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Toups Meatery

4.6
4.6
1826 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.

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Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 252-4999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Isaac Toups

  • Catering

    We offer a wide range of catering options including whole roasted pigs, crawfish boils and oyster bars. Call for availability.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (504) 252-4999

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross street

    Dumaine

  • Parking details

    We are located in a mostly residential area with lots of street parking in front and down the side of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Located right on the red streetcar line near City Park.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.

Popular dishes

Menu

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  • Cheese Board$16.00

    selection of three cheeses, accoutrements

    • Roasted Winter Veggie Salad$14.00

      barley, baby mustard greens, ham hock vinaigrette

      • Roasted Gulf Shrimp$15.00

        sherry, garlic, olive oil, eggplant, focaccia

        • Marinated Crab Claws$18.00

          chili-lime vinaigrette, pickled pineapple, roe

          • Louisiana Seafood Gratin$22.00

            roasted peppers, tomato, cheddar, house chips

            • Mussels & Black-Eyed Peas$21.00

              bacon, pickled jalapeño, garlic focaccia

              • Foie Gras Torchon$21.00

                fruit confture, bread

                The Meatery Board

                • The Meatery Board$28.00

                  selection of house-made fresh and cured meats, condiments

                  Large Plates

                  • Lamb Neck$32.00

                    egg noodles, tomato-anchovy braise, lemon zest

                    • Wagyu Steak$32.00

                      crispy herbed potatoes, T1 steak sauce

                      • Veal Schnitzel$33.00

                        Raclette spätzle, pickled cabbage slaw

                        • Rabbit & Dumplings$26.00

                          fricassee, bechamel, root vegetables, mushrooms

                          • Smoked Duck Cassoulet$38.00

                            duck leg, sausage, smoked foie gras, lima beans

                            • Conft Chicken Tighs$22.00

                              ham-braised greens, Dijon cream, lardons

                              • Gulf Seafood Couvillion$32.00

                                Louisiana gulf seafood, crab fat rice

                                • La Jumbo Lump Crab Chop Salad$28.00

                                  dill dressing, crispy ham, tomato, red onion, pickled quail egg, seeds

                                  Small Plates

                                  • Boudin Balls$7.00

                                    • Cracklins$10.00

                                      • Daily Sausage$7.00

                                        • Rillions$8.00

                                          • Cured Meat$8.00

                                            • Hog's Head Cheese$7.00

                                              • Chicken Liver Mousse$8.00

                                                • Pickle Plate$9.00

                                                  • Crispy Turkey Necks$8.00

                                                    • Dirty Rice$8.00

                                                      • Cucumber Salad$4.00

                                                        • Cornbread$6.00

                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                          What 1,826 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                          4.6
                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.7Food
                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                          • 4.4Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                          1. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Los Angeles

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            1.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                            A group of us are working in Nola and have several restaurants on our list before we head home. We were excited for this one and were incredibly disappointed by the food. Everything was so salty, we had a hard time even eating it. I regret not saying something due to the price of the bill and not enjoying anything aside from the corn bread. The service was underwhelming. Our waiter seemed very over his job and over us.

                                                          2. G

                                                            Graves

                                                            Cincinnati

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            The cocktails were creative and delicious. I enjoyed my lamb neck immensely. Plenty of meat and great flavor. Would come back again

                                                          3. RS

                                                            RandyS

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            excellent food, friendly, professional service. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

                                                          4. RK

                                                            RyanK

                                                            Nashville

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall3food3service1ambience1

                                                            Food was good overall. A bit adventurous for some I would think. Server did a poor job…made us feel like a burden. She was probably just having a bad day, but it took away from the experience as a whole.

                                                          5. CT

                                                            CasT

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Pork chop. Pork chop. Pork chop. Pprk chop. Get it!

                                                          6. B

                                                            Braddrell

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Wonderful dinner to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. The various tasting plates were delicious and fun.

                                                          7. J

                                                            Jojo

                                                            Tampa

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We are visiting for my son’s commencement. Food was excellent. Server was wonderful and helped my niece with her special dietary restrictions. I will definitely return!

                                                          8. ES

                                                            ESK1023

                                                            Denver

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Made a reservation for my birthday, very accommodating moving us inside due to weather. Great food and attentive staff. Toups is a unique and tasty place to visit and try something you might not have before!

