Spared the wrecking ball in 2013 (it almost succumbed to a T-shirt-shop takeover), this 1856 landmark is now more precious than ever (and spiffier, after the old-line dining room’s revamp last year). Its perfect Sazerac and anti-nouvelle, fork-tender brisket are blessings to be cherished. The threat of closure also kick-started some needed changes to the menu and decor (style-wise, you’d never know, but it’s eons fresher). There’s an a la carte menu now, but being traditionalists, we still say opt for the six-course prix-fixe menu with a choice of entrées. Choose the veal chop or the soft-shell crab meunière (when in season) or go off-menu for the baked garlic chicken Bonne Femme. It’s solid if not earth-shattering, authentic Creole cooking, from the sinus-clearing shrimp rémoulade appetizer to the last bread pudding bite. Do visit their famous bar before or after dinner.
New Orleans› Restaurant
823 Decatur St
Our Rating Neighborhood French Quarter Hours Mon–Fri 11am–3pm; Sat–Sun 10am–3pm; daily 5pm–close Phone 504/525-8676 Prices Main courses $13–$22 lunch, $22–$39 dinner; add $25 to entree price for 5-course dinner Cuisine Type Classic Creole Web site Tujague’s
Map823 Decatur St New Orleans
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