About Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap
Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap combines the culinary expertise of Executive Alfred Singleton with legendary New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister. Located inside the Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter at 132 Royal Street, Ole Saint is just a few steps off historic Canal Street in the French Quarter.
Designed to capture the warm ambiance of New Orleans, the decor embraces the essence of the city while featuring the memorabilia of Deuce McAllister's career with the New Orleans Saints and Ole Miss Rebels. "I think this is the perfect place where friends can gather to watch games, or where people can relax and unwind after work, whether wearing their favorite team jersey or a suit and tie," says McAllister.
Executive Chef Alfred Singleton features Southern Coastal Cuisine, such as Gulf Fish Amandine, Pecan Wood Smoked Baby Back Ribs, and a Soft Shell Crab BLT.
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 10:0am; Lunch/Dinner: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap Ratings and Reviews
The food here is alw.ays good!! The iss ...
The food here is alw.ays good!! The issue is the service! We've eaten here three times and every time it is always ten minutes before a server comes to our table. It is laughable since we know how bad the service is, we watch other customers try to find their server for assistance, even walking around with their wallet in their hand. They've got to figure this out! Somebody make some changes!!
Somewhat disappointing. It took the wait ...
Somewhat disappointing. It took the wait staff several minutes to seat us and there were plenty of tables. It was almost like they were confused. The remaining of the service was just ok and the food was average. Nothing special. Probably wouldn't recommend or return.
4 friends lunch again
We enjoyed the casual feel of the restaurant as well as the food which was perfect for lunch. I have enjoyed dinner at Ole Saint before and was surprised how quiet it was for lunch as it was very "vibrant" at night. I would recommend the restaurant to friends and will return again.
we ate our Christmas Dinner here this year, and it was really great! My husband and I got the Christmas dinner; ham, turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, bread pudding, all was great! My boys ordered off the menu, and their food was also good. The service was great, and the beer menu extensive! I can't wait to go back.
Sports Bar Meets Yummy Restaurant
I had a group of almost 40 come in on Sunday, November 8. I will admit that I was worried about not being able to get seated but Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap came through for us. Granted, we did make a reservation on OpenTable.com but the restaurant admitted that they usually didn't do this during football season. We just got lucky.
The restaurant was ready for us. They had tables set up for us and the two servers were on top of it. The server that I had basically gave everyone a number and that was how she kept tabs. For example, my husband and I were number 5. When we asked for something she said, "What's your number?" Boom, she was able to add it and kept tabs. She had not issue when she gave everyone their bills, as well. Right on!
As Randi, in the review below mentioned, breakfast ended too early! We actually had a few of my friends leave because there was no breakfast. I was told that they would have it until 11:30. I wish I had gotten the name of the person who told me this so that when the restaurant called to confirm I could have sent them, but honestly, I just assumed (bad me) that there would be no issue with breakfast.
The breakfast fiasco was disappointing. I was more embarrassed than anything because I told everyone that this would be a brunch (not lunch) based on what I was told. Once I saw that my friends were content and ordering, I was able to relax. I ordered the Crab Maison BLT. YUM! It was delicious!
I would definitely recommend this place for large parties.
Wouldn't recommend for dining
If you want to catch a game & just hang at the bar for drinks, sure go ahead. I'd never eat here again nor would I recommend it due to their service (or lack of. )and low quality for food. There are far too many great places to go for food in NOLA.
We tried the place because it's connected to the Wyndham French Quarter and was convenient. The restaurant/bar looks directly onto Royal Street. The bar features a sort of grownup sports bar meets old world charm ambiance with multiple flat screens and 50 craft beers on tap. The service was excellent but the biggest surprise was the food. We had one of the best pork chops we've enjoyed since the Varanese on Frankfort Ave in Louisville. We'll come back even if we're staying elsewhere in the Quarter.
Great beer selection
Our flight got in late on a Wednesday evening so we just popped over to Ole Saint for some beers and casual dinner after we were settled. Beer list is pretty extensive with some good local options. We had the fried pickles green bean app and it was absolutely delicious- the sauce was spicy and perfect for dipping. Burger was ok. Fries were good, too. Our server was really attentive. Royal street on this block had some seedy characters later in the evening.
disappointed to say the least.
