160 Years


Tujague’s, New Orleans’ second oldest dining institution, the birthplace of brunch and home to the oldest stand-up bar in America, celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2016.  In honor of this significant milestone, the French Quarter restaurant hosted a series of events and promotions throughout the year, designed to thank the community and patrons who have made the restaurant a culinary landmark in the Crescent City.

According to proprietor Mark Latter, “It’s truly amazing to have a 160th birthday and it couldn’t have happened without our loyal customers and visitors from near and far who have walked through our doors for over a century and a half.  We’ve got a lot of fun things planned this year and hope everyone will join in the festivities.”

As one could imagine, the Tujague’s story is steeped in foodie lore – replete with ghost stories, butchers’ tales and presidential visits. When the restaurant opened adjacent to New Orleans’ first public market in 1856, local workers came daily to enjoy a mid-day “butcher’s breakfast” now known as the international tradition of brunch.  Trademark dishes from the earliest days included Spicy Shrimp Remoulade and Boiled Beef Brisket, and later the famed Chicken Bonne Femme.  Cocktails are equally important to Tujague’s history; the Grasshopper was created behind the stand-up bar – the oldest in America.

This was such a wonderful occasion to celebrate, and we are looking forward to another 160 great years.


A Legendary New Orleans Restaurant, 160 Years in the Making

The Southern Agenda: August/September 2016 – Garden & Gun

Toast to Tujague’s – Garden & Gun

Tujague’s – Oldest Stand-Up Bar in America Turns 160 Years Old – Chilled

Drag Queen Brunch At Tujague’s To Benefit NO/AIDS Task Force’s ‘Food For Friends’ – Biz NO

Tujague’s Continues Celebrating Their 160 Years with Another Guest Chef Dinner – Where Y’at

Steppin’ Out – WYES

Tujague’s 160TH Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner Series – neworleanslocal.com

Tujague’s Celebrates 160 Years! – Where Y’at

Timeless Treasures – Louisiana Cookin’

Where Y’Eat: Toasting the Past and Future at Tujague’s – WWNO 

Tujague’s Unveils New Exhibit at SoFab Museum – Where Y’at

Tujague’s 160th Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner Series: Chef Stephen Stryjewski – Edible New Orleans

New Orleans’ Tujague’s Restaurant Celebrates 160 Year Anniversary – The Daily Meal

Tujague’s Exhibit Hits SoFAB; Compere Lapin Turns 1 – Eater

Chef Stephen Stryjewski to Kick Off Tujague’s 160th Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner Series – WWOZ

Stephen Stryjewski to Kick Off Tujague’s Anniversary Dinner Series – LocalWineEvents.com

A Tale of Two Kitchens – Garden & Gun

Tujague’s Kicks Off Guest Chef Series With Link Restaurant Group’s Stryjewski – Biz NO

Tujague’s: 160 Years of Tradition – The New Orleans Advocate

Tujague’s Celebrates 160 Years – WGNO

Southern Food & Beverage Museum Unveils ‘Tujague’s: 160 Years of Tradition’ May 21 – Biz NO

SoFAB opening Tujague’s exhibit May 21, with photos, memorabilia – nola.com

Brunch With O. Henry – Deep South Magazine

Eggs Decatur – Deep South Magazine

Madame Begue’s Eggplant with Rice and Ham – Deep South Magazine

Tujague’s restaurant’s $18.56 lunch, gives a nod to its opening 160 years ago – nola.com

New Orleans’ Second Oldest Dining Institution Tujague’s Restaurant Celebrates 160 Years – Biz NO