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Chemin à la Mer, New Orleans, LA
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Chemin à la Mer

4.6
4.6
558 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Donald Link honors his Louisiana heritage in his newest venture, Chemin a la Mer. With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, enjoy a curated menu of Louisiana fare expertly executed with French technique, including classic and specialty steaks and a grand oyster bar, converging at the pathway to the sea.

Reservations strongly encouraged, but not required based availability.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 434-5898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Donald Link

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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What 558 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for scenic views

  • New Orleans

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. Our server provided excellent suggestions that matched each of our tastes. The food was prepared to perfection and the service was spot on. We definitely had a memorable dinner thanks to them.
  2. j

    jayt

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambiance. An excellent addition to the new orleans restaurant scene
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The ambiance and location are the only thing nice about this restaurant. Being in the four seasons, you get the impression this is an upscale restaurant. Not at all!! The service was awful. Our waitress rarely checked on us. The food was not very good either. Our gumbo bowl was less than half full. The appetizers were so bad that we decided not to order an entree. Also the menu was very limited. There are too many better places to eat in NOLA so don’t waste your time and money!!
  4. M

    Marisol1

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!!! the team is very knowledgeable! We have to give a special acknowledgment to Pam, she is a wonderful asset to the team! We got the best recommendations with the kindest service and the biggest smile! We can’t wait to come back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and excellent service !
  6. AN

    ANITAOS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy location when you want to impress someone. The staff were attentive and made us feel special on our anniversary.
  7. DM

    DMIII

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was spectacular. Our bartender James made the whole experience very special. Our waiter Paola was joyful and gave great recommendations. Our entree wasn’t great but the quail and the pate were both wonderful. Highly recommended for drinks, apps, ambiance, and particularly for great service.
  8. BC

    BruceC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, fun, a must go to restaurant for Sunday brunch.
  9. CC

    ChiChi

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service with Jake was phenomenal! The appetizers were incredible and I appreciate the patience and detail to everything offered, handled and shared.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were spot on with timing, drink and entree selections. Definitely a must go if you haven’t yet.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurant you will ever dine at in the US. It is warm and friendly fine dining with spectacular wait staff. The food is remarkable. I had salmon that was perfection. The craft cocktails are amazing and just so unusual.
  12. JT

    JamieT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food portions for appetizers were small so not worth the price tag.
  13. S

    Stevenm

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server robert was very knowledgeable and presented the menu very well. Very nice guy that really made our experience better.
  14. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Very good food. Service was deficient. Been here several times and the server was very nice but too many errors for this type of establishment
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jakob did a great job for us and we had a great seat by the window overlooking the water.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for Miss Universe. Food was phenomenal, views and staff as well. Just a little confusing to find but other than that it was excellent!
  17. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food and service was just outstanding. The view of Mississippi River was also excellent. Great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to dine in New Orleans .. And the service is off the charts …
  18. EF

    EmilyF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, especially our server, Shala’!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    birthday , nice experience
  20. ZW

    ZacharyW

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I recently went to Chemin à la mer for a birthday dinner for my girlfriend. Given the prices, I was expecting a special experience. However, the food was extremely salty and sub par for a restaurant that markets itself at top quality. The beef tartare had very little flavor and the Ora King Salmon ceviche had several salt crystals in it that made it difficult to enjoy. The service was also less than stellar - our server informed us that they had more tables than usual that night and after we didn’t order any drinks didn’t check in for a while as we were waiting while they were busy chatting with another table. One of the floor managers eventually bussed our table. The steak was average and not worth the price tag and also was very salty. The Ora King Salmon entree was good though also quite salty. I had made mention it was a birthday dinner in the reservation and noted that at the restaurant and was disappointed with the lack of note of that. There also didn’t seem to be a way to tip based on the bill without tax which was frustrating. Overall, would not recommend. The ambience as well felt dated and not at the level of a Four Seasons restaurant.

