New Orleans Creole Cookery

3.9
1778 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
You haven't experienced New Orleans until you've been to New Orleans Creole Cookery!

Launched by Anna Tusa of the famous New Orleans Tusa restaurant family, the New Orleans Creole Cookery boasts a spark of new-generation energy, presenting some of New Orleans’ most treasured cooking traditions in an innovative setting that speaks to the way people dine today. Take a look at the traditional Creole menu which includes Shrimp Creole and Gumbo three different ways.

COVID- 19 UPDATE: We offer inside, courtyard, and oyster bar seating.
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  • Oyster Happy Hour 3-6PM

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Our Oyster Happy Hopur features $.75 cent raw oysters, $1.25 char-grilled, 1/2 off selected appetizers an drink specials. All specials are valid in our Oyster Bar or Outdoor Courtyard Bar Only. Monday- Friday 3-6PM Not valid with any other offers or promos.
  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Every Wednesday Half OFF ALL Bottles of Wine!!!! Must purchase an entree. Not valid with an other discount or promo, and not valid with Groupon.
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Mon - Tue 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1778 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our waitress Monique was amazing! The food was good but not the best we had in New Orleans. The man who created us was very rude which set the tone for this dinner but our servers were so sweet they brought the charm.

KC
vipKandiceC
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I did not have a great experience here. This was my first time attending this restaurant! It was my daughters 17th birthday and we wanted some authentic southern creole food. We arrived for our reservation on time and was greeted by the manager. He told us he would be right back and it toon him like 5 minutes to get back to seat us! We finally was sat. Mind you our reservation was for 8:45 pm to our surprise the restaurant closes At 9pm! I was in complete shock that they even had reservations that late. We ordered right away… drinks and appetizers…. Everything was good. Then we got to the actual dinner selections and this is where the ball was dropped.

My mothers meal came out undone (broiled crab and shrimp) $35 plate… how do you not cook the shrimp all the way through…. Same for my daughter and i… my mom was able to get something else from the kitchen before it closed. Unfortunately me and my daughter weren’t so lucky. Shrimp once again mushy and uncooked.

My sister at the taste of New Orleans and completely gagged. She was not pleased with her meal … she said that it was not freshly cooked but tasted like it was just reheated.

Once we brought this to our waitresses attention she was so apologetic but said she would prefer me voice my concerns with her boss!

The manager came over and wasn’t helpful… he basically would counter everything i said with an excuse like we are low staffed, the kitchen is closed. i asked one VALID QUESTION: Why would you have 8:45 reservations on open table if your staff and kitchen staff are off at 9am.

He gave me and my daughter $10 off each plat… i still paid for the rest of the plate that i did not eat!

The birthday dessert had to be snuck out of the “big fridge” which was locked by the manager. I had to sing happen birthday to my daughter alone …no candle in the bread pudding 🤦🏾‍♀️

It was just a terrible experience! I felt terrible for my daughter.

$150 down the drain and then had the nerve to add 20% gratuity

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SandyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent!! Food came out quick. The drinks were fantastic! The food was mediocre except The gator bites were on point! We happen to sit beside the only table with 2 small children who’s parents had no control over and they were so loud. But that has no reflection on the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food just wasn't very good

EM
vipEmilyM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. Clearly for tourists.

AD
vipAmyD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic! First meal I had fried shrimp and catfish platter. HUGE portions, crispy and seasoned divinely. Lovely courtyard to dine al fresco.

Second meal there I had the Fish & Grits with andouille gravy. Again, perfectly seasoned and cooked! We also had the Crab cakes Benedict. Service was super friendly without being pushy.

Generous portions and affordable prices. Will go back next trip for sure!

