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Napoleon House

500 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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(504) 522-4152


  • Monday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Cuisine: Bars, Cafes, Italian Restaurants, Most Romantic Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 125 reviews

price range:Less than $10

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  • Jessi PWe always stop and get a muffuletta when I'm NOLA. We also tried the raspberry cream soda and was very pleased!

    55555 by Jessi P

  • Stella R.The food & drinks are great, atmosphere is what I'd expect, the service mediocre. The Muffuletta is good for sharing!

    33333 by Stella R.

  • Kameron KIf here for the first time get the Pimm's cocktail and Muffeleta Sandwich.

    33333 by Kameron K

  • Ariana VGreat Pimm's cup, muffaletta sandwich (quarter-size shown!), and creole tomato caprese salad.

    55555 by Ariana V

  • Doug BThe short guy never made it, but we did thankfully. Can't think of any other time I've been to a National Historic Site and had a killer po' boy at the same time.

    33333 by Doug B

  • Kelsey MPimms Cup and the Po'Boys are large enough to split between two people.

    55555 by Kelsey M

  • Esmeralda LAdemás del exquisito sabor de los platillos, el lugar esta increíble, es mejor ir por la noche para ver el lugar alumbrado.

    55555 by Esmeralda L

  • Dizzle J.Get a go cup

    33333 by Dizzle J.

  • Daniel S.Drinks are fine, ambiance even better but the food is crap

    33333 by Daniel S.

  • Impe SGood location but personeel it's sloooow

    33333 by Impe S

  • Zahra IThey make very good Cocktails. Perfect Jumpalaya and fried shrimp

    55555 by Zahra I

  • Emily KaneLife-changing muffuletta with somewhat ridiculous sizes. You won't need more than a half.

    55555 by Emily Kane

  • William GWell worth a stop here if you come to NOLA

    55555 by William G

  • William GAtmosphere! Great place for a relaxing beverage

    55555 by William G

  • jbrotherloveThe Englishman's Pimm's is what you're looking for. A bit more bite than the original.

    33333 by jbrotherlove

  • Steve BThe muffaletta sandwich was beyond outstanding!

    55555 by Steve B

  • Daniel aMuffaletta is good, as is the alligator sausage po boy...

    55555 by Daniel a

  • Victor L.Pimm's cup. That's all you need to know. Take it to go if you don't have time to drink it there.

    55555 by Victor L.

  • Nathan EThe garden sandwich is superb!

    55555 by Nathan E

  • Maggie MGet the bruschetta!! And request a table on the patio

    55555 by Maggie M

  • Colby R.I'd never heard of a muffuletta before but it still tasted great.

    33333 by Colby R.

  • Fodor's Travel EAlthough the Pimm’s Cup was invented in England, the Napoleon House is credited with popularizing it in New Orleans. The bar makes theirs with Pimm’s #1, lemonade, 7-Up, and cucumber.

    55555 by Fodor's Travel E

  • Marigny9The building's history oozes from every dark corner of the bar. Go for the pedigreed Sazerac with wormwood.

    55555 by Marigny9

  • Camille WAsk to sit outside on their patio, it's a nice cozy environment. Otherwise we tried the gumbo and poy-boy for the first time, and we loved it! Everything was fresh and delicious. Worth stopping at!

    55555 by Camille W

  • Natalie S.A pims cup and a muffuletta sandwich are you need. Both are insanely delicious. My best friend grew up eating here and she said it's as good now as when she was a kid.

    55555 by Natalie S.

  • Gabriel H.My favorite place to grab an afternoon cocktail in the French Quarter.

    55555 by Gabriel H.

  • Gabriel H.They are famous for their Pimm's Cup. That fame is well deserved.

    55555 by Gabriel H.

  • Adam James RealtyThis is where they invented the Pimm's Cup. An absolute must have!

    55555 by Adam James Realty

  • Mirella B.Stopped here for a bevvy. Cool dark bar.

    55555 by Mirella B.

  • Sue D.Pimms Cup + Muffaletta = heaven!!

