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“Stories from the Second Floor”

Muriel's Jackson Square
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Ranked #34 of 1,932 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: St. Ann
Description: The Bistro at Muriel’s Jackson Square offers New Orleans classics like Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Oysters "Muriel", Turtle soup, Fried Gulf Shrimp Po-boy, Crabmeat Imperial, Shrimp Remoulade & contemporary Creole cuisine like Pecan Crusted Drum & Wood Grilled Tuna while the Courtyard Bar is the perfect place to drop by for drinks & appetizers. The Séance Lounge is the place for a relaxed, comfortable meeting before or after dining. Comprised of two areas, The Outer & The Inner Séance, the Séance also tells the story of a mystic & checkered past. The Outer Séance addresses the New Orleans era of Storyville & when Muriel's Jackson Square was one of the French Quarter's best bordellos! The Inner Séance is the preferred domain of the resident ghost, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, & is the perfect spot for an intimate conversation & a drink amongst its plush surroundings.
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“Stories from the Second Floor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

My visit to Muriel's was as part of a private party. About two dozen of us met upstairs in the rear salon for cocktails. We then moved into a large, private dining area; later moving out onto the balcony between courses.

The food was pretty darn good. I have no idea what it cost, but I enjoyed it. The only average dish, I felt, was the seafood gumbo. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the best I've ever had. The irony: two life-long New Orleanians said it was fantastic. However, the rest of my food was very good.

While a different setting than the main dining room, I felt the service was acceptable. We did not get any attitude, but it also wasn't as attentive as I've experienced with private parties in other venues.

You cannot escape the beauty of the building. And the view from the balcony gives you a postcard memory of a charming part of the French Quarter.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is nice in a formal kind of way. The service was pleasant. The meat dishes looked good. In hindsight I should have tried the no meat entree. The salad and seafood gumbo were ok. The flourless chocolate cake was good. Make reservations or be prepared to wait.

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“A standout restaurant in the 'Big Easy'!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Dinner at Muriel's was just terrific. Both the food and service were wonderful - as good or better than anything we've experienced in New Orleans. I had some delicious lamb chops and my colleague had the BBQ shrimp. We both had the bread pudding - DON'T MISSIT!!

  • Visited March 2013
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“One of the Quarters finest...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Had 7pm reservations and they seated us right away.our servers Jeff and Leah
were the best. Pork chop was fabulous .
Shrimp was very good but shrimp were very small , not even medium size at best.
Desserts were very good. Creme brûlée was not served hot though . Would come back for another visit for sure

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“Delicious, good service, NOISY, busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were lucky to get a table (a reservation didn't show). Our server was excellent -- good advice on what to order coupled with just the right kind of attentive service. It is a bit pricey, but not too bad for the New Orleans French Quarter. It is very noisy and if this bothers you -- best go somewhere else. You can not have a conversation here. Make a reservation!

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