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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.

214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - until

Cross Street:
Royal Street between Bienville and Iberville

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 681-4444

Website:
http://criollonola.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment schedule available at http://hotelmonteleone.com/carouselbarentertainment

Parking Details:
Discount parking available with validation for Criollo Restaurant diners at the Monteleone and Solaris parking garages.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Maynard

Additional:
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

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.6

value

4.0

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Manchester)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Had a great meal and experience

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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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 (Charleston)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great, fresh food!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Trip to New Orleans

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our Christmas dinner! Every thing we had from appetizer through dessert was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great waiter- awesome food

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and service will return.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had breakfast 2 days on a weekend.The food and the service were great.The mimosas were also very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fair (at best) service. Had to ask and wait a while for a coffee refill. Fruit plate ordered for before our breakfast came out after. Food was good and it was a beautiful setting.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Expensive, but for a special dinner, worth it. Great food and atmosphere. Service was fantastic.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great brunch spot!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and atmosphere

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service . Lots of great menu choices. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Bar, live music and hand-crafted cocktails were great. Service was fine. The meal was disappointing. Quality of meal was not commensurate with price.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very handsome dining room, in a beautiful hotel.
The Creole Redfish was excellent, good service and ambiance.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was excellent. It was prepared exactly as ordered. However, I have been to many fine restaurants. The one thing that made this dining experience truly memorable was the outstanding and friendly service provided by our waitress, Ina.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place to enjoy New Orleans cuisine. Friendly service and excellent food

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Waiter started out engaged but then basically threw the food at us the rest of the night. Will never go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

An excellent experience. Perfectly cooked and displayed. Lots of shellfish of course, but plenty of other options. Bar is very lively.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fabian and Ina made our event memorable, and considering the food, that was a tough bar to rise above!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Dined with friends from England and Ireland and wanted them to have a unique NOLA food experience. They later told me this meal was the highlight of their trip!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good, setting lovely and service extremely good. Wine was great too

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server, Colin, and his teammate, ensured our meal was spectacular. Colin offered plenty of recommendations and suggestions and was attentive to our needs all night long.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We simply cannot visit NOLA without having breakfast at Criollo. The food is wonderful, as is the staff and love the Art Deco beauty of the room, reminiscent of a classy era.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great beignets, and service from Kathy was perfect! We will only go here for breakfast from now on when beignets are in our minds.

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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our server, Ms. Kathy, was wonderful!!! The food was excellent. Will definitely come back.

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