The Best Place to Get French Creole Cuisine in New Orleans

Tableau, Dickie Brenan’s newest restaurant

Located on picturesque Jackson Square at Le Petit Theatre, Tableau is Dickie Brennan’s newest restaurant. Tableau has quickly been propelled into the ranks of New Orleans restaurants where visitors and locals, solo travelers and large parties, can happily coexist.

Brennan opened Tableau in the Spring of 2013 inside a renovated portion of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. The restaurant appears to be as tall as it is wide, with a grand staircase spanning three stories, connecting private dining areas (third floor) stacked on top of a lounge, more dining rooms and a wrap-around balcony (second floor) overlooking Jackson Square. The street level space feels, thanks to a series of French doors, like an annexation of Jackson Square. The first floor also features courtyard seating, for an authentic New Orleans dining experience. With intimate table settings in both the first floor dining room, courtyard, bar, and on the second floor balcony, solo travelers will feel comfortable while enjoying excellent dishes and gorgeous views of the city's most iconic attraction

French Creole with a Twist


The menu showcases regional ingredients and classic French Creole dishes with a unique twist. The cuisine is sophisticated, yet true to tradition, with great depth of flavor and imagination. The Demi-Grand appetizer with Shrimp Remoulade, Truffled Crab Fingers, and Crabmeat Ravigote is a favorite amongst visitors. The dinner menu contains classics like Redfish Bienville, BBQ Shrimp and Grits, and Chicken Tableau, all with modern twists. Guests enjoy a front row seat to the culinary action beside the open kitchen in the restaurant’s main dining room. The restaurant’s dessert menu is one of the largest around. Pretty much everyone on staff recommends the praline monkey bread pudding and the tart a la bouille, a relatively obscure Cajun custard pie.

Happy Hour at Tableau

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If you can make the restaurant's Happy Hour, you are in for a treat. From 2 pm - 6 pm daily, select small plates, including Magnolia Vodka Cured Gravla, Truffle Fries, and Filet Mignon Sliders, are half off. All wines and beers on tap are also half off and select cocktails, including Dark and Stormy's and French 75's, are only $5. You are able to get plenty of food and drink for under $30!

With Tableau, Dickie Brennan and Company offer tourist and locals alike a convenient and grand restaurant experience that won't break the bank. A welcoming place for where solo travelers can  enjoy a quintessentially New Orleans meal with the best views in the city! 

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