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Chemin à la Mer, New Orleans, LA

Chemin à la Mer

4.8
4.8
374 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Donald Link honors his Louisiana heritage in his newest venture, Chemin a la Mer. With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, enjoy a curated menu of Louisiana fare expertly executed with French technique, including classic and specialty steaks and a grand oyster bar, converging at the pathway to the sea.

Reservations strongly encouraged, but not required based availability.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 434-5898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donald Link

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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What 374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Scenic View

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Scenic View

  • New Orleans

    Special Occasion

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  1. TC

    ToshaC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our anniversary. The steak was seasoned to perfection. It was delicious and the mashed potatoes were great. My husband had oysters and red snapper. He said the snapper was good and so were the oysters. We did find that the portions of food were rather small the fish, potatoes and the desert ( chocolate moose desert ) our only gripe but other than that we enjoyed. Chela and Robert were our servers and we enjoyed them both!
  2. KB

    KatherineB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always perfect food! Great ambiance. Will be back again and again!
  3. D

    Dukester614

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Presentation of gumbo appetizer a little lackluster for venue…overall experience was unexpected for a Donald Link restaurant…usually one of my favorites! Cocktail and wine suggestion that were spotlighted and suggested were also not memorable…
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside on the balcony viewing the mighty Mississippi. The ambiance could not have been better. The craft cocktails were amazing with layers of flavors. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Overall a successful evening.
  5. RJ

    RobertJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food seasoning can be improved, ex. rosemary and rib eye steak are not complimentary combinations. Additionally the red snapper special was underwhelming.

    Chemin à la MerResponded 6 days agoHi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We truly appreciate our guests’ feedback as we strive to consistently deliver positive dining experiences. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your meal, and I hope you will give us another chance soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  6. E

    Epicurean

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    let's start with the positive. The view of the Mississippi River is the only reason to go to this restaurant. The wine choices by the glass are overpriced with a weak selection. The ribeye steak was properly prepared, but unremarkable. The signature fish dish was spartan. Go for the view not the food.

    Chemin à la MerResponded 6 days agoHi, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our unmatched riverfront views. We strive to provide all guests with an incredible dining experience, and we are sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. I hope you will give us another chance soon and allow our team to guide you to dishes that will delight your palette. Please feel free to ask for me directly when booking your next reservation. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  7. MA

    MalteseAngel

    New Orleans

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally appreciate James (at the bar) for making me a non alcoholic drink that was so refreshing. A nice restful meal looking out at the river. The food was so fantastic from appetizers to dinner to dessert. They check on you & your needs but bothersome at all. The staff is always smiling, kind & ready to help if needed
  8. C

    Clynn7

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent food and professional service
  9. LB

    LisaB

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mandy took excellent care of us. The food is off the charts spectacular. Started with the crab appetizer as well as the feta appetizer. Both were beautifully presented and delicious. Lunches were grilled shrimp with cauliflower rice gratin and the smash burger with fries. Each unique and scrumptious. Dessert was the dark chocolate bomb and cappuccino. Thank you Chemin for another fabulous dining experience!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 19, 2022Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. Our staff strives to provide guests with a top-notch dining experience, we will relay your generous compliments. Good choice finishing off your meal with the Chocolate Bomb, it is next-level. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  10. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We enjoyed a great dinner with great wine. Service was good until the end of dessert and then just fell apart. Sat and waited on the check for over 20 minutes. Looked like they were understaffed. Our dinner was at 8:45pm.

    Chemin à la MerResponded 6 days agoHi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and wine pairings, but we are disappointed that we missed the mark at the end of your meal. We hope you join us again so we can end your experience on a high note. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  11. M

    Meat

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Somm was awesome! Super knowledgeable and nailed it !

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 19, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy our sommelier was able to provide you with top-notch service, it is so nice to hear that their knowledge elevated your dining experience. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ocha, General Manager

  12. DS

    DuaneS

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Experience and Service. Exceeded our expectations!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 19, 2022Hi Duane, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that your experience exceeded your expectations. We hope you join us again for another "excellent" meal. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  14. K

    Kcjw

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff was very friendly. I did not like the pork appetizer but the ribeye made up for that. One of the best steaks I've had in a long time. The red snapper special was ery good as well. We would go again.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 13, 2022Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and that you were impressed by the steak. We agree, the red snapper is a must have. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  15. C

    hunterC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Ambiance was great. And the staff was super friendly! We also got a nice view of the river.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 13, 2022Hi Hunter, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. Our team strives to provide guests with a top-notch experience and we are so happy to hear that we could do this for you. We hope you come enjoy another meal with a view soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  16. D

    Daniel

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter and sommelier were both knowledgeable and passionate about the food and wine. You could tell they love their jobs and care about the customer experience. It’s been a while since we’ve had this level of service. The food was incredible so that just added to the night. Will definitely be back again soon.
  17. BP

    BesuP

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time here. From the service to the food to the ambiance, this restaurant was top notch and definitely created an incredible experience!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food !

