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Smilie's Restaurant

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5725 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70123-5112
504-733-3000
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
italian style (8 tables with bar)

9th table is for staff meeting & discussions with people scheduling "special events" in the next 2 rooms, both of which we witnessed right next to the table we had. greeter/owner seems to be augie lopez, former proprietor of defunct "glass garden" restaurant in metairie. service was slow due to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2013
fred m
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metairie
Good for:
  • Families with children
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Orleans, LA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our party of three had lunch there today. The food was good, not great, grilled flsh slightly overcooked, a bit more bread than I like in the crab cake. We ordered 3 entrees from the regular menu + "appetizer for 2", which cost more than most of the entrees. All entrees were essentially the same price. Presented a Local Flavor... More 

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New Orleans, LA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited this restaurant as part of a rehearsal dinner. Upon arriving the parking lot was completely empty and front and side doors were locked. This was my first time at this restaurant - not a good first impression. After finding our way through a back door, we were informed that the doors were locked as a security precaution because the... More 

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juneau,ak
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I was in a rush when I spotted Smilie,s. I had run all over town looking for lunch when I remembered seeing Smilie,s so I headed on over. When I arrived I waited for around five minutes for someone to seat me. My expectations had been dashed. Eventually I was seated and greeted by my VERY attentive server. I ordered... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Attended a private dinner and the food was awful. The menu was finger sandwiches, meatballs, fried fish, fried shrimp, jambalaya, shrimp pasta, and bread pudding. I can honestly say, the only thing edible was the meatballs!!! Even the bread pudding was tasteless!!! The bartenders couldn't have cared less!!! No tips from me. What a shame. To think someone had to... More 

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Gonzales, Louisiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

my shower was suppose to have continuous food served from two o'clock pm to five o'clock pm my baby shower started off bad when the waitress asked if she should start frying the food for the shower that had already began. more food needed to be put out for my guest but I was constantly reminded that they also had... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Was there with colleauges . Soup was on not good but not bad. Main dish was catfish with mashed potatoes. Dish looked dull and boring. Fish (well i could not taste what it was) was covered in thick dough with a small piece of fish inside. Potatoes werr tasteless and haf strange look. My colleagues who had veal had same... More 

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Covington, Louisiana, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

These people who didn't like Smiley's must be from out of town (Yankee's) because I never had a problem with the food. Going there tonight to a Birthday party! Geaux Tigers! Beat Bama!!! :)

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was kind of a mixed visit. While not overly expensive, they have old fashioned service. Real linens, etc. And my waitress Catherine was super! She used the proper salutation to address me (in the South acceptable names to call your customers are "Sweetie", "Baby", "Darling", or "Sugar.") The gumbo I had as an appetizer was as good as I... More 

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metairie
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

9th table is for staff meeting & discussions with people scheduling "special events" in the next 2 rooms, both of which we witnessed right next to the table we had. greeter/owner seems to be augie lopez, former proprietor of defunct "glass garden" restaurant in metairie. service was slow due to an event in one of 2 special rooms. they also... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I enjoyed the meal here. Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, reasonable prices. If you are tired of eating at chain restaurants, this is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5725 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70123-5112
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-733-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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