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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
  • "Have eaten in the bar several times, but this was the first time in the restaurant. Above average New Orleans cuisine at a very reasonable price, and a nice touch is you will be comfortable here in anything from causal attire to coat and tie."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Very delicious and interesting food. Loved the hot Buffalo alligator fingers."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great location with so much history. Delicious classic dishes."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I loved my meal, excellent service, staff did not hover, everything was well timed, cooked properly, and we didn't feel the least bit rushed whatsoever. As a matter of fact, we showed up early to grab a sazerac at the bar and that led to two, which made us almost 10 minutes behind our reservation. The bartender took care of everything and the maitre'd approached us and assured us that we should not worry about rushing to be seated. Glad to have not dined in a "turn and burn" like I worked at in college. 5 stars, we will return!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "In comparison to other fine dining restaurants in New Orleans, Tujagues was just ok to passable. If I wanted to ok to passable, I would go to Piccadilly. I certainly wouldn't drop a bunch of money at a place in the quarter. Having just gone to Antoine's for lunch the previous week, we had the bar set too high for Tujagues."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Perfect place to bring out of town guests. Tujagues has renovated and managed to keep all of the charm. Experience a traditional French creole restaurant: start at the bar with a Sazerac and then proceed to the bistro style dining room for an excellently prepared and served dinner. Not too formal, not too casual."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Joshua was an awesome server and the food was cooked to perfection.The coolinary menu was a great deal also."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The ambiance in the room was lacking. Sterile white (ish) room with little decor. Needed attention. Went for coolinary week and ordered gator wings for starter with cole slaw. Gator wings were very good. Cole slaw was over-salty. Next had boudin encrusted veal with noodles and veggies. Boudin-encrusted veal was too heavy. Boudin got stuck in my teeth, was gritty. Took dessert home. Cheesecake tasted like fridge. I was very disappointed, had high hopes. Bottle of wine was good. Soon after we arrived a group of very loud patrons arrived, who seemed to be yelling across the table at each other. That didn't help. The waiter was not attentive at all. Had to ask him for a refill of water three times, gave up and asked another staff member."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "it liking dining in a past time. very enjoyable. looking forward to going back. great experience"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had always heard that Tujaque's was a New Orleans staple, but I only knew about the prix fixe menu, and don't usually want to spend $50 a person on dinner, so I had never tried it. I am so glad on this trip I decided to give it a try. I had brisket without the prix fixe ($23 - brisket, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, and seasoned squash, zuchinni, peppers, and carrots). All were delicious, but especially the brisket, which melted in my mouth. It was even better with the sauce that is essentially cocktail sauce, but heavier on the worchesterhsire and horseraddish and lighter on catsup than one expects. This was an excellent meal. I've been going to NOLA for years, and I will be making Tujaques's a regular dinner from now on."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My bridal party and I selected this place for brunch to discuss bachelorette details and to celebrate a bridesmaid's bday. The restaurant is extremely outdated and needs to be renovated ASAP. The waiter placed the paper menus (which had obviously been used many, many times) on top of our plates. We ordered the shrimp and grits, the sauce was extremely salty. The sauce that was on the french toast looked like nutella. I've had better french toast at Stella by St. Louis Cathedral. The gumbo had a hint of lemon, which - coming from a New Orleanian - is extremely asinine. The oysters in the oysters benedict were fried extremely dark. The eggs decatur were ok. Perfect mimosas. The waiter hand-wrote his 20% tip onto our bill and signed it. Uncool"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I've been eating here over 50 years and I've never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A New Orleans staple with great food. The dining area is just the right size, and it was relatively quiet for being nearly full. My date and I made the entree a 5 course course meal for an extra $25 and it was worth it. The service was also very good. I only took away a star because the table right next to us was sat around 10 minutes after we sat down and they had water and menus before we did.. We also got our third course (brisket) after our entree. These are very small items, but just making note. Overall, it was for a special occasion and I would do it again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food, service, ambiance & location were fantastic! Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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