Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.63mi
  3. Distance: 0.83mi
  4. Distance: 0.84mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.63mi
  3. Distance: 0.83mi
  4. Distance: 0.84mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (44)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Authentic (35)
See All
Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Business Meals (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Casual (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fun (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Great for Lunch (13)
Romantic (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Spicy (8)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
1199 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

 
·Dined on January 10, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service2
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 2, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service4
value1

vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was fine and service was ok.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on December 31, 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
·Dined on December 31, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Was in town with friends the meal was outstanding

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very disappointing. Their famed BBQ shrimp lacked flavor, Italian dishes pedestrian and the turtle soup had the color of dirty water.

Oysters were excellent as was the service. But this place is living off its name rather than its food.

Go elsewhere if you want New Orleans classics.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Best BBQ Shrimp, Awesome Crabmeat and Scallop Pasta dish, and incredible Bread Pudding. Family Friendly!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This remains an outstanding restaurant for classic New Orleans food such as barbequed shrimp, oysters, gumbo, etc. A neighborhood gem that has maintained its quality over the 55 years that we have known it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

As usual, the food was good and so was the service. We come here every time we visit New Orleans.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

For over 40 years, every time I'm within 100 miles of Pascal's I MUST stop for lunch and/or dinner. Outstanding raw oysters, seafood gumbo, BBQ shrimp, bread, and bread pudding. This great restaurant preserves nostalgia and helps me remember what it's like to enjoy really well prepared food -- consistently for as long as I can remember!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love this restaurant but sadly was there on an off night. Either they were understaffed or indifferent. We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation despite there being plenty of open tables. Our waiter was rude, frantic, and completely unapologetic for forgetting one of the orders, and even more unapologetic for bringing cold frozen stuffed shrimp 15 minutes later.
I’ve evjoyed dining here since my grandparents were alive, but will likely look elsewhere when friends from out of town want to try a unique New Orleans experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious Bienville oysters & dinner. Bit pricey for what you get. No sides came with entrees.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Hostess is rude and seating difficult. Cannot be seated until the whole party arrives even when they were called about delay due to heave traffic. Once in dining room, many tables were empty. Service is quick and friendly. Food is very disappointing. No seasoning. When everyone around the table is adding salt and asking for Tabasco it's not good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service4
value2

 
·Dined on December 27, 2017

Manale’s is a NOLA must for us!! We have been dining there for 30+ years. Food is delicious, great wine selection, friendly & knowledgeable service staff. We’ll be back!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A friend recommended we try this restaurant while in New Orleans and suggested we order the house signature dish, BBQ shrimp. For appetizers we had Oysters Bienville and a cup of gumbo. For the entree we tried the BBQ shrimp and for dessert the bread pudding. A person at a nearby table recommended the Meiomi pinot noir so we ordered this and were pleasantly surprised. The shrimp were a disappointment as they were mealy as if pre-frozen or overcooked. Our waitress was very apologetic and did not charge us for this dish. Other than the shrimp, everything was quite good and the service excellent. We would definitely return, but try another entree next time.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely delicious!!! The oyster bar is fabulous too!! Highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great dinner before Christmas. BBQ Shrimp are a must order!

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of the real gems of New Orleans. A little off the beaten path for tourists , but well worth the extra effort. Famous for their BBQ shrimp and did not disappoint. Easily my favorite restaurant whenever I visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome as usual

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 22, 2017

BBQ shrimp incredible
Great service
Perfect lunch spot and prices

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 22, 2017

`FIRST INTRODUCED TO MANALE'S IN 1975 WHILE ON BUSINESS IN NOLA. HAVE BEEN TO MANALE'S PROBABLY 50 TIME OVER 42 YEARS AND STILL LOVE IT. THE GREATEST BBQ SHRIMP IN THE WORLD - IT'S SEAFOOD PERFECTION. EVERY DISH I'VE EVER TRIED HAS BEEN WONDERFUL AS WELL. IF YOU LOVE FOOD, DO NOT GO TO NOLA WITHOUT DINING AT MANALE'S

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. Service was excellent and food was delicious. We will return with gusto!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 19, 2017

A must for es every time in Nola. Love Louie he’s our favorite

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Past it’s prime. The only thing good on menu are fresh oysters. The chicken was rubber. Veal Oscar was crab whipped in mayo. Room was like being in cafeteria. Zero ambiance. Would not recommend

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service4
value1

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Classic example of a restaurant living on its past. Been going to the restaurant for 7-8 years. Was definitly a destination place when in town. The Famous Bbq Shrimp was a shadow if its former self.

Tags: Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.