Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New Orleans / Louisiana
  4. New Orleans
  5. French Quarter

New Orleans Creole Cookery

3.6
3.6
2397 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-9632

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ernest Rome

  • Catering

    We can cater all functions: corporate, weddings, birthdays, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Let New Orleans Creole Cookery host your next event! Enjoy some of the best food and drink the city has to offer in a classic New Orleans environment.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Tusa: (855) 683-6448

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Decatur St.

  • Parking details

    There is a pay parking lot next door on Toulouse St. Along with another lot on Decatur St. next to Jax Brewery.

  • Public transit

    The Riverfront street car is one block away on the river; the Jax Brewery stop.<br /><br />

  • Entertainment

    Shaaz Spring plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5PM. Live Jazz in our beautiful courtyard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jazz Brunchin' in da Quarter Courtyard Style

    $45.00 per person

    Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2022
    Enjoy a 3-course Brunch menu in our traditional New Orleans Style Courtyard every Saturday and Sunday, 11am-2pm. Enjoy bottomless mimosas for only $20 more! Menu is $45 per person, plus beverages, tax and gratuity.

Offers

  • Oyster Happy Hour 3-6PM

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Mon - Fri - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Sat - 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 - 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Mon - Fri - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Sat - 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.
  • Game Day Specials: Oysters & Appetizers

    Sep 3 - Dec 31, 2022
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Mon - Fri - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    When football is on, so are the specials! Enjoy discounted oysters and appetizers with purchase of an adult beverage during football games this fall in the Oyster Bar and the Courtyard Bar. Adult beverage purchased required with each discounted food item. Maximum of 1-dozen oysters per person.

Popular dishes

What 2,397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Sort by

Filters

  1. HW

    HowardW

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Restaurant was very loud due to two large groups. Hard surface on walls, floor, ceiling does nothing to deaden noise. Kitchen service was slow between salads and main course. Food was good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was phenomenal and server was great until she picked up our cc. Then she disappeared for at least 20 minutes afterwards and we had to get someone else to get our cc which was apparently just left at the counter unattended.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Food was great, service was the worst I’ve had
  4. K

    Katiekay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the waiter was exceptional!
  5. NV

    NelsonV

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Only good for checking off a few tourist trap boxes… they unapologetically sat us outside in the rain! Small umbrella, seats all wet as was most of the table and there were many tables open under a roof. Meanwhile, we saw nothing of the ‘over a hundred guest reservations they claimed were booked—-we had reservations too BTW. Staff was dancing around openly counting down the time to their close and this was before we got our orders in… it was just 7:00pm. Hostess was rude… servers tried to make up for it. Only because of individual efforts (and against hostess instructions) did we get moved slightly out of the rain. Total misfire for us on our first evening of a four day visit to NOLA.
  6. A

    Artstream

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    My husband and I had dinner at New Orleans Creole Cookery on the evening of Thanksgiving. I don't know if the food and service were lacking because they were short staffed but I won't be returning in future to find out. There are much better options in New Orleans.
  7. GM

    GerriM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had reservations for the Thanksgiving Dinner. We asked for Prosecco, but were told they were out of it, so we ordered a different wine. There was a very generous serving of turkey, the dressing and cranberries were very good. The menu showed green beans, but we did not have any on our plates, so I assume they ran out. The one disappointment was the seating arrangement. We had walked to the restaurant earlier in the day to make sure we knew where it was. We looked in the window and there was a dining room with tables and tablecloths ... very nice. However, when we arrived, the hostess (?) came to the podium and told us to "go in the other door. I put your menus on the table." So basically, we went through the door to the bar and had to find our own table. Not that I haven't eaten in bars before, but this was Thanksgiving and we paid $55.00 per person so I did expect something nicer. I do have to say that our server was Jeanee (sorry if the spelling is wrong). She was great and we appreciated everything she did for us.
  8. CH

    ChristineH

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner. All pre-prepared and outside in chafing dishes. You could see them in the drizzly weather on your way to the restroom. Turkey was over cooked, dry and cold. Seafood stuffing tasted great, but was only luke warm. Sweet potatoes were great! Also only lukewarm. Rice was cold. Star of the dish was the cranberries, but you only got about a tablespoon on your plate. Gumbo and pie were also delicious! Not worth the $55. Service was great and I appreciated the staff working on the holiday.
  9. H

    Heidi67

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was great. Yes, I know it was thanksgiving but service was very average. Bringing main course before appetizer was finished. Asking about desert when we are still eating the main. Bringing desert menu before main course plates cleared. Just got the impression server wanted us gone.
  10. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We were seated in the bar so it was kind of noisy. Service was great. Meal was good but they did not provide everything that was on the Thanksgiving menu as written.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving
  12. NT

    NancyT

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was borderline cold. Staff served us wrong order. We were seated quickly for our 3:45 Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey was dry, salty, and barely warm. Wine was $15 per glass. Waitress was apologetic. We wouldn’t go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Thanksgiving experience!!
  14. WE

    WayneE

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, good service, great food. Highly recommend.
  15. RT

    RaymondT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Our food was bad and not hit. They brought our appetizer after our meal wait staff was horrible.
  16. S

