New Orleans Creole Cookery

4
1693 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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Experiences

  • Caroling in Jackson Square Menu

    $40.00 per person

    Dec 19, 2021 only

    Festive Food & Fun First Course: Seasonal Holiday Salad Second Course: Choice of one: Pecan Crusted Redfish served with Green Beans & Heirloom Potatoes Chicken Pasta Orleans Third Course: New Orleans Bread Pudding with a White Chocolate Sauce Not valid with Groupon or other special offers
  • Festive Fridays

    $45.00 per person

    Dec 3 - Dec 31, 2021

    Festive Friday's: A Three Course Holiday Meal all Month Long First Course: Seasonal Holiday Salad Second Course: Choice of One Chicken Pasta Orleans Shrimp and Grits Blackened Redfish Dessert: White Chocolate Bread Pudding Not valid with other discounts or Groupon
  • Ring In the New Year Brunch In Da Quarter

    $35.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    First Course: Firecracker Salad Second Course Choice of One: Chicken & Waffles Eggs Ponatchatrain Shrimp & Grits Dessert: White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Offers

  • 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.
  • College & NFL Happy Hour

    Sep 18, 2021 - Jan 15, 2022

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

    Any time there is a College or NFL Game on inside the Oyster Bar or at the Courtyard Bar it's Football Happy Hour!! So basically it's Happy Hour all day on Saturday & Sunday!!! When booking tag bar seating please. 1/2 select apps, special oyster pricing( seasonal), $3.00 select pints, and daily drink specials. ***Each round of apps or oysters requires an adult beverage purchase*** So come cheer on your favorite team with our friendly bartenders and amazing oyster shuckers!!!!
  • 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

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1693 people are saying
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Kelly
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waitress Mariah was even better!! The atmosphere was so nice and cozy. We will absolutely be going again.

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vipPkfish
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of being seated in Terrell’s section. He was phenomenal at guiding us to the perfect meal for each of us. All of the food we ordered was delicious. The interior of the restaurant with its brick walls is authentic and exactly what one would expect in an original setting. We highly recommend!

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KristiH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited 10 minutes for a waiter just to get the menu and water. Ordered immediately, waited almost 30 minutes for my dozen oysters, they delivered 1/2 dozen and said they would bring the rest. 20 more minutes for the entrees to arrive, jambalaya rice was undercooked and dry, filet was shoe leather it was so over cooked and the rest of the oysters never showed up. The waiter never came back around. Found the manager and discussed the lack of service and showed hm the food. He finally sent a dozen oysters (which are delicious) and we got a 2nd glass of water. I would not recommend this place at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, prompt, and flavourful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The wait staff couldn’t decide who would take our party of 9. Never even got greeted for 25 minutes. Finally went to the bar and Ray and Whitney were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The server was very good; her lack of support from the restaurant was obvious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Ambiance food all excellent

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NancyE
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The server was very nice, but not prompt and had to ask more than once what we ordered, our drinks came at the end of the meal, and didn’t check on our water etc.

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vipTonyaG
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and staff! Thanks again

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DonnaW
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and plenty of it! I had duck with cranberry glaze , delicious.... my husband had the catfish plate which was also very good. Service was fine and fast.

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vipRich
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a beautiful courtyard as well as inside dining. Great service. Good choices of food.

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KaraC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We spent our last night in New Orleans having dinner here and it was really a perfect place. It was laid back and casual. We had a party of 7 with 3 kids so we made reservations, even though it was really needed. Our server was super nice and was helpful with explaining the items on the menu. The food was really good. Our kids like the shrimp kids plate the best!

My only issue is that we were seated next to the area where the staff has their prep space (behind a 3/4 wall). It was nice because we could corral the kids, but the staff was SO LOUD behind the wall that we could hear their conversations (seemed like they were just having a good time). It was super distracting and made it hard at times to talk at the table. Finally someone else on the staff came over and told them to quiet down and they did. I also noticed that two manager type people were berating our server as we walked out in a smaller area that said "staff only". I'm not sure what happened to cause this, but it was super unprofessional to talk to someone like that in view of customers.

I would still recommend it even with those issues. Good place to go with families. There is also a super sweet courtyard you can eat in as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son 11th birthday…in town for Bayou Classic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Negative experience overall. Visiting New Orleans and Had reservations on Thanksgiving day for a prefixed menu. Seated right away, but waited 20 minutes among servers that never even acknowledged us until we stopped one. He wasn’t sure who our server was, but decided to wait on us anyway. We then waited another 20 minutes before we received our drinks from the bar (at least we had water). Waited an hour from the time we ordered to receive food. Food was luke warm at best and tasted just okay. Patrons around us also very unhappy. Long ticket times, and food coming out cold. People started walking out. Restaurant was very ugly and dark inside, not the usual quant 19th century flare with candle lit tables. No communication between servers, kitchen, management, and guests apparently.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent….once we were allowed to eat. Our order was lost twice. They were not prepared for the Thanksgiving crowd and were sold out of several things by 7pm.

