Curio

4.3
273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
In the late 1800’s, Royal Street was home to a famous “curio” shop, a place where curiosities from all over the world could be had for a dollar or two. Today, the shop is no more, but the feeling of excitement and wonder still exists on Royal Street today. And so in the heart of the most premier art district in New Orleans, we’re bringing back the curiosity – reintroducing New Orleans to a circus of flavor so vibrant it makes other restaurants nearby pale in comparison.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday | 11AM - 11PM
Friday | 11AM - 12AM
Saturday | 9AM - 12AM
Sunday | 9AM - 11PM
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Phone number
(504) 717-4198
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 273 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Curio was an amazing place for a girlfriend lunch!! The food was spectacular and the service on point!! Get the Kale and Shrimp salad and the Salmon entree!! Yum!! Love it!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food way to oily could not eat it

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was very good. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food and service were great. Would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Mussels are amazing!!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food was on point 100%

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Just had a quick bite before going to the theater, food was amazing, bottle of cava was great and the service was awesome!! Definitely return, thanks!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

A surprisingly good/great breakfast. Likely the first time in years I've had very well seasoned, cooked perfectly, and hot breakfast potatoes - they were outstanding. And, the waitperson fashioned some well-toasted French bread that wasn't really on the menu (thank you). The over-medium eggs and chicken sausage were standard, but those potatoes are worth a second and third visit. My first companion had the shrimp and grits and judged the dish as excellent (the shrimp was not overcooked); and my second companion had the biscuits/bacon/gravy and (with all the carbs and fat) judged the dish, along with the salad, as good/great. Service by Ashley was outstanding. She was friendly, accommodating, helpful, and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Curio was amazing! The service was on point and the food was delectable! We had grit tots and charcuterie to start (wonderful!), then I had the pan roasted gulf fish (drum), Kev and Marty had the blackened redfish, and my friend Jen had the short ribs in grits. My fish was up there with some of the food I’ve had in France—where you just want to sit quietly and chew slowly. None of us left any food on our plates. Jen and Kev had “coffee and donuts” for dessert which turned out to be espresso creme brûlée with beignets and I had tres leches bread pudding which was actually light and fluffy and not too sweet (ie perfect!). Marty’s not a big dessert guy, so he finished his Pims Cup—refreshing and healthy since it has fruit in it ;) —while we inhaled our desserts. Kevin and I washed it all down with 3-4 Abita Ambers and Jen stuck to a crisp Pinot Gris. All of the flavors and textures of each dish were very balanced, effortless, and straightforward. No criticisms, no complaints, just a beautiful meal with friends in a beautiful city in a wonderful restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Mussels were off, crunchy grits and duck and macaroni was bland. Blackened ribeye was delicious. Dessert was to die for.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Good cocktails! Went for lunch and then happy hour the next day. The turkey Ruben was very good. The shrimp sandwich was a little too much bread but it was tasty. Very good service - the bartenders were super helpful and friendly.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The food was great- the grit tots and duck/black eyed pea gumbo are must haves. Great range of options without being a huge menu. Service was fantastic and had a table by an open window looking into the French Quarter. All around nice dinner spot.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food!

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Although the food was OK the short rib that I ordered was very dry and appeared to be a piece of chuck roast... It did not have the same appearance as a typical short rib BUT the flavor was really good. Grits under rib were barely warm. Tots didn't have any salt or flavor to them. Cheese board OK. Overall an average experience. My friend ordered the gulf fish and it was overcooked. Waitress very nice and enthusiastic. $130.00 for two people (and only 1 cocktail) for a casual dinner it wasn't worth it.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

