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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, 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
Went for Sunday Jazz Brunch; had a great ...
Went for Sunday Jazz Brunch; had a great time, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was great. Slightly upscale dress (at least) is a good idea. Enjoyed the fried green tomato appetizer very much, and the sweet potato/andouille sausage soup was delicious.
Jass trio moved from room to room, so everyone had a chance to hear. Not overly loud but moderate noise level. Great historic location on Jackson Square. Highly recommended.
Muriel's was recommended by a friend. W ...
Muriel's was recommended by a friend. While the food was ok, we weren't blown away. The service and Old New Orleans atmosphere accompanied by a live jazz trio for Sunday Brunch made a nice memory, though! We really enjoyed our time there!
I have been to Murial's many times and a ...
I have been to Murial's many times and always enjoyed it. For some unknown reason, this time was a little bit of a miss. The service was its usual attentiveness and lovely New Orleans ambience. The food was good but not up to what you usually find in New Orleans. There was a special menu for August which was not as interesting as usual. I will try again though.
My wife and I used Open Table to get a t ...
My wife and I used Open Table to get a table on short notice and we were very pleased with the meal and experience. We both had the $39 three course "Coolinary" menu, including Gorgonzola cheesecake, mushroom soup, pecan crusted drum, shrimp snd grits, flourless chocolate cake, and bread pudding (with a praline topping)! We also learned the story of Antoine's ghost from our waiter and later saw the table they set for him each night!
Wonderful experience. Get there early, g ...
Wonderful experience. Get there early, grab a drink and head up to the second floor gallery (aka, veranda, etc.) to enjoy the evening. This is a beautiful restaurant. Excellent service in an awesome setting. Be sure to see the table set for the resident ghosts.
This was easily one of the top 3 best me ...
This was easily one of the top 3 best meals i have had in New Orleans and definitely the best bargain/priced for an amazing meal. Heck I am a New Orleans native, so I know what good food should be. The service here was phenomenal, the wait staff was very very knowledgable and tentative! Our server knew the whole menu down the t and explained to us almost all of the dishes on why people liked certain dishes or why people didn't care for certain dishes, everything from flavor to texture. Also our drinks were never less than 1/3rd glass full and we didn't have flag anyone down for any service
The whole time we were there . And now for the food, I went with the 3 course for $39 (you can't find a better bargain than this price). I went with the goat cheese crepes (good), double cut porks (real real good) and bread pudding (good). I also ordered the creme brûlée (good). I didn't expect much from the crepes and the desserts but to my surprise I liked all 3 especially the creme brûlée (I'm a panna cotta fan) and the bread pudding (I don't like bread pudding) but that pork chop was very very yummy and I would come back just for the pork chop. You have to order the pork chop medium, and I promise you that you will not be disappointed!!
The food is always amazingly fantastic. ...
The food is always amazingly fantastic. This is the place to select a dish you normally choose or wouldn't find anywhere else. The combinations sometimes sound outrageous but they go perfect together. Food tastes fresh and never tastes as a meal prepared in bulk. The ambience is lovely. The upstairs lounge is so romantic and fun. Lovely balcony view in the evenings and appreciate the clean restrooms. Love it here.
the stuffed merliton i had at lunch was ...
the stuffed merliton i had at lunch was excellent. The red beans and pork chop that both my dining partners ordered both had prok chops that were tough and dry, and hard to cut. The red beans and cornbread were very good though, according to them.
This is my go to French Quarter restaura ...
This is my go to French Quarter restaurant for large group special occasions. We have had my daughter's bachelorette dinner here as well as several birthdays. The service is excellent. My spouse and I have also eaten here for a romantic dinner and it does not disappoint.
We have been coming to Muriel's since it ...
We have been coming to Muriel's since it opened many years ago. Always great food! The service is good to great. We've never been disappointed. The turtle soup is the best in NOLA (IMHO)! During Coolinary, the Stuffed Mirlitons are exceptional! Give them a try!
Service was outstanding, even the host w ...
Service was outstanding, even the host was super friendly. Loved our server Phil and our water refiller, who recommended the bread pudding - definitely the highlight of our lunch. And will be back just because we had a great customer service experience!
Went for the Jazz brunch and had a wonde ...
Went for the Jazz brunch and had a wonderful experience. First of all the building is beautiful. We took a walk around the downstairs and upstairs. The rooms upstairs were gorgeous and perfect for a special event. There is also a special table for the resident 'ghost'. The service was great and the food outstanding. Had seafood gumbo, a seafood eggs Benedict dish and then bread pudding for dessert. It was all a delight for my taste buds. I also have to mention the bloody Mary's were fabulous.
Great dinner in great location. My husba ...
Great dinner in great location. My husband and I went not knowing what to expect but it was great. The wait staff is seasoned and helpful and you get the feeling they have been working there a long time. It feels like you are eating in someone's home....very quaint. It was a busy Saturday night but we never felt rushed and the house level was good. Our dinner was great. Goat cheese crepes were excellent as was the Gorgonzola cheesecake.....which you just has to experience to understand. I had shrimp and grits and husband had drum fish and both were excellent. Save room and run over to cafe du monde for coffee and beignets right across it enjoy bread pudding or creme brûlée at Muriel's....either way you can't go wrong!!!
