Toups Meatery

4.6
1514 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cajun
Toups' Meatery is a contemporary Cajun restaurant featuring fine food, wine, specialty cocktails, extensive Bourbon selection and charcuterie inspired by deep-rooted Louisiana family traditions. Chef Isaac Toups represents the new guard of Cajun chefs for his updated refined approach to rustic dishes. Cooking the food that’s closest to his heart has earned him rave reviews including recently being named a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef of the South 2014 & 2015. Located in beautiful Mid City near City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Offers

  • Happy Hour Monday through Friday

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Daily cocktail specials for $7, Breakneck bottle offers at cost, $4 off all whiskey, $5 well spirits and draft beer, $6 wines by the glass, A selection of small plates such as $5 off our Meatery Boards, $5 cracklins, $6 veggie plates, $6 boudin balls, $7 house salad, $6 pork rillettes, one, two or three cheese boards for $5-$15, $18 crab claws and $6 smokey green pickled quail eggs.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1514 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and excellent service.

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CourtneyH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food we got was amazing! We left so satisfied.

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MattB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place. The lamb neck is ridiculous!

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vipGapr
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken liver mousse was awesome! Rabbit with dumplings was comfort food with great flavor. The steak was cooked perfectly and flavorful.

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ClarksvilleAcct
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointing experience. Food was good, not great. Hostess person nasty, foul language, disrespectful toward guests. Unfortunately, I was sitting at bar next to the entrance and had to endure her behavior. Left drinks and food behind to get away from her.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There were 4 of us dining, all in town for vacation. The ambiance upon entering was more midwestern feeling than NOLA feeling. We were seated in a corner just off the entrance. I actually sat in the corner. It was so incredibly loud for me as we believe I was getting the noise 2x as it reverberated off the corner. Putting some sort of dampeners in that corner could help a lot.

The service was slow and the server had no interest in chatting with us. We could barely ask her suggestions as she made us feel rushed when she was actually present at our table. They could have been short staffed so I won’t say more on this topic.

The food was good. The Meatery board was quite interesting! I’d recommend that all day. Unique finds for us. We all got different meals so we could try each other’s: Couvillion, Rabbit, Duck, and Chicken were all ordered. All cooked well and tasty enough.

Overall we were satisfied but underwhelmed at the experience. It’s not a place we would return to with so many dining options available in the area.

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ethanm
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was great,
Service too. Worth the trip!

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vipLoriM
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab gratin with savory beignets was amazing.

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Brett
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my out of town parents to Toups. I couldn’t recommend the Cassoulet more highly. It was fantastic. The Rabbit & Dumplings was outstanding and a solid comfort food as the weather changes.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and a great dining experience.

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JerryN
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Basically we were ignored after our appetizer so we didn't stay for dinner. Overcooked shrimp. Noisy staff conversation at the bar. Incredibly disappointing.

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vipLayneC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Totally blown away by the lump crab salad. Knew it would be good. But it was great.

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Mishka
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food; I'm recommending Toups to anyone and everyone I know who visits New Orleans. I had the marinated crab claws and the wagyu steak. The crab claws were amazing and had the perfect hit of heat to them. The steak was great, but the potatoes that accompanied the steak may have been my absolute favorite part of the meal. They might actually be the best thing I had to eat in New Orleans.

Toups is a casual spot, meant to make you feel like a local. The food seemed very typical of cajun fare, but with a fresh twist.

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NativeDallasite
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We went for a Sunday night dinner. The only negative stuff happened up front - We walked in and it took about 2 minutes to be greeted and seated so we kind of awkwardly stood there before being placed in a busy, loud and very crammed back room. After that, everything was very positive so chalk it up to a bad first impression. Our waitress was friendly, hospitable and attentive. The food was excellent. We tried the boudin balls, cornbread, cucumber salad, couvillion and venison with spatzle. Everything was delicious and portions were generous. Overall, we’d definitely go back.

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vipNeilNola
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal at Toups. The food is the star, it was Cajun and terrific. The flavors were exactly what I hoped, spicy and rich but not too heavy. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re not eating here you’re doing it wrong. Isaac is almost perfect & Amanda is a boss. Their team rocks & their cocktails are good too. The food doesn’t even need a review. It’s perfection. GO.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good was very good!! The service was spot on. Waitress was exceptional

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Debbie
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious and creative meals. Pleasant waitress but service a bit slow. Nice place but noisy.

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NadiaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved dining at Toups Meatery. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. One of the best meals we had while in New Orleans. Definitely worth a trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. The ideal New Orleans experience.

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vipMaryEllen
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees!

