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Square Root - Permanently Closed

4.7
4.7
242 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Square Root centers on a contemporary kitchen showcasing a 12-15 course chef's tasting menu. The menu is priced at $150 per person. In the open kitchen, diners experience the art of the meal from start to finish.

The second floor of Square Root is home to Root, a Modern American restaurant focused on traditional flavors and techniques featuring a full a la carte menu and craft cocktails with a wraparound balcony overlooking historic Magazine Street.

Let the Square Root team host your next special event in The Test Kitchen, a completely private dining experience located on the second floor.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight

  • Phone number

    (504) 309-7800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phillip L. Lopez

  • Catering

    Well known for using exquisite ingredients, locally sourced, and thoughtfully prepared, Rebel Restaurant Group Catering will create menus and prepare dishes, to order. Every event is given individual attention, our passion, and care for detail. Singular. Special. Spectacular.

  • Private party facilities

    Well known for using exquisite ingredients, Rebel Restaurant Group is now expanding to provide signature culinary experiences for your private events. We will create menus and prepare dishes, to order. Every event is given individual attention, our passion, and care for detail.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (504) 309-7800

  • Neighborhood

    Garden District

  • Cross street

    Felicity Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, very interesting and fun experience. Very sad that they closed on New Year’s Eve (two days after we ate there). Now I don’t know where I’ll ever find face bacon again. :(

  2. TC

    TrishaC

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is something special. It was a unique experience and the food had amazing flavors and textures. I can’t stop thinking about the fried chicken cotton candy!! Absolutely worth it!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2017

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Overrated. Overpriced. $600 for dinner and drinks for 2 and left feeling dissatisfied and a little scammed. Lots of smoke and mirrors, very little food.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most epic dining experience ever. Brad blew my mind. The food is amazing but the experience is a once in a life time.

  5. E

    Erin

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best dining experience we’ve ever had, bar none. Thank you!

  6. AM

    AndreaM

    Jacksonville

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fun 12-course tasting menu. The food was fantastic and we had the opportunity to try things we had never eaten. Very interesting dinner.

  7. b

    barilover

    New Orleans

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I described Square Root, during our dinner, as "New Orleans' El Bulli". If you're familiar with that world-renowned restaurant, then you know what Square Root is doing creatively with food. Yes, it's a very long tasting menu, and yes, it's a bit pricey for most folks, but if you want to escape the "ordinary" after too many dishes of oysters, shrimp, and pork done a thousand ways, by all means break out of your culinary box and grab one of the few seats at Square Root, where you can watch the culinary "chemists" prepare and construct food like you've never put in your mouth. Each dish is painstakingly prepared, as you watch, and presented and communicated as detailed as the preparation.

  8. J

    Jay4

    Tokyo

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best of the three times we have been. The selections, the tastes and the presentation were impeccable.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All seven courses were beautifully presented and savoury. The fact that the food is prepared directly in front of you enhances the experience. Very attentive service possibly because there were only two of us eating the seven-course dinner. Would not do the wine pairing again as the pours were miniscule.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best 2 or 3 meals I have had in my life. And I have had a lot of amazing meals. I felt lucky to have dined here on such short notice. So unique. So delicious. The chef and sommelier were unpretentious and informative and made me feel comfortable despite the high price of the meal. We also had great company with some locals. Thank you!!!

  11. MH

    MarkH

    Edinburgh

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great experience all the way around. If you are a foodie and appreciate technique, then you will love Square Root. The wine pairings were well thought out and complemented the dishes. Will be back on our next pass through NOLA.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing experience one of a kind. Personal attention & especially better then we expected & everyone should try it at least once..!!

  13. JP

    JeffreyP

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Truly unique and outstanding meal! The pre fixed menu is very interesting in its approach to familiar items and repurposes them in new and really tasty presentations and preparations.

  14. j

    jxneater

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience sitting at the chef's table! Original, interesting and delicious food!

  15. JJ

    JJSS

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic. Every dish had a really unique flavor.

  16. D

    Duke

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Food was quite good, with a couple of little slips. My expectations are so high for meals like this -- we have been to wd-50, é, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and a number of others -- that even the smallest error in the food or service is amplified, perhaps out of proportion. The wine pairings were superb, with really interesting selections.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding dining in an atmosphere that is not the usual packed-in New Orleans experience. Its great to be able to view the kitchen at work and engage with the friendly staff while having a true gastronomic experience. The wine list has some gems but is not so huge that becomes confusing. Staff helpful in choosing the right match as we did not want the full wine match experience, although next time we may try that.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very unique and different experience. Not ideal for a business dinner but most other occasions this is more than suitable. I will go back but probably not real soon.

  19. DR

    DRRDM

    Memphis/West TN

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant I have had the pleasure eating at on my many trips to New Orleans. A multitude of creole, southern, and French influence which made each course extremely different from one another, and in the matter any other tasting menus offered.

  20. JH

    JodiH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular dinner with innovative twists on a variety of dishes. Strongly recommend to anyone looking for an inspiring meal. The value for the 7-course tasting menu on Tuesdays is spectacular.

  21. P

    Paloulover

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In a city of excess on all levels Square Root stands apart as a locavore molecular gastronomy establishment in which EVERY seat is a chef table seat. The staff are brilliant, accommodating and informative without ever hovering. Arrive 10-15 early to enjoy the ballet that is watching as the chefs plate the first of a bevy of idealistically timed delicacies, each more startling then the last.

  22. S

    Spinee

    New Orleans

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative. Elegant, but fun. Highly recommend the Tuesday tasting menu & tequila cocktails. The service could not have been better. A tour of flavors.

