Tujague's - New Orleans

4.2
2134 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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BillyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday meal with my girlfriend, it was a fantastic all around experience. Delicious food, top notch service, ambience was very nice.

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AliceS
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We want to eat fine food every day!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful weekend brunch! Everything was great from the cocktails to the food to the service. We can’t wait to go back soon!

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Kevin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommend Tujague's, staff were friendly, food was delicious and restaurant was unique and pretty!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Tujagues today for a post wedding lunch and I couldn’t of picked a better restaurant in the French Quarter! The staff was friendly and polite. Was seated fast and drink orders came quickly. The food was amazing! I can’t wait to visit here again soon!!

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Nolagirl
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch at Tujagues. Food, service and drinks were outstanding. We will definitely be back very soon!!

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Jason
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We were seated an hour and a half after our reservations, the first course was not available, it took 45 minutes to receive the second course, and the entree and dessert that we came for were not available.

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LaurentD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We waited almost 2 hours to be seated, despite our 8:30 reservation for the Thanksgiving dinner. Then there were no more soup, no more duck, no more bread pudding... Our server was rude because she was exhausted and was apparently working for about 12 hours. When we finally got some food, it was bland, not anything cajun and tasty that you would expect eating in such restaurant in NOLA. Very very deceiving.

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Nata
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was easily the worst restaurant experience that I’ve ever had and it was Thanksgiving dinner. We had a reservation at 8:30 and sat at almost 10. Food was cold and they ran out of mostly everything from their prix fixe

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We arrived at 7:20 pm and at 10pm we still had not eaten. Poor planning and understaffed! Everyone else said the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

They over booked, we got in two hours after our reservation and half the food was gone. Everyone was passed including the staff

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RayS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waited an hour to be seated with a reservation
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vipjulieg
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible experience for Thanksgiving- made reservations for 730PM, arrived at 710pm and was not seated until 830PM, did not get our dessert until almost 11pm. It was a set menu for Thanksgiving and they ran out of 2 courses of the 4 course menu. Management overbooked and the wait staff and kitchen were completely overwhelmed and overworked. Several people who had reservations at 6PMwere not seated until 8PM. Ridiculous Management!

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Bill
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for thanksgiving dinner at 7:30 and finally were seated around 8:45. They were way overbooked. They gave us several excuses. They ran out of the soup they had on the menu, so they gave us something that was barely warm and had little flavor. The salad was drowned in dressing. The entrée was subpar. The mashed potatoes or whatever they were tasted like they came out of a box. The last straw was when they said they ran of desert. We felt bad for our server who was apologetic and running around like her feet were on fire but the entire staff was in a bad mood. It could have been avoided if the restaurant didn’t overbook. They got greedy because it was thanksgiving.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The staff and GM are great, but Thanksgiving was a total disaster, from waiting 1+ to be seated to the absolutely terrible/inetible cold entrees. The restaurant was overbooked 3 fold, in spite of all that I will give them another chance because of the staff, GM and their stellar reputation and customer service.

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SLake
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The reastaurant overbooked way more than they could handle with their staff. Had to wait outside for 2 hours past our reservation time and had to dine indoors even though our reservation was for outdoor seating.
The serving staff and kitchen put on a valiant effort to take care of customers but were drowning in the flood of reservation holding customers that were way more than the assigned staff could handle.
The restaurant should have called and notified us that day that there was no outdoor seating and that we would have to wait long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was thanksgiving so I was not expecting what happened. Our reservation was for 6:30 and got seated at 8 which isn’t really a problem things happen. Then we were seated with no silverware or napkins and not served at the same time. We only made it to the salad course which looked and tasted very watered down then waited an hour or so for our food but decided to leave not only because of the food but the overall experience was not at all what i was hoping it would be.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

I am very sorry that we dropped the ball on your holiday dining experience! I would like to invite you back, on us, to show that your meal not only didn't meet our standards, but also is not our norm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving meal was excellent

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vipBrentR
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were a bit overwhelmed with the thanksgiving crowd but the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

ABSOLUTE DISASTER. Reservation at 6pm. Seated at 7:30.
It’s 9:06 pm and I’m still here having gotten 5 spoons of cold soup. No salad. No entree. No desert. THE ONLY REASON I WILL PAY IS I DON’T WANT OUR SERVER’S NIGHT TO GET WORSE.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I appreciate that they where open on Thanksgiving but it took an hour longer to get seated (5:30 reservation 6:30 ish seated) It made us rush through our meal (we had to take our dessert to go) and we had to rush to our schedule walking tour at 8:00. And asparagus was on the set menus however green beans where on the plate with my husbands steak medium well versed medium rare. He wasn’t a happy camper. Overall it was a disappointment for $340 we spent on 4 meals and wine of which also came late so we left half a bottle. But I was thankful they where open on Thanksgiving.

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marilynG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Getting checked in was chaotic, confusing lines, no one seemed to be in charge of the growing crowd even tho the people at the check in desk were very calm. Parties were being announced by yelling names.
Only two bartenders were serving on Thanksgiving day!!! For the entire restaurant plus everyone waiting for a table. One bartender was not in any hurry to accommodate the crowd. Our meals were good but might have cost $28 anywhere else instead of the $54 pp. Our server was great!!! The guy who was running up and down stairs to seat people was amazing....The elevator was out.

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djgardner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome as always!

