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Have Dinner With A Ghost At This Haunted French Quarter Restaurant

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

Have Dinner With A Ghost At This Haunted French Quarter Restaurant

You’ll never dine alone at Muriel’s Restaurant…

Walking through the famous French Quarter in New Orleans, you’ll find an old-looking building with the name “Muriel’s” on top of the door. Do not hesitate to enter. Muriel’s is known for its spectacular food and eerie vibe.

Inside Muriel’s, you’ll be able to find New Orleans’ classic dishes, including gumbo, bbq shrimp, oysters, and turtle soup. Indulge in the most delicious cajun and creole style food while traveling in time inside their vintage ambiance bistro or enjoying the summer breeze on their terrace.

Just like so many other buildings in NOLA, it is said that Muriel’s is haunted. But don’t be scared; the eerie presence is known to be harmless. At the tables surrounding yours, you’ll be able to see locals, tourists, and only if you’re lucky, the ghost of Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, enjoying a glass of wine and bread.

Lepardi Jourdan bought the property after one of the New Orleans massive fires, precisely the one in 1788. He spent a lot of money renovating the home until he lost it in a game of cards. The legend says that he was so depressed he committed suicide on the second floor, in the same space where the Seance lounges are situated today. He loved his home so much that he decided never to leave, so the restaurant staff always have a table reserved for him with a bottle.

Many paranormal investigations have been conducted at the building, with people even communicating with Lepardi’s ghost and confirming it’s him still wandering the halls. He’ll make himself known by touching your arm or whispering in your ear.

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Muriel’s Jackson Square 

Where: 📍801 Chartres St 

Hours: ⏰ Sun – Thurs 5:00 – 9:30 pm 

Fri – Sat  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Featured photo by Muriel’s Restaurant.