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About Tujague's - New Orleans

Welcome to Tujague's, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans! Located in the heart of the French Quarter, facing the historic French Market, Tujague's has retained its reputation for providing an unforgettable dining experience in the original Creole tradition. Over 160 years old, Tujague's has been a favorite entertaining and satisfying the delightfully robust appetites of French Quarter patrons.

The original Creole tradition of hand-selecting fresh produce purchased daily from the open French Quarter market also continues today, ensuring cuisine of the finest possible quality. Sit back, relax and enjoy course after famous course of traditional New Orleans dishes and drinks!

823 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Madison Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(504) 525-8676

Website:
http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Guy Sockrider

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Tujague's - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (29)
Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Business Meals (15)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
People Watching (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

I like the charm in that part of the French Quarter along with the great restaurant history. However the floors were recently cleaned with bleach. The smell in a restaurant should only come from the food. Impossible to enjoy with the strong chemical smell.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent Food and historical ambiance. Service was excellent, also. Well worth the drive. We had the grill Drum and the Pork Chop.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

We stopped in for a quick bite during Saturday brunch. The place was not full but the broiled oysters were excellent. The dining room is very historic and bright. Loved it. We'd have to check out a second time to make a firm opinion on the place. Not an outstanding stop, but very nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great. But our waiter was not very nice. He was concerned with the others tables more than our.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food and impeccable service as always!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was great, and service was exceptional! We dined early and it was quiet and relaxed! Have already recommended this place to several friends. Great value, as we could not finish all that was served, though we gave it a go! Loved it all!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is the second time we have dined here while visiting New Orleans, and both times the food was excellent. The waitstaff is extremely attentive and we love the ambiance. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of the worst restaurant experiences I ever had. My boyfriend and I decided to spend thanksgiving at tujague's. They offered a pre-fix menu for $58 - drinks excluded. We read some good reviews and decided to go there, but our experience there turned out to be very disappointing! First of all The menu included in the entree's option a kobe short ribs, but as soon as we sat at the table the waiter told us the kobe was no longer available (although the menu still had the kobe option on it...) we were kind of bummed but decided to choose the other dishes available... everything was a total disaster!!the Salad appetizer was literally 3 green leaves in a soggy sauce, (you can get a better salad if you do it yourself) then we got a crab and brie soup that arrived cold and did not have any flavour. The entree plate was the pork chop that we asked to be cooked medium but arrived overcooked and cold.At the time of paying the waiter swipes our cards and comes back with our receipt where he manually written/included the tip!! We found this very rude and unprofessional. We spent $90 each for bad food and rude service. Even at Mcdonald I would have got a better dinner and service without spending $90!! There are so many other great restaurants in new orleans that have tasty Southern food and are half the price of tujague's! I would never come back or recommend tujague's to anyone!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Did not know about the fixed menu in advance. On top of that, limited choices on the fixed menu were not available. Service was ok

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and service was amazing. It was everything I was looking for in a New Orleans restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The location and overall look the restaurant is great. But, we found it to be an overpriced tourist trap. Food was once undoubtably good. It's basically there. But, the restaurant is clearly going through the motions and the food is nothing special. In fact, the salad was awful. The rest just OK. Price was in line for a top restaurant, but food and service wasn't.

They automatically added a big tip in return for mediocre service. The waitress was going through motions. Not worth it. Yeah, I know I could argue it. But, I didn't want to spoil the evening with my family. Avoid this place, there are so many good places in New Orleans. High price does not mean quality or service. Don't let the lines at the door fool you. It's really not that good.

I did not give this one star, as the restaurant could be good. They just need to care and try as once they perhaps did.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food great service. One issue though. They add the tax to the mandatory tip calculation. Tip is calculated on the mean BEFORE the tax.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Highly recommended by locals. A bit tired on inside, but is one of oldest restaurants in NOLA. My wife’s veal Oscar came out tough and without flavor. Waitress quickly offered any alternative for free and management gave us free grasshoppers, best I’ve had in years. They took care of us. Will try this place when we are back in town. By the way, name is pronounced “two Jacks”.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were treating a friend to dinner before a movie. We had a great waiter Chris to start with and then it just got better-wine, outstanding appetizers and mouthwatering, delicious entrees. There was no room for desserts. It was a delightful dining experience. It was not our first time at Tujaques nor our last.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great menu. Good selection of seafood. Delicious desserts.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good. I had the brisket , which was melt in your mouth delicious. My sister had the turtle soup,which was good, very similar to gumbo. Her husband the ribeye, which he enjoyed. Bottles of wine are extremely expensive. Ambiance is nice. Would go back

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

When ever I'm in New Orleans Tujague's is a must stop for dining. The ambiance is wonderfully New Orleans. It's definitely not the romantic candlelight scene but if its memories you hope to build for that special night it more than fills the requirements.

Food is incredible and some of the fish preparations are even more so. The wait staff know the menu well and are excellent at providing service and conversation to aid in your selections or help you with your walking about New Orleans experience.

