Tujague's - New Orleans

4.4
2004 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Tujague's is the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans. This French Quarter institution has been serving traditional New Orleans cuisine to locals and visitors alike for more than 160 years.

Lore states that brunch originated here, as did the Grasshopper cocktail. Homages to the restaurant's long and colorful history abound within the interior of the building from the classic 19th century architecture to memorabilia on the walls.

Menu items such as the seared gulf fish and the daily gumbo meld French traditions with New Orleans fare and flare. Our famous five course menu is still served nightly; but have no fear, the menu is no longer pre-fixe, so those less ravenous diners can join in too.

If you want a quintessential New Orleans experience filled with history and local fare, Tujague's is your place.
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  • Poppy Tooker's Pop-Up Drag Brunch

    $70.00 per person

    Jul 25, 2021 only

    Join Tujague's Restaurant and Poppy Tooker in our nonstop, action packed Drag Brunch featuring "The Girls of Tujague's!" Bottomless mimosas will be plentiful, as Ms. Leaveau Contraire, Debbie With A "D," Star Alexander, and Cucci Lucci, along with a special guest will ensure a great time for all! Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion. We look forward to seeing you soon! We do ask for a credit card to guarantee the reservations, this is NOT pre-payment for the show. Cancelations and changes to reservations are required 24 hours prior to your reservation. Changes beyond this 24 hour grace period are subject to a charge of $25/per person. The price is is $70 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2004 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuvNOLAfood
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner for 8 on a weeknight and were seated at a great banquet in the main dining room. Randy, our server, is very knowledgeable and excellent guide for wine and food selections. I highly recommend the Oysters Braden, fried oysters with an excellent butter sauce and the Gulf Fish Decatur, which was Redfish on my visit. Be sure to check out the 2nd floor Iris room to see the beautiful Mardi Gras mural and balcony.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 hours ago

Our Oyster's Braden is one of my favorites! You chose well. Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to see you soon!

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SatisfiedFoodie
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a trip for our our youngest grandchild. She selected the restaurant because of the history with the ghost. Saw no ghost, but had a delicious lunch. We will recommend it to all of our friends coming to New Orleans.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 hours ago

We are sorry that you didn't get to meet Julian (the ghost), but he is well and still visits. We are also elated that you enjoyed your visit, and were proud to have TONS of history to offer! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipJeffreyT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and loved the new location. Shrimp and grits was delicious!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting.

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SamuelC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love the new location and atmosphere. Everything is so nice. We are repeat visitors over the past 28 years. Staff were very friendly but service was slow. We sat a while before anyone came to help us. Bread was slow to come out and we asked for more but never got it. Even getting a bill to pay was slow. There were apparently some larger parties so I guess that was a problem for the wait staff. They just seemed confused and even brought our appetizers to the wrong table. But the food was delicious and despite the slow service we will go back.

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Jdaman
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere was very different from my expectations.

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DeniseB
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good dining experience. It was a really lengthy dinner-over 2 hours- but we enjoyed it.

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CorbyS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait time was quick, the service was friendly and quick. The food was very tasty.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food. Service was slow but good. Too many tables per waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for coolinary- great food

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting!

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vipJeanieM101
Tulsa
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food & excellent service… néw location but same great quality.
Blueberry & white chocolate bread pudding was AMAZING!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

We are happy to have had you visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service. And decor.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Nice charm

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting.

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RedMass
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building.
Fresh flavorful selections.
Randy is the quintessential New Orleans server.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming in!

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ChristineG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted one quiet evening while in New Orleans. Tujaques was the perfect setting for conversation, drinks and a wonderful meal. Everyone from the front to the bar to our server were pleasant and added to the evening . Can’t wait to return.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Christine, thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I loved the old space, the new restaurant held the charm that is Tujague’s. The food, wine, service was excellent. I will miss the old bar though. All they could bring with them was the foot railing of the old bar Tujague’s is my favorite brunch and their dinner menu did not disappoint.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We miss the old bar too!

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vipVMarie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch and service for a large group. Would absolutely recommend. The shrimp and grits were phenomenal!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed the shrimp and grits!!

