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New Orleans Creole Cookery

3.6
3.6
2134 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern

You haven't experienced New Orleans until you've been to New Orleans Creole Cookery!

Launched by Anna Tusa of the famous New Orleans Tusa restaurant family, the New Orleans Creole Cookery boasts a spark of new-generation energy, presenting some of New Orleans’ most treasured cooking traditions in an innovative setting that speaks to the way people dine today. Take a look at the traditional Creole menu which includes Shrimp Creole and Gumbo three different ways.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-9632

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ernest Rome

  • Catering

    We can cater all functions: corporate, weddings, birthdays, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Let New Orleans Creole Cookery host your next event! Enjoy some of the best food and drink the city has to offer in a classic New Orleans environment.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Tusa: (855) 683-6448

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Decatur St.

  • Parking details

    There is a pay parking lot next door on Toulouse St. Along with another lot on Decatur St. next to Jax Brewery.

  • Public transit

    The Riverfront street car is one block away on the river; the Jax Brewery stop.<br /><br />

  • Entertainment

    Shaaz Spring plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5PM. Live Jazz in our beautiful courtyard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Oyster Happy Hour 3-6PM

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Our Oyster Happy Hopur features $.75 cent raw oysters, $1.25 char-grilled, 1/2 off selected appetizers an drink specials. All specials are valid in our Oyster Bar or Outdoor Courtyard Bar Only. Monday- Friday 3-6PM Not valid with any other offers or promos.
  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Every Wednesday Half OFF ALL Bottles of Wine!!!! Must purchase an entree. Not valid with an other discount or promo, and not valid with Groupon.

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    I want to be clear my rating for service has nothing to do with our waiter. We had an 8:15 reservation and when we walked in we were 12 minutes late. There was no host. We waited and waited. And a gentlemen came up and told us they weren’t seating anymore we said we have a reservation. He left and out come the “manager” jaide who was the most unprofessional manager I’ve ever met. I get it. It’s late they want to wrap it up. But the dining was still pretty full. She told us she had no more reservations and we said we were for 8:15 but late. She said well your more than 15 minutes. But we were there she want. Anyway, She told us we asked to sit at the bar and that’s where we will be sat. Not exceptions. If it weren’t for the food and the waiter “smiley” and the bar tender we would never go there again. Yes the food is excellent.

  2. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Not a great value. Free appetizer coupon apparently only applies to certain apps.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was So amazing! From the minute we sat down we met with happy, smiling faces, the food was great as well, skittle pricey for the portion size but I highly recommend, this spot!

  4. SA

    StacyAnnT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Our waiter seemed like he didn't want to be bothered with us. It was Friday night and 30 minutes before closing so I get it, nevertheless it's a service industry. But that wasn't the main issue. In the middle of my meal, we saw a huge rat running down the wall. I screamed and ran out and they comped the meal. However our waiter made it his point to walk over to us and advised us that we need to leave him his tip...and we did because he did wait on us. Overall, would not recommend.

  5. CE

    CherylE

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Over priced charged my husband for extra shrimp and crawfish and he got no crawfish was there we told them and they still charged us overpriced

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The waitress was extremely slow and seemed to possibly be under the influence. The food was honestly horrible and I was very disappointed especially being a local. The only good thing was the champagne.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible service! Ridiculously loud as heavy tables and chairs were being rearranged…servers didn’t attempt to even lift them, they just drug them around on the hard floors. I noticed as we were being seated that the table beside us appeared to be newly set, but was covered with big drops of water making it look like it had not been bussed after last service. Once we were seated at our table, which was directly beside aforementioned table, and our drinks were delivered, water started dripping from the exposed pipes onto our table and our bodies. We told the server we wanted to move and explained why, and she told us we could move to “that table,” and she pointed to where WE should move to. She didn’t offer to help or apologize. When appetizer of raw oysters was delivered, they were “dropped off” as server was talking to another server. There were no crackers included, server never returned for us to ask for any, and we knew it was time to leave. We spoke to manager and said we were not going to be staying for the meal.

