Toups Meatery

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Chris
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toups was, to say the least, delicious. It's a rare taste of authentic Cajun in New Orleans. I had the boudin balls and the seafood couvillion. Highly recommend!

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KristenA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was stellar as always! I would recommend them to anyone!

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wagyu hamburger and homemade chips were amazing!!! The service was also top-notch!

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BrentG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

From the cocktail thru lunch the atmosphere,drinks,and food was excellent

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Tina
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. We were seated and ignored for over 15 minutes. The waitress finally came to get our drink order, and proceeded to serve the table that was seated after us. After 25 minutes of waiting, still without any drinks at the table, we decided to leave and get dinner elsewhere.

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VanessaH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. You must get the meatery board!

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vipmgp1981
New Orleans
285 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the coolinary menu. I wish they had some more child-friendly options.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!

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vipPaperina
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service attentive, tables well spaced around the dining room.
I was happy to support them given everything they have done and are doing for the community.

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viptwis
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for lunch and ordered from the Coolinary menu. The food was just okay. We had a couple of glasses of wine which weee quite pricey.

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vipTylerM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great little place with an awesome menu. Great wine. Nice ambience. A neighborhood favorite where fine dining seems simpler.

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EmilyE
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The foie gras and chicken liver mousse were divine.

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KevinM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toups never disappoints! Lambs Neck forever.

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vipDitzyredhead
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to a new restaurant for the first time during Covid is no way to really judge a place. Or maybe it's a great way to really see a place for real. Whatever the case, Toups Meatery proved to be a great birthday gift. The food is great, the staff is charming and unpretentious and the place is all of the above. We have avoided the vortex of TV news this year by watching Top Chef. Toups proved himself a worthy master among some solid competition and he never lost his sense of humor. So we were excited to put it to the test. I have no idea who cooked the food we ate, but we certainly felt his hand in the meal: cornbread, boudin, a killer pork chop and over-the-top meat and potatoes in the Waygu beef. Order in, or visit in person. It will not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was incredibly friendly and accommodating. The first course of a Meatery board and cheese was outstanding and the tomatoes were as ripe and delicious as any I’ve ever had, no joke. Unfortunately the pork chop and wagyu beef were both undercooked, even though I like the former medium and the latter medium rare. Surprising, but true. Will still go back though—we all MUST support a chef doing so much for the local community!

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vipfoodie
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Loved the roasted eggplant appetizer on their Coolinary Lunch menu.

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JeremyK
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was good, responsive and swift. Very clean, comfortable space.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isaac and Amanda Toups are the embodiment of the hospitality industry. 5 stars

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bobcat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best charcuterie platter I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Highly recommend seafood spread and chicken liver spread. The squid coolinary dish was amazing. Peach hand pie delicious. Thanks!

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JeanneV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated like royalty. Had a great birthday dinner with dear friends. And ready to come back for those turkey necks! Sensational flavors. A very big thanks to the Toups’s for feeding the community during this difficult time.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coolinary Menu was great! My Manhattan came with a candied cracklin and that’s just plain genius. There was only one server and one bartender, but they hustled and we never lacked anything. Love Toups, keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent coolinary offerings. They are following all safety precautions. Food was wonderful and our service was top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Way too much salt.

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KayR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service..clean & felt safe!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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MGray
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The bartender/server was very rude. Food was great, but her unpleasant attitude made our experience not as enjoyable.

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AlexandraN
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toup’s is a great spot for dinner and drinks. The meatery board is delicious!

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vipTaliKeteri
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toups is consistently in our rotation of local eateries to spend time at. The food is always excellent and you can never go wrong with bottomless mimosas for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking is Awesome! Food was farm fresh and delicious. The chef came out and served us which was very nice. Sanitizer on every table. Always a great choice dinning at Toups!

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RobinR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent. The food was delicious, and our waiter Gabe provided outstanding service and his suggestions were on point.

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CraigF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In trying times, this dining experience was refreshing for the soul and we thank the Toups family and staff.

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Maryredd
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The good: Restaurant followed Covid protocols, very enjoyable atmosphere under current circumstances. Boudin balls- very good. The not so good: Shrimp appetizer- shrimp had not taken on any of the flavor of the muddy looking and tasting mixture(?) sauce(?) that it was on, so maybe a good thing. 3 or 4 medium shrimp, this dish was not inexpensive. A-1 type sauce (seriously that’s what it tasted like to me) on the Wagyu steak and eggs was overpowering. And I guess I should have asked what cut of meat the steak was because it was skirt steak- for $32.
It just didn’t feel like there was a James Beard award winner in the kitchen that day. I do wish them the best, but this didn’t cut it, honestly.

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zweinberg
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly. I feel badly rating the service 3/5 because while they were incredibly slow, I want to give them the benefit of the doubt because they were obviously understaffed due to COVID. Still, when we sat down to lunch, we were only the 3rd table there with people, and lunch took an hour and 45 minutes. All that said, we would be thrilled to visit Toups again and again, as the food was that good.

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JasonG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Saturday afternoon for my wife's birthday!!
Such an amazing meal. Started with some drinks, boudin, cheese plate, and a lamb corn dog!! We finished with the special fig salad, the Chef's Burger and a special moment with Chef Toups.
Thank you Toups Meatery for an amazing experience as always!!
#TEAMTOUPS

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AlainaO
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food The Meatery Board is a must!

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Mina
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was my first COVID dining experience since early March. The staff seemed to take extra care in following health and safety protocols. The restaurant appeared clean and organized to allow for social distancing, even in the outside dining area.

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vippmrichard
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous drinks, tasty boudin balls and a great burger! Only complaint was the confit chicken was a bit dry...collards greens that accompanied the chicken were insanely good however!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Toups is always a treat — a meal even more meaningful with all the restaurant is doing for the community right now. Everyone is stretched currently, but I do have a service complaint. About 45 minutes after the conclusion of my meal, I realized I had forgotten my boxed-up leftovers (about half of the delicious pork chop). I called and was told it was thrown away after they wondered if I would come back. Good service, of course, would mean picking up the phone and calling to alert me, not just wonder if I might return. I made the reservation through OpenTable, so it would have been easily accessible.

Again, everyone is short-staffed, filling roles someone else normally would, but a little step would have gone a long way. I’ll certainly return, but it will take a while.

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vipJenniferG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Disappointed by service. I asked about cocktails, and the server/bartender said he did not know either one. So, no guidance there. We were never asked about refill of beer or cocktail while dining. Water glass also was not refilled in a timely manner. For the cost, the food was just average. Wagyu steak was flavorful but tough and chewy. Not the best dining experience for the price after hearing such great things.

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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 1174 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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