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Chemin à la Mer, New Orleans, LA

Chemin à la Mer

4.7
4.7
458 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

9:00 PM


Booked 43 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 458 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Scenic View

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Scenic View

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  1. LP

    LesPoche

    New Orleans

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ashley was excellent. It was lunch so two of us split chicken liver mousse with blueberries, baked feta, steak tartare & the wedge salad. All were outstanding. This was our second visit & we will definitely return.
  2. L

    Lizzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner couldn't have been better! Fantastic food and great view of the Mighty Mississippi.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was a disappointing visit on every level. I usually don’t write reviews but left very frustrated since this was the last dinner of our trip. We started in the bar for drinks before our dinner reservation and waited 10 minutes to be greeted by the bartender. He was friendly once he made it to the table but did not apologize for the lengthy wait. Service started off friendly and attentive but declined after placing the order. Bread service (which was an additional charge) arrived cold and with our main entree as the second course. First course was tuna and crab claws. The crab claws arrived in a very small bowl and lacked on presentation. They had no taste and were full of shells. Dessert was a banana cream pastry but it arrived frozen and was very difficult to eat. The texture of the banana cream was solid like ice cream. Also, it did not meet the description provided by the server or on the menu. Each course took a long time and there was a lot of downtime between each. We were there over 2 hours and probably half of that was waiting time. The restaurant wasn’t very full so we weren’t sure why the slow service and food preparation time. This was the least favorite meal and experience of a 4 day trip and was not consistent with Four Seasons quality.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was great. The ambiance was great. The service was poor. To be fair the guy was friendly and knowledgeable, but we had empty drinks more than we had even partially full glasses. I had to flag him down twice to get refills AFTER we sat empty for 10+ minutes (also we sat for about 10 minutes before someone even came to talk to us, and my beer order never came). Our water glasses were kept full, which was nice. And the bar seemed quick to get us our drinks once we were finally able to order them. Food service is generally good in NOLA (we are locals), but we get better service when we bring our kids to Reginellis or Taqueria Corona. Looking at online reviews, it sounds like we aren’t the first to have fairly poor service. For a place that nails it in every other way, it’s odd that the lack of service seems to continually brings the whole experience down.
  5. AC

    AshleyC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my husband and I’s one year anniversary. Food and service was excellent! We were given complimentary champagne as well. Will definitely be back!
  6. JD

    JD44

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Enjoyed blue crab claws and ribeye.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our bartender Josh was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. His service was lovely. Great suggestions.
  8. BH

    BillH

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake and Natalie were wonderful! Jake’s recommendations were spot on!
  9. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalie was phenomenal in taking care of us. Jake was spot on as he remembered the couple who joined us. They both were awesome.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect
  11. b

    bonn

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious food. The service needs improvement/more training.
  12. F

    Fluffy

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was thoughtful. Food was good (blue crab claws and chocolate bomb) to very good (boeuf tartare and swordfish). I did not quite understand how to navigate the menu.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were excellent! James and Ashley gave us a wonderful experience. Definitely want to go again for happy hour oysters

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 16, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. We are beyond happy to hear that we could provide you with the memorable dining experience we strive to offer guests. We agree, Ashley and James are "wonderful." We will relay your compliments to the team. We can't wait to have you for Oyster Hour. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  14. t

    tigerfanatic

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location, could be a fantastic view though it was raining when we went. It's a little pricey for food that doesn't have any cajun flavor but I guess it's French and they don't spice like we do. I'd eat there again but only if my favorites were closed.
  15. L

    Leonidas

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely it is an experience. The views are espectacular so the food and the service.
  16. JS

    JeffS

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous from start to finish.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 14, 2022Hello Jeff, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. We are beyond happy to hear that you found your experience to be "fabulous" from start to finish. We strive to provide guests with a memorable meal and attentive service, we will relay your generous compliment with the team. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  17. K

