Evangeline

4.6
167 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 167 people are saying
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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! We sat in the courtyard and enjoyed the outdoor air. Our waitress was also amazing. She was very attentive and made sure we had everything that we needed.

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vipmitchellrausher
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brent was an excellent server. Two of us ordered the pasta, one the salad with shrimp; both were excellent. Liquids were refilled without asking. Will definitely return next time we are in town.

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NotImpressed
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food had great flavor but was only like warm to room temp

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LindseyS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The qr code menu was different that what we saw on their website but that’s probably due to covid l. The atmosphere was great, felt local not touristy. Bathrooms were super clean and service was phenomenal. We will be back for the craft cocktails and fried pickles.

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

Loved our experience & food at Evangeline! Highly recommend dinning there!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Evangeline’s was outstanding! The food was even better! I will definitely be going back. Quiet place that is within walking distance to Bourbon Street. Definitely a hidden gem.

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JakeB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Fantastic, authentic and delicious! The service was wonderful and made you feel right at home! Get the crawfish etoufee! You won’t regret it!!!

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vipTraversH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really tasty, authentic local food. Nice service.

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SlidellQueen
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

New Orleans and the French Quarter are struggling. Untrained ( and high on something) waitstaff, half portions and steep prices abound. At Evangeline we were asked three times by our waiter if we wanted dessert- we hadn’t even ordered dinner yet. No cutlery or plates were brought for our appetizers, my 17$ Blackened shrimp salad had six, one inch shrimp on a two piece thick layer of lettuce with cumber slices and cheese. Now we had just seen gorgeous local giant fresh shrimp in a local Winn Dixie so the salad was extremely disappointing. My hubby’s shrimp and grits was good but very small as was our adult sons Cajun shrimp pasta- that portion looked to about maybe a cup, cup and a half. In the Before Times Evangeline was a favorite of ours. It is unfortunately struggling terribly and we would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I tell you, the service is like no other, hands down the best service EVER!!! The mimosas, you can’t stop drinking them, they’re so delicious! The food was delicious and filling!

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SteveR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our local friends turned us on to Evangeline. A great atmosphere, quality cuisine and an excellent staff. It's a great place to hang out too. We are from Wisconsin and stay in New Orleans 35 nights a year. Evangeline is one our favorite stops.

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KatrinaK
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! They were fun, helpful, and seemed to really enjoy their jobs and customer interaction. My crab cakes were some of the best that I’ve ever eaten and my husband’s pasta was light and delicious! When they say the signature dessert of bread pudding beignets is wonderful, they aren’t kidding.

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AngelinaC
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great customer service and I love that they take reservations especially being in the French Quarter and everything having long lines. I had the crab cake Benedict which could have used a bit of seasoning especially the sauce over top. My husband had a burger which was good just wish they had regular friends instead of those breakfast like potatoes. Over all cute spot and great great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. They were sold out of a few things I wanted (testimate to how good the food is) so I tried the crawfish and grits at the recommendation of our server and although it was not what I went for they did not let me down 10 of 10 would recommend that dish as well as the bread pudding beignet. Everything we had here was perfection and the staff was the friendliest we encountered in our entire visit and we will be back in the future for sure. If you guys could open a location Dallas, TX we would be there all the time!!!!

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MORGAN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pasta Evangeline was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazingly friendly host, great food & fun drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place and was lucky to come upon it while searching for spots with gluten free options; Evangeline did not disappoint and had gluten free options clearly labeled. The food was amazing along with the service! Will definitely add this gem to my list of “go-to” when visiting NOLA again!

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HenriB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food—-Nice & friendly staff…..
Drew did an outstanding…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first stop in New Orleans and it was fantastic! Food and drinks were amazing!

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TamiH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Etoufee the crawfish and grits was amazing. Great service and delicious food! I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every employee there was so friendly and accommodating! Highly recommend this restaurant plus the food was great.

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Luke
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot. The food was wonderful and they were very accommodating to my kids. Can’t wait to visit again.

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TanyaP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drew was the best server ever. He was very polite, patient, and helpful. The food was everything. They gave my sister -in- law a slice of cake called mash-up. That cake was amazing. I highly recommend this place and the server.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had an awesome time! We loved the green fried tomatoes, I will be dreaming of them tonight.

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vipKimberlyL
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’m sad to say that this place was a huge disappointment. Some of our food was spectacular (the chicken & sausage gumbo) and some was downright terrible (pasta Evangeline and red beans & rice). Our waiter was very awkward and refused even divide our check evenly by three. We ate on the patio and their little boom box CD player (yes, seriously) had gotten wet and wouldn’t work, so no background music. It really threw off the vibe. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to eat here for years and they just missed the mark on so many levels. Sad.

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Kitty
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was very good. The food was so-so.

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LaurenL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely courtyard. Pleasant staff. Two of us ordered the same meal and while they were both delicious, they were inconsistent in quantity. Management made up for it with a delightful dessert- definitely try the beignet bread pudding if it’s available.

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CynthiaH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Excellent and friendly service. It was raining so we weren’t able to sit outside- bet it’s even better outdoor dining (if that’s possible to be better).

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MelissaS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! Bottomless mimosas and the crawfish and grits was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but they didn't have A/C or a fan and it was really hot so it made it a little unpleasant to eat while you sweat. Service was good.

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vipRotiguy
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Poor food. Grits were dry and hard. Half items on the menu were not available because of a lack of experienced cooks. Mimosa had no sparkling wine that could be tasted. Biscuit was hard and they had no jam or honey for it

Horrible dining experience

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AllisonG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks, and desserts and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible from the inception. Mimosas were watered down and down right nasty. They didn’t have several menu items. Food was cold, and just not very good. There was a hair found in my sister’s shrimp and grits, an unknown item found in my friend’s water. No one cared about our complaints about the mimosas although they were obviously lacking any type of fizz. I’ve been here before and it was good the first time, quality dropped the second time but I gave them the benefit of the doubt but at this point they should just close the doors.

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Alison
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner overall, zero complaints — great food, great service, great drinks all in a very cool setting a few blocks from the mayhem of Bourbon Street. Fantastic way to kick off our daughter’s Tulane graduation weekend!

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loreal
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, especially on the patio on a nice night.

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AlicaP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Bottomless mimosas weren’t bottomless and our server was not very friendly. We waited nearly an hour for food but the food was good. Would return but want a different server.

FAQs

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

Evangeline is rated 4.6 stars by 167 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.