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Laurel Oak Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Laurel Oak Restaurant

3.5
3.5
121 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Laurel Oak is a southern brasserie & cocktail bar concept born from the roots of both French and Southern cooking. We love food, and we want you to join us.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, French, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 571-7492

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Gravier Street and Camp Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at Magnolia Hotel. Discounts/ Validations are not available through the valet company.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Good for business meals

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Healthy

  • New Orleans

    Good for business meals

  • New Orleans

    Healthy

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  1. AJ

    AdamJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was great as we were the only ones in there. Food was not very good at all. We both didn’t eat much of it.
  2. LM

    LillianM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Small Plates great. Large plates mixed Server Michelle was great.
  3. CK

    ChelseaK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found Laurel Oak unexpectedly while walking toward our hotel and we are happy we did! Both the service and the food were excellent. We ordered the BBQ Shrimp starter as well as the Burrata and they complimented each other well. The Shrimp was very rich and flavorful while the Burrata paired with pickled shallot and peppers was a fresh balance. My husband ordered the Duck entree while I had the Gnocchi and both were great. Would recommend!
  4. WE

    WineEnthusiast78

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cooper was very attentive and had great recommendations about food and cocktails. Very friendly and the evening was great.
  5. JD

    JamesD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was gourmet excellent and service was better! It was our anniversary and we were treated to 2 glasses of wine.
  6. MP

    MPulsive

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really excellent French influenced restaurant, just outside the confines of the French Quarter in the Central Biz Dist. Food was really good, lots of flavor that appeals to a more refined pallet. The environment is fun and chic leading to great ambience. We will be back and highly recommend!!!
  7. RG

    RobertG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, drinks and value on mew years eve. Close to everything in town but still far away to be intimate.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food is absolutely incredible. We didn’t leave anything on our plates. Staff was very friendly but our server was just very very new and it took a long time to close out. Would absolutely recommend it and we will be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Some food was very bland and some had way too much pepper. Slow service, despite few people in the restaurant.
  10. SS

    SimSim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, awesome service, amazing drinks & great ambiance!
  11. HG

    HappyGirl46

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you’re looking for a quiet place, less crowds, and good service, this is the spot. It’s only a few blocks off Canal St. The food was very good. Definitely recommend it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food took forever & no one was there. the service was terrible and they were out of everything and apparently known for being out of everything so no point of even going save your money
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We walked to our dinner and it was closed. Didn’t even call to let us know.
  14. JK

    JK007

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was mediocre, the bbq shrimp was very chewy and the fish was tough. The best thing from the meal was the mash potatoes. The service was slow and there wasn’t anyone in the restaurant.
  15. NS

    NathanS

    Key West

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Many items not available. Duck was mediocre. Served with Bush’s baked beans. Server did well with what he had to work with. Even if not super expensive, bad value for the $.
  16. J

    Joshua

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Cocktails were good. Food was fine and has potential, but the service was overwhelmingly slow. The ambience is nice, but there were very few other patrons. The price point is too high for a subpar experience.
  17. WC

    WildlifeCathy

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Not sure if we hit a bad night but our poor waitress was clearly the only one waiting on the entire restaurant. Took over an hour to get our drinks. When the food arrived, all three courses arrived at once - nearly 2 hours later. The hangar steak was not a hangar steak. The duck fat fries were not cooked in duck fat. If you’re going to put something on a menu, it should be served as described. We’re local New Orleanians so our standards may be higher than the usual tourists. But you gotta train your wait staff better about the menu and time the arrival of dishes so it doesn’t all come out at once. And get the drinks out. That’s your money maker. We only had 1 drink each. Would have had more if service wasn’t so slow. You’ve got a beautiful venue. Don’t waste it by working mediocre.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dining experience! From when we walked into the door we felt extremely welcomed and accommodated, our server john was so kind and helpful, and the chef himself even came out abad apologized for one of our dishes coming out a bit late (they were short staffed for the holidays so it was totally understandable.) Looking forward to our next meal at laurel oak!
  19. AC

    AnoukC

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Half of the menu was not available. They brought our appetizers at the same time as our main dish. Too bad because the restaurant is nice.
  20. JM

    JeffreyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    They ran out of fish and did not tell us until middle of eating salads. It was bad; we had to go to another restaurant. Highly unacceptable
  21. K

