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Permanently Closed - Mat & Naddie's

578 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - If you're not from here, you probably haven't heard of us. If you are, you already know that Mat & Naddie's offers its own brand of fine dining combined with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that has attracted a local following since opening more than a decade ago.

Fine, yet accessible, local cuisine is the watchword here. Although we do get the occasional tourist who ventures off the beaten path, Mat & Naddie's caters to its neighbors' tastes.

Longtime Mat & Naddie's cook, Steve Schwarz, purchased the restaurant from founders Paula and Michael Schramel and their children Nat & Maddie (get it?). Schwarz creates the friendly and funky look of a roadside café that does not betray how very ambitious the Creole fine dining menu is. When weather is pleasant, diners opt for patio seating, which offers silhouettes of horseback riders on the levee behind which freighters ply their way up and down the Mississippi.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Every night but Sunday and Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 861-9600
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephen Schwarz
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Cross street
Freret Street and Leake Ave
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Parking details
For our dinner customers, parking is available in the Keller Williams lot across the street.
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Public transit
Take the St Charles/Carrollton Streetcar to the Freret Street Stop. We're five blocks toward the River.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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Imdian (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

I am going to miss this place. Our server, Poppi, was awesome. Food was excellent. Overall, a great experience.

airman (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

We have loved this wonderful restaurant for years. Good food, great for outdoor dining, great owners.

apogribn (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Mat an Naddie's will always hold a special place in my heart. It was an excellent restaurant that unfortunately closed.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Good meal after a long day at Jazzfest. Tasty food, peaceful atmosphere . Hadn't been there in years but would definitely go back!

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Great dinner, but found out the restaurant is becoming a special events site only!

joeljcj2 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2017

Love!y patio excellent knowledgeable pleasant service, FI e quality lo al ingredients, inventive cuisine. All in all a thoroughly p!easant dinner

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

I have been to Mat & Naddie's twice and it has exceeded my expectations both times. The food is creative and delicious, the service is very attentive, and the wine list is excellent. They have a variety of incredible wines from all over the world--and at different price points. The cocktails are great too, and not absurdly priced for their high quality.

The restaurant is located in an old cottage along the river, so the ambience is pretty romantic. They have a patio with colorful lights ahead, which is very nice, but can get noisy with the traffic from River Road. All in all, it's another great restaurant in New Orleans that manages to maintain a unique character. Highly recommended!

vipLarry (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on April 11, 2017

Food and service was excellent. We dined outside and it was wonderful

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

I can't pick which dish we enjoyed the most, everything was delicious and the service was outstanding.

MtJuliet (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

I happened to find out about Mat & Naddie's while reading about New Orleans shotgun-type houses, and the restaurant is contained in two of them, I read. So, I took the St. Charles streetcar from the French Quarter out to the neighborhood which was incredibly charming. The restaurant is at the edge of a neighborhood of lovely, modest cottages from the 19th century. The food was also incredibly tasty and served with efficiency and graciousness.

JohnH (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

The people were pleasant and the food was ok. The shrimp in the soup appeared to be imported and small. Steak was fine. Overall it was an ok meal but just average for New Orleans.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

The restaurant is quaint and the food opinion is mixed. I got the chargrilled shrimp which had heads and tails on them Yuk! It was dry and hard to peel and only 5 shrimp that were not very big. I think they left them whole to make it look like more food. The sweet potato and avacado with the shrimp made for an interesting and good taste combination. My husband got the pork dish and he loved it. It came with potatoes and carrots and gravy that he said was very tasty and the pork was tender. He asked for bread to go with it and we were told that they have no bread. Really? Two glasses of wine, two beers, two entrees only and the bill was $98 before tip and no bread. Plus our waitress was slow. Cute place, good taste to the food - I debated about three stars or four, but I doubt if we will be back.

vipShopgirlnola (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on March 13, 2017

WHAT?! No bread? If we had known would have brought some from home. How can a New Orleans restaurant not serve bread?

vipPaulR (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

Mat & Naddie's is in our neighborhood, but this was our first visit is quite a while. It's an old house, which looked a bit shabbier than I remember. I started with the house made charcuterie, which was good. My wife had an oyster salad. She was surprised that it had no dressing until she found a puddle of dressing under all the greens. Odd. For my entry's I had chorizo spiced grilled shrimp. These were in the shell, though there was nothing on the menu to make me aware of that. The plate also held sweet potato purée, pieces of avocado, and several other bits and pieces. Probably at least one too many ingredients. My wife had crispy catfish green curry. This was certainly the oddest looking plate of the evening. The curry sauce was actually bright green, and as my wife put it, it looked like green slime. She said it tasted ok, but the appearance was certainly off-putting. I think this place has slipped.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2017

Great food and wine, the Lebanese Masur wine was outstanding. I'll be back.

vipAaron (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We have not eaten here in about fifteen years, and that obviously was a mistake, because everything including the attentiveness of the the hostess and staff, and the food were outstanding. I am touting this as one our new rediscovered favorite restaurants, but I am hoping to keep it a secret so that it does not get overbooked. We plan to return for dinner in a month and already have made our reservations.

vipToBo (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2017

My father was in town, with his new wife, took them there for dinner. We all enjoyed our meals tremendously. Service was more than outstanding, food was awsome!!!!!

vipLarry (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. The service was outstanding

vipFoodie (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Always a great place to dine. The menu is expansive,and inventive. Service and atmosphere never let you down.

vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

A Wonderful Treat! We love the atmosphere as it it always so welcoming. A bistro feel for a cozy evening. Delicious and unique food every time.