Criollo at Hotel Monteleone

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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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.
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JF
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific and restaurant is very nice , birthday celebration was good

j
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jade and Taylor amazing

MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their beignets were way better than Cafe Du Monde and the service was great. Highly recommend the "Benedict of the Day".

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect fine dining experience at excellent prices. Food was outstanding!!!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Noise level in the restaurant was a lot louder than anticipated. There was a live band a singer belting away on the other end of the space. Thankfully we were able to be seated on the other end.

P
Washington DC
201 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Beautiful hotel. Ordered a veggie omelette was a huge pile of veggies with an egg white on top. Fruit tasted canned. Coffee wasn’t memorable along with service.

A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Great service impeded by mediocre food with so many great options everywhere in town

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was awful. Caesar salad was straight from refrigerator and wilted. Parmesan crust was also cold from refrigerator and .hard and inedible. Crab and fried green tomato redfish was horrible. Where was the crab? Or the fried green tomato? The pasta and fish was extremely sweet. Couldn’t eat this either. Very strange taste experience. Hostess came to table after we sent salad back and claimed the salad was made to order. No way! I’m so disappointed, we had only one night to dine and made a terrible choice in this city of fine dining choices. Never again

AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with excellent food and innovative cocktails! We loved the atmosphere, and our server Fernando was incredibly attentive and friendly!

AS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and Fernando was an impeccable waiter. He made wonderful suggestions for our meal that added to our dining experience.

RP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great, but the Coolinaire menu was not available without any statement in website or in visible signs.

PR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best dining experience during our New Orleans trip! We were disappointed that they did not offer the Coolinary dinner as advertised because they “ran out of ingredients”, but it was a great meal otherwise.

CV
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A feast for the soul. One of the most satisfying dining experiences I’ve ever been fortunate enough to enjoy.

C
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s retirement. We had outstanding service! We will return whenever we’re in town

ED
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect. It was my 20 year anniversary and everything was perfect.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We loved everything!

A
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was HIGHLY impressed with this restaurant! The food, ambiance, the staff. Everything was superb! My husband and I were in New Orleans to celebrate our anniversary. I don't know why we picked this restaurant, but I am so glad we did.

CT
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in New Orleans, perfect service and delicious food.

CK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Three of the four of us were happy with our food. My husband ordered lamb chops, medium. They came out medium rare. After the waiter brought them back from the kitchen to cook them “a little more”, they were so over cooked they were charred black. My husband was so insulted and irritated that he sent them back uneaten. Everyone else was well into their meal and he didn’t want us to have to wait for the kitchen to prepare another dish for him. He left still hungry.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was average.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We have being there at the carousel bar for drinks and bar food and everything was outstanding so we decided to go there for dinner and the food wasn’t up to standards. It was very disappointing wish I had went to Mr. B’s instead!

LP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for my birthday; food was delicious, service was good. Will go back.

m
New Orleans
260 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I greatly enjoyed the breakfast sandwich it was warm and tasty and I thought that there were variety of options. I enjoyed it the maître d’ seating us very quickly. I do wish our waitress could’ve got our check to us faster we were on a time frame. Overall great work

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James our server was friendly and knowledgeable.

LK
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, great ambience. We will be back!

JB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Colin was the best in business and Roy was excellent at keeping our refreshments filled and both guys made sure we were well taken care of.

G
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service! We will certainly return.

d
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good meal. Great atmosphere and excellent service from James.

k
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice lunch for my last day in NOLA. Came for the gluten free options. They did not disappoint. Cocktails were tasty too. Quiet upscale ambience w/ open kitchen was cool.

K
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate breakfast with my son for his birthday. The food and service was excellent. We live in Metairie so will definitely be back 😀

KP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

The service was excellent the appetizers, drinks and dessert were also. The entrees left something to be desired. The entree sides were gross. I had the sword fish and the rice that came with it was yuck. He had the stuffed red fish and the stuffing was yuck and bland too. We were really disappointed that we asked for a private table and were seated at the bench booth in between two other couples when there were private tables open around us our entire meal. No couple wants to sit at a bench booth you can’t talk to each other. You almost hit elbows with the people next to you...It kind of ruined it.

T
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a conference and staying at the Hotel Monteleone. Ate here several days for breakfast and all were excellent. Try their biscuits and gravy.

K
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the restaurant was amazing !!! We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and they surprised us with the most intriguing delicious dessert! The service was Impeccable! Our entrees were ones to always savor. We enjoyed everything about our experience and will always remember our special wedding anniversary! Our gratitude to the whole staff!

R
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and wine, excellent service. Very relaxing and peaceful. Noise from the bar was in the distance and did not disturb us. We stayed in the hotel and enjoyed dinner “in” vs fighting with tourists for a table elsewhere. Highly recommend!!

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The place is nice and service was great. Food was ok, well prepared but nothing special. We, however, were there there for lunch and it might not represent the dinner experience one might have.

n
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful surprise finding this restaurant in a gorgeous hotel and bar! Dinner was excellent, the service superior. Go there for sure!

m
New Orleans
260 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our breakfast. It was very filling.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue and pleasant service. Our waiters assistant from Henduras really made the visit worth while. We will come back just for his hospitality! Thank you kind sir.

B
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Shrimp, blue crab, and avocado stack is a nice starter, American snapper was cooked to perfection.

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