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About Pascal's Manale

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.

1838 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Creole

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(504) 895-4877

Website:
http://pascalsmanale.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot in rear of building, access from Dryades Street.

Public Transit:
You may hop on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to Napoleon -- it's a few blocks away (stop #24 three blocks south of restaurant).

Executive Chef:
Mark DeFelice

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pascal's Manale Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fun (15)
Romantic (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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Spicy (3)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

The food was so good and the entire service staff were wonderful. I had the BBQ shrimp, the house specialty and is was very tasty. We had the shrimp and crab meat appetizer with the special golden sauce and is was excellent! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Food: Pascale's Manale is known especially for its version of Barbecued Shrimp, which many people find delicious. This time, it was not as good as it used to be, though it was still fine. The chicken dish was mediocre, the salad was completely ordinary. Oysters were good but not exceptional. Prices here are a cut below the best restaurants in town, but it is not cheap, and some things should be better. The desserts were the best part of the meal, including a superb pecan pie. Service: The waitress could do very little to describe the meals. She seemed almost completely ignorant about wine, and could not tell us the difference between two wines of the same sort on the relatively short wine list. She was not unfriendly but it was clear that this was just a job to her. I had a sense she had been there a long time and was used to working with regular customers who knew what they wanted.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

oysters were outstanding
food was bad, scallops were very fishy

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Consistently good over the years. Can't miss with this restaurant!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Stuffed shrimp with crabmeat ... the crabmeat was all filler and the coated and deep fried. Eggplant appetizer was sliced so thin and coated and fried you really didn’t taste the eggplant. Very noisy but service was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The atmosphere and food were very good. Our server was fantastic- he definitely added to the experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Pascal's has been making us happy every time we've visited New Orleans for the past 32 years. It never disappoints. Classic fantastic Southern food always perfectly prepared, served in a fun relaxed ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Took my granddaughter for her birthday. She loved the BBQ Shrimp, Oysters Bienville and the fabulous Bread Pudding. We all enjoyed! Have been going there for years and food is always consistent in taste and quality.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It has been some time since I visited this New Orleans classic restaurant. Our meal was perfect. I couldn’t resist getting the BBQ shrimp and they were amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Superb meal with superb service. Combination remolaude to start, then Shrimp Fra Diavolo for my wife and for me a filet of drum in a lemon butter sauce covered with crabmeat and a couple of asparagus spears cooked perfectly. Finished with key lime pie. Yum! Ask for Louie - he’s wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We try different restaurants, we have season tickets to the broadway series at the saengar.
Everything was good.
We’d like separate checks, not allowed.
We’d like to split an entree. Kitchen would not accommodate these requests.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Been around for a long time and has not lost her touch

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful evening with friends. Barbeque shrimp was AMAZING.
Would highly recommend the bread pudding - excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food as always was great this family knows how to tend the stove. I would be remiss if I didn't mention our server Jill. Wife and I eat out often, this gal made an awesome meal even better. We will be back soon.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Upon arriving, the host was speaking to an employee. He continued for several minutes before acknowledging us. I had arrived with the cocktail from my house. The host next said “you cant bring that in”. When i tried to hans it to him aa they was no trash can, he didnt want to take it.

The waiter was ok. Not warm and fuzzy. Curt. We ordered drinks. Then comes the awful part. My husband and i ordered half dozen baked oysters and the couple with us ordered a dozen raw oysters. We got the baked ousters fast ; they were not good. The other couple did not get their raw oysters for 30 minutes- they kept asking the waiter and got non responses. When they finally got them , the waiter said there was a big party in the other room who had to be served first. Why didn’t he tell them to begin with? Why didn’t he ask if they wanted to order something else. Why didn’t he give them the oysters complimentary? I told him this 30 minute wait was unacceptable and asked him to tell management. He responded “tell them yourself. They don’t listen to me”. The main courses were just fair. When we were leaving , i gave feedback to the host/manager. The manager was curt and said thanks foe feedback. He was not sincere in my opinion. I again said the service was in acceptable. Then the employee standing with the manager - the person he was speaking with when we walked in - said “Jesus says thank you”. I was appalled. I never write reviews but this was a very horrible experience