After reading reviews, I thought it would be an OK spot for a quick dinner after a long drive with no wait. I know it's New Orleans, and I know it's a beer joint, but the smell was pathetic. As for the food, it was mediocre at best.The shrimp cocktail was the best item and it wasn't a great presentation. The rabbit pot pie was Ok, but I thought the sage gave it an unusual flavor not to be expected in a pot pie. My crab/blt was Ok, but extremely greasy and the fries inedible as they were soggy with grease. I expected more out of a Wyndham Hotel chain restaurant! Sorry, just telling the truth.
It seemed like we weren't welcome!
We made reservations for late one evening after a Ghost Tour of New Orleans, and we showed up a few minutes before our reservation time to a completely empty restaurant. The bartender who allowed us to pick our table said that he wasn't even working that night, but he was filling in since he was in the neighborhood. The waiter who ended up working our table (not the bartender) seemed overly interested in us completing our meal and getting out -- to the point of trying to remove plates before we had completed several times.
The food... hmmm... the last time I was at this restaurant (back in July), it was very good -- to the point where we ate there twice in a week. After this time, I won't be going back. The food was greasy and somewhat rushed, which was the exact opposite of the last time I was there.
Beer Lovers Paradise
While visiting during NYE, some friends and I made reservations here based soley on the large local beer selection. (brews we can't get in SD) We were impressed with the great service and the perfectly plated foods that only complimented our great beer selection.
Thank you for making our last meal of 2014 absolutley phenominal!
EGO, CAKES & KAT
Booked our reservation via open table. Arrived at 7:55 for a reservation at 8:00. We are not seated until 8:15. Once we were seated, no one ever helped us. We waited 10 minutes and needed up leaving. I never give negative reviews on anything but I want to warn others about this place.
Beer was good
On the website, the restaurant looked quite nice; turns out the bar area is nice but we were seated for dinner in what looked like a multi purpose room of a community centre.
The best part of the experience was the extensive beer menu. The food was good enough but disappointed on our last night in New Orleans. Live and learn.
Good for tourists, but not for locals
I decided to try Ole Saint because of out of town work colleagues that have been raving about their meals here. To be fair, the food was good. However, in NOLA you have to be great to get high marks and Ole Saint just didn't wow me. I had the burger...it was okay. The rabbit pot pie was okay. The pork chop was pretty good and the catfish was probably the best dish ordered by the group. We had the BBQ shrimp appetizer and it was....okay.
I wish I had better things to say for the food. The beer list is impressive, but not worth the trek downtown if you are not living/staying downtown.
Friendly place, good food, great beer
I went to this place right after landing for a conference. I was tired enough that Bourbon street was not an option for me and it was a Friday, so it was already noisy anyway.
I thought the place was empty but as it turns that even they did have TV on the bar where the tables are, there were more TV at the other side, that is a bit more secluded. Can be noisy but tolerable for costumers. My waitress was charming and answered every touristy question I asked to the best of her capabilities. The shrimp and grits is phenomenal and the beer selection on tap quite nice. I will go agsin soon for their rabbit pot pie
Worth a try
We all started off with beer and wine selections. Several of my friends had the fried oysters and said they were excellent. I had the soup du jour - described as a bean and pork something or other with a light broth. It came and nary a bean but the pork was tasty - the soup was lukewarm and a little salty for my taste. Good not great. Several of us had Shrimp and grits and it was tasty although the shrimp had not been cleaned really well so was a little gritty. the grits were creamy and butter drenched. The highlight of the evening was the dessert. We all shared (7 of us) a peach crisp and a chocolate bread pudding. both were very, very good. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and quick to make recommendations. Lively and fun.
Best Southern food and beer in Nola
The over fifty beers lets you know Ole Saint is serious about the local brews, no where else in the quarter comes close.
The bar menu is a great value , but the grilled pork chop is my favorite!
The staff is friendly and accommodating.
Go for the beer, not the food
Was in town visiting for work/play, & Ole Saint came up as an option for a lot of great local craft beers on tap. Server was friendly, but eager to turn over our table because we were one of the last ones dining. He didn't even offer dessert, just handed us the check.
Food was fine for dinnertime bar food. My buyer (the only one on the menu) sounded great, but it was meh. Not only was it under-seasoned, but it was over-cooked to a light gray on the inside...I ordered medium to medium-rare.
Might be better as a lunch or just happy hour spot. Lots of TVs in there broadcasting various national games.
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