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Toups South - Permanently Closed, New Orleans, LA

Toups South - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
419 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Toups South is chef Isaac Toups" regional southern restaurant inside the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Chef Toups represents the new guard of Southern chefs for his updated and refined approach to rustic dishes.
Cooking food closest to his heart has earned him rave reviews including James Beard nominations in 2014, 2015 and a finalist in 2016 and 2019.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 304-2147

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Isaac Toups

  • Private party contact

    larry@toupssouth.com: (504) 304-2147

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Martin Luther King

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. b

    beth

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for New Years Eve dinner! The ambience is cool and the wine pairing was delicious. Too bad it is closing soon! Definitely check it out before it leaves.
  2. K

    Kktaylo

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    When we were there we found out they were closing in 3 days (per our phone). The waitstaff did not mention as I assume they were asked not too. Besides that, the menu was tiny. I was excited to try the boudin (they were out). I got a hot sausage sandwich (expecting link style) and it was like a burger patty. It was good, but not great. My kids got the chicken sandwich (the best choice- very similar to Popeye’s current popular chicken sandwich) and the BLT (bacon was very thick so it was chewy versus crunchy- like beef jerky). It wasn’t very expensive. It was very rich food- which was what I expected from a meat oriented place. I will try the other location. I’ve heard the chef/owner is great and it’s a favorite in New Orleans so I just think it was just a bad time to go to this location. They are closed permanently now (Monday last day?). The waiter was very friendly- so I wish him luck finding a new job or going to the other location.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a different style menu would flavor bursting in every bite. Thanks to social media for helping me find this place.
  4. PH

    PeggyH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful! Sitting at the counter to watch the “show” was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!!!!
  5. RH

    ReaganH

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came in for game day brunch during quiet afternoon hours. Always a pleasant time here!
  6. TR

    TheRobinsons

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do you believe you can taste the love in food? If you don’t just wait until you eat here! I loved sitting at the bar and watching the chef cook! Ever bite of food we had was amazing! I highly recommend the octopus and the special that day was lobster ravioli and man it did not disappoint!
  7. RB

    RachelB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative twist on New Orleans dishes! We ate until we could no longer eat. Great food awesome service, definitely worth traveling out of the french quartier for. We will be back.
  8. B

    Bethesdaresident

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I thought this was Isaac Toups' premier restaurant, but now I hope it is not. Place was really quiet on a Saturday night. Service was inattentive, slow and waiter did not know the menu. Dinner was hugely disappointing: All the food is literally brown and mushy, just boring stuff, and nothing fresh or green or exciting on the menu. I was very disappointed, because I like the Meatery, but I would have to recommend that you avoid this spot.
  9. HG

    HudsonGramercy

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food is absolutely delicious; atmosphere in the room not so much. Our reservation was for 1 p.m. on a Saturday, and when we arrived it seemed like the two cooks and two wait staffers had just awoken. Perhaps it is more lively at dinner, but this would not be a return for us on a Saturday for lunch.
  10. KM

    KristaM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toups South was such a pleasant experience for us. Since we were there early evening during Thanksgiving weekend, the crowd was light and noise was not a problem. The attention we received was perfection as was the meal. After excellent cocktails at the cozy, comfortable bar we decided to sit at the counter that surrounds the large, immaculate kitchen brimming with containers of gorgeous fresh vegetables. This was a great decision as it was fascinating to watch Chef Lambert and staff prepare our wonderfully delicious food. The flavors in all the dishes were complex yet distinct and absolutely fresh. We shared a small plate featuring scallops, prosciutto, radishes and cilantro oil. We had a very smoky beautiful redfish sauce piquant and French bread generously slathered with crab fat butter and perfectly fried okra. Also on our menu were garlic charred shrimp which actually took a back seat to the braised black eyed peas. We don't know what they did to those peas but they elevated them to a very high level and we highly recommend them. However, beware! They are probably addictive! A chow chow relish garnish rivaled any my mama ever made. Then there was dessert. Yes, really. The carrot cake had no chance next to the creamy concoction from heaven topped with spicy apples and cornbread crumbles. I can't believe we ate the whole thing! We can't wait to dine at Toups South again. Everything about our visit was superlative. In full disclosure, we were honeymooning but I don't think that influenced our perception. At least, not much! :)
  11. JB

    JustinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the spicy lamb Po boy and the Bone in Pork chop stack. Both were prepared beautifully and flavorful.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time as always.
  13. LW

    LyleW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service- waiter had good suggestions
  14. g

    gary

    Atlanta

    229 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Well prepared food. The fried chicken sandwich was excellent and certainly better than any fast food version. Crab appetizer was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great spot for large groups. Very accommodating and awesome food. Loved the ambiance with the open kitchen. Highly recommend the fried chicken sandwich!
  16. TD

