Cure

4.8
183 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 183 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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Noise · Moderate
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KlaireD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Knowingnative
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful casual gem. The bar is a work of art in itself! The tables and chairs very comfortable, the noise level is perfect and the menu and food, divine!!!
The wait staff are professional and fun!

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SergioR
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes were amazing and very tasty

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vipGarp
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful limited menu and drink specials

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RachelN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are first-class. There’s a variety for everyone, from basic/classics to obscure. The bartender was fun to watch, and the environment was relaxing and romantic. We will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks, great food, vibes and service.

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Brandit
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great drinks, food and fabulous service! Love this place!

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KevinK
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in NOLA

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NatalieR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and prompt service. Food and drinks were excellent. Music was a tad loud for a random Monday early evening drink/bite. Highly recommend!

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vipDebbieC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great happy hour drink specials. Everyone in our party was very pleased with the food. All very tasty & shareable.

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vipBret
New Orleans
78 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting place! Bar is beautiful, with an impressive selection of drinks on the menu. Nice charcuterie selection. Also enjoyed the deviled eggs and trout dip. Enjoyable time!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Interesting cocktails, cool vibe

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails! Good happy hour.

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Swmcm81
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening.

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Addie
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I go to happy hour on Friday every week. Not only is everything delicious, the happy hour prices are very reasonable. They have some incredible cheeses (they used to have a mimolette that was incredible) and they have a new punch every week - highly recommend asking what it is and trying it!! Last time we went, Alyssa was our server and, despite being swapped, checked on us frequently and even took a picture for us! Highly recommend their happy hour!!

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vipGiselle
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
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 on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Anni
Kansas City
12 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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vipJeffry
New Orleans
40 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.

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

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

OT
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
2 reviews
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.

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

great experience

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vipLyralou
New England
14 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!

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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!

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 183 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.