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Gautreau's Restaurant

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$$$$
Uptown
French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary
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1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115
504-899-7397
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, bad vibe

We enjoyed our dinner at Gautreau's. The wine was very reasonably priced. Excellent salad and foie gras app. The main course was adequate, but frankly nothing special. I may have set my expectations too high, but the food was pedestrian. The restaurant is set in a beautiful, small home. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
JP435
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Gautreau's. The wine was very reasonably priced. Excellent salad and foie gras app. The main course was adequate, but frankly nothing special. I may have set my expectations too high, but the food was pedestrian. The restaurant is set in a beautiful, small home. The service was friendly, but our waiter was overwhelmed. My one... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were staying in the French Quarter and someone recommended we take a ride out to the garden district and try gautreau's. With all the really good restaurants in the french quarter this turned out to be a mistake. First, the waiter had no idea where the flounder came from and disappeared to check with the kitchen. Second, the tortilla... More 

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Oswego, NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was our second time eating here and our expectations were whole heartedly met! We had an intimate meal with superb service and food. The menu is very creative and well executed. The appetizers of a fried shrimp cocktail and scallop were scrumptious. The steak and flounder were amazing. The service is spot on!

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Mobile, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's definitely off the beaten tourist path, but we had to try it. Glad we went there! I had a blackened filet & my husband had Cobia. Both were amazing. My husband still talks about my filet, since I only let him have one bite. We had a lemongrass dessert that was also delicious. This is a great restaurant. My... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were lucky enough to secure a reservation on a Friday evening and we had a fantastic dinner. The surprise dish was the hearts of palm salad. It almost stole the show from the flounder and red fish. I often enjoy ordering and making my own scallops at home and Chef Susan's were some of the best I have ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Go here every time I'm in New Orleans and have never, ever been disappointed. Love that it's hidden away, out of the tourist areas and seems to be filled with locals-a good sign in my book. It's a warm, handsome space. Smart waiters, very helpful and unfailingly kind to my children. The food is terrific. The chef is clever without... More 

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New Orleans
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233 reviews 233 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A well balanced Manhattan and a solid Sidecar opened the evening. The soup du jour was a delicious mushroom cream soup, the sweetbreads with lump crab was fabulous. The Black Angus Filet was perfect, and generous, and the sauted grouper with olive tapenade was outstanding. Excellent wine offering framed the meal. On the expensive side to be sure, but Gautreau's... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

With so many good choices in NOLA it's hard to go wrong but I like asking local advice on those less publicized choices. Garden District is easy to navigate and even though there is no sign, it was easy to find. Food and service met all expectations. Serving sizes were appropriate and nicely presented without being over the top. Fairly... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The food and the ambiance were exactly what we were looking for. I booked a reservation at Gautreau's to celebrate my birthday and my expectations were pretty high. I was hesitant because of some of the luke-warm reviews I had read on TA and, frankly, booked here because Commander's Palace was full. Having now tried both (you can read my... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had an absolutely outstanding experience at Gautreau's during my first visit to New Orleans! As a Top Chef fan, I have been wanting to come here for a while :-)! The restaurant is located on a quiet street within the Garden District and does not have a sign outside. However, it is very easy to get to via the St.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown
  • Neighborhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: 504-899-7397

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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