  23. JH

    JosephH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Square Root is a unique dining experience in New Orleans! Chef Brad was great and served wonderful great tasting food. The plating of each course was beautiful!! It is so great to be able to watch the chef and his staff prepare and serve each course. The serving size of each course is great and you do not leave hungry!! The entire staff was great!! Looking forward to going again!!

  24. P

    Pops

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very eclectic foods prepared with a flair for the dramatic. The chef was very friendly and shared many of his ingredients, albeit not the full recipe. Best enjoyed with a few friends. Pricey---$450 with wines and gratuity for 2.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a great dinner with some phenomenal food cooked up by Brad. My wife is a picky eater and I was expecting to finish all of her plates, but that was not the case. I only had to finish a couple (Can't win them all). Additionally, I am a big eater, bu by the end I was ready to tap out, so the portions are legit. If you are drinking, the costs will add up, but there are no secrets in regards to cost with this menu. All in all it was a great way to spend our 9th anniversary.

  26. SS

    StephenS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would like to share how great the food and staff were at sq root. The chef was extremely accommodating to celiac and gluten free. He took great care in food handling and was knowledgeable on all ingredients...including issues with balsamic. Food allergies? You're in good hands here. The food was worth the price of admission. This place is not for everyone, nor do they bill it to be. They know who they are and where they want to go. It's an experience and journey into taste, texture, and creative thinking. This is one of the finest dining experiences I've had anywhere. They over delivered on all aspects.

  27. K

    Keepitsimple

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the most memorable meal I have ever eaten. Chef Brad is so innovative and creative. Each of the courses were so finely tuned with so much attention to detail and theme. Astounding

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience. One of the most unique meals I have ever had.

  29. TR

    TonyR

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a small, counter style seating, with accommodations, for, maybe sixteen people, restaurant. So, its a personal experience with the servers and chef, and, his assistants. The experience is simular to a kitchen/chef's table, It's an explosion of tastes for over 90 minutes non-stop. Before you leave, they give you a nice presentation of the total dishes you ate, and, what they were. A wonderful staff comprised of totally good folks and, professional in all ways. We have spent the toll here, and, more, in other cities, and, sometimes, been very disappointed. Not here. Truly recommend to those, interested in a tasting presentation. My wife is Celiac, and, they handled it, with class.

  30. N

    Nick

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Well worth the money. Some dishes are still too complicated. Portions are too big.

  31. WZ

    WenZhuo

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Set in a local neighbourhood Square Root is offering state of the art modern high end cooking in an informal atmosphere. Chef(s) are serving the food to clients sitting at the counter and explain ingredients and methods. Interesting local components based on foraging are used. Lot's of small dishes served on beautiful tableware. Some courses are overly complex, the quality cold even go up by reducing some complex dishes to the max.

  32. N

    Nolaguy

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In a word, AMAZING! Went for a birthday with a friend and was blown away. Even flavors which don't interest me alt all were delicious and the presentation was wonderful. Definitely recommend doing the wine pairings. Well worth the money as the Sommelier was spot on.

  33. M

    Miguel

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A creative modernist interpretation of Southern flavours.

  34. TJ

    TJfromLA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I think the tasting menu represents a fantastic value compared to meals at WD-50, Moto, and other similar food experiences. This is my second trip and my wife's third since they opened and I can tell you that the staff has continued to refine and grow keeping each experience fresh and exciting. The entire staff is passionate and it shows in every detail of your evening. The menu is made accessible and I have to confess that one of the members of our party announced at the absolute last minute that she was pescatarian. This last minute curve ball was handled by the staff in the most admirable fashion - I can not compliment them enough on the menu adjustments they made on the fly to accommodate this request. This restaurant is not to be missed when visiting New Orleans.

  35. DF

    DFCL

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best restaurant in NOLA - one of the best in the US.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal spot, easily one of the best in New Orleans. Great creative tasting menu, and you can sit and chat with the chef as he prepares it in front of you. I was a little unsure if I should go here for my birthday instead of August, and it was a great decision! This is really one of the somewhat unknown gems of New Orleans - as long as you like creative food. If you're looking for tradition, this might not be your spot. But otherwise, by all means it was a great dinner and a great spot to spend my birthday

  37. JV

    JenniferV

    Miami

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We recently visited Square Root for a birthday and had a lot of fun. It really is an experience. I highly recommend it for foodies. None of the 15 courses were bad. Several really blew me away with the unexpected layers of flavor and texture. All of them were highly original. The chef was very nice and the experience was really interactive. You get to watch him prepare every single dish and then he presents it to you. If you choose the wine course, that is presented as well by the sommelier. All of the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. A fantastic night and unforgettable dinner.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leipzig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is on the way to be one of the El Bulli successors

  39. L

    Luciliu

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    12 plates! Love the creativity of the chefs. You don't know what's on the menu until you get there. It was fantastic! Live life on the edge, try something very different! The chicken flavored cotton candy was amazing, the cauliflower ice cream was to die for! Very pricey, but worth the splurge. Awesome!

  40. n

    nolabucket

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were treated like royalty and were the only guests at the table. It was kismet, allowing quiet conversation & one on one with the chef! Unforgettable! Food was on fire PHENOMENAL

FAQs

Square Root - Permanently Closed is rated 4.7 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Felicity Street

  • Neighborhood

    Garden District

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Phillip L. Lopez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 309-7800

  • Catering

    Well known for using exquisite ingredients, locally sourced, and thoughtfully prepared, Rebel Restaurant Group Catering will create menus and prepare dishes, to order. Every event is given individual attention, our passion, and care for detail. Singular. Special. Spectacular.

  • Private party facilities

    Well known for using exquisite ingredients, Rebel Restaurant Group is now expanding to provide signature culinary experiences for your private events. We will create menus and prepare dishes, to order. Every event is given individual attention, our passion, and care for detail.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (504) 309-7800

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