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Compère Lapin

4.6
1568 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Compère Lapin - noun - kom-pare la-pan - 1. anthropomorphic rabbit character who served as the mischievous protagonist in Creole and Caribbean folk tales; 2. Chef Nina Compton's restaurant at the Old No 77 Hotel & Chandlery in the Warehouse Arts District of New Orleans.
Meals aren’t about trends, shock value, or opulence.
Meals are about moments, memories and those who surround you at your table.
We believe in the complexity of simplicity, and the power of pure flavors. Our histories, vast and varied, deserve to be memorialized and romanticized by dishes that at once remind us of home and transport us to somewhere new.
We don’t make food for everyone else, we make food for you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Caribbean, Italian
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Hours of operation
10:30a-2p Saturday and Sunday (Brunch)

11:30a- 2:30p Monday- Friday (Lunch)

5:30p-10p Sunday-Saturday (Dinner)
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Phone number
(504) 599-2119
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nina Compton
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Cross street
Lafayette St.
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Parking details
$5 valet parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1568 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic as always. One of the best in New Orleans

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We dined at Compere Lapin with another couple for lunch on Friday May 18, 2018. It was our first visit. The decor was very well done. The drink selection was extensive and specialty drinks very creative. I could try a different one each time and be happy. The food was delicious, from the first to the second to the dessert. My entree was the goat curry with sweet potato gnocchi. I think I would choose it again and again. Our server couldn't have been more friendly, professional and enjoyable. I believe her name is Clair and she is a delight. We will be back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding food. Good service. Great ambiance.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointing! So noisy that conversation was impossible --"energetic" doesn't begin to describe this noise. Food just interesting, not special. Restaurant was not extra-ordinary in any way ---- not classy, not anything one would expect for these prices. Servers were over-taxed, trying their best, but not trained ("are you still working on that" --we don't 'work on' our food). We are not snobs, but we want a special dining experience, when we read that the chef has won James Beard nomination and has prices to match. Tuna tartare was bland, much-touted goat was so-so, with some very chewy pieces, pork tenderloin --and the food all three of us ordered--was severely over-salted. I am sorry, but this was our least favorite place to dine in our six-day stay. Advice to chef: get over your accolades and your uniqueness, and taste what is coming out of your kitchen

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointing experience. Restaurant space abuts hotel bar so people tend to congregate close to the entryway, and noise level is high throughout the room. The food is actually quite good (pig ears, broiled shrimp, curry goat, soursop semifreddo). But service is the weakest link. I felt rushed, treated with condescension, and it was a constant uphill battle with service (are you sure you want to order a bottle of wine, I can’t leave the wine list here I need to return it to the front, are you sure you want to order small plates...). Service seems not entirely professional - one of the maitred’s pulled up a chair at the next table, sat down and started talking with the patrons (who seemed to be friends). No sommelier service to speak of. I would be very reluctant to return... rather choose Herbsaint.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Compère Lapin is of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. The food was incredible.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

An overall excellent experience. Can’t wait to return to try the other menu offerings. Our waiter was exceptional.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had lovely, friendly service. I have been very disappointed with the attitude and level of service at local restaurants lately, but we very impressed with the service at Compere Lapin. This in addition to the wonderful food.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and friendly service in a dark moody atmosphere. Loved the broiled shrimp, tuna tartare, biscuits, and goat curry. Fun experience.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Service and timing were genuine and spot on... We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was very good, the food was great and the drinks were excellent!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything about this place is exceptional: food, service, atmosphere. It is easy to see that great care goes into every dish. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Best brunch I've had yet!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Bit slow to seat us but after that it was amazing. Server was great. Food was delicious. Staff was so friendly. What a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Surprising menu. Lovely place. Wonderful food

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food was delicious. Our waiter was friendly & knowledgeable. We can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

we made lunch plans based on the James Beard award and were very pleased

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Had a wonderful dining experience. Entrees are not overly large. Curry goat was a bit salty but food was superb overall. Loved the biscuit provided at beginning of meal.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We were so thrilled to experience chef Nina’s specialties. The curried goat was very complex and so delicious. The drum fish was also excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Simply perfect food, great service and incredible wine list! Well deserved and earned James Beard award.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

It was our anniversary and the staff really made an effort to make it special and recognize the occasion!!! Food was fantastic, service was great, we will go back!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The food here was amazing. We tried several items we've never had before, like conch fritters and goat. It was all very good and we highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Amazing food, a wonderful combination of creole and Caribbean flavors. The goat curry with sweet potato gnocchi was a standout.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Outstanding service and food - every dish was amazing (and we had the entire menu to share minus one dish amongst the 5 of us). No surprise that the restaurant was being awarded a James Beard prize while we were dining there. Absolutely a can’t miss choice in a town with many amazing places to dine.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Wow, we were blown away by our experience there . I understand that Compere Lapin is up for some kind of award, and I can certainly see why. It’s just a great restaurant, with menu items that are unique, as well as awesome. We’ll be back for sure...

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Congrats on the James Beard Award.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We were late for our reservation by about an hour due to traffic from Baton Rouge, however were able to be seated without a problem. Thank you!! The entrees ordered were Goat Curry and Jerk Drum. The dishes were well prepared with excellent technique, flavors were clean, but subdued. I would be hard pressed to say the fish was Jerked if it had not been stated in the menu. The delight of the meal was the sweet potato Gnocchi in the curry. Wow, sweet, creamy, tender pillows of flavor. We will be back to explore the menu further along with a small container of fleur de sel. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. The only negative would be the noise level. Nina...congrats on your James Beard win!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Superb service, creative drinks, excellent food, and fun vibe at this Warehouse District stunner. Try the Copper Bunny if you’re thirsty for an inventive, delicious cocktail. All the main courses we sampled were outstanding, and the Soursop dessert was unique and refreshing.
Compère Lapin is a new fave.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The goat curry is absolutely one of the best entrees I have ever had anywhere. Wish the room didn’t feel like a hotel lobby ambiance doesn’t equal good
Other food excellent too but seriously have the goat

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had a great waitress (Minyon), who took us through each of the dishes and explained everything that we needed to know. Both the appetizers and dinners were great, but the portions were a bit on the small side. The only negative of our experience was the length of time between our apps being served and dinner coming out (1 hour), which was likely due to it being jazz fest.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Wonderful. Elegant. Staff solicitous. Food and drinks impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent service, flavorful food. The oysters, pepper pot, jerk drom and curried Goat were all outrageously good. Make sure you try a few custom cocktails too.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Best we’re the roasted oysters. Cochon was good but not great. Many large parties brought noise level way too high.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Love the place, the food is excellent, the ambiance and the service

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Magnificent food, great service, super loud dining room.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious cocktail menus and food. Nice ambiance. Very clean. Nice simple menu.

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1.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We waited over an hour from when we ordered our food and still had not gotten it. The waitress avoided coming near our table despite us asking several staff members to have her come by because we wanted to pay for our drinks and leave. After 20 minutes of trying to get her to come over the manager then came by and didn’t even apologize for the wait and acted like that was normal to wait for your food over an hour after ordering. No apology, nothing done about it and we never even saw the waitress again. Walked out hungry. Don’t waste for time dealing with these people.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food was delicious. Our server gave great recommendations as we were unfamiliar with the dishes.

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