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Jeff
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 12 for brunch on Sunday. The entire staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Must haves include the charbroiled oysters, Brussel sprouts, and gumbo for appetizers, the eggs Orleans and shrimp and grits for the mains. The Bloody Mary's were delicious! Overall, a great experience.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Jeff, thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed brunch at Tujague's!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Service good

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for dining at Tujague's!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely the worst evening we had in New Orleans. I was raised in New Orleans and have visited multiple times over the years we went back for my daughters engagement and chose to celebrate one evening here. We were seated at 8:30 didn’t receive food until 10:00. No bread, water once and one tea refill. We had 1 cocktail each and were a party of 6. No bus service and our waiter was non existent for most of the evening. We spoke to the manager who promptly had our food delivered. We were comped our meal, but would not return. What happened to the old Tujague? Service should always be a priority and you can’t always blame it on the pandemic. Several other tables around us had the same opinion.

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vipLizF
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Wow! Literally the worst culinary experience in New Orleans. They have moved locations and don’t have the staff. We waited an hour for appetizers abs they missed one appetizer. We were there almost 3 hours! Food was mediocre. We cleared our own table! Won’t be back.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Liz, I am so sorry that your dining experience at Tujague's was such a disappointment! This is certainly not what we strive for and it's clear that we completely missed the mark. There is no reason that you should have to wait so long for your food. All I can say is that we are very sorry. I'm not sure if you are local or not, but we would like to invite you back in as our guests to make up for this. We'd like to prove that we can do much better and offer you an enjoyable complimentary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was perfect. Brittany took care of us as a group of 6. The food was good but not great. No overall complaints

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in!

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NelsonC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really love this restaurant! I remembered it from my first encounter at it's original location in 2008. Even though it's not at its original location, it has an incredible history. I had the lamb chops, which were out of this world!!! Seriously...you need to put this in your mouth! The pairings on the plate of goat cheese and beets (if I remember correctly) were absolutely amazing! One of the most enjoyable meals I have ever had. Our waiter, Mark, was the absolute MAN! He helped me pick the perfect wine for the chops and introduced us to the Sazerac. He needs to be paid more money as he is irreplaceable thanks to his knowledge of food and wine pairings! Both his father and grandfather were Tujagues regulars...amazing! Although our service started off slow, he made the night. The other great thing about this restaurant is that they have great seating capacity, which really helps in a city like NOLA. The seating capacity was so helpful that we came back the next morning for brunch!!! Again, our experience was great! Tujagues, should be your go to restaurant in NOLA! I can't wait to eat here again and I will always ask for Mark at dinner and Brandon for brunch.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for dining at Tujague's! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything!! We are so lucky to have both Mark and Brandon on our team!!

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PatrickT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. This was our first time at the new location and we were not disappointed

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Patrick, thank you for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to eat at the new location and it was an uplifting experience. Great clean atmosphere while still maintaining its classic old New Orleans vibe. The food was very good and the servers worked as a great team. Will definitely put Tujagues on the short list of go to places.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed Tujague's!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow and disorganized. Both the fish and the chicken were dry despite the sauce being excellent.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in. We apologize that your dining experience at Tujague's was a disappointment. There is no excuse for slow and disorganized service. This is something that we will be discussing as a management team in order to make improvements. We will also share your feedback about the chicken and fish dishes so that we can improve the cookery of those two items. We hope that you decide to give us another chance. If so, we would love to prove that we can offer a much better experience.

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LindaH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very helpful and attentive. Food was excellent. An item I specifically went there for was unavailable, but the suggested substitution was spot on.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Linda, thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed the substitution. What was the item that you originally wanted?

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Mac10
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went here for a family dinner with my family and parents as we wrapped up a vacation. We had a very enjoyable dinner with attentive staff and tasty food throughout. Being a holiday weekend, service was a bit slow at the bar, and it took us a while to get our drinks. We were seated upstairs close to a large party, and they were super loud. Perhaps that’s the norm in that particular space, but we couldn’t even hear each other at our own table. I doubt if it’s like that on most days, but it was a distraction on that day. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Mac, thank you for dining at Tujague's! We are happy to hear that overall you had an enjoyable time. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share this information with our team in order to make improvements in the future.

