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Capdeville
Capdeville

Capdeville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.capdevillenola.com
  • Phone: (504) 371-5161
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Vidak Sparr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Magazine
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Capdeville
Capdeville is American interpretation the social houses so commonly found in London. Here, enjoying people and camaraderie is just the order of the day. Capdeville’s features include a collection of American whiskeys, gourmet interpretations of classic comfort food, and an assortment of albums in an antiquated jukebox with which every gentleman and keen lady should be familiar. In short, though, it is a well done casual restaurant paying tribute to whiskey and rock and roll.

Inspired by New Orleans Mayor Paul Capdevielle (1900-1904) who has a mere one block street named in his honor despite being largely credited with industrializing New Orleans, Capdeville is poised to become one of the timeless classics dotting New Orleans' restaurant landscape.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Menu at the restaurant was missing some menu items that were listed online. Food and Service were good, bar seemed to be where the action was, I will visit again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is a great spot for an excellent meal, just a shot walk in the opposite direction from the mayhem of Bourbon Street. Have the thrill of eating among the locals! The food is excellent, the service perfect, the prices are reasonable. Just note that the noise level is rather high, and if you're over 30, it probably isn't the music you would choose for dinner...but it's not enough of a complaint to ruin a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went on a Friday evening around 7:30. This place gets loud between the music pumping through the jukebox and the hard surfaces everywhere. Food and service were consistent as usual."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Small intimate dining area and great food. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. Small menu done well!! I ordered the shrimp and chorizo taco's and they were amazing. My wife had a steak salad that she raved about. This is a great small bar/restaurant doing things right."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "After a friendly welcome, we were seated quickly. We ordered a hot dip appetizer, strawberry salad, truffled Mac n cheese, steak frites and cocktails. Everything was delicious! The service was friendly, relaxed, yet very efficient. However the best part of the evening was dessert. We ordered the espresso creme brûlée. We consider ourselves "experts" in the field of creme brûlée and this was the BEST ever! We could've eaten several more. If we lived in NOLA, we would be regulars here."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "If you are tired of seafood and Cajun food, come to Capdeville, a locals place. We had a delicious dinner of shrimp and chorizo tacos, home made chips, fried red beans and rice, and strawberry and duck wontons. This last item sounds strange, but it was fantastic. My wife drank a couple of whiskey smashes, which are something like a mojito, only made with whiskey, and she raved about them. The barmaid put the ice in a towel and smashed it with a hammer. The servers were all cute young ladies, and the service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed this place and will be back. Capdeville is fun and a nice change of pace."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here for lunch right when the restaurant opened on a Thursday. The server was very attentive and our meal was delish! I had the pimento cheese, tomato and bacon sandwich and be he had the truffle Mac and cheese with fried oysters. When we are next back in New Orleans we will be sure to make it there. Amazing!!! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My wife and I made a reservation last night for Capdeville. I booked it on my phone at about 10:15PM for a 10:30PM reservation. We had just finished at a theater event and wanted to get a good dinner before heading home. When we arrived for our reservation, we were told that the kitchen was closed because things hadn't been that busy that night. If they were planning to close the kitchen, then we simply shouldn't have been allowed to make this reservation. However, we were allowed to make the reservation and were extremely disappointed when we arrived and it wasn't honored. The staff didn't seem at all concerned or apologetic. This has definitely changed our opinion of Capdeville. I'm not sure that we'll be returning."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We went there for lunch. The gumbo had a bit of a burnt-roux taste. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The loaded grilled cheese was absolutely delicious. It came with a wonderful apple chutney. The market salad was also great."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I really enjoyed everything about this little gem... Great ambiance, waitress was very good as well as the service. I had the burger which was very good. My son had the incredible mac n cheese, which was really creamy and very tasty. Cant complain about anything although I wish they had a bigger menu. I highly recommend this little place."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was staying at Le Pavillon and looking for something low key and moderately priced. I was impressed with the food here, I had the red beans and rice appetizer, the truffled mac and cheese, and apple fritter bread pudding - all were fantastic. It was nice to try some local beer as well. Highly recommend to travelers looking for something different."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "arrived for lunch at end of mad crush of customers, but was treated attentively. some menu items not available but had sensational fried oysters on flavorful arugula salad. others raved about vegetable soup and a steak salad. consistently fresh good food with friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Good indie music, lovely pale ale (Envie), delicious red bean and rice balls, decent burger and salad, spot on service. Better than expected and very fairly priced. If you don't mind loud music give this place a visit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went there on a Saturday night. The food was good and the waiter was good and very personable. Will go again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Friendly service. We actually ate here two times. Both were good experiences."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was a first time in NOLA and this was the first restaurant we tried. If we did not eat at any other place in NOLA, I would say we had an excellent meal. But after several other experiences I would say Capdeville is just very good. Our meals did not have the rich, flavor tastes we expected. But overall the meal was good and the price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "If you are looking for a fancy place that isn't too fancy, this is your place. The food was delicious and the atmosphere abd service were great. It's the kind of place where you can pretty much wear anything from casual to dressy and not feel out of place. Prices were very reasonable and everything was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was everything we could have wanted. Interesting menu. Cool place. Laid back, attentive yet nonintrusive service. Food was excellent. A new downtown fave. And my gf says im never impressed...."