Our party of four was very pleasantly surprised by the innovative and delicious take on dishes that sound like upscale comfort food, but are in fact much more. All four entrees were exceptional in their own right. My fish dish featured a unique and wonderful "x-o butter," which was an Asian-inspired brown butter sauce that enhanced the fish. It was served with collard greens and mushrooms. My son's "hot" fried chicken was a unique take on Nashville Hot Chicken, but so crispy, perfectly cooked and just better. Another son's NY strip steak was one of the best flavored steaks I have ever tasted and my wife's duck confit with risotto was excellent as well. The chef was putting out every plate from an open kitchen and the service was helpful and attentive, when needed. We didn't have room for dessert, but it looked and sounded as inspired as the entrees.
Best meal I've had in New Orleans. Eat here. Fried chicken and venison tartar were so good.
The waiter that we had was terrible, he acted like he could careless that we were paying customers. He had the personality of paint drying on the wall.
Lackluster service and food was just ok. Fries tasted like they were soaked in fat, ribs didn’t seem fresh at all. Overall I got the impression food wasn’t fresh and much of it was processed/pre-prepared.
Sat at the food counter, super fun, fantastic food & the Chef behind the counter was super cool!
First time here and EVERYTHING was phenomenal! The atmosphere was relaxing. Definitely coming back with friends! And will make enough time to visit the museum next door.
Absolutely sublime. I couldn’t speak through most of dinner. 12 food obsessed friends from NYC & Chicago, and we all agreed this was one of the best meals we’ve had in a long long time. Hats off to Chef Toups who was in the kitchen.
Absolutely fantastic food, wine, and overall experience!
Excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Hamburger and chicken sandwich excellent. Carrot cake amazing.
Good food in a fun setting.
I was in town for a business meeting and had Toups on my list of places to go. We’ve followed Isaac since Top Chef and love him. It was better than we expected. The food was fabulous and Lucious, our server, could not have been more courteous and fun. This is amazing New Orleans food in a wonderful, approachable atmosphere. We will recommend it and be back!
We live right near Toups on Carrollton so brought a few friends to try out Toups South for brunch. Really cool dining room, fun presentation, relaxed dining experience. I'd definitely return!
We had a group eat there during a convention and it was by far the best meal of our trip. Delicious biscuits, cracklins, and I had an outstanding redfish and kale entree that was to die for. I will definitely go back.
Good food, But I would prefer the mid-city location. Service was EXCELLENT!!
Great time with old friends food was awesome
I’m a huge Toups fan and this was my first time at Toups South and I hate to say it but the service was pretty bad. Took about 20 min to get our first drink, the waitress seemed pretty green and uncomfortable (which is fine, for lunch, but Saturday night dinner?)- a few examples. The food was good, the setting was nice, but they need to amp it up on the service in the future.
Although a little off the beaten path for most NOLA restaurants, this “find” was well worth the trip! We started our adventure with house special beverages, a cheese tray and fried cracklin’s. Our waitress was superb and took the time to find out our food preferences to make her recommendations. We had 2 guys in our group who wanted the pork chop stack and she encouraged them to share on dinner because it truly was way too much for one person. Every dish was delicious and you could really taste the layers of perfection in seasoning and as an accompaniment to the main entree. We stayed awhile drinking coffee, eating desserts and having post meal beverages. A perfect evening! We want to try Toups Meatery on our next NOLA trip!!
The food was awesome! The best fried chicken I've had in quite awhile.
Great food. Server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
This was our first visit to Toups South although we've done the other Toups several times before. We got off to a bad start as although the place was empty we were forced to sit back at the kitchen bar on stools as they were expecting a large group. Seats were uncomfortable although it was fun to watch the kitchen staff work. Our server came over and told us he would take our drink order after there were more people seated in our area and raced off. After 10 minutes my husband went to the front and asked for a new server. She came and helped us and did a really good job although we were never told what was up with the first guy. Apparently there were no cocktails made with vodka here which seems strange to me so I had to order a Sassafras drink and have them add a shot of vodka into it. Tasted good but still seemed really weird the bartender didn't know any vodka cocktails. Nice beer and whiskey selection. The cheese plate was excellent - a cut above most that you get. The redfish entree was the best thing we ate - - perfectly cooked with a savory x-o sauce. The Louisiana Gulf Stew had great flavor but the portion was super small (surprisingly so). As an addition to our meal we tried the Smoke Sticks - essentially house made beef sticks. They were delicious. I'm not really sure where they would go in a meal but they were great with the drinks. I'm pretty sure this is a great restaurant having a difficult night (maybe due to the large group?) - we will definitely try it again.
