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Compère Lapin

4.6
4.6
2693 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

What 2,693 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. DM

    DavidM

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 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

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 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

    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

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    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

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Creative use of ingredients and so many different profiles.
  30. g

    gary

    Atlanta

    233 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    233 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

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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

    MomaFlo

    Shreveport

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 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

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 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

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 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

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Loved it!

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Compère Lapin is rated 4.6 stars by 2693 OpenTable diners.

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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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