Gautreau's Restaurant

4.9
866 Reviews
$50 and over
French American
Gautreau's has been a locals favorite since 1983. Local seafood as well as fresh fish from the Northern Pacific and the Atlantic have been featured items for decades. Innovative wine list changes frequently and is filled with well chosen wines from small producers. The restaurant is 3 blocks from St. Charles Avenue and only a 15 minute drive from the French Quarter. The building is in a quaint uptown residential neighborhood with street parking available.

Gautreau's chefs have been recognized nationally by the James Beard Foundation, Food and Wine magazine, New York Times, Zagat and others.

"The restaurant's reputation for developing young talent has earned it much national press, and owner Patrick Singley allows his hires wide berth" food critic of the Times-Picayune.

Private Party Room: Comfortably seats between 15 and 30 guests. Full buyouts of the restaurant are available. Please call 504-899-7397
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French cuisine in town

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has got to be one of our most favorite places to eat in New Orleans. The food is superb!!!!

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Dowdeno
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite New Orleans restaurant. Incredible food and atmosphere.

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Mahmoudc
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely experience, service was great and food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding. Took my wife and daughter here for a nice dinner and was not let down. We ordered the duck confit, baby romaine, and 2 filets Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Will definitely eat here again. 10/10

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Wachalious
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephani our server was very knowledgeable and fun. The food was the best we had for my week long celebration. Loved the vibe of stepping back to a classier era.

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CurtC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Gautreau's Restaurant to celebrate her birthday. It had been years since we had been there. Both the food and service were exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It is a small, hidden gem.

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vipNOLAlocal
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently fabulous whether for special occasion or just an evening out.

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viplynn
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! A real neighborhood gem!

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ValerieA
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice hotel seems to be full of lots of locals instead of tourist which is nice. Food was super great. The signature chicken dish was very good. The duck was really good too. Had the daily special fish which was just okay. Nice wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely room, warm and welcoming owner. Hope to become a regular.

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vipGarZilla
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As long time regulars of many of New Orleans’ fine neighborhood dining establishments, we enjoy personal relationships with many owners and chefs.

Patrick is hands down the best proprietor we have in our wealth of culinary culture here.

The cuisine is consistently sublime with seemingly perfectly balance fl or profiles from top quality ingredients.

The ambiance is perfect for us, with a staff that appears when needed but never intrusive. Gautreau’s is like home to us, which is why we return so often.

Thanks again for another wonderful celebration, Patrick, and may the crowds return in full soon!!

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
95 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The is the grand dame of Uptown New Orleans dining... hats off to Patrick Singley!

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Heavenonaplate
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Nice food...Rude staff...unfriendly..hovering at the wrong time...seemed to be rushing us...I will NEVER go back. It started with an impatient staff member pushing me to shove my friend's birthday presents in a place they wouldn't fit, given the table she showed me to...I asked if we could sit at a less cramped table of a similar size and she said no...Even though there were NO OTHER DINERS in the room. I hated this expensive evening with consistently glum wait staff...Awful!

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georgef
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gautreaux's has now replaced clancy's as our favorite restaurant.

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Eddie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Gautreau's Restaurant for the first time in 1995! Revisit every year of so since then and always one of the best restaurants in New Orleans! Food is Great as well as the service. You'll find that most of the guest are local which says it all!
located in a residential area of the garden district without a name on the outside... just the street number!
With many very good restaurants to visit, this is my favorite of them all!

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MikeS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner

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DixieDarlin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service, food, location were all great.
It is a small restaurant and not easy to social distance.
The noise level is pretty high.
The banana split dessert is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

The service was wonderful, the food was a lovely blend of textures and flavors and the atmosphere is attractive and comfortable.

Dining here is a special and memorable experience.

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JimBob
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in New Orleans. A small restaurant that is beautifully decorated and a great experience in every way. Out of the tourist district and obviously frequented by residents of the Garden District. We always try to eat at Gautreau's when we are in New Orleans.

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vipJillV
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipRLKDen
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and world-class hospitality! Extremely enjoyable evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and come to it when we visit New Orleans. The good and service are great.

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BethL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 38th anniversary, eating here made it very special! Everyone was very nice & polite.

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EdwinJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere and amazing food. One of the best in NOLA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best small neighborhood restaurants in New Orleans...a hidden gem!

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Dannyboy
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Genuine nola experience. Exceptional!

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ROSS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my 54th birthday, my wife and two daughters. My was wheelchair bound from a recent broken ankle. The host was very helpful and went above and beyond to help us get in and out of the front door, and the car. A wonderful meal and experience.

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vipJanieS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience.

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vipOdell
New Orleans
516 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurants in New Orleans are not in tourist areas, but in neighborhoods. Gautreau's is one of the best. I has been a favorite of locals for decades. The food is excellent and creative. The soups are always very good, and they have wonderful appetizers including foie gras, or duck confit. Steaks, fresh fish, duck, shrimp etc. The service is wonderful. Parking is on the streets in the neighborhood or take a taxi or uber. You should get out of the house, dress up and enjoy a nice evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gautreau’s never disappoints! Delicious as always!

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
61 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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vipAndrewS
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the old school elegance- all created a delightful evening. Put on a jacket and tie and take your special someone out for a real date. That’s not required but why not? It fits the ambiance and quality of this lovely little restaurant.

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SusanK
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (as always), great service, welcoming atmosphere. I recommend it highly.

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Nfolso1
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Gautreau’s is one of my all-time New Orleans favorites!

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MikeS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s bday

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vipNOLA2DINE
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gautreau’s is my favorite restaurant in Nola.

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vipCFHNOLA
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID-19, we hadn't been comfortable dining there for just over a year. But now that we've been vaccinated, this was our first choice for dining in. And we couldn't have been more pleased. Tables are spaced to meet social distancing guidelines. More importantly, the food and the service are just as excellent as they have always been. It was a wonderful evening.

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GuyR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re in New Orleans don’t skip Gautreaus. Everything was phenomenal.

FAQs

Gautreau's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 866 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.