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Mat & Naddie's
Mat & Naddie's
  • Address:
    937 Leonidas Street
    New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Mat & Naddie's Details

  • 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 WinnerCreole / Cajun / Southern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We had the Coolinary menu and everything was excellent."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Very pleasant evening, the menu is complete and stimulating, the service was timely, courteous and helpful."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food, friendly staff, cute restaurant. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Have wanted to try for years. So glad we finally did! Great food-great service! Will return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very friendly wait staff and hostesses. Chef dies interesting deconstructions of classic dishes."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Enjoyable experience,service and food exceptional. Would recommend highly for a down to earth good old New Orleans experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and service. Try the sun-dried tomato cheese cake appetizer. The warm fresh bread is delicious."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. We'll go again..."
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great service and food!! Our group enjoyed every dish and we ordered a variety. excellent desserts"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We dined on Wednesday night so there was not a crowd. Food and service were very good. I would go back."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Food was great however they raved on this wine - not very good felt like they pushed it on us"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had heard of Matt & Naddie"s several years ago, but never tried it. We decided to go there on date night after we were given a gift certificate. It was a wonderful experience, and we have definitely put it on our list of favorite restaurants. The food was excellent and the ambiance and service was awesome as well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have passed Mat & Naddie;s plenty of times; didn't every search for info. Our daughter wanted to go there for a special occasion. We made reservations, which the day before the event they confirmed with us(unexpected and nice touch) and were greatly pleased with everything. The food was fabulous, drinks were well mixed, and the pace of serving the appetizers, salads, entrees through dessert was perfect! We enjoy having a few minutes between servings to talk and digest the food, and they were right on top of things. Will definitely return as our special occasion place as well as pass the word through our food groups."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Easily my favorite restaurant in a city that is full of great restaurants. It's an intimate spot that manages to accommodate whatever type of group we bring. The food is sophisticated and delicious, without ever being pretentious, and the menu is always exciting."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Matt and Naddies is located in a house in a residential block in uptown. The tasteful space is welcoming and comfortable. The food was imaginative and of well executed. Price/quality was excellent. I recommend this place wholeheartedly."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Moved here to New Orleans from Chicago 6 months ago, in a town that has a great restaurant on every corner, Mat and Naddie's has just become one of our favorites...it started with the hostess's welcoming call to confirm our reservation, continued to it's nice funky decor, on to the laid-back elegance, to the delicious appetizers, salad and entries (my veal saltimbocca might be the best dish I've had in NOLA so far), and finishing up with delectable desserts...wonderfully friendly, at times a tad inattentive, service...but I'm really picking nits...we will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and ambiance was wonderful as usual, and the suggested Portugese wine was excellent with our steaks. However, I was not told and did not check the bill before adding the 20% tip on top of a total that already included an added gratuity. So on a $120 bill we ended up leaving about a $60 tip. My fault, I know, for not looking closely at the bill. But if a restaurant is going to add a gratuity on a table for two which is not common in my experience, I believe they should at least inform you when they bring you the bill. I will return, but it will not be with the same delight in my heart since I feel I was duped."
    Dined on 2/14/2014