Toups South

4.6
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday & Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:45pm;
Happy Hour Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 3-6
Dinner: Monday & Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 304-2147
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Isaac Toups
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Cross street
Martin Luther King
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
254 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
73%
Very Good
16%
Good
7%
Fair
4%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was great as usual. The service was perfect. They have such a wonderful staff. Always extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to come back!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Another fantastic Toup's experience. The small plates are the way to go. Cocktails don't disappoint and the staff is top notch. Minus 1 star for the location, not the best neighborhood, although the restaurant is safely tucked in the actual SoFaB museum.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great dining experience! We stopped in for a pre-concert dinner, ate at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails and chat with their newest bartender, John Michael. The food was plentiful and delicious. The aroma as delectable as the taste!

Excellent food and a very creative menu. Craft beers are all local and great prices!

A must try for both locals and tourists.

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M
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Delicious. I had seared redfish, my wife had the fried chicken. Both were great. Can definitely recommend

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great. Incredible food

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ML
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Just moved into the neighborhood & swung by for a last-minute Father's Day brunch. Kiddo had the waffles, I partook in the pastrami hash, & my partner had an off-menu burger finished with foie gras, bleu cheese, & fried onions. Everything was great & Gregory took wonderful care of us. Would definitely go back again & will be considering it for a close-by spot to grab a drink. Super cool space with an open kitchen & bar area, all tucked next to the SoFAB, it would be an excellent choice after browsing the museum.

Thought I overheard the (very handsome, & presumably) chef de cuisine talking to one of the staff members about wings...& I'm truly a sucker for wings, but don't see them on the menu...perhaps a secret menu item or upcoming special? I'll definitely be back to find out!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My husband got to choose the restaurant for Fathers’ Day brunch. Since he avoids vegetables, I’m a vegetarian, and our teenagers are picky, new-to-us restaurants are chancy. Lol But everyone was impressed by Toups South! The husband loved the biscuits with crab butter as well as his entree of pastrami with sweet potato hash (the dish and the portion size were huge!). The kids enjoyed their burger and waffle, but the waffle was very sweet due to the cane syrup — so next time he’ll order syrup on the side. My cold squash soup was divine, and my cinnamon roll was anything but a “small plate” as advertised. Fluffy and well-balanced, I’d go back for the Sunday-brunch-only Cinnamon Roll in a heartbeat! Service was exceptional — constant drink refills, no food delays, and thorough explanation of menu items and specials. Perfect service and culinary delights — no complaints about the cool, industrial feel of the venue, which boasts the Southern Food and Beverage Museum visible through a curtain in the shared space. Very pleased and very much looking forward to our return.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful dinner with out of town guests. Everything was delicious, good value, creative choices. Definitely order the biscuits with crab butter. Carrot cake with cinnamon ice cream was divine.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

always a pleasure to be here. I'm slightly biased as I frequent here pretty often. But the best thing about it is, the food is so good I always want to come in and enjoy a good meal.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food!
Definitely recommend sharing the fried pork chops with a side of veggies!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The buttermilk biscuits with crab butter were out of this world! Large portions on the skirt steak sides, pastrami sandwich, and chicken sandwich. Food was delicious and we would go again.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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.

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SV
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Best meal I've had in New Orleans. Eat here. Fried chicken and venison tartar were so good.

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MT
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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.

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AB
3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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.

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NS
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Sat at the food counter, super fun, fantastic food & the Chef behind the counter was super cool!

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PB
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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KH
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Absolutely fantastic food, wine, and overall experience!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Hamburger and chicken sandwich excellent. Carrot cake amazing.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Good food in a fun setting.

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JB
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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!

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MW
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food, But I would prefer the mid-city location. Service was EXCELLENT!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great time with old friends food was awesome

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Bachelor party

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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!!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was awesome! The best fried chicken I've had in quite awhile.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. Server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

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TG
3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Awesome! We did several small plates and shared and they were all delicious as well as the dessert. Would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for brunch. Got a "lagniappe" cinnamon roll that everyone loved. Wide variety and everyone found something they liked. No one went away hungry :-)

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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M
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best hamburger in the city !Actually the whole menu is excellent as is the service. Wonderful for all
Occasions!

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PE
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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