Criollo at Hotel Monteleone

4.7
1244 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 1244 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food excellent!

IW
vipIslandW
New York Area
11 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.

IW
vipIslandW
New York Area
12 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!

K
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

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

Excellent food and excellent value. Very good service.

DR
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

LH
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.

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

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

DM
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.

PL
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

DT
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
11 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 .

SR
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
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBuster
Austin
24 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.

RA
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.

EP
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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gregb
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful!! Drinks and service were great! Great value. Will be back. Ambience and music was very nice. There was a little street noise from construction outside, but in New Orleans, I think this is unavoidable.

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MicheleH
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coolinary event, great menu. Beautiful setting, fantastic service and yummy food!

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Delish
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented. Being a coffee drinker, I appreciated getting a full pot of coffee. My son got a full pot of hot cocoa. Very impressive.

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REED
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beignet's are the best here!

SF
SusanF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had coolinary menu. Everything was delicious and hot and the service was awesome. Really enjoyed it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with family

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet breakfast on a Weekday with great food and prompt service!

LL
LuLu
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, food was delicious and service good

DP
DavidP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

No Maitre'd at entrance. Not good impression since he was chatting with a seated woman and ignored the front desk. Then a snarky attitude. Waiter, very nice, must have been new. Ordered drinks and meal. Waited. Second waiter arrived. Drinks did not appear in a timely fashion. Finally, they came but one was wrong. The correct cocktail arrived after the meal was served? The food was a excellent. We intend to return but hope the service improves. Next time I will not order the meal until AFTER the cocktails arrive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great really enjoyed it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We had breakfast.

NS
NancyS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coolinary menu was very nice and tasty. Staff was friendly and helpful

M
vipMarsha
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Best Coolinary lunch deal! We got 3 courses plus a cocktail! And best of all, the food and service were excellent!

FAQs

Criollo at Hotel Monteleone is rated 4.7 stars by 1244 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.