Tujague's - New Orleans

4.5
2050 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2050 people are saying
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StephanieS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the speckled trout with almonds, red mash and seafood gumbo and everything was fantastic. I would go back again!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 days ago

We're so happy you had a fantastic time. We hope to serve you again soon.

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BrettP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had the shrimp and grits and the roast duck and both were awesome! Service was sub-par with being short-handed and inexperienced. Lots of confusion with the wait staff, but they worked hard and got through it. The great food more than overcame the poor service. Overall, a good experience and I will return.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your food selections, and apologize for the confusions with the wait staff. Unfortunately, we lost some staff after Hurricane Ida, and you visited on our 4th night of operations after re-opening, but shouldn't have impacted your experience. If you can provide more specific details about your visit we will address any and all issues. Thank you for visiting and your honest feedback.

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djgardner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just fabulous. The food is Michelin quality (and I’ve been to lot of Michelin restaurants) and for the value it can’t be beat.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the accolades! We are happy to have you as a life long guest.

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Oldtimers
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new (as of last December) location is bright, airy and cheerful. Staff was attentive and responsive. Aside from a slightly too sweet old fashioned cocktail, the fare was very well prepared and served. We had gumbo, barbecued oysters, and two kinds of poboys, both generous enough to provide a meal on our flight home.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 days ago

I am very happy you enjoyed your visit. I will be sure to have our staff mention the Fall Spiced Old Fashioned is on the sweeter side. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so great the brunch food was amazing and the staff was fabulous! Will be coming back!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining at Tujague's!

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JodyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed every aspect of our meal, thanks for a great evening!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting, we hope to serve you soon.

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MichaelM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the five course meal for dinner. It was the first night they were open after Hurricane Ida. The food was excellent. The wine recommendation was spot on. The brisket melted in the mouth. The sauces were excellent. We had a great meal.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming in!

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GRod
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First re-opening night, since the hurricane. From the moment we walked in, greeted with a smile. We had the patio to ourselves for about an hour, and it was fantastic. Our waiter Phil was fantastic! The meal was outstanding!!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting. We are lucky to have Phil on our team.

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Nolagirl
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a friends dinner and everything was Amazing!! The food was outstanding and the service even better. We sat outside on the patio and loved every minute of getting to catch up with friends. We are local and have so many choices of where to go to dinner but will definitely be back.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded 5 days ago

I am happy you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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vipDiamondDave
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had this on a Sunday night as a special that included unlimited chicken, sides, and Tujague's private label French sparkling. The chicken was served with two sides, roasted/broiled Brussels sprouts with pepper jelly and french fries. (not the thin-sliced potatoes served on top of the chicken). The sides were very good and the sparkling worked fine with the meal. The chicken was cooked nicely, all the portions were generous, and our servers (Patty and Phillip) were friendly and attentive.

Our disappointment was with the garlic-parsley topping for the chicken, the Persillade. It was very coarsely chopped fresh parsley and lots of very coarsely chopped fresh garlic (some pieces were 1/4-in. chunks). We like garlic but the garlic was bitter, too dominant, and there was little integration with the parsley. I think that if the parsley and garlic were finely chopped and better integrated, it would have been better. Also, I think that if the hot potatoes were served on top of the hot chicken and then topped with the Persillade, it would have been much better In that way, the flavors would be better integrated and balanced. The dessert of creme Brule and blueberry bread pudding were very good, as were the complimentary Grasshoppers, which was a drink created at Tujague's in the early 1900s.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thanks again! We look forward to seeing you soon!!

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Nolagirl
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch this past Sunday. Service was on point and our food was amazing. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal and catch up with old friends. Being a local I have so many brunch choices but Tujague’s is my first choice.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

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

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LoveNOLA
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in a beautiful room upstairs, Justin was a great server. Had brunch on this occasion. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party dinner

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for choosing Tujague's to celebrate a special occassion!

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JudyC
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled oysters & signature brisket appetizers can’t be beat. Went for brunch & really enjoyed our meal.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Judy, thank you for choosing Tujague's for brunch!

