Gautreau's Restaurant

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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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JN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

Y
Tallahassee
7 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!!!!

O
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.

OT
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
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.

l
Memphis
17 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

OT
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.

AC
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.

OT
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!

MF
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.

H
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.

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

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

EL
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.

c
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

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and carrot cake beyond amazing!!

DB
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!

GB
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.

OT
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

J
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique and very pleasant experience.

RG
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.

c
New Orleans
4 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.

l
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and great service!

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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TT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great wine offerings, fun venue with extremely personable service, accessible and entertaining proprietor. Most enjoyable evening, all aspects!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place exceeded all expectations. Meal was wonderful and the ambiance was romantic and quiet. Service was excellent.

CC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every category. A hidden gem in a residential neighborhood. Quaint, romantic with cuisine and service par excellence.
A must!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as we had been told. You’d never know it was a restaurant tucked in this residential area. Wonderful food and experience and not nearly as expensive as we expected

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Just go!!!

BW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gautreau’s is a local favorite and “hidden gem” that portrays some of the best that New Orleans has to offer ...great food ...exceptional service ...southern elegance.

This a “must”, but make sure your make reservations early and request a table along the wall and away from bathroom and front entrance.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff of professionals. Food was perfect. Quiet and lovely

K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I come to New Orleans at least 6 times per year. We celebrated with friends and had a perfect time. My only critique - the chairs could be more comfortable. Otherwise, the food is imaginative, delicious, and satisfying. The melding of flavors and concepts left our whole group blissful. For foodies, or anyone really, this restaurant is a must. We cannot wait to return.

AR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Table wasn’t ready when we arrived. Entrees took over an jour to come out. One of the entrees was wrong. Very loud party upstairs disturbed dining. Constant cold air from door being opened. This has been a classic but they need to pick up the or game. This is the second time order was wrong and took very long time.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had an overall great experience dining at Gautreau’s while on a trip to New Orleans. Food was excellent with an emphasis on freshness and would recommend it based on the quality of food, service and ambience.

X
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service were superb! I had flounder and my husband grouper with an oxtail ragout- said he felt like he ate a steak the taste was so different but excellent. Love love love this restaurant!!

EL
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! And service was excellent!

MP
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent food and service. The tables are well spaced to allow people to enjoy their company.

n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First was listed as a no show on my reservation. The noise level was very loud could not hear our server. Had the quail special and it was too spicy with the ginger and five spice.

KA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. We had a wonderful time! Amazing food, good wine, professional service, quiet atmosphere....one of my favorite places