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The Original Pierre Maspero's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade
Crispy fried green tomatoes topped with seasoned, grilled Gulf shrimp and Louisiana remoulade dressing
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A creamy blend of spinach and artichokes, topped with melted Mozzarella cheese and served with toast points
Crab Cakes
Two pan-fried crab cakes made with Louisiana blue crab, onions, peppers and seasoning topped with our tangy housemade sauce served with mirliton slaw
Seafood Pistolettes
Golden French rolls filled with a creamy cheese sauce with Gulf shrimp, bell peppers and onions stuffed in two pistolettes topped with Parmesan cheese
Fried Alligator
Tender strips of fried alligator served with mirliton slaw and gator sauce
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
Fresh Gulf shrimp sautéed in a classic New Orleans BBQ-style sauce served with French bread
Natchitoches Meat Pies
Crispy fried meat pies served with Cajun ranch for dipping
Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
Classic dark roux, onions, peppers, celery, chicken and andouille sausage, finished with rice
French Onion Soup
A rich broth with smothered onions topped with a crispy crouton and melted Swiss and Provolone cheeses
Grilled Shrimp Caesar
Marinated grilled shrimp served on top of crisp romaine and seasoned croutons, tossed in a classic Caesar dressing and topped with Parmesan cheese
Blue Crab & Creole Tomato
Blue crab meat tossed with shallots, fresh herbs and a creamy dressing set atop a Creole tomato and baby greens
Grilled Chicken Goddess Salad
Marinated grilled chicken, baby greens, cucumbers, baby heirloom tomatoes, carrots, pickled onions and our own Green Goddess & Creole dressings
Crescent City Sampler
Sampling of the city's best dishes-Cajun Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffée and Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
Crawfish Etouffee
Slow-simmered stew with Creole spices, onions, peppers, celery and crawfish, served over white rice
Red Beans & Rice
Creamy, slow-cooked red beans served with white rice, topped with andouille and alligator sausage
Seafood Pot Pie
Gulf shrimp, blue crab, fresh herbs in a rich cream sauce with Parmesan cheese served over a buttermilk biscuit
Chicken & Waffles
Southern fried Airline chicken breast served on top of a Belgian waffle with a honey Tabasco glaze
Blackened Jambalaya
Cajun seasoned chicken and sausage jambalaya topped with your choice of blackened chicken or shrimp
Shrimp & Grits
Gulf shrimp lightly sauteed in white wine and butter with heirloom tomatoes, shallots, fresh herbs and Chisesi's ham served over our creamy cheese grits
Maspero's Crawfish & Tasso Pasta
Fettucine pasta tossed in a crawfish and tasso Cajun cream sauce
Crab Cake Maspero
Three house special crab cakes served on a bed of sautéed spinach, heirloom tomato, mushrooms and onions, topped with our tangy housemade sauce
Ribeye Steak
Certified Angus Beef served with our chef's vegetables
French Fries
Mirliton Slaw
Smoked Potato Puree
Creamy Cheese Grits
Sautéed Vegetables
Fried Crawfish
Fresh-catch Louisiana seafood fried to perfection with our house blend seafood seasoning served with french fries, hush puppies, French bread, tartar and cocktail sauce
Southern Fried Fish Platter
Fried crawfish tails and crawfish etouffee
Choice of any two
Served with pomme frites
Cochon de Lait Po-Boy
Slow-roasted pork served with green tomato relish and Creole mustard
Roast Beef Po-Boy
Juicy roast beef dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and Tabasco mayo
Southern Fried Fish Po-Boy
Golden fried Gulf fish strips dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and Tabasco mayo
Fried Shrimp Po-Boy
Gulf shrimp fried to a golden brown dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickle and Tabsaco mayo
Chisesi Ham & Cheese
A half pound of Chisesi ham, Cheddar cheese, Tabasco mayo and pickles
Chicken BLT
Grilled chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato and Green Goddess dressing
Hot Brown
Cajun-fried turkey served open-face on savory French toast topped with pepper jack cheese, grilled tomato and Applewood-smoked bacon
A New Orleans original-salami and ham topped with melted Provolone cheese and our own unique olive salad
Maspero's Burger
Half pound burger, flame-grilled to perfection and served on a seeded bun, fully dressed with bacon and Cheddar cheese
Pierre Maspero’s is a local destination for relaxed dining in a historic setting—offering authentic New Orleans cuisine in a comfortable New Orleans landmark property. Watch the crowds go by as you enjoy traditional New Orleans entrées in one of the city’s most historic buildings. Come in for breakfast, linger for lunch or just swing by for a refreshing cocktail. Hearty meals in a historic setting!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Pierre Maspero’s for breakfast and had a good but forgettable experience. But today, we went for lunch and it’s the meal we will not forget any time soon! Firstly, our server Shelley was amazing! She was high energy, attentive (despite how busy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 25katherinem
