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About Criollo at Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans in its soul is a true blending of many cultures. The European influences, namely Spanish, Italian & French, coupled with prominent contributions of Caribbean & African heritage, have produced one of America's greatest indigenous cuisines, Creole.
Criollo, the Spanish word for Creole and the name chosen for the new restaurant, represents the amalgam of cultures reflected in our cooking and the unique tastes that comprise Louisiana cuisine.
Fashioned with Louisiana & the Gulf South region's abundant bounty of fresh, home grown products from the land & sea, Criollo's ingredient-driven seasonal menu is designed to offer creative dishes inspired by culinary traditions & an appreciation of today's contemporary tastes.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - until
Royal Street between Bienville and Iberville
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment schedule available at http://hotelmonteleone.com/carouselbarentertainment
Discount parking available with validation for Criollo Restaurant diners at the Monteleone and Solaris parking garages.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Criollo at Hotel Monteleone Ratings and Reviews
Breakfast here is worth the price!
The daily benedict is fantastic. Especially thursday w/ shrimp&crab fritter under perfect poached eggs.
If beignets are your thing, Criollo’s are actually better than Cafe du Monde; not quite as big but more delicate, more ‘french’, and the dipping sauce with strawberries makes them unsurpassed.
Nothing beats the ambiance of this lovely hotel decor. A true vacation spot with a restaurant that compliments the hotel’s fine quality.
This was easily the most delicious meal I have had in New Orleans. I had stuffed shrimp over risotto...it was sublime. The Sazeracs were fantastic. My dining partner had the filet with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. She was swooning! The wine was delicious and the service was impeccable. Beautiful dining space!
It was the perfect place to have a light but delicious gumbo and seafood dinner. From the perfect old time and more recent cocktails (side car and Fluer de Lis) to the wonderful local seafood, Criollo is a gem in the hustle bustle French Quarter. So often restaurants in hotels have a bad rap Criollo this is THE exception.
Came here for brunch and had the most amazing brunch in NOLA, the experience was enhanced by Charmaine who took such good care of us and just put the whole experience over the top! The shrimps and grits were not on the menu but they made it for us anyway and it was exquisite. We also had the best biscuits and gravy ever which was a perfect balance of fluffy biscuits and gravy that knocked it out of the ballpark. And for the finale... the benignets, I think the best in town! Definitely will be back soon!
Our experience at Criollo was a little disappointing. We started off with the soup of the day which was chicken noodle soup. The soup was very tasty, but we wished they would've used a thicker noodle instead of the vermicelli. For my meal I had the shrimp, crab, and avocado appetizer. The shrimp had a very strong grill flavor, which was unappealing to me. The remainder of the meal was decent. My guest had the grilled fish open faced sandwich with the gluten free Brazilian cheese bread. The fish that was used was puppy drum. Her fish was undercooked in the center, but she was able to eat around it. Our meal was mediocre but the service staff was very attentive and very kind.
The many decades we have been to New Orleans we have not eaten at the restaurant. It was fabulous! Great servers and chefs. We were seated by the cooking bar which some might think negatively upon. We loved it. We were able to observe in the preparation of the plates including salads, appetizers and main dishes. The care and artistic presentations were notable. We had a blast just observing the care taken to make each plate a piece of art. It was even better to eat and enjoy!
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