Gautreau's Restaurant

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French American
Gautreau's has been a locals favorite since 1983. Local seafood as well as fresh fish from the Northern Pacific and the Atlantic have been featured items for decades. Innovative wine list changes frequently and is filled with well chosen wines from small producers. The restaurant is 3 blocks from St. Charles Avenue and only a 15 minute drive from the French Quarter. The building is in a quaint uptown residential neighborhood with street parking available.

Gautreau's chefs have been recognized nationally by the James Beard Foundation, Food and Wine magazine, New York Times, Zagat and others.

"The restaurant's reputation for developing young talent has earned it much national press, and owner Patrick Singley allows his hires wide berth..." - Food Critic Brett Anderson of the Times-Picayune.


Private Party: Private room comfortably seats between 15 and 30 guests. Full buyouts of the restaurant are available. Please call Wendy Weiss 504-899-7397 for details.
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New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gautreau's - JEWEL of a Restaurant. Gaurtreau's is one of those restaurants that combines ambiance, hospitality and a fine menu with such ease and grace that you cannot help feeling that you are special every time you dine here. The beautifully constructed menu is combined with a complex selection of wines to enhance the palette. The service is impeccable and timed to perfection. The small space is cozily decadent and the food is delicious. Recently our table enjoyed the red snapper with dashi broth, squash soup and scallops and drum paired with a bright Sancerre. Truly one of my favorites restaurants in the world is in my neighborhood!

n
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional vegetarian dish beautifully presented. Where else vichyssoise sprinkled with crabmeat?

JC
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were a bit turned off by the decor. Carpet looked old and the wallpaper is very out dated. Food was good, but not of the quality I would expect for the cost of the dining.

n
New Orleans
449 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal at Gautreau's as always. Excellent cool cucumber soup on a very hot evening. Several other great appetizers with foie gras or duck confit. Tonight the fish special was skate, it was excellent. The service here is always personal and fantastic. A great New Orleans restaurant among many to choose from, well worth the drive.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal; each of our three participants enjoyed their entrees, which were varied; I had the duck with the risotto and mole sauce; I have not been a fan of risotto, but loved the dish. Service was superb as well. The only negative--and it was a small one--is that by prime time on Friday (around 7:30), conversation became more difficult when the general noise level increased--too many people enjoying themselves.

g
Atlanta
199 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is tremendous. The chef changes the menu often enough to make it always interesting. Service is some of the best anywhere. Have a consistent wait staff that always is very efficient and friendly.

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

Wonderful, everything about it❤️

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

Coolinary special was amazing! I had watermelon gazpacho with crab, my friend had the salad. We chose a cava, see photo, that complimented our meal perfectly! We both had the drum, it was slightly crisp and served over a bed of fresh lightly sautéed veggies. We both ordered one of each dessert so we could try them. The creme brûlée’s top was beautifully done with perfect toasted sugar and the chocolate fudge cake with homemade salted caramel ice cream was a lovely mix of salty and sweet.

OW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time and can’t wait to return. Delicious and genteel. Simply the best.

MB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was exceptional, even better than I remembered. Already made reservations to go back in 2 weeks!!

RS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. The room was VERY loud and noisy

CP
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! A+

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

Gautreau’s is consistently amazing! Delicious doesn’t begin to describe the food and the service is impeccably discreet and attentive. Perfect for any occasion.

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

Gracious ambiance and excellent cuisine!
Background classical music was perfect.
Very enjoyable dining experience ...

JC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining! Great, friendly service! Lively atmosphere! A perfect choice for either a mid- week night out or a special celebration.

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. The service is personable but not overbearing. The food is excellent. The ambience is great.

SC
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food! Such a great experience from ambiance to quality and the menu. Every course was beautifully prepared and delicious. Excellent and affordable wine list!

OT
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my second visit and I was excited to share it with a new friend.

The atmosphere is lovely, the food is wonderful and the service is generally very good although this time our server seemed a little condescending.

RS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The reastaurant is hard to find but my friend and I agreed it was worth the wait. We truly enjoyed the menu and food. I would like a little more about "Madame X," the painting of Emilie Gautrau, the New Orleans French creole who was the toast of Paris until the painting, by John Singer Sargeant, appeared at a Parisian exhibition. Years past I recall framed letters she sent from France to her Louisiana relatives

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

So quiet I could hear other patrons eating. Foie gras was a patte and not what I expected. Filet was really good. Place seemed fixated on making people feel like regulars.

TC
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been in years and decided to give it another try. It was excellent! Do yourself a favor and stop in. The duck confit app is out of this world!

SG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s bday

GP
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

w
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were greeted courteously at the door. our waiter attended us quickly and courteously, and was efficient in explaining specials.
the food arrived quickly, and was hot and was very tasty.
the sauces were excellent.
we ordered dessert, and we were very glad we did,
all in all a very good experience, and we will return.

n
New Orleans
449 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Gautreau's. Foie gras appetizer is amazing, as well as the steak tartare. The halibut is truly a wonderful fish dish. the special pompano was also very good. This is a small restaurant in a residential neighborhood, but the food and service are as good as any in the city. Well worth the drive to uptown New Orleans.

SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Amazing! All around! Thank You Patrick for everything:) we will be back.

OT
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some famous movie star was seated next to us. No one bothered him for an autograph or a selfie. Very professional of the waitstaff and management.
Very very good food and polished service.
Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful neighborhood.
Very well chosen wines and modestly priced.

g
Atlanta
200 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant. They have had the same servers for years. The Chef has put together a great menu. The gazpacho was so flavorful. The roast chicken is always great!

LP
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another extraordinary evening courtesy of Patrick and his crew. My only concern lies with Patrick’s immortal soul, having so obviously been traded to the Devil in exchange for food service perfection all these years. But perhaps even the Devil could be convinced to trade it back for a plate of Gautreau’s amazing Red Snapper. Or even the chicken. Ah, but I digress.

We all love Gautreau’s. If you’re still reading this, please, call Patrick, make a reservation and go. You’ll be glad you did.

OT
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for opening on the Saturday that Hurricane Barry made landfall. It was literally a refuge of calm during a storm. The room was filled with folks enjoying
a chance to get out of the house and away from the over hyped weather media frenzy.

b
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and fantastic service in an intimate environment. Every thing we ordered was first rate. Can’t wait to come back!

NO
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Halibut which was probably one of the best dishes I have ever had!

c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gautreau's is our go-to restaurant whether it is to celebrate a special occasion or just get away from the kitchen. Patrick is the consummate host, the staff is friendly and efficient and the food is always topnotch.

KH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. Whole party of six enjoyed it. !!!!!!

RR
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual and always our dining experiences at Gautreau's are extraordinary and amazing from the moment we enter the restaurant until the moment we leave the restaurant. Their fabulous hospitality, and attention to every detail and perfection in all they do to make your evening memorable in every way is insurpassable and most appreciated. We are always looking forward to our next visit to Gautreau's!

OT
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and very attentive staff!

SL
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geautreau's Restaruant is amazing. The gazpacho with crab was hands down the best gazpacho I've had. Flavors were spot on with the perfect mix of seasoning. Three of our party of four got the Halibut which was prepared excellent and enjoyed by all. My son got Red Snapper....also an excellent choice. Desert was delicious! I can't wait till my next trip to New Orleans....I'll be baaack! :)

OT
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. A “go to “ because it is always excellent. Wine list, service and food always top notch without being stuffy.
Menu is simple yet imaginative. Roasted chicken doesn’t sound like much but...soups are always delicious.

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