About Muriel's Jackson Square
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.
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Dinner served daily: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm and Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday Jazz Brunch 11:00am -2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Muriel's Jackson Square validates up to 2 hours parking at the French Market parking lot, behind Cafe du Monde.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A private party at Muriel’s offers a provocative sensory experience that exceeds the thrill of traditional dining. Guests will be immersed in a world of refinement and revelry that reflects the rich historical, cultural, and culinary character of the Crescent City.
Muriel's Jackson Square Ratings and Reviews
Great dining experience. The service was ...
Great dining experience. The service was phenomenal, the food was very good, and enjoyed the cocktails. The ambiance was great as well. We saw people dressed down in t-shirts but this restaurant really deserves patrons who dress up a bit - men should wear collared shirt and nice shorts or pants (not jeans).
Wow. This was the ultimate culinary expe ...
Wow. This was the ultimate culinary experience of our long weekend in New Orleans. The food was certainly top notch; but what really made the dinner special was the personable service. Phil even took us up to the seance rooms after dinner and chatted with us at length about the history of the building and its supernatural denizens. Can't wait to go back!
Sunday brunch at Muriel's should be a re ...
Sunday brunch at Muriel's should be a requirement for anyone visiting New Orleans! The helpful and smooth service, paired with amazing food, made this a memorable part of our time in New Orleans. This is a must do!
We have been to Muriel's several times a ...
We have been to Muriel's several times and always Had a enjoyable meal. The service and Ambiance can't be beat. We had the price fixed menu with gumbo, chicken dish, bayoybasse and bread pudding. All dishes were great except the chicken which was burned on the top we should've sent the dish back but elected not to do so. We will eat there again but be more selective if our food does not come out as expected .... Our mistake for not sending it back.
Our dinner was good and our waitstaff we ...
Our dinner was good and our waitstaff were good also. Everything was wonderful up until a member of the waitstaff (not assigned to us) came and started changing table linens and he was OBVIOUSLY in a very foul mood. Slamming drawers, stomping around, making loud noises. NOT the way I wanted to conclude our night. We told one of the managers only to be told "He prefers to work in the kitchen," and that was it. I say he prefers to be unemployed. It's good food but for the money and time we prefer to have a relatively pleasant atmosphere, wouldn't you agree?
It was our 25th wedding Anniversary and ...
It was our 25th wedding Anniversary and there is no place I would have rather dined than here! Travis was wonderful, as usual! He is knowledgeable, friendly, makes great suggestions and definitely adds to the dining experience. The chef also sent out a complimentary appetizer for us which was wonderful. Thank You again! The restaurant has great history, ambiance and who doesn't love a great ghost story about where your dining! A must visit when you are in Jackson Square!
Muriel's Restaurant is always a delight ...
Muriel's Restaurant is always a delight and never falters. Service is top notch. I have dined there for lunch, brunch, dinner, desert only and cocktails at the bar. Brunch includes live jazz. The restaurant overlooks Jackson Square so is in a perfect location. I highly recommend Muriel's.
The service, location and ambiance were ...
The service, location and ambiance were great. However the food was just so-so which makes it pretty overpriced. They did accommodate a late reservation check-in which is part of the great service we received, but we left feeling underwhelmed with the food (brunch menu). Also, men cannot wear hats but women can.
We had a party we of 5 that went to cele ...
We had a party we of 5 that went to celebrate my friend's 40th birthday. Out of 5 meals, we had problems with 3. One ordered the fillet to be cooked medium-well, it came out butterflied and charred like a hockey puck. Another ordered the escargot as an appetizer that came out cold (not even lukewarm, it was straight-up COLD). Finally, one of our vegetarian friends ordered the vegetarian curry that she found a piece of seafood in. The manager brought us out 2 desserts for the table to share, but we thought with all the problems we had (and the money we spent) that we definitely should have gone somewhere else. We all came out disappointed and definitely will not return.
Great food and the service is always goo ...
Great food and the service is always good. Several of my family had the Pork Chop, gumbo and bread pudding for desert. My wife had the wood grilled gulf fish which tasted great and much healthier, but not nearly as good as the double cut pork chop. The price was very reasonable for a quality meal with great service.
Located in the very center of the touris ...
Located in the very center of the tourist-busy French Quarter -- even with its many good reviews -- we were not fully expecting such a food-centric, attractive setting with such excellent service. And prices were reasonably moderate for the quality of the food and service. We were there for lunch but would readily consider returning for dinner on a future trip.
A $4 martini was excellently prepared and a generous pour. We covet the recipe for the delicious and beautifully executed savory gorgonzola cheesecake. The seafood gumbo started with a distinguished roux and had plenty of seafood - though my wife thought the black bean, corn and crab soup of the day was even better. Everything on the menu was enticing.
Yes, a return visit is definitely desired.
Yes, a return visit is definitely desired.
Let's start with the good. The food wasn ...
