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Original Pierre Maspero's

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French Quarter
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440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2102
+1 504-524-8990
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had read that this is one the oldest buildings you'll find in the French Quarter and you can tell the second you step into the restaurant. The brick work and beams in the building just feel historic and old. The service was great, and the food was excellent. We always try foods that we have never experienced before. We... More 

Thank aerete
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a little small, but the food is great. It's a little off the beaten path but definitely worth looking for. Highly recommended.

Thank Keith T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere and service were amazing! We had the French onion soup and shrimp and grits and its some of the best food I have EVER eaten!!! The drinks were well priced and tasty! Make sure you visit!!

Thank travelingemily12
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my second visit this year. My first was just for dessert, which was divine! (Bread pudding and chocolate lava if I recall). On this occasion, I was really craving New Orleans cuisine. I sat at the bar as I was solo on this outing, and asked the bartender which he would recommend - they have a New Orleans... More 

Thank BranonE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was fantastic! All the food was amazing and I had the best French onion soup I've ever tasted. Craving it now!

Thank Kellikreager
Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pierre Maspero's Original Restaurant has been in the French Quarter since 1788. My husband and I have been coming here for decades. No longer living in New Orleans, we always dine here when we visit. Restaurants come and go, but none measure up to the consistency and quality found at Maspero's. Every meal we've enjoyed here is a visit of... More 

Thank 788charlie
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really busy place, so go early or book. We decided to wait for a table and not disappointed. the food came quickly and was really good , Aligator and fired green tomato starters were realy good as were the jambalaya and shrimp creole mains. worth a visit

Thank briff
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building and its history is very interesting. The food is not. The music is so loud conversation at our table was difficult.

Thank lesw2132016
Victor A, General Manager at Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this review

Good morning Lesw2132016, My name is Victor Attical Jr. and I'm the General Manager here at the Original Pierre Maspero's. I thank you for your most recent feedback and I do apologize that the music and the food was not satisfactory. We try to ensure that every guest feels welcome, has a great experience, and also loves our food. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was delicious. I got the hamburger plate. The burger was large, well seasoned and well dressed. My spouse had the fish platter which tasted very fresh and well seasoned. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Kathy R
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bread pudding is amazing! Had to go back and get a second one before leaving town! The Shrimp Po-boy was delicious too!!!

Thank Sherry C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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: +1 504-524-8990
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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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.