Evangeline Restaurant

The French Quarter’s Best Cajun Cuisine

Get a taste of Louisiana culture and cuisine. Come enjoy authentic recipes and drink specials while you relax in our beautiful courtyard as you eat. Call for reservations.

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Fresh Louisiana Cuisine

We specialize in fresh, seasonal cuisine with ingredients purchased directly from local markets and fishermen.

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Courtyard Dining

Enjoy our large and beautiful French Quarter courtyard – relax with friends and family over hand-crafted libations and savor some of our Cajun favorites.

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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just stopping in for a taste, Evangeline is the place to be!

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Fried Alligator & Waffles

$16.95
$16.95

Join us for brunch! Available Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Add Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $20.00 (with entrée Purchase).

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Evangeline is a welcoming space where the goal is to make every customer feel as if they’re at home. Specialties include alligator and crawfish dishes; we focus heavily on these proteins in true Lafayette Breaux Bridge style, one-pot cooking.

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“We are passionate about creating delicious home-cooked meals for locals and our welcomed guests to New Orleans. Although we had closed March 16th through June 15th, due to the pandemic; we reopened and have continued to rebuild, month by month. It has been extremely tough, but we are committed to being a New Orleans staple.”

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The restaurant’s patio is the perfect spot to spend late summer days enjoying a drink and a meal and taking in the sounds of New Orleans.

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Featured on Season 2 Episode 10 of “Burgers, Brew & ‘Que”, Michael Symon stopped in to try an updated take on a traditional grits dish – which he described to “wake you up in the morning and put you to bed at night.”

