Gautreau's Restaurant

4.9
908 Reviews
$50 and over
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 of the Times-Picayune.

Private Party Room: Comfortably seats between 15 and 30 guests. Full buyouts of the restaurant are available. Please call 504-899-7397

Safety precautions

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What 908 people are saying
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RichardCorey
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stepping from the sidewalk through an unmarked smoked glass door into an intimate atmosphere of fine dining. The evening was as relaxing and enjoyable as hoped for.

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vipChristopherB
46 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Although I’ve been to this restaurant many times over the years, this is the first time we visited under the current head chef. The place was quite full, and quite noisy, more than usual. The food was excellent as expected, with my flounder being cooked perfectly, as were the vegetables underneath it. Wine list is relatively brief, but well thought out, and approachable. Variety of the menu is seafood heavy, but has interesting items such as lamb neck. Will be great to go back after a few months hopefully with less COVID-19 frenzy.

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vipDottieP1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

most people would save a place like this for a special occasion but I chose to treat every day like a special occasion so I say.. don’t wait… go.. and go often!

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Dowdeno
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Impeccable service and food.

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JulieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and the nicest most warm restaurant owner, Patrick. Thank you for making our evening so special!

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LauraM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Gautreau's is definitely at the top of our list of restaurants when we visit New Orleans in the future.

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Chachacha
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It may be a "taste" thing, but we found this place a bit stuffy and pretentious.

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Dschulte
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, food was excellent, service on top of their game and Patrick was a wonderful host...get the chicken!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal experience here. Can’t wait to go back.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really good experience. It was more a locals place but still easily accessible. The food was great as was the service and the welcome was warm and friendly. We highly recommend Gatreau's.

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vipseane
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. My only regret is that I don't get there more often. Excellent apps, salads and entrees. Great service and very elegant, yet intimate, atmosphere.

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WilliamB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gautreau's was the perfect place for a birthday celebration!

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CeciliaD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the baby romaine salad and flounder as my entree. An they were both delicious

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vipEdward
St. Louis
166 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem that is a local’s favorite. Everything was exception and the owner is fantastic. A must visit New Orleans classic.

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vipTalisha
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4. The food was beyond amazing, but what made it extra special was the owner! He cares so much and makes sure you feel like family. He truly made us loyal fans for life! Get the steak, it'll blow your mind!

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BrentK
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Gautreau's for many years. It remains an outstanding example of what a truly great eating experience should be. Excellent food served effortlessly (at least from the diner's perspective).

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vipDraytonH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in 2021

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting New Orleans and checking on Michelin Star Restaurants. The food was superb and the waiter was very friendly.

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vipNOLAlocal
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is prefect. From the moment you walk in and Patrick seats you, you are in for the best meal and dining experience in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, charming restaurant hidden in the uptown neighborhood. Highly recommend the filet, flounder, chicken, and beef tartare. I’ve had better fois gras, but overall a delightful experience. We will be back soon!

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Jack
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful French-inspired food with excellent service. Take your time and enjoy a slow meal. There are no wrong choices on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with a great wine list. Can’t go wrong dining here.

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vipKatravler
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to live in New Orleans area and brought my father here for a weekend late Fathers Day dinner. The host (forgot his name!) was so professional and kind. The servers were spot on, attentive while respecting space. The food was perfect for our meal. We will definitely return. It’s a little chilly so bring sport coat. All NOLA locals here, which is the place you want to eat!

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SharonB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding - the duck confit was the best I’ve ever had. Service was attentive but not intrusive . I left my hat and backpack and the restaurant and did not discover it until I got back to my hotel. When I called the restaurant the owner assisted on sending it over himself. Ambience is like attending a private party with friends. Overall a wonderful experience.

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vipchefboyrb55
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal in every way. Spectacular food and impeccable service in a beautiful room. Thank you for making our 30th wedding anniversary a night to remember- the restaurant is as good as when we visited on our honeymoon.

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Bamavin
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick recommended a wine that my companion was not familiar with. After tasting it, she really enjoyed it. It was a Viognier from California.

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vipjohnflaugher
Charleston
81 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

personal touch by the owner was appreciated, ambiance and familiarity/comfort of the evening was very inviting. The chicken dinner was delicious as was the grouper. Highly recommend for an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I arranged this dinner for a special birthday celebration, and I could not have hoped for a better outcome! The food, service, and overall environment were too notch.

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ZaBroTay
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gautreau's is better than ever. Don't miss it. Very creative and excellent menu.

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AdrienneT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Great food, great service. It is a small space so it can get loud.

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vipCFHNOLA
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, as always. It was good to see the restaurant full after COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was wonderful.

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SmithK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and everything was absolutely delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff greeted us. Glass wine selections and menu interesting and varied. Food well prepared- fish served very warm- right out of pan to table- unusual for restaurant fish but important. Himachi dish was fresh and excellent. Soup was spiced to perfection.
Fish entrees- Hake and Haddock both presented beautifully and well cooked with innovated accompaniments. Creme brûlée dessert was perfectly produced . Obviously a bastion for Uptown New Orleans crowd to eat and meet, but also a wonderful presentation of modern New Orleans cuisine with an Uptown twist. Worth a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
103 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I have said many times, this is the hidden gem of Uptown New Orleans fine dining. It doesn't get any better than this. Gentlemen, please wear a jacket... everyone from Uptown does!

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vipTHeTs
Milwaukee
155 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about this restaurant. The food is always delicious and the service excellent. My only problem is that I live a thousand miles away and can only go there when I visit. If you are a native, this restaurant should be on your bucket list.

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JosephP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, professional service. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Silver
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food for us in Nee Orleans secret for locals only.

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nola
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Gautreau's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 908 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.