Tableau
Tableau

Tableau

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tableaufrenchquarter.com/
  • Phone: (504) 934-3463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday
    11:30AM - 10:00PM
    Friday
    11:30AM -11:00PM
    Saturday
    11:30AM -11:00PM
    Sunday
    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: Seafood, French, Creole
  • 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 5045218310x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Tableau reviews from OpenTable diners
212 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (106)special occasion (95)romantic (80)great for outdoor dining (69)good for groups (68)scenic view (68)neighborhood gem (58)great for lunch (41)great for brunch (36)notable wine list (35)hot spot (33)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Perfect Spot for a Great Brunch & View
    CCRo
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    From the appetizer, to the entree, to the dessert, everything we ordered was so delicious. The service was fast & our waitress was very attentive & informative of any questions we had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good musisc good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This was a great place to hear music while having a relaxing lunch. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow on the uptake
    mapmaker
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I made an open table reservation here for brunch. The staff acted surprised, we were herded into an upstairs bar and I had to get the bar tender to seat us. Then we managed to get a cocktail and sat for over 20 minutes before anyone noticed. Then we went through 3 different folks all saying "were sorry" and finally the captain showed up and took our order. The food was great, and once we got things going it was all good. I would advise not going here unless you have time to sit around and wait awhile. Think of it as "an old New Orleans tradition".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun
    Joey
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Courtney, our server, was knowledgable, personable and had great timing. Will request her next time I make a reservation. The turtle soup was waaay on the spicy side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tableau was spectacular!!
    laladinerVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We sat next to the sidewalk where they open the windows/doors! It was a beautiful evening and the Turtle Soup was delicious! Dickie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My second time here. Service was very slow this time. Gumbo was very disappointing - bland and not much seafood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not so good service
    lovethechocolate
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had 2 servers and still didnt get much attention. Not one refill on our coffee. A soda went with out refill. Took awhile to take our dessert order and even longer to bring us a check. Normally your service is top rate. I had friends in from out of town and wanted to bring them to a great place. Im happy the food was so good, if not the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were a little disappointed with this restaurant which looked nice and had a good looking menu. The service was attentive. Our appetitizers were a highlight, especially the crab ravigote, but my flounder almondine was dry and probably overcooked. The pumpkin ice cream was good! We would be unlikely to go back as there are so many good restaurants to choose from in New Orleans.
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  • Awesome!
    Canadiana
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food here is spectacular! You will enjoy the surroundings as well as the service, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and our meal was nothing short of amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will never go back
    Diner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The whole experience was awful. I arrived at the restaurant with a reservation. Even though I checked in, I watched numbers of people be seated while I waited for fifteen minutes after the time I was supposed to be seated. In fact, it took three reminders that I was in the restaurant to be seated. The food was, at kindest, indifferent and was in truth pretty bad. Everything was roughly the same temperature, including steaks and salads. It appeared that the food was simply left sitting until someone finally thought to bring it. We were not offered refills on our drinks. This was the second time we had a REALLY poor experience in this restaurant. I won't be returning.
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  • Great place
    MsCrabVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We throughly enjoy our dinner at Tableau. Our food was great, server was tremendously attentive. They were very busy but we never felt rushed or hurried. The atmosphere was romantic but very lively. We'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    FromMemphis
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Staff did a great job. Turtle Soup was some of the best I have ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for our anniversary
    Nightoutonthetown
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Beautiful surroundings, exquisite service and delicious food. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfresco dining so nice!
    DelightedSusanVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were in town on business and had the opportunity to go to lunch with a friend who lives near NOLA. The weather was nice, so she suggested a place with a courtyard, and it was very nice. The menu offered some demi portions, and that made it possible to try more things! My turtle soup was wonderful, and my husband's duck and andouille gumbo was really tasty. Everything was very nice....it wasn't real crowded...a weekday, but it was very intimate and peaceful. I am anxious to go back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at Tableau
    TakesOneToKnowOne
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was great and the servers were nice, though we had a few issues with what is supposed to be fancy fine-dining service. Like the fact that they brought out the food for two of us at the table at least 10+ minutes before the third person's dish came out. And a few other things. But still overall it was a good experience and we enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Tableau
    TucsonHH
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I had seen Tableau but hadn't realized that it is now full time restaurant. As part of the building where the Petite Theater is located, there had seemed to be things going on in that space off and on over the years - I'm an at least annual visitor to New Orleans. Now, however, Dickie Brennan has made another wonderful restaurant in this space. I had no idea that a courtyard was included until I walked inside - a lovely spot to sit and eat. I had Eggs Hussarde - I loved that I could have a demi portion and it was truly wonderful. I then had room for dessert. The choices for dessert were excellent so it was hard to pick but I thoroughly enjoyed though couldn't quite finish the tart with vanilla custard. A wonderful spot for Brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place - We'll be Back!
    Halloween2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had our reservation on Halloween night. We were running a little late and they held the table for us after a quick call. Other reviews noted that it took a very long time to receive their food. Our drinks, appetizers, and entrees were all brought out in a timely manner. The food was very good and the portion size was plenty. Pricing was also very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lilli
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    La table était située dans le passage, en plein courant d'air. Le minuscule tournedos rossini couvert de sauce et de bacon, impossible de trouver le bout de foie gras. Le gâteau au chocolat complètement sec, seul le pain était vraiment délicieux.
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  • So good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Four sophisticated palates all enjoyed the food immensely. Two starters, four entrees, two desserts were great; one side was less successful. Lovely atmosphere, too noisy like most newer restaurants, however. Thx for great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot in the French Quarter
    russellcbrown
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Had a wonderful business dinner at this restaurant. The food was exceptional as was the service. We had a variety of appetizers and entrees, and we were pleased with all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Too hot to have floor-to-ceiling windows open. It was hot and humid that night. We were also seated in the bar area and it was loud.
