Tujague's - New Orleans

4.0
1201 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.

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.
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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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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MT
Charleston
2 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 10 that dined for a fancy dinner while in New Orleans for a bachelorette party. The restaurant surprised the bride (and group) with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, which really foreshadowed how amazing the food and overall experience were. Highly recommend the pork belly - it was amazing. Everyone got wildly different meals, and everyone loved their food. Would definitely go back!

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PW
New Orleans
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 7. We were seated exactly on time, which we appreciated. The wait staff was very attentive, explained the menu and answered all questions. The food was terrific. We got the pork chop, the fish and the brisket. The filet was the best, but it was all really good. I highly recommend this historic restaurant.

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LK
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got lucky and had the opportunity to eat at Tujagues during restaurant week. The food was delicious! And we got a great value for our 3 course meal. The bananas foster bread pudding was so good!

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Toronto
15 reviews
2.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had a large group function, and while it’s always tricky to seat a large group, we were put in a room with another very large and very noisy group. We couldn’t hear the person next to us. Service was good despite the noise but they couldn’t hear us either. Food wasn’t as good as I had expected it to be given the reviews. I wouldn’t return.

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PP
Minneapolis
8 reviews
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great fine!!! Food was very Good. Gumbo with wild duck was excellent. My wife had the gnocchi with mushrooms - was very good. Menu could use more seafood options. Wine was a good buy. We'll return on our next visit to New Orleans.

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MM
Atlanta
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding all around. Professional service, great food, and a beautiful room. I will definitely eat there on my next trip to New Orleans!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. My companion had the tasting menu. It was a great value and every dish was wonderful. I had the Fried green tomatoes as an appetizer which where served with shrimp and a delicious sauce swirled on top. The brisket was perfect with Yukon smashed. Our waiter John was tremendous. He was attentive, charming and knowledgeable.

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Tampa
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just my daughter and I. Love the pork belly. One of my favorites!

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CR
San Francisco
5 reviews
3.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Old and faded. Nice people, but not a great experience or great value. Food was average, OK, but not great in any sense of the word.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place in a great place!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for our anniversary dinner and could not be more pleased.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here recently with a business client on his first trip to NOLA. With the extensive history of Tujagues, I couldn’t think of a better place to try. I am so glad I did!!
The coolinary menu looked perfect. The charbroiled oysters was a must. I have had them elsewhere and these are right up there as some of the best. I could of eaten 4 dozen. My guest had the shrimp and goat cheese crepe. I don’t believe anyone else this on their menu and she said it was unbelievable. We both had the duck breast and creme brulee and there was nothing but perfection. Our server, Luis, was so knowledgeable about the menu , offered solid suggestions and was quick with our cocktails. I will definitely be back soon to try other things on the menu.

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TG
Miami
1 review
4.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Has lots of history. Food was good not amazing. Bar area and drinks are the best. Was on my list been there done that. No rush to go back so many other restaurants to try in Nola. Not a stand out like k Paul’s or Jacques imos

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G
Chicago
1 review
4.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The oysters were probably one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. The vremenbrulee was excellent, and the steak was pretty good too. The service was also stellar - I ordered a drink that I didn’t like and without me saying anything my waiter notified I hadn’t touched it and took it off the bill.

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S
London
4 reviews
2.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Unfortunately this was the worst meal we had in New Orleans, I had read mixed reviews - but now know the bad reviews were correct. The food was completely tasteless, the dishes that attempted flavour were terrible combinations, the only course to be slightly enjoyed was dessert. There’s no music, just peoples screeching voices at their tables, even the decor was blah. The service was good, but I would recommend this restaurant to NO ONE!!!

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N
1 review
1.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The waiter throwing hot plates that we could barely touch across people instead of walking the closest he could to a certain part of the table was ridiculously lazy. The drinks were overpriced and never had a happy medium. Either too strong or no alcohol. Never consistent. My oysters were barely even charred compared to some others at the table. My food was cold while my plate was scorching. Just overall was not great. Very disappointing.

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RN
Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reviewed the highly recommended restaurants in the French Quarter area and decided on Tujague's. John, our waiter, and the excellent food served, gave us a memorable and extremely enjoyable dining experience. I don't understand people who reviewed that they did not care for the service and said their food was cold. Everyone around us appeared to also be enjoying their dining experience. We were thrilled with our choice.

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DS
Miami
7 reviews
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal was excellent. I’m looking forward to going back again!

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RM
New England
1 review
4.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I had the bbq shrimp and grits. Love the stone ground grits but the bbq shrimp was
Lacking spice

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KT
New Orleans
1 review
1.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We went to Tujagues because the coolinary menu seemed very appealing. That was a big mistake. It seemed as if the food had been prepared ahead of time, not cooked to order like a fine dining restaurant should be. My chargrilled oysters were tiny, and covered in what I can only describe as gray gravy. They also didn’t taste good. I ordered the hangar steak cooked medium, it came out well-done, cold, and covered in a yucky steak sauce. The bright spot of the meal was the creme brûlée. Once I scraped off the weird blueberry compote, it was quite nice. In comparison to the other two courses that came out swiftly, the creme brûlée was the slowest course to leave the kitchen, so I think it actually may have been freshly prepared. The waiter was great, and gave us an additional dessert on the house, the bread pudding, of which we took one bite. It was stone cold and hard as a rock. I will never go back to Tujagues. It was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve had a way better meal at Applebee’s for a quarter of the price. What a waste of my time and money.

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N
New Orleans
13 reviews
2.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We were very disappointed . The original Tujagues is gone. Since the reopening the food has really suffered although the service and white coats are wonderful.

