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Chartres House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
French Quarter
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601 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2111 (Formerly Chartres House Cafe)
+1 504-586-8383
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the duck empanadas they melt in your mouth great and the green tomatoes chips also perfectly cooked Great service

Thank Henry M
Ocean City, Maryland
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140 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found the Chartres House to be a bit of a disappointment. The fried alligator was just okay and I had much better elsewhere. Same could be said of the shrimp remoulade. Not to say anything was bad, but given the reputation, it was a little bit of a let-down. The bartender was friendly and attentive.

Thank brian k
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this restaurant due to its location away from the noise and crowds of bourbon street. The menu was typical of the other restaurants. We ordered alligator bites and a bowl of soup. When the food arrived we were actually quite stunned to see how small the portions were. The Alligator bites were $12.00 there where probably half a... More 

Thank Susan S
Joshua M, General Manager at Chartres House, responded to this review

Susan we are sorry you did not have a great experience. Thank you for the time to do a review. We use all reviews to coach our staff. I have spoken to all of the managers about this situation. If you are back in the area please stop by to enjoy a great experience. More 

New York City, New York
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staff was so friendly and helpful. Went with a party of 8 and the waitress offered and didn't seem bothered at all to do separate checks which was very appreciated. Spinach and artichoke dip is very good as well as the muffaletta. they have seating in the back and out in the garden. For stumbling into a place, you can... More 

Thank Deena F
Piedmont, South Carolina
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had there oysters, was disappointed how small it was and very pricy. In this area of New Orleans It seems that most of these restaurants are very high priced,

Thank marknlisa99
Joshua M, General Manager at Chartres House, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not have a great experience. We use all of our reviews to coach our team. I will bring this to the attention of the management team. More 

Panama City, Florida
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1,236 reviews
668 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the taste of New Orleans sampler and everything was tasty. Highly recommend the jambalaya and etouffee. Very friendly service too. Great location just off the square. Fair prices for the food and location. I would eat here again. Kids are okay, especially in the courtyard.

Thank Rather_Nomadic
New Orleans, Louisiana
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144 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and the BBQ shrimp are fantastic! Not really BBQ but the shrimp are about 8-10 inches long and delicious! Open late too. Tell them I sent you.

Thank SimbiPetwo
Leicester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here for lunch on Christmas Eve, they were pretty busy but we got a table on the balcony in the lovely sunshine. The lady that greeted us, seem to be a little put out that she had to escort us up stairs as 'she had just been up there', however, her colleague was very nice and took... More 

Thank APinkLady
New Jersey
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking around looking for a place to have dinner. We spotted this restaurant and after checking out the reviews at "trip" decided to give it a chance. We both ordered the blackened redfish. It was served with steamed veggies and jambalaya. It was delicious. A true thumbs up for this restaurant. By the way, good service also.

Thank lphelan
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, but I only had a burger. Prices were reasonable, view would have been nice but the street was dirty and would kick up when a large car or truck went down the street. Balcony was full, and everyone had a good time.

Thank Jim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2111 (Formerly Chartres House Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-586-8383
Chartres House is a local favorite—a French Quarter landmark serving casual dishes and classic drinks in an intimate, historical environment. This antebellum building, once a favorite haunt of Tennessee Williams, is now home to a menu featuring duck quesadillas, classic New Orleans BBQ shrimp, muffalettas and more. Dine on the balcony or in the intimate courtyard, or join the local crowd after hours for quick bites and cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
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