    55555 by Sue D.

  • Juieta C.Slow service!

    22222 by Juieta C.

  • Mike W.I spy roaches. Strange music selection too, but the Pimm's Cup and Sazerac are damn good.

    33333 by Mike W.

  • Amy WangFeel it is overrated. It is nice, and pretty but food is just okay

    33333 by Amy Wang

  • Chris N.Muffuletta is great and served warm!

    55555 by Chris N.

  • Parul B.Stunning stunning decor, historic location, great food. Highly recommended.

    55555 by Parul B.

  • Chris B.Try the Pimm's Cup.

    55555 by Chris B.

  • Kathryn I.Stick to the NOLA classics: jambalaya and muffuletta with a Pimms Cup, to stay safe on menu.

    55555 by Kathryn I.

  • Lauren StirlingGreat for drinks

    55555 by Lauren Stirling

  • Gabriel H.Great cocktails. Particularly the Pimm's Ginger Julep and the Original Pimm's Cup

    55555 by Gabriel H.

  • Steven D.There is reason why they are famous 😛

    33333 by Steven D.

  • Matthew Butlereat fried oysters, gumbo and lobster

    55555 by Matthew Butler

  • Tony M.Loved the Muffalata sandwich here. The courtyard has some serious heaters in the winter.

    55555 by Tony M.

  • Steve M.If you go for the Sazerac, you gotta top it with Absinthe. So good.

    55555 by Steve M.

  • John GarciaThe whole muffuletta can be shared up to 4 people. Then just order other sides to share such as the rich and awesome gumbo!

    55555 by John Garcia

  • Melanie TurnerMy #1 favorite place in all the city. I like the roast beef po-boys & their just-spicy-enough Bloody Marys.

    55555 by Melanie Turner

  • Latham B.The muffuletta is great. Also enjoyed my Pimm's cup and the cheese platter. I didn't care for the jambalaya, but I find restaurants have problems getting that right.

    55555 by Latham B.

  • Eric D.Great Pimm's Cup, Sazerac, Muffuletta. The patio is a nice mid-afternoon retreat.

    55555 by Eric D.

  • Michael C.The Pims Cup is a must try.

    55555 by Michael C.

  • Christopher L.The Pimms Cup was the highlight of this restaurant, though the seafood gumbo was solid.

    33333 by Christopher L.

  • Pam CPimm's Cup is delicious

    55555 by Pam C

  • Ali G.Sazerac...

    55555 by Ali G.

  • Michelle L.Basic NOLA sandwiches in a rustic atmosphere. Nothing too amazing.

    55555 by Michelle L.

  • Julia Lord NickleGreat sazeracs! This place is a must visit while in NOLA.

    55555 by Julia Lord Nickle

  • Megan B.Amazing courtyard, proper waiters, and the Pimms! Also good food. Great place to feel like your in Europe for an hour or so.

    55555 by Megan B.

  • Tatiana P.Come here for the Pimms Cup stay for the service!

    33333 by Tatiana P.

  • Lindsey ELove sitting outside in the courtyard. The roast beef po'boy was so good.

    55555 by Lindsey E

  • Ian S.Bruce was an amazing waiter. He guided us to their famous Pimms cup, slight variations, and entrees. Loved the jambalaya, and my girlfriend had an amazing po boy with beans/rice. A great spot! Great $

    55555 by Ian S.

  • Leonard C.Great veggie sandwich. Old fashioned was delicious. Bartender had a mighty mustache. Old school Caribbean vibe. Great place. Highly recommended for locals or tourists.

    55555 by Leonard C.

  • Travis mreally nice place

    55555 by Travis m

  • Daniya T.LOVE the setting -- the building has a lot of history, and there is a wonderful courtyard in the back. The service is great, and the food is good. Get their Pimm's Cup.

    55555 by Daniya T.

  • M HYou might wanna try the 'Pimm's Original ' in this bar, one of the oldest in NOLA.

