The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant
714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: (504) 523-8215
Primary Phone: (504) 875-4743
Phone: (504) 875-4743
Fax: (504) 523-8215
The Old Coffee Pot Restuarant
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Caterers, Family Style, American, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Specialties: Banquets, Dances
Price Range : Average
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WARNING TO ALL WHO DINE HERE!
The waiter was extremely rude and placed food on our order we did not ask for, then charged us for the additional food.
We found RATS running around on the building's walls.
I found a day later they had charged us an additional $90.
I went to their website and sent an email to their managers. No response.
I called their manager. I told him what happened and he assured me this would be taken care of with a full refund of the additional charge. He stated he would have to call me back to confirm the refund.
A few days passed and I never received a call back.
Another few days pass with no response. I call and email again. Both without response.
Just now, I tried calling the restaurant. The person who answered was EXTREMELY RUDE.
My original post is longer than 1000 characters, but I am sure this will suffice. I urge you to no come here if you value good food and service.
09/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The breakfast servers are hands down the rudest we've ever had the misfortune to encounter. The food is good, but not worth the aggravation. From the moment you enter the courtyard, you are treated as if you are an interloper, and the attitude is pervasive. We had a particularly hostile waitress, a black lady with short black hair, who would look at you and say, ""and""... if you did not order to her satisfaction. As a former wait person, I am baffled by this attitude. We won't eat here again.
04/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I had dinner at the Coffee Pot after a recommendation of a local bartender.
We got to have a table by the front which was nice. Our waiter was very good and the service was good.
I had Fleur De Lis Chicken and my husband had the fish. Both were very good.
On the other hand we went for breakfast the next morning and the service was very slow and I wasn't crazy about the dish I had the Eggs Sardou.
02/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
It's amazing. I never realized it was possible to feel this unwelcome at a restaurant. The wait staff was downright hostile. 30 minutes just to get an order in. When we asked (very nicely) to place our order, we were met with attitude you cannot imagine. Once the meal came, we were held hostage. No more coffee. No water. No SILVERWARE to even eat with. When I finally got up to ask for silverware (and be allowed to eat), I was told not to get out of my seat again. No check even. We had to calculate the bill ourselves based on the menu. It was the only restaurant I've ever been to where I was legitimately concerned about a confrontation from wait staff. Plus the food was poor and everything was dirty (including the silverware we had to plead for). Worst restaurant experience of my life. Amazing. We would have gotten up and walked out except for the hostility we would have experienced as a result. Run far away from this restaurant.
... Best meal I had in New Orleans. Now, I've only been there once, but I tried some classics -- Galatoire's, Mothers, Cafe du Monde...
A little off the beaten path in the prettier sections of the French Quarter (read: away from Bourbon), Coffee Pot is run by a group of charming older ladies. Service is SLOW, so don't have any important appointments waiting. Waiting to order takes forever, and silverware is an afterthought. But once you do get your food, YUM. Don't come here to order something "normal" like omelettes or a salad -- those things are perfectly fine here, don't get me wrong, but it's the regional fare that sings here.
Lost Bread is a requirement. Like a beignet, but made with Po Boy bread and probably the most delicious thing I had on the trip. Also amazing are the
The roast beef Po Boy is to die. Meat is tender, bread is crunchy enough to hold up to the sauce, and the sauce is a perfect mix of tangy and sweet. Also amazing are these rice and cinnamon cakes -- can't recall the name, but so good. Go and spend some time!
06/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
(RE: 2 months ago) I was told about the Coffee Pot Restaraunt by a friend who frequents the Quarter. My friend really pumped up this places reputation and ""amazing"" food. When my girlfriend and I walked in it was a fairly busy Saturday night. Our server......James?...........Jonathan?......was very friendly and very knowledgeable about drinks and menu items. Even though he seemed busy he helped us decide on a dish. To say the least the food was terrible. The food did not taste fresh and I felt like I had just wasted my time and money. We saw some young kid , ""the chef"", throw our dishes in the microwave and then sit them in the window for five minutes to dry out under a heat lamp. Old frozen food.......awesome! Our server was very gracious about us disliking the food. He seemed to be a very hard worker. The ""manager"" on the other hand (a larger gentleman) looked like a vulture hovering over the waiters making their jobs harder. To the servers: GOOD JOB! To the manager or owner: Your food sucks. You're supposed to care about the product you put out. My friend who recommended this place came here about a year ago and talked about an amazing dining experience and an awesome manager and servers. When I decided to come in to have that same experience I got leftovers, a 12 year old for a chef, a manger that takes his ""job way too seriously, and 1 AWESOME server!!!! Whom I feel bad for because he has to work at the crappiest restaraunt in the Quarter. Oh yeah................the soft drinks were spectacular!
