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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
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Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (8)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
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Bar Seating (5)
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Worth the Drive (5)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My very favorite in New Orleans for dinner. If you make a reservation your table is waiting for you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great historic restaurant with average food. Service was wonderful as was the ambiance. Not for fine dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was okay. We really went there for the history. The grasshopper was perfect and our waitress had a fantastic personality, she made my guest celebrating her birthday feel special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was ok food, not as great as expected. BBQ shrimp avg, good charbroiled oysters. Neat historic building and bar. Service was excellent.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Sooooo slow service, food ok but nothing special

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I had the fried green tomatoes for an app. Delicious! Then the shrimp and grits for dinner. Food came out quickly; we wanted a little more leisurely dining experience. My boyfriends rib eye was not good, but not sure that is a specialty in NOLA. Flourless chocolate cake was to die for, and it was a great location.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I ordered a filet. What showed up was clearly not.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We went for our 20th anniversary and everything was outstanding! Friendly service and the food was Soooo delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Probably the best duck I have ever had!!! If it's on the menu get it! Thank me later.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The gumbo lacked any type of seafood and this was the reason we specifically went there. Apparently the female chef during the day does better. Sorely disappointed but the service was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had the chicken. To die for . Nothing like it. There's something to be said for tradetition. Have been here many times. It's always great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was quiet for Sunday brunch. Music in the dining room is sorely needed. Food was delicious. Mirrored room is lovely.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Some of the best food I have enjoyed locally. Would definitely recommend. Looking forward to dining there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had the five course meal and were not disappointed. Our waiter was excellent and helped us decide on an entree. It got a bit noisy when the tables started filling up but considering how small the dining area is, it was expected. We loved the history behind the bar and was glad we could help celebrate their 160 th year.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Classic dining. Hasn’t quite kept up with much of New Orleans however.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Get the Brisket! You will not regret it! The wedge salad was on point. Great beer selection. I will say the waitress we had was reading our minds with her suggestions, very friendly and knew the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great place

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent dinner. Well prepared and served. The cocktails were excellent. You don't stay in business since the mid 1800's unless you deliver. We will come back!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a large group of 16. When our group goes to NOLA we've gone to Tujaques before and enjoyed it. The appetizers were good for the most part. The beef brisket was great as always. The other entrees were not very good. The BBQ shrimp and grits were bland and cold. The mushroom gnocchi wasn't good either. We were really disappointed. I can understand it's difficult to get all the meals out still hot, but they shouldn't be bland and tasteless.

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