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Laurel Oak Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Laurel Oak Restaurant

4.1
4.1
83 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, French, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 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

  • Executive chef

    Chef Bryan Johnson

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Prime Beer Tartare$15.00

    pickled apple, sesame, horseradish, aged cheddar, frites

    • Burrata "Pimento"$13.00

      smoked paprika aioli, pickled onions, pimento puree, sourdough, saltines

      • Tuna Crudo$18.00

        fresno, watermelon, avocado, mint

        • BBQ Shrimp$16.00

          scallion, BBQ spice, baguette

          • Gumbo$9.00

            chicken, andouille, potato salad, rice

            • Hushpuppies$9.00

              black pepper honey, poblano butter

              • Maitake Mushrooms$11.00

                hummus, za'tar spice, preserved lemon, aged parmesan

                • Crispy Cauliflower$11.00

                  sweet and sour, curry, mint, peanut

                  Greens

                  • The Magnolia$11.00

                    mixed greens, seeds, pear, chevre, cherry tomato, candied lemon vinaigrette

                    • The Ceasar$12.00

                      arugula, romaine, yuzu kosho dressing, white anchovy, parmesan, cruton

                      Entrées

                      • Daily Gulf Fish$29.00

                        leeks, gribiche, new potato, gremolata

                        • Jerk Spiced Duck$28.00

                          cauliflower soubise, baked peas, cashew dukkah

                          • Yukon Gold Gnocchi$22.00

                            smoked tomato, roasted mushrooms, kale, pine nuts, parmesan

                            • Prime Hanger Steak$34.00

                              duck fat frites, au poivre, green salad

                              • Grilled Shrimp$22.00

                                noodle, okra, scallion, ginger, sesame

                                • Fried Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                                  maple street bun, coleslaw, remoulade, B&B pickles, potato chips

                                  • Laurel Oak Cheeseburger$16.00

                                    maple street bun, aged cheddar, bacon, arugula, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, potato chips

                                    Sides

                                    • Frites$7.00

                                      choice of duck fat, cajun, salt and pepper

                                      • Cast Iron Cornbread$9.00

                                        bacon fat, poblano honey butter

                                        • Seasonal Vegetable$7.00

                                          • Potato Salad$6.00

                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                            What 83 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                            4.1
                                            4.1 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.1Food
                                            • 4.1Service
                                            • 4.1Ambience
                                            • 4Value

                                            NoiseModerate

                                            Loved For

                                            • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                              Notable Wine List

                                            • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                              Romantic

                                            • New Orleans

                                              Notable Wine List

                                            • New Orleans

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                                            1. GR

                                              GregoryR

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                            2. BS

                                              BetsyS

                                              New England

                                              8 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              8 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.

                                            3. N

                                              Nicole

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                              The best pimento cheese! The crudite dish was delicious. Surprisingly good mac & cheese.

                                            4. SW

                                              SamWakefield

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I used to be a former employee here, came to celebrate my 4 year wedding anniversary with my husband. Chef Jenn has done an amazing job with the new menu! We started off with hush puppies (hubby not a fan of hushpuppies normally but was over the moon for these!), gumbo, and BBQ shrimp. Our entrees were the rabbit and dumplings and hubby had the duck. The head bartender had a special Early Grey Old Fashioned that was absolutely to die for. Chris gave us a precursory starter wine tasting/education, spent a lot of time making sure we enjoyed ourselves and our anniversary. The kitchen crew really outdid themselves. Everyone was knowledgeable and lovely. They got a little busy and they handled it with grace. And don't get me started on the desserts. We tried all three. The deconstructed lemon tart was by far my favorite. Apple handpies were what my husband went for and he devoured them. We took the brownie home to my mother in law and she had nothing but praise for it. We will be coming back, hopefully soon. The experience and the food was worth it, and the staff is top notch. We love you Laurel Oak.

                                            5. M

                                              Morgan

                                              Columbus

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                              overall2food2service2ambience3

                                              Unfortunately was not impressed by this restaurant. Between two of the same drinks that looked and tasted completely different, chicken and sausage gumbo that had no chicken, and mac and cheese that could have been Kraft with bowtie pasta. Would not recommend this establishment, especially with all the other amazing restaurants in New Orleans and just blocks away.

                                            6. SS

                                              SteveS

                                              Philadelphia

                                              40 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              40 reviews

                                              Dined on April 7, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great cocktail selection. The appetizers were great and the main courses, especially the Red Snapper, were amazing. The staff were attentive and made sure we had a great experience. Beautiful decor and a really nice chef.

                                            7. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Kansas City

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              They aren’t open for lunch and have failed to update their hours on Google maps and Open Table.

                                            8. SS

                                              SteveS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was very good. Highly recommend the rabbit , flank steak and beef tartare

                                            9. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New Orleans

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                              We were A party of 4 and After 2 hours we had not receive 1/2 of our food and what we did receive came out in a totally random order. 2 of our party had to ask for water after about 30 minutes at the table.

