Curio

4.4
678 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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AnnH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We were able to get reservations here the same day. We split an order of crab cakes which were overly seasoned (Too salty) and didn’t taste like good lump crab. We each ordered snapper with the creamy mustard greens which sounded good, but it was quite bland and the mustard sauce in the greens tasted like a bottled honey mustard sauce was just mixed in. There also was a layer of darker meat on a pretty thin filet, which should not have been served like that. We asked for a side of rice and there were uncooked rice grains mixed into plain white rice, making it not very edible. We sat on the outside balcony by request and there was a street musician across the street who was quite good, but the restaurant had scratchy disco music blaring through cheap speakers in the flower boxes and it was hard on the ears to have both going simultaneously.

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vipMatt
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

In addition to the food, Ashley provided excellent service making our experience memorable! Thanks again!

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Secretshopper30
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food definitely 10/10 however we waited an hour before we got our drinks. Never even got a glass of water. Our waiter sunshine unfortunately was not good

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! I'm sorry to see that your visit did not meet your expectations, which means it did not live up to ours. Should you have any other feedback about your visit that you believe I should know, please reach out to me at shawn.hardy@creolecuisine.cm so that I may address any issues experienced as directly as possible with my team. Regards, Shawn Hardy General Manager

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friends and I had a great experience! The food is good and we requested to sit on the balcony. Pam was our waitress and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome breakfast experience!!

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed our amazing breakfast. I hope you can join us again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My husband I made reservations here for our last night of our honeymoon. When we ordered, my husband (who loves seafood) asked the waiter (young kid that I don't remember the name of) recommended my husband to order the ètouffèe. I ordered the Curio cheeseburger. The cheeseburger was good, nothing special. My husband's meal was $22 and such a small portion of this seafood stew. There were only 2 oysters in it. It was almost entirely red beans and rice with broth. He was very upset with the price considering he got hardly any seafood in this dish. He expressed his feelings to the waiter, and the waiter completely ignored him and pretended not to hear him, walking away. We were very disappointed in the meal experience here, especially the last night of our honeymoon!

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

First, allow me to apologize that your visit did not live up to your expectations, which means it did not live up to ours. Second, should you have any other feedback about your visit that you believe I should know, I would love to hear it so that I may address any issues experienced as directly as possible with my team. I can be reached at shawn.hardy@creolecuisine.cm and hope to hear from you. Thanks, Shawn Hardy General Manager

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KyleW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Kyle, Thanks for the amazing review! Please come see us again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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SylviaB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Curio has an energetic and warm atmosphere. We ate on the terrace which has a lovely view. The food was good and the waitress friendly. I would eat here again.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Sylvia, Thanks so much for the kind words. We appreciate you dining with us and hope to serve you again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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MichaelB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Tourist Trap. Wasn't clean and the potions were small. Too expensive.

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Xxxxx
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really good we had three different things and it was all very good. Also bottomless mimosas was a super good deal

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Curio. Please come visit again the next time your in the French Quarter! Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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AlexisM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience while celebrating my breakfast brunch! Everything was truly delicious and the menu included so many dishes that you have to come back to try it all, absolutely amazing. 10/10 on the bottomless mimosas and the alligator bites.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Alexis, "Lovely", "Delicious", and "Amazing". I couldn't think of a better way to describe Curio. Thanks for the 10/10 review,, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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vipJerryj2
Austin
107 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Glad they had late night dining due to delayed flight to NOLA - food (bland gumbo ditto for French onion soup) and drinks just ok - at least the waiter was nice.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Jerry, Sorry to hear that the experience you recently had was less than perfect. While I'm glad that service was nice, we always aim to serve delicious and flavorful food and drinks. Should you have any other feedback about your visit that you believe I should know, I would love to hear it so that I may address any issues experienced as directly as possible with my team. I can be reached at shawn.hardy@creolecuisine.cm and hope to hear from you. Regards, Shawn Hardy General Manager

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tg25
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Bustling bistro atmosphere. Food was unexpectedly good.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

