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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal

OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner. Great service and wonderful food!

g
Atlanta
202 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual an interesting selection of seafood. I had the skate and it was perfect. The carrot and ginger soup was so tasty. The salads are made up of the best ingredients. The waitstaff is very attentive. Just the best.

d
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent. Wait-staff punctual and professional. Food was really well created. I started going there in the 90's. Obviously some changes to the place, but still charming

OT
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gautreau’s is THE best, most consistent restaurant in New Orleans.

A
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, well prepared food in a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Best sauzerac I’ve ever had and my companion’s Pimm’s cup was very cucumbery and delicious. Vichyssoise with crabmeat was on special and it was indeed special- slightly tangy with distinctive leek taste. Loved my snapper in dashi broth and my husband was equally pleased with his flounder special. Gautreau’s certainly knows how to do fish! This is truly a neighborhood gem that all should seek out for a delicious treat.

PR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in eight days in New Orleans. Tried all the usual and customary places first. Worth the trip Uptown. Excellent food. Excellent service. Outstanding establishment without unneeded attitude. Concentration is on an outstanding experience for the dinners in one small dining room. If you can only eat one meal in New Orleans, eat it here. Wished I lived close enough to dine here every week.

MG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, hidden gem. The bar is very high for restaurants in New Orleans but Gautreau's clears it with ease. The food was amazing, creative menu with terrific balance. The service was wonderful as well. Our visit to Gautreau's was worth the trip to NOLA.

HW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very friendly and helpful waitress, a wonderful experience!

R
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

They had run outta the fish I wanted, so they subbed a different one. It was acceptable. However, time of delivery of food was not. Our dinner that night (week night) took slightly more than 2 hours, which we found way too long. Gautreau’s is one of our favorite restaurants, and we will certainly go back, but hopefully they will improve their service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great dinner with a well trained staff! Not your usual tourist spot. Highly recommend!

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

Fantastic meal and very personable owner.

OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Hospitality lacks.

WW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Gautreau's is consistently excellent. It is at the very top of my list of best places to eat in New Orleans.

n
New Orleans
453 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a fantastic restaurant. Salad and fish special with sea bass was excellent. Great service every time. A neighborhood gem that locals love and very few visitors find. A top New Orleans restaurant for decades.

PR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

excellent place overall. food outstanding and love this smaller fun upscale neighborhood venue. was a little slow and inattentive latter half; but wonderful dinner...

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive, delicious food and warm, attentive service in a charming setting.

DA
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent creative cuisine and generous portions.
The service is welcoming yet professional.
Warm elegant decor.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

service seemed slow and confused at times...room is very loud.

A
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gautreau's is the best restaurant in New Orleans! The food, setting are service are stellar. It is the perfect place for a quiet dinner or fun celebration. If you have not been yet it should be on the top of your list!

OT
New Orleans
55 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big private party tonight in the upstairs room was fabulous! Great hors d’oeuvres with drinks before we sat down. Chef Rabasa came to say hello to all of our NewYork friends who are here for a conference. He really outdid himself with a menu he created for our group. Service was excellent.

d
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very special night for my sister's B'day, she and her husband are from out of town and were very impressed. Food was a slam dunk. Atmosphere was romantic and soothing. Patrick as always was a complete gentleman and gracious host. Our waitress was also was professional and super sweet and made our night complete. Don't miss this uptown gem!

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

Best dining experience we’ve had this year!
Eight of us. Each dish was delicious!

h
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gautreau's has been part of my family's special occasions since the 80's. Though we no longer live in N.O. , Gautreau's is still a destination for us when we visit. The last 2 visits have been for our wedding anniversary. The food and experience were once again outstanding. Only improvement for me would be a few more craft beers to go along the extensive wine menu. Thanks again for a fantastic meal and memorable evening, and we look forward to our next visit.

3
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special evening with special long time friends! Perfect in every way!

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

First of all the place was PACKED and full of people who apparently knew each other. The noise level was high, but it was fun! Newman High school had their homecoming game and an outside bar was set up for the parents. Only in New Orleans!
Our dinner was fantastic. The waitstaff was fun.
Lots of cocktails all around!

OT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal. The chef is really knocking it out of the park. Delicious.

BV
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Did not live up to billing. Everything was ok but nothing was great. Given the many fine restaurants in NOLA, I would hesitate to return versus trying something new.

N
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
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
453 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
202 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

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