Pascal's Manale

4.7
2177 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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vipNWLAtravelers
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were there on a weeknight...the place was full...you could see that they were mostly regular local customers. This is a place where locals eat. I had Oysters Bienville...they were just Okay...then we split the house salad...it was VERY good. We both had a pasta with seafood entré...they were great. The place has lots of history and you should go.

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DonnaM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Wait staff was horrible.. waiting over an hour for food. Hair in drink ordered.

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CraigV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ Shrimp & Veal in the City of New Orleans!

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viplilbanjo
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dependable and good. Never reaches the lofty levels but can't beat the BBQ shrimp. Wine list needs some serious help...all corporate supermarket wines

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wesj
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ shrimp is still as outstanding as it was when I had it for the 1st time in 1985. Friendly service. Great dining experience.

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JamesB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried softshell crab with barbeque shrimp was delicious. Our waiter Eric was first class.

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JackL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent veal piccata. Eggplant Dryades were superb. Best bead pudding! Thank you, Cain

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RickyF
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The raw oysters were outstanding and the entrees did not disappoint. It always amazes me how much value you get for a high quality meal at Manale's.

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vipStevenK
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. First time there will not be our last!

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Shelly
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation (4:00) since we didn’t eat all day in anticipation. The bread is delicious, a little crusty on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. I had the BBQ shrimp which were the largest I have had and were so flavorful. Our server, can’t remember his name, was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Before dinner, we had a drink at the bar. Jennifer was great and very friendly. Thomas at the oyster bar was wonderful. We chatted while he shucked and told me about oysters and was just so pleasant to speak with.

Hubby had the strip steak. It was good but I was not a fan of the seasoning. Of course, it was not my dinner and he enjoyed it.

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SallieW
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , Excellent service, Friendly staff.

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Gatorsharon
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4, all enjoyed their food, except the fish I ordered was a bit on the dry overcooked side. Service excellent. Nice historical ambiance.

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TomE
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As far as I am concerned, Pascal's Manale is the only place to eat in New Orleans!

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vipmiket
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing restaurant. great service. food is amazing

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JohnW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oysters appetizer wasn’t good at all. Other than that it was outstanding.

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MorganW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fantastic BBQ shrimp! A must-have when visiting New Orleans. The wine recommendations were superb and our server was both knowledgeable as well as entertaining. He made my birthday dinner an evening to remember!

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MichaelD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a revisit to Pascal's after several years. It was well worth waiting for as we felt especially well taken care of by our server.
The BBQ shrimp is a classic dish here and does not change over time. Always excellent.

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Marcia
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Lighting was very poor since the bulbs were burned out across length of the room
So noisy you could not have a conversation

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SteveD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Barbecued shrimp was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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Chris
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in New Orleans

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday . My two boys treated me and it was great.

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GoNad
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and answered all questions freely
I thought the recipe for the turtle soup was a little too thick but the taste was excellent and the veal was delicious. Our other dinner had a trout entree and raved about it. Wish I had saved room for dessert but that was not to be.
It’s been a few years since I have visited but it’s still one restaurant I rave about

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RobertK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I used to live in New Orleans in the 1970's and loved to go to Pascal's Manale for their famous Bar-B-Q Shrimp. I have ordered Bar-B-Q Shrimp many times at other restaurants all over the country over the years hoping to get the same flavors as the original but have been disappointed. When we planned a trip to New Orleans recently, visiting Pascal's Manale was my number one place I wanted to go. The Shrimp were just at good as I remembered and on our visit they were huge! (I know that can vary according to season).

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Karenv
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, wonderful french bread, good service. There did not appear to be any effort to social distance the guests and the noise level made it difficult to converse at our table.

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vipNAMS
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Old school restaurant. The bbq shrimp were great. We enjoyed our evening. This is a very casual place.

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FormerNOLAnative
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Growing up in NOLA (1965-1972), I always enjoyed dining at Pascal's. Also, since living in NOLA, I return every year in mid-April and enjoy introducing family and friends to the fine dining throughout the city. The evening of Tuesday, 4/20/21, was quite the exception and very disappointing. Our server, a blonde woman, began with a less-than-warm attitude toward us. She took our order for drinks but never asked again if we would like another (other than our water). The dining room began to fill and she was, therefore, busier but definitely not overwhelmed. Toward the end of our meal, my husband made a comment to which she took offense. She actually hit him on his shoulder and left our table. She spoke with the maitre d (her boss) as did we!! He "comp'd" our desserts and apologized for her rudeness. Although the food was good, I was embarrassed by what occurred in front of my guests. And I will NEVER return to Pascal's despite the free desserts. Her tip was $0 and she earned it.

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vipkatie
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall disappointing. Would not go back. Oysters were very good. Staff friendly. Accommodated a reservation change gracefully. Party of 6. Soups meh. Oysters and calamari and ‘make your own cocktail sauce’ all great. Entrees - 2 loved them, 3 ‘ok but would not order again’ and one sent hers back as not edible. Unfortunate.
Cocktails fair. Left disappointed and went somewhere else for dessert.
Fun people watching as it was prom night.

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Dawnf
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! The food was exceptional. Favorite meal of our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , service and ambiance were spectacular ! Highly recommend dining there. We enjoyed the shucked oysters by Thomas and the fried oyster platter was perfectly cooked. The oysters Rockefeller and Bienvenue were delicious with hot French bread. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. My son raved about the filet mignon with pasta Alfredo. The fish of the day with BBQ shrimp were spectacular. My favorite is the combination pan roast with spaghetti Collins and Ensalada Manale salad. And bread pudding for dessert is divine Put this place in your list to enjoy a fabulous meal.

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CharlotteU
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LIKE VISITING AN OLD FRIEND- MANY WONDERFUL MEALS AND MEMORIES THER OVER THE YEARS. THEY WORKED US IN AS WELL AND WE SO APPRECIATED IT.

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vipStevenC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday

Everything was very good but the timing between the appetizers and the main course was off, by about 20 minutes.

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Letsgonow
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Terrific waiter. Took care to make sure my shellfish allergies were communicated to the kitchen. Cocktails were great. Bread pudding was out of this world. Wonderful 36th wedding anniversary dinner.

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Plaquemine1
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jill was awesome.

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raymondg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the barbecued Shrimp! The waiter was very knowledgeable!

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vipwilldine
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The oysters were the best I have ever had. Each and everyone: beautiful, plump, fresh and cold. Our waiter was fantastic, exceptionally well trained.

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LaurieJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A waitress dropped food down my back and never even came back to check on me. It stained my sweater but when we mentioned to manager he paid for dry cleaning and we left as happy customers.

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Jojo
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 7 seated at a large round table. The dining room was lively and fun, but I had difficulty hearing the person across the table from me. That is to be expected at a large table for 7 persons. I would definitely return as the food quality was excellent. The service was superb. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the BBQ Shrimp and the Veal Picatta. I will return on my next visit to New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

To celebrate my return to NOLA

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MarciaC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are five older New Orleanians. Although we had not dined at PM in several years, it was as reliably delicious as ever. We loved the attractive neighborhood feel to the place, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. What a jewel!

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Pascal's Manale is rated 4.7 stars by 2177 OpenTable diners.

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