The service and the food are equally exc ...
The service and the food are equally exceptional.
I went for my birthday. The meal tasted like it should cost far more than it did. I dont like ayobe'sobread pudding, but I wanted seconds of Muriel's. I highly recommend this place it is magic on a plate.
The service was great. Food came out slo ...
The service was great. Food came out slow in between apps and entree' but well worth the wait! My husband and I dined here for a lunch date and took advantage of the Coolinary New Orleans menu options. I had the Grilled Porkchop w/Red Beans and Rice. Although the cornbread muffin wasn't that great, I cleaned the plate of everything else! My husband had the Shrimp Etoufee' and LOVED it. I was worried about coming to a restaurant so close to touristy areas but Muriel's did not disappoint. I would definitely come here again.
I had the wood grilled chicken, very bla ...
I had the wood grilled chicken, very bland. Sides were blah. My date had the pork chop and hers was very delicious. I had the bread pudding and it was probably one of the best desserts I have had. Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Just wish my dish would have been better, maybe it was an off night for the chef.
Muriel's made my birthday dinner unbelie ...
Muriel's made my birthday dinner unbelievably special! Everyone is attentive and welcoming, the food is so delicious, and the atmosphere perfect. I completely recommend Muriel's to anyone looking for a wonderful evening!
Overall, a great New Orleans experience. ...
Overall, a great New Orleans experience.
I highly recommend that you arrive early and enjoy a few drinks in the upstairs lounge and the balcony.
If you decide not to stay for dinner, nothing is stopping you from enjoying a cocktail on the balcony overlooking jackson square.
Muriel's is a great tourist destination, ...
Muriel's is a great tourist destination, but was not a good food destination. The restaurant has a lot of character and the food is decent. The food is largely simple and traditional. We had an appetizer which was good (4/5) and the main course was rather limited in variety and boring (2/5). The Crème Brulee there is very low quality for the restaurant Muriel's tries to be (1.5/5), however if you know nothing of Crème Brulee but do like snack packs you may like this. The pre-dinner Cocktails we had were fair (3/5); however, the coffee post-dinner cocktails were very strong and did not taste good (1/5). After dinner we went to the upstairs portion of the restaurant. There is a balcony which looks over Jackson Square. The rest of the upstairs portion of the restaurant was unattended and kind of creepy as no one was there.
Overall, if you want to have a classic creole food on Jackson square this is the place to go. Actually, it's the only place to go. However, there are several other restaurants in the French Quarter which are cheaper and have better food. If you are looking to spend a bit more and still want classic creole, Brennan's is a much better option.
My husband and I took our three kids, ag ...
My husband and I took our three kids, aged 10, 8, and 6 to Muriel's for an authentic New Orleans experience. We had never been to Muriel's, but as it is situated ajacent to St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson square we thought we'd give it a shot. We live fairly close to New Olreans so we come often, but were showing our kids the tourist side of New Orleans and wanted to "people watch". I was sincerely surprised at the quality of the food and service. Usually, one must sacrifice one of the big three- food, service, or location; but Muriel's nailed all three! We people watched" through the window, had stellar service from our beverage waiter as well as our head waitress, and the food was delightful. We will definitely return to Muriel's in the near future! I would recommend this restaurant for locals as well as tourists!!
Both myself and my friend ordered off th ...
Both myself and my friend ordered off the 3-course prix fixe menu. Each course was amazing. We started with gumbo and shrimp/goat cheese crepes. Then had the pork chop (huge) and bayoubaisse. And finished with bread pudding and creme brulee. Best bread pudding I've had yet in this city! Service was very friendly and helpful with suggestions.
We were excited to try Muriel's Jackson ...
We were excited to try Muriel's Jackson Square after hearing such great things and learning of the "haunting" and "resident ghost."
The menu looked delicious and the Table d’Hote Menu is a superb value. I started with the shrimp & goat cheese crepes that were magnificent! The Pecan Encrusted Baby Drum followed as my entree and I was pleasantly surprised with my first taste of drum fish. While not a new favorite, the pan searing was divine and it went fabulous with the crab relish and vegetables. We concluded with the Flourless Chocolate Cake with creme anglaise & raspberry coulis for desert and it was incredible! My partner shared in the desert and for his entree had the Double Cut Pork Chop (which I stole a few bites off). It was cooked to perfection and the sweet potatoes and southern greens were outstanding compliments to the dish!
Our server was incredible! She did such a wonderful job and I hate that I can't recall her name for this review so others may request her! She told us the backstory of Antoine, the resident ghost and, since there were no private parties, showed us how to visit and walk around the upstairs private rooms and seance lounge. It was fascinating and so much fun. We loved seeing the rooms and beautiful artwork and decor. We can't wait to return to Muriel's Jackson Square on our next trip to New Orleans!
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