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Tujague's - New Orleans
Tujague's - New Orleans
  • Address:
    823 Decatur Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    French Quarter
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Tujague's - New Orleans Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (504) 525-8676
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch : Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar

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A word from Tujague's - New Orleans
Welcome to Tujague's, the 2nd oldest restaurant in New Orleans! Located in the heart of the French Quarter, facing the historic French Market, Tujague's has retained its reputation for providing an unforgettable dining experience in the original Creole tradition. Tujague's has been a favorite for over 150 years, entertaining and satisfying the delightfully robust appetites of French Quarter patrons. The original Creole tradition of hand-selecting fresh produce purchased daily from the open French Quarter market also continues today, ensuring cuisine of the finest possible quality. Sit back, relax and enjoy course after famous course of traditional New Orleans dishes and drinks!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We took our family here for lunch and had a very nice meal. My wife and I had come here about 25 years ago. This was also a spot my wife went to as a child with her family in the early 70's. It was a sentimental and lovely experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My entire meal was basically mustard. There was so much mustard (pretty sure it was spicy mustard actually) that my glass of Chardonnay started to taste like mustard. I had the shrimp remoulade salad and a crab cake and could barely eat it. Luckily, my mom ordered the gnocchi so I was able to eat half of hers and she ate some of my crab cake. The waiter didn't even ask why I hadn't eaten my salad, he didn't ask why we hardly ate any of our bread pudding (which was smothered in a very strong sauce) and as soon as he figured out that my mother and I were not going to order a mass quantity of drinks he got surly. If you ask me whether or not you should go here....just don't."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Because of its location, we figured this would be a lot more touristy, but figured eating at the 2nd oldest resteraunt in New Orleans was a must. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that this was much more of a fine dinning experience. The food was very good, and our server was very attentive, witty, and helpful. This is definitely a place to go for a good meal, as opposed to just filling your stomach, before partying on Bourbon St."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Overall an OK place. Food was somewhat of a mixed bag. The gumbo had a great roux as you might expect in NOLA. Crab cake was average. My wife had BBQ shrimp that was very good. I had catch of the day, Amberjack, that was most probably the catch of yesterday or the day before, not fresh! When you pay $30 for an entree titled catch of the day, I expect it to be fresh and delightfully prepared. The wine list is nice and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Tujague's was recommended to me by two locals my first day in the quarter. The food was fantastic and very well prepared. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans for the first time."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Very friendly staff and slightly above average food. The AC was obviously on "ice cold". Ok place for couples."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our experience was half good, half bad. The gnocchi special was very good, but the $30+ filet mignon we ordered med-med well was brought out well done which was disappointing."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went for a Sunday brunch. Gumbo was tasty but not warm enough. Main dish was warm enough and ok. Price was inexpensive and wines were $3.00 a glass, a good deal. After hearing about Tujague's for years, I am glad I went. I was not overwhelmed."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We took a trip to New Orleans for our first anniversary. My husband gave me the task of finding a romantic, cultural, nice dinner. We had the funniest waiter who made our experience more enjoyable. We each had their special fish of the day and we Almaty ordered plates to go! Everything was more than delicious and my favorite place to go. The location was prime and we were ready to hit the town right after."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Niced dining room, quality food and distinct value in a truly historic and relaxed setting."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The best food we had while on our trip. Many options and everyone in our group was extremely happy with their food."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I originally had a reservation for 7 people but 3 people dropped. I called the restaurant to inform them and they were VERY appreciative. Our party of 4 was seated in a side room. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Unfortunately there was a party of 20 (yes, 20) seated "next" to us and it was VERY loud because the room was fairly small for that many people. During our dessert, the large party left and then we could have a normal conversation without practically screaming to each other. Another minor complaint- the table was way too small for 4 people. I would go back based on the food and service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was awesome, definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Everything was delicious and our server was great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Noisy, expensive, food was good, service was good, rest was okay"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had our rehearsal dinner there 7 years ago and we go back throughout the year, but, always on our anniversary. The food is always exceptional. First time we've been on a weekday and since it was much slower, and still great service. The bartenders make the best ol' fashioned. :-)"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food was delicious. I had the brisket and it was so tender. This had been my first visit but not my last. I will be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We celebrated Fathers' Day at Tujague's and enjoyed the food and drinks. Possibly a little too noisy, but it's an old, old building."