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Chartres House

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$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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601 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Formerly Chartres House Cafe)
+1 504-586-8383
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Marietta, Georgia
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good Air conditioning on a hot day, with good red beans and rice and shrimp po-boys, great location just a block off Jackson Square.

Thank Spamky17
Evansville, Indiana
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221 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our original plan was to have a bite somewhere else across the street. However, once we arrived, the destination turned out to be a bank. What?? Instead, across the street was the open-air dining in the bar of the Chartres House. We checked the menu, and BAM! There was something we’d been talking about earlier in the day.. a Portabella... More 

Thank BradandStacy41
Dearborn, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place in the French Quarter; not on Bourbon Street. Very good food, and good portions (although I think it might have taken me a week to eat one of their po'boys. Good place to get an authentic meal. Two things: the place may not look as "nice" in the night, and the bathrooms, well, let's just say a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner was top notch: crawfish stuffed fish with steamed veggies and blackened chicken Alfredo. The fish was cooked perfectly and everything was fresh and delicious.

Thank nanb820
Las Vegas
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited NO in May. First time eating at this restaurant. The Gumbo Shop was closed, but a waiter recommended this place for a later dinner. My GF and I were seated on the balcony which was very nice. The Wait Staff was very attentive, but the food left a lot to be desired. One of my favorite dishes is Crawfish... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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225 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner before a show at the House of Blues. We were impressed by the food. Would have given it 5 stars if not for the service. The waitress disappeared for large chunks of time. The crystal wings, gumbo and po-boys are very good.

Thank latraveler393
Kitanakagusuku-son, Japan
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends had never been to New Orleans before so we sought out a place with a diverse selection of local foods. My one friend LOVED her sampler of jumbalaya, crawfish etoufee, and red beans n rice. Others enjoyed their meals too. This is my fifth time here so I've tried the famous foods. I tried the BBQ shrimp as... More 

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Cutler Ridge,
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in with friends on the last day of a convention. Some of the seating areas are right on the street - too much noise and exhaust for me. Got a table away from all that which also lowered the noise level. Started with crawfish bread for the table - could have polished off several orders of that easily. Can... More 

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Harrison, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was very slow even thou they were not busy. They also had bugs on the walls. Yes bugs, a roach climbed up the walk and one was in the ceiling. Server only asked once if we needed anything. Never came back to check on us. I had to stop him just to get the check.

Thank tbiggs159
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here several times and have never had a bad meal. Like sitting just inside where you can watch the people go by. You won't be hungry after the meal but get a piece of Chocolate Cake to go. You won't be disappointed

Thank Darren M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 (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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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