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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (42)
Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (31)
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Neighborhood Gem (29)
Local Ingredients (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Business Meals (20)
Romantic (20)
Cozy (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Fun (16)
People Watching (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Scenic View (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Mississippi)·Dined 13 hours ago

First time eating there and we will be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Our table of six had a variety of dishes, all tasty classic Creole (etouffee, trout almandine, their famous brisket with horseradish spinach salad with strawberries). The bartender was friendly, and let us sample a grasshopper while we waited for our window table. Charles, our waiter, was excellent. I highly recommend this landmark restaurant in the French Quarter.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food, small space so crowded and VERY noisy.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very enjoyable dinner this past Saturday night. Restaurant was very busy. Food was very good and I would go again for dinner. We were a very large group and they accommodated us very well. Only issue was that oysters were very small and a steak was under cooked based on one of our party's request. Other than that I think everyone in our party enjoyed their dinner. Pork chop and brisket dishes were excellent. Service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Under cooked food. 30 minutes to get food. 30 minutes to get checks. Check were wrong. 30 minutes to complete changes

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food + authentic New Orleans restaurant... that locals have supported for generations. One of my faves.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good. Wine was expensive for what you got. Though they were not busy we felt very rushed despite a 7pm confirmed booking. Ambiance was lacking. We were given the bill even though we had not asked for it and had only just finished dessert. We would have liked a coffee at the end of the meal and perhaps a brandy but the bill was dropped on the table before we could ask as the waiter passed to serve other customers. The dining experience didn’t match what you were paying and sadly was disappointing. They appear to be riding their reputation too hard and I would not be recommending this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in town for Mardi Gras and found this place on Open Table. My grandparents ate here years ago and had nothing but great things to say about the place. We had a group of 7 with different tastes, and everything we ordered was incredibly delicious. We tried the crawfish and goat cheese crepes, turtle soup, crawfish hash, shrimp and grits, soft shell crab po boy, french toast, and blue crab omelette. We are a fairly chatty group, but we were so thrilled with our food that there were periods of silence at our table. It got pretty loud in there by the time we left, but this was mostly due to the boisterous revelers who wandered in to dine. Would definitely recommend and will be back again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 29, 2018

King Cake Soufflé was absolutely an amazing take on King Cake. Also the mushroom gnocchi is fantastic.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was phenomenal! Neat building, enjoyed it all around.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We took a group of 6 employees to dinner. They did a great job. The waiter was great, the food was very good. Prices were reasonable. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The only negative comment about the food is that one of my friends is a vegetarian and ordered the vegetarian gnocchi, however lump crab made it onto her plate. The waitress was very nice and accommodating. Her wine was comped and she apologized profusely. The rest of our party really enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good pick... food and service great

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We ordered off the menu per a recommendation of a local. The meal was outstanding.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I went here for a solo lunch. I got their 18,56 lunch deal. There was plenty of food, but it was rather mediocre. Nothing special and costly. I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat here again. The service was efficient, friendly, and professional (of course I was the only one in the restaurant...so not difficult to get good service). It’s what you might expect right in the heart of the French Quarter market area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very disappointed. Grilled Oysters were outstanding but rest was poor. Broccoli was a pile of overcooked mush. They managed to turn brisket into a bland chewy substance. Server was great but unfortunately she didnt do the cooking.
Really dont bother unless you want to try the grilled oysters.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very warm welcome and great service. Food was very good with unique traditional offerings.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 10, 2018

OUR EXPERIENCE AT TUJAQUE'S WAS AWESOME ! ! I HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES QUITE A WHILE BACK - AND EVERYTHING WAS AS I REMEMBERED. IT WAS MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY, AND SHE REALLY ENJOYED IT. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, AND OUR SERVER - JESS WAS DELIGHTFUL ! ! WHEN WE RETURN WE WILL ASK FOR HER - SHE'S GREAT ! ! !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was poor. Drinks were good service was good.
It was quite, but again there really wasn’t anyone there. If you still want to try it, don’t order the veal. Cut thin and breaded then over cooked

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Dinner at Tujaques, the oldest restaurant in NOLA, was very good. We had their 5 course meal. Shrimp remoulade was really good. The brisket some of the best around! turtle soup for me, seafood gumbo for my husband, along with puppy drum ponchatrain, crab & wild mushroom gnocchi for me and dessert was able to provide for our special restrictions. Very good dinner!!! Our waiter even took the time to walk an elderly couple from another table down to Jackson Square so they would not get lost.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I were in French Quarter for the Saints playoff game so we did the Sunday Brunch - the crabmeat omelet w/french toast and the trout almandine were awesome! It was not crowded and we had a very pleasant pregame meal!!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ohmygod! I love this place!! Would eat there again and again and again and again...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is the 3rd time myself and friends have done a new year eve dinner here. It continues to get better and BETTER each year!! Food was so amazing, staff was patient and polite. It truly a tradition of mine :)

