Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans

4.8
239 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Gabrielle is currently accepting online take-out orders. Please visit our website for info: https://www.gabriellerestaurant.com/

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!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 239 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both outstanding. Highly recommend langostino and crab bisque and steak with truffle hollandaise.

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Kelly
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance at Gabrielle were perfect, as always.

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GlennG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous. This was our first time coming here. Shame on us for not coming sooner!! We ordered the bbq shrimp pie as an appetizer. The flavors were incredible. For the main course I ordered the slow roasted duck. It was totally to die for. To layer the veggies and the shoestring potatoes beneath the duck is just genius. The potatoes soaked up the broth from the duck and the veggies. My husband ordered the pork chop. It was "melt in your mouth" incredible. We are certainly going to come back. Incredible people, as well. Ask for Kathryn as your waitress. She's awesome!

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rafman
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

None better. Seriously good food. Don’t miss going.

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vipJoeyH
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Every dish was awesome. BBQ Shrimp Pie and Oysters Gabie were perfect starters. The Slow Roasted Duck was spectacular. Front of the house staff were totally accommodating. I simply cannot express how much we enjoyed Gabrielle.

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Kenneth
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to dine , I recommend highly, a real place not a franchise

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vipParksS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great value/well curated wine list. Hearty food, not dainty, but nice choices done well and enough options to suit a variety of eaters.

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RichardD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit & can't wait to return. There were four of us & all agreed the food and service were outstanding. For starters we shared the Oysters Gabie & the BBQ Shrimp Pie. Then we had Snow crab & lobster bisque. Entrees included the slow roasted duck & pan seared Gulf fish. Each and every dish was "moaning good." Highly recommend this restaurant.

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food and cocktail were outstanding. They were thoughtful enough to put birthday confetti on the table prior to our arrival as I had included in the reservation we were celebrating my daughter’s 21st. One of the finest restaurants in a food city!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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Sandi
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great birthday celebration. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipTomS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding classic new orleans neighborhood restaurant that has the chops to be downtown. Greg always does an awesome job, and although my date's steak was not to her liking, they did happily replace it with another entree of her choice. Service was what you would expect and beyond. Slow roasted duck was a smash hit and the winter salad paired expertly with it.

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vipEddy
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gabrielle is one of the most comfortable and inviting restaurants in New Orleans. The ambiance is perfect for a date or dinner with friends. The food is rich, comforting, and full of New Orleans while remaining inventive. My favorite dishes were a fried boudin stuffed andouille sausage served with watermelon and the lemon chess pie which nearly brought me to tears. Service was a little slow, but nothing beyond what we expect in this post-pandemic short handed era. I now understand why Gabrielle, closed for so long after Katrina, was instantly a hit when it re-opened.

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JaneK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody was friendly, helpful and pleasant to be around. The food was delicious, especially the peppermint ice cream!

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MaryAnnNOLA
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Sonnier continues to shine! Absolutely some of the best food in the city! Divine soft shell crab. Great server- Nelson.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ Shrimp Pie, you must try! The service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The ambiance of the restaurant lended to a “sit and stay for a while” feeling. It is a gem that we stumbled upon by accident on Open Table, and we are still talking about our lovely experience!

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GinaW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I shared the barbecue shrimp pie, the summer salad, and the signature dish of the roasted duck. It was absolutely outstanding! Even my old fashions were great! First time at this location but was a frequent visitor of the Esplanade spot. The duck was unbelievable, so tender & flavorful!

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vipNolaDesiree
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Gabrielle was absolutely perfect across the board. We will return!!!

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vipDateNightNOLA
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner as always, Still the best Pate in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, insanely authentic New Orleans food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was outstanding and the atmosphere was eclectic and welcoming. We’ll be back!

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vipGregoryG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed eating there, but they do not have a coolinary menu at this time. I suggest that Open Table check with them to update you website. They are listed as having one.

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Dougiefresh
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They had an interesting menu and great service. This was not a our first time there either!

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DeidreR
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing among our party of 4 and waiter kept us to the one hour we had due to a Saenger Event that evening. Great spot for before the theater.. we park near the theater and take a ride share or taxi to the restaurant. Then get dropped off at the theater by our return ride share.

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vipJ25Borg
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink all around. Great service too.

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EdwardW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's more expensive than we expected. Some of the food, like the duck, was very good. The rice in the gumbo was hard, like it wasn't cooked enough. Service was good, and the hostess was very friendly.

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TammyS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was awful. They had two waiters, we got the bad one. The gumbo was rejected, the oysters with artichoke was very good, the trout with crab was delicious. Maybe it’s because of no help available but menu was limited. I always look forward to eating in NO, but this was a disappointment.

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BradleyP
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Elvis
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ok, just get the duck - duck main dish and the the pate’ both are delicious. The soft shell crab was great too. Here is the deal - the crawfish enchiladas are worth getting whatever the gulf fish is because this side outshines pompano.

The boudandouille is a new app that certainly need a try too.

Take atleast four folks so you can try a few bites of the table.

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we came. It was a superb experience. You should try it!

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viptexacalijillfood
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was interesting and delicious! The timing of the bread, meal, etc. was a little off-- we should have received bread right away, and no one checked on our need for drinks/water for quite a while at times. The owner was charming and friendly, and their basic red blend wine was excellent for the price. This was a lovely meal, with great gumbo and desserts.

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BethanyS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The peppermint patty and BBQ shrimp pie were omg! Fish was flaky and seasoned perfectly. Lamb chop special was perfect.

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vippkstill
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My meal started out great with the shrimp pie appetizer with a crisp crust and wonderfully creamy sweet potato, although even the sauce on that dish was a bit round (too much oregano, I think) and the wonderful butter served with the bread. But things went downhill from there. I ordered the chef's specialty, duck, and I didn't like it at all. There was a lot of duck, but the skin had been removed and "crisped" which meant burned and I didn't like the sauce. To their credit, they replaced my duck. My second order was the pan-fried gulf fish. It was blackened and tasted fine, but I found a bone which I am phobic about, and again didn't like the sauce. I stopped there, although some of the desserts looked tempting. The restaurant is small and pleasant, and the service was very attentive. I might give it another try if I was sure the paneed veal would be on the menu; it sounds wonderful.

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RebeccaNOLA
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Husband truly enjoyed the lovely BBQ Shrimp Pie appetizer (one of his favorites!) and his entree Paneed Veal with a delicious brie and crabmeat sauce (if you like crab, this is your dish!). His favorite dish in the world is Chef Sonnier's extraordinary Slow-Roasted Duck, but the Veal rivaled that perennial favorite. The Crawfish Enchiladas were magnificent -- and definitely remain one of my personal favorites : ) Service was prompt without being over-solicitous, with our wait staff being well-educated on the dishes and specials of the evening. Overall, a lovely dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and service was outstanding!!

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CreoleLady
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabrielle never fails to impress! The food CONSISTENTLY is amazing, as is the service and the atmosphere. It remains at the top of my favorites list since they were on Esplanade Ave!

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DWill
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from start to finish. One of the City's best neighborhood restaurants.

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You can order delivery directly from Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans using the Order Online button. Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 603-2344.

Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans is rated 4.8 stars by 239 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.