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food and service here is phenomenal!! We were treated to an amuse bouche right at the start — a delicious and welcoming bite. Chris was an extremely welcoming host and beyond helpful in recommending both drinks and dishes. Our server was attentive and the kitchen was quick to get us our order. The cauliflower and burrata small plates were delicious as well as the steak entrée. There was so much creativity and flavors. Everything was so beautifully plated and filling. Overall an amazing experience and would highly recommend! As visitors from New York, we wish this restaurant was easily available to us because we’d be back in a heartbeat.

                                            11. DC

                                              DfromChicago

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing! The staff was incredible...they made my mom's 60th birthday celebration super special! Food and ambience were top notch as well :)

                                            12. K

                                              Katlin

                                              San Joaquin

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was fantastic! Clean plates for everyone. Great portion sizes as well (as in perfect smaller portions). Really enjoyed the chef coming by the table as well! Thank you so much!

                                            13. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 16, 2022

                                              overall2food3service1ambience2

                                              Terrible service, decent food. Wouldn’t return or recommend

                                            14. JS

                                              JoshS

                                              Chicago

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 14, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              Made a reservation for lunch at this restaurant which was accepted. Upon showing up it was closed! Just laziness and annoying

                                            15. LE

                                              LEllen8

                                              New England

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              If I hadn't known they were short staffed, I would never have known! It was a most enjoyable experience. Food and service were top notch!

                                            16. NK

                                              NolaKAOS

                                              New Orleans

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on February 24, 2022

                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                              Food was fantastic. Had steak tartare, crispy cauliflower, hanger steak and gnocchi. There were parades later in the night and the place was pretty empty, but it was still kind of loud. The server was nice, but everyone on the staff was just kind of distracted. Hostess wasn't at the station so we waited, waiter didn't come by until we flagged him down, bartender was talking to other staff while we waited on drinks, food took a while to come out even though we were one of three small groups that were there. For the pricing and location in the CBD, they need to be more attentive while at work to make a good impression.

                                            17. A

                                              Arit

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                              overall3food3service2ambience2

                                              weird ambience. the waitstaff tried hard to sell us on the hushpuppies, which were mediocre at best. the meat was good. probably won't go back.

                                            18. M

                                              Mike

                                              New Orleans

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on February 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was excellent! Service, staff and management exceptional!

                                            19. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Nashville

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 7, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

                                            20. J

                                              Jennifer

                                              Houston

                                              29 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              29 reviews

                                              Dined on February 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What are find!!! The food was excellent and their mushrooms were out of this world. The restaurant is under new management and they made sure to check in with us to make sure everything was to our liking. You can not go wrong with this restaurant for a business meal, special occasion or just want to treat yourself to a nice meal. Enjoy!!!!

                                            21. TG

                                              TimG

                                              Charleston

                                              46 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              46 reviews

                                              Dined on January 31, 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Tuna cado,gumbo,Caesar salad with white anchovies and grouper all very good. Very good mixed drinks. Staff very nice and helpful. The plate sizes were a little small for the price but no different than most big city restaurants. Their beignets were the best we have ever had

                                            22. C

                                              Chloe

                                              Chicago

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Had a lovely time! Despite the business, the wait staff was very attentive!!!!!!! Food was delish.

                                            23. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Seattle

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on January 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic food and amazing service! One of my new places in New Orleans.

                                            24. MI

                                              MICHAELC

                                              New Orleans

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The service was excellent. The duck was delicious. My wife had the hanger steak and it was excellent. All in all a great experience.

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                                              overall3food5service3ambience3

                                              First the good- food was great! We really enjoyed everything we had. Some of our favorites were the burrata, hush puppies, the fish, and the gumbo. The not so good- service was ehh. Food took a very long time to come out. Probably waited about 45 minutes for our first appetizer. Not sure if they were understaffed but the restaurant was pretty empty for a Saturday night. Overall cute place. If I went back I would maybe just sit a the bar for some drinks and some appetizers. I wouldn’t go back again with a big group.

                                            26. JB

                                              JamieB

                                              Chicago

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              All around a fantastic experience. Would highly recommend!

                                            27. J

                                              Jenny

                                              New York Area

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 10, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              The restaurant was not even open when we got there. Why would you list your reservation availabilities on a platform if you aren't operating ?!

                                            28. JG

                                              JoelG

                                              Dallas

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food!

                                            29. JB

                                              JulieB

                                              West Virginia

                                              9 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on December 17, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing drinks. Food was outstanding. Must try the lemon tart!

                                            30. LT

                                              LTaylor

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 16, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our evening at Laurel Oak was simply one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in New Orleans, a city in which we’ve come to know and love for its fantastic food and culture. The service was superb, the cocktails were divine and the meal was, in a word, sublime. Highly, highly recommended.