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  • Wonderful experience
    AMarie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I chose to eat here because someone I know works in the kitchen and was raving about how good the food is. I chose this restaurant also for a special occasion night out. It is a very classy atmosphere with a great location. The staff was incredibly accommodating and nice. I arrived earlier than my reservation but was seated early. I ordered the Tableau Lemonade, which was amazing, the steak tartare, the stone ground grits, the rib eye steak, and the "hot" chocolate. Everything was delicious and brought out promptly and hot. I am definitely planning on a second visit. Thank you to everyone involved in making that one of the best experiences with food that I have had yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Just another wonderful Brennan restaurant. Everything was delicious, beautifully plated. The shrimp asparagus salad, the shrimp and grits, just amazing. Loved the bread, can hardly wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    FridayfourVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First time visit recommend by a local freind. One of the best meals I have experienced anywhere. Had the red fish and was perfect with some of the best grits and spinich you could imagine. Topped off with a chocolate pot of pudding that was incredible. The service was real friendly and very timely. Will be back next time ole miss plays lsu if not before. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    mgp1981VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Services were great. I enjoyed the setting and the location. The food demi portions were great. Loved everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    NolaLover
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We discovered Tableau while walking around the French Quarter and decided to go for our wedding anniversary dinner. The food and service were exceptional as was our table on the balcony overlooking Jackson Square. We enjoyed our dinner so much we actually went back on the last night of our trip and had a table in the courtyard which we also loved. Highly recommend the Les Petite Filet Mignons as well as Chicken Tableau. We also had the Crepe of the Day both nights and they were both delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming
    pjw330VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We dined in the courtyard as the weather was perfect. The beautiful fountain bubbled gently nearby giving us a quiet and peaceful ambiance as we enjoyed our meal. We dined at lunchtime. Although the selections were limited, our choices were delicious and ample for noontime. We had one small issue that was quickly remedied, though not by management as it should have been. However, our server was friendly and efficient. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience meriting a return visit someday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good
    DaRod
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We both got the filet mignon and frites. it was delicious! will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated but lacking
    rothom7984
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The restaraunt had amazing ambiance, however two things were disappointing; first, the outside balcony seating which overlooked the cathedral, park, and carriages were reserved for others even though we already had reservations. Second and most important, the food was not very satisfying; our turtle soup and seafood stew was 'spiced' but only in a peppery way, there wasn't much other flavor. However, our waitress was superb and the atmosphere was very sheek.
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  • 1st Visit to Tableau
    BerkVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Weather forecast was great, so looking for a place with great food and outside seating. The porch at Tableau proved to be just the place. Wedding parade during the early part of our dinner, jazz group out on the street a little later. Fantastic service and very good dinner. Certainly will include this in places I would like to return to when we are back in NO's the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great in the Quarter
    yycwes
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    wonderful dining right off Jackson Square. We were lucky enough to be there to watch a newly married couple march through the restaurant with their second line. Fun treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Very good!
    FQGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is a perfect place to bring out of town guests for a nice lunch in the Quarter. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & great view
    GBM3
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had a great seat on the balcony. Romantic dinner in the evening overlooking Jackson Square. Great wine list and superb service. The food was inventive, and maybe pushing the envelope some what. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    have been to Tableau twice before and everything was very nice, fine dining, fab service. however, Sunday evening it took twenty minutes just to get a drink. it was 5:30 so not very busy at all. then we ordered a bottle of wine and 15 mins later the waiter told us they were out. so we opted for two glasses of wine instead. the fried oysters were much too small to be on the menu. crepe dejour was good. the service was just not up to the standard it should have been. the entree could've been a bit hotter as well. prices are high so for the cost of everything almost two hundred for two expectations are higher and and should be delivered consistently.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We love Tableau's menu and visit pretty often. I especially love the egg dishes, Hussarde in particular. The ambiance is wonderful and we love to have a cocktail on the balcony prior to dinner. Your servers are very friendly but don't seem to understand the importance of being attentive to the diners. I have often had to flag down a waiter to get help when they should be watching unobtrusively. This is really the only downside to your beautiful restaurant!
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  • Great food and service
    mamanash
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Loved the ambiance and the special attention I received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    JCfromNO
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We requested a certain table two months in advance, were thirty minutes late for our reservation, they had no problem holding there best table until we arrived. We had party of six, service was prompt, but not over bearing, had 5 apps all were perfect, best French Onion soup I ever had. Me and wife split the tournedos with fois Gras, highly recommend. Cocktails were good and the wine list was very nice. We will be back!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Flavorful food, and . . .
    wwpnola
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The quality of the food is excellent. The sauces are great. The wait staff is friendly. Unfortunately, the apparent dysfunction/inefficiency of the kitchen drops the overall rating. I think as a tourist destination, Tableau is great and is probably very staisying. As a local however, waiting 45 minutes for our appetizers is appropriate. There are too many other places to go. I definitely recommend Tableau for tourists who are staying in/near The Quarter. This however is not a routine destination restaurant for locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Excellent Lunchtime Find
    FunLunchtimeVisit
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We enjoyed a nice lunch overlooking Jacksons Square. We ate outside on the balcony. It was hot, but enjoyable if you like watching people. The food was good. Looks like a nice place for dinner. We had a wonderful chicken meal and gumbo soup. Waitress was very nice. Would highly recommend paying a visit!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for conversation
    Mike
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were meeting two friends who we hadn't seen for ten years. The ambience and service were excellent, and it was easy to have a "catch-up" conversation. Food was tasty and fresh. All told, this was a lovely evening, and Tableau played its part very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.