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Criollo at Hotel Monteleone

4.4
716 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - until
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Phone number
(504) 681-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Maynard
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Royal Street between Bienville and Iberville
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Parking details
Discount parking available with validation for Criollo Restaurant diners at the Monteleone and Solaris parking garages.

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Entertainment
Entertainment schedule available at http://hotelmonteleone.com/carouselbarentertainment
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 716 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was excellent. Well prepared and well timed. The pace of the meal allowed enough time to enjoy each course.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food and services was fantastic will be returning here the next time I am in town. One of the nicest restaurants in the French Quarter!!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We greatly enjoyed the breakfast. The service by Kathy was superb, coffee and iced tea never empty. The duck confit egg Benedict served on a buttermilk biscuit was different and perfect. The breafast sandwich was served on a freshly baked croissant.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Expected New Orleans “brunch,” so I was disappointed that their brunch was VERY limited (Eggs Benedict,few standard breakfast items). Food good, but not a special New Orleans brunch I had anticipated.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Criollo’s was great! We went for breakfast because of a friend’s recommendation. The beignets were fantastic - way better than Cafe du Monde! We liked their ambiance and service very much and actually went back again the next morning because of how good it was.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The service was great! Food was good. I enjoyed the flight of soup! Great idea! The noise level was a little loud due to the people seated next to us. I am not back fan of the "bench" style seating and to make it worse the back was broken and not comfortable.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our food was served rather quickly, however, the bacon was cold. Our waiter tried to be attentive, but he seemed to have too many tables to serve. All in all, not the best experience we’ve had at Criollo.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was amazing. It is a little on the pricey side but it worth it. The quality of ingredients was outstanding. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We will be going again very soon.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This place was a very special treat. Service was on point, food was delicious and ambience was what you would expect from a 5 star restaurant. Will most certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We LOVED our dinner - we saved Criollo for our last night of our girls getaway. We wanted to share an appetizer - but unfortunately they were all seafood. Two of us are allergic to seafood. We asked if the Chef might have something he could prepare as an alternative - and we were told no. We were not upset - as we realize we were asking beyond the ordinary...but perhaps a non-seafood appetizer available would be nice. The steaks were delicious - and the dessert was Strawberry Beignet. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Stayed at the hotel for our staycation honeymoon. The staff at this restaurant treated us like royalty! Definitely recommending to all couples.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The live band is what made us stay even longer. Also best pimms cup in french quarter

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was disappointing. No semblance of individual or distinct flavors. May as well have put everything in a blender. Fantastic venue. Great drinks. Below average food.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Good food and convenient location. Really enjoyed the breakfast selection and the beignets and praline sauce!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Mother/daughter trip

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server was OUTSTANDING. Great service, wonderful friendly personality. All staff great, food top notch. GO!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great location for dinner the restaurant is connected to the caresoul bar and a convenient location to many things. Our food was good. Lots of social
Life in this location

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I think Criollo is an underappreciated New Orleans restaurant. We come here about once a month for Sunday brunch, people-watching and to hang out in the French Quarter. The food is very good, and more healthful than in many New Orleans restaurants. There is always a salmon dish which is very good, although the preparation changes to incorporate seasonal ingredients. The gumbo is quite good and I'm a fan of the salads. The atmosphere is calm and upscale. My one complaint is that they don't seem able to hang on to servers. We rarely have the same server more than a couple of times. On occasion, this impacts the quality of the experience. Hopefully, the restaurant can address this problem and the experience will be wholly wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My birthday

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Daily special egg benedict special. Need I say more? Wonderful food and incredible service!! Q made my 86 year old father feel like "king for a day" on his birthday. Truly a special place!!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Hope I get back to New Orleans soon. Craving the crab stuffed Red Fish

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. This was our first visit to NOLA. We had read reviews and checked menus. We could not get reservations at a big name resturant which was our first choice. This was our second choice, and boy are we glad it worked out the way it did. The food, the atmosphere, the staff, everything was perfect. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Thank you Criollo!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was prompt and responsive. The food was average. The gumbo needed better seasoning/flavor and my entree was lukewarm. The fixed the entree issue but why was that even an issue to begin with. Stuffed shrimp entree was better after sent back

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very Very Loud in Restaurant. Menu was not good at all.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Quality of the food was excellent, and service was as well. We had the shrimp, crab, and avocado stack apetizer (inventive and tasty), and the filet with shrimp and scallop for entree, bread pudding for dessert. Steaks were cooked correctly, it was a great evening

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our server, Ina, was fantastic! The staff made sure that my request for Prosecco was ready as soon as we were seated. The food was delicious - service was spot on. Made our anniversary celebration a happy one!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was delicious but the noise level from the adjacent bar was outrageously loud. A couple privacy screens were useless. We would have walked out to eat elsewhere if we didn’t have to meet others after our dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The Criollo is a beautiful restaurant in a landmark hotel. The service was excellent, but the food did not live up to the expectation. The snapper was overdone and dry. My husband had the stuffed red fish and the dish was too sweet for his taste but cooked well. We will stick to the lovely bar area next time and continue to enjoy the hotel.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a great time! Food and service were awesome! We will be back!!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely atmosphere and good service. The food was very nice but we thought it was slightly overpriced however the cost seemed normal when comparing to similar places in America.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed dinner here over Mardi Gras. It was my friend's birthday and they were kind enough to bring her a dessert. The food was good, but not good enough to justify the price. Ambiance is nice, but we were left at the hostess stand for ten minutes or so before someone finally came to seat us.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was sub par. I ordered the redfish and the presentation was terrible. The cheese on top was hardened and the meal was not hot when received

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Had a great meal and experience

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

The 3 Shrimp on my stuffed shrimp meal were extremely over-done. We picked this place because of the reviews, but I’m now wondering if they are just living off the name of the hotel...

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good food and drinks! They were out of a sparkling wine I wanted, but the food and ambiance was AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We had brunch here and I wish we had the chance to have a dinner as well. Brunch was well done with nice variety. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Gumbo, crab and avocado stack and the Pimm’s cup were excellent!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great, fresh food!

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Decent place. The portions are tasty but small and expensive. So if you aren't too hungry and have cash to burn then go here!

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The redfish was old, the shrimp were like rubber and the chef seemed to be annoyed with our presence.
Overpriced, and with so many other options, I won’t be back

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