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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Coquette can accommodate all of your special event needs.
Coquette Ratings and Reviews
Some slow service, but staff provided us ...
Some slow service, but staff provided us with a complimentary dish due to the wait. Pleasant staff, great cocktails, tasty small plates. The shrimp and grits, tuna crudo, and steak pontchartrain were especially delicious!
The food quality was well above what I e ...
The food quality was well above what I expected. Service was extremely friendly and service etiquette was superb.
NOTE: menu is based on what is attained from a local garden or their own, so it may change based on what is available that day.
Everything was great, except we had an a ...
Everything was great, except we had an awkward situation with our server, A Taylor. She suggested three starters, and the tasting menu. We only ordered two, declined the tasting menu, and she seemed irked we didn't want to place our whole order right then. From then on the whole evening with her was strained and off putting.
The bartender was outstanding. The other servers were great. The food was very good; we'll come back. Maybe she was just having a bad day.
We booked this restaurant for my husband ...
We booked this restaurant for my husband's birthday. It was a wonderful experience. We did the tasting menu that was superb. 5 courses - quite substantial, paired with really good wines and very reasonable.
Has a nice bar. Not too noisy, but still happening.
The staff was really professional and friendly. They will also give you great recommendations for other good restaurants.
My boyfriend and I were in from out of t ...
My boyfriend and I were in from out of town, and we're planning on having an upscale meal during our trip. While reading through a magazine in our hotel, I came across an article about the chefs and decided to make a reservation; we love the local food /farm to table movement, so this restaurants focus caught my eye. It lived up to the standard!
Small plates and entrees were very good ...
Small plates and entrees were very good . My husband's venison was outstanding and flavorful. My sister's red snapper was spectacular and the broth at the bottom of the bowl truly memorable! I loved the shrimp and grits, and my sweet potato with chanterelles was very good. And we loved the steady stream of hot bread being brought to the table. Since we were celebrating 2 birthdays, we were hoping for some spectacular desserts, but can't say that they wowed us. Overall, a great dining experience. Will be back.
We chose the Chef's menu and the wine pa ...
We chose the Chef's menu and the wine pairings. The flavors of each blended extremely well, the portions were just enough to avoid feeling filled and bloated, and the selected wines paired well with each course. The wait staff were friendly, knowledgeable and engaging.
Portions are a tad on the "precious" sid ...
Portions are a tad on the "precious" side for the price. We had to wait at the bar for 10-15 minutes for our reservation to be available and when we finally were seated upstairs there were other open tables available. The food was super delicious and luckily they serve amazing warm bread so that you don't leave hungry!
Loved this restaurant! Locally sourced i ...
Loved this restaurant! Locally sourced ingredients with a healthy twist. If I lived here I would be a regular! Highly recommend. We split several small plates, a lobster rice concoction and some shrimp creole. Fantastic! On to the main course, I had chicken and my husband had some fish. Best dinner ever!
What a disappointment!! We had been to C ...
What a disappointment!! We had been to Coquette before on two other occasions and had been very well pleased. So, when we had friends visiting that we wanted to show what we liked about New Orleans restaurants, we chose Coquette. I made the reservation several weeks in advance on Open Table. When we arrived, we were seated by the entry door, a very uncomfortable place. When we requested another table, we were reluctantly shown to another one. Do they seat Open Table customers there as a rule?? The service was negligent, the server was condescending when asked if there were any daily specials, the menu choices were not enticing. We had really liked Chef Essig's cuisine at the Meauxbar and had high hopes for the evening. Unfortunately, they were not fulfilled. The crowning blow was the insipid coffee at the end. We won't go back. There are too many other wonderful restaurants in New Orleans to waste a meal on this one.
For foodies only. This place has an odd ...
For foodies only. This place has an odd menu focused in esoteric foods. We had duck that was tough and undercooked. The shrimp appetizer was swimming in unrecognizable sauce and grains. The parsnips were bitter and undercooked. We did not enjoy this meal. The ambiance is casual elegant and the staff and service are good.
