Compère Lapin

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2388 reviews
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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.
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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious

CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. The restaurant was a bit too loud for easy conversation.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was delicious. We were very excited to try Compere Lapin! We will definitely be back.

KW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dining experience. Everyone was extremely friendly and made us feel welcome, from the server, to the general manager Kyle and the bartender James. Food and drinks were delicious. We can't wait to be back!

GG
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and overall experience.
If you like soup, the cow heel soup is delicious. And the snapper was perfection.

DM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing dinner. Everything was perfect. My daughter had the goat curry and I had the pork adobo. Cocktails were also delicious. The biscuits were the best I have ever had.

P
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

How this place doesn’t have a line out the door at all times is unbelievable!
The food was outstanding - some of the best I’ve eaten in NOLA and I’ve dined at so many. The soup, the pork, the snapper and the desserts are seriously to die for!
I didn’t like the trendy decor & it seemed very casual for the type of food, which for some, might be a total plus!
We will return... often & soon!

VA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the coolinary special. It was fantastic! Would recommend to anyone.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and the ambiance were great. Service was fine, nothing to complain about, but not spectacular either.

T
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The host was pleasant and energetic, the general staff quick and attentive, and the food was EXCELLENT. My only gripe was that although our primary server was good at her job, she seemed a little "put off" and didn't ever seem to smile. It just gave me the impression that either she was having a bad day or that we were not what she considered classy enough to be there. Either way, it slightly effected my rating.

WS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mignon. Was knowledgeable and friendly. The food came in a timely fashion and was outstanding.

PG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely incredible. The service was great. Thank you again for such a great evening.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Highly recommend!

SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience. Convenient location, excellent service, delicious food, great cocktails. Would recommend to anyone. Will definitely come back.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food is meant to be exquisite with a lot of flavor combinations but I felt the food was not very great tasting. Sometimes you try to do too much and end up with suboptimal results. This was my opinion from dinner last night.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An interesting meld between upscale fine dining and casual fusion. Young and hip with the impeccable service of fine dining and an interesting menu.

N
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome overall

N
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Also great ambience. Highly recommend!

VR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, wonderful food. The Coolinary Dinner (prix fixe) was a nice option. I had the snapper. Delicious. The peach dessert was unexpected. It called for grilled peaches, so I assumed it was going to be warm. It was cold. It was good, but I still am not sure what I thought of it.

The decor was simple. The historic building was stripped to its brick, with a variety of interesting lighting pendants throughout. There was artwork sprinkled on the walls, in a somewhat haphazard manner. Cute rabbits sprinkled throughout.

DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

each time I visit New Orleans I stop to have dinner Compere Lapin it never disappoints me
absolutely love it great interesting menu and the food is superb impeccable friendly service
and I love the ambiance for now my favorite in Nola

F
New Orleans
109 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really nice restaurant - a tad noisy but the food is delicious - we had the "Coolinary" meal and it was terrific - drinks a tad on the pricey side but the food and service was top notch - a great place to go and see some art on White Linen Night and then have a wonderful meal -

JM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the coolinary menu was delightful and priced right. We had the early seating so the restaurant wasn't full and noisy. The wine list was extensive and we found just the right wine at a good price for our dinner. Thanks to all, we had a wonderful time.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu. Careful curated. Delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites.

TT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mignon was an amazing waitress and guided us expertly through the menu and gave us her top recommendations. We went with the cobia ceviche, half dozen oysters and cow heel soup. For our mains we got the grilled snapper and she surprised me with the pork duo which included both pork belly and pork tenderloin! All of the flavors worked so well together nothing overpowering which can happen so easily with spicy flavors. And the service was top notch...Mignon came to check on us frequently and the servers did a wonderful job of being out our food and explaining/presenting it to us in detail! They don’t do that at just any restaurant nowadays where they just plop down your food...no one describes it anymore. It just made it that much more appetizing. An unforgettable experience!

DD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good when wanting to taste brand new flavors and feel adventurous. Outstanding.

JW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Our server grouped the handful of small plates we ordered into 3-courses and each one was better than the last.

SM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Been there many times. Food and service is always great. Ambience is just ok and bring a sweater because it is always cold!!!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, defiantly recommend and will come back.

BC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence all around - each plate looked as if it was ready for a photograph

G
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular. Great food and service

K
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cocktails, food, and service were outstanding!

JC
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Our waiter Max described each dish we asked about in delicious detail. We enjoyed everything we ordered and loved the Copper Bunny!

KS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife is an unofficial food critic. She places Compere Lapin in the top 3 of all time!!! We had different appetizers and main courses and we always share. Although we don't live nearby, we're making plans to revisit soon.

CD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall great dining experience. Food was delicious but service definitely needs improvement. Servers and Bach waiters were not on the same page.

CJ
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is outstanding, very creative with elements of surprise. The service this time was just not up to par. But, we will go back and hope for a better waiter!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Food was good. Very noisy.

K
Birmingham
60 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with friends. Food is interesting and delicious. Service was great! New favorite in New Orleans.

HM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, especially loved the Cobia small plate with passionfruit/lime/cilantro micro greens. The curry goat was also amazing!!

MH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Damn. Good. Eateateateateateateateateateateateateat!

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