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Canal Street Grill

141 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion (153)
  • Romantic (85)
  • Good for Groups (68)

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Introducing the all-new Canal Street Grill; a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere where you’ll find vibrant tastes to satisfy every palette.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am-11:00am Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 6:30am-12:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 586-7211
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rene Bajeux
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Private party facilities
Overlooking historic Canal Street, the Private Dining Room at Canal Street Grille is the perfect location for your next group dinner, company party, wedding rehearsal dinner or presentation. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, our private dining room will ensure that your next function will be undefeated. Our Private Dining Room seats 50 (slightly less if your conducting a lecture/presentation) and we offer a variety of pre-fixe menus. Call us today to start planning your next event.
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Private party contact
D' Idra Lundy: (504) 679-6725
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Cross street
Camp Street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet at our Common Street entrance.
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Public transit
Streetcar @ St. Charles & Common Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 141 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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55% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Use your GPS because there is no exterior signage for this place. We had to guess that we were entering the correct place based on the GPS. The food was fair at best. Pieces of shell in the crab cake. A waiter who never asked us how the good was. My fault for waiting to the last minute on reservations.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Loved the atmosphere. Was very disappointed in how slow it was (2.5 hrs) and not only did they NOT have complimentary valet, but the parking garage was full. We had to park at a pay lot and walk 2 blocks.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The service was OK. There were not very many dining we we arrive at 6:30. Did not enjoy the food at all. Would not recommend.

NewOrleansfrequent2 (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

This restaurant just did not have amazing food. The jalapeño corn muffins are served cold. The Mahi Mahi was flavorless. The green beans were fine and potatoes were delicious. However, the potatoes were merely sprinkled on the plate as more of a decoration than a side. The fish was a generous portion but lacked any seasoning, for New Orleans that just does not work. On an evening where every restaurant in the city was packed, we were the only patrons at this establishment. New Oleans is a city where delicious food is on every corner ....except this one.

If you are not a big spice person who is looking for good service with few crowds and a nice atmosphere , this might be a good option for you.

Lizaanne (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

My family and I had dinner at the Canal Street Grill for Christmas. We choose that restaurant based off the menu we saw online. The biggest disappointment I had was that we were unaware that there would be a pri fixe menu that night. While I absolutely understand the necessity of a pre-set menu on a Holiday night it would have been nice to know before hand. Once we arrived we found out that the menu we were so excited to order off of was not available. I also found that $65 was extremely expensive for what we received. The food was good, not great, and not worth a total bill of $250. I would like to go back to Canal Street Grill to try their regular menu, but I was not at all impressed with how they handled a special dinner, such as Christmas.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

we should have been told that they were under major renovation. Food was not appetizing to either the eye or palate. Every aspect was disappointing that we even canceled our evening reservation

vipAmazing (Milwaukee)
1.0  Dined on December 18, 2015

Walked to the restaurant and couldn't get in the main door due to construction. Called to ask how to get in and was told to go down to Magazine St (three blocks away). Found our own way in only to find inside construction and NO staff around. Waited five minutes (there was a few patrons having coffee) then we left.

FoodTravelers (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2015

Typical Marriott food service superb as always.

vipgirlsnightout (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 9, 2015

Very disappointed. I didn't do enough research before booking this restaurant for dinner. I based it on the 5-Star rating on Open Table, which it certainly is not worthy of. I was actually embarrassed and apologetic to my guests.

It's in the JW Marriott, which is under construction. The one positive-- we could hear each other speak. We were the only table that sat in the "dining room". The only real noise we heard was the very loud construction happening right on the other side of the wall.

The food was adequate, not great. The service was poor. Amateur at best. I believe our server had very little experience and his lack of a personality didn't begin to make up for it.

If you just want a quick bite to eat in a quiet environment you might be satisfied with The Canal Street Grill. Otherwise, save your money.

durable (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2015

New Orleans can be a very noisy wild place. Nice to find a restaurant that was an oasis from all the noise and wildness.

vipTimmy1066 (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on April 27, 2015

Inside the JW Marriott. No ambiance. Limited menu. Food was marginal. Served warm to cold. Mediocre service.

vipBabs (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

Open early for brunch so you can get on with your day. Wait staff was very attentive. Coffee so good we got to go cups.

dede (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

Disappointed with service and price of glass of wine very high . Service started off very good and then mid-way thru dinner waitress disappeared yet restaurant was not busy. I had to "hail" her down to pay. The bread dishes were not cleared when the dessert was brought. When you spend $60 per person for a meal, you expect food and service that are a cut above. It was Thanksgiving evening, but restaurant only 1/4 full of guests. Most staff not interested in patrons. Food tasted very good. Perhaps on a non-holiday, service would be better. Pecan pie I almost had to use a knife to cut thru it, worse than grocery store pie. Overall disappointed. We expected more, and we are out-of-town guests. Won't recommend it. Sorry for the bad review. This place I'm sure has possibilities.

JoeC (Salt Lake City)
2.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

Food was so so, service was very rushed. Limited resaurants open on Thanksgiving so we reserved here. Special Thanksgiving menu. Main course fine, apps and dessert so so. Servers were kept bringing food out before we were finished the previous course. Convenient as we were staying in the J.W. Marriott

TNOLA (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2014

Good location to the CBD, food was very tasty, and the ambience was conducive for business discussion.

lovegoodfood (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on October 20, 2013

not very many people there, but service was slow although very hospitable, took a very long time to get waited on, lacked knowledge of wines on their list - the food was very average, not a place I would return to or recommend to anyone.

vipPmen (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2013

Gonna take awhile before this site becomes as popular as others in town. Was the only one in the restaurant at 530PM. Granted it was early, but not much activity. Drinks were very good. Wine list had the usual. Overall menu was a little lacking in choices. Food was well prepared and fresh. Gulf shrimp make for an excellent shrimp cocktail. Had an awesome NY Strip steak portion, though wasn't too fond of melted butter over the serving when it arrived. Also didn't get the focaccia bread baked with tomatoes in it served with an olive oil relish mix. Seemed like it didn't go. Overall, very good basic meal at a very premium price.

vipFoodfan (St. Louis)
1.0  Dined on August 17, 2013

The restaurant was freezing cold. The service was interminably slow. The food was not hot and not good. What else to say?

legacyofsuccess (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2013

We were celebrating our 13th wedding anniv. The restarant is elegantly furnished but quite empty. Our food was prepared and srved with great care. Our cocktsils were also very tasty. They even surpised us with a specisl complementa ry dessert to celebrate our special occasion. Our server was lively and really went the extra milebto make us feel special.

vipSusan (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on May 21, 2013

I only had breakfast there and it was very good