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Pascal's Manale

4.6
1273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Creole
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(504) 895-4877
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark DeFelice
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking lot in rear of building, access from Dryades Street.
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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).
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1273 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.3
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Pascal Manale’s is always a special experience. The food is just outstanding. The barbecue shrimp is unique and very special and always delicious. The service the staff and the team are top notch and all about good customer service. This is the place to go back again and again. Thank you Pascal Manale’s

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very nice old school new orleans family reataurant. Dinning room is dated but thebfood was fantastic

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I had heard this is the place for the original BBQ shrimp, and my husband was ready for some original New Orleans flavor. We were not disappointed. We dined here for lunch. My BBQ shrimp and grits was excellent (shrimp are peeled and deveined), cooked to perfection. My husband had the red beans and rice with sausage. He loved every bite. We will f course had bread pudding for dessert and thought it was delicious. The service was superb. The staff were attentive and cordial. We enjoyed the location being in the lovely and quiet Garden District away from the noisy crowd of the French Quarter.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the experience!

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately bbq shrimp was mushy. Sent back twice.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was wonderful! Barbecue Shrimp sandwich is a must, sauce is to die for, butter and black pepper. Our waitress, Wendy, was exceptional! Great experience overall!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The bbq shrimp was as always wonderful, never disappoints. Would recommend

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the world. Every time I am in New Orleans this is a must stop. Do Not miss it if you are visiting NOLA. This restaurant has been in the same spot for 105 years and I have been going there for 25 of them. I am sure that all their food is good, but I order the same thing every time, crab and shrimp salad, BBQ shrimp, and bread pudding.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our friends told us about Pascal's, so we expected good things. It was very good. I hope I have friends that I can also recommend it to. It was in an unsavory part of town, but after Katrina, the area has greatly improved.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I met up with a colleague and her family for dinner. I went there on a recommendation from my parents’ friend. I was told to order the bbq shrimp, because that is what the restaurant is known for. The wine and bbq shrimp were delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent dining and evening.....except for the French bread which lacks texture, crust and flavor of true French bread.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Pascal's Manale was recommended to us by a local as a great place to go outside of the French Quarter. They were particularly known for their unique spin on BBQ shrimp. Being soft shell crab season, I was struggling choosing between crab and shrimp. As it happens, one of the specials on our visit was a full soft shell crab topped with a generous portion of their BBQ shrimp. IT WAS AMAZING. The BBQ "sauce" is really a rich roux like concoction of which you will order more bread to sop up every drop! We also had turtle soup, gumbo, the wedge and house salad and oysters two ways - all of which were outstanding. Wine prices by the bottle were very reasonable. Tip of the hat to the owner and crew!

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Once one of our favorite places but no more. BBQ shrimp was over done and tasteless. Out of the six of us dining, none of us had a good meal. Won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This place never fails to serve a wonderous repast.
Well worth the drive from anywhere especially to get out of the Quarter.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great service and great food. This NOLA landmark is worth your time!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Absolutely, a wonderful experience as always! Outstanding service and the food was fabulous. Don’t miss going to dine here, every opportunity you have.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Shrimp wasn't up to par but they handled it well and our experience has always been great so we will be back again

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The bbq shrimp is exceptional. It’s a loud dining room but it’s a small price to pay for said exceptional bbq shrimp. I don’t live in Nola so it’s hard to say I will go back anytime soon, but if I’m visiting and I have the time, I will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I have been dining at Pascal’s for over 15 years and when I am within 4 hours of the restaurant I will make an extra trip to dine here. Worth the drive and the food always awesome. Bread pudding best anywhere in the country and the bbq shrimp is the best. The oyster bar is fantastic and a great spot to meet new people.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Still great after all these years. Great food and good service