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viplisa
Fort Lauderdale
24 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time the food was fantastic. We sampled a little bit of everything And found it all to be delicious. Interesting take on gator bites though, coming from Florida we have a different taste. Not sure which gator we were eating but it was still get

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and ambiance

DF
DeirdreF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I decided to check this place out for dinner on our first night in Nola. Made a reservation for here based off of a recommendation from a friend and boy were we not disappointed. We started off with Oysters Bienville, Stuffed Mushrooms and Gator Bites. Everything was delicious!! The oysters definitely stole the show for me! For dinner I had the taste of New Orleans and I was so happy with my choice! Being able to try all of the things I wanted to order without having to order 4 dinners was amazing. My fiancé had the snapper ponchatrain which was devine!! Overall we would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone coming down to Nola. The service and the food were both incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved the Taste of New Orleans & gator bites! My husband’s shrimp linguine dish could have been spicier! Overall had a great time! Drinks were good too !

KK
vipKnittyKitty
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit as a resident. NYC pricing, including the parking lot next door.
Happy to visit once, and a beautiful courtyard.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible. I love how they offer vegetarian jambalaya!!

LT
LaToyiaW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The Customer Service was great!!!!! Our server Mr. Alvin was great as well!!!!!

KB
KenzeB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Awful service. They were out of most food we ordered. They turned off the music and started shutting down the restaurant half way through our meal, and it was only 8:45. Food was not great at all either.

GS
vipGregS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a busy Sunday after New Year’s Day, but the staff did a great job keeping up with everything and the food was delicious

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vipKell
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had shrimp po boys and shrimp and grits. The meal was fair to average- not typical of outstanding NOLA food. Seemed like they were struggling with being under staffed, so I don’t want to be harsh. It’s a pretty place with a good atmosphere. The host could be friendlier when welcoming guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It took a while for our server to come greet us and there were dirty plates set out on our table, which is even more unsettling with covid. They were out of the chicken and waffles, bummer. But the shrimp on the po boy was great. Fries and bread were cold. Then it took the waitress a while to give us the check and then pick it back up for us to pay. Won’t be recommending this place to other friends visiting.

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Nola21
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They had a special menu that was not mention on OpenTable when we got there. The were out of a lot of things food wise and drink wise. We were charger 5.00 additional dollars if you mentioned you were sharing anything! I complained to management who did take the charge off because it was not mentioned on special menu but is on their main menu. So, if you want a bite of someone's food at your table don't say you are sharing because you will be charged you!!!

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Freeman
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, drinks and drink presentation. The food was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was out of coffee cream or milk ! WHAT?
No oysters (yes, in New Orleans, no oysters). A lot of items on the menu weren’t available. Glassware was dirty. Service was super slow. Waste of time and money.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The back wall ledge was extremely dirty. The food was just for the price. I would not go back.

TK
TimK
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were looking forward to our 6pm dinner. When we ordered, we were told that they did not have several items on the menu including the filet with shrimp and a few other entrees, In fact they had no steak at all
They also didn't have a few appetizers including fried pickles.

We ordered the shrimp and crab combo and the taste of New Orleans.
The scrimp and crab came with no cocktail sauce or horseradish. We had to ask repeatedly for both. We also asked for a cracker to open the crab legs and we were told that they didn't have any and to just use our forks.
The Taste of New Orleans wasn't terrible, but not great.

We asked to speak with a manager about the lack of food and service and the gentleman that came to our table had an attitude, but ultimately "miraculously" found us some cocktail sauce with horseradish and also a cracker for the crab legs.

Terrible service, terrible attitude, food was just OK
I doubt I'll be going back here.

GL
GeorgeL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The staff was short handed but very good considering. We had 7 adults and 2 children. Everyone was very pleased with their order.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pre sugar bowl brunch. 45 min late in 1:30 seating (when they warn you of limited grace period).
Server was very personable, but horribly slow and not attentive. Ordered a bottle of wine that never came, ordered dozen grilled oysters that we had to remind waiter and finally came 20-30 minutes after we finished meal.
Taste of New Orleans, was small bowl servings, 2 of the items - the Étouffée and Creole were cold and not very good.
It was New Year’s Day and busy, I get it but I wouldn’t recommend highly.

PS
PaigeS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service—ordered bottomless mimosas and it took over an hour to get our first drink. Food was over cooked and cold.