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Katie M.
Katie M.
November 20, 2021.
We were a walk in and luckily grabbed a table because of a last minute cancellation. I'm so happy luck was on our side! They make a great cosmo. We shared the house salad with blackened shrimp as a starter. Whatever seasoning they use, it's wonderful and please let me in on the secret! The redfish was a huge portion and had so much flavor. The jambalaya was also a fan favorite. Make sure you save room for dessert! We loved it so much we came back for brunch the next day. Um HELLO endless mimosas! And they were perfectly crafted to give a buzz without feeling like garbage. I highly recommend the crawfish Étouffée!
Krysta M.
Krysta M.
November 18, 2021.
My husband and I booked Evangeline to celebrate our anniversary while we were on vacation on New Orleans. We had a wonderful time and our waiter Nick was awesome. He helped make our anniversary 10/10. The food and drinks were also 10/10. And when you visit definitely save room for the Beignet Bread pudding dessert. You won't be disappointed.
Kayla H.
Kayla H.
November 6, 2021.
Incredible service and delicious food! The crawfish grits was amazing and my Bloody Mary was one of the best I've had. Beth was a fantastic server. We will definitely be back!
Sara H.
Sara H.
November 5, 2021.
Amazing food! Shrimp and grits was delicious and potentially heart stopping, fried green tomatoes were tangy and cocktails were on pointe. The bar tenders were friendly and helpful. A little Cajun music would be my only recommendation.
Deb A.
Deb A.
October 31, 2021.
Best service in town! Beth was a fantastic server and made us feel right at home. Will definitely come back the next time we are in town. Show some love for this incredible place.
Amy B.
Amy B.
October 30, 2021.
Found Evangeline while wondering the streets of NOLA and boy were we pleasantly surprised! Rick, David Solomon, and Chef Ronald were amazing! We tried the Debutante, the mule, and the Pimm's cup along with the sausage sampler. Everything was excellent! We would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the city. We will be back on our next trip!
Cameron V.
Cameron V.
October 24, 2021.
This place had a great vibe. It is small on the inside but they have a gorgeous courtyard in the back. The crawfish and grits was really good. My mom had the pasta Evangeline with chicken since she doesn't do shrimp. It was delicious. There is no picture of the butter cake we had for dessert because it was so good we forgot to take a picture. Check this place out for sure.
Ryan  M.
Ryan M.
October 19, 2021.
Great restaurant!!  Really enjoyed our meal.  Our server was new but did an excellent job.  I had even left my credit card in the bill folder when we left.  The owner told me he had tried to chase me down but lost us in the crowd.  They put my card behind the bar, answered our emails when the place was closed, and met me during off hours to get it back to me before we left town.  Great experience all around.  I'll definitely be returning next time we're in town!!
Regina G.
Regina G.
October 8, 2021.
5/5 hands down. This restaurant was my favorite place I've eaten at during my NOLA visit. If I had one complaint, it was that our server was slow..... extremely slow. But the food made up for it. We came here on the 4th of July and it was so nice that the restaurant was decorated! The hostess was so kind (secretly want to be his friend lol) and the atmosphere was lovely on the patio. We got there fried green tomato appetizer to start. Had delicious drinks especially catered to the 4th of July. And then we had 2 delicious entrees. I can't remember the names, but it was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to come back when we visit again!
adamsls
adamsls
July 10, 2021.
Great meal Absolutely fantastic little spot. Staff were phenomenal and very accommodating to my young kids. The food was wonderful to boot! Will return during my next trip to New Orleans.
Catherine B
Catherine B
June 7, 2021.
Great option for local Gluten Free It's hard to find local cuisine that's also gluten free, but here we ordered the crawfish & grits (creamy & a little sour), jambalaya (perfectly spicy - our fav), and the fried green tomatoes (solid? I never had them before so hard to compare). I wanted to get the alligator & catfish but they are not on the lunch menu. We also had a bottomless mimosa (super weak and mostly just OJ) and bloody Mary (these were the correct strength & the first was well dressed). The staff were great & attentive - quick to refill our drinks. I'm definitely going back, but will avoid the mimosas next time!
Julia P
Julia P
May 22, 2021.
Get the crawfish and grits! You have to get the crawfish and grits! So delicious, and we ordered some fried alligator was a must as well. Our waitress was so great, I would go back here for my meal! The jambalaya was just okay - but otherwise everything was great!
twinmom8
twinmom8
April 27, 2021.
Wonderful dinner Last night in New Orleans and we found this place around corner from hotel. The place looks small from the street but they have a cute courtyard area in the back. Such great weather we decided to sit outside. We ordered 2 appetizers, the fried alligator & fried green tomatoes, both delicious. For dinner we decided to split the pasta & redfish with crawfish pesto. We finished off with the bread pudding Beignet. Service was fantastic, quick and attentive server. The place was nit crowded like the other NO eateries. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing dinner.
Runnerny2244
Runnerny2244
April 25, 2021.
Good Food, Slow Service The food is great here. Sat out in the courtyard for dinner. Service was really slow, from getting drinks, to apps, to the actual meal. We did have dessert, and the bread pudding beignets were amazing. I thought the jambalaya was a little bland.
Zane A
Zane A
April 20, 2021.
Nice quiet place with good food. Saturday night dinner @ 6:00pm Small bar/restaurant. Sat inside since it was a touch warm and muggy, It was quiet in the bar part of the house, just us and another table of people inside. The patio looked nice and comfy. Service was perfect, friendly, and timed well. No rush and yet not slow. The drinks were cool and tasty, the food was tremendous. Gumbo, etouffee, and the seafood platter. All quite good and well portioned. Have to have the bread pudding done beignet style...Bread pudding, fried, powdered with sugar, topped with whipped cream in a pool of honey whiskey sauce ...just wow. Nice to find an old-fashioned feeling place in the great corporate world of restaurants. We reccomned.
TlvGilad
TlvGilad
April 18, 2021.
Good food, good service, works for kids The food was good, the waiters were very nice, service was fast. Kids also found dishes they liked. When they heard that one of us is celebrating his birthday they complimented us with a dessert on the house. Table cloths can add to the experience, but all together a good resturant with fair prices.
Sharon I
Sharon I
April 11, 2021.
Great Restaurant in French Quarter We found this just walking and noticed sign for a courtyard. We went back that night for dinner and loved this place. Cute courtyard in back that is quiet and romantic. Not a huge menu but plenty of choices. I had Pasta Evangeline - Fettuccini & Louisiana Gulf shrimp sautéed in white wine & olive oil with fresh scallions, garlic, tomato, and mushrooms. My husband had a special which was red fish. We split bourbon pecan pie. This was the best meal we had in New Orleans this trip. Our waiter, Brent, couldn't have been better - very attentive and friendly. The food came out fast, we didn't have to wait for a table. Highly recommend.
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