Mat & Naddie's
Mat & Naddie's

Mat & Naddie's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matandnaddies.com/index.html
  • Phone: 5048619600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Every night but Sunday and Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Schwarz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Freret Street and Leake Ave
  • Public Transit: Take the St Charles/Carrollton Streetcar to the Freret Street Stop. We're five blocks toward the River.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: For our dinner customers, parking is available in the Keller Williams lot across the street.
A word from Mat & Naddie's
If you're not from here, you probably haven't heard of us. If you are, you already know that Mat & Naddie's offers its own brand of fine dining combined with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that has attracted a local following since opening more than a decade ago.

Fine, yet accessible, local cuisine is the watchword here. Although we do get the occasional tourist who ventures off the beaten path, Mat & Naddie's caters to its neighbors' tastes.

Longtime Mat & Naddie's cook, Steve Schwarz, purchased the restaurant from founders Paula and Michael Schramel and their children Nat & Maddie (get it?). Schwarz creates the friendly and funky look of a roadside café that does not betray how very ambitious the Creole fine dining menu is. When weather is pleasant, diners opt for patio seating, which offers silhouettes of horseback riders on the levee behind which freighters ply their way up and down the Mississippi.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole / Cajun / Southern
Mat & Naddie's reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (28)romantic (24)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (11)good for groups (7)scenic view (7)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Good enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The outside deck in good weather makes this place worthwhile. The food is Ok (inside or out.) Nothing special. I was there with a party of eight and five orders of lamb came out medium no matter how they were ordered. Still tasty because they do buy good lamb. Quality products and mediocre execution.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Icon Icon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We've just spent a week eating out in NO. Pleased to report that this was the best. Wonderfully understated with fine cuisine and delightful setting. Well worth the effort of getting out there to enjoy a different flavour of the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    Foodi3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was not sure what to expect when we first arrived! However, I was super impressed with the outcome! Super interesting flavors and combinations! Our waiter was so patient and funny. I can not wait to return! Oh and to mention the straight-from-the-oven bread... To die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    amcgurk3VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ate here with friends during restaurant week and the whole experience was great. The location is adorable and the food was very unique and delicious. The cocktail menu also had some interesting drinks. Everyone really enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Favorite!
    liamtaylor
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been eating here for the last couple of years, and I have never been disappointed. Recommended to all foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great restaurant, and easily one of the best filets I've ever had. Their beet cake appetizer was out-of-this-world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2foodies
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had the Coolinary menu and everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative and creative
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Recommended, local color, deceiving on the outside (part of the charm) with a cuisine that matches some of the best restaurants in New Orleans. Reservations recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Very pleasant evening, the menu is complete and stimulating, the service was timely, courteous and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service. Very nice.
    smiles
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food and service very good. Only negative was that our mojitos were in very small glasses and mine was too sweet. However my wife likes then sweet so she had no problem with that but she also thought that the glass was very small. We will eat there again only we won't have mojitos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience!
    jazzyfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We enjoy the diverse menu and wide-ranging wine list, especially that there are options for small plate entrees, which allow you room to enjoy the amazing appetizers! The fresh herbs used in the dishes give all plates a gastronomic party! We are only able to enjoy New Orleans dining once a month or so, and our rule is usually that we don't make repeat visits at the same restaurants, since there are hundreds to choose from. Mat & Naddie's is an exception!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    MileyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, friendly staff, cute restaurant. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful meal
    Northshore
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have wanted to try for years. So glad we finally did! Great food-great service! Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Orleans with flair
    jerlenaz
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very friendly wait staff and hostesses. Chef dies interesting deconstructions of classic dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuzza
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Enjoyable experience,service and food exceptional. Would recommend highly for a down to earth good old New Orleans experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wild Mushroom Surprise
    kat1454634
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our second time at this restaurant. My boyfriend and I are both meat eaters, but he went for the wild mushroom and gruyere roulade. While everything was very good, this was head and shoulders above the rest. Everything was so fresh, clean, and beautifully presented. All of the flavors were so thoughtfully prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Noise level was refershingly quiet, however, the restaurant was not fully occupied. Our party of 5 was able to converse easily with everyone at the table. The staff is very friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food / great service
    rj3820
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Took a couple of close friends to Matt & Naddie's for a special occasion and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. From appetizers to dessert all dishes were excellent, though I must admit the prosciutto-wrapped scallops with rough greens was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Enjoyed the food and service. Try the sun-dried tomato cheese cake appetizer. The warm fresh bread is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun atmosphere with great food.
    SKSSKS
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience. We'll go again...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    LuvtodineVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had an absolute wonderful dining experience. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu. My appetizer was Delish. Beggars purse of goat cheese in phylo. My entree was lamb meatballs which were fantastic. We ended the meal with a blueberry peach cobbler which was yummy. The atmosphere was very pretty and there was outdoor seating. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kbnola
