Tujague's - New Orleans

4.3
2116 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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours 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 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Nata
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day 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
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 4 hours 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving meal was excellent

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vipBrentR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined a day 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 a day 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
2 reviews
Dined a day 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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djgardner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome as always!

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DrewC
1 review
Dined a day 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 4 hours 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 a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 4 hours 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff and food was excellent. Will be going back

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vipLaurie
Austin
4 reviews
Dined a day 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 5 hours 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 a day 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 a day 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 4 hours 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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service.

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MaddyD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The appetizers and drinks were much bette than the mains, but overall the experience was great and made for a fun place for a celebratory group dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great spot in the quarter.
While the staff was friendly, one of our two servers was noticeably intoxicated. She was stumbling, dropping things, and very handsy with a man at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was great and also the food.

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vipKerriL
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My fish was overcooked and too salty. Our server was pleasant enough, but was unable to give us a wine recommendation, nor could she apparently find someone who could. Boudin balls were bland, and had too much filler.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad and I had an outstanding experience! Resident mixologist, Amber, serves her original recipe Lavender Fields cocktail 😍 Chef Gus and staff rocked the menu 👍👍 And totally dig the cocktail history here!

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

We are happy you enjoyed everything! We are lucky to have Amber as the bar lead.

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dagon100
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was HORRIBLE. Took 2 hours and 15 minutes!! Never asked if we wanted another beverage. Ridiculous!!

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louisg
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were a party of 8 and upon entering the restaurant noticed the down stairs area was quite empty. We were then ushered to an upstairs back room which had very little ambiance and sat in a corner by a waiters station. The food was good as no one in our party complained. My dinner was good and made to order. We ordered a bottle of wine and were able to get a bottle on the 3rd attempt as our first 2 choices were sold out. Not much of a dessert selection to add. As we left I noticed the downstairs was about 1/2 full. The downstairs was much nicer than upstairs and I think we would've rather sat there. I would ordinarily give it a 2nd shot but I live out of state so this was a one shot deal

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

Thank you for coming in, I apologize that we were out of your first two wine selections as certain things are difficult for us to get. Hopefully that will remedy itself sooner than later. If you are ever back in NOLA, we would love for you to give us another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitresses were amazing! Ran out of oysters, but the dozen that we did have were really good!

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HeatherR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dining experience! So glad we tried it.

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CTKD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had outdoor dining. While a heater was nearby, it was quite cool and an additional heater would have been nice. Music was a bit loud in the back courtyard. Food and service were both excellent.

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MikeP
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was good as well.

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innovu
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

OK, everything was normal

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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JulieK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Tujague's moved to a new location on Decatur, still in the French Quarter. Beautiful building, but we were seated in the front and not in the garden courtyard which would have been our preference. Our brunch was good, crab benedict, veggie omelet and pulled pork benedict. But service was below average. Our wait staff was not attentive, did not clear drink glasses, we had to request additional water that never came to the table. Too many good places to eat in New Orleans to come back here.

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NowForKids
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special note about the new address is important because the google maps/Uber address is the old closed location. No problem short walk to this amazing establishment! The food was incredible and the bread pudding!!!! I just want to go back at this exact moment for it.

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

We are happy everything was great for you! We have updated everything with Google and this continues to happen. I am very sorry you were sent to the wrong address. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and atmosphere was fantastic. Our service was poor at best. No attention to detail and gaps in being attentive to our table. Server forgot to put in our appetizer, blamed the kitchen and then had to admit she didn’t when she couldn’t remember the order.

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vipShannonS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, would definitely return. The gulf fish almodine was the best I've ever had.

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Tujague's - New Orleans is rated 4.3 stars by 2116 OpenTable diners.

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