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Cure, New Orleans, LA

Cure

4.7
4.7
223 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar

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.

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Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (504) 302-2357 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alfredo Nogueria

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Upperline

  • Parking details

    Ample Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • New Orleans

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. J

    Jason

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and drink options in a really cool setting. Little pricey but I think the experience was probably worth spending a few extra bucks. Terrific happy hour spot and great for drinks/heavy apps before a night out.

  2. JS

    JodiS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great place for Happy Hour! Just don’t sit in the back left corner underneath the air conditioner. We froze!

  3. CT

    CoreyT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic as always. Drinks were good. Deviled eggs were good. Everything as expected, totally happy with the experience.

  4. CB

    ChristopherB

    Inactiveville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It had been several years since my last visit to this iconic, high end cocktail bar. It was a quiet Sun. Drinks were interesting and excellent. Bar food was tasty and simply presented. Drink menu now offers some VERY high end options. All in all, there have been a few tweaks over the years, but the basics remain excellent and the same.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cure is one of those places that’s full of awesome cocktails & food, but whilst it’s a beautiful space, there is no attitude here.

  6. DB

    DakotaBrown1

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience at cure!! Staff was warm and friendly and took their time with each table even though they were super busy! Drinks were delicious! Great mushroom toast and charcuterie board!! Nice to have so many vegetarian options!

  7. M

    Magillacutty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was great service pretty darn good whiskey selection is fantastic

  8. AB

    AjayB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Visited this bar looking at good reviews. Ambiance and variety of cocktails offered are excellent. Loved the services also. Live music may have added value to overall experience, but, we really had a great time.

  9. AD

    AndrewD

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire experience was amazing. Thank you.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bartender, Collin, was amazing. 5 stars, would recommend and visit again.

  11. RB

    RonnieB

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    The cocktails are well crafted. It’s well worth it. You can see why they won the James Beard award. They only serve small bites, so ensure you eat beforehand. I would definitely go again!

  12. g

    gogodanny

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    They charged 20% tips by default and don’t tell you it’s included in the bill, and hope you double tips them by accident. Shameful business practice

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best cocktails in New Orleans, Chris is masterful.

  14. L

    Laura

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went mostly for drinks, but decided to have some nibbles as well. The cocktails are top-notch and the food was outstanding. If you are looking for a relaxed evening away from the fray, come here. It is especially geared toward folks who appreciate craft cocktails. Feel free to order "off menu" as well, the bartenders are very accommodating as long as they have the ingredients.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Poor service

  16. KW

    KatieW

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Food and cocktails are great. Service is subpar. Spent a lot of our time watching our server talk to her friends at the bar and even watched as she did a shot with a group of people. Looks she was having a good time so that’s nice for her but we would have stayed and ordered more rounds of both drinks and food if she had been more attentive. Food is excellent but there are so many good places to eat in New Orleans that if a place gives me subpar service multiple times (which this place has) its not really worth it to go back.

  17. DK

    DeanK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific cocktails, innovative bites, nice ambiance. Great little neighborhood!

  18. B

    Baldeaglepr

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Too noisy!

  19. IM

    IMel

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Noise level was a little loud but drink menu was amazing and the decor extremely cool!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks. Go during Happy Hour it is a great value.

  21. d

    diningexplorer

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and food Drinks were very special

  22. CH

    CliffH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is a very neat place near Tulane campus. Great food and drink. It was not as crowded as we expected.

  23. KT

    KaitlynT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely to die for, definitely impressive from a place mostly known for their cocktails. Seasonal drinks were lovely as always. Ambience was intimately dim and loud at the point where no one else could hear your conversation beyond your table.

  24. N

    Nola813

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ordered the while bean hummus and the escargot. Both were delicious.

  25. T

    Texanworkinggal

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice cocktail bar with a side of small plate snacks. Service was slow but servers were extremely nice

  26. MA

    MartinA

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cure was and is a fantastic experience. Didn’t know what to expect, but if you enjoy cocktails and upscale snacks it cannot be beat. Loved it. Enid said.

  27. YB

    YvetteB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about this place. Food and service was amazing Highly recommend

  28. d

    dkn1952

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    You don't need reservations as this is basically a high-end bourbon bar with nice finger food selections that pair with quality cocktails. Open air and clean. If I lived in the neighborhood it would be a great place to go regularly and bring visitors to. Expensive for it to be a regular hang-out, however. Ranked as a top bourbon bar in the South, deserved because it has some high end bourbons but really lacks the destination line-up that one associates with the top saloons.

  29. JF

    JamesF

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Innovative drinks. Good service. Could add some heavier food. Overall, a great place for a drink.

  30. RD

    RDH5

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent, sophisticated cocktail list. The menu is a good match for the drinks, which are the star. The service is professional and attentive. The building, a converted fire station, is a cool space and the bar is something to see. But, the room is so dark in the evening that every table needed to deploy its candle to read the menu, and the music is at a level that requires loud, nearly shouting, voices to be heard. They would do better to turn the lights up (a bit) and the music down. If they did that, it would be about as perfect a place to drink and hang out as anyone could ask for.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Drinks were delicious. Downside is ridiculous additional 20% service fee and slow service. Ridiculous mask mandate and “show your papers” while waitresses hugging people, etc.

  32. CC

    CullenC

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We loved our first experience at Cure! Will definitely be back for more.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Waiter was not very attentive then watched him taking shots with the hostess as we waited 15 minutes to place a drink order. Fun for cocktail hour but not a sit down and eat kinda place

  34. J

    Jeffry

    New Orleans

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Based upon the decor this appears at first to be a drinker's haven. Bottles of alcohol all over the interior. And there are no real entrees. But the tapas food available is outstanding and coupling a few of those can more than suffice to feed you.

  35. RH

    RonH

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Heard about the cocktails of this place and was happy to discover that the rumor was true. Their craft cocktails were great, we had 8 in total and each and every one of them was good. Especially worth mentioning are Lilla McMillian ones, all very refreshing and airy. Would make the Lyons share my go to cocktail.

  36. g

    glitterws

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent,we always enjoy coming here!

  37. P

    Phoebe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite places in all of New Orleans. I’d trust these bartenders with my life, they never let me down.

  38. KM

    KathrynM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot to meet up with friends for excellent food and better drinks. Happy hour rocks!

  39. KD

    KlaireD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drinks are always on point, food is delicious. It’s always an amazing experience.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite cocktail bar in the city. Always a great time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

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

Cure is rated 4.7 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Cure

4905 Freret St New Orleans, LA 70115-6462

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Upperline

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alfredo Nogueria

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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