Tujague's - New Orleans
823 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116Neighborhood:
Creole / Cajun / SouthernPrice: $30 and under
Tujague's - New Orleans
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/
- Phone: 5045258676
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch : Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options:
- Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar
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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Tujague's - New Orleans reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 24, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (40)fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (22)good for groups (17)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (11)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (2)Show More
- Lost the BubbleOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/14/2014Based on other reviews, I decided to go anyway, but to restrict my choices to things that are difficult to mess up. I had a shrimp remoulade salad, which was good. Oysters en brochette were covered by a brown mystery sauce which with its sweet, smoky, vinegary taste was strongly reminiscent of barbeque sauce. I asked what it was, and was told "meuniere". Well, folks, that is a method of preparation and not strictly speaking a sauce and moreover does not result in something tasting like it was drenched in barbecue sauce. Oh, did I mention, the oysters were microscopic. The main course, unfortunately, was fish du jour, meuniere style. Yuk: fish, mashed potatoes and some zucchini, all drenched in barbecue sauce.
- TujaguesDlovittDined on 9/9/2014A great experience, nice people great food. Convenient to our hotel.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/7/2014Very accommodating for our party of 12. Service was excellent. Brunch menu was fabulous.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Old Line Restaurant rocks!achio2Dined on 9/5/2014Tujague's was one of my mom's favorite places to go to whenever she came to New Orleans. The last time we went to dinner there, was 2 year's before she passed. Great the first 2 times around and it was great this time around as well. Enjoyed everything...we look forward to going back! It was a great evening!!Special Features:
- Best New Orleans has to offerMargaretDined on 8/30/2014Tujague's is a treat - a mix of old-school ambience, tasteful, but not the bland of the chain restaurants. Sauces, the flexibility of the traditional fixed-menu or a la carte, and impeccable service. Simply the best.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great bar and great foodkenw623Dined on 8/29/2014Very enjoyable evening at Tujaques. Food was fantastic and the oldest bar in US was memorable. Service was outstanding at both the bar and in the dining room.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not what I remembertravelerDined on 8/25/2014We've been to Tujague's before but this time found the food quality a bit poor. The steak was full of silver skin - just a really bad cut. Dessert wasn't anything special either. The bread pudding was rock hard.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Poor QualityAllisonDined on 8/25/2014Tujague's Coolinary menu was disappointing. The cucumber crab roll appetizer was not made with fresh lumpmeat crab, but rather with a substance that had the smell and consistency of canned tuna (or catfood). The steak au poivre entree was unrecognizable given the hefty ladel of "gruel" that smothered the meat, which was the poorest quality of beef available - gristle in every bite. I ordered medium rare, and it came out virtually raw. Whatever that gravy gruel was, it was not appetizing. Nothing was delicious. Tujague's is not a good value; fit for drunken tourists, but not for foodies.
- Worth a visit1HonestManDined on 8/23/2014A very good historic restaurant. The grasshopper drink was invented here. The food was very good and the service was excellent.Special Features:
- JSCOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/15/2014Have 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PB63Dined on 8/14/2014Very delicious and interesting food. Loved the hot Buffalo alligator fingers.Special Features:
- HistoricalGaprDined on 8/9/2014Great location with so much history. Delicious classic dishes.Special Features:
- Loved itHvacproDined on 8/8/2014I 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Forget-ableOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/7/2014In 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.
- Secret weaponOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/6/2014Perfect 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.Special Features:
- Tujague'sBradDined on 8/5/2014Joshua was an awesome server and the food was cooked to perfection.The coolinary menu was a great deal also.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointed.magiqueDined on 8/3/2014The 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.
- great experienceTommyDined on 8/1/2014it liking dining in a past time. very enjoyable. looking forward to going back. great experienceSpecial Features:
- Solid food, great bar.BreifneVIPDined on 8/1/2014Nothing fancy, not Antoines or Galatoires, but good. Pleasant prompt service. Outstanding bar with a real pro bartender.
- Amazing BrisketNOLALoverDined on 7/27/2014I 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.Special Features:
- Bday Brunch gone wrongNOLAFoodieDined on 7/27/2014My 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
- Life longPurplecarDined on 7/25/2014I've been eating here over 50 years and I've never been disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great restaurantdaucDined on 7/25/2014A 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome!HoustonianDined on 7/20/2014The food, service, ambiance & location were fantastic! Will definitely go back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- An old favoritexChicagoEdDined on 7/16/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mustard on mustardLWadeDined on 7/15/2014My 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.
- A surprising dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/10/2014Because 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TujaguesAvebosquetDined on 7/10/2014Overall 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Surprise in New OrleansOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/9/2014Tujague'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.Special Features:
- Above averageTroenderDined on 7/4/2014Very friendly staff and slightly above average food. The AC was obviously on "ice cold". Ok place for couples.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Some good, some badIluvspringDined on 7/3/2014Our 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.Special Features:
- First visitOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/29/2014Went 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/27/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BobLDined on 6/24/2014Niced dining room, quality food and distinct value in a truly historic and relaxed setting.Special Features:
- DeliciousDkhaeDined on 6/24/2014The best food we had while on our trip. Many options and everyone in our group was extremely happy with their food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food but loudCaramel14Dined on 6/23/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/21/2014It was awesome, definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Everything was delicious and our server was great!Special Features:
- Ok00987Dined on 6/19/2014Noisy, expensive, food was good, service was good, rest was okaySpecial Features:
- Always a hitJessDined on 6/16/2014Had 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. :-)Special Features:
- Amazine!eatinnostyleDined on 6/15/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.