Clesi's Restaurant & Catering
Come for the food, Enjoy the experience!
***Due to recent city mandates our restaurant will be outdoor dining only until further notice ***
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Good old reliable Clesi's, making comfort affordable and easy to come by.
I came for the renewed extended hours after the pandemic had imposed its will on Clesi's, love the new hours! So much more sensible feel to it. I enjoyed Taco Tuesday with three oysters and three fried shrimp tacos followed by a freshly made order of crawfish rangoons, superb!
Seafood boil was excellent- great area and vibe. Loved the neighborhood. A must go.
Clesi’s is one of my favorite restaurants! From the hostess to the waitress and to the chefs are too awesome and the best services! Thank you making it such a great experiences every time I come here!!! The food and drinks are so good I can sit and eat here all day if I can. Just a great place to hangout and eat with fam and friends here. The atmosphere is so relaxing and so spacious! The outdoor seating are too cool over look the neighborhoods. Thank you Clesi’s!!!
Great family place. Great fried seafood and gumbo. Loved the pastas also.
Remember, you have to do your part during this pandemic, overtip your servers so they don't quit & leave you with no place to go.
Despite a confirmed reservation by Open Table (link on Clesi's website), when we arrived at Clesi's with our out of town guests, it was closed.
A rude employee came out and sent us away, saying Open Table shouldn't have made the reservation. It was hugely embarrassing.
It was quiet in there, too quiet. Not enough customers to keep the business open. I know they've cut their hours but they need the publics' support. Please keep Clesi's alive1
Overtip your server to thank them for coming in so that Clesi's can stay open.
Notice there are plenty of open tables? If you want the place to stay open, make and keep your reservation. and tip as much as you can so that your server can afford to work there.
tip your server, be pleasant to the other staff, they trying as hard as possible to make your dining stay a great one,
tip your servers generously. try to be pleasant, and allow some extra time for our order to be ready.
It was ridiculously noisy, the food was super salty, we were not given any utensils for the crabs or paper towels until we asked for them, my drink order was wrong, service was so so.
Helpful, caring staff. Serving good food and drinks
We had to sit at the bar, though we had reservations. It turned out OK, though.
I got a new server, Bree, she attentive, thoughtful , and kind.
Great place with a good vibe
Staff is the best, ultra caring and helpful, food is exceptional
Had the other half of the Restaurant Week selections, the Gulf Balls & Catfish Thibodaux. Once again the appetizer shined, would like to see them on the regular menu.
Good food. It was our first visit to clesis. There were 4 people in the party. The food was good. Service was just okay. Price was a little steep
I was the only one at the table who ordered the restaurant week deal, The others ordered fried shrimp of sorts. They enjoyed the way it was battered and cooked.
Overall a pleasant experience
Restaurant Week menu was a success, Boudin Stuffed Shrimp should be on the permanent menu, spectacular.
On Father's Day, we were shown to a table, given menus, and then we waited around for 25 minutes (with two wiggly and hungry kids). We saw lots of servers with "staff" shirts helping other tables, but no one came to us, not even for a drink order. We approached two different servers for assistance, and we were promised someone would come help us. The host who seated us walked by several times -- completely ignored us and avoided eye contact. No one ever came, so we left. It was really strange and disappointing, especially on Father's Day. We won't be back.
Nice ambiance, waitress, and food!
This was my third meal there in the last year. The first meal of boiled crawfish with shrimp were perfect.
The second time eating there the shrimp were overcooked and impossible to eat. Thinking that was a one off kind of night, I took my parents there this evening. Sadly, it was a repeat if the second time there- the crawfish were so overcooked that they were difficult to peel. For those prices, there are better and more consistent places out there.
Reliably good, comfort food served by a pleasant helpful staff.
Excellent service and food as always
an old reliable, trustworthy place. Staff & food are the best.
Great friendly service, reliable food, easily handicap available seating.
The boil pot was a bit over cooked and the crawfish and shrimp were difficult to peal. Additionally, I loved the outdoor dining ambiance but the bugs were difficult to deal with. For about the first 30 minutes we spent the entire time swatting bugs. We loved the outdoor option, but something should be done to address this issue.
Many of the tables are outdoors - an almost restaurant at the beach feeling. We were able to have a table indoors near the bar. Food was terrific. Prices very reasonable.
Great place. Great service!
Excellent service, great food, good music, a must do if you want crawfish.
Great other than extremely small greens in their shrimp and crawfish salad. Great grilled oysters!
Great food, very flavorful and huge crawfish! Everything was outstanding
Best Crayfish in the city
Glad to come here, the best we’ve had in NOLA so far!
Best seafood boil
Your staff is terrific, always helpful and friendly.
The place is consistent, excellent service, great food, and a friendly atmosphere, what more could Clesi's provide?
Ambrosio was excellent server, Jess is a masterful bartender, your entire staff is helpful.
Clesi's Restaurant & Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 909-0108.
Clesi's Restaurant & Catering is rated 4.1 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.