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Rocky
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty,hearty,moderately spicy
comfort Cajun fusion meal.
Nice ambience
Great service after 15 min mix up
Very apologetic but no free drink

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RandyP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent tasting dishes made from the best ingredients.
I would definitely go again and plan to do so.
Covid undoubtedly impacted their service capabilities.

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KirstenS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Watched the Saints game. Took shots with a group of aunties. I love Toups!

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DawnD
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular! Hadn’t been in awhile and was glad we decided to stop in for brunch. Looking forward to making this a regular dining favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My buddy and I had brunch today at Toup’s and everything was delicious. We ordered a variety of small plates, the mastery board, and the seared Foie Gras…obviously way too much for two people but we love appetizers. The Foie Gras literally melt in your mouth, it was so buttery. The crab claws is a must and if you love charcuterie board, definitely get the mastery board. As amazing as the food, the service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

As a New Orleanian, I want to begin with expressing my gratitude to chef Isaac Toups for his work with World Central Kitchen, COVID and hurricane relief, and his family meals. It is one of the reasons we continue to dine at Toups. That and the food is delicious! My husband and I were excited to go last night, sit outside and enjoy the fall weather. We were hopeful that a new fall menu would be released, unfortunately is has not. The menu has not changed since the spring. The summer menu was a no show and there are rarely off menu specials. That being said, the food is always great.
I can’t say the same for service. Everyone has always been pleasant and smiling, lovely people. Even pre-COVID, service was always slow. We knew we couldn’t go to Toups if there was a time crunch or have somewhere to be after dinner. Last night took the cake… I understand that everyone is short staffed these days. We were seated, ordered wine and an app in a timely manner but then 45 minutes passed and our waitress didn’t return to take our entree orders. Wine, apps, and water were delivered by others. Our waitress walked past us at least 10 times but never stopped at the table. After being there an hour, we asked for the check - from a different server - paid and left disappointed. We want to support our local restaurants and loved Toups. Unfortunately, I think it will be some time before we return.

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ChristineM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere, nice bar. Food was delicious and service was good. Double cut pork chop was delicious.

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

look around you, see all the open tables? How much longer can you expect this or any other restaurant to hold on? Overtip your server, have a pleasant word for additional staff. Let's get through this together.

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ains
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Door was opened earlier than it should have been. We went inside, but then we’re told to go outside to wait… in the New Orleans heat… with two kids. Food was fine, but not great- same about the cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff friendly, food tasty. Saints on tv today, a bit of a downer.

PE
vipPETERC
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tip your servers, be friendly to staff you meet. They're putting long hours to try to make your day a little better, return the favor.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly welcomes, as always! The staff here, the owners, the ambiance, the overall experience - ALWAYS on point. ALWAYS amazing! The food here, however, is the real star. If you would like a sampling of everything, get the Meatery Board! Also, the cracklins and dirty rice are the best I have ever had in my face! After such a heavy start, I opted for a lump crab salad that was out of this world - complete with pickled quail eggs. Cocktails are delicious and inventive, and their wine list is approachable, with something delicious for everyone!

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm trying to be supportive of my regular restaurants, in this case, post-Ida Toups.

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KristinC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always fun memories of delicious food and bottomless mimosas 🙂🙂

LW
vipLWill504
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. They were out of some things due to the hurricane but that was expected. The service from Shawn and Mel was great. Definitely looking forward to going back in a couple weeks we they are fully back up and running.

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vipFrankierac
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We couldn't wait to experience Issac's food. Of all the places we dined in NOLA this past week ,Toup's was our least favorite.
The ambiance is that of a dive a Dive Bar with an unpleasant aroma and not so clean.
Men's room dirty, and the hallway and mats leading to. were very dirty.
The website photos and descriptions of the food are a far cry from our experience.
Huge dissapointment for us. Were my expectations too high? I think not.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two COOLINARY menus and loved it. The wait and kitchen staff were both fun and helpful, and helped explain what we were eating. Food was served at a great pace. Even though the restaurant is on a busy street, the garden sitting was nice and didn't feel as loud as I thought. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great food. Amazing service. Sunday brunch was sooo good

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Jhcamet
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Celebrated my 47 year anniversary. Was looking forward to the pork chop but unfortunately was very disappointed. It had 80% fat & 20 meat.
Don’t let the size fool you. The crispy necks were delicious. The watermelon martini tasted like old juice and filled half of an old fashion martini glass for $12. Pretty much a rip off in my opinion. Our waitress Molly was excellent. Very personable & sweet. I probably will not back.

FAQs

Toups Meatery does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Toups Meatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 252-4999.

Toups Meatery is rated 4.6 stars by 1514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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