While we expect our food to always be good, we're certainly happy we were able to surprise you! Come see us again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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Aaron
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Jambalaya we've had so far. And you have to try the bourbon caramel glazed doughnuts. You get FOUR full size doughnuts.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Aaron, How nice of you to notice our moderately sized portion of doughnuts! Thanks for the five stars and we hope to serve you again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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vipNolafoodie1225
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual place in the French Quarter. We were there for lunch. Good food and service. And we were fortunate to be able to sit at a table on the balcony overlooking Royal Street. It was a beautiful day, so with good food and service and a neat table space outside it could not have been better.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the five star review. It is always nice, especially in 2021 to see locals venturing back into the quarter. Come see us next time your out and about, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

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Wombat
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Asked for the balcony and we had a great French Quarter dinner. Food was excellent. Brussels and Fried Green Tomatoes were among our favorites. Definitely recommend.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Wombat, We're certainly glad you found us and appreciate the recommendation so that others can as well. We look forward to serving you again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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RobB
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Generally disappointing experience especially for this price. Appetizer came out with the entrees. The appetizer (fried green tomatoes) was delicious but the crab cakes entree was cold with cold greasy fries. They did remake it but had to wait another 15 minutes while others ate their entrees. Cocktails were mostly ice. No apology for the mistake and not much service at all.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Rob, I am so sorry that the service provided did not live up to your expectations. We strive to deliver a warm, inviting and friendly atmosphere and clearly we missed the mark. When you have a moment I would love to hear in more detail what happened. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at shawn.hardy@creolecuisine.cm Thanks for the feedback and I look forward to speaking with you, Shawn Hardy General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice relatively quiet place off Bourbon street with solid food and service. We came in mid afternoon for a bacon burger and caprese shrimp salad. The only criticism would be that I attempted to order 2 different chardonnays and they were out of both. They were also out of the IPA I tried to order.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the positive review. I'm sorry to hear about the out of stock items. It is something we have been dealing with for months but that being said we always try to minimize shortages whenever possible. Please come see us again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Curio is a good casual restaurant. Not fancy. Service was just ok. Food was very good. Hostess seemed fairly clueless. Manager was brusque.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and especially the fish and hush puppies

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the five star review. Come see us again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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Foodie1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I decided to give this place a try and I was disappointed. It was extremely noisy and the service was slow. The server was great but she had too many tables.
The food was ok/maybe good but for Nola I had higher expectations. I am a born & raised S. Louisianan. The jambalaya was terrible and the crawfish etouffe was ok along with the gumbo and red beans.
The grit tots and brussels sprouts were the best items on the menu.
Breakfast was ok. Overall I said it was good as the price was fair and the place was not a mid to high end restaurant. I have my favorites in Nola and I need to stick with them. If friends ever want to go to Curio I would do it, but knowing the menu I would choose wisely next time around. Bottomless Mimosa's were good so if you want to drink a lot and have ok food this is your place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, drinks were good, ambiance was good but with the doors open it gets a bit loud. Service was awesome. Would definitely go back.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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vipJulesharm
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great brunch, wonderful staff

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

We couldn't agree more. Thanks for the five stars, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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vipRobertB
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I sat at my table for more than five minutes before someone came to me.

I was given toast without butter or jelly and had to ask to get my coffee refilled.

Disappointed overall in the attention I received.

Curio
Responded on November 5, 2021

Robert, I am so sorry that the service provided did not live up to your expectations. We strive to deliver a warm, inviting and friendly atmosphere and clearly we missed the mark. When you have a moment I would love to hear in more detail what happened. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at shawn.hardy@creolecuisine. Thanks for the feedback and I look forward to speaking with you, Shawn Hardy General Manager

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LWilson
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved that we were able to eat upstairs and walk out on the balcony to view the streets in the French Quarter
Good food and good selections on their menu . I will go back again .

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words and we will be sure to share your compliments with Jada. Come see us again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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Cheif
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on corner balcony, nice music playing. Our server was awesome, he knew the entire menu and how we could customize it because of allergic reactions.
Local beer was another good suggestion by server.
Took a bit longer than expected, but it wasn’t an issue since it was a perfect evening to be outside.
Food was extremely good and priced like similar restaurants nearby.

Curio
Responded 6 days ago

Cheif, Thanks for the five stars and we'll be sure to pass the compliments along. Come see us again soon, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here & let’s just say it won’t be our last. Emma keep the bottomless mimosas coming and was very kind & attentive. Now the food, EVERYTHING was delicious!

