Gautreau's Restaurant

4.8
936 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

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What 936 people are saying
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AnneS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town visiting family. Such an amazing restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My now fiancé proposed to me on my 50th birthday trip to NOLA

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service very cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect birthday celebration dinner. Greeted by name when walking through the door. Quaint location tucked between residential houses, just amazingly warm snd inviting with exceptional food!

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KenB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, the food was outstanding the the service was friendly and excellent. Can be very noisy when full but it does quiet down over time.

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Matt
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in an understated decor, the focus is in the dishes, each of them an amazing choice. Difficult to choose from all the starter, wished we could have tried them all. Service was excellent, owner came by to chat and was lovely. Absolute must on your list of restaurants in the city!

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Professor
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect, from service to quality of food and drink.
They might do a little something about noise reduction. It was really loud when we arrived, but diminished as the night got later.

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vipEatsalot
New Orleans
108 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains one of my favorite places. Food was exceptions and service was too in spite of the loud 9 top next to us.

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vipnolachar
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dining experience. The restaurant is gorgeous. Fresh flowers. Lively yet not loud. Everyone who works there is a pro of the highest level. Friendly, informative, helpful, but not overbearing. Good wine list with bottles at every price point. Every item on the menu is thoughtfully created with the finest ingredients. I had the salad of the day and my fiance had the soup. Both were wonderful. For our entrees, I had red snapper and he had the filet. Perfect meal. He ended with the apple tart and we both enjoyed after dinner drinks. The entire experience was just wonderful. For us, it's a special occasion restaurant. But it is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant and we hope to have an excuse to go again soon.

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vipDAVIDF
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, exceptional food, exceptional host and staff.

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JamesF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a nice romantic dinner. Great food, service, etc

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kywstgal
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for eight for my daughter’s 40th. Could not have been better. From waitstaff to kitchen we were so pleased. My year old grandson slept in his carseat on the floor. I will return whenever i get the chance. Thank you for making it special!

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Luvnola
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Interesting food, great service

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vipDLEqui
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't visit Gautreau's nearly enough. It's a very small restaurant, with only 15 tables or so with a very cozy feel. The food was excellent -- among the best in town. Service was attentive, friendly, yet unobtrusive -- exactly what I would expect from any top-notch restaurant. We will be back again soon. Noise level was slightly elevated, but quiet enough for pleasant conversation.

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ErnieE
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of our favorite restaurants in NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite restaurant in New Orleans- great atmosphere, fantastic food - never disappoints.

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vipdmc3
Nashville
58 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The warmth of the wait staff and the owner, Patrick, was felt immediately upon entering. That was followed by great food and a wonderful atmosphere pervading throughout the entire restaurant.
Great experience. We will return.

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Knowingnative
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gautreau's is a gem!! It's beautiful and comfortable, the wait staff are real pros, the wine list and the cocktails are exceptional and their menu is terrific. The food is perfectly prepared and served.

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vipNOLAJOE
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Great vibe.
Service too stretched. Wait staff miffed that we did not put all our orders appetizer and entrees in at one time. And miffed that we added another appetizer 3 min after the first round of orders. I get it. When you are under staffed, any ripples are issues. Just don’t make it obvious to the customers, take it too the kitchen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wicked great place!!!

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food. When it gets busy it gets noisy. But it’s all about the food.

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BigHinNO
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a city gifted with many excellent restaurants, Gautreau's is without a doubt the best - quiet enough, superb quality food, and with pleasant, unpretentious service that makes it a favorite of locals - the best place for dinner in New Orleans - period

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Foodiewifey18
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The hostess was unpleasant on the phone calling the wife “mister” even after she corrected her. This already set the tone even before setting foot on the property. We came here for a birthday dinner, which although was low key, to have the special occasion never acknowledged was a little tiny bit disappointing. Needless to say, we didn’t get a warm welcoming vibe here although the food sort of made up for jt. The space felt a bit crowded and that’s the intimate setting for you. But the chairs were the dainty kind and very very uncomfortable even for the most petite in our group. Overall, the whole dining experience felt like it caters to certain types of people and we just didn’t feel like we belonged.

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vipAshlyeK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around as always - food, service and ambience is exceptional.

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vipBrussels
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was great. The food absolutely delicious, and the staff was delightful and efficient. We always enjoy our meal and at Gautreauxs.

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KianaA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and the service was great. The staff was very attentive. It was warm and friendly with a romatic vibe. The food was delicious. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Gautreau’s many times and it lived up to my expectations. I consider it the best restaurant in New Orleans

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attention to detail was impeccable. 10 out of 10

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vipRichardCorey
New Orleans
5 reviews
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
48 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
2 reviews
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
55 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
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.

WB
vipWilliamB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Gautreau's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 936 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.