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About Sac-a-Lait

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.

1051 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday 11:00am-2 pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 324-3658

Website:
http://www.sac-a-laitrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Full Bar

Sac-a-Lait Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (28)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for a Date (18)
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Local Ingredients (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Seasonal (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Tapas (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Spicy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The most amazing meal we had on our weekend trip to NOLA. We savored every bite. Great cocktails too. Everything was really unique. Dinner at Sac-au-Lait was the highlight of our trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The menu is limited.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A new favorite restaurant in this city that has so many wonderful restaurants. Wonderful atmosphere, terrific service, and food that is unique, bold, and very flavorful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Outstanding food beautifully presented. Brilliant chefs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was outstanding. If you're open to trying new or unusual dishes this place is perfect.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We saw the restaurant on Cajun Aces and wanted to try it. We thought it was great! We had everything from oysters to frog to venison. Not many places offer such a variety and we loved the tapas-style menu. We will definitely be back and recommend to other.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fun
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Literally the best restaurant in New Orleans! So many different options of food that you may never try anywhere else. Every dish we had was amazing!!! (Also the owners are hilarious and wonderful)

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was awesome! If you haven’t been, you are missing out!

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another fabulous meal. Every dish was not only smart and creative, they were delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food variety was excellent but we felt that too much pepper was used on several dishes. That covered the flavor of many of the dishes

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic oysters both raw & chargrilled...Do not miss the alligator/mirliton app...

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. We enjoyed every bite.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic is the only discription that fits! Will definitely be returning to explore the rest of the menu! My new favorite place in Nawlins!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Creative use of local ingredients that work well together - thoughtful combination of flavors. Service was good, waiters were knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Recommend this restaurant for a great experience and great food,

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We loved trying new foods and food that was familiar but cooked in unique ways. Just great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Romantic, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. I have worked in fine dining for 10 years and the backstrap was the best I have ever had.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Sam and Cody are extremely talented, and their food was amazing. The staff were freiendly and very professional.

The Backstrap was one of the best dishes I have ever experienced, and I can’t wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had a lovely time, the food was extremely adventurous and the service was friendly and accommodating. (Especially enjoyed the complementary champagne!)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

A more modern take on the New Orleans food scene. Fine service and an interesting menu
that covers from fish to venison. Oysters seared were yummy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and drinks wonderful! Price just right. Great experience I will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great all the way around !!! Food is amazing ! Service was to!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a tourist trap. great concept but food was WAY OVERPRICED for the portions or even the taste. Drinks were also ok. overall pretty underwhelming experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wow wow wow. Food was perfect. Great eclectic selection cooked as it should be. Venison backstrap was tender and flavorful. Veal brains were poached to right consistency. Would return in a heartbeat

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