Gautreau's Restaurant

4.9
879 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
What 879 people are saying
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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AdrienneT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
101 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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RichardJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering that everyone is understaffed due to covid, they did an outstanding job. It was equal to or better than their precovid efforts!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French cuisine in town

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has got to be one of our most favorite places to eat in New Orleans. The food is superb!!!!

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Dowdeno
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite New Orleans restaurant. Incredible food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service will definitely be a stop every time in town

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Mahmoudc
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely experience, service was great and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding. Took my wife and daughter here for a nice dinner and was not let down. We ordered the duck confit, baby romaine, and 2 filets Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Will definitely eat here again. 10/10

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Wachalious
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephani our server was very knowledgeable and fun. The food was the best we had for my week long celebration. Loved the vibe of stepping back to a classier era.

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CurtC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Gautreau's Restaurant to celebrate her birthday. It had been years since we had been there. Both the food and service were exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It is a small, hidden gem.

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vipNOLAlocal
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently fabulous whether for special occasion or just an evening out.

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viplynn
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! A real neighborhood gem!

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ValerieA
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice hotel seems to be full of lots of locals instead of tourist which is nice. Food was super great. The signature chicken dish was very good. The duck was really good too. Had the daily special fish which was just okay. Nice wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely room, warm and welcoming owner. Hope to become a regular.

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vipGarZilla
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As long time regulars of many of New Orleans’ fine neighborhood dining establishments, we enjoy personal relationships with many owners and chefs.

Patrick is hands down the best proprietor we have in our wealth of culinary culture here.

The cuisine is consistently sublime with seemingly perfectly balance fl or profiles from top quality ingredients.

The ambiance is perfect for us, with a staff that appears when needed but never intrusive. Gautreau’s is like home to us, which is why we return so often.

Thanks again for another wonderful celebration, Patrick, and may the crowds return in full soon!!

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
101 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The is the grand dame of Uptown New Orleans dining... hats off to Patrick Singley!

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Heavenonaplate
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Nice food...Rude staff...unfriendly..hovering at the wrong time...seemed to be rushing us...I will NEVER go back. It started with an impatient staff member pushing me to shove my friend's birthday presents in a place they wouldn't fit, given the table she showed me to...I asked if we could sit at a less cramped table of a similar size and she said no...Even though there were NO OTHER DINERS in the room. I hated this expensive evening with consistently glum wait staff...Awful!

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georgef
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gautreaux's has now replaced clancy's as our favorite restaurant.

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Eddie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Gautreau's Restaurant for the first time in 1995! Revisit every year of so since then and always one of the best restaurants in New Orleans! Food is Great as well as the service. You'll find that most of the guest are local which says it all!
located in a residential area of the garden district without a name on the outside... just the street number!
With many very good restaurants to visit, this is my favorite of them all!

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MikeS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner

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DixieDarlin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service, food, location were all great.
It is a small restaurant and not easy to social distance.
The noise level is pretty high.
The banana split dessert is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

The service was wonderful, the food was a lovely blend of textures and flavors and the atmosphere is attractive and comfortable.

Dining here is a special and memorable experience.

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JimBob
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in New Orleans. A small restaurant that is beautifully decorated and a great experience in every way. Out of the tourist district and obviously frequented by residents of the Garden District. We always try to eat at Gautreau's when we are in New Orleans.

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vipJillV
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipRLKDen
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and world-class hospitality! Extremely enjoyable evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and come to it when we visit New Orleans. The good and service are great.

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BethL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 38th anniversary, eating here made it very special! Everyone was very nice & polite.

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EdwinJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere and amazing food. One of the best in NOLA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best small neighborhood restaurants in New Orleans...a hidden gem!

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Gautreau's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 879 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.