Gautreau's Restaurant

4.9
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785 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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 504-899-7
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ElliottJ
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and quaint restaurant slightly "out of the way" in Uptown area. We love to try new spots that we personally have not discovered and this was amazing. It's a small and quaint dining area so the noise level is pretty high but "energetic" may be the good way to put it. Not too loud to not have a nice conversation. Most folks dressed up nicely for small groups, dates and had a classy feel some places have lost....only saw one pair of jeans and baseball hat and know that sounds snobby but a meal and venue like this, to me, is one for a special and unique occasion. I'd eat there every week but a little on the pricey side, especially with a bottle of wine or 2. All said it is worth every penny. Each of us tried various starters and entrees and every one was spectacular. Wine selection was nice and desserts wonderful if you have room. Finally our service was top notch and truly enjoyed this evening. We'll be back very soon!!

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Hondaman1
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy y’all are open, great to be back. Everything was fantastic.

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Woogie1031
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! Service was impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. Glad they have finally reopened.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful girls’ night dinner here. This is a small, quaint restaurant with amazing food. I highly recommend there fish and seafood dishes. This was the best meal we had in New Orleans by far!

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BubbaBalatro
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gautreau’s is a jewel and made our short trip to New Orleans even better. While the news channels were bombarding the airways with corona virus stories, we escaped for a few blissful hours of wonderful family revelry in a beautiful setting. Thank you for setting such a high standard of culinary excellence.

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JulieN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in shortly before restaurant closing. The staff was very conscientious with new sanitary precautions... including removing salt & pepper shaker after meal to be disinfected. That's the first time I've ever noticed wait staff clear them away along with dishes. Excellent. Needless to say, food was amazing and as a vegetarian/mostly vegan diner, I was thrilled by the selection of options for me.

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PeterS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The room was freezing! If you go there make sure to bring a coat. We brought it to the attention of the waiter, but was old others thought it was hot. Looking around had coats and wraps on.

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vipJoeG
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for me and my wife to Gautreau’s. Food and service were excellent. Foie gras and scallop apps were delicious, scallops were cooked perfectly. Snapper and flounder entrees had great combination of flavors. We will return on our next visit to NO.

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KimberlyH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The celery soup is a must. Amazing meal, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both absolutely amazing!! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

None of us thought the food was very good. I had shrimp that smelled fishy (frozen) I couldn’t finish it. The one who asked for non dairy recommendations had dairy in her meal. The steak people said the steak was ok, nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurant in Nola!

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SadieLouise
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always the best! One of my favorite restaurants in NOLA for a well prepared delectable meal with beautiful presentation and interesting flavors.

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JoeN
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely dining experience. Delicious food and wine. Friendly, attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were very surprised to find the restaurant in a residential neighborhood and without signage. Upon entering we we’re greeted by the Maitre d’hotel and taken to our table. The wait staff was attentive, helpful and unobtrusive.

The food was of a high level and consistent with the price of the menu items. We were pleased with the overall ambience of the room which was high end and yet welcoming.

We highly recommend it to diners wishing for a classic dining New Orleans experience.

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vipTHeTs
Milwaukee
155 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love getting to Gautreau's when I visit. Food is always great and service is impeccable. Started with the Hamachi and Foie Gras. They always prepare Foie Gras excellently. The Grouper entree was also excellent. Finally for dessert had the Chocolate Bouchon. The only hiccup was they did not have the recommended Wine pairing with dessert. Small detail. Will definitely return.

Also, just a tip, if you have a chance go during the week. Much calmer and a more local crowd.

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Yumyum
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third year in a row for a thank you dinner. My family who hosted me in Nola we’re thrilled with our dinner. The staff was just Perfect!!!!

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vipOccasionaldiner
Baltimore
92 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Gautreau's is wonderful: From the hospitality of Patrick and the staff to the outstanding menu and dishes prepared to perfection, Gautreau's is at the top of my list in a city known for its excellent cuisine. On my recent visit to Gautreau's I had arugula salad and roasted duck breast. They couldn't have been better prepared. The Chocolate Bouchon was the perfect finish to the meal.

The resturant has a relaxed sophisticated decor that is perfect for business dinners, special occasions or a night out for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, but perhaps a little over rated. Excellent service. If you are looking for a fun restaurant, this isn’t it. Feels like the kind of place you’d take your parents to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. Hopefully I can come back soon!

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Brooky
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant!! I was 20 minutes late, due to traffic, and they still accommodated us. The ambiance was relaxing, the service was excellent and the food was amazing. Hands down, one of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans. It’s on my short list for fine dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. One of the best meals I’ve had in NOLA in 2 decades of dining here.

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love2eat
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that the restaurant isn't huge - makes it so much more special. Food was great, company was great. Somehow - the restaurant is noisy - made it a little difficult hard to hear the conversation at the table

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff exhibited impeccable manners and were lovely. The food was to die for. Come here if you are passionate about delicious dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now and did not disappoint. Will be back for sure!

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MaureenF
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely some of the best food in New Orleans. Dine there every time we visit there.

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Haggerty
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with personal attention, lovely wine and delicious food-as always.

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KerryC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The scallop appetizer was delicious. Also loved the caramelized banana split dessert!

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EllenL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been several years since we’d eaten at Gautreau’s and frankly I don’t know why we hadn’t been back before. We have ALWAYS loved whatever we’ve eaten there. The ambiance is so lovely. The wait stuff fantastic: just the right amount of attention and extremely knowledgeable. It was as good if not better than we remembered. Thanks for a great evening.

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catherinec
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks to all, the Maitre D, the waitress and the chef + his team for a fabulous evening.
Guy and Catherine

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and carrot cake beyond amazing!!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Gautreau's was exceptional - one of the finest dining experiences in New Orleans!

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GeneB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ONLY negative was the noise. It was quite loud and tables are quite closley placed. Sevice and food impeccable from start to dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everyone loves Gautreaus.

The cocktails & wines are excellent

The food is creative and delicious altho often salty

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vipJimlikessushi
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique and very pleasant experience.

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vipRichardG
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular evening, everything was perfect. Most of the men had on jackets without ties. I’m not complaining it was very nice. I felt a little underdressed because I wasn’t wearing one. If only some people would not talk so loud, everyone else could enjoy their evening out a little more. This isn’t exclusive to Gautreau’s but everywhere I’ve eaten lately. Will definitely be back.

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vipchestnut
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from start to finish. Even though the dining room was full the service was spot on and the food was superb. Look forward to our next visit.

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viplmcimeyers
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and great service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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Gautreau's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

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