    Katrina

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Everything is so flavorful and the staff is excellent!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 9, 2022Hello Katrina, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. Our team strives to provide guests with attentive service and a memorable dining experience, we are beyond happy to hear that we could do this for you. We hope you join us for more "flavorful" cuisine again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  18. P

    Paul

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not the quality you would expect from a Four Seasons restaurant.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 9, 2022Hello Paul, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, which is crucial to our success. As a valued guest, you have every right to expect quality service, and we sincerely apologize that we missed the mark. We strive to offer guests with a memorable dining experience and first-class service. We are disappointed that your meal was not up to standards. If you have time, I’d like to connect directly, please contact me at luis.ochoa@fourseasons.co m Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  19. W

    Walt

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant overlooking the Mississippi. Went for lunch and thought it was just OK overall. Service was attentive.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 9, 2022Hello Walt, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review, we greatly appreciate your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Mississippi River views and attentive service. That said, we are disappointed that you were not fully satisfied with your dining experience. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  20. M

    Mehson

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Quail was excellent as was the skirt steak. Waiters were polite but etiquette was slightly lacking. Overall, a good experience and I would go back.
  21. k

    kath

    New York Area

    195 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very good - service & food!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 16, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that we could provide you with the attentive service and a memorable meal. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  22. SR

    SRIP

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was great. I definitely will be making reservations again.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 7, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your the food and atmosphere. We look forward to having you again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  23. J

    Johnd

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anuversery

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 7, 2022Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and thankful that we were a part of your anniversary celebration. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. We ordered the gumbo, fries, cheese and fig, salmon and duck confit. Staff were so nice and accommodating.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 14, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your positive review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Our team strives to provide guests with first-class service and we appreciate your generous compliment. Excellent choices, we are happy you enjoyed your dishes! We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  25. k

    karimt

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding venue and seating with a meal hat combines the best NOLA has to offer in terms of cajun cuisine influence, while avoiding overly heavy ingredients

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 9, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your "outstanding" review. We are thrilled to hear that you were satisfied with your experience. We strive to provide guests with a memorable meal with attentive service and our Chef partner, Donald Link's take on Louisiana cuisine. We are so happy you enjoyed everything, we will relay your generous compliments to the team. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  26. BB

    BradleyB

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Everything was excellent, except for the fact that it took so long for the food to come out. Even the oysters which did not have to be cooked took way too long to get to the table.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 9, 2022Hello Bradley, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your response. We are so happy to hear that you found everything to be "excellent." However, we are extremely disappointed that you did not receive your dishes in a timely manner. We apologize for this inconvenience. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  27. LD

    LloydD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. Will not be our last visit.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 7, 2022Hello Lloyd, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that your visit exceeded your expectations. We strive to provide guests with a memorable dining experience and are so happy we could do this for you. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  28. ME

    MeatE

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was very good

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 14, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our team strives to provide guests with a memorable meal and attentive service, we are thankful you had a pleasant time. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  29. DI

    DIANNE

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and attentive service! Food was incredible; one of the best meals I've ever had in New Orleans.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 9, 2022Hello Dianne, Thank you so much for sharing your five-star review. We are thrilled to hear that you found your experience to be one of the "best" in the city, what a huge compliment! Our team strives to provide guests with a memorable meal, we are happy we could do this for you. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  30. AM

