Evangeline

4.6
205 Reviews
$30 and under
Cajun
Evangeline Restaurant, in the heart of the French Quarter, serves classic Cajun and Creole food along with unique libations in a charming atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 205 people are saying
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DiBo
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The crawfish and grits was amazing; I wanted to lick the plate when I was done. and the French Quarter Mule was the perfect cocktail to go with it. Highly recommended!

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vipAmazing
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first time visit even though I live in New Orleans. Made a res for my daughter’s 17th birthday with her friends and me. We chose to sit in the beautiful courtyard and there was a fire going in the huge brick fireplace and candles on all the tables. Lovely ambiance. Inside there’s a huge bar and a few smaller tables for dining. Our waiter Brent was a gem and warned us they were short staffed that night. We ordered the red fish special, the etoufee, and two pasta dishes. Brent was great at accommodating our gluten free and vegetarian guest. Items are marked gluten free on the menu also. They were very busy in the kitchen but got our meals out in no time! Huge portions for a great price too. Local seafood was delicious. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is outstanding from amazing staff to delicious food. I can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice little courtyard for a beautiful Sunday brunch. Very limited menu great choices. Crab cakes were full of crab and the pain perdu was great.

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I were in town for the evening and wanted a French Quarter dining experience that we would never forget. We found that at Evangeline‘s. The food was extraordinary, the service was out of this world, and the host was quite funny. If you have one night to spend in New Orleans, make a Evangeline‘s your destination for dining.

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SusanS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great service (Brent?) and the food was excellent. Ordered the fried green tomatoes, fried alligator, pasta dish, jambalaya, and red Beans and rice. My Brother-in-law said the red beans and rice was his favorite meal in NO so far and We’ve been here for 2 days.
The specialty cocktails weren’t that great, but hard to know if we just don’t t like Sazerac or it was their mixing.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and staff were entertaining as hell (while maintaining helpfulness and professionalism). Lovely experience all around!

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ErinK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Service great. Ambiance terrific. People awesome.

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Local
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, service and food was exceptional. A great place to bring some to experience the cuisine and ambiance New Orleans is known for.

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RTLee
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had the Etoufee and local beer sitting at the bar. It was the perfect lunch and service at the bar was excellent

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AlfonsoR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome and the courtyard dining was incredible. Rocky took real good care of us and was very helpful with food selections.

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vipYveMarie
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Waiter was extremely helpful and attentive. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There was no host/hostess upon my arrival. I considered leaving, but was eventually seated. Some of the employees seemed to know many of the patrons. Not sure if this is intended to be a neighborhood spot, but it seemed as if the host and the server could care less that I was visiting this establishment.

The food was okay. I had the redfish and found it underseasoned and dry. The pasta was good. I'm from New Orleans and was home visiting. Although I have my favorite go-to places, I always branch out to try new restaurants & support local businesses.

Maybe they were having an off night. Not 100% convinced I will visit again or recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is a hard No. We had a reservation. First the host tried to seat us beside to waiter order station. We asked for patio - he said no room, but then we watched him seat two other couples on patio who just walked in right after us. Half of the already small menu is unavailable. No dinner salad available at all? Two entre salads on menu, but one unavailable, and no first course salad whatsoever. Supply issues are hitting everyone, but when the host is so unprofessional, we just had to leave and eat elsewhere. There are places for great food is nola, but this one is not among them.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the crawfish and grits and my husband had crawfish etoufee…they were both excellent! The only thing I was disappointed about was that the whole courtyard was reserved, so we couldn’t sit outside to eat. I made my reservation several weeks ago, wish I had known I would need to request to be outdoors.

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hallehutch
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would skip this place for Brunch…Noon reservations; big line of people so not seated until almost 12:30. Bottomless mimosas are pricey at $20 and mostly orange juice with very odd tasting bubbly. Breakfast potatoes reminiscent of Denny’s.

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RachaelF
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly host and waitress! Such a fun experience!

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CharlesO
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dave at the door has things under control. Make a reservation and be on time. Food was great. Mist try this place when in New Orleans.

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DanielB
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have our anniversary brunch. The staff was wonderful, the food was great. Thank you for a great experience

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markh
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!! Excellent food and atmosphere

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JoelleD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

E were the Only courtyard dinners on a chilly October evening. The staff were good sports and the service was excellent. Best dish…. Crawfish and grits.

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MikeR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Would definitely recommend especially if you want to get away from the strip for a bit.

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LibbyS
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Evangeline. Our server, Nonee, was so great and made our anniversary extra special. And the food is amazing.

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kayd
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner in their courtyard. My Pim’s Cup was perfect, down to the 1/2 inch cucumber slice! The fried green tomatoes had a light, spicy batter and just the right amount of remoulade. I loved the Acadia Crawfish and Grits, and my husband’s Red Snapper on fettuccine was one of the best meals we’ve ever had in New Orleans. Eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food! Friendly staff! Hostess, bartender and waitress were wonderful! They were happy to take our pictures (I can only imagine how often they get asked that!) Lots of gluten free options.

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Cyn53
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the better meals that we had in the French Quarter. The patio is beautiful, the food was wonderful and the service was good as well. Wonderful place for a meal.

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Cici
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, tasty bottomless mimosas, super-friendly host, and our server Nick was awesome! Would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all excellent. Brent our server was helpful and attentive. All of the staff was a delight to be around. We even made friends with the table next to us over two delicious desserts. This place is a must if you're looking for a good meal with friends or a date night.

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LaboricuaenDFW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were not terribly impressed with the variety in the menu. We did overhear many folks coming in to do the brunch and it was not available on that day. It's planned to return the weekend of 10/16. It was a nice spot, just needed more variety. We had the crab cakes and still cannot tell if they were supposed to be served hot or tepid, they were room temperature when we got them. The bloody Mary was delicious!! I did enjoy the grits with crawfish, and etouffee for the other party with me. It was good, just not great. Price point is also good.

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vipChuck
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Brent L, was really terrific. His extra efforts really contributed to an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Crab cakes were awesome! Our server was very pleasant and informative. We definitely would go back.

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DianeL
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Oct 3,2021

What a perfect wZu to end our vacation . Evangeljne eas intimate & friendly. Decor was pleasant& comfortable. The foos was delicious even though the menu was small it was exceptionally pleasant

Our waitress Rachel was really very eager to please us

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THOMASM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very accommodating. Sat in garden and it Started to rain on our party , quickly moved us indoors ..French fries were cold otherwise good food

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food took over an hour to order and then an hour to come out. Everything was stone cold and not enjoyable

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Bamafan
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat in courtyard and it was very pleasant! Service was very good and food was very good

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JeffT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining in the courtyard was delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food was delicious. Service excellent. No ghost sightings! Lol to bad! I would recommend. Perfect dinner for out fabulous vacation to the city

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AndrewC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Exactly what you’d expect if in the mood for Cajun cuisine. Good flavors, very good service.

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AmberD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly staff. They were very informative about my moms gluten and dairy allergies. She had no problems with the food. We’d definitely go back.

FAQs

Evangeline offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 373-4852.

Evangeline is rated 4.6 stars by 205 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.