    Chemin à la MerResponded 7 days agoHello Zach, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is extremely crucial to our success. We are thankful that you chose to have the birthday celebration with us. That said, it's disappointing to hear that we were unable to provide you with the memorable meal that we strive to offer. We sincerely apologize that your experience was not up to our standards. If you have time, we’d like to connect. Please contact us at luis.ochoa@fourseasons.co m. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  21. JC

    JonC

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the King Ora Salmon with Beluga Lentils. Delicious
  22. CJ

    ColonelJ

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Modules frites, wedge salad were good; but the star of the show is the seafood tower.
  24. SH

    SusanH

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, our experience was absolutely fantastic. Food, service, wine pairing recommendations were all spot on. Apparently, our entrees took a little longer than expected coming out of the kitchen which our server apologized for but we hadn’t noticed. We were enjoying our cocktails and the view of the river. Highly recommend and will return.
  25. MK

    MatthewK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular Restaurant! We will be back for sure!
  26. F

    Foodie21

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service and ambiance. The food was what set it apart from other restaurants in the area. One of the best steaks I have had in a very long time.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our waitress was delightful we had an excellent view of the river. Unfortunately, the shrimp were mealy and overcooked. Good atmosphere. Bad food
  28. CH

    CallenH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was not up to expectations. Brought food to our table and put down and darted away before we could say we didn’t order yet. Managed to get another servers attention to pick up the food. When our food arrived servers didn’t know who ordered what, placed food in wrong places and ended up just swapping food all around.
  29. RM

    RonM

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service, and ambience. Wonderful view of the water. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
  30. AW

    AlissaW

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from the food to the overall service this place is a big hit!
  31. NO

    NOLAresident

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Elevated food in what feels and looks very much like a hotel restaurant. I probably would not dine here again unless I was staying in the hotel. Prices also seem elevated compared to similar fare in other local restaurants. Service was okay but not what we'd normally expect from a restaurant with these prices. Server and chef seems confused by the concept of dietary restrictions.
  32. BB

    BaileyandBonds

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, Swordfish and Filet were all excellent, thank you for the perfect dinner out!
  33. j

    jtracy

    San Joaquin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed here at the Four Seasons Dec30-Jan 2, 2023 for our Anniversary on New Years Eve and of course the Four Seasons was exquisite with every detail from beginning to end❤️ With that being said, this spectacular restaurant did not disappoint! Our appetizer’s, entree’s and dessert were phenomenal, well prepared and efficiently timed. The cocktails were also on par, never missed a beat! Definitely a 5 star experience⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  34. GR

    GregR

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic. The marinated crab claws were awesome and different than any others. All 4 of us got steak, which was not our intent at first. This proved a good decision. Two of us split the cote boeuf special which is very expensive, and worth it. This is a special occasion place and next time we hope to sit on the balcony.
  35. PL

    PatriciaL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The baked feta was delicious bit it needed to be served with more than 4 slices of baguette. My guest and I both ordered beef ( ribeye and filet) both were under seasoned and slightly over cooked. I didn't feel like the ribeye cut was in line with its price.
  36. g

    gary

    Atlanta

    237 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The oysters on the half shell are always superb. Tuna crudo was just okay. Pommes frites are very tasty. Had some excellent Spanish sparking rose win. Seafood gumbo is great.
  37. RR

    RaphaelR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High end New Orleans cuisine where you can't go wrong with anything on the menus!
  38. DB

    DocB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chemin a la Mer has become our go to restaurant downtown New Orleans. We enjoyed the shrimp & grits, the salmon and the duck confit. Everything was excellent.
  39. IM

    IciarM

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The oysters were very good. Has a very nice outdoor area but it was closed. There is a limited menu and the food was average.
  40. JM

    JamesM

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good and artfully presented. Wine was a bit expensive. Sun had set so can’t really comment on view. Service was excellent. Would not be my first choice for New Orleans.

FAQs

Chemin à la Mer is rated 4.6 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Chemin à la Mer

2 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donald Link

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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