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Compère Lapin

4.7
1585 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 1585 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

We loved the vibe & food. However, the service was not so great. We sat for 15 before being attended too- and by the time he back to take our order, it was another 10minutes- with no apology for the wait. Otherwise, everything was good.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Came to taste after James Beard Awards! I've received what I've expected! Delicious and inspired food!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved all the dishes we ordered! The entree was rather small, but we added two sides and split everything. Great appetizers, too!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely! And the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server Mignon was fabulous- she took the experience over the top. The food was delicious and well prepared as well as the wine suggestions.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner and the excellent service at Compere Lapin recently. We had the croquettes (under-cooked, mushy), pigs ears with aioli (interesting) oysters on the 1/2 shell (good) gnoccis (yummy!) and the squash blossom (delicious but very small). A bit overpriced for the main course portion size but their service is terrific and I would go back to try the goat.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

First time there and we'll definitely return. Had the half chicken - delicious and tender - and the black drum - spicy but tempered with the turnip mash. Starters were very good as was the special bread. Very extensive (and expensive) wine list, with selections for any palate.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Campere Lapin was AMAZING! One of the best meals we've had in awhile. The service was attentive and steady, with great recommendations, and we didn't feel rushed. The food is inventive while not straying too far from the source. Worth the wait for a reservation and a great place to end our NOLA trip. Modern fine dining - not fussy, real good, real ingredients, and tastes you think about the next day. Yum.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great venue and great food! I felt bad we didn't finish the sides, because we were all completely stuffed! If I had a refrigerator in the hotel, I would have taken it to go! Definitely deserving of the James Beard award!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I would tell you that you have to try this place. I am in NOLA 1 time per month and it is fabulous. It is special in so many ways, but the Chef has created a menu that is off the beaten path and off the chart. Treat yourself to something that is not so cliche.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was great. Food and atmosphere were on point. The bites to start the meal off were to die for. Ensure to try the curry goat very very flavorful. Would return in a heartbeat!!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic space, great wine list and amazing food.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous food, great wine list. Great staff. The whole experience was great.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Really outstanding service and food. Great experience! Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was so great!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fantastic as always. One of the best in New Orleans

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

AWESOME PLACE TO DINE. HEAD CHEF NEW BEST CHEF OF THE SOUTH AS PER JAMES BEARD AWARD. ONE OF THE HIGHEST HONORS. CAN'T GO WRONG.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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 on May 18, 2018

Outstanding food. Good service. Great ambiance.

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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 on May 17, 2018

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 on May 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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 on May 15, 2018

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 on May 15, 2018

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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