Laurel Oak Restaurant

4.7
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
We are currently closed as a result of the order by the city of New Orleans due to the Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars. We look forward to being able to serve you once this pandemic has been resolved.

Laurel Oak is a southern brasserie & cocktail bar concept born from the roots of both French and Southern cooking. We love food, and we want you to join us.

Complimentary specials

Social Hour special menu pricing Monday thru Friday 4pm - 6pm

Enjoy $6 Wine and Well Cocktails along with $3 Beers and a special Social Hour Menu featuring Small Bites attractively priced

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vipAmyA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BBQ Shrimp is amazing! Wonderful service and beautiful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Restaurant was pretty much empty when we arrived. Yet we were seated directly under the air conditioning vent. Our server was overly attentive. The smoked redfish appetizer was very good. The burger and chicken sandwich, were good but not great. The beignet dessert (3 very small ones) was disappointing.

Laurel Oak Restaurant
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hello, We apologize that your visit was disappointing. I have shared this feedback to our culinary team. We also apologize for the overly attentive staff. I am sure your server was excited to have a table since tourism is quickly declining. We hope that you are able to give us another chance to earn a better review. All the best, Management

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MaaritL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their fryer was broken so they could not serve all the items on the menu. However, the server was very accommodating and made sure we were able to order our food. The biscuits are to die for!

Laurel Oak Restaurant
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi MaaritL, With the fryer being broken for a few days, it was the worst timing for our new restaurant. We really appreciate that you still dined with us and had an amazing meal! Thank you for your feedback. Now that our fryer is fixed, you'll have to come back and try our famous hushpuppies. Best,

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vipGeorgeR8
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome - on every level - hostess became concierge and wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was impeccable

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new restaurant. Food is delicious and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

ordered the jerk spiced duck. beans were salty and duck was overcooked. food also took awhile

Laurel Oak Restaurant
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hello, We apologize for what happened during your visit. We are a little over 2 months old, and are still working out the kinks in service and food. We hope that you are able to give us another chance to earn those last 2 stars. Best, Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group of 10 for a business dinner and I stumbled onto this location after trying several others for reservations. The reviews were all dead in! This place is amazing. It was a pleasant 4 minute walk from our hotel. Our table was ready the minute we walked in. And, Patrick was totally amazing. I was so happy when he approached our table and said he was serving us as several others mentioned he was great.

The food was delicious, delivery in a timely manner and the suggestions offered on ordering was dead on! We have a fantastic dinner. The restaurant itself was super cool, very cozy and comfortable with a bit of a modern flare.

You will not be disappointed.

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vipLoriL
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even during Mardi Gras! We were a party of 6 and we all enjoyed our meals and drinks!

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IRISHANGEL
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good variety with friendly service, reasonable wine list and good food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is so fun! Patrick is the best, definitely worth going, food was delicious, great variety!

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vipMartinigurl
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great food! Great service!! But room was not inviting or warm feeling... and way too loud. My husband and I could not even have a conversation without yelling across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Worst service we’ve had in very long time. Couldn’t get server’s attention for water refills or anything because she was nowhere to be found or talking and laughing with other staff and had her back to our table most of the night. Asked 3 times for check. Embarrassed to have brought out of town guests there for this experience.
Really too bad as food was quite good and interesting but in this market too many great options to put up with such a poorly run front of house.

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vipSalbertsons
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! Everything from the decor to food and drinks were fabulous. The redfish dip is a must. Delicious. We also had the redfish as the main course. It was perfectly cooked and beautifully served. Finally, you can’t pass up the salted caramel beignets. Delicious.

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StephenM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laurel Oak was a last minute reservation and was the happiest stumble upon we could have asked for. If you eat here and are lucky enough to sit in Patrick's section be prepared for a few laughs and some witty repartee because he will bring it. The food is somehow both classic Southern fare that Grandma used to make and elevated cuisine worthy of any high end restaurant. Have some hush-puppies and some beignets to bookend your meal and you will not be disappointed. The duck confit fries are absolutely incredible as is the hanger steak that it comes with. The jerk duck is cooked perfectly and literally melts in the mouth. Don't worry about remembering any of this, though, because should you forget what delicious morsel you went for, Patrick will be waiting with a joke and a perfect suggestion. Come to New Orleans. Eat here. You will not regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

First time at Laurel Oak. Our waiter was great, attentive and informative. Food was ok but the value was way overpriced. Not enough food on the plate nor that tasteful for what we paid. The one particular thing that we did not appreciate nor happy about was the fact that we had to pay for water. If I remember correctly $8 a bottle. For a restaurant that is just starting out, we believe that’s just taking advantage of the customer. You are paying for the location and in my opinion you can get better food around the area for less.

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vipLadySharon
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waiter, Patrick. We made excellent suggestions, kept us apprised of when to expect our next course, and our drinks were refilled perfectly. But that's not the best part. The food was delicious. My husband said he could make a meal of the hush puppies. The flat iron steak was seared and done to perfection, and don't get me started on the fries finished in duck fat. Very French. The decor is beautifully modern chic. If we're ever back in NOLA we will return here.

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JerseyGirlinAustin
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have my go-to restaurants in New Orleans, but my flight was delayed and this restaurant was recommended and was near my hotel. The wine list was solid and the cab I ordered was delicious. The dessert (the beignets) were outstanding - and that’s saying a lot in New Orleans. The side salad I had was good - but the main course itself was lackluster. Shrimp that tasted gritty and not fresh in a city known for its seafood. Maybe my fault for ordering seafood late on a Wednesday night.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, beautiful atmosphere!

