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Original Pierre Maspero's - 5 Reviews - 440 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA - People Watching Reviews - Phone (504) 524-8990

Original Pierre Maspero's

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New Orleans, LA 70130
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Original Pierre Maspero's - New Orleans, LA
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We ate there (3 persons, three different orders) on December 22nd during a 3 days stay in New Orleans. Looking for restaurant we did not frequent before, we chose The Original Mas...

Horrible! 7/11/2011

My husband wanted to have a Muffaletta We were walking through the French Quarter and figured ""a muffaletta was a mufaletta"". Boy was I wrong. As someone else commented, there was a lack of help. We were starving and when someone finally did take our order and we received our food, I wished I would have kept walking......... I ordered a side salad ($8?? lettuce- iceberg, two tomato wedges and two cucumber slices) and a cup of gumbo ($5.95 CUP NOT BOWL) My husband got his sandwich which was about three thinly sliced coldcuts on bread for TWELVE DOLLARS! Really! Seriously!! I guess my advice would be KEEP ON WALKING and go to Centro Grocery for a REAL muffaletta. PS - I did not want to give any stars but they made me...... more

Little food for a lot of dollars. 10/8/2010

I ate here while visiting the French quarter. I decided to get the “Pasta Pierre”, which is a fettuccini with crawfish. Although the food was decent the amount of food I got was a joke; it looked like a big appetizer. When I’m paying 16 dollar for pasta, not including taxes, I expect to get a decent amount of food and not a tragic little kid’s serving. There was no bread or salad either. I walked out of there feeling ripped off and ended up buying a slice of pizza on Bourbon Street later as I still was hungry . So, unless you’re a kid or a midget who just had a gastric bypass avoid this place at all cost, you’ll still be hungry when you walk out of there. more

Overprized 1/18/2009

We ate there (3 persons, three different orders) on December 22nd during a 3 days stay in New Orleans. Looking for restaurant we did not frequent before, we chose The Original Maspero's. We will not again. The food was overprized, overcooked and much too salty. Next time we will stick to our old choices and enjoy. Pros: Situated in the ols quarter Cons: can's thin of one more

Just O.K. 3/24/2007

I'm a local New Orleanian, born and raised. Believe-it-or-not, I tried this place for lunch for the first time the other day. Not at all what I expected in such a well-known New Orleans restaurant. I ordered a muffaletta, which trust me, I KNOW a good muffaletta. This was NOT a good muffaletta! First of all there was American cheese on it, STRIKE 1! Everyone from New Orleans knows that American cheese does not belong on a muffaletta. The olive salad was way too greasy and was on the bottom of the plate which of course made the bottom of the bread soggy (which by the way was not toasted properly), STRIKE 2! For $9, all I got was a muffaletta the size of a hamburger, STRIKE 3!\r \r Service, well, was pretty poor. On the outside of the building, by the menu, there's a letter explaining how pre-Katrina they had 20-30 employees, and how now they only have 9, and how they are only serving a ""limited"" menu... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Guys, it's a year and a half after Katrina, your restaurant was full, and there were only 2 servers and one bartender, COME ON! That's a lame excuse. You need to focus more on hiring good employees and training them properly. Our iced tea (with maybe 3 cubes of ice) was never refilled. It took about 15 minutes to even get our check, then once the server took our payment, it took another 15 minutes??? NO GOOD! \r \r Oh, and they keep all of the windows and doors open (which is pretty typical of a French Quarter Restaurant), except there was a stinky garbage can out on the street that was smelling up the place while people were trying to eat, YUCK! I wonder how many tourists come into this great city and eat at The Original Cafe Maspero's and think this is how our food tastes. I can only hope not many.\r \r Way too many other GOOD places within walking distance. Sorry The Original Cafe Maspero's! Pros: Location Cons: Price for Value, Quality of Food, Service, Ambience more

Overpriced but Quaint 3/23/2004

This restaurant was noisy, but very quaint. The food was decent, but nothing remarkable and very overpriced for the fare. The blackened chicken portions were stingy and they ran out of catfish. Our waiter barely noticed us, but was oversolicitous to a group of more obvious tourists. The ladies bathroom was a total hole in the wall with no lock, and some guy nearly followed me in there. Pros: Atmosphere, Location Cons: , Portions, Erratic Service more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Located on a busy French Quarter corner across the street from the perpetually under-renovation courthouse is the Original Pierre Maspero's. It is said that slaves were sold from...

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  • Hours:

    Sat-Mon: 9am-12am, Tue-Fri: 11am-12am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter
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