Located in the heart of the French Quarter, on the corner of Jackson Square, Tableau is Dickie Brennan's latest production and features lauded Louisiana Creole dishes prepared by talented chef, John Martin and his equally talented culinary team. Look for traditional Creole dishes with an updated approach. A star of the menu is the ten or more traditional French sauces made daily by the expert house saucier. Enjoy courtyard dining, as well as balcony dining with some of the best views in the Quarter.
Creole, French, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
11:30AM - 'til
Saturday - Sunday
Tableau is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Brunch on Sundays.
The restaurant is located on picturesque Jackson Square, at the corner of St. Peter Street and Chartres Street. Please allow extra time for parking or traveling into the heart of the French Quarter.
Parking is available at several nearby parking garages including, Premium Parking at 616 Toulouse Street and 535 Chartres Street, Central Parking at 528 Chartres Street, or French Market Parking Lot- located along the River behind French Market retail shops on Decatur Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Tableau features 5 private dining rooms, accommodating 15 to 60 people.
Private Party Contact:
Mary McGee Tilloy: 5045218310x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Tableau Ratings and Reviews
The entrance was great and nostalgic. Lo ...
The entrance was great and nostalgic. Love the architect reminding me of MB long ago and it's now 2nd to my number one Palace Cafe the wait staff was great. orders were correct and quick to serve timing was perfect. Can't wait to come back.
We had an amazing dinner out at Tableau. ...
We had an amazing dinner out at Tableau. The entire team of service staff were friendly and enthusiastic, and most helpful in making choices off the menu. The food was amazing. The appetizer selections were wonderful - I would highly recommend the "Demi Royale" appetizer sampling to start. My husband said they were the best apps he's had in a very long time and I agree. We will sure to be back here our next trip to New Orleans.
Everything one expects of a Brennan's es ...
Everything one expects of a Brennan's establishment. Don't look for innovative or imaginative, but the execution of both the shrimp appetizer and the filet a la Oscar was excellent. Service was also top quality: a more experienced wait person helped the eager but less experienced server, and the maitre d'e was not merely window dressing, but circulating regularly and overseeing everything. Very pleasant atmosphere. Reasonable prices for what one received.
I don't often make the trek to the Qtr a ...
I don't often make the trek to the Qtr any more, but when I do, it is something of a special occasion, even if it is only Saturday night dinner. The food at Tableau is well above average, and the service is generally very good, but my last visit was a huge disappointment (in regards to food and service) Steak and Frits had so much fat gristle that about 1/3 was inedible - and two of us had this meal. Our server was sadly lacking in many respects.
My date and I were seated on the balcony ...
My date and I were seated on the balcony with a beautiful view of Jackson Square and the Cabildo. We were greeted by some of the nicest staff I've ever dined with and the food was pretty amazing as well! It's a great way to start a special night!
I have heard great things about this re ...
I have heard great things about this restaurant however the food was such a disappointment. Even the house Pinot noir was below average. There are so many other great places to eat in the French Quarter at this price.
So disappointed. Was recommended by a fr ...
So disappointed. Was recommended by a friend but it was not at a good value. First we were seated right next to kitchen but we were moved. Then had a less than attentive server. The food at first was undercooked . They took it back and brought it without the garnish and completely overlooked it. So not what we were hoping for. Sorry
The entrees were amazingly delicious!!! ...
The entrees were amazingly delicious!!! We didn't have drinks, so I can't attest to that. The dessert was ok - not the best I've ever had. We had crab cakes for an appetizer and, though small, they were very good. Sitting on the balcony, overlooking Jackson Square, was absolutely great!! The service was good, but not perfect. We had multiple waiters come by and the whole thing was a little disjointed! This was fine dining and it was worth it - still a little hard to pay $80+ dollars for 2 people's entrees & a dessert.
Everything about Tableau was wonderful. ...
Everything about Tableau was wonderful. The food, ambiance, service. This was our first trip to New Orleans and we wanted a romantic evening to celebrate our anniversary - a place where the noise level was low and Tableau was perfect! I love Chartreuse, so The Last Word was amazing. My husband enjoyed his Just As Well (bourbon and rosemary ) "just as well." I had a sip and deemed it my second favorite cocktail.
Keith was an incredibly attentive waiter ...