Awesome! We did several small plates and shared and they were all delicious as well as the dessert. Would highly recommend.
We loved finding this neighborhood gem, especially on a Monday night when it can be hard to find a good spot to dine. The food and cocktails were tremendous and we appreciated the selection on the beer list. We had the place mostly to ourselves (though we were eating around 8/8:30 p.m., so a bit on the late side for a weeknight) and talked at length about how much we enjoyed the decor. Next time, I'll have to pop in for lunch and visit the adjoining food and beverage museum, which is only open during the day.
We dined at Toups South for Easter brunch while on vacation. The menu was a set menu for brunch, $45 pps. The food was nothing short of incredible. 4 courses, including dessert. Bottomless mimosas for $15. We had deviled egg topped with caviar, Louisiana Shrimp Roll (like a lobster roll but BETTER!), Lump Crab Fondue, Short rain Poutine, chocolate cake and panda cotta. Care was taken in every part of the meal. We sat at the kitchen counter top so we could watch the inner workings of the chefs. They were fun and engaging. All in all, it was one of the best meal experiences we’ve had. Would highly recommend a stop at Toups South when in NOLA!
The family was there for Easter Brunch, and the meal was absolutely amazing. My 18-year-old son and I both said that the panna cotta with strawberry granita was the best dessert we’ve ever had. Delicious.
Went for brunch. Got a "lagniappe" cinnamon roll that everyone loved. Wide variety and everyone found something they liked. No one went away hungry :-)
I am sad the museum was not open when we ate here. Food was excellent (especially biscuits!), server seemed very distracted and poured water on my friend's leg.
Best hamburger in the city !Actually the whole menu is excellent as is the service. Wonderful for all
There were three of us, both women ordered the oyster salad. Each was surprised by the amount of food they revived, each order had a dozen crisp, greaseless, sweet oysters over a perfectly dressed salad. My marinated crab claw dish came with housemade pickles and over two dozen claws, a hearty feast. Recommended.
I was excited to try it but we were the only people in the restaurant so it felt awkward. We did enjoy what we ate, but would have eaten more. It was a Wednesday night, so was surprised there weren't more people there.
Larry was perfect. His Old Fashion is one for the ages.....
We were in NOLA from Thursday through Sunday and for some reason all of the restaurants we chose, except for one, had duck confit on the menu, which is dish I love. Hands down the confit at Toups was the best of the three. Although smoked, the chef was still able to retain the moistness of the meat and it was not at all dry. The skin and fat were exactly what one hopes for in a great confit. The lightly fried oysters on the appetizer special were great. Very delicate breading which really kept the integrity of the oyster. Carrot cake was also very inventive.
It was so good. We just did small plates and had a charcuterie board that was out of this world.
A great meal with a good atmosphere. Service was wonderful too! I also love that they have some fun concoctions for us teetotalers.
Food was great. Waitstaff seemed a little flustered when we first arrived and it took a while to get our order and drinks put in, but once they got back on their feet everything was perfect.
Wonderful meal! Elevated southern food. We brought family from out of town (well, from BR), and they loved the meal too. Open kitchen was great. Chefs are friendly and informative. Such a great vibe and a wonderful part the museum. Best crackins ever. The real deal, not mislabeled chicharones (which are great too but are not a cracklings). And we got to see the whole process of making them, which was cool. We will definitely be coming back.
Great service and amazing food! Our waitress, Mackenzie, was extremely attentive and the fried chicken was second to none.
Phenomenal food and service. Drove to New Orleans for a day trip and decided on Toups after watching an episode of Chef’s Night Out. The food was beyond anything we’d had before. Original dishes served with Louisiana hospitality. Definitely the food that we will compare every other meal out to for a while.
Great food, awesome Chef....what more could you want?
The ambience was great. The decor of the restaurant was very nice. I felt that some of the food was a little salty however the other people in my party did not feel the same. We will go again.