The food at Coquette was among the best ...
The food at Coquette was among the best we've experienced in NOLA. We had the prix fixed brunch...outstanding. You must try the Duck Gumbo and of course the shrimp and grits. Our waiter Taylor was charming and wine knowledgeable. The selection of wine by the glass was impressive. I loved this place and I think you will too!
My husband and I visited Coquette from N ...
My husband and I visited Coquette from New Jersey for our wedding anniversary dinner, on the recommendation of a friend. We did the blind tasting and added the wine pairing, and if you have the opportunity you must do this! First of all, when we sat down they asked if we were planning on drinking that evening and when we confirmed we were, they brought out a sparkling rosé as an anniversary treat. When the food started coming, I really was amazed at all the flavors and combinations they presented. The wines the server, Taylor, paired with each course were all superb. The dessert was delectable - don't skip it!
Overall, I was stunned with how perfect our meal at Coquette was, and will certainly be back for another round the next time I visit NOLA. Do yourself a favor and go!
Coquette is perfect for people who like ...
Coquette is perfect for people who like beautifully prepared, delicious food and who are not looking for a particular dish or any adjustments to the preparation of any dish (except removal of ingredients you may be allergic to or meat garnishes for vegetarians) The menu is not extensive, so the diner has to be flexible and open to different flavors than she may be used to. The menu changes frequently. The wine offerings are appropriate to the food, & the cocktails are well made. Service is competent and usually warm, knowledgeable and unobtrusive. The downstairs main room is lovely with a gorgeous long wood bar.
The whole staff was absolutely amazing! ...
The whole staff was absolutely amazing! There was minor issue with my guest accompanying me but the entire staff was completely professional and very helpful in helping me and making sure my experience was as amazing as I had hoped for.
What delectable and artistically present ...
What delectable and artistically presented food at reasonable prices. The service couldn't have been better. We were treated like royalty even though we didn't order big ticket items. I plan to go back many times. I would recommend reservations well in advance of your visit as it's a quaint and charming smaller restaurant.
My husband and I went to Coquette on the ...
My husband and I went to Coquette on the last night of our vacation in New Orleans. That night we stayed in the Garden District and the restaurant was a nice walk from the hotel. I was very impressed with the creative recipes and superb execution of the food. We had already dined at some of the best restaurants in New Orleans and this was my favorite. As a resident of NYC I am a tough critic. The staff was helpful and friendly and the decor very attractive. My only criticism is the high noise level on the ground floor. This could be solved by adding some sound-absorbing materials. We had asked to sit upstairs but that was unavailable due to a private party.
Should have a Michelin star already! Ma ...
Should have a Michelin star already! Make sure you order the astoundingly good chef's tasting menu. Also, try to get an early (5:30 or so) reservation - the staff have a lot more available time then. We had not been there in two years, and the food and service are still as superb as then. Should be one of the top 100 restaurants in the US (based on having been to a few "top 100" restaurants that were not as good as Coquette). Very knowledgeable staff and a brainy sommelier whose wine pairings were brilliant. I gave the sommelier the challenge of coming up with single bottle of wine for me for all of the tasting dishes. He picked a Dolcetto d'Alba that worked well with all but one of the many courses. Bravo!
This chef is one of the most creative an ...
This chef is one of the most creative and talented in New Orleans. Farm to table perfection. Get the "Chef's Surprise" five course dinner. Get the wine pairings, too. We had an awesome meal over 2 hours. (Hint... there are more than five courses). Superb!
We did the blind tasting menu and could ...
We did the blind tasting menu and could not have been happier with the result. The food was incredible and used a variety of flavors and textures while still maintaining a similar theme throughout the meal. The wine pairing was also perfect, so much so we asked the wine guru for a list of all the selections and he took the time to print it out for everyone in the party. Croquette didn't just hit the mark, they went above and beyond. We will definitely go here again.
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