                                            31. BA

                                              BillA

                                              Miami

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on December 16, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Nice menu, nice team there, and I had a great time.

                                            32. JW

                                              JohnW

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 13, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The chef is well trained with great techniques and food talent. The food was delightful and delicious with a little adventure! The wait staff was very attentive and trained. The bartender created delightful libations to savor. It was very close walking from the Marriott on Canal. We rate this experience as our best in New Orleans on this visit This is definitely on our list for our next visit to NOLA!

                                            33. MD

                                              MarkD

                                              New England

                                              19 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              19 reviews

                                              Dined on December 2, 2021

                                              overall3food4service3ambience2

                                              Great food, good service, slow drinks. Liked Hush Puppies , Shrimp and Mushrooms as starters. Duck could have been a bit crisper. Chocolate and lemon deserts round out a good night. It was busy so you must speak up to be heard. All and all happy with the evening meal.

                                            34. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New Orleans

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Had a wonderful friend’s dinner here before a show! Food was really well done, especially the BBQ Shrimp appetizer, Tuna Crudo and Hush Puppies for small plates. The burger was also very delicious. Cocktails were also well done and the service was great as well. Our server was attentive and openly honest about the menu and questions we had which we appreciated! Looking forward to stopping back in!

                                            35. MW

                                              MeanWolverine

                                              New England

                                              23 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              23 reviews

                                              Dined on November 28, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wonderful small plates and cocktails as well as excellent service. Highly recommended.

                                            36. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on November 28, 2021

                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                              Restaurant was very nice inside and easy to find. Friendly staff and a warm greeting at the door. Booked reservation online via open table which is helpful/preferred by me. Had a 6pm rez and not many tables in there at all. Maybe 3-4. Our server was very nice however very absent minded. She was friendly and attentive but certainly having an off day. We placed drink and appetizer orders. Then when she returned we ordered salads, tuna crudo and entrees. Cocktails were amazing - I highly recommend the vanity fair. Our salads and crudo came out (both very tasty!) but not the apps we initially ordered. I asked if those items would be coming - she replied yes. It was taking a little while, and then our entrées came out. I asked her what happened to our gumbo and hushpuppy appetizers. She admitted that she completely forgot we ordered those. Another employee came over, which I assumed to be the manager, and indicated they would still make those for us free of charge. Eventually those came out and they were delicious along with the duck and burger entrees. The butter with the hushpuppies was divine, gumbo came with a ramekin of potato salad which was odd to me but very yum. The duck had some bean mixture that surprisingly went very well together. I do wish there was another slice or two of duck though. Mid-meal, we ordered a second round of drinks and I switched to the cocktail my friend had. She brought over my original cocktail and upon getting to the table realized she made the wrong one. She corrected her mistake and went to make the correct one but I had to wait again for the item I ordered. Luckily we weren’t in a rush and the restaurant did the right thing by comping the 2 items. Especially because they were so good, I would still return and order them again. Their food was so awesome that I would return but that’s what saved the meal for me from the mishaps.

                                            37. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Dallas

                                              18 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              18 reviews

                                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              Overall a great experience. We had reservations so I was surprised when we walked in and I asked for seating next to window which had 4 open 6 top tables only to be told they were saving those for larger parties. (We were a part of 4). The girl proceeded to seat us at a four top lined in a row with other filled tables. Considering that the the area we requested remained empty the entire time we were there, she should have been more accommodating. That said, our waiter was amazing! Very knowledgeable with just the right amount of attentiveness. All of the food was delicious especially the Yukon Gnocchi, corn bread, and gumbo. The fish of the day (red snapper) was a little dry with over roasted red potatoes. Cocktails were fantastic with the vanity fair being our favorite. No room for dessert so we’ll have to try next time.

                                            38. SS

                                              StefanS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 26, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was wonderful. We went for Thanksgiving dinner and the restaurant was not crowded. The host was super nice and kept coming to check on us. Our waiter was fantastic and attentive and even gave us great recommendations for things to do that night. The food was exceptional and we both loved the bread pudding dessert. Will definitely be back when we are in New Orleans again.

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New Orleans

                                              13 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                              This is a nice little restaurant with uniquely prepared food. It was delicious and the cocktails were also great. Apparently this is a relatively new restaurant. I would have given it 5 stars but they need more experience. My husband and I arrived 15 minutes before our reservation at 5. We walked in the restaurant and we were basically told that we had to leave and come back in 15 minutes. They should have let us sit at the bar an offered us a drink but they didn’t. Your customers should not be treated this way. They will learn.

                                            40. T

                                              Tanya

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Absolutely amazing! Wonderful place with delicious food and great service! Highly recommend!

                                            FAQs

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

                                            Laurel Oak Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                            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 Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 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

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Chef Bryan Johnson

                                            • 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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