    55555 by M H

  • Graham GExcellent food at reasonable prices you will not be disappointed

    55555 by Graham G

  • Jacquelyn BThe Originals TVD spin off was filmed here

    55555 by Jacquelyn B

  • Tim B.Cheese board + Pimm's Cup

    55555 by Tim B.

  • Roni L.Try the Red Beans & Rice - Good!

    55555 by Roni L.

  • Joshua JDefinitely reasonable and good food! Five of us ate for around $40! Sit outside under the heaters if you can, it's great for a cool day.

    55555 by Joshua J

  • Peter L.From Roksolana's dad.

    55555 by Peter L.

  • Raven C.Bad: Canned food - tomatoes veggies and beef broth were carried to the kitchen as we ate. Good: patio, cheese plate, and Pimms

    33333 by Raven C.

  • Tina L.Pimm's Cup 👍

    55555 by Tina L.

  • Colan M.Delicious Pimm's Cup. Have your beverage and/or food in the hidden garden. Beautiful restaurant since 1797.

    55555 by Colan M.

  • Rebecca C.Ask for a Pimm's Cup, be polite, and enjoy one of the best cocktails in New Orleans. Ask for a Pimm's Rose or any other misguided, stupid or confused ordering you might as well go back to Bourbon St.

    55555 by Rebecca C.

  • Joseph M.Shrimp remoulade, seafood gumbo, jambalaya chicken were very delicious! Must have the Gumbo and shrimp remoulade.

    55555 by Joseph M.

  • Soof M.Keep an eye out for mice

    33333 by Soof M.

  • Sarah P.Classic Pimm's Cup, muffulettas if other spots are too crowded.

    55555 by Sarah P.

  • Melissa B.Olives are the secret ingredient

    55555 by Melissa B.

  • Kim S.Pimms Cup - a must!!!

    55555 by Kim S.

  • Anna d.Ladies, half a muffalata serves 2 people

    55555 by Anna d.

  • David H.Have a Pims Cup or Sazerac!

    55555 by David H.

  • Zelda O.Ask the bartender about all the famous movies that have been filmed here.

    33333 by Zelda O.

  • Miguel G.The Pimms Cup is famous. And the Sazerac is legend. Excellent muffuletta and tasty gumbo.

    55555 by Miguel G.

  • Jesse J.Great spot for lunch. Get a half muffuletta and a Pimm's cup.

    55555 by Jesse J.

  • Cat W.... all that plus a really nice airy atmosphere. Lots of sun. Nice digs!

    55555 by Cat W.

  • Jim R.Stick with beer, apparently the drinks suck

    22222 by Jim R.

  • Rachel H.It was alright. Definitely don't go in a big group. They don't do separate checks. You get one refill on soft drinks only if you buy food. Lettuce and tomato is extra on a po boy. It was just alright.

    33333 by Rachel H.

  • Chris G.Never miss a chance to pee in a trough.

    33333 by Chris G.

  • NOLA Nites ConciergeThe Napoleon House’s patinated-copper cupola and warm muffuletta sandwiches.

    55555 by NOLA Nites Concierge

  • Kate EGet the Pimm's Cup at the bar and the muffuletta for dinner. DELICIOUS!! Also, they don't take reservations, so plan accordingly.

    55555 by Kate E

  • Juliana A.Pimm's Cup. Amazing.

    55555 by Juliana A.

  • Emilia D.Known for Pimm's Cup. Check out courtyard!

    55555 by Emilia D.

  • John B.Bring a Sharpie so you can leave your mark

    33333 by John B.

  • Chris J.You must try a Pimm's cup!!

    55555 by Chris J.

  • Lindsay L.After reading all the tips, I obviously had to get a Pimm's Cup so I did but I got it to-go and it came in a little plastic souvenir cup- FTW! (And it was quite tasty)

    33333 by Lindsay L.

  • Bob R.Good place

    55555 by Bob R.

