Gabrielle Restaurant New Orleans

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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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DD
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual, an excellent meal. The only ”disappointment” was the absence of rabbit on the dinner menu. Specifically, the ponce appetizer and the rabbit entree weren't available. Our drinks were well made and the bottle of wine was priced fairly and was a good pairing.

AJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabrielle is the most enjoyable restaurant that I have visited in New Orleans. The food was outstanding.
The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The ambiance was cozy and welcoming. Our party had Quail gumbo and the barbeque shrimp pie for appetizers. Our entrees were traiteur fish and veal chop. Dessert was the signature peppermint patti. Everything was done to perfection. When you're in New Orleans, this is a restaurant not to be missed.

DK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was in New Orleans for work and found Gabrielle on Open Table and decided to give it a try. What a lovely find! Small, but well-appointed, a brief menu exquisitely executed, clearly a place for locals and not tourists, Gabrielle Restaurant was all I could ask for. I enjoyed the BBQ Shrimp Pie, Slow Roasted Duck, and Lemon Chess Pie. Everything was delicious, a feast for the eyes and the mouth. I will absolutely come back next time I am in New Orleans.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, creatively prepared. Very friendly, warm ambiance.

N
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with friends! The service was so good and Gabrielle was so accommodating when we arrived early and made us feel very welcome!! Even the nice security gentleman at the door assisting with parking was a delight!
The “special drinks” were delicious as was the fabulous soft shelled crab special.
We always tell friends how much we like this restaurant and recommend that they go there.

j
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. The staff is great and and it is a lovely restaurant.

PR
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in New Orleans and consider ourselves Foodies. Gabrielle is a great experience for locals and visitors alike.

We highly recommend it to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greg - thank you for making a celebration night even more special; the food tasted as good as it looked. Kathryn couldn’t have been more gracious and personable with her service (the bread pudding was a spot-on suggestion). We look forward to returning soon.

Z
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the soft shell special and it was absolutely memorable, my friend had the tenderloin. Excellent!!

s
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Really outstanding!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and satisfying, delish!

J
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s damn near perfect. Feels good in there. Very nice folks. Food excellent. Not too expensive.

g
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for our first time, for the wife's birthday and the staff acknowledged it and wished her happy birthday. Service was excellent (knowledge and attentive). Waiter made recommendations that turned out to be good choices. Food was excellent. Flounder with shrimp was great but slow cooked duck was excellent. We will go back and we strongly recommend Gabrielle to everyone!

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was over the top.

YH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food, service and environment. All worth the trip!

R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average meal. the specialty of house, the duck, was dry. The scallop and seafood entree were good. Service was harried. Prices a bit high for quality of food and service.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Gabrielle Restaurant, but our first time with friends. The service was great, and the food and drinks were wonderful. Everyone inside was engaging. Special acknowledgement goes to the Security Officer who was very attentive and courteous.

NA
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Wonderful fresh fish and vegetables. Yummy deserts. Will be back.

KK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service!! Great for hearing impaired.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great dinner

s
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
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 on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AM
New Orleans
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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!!!

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