    AnnM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy valet parking, nice cocktail selection, exceptionally nice staff, excellent food. We had the seafood tower and beef boufe. Will return.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 9, 2022Hello Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five-star review. We are so happy to hear that your experience was smooth and that you were provided with the quality service we strive to offer our guests. Our Seafood Tower was an excellent choice, it is a must have. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was great and the view was beautiful. Our server left halfway and no one told us until we had to ask someone else for the check.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 2, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. As a valued customer, your feedback is crucial to our success. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food and the view, but that does not make up for your inconveniences. We strive to provide guests with attentive service and apologize that we missed the mark. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  32. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Beautiful location, but service lacking. Don’t rate/critique restaurants, but had to share in this instance. There to take the order, but lacking on follow up. Went for my birthday - our drinks were empty for a good 10 minutes - that’s cocktails and water. Appetizers were good, but didn’t supply small plates so my gf and I could share or to put my crab claws in. Ordered steak and was cooked medium rare perfectly, but was lukewarm at best and overheard table next to us complaining about their steaks being cold as well prior to that. Then ordered dessert (only bc birthday, otherwise would have definitely walked) to share in basque cheesecake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Brought out the desserts for us and placed them in front of us and then left quickly…without providing any silverware. Had to flag down the manager to provide us silverware so we could eat. Overall poor experience and disappointing bc I am a huge Donald Link fan, but this place isn’t worth the cost at all - go to another of Link’s restaurants or if at Four Seasons go to Alon Shaya’s Miss River where there is an army of staff who are there for you when needed and great food to boot.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 2, 2022Hello Mark, Thank you for choosing Chemin à la Mer for your celebration and sharing your feedback with us. I deeply apologize for the poor service you received during your special occasion. We pride ourselves in offering attentive service that matches the delectable menu curated by our Chef Partner. I regret that your experience did not match our standards. I’d like to connect and try to make things right. Please contact me at luis.ochoa@fourseasons.c om Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Renee at the bar is amazing. From the hostess to the waitress, the service was unparalleled. Such an amazing atmosphere, as well!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 2, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. It is beyond satisfying to hear that you were your experience exceeded your expectations. Our staff prides itself in offering guests with a special experience and attentive service, we are so happy that we could do this for you. We will relay your "amazing" compliments to the team. We hope you join us to embrace the atmosphere again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  34. AH

    AbigailH

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A proposal happened!! Everything was wonderful!!
  35. B

    Bokina

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The service was perfect. Tbe drinks were OUTSTANDING! WE will be back.
  36. DL

    DarrenL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality, wine selection, and service were all five-star level.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 2, 2022Hello Darren, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that you were satisfied with the food, wine and service! We strive to offer guests a five-star dining experience, we will relay your generous compliment to the team. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  37. B

    Beverly

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a friend’s birthday lunch - it was delicious with great service. Killer views only added to the experience.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 2, 2022Hello Beverly, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that we were able to be a part of making the celebration special. We strive to offer guests with a memorable experience, we will relay your lovely compliments to the team. We hope you celebrate with us and embrace the "killer views" again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  38. T

    Terry

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was horrendous. We had approximately 6 people tending to our table and the service still sucked. Wait times were way too long the restaurant was virtually empty. We were told that there would be a few people tending to our table because they were giving each other breaks. Seriously? The restaurant had been open for 30 minutes. We asked for three courses and our first two courses were served at the same time. Our third course was cold. So not worth the money.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 2, 2022Hello Terry, Thank you much for taking the time to share your review. As a valued guest, your feedback is very important to us. We are so disappointed to hear about the lack of service you received. We pride ourselves in offering guests with a smooth dining experience. You have every right to expect timely service, we deeply apologize that we missed the mark. We’d like to connect and try to make things right. Please contact me at luis.ocha@fourseasons.co m Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

  39. SJ

    SaraJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, delicious food, creative cocktails. I'm telling 'yall, each dish was better than the last. The oysters were fresh and perfectly salty, the gumbo is gluten free, and tastes straight out of your Mawmaw's kitchen. The duck confit was delicious and the swordfish sauce was so good I wanted to lick the plate clean. The best part was the Fois Gras for sure. It was a whole piece of liver, no filler, charred perfectly on the outside and served with marinated grapes of some kind. It was absolutely drool-worthy and totally worth the slightly high price. This is not a cheap meal, but the quality of the service and the meal made it totally worth the price.
  40. C

    Cess

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was good except the salmon which was undercooked

    Chemin à la MerResponded on November 1, 2022Hello Cess, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience. That said, it does not make up for your dissatisfaction and our mistakes with your entrée. This is unacceptable and we sincerely apologize. We hope you will join us again soon. Sincerely, Luis Ochoa, General Manager

FAQs

Chemin à la Mer is rated 4.7 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 43 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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