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Chartres House

601 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2111 (Formerly Chartres House Cafe)
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Ranked #274 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Pub, Sandwiches
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Chartres House is a local favorite—a French Quarter landmark serving casual dishes and classic drinks in an intimate, historical environment. This antebellum building, once a favorite haunt of Tennessee Williams, is now home to a menu featuring duck quesadillas, classic New Orleans BBQ shrimp, muffalettas and more. Dine on the balcony or in the intimate courtyard, or join the local crowd after hours for quick bites and cocktails.
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75% Recommend
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English first
Parkville, Missouri
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were walking around New Orleans looking for somewhere to eat lunch, but all the restaurants were jammed. We happened to see this place, which had some tables open, and decided to take a chance on it. We shared a muffaletta, which was pretty tasty and large enough for two hungry men. My only complaint was that the portion of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We couldn't decide what we wanted so we just ordered a bunch of stuff and shared. Everything was so good, including our service. Wonderful place !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Tried Boudin for the first time and it was excellent. The service here was great-- very helpful with menu choices and very attentive. The corn and crab bisque soup was very good too. Good spot to grab a mid day meal

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Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On a recent trip to NOLA we visited here for dinner. The staff was very attentive & the food was some of the best in town. We got the Taste of New Orleans, which had 4 traditional dishes, & it was really good. We also got an order of their alfredo & they accommodated our specific needs on the dish.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went to this restaurant with high hopes. We were greeted with what can only be described as complete indifference by a woman who looked us up and down as if we'd crawled out from under some rock. When I asked for a table for two she picked up a couple of menus and walked off, so we followed her.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We ducked in to this place during our trip around the French Quarter. It was 5pm on a Tuesday but they weren't busy. That certainly wasn't a reflection on their food or service. With a check-in on Yelp we got a free app. I chose the fried alligator. It was excellent. The dipping sauce it comes with is great too.... More

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perry, ga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

stopped in for lunch and made a great decision.....the food was excellent as was the service...lots of good restaurants in french quarter and this is reasonably price for food and atmosphere.

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Columbia, TN
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've eaten here twice in three years of visiting NOLA. It's OK, but there's better food out there for the same money. Everything tasted the same. Their fried green tomatoes are battered with a flour batter...I'm from TN and here we use cornmeal. The crawfish plate was very bland and actually tasted like the tomatoes. Then, some drunk chick actually... More

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ChartresHouseGM, General Manager at Chartres House, responded to this review

First let me thank you for the repeat business. I do apologize for the drunk lady grabbing food from your plate. During my 3 years here that has never happened. Hope to see you again. More

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We really just wanted to try a few New Orleans dishes without committing to any one thing. We went here for lunch and had the sampler: red beans and rice, crawfish étouffée, gumbo and jambalaya. All of it was good, although the tastes were not really distinguishable. The crawfish cake appetizer was a little over cooked. The service good, prompt... More

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Harrow, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our server Robert was awesome. You could tell he liked his job (which seemed rare around New Orleans). We sat on the balcony had wine and people watched until we got our meals. The food was really good. I would deffinitly recomend to everyone.

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