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Everything about Pascal’s Manale is superb! From the glorious raw oysters (happy hour prices!!) to the fabulous dinners, you can’t go wrong planning a visit here!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food at Pascal’s never disappoints. The oysters, gumbo and bread pudding are the best anywhere!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We.LOVE.This.Place. We are from Houston and were in New Orleans visiting two Tulane. I've been coming here for over 35 years! It's always so so good! My son tried the turtle soup and loved it! We always get the BBQ shrimp! The service is always impeccable!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a 7o’clovk reservation ;however we arrived a little early and found s place at the bar to enjoy a cocktail. The bartender was rude and unfriendly . The dining experience was great. Service was excellent. The food was authentic and tasty. A bit noisy for a date night but all in all was a good dining experience. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was excellent. Best raw oyster in town. Great seafood. Great pasta. Very good service.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant. Packed and loud but good food and good service. Our go to place arrival day in New Orleans.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended by several people and it did not disappoint. BBQ shrimp was amazing, dipping their fresh flaky bread in the sauce is so good! Walk up oyster bar where they shuck in front of you is part of the charm of the bar. Definitely would come back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This place is always a favorite. The BBQ shrimp are amazing but we love the pasta and meatballs and pasta Alfredo. Our kids love it. We love it. A must visit when in Nola.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was better than expected given previous experiences. Wife enjoyed oyster rocker fella and turtle soup. Surprisingly she thought the soup was as good as Commanders which is the gold standard. My blackened drum with crawfish topping was outstanding. The waitress did not know her menu and did not correctly describe the specials. The dinning room is drab, but has a nice view through the large window.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Returning to New Orleans for regular visits to our old home town, Pascal Manales is always on the restaurant list. BBQ shrimp is unique and the best in the country. Be warned, it is spicy-swimming in butter, messy as you peel and eat large sized shrimp - heads on.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food is great the service at the table was good it only downside was it's quite noisy and they didn't take us for 15 minutes after our appointed time and there were obviously some empty tables

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I have been waited on by Louis a few times and he is the best. He made the evening. Food is always great, I’ve been coming for 35 years

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We are in New Orleans for a week and someone we met suggested we visit Pascal's. So thankful we did. The BBQ shrimp sandwich had the perfect amount of spice and the bread it's served on is a little bit of heaven. My husband had Oysters Dante ... and it was fabulous. What a wonderful, memorable lunch experience.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I travel to New Orleans often on business. I think I will travel to NO just to go to Pascal's. A true neighborhood gem on beautiful Napoleon St. in the Garden District. Take the trolley up St. Charles and get off at Napoleon. Just a couple blocks west are the best BBQ Shrimp, Oysters, Fish and other seafood in town. Even better, the staff is colorful, fun and full of fun stories. I miss Eddie at the bar though!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Oyster bar was great, Seated timely, server was friendly and helpful and prompt, Food was excellent

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The hostess was very rude - we had to wait another hour before being seated after our reservation time and then were seated in a makeshift closet for dining. Waiter was excellent but food was very mediocre

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I’m a big fan of Pascal Manale, unfortunately this last visit was not great. Had reservations for 8:30 and was seated at 8:55. Appetizers came out quickly but entrees took 50 minutes. Waitress was less than apologetic. Hopefully next time will be more of what I have grown to love and expect.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The summary: shabby treatment of customers and mediocre food.
We had a reservation for 2 at 6:45pm on a Saturday and were informed (brusquely) upon our arrival at 6:35 that there would be a 1/2 hour wait. While we were waiting, we spoke with a party of 4 elderly people who said they'd been waiting since 6:00, as party after party of 4 or larger were taken ahead of them even though they'd arrived earlier. At 7:25, I asked the maitre d' what the status of our seating was and, somewhat to my surprise, he said he had a table for us. I don't know how much longer the elderly party had to wait, but one of them had diabetes and was having a rough time of it.
-- We were seated in a small annex with 4 tables, which would have been okay except for the fact that a couple of the other patrons were wearing their overcoats, which did not bode well. It was so freezing that one of the waitresses set up a space heater in the corner of the room. Finally, they turned off the A/C and the whole room applauded.
-- We figured that, for all of this trouble, the food had better be good. It wasn't. The exception was an order of 1/2 dozen terrific raw oysters: large, perfectly chilled and tasty. My wife's house salad had old, browning lettuce, and her veal marsala consisted of two small medallions with a very bland marsala sauce (I tasted it). The seafood in my frutti di mare was fine, but was served with soggy, overcooked angel hair pasta that added neither texture nor flavor. The waitress was helpful, but the shabby treatment before the meal gives this place the two stars for service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food never disappoints, service from Louis is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything I hoped it would be! Great atmosphere, kind and energetic staff, and out of this world oysters and BBQ shrimp. Will be back soon!

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