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 22, 2018

BBQ shrimp- were very good as always. Could improve on pecan pie. Prefer whole pecans and a little more filling.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We had a fantastic dinner at Pascal’s. The food, atmosphere, and service were all excellent. They are family owned - the owners are there - and this makes a big difference

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

All 5 of us had the drum and it was delicious. we had it different ways and could not decide which was better!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The BBQ shrimp sandwich is outstanding. The servers were attentive, not overwhelming.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The Drum with BBQ shrimp was fantastic. As always the oysters are fresh and the server was very nice and informative about NOLA history.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants uptown--timeless and consistent. They treat you like family.

Low key, comfortable bar scene with polished, friendly service.

Fantastic raw oysters. The BBQ Shrimp are rightfully legendary. Good veal dishes and pastas. And--surprise--excellent steaks! Oysters Rockefeller among the city's best.

Never a bad meal or experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Party of three. We all ordered different dishes and each was superb. Best raw oysters in New Orleans. Free parking lot on side of restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I wanted to love this place because it’s one of my parents favorites. However I made the mistake of ordering the special when we went. It tasted swampy to me... some type of fish with sauce... it was off and I’m not a picky eater at all. I should have stuck w BBQ shrimp or one of there classics. My parents literally rave about this place tho so maybe it was just a bad dish.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Pascal's Manale is consistently good, and is always enjoyed by my guests.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Disappointing menu. Service slow, had to ask for bread, had to wait for waiter and asked for separate checks which they could not manage. Most restaurants do give ladies who lunch separate checks. Some ladies ordered a small meal with tea only, others ordered a larger meal with wine. Hard to figure out who owes how much, figure the tax and tip. Did not work for our groupl

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This is a “must do” on anyone’s list.
Undeniably historic venue with excellent food, ambiance and service.
It would suit any occasion for dining out.....an all around WINNER!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was irritating for our waiter, Brian, to keep trying to interrupt serious business conversation to present the menu. The restaurant was not full at all, so the need (management pressure?) to turn the table was non-existent. When we ignored a few of his attempted interruptions, he got the message and stopped. But, it definitely created a tone for our business luncheon.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Manale’s (as everyone calls it) can be expected to be great - it's an institution! Last Saturday, though, they outdid themselves. The service and the food were fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our first time at Pascal's Manale and we were very pleased. After reading many reviews, we opted to start with Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Bienville and the Combination Pan Roast. All the above were excellent choices. We had one of the specials, for our main course, which was Puppy Drum topped with Barbecue Shrimp. The main course was tasty and it gave me the opportunity to try the Barbecue Shrimp sauce which the fish was set in. Overall this was a great dining experience, with quick and excellent service, good food and nice New Orleans charm.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of my fav places in Nola! Everything is good!!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is a New Orleans' classic place. The food is consistently good.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Had friends in from out of state and wanted them to have some authentic New Orleans food. Pascal's didn't disappoint. Good happy hour, friendly service, good food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This restaurant is worth the drive from anywhere in New Orleans because the food is superb and the service is outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

First time visitor. It was exactly what I was hoping for. Terrific menu and service, and delicious food. I'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall-a disappointing experience!! A wasted dinner evening to celebrate my wife’s birthday!!!!

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been wanting to come for years. The experience and great food exceeded my expectations. My wife and I will return...but will wait until it’s a bit warmer in The Big Easy. Happy New Year

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was fine and service was ok.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had been really looking forward to the Barbeque Shrimp but it was very disappointing. Absolutely no flavor. Something has changed in their recipe from several years ago. It was just a watery broth. We were very sad because we had brought 2 other couples and had talked it up quite a bit.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Have dined there in the past but it has been sometime. Was not as good as we remembered it from the past. We arrived early but had to wait 45 minuted past our reservation before we were seated. Would not recommend the special BBQ shrimp which i Had enjoyed in the past. It was very tasty but was extremely hard to peel. May have been overcooked.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Every time my family and I return to my home town of New Orleans, Pascal Manale is a must go to restaurant. Thanks for another wonderful meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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