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I understand it was New Years Eve but I called 3 times to confirm that they would accommodate a Gluten Free diet. I was told NOT A PROBLEM. When seated the server didn't know anything about Gluten Free, and replacing the 1st course of lobster or duck with a salad, and then the second course with another salad? that really doesn't work. Then after neogating with them we were upcharged for grilled shrimp and there were "3 shrimp" on the plate.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was the worst food we had in the French Quarter, our gumbo and turtle soup was overly salty and too much Worcestershire sauce and our entrees were pland and lacking any depth of flavor. Feels like to got it out of a can, warmed it up and put it on a plate.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved it!! Every time we come to New Orleans we visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

2nd oldest restaurant in NOLA! It was great! I had the crab, brie & avocado omelette! And can't beat a $4 martini or bloody mary! We will go again next time we're in town!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Chicken was a little burnt and bread pudding wasn’t great but overall not bad

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 30, 2017

There are so many wonderful restaurants in the French Quarter, but this is not one of them. Food is very unremarkable. Both the fish and veal dishes were over cooked and served cold. The wait staff was very attentive, but the food just wasn’t up to par.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We loved the ambiance and the food, it was a shame there was a screaming child for half the meal. Will return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our first meal at the restaurant. We were very impressed with the food and the service. May become one of our favorites in New Orleans.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A New Orleans classic - been hearing stories about this place since my parents visited back in the 1960s! Lives up to the reputation - nice selection of chef-inspired dishes based on traditional Creole and Cajun food. Brunch was superb (so were the Mimosas!) - service was quick and the staff was attentive. This is a great place to have a special meal with friends or a great place for a nice dinner for 2. Decor is vintage and unassuming - but don't let that fool you - the food is top-notch. I would always suggest getting a reservation!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We dined here for a friend's birthday on our first trip to New Orleans. It was recommended to us by a friend. We were extremely disappointed by the service. Our table commented on how it seemed as though our server didn't care for us very much and almost seemed bothered by our questions about the menu. He also didn't seem to fully grasp the steps of service in a fine dining establishment. The food was ok, but certainly nothing to write home about. Although, I will say the grasshopper did live up to it's reputation and was quite delicious. Lastly, I noted on my open table reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but there was no mention of it and when we ordered dessert there was no candle. Of all the amazing restaurants we ate at in NOLA this was the only one that disappointed us.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Spent a pleasant week in NOLA between Christmas and New Years and enjoyed a number of excellent meals. I'd like to include Tujague's in that list but unfortunately they didn't quite measure up. Good location and a lively vibe from others in the restaurant (bordering on painfully loud) but hey, it's New Orleans so I can live with it. Where they didn't come through was the food. As the "second oldest restaurant " in New Orleans I get they have a little different style and they don't mess around with their tried and true dishes but I think they ought to reexamine the formula. Wine list is blah, turtle soup is thin (with too much cheap sherry), they were out of the signature Brisket (at 7:30pm!) and the bread was less than ordinary. However, what kept this a 3 star report was the shrimp and grits (B-) and the crab and mushroom gnocchi (solid A).
Our waiter was the classic slightly surly, slightly rushed, slightly sarcastic individual you might expect in a long established restaurant but let me also make clear he was a professional and that counts for a lot. We didn't need his life story, checking on us every two minutes asking "how's it going", or disappearing when we needed the check. He couldn't control the kitchen but he could make sure the meal was served properly and he did.
Tujague's is ok, they just need to step it up a bit and quit hanging on to the past.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Have been to Tujague’s many times during past 40 years. Will not be going back. Service was poor. Had a table in dining area in back and was all but forgotten by waiter. Perhaps this was because there were only 2 other tables with customers and both had orders already taken and served? Food was then slow coming out and arrived lukewarm. Quality and presentation of food was not up to prior visits. Entrees disappointing. The dessert, Cream brûlée,arrived not having been fully baked. The waitstaff offered to return to kitchen but we declined. The cost and tip for meal was greater than other places we visited during our trip; but the meal fell at the bottom of our dining experience while in New Orleans.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Over-priced, mediocre quality food. Restaurant felt dirty and dingy. Bathrooms were dirty. When your spending over $200 for dinner for four you expect outstanding quality, service and ambiance. There are a plenty of other restaurants in New Orleans with outstanding food, service, and ambiance.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

You can’t beat one of NOLA’s oldest restaurants for its ambience, but the kitchen was VERY SLOW today when we were there. We ordered their standard dishes from the prix fix menu, but it took an hour to get our entrees.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The crawfish and goat cheese crepes are amazing. Fabulous service.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Tujague's!! The food was excellent especially the shrimp and goat cheese crepes. A must try. Our waiter was professional and friendly. Our overall experience was good!!

The only down side to dining here is that it is a small restaurant ant therefore tables are close together. The bar when you first walk in is a little misleading since it is a little "old" in appearance; however, the dining area's atmosphere is an improvement. It is one of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans so it is understandable.

We would go again when in New Orleans.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great experience. The staff was on point and did everything they could to make everyone happy! Super helpful! We will defiantly bring out party of 11 back!

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