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About Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Metairie Rd

We believe that people take things way too seriously these days. That's why we created a space where friends can meet up, share good food and have a great time. With dishes inspired by the rotisserie cooking found at European food markets, Zea can be categorized as a polished casual restaurant serving classic American fare infused with mouth-watering international flavors.

5080 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm,

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(504) 885-5555

Website:
http://www.zearestaurants.com/

Zea Rotisserie & Grill - Metairie Rd Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Good for a Date (9)
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Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Local Ingredients (2)
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Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Server was a little distracted

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food4
ambience4
service3
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We made our reservations on OpenTable, and when we showed up five minutes before, we were rudely told that they were closed and were not seating. When I mentioned that open table still was taking reservations, they said “it’s not what’s on the door “

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food3
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service1
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was extremely salty, over cooked, and burnt. Not a Happier Happy Hour compared to Mixado. Disappointment.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food and service was great. The music was all pop and WAY too loud. I felt like I was in a club, not a restaurant. It was hard to talk to the guest across the table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience2
service5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The crispy Brussels sprouts are awesome. And of course the corn grits. Atmosphere in the dining room is weird. Not the best. But not bad. Still a fine meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas Dinner with grandkids

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food4
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Loved the hummus and the garlic herb chicken. The sangria was wonderful also. I wish they had $1 Martini specials like Mizado's had.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very good. Food, service and overall experience were all very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Normally this restaurant is our go to place for delicious food and great atmosphere. However, this particular occasion the service was Awful! Hoping this was just a fluke and not a trend.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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service2
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

First visit here - they were out of several choices on the menu, but overall satisfactory.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Meal for five was great with many options for all to consider. Service was nice with some off menu craft beer selections available. Staff split check without any hassle multiple ways. Great experience with out of town guests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I celebrated my 30th Birthday with my family and it was perfect. The service was great and the food was outstanding!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Roasted Chicken was precooked and not hot coming out of the kitchen and fish entree was soggy...not like the original Zeas. A real disappointment.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service. Staff was wonderful - attentive without being overbearing. My entire party arrived at different times and we were not made to feel uncomfortable. Kudos!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Everything was perfect! The best Zea. The duck tamale was unique, delicious and a fantastic presentation. Great guacamole. Wonderful Thai ribs! Very good fish tacos.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Reagan our waitress was GREAT!! Until she brought the check. I seen we purchased the bottle of La'Creme for $15.00 dollars. Ooops that's right it wasn't the price for the bottle, it was for ONE GLASS of WINE!! $15.00 bucks for a glass.

Thanks Reagan for making the experience worth coming back for.

Darren

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food as usual! Nice prices on bottles of champagne and wine!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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food4
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My new Zea location. It wasn’t crowded. We were seated immediately. The food came very quick and it was delicious!! Our server Mel was excellent. I would definitely recommend this location.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to Zea for Friday night dinner. We couldn't agree on what we wanted and Zea's menu is pretty diverse. We know and like Zea, but this was the first time we had been to the new one on Metairie Road. Used to go there when it was Semolina and Mizado, though, so we are very familiar with it. The food was very good. The service, not so much. They explained that their computer went down, but they should have a back-up plan for getting orders into and out of the kitchen when this happens. Also, they were seating guests at tables that still had the checks on them from the prior guests. There were several tables like that. After we were seated, it took too long for them to bring water, too long for them to take drink orders. When we weren't ready to order our entrees immediately when the drinks hit the table, I had a bad feeling that the waitress wouldn't come back to take our order for quite a while. I was right. The next thing that happened was another waitress came and told us our food would be out shortly, but we hadn't even ordered. She took our order and after that, it didn't take too long for the food to come out. The food was very good, but I have a problem with them charging me $5.50 for a side dish. My meal came with 2 sides. I ordered one from the regular menu and one from the "special" menu. The regular sides are $3.50 and the "special" ones are $5.50. On the bill, they charged me $5.50 for the sauteed spinach. I thought they would just charge me $2.00 extra for the difference in price. That's just not right to charge me the full freight when I substituted an item that was only $2.00 more than the one I would have gotten otherwise. The food was good, though. The best things were the fried catfish, the duck, the salmon and the grits. Everything else was okay, nothing to write home about. Hope they work out the kinks in service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service extremely slow. No broccoli. Food okay but not great

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great service who can roll with picky eaters, additional people, and a busy lunch hour. Fast. Good. Elegant. Something for everyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Casual, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Dined at Zea's to support hurricane relief. It was our first time at this location. Will not be the last! The wait staff was excellent and the food was up to the standard we have come to expect from Zea!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

They closed Mizado (interesting and unique take on Peruvian and Spanish dishes) to re-open as Zea's "but kept some beloved Mizado dishes". Sorry, friends, this is just Zea's with guacamole and a few margaritas on the menu. Zea's has a time (early 2000) and a place (Kenner's chain restaurant capital), but Metairie Rd isn't the place for this restaurant. The food is always decent, but lacks interest.
Great for a quick dinner that you know won't break the bank. But, i'd suggest looking elsewhere for the inspired cuisine you've come to expect of New Orleans and surrounding areas.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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