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything was great! Interesting and varied choices on menu. We shared an appetizer, then had salads and small plates, so got to try a lot. Leave room for dessert, lots a great choices did that too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    LuvNOLAfood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I love the atmosphere of this restaurant, comfortable with top-notch service. The food was amazing, especially the Lamb Meatball "Manti". It was the perfect combination of savory and spicy. The wine list has some surprise finds and is well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 388 reviews are from the Mat & Naddie's reviews archive.
  • Food was perfect
    GeoffB12345667890
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It's rare for me to say every dish we ordered was absolutely perfect, but Mat & Naddie's did it. I haven't been there in about 10 years, but it renewed my fond memories. We'll definitely be sending friends there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SD14
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great service and food!! Our group enjoyed every dish and we ordered a variety. excellent desserts
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We dined on Wednesday night so there was not a crowd. Food and service were very good. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - wine so so
    mattNnat
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Food was great however they raved on this wine - not very good felt like they pushed it on us
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Lance932
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great food,our waitress Suzanne was professional and friendly at the same time. I had the golf shrimp and my wife had the redfish both excellent.I know that Nat and Maddies is off the beaten path for most tourists but call United Cab and join the locals for a truly exceptional meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We loved the food and the service. The chef has created a great menu and everything we tried was great. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Improved
    CalWVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This restaurant is lively. It was packed the night I was there and the server also had to bus which cut down on the efficiency of her job. Greens with tahini were good-- I'd soak the onions in ice water since they were so strong.maybe add black olives to the salad for color. The redfish, served with pilaf and a mix of snap peas and grape tomatoes made an attractive plate. Everything was hot and not over-salted like the last time I was there. They've got their act together.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best keeps getting better!
    Toni
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We travel to New Orleans annually at least for the last 10 years, and came to Mat & Naddie's a few years ago. It was so good, we had to come again; its even better the second time around! The fried oysters are light and flavorful, the salad underneath is truly outstanding. The waiter was very helpful with his recommendations which were spot on. The wine was delicious and not overly expensive; the red fish I had was terrific -light and flavorful. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and the lamb was very tasty. And don't forget the fabulous bread pudding for dessert - the one the waiter recommended - and not to be missed! We were a group of 5,very friendly, so we all tried each of the dishes- The waiter told us which were sharable!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    TorontonianInLouisiana
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    New Orleans has world renowned dining institutions, but it also has wonderful neighborhood restaurants. Mat and Naddies falls in the latter category. This is a picturesque little place that serves great Creole fare. Also, the cocktail selection is comprised of classics that one might not see in other New Orleans restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The apps were superb. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The apps were superb. We had the marinated olives and ricotta, and the star of the evening was the roasted banana with green curry and cashew butter. The mushroom roulade was spectacular. The gulf fish (redfish) was solid but not out of the ordinary, and the green beans were a bit too al dente. The old-fashioned was interesting and good -- real cherry, not maraschino, and a certain spiciness that probably came from the type of bitters used. The service was serviceable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Secret it Out
    foodietwo
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Matt & Naddie's is the foodie's solution to the difficult decision of where to eat on Monday night in New Orleans. So glad they were open for dinner the other night to entertain my aunt and uncle that I had to come back again the following week. Excellent food; laid back service; hippie, funky vibe. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Absolutely love this place. My party of four unexpectedly turned into a party of five and they quickly accomodated us and seated us outside on the patio. The food is creative and delicious. I had the redfish, which was perfectly cooked. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!
    Gdwdd
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I have now thouroughly enjoyed Mat and Naddie's twice (March 2011 and March 2014). This most recent time, I took my life partner for her first experience. We were greeted warmly by the charming hostess and that warmth was consistent with the entire staff. Our cocktails - arrived quickly and were delicious. Our appetizers from the first bite were perfect. The right blend of flavors with no one overpowering another. I had endive and beet salad. While my partner had the mixed greens. Dinner was even better - Lamb chops and duck breast. Leave room for dessert. The blueberry peach cobbler was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good meal
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had not been here for a year. The food is still good. Duck salad was good as was the redfish special. A nice neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Read the reviews and made a reservation . It was as described, good food, good service, nice location. The only negative was a acoustics in the dining room. We we near a table of 6-8 that were very loud. That's all you hear in the room. Other diners appeared annoyed as well. The good part was they were finishing dinner and left. I would recommend this restaurant and we will visit again on our next trip to NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    Luvthatfilet
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We went there early evening with 2 kids. They made half portion half price for our youngest daughter! We had a lovely meal. The peach and blueberry cobbler was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time was enjoyable
    Deewee
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Party of four, all first-timers here. Friendly, competent service. Had a favorite wine on their list. Food was prepared well and was delicious. Tried a variety of different starters, salads, and entrees. Will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.