Cure

4.8
90 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Cure comes from the acclaimed and award winning CureCo Hospitality Group. Cure opened in 2009 on Freret St. and is largely credited with pioneering the craft cocktail movement in New Orleans and revitalizing the now bustling neighborhood. Over a decade later, Cure is a New Orleans mainstay that continues to champion well executed food and drink.

Cure has been named one of “America’s Best Bars” by Esquire, listed as one of the “Best Cocktail Spots" in the U.S.” by Food and Wine, and hailed as some of New Orleans’ best cocktail. In 2018, Cure received the coveted award for “Outstanding Bar Program,” from the James Beard Foundation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 90 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipInNola
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Happy hour is fantastic! Love the pimento cheese and Sazeracs. Nice atmosphere!

NF
NolaFoodGuy
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great place for cocktails in an upscale environment. Beats Bouligny and their snobbish staff hands down.

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Uptown
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slow and the staff not particularly warm. The drinks and food were average. I've typically had a better experience so maybe it was just an off evening.

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ryyyn
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy rules !!

GD
GinaD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance! The music selection and volume were both perfect. The food was good and the service was excellent. Overall it was an enjoyable experience. I’m looking forward to going back soon.

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AriusS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went for happy hour, not impressed. Drinks were okay, nothing you can’t get elsewhere.

KJ
KaydenJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection tucked in uptown. My date and I loved it. Atmosphere was what wowed us the most.

SP
vipSindhuP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe atmosphere, terrific hospitality.

MB
MargaretB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to visit Cure. It has such a great ambiance. I always know that anyone I bring there will love it.

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Postquarantinesalvation
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

A perennial favorite!
Sometimes things take a little time to come out from the kitchen or the bar, but since I’m never in a rush when I’m there, it’s easy to overlook.

MM
vipMikeM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great destination for pre or post dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my boyfriend and another couple to ring in the New Year on New Years Eve! They had great music playing that was sort of like a club like setting, which was perfect for the celebration. The drinks were fabulous and the small bites were great; we had the meatballs, deviled eggs and a charcuterie board. I would definitely recommend Cure for a fun night out & some great cocktails in a dark & intimate setting.

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vipSweeTea
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Cocktails always amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Night out for drinks!! Music wasn’t the best, I’ve been when they have played really hip cool music. It’s hit or miss on music.

LW
LanceW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet these days but they are still the best.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cure is one of the finest establishments I have ever visited.

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Deccember
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food isn't the focal point of the place. It's the consistency of loyalty that needs work.

AW
AlisonW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding; as well as the drinks and service. Can’t wait to go back.

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Merskies
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice, cozy, covered outdoor patio with heaters and social distance. They did offer indoor seating too but at this time we prefer to be outdoors. We ordered a charcuterie plate which was good but the cocktails are we came and they did not disappoint. In non covid times we would normally sit at the bar to get the full cocktail experience and because our server was knowledgeable and attentive we truly enjoyed our visit. We didn't feel like we were missing anything, not sitting at the bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs and Martinis are delicious. Staff is friendly and have great recommendations if you need them.

LB
LilBai101
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The Service was quick, efficient and friendly. The staff knowledge about the drinks and food. The appetizer a bit small but delicious and the ambience and overall vibe was wonderful as usual. Cure never disappoints.

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viptrentd
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Very bad service for our waitress. If 20% wasn't already applied to our bill (a Covid policy), we would've only given her 15% max. While I certainly agree with the added gratuity during the pandemic, the service should be matched.

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courtneys
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide variety of cocktails and small plates. Sat outside which felt safe and lovely. Staff were gracious and kind and we felt super safe with the restrictions in place. We will absolutely be back as soon as we can!

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BSF12345
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of space between patrons. Masks were worn religiously by staff. Food and drinks were superb as always. Recommend the devilled eggs and the house wine or punch

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NOLANEWBS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Cocktails were exquisite and the food was thoughtful and delicious. Cant come here without eating the cacio de pepe eggs and pimento cheese!

NF
NolaFoodGuy
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Used to go to Bouligny, their bad attitude wore me out. Cure is way better. Nicer people.

CT
CTAHD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

rude service.

TA
TheAlegrias
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The deviled eggs need a little more love. Too basic. The drinks were close to fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food is ok but the drinks are great! I always have a great time here and everyone is so friendly. One of my favorite mixology bars!

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XavierW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Experienced this bar during COVID with all the restrictions in place. Still a great atmosphere for a date. Enjoyed our time.

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Postquarantinesalvation
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience5

We spent nearly $400, but were ask to give up our table because the next set of guests was waiting... greedy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks, good food! Would be a great place for a date night.

JS
JosephS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Tasty happy hour cocktails. Mushroom toast was awesome. Charcuterie plate was very light on portion.

JR
JenniferR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came right when they opened to celebrate a birthday! It was very quite and relaxing out on the patio. Very private so early in the evening. We ordered a wide variety of drinks and loved each of them. We had dinner reservations later so we only ordered the small charcuterie board for the three of us and it was excellent! We finished with an apéritif before leaving for dinner. We don’t live in the area, but we try to visit once a year. This place has definitely made our list of must-go-tos when we come back!

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rpkrpk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great after works drinks spot with outdoor seating, happy hour menu was reasonable!

AC
AdrianC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Awesome food, drinks were very well balanced and every single one of them was amazing. The reserve Sazerac was my personal favorite! Great ambiance in the place with dim lighting and music low enough to hear eachother easily. On the pricy side but not too crazy especially for a James Beard bar program spot. Will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

J
Jodie
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, thank you!

ST
vipSweeTea
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cure is known for outstanding cocktails. They did not fail to impress. The addition of the food items, tapas style, due to COVID is actually very welcome! I do not get to go out to just drink, but to have the wonderful cocktails complimenting the food selections was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Cure! We've been going for 9 years and always enjoy the experience! Cheese board and and one of their speciality drinks make for a great time!!

FAQs

Cure offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 302-2357 ext. 1.

Cure is rated 4.8 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.