Located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Coquette offers innovative southern cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced product. Featuring an accessible international wine list, classic and creative New Orleans cocktails and a well-traveled beer list.
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday 11:30am - 2:30 pm & Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off-site catering available. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Charles Streetcar Line- Washington Street
Magazine Street Bus
Private Party Facilities:
Upstairs available for a seated dinner party up to 65 people or 80 people for a cocktail party. Full restaurant buyouts available for groups up to 200 people. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Private Party Contact:
Mandi Bordelon: 504-265-0421x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Coquette Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I met another couple for ...
My husband and I met another couple for brunch. The food and service were very good. I think $10 for a mimosa at brunch is a tad high. Overall the dining experience was good, but the bar bill steep. I would go back.
We ordered the catfish dip, scallops, an ...
We ordered the catfish dip, scallops, and the drum fish. All very tasty. Fresh healthy ingredients.
Great wine selection. Sat at the bar for a cocktail before dinner. My husband ordered a martini, he said it wasn't the best but it certainly didn't put a damper on our experience. We would definitely go back.
What makes this restaurant so exceptiona ...
What makes this restaurant so exceptional beyond the wonderful food and presentation is the service. It is always competent, but more than that, the wait staff makes you feel like they're glad you're there. I didn't see a glum face among them, and this must be a great place to work. This attitude more than any other single thing made our evening there just as remarkable as the previous two occasions we've dined at Coquette. Our table was no exception. From what I could see, everyone else was having just as good a time as we were. It's on our list whenever we visit New Orleans.
The inside was noisy due to hard surface ...
The inside was noisy due to hard surfaces so we chose to eat outside. It was quite nice- although, I was eaten by mosquitoes. They don't have any anti-mosquito lights or candles. The food was good. The service was very pleasant.
After spending more than half my life wo ...
After spending more than half my life working in the food service industry I usually go out to dinner expecting to be, in some, way disappointed. That was far from the case when my husband and I dined at Coquet. Every sip of craft cocktail and every bite of our appetizers and entrees was perfectly delicious. The team of wait staff we had on the upper level was friendly and educated on the decor and all the ingredients. Every thing seamed to be wonderfully true and honest. Great job! Will definitely return if I find myself in town again.
Took my brother there for his bday. We d ...
Took my brother there for his bday. We did the 3 course brunch and every dish was amazing. He had the shrimp , catfish and peach parfait and I had gazpacho, duck confit and pie. I dine a lot all around the city so I believe I can tell a meal that stands out and this was the best meal we've had so far. We will visit again for sure.service was great !
With the duck for two, the chef used eve ...
With the duck for two, the chef used every part sending us a large, amuse-bouche of duck wings. Delicious and brilliant. Service was knowledgeable of the menu, wine list and history of the restaurant (which was tricky). Great spot.
Went for no menu Tuesday so I can't spea ...
Went for no menu Tuesday so I can't speak to the regular menu. It was delicious and extremely reasonably priced for the amount of food. Did not drink wine but they seemed to have a nice selection. I will definitely be eating here again.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary in ...
We celebrated our wedding anniversary in style by having an incredible meal at this Garden District-NOLA location. The atmosphere is relaxed and somewhat cozy. The service was unhurried and consistently professional. The food was awesome! For appetizers (small plates) we enjoyed the heirloom tomatoes with popcorn creme fraiche served with 3 small johnnycakes (think pancakes) which was so memorable as was the coffee cured cobia served with peaches, sunflower seeds and a little dollop of creme fraiche. For our entrees we went with the quail enhanced with cornbread stuffing, crawfish, tomato and fennel along with the crawfish agnolotti served with kohlrabi, pumpkin seeds and English peas. The visual presentations of each were something to behold, all plated as quite tasty (and most satisfying) works of culinary art. Pay attention to the wine lists (both by the glass and bottle) as this place really wants you to carefully consider bottle consumption. Our meal was accompanied by a celebratory Henriot Brut Rose (NV) offered at a very reasonable $78.00/bottle. I am getting thirsty just thinking about it all. This was a special occasion meal for us, but since we call NOLA home and we love the local dining scene, we will certainly be back for more of this in the not too distant future.
Coquette is amazing. We try to go at le ...
Coquette is amazing. We try to go at least once every time we are in New Orleans. This visit, we had the pleasure of going twice - for Friday lunch and brunch. Food is outstanding and the staff goes out of their way to make you feel like a regular. (They even sent us a 'thank you' postcard!) I can't wait to go back.
My friend and I were there for her birth ...
My friend and I were there for her birthday. We thought the menu was rather weird, but were willing to try it, and were quite pleasantly surprised. We thoroughly enjoyed our food - we had the 3-course lunch - and would look forward to returning. An excellent meal.
it was not a fun experience!! we were th ...
it was not a fun experience!! we were there for my boyfriends birthday since it use to be his favourite restaurant. the hostess was not very polite.. we were seated on the main floor which was like eating in nice cafeteria. when making reservation you should mention which dining room so there is no surprises
The eggplant in the fairy eggplant entre ...