  8. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Waited 20 mins to order our drinks another 15 mins to order our food the only time the waitress would come to our table is when she brought our drinks and food and the red beans and rice I think that’s what it was called had foil in it if I didn’t realize it I would have swallowed it overall bad experience and I don’t see myself going there again in the future

  9. SL

    SLOTCAR1

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Don’t waste your money. Server wasn’t traiinef but neither was the manager. Use to be great, Really went down hill.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We sat at a table in the bar. The server was attentive and our food arrived quickly.

  11. AM

    AndrewMyrtleBeach

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The location is fine; though there isn’t much to see if you are tucked in the back. Our server seemed to be new as she didn’t know much about the menu. The price does not line up with the quality or presentation of the food. For $60/person (dinner) I expect more than just generic food slipped into plain little bowls.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    Great waiter, great atmosphere but the food is medicore and pricey.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very good! Service was also really good!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good. Don't skip the crab cakes; so yummy! Service was wonderful!

  15. m

    mylolar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was amazing food and service. Can not wait to go back.

  16. PD

    PeterD

    Miami

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food and service is always excellent here Unfortunately they removed our go to entree the Bounty of the Sea boiled pot with lobster, shrimp , crab clams mussels potatoes and corn. We came here for that because the open table menu showed it but it’s no longer on the restaurant menu

  17. MA

    MaryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant we visited! It was beautiful and the food was amazing (especially the banana foster bread pudding)!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant

  19. E

    Elsa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Arrived at 7. Walked up, and was told they were fully booked with no available reservations online. Went online and saw plenty of open reservations, so made an online request. Went back inside and got a table WITH an online reservation. Hostess seemed annoyed to sit guests and turned more people away after me. Was served tap water in Dixie cups and drinks from the bar never came, even after entrees arrived. Crab cake was soggy on one side, burned on the other with no crab and all cornbread. Steak was blue rare for medium rare. They tried twice but still sent blue steaks out. I got a crawfish thing that was inedible and so i went it back. Needless to say, i paid for the crab cake and we left hungry and ended up eating at the hotel instead. Our waitress however was the sweetest ever! She was a blonde lady and SO NICE! We felt so bad for her, but it wasn’t her fault

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    The service was delayed and brusque and that only changed as it grew closer to tipping. The food was not well prepared (stuffed mushrooms —only 2– were over salted. The char broiled oysters were overwhelmed by the Parmesan cheese. The bread pudding was honestly the worst I’ve ever had.) This was the first bad meal and dining experience I’ve had in New Orleans.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    I ordered the crawfish étouffée. It only contained 4 tiny crawfish. When I asked for more, I was charged an extra $11 for them. On the plus side it was very tasty. I then asked to see the menu to order a dessert and was looked at as though this was a foreign concept. They also do not have a barista. Only regular coffee is available. The key lime dessert was a 5 star on it’s own, but unfortunately that was the only highlight of the visit.

  22. AD

    AdienD

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Was able to answer all my questions about the menu and able to make recommendations. Hostess after I was seated came to ask me how my dinner was going and if I needed anything. Truly a very enjoyable time and delicious meal

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was ok service was terrible

  24. TL

    ThomasL

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Some things were wonderful. The crab stuffed mushrooms, Shrimp Creole and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding were all excellent. The crab cakes needed more crab and seasoning. The Crawfish Etouffee was bland.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Juju our waitress was a hard worker and tried really hard. She was nervous, but so sweet and made sure that we were well taken care of. She had a big section to serve, but handled it well.