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The mushroom gnocchi was AMAZING! Five of the six people in our party ordered it and we were not disappointed. I split the entree size with my sister and it was very filling. We will definitely come back the next time we are in town!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service great, only lacked in the ambience"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Except for my wife's crab cake appetizer, which was a fantastic blend of crab (lots and lots) and filler (not very much), the food was not special. The history and old style ambience turned ou to be the prime attraction. The service was good but not stellar."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "For all the restaurants that New Orleans has to offer, this place isn't even in the top 100. It is average at best with atrocious service"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The second oldest restaurant in New Orleans is a special gem. Love the food, the ambience and service. highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very pleased with our choice to dine at Tujague's for lunch. Nice selection of New Orleans favorite recipes. Our servers were top notch , friendly, helpful with selections and very in-tune with our dining needs. would definitely return to this New Orleans restaurant."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband grew up in NOLA and last ate here with a prom date in early 70s. We recently bought a home in the area and are on a mission to try a new restaurant every visit. The selection this visit was Tujagues. There were 4 of us for dinner. Our waiter was very personable and efficient. Our food was very good. We entered through an ok bar area, went around the corner and found a very nice dining room. The menu is moderately priced and the food was quite good. The tables are not crammed in like some restaurants in the quarter so we were able to carry on a conversation with no problem even though several tables were occupied."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our first meal at Tujague's was a memorable experience. The food was excellent, especially the fried softshell crab poboy."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I took a large group of friends to dinner here and it was excellent. The food was great and the service was even better. Truth be told, some of my friends had spent too much time on Bourbon street before dinner, and the server took all our noise and poor behavior very very very well. The food was very good (fried chicken was not on the menu but suggested by the waiter and it was fantastic). Our large group was seated in a back room and we have several servers helping us out. The team worked together very well with great guidance form the head server."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was very good, but too much of it! Service was quick. Because of the tile & mirrors everywhere, it was quite loud, with tables close together. Not a romantic setting, but fun for people watching."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was good. The fish was a little over cooked but still all-in-all was very good. The sauces on everything to die for. Service was fantastic. For the $ very good. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The brisket is as advertised and the fresh horseradish had a great flavor and heat."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "S wanted fried chicken. Not on the menu. But they did make a chicken bon femme. But wow it had enough garlic that we will never be threatened by vampires. The gumbo is very good. I like a pecan colored roux. The steak was good topped with oysters. Finished with a bread pudding and a lemon ice box pie. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I really enjoy Tujague's. Fun place with good food. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We usually enjoy Tujagues for dinner, but not this time. The noise level was terribly annoying with a table full of kids. Two groups actually left before ordering. We waited far to long to be seved...others were served before us who came in after us. We asked for coffee with dessert and was forgotten. Not our best time there."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "location can't be beat if you're checking out the French Quarter. 2nd oldest restaurant in NO which is kind of cool- complete with floors and walls that aren't level (not in a building falling down kind of way). food was really good"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A good but not great experience. The waitstaff was very friendly, welcoming, and personable, but inattentive. I had to ask for everything. The gumbo was barely warm and way too salty. The redfish was very good however. The bread pudding tasted like a microwave mix. Overall, a fun place, but don't expect great food."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Not for brunch! New Orleans has such wonderful brunches, but this wasn't one of them. Food was fair...and cold. Very disappointing. We had eaten at Tujaque's before and had raved about it to our guests, but it did not live up to our expectations. Disappointing!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The service was wonderful and the historic atmosphere of the restaurant lovely. But this was probably our least memorable meal in New Orleans. We both ordered the brisket, which they say is a house specialty. The meat was moist, but there wasn't really anything special about it, and the sauce it was served with was essentially a variation of cocktail sauce."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. We started out with drinks in the bar and then were promptly seated. The food and service was outstanding ( Josh was great), everyone was completely happy which is rare with the people I was with. I have been to Tujagues many times and they never seem to disappoint. Can't wait until I get the opportunity to go back. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Our first ever dining experience at this NOLA institution. Did not disappoint. Food exceptional. Highly recommend LAMB (perfection) + lump crap + wild mushroom appetizer, Filet Mignon (best I've ever eaten). Their signature "brisket". Very moist & perfectly seasoned. Hats off to maitr d' Jeramy. We arrived early & seated our party promptly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great Historic restaurant, excellent food and service!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014