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 13, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review, we greatly appreciate your feedback. We hope you join us for another "awesome" experience soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  19. MT

    MattT

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very easily one of the top five meals I’ve ever had in my life. Will definitely go back.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Matt, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy that we were able to give you one of your favorite dining experiences. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  20. B

    Bess

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service not great, didn’t get last drink that was ordered, food just o.k., very disappointing. Not a good value. No where as good as Commander’s, Dickie Brennans or so many others.
  21. CM

    CreeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend Chemin à la Mer. The food and service was amazing.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so happy you had an "amazing" experience, we will pass your compliments along to the team. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  22. BD

    BeachesDiner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good but not great. I am glad I went, but surprised at how limited the menu was, especially with regard to seafood. Market fish, shrimp, and salmon were the only seafood entrees.
  23. AJ

    AnneJ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Staff and attentive service with a hometown New Orleans care and charm-the food was incredible from steaks to nightly special of red snapper and yummy delicious sides. The view was beautiful and the atmosphere was an upscale reprieve from many of the other more casual restaurants. Make a reservation here!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Anne, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy we were able to provide the southern hospitality that we strive to offer guests. We hope you come back again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  24. k

    kakw123

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Jacob,our waiter, was sweet but not quite in control of our table. He barely checked in. His assistant was more interactive but I don’t know her name. The food was only fine, not excellent as one would expect. Way too salty for one. For the price point and the fact the restaurant is in a Four Seasons, we expect much more.
  25. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated her birthday here. I had the Wagu skirt steak, and she had the duck. It was wonderful! Great ambiance. We will be back to celebrate future anniversaries and birthdays here.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Aaron, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are so happy you enjoyed celebrating with us, we agree - the Skirt Steak and Duck Confit are must-haves. We look forward to hosting you for your future celebrations. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing such a vibe

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed the your experience and the vibe. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  27. e

    eatout7

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you loved everything about your experience. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  28. J

    Jacki

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for 8:30pm. We arrived a couple minutes early and the hostess apologized for a 5 minute wait. We waited near the bar and didn’t even realize it had been 20 minutes (the space is so BEAUTIFUL and we were caught up chatting and admiring it) until a manager arrived with two glasses of (very good) champagne and apologized profusely for the wait while they cleared our table. We were then seated, enjoyed superb cocktails and the food…. Oh the food! So good! I highly recommend the tuna crudo and the duck confit. I sampled my boyfriend’s blue crab boullettes (could bathe in that remoulade sauce) and his wagyu that was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back!
  29. MF

    MattF

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was lacking for this price point.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. L

    Livetoeat

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious & service was excellent. We were expecting a more Opulent experience consistent with the price point of the menu.
  32. C

    Cap66

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply fantastic- one of the best meals I’ve had in New Orleans (and I come for business every month). The wine list was exceptional - talk to Emily, the Sommelier or Jake, the Asst. Sommelier for great recommendations. I had a Chassagne Montrachet that perfectly complimented the seafood ordered. I had mixed East and West coast oysters, Beausoleil and Kumamoto. Beausoleil rulez. Both Incredible. Fried crab appetizer. Incredible. Gulf Shrimp and cauliflower rice. Incredible- and amazing how they transformed the cauliflower. Views are best in New Orleans looking on Mississippi and a damn good bar to boot for pre-game or a nightcap. Expensive but worth every penny,
  33. PS

    PuneetS

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience

    Chemin à la MerResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed your "fabulous" experience and hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, outstanding service and food was amazing.
  35. NO

    NOLA

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I'm local. Pretty view of the Mississippi River. Ask for a table with the view. Service was good, not outstanding compared to other New Orleans established restaurants. The creme brulee was excellent. The crab ball appetizer also excellent. Everyone very kind.
  36. MA

    MalteseAngel

    New Orleans

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First I want the young man know how much I appreciate him escorting me to the table After walking to church, then church to restaurant my knee was killing me. So sweet to be so kind to the old lady. Our two servers Craig & Natalie were fantastic. Craig - Atlanta fan & my hubby -Saints fan had some interesting conversations. I appreciate Craig helping me decide what to eat. The food was so so so good 😊, serve was great. Thank Natalie for the delicious sweet tea Our appetizers were so so good too. Blue crab tomato, boulette crab balls, duck confit, salmon, plus fruit tart. We will be back soon too. Thanks too for escorting me out
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought a friend here to celebrate her birthday. Our server, Hillray, was very attentive and made her feel special. Thanks so much!
  38. RN

    RandyN

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    All good except food. Fish had been frozen, steak good but charred on outside. Appetizer thin bologna and tiny crumpbley crab cakes. Scotch was outrageous price
  39. KR

    KevinR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best meals and experiences we have had in a long time
  40. b

    barryem

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Chemin.. The service was top notch. The food was excellent. I had tomato crab salad and baked feta. My favorite was the duck confit and white beans.

FAQs

Chemin à la Mer is rated 4.8 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Chemin à la Mer

2 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donald Link

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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