The Carriage House

4.8
491 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
Breakfast is now being served in the Dixie restaurant inside The Great River Road Museum. Hours are 8am-10am.

The Carriage House Restaurant is now open for Lunch and Dinner. Reservations are highly recommend.

The Carriage House Restaurant at Houmas House and Gardens offers a more casual dining experience in one of the most beautiful Dining Rooms in America. Whether dining at our 40 foot long grand dining room table, or an intimate table for two, our style is Comfortable and Southern. Our menu is a collection of Classic Southern Dishes, with twists to make them our very own. Classic Plantation Dining at its best.
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4.7
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4.8
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SouthernFoodie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! I highly recommend this place. Food, service and ambiance is top notch.

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Michael
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren rocks! Our food was incredible! The short ribs were like butter. The white chocolate bread pudding was the best I have ever had!

We will be back!

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BarbaraA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful . Wonderful menu. Great service. I would highly recommend the Carriage House.

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LauraK
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 21st anniversary. The grounds are beautiful, the people are wonderful and the food is outstanding.

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vipKrisO
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very quiet week night with few people, so it made for a quiet dinner. We ordered the fish special and it was delicious!! We have been here many times, receiving excellent food along with great cocktails!

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LynnT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently moved to Gonzales, La. and live fairly close to Houmas House. Several of our neighbors recommended the Carriage House. We have been 4 times in the past 6 weeks. We love the grounds, the restaurant is very unique. The menu is a bit limited (and same menu for dinner and lunch) but has something for everyone. I love the gumbo and bisque. My fav entrees are the Shrimp Orleans, Shrimp Po'boy, Pork Chops (big chop) and Breast of Chicken.
Service has been very good each time we dined.
Take time to walk the grounds before or after dining...simply beautiful. If you have not taken a tour of the mansion please do so! They also have a large gift shop and a 13 minute movie for the history of the Houmas House.

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colbyd
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, service was excellent, food was delicious!

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RobertS
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an excellent night out with you. Our service was excellent and everyone was nice and happy. We enjoyed our food everything was delicious! Thank you for a lovely dinner we had a wonderful time and will be back definitely!

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KathyR
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS VERY GOOD -HAD THE EGGPLANT -
VERY MUCH APPRECIATED THE GOLF CART RIDE TO/FROM RESTAURANT
GROUNDS STUNNING

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Gsettoon
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Large community table was different, but not a big issue. Limited menu, but entrees were well executed. Overall pleasant experience and would return.

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CyndyS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time and plan on going back within the month to bring other guests.

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GinoH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Went to the carriage house as an early mothers day celebration and it was a subpar experience. Food meant for another table was delivered to ours, the waiter was not particularly attentive and the food took an extremely long time. Even with most of the dining area vacant, our entire meal experience (from ordering to paying) took almost an hour and a half, (one hour before we got our food). The food was great, but the service is lacking.

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BonnieB
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

When we arrived with a reservation for 10 on Mother’s Day, our table was not ready. No Matradee greeted us. We went to a counter and they said they would get a table ready. The website showed a Brunch Menu with a nice selection. When we got there they said it was buffet only. Buffet had scrambled eggs and grits. No meat, no biscuits or bread. Really a horrible Mother’s Day menu! They even ran out of orange juice for mimosas! I had promised my grandsons chocolate pancakes with whip cream - which was listed on the website menu. One clueless, rude kid running the bar kept saying everything was self service and the “menu” was on the card at the bar. Very, very disappointing experience. And to think I invited out of town relatives to join us.

The only thing nice was the grounds.

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Maddieh
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very sweet and helpful. After enjoying dinner you can walk around outside and enjoy the grounds and many birds. I would definitely recommend The Carriage House to anyone looking for a nice place to go on a date.

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ALtraveler
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised at the quality since this restaurant is associated with a plantation house available for tours. The menu is very creative. Each item was beautifully presented and delicious.