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DrewC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

May of just been an off night. Way over booked kitchen struggled. Both fish and duck was marginal- way to much salt guys!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

I would like to personally apologize that your food was subpar, especially on Thanksgiving. We would love to invite you back to show you that this was definitely an a off service for us. Feel free to reach out to me directly with any other comments. We want all of our guests to leave happy, and I am sorry we failed at our objective with you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was thanksgiving day and ridiculously crowded and busy. A lot of the staff were new and inexperienced but were very nice and all the staff were kind, patient and had a good attitude with the customers. There was a wait, even with reservations but I expected there might be delays seeing how crowded it was. The food and cocktails were amazing and the prix fixe dinner was outstanding. Especially the traditional turkey with oyster dressing! The price was reasonable compared to other similar restaurants in the Quarter for thanksgiving. Even with the crowds, we did not feel rushed at all and enjoyed a really lovely thanksgiving holiday dinner. FYI - for diners with physical challenges, the only restrooms are upstairs and the elevator was not working, so be prepared for steps. I would definitely go back again.

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DiBo
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Came here for Thanksgiving dinner two years ago and hoped to have the same great experience but tonight was a debacle. Waited 30 minutes for a table in a sardine-packed bar (so much for social distancing) even though we were on time for our 5pm reservation. Place was packed; either they did not have enough staff or else they double booked every table. They put a rowdy table of 12 in a small upstairs back room which made it impossible for other diners to hear their own conversation or enjoy the meal. The saving grace was the food is always amazing except they ran out of the soup on the price fixe menu (how do you run out of soup by 6pm on Thanksgiving?) and the bread pudding was solid as a brick.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Thanksgiving dinner.
Long wait (35 minutes) after stated reservation time.
Male waiter was rude, snide, patronizing and should not be in the business. Jasmine made up for it. She was accommodating and helpful.
Soup, vegetable curry, was cold. Salad was OK.
Turkey, dressing, etc. was bland. Bread pudding desert was undercooked and pasty. It took 20 minutes from the end of the main course to get desert, which was not worth the wait.
No checking of COVID vaccination status -AT ALL!
Tujague’s struck out.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

We do, and certainly should have been checking for COVID vax cards as it is mandated by the city. We definitely miss the mark for the holiday. We have revised our holiday seating times to prevent the long waits. I would love to invite you back on us to show that this isn't what we do. If you are interested, please reach out to me directly.

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RORYV
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I was very disappointed that Tujagues booked many more reservations than their staff could handle.

I have enjoyed many holiday meals at Tujagues - but I will never book a holiday meal their again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I think we were in the room DiBo mentioned. A table of 10-12 loud diners in a quiet room ruins it for everyone. And yes, we also checked in with the host at 430 for our 445 and waited and waited and waited to be seated. The food was good though the pork was over cooked.
This was our first and last time dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

No control over the front of the house. An hour wait for a reservation. Not going back

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TroyG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff and food was excellent. Will be going back

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vipLaurie
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We made a reservation here for Thanksgiving. The reservation was for 2:30, we were seated at 3:15. At 4:00 we asked when the food would arrive. At 4:05 we were brought cold soup. At 4:15 we found the waitress, paid for our drinks and left. Found a great little place down the road where, unlike Tujague’s, the staff were friendly, attentive and were actually happy to have us. Would highly recommend walking past Tujague’s and find a place that cares.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

We certainly dropped the ball for Thanksgiving, and I am terribly sorry that this was your experience. We are making adjustments to our holiday menus and timing to prevent this from happening again. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any further feedback. We value you as a guest and would love to see you again so that we can prove this isn't our norm.

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John
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Clearly overwhelmed and unprepared for the Thanksgiving holiday. Waited for over an hour past our reservation time to be seated. Not greeted or given a menu for 20 min after being seated. Took so long to receive each course. Service was terrible. Wait staff clearly was not into providing any kind of service. Will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was a thanksgiving reservation, so it was a set 4 course menu, but upon arriving on time for our scheduled reservation, we were told we had to wait 45 minutes for a table. Once seated, it took an additional 2.5 ours to receive our 4 courses. Seemed like the staff/restaurant was significantly overbooked and severely overwhelmed.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

Your experience was sub-par at best, and for that I apologize. We are making the necessary adjustments to rectify missed opportunities from Thanksgiving. I would love to invite you back, on us, to show that this was not the food and service we normally provide. If you are interested, please reach out to me directly. We value all of our guests, and are very apologetic that you didn't have a great experience.

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vipClaudiaG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great and the service was fantastic. The kitchen got a bit backed up and so it took a while to get food but the servers were doing the best they could and had a wonderful attitude about it. Beautiful setting and great cocktails.

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vipdarrylt
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanksgiving lunch

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ChristinaW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I were extremely pleased with our Thanksgiving experience at Tujague’s.
The restaurant is beautiful, and it is a great place to celebrate.
The staff was super friendly and the food was very good.

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vipIesha
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This was one of the worst dining experiences that I've ever had, and it was on Thanksgiving. Our reservation as at noon, and we did not leave the restaurant until after 3:30pm...when my grandmother had to be carried down the stairs by NOFD (thank you all very much!) because the restaurant's elevator broke.

The soup was cold, the pork loin was dry, and they forgot about our dessert. It was clear that whatever system was in place did not work, because we waited and waited and waited for each course to arrive. I have never seen such a disaster in a restaurant. I had high hopes, as the reviews were raving, but Tujague's absolutely fell flat.

Our waitress Aiko was absolutely amazing and single handedly ran the second floor on her own.

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TylerS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places we ate in New Orleans. Great environment, AMAZING food, and the staff was top notch. Will definitely be back on our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service.

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Tujague's - New Orleans is rated 4.2 stars by 2134 OpenTable diners.

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