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Gautreau's Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1115 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 25 guests. Full buyouts of the restaurant are available. Please call 504-899-7397

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 899-7397

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Nick Fry

  • Private party facilities

    Perfect sized room for board meetings, lectures, rehearsal dinners or family dinners.

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Danneel St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Street car stop is on Robert street. Walk one block to Soniat street.

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

What 1,115 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for fine wines

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    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Great for fine wines

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  1. BW

    BellinghamWA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    This is a GREAT restaurant - Primary because the food deserves 6 stars. It was all amazing, and the menu changes frequently and will differ from what is on the website. The restaurant is a bit loud for my tastes, and a bit understaffed, but it is all worth it for the food. The owner is very friendly and present.
  2. CF

    CFHNOLA

    New Orleans

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, as always. One of our favorite restaurants.
  3. JR

    JamesR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great welcoming owner. Elegant. Dress to impress.
  4. G

    Gentenaar

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It was like stepping into a freezer. The noise level was unbearable. Waiters keptbumping into my table guests. ( tables way tooclose) The food was very, very salted.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation dinner. Beautiful restaurant. Food was excellent. Great compact wine list. Best experience of the trip.
  6. CF

    CFHNOLA

    New Orleans

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, as always. One of our favorite New Orleans restaurants.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great diner and an excellent hospitality from Patrick - the Manager
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Delicious food, amazing hospitality, wonderful service and welcoming atmosphere.
  10. P

    Pistache

    New Orleans

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming As Always - delicious food with exceptional wine and impeccable service. Always a treat, looking forward to our next visit.
  11. NO

    NOLAgal

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Split appetizers were amazing, kitchen adjusted amount for number in our party. Everyone blown away with entrees. Creme brulet desert capped it all off. Wonderful food, and even more exceptional service. Elegant, cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  12. n

    nellw

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. Water glasses not filled during meal, waitress making cocktails which took time away from her table responsibilities. We had long wait between sitting down and getting g menus and then another ling wait between getting menus and ordering. We had to ask for bread. Food was excellent except disappointed in the shrimp dish.. the fish rushes as well as rabbit and chicken dishes were excellent and the caramelized banana in the banana sunday was delicious. It was noisy and hard to hear everyone at our table. It has been one of our favorite and frequently visit eateries here. I think perhaps they were very short handed in a busy Saturday night.
  13. L

    Leen

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service , the food delicious, and the wine was perfect.
  14. C

    Caryn

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary
  15. LC

    LeslieC

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time! Such a cozy, elegant atmosphere. Very attentive and welcoming staff. A special place.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday dinner
  17. SF

    SFDiner

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food. Griffin, Wendy were great!
  18. l

    livetoeat

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Chicken was amazing. Very spirited environment aka LOUD but worth it.
  19. EM

    ElayneM

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Love the atmosphere. We will be back!
  20. M

    Mason

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always.
  21. FL

    FoodisLife

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stumbled upon this about seven years ago and I’ve gone back every single time we go to New Orleans. Very good neighborhood for you, excellent Lee prepared meals great wine list excellent service, will be back again in February. Our waiter Zach was phenomenal
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was hesitant to order the Chicken at such a nice restaurant, but everything I saw online told me to, and the waiter also strongly recommended it when I brought it up, so I ordered that along with lamb ribs. The ribs were great, but the Chicken was quite literally the greatest chicken I have ever had. I highly recommend everything I had at this restaurant.
  23. CF

    CFHNOLA

    New Orleans

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, as always. One of our favorite New Orleans restaurants.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance, and level of service is truly amazing; definitely the best.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in NOLA
  26. s

    stevena

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Online said jackets required for evening dining. So I packed one for my flight. Only half the diners we’re wearing jackets, and next to us was a person wearing a collares shirt. You either require a dress code and enforce it or not
  27. FL

    FrankL

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally enjoyable. Great menu and food was exceptional. Service perfect. Will definitely return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gautreau’s was our go to place years ago however we haven’t been there since Katrina. It was so refreshing to start going again because we’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere the food in the service, it’s better than ever! Love it!
  29. GL

    GabriellaL

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were amazing!! Creative seasonal ingredient combinations and perfectly cooked. Always a favorite
  30. OT

    OystersinTulsa

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The attentive, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff enhanced our incredible meal. It was truly one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. We also had a ton of fun!
  31. NJ

    NolaJane515

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a first class meal with first class hospitality. Only hesitated because it was noisy that evening.
  32. MR

    MiaRubin

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the ultimate dining speak easy. No signage, no frills, you just have to know to know about it. Once inside the cozy dining area it is clear this is a place to see and be seen. Enjoy the old school ambiance as the service staff dote on you bringing classic cocktails, an extensive wine list, and some of the best food New Orleans has to offer. If you want to impress your date or your group of friends this is the place to go! Just be prepared to drop some coin for this amazing experience.
  33. A

    Amy111

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the restaurant was perfect, ambiance, food, service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, went on a recommendation from a friend. Very intimate setting, great for date night or special occasion dinners with friends. Will be back next time we’re in town.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar , la comida perfecta
  36. CB

    CharlesB

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service; cocktails were first rate. The cheesecake was to die for and large enough to easily split.
  37. b

    bjbp

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great food, we shared two starters and three entrees they were all fantastic. We really couldn't even decide which was best they were all so good. Very nice and accommodating service. Only downside was it was very loud and hard to hear across the table and the restaurant wasn't quite full. By the end of the evening when many had cleared out, it was much more pleasant noisewise.
  38. CF

    CFHNOLA

    New Orleans

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, as always.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Loved our entertaining waiter, Griffen! It’s a bit noisy, but that’s part of the festive experience. This is a favorite in a city of amazing restaurants.
  40. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and great service. I had the best rabbit I've ever had and it had a curry/masala adjacent twist to it that blew my mind. Unlike many fine dining establishments, the serving sizes were good, neither too much (rare) nor too little (more common), in addition to having food quality that stood out even in the context of the excellent food of New Orleans. I can recommend Gautreau's to anyone who likes to eat and people who don't yet, since I think they could be persuaded by the food here. Also, the banana split is a big, and really good, dessert option with the caramelized banana really elevating it.

FAQs

Gautreau's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Gautreau's Restaurant

1728 Soniat St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Danneel St.

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Street car stop is on Robert street. Walk one block to Soniat street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Fry

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

  • Phone number

    (504) 899-7397

  • Private party facilities

    Perfect sized room for board meetings, lectures, rehearsal dinners or family dinners.

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