The eggplant in the fairy eggplant entree were FAR too tough. The tomato and johnnycake appetizer was delicious, but the potato salad was almost inedible.
Usually I love Coquette but we had a horribly noisy table near a huge party that made tons of noise.
On Sunday, 6/12/16, my date and I decide ...
On Sunday, 6/12/16,
my date and I decided to try the blind five course dinner and it was fun! Even the staff seemed to be having a good time presenting the food and wine to us.
However, I was expecting more from the actual fare. Almost every dish had the sweet tang of pickle brine, as though a little vinegar and sugar had been sprinkled on the plate. The best was the drum fish with little candied olives on top. The worst was the sausage and veggies. That's right-veggies and sausage. That's it.
I'd definitely go back! But maybe I'd select on the menu to avoid the vinegary dishes.
You can't go wrong with any dish! Very creative menu and friendly wait staff. We went on a Friday night and recommended Coquette to colleagues who went the next evening. We all loved the ambience. Upstairs is very cozy with beautiful crystal chandeliers about 15 tables. Downstairs is a very nice bar with 4 top seating along the wall a little bit more lively depending on the plan for the evening. The tomato salad was outstanding!
A real find
For those visiting New Orleans, it is worth a trip out to the Garden District for this restaurant, which will not disappoint and which has none of the touristy character of the restaurants in the French Quarter. The chef is obviously a real master, who gives his own twist to French and New Orleans dishes and who clearly uses only the freshest of market ingredients.
Memorable meal and evening
My husband and I celebrated our 15 wedding anniversary and the staff made us feel very special! We both have worked in restaurants and bars and know exceptional service and food. Coquette did not disappoint! The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I would suggest this as a great place to dine when in NOLA.
Unbelievably delicious food - such inter ...
Unbelievably delicious food - such interesting treatments! I had the chefs tasting menu and wine pairing (for a pescatarian). From the starting snacks to the peach dessert every bite was spectacular. I would love to try and recreate that potato salad.... Congratulations on a great spot!
When svc recovery & knowledge doesn't exist...
It is a rare event in which I would have given less than 1 star if I could. We got warm recommendations, and for that reason- we rsvp (opentable), showed up few minutes ahead of the schedule "your reservation is here, would take us few min to clean the table, why don't you sit at the bar in the meantime?". So we did. And order a drink. And waited, and waited... and waited, and waited. 15-20 minutes later we asked what happen to the table as ppl who came after us w/o rsvp were seating. "Oh, we are sorry... the table will be ready shortly". (then they started cleaning it). We asked "btw, what happened to the drink the lady ordered 15 minutes ago :-) ?", that also fell to limbo... another apology, three minutes later the table was cleaned (Sort of), and we went to the table... they said don't worry about the drinks, we'd cover them (good, the wine they served was mediocre). Well, get to table, the cocktail of the lady arrives shortly afterwards... we take a look at the menu. Make a decision, order some appetizers... and they offer us to order a drink. I did- 20 minutes later it did not arrive. So, after 20 minutes when the appetizers arrived, I inquired... "oh, we ran out of that one, would you like... ". I agreed to the alternate champagne offered. few minutes later (now we are nearly an hour into the restaurant visit) somm shows up- found the drink, offered me a taste, and adds "oh, this would work GREAT with the appetizers you ordered..." (the ones that we waited 20 minutes or so, and were by now nearly done, thank you".
I'd save the rest of the service failures, but here is the bill details-- they did charged us for the drink. Yes, the delayed drink they could not find. After the failure service, the 20 minutes delay, the 15-20 minutes delay for the table, and after they told us- don't worry. If we were not on a romantic night, I would have argued. Well... to summarize, don't go there. I hope we'd get a refund for such mediocre svc. I had to apologize to the lady.
Coquette...a terriffic dinner
I had some perfectly prepared snapper and my girlfriend had a tenderloin that was tremendously tender and larger than she or I had expected. We had appetizers that were outstanding as well. You don't need to read about each dish. What you do need to know, is this; the chef has it dialed in.
The less than great:
The beer selection was anemic. I know it's a fine dining place and I should probably have a palate for insanely expensive wine, but I don't. You shouldn't expect much in the way of decent beer.
Things to consider:
- There is no sign or indication that this is a restaurant. Make sure you make note of the address,
since it is all you'll be going on. We watched people drive up, get out and question where the restaurant was.
- Although they serve drinks, there is no bar, per se. The servers mix their own drinks from a small stand/bar to one side of the restaurant. The reason I mention this is so you don't expect to go early and have a drink at the bar before your reservation time.
- I dressed in khakis and a golf shirt. I was embarrassingly under-dressed. You're going to spend a lot of money on meals here. You might as well dress like you can afford it.
All in all: A great dining experience.
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