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About Compère Lapin
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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
American, Caribbean, Italian
Hours of Operation:
10:30a-2p Saturday and Sunday (Brunch)
11:30a- 2:30p Monday- Friday (Lunch)
5:30p-10p Sunday-Saturday (Dinner)
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$5 valet parking
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
Compère Lapin Ratings and Reviews
Food was incredible and the servers were super friendly and professional. My one critique would be the menu is a bit over-priced compared to other New Orleans fine dining spots and the service was a bit slow. That being said, this is a must-try in the city and I will definitely be going back!
We had lunch on February 15, 2018. I had the Waygu burger and my wife had the radicchio salad. Both were very tasty and large helpings. The hand-cut fries were excellent. It's a little pricey but typical of New Orleans. There is pay parking across the street, also a little pricey, but again typical of New Orleans.
Don't miss the fabulous artwork (from local artists) in the hallway leading to the restrooms. FABULOUS !
A very popular venue in a good location.
My experience was a little disappointing however. Menu was very limited and very few options for one of our party who is lactose intolerant. Quality of food varied - very good starters including a curried ceviche style dish and a seafood soup (fabulous); indifferent main courses including a very dry red fish and a pasta dish that didn't have enough of interest in it. Sickly rich scones served (with choices of butter!) in place of bread. Our party shared a (very small) portion of sorbet after which I would say banana sorbet doesn't work!
Can't say anything negative about this restaurant. It has literally the best, most creative and original menus I have ever seen anywhere in the world. Thoughtful, knowledgeable service. If I were going to improve anything, I would ask for more comfortable chairs and some extra noise buffering on the ceiling. But certain times of day when it's less crowded, well that's different. My companion REALLY hated the paintings of flesh-colored cows on the wall, and he mentioned them repeatedly, LOL, but I was fine. Avert your eyes, wear your earplugs, and bring your own seating pad (don't really do any of that). If you love good eatin' you'll be happy as can be. Excellent marvelous food. Every bite. I was ecstatic over the food. Just incredibly delicious. Good wine pairings. Very good bar. The service was hoppin'. Also a good place to people-watch the sidewalk on Tchoupitoulas if you get a window seat. We'll be back for sure.
Been wanting to go and finally picked a night. Food was everything I hoped for with the mention that I find food in New Orleans way too salty. Creative, delicious and different combos with a nod to the chef's Caribbean roots. Staff delightful and attentive but not overly so. The decor in most restaurants these days makes for very noisy atmosphere, lots of hard surfaces but at least my date and I could hear other across the table.
Will definitely return as there are so many things I want to try!
Outstanding start to finish! Very thoughtful and authentic style in decor, drinks and food menus. Special touches from recipe cards to coasters: very well done.
Drinks and food delightful. Everything we consumed was prepared perfectly with a great attention to subtle flavors. Both Tartare dishes,conch fritters, jerk fish fantastic.
Service so friendly and professional. Very memorable we will be back next time in town. Very reasonably priced as well: great time!!
I cannot rave enough about this place! I was in town for a conference and I was able to get a seat at the cold bar since I was dining alone. Best seat I could've asked for. The chef was great and managed to strike a conversation with myself and the other patrons sitting around him despite the fact that he was a cold appetizer making machine! Everything I had was absolutely delicious. I started off with the amazing tuna tartare and had the curried goat and sweet potato gnocchi as an entree. The complimentary buttermilk biscuits with bacon infused butter and chive and sea salt butter were notable as well. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Compère Lapin was great! The staff was amazing, Kevin the bar tender was superb. A people person and knows good drinks. Nina is a Native of St. Lucia and as a fellow St. Lucian I wanted to go show support. I’m so happy I did. I’m very proud of her and what she has done down in NOLA. The food was tasty, the ambiance is inviting and warming, the staff very friendly. Every St. Lucian who visits NOLA should go show some love. Nina you rock and keep it up!!!
We arrived at 6 and our hostess greeted us warmly and we were promptly sat next to the only other table (2 top) in the whole restaurant. A bit awkward, but not a big deal. Low lighting and yes, Edison lights created a soft glow, but made reading the menu somewhat difficult. A wonderful amuse bouche came and we started with the Crispy Dirty Rice Arancini (quite good). The Hamachi in guava curry, though monochromatic, was delicious. Flavor over form is just fine. We don't really need to Instagram all of our food, do we? We shared the curried goat and found the flavors and texture spot on. Service here is definitely strong; professional and efficient but also warm & friendly. Our server made a great suggestion on the off menu special; oxtail croquette that we ranked as the best dish of the night. Oxtails are not easy to cook to a desired texture and the flavor(s)...A+ The only real miss of the night was the dessert, a Soursop Semifreddo. The sour flavors of the soursop were almost nonexistent and though technique in its construction was evident, it lacked cohesion as well as the cucumber garnish was cut too big for our tastes. Yes, I've nitpicked and I can say I definitely enjoyed the experience and next time I'm in town, despite the myriad of great dining options, I would come back to try more. Bonus: Most of our servers, food runners and server assistants were female and did a great job.
Amazing atmosphere followed by food on another level. We enjoyed everything we ate at this restaurant even though somethings were out of my initial comfort level it was so, so worth the experience. I cannot rate this place high eneough on every aspect of their operation. Well done for smashing my already super high expectations!!!
Flawless dining - gracious service - specials that really are special. Also bunnies. The food here is sublime - the biscuits with bacon butter are the opening to a flavor and texture adventure - from goat to gâteaux this Caribbean influenced masterpiece is not to be missed
This was my first visit to Compere Lapin and I had been looking forward to the visit. The food and service were both outstanding, the menu is not long (that is good), but it is creative and there were several choices that I was interested in. I ordered the night's special, an oxtail lasagne topped at my table with shaved black truffle. This was very good and I appreciated my server's (Claire, a great server) description and recommendation of the dish.
As a starter I had the Travel Papers cocktail ( a well balanced combination of tequila, mescal, grapefruit, apricot, and bitters) and I ordered the hamachi fish with guava curry and papaya, this was excellent. There is a nice selection of wine by the glass, and I enjoyed a nice Cotes du Rhone with my entree.
I live in north Louisiana and visit New Orleans several times a year and always look forward to trying a new restaurant. I was very happy and satisfied with a great meal and dining experience at Compere Lapin.
Our server Claire was amazing- we ordered a large cross section of the menu for the entire table to share. She guided our group of 7 explaining every drink and food item...she really tailored the experience for us. We were really pleased with our entire experience, and would highly recommend.
The drinks were incredible, thoughtfully crafted, and different the expected or usual....
Those warm, fresh and delicious biscuits made it clear from the get-go that we were in for a treat. And we were! Delicious, creative dishes, superb service, a warm and congenial ambiance.....im ready to go back and sample some other things on the menu. What a find!
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