Napoleon House

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One of my very favorite spots for a drink or lunch in New Orleans is Napoleon House. It is everything you could wish for in a New Orleans cafe; decadent, dimly lit with paint blistering from the artwork and photo adorned walls, and of course great food and drinks.

A must on every visit to Napoleon House, especially in the stifling summer months, is the Pimm’s Cup. Their version of this English classic is made with Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade, then topped with 7-Up and garnished with a slice of cucumber.

My wife and I both had the Roast Beef Po Boy and shared a large plate of Red Beans & Rice (being Monday and all), which also came with a small side salad and Creole Hot Sausage. The Po Boys were dressed with a wonderful and rich gravy; delicious. The red beans were very good as well, and left us as the gentleman who was our waiter promised, “As full as ticks”. (I loved that!)

I judge a Roast Beef Po Boy by the number of napkins needed to complete the meal, the larger the stack the better the dining experience, this one earned a large stack of napkins. The highest rating of course has no napkins, just a hose and a bucket of soapy water. 🙂

Napoleon House is a must stop for your trip to New Orleans if even for just a drink. They also have an excellent warm Muffuletta, which is very well respected by Muffuletta afficionados.

Naopleon House is located:

Napoleon House
500 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Related posts on Nola Cuisine:

Central Grocery
Roast Beef Po Boy Recipe
Red Beans & Rice Recipes
Muffuletta Recipe

Be sure and visit my ever growing Index of Creole & Cajun Recipes!

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5 thoughts on “Napoleon House”

  1. I love their muffalettas, but their Pimm’s Cup is easily the best in the city.

    The next time y’all are in town, check out Parasol’s – it’s a dive, but the food is straightforward, unpretentious and strangely addictive.

  2. As a Katrina refugee still about 10 hours away, I have to say that roast beef po-boy pic is making me all cuisine horny.

  3. I just returned yesterday from new orleans, my first trip. im thinking of moving and wanted to get a first hand look to dispel all the terrible things people are saying about the city …. loved loved it!! its coming back in a big way, lots of activity everyhwere.
    I read this blog, so went to napoleon house as you recommend , had roast beef, pimms, red beans and muffaletta. Food was so good, we went back the following night for more pimms and roast chicken poboy and shrimp, avocado remoulade!!! the food is so good should be illegal. another great meal was at cochon! must try the fried chicken livers on pepper jelly toast, reminds me of chicken and waffles. too many places to eat not enough time. I cant wait to return!

  4. Went to New Orleans for a seminar and Jazz Fest. While there I went to this place for a drink and a muffaletta. Loved the sandwich so much that I went back two more times. If you go to New Orleans you really need to try this place.

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