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for authentic creole seafood. The menu selection was very limited. Most offerings were fried. While we were waiting for our food to arrive, a roach crawled across the mirror our table was pushed up against. The waitress killed it and moments later...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a perfect spot to sit at the bar and enjoy a great dinner! And most delicious dessert! My server/bartender recommended some sort of praline cheesecake - it was THE BEST THING EVER!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelGirly2019
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks TravelGirly2019 and don't worry we'll keep those desserts coming next time.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found it increasingly difficult to select a restaurant for the time we needed in and around the French Quarter before attending a concert we flew down here for. Most of the highly rated restaurants didn't even open until 5:00 and many were booked for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 294granth
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks 294granth for noticing how fast the food comes out. With only 20 tables our kitchen is allowed to never get to overwhelmed with tickets ensuring quick food preparation. You ordered some wonderful dishes and next time you're in town you should definitely try our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience at this restaurant. Our waitress Sophie was the highlight, she was very warm, friendly and bubbly. She gave us great advice on the menu and her favourite. I had the crab cakes and the shrimp and grits on her recommendation....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 145alisong
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much 145alisong as we appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of great food in New Orleans, but Pierre Masperos is the best. The appetizers are all delicious, but I especially recommend the seafood pistolettes and the crab cakes. As for the entrees, the crawfish etoufee and the jambalaya are great. As...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KiraMelinda
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

KMelindaG you have no idea what an honor and compliment it is to be considered your favorite restaurant in New Orleans. We try our best to stay consistent and provide a wonderful dining experience at the same time. We are so glad you all noticed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a full day of sightseeing and mule ride(see my review) We explored the French Quarter. We were hungry for dinner. We decided to give this place a try, after looking around and nothing caught our eye. As a bonus, It was also a historical...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ErisShaw
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ErisShaw and we will definitely let the Chef know/read your review. We try very hard to ensure we match great service with amazing food that equals a wonderful experience. We can't wait to have you all again very soon and yes you must...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside looking over their breakfast menu the LA Lost Bread caught my attention, so in we went. Mary was our server, what a hoot. No coffee needed with her as your server! I ordered the bread and my girlfriend ordered an omelette. My LA Lost...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chefpeppers
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great feedback and we'll work to improve the areas of opportunity immediately.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were wandering the Quarter looking for a place to eat brunch without a wait. So glad we stumbled upon this place. The brunch was delicious (I had the andouille sausage and eggs). My only disappointment is that we were not in town long enough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ElizabethCParks
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you ElizabethCParks for your amazing feedback. We are so glad Ms. Mary provided you all with a memorable dining experience and we can't wait to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Grand Gallette and my husband had the Lost Toast. Delicious! A great way to end our stay in NOLA on Christmas day. The place was packed and the service was running hard, but friendly. Its one of the oldest places in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kfabbrolous
Victor A, General Manager at The Original Pierre Maspero's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback and we can't wait to have you and your party in again.

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September 2, 2018|
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Response from Chris5038 | Reviewed this property |
No not for crabs, I would have to go to Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar.
Rebecca B
September 3, 2016|
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Response from CarmelaB232 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't but we had to wait outside for a table for about 15 min which was okay because we had looked at the menu so we already had an idea of what we wanted and it was warm to stay outside. I would recommend reservations... More
March 3, 2016|
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Response from tasha1998 | Reviewed this property |
We were celebrating our anniversary, and the bill was around $79 for two people. We had a specialty drink with our meal, so we felt the prices were reasonable and it was a lovely experience. I guess you could contact them... More
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