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Set in an old cotton mill in the middle of the Warehouse District, Sac-a-lait showcases refined southern Louisiana dishes. Chef's Cody and Samantha Carroll present a bold cuisine set in an atmosphere that's inspired by the fishing, farming, and hunting culture they grew up in. Please contact the restaurant for large parties and additional bar and cocktail seating.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday 11:00am-2 pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sac-a-Lait Ratings and Reviews
Met up with friends for a double date. Really great service, very helpful and detailed. Food was FANTASTIC. We had so much fun trying new foods and flavors. Definitely more of a pricey meal because we wanted to try it all, but worth the price! Cocktails were equally as tasty and creative!
Fantastic! Creative menu of smallish dishes. They recommend 2 per person. My wife and I shared 3 dishes. Every dish exceeded our expectations. Our server was personable, knowledgeable and helpful. The menu is Cajun from the standpoint of using what you have. As a result you need to be on the adventuresome side of eating. You are rewarded well here. Excellent.
This is a very unique restaurant. Farm to table on an upscale side. We had alligator, veal brains, crawfish pie, rabbit, blackened drum and tuna tartare. Portions on most dishes were good for sharing. The food was excellent and there was a lot on the menu you would not find other places. We cannot wait to go back.
We had friends in town for the Sugar Bowl and wanted them to experience some fantastic Louisiana cooking. Boy were we in store for a treat. From the expert presentation of the cocktails to each and every delicious and immaculate plate that came out we we're more than pleased. Thank you for a great Experience Chef Cody and Chef Sam! You and your staff were on point.
Server was outstanding. He really knew the menu and how everything was prepared. Described the dishes perfectly and helped our decision. Grouper and backstrap were amazing: It was our anniversary and the restaurant celebrated us with two glasses of champagne, which was a surprisingly nice touch. The vibe or atmosphere was very cool within a warehouse. We loved it.
I don't normally rave over restaurants, but I can't think of a more delightful, delicious, adventurous evening of dining than we had at Sac-a-Lait! It was everything we expected and more. The food on their inventive tasting menu was exquisitely prepared and presented. From the Pheasant and Pork Temple Gumbo to the Alligator and Mirliton to the Venison Tenderloin Backstrap, it was perfectly spiced, tender, hearty and truly delectible. Our server was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and fun, making our whole experience a real treat. Be sure to come with an open mind and an empty belly. It's not inexpensive but it is worth every penny. I highly recommend it and will be definitely returning on our next trip to New Orleans!
Celebrated our 10 year anniversary
The food was very interesting but absolutely delicious!
The veal brains and backstrap were our favorites.
Oh and the oysters, I could have eaten 5 dozen.
Our server was awesome too can’t remember his name but he had an awesome mustache.
Can’t wait to go back with friends and try more items off the menu.
What a great find! Vacationing in NOLA with family including 3 adult children who are always ready for an adventure in eating. Sacalait definite is the place! Excellent service included key menu tips. One review we read before hand said to “trust them, they know what they’re doing.” Very true. I tried things I wouldn’t have. I will come back on my next trip to NO for sure to see what the seasonal picks are.
Dined at Sac-A-Lait during a holiday vacation to NOLA. This is a small plates venue with interesting and flavorful choices. We had the duck hearts, crawfish pie, alligator over mirliton (squash) and deviled crab; that was filling enough and didn't have need for dessert. All the dishes were excellent and memorable, with the duck hearts as our favorite. Service was efficient and friendly; she helped us with a wine pairing (a Beaujolais) that worked with everything. Not sure why there were not a lot of people dining that evening, but this is a good choice if you're in the warehouse district.
Sac-A-Lait serves innovative Creole/Cajun cooking. Most food is locally sourced and delicious. My husband and I shared small plates to experience the most variety. The mixologist created a non alcoholic cocktail with sage and citrus for me that was interesting and not too sweet. Venison Jambalaya, and grilled oysters were outstanding. Next time we come to New Orleans, we will put Sac-A-Lait on our list.
What an incredible surprise! Every dish was creative, fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. Went with my wife and young adult son - we tried 10 different items and would reorder everything.
Additionally, our server Marie was exceptionally knowledgeable, made terrific suggestions, and acted as our "sixth sense" in helping us understand the subtleties of each dish.
Foodies, farm to table lovers, and people who enjoy a great dining experience with good food and service should flock to Sac-A-Lait.
Everything was absolutely delicious and well executed. The plating and presentations were very appealing. I liked the variety of unique dishes and would definitely go back to try other menu items.
My only suggestion would be to offer a mix of small plates and full meal plates. I would not say the prices are high but I would suggest to offer a little bit better price point on the small plates by making the portions a bit smaller and the price point a bit lower then offering a variety of full entres.
Highly recommended by The Foodie Club on Facebook.
The food is imaginative and beautifully presented. Farm to table never tasted so good.
Our server was amazing. He even got our menu signed by the owner/chef and we got the opportunity to meet her and talk with her about the concept. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Definitely a place for foodies. Small plates with a lot of options to experiment. Service was perfect. Our server guided us thru the menu and we had superb food. Suggestion...ask for guidance. They know their stuff and will make sure you get the best of the menu. Caution...some may consider it pricey. We are paying for the Local chef experience and food that we cannot make at home. To me, well worth the price. Have fun!!
Amazing mix of cuisine. A bit of advice, skip reading the menu and just ask your server what’s good. Because of the unique blends of food you are likely to look at the menu and say “uuuuummmm I’m not sure about this” JUST EAT THE FOOD! the venison was like the finest cut of beef you’ve ever tasted, the fish unbeatable, oysters were charbroiled to perfection, if Sam and Cody and their chefs touch it you know “it’s about to be good!” TRUST ME!!!
Very strange menu - if you’re not adventurous with food, this is not the place for you. Food tasted terrific, but was very expensive for quantity. Charred oysters were wonderful. Had the octopus, which was great (but only three pieces of it). Get the chocolate bread pudding - was to die for!!
Service was slow - particularly since the restaurant was almost empty. Not sure I’d recommend.
Touchdown! If the food here was a football team. It would have just won the superbowl! With a special occasion to celebrate and my Sister visiting from Colorado. The staff at Sac-A-Lait performed their culinary magic for us in a way that was pleasing to the mind, body, and spirit. When you visit. I highly suggest sharing your plates with each other since the menu is so diverse. The menu changes daily there is no way I can tell you what I had, is what you will get on your visit. So I'll just dive into our meal. We started with some Chargrilled Oysters with jalapeno-bacon garlic butter, with thin sliced toasted French bread. The Deviled Crab. Jumbo lump crab meat, whipped egg yolk, cucumber, sabayon. A Slate-Blackened Redfish with jazzmen rice chicharron, and horseradish sweet pea cream. Then we moved on to the Crawfish Tourtiere. This is a traditional Crawfish and Mirliton pie, served with a Tabasco honey. A cast iron seared venison tenderloin, with a chimichurri and duck fat confit, and small potatoes, horseradish. We also had a Hen of the Woods roasted mushroom plate for the table. For desert we shared a squash spice cake.
I have been a big fan of the farm to table concept since our visit to NYC a few years ago and a restaurant there "Monument Lane." The New Orleans restaurants scene did not seem to pick up the true concept of farm to table. Well Chef Cody and Chef Samantha Carroll are implementing the concept at Sac-A-Lait in a grand way and one second to none in the city.
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