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Very knowledgeable and attentive staff. Great menu with a seasonal variety. Cozy atmosphere. This is the second time I have eaten at Capedeville while in New Orleans and I have not been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Hole in the Wall with great food and great service. Highly recommend. Within walking distance of the convention center."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Capdeville had been on my list for a long time, and I'm so glad I finally went. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. For appetizers, we had the fried red beans and rice and truffle mac and cheese. Our entrees were the drum and the steak frites. We split the pecan pie for dessert. And we each had a glass of red wine. All this for well under $100 (not including tip.) I can't remember our waiter's name, but he was wonderful. Very enthusiastic and accommodating. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was good , the drinks were good and the waitstaff was even better. A great spot for lunch or an after work happy hour. I say make the trip."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Capdeville is a small restaurant located in the CBD. Our experience was good overall. Parking is a bit of a challenge on the weekends. Other than that everything was pretty quick and easy. Definitely a restaurant that attracts younger crowds. The service was mediocre, but the food and ambiance were great. Perfect place for an affordable date night or small group!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This was a really great find! We were only in town for a couple of nights and were looking for a late dinner. The hostess was very friendly and the restaurant wasn't very packed. All of the tables were celebrating the holidays and everyone was in a great mood. The menu was limited, but each of the items we ordered was very tasty. I would definitely say this place is for the more adventurous food-wise, but even my picky father enjoyed his food. I would definitely stop by again on my next trip to New Orleans!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had nine people and it was a great find. Good food. Try the fries. There are different kinds and they are quite good. Very nice waiter!!!! Very helpful and it was a good time with intereting cocktails and beer."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Another great lunch at Capdeville! New seasonal might be their best menu yet!!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I love that I can go here and get something as simple, moderately priced, and delicious. The grilled cheese with tomato soup is amazing and the amount of food is more than ample. I had to stop myself from getting one of the delicious cocktails... this time. The service was great and we were able to get in and out and back to work."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Morgana is the friendly blonde waitress who waits on us every week, but all of the wait staff go out of their way to accommodate! BEST LUNCH SPOT IN THE CBD! Fabulous food, vegetarian offerings, super stellar service! We'll be back again soon!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "best burgers and truffled mac & cheese in the city, but tried chicken paillards which were terrific, and fish tacos are killer. good salads too. noise level increases as night goes on, so go early for quieter time."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Pork sliders were delicious and shrimp/chorizo tacos something to remember. A fun place to watch a game, noisy and spirited crowd on a pre-season game night!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "We were the only people in the entire restaurant for lunch, so service was amazing. The food was good as well."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Another great meal at Capdeville! Best truffle mac and cheese! Sean at the bar is on point"
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "we have gone about 6 times since you opened for great bar food and some restaurant fare, but I have to say everything we had was pretty mediocre. the tomato-basil soup was like a sauce and so thick we wished we would have brought our own pasta. the steak/frites was OK, at best - steak a bit overcooked and cut up for us as if we were 6 years old and the fries which used to be crispy were pretty flaccid and some cooked better than others with a heavy cheese which made them even more soggy. one of us had the roasted vegetable s which were equally as bad and oddly flavored for some reason. don't waste your time until there is a new chef at this place."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "For our first visit to NOLA, we were lucky to find this small restaurant in the middle of town. With a giant festival in town, most other highly recommended restaurants were packed. Capdeville is located on a little side street, so they don't have much walk-by traffic. We had to look for it, but were glad to find it! The food was great and the service was friendly and efficient. The only "down side" was the jukebox playing really loud hard rock...it just didn't fit the dinner we were having. I'd definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "I've been to Capdeville a couple of other times last year and had a great experience. This time was not so good. While the waiter was very good and did his best to keep us in food a drink, I think they were a bit understaffed. The menu has changed since I was last there, though the food remains very tasty. I had the burger and poutine fries....very good. Hopefully my next visit will not be so chaotic."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "Just a great dining experience. Staff was laid back but very attentive. Service was good and the server was very forthcoming when asked for suggestions which really improved the dining experience. The food exceeded expectations and was a real pleasure to eat. Wine list was very good especially for New Orleans."
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "Was meeting a business colleague for dinner, who is vegan. This was a perfect place. They had options for her, and the restaurant was able to make simple accommodations so she wasn't left with only one or two choices. I, on the other hand, had shrimp and grits, and corn fritters, which were delicious."
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "We never would have found this spot if not for the internet. It is located on a very quiet street (evening) near huge federal buildings near Lafayette square. We walked, I saw no parking. The place was very clean, service was very good and the food was delicious. The burgers were perfectly done and with creative toppings. They have a delicious truffled mac and cheese that could be served in dinner size and, although not listed, appetizer size. Enough food for our hungry party of 6 and we all left happy. Good beer selections - everybody had something different. YUM!"
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "We went before heading to an event at the Joy Theater, so we were a little overdressed--it's a pretty casual restaurant. But we're SO glad we chose it--the food was excellent, the service was great, and we plan to go back again soon. We tried the appetizer special--salmon balls rolled in panko--and it was fabulous. I had the truffled mac & cheese, which was really tasty (I got the entree portion, which was ample), and my husband had the Pork Cakes, which were like crab cakes but made with pulled pork. The bar tender is really good and the waiters are really nice and attentive. Highly recommended, but be advised that this isn't a fancy, dress up place."
    Dined on 5/11/2013