Criollo at Hotel Monteleone

4.7
1256 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Criollo, the Spanish word for Creole and the name chosen for the restaurant, represents the amalgam of cultures reflected in our cooking and the unique tastes that comprise Louisiana cuisine. Old World Flavor Meets Refined Southern Dining. Serving creative, seasonal dishes inside the historic Hotel Monteleone

The open kitchen area creates an air of excitement as patrons can watch the chefs creating culinary masterpieces while the availability of two private dining areas provides a more intimate experience.

Parking available with validation for Criollo Restaurant diners at Solaris parking garage.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1256 people are saying
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YvonneM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Beignets!!! We went to Cafe Beignet super tasty and Cafe Du Monde which were okay, so trust me when I say Criollo has the Best Beignets!!! They were so light and flakey. The praline sauce was the perfect companion! Overall the restaurant was quaint with top notch service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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BaibaO
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Where are the vegetables? The food was very good, But I did not expect to get just fish with nothing else. And no sides on the menu to rectify that. That seems odd to me. The advertised sauce on the fish is not what I got either. Was expecting more for the money.

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vip2LocosPV
Baltimore
166 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall it was ok nothing over the top. Server was overwhelmed great suggestions but no follow up.
the NY WAS EXCELLENT my chix y biscuit too much biscuit little chicken needed heat.
I would come back and give it a second chance

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GretchenB
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Best Pimms cup around!

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MDswla
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance.. great beignets and chicken biscuit

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vipKrissy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food a little overseasoned, the biscuits and gravy too garlicky. But the beignets with praline sauce were heavenly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved the overall experience. Our waitress was super sweet And very knowledgeable. The lagniappe beignet was to die for! That pecan sauce that they serve it with was delectable! Even though the limited menu that they serve on the weekends for brunch was not what we were expecting, what we ordered was very delicious. Anybody coming here for the food will not be disappointed.

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vipJennaW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect breakfast, kind staff. We came here twice on a recent trip to NOLA

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was okay, food was really good and ambiance was amazing. Definitely recommend.

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vipLovefood
West Palm Beach
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Dishes are perfectly prepared. Sauces are on point. Waitstaff is fantastic. Management excellent.

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vipJenny
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. The mussels and my eggs were fantastic. Peach Bellini was wonderful! Ask for Gina B as your server, she was lovely!

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vipRobertB
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service was poor. It took too long to get my food, took too long to get more coffee and my food was not correct when I did get it.

Not sure what the challenges are, but instead of the leaders standing around, they need to roll up their sleeves and help get orders taken and food made and taken out.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food excellent!

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vipIslandW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we had was quite good and since we were staying at the hotel very convenient. I highly recommend breakfast here! The Beignets were wonderful, prices were extremely reasonable and the service was always very good.

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vipIslandW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good here and the value is excellent. The beignets are simply the best in town!

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vipArtSlinger
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the mussels. It's the best version of mussels I have had in the city of New Orleans!

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vipKimc
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice breakfast. Excellent service!

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lovetoeat
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the cocktails! The service was 100% wonderful . We had such a memorable and wonderful time. Can;t wait to go back

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SusanB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent value. Very good service.

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DebbieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch. Super deal with New Orleans Coolinary event.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this birthday lunch experience. They gave us our own private dining room set for 14. The coolinary lunch is an amazing value and every dish was delicious! I went last year and it was my favorite coolinary so I booked a large party for my birthday lunch there. The fleur de Lis cocktail was amazing and refreshing and they do a great pimms
Cup as well. The strawberry salad and the corn and crab beignets were absolutely delicious and I loved my chicken entree and everyone who got the trout with the crawfish and shrimp raves about it. I got lucky and got to try both the chocolate mousse and the pear tart and they were both scrumptious. I loved the cinnamon gelato on the tart! They went the extra mile and decorated a happy birthday plate for me for dessert. Maria and her service team were amazing and the other server I think his name was Arles sang to me. It was so sweet. We really had a wonderful experience!

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DesireeJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always exceptional. I would definitely recommend

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LindaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coolinary lunch is the best value in the city!!!! Ladies dining here feel very pampered. The food is awesome and so is the waitstaff. Easy to park in the hotel.

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vipFoodieNOLA
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with 8 FQ friends. Food consistently wonderful, as well as service.

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vipDonnaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monteleone never disappoints. We had the eggs benedict which were perfectly prepared. The highlight of breakfast is their beignets which are served with strawberries and a praline sauce. These are unmatched anywhere else in NOLA. Gene, our server, was polite, friendly and service was prompt. We will definitely be returning.

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vipMarsha
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was slow, but that’s the new normal due to shortage of employees.

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PeterL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was slow.............................................................................................................................

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ShaneC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat with perfect food and service

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DeniseT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and the staff treated me like a princess as my tiara suggested. The food was excellent as always. The only thing that upset me was that I had called 4 days in a row to add people to my party and I only ever got a recording to leave a message and no one ever called me back. However, we were seated with my additional people without difficulty.

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Shell
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made me feel like a Queen August 15th I enjoyed my birthday at Hotel Monteleone Criollo ⭐️

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vipJames
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a hankering for Eggs Sardou this past Sunday. Hadn't been to Criollo in about a year. The dish was delicious. Hostess even let me take a peek at the Carousel Bar next door to the restaurant!

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vipSusanC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing . The fish was delicious and the service is above par. The drinks are also first class .

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vipSeanR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you're going to limit the lunch menu to the coolinary, you might want to tell people before they make reservations. We left.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great a great breakfast here. While the menu is quite simple, there is an available option for all. Our group of four which varied in age from 9-42 year olds selected different plates and we were all satisfied with our entrees. The restaurant is settled in the old historic Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. It’s a gem of a place, the staff was attentive and friendly. The food was on point and everything was perfect!

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vipLisa
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, great food! Convenient Carousel bar is adjacent.

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vipBuster
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful venue for brunch.
Great menus and food, gorgeous dining room.
Service could have been more attentive but we were not in a hurry and the food compensated in spades.

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RACHELNC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their breakfast was delicious. When I made the reservation, I asked for a table by a window and they gave it to me. It was very good and the size of the servings was large (more than what I could eat.

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so knowledgeable about our drink options. He was a pleasure to to talk with.
The food was delicious and was our champagne drink. We had such a great time, we went into the bar and we all got to have drinks and a ride. It was all our first at the bar, and great memories were hades we all can wait to do it again

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Criollo at Hotel Monteleone is rated 4.7 stars by 1256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.