  • Bryan CTry the Abita seasonal - the 25th anniversary vanilla doubledog is great

    55555 by Bryan C

  • EaterThe menu is classic New Orleans Creole (read: tourist-oriented) but dammit if that’s not some of the best shrimp remoulade in town. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Lewis W.Get a Sazerac or a Pimm's cup and enjoy it in the beautiful, shaded courtyard on a sunny day.

    55555 by Lewis W.

  • Rob B.Be sure to order a Pimm's Cup.

    55555 by Rob B.

  • Tony P.Great Pimm's Cups.

    55555 by Tony P.

  • Jason L.The muffeletta, poboys, pimps cup and spinach and artichoke dip are all awesome! Jordan is a fantastic waiter!

    55555 by Jason L.

  • Christina KPimm's cup is fantastic!

    55555 by Christina K

  • Lauren P.Pimms Cup is a classic but I prefer the Bourbon Milk Punch

    55555 by Lauren P.

  • Anne DPimm's Cup: favorite summer cocktail.

    55555 by Anne D

  • Nick L.Pimm's is gross. Get a Ramos gin fizz.

    22222 by Nick L.

  • Food & WineA local institution, this shabbily elegant restaurant and bar with a Spanish-style courtyard is known for its Pimm's Cups and muffuletta sandwiches.

    55555 by Food & Wine

  • Colleen N.I've read a lot of debate about whether a muffaletta should be served cold (a la Central Grocery) or hot, as they do it here. Order one for yourself to make your own decision.

    55555 by Colleen N.

  • James F.You really have to try a Pimm's Cup!

    55555 by James F.

  • Caitlin C.The sevice is so-so, but the food and drink more than make up for it. Don't leave without trying a Pimm's Cup!

    55555 by Caitlin C.

  • Darin S.Excellent lamb, and the bruschetta rocks my world!

    55555 by Darin S.

  • DarrenReggie Bush!

    55555 by Darren

  • EsquireCongratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. The muffuletta, great. The Pimm's Cup, good. But, the Sazerac. Boy. What a Sazerac.

    55555 by Esquire

  • Joan Manuel MHorrible service! We have been sitting here for 45 minutes waiting on our food. Waste of time

    11111 by Joan Manuel M

  • rhea m.Pimms on the patio of course! But the food is delicious too, po' boy with a portion of jambalaya = perfect!

    55555 by rhea m.

  • Ruth S.Pimm for 1 is in a collins glass which you can purchase. Primms for 2 is a larger glass that is great for beer. Nice souvenir.

    55555 by Ruth S.

  • Gianluca JCool place but short menù and careless service

    22222 by Gianluca J

  • Mark P.I found the Pimm's Cup to be weak. More like a lemonade. Cool place with a nice courtyard though.

    55555 by Mark P.

  • Craig KGreat Food and Good Drinks

    55555 by Craig K

  • Jeremy S.The organic sandwich was surprisingly good. Service us intentionally slow so make you you have plenty of time.

    55555 by Jeremy S.

  • Kat C.Outstanding muffaletta, the olive salad is homemade and amazing. Def recommend the bruschetta as well -- good large appetizer.

    55555 by Kat C.

  • Jacque M.Get the bruschetta, it's delicious!!!

    55555 by Jacque M.

  • JMillsPaysBillsEnjoy a pimms cup on the patio! It's the best way to spend a saturday afternoon.

    55555 by JMillsPaysBills

  • Samantha B.Pimm's Cup on the patio baby. Gold.

    55555 by Samantha B.

  • Daniel E.Good God. Try the Muffaletta. It's the most amazing Italian Sandwich I've ever had. The stuff I dream about when I want to be eating. It's that good.

    55555 by Daniel E.

  • Bob M.Wonderful hummus, pretty good lamb pita wrap. Parm veal was great.

    55555 by Bob M.

  • Paul T.Check out the Red Beans, Rice and Smoked Sausage; a New Orleans Tradition and Great Value! It goes well with a Pimm's Cup.

    55555 by Paul T.

  • Morgan S.On a hot New Orleans afternoon, this is a cool, dark place to have a Pimm's Cup.

    55555 by Morgan S.

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