Keith was an incredibly attentive waiter and went out of his way to create the ultimate dining experience. My daughter ordered a steak and it was not prepared to her specifications and he immediately noticed and had a new one brought out very quickly. He gave us fantastic advice on selections and even gave us recommendations for other Brennan restaurants when we are in town next and suggested a dine around. My daughter is interested in opening a restaurant one day so it was very meaningful. Jewel was another exceptional addition to the evening with her professionalism and personal smile and eye contact every time she came to the table. We loved hearing about her childhood and exposures to wine. She then brought the history of the restaurant to life even recounting some of the friendly "ghosts" in the building. The new manager Jeff was kind enough to show us the rest of the restaurant, the parlor, potentially "haunted" wine room, and other dining areas. All in all, the food, service, and ambience was exceptional. A must in New Orleans!
First time to Tableau. I was looking for ...
First time to Tableau. I was looking for a place that was a little more quiet and had an interesting and creative menu. I was very pleased with my meal and that they made accommodations for gluten free. One comment though, I asked for the dressing on the side for my starter salad and it came dressed as well as a very large sauce boat filled with dressing.
As always Tableau did not disappoint! F ...
As always Tableau did not disappoint! Food was great. Service was slightly slow but they had just opened for lunch. Looked like service was moving better after they had been open a little. I have always enjoyed anything ordered there!
expected more .......
We were a party of 4 with a 6 pm reservation. Waiter and his team was completely confused the whole evening, not sure what was brought out and what wasn't. Had to ask us what we had gotten and what we were waiting on. We ordered from the pre-theater menu to make it easy. After receiving our drinks - it took a long while for food order to be placed. One person got the salad, which was brought immediately, and it sat there for 15 minutes before one other appetizer - gumbo - was delivered -- still had to wait for the 2 shrimp appetizers, only after reminding waiter we didn't receive our appetizers . We were told the manager wants the salad brought out right away, but all appetizers should be brought out at same time. And, the Entrees were not brought out at same time. Food was mediocre for a Brennan's restaurant. Will not go back.
Lunch before a show!
How much simpler could it be? Dine at Tableau, then walk 30 steps to enjoy a Le Petit production! It's a one-stop outing experience. Covered parking is conveniently close, and after the show, you can enjoy a nightcap or finish off the evening with dessert. The staff is professional but light hearted and happy to serve. There is no pressure to turn a table, so you can take your time enjoying special house drinks, fabulous appetizers, and exquisite entrees.
If you have to fight the crowds to get into the quarter, this is a great destination to soak up the ambiance and activity of Jackson Square and all the lovely shops near the restaurant.
Okay food, terrible service
We made an early dinner reservation (5:30) and even though there were at least twenty empty tables when we arrived, the hostess made us stand and wait for 5-10 minutes while she figured out where to seat us. We ordered a drink and a main course each, and it took us over an hour to get our meal. Finally, at 7:15, we had to aggressively flag down our server to ask for our check. The food was pretty good. The service was inexcusably poor.
Good but not great
Wife and I have dined at many NOLA eateries. Tableau was just slightly better than middle of the road. We started with appeitsers, the salad was ok and the seafood gumbo was average and only warm, not hot. My wife had the oriental snapper and I had the redfish Bienville. Both were good but did not wow us. Again the dishes did not arrive hot, seemed like they sat for a little while and had cooled some. We shared the Creme Brulee and that was outstanding. It was served in a shallow saucer with a nice sugar crust on top and decorated with powered sugar designs. I settled for a rose port because they were out of the 20 year old tawny (disappointing). The servers were very friendly but not overly attentive. We had to ask for water and for the daily specials.
Service was off
Had dinner there with my husband before a show at Le Petit. We had a reservation yet still had to wait although there were many empty tables. It seemed like there were some staffing issues and even though we had a waitress with an assistant it seemed like the service was not in sync ,it looked like tables seated after us received their food before us and I had to ask for bread and butter. We've eaten there before and totally enjoyed it. As I said it seemed like they were having staffing problems and we even overheard someone (the manager maybe?) ask one of the three young ladies at the reservation desk to call someone but that persons phone went directly to voicemail. I'd give them another shot because the food really is delicious and hopefully it was an off night.
Awesome Dinner in the French Quarter
The food and service were outstanding!! Our servers Keith and Miss Julia were informative, attentive (but not too much), and added to the enjoyment of the evening. The gumbo was the best that we had had in the French Quarter, and the Shrimp & Grits was amazing. The pace was relaxing. Miss Julia and Keith made sure we were done in time to go to the Petit Theater performance after dinner which is conveniently in the same building with a connecting door.
Restaurant was chosen for its proximity ...
Restaurant was chosen for its proximity to La Petit Theatre. Ambience with pictures from past shows was very pleasing and interesting. Food was very good and the bar served up delicious cocktails. Service was great so all in all it was a slam duck lovely evening..... dinner and a show .
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