Cure

4.7
166 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 166 people are saying
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vipGiselle
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Great cheese/charcuterie options. Service was good. They could improve the smell. It reminded me of a bourbon st bar when I walked in. But I got over it after the first sip of my Kodak Moment drink which was delish.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a lovely time at Cure. Easily my favorite place in NOLA!

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Anni
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Awesome cocktails in a very cool space. The service was good. Only complaint would be that it was really loud (music mostly).

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DamienF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, mind-blowing delicious! This paired with the feel good music and excellent customer service made for a pleasurable experience for me and my wife.

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vipJeff
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of tapas style dishes. Service was informal but competent. Will definitely return.

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Tino
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food took forever to come, although it was very simple food -humus should not take 45 minutes, right?
Meatballs were good; of course, by the time they arrived, we were famished. The rest was not memorable. The mushroom dish was particularly disappointing since
it consisted mainly of bread.
Great decor and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food though lengthy wait. Would definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, amazing service. Made our visit well worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Cure! Get the 1980’s Martini if it’s on the menu. Great food. Loved the vibe.

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DonnaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were fabulous!
Service and ambiance A+;)

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Patio seating, upbeat music. The small plates are unique and the cocktails are creative. Perfect place to start a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was truly fantastic! The staff was great. Would recommend to anyone coming to NOLA

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Bruce
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are well mixed and on point. Always a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience

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Lyralou
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cure, wonderful food and great environement. I will say that they could not find our reservation on their books when we arrived. We did get seated and they went out of their way to locate an indoor table since it was 50 degrees outside and chilly in spite of heaters.
The food itself was amazing. I had the cider glazed short rib and it melted in my mouth. My husband--it was his birthday--had the lamb shank and our son the duck. All food was outstanding. Overall a great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and craft cocktails!

AR
AmandaR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the ambiance is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Waitress seemed very uninterested in serving. Her attitude seemed like she was not in the mood to serve guests. Very short and not polite or kind made for an uncomfortable and unenjoyable experience. Auto gratuity can compromise service and I think this was the case here..

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EatenPath
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great happy hour deals! Fun and relaxed vibe, perfect for grabbing drinks with friends after work or class.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Stops serving food at 10:30. misleading on this app.

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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
22 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.

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vipKellyB
New Orleans
15 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
7 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
5 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
9 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

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 166 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.