Tujague's - New Orleans

4.2
1277 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 seafood courtbouillon 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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(504) 525-8676
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Robey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison Street
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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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. If you want a quintessential experience filled with history and local fare, Tujague's is your place.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Tujague’s to celebrate my 30th and the experience was absolutely amazing. We ended up getting kinda of lucky and seated in a private dining space on the second floor. From the start we had the most amazing service I have ever experienced. David handled our food and Robert was excellent with the spirits. They both were extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu and the history of the restaurant. They kept the food and wine coming and were attentive without being overbearing. Best dining experience I have ever had!

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DS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

My wife had their specialty brisket, but it was dry and tasteless. I had the shrimp and grits, which was ok, but not great. You can ignore the dress code based on the other customers...

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DG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were looking forward to our meal here. We found the food was average at best. Cocktails were a complete rip off, very watery. Food was bland and the dessert was nasty.

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JM
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had talked about going to Tujaques for a long time and we finally got there; too bad we hadn't gone there sooner. The dining room wasn't very crowded and we had our choice of tables. The food was great; my tournedos of beef were cooked perfectly and my wife's gulf fish amandine was also excellent. Our server was great - attentive but not overly so and he remembered we wanted to order wine with our entrees and timed that order just right. It was a very enjoyable experience and we will be back very soon.

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SL
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Have been to this restaurant many times. Tuna was so dry it was inedible. Brought wrong entree to my husband. Five minutes later brought the correct one and the portion was tiny. Not a picky eater but there are so many other restaurants to go to in New Orleans.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College friends reunion

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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Extremely poor service and very mediocre food. Salad had way too much dressing, duck was chewy and poorly cooked, brisket was too dry and had to constantly flag down wait staff for water and all were quite surly. Final straw was a split bill that after we corrected the first time STILL came back incorrect. Far better service and food was found elsewhere for better price to boot!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special order the chicken bonne femme.... AMAZING!

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CD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was boring and back room dark and unfriendly. We expected better. Sorry.

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Amarillo
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We too went for Thanksgiving dinner. Almost everything that was said in the reviews happened to us, except a fly in our water, although that would not have surprised me. Lukewarm (at best), soggy food, so unbelievably loud, and not worth the cost at all. The whole experience was very disappointing. I couldn’t recommend this place to you, at least not on Thanksgiving. Judging from previous days’ reviews, perhaps this was just a very off night, but I don’t believe we’ll be back to have that proven to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving dinner. Service was rushed and the fixed menu was poor.

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AG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is extremely helpful and friendly! The bartender, Brett, creates the most amazing gin fix and dirty martini in all of Nola! With the vast menu every member of the family will be satisfied! Highly recommend

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on Thanksgiving and it was wonderful!

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MZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The wine list prices were overly exorbitant. Corkage fee is one thing, but these were WAY overpriced, to the point that it will limit my patronage in the future.

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Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Thanksgiving Dinner here, ordering from their pre-fixe holiday menu. We had short ribs and gulf fish (a drum of some sort). Short ribs were prepared perfectly and the fish was super fresh and done just right. A salad and bananas foster bread pudding were also included. Service was excellent and unobtrusive. A classic place for a reason.

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H
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Booked the prix-fixe meal for Thanksgiving day. When I read that Tujacques is the oldest operating restaurant in New Orleans, I was excited to dine in such a classic establishment. With the tile floors, slightly leaning windows and walls, and crickety stairs, I love the look and feel of the inside. We were seated immediately and service was prompt and professional. Our waiter was a pro, which is great. It definitely has the feel of an old-school steakhouse. However, the food was just 'ok.' I don't know if this is due the Thanksgiving menu, and having to accommodate crowds and deliver easy-to-keep-hot meals en masse... or if this is the normal level of quality. The cauliflower soup was tasty enough, and the salad was fine. Dinner was disappointing in that the Brussels sprouts were cooked to an inedible mush. None of it felt very fresh, nor worth the price. All in all, I might recommend this for a classic New Orleans experience, but there may well be better places around the corner that can accomplish the same thing while also delivering delicious food. But, maybe it's better when it's not a holiday.

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SL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Tujague’s. Everything was fine, but it was not the exceptional meal we hoped for. Service was excellent, ambience was nice but the meal itself was just okay.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Cold food
Average service
I expected more

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Good service, soup lacked flavor, cold entree, horrible dirty martini,fly in my water which could happen at any restaurant but with the cold food, bad drink and water it created my worst dining experience much less on Thanksgiving

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New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Reader alert: we went on Thanksgiving for a fixed menu. Did not live up to the hype. Food was ok but not remarkable, nothing arrived at the table hot. The Bananas Foster bread pudding was served and tasted like it came from a cafeteria.

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PH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was lukewarm and our drinks were served in dirty glasses. We booked here for Thanksgiving hoping for something special, and instead, the meal was mediocre and overpriced.

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BM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Thanksgiving lunch at Tujague's. It was great! Prix fixe menu, just the right amount of food.

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SF
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good no real complaint there and our waiter was very good. I think overall maybe I expected more? Especially with so many other great choices around NOLA.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great character and food!

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, delicious drinks and food.

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Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The service was fine but the food was extremely disappointing. Very salty, small portions and based on reviews we were disappointed. I cannot recommend

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PW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and people watching (particularly the bar)!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation for 7:00 and were seated promptly. The menu has a nice variety of options. Service was good except when it was time to get the check. We had to hunt our waiter down then. This was my second visit to Tujague's and I would definitely eat there again and recommend it.

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GA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food is good but very expensive for what you get.

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JL
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very ordinary. A bit dirty and run down. Lunch special was decent after the frozen salad was disposed of and it was a good value. I did not enjoy the incessant chatting and complaining of the staff about 15 feet away during the entire meal. I would probably look for someplace else since there are so many great restaurants.

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DD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Tujague’s. Had the 5 course meal - a lot of food all considering. Everything was well prepared. Very tasty. Good portions. Would definitely come back!

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JM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We would never be in NOLA without a dinner at Tujacque's. The food is always classic and service is good to exceptional depending on wait staff experience and the crowd but always competent. Great value at NOLA's second oldest and among the best choices in the French Quarter. Happy 100th birthday Grasshopper!

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BD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience in a NOLA institution! This historic landmark didn’t disappoint

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took 20 members of my board of directors for dinner last week. Excellent service, excellent food, friendly and accommodating staff! Highly recommend for parties up to 20!

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RI
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+Service—Great food and friendly atmosphere as always!

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AM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal for 9. Appetizers were outstanding (fried green tomatoes, pork belly and gnocchi). Drinks were solid. Shrimp and grits was popular as was the brisket. We were too full for dessert. Next time!

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YY
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Seafood Gumbo was way too salty, and lacked the depth in flavor.
Waiter had no clue what a "dry white wine" meant, as he recommended us to order Riesling.
BBQ Shrinp had eight medium sized pealed shrimp on buttered grits with sauce on top.
We were just plainly disappointed with their food and service.
I will not go back anytime soon unless I hear something has changed.

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BI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive for just average food. Good historic setting and very good service.

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