    Kevin

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was fine, but nothing was great. Was loud at times, but not for too long. Food temp was poor on appetizer. Took a while to get the mains out, but not so long that it was worth bringing up. Services was fine as well, no major complaints, but a little slow. The baked beans under the duck could have come from a can and didn't add much to the dish. Overall, it was fine, but probably won't go back.
  22. DS

    DanaS

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We didn’t like this place at all. They were out of many of the items and the cauliflower tasted like it was from a package and fried. The salad dressing was simply mayo not Caesar. We couldn’t find the server to help us. Two of the items never made it to the table and we just cancelled it. We both ended up with stomach issues that evening and several days afterwards. I wish we were refunded our money.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious and staff was friendly.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    They were sold out of several things on the menu. Disappointing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Four of us sat down last night for a nice meal. The appetizers were very delicious and I’d recommend all of them. The only issue was my steak and my friends duck, which were both recommended so we ordered both. The steak came black and blue, while the duck was raw. Definitely not what I was expecting after waiting 2 hours for my entree.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak and Caesar salad were delicious. And the staff was personable and accommodating. They even held open the kitchen for us. We are most grateful and are now loyal fans.
  27. c

    cmiller

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with cheerful staff who were transparent about reduced capacity but provided excellent and friendly service.
  28. AF

    AshleighF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I tried this place for my first trip to New Orleans. We stayed at the Magnolia so it was super convenient being inside our hotel. John was our server and he was kind and personable. He ensured we enjoyed all of our food. Everything tasted great and arrived in a timely manner. We tried a variety of things but our top favorites were the Hush puppies and gumbo. I highly recommend if you’re looking for a tasty clean meal. The ambiance was also enjoyable here. We will be back in the future. Thank you for the service and experience :)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amaaaaazing! Everyone and everything was perfect!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservations for 130 on Sunday for a birthday. We showed up-the place was closed not sure why I was able to make reservations if they were going to be closed.
  31. PB

    PhyllisB

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    They are super understaffed. One waitress for the entire restaurant. Not her fault. But her attitude was less than stellar. It was our first time there (and last) and we weren't told about the menu at all. The food was subpar. Super disappointed overall.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Mushrooms are amazing! Fries are crisp and perfect. Salad perfectly dressed! Hush puppies were just a lot of cornbread…not much else. Cornbread was more cake like than cornbread…and the blue corn was not as flavorful. Cauliflower saved the day as well as the main dish of seasoned veggies. Steak was absolute melt in your mouth!!!!
  33. PH

    PamH

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was friendly and prompt. Noise level was low because we were one of very few couples there. Food was interesting, but disappointing in execution. Gnocchi was mushy. Crispy cauliflower wasn’t crispy but had very good flavor and came in a huge bowl. Husbands redfish was good, but a little overdone. Hush puppies were tasteless, but the dip for them was very tasty.
  34. CD

    CurtisD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. This restaurant was so busy it seem like they did not have enough help. The food was cold the service was slow no I would not return
  35. NH

    NormaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ummm. Restaurant was closed due to an emergency. We were never contacted by the Restaurant or Open Table. And now Open Table wants me to write a review.???????
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Seemed like a bad day for everyone here. Steak wasn’t cooked right. Never got cornbread. Waiter seemed overwhelmed. I expected better for the price.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Thanks for the good moment and for after meal advice. Jazz at the Polo club was great :-)
  38. JF

    JackieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Visiting from out of town and found this gem. The team was super accommodating to my dietary restrictions. The standouts— the service, the cocktails (old fashioned and spiked tea), fish entree w leeks, the side dishes (potato salad, hush puppies). Would go back next time we’re in NOLA.
  39. GR

    GregoryR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, they are going back to the old menu, which is good.
  40. BS

    BetsyS

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    There was no host or hostess so staff were expected to greet guests. A few people looked very confused upon entering as no one was available to greet. The restaurant is beautiful, was surprised at the two TVs in the bar area, in the middle of the restaurant, with sports and a cheesy Vince Vaughn movie going. Service was uneven. Chef came out for allergy consultation which was highly appreciated. The meals were delicious but I’m not sure we will be rushing back.

FAQs

Laurel Oak Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 571-7492.

Laurel Oak Restaurant is rated 3.5 stars by 121 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 5 times today
Google Map for Laurel Oak Restaurant

535 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gravier Street and Camp Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, French, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at Magnolia Hotel. Discounts/ Validations are not available through the valet company.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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