Our friends always appreciate our visits to Tujague's.

Again, a must visit in dining for this Clevelander.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Late-night Find, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The lunch special was a good deal. The dining room is nice. Service was excellent!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have travelled on business to New Orleans dozens of times over the past 25 years, but had never eaten at the “second oldest restaurant in New Orleans”. What a treat ! It is in a “quieter” part of the French Quarter near historic Jackson Square. The place just oozes old world charm when you enter through the “stand up bar” (no stools here). We had a group of 12 frequent travelers, so they seated us in a dining room that had one other group. The waitstaff was extremely attentive , so your drink was rarely ever more than half empty. 5 of us had the Pompano, which was terrific. Also, there was 1 very large pork chop , 2 filets, 1 ribeye, 1 brisket & 1 shrimp & grits - all enjoyed ! The turtle soup was also terrific (be prepared - it is large bowl). And, you have to go with the chocolate tort for dessert!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The small dining hall was very noisy, extra thanks to tile floors and mirrored walls, however the service was excellent and the food was perfection and I would so eat here again.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best trout amandine in the city! I had a great birthday dinner here.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Tujague's is a mainstay of New Orleans dining. They never disappoint. This historic restaurant is very classy and has exceptional service. If you love brisket, this is your place.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time to eat here. It did not disappoint.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant is a lovely setting. We had dinner upstairs. The stairs were a bit hard to climb and descend. The food was good, smaller portions , considering the price, and not memorable. The waiter was very efficient but not engaging. He did his job and moved on to the next client. We are frequent New Orleans visitors and Tujague’s will probably not be a repeated stop.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Out last night in NOLA - Tujague's (too-jays) was deep in the French Quarter. It is a taste of true New Orleans/French atmosphere. The food was all tremendous - every bite!! However, the small dining room was very crowded and extremely loud and noisy - impossible to have a conversation without shouting. But the food was worth it. Just don't expect a quick, quiet bite here!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Unbelievably mediocre food for the price. The broccoli looked like it came from a high school cafeteria. Very unimpressive food overall. The waiter was nice, I don’t want to ding the service for the failures of the kitchen.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We were there for lunch. Service was quick and attentive. Food was wonderful. Get the $18.58 lunch special. I chose the roast beef which was cut with a fork tender. The sauce was amazing. She had a sea food salad that waslike the gulf on a giant plate with shrimp, crab and more. The decor is what you would expect from a 150 year old place. Mirrors on each wall to make the narrow space appear larger and hundreds of small bottles in cases on the walls. The bar was a friendly neighborhood place, very comfortable

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2017

If you plan to order off the menu, call ahead to make sure they save an order for you. Sadly didn't get the chicken bon femme I wanted so badly. Go early like 5 pm early.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our server was absolutely the best and attentive. He suggested moving us to a larger table so that we could spread out - great idea!. Loved the chicken bon femme, oyster wedge salad, and brisket. Only disappointment was the shrimp romelaude - too much paprika. Love Chef Guy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Fun, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Given table with cold draft on 2nd story. Climb is difficult. Waiter was MIA for first 15 minutes. Hostess had to take drink/appetizer order. Fried green tomatoes were good. Turtle soup was room temperature, but tasty. Trout and BBQ shrimp were tasty. Noise level high in room. Add to that...Halloween street festivities.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful food. Neat venue. I took my Board of Trustees there for a fun dining venue. They were all very please with the food, service and overall experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Restaurant was great
Food was excellent except skimpy on seafood in the gumbo
Recommend it

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Allison was amazing! Really good food and great service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

When I arrived table was ready there was no waiting to be seated. Food was reasonable priced and very delicious. Waitress was very nice and made great recommendations when I was undecided on what to order.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

One of our go-to Creole places. Wonderful food. Excellent Staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was a great Old New Orleans style restaurant with wonderful flavors. And John C. Took excellent care of us. Great location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Decent decor. Very loud. Wait staff were friendly and good, but our waiter looked apologetic and when the food came we realized why. Reasonably priced, but not for the low quality of food. Obviously pre-prepared salad (blackening avocado, mushy tomato) and very basic tasteless main courses. Guess we should have known having never heard of it and it being located where it was, but no bad reviews that we could find. Hopefully this helps the next diners make a more informed decision.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always great! One of my main go to spots! This particular time we had gnocchi with lumped crab meat appetizer, bottle of wine, dinner was shrimp ans grits and veal oscar. Food was stellar, dinner bill came in around $120 total, very economical and one of the best meals in town! If you havent gone, you must go!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was very lackluster. Especially the seafood gumbo. Tiny portion, little flavor. It's not what it's been in the past.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This little gem is in the heart of the French Quarter. It is in a bustling area that gives you exactly what you expect when visiting this diverse exotic crazy city! You just gotta love it. The food is sooo delicious! So many flavors to savor. It is a little loud but it’s actually exciting to be part of the dining group as they enjoy the experience. Our waiter was attentive and seemed genuinely interested in our needs and if we enjoyed our food. French Quarter delight.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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