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Compère Lapin

4.6
4.6
2697 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Caribbean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 599-2119

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nina Compton

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining RoomSemi private reception area

  • Private party contact

    Shay Atkins: (504) 599-2119

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Lafayette St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Bites

  • Conch Croquettes / Pickled Pineapple Tartar Sauce$6.00

    • Spiced Pig Ears / Smoked Aioli$5.00

      • Crispy Dirty Rice Arancini / Sour Orange Mojo$5.00

        First

        • Daily Selection of Chilled Oysters

          Available: 6 or 12ea

          • MP
        • Steak Tartare / Pine Nut Gremolata$15.00

          • Hamachi / Guava Curry / Papaya$15.00

            • Caribbean Seafood Pepper Pot$21.00

              • Marinated Shrimp / Roasted Jalapeno Jus$14.00

                • Cold Smoked Tuna Tartare / Avocado / Crispy Bananas$16.00

                  • Stracciatella / Curried Walnuts / Ciabatta$16.00

                    • Broiled Shrimp / Calabrian Chili Butter$17.00

                      Second

                      • Jerk Black Drum / Sunchokes / Radishes$29.00

                        • Roasted Half Chicken / Rice & Peas$26.00

                          • Curried Goat / Sweet Potato Gnocchi / Cashews$28.00

                            • Scialatielli / Clams / Shrimp / Cauliflower$28.00

                              • Trio of Pork / Apples / Celery Root$31.00

                                Extras

                                • Roasted Potatoes / Herbs$7.00

                                  • Brussels Sprouts Caesar / Breadcrumbs$8.00

                                    • Black-eyed Peas / Bacon / Crispy Shallots$7.00

                                      • Semolina Gnocchi / Collard Greens / Creole Spices$8.00

                                        What 2,697 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        4.6
                                        4.6 based on all time ratings
                                        • 4.7Food
                                        • 4.5Service
                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                        • 4.3Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. DM

                                          DavidM

                                          New Orleans

                                          7 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on November 20, 2020

                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                          Fun time celebrating with friends. Great service from the staff.

                                        2. M

                                          Mignon27

                                          New Orleans

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on November 14, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          So thankful and glad they re-opened! Missed them tons!!

                                        3. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 14, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Perfect.. as we all expected,, Could not have been better.. Exceptional!!! Will do again very soon with visitors.

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 12, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I had family and family friends visiting from out of town, and they wanted to go to a nice dinner on the last night they were here. This place did not disappoint. Loved the cocktails, and all the courses, including dessert. Nice ambience and friendly waiters as well. Will definitely go back!

                                        5. AD

                                          AdamD

                                          New Orleans

                                          14 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          14 reviews

                                          Dined on November 12, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We but I was so happy for this return. It was Veterans Day and through my whole United States Army career I was never a Veteran to myself only a rookie. I retired two days because few and I am a Veteran. I am so happy our greyest Chef and Restaurant has returned!!

                                        6. BS

                                          BarryS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 10, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was fantastic, as usual. Even though it was only curbside survive, you can tell it was prepared with the highest standards when we unpackaged it at home!

                                        7. SM

                                          SonnyM

                                          New Orleans

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on May 10, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Great Mother’s Day take out brunch.

                                        8. JD

                                          JohnD

                                          New Orleans

                                          10 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on March 15, 2020

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          We come in from Longview, TX once a year. Last year we had dinner, it was outstanding. This year Sunday brunch, also outstanding. Next year we will do both.

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Cleveland

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 14, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          What a completely amazing experience. Thank you!

                                        10. S

                                          Shannon

                                          New York Area

                                          22 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          22 reviews

                                          Dined on March 14, 2020

                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                          What a wonderful meal. I really enjoyed the whole dinner including the drinks. My server was a bit grumpy but I suppose I can totally relate with all of the Coronavirus stuff going on. So, overall a wonderful meal!