My girlfriends and I ate here for dinner and had an overall great experience. I ordered the parmesan encrusted snapper, and it was excellent. The entrees were a little expensive, but the food was so good, it seemed worth it. I'd go so far as to say it was probably the best meal I've had in all my five trips to the French Quarter throughout the past 10 years (and I've experienced a variety of French Quarter restaurants.) Can't wait to take my husband there next trip.
09/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I visit NOLA 2X a year. I almost always eat breakfast or brunch here... however this past Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2009) when myself and two friends went there they managed to screw up all 3 orders, never rectified the situation and on top of all that added an 18% GRATUITY to the bill. So the service is horrible, the order was wrong and we are being forced to tip. NEVER AGAIN.
I would have rated this as a zero but I was forced to give it the lowest (a one star).
09/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
First I would like to address a few of the negative comments that I've seen in reference to the food here. For instance the one that said the bisque was too salty.........um no!!!! I live in New Orleans and I frequent this quaint little place often and the food is not over cooked or over seasoned. To say the least this is some of the best food in the French Quarter outside of fine dining. This is the way creole and cajun cuisine is prepared. If you want the same old bland food why didn't you just stay home and cook something out of a box??? My point is............If you ""the traveler"" are looking for good atmosphere, funny and lovable servers, and stellar food look no further than this little nook in the heart of the Quarter. Ignore the criticism and give in. You'll be happy you did!!!
12/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have lived in New Orleans for over 10 years and this is absolutely the worst dining experience I have had in the city, possibly even in the world. The slow, rude, and hateful staff could not possibly care less about the customers or the quality of the food. If the awful service isn't enough of a reason to avoid this so called restaurant, the food certainly is. Horrid is too kind of a description for the food we were served. It was greasy and nothing seemed fresh. Even the coffee...ugh...I can't even begin to describe the foul taste of the brown water in the coffee cup! Of the many wonderful places to eat in my beautiful city, please do not dislike your self enough to go here. Please learn from my mistake. Spare your stomach and your day. Avoid this place at all costs!
06/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
A good overall experience. I frequent this place and don't know what the complaints are about. As someone who has worked around the city for a while and now in the quarter, this is one of the few places a local can go to get decent food at affordable prices. I like having the servers know my name and the bartender knowing my favorite drink. As to the last review, I know going in that this isn't some commercialized tourist experience. Sometimes the floor is dirty and the staff is ""colorful"", this is the French Quarter. I can go for good breakfast on my time (1:30 in the afternoon) or a good dinner and not spend my whole paycheck. Their chicken andouille gumbo is one of the greats in the quarter. For seafood gumbo, I would have to say the gumbo shop down the street is a little better, but the price difference more than makes up for it though. I love this place.
05/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am working in New Orleans and sampling different restaurants. We had eaten breakfast here
and it was good. Service great - staff warm and friendly.
BUT, just got dinner to go. OMG, the cook was yelling to the bartender to shut up. The floor
was littered, and I mean littered. It looked like they didn't sweep or pick up a thing all
day long. Crumbs, napkins, whatever, on the floor. I told the bartender as I waited and
he said, ""I been trying to get my morning crew on that."" It was 8pm !
Anyway, I take my red beans and rice home. It is very good. BUT, I also try their ""award winning
crab bisque."" OMG - it tasted like someone had poured an entire salt shaker into the soup.
I crave salt but this soup had to have been sabotaged by someone.
