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Ignatius’ rue de la course

3.9
61 reviews
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$30 and under
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Café
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

A division of rue de la course. Small batch coffee roasting provided by local coffee roasters. Full espresso & coffee bar. Free wi-fi and great in house made piled high sandwiches, along with daily selection of pastries and desserts. Speciality espresso, coffee alcohol beverages along with top shelf bourbons are a few of the new menu items.

A New Orleans traditional atmosphere. You'll feel like this place has been around since the 1800's because it has (the building anyway)

Located in the Fabulous Garden District of New Orleans on the most vibrant section of Famous Magazine Street between 8th and 9th street
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Café, Afternoon Tea, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 7:00am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 899-0242
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th Street
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Parking details
Magazine Street Bus at Harmony Street bus stop
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on January 7, 2017

When tried to change reservation time online would not work so I called restaurant & found out different restaurant name.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2016

The coffee program was solid and the barista was cool. However, I made the mistake of making a reservation here for dinner on a Saturday night. This is not a restaurant! Someone should shut-down their open table site... But for a coffee shop, it was great and I really loved the 'Confederacy of Dunces' mural

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2016

I actually made the reservation in hopes of going (back to ) the restaurant, although we had a coffee, we needed to find another location to dine for lunch

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2016

The BEST experience for genuine creole at an extremely reasonable price, avoiding all the price gouging in the French Quarter. I am a true and accurate reviewer, being a Probate Judge in Monroe County, Michigan. Get your Uber, Lyft, taxi or streetcar (day pass available at Walgreens ) and make a Bee-line to Ignatius, get a GREAT meal at a GREAT PRICE that is true Louisiana. And be sure to check out the surrounding Garden District architecture and all that Magazine Street has to offer!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2016

Amazing Food! The New Orleans platter had everything that I wanted to eat while I was visiting NOLA.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2016

Good but not great
The red fish was amazing!! Definitely worth going to try

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

We ate here while on vacation in New Orleans. The location is great, down Magazine Street with lots of other restaurants, bars, and shops. The decor and concept are very cute. Our waiter was nice. The menu included many interesting sounding items. Being hungry, we ordered way too much food and failed to enjoy it as much as we expected to. The portions are generous, and adequately prepared. I think there are just so many wonderful restaurants in New Orleans it's hard to compete and be memorable unless yours is amazing. I would give this place a second chance next time I'm in town, and maybe they will wow us then.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2016

This place is a treat. A nice quick spot on a busied day.

A very witty menu and quality food

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2016

Fun local place for lunch in the garden district. Friendly staff and good food. Local beers featured.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Took a chance with Ignatius based on reviews calling it a place where locals eat. Don't know if locals eat there, but we did not go wrong with the choice. Started with Fried green Tomatoes and the Mac & Cheese. Could have stopped there and reordered, but also had the Roast beef Po Boy. All excellent with good service and no rushing.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2016

My fiancé and I were visiting New Orleans and decided to go here because it had gotten such rave reviews and I can certainly see why. We went during happy hour and ordered a little bit of everything and shared. The food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2016

This has been one of my favorite spots on Magazine for awhile. It has a real local feel, and the food is FANTASTIC. If it's crawfish season, get the crawfish etouffe. If not, all of the po boys are great, as is the mac n cheese and fried green tomatoes. Great creole food that really feels like you're in NOLA

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2016

They stopped serving brunch at the beginning of the year. No more bottomless mimosas either.
Bloody Mary was not good. Fried Green tomatoes were over powered by cayenne.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2016

we were very pleased with our first vist. I especially liked the happy hour and the fact that you can order small or large size portions. The food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2016

I went to New Orleans for a weekend getaway and was looking for a local restaurant with authentic cajun/creole food and reasonable prices. Ignatius Eatery fit the bill and definitely met my expectations. The food was very good, and our waitress took time to recommend local specialties and give us the best possible experience. I'd definitely recommend Ignatius to visitors looking for an authentic, casual New Orleans meal.

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3.0Dined on January 17, 2016

The food was good , but service was poor. Had to ask for things two and three times. Very loud. I would give it another try because the food was good-maybe take out would be better suited .

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2016

Great glimpse of New Orleans style Cookin' done right.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2016

The food was wonderful and it was nice and clean and quiet. One review I read online said this place was kid friendly and no. They don't have highchairs or a kids menu. This is not a place for children which was bad for us because we have 4. If you don't have children you should definitely give this place a try!

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2016

My friends came from Lafayette and loved the food and drinks & will tell their friends/family to come here on their next visit! Jalapeno boudin stuffed meatloaf!

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2016

Great food and local beers (Cocodrie). Brought friends here a few days later & they loved it too!

