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New Orleans Creole Cookery

3.6
3.6
2201 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
You haven't experienced New Orleans until you've been to New Orleans Creole Cookery!

Launched by Anna Tusa of the famous New Orleans Tusa restaurant family, the New Orleans Creole Cookery boasts a spark of new-generation energy, presenting some of New Orleans’ most treasured cooking traditions in an innovative setting that speaks to the way people dine today. Take a look at the traditional Creole menu which includes Shrimp Creole and Gumbo three different ways.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-9632

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ernest Rome

  • Catering

    We can cater all functions: corporate, weddings, birthdays, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Let New Orleans Creole Cookery host your next event! Enjoy some of the best food and drink the city has to offer in a classic New Orleans environment.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Tusa: (855) 683-6448

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Decatur St.

  • Parking details

    There is a pay parking lot next door on Toulouse St. Along with another lot on Decatur St. next to Jax Brewery.

  • Public transit

    The Riverfront street car is one block away on the river; the Jax Brewery stop.<br /><br />

  • Entertainment

    Shaaz Spring plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5PM. Live Jazz in our beautiful courtyard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Oyster Happy Hour 3-6PM

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Our Oyster Happy Hopur features $.75 cent raw oysters, $1.25 char-grilled, 1/2 off selected appetizers an drink specials. All specials are valid in our Oyster Bar or Outdoor Courtyard Bar Only. Monday- Friday 3-6PM Not valid with any other offers or promos.
  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Every Wednesday Half OFF ALL Bottles of Wine!!!! Must purchase an entree. Not valid with an other discount or promo, and not valid with Groupon.

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What 2,201 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere and really liked the shrimp Creole but the calamari was not good
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It was her bday and I put that in the service no bday love is the part that disappoint me
  3. GW

    GinereW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Appetizers were cold so we barely ate any. Sent it back but they didn't remove it. Soda was flat. Entree was just ok. Would not return.
  4. H

    Hinky

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    By far the worst place we went the entire trip. The service and food was zero stars. Highly highly recommend you find a much better place to eat. My plate was terrible. Some others in our party were satisfied but myself and the Birthday girls’ food was unsatisfactory. We all received plastic silverware to use and one of our peoples ordered a steak. My drink was not as I ordered or what was advertised. Not even close. So then after several of us sent our drinks back we order a bottle of alcohol to be safe. We never received it. Actually we never received multiple items. The place won’t allow more then 3 different credit card usages to a table.
  5. W

    Warrior

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The inside was very nice and the servers go over and above to accommodate you.
  6. H

    Harry

    Bavaria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Great, kind, fast service. Because of heavy rain very loud and full inside. Excellent food.
  7. JA

    JAMH

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful server. Very lively and friendly. We really enjoyed her! Restaurant is a little dark and noisy, but for our family it was nice. Good food!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Great food. The catfish is juicy and tender. I even tried fried oysters for the first time..yum!
  9. K

    Karen

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The server forgot our orders, then messed up the orders, and then part of our group’s meals were lukewarm at best. We were all served our food at different times due to the mess up. I would not go back nor recommend to anyone.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday. Food was great. Service was excellent!
  11. CD

    ChrisD

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    We had the bourbon boil. Half the shrimp were mush and many you could not peel. Corn was not edible. Had to go to another table to get cutlery. For the price it was not good. At in NOLA 5 nights and had some great dinners, unfortunately not here.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I went to celebrate my birthday. Our server was funny and charismatic but forgetful. The food was outstanding but it was served to use when we did not have silverware or napkins.
  13. AB

    AudreyB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My dish was absolutely delicious but wasn't hot enough with heat.
  14. CL

    ChrisL

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Had a reservation for 8:45 on a Saturday and just felt rushed from the moment we walked in. If you don’t want to give the guest the best dining experience don’t allow them to book a reservation at 8:45. Food was good and service was the same. Just had the sense that when we finished the staff would be leaving moments later. I would not recommend making a reservation within an hour of closing or you might have a similar experience.
  15. AU

    AndreaU

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Absent wait staff, never returned to our table, didn’t bring drinks, only water. Rice over cooked Sauces ok, but soaked the plates. Had to get up to go ask for salt/pepper. Shrimp creole, 4 little tiny shrimp. So much sauce, over cooked rice Overcooked pasta. Not fresh. Best on the menu was the kids menu/crab legs. Def better restaurants
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was our 10 yr wedding anniversary and our first time in NO. The waiter was very nice. He didn’t really know a good way of explaining the dishes to us which was unfortunate. He was very kind and courteous none the less. The food wasn’t that great. We paid $70 but left feeling unsatisfied. We thought about desert but didn’t want fiery disappointment. I think next time it would be more helpful to have someone explain the dishes better so we can make better choices.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Decided to try after seeing a review and it was listed as top 5 in the area. In my opinion court of two sisters was much better
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  19. KK

    KellyK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Based on some reviews we were worried about celebrating here. It was INCREDIBLE. The service was prompt and kind, and the crab and filet were perfectly cooked and the best we’ve ever had. We will come here again!!
  20. LS

    LeonardS

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Smiley was a big hit with everyone at the table.
  21. L

    Lizzystro

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grilled oysters were delicious!!
  22. SK

    SherlanK

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, customer service and food. Food was good and reasonably priced. Cinnamon was very helpful during our visit. Will definitely return next time in New Orleans.
  23. LS

