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Napoleon House

Napoleon House

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Grocery Store, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Order the famous Pimms Cup at Napoleon House Bar & Cafe."(18 Tips)
    Eric T.
    "Best known for a Pimm's Cup, try a Sazerac."(12 Tips)
    Mike S.
    "The Pims Cup is a must try."(5 Tips)
    Joseph M.
    "Must have the Gumbo and shrimp remoulade."(7 Tips)
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  • Camille V.
    Camille VerdierOctober 11, 2015
    Ask 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!
  • Natalie
    NatalieSeptember 29, 2015
    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.
  • Ian
    IanJuly 19, 2014
    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 $
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca ChapaJuly 20, 2013
    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.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28
    Although 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. Read more
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreFebruary 14, 2012
    Steeped in a colonial architecture amber, this French Quarter landmark was once offered to Napoleon as a place of refuge in 1821 by Mayor Nicholas Girod. Best known for a Pimm's Cup, try a Sazerac. Read more
  • Daniya T.
    Daniya TamendarovaMarch 8, 2014
    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.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HomokiDecember 2, 2011
    Known for their warm Muffuletta sandwiches. Be sure to only get a quarter so you have room for red beans and rice. The olive salad has a bit too much celery in it but the sandwich was still great. Read more
  • Megan B.
    Megan BrownAugust 22, 2014
    Amazing courtyard, proper waiters, and the Pimms! Also good food. Great place to feel like your in Europe for an hour or so.
  • John G.
    John GarciaDecember 11, 2014
    The whole muffuletta can be shared up to 4 people. Then just order other sides to share such as the rich and awesome gumbo!
  • Latham B.
    Latham BrunsonDecember 2, 2014
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    The 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]
  • Leonard C.
    Leonard CristMay 22, 2014
    Great veggie sandwich. Old fashioned was delicious. Bartender had a mighty mustache. Old school Caribbean vibe. Great place. Highly recommended for locals or tourists.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MazoJuly 15, 2013
    Shrimp remoulade, seafood gumbo, jambalaya chicken were very delicious! Must have the Gumbo and shrimp remoulade.
  • Erin D.
    Erin DaileyMay 12, 2012
    Do yourself a favor and sit at the bar. You get a free show from the bartenders who are decidedly foul and non-PC and, if you tip them well, they wont spit in your drinks.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CookJuly 16, 2012
    The Caesar salad is excellent. Loved the dressing & shavings of parm. Topped with giant croutons.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua CarrNovember 7, 2013
    Definitely 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.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HomokiDecember 2, 2011
    Known for their Pimm's Cup. Give it a try. British Gin based liquor and lemonade, splash of lemon-lime soda and a cucumber garnishes. It's refreshing. Read more
  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith
    We love the Pimm’s Cups at the Napoleon House—a traditionally British cocktail served in an Italian-owned, French Quarter restaurant.
  • Kate W.
    Kate WallaceJanuary 6, 2013
    Get the Pimm's Cup at the bar and the muffuletta for dinner. DELICIOUS!! Also, they don't take reservations, so plan accordingly.
  • 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.
  • jbrotherlove
    jbrotherloveSeptember 2
    The Englishman's Pimm's is what you're looking for. A bit more bite than the original.
  • Colan M.
    Colan MSeptember 14, 2013
    Delicious Pimm's Cup. Have your beverage and/or food in the hidden garden. Beautiful restaurant since 1797.
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TurnerDecember 5, 2014
    My #1 favorite place in all the city. I like the roast beef po-boys & their just-spicy-enough Bloody Marys.
  • CJ
    CJMay 5, 2012
    Yup, go to the Chartres House Cafe instead! Lovely people, tasty food and decent prices! Will definitely return here!!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    A local institution, this shabbily elegant restaurant and bar with a Spanish-style courtyard is known for its Pimm's Cups and muffuletta sandwiches.
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LebrescoNovember 14, 2011
    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)
  • Miguel G.
    Miguel GonzalezMarch 25, 2013
    The Pimms Cup is famous. And the Sazerac is legend. Excellent muffuletta and tasty gumbo.
  • Marigny9
    Marigny9October 16, 2015
    The building's history oozes from every dark corner of the bar. Go for the pedigreed Sazerac with wormwood.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LasherAugust 17, 2011
    The muffeletta, poboys, pimps cup and spinach and artichoke dip are all awesome! Jordan is a fantastic waiter!
  • Lewis W.
    Lewis WallaceOctober 2, 2011
    Get a Sazerac or a Pimm's cup and enjoy it in the beautiful, shaded courtyard on a sunny day.
  • Victor L.
    Victor LowJune 29
    Pimm's cup. That's all you need to know. Take it to go if you don't have time to drink it there.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneOctober 25
    Life-changing muffuletta with somewhat ridiculous sizes. You won't need more than a half.
  • Amanda S.
    I dream about the Pimms Cup and muffuletta sandwich! Sit in the courtyard and enjoy!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 18, 2015
    Great cocktails. Particularly the Pimm's Ginger Julep and the Original Pimm's Cup
  • Ruthless
    RuthlessOctober 31, 2010
    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.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DNovember 2, 2014
    Great Pimm's Cup, Sazerac, Muffuletta. The patio is a nice mid-afternoon retreat.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CashMarch 22, 2011
    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!
  • Parul B.
    Parul BatraMarch 22, 2015
    Stunning stunning decor, historic location, great food. Highly recommended.
  • marshall w.
    marshall wrightJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They sell more Pimm's Cups than anyone in the US. Get one. Then get one more. Then get one in a to-go.
  • Maggie P.
    Get the bruschetta!! And request a table on the patio
  • M M.
    M MMarch 7, 2014
    You might wanna try the 'Pimm's Original ' in this bar, one of the oldest in NOLA.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LamarMarch 8, 2012
    Go to the patio and have a pimms cup! Also it's hard to find an outlet if you want to charge your phone.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMarch 10, 2015
    Stick to the NOLA classics: jambalaya and muffuletta with a Pimms Cup, to stay safe on menu.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BOctober 20, 2012
    They are known for their Pimm's Cup. But try their Pimm's Ginger Julep. Tasty!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 2, 2011
    Congratulations, 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. Read more
  • Tony M.
    Tony MDecember 14, 2014
    Loved the Muffalata sandwich here. The courtyard has some serious heaters in the winter.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MarcheseDecember 14, 2014
    If you go for the Sazerac, you gotta top it with Absinthe. So good.
  • Cat W.
    Cat WeaverMarch 18, 2013
    ... all that plus a really nice airy atmosphere. Lots of sun. Nice digs!
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HigginsMarch 1, 2013
    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.
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