Pascal's Manale

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Italian
Founded in 1913, this family-run, Italian-Creole restaurant is located in uptown New Orleans. It is famous for creating barbecued shrimp.

This neighborhood restaurant is vintage New Orleans, from the service to the decor. The oyster bar always manned by a friendly shucker. The oysters are fresh, salty and delicious.

The old time oyster bar and cocktail bar offers raw oysters on the half shell and all types of cocktails. We offer fine seafood, Italian specialties and delicious steaks.
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JS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here frequently and have never had anything less than an amazing experience. Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. A staple in New Orleans.

S
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Left after eating mediocre appetizers. Way too noisy!! Seated next to swinging service door. Food being served to tables around us looked totally unappetizing.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going for years every visit to Nee Orleans. This is traditional New Orleans and what it’s all anout

MD
Mobile
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wendy did a great job as our waitress
Thomas did a great job at the oyster bar
The Special was speckled trout which was outstanding

FR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I was super embarrassed that the entrance and bar area really smells badly. It needs a thorough cleaning.
It smelled like a sleazy french quarter bar.

b
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my 10th time over as many years. The oyster bar is always my first stop, as usual oysters chilled were good, we sat in the west dining room, the service was great, the food was just ok, I had the shrimp which held its own, others had local Cajun dishes, and Italian fare. We all hope the restaurant continues under the ownership of the family to continue a 100 year legacy

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful lunch (the barbecue shrimp are divine) and James Carville was seated at the table next to us. That’s a pretty big NOLA sighting.

TS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. I had BBQ Shrimp which was amazing as usual. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was good. We had reservations but had to wait a few minutes for our table but not too bad. Had a drink while we waited. Wonderful Evening!

DJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We weren’t seated til nearly 8:45. The bartenders in the waiting area were overwhelmed as was the host. The server was knowledgeable and made good recommendations. A little slower to get dinner than I’d like but the food was good.

W
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Atmosphere was pleasant with local charm. It was like going to your neighborhood bar. Dinners were ala carte. We had barbecue shrimp and grilled fish special with shrimp. Sides were expensive. We had grilled asparagus which was basically $1 per spear. The spaghetti was tossed in garlic butter and covered in green onion but wasn’t drained so it arrived in a pool of water. We started the meal with oysters which were shucked and put on counter without a plate. You just ate off the counter which was messy and didn’t look too clean.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and history and service. Too loud in dining room to hear the server talk about the specials.

C
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely place, fantastic waiter. Highly recommended.

RA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Garden District neighborhood restaurant second visit in 20 years and still the highest quality. Shrimp po boy' outstanding. Would highly recommend.

A
London
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good authentic eats.

LE
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good unique variations of classic New Orleans fare. A stand out among the many good restaurants.

v
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Was recommended by a friend who lived in New Orleans years ago. It was probably amazing then. The place is tired looking The food was average. The service was dull. It did feel friendly New Orleans.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and equally amazing food - the choices are traditional and always delicious

AT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Our waiter Michael was spectacular! Food fantastic!

SL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Let me say we are from NOLA and have been going to Pascal’s for over 33 yrs. It is one of my family’s favorite restaurants. We were celebrating my daughter’s engagement. I knew something was off when I checked in and wasn’t greeted by the hostess(no smile, just seated). We sat down and were given water and waited for our server. We waited no server. Another table was waiting like us. A manager? was talking to people at a table and turned around and could see we had no menus or drinks but he continued to talk. Finally one of the female servers came over to us and said there was a mixup and started taking care of us. When our main dishes came I was shocked. I always order the Veal Parmigiana and it is alway a large slice of veal with sauce and melted cheese on top. I was served two small patties of veal with very little sauce and one slice of cheese on each patty of veal. It was baked too long because it was very dry. It came with a side of spaghetti with sauce. The sauce was watery and flavorless.
The most disappointing thing of the night to me was the way the staff treated it’s customers. They are very proud of all the celebrities that have eaten in their restaurant, but they should be honored by every customer who walks through the door.

JM
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys do have the best BBQ Shrimp perhaps in the world.

P
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I hadn’t been to Pascal’s Manale for a long time but they do have the best barbecue shrimp and bread pudding I’ve ever had. The service was good. It was a quiet night but a very enjoyable evening.

N
New Orleans
64 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. It was the first one we ate at when we moved here 25 years ago and we love going there anytime we can.
The food never disappoints and the staff is always so friendly and makes such an effort to welcome you...from the wonderful security guard out front who is aware of everything going on.. to the waiters, busboys and greeters.
Seafood—especially barbecued shrimp - Italian specialties and salads are wonderful and we go back agin and again!!!

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, delicious huge shrimp. I love how they have matches.

J
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time. Food is excellent as well as service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible food! Not worth the price! Terrible waiter!

Q
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a casual atmosphere. Waiter Louie was excellent! Would definitely recommend!

s
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great. Waitress was really friendly and attentive. Two different veal dishes where tough and overcooked. Desserts (key lime pie) were really good.

HM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I have been here a few times as it is one of my father in laws favorite restaurants. This time was the last time. The maitre d was dismissive when I got there, pushing my away until everyone got there telling me to come back around again (the waiting area was empty). I came back less than 5 minutes and he acted like he had no idea who i was. He set us in front of the bar door at a table for 2 with a party of 3, when we asked the waiter to move to another table which was available, he said its not really my job. We go at least 2x per year and hosted my husband's family there before our wedding. I was very disappointed, service was lacking and we were rarely checked on. As a local I expect more. We will not be returning.

HN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Food and service was very good. We had t he prix fix restaurant week menu which was an excellent value. Veal Oscar and BBQ shrimp are the best.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole party thought the food was exceptional and a real bargain to boot! Will definitely return even without the bargain menu. A memorable experience.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful catfish with crab meat on top and Beurre BLANC sauce

d
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the service was great. I had forgotten about Manale's but will return soon.

OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and very good service in a nice environment. The BBQ Shrimp are always good and the crab cake fettuccine was great. We also had the caprese salad and bread pudding for dessert. Overall a very good dining experience. Highly recommend.

m
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a disappointment! We went to this restaurant years ago and just loved their BBQ Shrimp. So last week we took our friends there and all four of us ordered the BBQ Shrimp. It was horrible - the Shrimp was mushy and had no taste whatsoever. They obviously don’t make it the same way. It is supposed come with bread but we had to keep asking the waiter or busboy for bread.
Our waiter was terrible. He kept talking about himself. He said he jogs in the 100 degree weather and that he works out with the Israeli army. He kept saying that he grew up next to the restaurant and that he still lives there. We all found him to be very annoying.
We will never return to Pascal Manale’s and advise others of the same. There are too many GREAT restaurants in New Orleans!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In NO for a few days. Had wonderful evening at Pascal’s Manale.

r
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Plenty of room between tables, great service, and, of course, excellent food. No need to worry about parking also. Pascal's has their own parking lot. I'm a local. Get your rear end over here for some fine dining.

CR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food for the "Coolinary Specials" in August. Great Service throughout.

JC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived in New Orleans all my life, never been to Pascal’s. I have heard mixed reviews. We decided to try for the coolinery menu that most of the restaurants do for the month of August. Well, it did not disappoint, six of us dined and every plate was “licked clean”. The BBQ shrimp were amazing, the baby veal with lump crabmeat knocked our socks off! Atmosphere was old school New Orleans, the room is very loud, don’t expect a quiet dinner. I will definitely put this in to the dining out rotation.

S
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bar b que shrimp ever! Toy was great waitress and dessert of key lime pie, spectacular!

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