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EbonyC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Everything I ordered was truly not good. I had the gumbo for a starter and I’d give that a 0/10 and for an entree I had red beans and rice with sausage 0/10. No taste at all and the sausage had a weird taste. Now to the service. My waiter was so rude. He didn’t introduce himself, he didn’t go over the menu. He literally walked over and was like “YALL READY” we wasn’t at first and he left for like 30 mins. He was overall rude. Even dropped a fork on my back and told me don’t worry about it. I wouldn’t recommend. Ruin my thanksgiving dinner.

KD
KandyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Was not happy with the whole experience. So not worth what we spent for a Thanksgiving dinner. I love NOLA but this was a bad experience with food.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Thanksgiving dinner and the food and staff were out of this world. Top notch establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very long wait for food. Mid afternoon and already out of key elements of meal - no substitute offered…. Food was lukewarm

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Susan
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As this is my inaugural review, strap in and get ready for a comedy of errors. We came for Thanksgiving dinner, and this was a monumental mistake on our end. Our reservation was for 3:30 pm and we’re seated at our table until 3:45 pm. Long story short, chaos was in store for us. We waited another 15 minutes before getting water, and we had to remind our waitress to take our cocktail orders. Another 15 minutes pass and she finally takes our food orders. Our waitress came back on four separate occasions to inform us our food orders were in and our entrees would be ready momentarily. THIS WAS A BOLD FACED LIE. In total, we waited two hours with no food, empty water cups, and a $40 bill for a bottle of wine. The manager explained three of his kitchen staff quit in the middle of dinner service and our waitress stated we were in a long queue behind others (which leads us to believe she forgot to place our order since four other tables received their orders when they were seated after us). To our manager’s credit, he sarcastically offered to go in the kitchen himself and prepare our meals. My only regrets were not bearing witness to the spectacle of half the kitchen triumphantly quitting and tearing meal tickets on their way out and storming out ourselves at the sheer audacity of paying for our drinks after all the torture. According to our server, the restaurant was booked for 800 reservations which is absolutely absurd. There were around 30 tables total, and management expected at least 26.67 turnovers per table in a 10 hour time frame? Sure, Jan. Thanks New Orleans Creole Cookery for making this holiday as memorable as possible! I’ll be sure to tell all my friends, family, acquaintances, neighbors, and random strangers on the street about your second-rate establishment. Happy Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was served barely warm, not hot. And had to use a fork for my gumbo because they didn’t bring spoons in a timely manner. But ambience was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I reserved this place for thanksgiving dinner for a party of 10. We were seated a little later than our reservation but that wasn’t a problem. We were seated outside which was great and the waiter took our orders fairly quickly. Unfortunately the food took 50 minutes to be served for most of us and 90 minutes for my wife’s order. I don’t have enough ink in my pen describe the disappointment each member of our party had with their meals, which ranged from watery, unseasoned, cold etc. Quite frankly I felt violated after this experience and with an automatic 20% gratuity and $300 bill.

I would not recommend this restaurant.

MJ
MichaelJ
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

50 minutes wait for mediocre food better places in nola than this

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AmeliaKrissy
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Upon arriving I understand about the vaccination situation now in our society but to ask one for their ID and card but then not the other nor other guests is odd and then to proceed to be condescending about it and they were the restaurant manager not giving a great first impression and this being a holiday let alone having a toddler- every where being booked— luckily being locals we weee able to work this out and save our holiday and keep our toddler happy as well BUT due to this very unprofessional manager who gave a very rude first impression we will not be back to this establishment— that’s the best part about New Orleans there’s so many great places with amazing food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

May I have a refund please. Please

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CharlesP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning room was a little hectic and noisy but, the service and food were top notch.

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Ella
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, but pricey. For a nice dinner out.

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Jm19
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations but still had to wait over an hour to be seated and then another 35 minutes to get our food. Waitress messed up my order and we had to wait another 30 minutes to get the correct dish. Poor food quality all around. Even my son's hamburger was awful. The hamburger buns were hard as a rock. The calamari was greasy and mushy. The trio appetizer was a joke at $18! Save your money and save your time and go somewhere else. Restrooms were also filthy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made Thanksgiving reservations at the Cookery this year and ended up ordering off their menu and so glad we did. Everything was delicious. We will make sure to return next visit to New Orleans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Let’s see first waiter was never seen after greeting. Took 1 hour to get a drink. Salad arrived after meal. Just a bad xperience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We were seated and they forgot to assign us a server. We sat for 20 minutes unattended. Once we had a server, it took another 20 minutes to get a bottle of wine and 2 beers. The glassware was filthy, they were out of oysters, the boil arrived cold, and one of the dips we tried tasted bad.

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TylerS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, and atmosphere. Only complaint was our server was not very friendly and kind of pushy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are in the French quarter while on thanksgiving trip

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Ness
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service and drinks were great. The food was bland.

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kako5
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was ok, nothing special, especially by NOLA standards. The Wednesday 1/2 off wine definitely softened the otherwise mediocre experience.

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MicahC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and I the patio setting was fantastci

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Catfish Decatur was some of the best catfish I’ve ever eaten in my life! Soooo gooood. Everything was wonderful, even the server!!

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Nancy
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food not hot. Not everyone had food at same time. Out of menuitems

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Jeff
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good traditional creole taste. Everything we ate was good.

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CarolO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in the courtyard. Great service.

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 4 stars by 1693 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.