    Susie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb! Seafood stuffing, and pumpkin pie were unlike any we have ever had before and the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. The decor of the restaurant was very rustic but very New Orleans style. Throughly enjoyed our meal, totally worth the trip! ❤️ New Orleans style Thanksgiving!
  17. MA

    MikeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I had lunch at Creole Cookery on Thanksgiving Day. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and the food was excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The service was very poor. Our waiter was inexperienced and didn’t know what he was doing. They were out of the two wines we ordered and the burbon. The food was awful. It was our worst meal in New Orleans. Don’t waste your time or money here.
  19. M

    Misselly

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful meal with lovely attentive service.
  20. RC

    RobertC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance all made the meal excellent. Next time we are in New Orleans, this restaurant will be on our list to be visit again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food here, the oysters were large and very tasty and they were so helpful with our baby! We had a great experience. Fast and friendly servers.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The food was not good and it was cold.
  23. TR

    TobyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    We drew the short straw on waitstaff. Very slow. Didn’t take our dinner order until we had been seated 40 minutes, when he returned with our drinks. Once the food order was in, the runners had our food out in no time flat. Food was excellent. Drinks were excellent. Waiter was terrible.
  24. LM

    LouiseM

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating birthdays pleasant experience. Whitney, Payton and Tori were extremely nice and entertaining. Oysters were delicious as was the gumbo. We will be back
  25. MW

    MonicaW

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service, great ambience and all timely
  26. HB

    HimanshuB

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The appetizers can out when our dinner was finished. Bad service and the management didn’t even care.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. Great apps and entries. This was my friends first time being there and they loved it.
  28. HB

    HavenB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We made reservations and were told that standard seating wasn't available, but when we arrived, there were several open tables. The hostess was not friendly when we were greeted, and another employee was recommending a different restaurant and giving the other patron directions to that restaurant. When we walked to the table, each empty water cup was dirty. There were also more than 5 gnats flying around and landing on the already dirty dishes. We were uncomfortable with the hospitality and cleanliness, so we got up and left. We actually went to the other restaurant that was recommended to the previous patron.
  29. RB

    ReneeB

    Fargo

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was really cool. Although it wasn’t too busy when we arrived, it was hopping by the time we left. Food was really good. Just try to pecan crusted redfish—trust me!
  30. AM

    AaronM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited at our table for 15 minutes, waitress never brought us water or took our drink order and finally we left.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Staff was rude. I have never left a restaurant until this dinner.
  32. RF

    RasheedahF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The temperature in NOLA dropped this weekend and I didn’t remember that I had selected outdoor seating. The hostess had a poor attitude about us asking if we can be inside since it was cold and no one called to ask if the reservation would remain the same. So we were cold. The staff was overwhelmed, waiters were running everywhere. The gumbo came out with uncooked rice and it was room temperature. The menu description was done well but the food was underwhelming. Our waiter was personable and funny so we had a good time. The prices are way high for the quality of food. I would not put on the list if you are visiting
  33. MK

    MarkK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was slow to start, waited 10 minutes for first contact. Food was good. It got LOUD in the front dining area. Overall, a nice experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service. Enjoyed my experience here
  35. OO

    OutOfTownTraveler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb! When I visit New Orleans again, I will certainly go back!!
  36. H

    Heyheyheyheyhey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Decent food, decent venue, decent decent decent… very quick though so that was nice!
  37. P

    Patricia

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    There weren’t as many gluten free options as I had hoped. They did have a gluten free menu though which was nice! I asked if the boiled seafood came with all the spices and was told it did but it was not seasoned in a bag. Seafood was good but cocktail sauce was too sweet and no garlic butter only a non salted clarified butter for dipping. Servers were doing their best to catch up but it was just too hectic. I’ve always wanted to try this place and am glad so I can cross it off my list I did but most likely won’t be back but if I came back I would get a different food selection.
  38. t

    thewiz04

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a group dinner here three years ago. went for brunch this time. there was a nice variety of dishes, and the waitress couldn't have been nicer. the prices were reasonable for a sunday brunch, and a good time was had by all. we sat inside, but there is a courtyard where the majority of brunchers sat on this Sunday morning. the bloody mary was very good!
  39. GF

    GF1234

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. One of the best in the French Quarter
  40. b

    barbarao

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Maybe, just an off visit but, not so good. Really, really slow service, glasses on table dirty; even a lipstick stain. Super noisy. Waiter great but, looked really sweaty and haggard. Not sure I'd ever go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 3.6 stars by 2397 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for New Orleans Creole Cookery

508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Decatur St.

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a pay parking lot next door on Toulouse St. Along with another lot on Decatur St. next to Jax Brewery.

  • Public transit

    The Riverfront street car is one block away on the river; the Jax Brewery stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ernest Rome

  • Entertainment

    Shaaz Spring plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5PM. Live Jazz in our beautiful courtyard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-9632

  • Catering

    We can cater all functions: corporate, weddings, birthdays, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Let New Orleans Creole Cookery host your next event! Enjoy some of the best food and drink the city has to offer in a classic New Orleans environment.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Tusa: (855) 683-6448

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo