New Orleans Creole Cookery

4.2
1131 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: Our entire facility has been cleaned and sanitized by Covid Cleaning using the PURTEC System. The PURTEC system kills viruses for 90 days. We have QR codes in place for contact-less menus. We have paper menus. Also, a beautiful Courtyard for dining outside.
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Traditional Thanksgiving Meal with all the fixings $45.00 per person. 3 Course meal!!! Regular Menu will be offered as well. 11AM-8:30PM Let us prepare your Thanksgiving Meal, and you can enjoy your time with family & friends. Available for dine in or carry out. Courtyard Dining .

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Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Upon arrival we were greeted and after we where sat we ordered the calamari will tasted really good I ordered puppy's voodoo I preferred a tab bit stronger drink considering the ingredients I had the shrimp creole which for almost 30 dollars wasn't the best tasting it tasted like a ketchup based sauce I understand the sugar is to cut the acidity but to sweet for my taste my girlfriend had the boil crawlers shrimp corn and potatoes it was a mere tease for price it wasn't bad but wasn't the best either.

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vipDonnaM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the crab cake Napoleon! So delicious. Service was great. Timely but not rushed. Friendly and helpful! Highly recommend.

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ALBERTG
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The stuffed mushrooms were delicious, but you only get 2 for 9.00 ekkkk.....Other than that the fried shrimp house salad was so good along with tasty gator bites!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service the the host was beyond friendly and helpful. An excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Excellent and Food was great. Always a favorite of mind.

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Meaux
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Angel was phenomenal! The food was extremely good and the patio area was New Orleans perfection.

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ClaudeT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The appetizer was not hot and the food was not good as expected. Our server was inattentive and seemed ready to go should’ve just called in.

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vipMrMikie
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time visiting here and bought a Groupon. So glad we did. It was a very good experience. Excellent menu, food quality and service. Next time we visit New Orleans we will try them again for sure!

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KarrisB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice from the hostess to the waiter. The food was very delicious and it didn’t take long to be brought out. We will be back!

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PaulaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely nice. First time here and we will be back. Food was very fresh and delicious.

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maggie
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous - food our server Will was the best - enver rushed , steady pace, delicious food, every request was granted with a smile.

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AlexanderM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolute must stop whenever we are in NoLa. Best ettouffe in the quarter. Great classic drinks and a peaceful quiet atmosphere. Beautiful courtyard.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch here before heading to the airport, it was the perfect end to our trip. Our server was fantastic, she was very friendly and helpful. The ambiance was great, we were seated outside by the fountain. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious! The portion size was spot on, I was stuffed by the time I finished the 4 bowls. I would totally recommend eating here.

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Kristina
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We checked in and chatted with two different employees and we were seated in the back corner of the patio. There was a flurry of action, we were one of about 8 tables on the patio with what looked like four servers scurrying about. After what felt like 10 minutes without being greeted by anyone and with everyone avoiding eye contact with us ( it could have been 5, it always feels longer when you are waiting) I started a timer on my phone.

After another 8 minutes and 31 seconds went by without so much as a look from anyone I went back to the host stand and asked if we had a server. The supervisor gave me the usual "well did you seat yourself?" and I had informed him that we had not. He came out to make sure we had one of their table tents to scan the menu (the identifier that we had in fact been sat by their staff) and said someone would be out shortly. At this point, if you know you have a guest who has been ignored maybe YOU should grab our drink order which solves two problems. Your obviously busy staff needs some support help and your somewhat jilted guest will get the service they sat down expecting.

Instead, we watched the supervisor walk around to three out of four servers and chat with them and then he started bussing empty tables.... Your focus should be on the guests who are still here especially if they have been ignored for 15 minutes, not the ones who have left already. I would be less vicious in this review if their average dinner plate wasn't $30. I know that being a great server is harder than people think but it makes it doubly difficult when your supervisor is just a glorified busser.

Our server (Angel) was an actual delight but she and she was working as hard as humanly possible but you can only do so much with two hands. The food was good, once we got service it was great but watching dining staff crash and burn is not what I would consider a good show with dinner.

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JoeS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben Wisdom was a wonderful host! Friendly, informative, and fun! If you've read other reviews about this particular company, listen when you read GO HUNGRY. I have a huge appetite and couldn't finish everything. You may pay a little more for this excursion, but you will not leave hungry unless you are picky or just odd. We recommend this deal to anyone going to New Orleans as it's a great way to taste many different items without buying a bunch of full meals. The only negative thing was we didn't get our free bottle of sauce, which I don't know if that was our fault or Ben's. Either way, we LOVED this deal.

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SohailaS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere, However the server was not attentive at all . Barely checked on us . Seemed impatient

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We had really high expectations for this place after getting a recommendation from a friend - our server was very sweet, but the food and drinks were sub par. We ordered a creole gimlet and a Margherita to start, and the Margherita was fine. The gimlet very clearly lacked a decent pour of gin, and basically tasted like lime juice and soda. Not a huge deal except for the fact that the drinks alone were $12 each...we moved on to apps and ordered the calamari and crab stuffed mushrooms. The mushrooms were fantastic in flavor, but we found an oyster shell in one of them. The calamari had a ton of flavor but was soggy because it was served on a bed of pepperocini that was mostly juice. We also found a shell of something or other in the calamari. Moving on to the entrees, we were really excited for the creole pasta with shrimp, chicken, and sausage and the taste of New Orleans (cups of étouffée, jambalaya, red beans and rice, shrimp creole). The creole pasta came out nice and hot, but the red beans and rice and étouffée came out almost cold, and the étouffée was so salty and lacked so much flavor that it was inedible. Upon further inspection, my pasta had not a single piece of shrimp, and only one piece of chicken in the entire dish. We sent the taste of New Orleans back and declined to order anything instead since we’d not had much luck with the other dishes we’d gotten. Overall pretty disappointing on the food front, but the staff was great. The general manager greeted us on the way in, and the host was very accommodating. The restaurant was beautiful, and we enjoyed where we sat. For the price point I feel like you’d have much better luck literally anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wouldn’t give it a star if it wasn’t required. We came here to celebrate the end of my baby shower weekend, and it was the worst experience I’ve ever had in my 14 years of living in New Orleans. Glasses of water were poured when we sat, and all had things floating in them so we had to have that fixed immediately. We ordered a round of drinks, 3 of the 7 came out wrong. Server kept saying she heard it wrong, fine. Finally took the drinks back to get them fixed. They came back, still weren’t right but we left it alone. Ordered appetizers, some were decent, while my boyfriend had ordered 6 raw oysters, received them chargrilled. We let her know. She took those back. He never got his raw oysters! We reminded her multiple times and yet he still never got them. After waiting at least a half an hour for her to come back and take our entree order, she did. About 20-30 mins after ordering entrees, she comes out and tells my bf they don’t have the entree that he ordered. So he orders something different. Our entrees come out and it was AWFUL. 3 pastas were supposed to have chicken, shrimp, and sausage. One had NO MEAT AT ALL, one had only chicken and sausage, and one only had shrimp and one piece of chicken! Two were crab cake entrees and they were dry, bland, and had SCARCE crab meat in them. We asked for the Redfish Pontchatrain to be blackened, it wasnt and instead of fixing it, the server argued with us about it. My bf had the blackened redfish and it was super dry. I asked another server walking by for a side of remoulade for the dry crab cakes, and her response? Screaming in the waiter station loud enough for the ENTIRE DINING ROOM TO HEAR HER, “THATS NOT MY TABLE”.

We finally ask for a manager to address everything and what does he do? Cuts us off before letting us explain everything that has gone on. The level of unprofessionalism and the lack of interest in serving edible food, is ASTOUNDING. they should truly be ashamed. Amber, find a new job.