    LaceyS

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was okay, customer service was below average and we had water dropping on the table from the air handler. We were a party of 10 with 4 different families. One big check came out and was told they don’t separate checks and we had to figure out the check, but could only split it in thirds. Never heard of that before. The drinks and oysters were above average, but for whatever reason all the food came out except the oysters. The oysters came out about 20 minutes after everything else. The majority of the party finished eating before others got there food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    I expected more
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Absolutely the worst dining experience in New Orleans. Waiter was incompetent, no silverware offered, wife's food came out 10 minutes before mine. My crab cakes were two bisquits of breading with a teaspoon of crab in the middle (called 3 layer) and the dill butter sauce was runny with no dill. Horrible experience. Manager did nothing to help. First time in 45 years I left a "zero" tip.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was just ok for the price. Servers were very nice.
  27. KS

    KellieS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    WORST EXPERIENCE ON OUR TRIP IN NOLA. Don’t waste your money and if you’ve got thirsty and hungry little ones…NOT the place to go. We had reservations …got there on time and promptly seated. We sat there with no one acknowledging us (and we were a table of 4 with a toddler so we kind of stuck out) for 28 minutes. I got up as my child was screaming bc he was thirsty and flagged down a waiter who very graciously said he would get us our drinks and take our order, which he did. It took another 10-12 minutes to get our drinks and our food came right after. We had to get our own silverware off another table, and my husband had to ask twice for a knife to cut his $46 dollar filet (which they did cook perfectly.) When I found the manager (rather unimpressive leader to say the least) and told him what was going all he did was follow me to my table as if to ask my husband what the issue was. No one had a clue. From what I gathered some staff member had walked off the job and no one even noticed. The manager did make sure we got extra drinks and FINALLY got my husband a knife (there weren’t even butter knives in the silverware just a fork and a soup spoon…) The gentleman who was waiting on us was already overextended with tables and did as well as anyone could expect given the situation. He was very polite but you could tell that the environment in the whole place was frantic. The waitress in the section by us tried to figure out what happened and the manager snapped at her rather than appreciating what she was trying to do. He never once offered a discount, free dessert, nothing. We had no problem paying and tipped the waiter trying to help us well, but an apology from the manager would have been a bare minimum. It wasn’t even that busy. It was obvious to me having worked in the restaurant world to get through college and grad school that there is a huge systemic problem in the leadership here that is causing a horrific customer service atmosphere.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dishes were dirty sitting on table, food we did get was okay but nothing special. Server was okay but did not acknowledge us for 10 Mins. Dirty was falling from the ceiling.
  29. MC

    MishawneC

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was incredible but the service was impeccible. If you go ask for Erica to be your server. She was friendly, helpful and very entertaining. We loved our experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Several menu items were ala cart with a high price point was a bit exorbitant. Crab cake had too much breading barely any crab. Food did not come out at the same time. No small plate options.
  31. ML

    MarciaL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Our waitress forgot about us and failed to put in all of our order. The food lacked flavor and was overpriced.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Whatever your expectations are, lower it even more.
  33. DS

    DeanaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I wanted to give this restaurant the benefit of the doubt, based on everyone else's reviews. However, I should have spent my money elsewhere! Our server had a slight attitude. I had to send my only alcoholic beverage back 3 times and it still was not correct. My food was not hot when it reached our table. We were not allowed to have separate checks and got charged 50 cents for take home containers!!!! REALLY?????????? Never in my life have I experienced that, and I am 50'ish. My only positives were the music and the ambiance. Diners beware when spending this amount of money!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Our worse dinning experience in Nola, poor service, the food was grossly overcooked and lacked flavor. A huge disappointment
  35. KB

    KellyandBill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, extremely flexible with reservations modifications when we got stuck in traffic that delayed arrival to the restaurant... everything was delicious and we were seated immediately upon arrival... courses were brought promptly but not on top of each other... did not feel rushed, we sat for quite a while, enjoying our meal
  36. M

    Munchieguys

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I had visited this restaurant 31 years ago on business and it was wonderful. Unfortunately, our experience this evening was disappointing. Our waitress was wonderful, but the food was definitely not of the same quality. We contacted management and made sure they understood our displeasure when my friends steak was cooked well when ordered medium rare, and the jambalaya was simply unedible.
  37. K

    Kidkid

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, service, and food. Definitely have the chargrilled oysters
  38. RK

    RonaldK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Table was not set. Entree was not served as described on menu. We were not asked if we wanted dessert. We were just presented with the bill. The food we were served was good. Our waiter seemed to be very inexperienced although friendly. He appeared to be doing his best.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food did not meet our expectations. Food was salty and drinks watered down and beer was flat.
  40. KF

    KerianF

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I was really excited to try this spot and it was a bust. Service was not good, server was sloppy and you could tell she would've rather been anywhere else but work, and honest we felt the same way. The dish I wanted was not available, which was a bummer since I do not eat seafood. My husband and I looked over multiple menus and this place had something I knew I'd like and he was excited to try the seafood! The restroom were disgusting, I walked in and turned right around. The fried pickles were really good though, so I guess that's a plus.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

New Orleans Creole Cookery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 524-9632.

New Orleans Creole Cookery is rated 3.6 stars by 2201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for New Orleans Creole Cookery

508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Decatur St.

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a pay parking lot next door on Toulouse St. Along with another lot on Decatur St. next to Jax Brewery.

  • Public transit

    The Riverfront street car is one block away on the river; the Jax Brewery stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ernest Rome

  • Entertainment

    Shaaz Spring plays Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 5PM. Live Jazz in our beautiful courtyard.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 524-9632

  • Catering

    We can cater all functions: corporate, weddings, birthdays, etc.

  • Private party facilities

    Let New Orleans Creole Cookery host your next event! Enjoy some of the best food and drink the city has to offer in a classic New Orleans environment.

  • Private party contact

    Anna Tusa: (855) 683-6448

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