Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Originally located on Esplanade Avenue, Gabrielle Restaurant re-opened its doors on Orleans Avenue in September 2017 after a twelve year Hurricane Katrina hiatus. This small family run business is co-owned by Chefs Mary and Greg Sonnier. Award winning Chef Greg serves his take on Cajun food with New Orleans flair. Come in and try our famous Slow Roasted Duck, New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp Pie, Peppermint Patti, and so much more!
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great dinner

s
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geeat meal!! tried to do the Culinary menu but not enough time!! Went for Restaurant week and it was great!! RICK WAS OUR SERVER AND HE WAS THE BEST!! If you make reservations , ask for him, he is a seasoned pro!! The scallop appetizer was incredible!! duck bacon wrapped, served over a bed of grits topped with a tomato/ ginger compote. AWSOME!! was a bit hesitant with the location but no problem!! no problem parking!! Glad to see Mary and greg back!!

S
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This chef definitely knows what he's cooking. Local foods and delicious!

MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is excellent. The food is wonderful! The location isn't bad.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the best soft shell crabs I've had in some time. Perfectly fried and so fat.

m
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG, this place was fantastic. Food was out of this world. Will be going at least once a month.
Why did I wait so long to go?

JC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It will be one of my go to restaurants in the future

C
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Gabrielle for the first time last weekend and were extremely pleased.
From service. to menu choices as well as the actual food I have no complaints and believe 5 stars says it all.

r
New Orleans
134 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Gabrielle! Every time we go, we can’t wait to get back there.
We made it in on the last Friday night in August to try the soft shell crab on the Coolinary menu. It was so worth it! I started with the scallop which I’d had during duck fest, and my date had been thinking about the meatballs since they were first introduced. We shared the shrimp salad and enjoyed the heck out of our soft shell crab entrees. Everything was so good and the service is friendly and professional.
As usual, we are already talking about when we can go back!

S
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The Coolinary menu was one of the best I've seen.
My group did not have a single complaint, and we left fat and happy. Great food and service. Top notch! Will be back for sure.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder meal, great service and fun time with good friends!

CR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our authentic experience at Gabrielle! The service, food, ambience, and quality were all great. We went for Coolinary and will definitely be back with out of town guests. We had no trouble finding street parking. This place is an adorable neighborhood gem!

R
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small restaurant with a big bang. Consistently good food and service. You really can't go wrong.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding experience!!!

JM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose Gabrielle because of the Coolinary menu. All 6 of us were very happy with what we chose. Coolinary prices made us try the restaurant, but we will be back.

L
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was lively and welcoming. We had 4 people and were able to try 3 different appetizers, 4 entrees and 2 desserts. They were all delicious! We also tried a few cocktails and 2 different wines. The wine list had a good spread of prices. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. I would return and recommend it to friends!

AL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was great as well. Would definitely suggest this place for a special occasion.

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is outstanding, we wanted every single thing on the menu and we left wishing we could return immediately to try all of the things we didn't get to try this time. One of the best restaurants in the city!

C
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Gabrielle’s to celebrate our Anniversary. Our table was decorated with confetti, a nice touch. We ate delicious soft shell crabs and enjoyed the sides that came with the entree. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived at 5:45pm,for our reservation,but soon got busy. The noise level was so high that I took my hearing aids out,
during dinner. For that reason alone we probably won’t be back soon.

n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Gave this place a try for COOLinary and generally enjoyed it. Service was a little slow - from getting seated to ordering drinks but can be forgiven since it's a slow month and I doubt they're at full capacity. I had the duck blind scallop which was really good although I didn't care for the grits. My girlfriend had the crimson tide watermelon salad which was quite pleasant and the fried duck/chicken wings contrasted nicely with the cool watermelon. I had the nova scotia jambalaya for my main entree which was again pretty good - the lobster and shrimp were great but there was a certain spice to it I couldn't place and didn't care for. Also not sure why okra was in it. My girlfriend had the fish and the crabcake/sauce it came with were phenomenal. Finally for dessert I had the shoot for the moon pie and bourbon milk punch but it looks like they ran out of moon pies and it came with a mediocre chocolate chip cookie. The punch was pretty good and hid the bourbon well. My girlfriend did the apple upside down bread pudding and that was phenomenal - a really great take on a classic american dessert. We had the JeniSu and Marie's Favorite cocktails which were very good. Overall solid location and a lot of the main menu looks great - definitely some gems and even the lesser dishes are still pretty good. I'll be sure to visit again (and hopefully when someone else picks up the bill).

LM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to try a restaurant we had not eaten at before. Took advantage of Coolinary week. The wait staff and Chef/Owner were friendly and accommodating!! Food was delicious and will definitely go back!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service. The duck is amazing and the crab cake was too!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was terrible. Our drinks sat at the bar. One time we just went and picked them up ourselves. He forget to bring one of the salads,which he then took forever to bring. He then brought the wrong entree to one in our party and blamed them that they said they said the wrong thing.
By the time they brought the right entree everyone else had finished their meal. Instead of apologizing for ALL the issues, he blamed everyone else. The food was good but the service ruined my friends birthday celebration. I don’t have a reason to rerun. Awful!

GP
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal. Will be back

NO
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I am very sad to say that that this meal was terrible. We used to frequent Gabrielle when it was on Esplanade. Even had one of our first dates there. But we will never go back after the meal we had last night. It started off fine with the house pate, which was very good. However, it went down from there. I had the grilled shrimp salad, and the shrimp were not fresh— the first one tasted off, and I had a second hoping it was a fluke, and that one was mealy. I didn’t eat any more. Someone at table next to us also ordered that salad, and I noticed she didn’t eat it either. I had the duck entree, and the skin was not just crispy, it was burned and the meat was dried out. By appearance alone, my husband was surprised they would have even served it to me. His meal was fine but not great. It certainly didn’t make up for the poor quality of the rest of the food. We skipped desert because the meal was so disappointing. The only truly positive thing I can say is that we had excellent service, but that doesn’t make up for bad food.

NJ
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gabrielle is one of my favorite restaurants and it never disappoints! On this visit, I had the Coolinary menu and it was fantastic!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Duck Fest
Left with two rubber duckies

A
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed Gabrielle when it was on Esplanade and was hoping to relive those days. This time, though, the duck was nothing to write home about. It was a little dry and not particularly flavorful. The plates the restaurant uses to serve their entrees are small and awkward so that the food has to be shoved on with little attention to presentation. The cocktails were ok, but nothing special. The service was attentive and helpful. In short, this experience did not live up to my memory of Gabrielle from preK.

K
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! WOW! WOW! The food was delicious and the service, our waiter Rick, was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

JE
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Steak was not steak. I did not even bring it home for my dog. Server was pompous and slow.

TJ
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful ambiance, and impeccable service. I will be back again...and again!

w
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Duck Fest tasting menu was nothing less than superb--imaginative dishes, exceptionally prepared.
And the regular entree was no less.
Great service made for an outstanding, thoroughly pleasurable evening.
We'll be back!

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb menu choices. Great staff. Wonderful vibe. Go eat at this place.

N
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gabrielle is a classic favorite.
The restaurant serves classic fare with a twist. Pate and crab were delicious. Fish was wonderful but a tad salty...otherwise service is beyond par and so is the hospitality. Strongly recommend this lovely neighborhood gem.

SS
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the duck bacon wrapped scallops with tomato compote. I don’t think it is on the regular menu, but it is on the menu for duck month. I’m thinking about going back to have it again before it’s gone. Everything we had was wonderful, and the staff was attentive and professional but not intrusive. Highly recommend!