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marellen
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good experience, although we did have to wait about 25 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation

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Lcochanl
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guest in from TX and NV. The Carriage House Restaurant at Houmas House provided an excellent lunch with a wonderful atmosphere . This venue has proved to be an excellent place, not far from the city, to experience the charm of the south.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beautiful place, food was good, service was ok for the most part, but it was so loud we could hear each other talk across the table.

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KTLA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. A really unique atmosphere and total experience. The beautiful grounds and historic setting add such character to the ambiance. No other place has this same feeling, right down to the Turtle Bar in the original garconniere. The food was outstanding, from appetizer to dessert. I will definitely be back to celebrate special occasions.

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Tigertail
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! It was a very busy evening at the plantation with multiple events and there was no drop off in service. Our waitress and meal was excellent. I always love dining at Houmas House.

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MICHAELN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic gardens, great ambience, excellent cuisine and good service.

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annieo
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good meal, great service, beautiful restaurant! I would highly recommend the Carriage House to anyone visiting Houmas House Plantation.

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LeonardC
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service and food were outstanding.

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JessicaB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Houma’s House! Our waiter Christian was great too!

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Birthday
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, beautiful room, but it felt like our table was an afterthought. It was crammed next to the service area, and every other table had nice wooden chairs with arms and we had aluminum chairs with no arms.

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JoeP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly worth an hours drive for a beautiful venue, delicious food and impeccable service.

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ScottS
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Good waiter. Other staff uninterested and acted that way. Food below average for the setting. Nothing was "bad"...just not "good". The nice day and landscaping is the only reason to ever go back.

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ViolaH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The crab cake,
Eggplant Napoleon, Green snapper special, & short ribs were excellent. The turtle soup was disappointing, lacking in flavor & seasoning.
I really miss the Sunday Brunch Buffet. Will it ever return

LC
LisaC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with granddaughters, it was a very special day and the grounds were beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The Houmas House is lovely to visit and we enjoyed the beautiful grounds and surroundings. We had reservations at the carriage House for breakfast. We were seated in a small room off of the main dining room which featured large stuffed dead animals on the walls. We did not find this an appealing ambience for our dining experience. We did not ask to be moved to the main dining and I would imagine that the server would have accommodated us if the seating was available. The three of us ordered omelettes which was served with a side of cold biscuits. The server did warm up the biscuits when we asked. Two of the omelettes had hardly any ingredients in them while the third had quite a bit. We all found the omelette lacking in taste & was overpriced for what we received.

The service was excellent!

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DennisM
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have dined at Carriage House several times and this one was one of the best! We were celebrating both our anniversary and some friends birthday.Arrived early, got a cocktail at the Turtle Bar, and walked the grounds. The dining area was pretty full but spacious enough that it wasn't too loud. Great service and excellent food! Highly recommend dining here!

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WarrenT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served in a beautiful room. Beautiful gardens to explore before and/or after.

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Moonmama
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! A walk around the grounds at night was beautiful. Looking forward to going back during the day for brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I made reservations for my husband's birthday which I mentioned, however, they didn't say anything about that. My husband ordered Lasagna but it was horrible! He said tastes like an old refrigerated thing. The atmosphere was good but we will not going back again.

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TonyF
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We expected a moderately good lunch and got an outstanding lunch because the food selection was good and was prepared very well. We could not have gotten better service. Our waitress was prompt, very pleasant, and attentive to detail. All and all a wonderful experience in a beautiful setting. It was an extremely pleasant experience which we have every intention repeating.

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Matt
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner of the property personally escorted us to our table. My wife ordered the Wagyu filet mignon, and on the first bite declared it to be the best steak she'd ever eaten in her life. This was an absolutely lovely place to spend our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Supper it was wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Very fancy

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vipPerryD
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful grounds. Good pricing

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ScottR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Christian and the hostess that evening were friendly, professional and attentive. Poor sandwich with oysters was excellent and the Filet Mignon was tender a perfectly cooked. MRare.

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The Carriage House is rated 4.8 stars by 491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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