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vipAshleyJ
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, & atmosphere were top notch!! The cocktails….AMAZING!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Ashley, thank you for coming in!

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AllenH
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a local, I love going to this restaurant. The new digs are really elegant but don’t leave without trying their broiled Beef Brisket. You want be sorry.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Allen, thank you for coming in! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit in our new location.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever. This is my favorite restaurant now and I can’t wait to go back. The service was good and the filet was to die for! The turtle soup was interesting.

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nikkib
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food for our first night in New Orleans!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 19, 2021

Nikki, thank you for coming in!

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Jasmine
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We did the coolinary menu and everything was exceptional! Service was amazing too and very well-paced. Excited to go back. We also got an of the Fried Green Tomatoes and I definitely dreamed about them last night. Great experience.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 19, 2021

Jasmine, thank you for dining at Tujague's! We are so glad you enjoyed our Coolinary menu.

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JAMESG
Shreveport
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD, WAIT STAFF ALL DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. WE HAD A 5:30
RESERVATION AND IT WAS JUST PERFECT THE CROWD HAD NOT YET ARRIVED.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 19, 2021

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

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vipAdamT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great brunch in the courtyard. It was quiet. The Pims Cup was cool and refreshing. The menu is not large, but still hard to chose with a good variety of options. The Chargrilled Oysters were excellent! The biscuits are great. French fries stayed crispy. We enjoyed everything!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 19, 2021

Adam, thank you for having brunch at Tujague's!

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vipallen
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Slow start but once waiter knew I was there, service and food very good. Coolinary menu was great

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kerriej
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time visiting the new location and I was really impressed. The bottomless mimosas and brunch were top notch. We also really enjoyed the chargrilled oysters as an appetizer.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 3, 2021

Kerrie, we are so glad you enjoyed your first visit to our new location!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful visit with a large group of old friends!! The servers were absolutely wonderful in taking care of our group. Food was excellent!!! New location, same great place.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We are so glad y'all had a nice time.

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KristopherR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food portions were great and the beverages were awesome. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for visiting!

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PageM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are all exceptional. Wonderful wine list.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 3, 2021

Page, thank you for coming in!

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JANB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the new location!! The service is always great!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 3, 2021

Jan, thank you for coming in!

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Lizzy
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing! Best dining experience of the trip!

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MitchellC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tujague's was exellent! Hosts Rachel and Lindsay were unbeliavable personabale and nice, they made a scorching hot day in New Orleans a better one! I will certainly be back :)

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 3, 2021

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

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QueenBee
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service and food were amazing!!!

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vipJoeM
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

So disappointed, this was one of my favorite places in NOLA, now new location and food sucks

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 2, 2021

I am happy to hear your enjoyed our service. I am very sorry that the food didn't hit the mark for you! Your feedback is important to us. Please reach out to me with further details so that I can address any missed opportunities.

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LuciaD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Such a nice experience and everyone was so friendly. Definitely will be back!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 3, 2021

Lucia, thank you dining at Tujague's!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t usually write reviews but from the minute we walked into Tujague’s we were treated like royalty! The food was amazing, we had the Creole Toast, the filet, and the shrimp and grits, the blueberry bread pudding and the creme brûlée. The service was even better than the food, if that’s even possible, but our server Brandon knocked it out of the park! We were celebrating our anniversary and he brought us complimentary champagne, then continued from there to chat with us, brought our food out quickly, then ended our visit with another complimentary after dinner beverage. To end the night of great food and service we paid our bill that in any other major city would have been $250, however ours was only $110 (1 app, 2 main dishes w/sides, a salad, 2 desserts, several drinks, and a cup of coffee) CRAZY GOOD! Thanks for the great night out!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 30, 2021

We are so glad that y'all had such a nice evening in celebration of your anniversary!