On the coolinary menu I ordered a hanger steak and it had a sweet and sour sauce. I felt like I was in a chinese restaurant. All food was cold and the chargrilled oysters were not grilled more like boiled

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Washington DC
1 review
2.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was slow and inattentive. Food took too long and there was a long gap between the first person getting their plate and the last person getting theirs. Duck was overcooked, salad was under-seasoned. Disappointing experience.

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WB
Dallas
10 reviews
5.0Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my top choices of restaurants in New Orleans. When I visit the city, I often try to have an evening meal. Ask for Louis as your server, he is great! Don't miss the Trout Almondine!

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San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

the food was INSANE. Highly recommend the goat cheese and crawfish crepes. They’re mind blowing.

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JD
1 review
3.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

This restaurant was empty save for one couple at 6pm on a Friday night. Not a good sign to begin with and the servers were sitting down on the opposite side of the dining room. The shrimp on the salad smelled and tasted bad and the chargrilled oysters were undercooked and fishy smelling. I would not recommend this dining venue. There are too many other wonderful restaurants to enjoy in New Orleans, you can safely skip this one.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very quiet evening in the dinner parlor. The entire experience was exceptional. Thanks to the entire staff for making this evening so special.

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SS
Birmingham
1 review
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Birthday Celebration...

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NW
1 review
2.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The dishes that were my favorites were a pale representation of their original concept The persillade on the chicken bonne femme was lacking fresh parsley and the brisket was not tender, fatty and juicy as it has been in the past. The $4 red wine with entree was nice but only chardonnay was the choice for white. If it had been pinot grigio I would have ordered seafood. The entree pricing was fair but I was disappointed. The service was impeccable.
There are too many other restaurants with better food an atmosphere to return.

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JA
Minneapolis
7 reviews
1.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

After seated, we waited 27 minutes for a waiter to even speak to us. The food was subpar at best ... brisket was over cooked, vegetables were undercooked/raw, seafood was too spicy ... Do not recommend!

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
1.0Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible menu. Terrible service. We left. Not kid friendly.

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Indiana
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks Tujague’s for a wonderful class reunion experience. I had a party of 17 and you were able to quickly accommodate the last minute additional party member. Food and service were great! Very attentive to deal and needs. Great historic spot to dine in.

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j
Key West
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great authentic NOLA dining, casual friendly efficient service tasty comfort food al in all a great experience.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for 10, and because they table was not ready we were all offered a beverage to pass the time. The noise level is energetic, but that's mostly due to the high ceilings and limited noise buffering decorations. The tables were a bit low and most of us in our party could not fit our legs under the table. The service was slow, but we were okay since we really had nowhere to go. We had a lovely time, overall. The Oyster Wedge was a delicious starter.

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JB
Kansas City
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Read reviews on Tujague's before we went on our trip. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. We wanted to go to a older New Orleans restaurant on our visit. The food was good, the atmosphere was old school. The wait staff was nice and helpful. Overall a great experience.

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l
1 review
2.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The brisket tasted like post roast, not brisket. The brocolli was old and hard; like frozen and then cooked. Both were awful. My wife’s chicken was tough as shoe leather; she only ate a few bites. It looked like a chicken breast from a whole chicken as bones were sticking upward. We were celebrating our 38th anniversary. By far the worst meal in the quarter. We also ate at GW’s, Antoine’s, Muriel’s, and Two sisters; all superior.

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New Orleans
1 review
2.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best!! Disappointed!! I’ve been there many time in the last 40 years and this was the worst of New Orleans fine dining.

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J
Washington DC
16 reviews
3.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We wanted to try the place because it was among the oldest restaurants in New Orleans. Don’t make that mistake.. The food preparation was uninspired and everything was just so-so. Not a repeat.

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m
New Orleans
3 reviews
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was Father’s day. We had some out of town guests staying in the Quarter. We met them at Tujague’s. Food was bland and seemed as if it was all pre-cooked and reheated. Apps were chargrilled oysters and fried green tomatoes. Both very disappointing would not recommend. For entrees, shrimp and grits, crawfish hash and crawfish etouffe. The grits were crunchy the hash looked good but was told it didn’t taste like anything. The etouffe was the only fish that was remotely good. They forgot to bring the “seafood” gumbo...but when they did, it did not resemble any gumbo I’ve ever had and they asked for hot sauce to flavor it up. Dessert was bread pudding and the grasshopper cheesecake. The bread pudding was good.
It’s too bad that Tujagues is so bad. Don’t think I’ll be able to ever recommend this place to anyone.
Also, dress code says no tank tops ....our guests were dressed in shorts, flip flops and tank tops. They didn’t bat an eye.

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MH
Atlanta
1 review
2.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Really disappointed. Food was just ok. Server spilled a glass of our wine in the dish she was serving and only got “oh sorry”. We had to ask her to replace the dish of food that have wine sitting in it.

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MM
Chicago
5 reviews
1.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We arrived early and were told to choose any table. NO background music. Food was very poor We ordered the Boiled Beef house specialty PURE SALT and the special sauce was good old fashion cocktail sauce. We also had the Filet Mignon which was over cooked and the flavor was very bad a very off odd taste. Crawfish & Wild Mushroom Gnocchi no where in the description does it say anything about truffle oil...
Crawfish and Goat Cheese Crepes these were good
Oyster Wedge, Oysters were not fresh and this was served with old bacon and not beefsteak tomatoes as described
We were in the city 6 days and this was our only bad experience and we were so looking forward to the old charm this restaurant used to have

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