                                        11. DJ

                                          DJohnson

                                          San Francisco

                                          94 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          94 reviews

                                          Dined on March 14, 2020

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                          Interesting Caribbean food. The snapper collar was delicious. The passion fruit sauce on the Cobia crudo was fresh and tangy.

                                        12. l

                                          livetoeat

                                          New York Area

                                          57 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          57 reviews

                                          Dined on March 12, 2020

                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                          The food was delicious and creative as always. Had the wonderful opportunity to meet Chef Nina. The server sometimes seemed a little abrupt but, self corrected.

                                        13. MN

                                          MichaelN

                                          New Orleans

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 11, 2020

                                          overall3food4service1ambience4

                                          Waitress was rude. Perhaps she was having a tough night. Food was really unique and delicious. However, experience was really over shadowed by rude wait staff.

                                        14. CM

                                          CarieM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 9, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food, professional service and cozy atmosphere made for a perfect New Orleans lunch.

                                        15. S

                                          Shannon

                                          New Orleans

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 9, 2020

                                          overall3food3service5ambience5

                                          Anniversary

                                        16. IA

                                          IamATreeFrog

                                          Louisville

                                          33 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          33 reviews

                                          Dined on March 9, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was the best dining experience we have ever had, period. Hospitality, for me, is the idea of everything being done with intention. With pride. With extraordinary grace and genuine care. From the moment we entered and were greeted by the hostess (apologies I forgot her name - but a black Queen with braids), to our time at the bar (we enjoyed a drink as we were early for the resi), to the excellent team service with Nicole taking point, thru our end of meal chat with Harrison; everything was perfect. There was no wasted motion, no halting of care, and no lack of hospitality. The entire crew was genuinely grateful and proud to work at Compère Lapin. The. Entire. Crew. We even had a brief interaction with the gentleman manning dish - who was excited we were in and thrilled our experience was so great (I watched him from the bar, he was brilliant. At 8p in the thick of service his area looked like he had just opened. Kudos brother!) As someone from the hospitality world, I cannot stress how rare it is for the entire crew to hum so. Such love and passion can only come from the very top. So, thank you Nina and crew. The food was beautifully presented, and elegant in its simplicity. Not to say it wasn’t complex! It all just sang with such balance and love. ‘Twas Brilliant. Idk. Everything was amazing. I could ramble and such, but just go yourself. Experience true hospitality. Savor a meal executed flawlessly. Imbibe on cocktails that are art. Interact with beautiful people running a phenomenal restaurant. Just go live and enjoy the experience. We cannot thank you all enough crew - spot on, Cheers!

                                        17. B

                                          Beahr

                                          Toronto

                                          37 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          37 reviews

                                          Dined on March 9, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food and service exceptional. Bravo Nina Compton!

                                        18. J

                                          Jess

                                          New Orleans

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on March 8, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          The food is imaginative and delicious. The service is impeccable. Can't wait to go back!

                                        19. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on March 8, 2020

                                          overall3food4service1ambience5

                                          First, never before have I ever hit a brunch spot without bacon!!!! Second of all, the server was having the worst day of her entire life. To say that we were a major inconvenience to her, is an understatement. So sorry to burden you.

                                        20. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 8, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Absolutely beautiful food. Just what we were looking for. Thank you!

                                        21. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New Orleans

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 6, 2020

                                          overall4food5service2ambience4

                                          Très bon, beaucoup de saveur locale, belle ambiance mais le service laissait à désirer.

                                        22. ER

                                          EmilyR

                                          New England

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 3, 2020

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food, incredible service. pricy but makes sense given high quality ingredients. Nina is a star!

                                        23. RC

                                          RegC

                                          Washington DC

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 2, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food, helpful and friendly service. Sunday night was relatively quiet. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.

                                        24. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Minneapolis

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on March 1, 2020

                                          overall2food4service2ambience5

                                          Unfortunately, the negative first impression and attitude at the host stand upon arrival shadowed the entire experience. We have eaten here several times (at the bar) and had a great experience.