Let's start with the good. The food wasn't just good it was outstanding. My wife had a variation of bouillabaisse with Andouille sausage that was excellent and I had a double pork chop with a bourbon glaze and a sweet potato mash with pecans that was one of my best meals ever. The wines were pricy but we shared a Sancerre for $52 that was superb. The service was attentive and the dining rooms are in a beautiful old space. The negative was the lack of dress code. The vast majority of men were in shorts, tee shirts and sandals. Call us old fashioned, but when we have a fine dining experience, we like the people around us not to be dressed like they are going to the beach.
The sunday brunch was excellent. Nice ja ...
The sunday brunch was excellent. Nice jazz band spiced up the morning. If you are a gumbo fan you should not miss Muriel's. Some of the very best we have had in New Orleans. The beet salad also stood out as above average. I was slightly disappointed in my fish entrée (wahoo) but I have been spoiled by Florida grouper and snapper. Still it was well prepared and I would order it again. For a bit of fun take time to check out the séance rooms upstairs and the outdoor balcony looking down Chartres and St Ann streets. Finally this was the only restaurant we visited twice on the trip.
Wanted to experience eating at a haunted ...
Wanted to experience eating at a haunted restaurant. The food was mediocre for the price. I had the pre-fix and it was all overdone and had likely been cooked earlier in the day. My friend had items off the regular menu (steak and crab salad). Steak was slightly overdone and not tender, salad was unremarkable. Best item was the bread and mixed drinks. Wine list was rather limited.
I had a great dinner at Muriel’s Jackson ...
I had a great dinner at Muriel’s Jackson Square. I started my dinner with baked oysters; they were delicious, although any sauces or garnishing tend to overwhelm the oysters flavor. I can see people who do not like raw oysters, adoring this plate. The turtle soup was my first ever turtle soup. I liked it. The seasoning was reach and interesting. I was left wondering whether this was the king of turtle soup that Winston Churchill preferred. My entrée was wood grilled gulf fish, which was deliciously made. Here the natural flavors of the fish were nicely complemented and never overwhelmed by the confection. I ended my dinner with a good crème brûlée. I drank a couple of local beers whose names elude me. The first one was an amber (Abita?); the second one was complex and fruity.
After feeling a bit under-dressed (was i ...
After feeling a bit under-dressed (was in a touristy tshirt at the end of a HOT July day on Frenchman's) and encountering a rude bartender downstairs - probably due to my casual dress, but c'mon get over yerself (upstairs bar staff was MUCH nicer btw), Muriel's won me over with their exceptional food and very charming table staff. Heather & Phillip were attentive, kind and courteous. Their service was 5-stars, but the unwelcoming vibe at first made me give a 3 overall. That being said, the food - good lord - so delicious. Recommended.
Great service and great hospitality. One ...
Great service and great hospitality. One of the best meals I have ever had. The entire staff and management are incredibly wonderful and friendly . They will make you feel like family . Love this place. 👍🏻
Get the pork Chops!! To die for.
The most underrated restaurant in New Or ...
The most underrated restaurant in New Orleans! I've been going here for years and each experience is consistent. The food is so good and the ambiance can't be beat! The Prix- Fixe menu is fantastic. I recommend the Shrimp & Goat Cheese Crepes, Pecan Crusted Drum, and Bread Pudding. Make sure you tour upstairs after dinner!!!
The waitresses were helpful for a first ...
The waitresses were helpful for a first time visitor like me. Though I did not have a drink there was nothing on the alcohol list less than $10 that looked appealing. I had the pork chops which was more than enough for one person and the husband had a 3 course meal which was way too much for him to finish also.
Next time we pick one three course item and share!
When we arrived at Muriel's we were met ...
When we arrived at Muriel's we were met by stares and looks from the Muriel's staff. It was a cold greeting, but I tried not to pay it any attention. We were served by Phil and Heather. Heather was a very polite and friendly.
However, Phil was short, not friendly, and at some points during the evening pretty rude. The exchange between Phil that I found to be the most rude was when one of us asked for desert. He began to repeat over and over that another guest was eating. It was rude, dismissive, and mortifying being scolded by our server.
I think we all understanding the rules of etiquette when it comes to serving dinner. However, I don't believe that honoring the request of a patron by serving desert while the other finishes up her meal is an unreasonable request. Instead of trying to embarrass us, he should have just honored the request.
I would not recommend Muriel's to any of my friends traveling to New Orleans. We were not made to feel welcomed. The server was rude. Lastly, there was no acknowledgement of my sister's birthday as I had requested.
In the future, Muriel's might want to teach it's servers to be less dismissive to their guests requests and be more accommodating.
My experience at Muriels was the absolut ...
My experience at Muriels was the absolute best. Everything was perfect from the time of our arrival to the end of the meal. The turtle soup was delicious and the bread pudding was the best I ever had, and I've never really cared for bread pudding. I was beyond impressed. I read the reviews before coming there; and while all the reviews were good, sometimes you never know. I'm pleased to say I was not disappointed. My expectations were exceeded. I will definitely come back when I'm in New Orleans again.
We have eaten in many of New Orleans' r ...
We have eaten in many of New Orleans' restaurants and this one was by far the nicest due to great service and the pace of the night. Other places are way too fast as they want to get as many patrons as possible through. Muriel's was a relaxed perfect pace and the food was wonderful!
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