Curio
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thanks so much for the warm review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and libations and agree that Emma is awesome. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again, Shawn Hardy General Manager Curio

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AlbertoBalsam
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly! Very convenient spot for pre-dome breakfast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The waiter was great, the food was meh.

Curio
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us. I am happy to hear that we took great care of you but that our food did not live up to expectations. If you have any other feedback that you would like us to address, I would love to hear it and hope to hear from you. We appreciate your patronage and hope to serve you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff Assistant General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service was great! However, they placed us upstairs as a party of 2 along with another party of like 10 people who were very loud. So the echo was terrible and obnoxious. Noise level got better as they added people to the room, but just to be aware.

Curio
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us. I am glad to hear that we were able to take good care of you, but saddened to see that the ambience left something to be desired. If you have any further feedback about your experience you would like me to address with my team, I would love to hear it and welcome the opportunity to grow. We appreciate your patronage and hope to serve you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff AGM

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MarKing
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, way better than we could have expected! The jambalaya was so freaking good BUT the s’mores brownie dessert was the best part! We sat out on the deck in the nice humid air lol but they had fans for the tables and I’m talking some fancy fans. Our waiter was amazing and very funny. I highly recommend this place to anyone thinking about it!

Curio
Responded on August 20, 2021

MarKing, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your patronage! We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff Assistant General Manager Curio

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AshbyB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

French onion soup was very good. The chicken blt was a great sandwhich.

Curio
Responded on August 16, 2021

AshbyB, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! We are happy to see you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your patronage! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipSouthlakeFoodie
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was amazing- shrimp & grits, red beans & rice both great! Cocktails nicely done!
Will definitely be back!

Curio
Responded on August 21, 2021

SouthlakeFoodie, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your patronage! We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff Assistant General Manager Curio

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waitress with the red hair was our server. Not only did she look pained to serve us anything, she didn’t introduce herself, had to constantly be tracked down for refills on water or coffee, but maintained a bothered look on her face. I’m not sure if she had something troubling her but she definitely wasn’t trying to serve us. Then I went to the bathroom where another female server with two ponytails and black hair did not wash her hands after using the restroom.

Curio
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! I am sorry to see that you experience did not live up to your expectations, which means it did not live up to ours. If you have any further detail about your experience, I would love to hear it so that I may address all issues experienced as directly as possible. We appreciate your patronage and hope to serve you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my boyfriend for brunch for his birthday. Our bottomless Mimosas were amazing. Breakfast was wonderful. Our waiter Shaloh kept our cups full the entire time and we had a mimosa to go. Great dining experience!

Curio
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your patronage! We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff Assistant General Manager Curio

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AshleighH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place!!!the food was amazing and the bottomless mimosas kept flowing!! we sat on the balcony we is a must when in the french quarter. Our waitress was so nice i cant remember her name but i do know she had just moved to NOLA from chicago

Curio
Responded on July 25, 2021

AshleighH, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and that Leah took such great care of you! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff Assistant General Manager Curio

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CathyC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The hostess was rude and the server was not attentive at all. The food was much better when we visit two years ago.

Curio
Responded on July 24, 2021

CathyC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your recent visit. I am sorry to see that your experience did not meet expectations, which means it doesn't meet ours. If you have any further feedback or information about your visit, I would love to hear it so that I may address any issue you experienced as directly as possible. Thank you for the time you have already taken to give us feedback and for your patronage! We hope to serve you again soon! Matthew Woodruff AGM

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AlexandriaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. The waitress was nice but serviced her friends first and put a rush on their food even though they came in after us.

Curio
Responded on July 19, 2021

AlexandriaS, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! I am glad to see that you enjoyed your visit overall and truly appreciate your patronage! If you would like to share more information, I would love to hear more about your service. Thank you for the time you have taken already to leave us feedback. I hope to hear from you and we look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff AGM

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strykat
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to stop in for a drink and appetizer after the show.

Curio
Responded on July 16, 2021

strykat, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us feedback about your recent dining experience with us at Curio! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your patronage! We look forward to serving you again soon! Regards, Matthew Woodruff Assistant General Manager Curio

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FAQs

Curio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 717-4198.

Curio is rated 4.4 stars by 678 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.