                                        25. TC

                                          The1gourmetretiredCPA

                                          New Orleans

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 1, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was great service & food. The noise was better than most. You could actually have a conversation . The only thing that we encountered was that our waitress could not bring out any bread with our wine. She said the chef would not allow that, but only when our food came to the table. Go figure!!!!!!!

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Nashville

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 1, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Best food of our trip so far.

                                        27. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 1, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely delicious. The service was incredible and we enjoyed every moment of our experience!

                                        28. E

                                          Espi

                                          Key West

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very good food and service. We had the Pre fix Brunch and everything was outstanding. A must when visiting NOLA

                                        29. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing! Creative use of ingredients and so many different profiles.

                                        30. g

                                          gary

                                          Atlanta

                                          228 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          228 reviews

                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always outstanding. The pasta with the rundown sauce is a great combination of shrimp and tomatoes. The pasta is a treat. The jerk chicken with collard greens was outstanding! Great service. Thanks Compare Latin!

                                        31. KR

                                          KelseyR

                                          Birmingham

                                          11 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on February 28, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food and service were excellent. Delicious wine and unique menu choices. The tuna appetizer was particularly good. I would definitely eat here again and will recommend to friends.

                                        32. KJ

                                          KarenJ

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on February 27, 2020

                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                          Technically competent execution. The jerk chicken was simply an excellent roast chicken - sadly, I could not identify any pimento or scotch bonnet whatsoever. Same with the adobo pork - very well executed and tender, but well...bland. Better to call it braised pork. Still looking for the smoked bone marrow in the cow heel soup. The celery meringue was delightful and innovative, but the soursop semi freddo lacked actual soursop flavour. Maybe dining anywhere in NOLA on Ash Wednesday is a risk, I’ll admit. Having travelled from NYC to eat Nina Compton’s food, it was heartbreaking to be underwhelmed.

                                        33. MF

                                          MomaFlo1

                                          Shreveport

                                          18 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          18 reviews

                                          Dined on February 26, 2020

                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                          Service not great Food was ok

                                        34. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on February 26, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          First time in NOLA. This restaurant was recommended and did not disappoint! Delicious food, great atmosphere and service. Curried goat was amazing!

                                        35. h

                                          hgbrunning10

                                          New Orleans

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on February 24, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Awesome food... fun place to watch parades too!

                                        36. SH

                                          SharonH

                                          New Orleans

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 24, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our server, Kimberly, was fantastic! She bery knowledgeable of the food and drinks. She answered all our questions. Food was delicious. We sat in the back, the music was louder in the front. But, yeah, it was Mardi Gras! Overall we had a great dining experience and we will definitely be back! 😃

                                        37. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New Orleans

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on February 24, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was both creative and delicious and the chief accommodated a special dietary need without missing a step.

                                        38. DT

                                          DinnerTroll

                                          New England

                                          9 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on February 22, 2020

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Great restaurant. Awesome and attentive staff. Fresh oysters from the Gulf were great. Both entrees really were awesome. Creative menu. Some drinks were much too pricey for their value; I'm looking at you Copper Bunny. Music was a bit too loud and I wasn't expecting to hear pop rock.

                                        39. k

                                          kayc

                                          San Francisco

                                          18 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          18 reviews

                                          Dined on February 21, 2020

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Great service. Creativity in food prep. music LOUD, no conversation at normal levels. expensive for what you get....

                                        40. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on February 20, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and atmosphere. Loved it!

                                        FAQs

                                        Compère Lapin is rated 4.6 stars by 2697 OpenTable diners.

                                        Not available on OpenTable

                                        Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                        If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


                                        Is this your restaurant?
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                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Lafayette St.

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Central Business District

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          American, Caribbean, Italian

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Elegant

                                        • Dress code

                                          Business Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Valet

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Nina Compton

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (504) 599-2119

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          Private Dining RoomSemi private reception area

                                        • Private party contact

                                          Shay Atkins: (504) 599-2119

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