Mat & Naddie's
Mat & Naddie's

Mat & Naddie's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matandnaddies.com/index.html
  • Phone: (504) 861-9600
  • 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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Mat & Naddie's reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (46)romantic (25)special occasion (24)notable wine list (24)great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (9)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)hot spot (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Out of town guests loved getting off beaten path
    50YearNOLANative
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Family from Dallas were in town for a conference, and we made plans to have dinner one evening. Like many convention and conference attendees, they were staying in a FQ hotel and spending days at the Convention Center. Their other meals had all been in well-known FQ or downtown venues. They loved coming to the neighborhood and really enjoyed their meal. The fried oyster salad, gumbo, appetizers, and vegetarian entrees were a big hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday dinner
    Luv2eet
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Had a great meal with great service! The wait staff was very informative and helpful with the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Venison
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Mat & Naddie's continues to improve. Great cocktails. Excellent salads. Excellent wine list. Wide choice of dishes for everyone, even vegetarians. However, if you like meat, the venison is fantastic. Best venison I have ever had. Tender with great flavor, not at all what you expect. Fish dishes and appetizers also good. Worth coming back for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • below the radar great restaurant
    murphyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    One of the great finds in a city with too numerous to count great restaurants. From the greeting at the door, to the always interesting menu choices, through the wonderful meal Mat and Naddie's never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My "fall back" restaurant
    MathgalVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food is always good, service is personable, wine list is extensive, drinks made just right
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The service was amazing and the waitress was knowledgable about the dishes and how they were prepared. A variety of cuisine was offered on the menu. It was delightful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    foodisyum
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My wife and I celebrate our anniversary every year at Matt and Naddies, the restaurant that catered our wedding. And every year the atmosphere, staff, and delicious food helps us recreate the romance and delight of our actual wedding day. The food is delicious and has a lot of unique options in New Orleans (local food, vegetables, etc). Every ingredient is high quality and the bar is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely dnning experience
    HikeDineRepeat
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We came on a week night and we were just about the only people who chose to eat inside so it was quiet and romantic. Wait staff was knowlegable and graccious and food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strongly okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Cute place, very quirky. Ordered savory cheesecake which was fantastic, beet salad which tasted canned, bronzed gulf fish that was way overcooked, and a very yummy lemon ice box pie. Most likely won't make it back in here- too many other options in this city that are consistently delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I love this restaurant. The staff is always extremely friendly and accommodating and the food is wonderful. This time we had several new dishes and a few mainstays. Both were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and vegetables
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Mat & Naddie's is another great neighborhood restaurant. The cocktails are good. A very descriptive wine list. Appetizers are unusual and good like the artichoke and sundried tomato cheesecake. You and have small plate or regular entrees. The duck, steak, fish, and mushrooms were excellent. The style is unusual and includes curries. Not a typical New Orleans restaurant if you want something different done very well. There are also plenty of vegetarian dishes to please everyone at the table. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite place for my guests
    Carolyn
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I like to take out of town guests to Mat & Naddies's. The look of the place say New Orleans, the service can't be beat, and the food will always dazzle. Since my friends are foodies, they love the culinary creations from this out of the way little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place
    liv2dine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A real gem in New Orleans. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Menu is a little restricted, but all items are so tasty. Off the tourist track, and needs to be publicized more. A well worth it trip from downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Evening at Mat and Naddie's
    RussellsReviews
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Brought our goog friend here for her last night in NOLA. Food and service were super. As usual, the combination of flavors and textures were tasty and great. The stand out was the pulled pork chili. The chef's own creation and the fresh fish was perfectly done. I had my usual manhattan that is always great, too. This is really on of my local favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good enough
    frequenttourist
    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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 400 reviews are from the Mat & Naddie's reviews archive.
  • 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
  • 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