimp in the gumbo! We had a frozen lemon dessert which was the perfect complement to our rich dinner. We will definitely go back on our next trip to The Big Easy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful! Great contemporary vibe in the Quarter."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Tableau fits a sweet spot - elegantly casual, a menu with something for everyone (in a good way), a lovely cocktail program, and a great wine carafe selection all at a reasonable price. We find ourselves using them as one of our go-to spots for hosting out-of-towners and have never been disappointed. Note: If you don't have a reservation, the young ladies at the hostess stand can be a bit flaky, but they get you to a table...eventually."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our poached eggs plates were perfectly prepared and delicious. Trio jazz group really terrific and added to the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our group each had a different entree for brunch and of course each person had to try everyone else's plate. It was completely worth it. All dishes were fantastic."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for our 10 year wedding anniversary. We figured Dickie Brennan's wouldn't disappoint. Buuuutttt, as we walked in to enjoy a high end dinner, we were greeted at the front door by other guests in shorts and ball caps. Not exactly my idea of high end dinning. Bad taste in my mouth, instantly. Food was good, not worth the price though, in my opinion. Service was outstanding! They made sure to note that it was our anniversary and thanked us for sharing this special event with them. Atmosphere was was a little bright, a little loud, but still enjoyable. I wouldn't deter anyone from going here. But, it's not at the top of my list to visit again. Nothing really to write home about but everyone has an "off" night."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Four international foodies (one who works in the wine and spirits industry) met for dinner in NO. Tableau had great reviews and as a part of the Brennan's group, I expected a polished dining experience. It was ok. Our waiter was new in his position, but quite sweet. His major failing was forgetting to bring one of the coffees we ordered after our meal. The food was hit or miss. A couple of our dishes were outstanding - what we expected. A couple were quite salty, and one was cooler than it should have been. It is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely location, but I think there are other dining establishments nearby where you can get a better meal for the same cost."
    Dined on 6/27/2014