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ReneeR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food..slow and disorganized...slow on drinks and staff friendly

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Renee, thank you for coming in! We apologize that your experience included slow and disorganized staff. We are certainly working to make improvements and hire more staff so that we may provide a better experience for everyone.

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SherriW
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and exceptional service!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Sherri, thank you for dining at Tujague's!

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KennethG
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service a 100% , will be back and refer friends and family

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Kenneth, thank you for coming in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sever was amazing. So was the food. This is the spot to go.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for dining at Tujague's!

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vipDaniel
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall it is a very nice restaurant and I’m glad I went. The food was very good - at least 4, but not 5, out of 5. The Brussels sprouts were incredible. One of the best things I’ve eaten in New Orleans. The filet of fresh fish was tiny. About 3x5 inches and half an inch thick. It was fine but nothing special. The shrimp po boy was nice if a bit too spicy for my taste. The shrimp was ample and perfectly fried. Crispy, not oily, and moist inside. The service was attentive and friendly. We felt warmly welcomed and cared about. A complementary after dinner drink was delicious and a very nice gesture.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Daniel, thank you for coming in! We appreciate all of your feedback and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our server was very attentive kept the drinks coming. Thanks for a great experience. Also if your looking for a beautiful area to dine this is the spot.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you had a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were all welcoming and went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our meal and visit to the restaurant. Would definitely eat here again loved the food.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Tujague's!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! The food was amazing and the new location is beautiful. Will definitely be back.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed our new location and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed everything!!

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vipViolaNYC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I wanted the old Tujagues experience . This was too trendy and lost a lot of the history . Their was a drag show upstairs . I miss the grit and ambiance of old French quarter . I felt as though they sold out . Was it clean and nice ? Yes but I felt I could get what I got at other places too .

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vipMattpeale
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Restaurant Week dinner with 3 courses for $45 is a great value! Glad we took advantage of the experience. Kitchen service was slow, food was tasty.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you for dining at Tujague's! We apologize that things were slow, but we are glad you enjoyed the experience overall.

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RichardB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

1) busy night with long delay for food. 3 entrees were lukewarm and one was so cold it was sent back and canceled. 2) management was AWESOME, and comped 2 bottles of wine, so that totally made up for the situation.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on June 29, 2021

Richard, we apologize for the delay and temperature issues with the food. We are glad that we were able to help make up for some of this. We appreciate your patience!

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JenA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Really disappointing. Started out with a bang with great attentive service but went downhill from there. It was restaurant week and we ordered from the special menu which included appetizer, main course and dessert. Our appetizers (shrimp and grits for me and gumbo for my husband) came out room temperature and took a long time to arrive. Flavor was good for both. An hour later we were still waiting on our entrees. It was clear something was off because during that hour I had watched multiple trays of food being delivered from the kitchen and the servers seemed really confused about what food went to whom and I saw some of it go back to the kitchen. The large party next to us also waited forever and their food was delivered from the kitchen and then sat there for almost five minutes waiting for someone to pass it out to them. They also complained of cold food. Not surprising. When our entrees did arrive, my fish was also room temperature. Husband got lucky and his chicken was hot. Serving sizes were adequate but not large. Taste was adequate but not stellar. Then we waited another hour for dessert to show up. We had the creme brûlée which was tasty, although the crusty top which is supposed to be warm was cold. Three hours later we left somewhat unsatisfied. I will say they at least comped my entree and the server felt so bad about our wait an extra glass of wine was served on the house. I understand they are having difficulty getting adequate staff and it seemed like they had a lot of new people. I hope they were new at least to have been that confused. Overall, I wouldn’t go back any time soon. Would suggest they reduce the number of tables they serve until they get their staffing issues resolved. My last visit (pre-covid) was so good and I had been really looking forward to this evening. Oh well.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on June 28, 2021

We certainly missed the mark on your visit. We are struggling with staffing overall and the night you dined, we had two staff members injured and struggled to recover. I am very sorry that you felt the brunt of our struggles. I would like to invite you back on us to show that this was just a difficult weekend for us and not what we normally do.

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Tujague's - New Orleans is rated 4.4 stars by 2004 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.

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