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1.0Dined on January 1, 2016

We had just arrived in New Orleans and made reservations on Openable. We showed up at the restaurant on time. There were quite a few open tables but a long line of people waiting to sit down. We waited in line for a quite a while. The person who was supposed to be the hostess never came up to inform us about the wait or take our name, but was running around cleaning tables. Finally, we hailed her and told her that we had reservations. She gave us an excuse about she didn't know about our reservations and sometimes it takes more than hour for the reservations to come through. Meanwhile there were many staff around just waiting to bring food to the customers when they could have been doing her job of cleaning and setting the tables. Overall, a very inefficiently run place. Where is the manager in all of this???? Anyways, never stayed around long enough to try the food which looked good btw.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Found this restaurant by searching Open Table for party of 4 for New Year's Eve dinner and overall, we were not disappointed. Food was delicious, especially the Corn and Crab Bisque, Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Sausage and the Roast Beef Po'Boy. One negative is 2 in our party wished to order the Southern Pesto Pasta and at 8:15pm they were out of this dish. Other negative is the service was pretty poor and very slow. We were not in any rush so the slow service did not bother us that much, but we did need to ask several times for water refills and had to request bread from our server while other tables had it brought to them upon being seated. Further, our server informed us the bar was backed up so our drinks would take some time. The bar did not appear as busy as our server indicated.....there actually was no one even sitting at the bar at the time, and since our drink order consisted of a local beer served in a can, a glass of sparkling wine and a diet coke, not sure why it took so long. Last negative is all our food came out at once, appetizers, soup and entrees. It all wouldn't even fit on the table so we sent one dish back to the kitchen until we were ready to eat it. The restaurant had a great neighborhood feel to it and since we really enjoyed the food, we would definitely come back and would hope for a more attentive server.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2015

I grew up in the South, been to New Orleans at least a dozen times. This place had the best étouffée I've ever had. My husband had their BBQ shrimp and it was outstanding! Real, large gulf prawns with phenomenal flavor. Pecan Pie like my grandmother used to make! There is some real love and dedication to the food they make here, and it's casual, not pretentious and the prices are a bargain compared to the same labeled food in the French Quarter.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2015

Had a lovey brunch. Nice menu selection, without being overwhelming. Delicious food. Yummy bottomless mimosas.
Shrimp and grits were a little greasy, but everything else was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2015

Nothing bad that I can say about Ignatius Eatery. I found this restaurant on the Open Table site. Our group of 10 were all extremely satisfied with the food and the excellent service Our waiter was extremely helpful with our food choices. Would go again and would recommend highly to others.

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1.0Dined on October 16, 2015

After making the reservation online, which was s appox 40 minutes before we left our hotel, we began head to the restaurant. I found a patking spot about a block away and we decided to take a nice walk and check out the other businesses on the street. As we got closer to the restaurant i noticed that part of the street was very dark. As we came upon the restaurant we noticed a large utility teuck in the middle of the street an power to both sides of the street for about half a block was out. The restaurant was locked up tighter than a drum and the chairs were upside down on the tables leading me to believe that this just didnt happen. Needless to say, we didnt get a chance to eat at this restaurant and i would advise anyone using this reservation service to go ahead and call the restaurant anyway to confirm.....

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2015

Heard great things, very disappointed. Was embarrassed we suggested it when we took 4 friends there. Would not go back

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2015

Crawfish Ignatius and the Ignatius Salad were both awesome.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2015

Surrounded by many eateries this one is unique. Nice ambeance and good food.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2014

The food was absolutely delicious, and our waiter, Richard, was very attentive.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2013

While visiting the city I took my wife here for New Years dinner and was disappointed. All was just average. They forgot our bread and we had to ask, the meatloaf was very dry. They were out of the deviled eggs. The stuffed bell pepper was very good though. Just a okay experience and I don't need to go back.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2013

KItchen was overwhelmed by larger than expected crowd - waited over an hour for food to arrive. This was very unusual but we returned next evening (12/31) and things vastly improved. Food served promptly and as ususl was very good.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2013

Two friends and I have inaugurated the first annual "Last Saturday Night of the Year" dinner and I think we will go back to Ignatius every year. The food was very good - we all had the crawfish etouffee. And we loved the quotes on the wall from "A Confederacy of Dunces" and the offering candles. Sort of quirky place, fun and with good food.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2013

The food is always incredible and the wait staff could not have been more friendly and helpful! The $2 martinis were a great added plus! Love coming here - for any occasion!

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2013

loved boudin with jalepeno appetizer, boudin-stuffed meatloaf good but overcooked

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2013

Great spot if you have guests from out of town who want to sample local creole and cajun cuisine. Gumbo, Jambalaya, Crawfish, Shrimp, Trout, Redfish, Boudin... and plenty of Po-Boys to choose from.

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2.0Dined on December 3, 2013

I've been here twice and the food is good, but my last experience was unpleasant. We had a reservation weeks in advance for 8. We called the day of our reservation to ask if we could add two people and move up the by 1/2 hour and were told it was no problem. When we arrived there was no table big enough for us & the manager told us to sit at two separate tables. I told him this was unacceptable & he responded that were late (we arrived about 7:40) and htat another group was at our table. So they crammed chairs around a small table but said they would "take care of us. Nobody ever apologized, checked on us, or offered a discount. Eventually when a nearby table cleared they added a table to ours. Good food but rotten customer service.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2013

I took my parents to Ignatius on their first trip to NOLA so I wanted something with a local flare. The menu was simple and had plenty of the creole flavors I was looking for. We got a table at 5pm so there was only a few other people in there. Food was great as was the location and service.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2013

The food was great, however, service was extremely slow and often times we thought we had been forgotten. It seemed as if they may have been short a server. I would still recommend the restaurant and we would return for more delicious food!

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2013

After matinee theater we ate here. Weather was perfect so we could have eaten at a sidewalk table but our guest chose to eat inside. Very nice tile floors and bentwood chairs gave an old New Orleans feel to this Magazine Street eatery. The fried green tomatoes were delicious as were the seafood stuffed eggs. Oyster Po Boy was fully dressed and delicious on crispy French bread. Hadn't gotten too busy this early so we enjoyed being able to visit without much background noise. For anyone who has enjoyed the book, A Confederacy of Dunces, it might be especially appropriate.

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