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Mulate's of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Mulate's of New Orleans

4.3
4.3
96 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cajun
Welcome to Mulate’s! We are proudly family-owned and operated in New Orleans since 1990! Located conveniently on the corner of Julia Street and Convention Center Blvd, across from the Riverwalk and Convention center, Mulate’s is known as the original Cajun restaurant™, famous for preserving and celebrating the food, music and culture found in the small towns and along the bayous of south Louisiana. Mulate’s serves up traditional Cajun cuisine like gumbo and jambalaya, as well as some more modern Louisiana favorites like chargrilled oysters and southern fried chicken sandwiches. Our menu, designed by second-generation owner, Monique Boutté Christina, reflects an ongoing evolution of Louisiana cuisine. Don’t miss our specialty cocktails and local beers on draft!
Please note: Our live Cajun music will be returning late Summer 2021.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cajun

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 522-1492

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Perry Watts

  • Neighborhood

    Warehouse District

  • Cross street

    Corner of Convention Center Blvd and Julia St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 96 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Good for Groups

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Hot Spot

  • New Orleans

    Good for Groups

  • New Orleans

    Hot Spot

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  1. KL

    KattLady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome time. The food was perfection and the service was great. When I visit New Orleans again, I will be sure to return to Mulate's!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server could not have been nicer. We got to listen to some live music and had just a great time.
  3. JM

    JulieM

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our food was fantastic. Service was a little slow, but that is my only negative comment. Live music was great.
  4. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food was horrible. Knew it was a bad sign when our food came out 5 minutes after it was ordered. The gumbo tasted horrible. Honestly it felt like the food was old and just reheated. Green beans tasted like a can and the mashed potatoes looked like they were scooped out of an ice cream scoop.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! I recommend to anyone wanting a casual location to enjoy a great meal!!
  6. LM

    LindaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and music! A must see place on your trip to NOLA!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente opción de comida criolla, el cocodrilo y las ancas de rana estuvieron sabrosas. El platter con ostras, camarones y pescado es la mejor opción
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family of 5 had a great dinner and a great time at Mulate’s on our first night in New Orleans. The food and drinks were delicious, our waiter was very nice and attentive, and the live band were terrific! My kids had a great time dancing to the band!
  9. LL

    LydieL

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, good music
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Have been coming to Mulate’s for years. Was disappointed this year in the very condensed menu and increased prices. This is a family restaurant and was told they did not offer a children’s menu, but offered chicken strip dinner for 16 dollars. It’s a fun place with a Cajun band.. but please go back to Mulates in the past.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambience. The Shrimp Étouffée is phenomenal!
  12. RW

    RandyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went in the first time because it was convenient. I went back two days later because of the fantastic staff and music. A great place to take friends, eat and enjoy New Orleans
  13. BR

    BigRedDog

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Except for the mediocre food, a nice place for our group of 10 - quiet, plenty of space and good service. Two who love oysters said oysters were below average. Sausage and shrimp jumbalia small shrimp and sausage and salty. Grilled Catfish not good. Decadent cornbread.
  14. t

    tuetall

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The main reason we went to this restaurant was to hear the music and our company wanted to eat early so we missed the music which is one of the better parts of going to this establishment the food was a little bit above average there really wasn’t much ambience because we were pretty early it was clean but the experience was kind of a blaa it’s not their fault we got there too early peace
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was fast and delicious
  16. RJ

    RJTompsonesq1814

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    As local New Orleanians and foodies Mulates was a disappointment except for the live Cajun music and the cornbread ! All the food was way over salted even by Cajun food standards and prices are way too high for mediocre food - definitely a place targeting tourists who know no better and don’t realize they are in the worlds greatest culinary city .
  17. K

    Kansas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    I love this place but wish the food was better. I consider it “Cajun lite”. People love Cajun and come here to eat it. Don’t be afraid to add a little spice. Also sad that there was no crawfish (at least that I saw) even though it’s crawfish season. Music was great!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was horrible lacking taste! Seasoning was over salted. Left feeling sick. Would not recommend going!
  19. B

    Billiam882

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a wonderful experience and love the music!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Mulates is a treat! The food is great and the music was super fun. It's a must while you are in town.
  21. SL

    SergeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food quality level was surprisingly good for the reasonable price. And very typical. The bread pounding taste like home un French Canada
  22. m

    mikes

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall good experience. Took customers our for a business dinner and consensus was overwhelmingly positive. Suggest try the Bread Pudding!
  23. LW

    LisaW

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Just okay. The bbq sauce was good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The food is good and love when I can enjoy a piece of Creole country through good music and watching guests dance. Very enjoyable evening!
  25. V

    Views

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The server took our order and we never saw her again until we sought her out for the check. Someone from the kitchen brought our food to us. Not once did she check how our food was, if we wanted something to drink or if we wanted dessert. It was like she vanished for 45 minutes. I could understand if they were short staffed but they were not. The restaurant was only half full with plenty of wait staff. The food was ok but the lack of service made this place a complete disappointment.
  26. CK

    CynthiaK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit every time we come to New Orleans. Great Cajun food. Servers are always informative and extremely nice. Always have good entertainment too.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great service, accommodated our party of 16 very nicely. No problems.
  28. FG

    FrankG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for casual dining. You must try the N.O. style bar-b-que shrimp. Background music is not bad either.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!!! Our waitress was such a joy!!
  30. JM

    JimM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Cajun food with a live band. Service was very good and not rushed
  31. DB

    DaBigEasy

    Kansas City

    146 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My whole group of 7 really enjoyed ourselves. I was a little nervous as restaurants have been struggling with finding and keeping consistent employees but tonight was very good. The bread pudding was on point. I'll be back for a take out order of that.
  32. KB

    KennettBob

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty disappointing. For its self-advertised reputation, the food was pretty run-of-the-mill and a bit pricey given the level of quality. The live music was a nice bonus.
  33. MW

    MaryW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cajun bloody Mary was amazing. Honestly probably the best bar experience we had for creative cocktails. The shrimp were in there if four dishes, cooked two different ways, and sooo good. The bbq shrimp sauce was the best thing on the table. The blackened grilled shrimp were absolutely perfect.
  34. MH

    MonicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Everyone found something they liked. Dessert presentation was awesome.
  35. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was ok,about what you would expect from a tourist spot. The service was about the worst i've ever experienced! The waitress had zero knowledge of the menu, she never brought our desserts out, we had to get the manager to do that, the items on our bill were wrong, I could go on... The live band started late and it was apparent they would rather be doing something else. I remember going to Mulates years ago in Breaux Bridge, really fun, I guess all good things must come to an end.
  36. K

    Ksmwy

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. They were out of New York strip but otherwise everything was amazing.
  37. B

    Beartrees

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Mediocre food. Server never mentioned specials. Food was served cold. All three of us very sorely disappointed
  38. JH

    JudeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spot on Cajun cuisine, valiant wait-staff that managed to give great service though short-handed. Be prepared to talk loud to be heard over the live music.
  39. DW

    DrewW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great. Little Zydeco, some dancing, nothing but good times and great food. Had bites of 7 different dishes. Everything was good.
  40. SD

    SummervilleDiner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was good, but the portions were a little on the small side. Waitress was responsible for a lot of tables, but did a great job.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mulate's of New Orleans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 522-1492.

Mulate's of New Orleans is rated 4.3 stars by 96 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 1 time today
Google Map for Mulate's of New Orleans

201 Julia St New Orleans, LA 70130-1622

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Convention Center Blvd and Julia St.

  • Neighborhood

    Warehouse District

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cajun

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Perry Watts

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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