Toups Meatery

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$31 to $50
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Cajun
Toups' Meatery is a contemporary Cajun restaurant featuring fine food, wine, specialty cocktails, extensive Bourbon selection and charcuterie inspired by deep-rooted Louisiana family traditions. Chef Isaac Toups represents the new guard of Cajun chefs for his updated refined approach to rustic dishes. Cooking the food that’s closest to his heart has earned him rave reviews including recently being named a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef of the South 2014 & 2015. Located in beautiful Mid City near City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
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THERESAC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was excellent but we were very disappointed with the food...we will try again when things start to normalize and are so thankful for everything Toups has done for the service industry in our community.

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SecretD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good size portions, took plenty leftovers home. Wait Staff was great. Will be back.

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phase 1, social distancing rules, masks unless you are seated, sad little groups scattered around the rooms. The food was excellent though. I'll be glad to see phase 2.

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NOLACrew
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. So glad toups is back!

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viprainnomore
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make reservation, put your mask on, and enjoy! It's that easy. Chef Toups and his gang are doing a lot for the community right now and deserve your support. Please remember that if you are able the restaurant is accepting monetary donations to help feed in need community restaurant workers' families ( and others ) and also new book donations for the child's library out front ( being a retired 2nd grade teacher I appreciate getting books in the hands of children). Thanks for all ya'll do at Toup's and thanks for a pleasant, delicious, and safe dining experience for lunch on Memorial Day. As usual, the food was spot on......only regret.... I didn't order some more rillons. Yum! Definitely will be back again and again and again.

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vipChris
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Pork Chop EVER

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

New Orleans is under Phase One opening for the moment, six feet between customers, limited staff, but the food is better than ever. Trying to support my restaurants the best way that I can.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time. Excellent food. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first dining experience for the phase 1 opening . The entire wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive

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Luvtoeat
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went to Toups Meatery on Sunday night. Waiter was very helpful as this was our first time there. We ordered the Charcuterie Board which was plenty for the 4 of us. We then ordered are entrees, which were 2 of the vension, hot fried quail and the lamb shoulder(shoulder being served instead of neck). All of enjoyed the entrees. Vension was very tender with good sauce. The fried quail was spicy, for us fine, but for other people maybe too spicy, and the lamb was very good also. We had 6 pm reservations, so waiter had some time to explain dishes and wasn't rushed as when restaurant got busy later.

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vipgary
Atlanta
218 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Split the meatery board and crab claws. Both very good. Excellent service.

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AdamD
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it as I always do!!

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CarterB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, the food was excellent. Started with boudin balls, spicy pork rillettes and the sausage of the day for the table, everything was delicious. With the mains it was even better. The lambs neck was unbelievable and incredibly rich and flavorful. The seafood couvillion with the crab fat rice was spectacular and the Wagyu steak was excellent. This is a place you must try!

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JudyM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venison!

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JasonA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The blue crab were amazing! The greens on the boudin benne were incredible. Drinks were all tasty. A great Sunday brunch!

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vipUwebres
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Manhattan cocktail with sweat pork chunk instead of a cherry and for dinner a pork chop the size of my head. Great food, excellent service. I will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
61 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a huge fan, especially of the chicken confit.

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Chris
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really wish I could rate Toups higher. Drinks were inventive, food was awesome, and our waiter was great. But miscommunication between the kitchen and front of house led to issues with course timing, and the corrections that the staff attempted missed the mark. We'd try it again, but at this point there are other places in the city we'd got to first.

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DruJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason these guys have multiple James Beard Award nominations.

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vipLoriM
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise fresh frog legs - delicious.

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Laurent
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. We went for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it

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RuthM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding menu with a good selection of matching wines. The charcuterie is a taste treat with wonderful variety. Great eats. Great value. Not to be missed.

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BrotherL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toups Meatery was phenomenal and the team did a great job anticipating all of our needs. We came in as a group of 5 for lunch and left stuffed. The sandwiches were delicious and the cracklins are to die for. Definitely worth making a stop on your list for authentic New Orleans eateries!

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SuzieKF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a friend who never experienced fried Chitlins not Boudin balls. Food was delicious and the staff were so friendly.
She even got to meet the chef !!
So friendly
We enjoyed our visit !!!

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nirunc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. The charcuterie board and bourbon list were especially awesome.

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vipakarozlee
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously reliable! Great food abe drinks! The service is terrific.

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Xsiv1
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Went for brunch. Servers were excellent and very attentive. Drinks were inventive and tasty but food was just meh. Ordered waygu which was cooked properly but was still tough and tasted no better than a grocery store variant, accompaniments were average and the presentation was no better or worse than a home cook. Quail dish was much the same. Corn bread dessert was too dry and chocolate topping wasn’t tempered properly. Date dessert was ok but bacon wrap was soft, could have been left to cook until crunchy. Overall was disappointed with our visit.

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Locals
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food....only reason not 5 stars, kitchen slow & out of 2 of dishes we wanted. Overall great lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Waiter was incredibly knowledgeable. Venison was the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten. Lamb shank was incredibly tender. This is a “must eat here again” restaurant.

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Mistaziggsta
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food and drinks were good but service was incredibly slow and inattentive.

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RobertoG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing take on modern Cajun cuisine. Best cracklins I have ever had. 10/10

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Trinity
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent but service was slow. Our appetizers came out quickly but our entrees were delayed. In fact other diners, who had arrived after us, had finished their meals before our entrees were delivered. However, I would go back again and have already recommended the restaurant to friends.

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joni
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Love Toups We have eaten here a few times and it is always great Chef Toups should have won Top Chef but he is always a winner with our family.Joni Dolhonde

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RickandPatsy
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu, good wine selection. Food was served promptly and was well prepared. We enjoyed Toups very much.

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VAPiedmont
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Toups Meatery is a neighborhood kind of place with city-wide appeal to folks who like meat (and seafood) and Cajun cookery. I recommend the Meatery Board, since it gives a broad survey of meats and condiments; the cracklins are also great, meaty and crisp after the fat has been rendered out.

The cookbook is well worth purchasing even if you never prepare a dish from it, as it gives a lot of background on the food in the restaurant and a lot of background on chef/owner Isaac Toups and Cajun culture.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a spot with creative dishes, Toups fits the bill. Also, arrived early for our reservation & that was no problem being seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Awesome food! Always impresses my out of town friends!

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vipHaiC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

$16 for an ice cold roast beef sandwich for lunch. Very disappointed. I didn’t know I have to pay for an overpriced subway sandwich. At least the glass of water was good.

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AshtonK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Brought my boyfriend here for brunch on his birthday and I was pretty disappointed by our experience. My boyfriend and I are big fans of Chef Isaac Toups, we love his cooking videos and his cookbook is a staple in our home, so we were looking forward to eating at Toups Meatery for some time. The biggest disappointment was our service. Every time the server came to our table, he acted like he was bothered by our existence. As though we were inconveniencing him for ordering drinks and food at the restaurant. For the most part, the food was good. My boyfriend got the boudin benedict, and it was wonderful. I ordered the hot chicken biscuit. The biscuit was stale and chewy, but the chicken and housemade pickles had a nice flavor. Honestly, not sure if I would ever go back to the restaurant.

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Toups Meatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 252-4999.

Toups Meatery is rated 4.5 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

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