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Bbear
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went for coolinary. First time in the new location. Service was outstanding. Beef app was tough and tasted rather like the pot roast at Cracker Barrel. The fried oyster app was very good with a tangy butter sauce, but the char-broiled oysters were bad; slimy and raw with no butter/cheese sauce. They really, really should take it off the menu and leave it to restaurants that really do have an open flame grill. The duck entree was very good; tender. The swordfish entree was ok; the fish itself was perfectly cooked but there was a strange selection of cut veggies on top and I swear the sauce was Campbells Cream of Tomato soup. The bread pudding was delicious and a nice large portion; the peanut butter and jelly dessert was just weird; sort-of peanut flavored sort-of cheesecake with cracker crumbs on top. Overall not worth the huge bill.

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

Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed the service, and disheartened that there food wasn't equally as good. I have shared your feedback with chef so that he can make any necessary adjustments to the recipes. I would like to invite you back, on us, to show that what you experienced wasn't up to our standards. There are many places to dine in NOLA and we're glad you chose us. Hopefully we can make this up to you soon. Reach out to Russell or Shelly for your next reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary with the three course Coolinary dinner. Great food. Great service. Great value.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! We are glad you had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Nola fine and causal dining experience in the French Quarter.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on August 3, 2021

Thank you for dining at Tujague's!

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JessicaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drag brunch was a great time for a bachelorette weekend! Food was very good & service was awesome. Our waiter was very prompt with our needs (table of 8!) and generous with the bottomless mimosas

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 27, 2021

We are glad you had fun! Thank you for visiting and your feedback.

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WOW! What an experience. It started with Russell the Maitre D' who thanked us for a very short wait for our reserved table with two (2) glasses of complimentary champagne. From there, Mike, the GM escort us up to our 2nd floor table and we were immediately greeted by Ecco and Brittany, our Servers for the night. They were attentive, engaging and made excellent recommendations on what we might like best based on our comments and questions about the menu - they were spot on! The Fried Oysters and Seafood Gumbo were a great start; the Pan Seared Gulf Fish Decatur amazing; accompanied by the House Labeled Cabernet which was the value item of the night. The final course was a Blueberry Bread Pudding and Peanut Butter and Strawberries Cheesecake that to put it quiet simply, was sublime. In between, we were treated to a sampling of the restaurant's signature cocktail - The Grasshopper, which of course - was delicious. The venue, the staff, the service and the food were fantastic and we will make Tujague a must dine - everytime we come back to New Orleans!

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 27, 2021

I really do apologize that we fell a few minutes behind on your reservation. Thank you for being understanding. I am happy you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is just ok. I’d go here for a drink and an appetizer and that’s about it.

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Amy6
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My date and I came for what I thought was going to be a nice quiet dinner. It was anything but that! We were seated upstairs at a cute table right by the window but it was a very packed room and I felt like I almost had to yell to be heard. We were taking advantage of the Coolinary New Orelans menu. We ordered boudin balls as an extra app because I love them and my date have never tried them before. They were delicious! He had the seafood gumbo for the first course and I had the oyster Braden. Both were good. For the main entree I ordered the duck and he had the swordfish. Both were delicious and there was little left on the plate. To be honest, the highlight was the dessert which they actually tried to bring out when we were still eating our appetizers. The waitress was amazing though, very attentive and sweet. So for dessert I had the blueberry and white chocolate bread pudding and my date had the peanut butter and jelly cheesecake. Both desserts were amazing! All in all we had some really good food and if the plan was just to have a good meal, then it would have been great but the quiet dinner I had planned for us was an epic fail. Would still come back, just dont have expectations for an intimate dinner.

Tujague's - New Orleans
Responded on July 27, 2021

I am glad you enjoyed your visit. The room you were seated in has a tendency to get loud. We are currently exploring options to dampen some of the sound that bounces off the brick walls and wood floors. When you make your next reservation please let us know that you'd prefer something a little less lively and we will certainly do our best to accommodate you. Thank you for visiting, and we hope to serve you again soon!

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Tujague's - New Orleans is rated 4.5 stars by 2050 OpenTable diners.

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