    ThomasD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there pre-Saints-Falcons debacle this past Sunday. I love properly cooked octopus. The barbequed octopus with grits was fantastic. Octopus was very tender and had great flavor. The buttermilk fried chicken sandwich was awesome as well. Chicken was crispy and sized right. Sauces with the sandwich were good as well. I'll be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brunch before the saints game, was fantastic
  18. f

    foodieeats

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience with a large group of friends
  19. RY

    RyanY

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very helpful with great suggestions. The mimosas were perfect, not watered down or too strong.
  20. KJ

    KimJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go to for Brunch. Boudin burritos, Hot Sausage Sandwich and Only on Sunday Cinnamon Rolls were awesome!
  21. B

    Biggie

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ask for a kitchen seat. The chefs were so friendly to us.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, service was good as well. Location, while off the beaten track, was very cool and restaurant had unique atmosphere. Certainly recommended.
  24. S

    Steve

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Amazing food and drinks. Open kitchen themed - recommend eating at the bar. Only to chefs - so the timing and food is masterful. Server wasn’t personable - which goes against NOLA culture. Don’t love the side table booth. I’ve come to Nola and made TOUPS Meatery or South a must visit. Always go. Always share with others once you love it.
  25. N

    Niya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING. Service was phenomenal! A bit pricey but worth it!
  26. GG

    GoodnotGreat

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Toups South was very good, but not as good as the best restaurants in New Orleans, even though it is just a little cheaper than them. The desserts were so-so, several of the main dishes were good but not great, appetizers were excellent, the steak was excellent. The best thing was the wine list. it is not incredibly extensive but it includes a number of interesting and different selections, all of them at very reasonable prices relative to the norm.
  27. M

    Mrome

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    My family and I were very pleased with our meal and service. The waiter suggested the cracklings and they were amazing!!!
  28. C

    Celiak

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great! Music way too loud. Service very good. Easy parking. Bar service really nice...
  29. NC

    NealC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious food. Toups South was a great dining experience for our first time in New Orleans.
  30. m

    musingly

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Biscuits and salads were the best part of the meal, and that should not be the case for this type of spot. Diners complained that the red fish was both blackened and overspicy. My grilled octopus over grits did not need so much roux, and just was not very interesting in spite of the big tentacles. biggest disappointment was their version of a julep that had waaaaay to much shaved ice (trying to be a snoball?) but instead gave me little sense of an alcoholic drink. I had to take the ice out for any enjoyment. Poorly conceived.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! It was perfect! Food was amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  33. M

    Macrophylla

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Really creative menu and the food wasn’t bad just didn’t quite reach the level we’d expect from the descriptions and the price. In any smaller city this would be a great restaurant, in New Orleans it’s just ok
  34. S

    Sunshine

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I had the Sept special- shrimp and grits with the vegetable salad, and my spouse had the French dip. He said his sandwich was good, not great, and the onion rings were too salty to even eat. My vegetable salad was a strange mix of lettuce, black eyed peas, cold fried okra and peaches with no discernible dressing or spices. Not good. I got three shrimp with my grits - really?? Just three! Also too salty for my taste. We were two of six people dining so meal should have been better!!!
  35. D

    David

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place. Cooked a dish not on the menu for me. Everything was great! Food, top notch. Only downside was maybe a little pricey. No complaints.
  36. MG

    MilanG

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went for dinner on a weeknight and it was slow. The service was amazing - great, personable server who was super awesome about sharing things to see and do in the city. The food was creative- the flavors did go together. The food did taste very good. But I didn’t leave sated. I left and even after ordering several dishes, I left hungry. The food was good, but the service is better.
  37. CM

    CynthiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic and creative menu and delivers with taste & presentation WOW
  38. s

    steph

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fixed price, three course dinner. Delicious and a really good value.
  39. R

    Rouxbidoo

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As a local who dines out very often, I put this restaurant in 1st place for quality of the meal, with both creative and traditional South La dishes. The flavors are intense using fresh, local ingredients. Counter seating offers a great view of the kitchen. Well curated wine selection & perfect cocktails. It's not a formal, polished silver place but it's impressive and fun, and you will have a meal as good or better than anywhere else in this restaurant-obsessed city. You can likely get a table so do not stand in line somewhere else!
  40. MV

    MollyV

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit and I was blown away ! The restaurant is spacious and beautiful. The pace of service was perfect while my friend and I chatted away. We were never rushed nor waiting. The food was delicious and definitely had a kick to it. I had a wonderful time !

FAQs

Toups South - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Martin Luther King

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Isaac Toups

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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