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vipJake
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing and a must dine in New Orleans!!! The food was delightfully prepared with unique distinct touches. They made a southern favorite like hush puppies go from a comfort food classic to modern tasty cuisine. The food, the drinks, the service, and the ambience are all spot on. Coming from DC, I was this place was there! I cannot day enough about how much a of a hidden gem this place is and that the food is best value I’ve had in a long time. The chicken and sausage gumbo was super tasty (and much appreciated by those allergic to shellfish but enjoy gumbo), and the Springer Mountain Brick Chicken was the best chicken I’ve ever had. Many thanks to Stephanie for being a gracious server and host, and to the bar for our custom cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food, surpassed expectations. Apps that you must try: Benton’s Ham Tartine and Tempura Maitake Mushrooms. We loved all the entrees we tried: Gnocchi, Hanger Steak, Jerk Duck, and Brick Chicken. Save room for dessert! Blue corn cake was divine, salted caramel beignets, and coconut custard were both excellent. Service was good, but could be more knowledgeable about the food and drink menu particulars. Value was there also, solid wine bottle options available with the $$$ price tag. Will definitely be back!

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vipStacyg
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall found it super charming and a fun and unique expression of southern favorites. The smoked redfish dip, pimento burrata and blue corn cake sour cherry desert were all spot on!

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vipKoryA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was exceptional five stars - best meal I have had in years - inventive flavorful fresh great presentation - beautiful space - pricing was on par with everywhere else we ate - do not leave without trying the star dish the hushpuppies; the burrata pimento was great (as for extra bread), the brick chicken was a winner and crispy cauliflower. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipKrisO
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the casual, yet modern feel. The space is very light and roomy! Our server was excellent! She was attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious, however if you like large portions you may need to order more plates. We enjoyed the variety of choices and all were pleased with their dishes. When the food took longer than the owner’s wait time, we were given glasses of bubbly (we had not complained-all offered by restaurant ). We will be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Waiter “Carrie” ever!

JT
JonT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Both the food and the service were good. We had the hush puppies, redfish dip and cauliflower for appetizers, they tasted great and came out right away. It took a long time to get our entrees-we got the chicken sandwich and the hanger steak and both were good. The quality level and the pricing are a little mismatched, but overall not bad.

The biggest impact was the ambiance. The lighting over the tables is bright white LED bulbs. A lower lumen, warm bulb or a dimmer bulb would make for a better dining experience. The space is nicely finished in a lot of hard surfaces making it sound cavernous. It was hard to hear each other speak when sitting next to each other. Maybe add some textiles to the wall or acoustic panels on the ceiling to make it less jarring.

Overall it was a great night out, just a few tweaks and it would be up there on our list with Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle.

Laurel Oak Restaurant
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hi JonT, We are so proud of our food and service at Laurel Oak. We appreciate your feedback. Laurel Oak will be undergoing changes to the lighting and adding textiles around the restaurant to control the acoustics. We hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Management

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding find just off the French quarter. It’s a new place in the magnolia hotel. It has a really cool vibe and the service was fantastic. I started with their version of a Sazurac and loved it. We had a few apps including the burrata which was to die for. The fried chicken sandwich was the best I’ve ever had. I also tried my colleagues steak and it was delicious as well. I’ll definitely go back when I’m in town again.

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vipAST1
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. I had the brick chicken and it was out of this world. Great staff. Great food. Great atmosphere!

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vipChristineW
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was our server and he made our experience special. He recommended cocktails and dishes, all of which were exceptional. My husband has the red fish while I had the gnocchi. Oh so good. Definitely a find in the heart of NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick served up with lots of personality and enthusiasm. The food was as he promised, delicious! He was quick to make recommendations and made our experience memorable! We will definitely keep this on our list for our next visit to New Orleans.

PN
PinotNoirFan
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed everything about this new spot in the CBD. My wife LOVED the duck and I really enjoyed the gumbo and chicken sandwich. Brownie dessert with banana was lovely.

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vipAST1
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal. I highly recommend the mushroom dish over hummus. Hander steak with crab meat was melt in your mouth delicious. Beautiful restaurant and excellent staff. I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing meal. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because there were shrimp shells in my entree (redfish).

MC
vipMichaelC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal. The flank steak was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived at laurel oak, we were pleasantly surprised at the ambience. It was modern and classic with a quiet well lite environment. Then the food... it was AMAZING. We had for starters the cauliflower and the hush puppies with honey and butter. Both were so good we could have licked our plates. The cauliflower was an Asian style sauce with peanuts and mint leaves which was to die for. The hushpuppies were served in a honey butter which was also delicious. One of us has the oysters in a jalapeño aioli. Hands down the best fried oysters we have ever had. My dad had the burger with duck fat fries which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had the steak tartare and frites as well as the burrata with pimento cheese. We happened upon this spot but I predict that a few weeks from now you will have trouble getting reservations! We are going back for dinner tonight!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Such good food, friendly service, and cute ambience. Our server explained everything to us in detail. Our cocktails were on point and the food was delicious. You won’t regret coming here for any occasion.

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vipcoach
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely outstanding dining experience! Innovative dishes and fantastic flavors - highly recommended!!

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vipMiley
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has only been open for a few weeks but service was very good as was the food. Cute place with a nice bar. Will return and recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great everything. Highly recommend

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Laurel Oak Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 571-7492.

Laurel Oak Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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