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SherryB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, will definitely go back next visit. Perfect location.

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner party and the accommodations were wonderful. Lovely ambiance and the service was excellent.

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FrankA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were very pleased. Showed up early for our reservation but was seated right away. Their signature hurricane was the best one I had all week. Food was great. Large portions and wife said was the best friend catfish she ever had and she loved the fried sweet potatoes that came with it.

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RyanA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Would absolutely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Too expensive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The raw and charbroiled oysters were delicious. The steak and chicken were bland and the vegetable sides were greasy. Chicken was greasy too.

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Four of us showed for happy hour after having brunch there the day before. Brunch was good but when we returned for happy hour we sat down and then 3 other couples sat down after us. We were ignored by all staff while others all received food, drink, SERVICE. After 20 minutes I inquired to the head bartender and he mumbled he would see what he could do, no apology, nothing. Another 5 minutes being ignored and we left. Don't understand as we enjoyed the day before and tipped them very well realizing the times we are living in. They fell flat on this day, highly disappointing.

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vipDickY
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very impressed, this will be one of my go to restaurants in new orleans from now on

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JackieK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes I've ever had! But more vegetarian options would have been nice for my friend.

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MandiD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was not good at all and very overpriced. Server didn’t even offer to take it off the bill either and all I had was about 3 bites, couldn’t even eat it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was slow. Food was okay.

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JonD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We didn’t know what to expect, but we’re pleasantly surprised. From happy hour, to Nick, to our waitress, the entire staff was nice, quick and efficient.

Our meals were both excellent. Thank you for a great dinner and drinks!
Jon and Cameron

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Msfumi
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food lacked flavor.

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ToniP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amber was excellent! So good in fact this was our second trip there this week. Everyone was so friendly. Highly recommend.

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Beve
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now our absolute favorite restaurant in New Orleans. We have visited NOLA annually for decades.
Great menu with lots of local options.
Happy hour specials including half-price appetizers and $1.25 chargrilled ( the BEST ) or raw oysters from 3:00-6:00.
Wednesday is half price for any bottle of wine.
Quality, service, atmosphere with dining inside, in the bar, or in the courtyard.
Were in NOLA 4 nights and dined there 3 times!
Koodos to Jackie, Timmy,
Michael, Nick and Darryl.
We’ll be back !!!!!
And tonight we’re going to their Sister restaurant, Briquette. Stay tuned>>>>
Expecting equal quality all around.

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SheaS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All was well until I seen a mouse twice. I had to end dinner early as I was very afraid.

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Gdog
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Said technical issues caused our 30 minute tardy seating. Food was just ok. Service was terrible. Bill came with additional entries listed which we had not ordered nor received. Spend your money elsewhere.

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JHC850
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

This was my second time at the Cookery and will probably be my last. I was coming from out of town with friends for a day trip and our reservations were pretty much useless. Upon arrival, I was told that we still had to wait 30 more minutes because of "computer/technical issues" causing a backup. Our reservations were made days in advance yet this was the first I heard about the ongoing delay. Once we were being seated, I noticed that we were being seated inside. I told the hostess that we made outdoor reservations and she immediately responded with a firm "No." and then said that outdoor seating was not available. Have we had known that before, we would've definitely left for somewhere else. Our waitress was hardly there. It kind of felt like we were just a table in the midst of her busy night, there was no engagement or anything that made us want to come back and eat in a New Orleans restaurant again. When the food arrived my crawfish etouffee was lukewarm. With the situation, our food and overall experience was completely ruined. I understand hectic situations, but at least try to be kind to your customers and help them have a good experience despite the current situation.

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vipKarlm
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was nice but unfortunately the food was spicier then we are accustomed to. The wait staff was friendly and helpful but we aren’t used to the cuisine.

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Happycustomer123456
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never knew Creole food could taste so good! Amazing food and service!

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New Orleans Creole Cookery is rated 4.2 stars by 1131 OpenTable diners.

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