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Gautreau's Restaurant

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
Uptown / Carrollton
French, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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1728 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115
504-899-7397
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    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
Delicious

We got off to a bit of a rocky start here...there was a medical issue with one of the diners so between the emergency response vehicles and having to wait to be seated (it's a very tight space so there was a sense of intruding on people's meals while just hanging out having a drink) we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jfox112074
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Cambridge MD
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New Orleans
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282 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My earlier (2/2015) review met its complement today. An alone visit with the wife in Montreal with her parents. An "Old Fashioned" failed completely in a way less than common. Sturdy enough by 300%, it was little but neat bourbon. The following sweetbreads appetizer (its ancestor found "fabulous") was shy of sweetbreads, taste, and much else. The very expensive filet... More 

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Thank Rigel54
New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the older more established and famous restaurants in New Orleans and in the distant past was very enjoyable. Not so when we took out of town friends there last week. The place is noisy but you expect that. What you don't expect is how unfriendly the staff is highlighted by our server's attitude and lack of... More 

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Thank BobandShirley311
Cambridge MD
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got off to a bit of a rocky start here...there was a medical issue with one of the diners so between the emergency response vehicles and having to wait to be seated (it's a very tight space so there was a sense of intruding on people's meals while just hanging out having a drink) we were honestly a little... More 

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Thank jfox112074
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife, daughters and I visited for dinner on our 26th wedding anniversary. It is tucked into a residential neighborhood just off St Charles St. in Uptown. Once there we were welcomed with bottled water and cocktails while we had a brief wait for our table. Our host - one of the owners - gave us a brief explanation of... More 

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Thank Joey H
Oxford, Mississippi
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This has been one our family favorites for years. We started with wonderful cauliflower and crabmeat soup as well as duck appetizers. Excellent fish dishes which Gautreau's is known for. If you have room for dessert, it's a treat. Gautreau's is not inexpensive but it is worth it if you enjoy a special culinary experience. The service is good too.

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Thank Hale F
Orange County CA
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172 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This local favorite is in the Garden District and has no sign, just the number. Fortunately our taxi driver did not give up and we were seated immediately in a lovely dining room. One of our guests commented "this looks like an exclusive club! At first all went well. We ordered champagne and appetizers and these came quickly as did... More 

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Thank Trisha21
Tunica, Mississippi
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner more than my husband....I have been here several times in the past and decided they had been in business so many years and from reviews that they had to be very good... But honestly, I have never been taken with this restaurant like everyone else....I love the small intimate feel and tastefully decorated interior.. It has... More 

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Thank Deltagirl1
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is just unbelievable! I would rate it top 1 from all the places we've visited in New Orleans. High level service and food. Place is hidden away from the main streets so it might be problematic to find from the first visit. On Saturday it was crowded so I certainly recommend to book a table in advance. Food... More 

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Thank Valentina K
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Went for dinner with some friends who live in uptown. We were visiting. Eat where locals eat in a converted house on a quiet street. Superb meal from apps to mains to dessert. Good wine selections and not over the top.

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Thank GAPJR
Houston
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Celebrating my husbands BD. Took a couple for the celebration. Service impeccable Drinks Delicious Food even more delicious a must for dining in New Orleans

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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 / Carrollton
  • Neighborhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: 504-899-7397

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Uptown / Carrollton

Neighborhood Profile
Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.