I am just about to call them to tell them I will come back tomorrow to get my money back for
04/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We ate here for ""brunch"" and the food was great. I believe we must have had the same waitress as another reviewer. her name is Billie Jean. Boy--she was terrible. The food order was taken quickly enough but, when the order arrived it was wrong. There were four of us and only one had the correct order. When we tried to get the correct food she acted like we were trying to change our orders. Well, needless to say the correct items never found our way to the table. Toast was never brought. Some of us got potatoes and not the grits we ordered--and vice versa. She never came back to the table and never offered any refills. Time for the check and sure enough another waitress had to find ole Billie Jean. She brought back credit card receipts and then stood over our shoulders while we wrote the tip amount in---sure was intimidating. So I say go eat there the food we received, even though wrong, was delicious. Just ask NOT to be seated in Billie Jean's section.
01/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Found over 14 years ago, and recommended it to my friends who travelled to New Orleans (I would sincererly doubt it would have lasted this long if the quality of food/service described by the prior reviewer were anything other than an aberration). A perfect little restaurant halfway between Bourbon and Jackson Square, it's off the beaten path allowing prices to decrease while the quality of your meal increases. Well-rounded menu choices with food delivered very quickly and very hot. And that 's critical in New Orleans over a weekend.
This restauant would also be responsible for helping to overcome my strong dislike of tomato juice, teaching me the value of an well manufactured Bloody Mary as a cure to the Mardis Gras hangover over 12 years ago.
04/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've eaten at hundreds (maybe thousands) of restaurants in the US and this one takes the cake for poor service. We went there for breakfast - big mistake. After being told that the wait for a table inside would be 5 minutes, we stood in the cold for 20 minutes looking at the menu.
While my friend is a hot-food-breakfast fan, I prefer regular old cereal, toast and bacon. Since cereal was listed on the menu, I asked our waitress what cereal they had. With a look of disdain, she informed me curtly, ""None."" As I double-checked the menu to determine that I wasn't making a mistake, she added, ""It's on the menu, but we don't have any."" She took my friend's order and started to walk away. I told her that I'd like to start with orange juice, at which point she snatched away my menu. Surprised, I asked her for my menu back so I could choose something else. She walked off.
The waitress placed my friend's order and delivered her meal to the table and walked away without taking my order. My friend called her back and told her that I'd like to place an order which my friend then had to call out to her as she kept walking away from our table. So by the time my greasy ham and cheese po boy (with soggy mayonaise, tomato and lettuce) arrived, my friend had long since finished her meal.
We were never asked, ""Is everything OK?"" or ""Can I get you anything else?"" There were no coffee refills and my friend's toast never arrived. In fact we never saw our waitress again during the meal. And when I was done with my meal, two other waitresses had to hunt our waitress down to get the bill. We were waiting with coats on and bags in hand by the time she finally arrived with the bill. Do you think she was surprised to receive an 8c tip?
Do yourself a favour - go somewhere else to spend your hard earned cash!
12/13/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Took a spontaneous trip one night to old New Orleans to check out the sites. Walk around a few blocks looking for a late nite place to eat. To our surprise walked upon the greatest find ever! The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant. The atmosphere was wonderful, the place itself was like being in another time, and the food was excellent! The service was beyond exceptional. We were given a special tour by ""Guy"" the maitre'd/Headchef/Bartender on that evening. We had Seafood & Gumbo for dinner, Pecan pie for dessert, and specially prepared beverages. Overall meal and pricing was the best ever compared to the more premiere restaurants in New Orleans. Guy was an awsome conversationalist and really made us feel at home. Can't wait to go back for another visit. This time Breakfast,Lunch, and Dinner!!! Thanks Guy from Edith & Ernie.
09/15/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Really a great restaurant! we fell in here for an early light dinner and it was really tasty! Nice ambiance and friendly staff. and it was CHEAP!
the cons...well, they seated a large group in the dining room, which they really can't handle! I think it was 16...crazy. We were already done with our meal so it wasn't too bad when the decibel level increased...we could leave if we could grab our waitress!
They REALLY ought to change the name of the place...as ""coffee pot"" says breakfast...but their dinners were great...and did I say CHEAP?