Cure

4.8
146 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 146 people are saying
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4.5
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CarleyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best cocktail bar in New Orleans!! The service is top notch, the atmosphere is sophisticated yet cozy. There's not a bad thing on the menu. My personal favorite is the pimento cheese, smoked tuna dip and meatballs. They have the best Mule in town but I would suggest trying one of their many specialty creations. Don't miss out on Happy Hour which I believe is 4pm - 6pm M-F. $5 drink specials and $5 apps!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Came across this neighborhood gem! The gentleman at the door was super friendly and welcoming.! Loved the atmosphere, the food and drinks were on point. Our server had poor table manners but we understand we can have those days.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new cocktail menu was incredible and Gina gave us the best service at the bar. Such a fun night!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend.

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Paris
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very noisy (you'll be screaming to talk to your friends), but at least the music is good. There are tons of delicious cocktails to choose from, and some good (albeit expensive) food options as well.

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Pastafarian
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏼thumbs up. G-g-g-g-reat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cure is the finest establishment that has ever existed

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vipSweeTea
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is outdoor dining that is quieter. The menu, particularly the cocktails, evolve with the seasons. Everything is always tasty. The meatballs… they are so amazing. Thank you, Nonna!

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NickB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cure lives up its billing as a nice, modern cocktail bar. The happy hour drinks were well-priced and the foods I saw looked good. Morgan was a delightful bartender - friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t say this place blew me away but was solid.

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Maximus
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the escargots and meatballs and a few cocktails, al of which was delicious! Service was great with frequent, but not imposing check-ins. The seasonal cocktails didn’t list all of the ingredients, which made it a bit exciting as you weren’t totally sure what you were going to get.

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vipScottS
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous evening at Cure. Morgan is an amazing bartender and host. We had a great time.

KB
vipKellyB
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great drinks. Meatballs and Deviled Eggs were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - Scott’s bartending skills are top notch. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Nice romantic and sexy atmosphere. Perfect for drinks and small bites. Make sure to make reservations for your perfect date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was just terrible. After ordering we had issues just get silverware to eat had to ask 2 times after the meal was brought out. For some reason the waitress decided to add 20% tip before she even gave a party of 2 the check. I really like this place so hope they fix the issue ASAP.

BTW - The Bill Was 366.00

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Jesse
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The cocktails were creative, but the descriptions were nothing like the end-result. Why call something a 'fizz' if it is essentially a flat fruit punch? Why drop an olive into a fruity, heavily aromatic-forward fusion cocktail that seems to wish it was a vesper?
The server did his absolute best to set appropriate expectations, and was both knowledgeable and kind.
The food was generic and very salty.
The location and mood are both lovely. Overall, a very confusing experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and service are always on point. Great place for date night.

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vipFly2theMoon
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour drink selection. Enjoyed the truffle toast, too. Hostess notified us when seated that a 20% gratuity is added to the bill. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cure was as fabulous as ever! Excellent service, incredible cocktails, and the best damn pickles you’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Our waitress seemed to never be around. Part of our food never came... for a 20% automatic service charge you’d think it would be better

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great cocktails and share plates. Happy hour with the girls was a complete success here. The ambiance was amazing with a beautiful bar and comfortable seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! One of our favorite places!

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vipTimothyM
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks. Food was nothing to write home about. But, who goes to Cure for the food? We enjoyed the ambiance; and the service was excellent. I recommend Cure unreservedly.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the consideration we received from every member of the staff. The whole experience from beginning to end embodied what customer service is supposed to be. The hostess graciously accommodated our party of five. Our waitress was amazing, keeping us informed if some of the menu choices weren’t available. The cook even stopped by our table to let us know the status of our orders, and why it may seem to take a little bit longer than usual since she was the only one in the kitchen for the night. The manager did an excellent job of coming over and talking to us about our experience. This was one of our best experiences while visiting New Orleans, and will be recommended to all of my friends who plan to visit the city. In short, it was a whole vibe! And a must for any of my return trips!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Fabulous place for drinks and small bites. Great vibe and ambiance. Don’t miss it!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This place has a cool vibe and is super cute. The drinks were great. We got a punch that wasn’t on menu and it was really good. Meat and cheese board was pretty exceptional. Only complaint is how dark it is and how loud the music was. Good if you’re just chilling but hard to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation time...the bar was half full. Hostess told us to stand to the side. There were many empty tables, yet we stood for nearly 20 minutes before being seated at a very small table inside. (BTW, the table was right next to where we were told to wait, and the table was empty/open the entire time we were standing next to it.) We had requested outside, and while we were there, the four empty tables outside remained empty. Our waitress explained that the hostess was new. Still, we were celebrating a very special birthday and we had really been looking forward to our visit there and the experience fell flat. We all had one drink. All were tasty, but the bad service we received resulted in our leaving much earlier than planned. We ordered no food. We ended up going to Copper Vine where we had amazing food and cocktails...and exceptional service.

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Escapehatch
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The greeter was not very friendly. You have to be “let in”.. the front door is locked. We waited secretary minutes before the hostess opened the door and her response to us was ,”Can I help you?” No welcome, come in, or good to see you... and the automatic 20% tip made the servers a bit slow. Won’t go back. Drinks were great as usual but the vibe was snobby

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LauraS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was amazing. They were so attentive and friendly, helping us make drink choices and explaining the menu. They did a great job. The music was really loud making it hard to hear but otherwise it was a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, it’s a very cool vibe. Drinks are fine!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was the 40th batch, huge deal. A true triple sacker event.

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vipKayk
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Food and cocktails are really good!

SB
StarrB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very attentive and the bartenders are down to talk about the spirits and introduce you to new things. I also got great recommendations on other places to check out. Loved every minute of my time at Cure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio, food was amazing (those deviled eggs!) and the cocktails were as balanced and delicious as expected.

MK
MKKerry
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful cocktails, and delicious food!

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Timothys
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the mushroom toast! The spring fever and vitamin c were both great cocktails !

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vipteaisgreat
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and the cheese plate is phenomenal!

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vipglitterws
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks were very good! Very enjoyable time! Thank you!

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cure101
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

highly recommend Cure. great food and fun drink options. inside can be loud though, so if you are looking for a quiet spot, try the outside patio!

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KayKub
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am a regular here, and even specifically requested a romantic location (such as round-back booth table). Ended up outside next to a family with KIDS RUNNING AROUND. Server was brand new and didn’t know a thing about tequila, drinks were a mess. It was the first place I took my friend in nola. What a terrible experience. You know what? When a table isn’t drinking their horrible drinks, and just pays and leaves, anyone with slight customer service would have noticed that something was wrong. Service was also dreadfully slow, but that’s the norm here. Drinks take time, so that’s okay, but this was simply negligence. I’m disappointed.

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 146 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.