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Original Pierre Maspero's

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French Quarter
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Family Fare
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440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2102
(504) 524-8990
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pierre Maspero’s is a local destination for relaxed dining in a historic...
Pierre Maspero’s is a local destination for relaxed dining in a historic setting—offering authentic New Orleans cuisine in a comfortable New Orleans landmark property. Watch the crowds go by as you enjoy traditional New Orleans entrées in one of the city’s most historic buildings. Come in for breakfast, linger for lunch or just swing by for a refreshing cocktail. Hearty meals in a historic setting!
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 349
    Excellent
  • 237
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great fried shrimp

Shrimp was light and crispy on the outside and moist and tender inside. Their bloody mary is delicious

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Jack B
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Shrimp was light and crispy on the outside and moist and tender inside. Their bloody mary is delicious

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Rockport, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Dinner at this restaurant is an awesome experience! Although in the French Quarter, it is a bit off the beaten Bourbon St. path and that is one of its strengths. Just high quality Cajun cuisine as well as some of the best Chicken and Biscuits you'll find in the South. While we were there it was busy and festive. A... More 

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you can become a regular at a restaurant in five days, we did it. Wandered in here for a drink before dinner one night and our bartender (so sorry, I didn't get his name - a young man who was so nice) made us cranberry apple cosmos that were so delicious we returned the next night and had dinner... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on 2-21-15, and loved it. We had crab cakes, fish and shrimp. Our waiter was friendly, and our food came out fast and delicious.

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Courtenay, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This building was built in 1788 and is one of the oldest in the French Quarter. It is a small restaurant - 20 tables and the decor is very rustic. They serve the best Bloody Mary in all of the French Quarter! The menu features all the NO staples, shrimp, alligator, crawfish, catfish, creole and NOLA favorites. The waiter was... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived in a group of 8 at 7:30pm on a Thursday night and we only had to wait about 10 - 15 min to be seated, which was great. The service was fast and friendly. Drinks were very good. The food was not the best I've ever eaten in NOLA, but still very good and the price was right.... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were a party of 14 and they accommodated us immediately- even with Mardi Gras going on. The Shrimp & Grits dinner was delicious. Great prices & fantastic service.

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Cleveland ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was having hard time figuring out where we wanted to eat. Was reading the menu outside of the restaurant, when a guy came out and said go in, they have great food. He was not lying. Food was very good, staff was very friendly and had good recommendations on food and wine. Gumbo was awesome, bread pudding to die for.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped here for dinner as suggested by a friend that had lived here. The decor with the hanging pots and pans was one of old world beauty. It also has a rather small eating area and we were required to sit at the bottom of the staircase. DW and I both ordered the Shrimp dinners. Neither thought that they were... More 

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Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I appreciate attentiveness but the waiter must have thought he was auditioning for SNL. All I want is to eat in peace. Flirting with seniors is a turn off, Shrimp Jambalaya had undercooked rice. Coffee came in a Styrofoam cup! Many other restaurants to eat at in FQ.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 524-8990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Pierre Maspero’s is a local destination for relaxed dining in a historic setting—offering authentic New Orleans cuisine in a comfortable New Orleans landmark property. Watch the crowds go by as you enjoy traditional New Orleans entrées in one of the city’s most historic buildings. Come in for breakfast, linger for lunch or just swing by for a refreshing cocktail. Hearty meals in a historic setting!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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