PA
PaigeA
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

New Year’s Day

IG
IreneG
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

WE WERE A FEW MINUTES LATE FOR OUR RESERVATION BUT THEY HELD OUR TABLE!! THX

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Fixed NY menu… flavorless and mass produced, but nice courtyard

KG
KeedraG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience4

A very, very bad brunch experience.

We paid $75 a person for a 3 course brunch and “bottomless mimosas.” The food was just bad, no seasoning no flavor, no spice. Looked like something that was microwaved in the kitchen.

The bottomless mimosas were mostly orange juice with a splash of Prosecco at best. Our friends that got the bottomless Bloody Mary said it was mostly tomato juice.

Our server, Erica, was nice and friendly though. Other than that we have nothing good to say about New Orleans Creole Cookery. The tab for 6 of us to eat sad, sad food and drink orange and tomato juice was $450. It’s one thing to serve bad food, it’s another to charge guests like you’re a 5 star restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Made the mistake of coming here for NYE dinner and the service and drinks were absolutely awful.
We sat down at 11 for our reservation and ordered drinks right away - we didn't get them till 11:30. When we asked the host about the status of our drinks (when our server wouldn't come back) he said "you have to understand it's the end the night our bartenders finishing up"
What? Then why accept reservations for a time you know your staff is not going to provide service.
We ordered a Jameson on the rocks and a bloody Mary and I couldn't tell you what was served, but they were both disgusting.
When my husband got his dish it looked nothing like what was ordered, but since we were in a rush to make midnight plans at a different location we just asked for the check.

It's a shame we wasted a NYE dinner on this restaurant because the service and quality was awful, and for the host to admit that because it was the end of the night we should 'expect it', well, that says a lot about this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I appreciate it was NYE however when we arrived 4 waiters were just sitting in the lobby chatting. Once seated we were told they were out of salad & desserts so at least the evening was set. Our appetizer was cold and dinner came out before we finished and was also cold. Normally I would talk to the server but he never came back. Really not a great experience for what should have been a special evening.

TH
TamiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Server did fine in midst of tough evening in kitchen. Multiple tables left w/ out being served. Kitchen out of multiple items, we were told salads no longer being served & 20% gratitity added automatically.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We “tried” to dine here last night for New Year’s Eve and it was the worst experience I’ve ever had in an restaurant. After 47 minutes of begging for flatware , napkins and drinks our party of 8 left. I felt as though our server had consumed more drinks than us! We were served appetizers without plates or flatware. If you value your time and money never dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reservations on NYE. Service was actually better than many other places in NOLA right now. Food was meh and certainly overpriced for what it was. They were out of salad and desserts. Disappointing considering the number of people they were serving and the holiday.

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nicolec
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE dinner! The chargrilled oysters were excellent as was the rest of the meal. Felt well taken care of by the staff!

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Lara
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were great, just a lil pricey. But what would you expect for a restaurant in the French Quarter? The char grilled ousters were delicious, definitely get an order of those.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Definitely coming back!

LB
vipLisaB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

For lunch on 12/31/2021, our server had our table of 3 near the front, a table of 8 near the back, and possibly a table on the back courtyard. She was soft spoken and difficult to hear in the noisy dining area. While she was friendly, she was much slower than the other servers and stopped by the table to check in not as often as she should have. Another server, Celeste handled the tables in our area with much more attention and speed. The restaurant had a limited menu with good selection. The crab Napoleon appetizer was delicious! Each of our 3 entrees were to come with a sauce. None of them were served with the sauce. My beef was to be topped with grilled shrimp which were not served until the dish was sent back. We likely would have ordered more drinks had our waitress been by more often. While we normally tip 20% for good service and higher for great service, we would have left 10%, but the restaurant auto charged 20% this day. I did explain my concerns about lack of attention before the entrees were served. I would return and request to be seated in Celeste’s section because she was on her A game with her tables.

FAQs

New Orleans Creole Cookery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 524-9632.

New Orleans Creole Cookery is rated 3.9 stars by 1778 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.