  26. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Do not spend your money here. We waited 1 hour for our food. And only to be handed a plastic knife and fork in a little pack. We were given the wrong wine. We had to ask multiple times for real cutlery. Food was very average and over priced. Management and owner should be very ashamed of themselves. Do not eat here,there are so many better options out there in new Orleans.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Oysters brunt bread brunt we shared the decator and still didn’t finish because it was average. The only thing good was the drinks

  28. MM

    MaggieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    I have never had a worse dining experience. Menus were just tossed on the table (not even enough for the group), no silverware was provided, and our server could not have been less concerned with helping us- we barely saw her. The "bottomless mimosas" had absolutely NO Prosecco in them ($15 OJ from concentrate!), the Bloody Mary's tasted like pure tomato juice, and the staff as a whole were rude and not bothered with customer service. I don't even know how this place stays in business. The food was ok. Oh and it's auto gratuity on big parties so our waitress got a fat tip. Awful.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Insulation fell from ceiling all night due to a rat that made its appearance towards the end. Food was okay at best, not worth the price.

  30. m

    mommio

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Like the courtyard where you can dine and listen to music on a nice evening. Food was good

  31. RC

    ReeseC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Portion were very small I had appetizer menu said stuffed mushrooms with crab. I had 1 mushroom with mostly bread

  32. B

    Blonde1

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Restaurant takes reservations but others were able to walk up and get in before 6 PM. Didn't have an ingredient for a few mixed drinks during our visit, then we're informed that the oysters we had ordered weren't available. House salad was divine, though, and the seafood tower at the neighboring table was quite impressive.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place in the heart of the French Quarter. I had outstanding crab cakes and the fish! Will visit again. We sat by the window. Nice and clean with white table cloths.

  34. CW

    CoryW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Used Groupon and made the meal half off. Was good food and left full, but if I had paid full price, I would have not been impressed. Portions were small for the price. Got “Taste of New Orleans” which was $30 and included 4 small soup bowls of different types of New Orleans style food. Very nice staff and waiter. Beautiful atmosphere.

  35. SF

    SteveF

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    traditional cuisine well prepared and served in a distinct setting. The blackened redfish was a treat as was the gumbo yayya

  36. MS

    MottoSaikou

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. The red beans and rice were phenomenal.

  37. H

    Hariotte

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I returned after 20 years, and so glad I did. The class is entertaining, informative, and fun. People seated at our table all said they were glad they “did this.” I make the best gumbo in Texarkana!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    First off, it's in a great location and has a nice atmosphere, but our food was not up to par for the price. I got the crawfish etouffe, my brother got the jambalaya, and we split a seafood combo appetizer. First off was the appetizer. While being the most expensive option, it was quite small. 1 small stuffed mushroom, 6 shrimp tossed in sauce, and spoon full of a dip. Then out came the entrees. Mine was room temp, barely any crawfish, and was basically just crawfish, rice and canned brown gravy. No flavor, bland, and almost cold. My brothers meal he said was good though, but to be in the middle of the French quarter in New Orleans, it didn't taste any different than what we could get back in FL. Our service was mediocre. He was nice, but very sloppy. He couldn't remember what beers they had available, he didn't split our check correctly, he was cleaning off the table and for some reason put my dirty fork in my half full cocktail I was still drinking, and didnt offer to get me a fresh one. Overall our bill was $107, and it was a great meal and experience I would think that was fair, but for just a sub par lunch, we were not satisfied.

  39. EH

    EllenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Our waitress was very helpful and very efficient

  40. J

    Jane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Awful. Not sure why they allow reservations for 8:30 if they close at 9. Food and service was rushed, Food order was not completed and was improperly cooked. No live music, or any music. Definitely not we what expected.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

New Orleans Creole Cookery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 524-9632.

New Orleans Creole Cookery is rated 3.6 stars by 2134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for New Orleans Creole Cookery

508 Toulouse St New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Decatur St.

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a pay parking lot next door on Toulouse St. Along with another lot on Decatur St. next to Jax Brewery.

  • Public transit

    The Riverfront street car is one block away on the river; the Jax Brewery stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ernest Rome

  • Entertainment

    Shaaz Spring plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5PM. Live Jazz in our beautiful courtyard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-9632

  • Catering

    We can cater all functions: corporate, weddings, birthdays, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Let New Orleans Creole Cookery host your next event! Enjoy some of the best food and drink the city has to offer in a classic New Orleans environment.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Tusa: (855) 683-6448

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