Worth a detour

One block from Jackson Square and just across the street from the French Market, Tujague’s (pronounced “Two Jacks”) has defined Creole food for over a century-and-a-half. Its bill of fare is simplicity itself – a fixed-price, five-course dinner so limited in scope that there is no printed menu. The waiter tells you what there is in the way of entrees, including such choices as crawfish in cream sauce, garlic chicken bonne femme, shrimp etouffee, baked cornish hens, and filet mignon.

Every meal begins with shrimp remoulade, then soup, then a serving of brisket with spicy horseradish sauce. There is Creole salad, hot French bread, your entrée from a selection of three or four, and, of course, bread pudding for dessert (or, if you must, pecan pie). The beverages we recommend are Tujague’s brand beer and after-dinner coffee. Coffee is served in a glass, the way it has been at Tujeague’s since James Buchanan was President, the way we hope it always will be.

Just like café au lait and beignets on the other side of Decatur Street, a plate of beef brisket at Tujague’s is an essential New Orleans dining experience.


What to Eat
Tujague’s, Chicken Bonne Femme
Chicken Bonne Femme
You get a choice of about four entrees. Chicken Bonne Femme, not one of the choices, is always available to those who ask.
Tujague’s, Brisket with Creole Sauce
Brisket with Creole Sauce
Everyone gets the third course, brisket with Creole sauce. It's the most famous dish in the house, and some people love it and others don't see the point. An unspoken option: you may replace the brisket with a highly regarded antipasto salad.
Tujague’s, Shrimp Remoulade
Shrimp Remoulade
Everyone gets shrimp remoulade as their first course. The dish is most notable for the bright, mustardy sauce.
Tujague’s, Bread
It's not a meal in New Orleans without the local light-textured, crackle-crusted bread.
Tujague’s, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
The second course is soup, and it varies. This one is a chicken and sausage gumbo.
Tujague’s, Coffee
Coffee is served the old-fashioned way, in glass tumblers.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday5pm - 9pm
Wednesday2:30pm - 9pm
Thursday2:30pm - 9pm
Friday11am - 10pm
Saturday10am - 10pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 3 MILES | 30 min

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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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