Pascal's Manale

4.7
2232 Reviews
$30 and under
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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mimi427
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Great lunch specials. Always good.

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vipMichelleB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Loved the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server was nice, but forgot an appetizer we ordered, delivered after our main course.

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BatonRougeFrank
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of four. Every person enjoyed every dish.

This restaurant treats every patron as a guest.

Service is professional.

Timing of service was excellent.

The dishes are not ostentatious but are cooked to showcase local cuisine at the highest level.

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AngelaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the crab cakes are amazing! The staff was on it. If you get a chance to go here, I recommend it.

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vipBobM
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike did an amazing job taking care of us. Mike’s food and wine recommendations were spot on. The food and dining experience was so great! When we walked in Thomas was shucking oysters and he was so much fun to talk too. Highly recommend!!!

JW
JayW
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Great food and service everyrime

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Rick
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. The restaurant has consistently delivered these elements. The waitstaff is always pleasant and knowledgeable. It is always a pleasant experience.

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RobertF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as expected with service by kitty! Turtle soup back to great as was bread!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th birthday

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ZoeyW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and as good as I had remembered from years ago. The service was excellent and friendly. The room was quiet and the lunch was at a leisurely pace so we could enjoy each course. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, waiter and atmosphere were fabulous. Waiter and his staff did a great job, made fine recommendations and handled special requests beautifully. We had a wonderful evening and cant wait to go back. Pascal's Manale rocks!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so nice and helpful when ordering. He was honest as well.

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vipAlbertj30
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

(1) Outstanding food. Among the best of New Orleans.
(2) Excellent, courteous and attentive service.
(3) Nice ambiance. Feel comfortable and at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas truly is the World’s Greatest Shucker!

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vipBigbob1
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! You have to go ! Old New Orleans at its best!

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DanA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with Jason providing excellent service

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vipChip
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Still Terrific. The BBQ shrimp seemed less spicy (a little less pepper and Worcestershire sauce?) but still great. Oysters Bienville are wonderful and the marinara is fabulous.

JB
JBerkshire
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some things should never change! Don't ask "where do you want to go", rather, "what do you want to eat", and if it's BBQ Shrimp in New Orleans...Pascal's Manale is the answer. The wine list and the bread pudding are also special.

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TomT
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Cain our server was a lot of fun and kept us smiling and laughing the whole time. Even the pecan pie was good, but the bread pudding is the best.

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MarcS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance!
Plenty of parking on site with security.
Highly recommended.

MS
MorganS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely evening! Food and service was very good. It did get a bit noisy in the middle of dinner when the room filled up.

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Beanie
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious! The chef specials always exceed expectations.

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ATXnative
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp and grits in the South, and I just ate at multiple places in Charleston and Savannah.

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IrishAyes
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creole Italian restaurant with long history in New Orleans, creators of famous New Orleans style "BBQ" shrimp with stand-up oyster bar. Really cool, classic place with good food and service. We enjoyed the Combination Pan Roast (oysters, shrimp and scallops casserole) for an appetizer, and had BBQ and Striped Bass as our dinner entrees -- everything was great, service was leisurely but attentive and appropriate. Overall a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So fun to watch the man open serve oysters. We had a wonderful date night there!

MJ
vipMilanoJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

This restaurant is much too loud - the clientele were all drunk and yelling at one another - food is good - but do not, do not - I repeat do not go on a busy night - seriously -the drunken yahoo clientele were louder than a rock concert

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Honeybee933
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service were terrific, however the tables of revelers in the room made conversation very difficult. My ears felt like I had gone to a concert afterwards. I don’t recommend going on a weekend night.

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jerlenaz
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and wonderful seafood. Fresh oysters prepared multiple ways (my favorite is raw at the oyster bar), great fish specials, and of course, the BBQ shrimp. Service and ambience is old school New Orleans which is always a pleasure and the staff ensures you have a wonderful experience.

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vipjakmd
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and Louie who served us is the best. Start with the combination remoulade and fresh oysters on the half shell. My wife's favorite is the Shrimp Fra Diavolo and my favorite is the fish grilled with crabmeat in a butter sauce (have to ask for it this way). Great value and a true New Orleans experience.

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Anthony
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Our trip was the fourth generation of family to eat at this institution and it could not have been a better experience. The BBQ shrimp were a standout especially when you pair the the sauce with perfect crunchy French bread. Pillowy lasagne, perfect fresh fish, and bread pudding to sing about. Restaurants like this are an American treasure. It was wonderful to see it packed and hopping again after the last year. I've not eaten better at the some of the best restaurants of Rome, London, or Paris.

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RahRoo
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food might have been better than pre-COVID-19, if that’s possible.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

How could sautéed soft shell crab with jumbo lump atop all with a lemon butter sauce not be superb? Oh, and preceded by a dozen St. Bernard oysters and a Stoli martini at the oyster bar.

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JoniF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, waiter was excellent. Wonderful place.

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vipWaynwG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I ordered BBQ shrimp unpeeled and they were delicious. Several people ordered them peeled and it was clear that they were not just fresh made and then peeled.

The peeled shrimp were way over cooked, They had shrunk from sitting too long and they were clearly way over cooked.

You should not serve them this way if you are not going to make them fresh and peel right before serving as it is your signature dish and it is your reputation on the line.

People at our table were convinced that the already peeled shrimp were just frozen shrimp. I didn’t agree, but they did look completely different and when I insisted they taste mine, they were even more convinced that they were not the same shrimp.

Do yourself and your reputation a favor, if someone isn’t willing to get a little messy by peeling their own shrimp. Insist they order something else.

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PaigeP
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Waiter had a great sense of humor, and was on point. Will definitely be back!

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vipKarenD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Known for their barbecue shrimp- not as good as I remember ... but the veal Marsala was incredible and the oysters Burnsville excellent!

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lisa
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

the food was mediocre at best, the interior needs updating, the server was glib and using old bar pickup lines on what he assumed were single women. Much ado about nothing.

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TicoB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice table in corner. Service saw we were meeting and were subtle in approach and timing.

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Birthday
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant in the Garden District. Very warm and professional service, excellent food, especially the barbecued oysters! Very noisy, but energetic.

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Pascal's Manale is rated 4.7 stars by 2232 OpenTable diners.

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