Boucherie

4.6
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522 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern

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About

Chef Nathanial Zimet & the Boucherie experience reflect the passions & purpose of the people who make the restaurant possible. An early proponent in New Orleans of the maxim "fine dining for the people", Boucherie's cuisine is southern contemporary in inspiration, changing the bulk of the menu every 2 months alongside a rotating beer & wine list, with cocktails that utilize craft, & honor tradition. We butcher, smoke, cure, age & prepare all meats in house – & like most fine establishments of New Orleans we purchase from local agriculture & seafood purveyors when possible.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Barbecue, Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(504) 862-5514
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathanial Zimet
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jeannette Street
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Public transit
Street Car Stops in front of Boucherie at South Carrollton Ave & Jeannette Street.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time. Food was amazing.

DT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, personal, attentive service. It helped that we were among the only tables in there most of our meal--which is a shame because it was incredible. My mom said it was the best meal we had in NOLA. Inventive dishes and so well done. Would absolutely recommend!

BH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Nathaniel Zimet nails it every time. Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding mmmm.

JH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, wonderful space but small so it gets noisy quickly.

DB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff excellent. Food excellent. Relaxed atmosphere.

SA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Ambiance pretty good, the other location was better.

DA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding rotating menu and great vibe There are a few nice outdoor tables as well for when the weather is nice.

JC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were so pleased with this charming and authentic New Orleans restaurant. The chef and staff were delightful as was the great cuisine. Portions were just right and the prices were affordable.
I highly recommend this hidden gem.

L
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic and genuine service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being back in the old spot!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fine dining experience in a non-pretentious setting. Excellent service, and I highly recommend the charcuterie board.

AO
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed being in the new old space.

2
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for our dinner approximately five minutes past eight, after a $30 cab ride - plus an additional $20 to return downtown to a different restaurant, we found the door locked and the lights turned out. We were truly looking forward to dining at Boucherie but based on our non-experience experience we will never return to find out what we missed. So very disappointed!

CS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time there! The food was delicious. The atmosphere was amazing. I wouldn’t change a thing! And try the Disco Punch☺️

R
New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was very good, but the tables are so jammed together that we felt part of the conversations of those tables around us. We especially enjoyed the Chess Pie. Love that little "kick" from the chilis.

Q
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The move back round the corner seems a pity. We liked the location and its ambience, Boucherie had become pretty much a favorite, but the room that was spacious and pleasant is now cramped and noisy. It's difficult to know why, and perhaps even just bad luck, but the previously excellent food seems also to have taken a step backwards as well, not as finely judged as before - less taste, more pepper and salt. For whatever reason the place was also relatively empty, so the locals may have noticed some changes, too.

d
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salty dog drink was great

NR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was absolutely delicious. The ambiance was so warm & inviting , and the staff was incredible. Each plate we ordered was beautifully made and presented and the prices were beyond affordable. The flavors in what we assumed were simple dishes blewww us away. I ordered the tomato soup & silver dollar pancakes and ill never forget how they tasted. EVEN THE SALAD BLEW US AWAY !

LM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, set in original New Orleans shotgun. Excellent service without being overwhelming. Food was superb.

MB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing food I had in years. BBQ Asien fusion food, that is to die for.
The Ribs and the Brisket are so delicious that I went two times in a row.

JE
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food as always. One of my favorites in New Orleabs

LD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boucherie is my favorite restaurant in Mew Orleans. I hadn’t tried their brunch yet though and I have to say that once again I was amazed by the quality of their food. Charbroiled oysters and the brisket, absolute must have!

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent across the board. Service was a little slow but otherwise good. Prices were quite reasonable. Great overall experience.

JK
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an extraordinary meal in a lovely home-like quiet setting, a small restaurant with a magnificent hands-on visible chef. We loved everything we ate at a level where we stopped speaking, closed our eyes and just became lost in the perfect flavors. This chef does add some unusual ingredients, but not with shock value in mind, but because his choices actually are an amazing gustatory treat, so truly a work of art. This is one of New Orleans’ greatest restaurants, we feel sure, and we are from Baltimore, also known for fine dining. This was worth the airfare. Thanks to the chef!

h
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous lunch — beef brisket w Parmesan fries and pulled pork. They paired beautifully w a Rhône blend from Paso Robles. Will definitely return when we come back to New Orleans.

AT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem. The food is spectacular. And hidden uptown!

AT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Room temperature was a bit cold in February so would have liked a little heat. I ordered the special which was halibut nicoise. I enjoyed the flavor combination but for $25. I expected not to have such a lovely mild piece of fish sautéed with no coating to prevent protein from being toughened and over cooked on top of that. Too bad because I really wanted to like this restaurant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came to New Orleans for the day. Wanted to try local Louisiana cooking where the locals eat

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great. The service was friendly but incredibly slow. Don't go if you are in any kind of hurry. It's also very tight in there.

DC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around. The staff is knowledgeable and responsive... the menu is amazing... the flavors are even more spectacular. We loved everything we ordered... the Krispy Kreme bread pudding is worth the trip alone. You’ll want to visit this place several times on your trip!

SC
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This restaurant is in an old home and painted purple. Small and intimate place but the food was really good and I would recommend it if in the aera.

m
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was pretty great. Service was friendly but very relaxed and not as detail oriented as expected for the price point.

CW
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just LOVE this place so much! The chef never fails to disappoint with a creative, soulful menu, and the staff is wonderful. This is also one of the best values in the city in terms of the quality of food/service for a very reasonable price.

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was perfect and well-thought out.... everything was homemade and hand made from the biscuits and handmade breakfast sausage patties to the fresh squeezed OJ in our mimosas. Delicious!

AS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite restaurants in Nola! Truly remarkable and romantic!

b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Small space, intimate. Food was incredible- happy to have gone with two people who were willing to share their plates.

JN
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The balance of price and quality at Boucherie is outstanding. Nowhere has such excellent food at better prices.

NE
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

We had been to Boucherie on Carrollton a few times and loved it. However this past experience was a real let down. The waitress was not invested at all in providing service. We waited a long while for her to take our order. Hardly anyone was in the place. I ordered the oyster onion stew as a starter. My husband liked it a lot. I didn’t really like it. It didn’t taste fresh on a Thursday night. My son had gnudi and gnocchi. He liked it. The romescu sauce was very delicious. The scallops were very good, though I wasn’t impressed with the latke.. The wagyu plate was a little too fatty for my husband. Our guest ordered king crab and enjoyed it. The atmosphere is pretty bland visually, but they had good music.

j
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a small, unpretentious restaurant with a creative and well-executed menu. We took out of town friends and they loved it. It has a reputation for its meats but has a good selection of seafood. The grilled shrimp and grits appetizer was among the best I've ever had, and the grits were much lighter than the classic version of the dish.

The hamachi crudo appetizer was subtle, with the roe on top adding salt and bite to a light, beautifully presented dish. The brisket was perfectly cooked, with the right level of smokiness; one of the best versions of the dish I have ever had (including my own). The seafood gumbo appetizer was surprisingly light, but the "cornbread" that came with it, which was really a cracker made with cornmeal, was the one disappointing part of the meal.

Desserts were tasty, particularly the chocolate pecan dessert. I didn't like the chess pie as much, but it has just a hint of spiciness that added to the dish.

One of the best parts of the restaurant was that you could talk. The dining room is not that large, but even when it was full, you could still hear across the table. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

GT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was superb. The service mostly excellent, the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. I would and have recommended this restaurant to many already.