On vacation

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I've been wanting to try Curio ever since I tasted the candied fried pork ribs at Bourbon Boudin & Beer. Had to order them and again they were delicious. 4 of us also enjoyed the grit tots and shrimp boulettes as appetizers. My entree was the roast duck cavatappi, delicious. We ate inside because it was too hot outside but want to go back when the weather is cooler and sit on the 2nd floor balcony. Great spot at the corner of Royal and Bienville.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The charcuterie board was very skimpy and made us wish we’d ordered additional appetizers. Entrees portions were about right. I had the Gulf fish (which was sheepshead the night we dined) and it was excellent! My companions had the salmon and the ribeye and both enjoyed those dishes as well.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Kudos to the bartender for my mocktail of cucumber, mint, raspberry, lemon & soda! So refreshing! The food was very good! We had crab claws, candied ribs, & meat/cheese board for appetizers. For entrees - burger, salmon, & biscuits & gravy. We were sorry to learn that Curio was out of mussels and steak & eggs - two dishes we wanted to order. I guess we’ll just have to go back! Everything was very tasty although I thought the meat/cheese board was a little skimpy compared to others we have had. Our server was wonderful - very attentive & professional. I look forward to trying Curio for dinner in the future.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food came out horribly slow. But tasted good when it did come out. And they ran out of burger buns during brunch!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The server was very nice right at the start, but then we didn't see him for some time. Food was ok. Tots were great, but the glazed ribs lacked flavor. I had a glass of wine and my guy had a Moscow mule. Mule was great, wine was average.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Get balcony seating for brunch by 10 am (shaded in the morning), otherwise it fills up and is crowded and loud inside. Rib app is the best.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Best place ever! Would recommend to everyone. Our server was also out of this world great! A must try... the spare rib!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Cocktails were good. Dessert was solid. Entrees and appetizers were fair. Not my favorite place in the city, but it’s not a bad stop for a drink and a snack.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We sat in the gallery on a nice evening. It was quiet and relaxing. They missed bringing us out appetizer. The main entrees were good and filling. Servers were pleasant.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Food was very ordinary, almost flavorless. Very good service; good wine.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

What a great little surprise. We were trying to find somewhere different for dinner and found an open table here at Curio. Since the reviews were all pretty good, we gave it a shot. Our party of three was greeted with nothing but smiles and hospitality from the time we stepped into the door. We sat on the balcony, which I always love to do in New Orleans. (Mounting some fans outside would be a great add.) The grit tots, asparagus soup, short ribs and grilled fish were all amazing. The duck entree...not so much. But we will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great spot for lunch. Friendly service inventive food.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Wish I was informed that they had a balcony for dining as well! Great restaurant and service, beautiful design

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great service, very friend wait staff, and the fried sweet ribs are a must.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was disappointing that they accepted a dinner reservation during times that they were only serving limited small plates. It was Mother's Day and we were expecting to have a late lunch/early dinner. We had a couple of small plates and went to a good restaurant for dinner. If management is not smart enough to block out times on Open Table that a full menu is not available, then I doubt their ability to run a good establishment long term.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was great overall for Mother's Day brunch. The french toast was too "toasty" and hard to eat but flavorful. Wish it was softer, it would be more enjoyable. Kitchen service was a little slow. Our waiter was spot on though. Would definitely visit again!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was great but the ambience was not up to par. It was too noisy.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was OK but we are used to higher standards in California SF Bay Area, San Diego and Palm Desert.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We sat for 20 minutes without a server coming to the table. Once another server realized we had not been waited on, he picked up our table and was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was here for brunch on Mother’s Day. Very accommodating & great food

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Courteous and knowledgeable wait staff, well prepared food, decent but not overwhelming portions. The mussels were fabulous, though it would have been nice if there had been a bit more of the sauce to dip the great french bread in!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Sit on the balcony for a quintessential French Quarter experience. Terrific menu, beautifully prepared and serve with professionalism. The food did take a while, so maybe not the place to go if you are rushed. We weren't, and we loved it all.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Sitting on the balcony was fantastic. The service was excellent but the food was just average at best. The only item we really enjoyed was the tuna carpaccio.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Our hostess Nikia and waiter Marlon were outstanding! We’ll be back!

SKW

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

It has potential but it’s not worth going to now. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated pretty quickly. I ordered the crab appetizer, which had a great dressing. But my red fish entree was only fair. And I tasted the tater tots, which were great.

But our friend sent back his steak since it was undercooked. And then it felt like they forgot about him. We had to ask about it repeatedly.

Our server was barely warm and not very competent. Once the food and service improves, it could be a good spot

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