                                                          9. D

                                                            Deborah

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                            The schnitzel needed some type of liquid sauce or sautéed mushrooms. It was good but dry without sauce.

                                                          10. HN

                                                            HavNfun

                                                            Dallas

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                            The wagyu steak is hard like a rock. No marbling. Skip it. The seafood soup was wow good

                                                          11. SW

                                                            SteveW

                                                            Louisville

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                            I was a bit disappointed after having read reviews. The food was greasy. The servings are enormous and a good value for the money, you will take it home and eat for days if you wish.

                                                          12. BR

                                                            BessR

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was delicious and service was excellent! We ordered boudin balls and crab claws for an appetizer - both of which I highly recommend. The boudin balls came with pickled squash which were different but terrific!

                                                          13. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            Great service, all staff are friendly, food tasty.

                                                          14. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Best cheese and meat board around!!

                                                          15. A

                                                            Angel

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fabulous food and Chris is an energetic and entertaining bar tender.

                                                          16. SS

                                                            ScottS

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing food!! Great atmosphere and our server was wonderful

                                                          17. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was a very nice afternoon for brunch. We had the Meatery board which gave you a sample of several of the appetizers on the menu. We prefer to do it that way so we can taste a variety of foods on the menu. We sat outside and the ambience and overall feel was very nice. My sweetheart enjoyed it. It was our Mother’s Day treat for her. The bottomless momosa’s was very good as well. I would highly recommend it!

                                                          18. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                            Mother’s Day- food was not exciting

                                                          19. AB

                                                            AmandaB

                                                            Mobile

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Went for brunch, sat outside - Server was not very personable or attentive, ran out of water a couple times, found out later she doesn’t like serving on the patio when I went to the restroom and heard her telling coworkers that she hates that section bc no one wants to be out there, they never tip, etc. - honestly, it put a little damper on the mood. However, the food was phenomenal!! The cheese board was incredible, the burgers practically melted in your mouth, and the homemade chips were awesome. I truly can’t remember having a better burger anywhere in NoLa. We will definitely visit again, but we will probably ask to sit inside :)

                                                          20. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Good food, fun atmosphere, service was mixed but not

                                                          21. JG

                                                            JenniferG

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Toups Meatery was great - we rode bikes over prior to heading to the fairgrounds for Jazz Fest and had a couple of drinks and some lunch. Service was friendly and the food was great.

                                                          22. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Atlanta

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                            Wait staff seemed upset from the start of our time. No eye contact or smiles from the host, or any of the servers. Cheese board was good. But the glass they served my Cabernet Sauvignon in was dirty and had a smell that disturbed the smell and taste of the wine. My lamb neck was tasty and trendy, but my girlfriends Waygu beef was tough with over fried potatoes. Her drink was like watered down lemonade. The cornbread was amazing. And they turned the lights out on us while we were dining, 15 min after close

                                                          23. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall3food5service2ambience2

                                                            Excellent food overall, but once again disappointed with the service. It’s like the waiters couldn’t be bothered with serving us and had an attitude toward out of towners. Despite having a reservation, we were seated outside at a table on uneven ground near the trash cans, and where our dinner companions were finger-thick palmetto bugs, aka cockroaches.

                                                          24. DS

                                                            DanetteS

                                                            Denver

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                            The food and drinks were very good A nice break from regular New Orleans fare. The restaurant was quite loud, but, to be fair, it was a Friday night.

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Tampa

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Overall excellent experience. All of the food was perfectly prepared. I had the venison which was spectacular. I thought the service we received was great and we felt welcomed.

                                                          26. f

                                                            funkyart

                                                            Richmond

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                            Don't order seafood here. Twice shrimp was bad. Bill was adjusted. Meat board was great. Would return for that.

                                                          27. B

                                                            Benn

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            A great place with consistently great food! Can’t miss the meat tray!

                                                          28. PD

                                                            PatriciaD

                                                            Richmond

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            21 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                            Food, pork chops and steak, were very delicious. Service was mediocre. I'm a bartender/server and I expected a more positive attitude than what the host/waiter provided.

                                                          29. C

                                                            Coco

                                                            Richmond

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                            overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                            The food was solid but not good enough to make up for the awful service and overall experience. Happy to give additional comments privately but it seems like this place doesn't have an actual manager to help the staff do their jobs well. The staff doesn't seem to have the necessary training to have a reasonable knowledge of the menu, how to course food, bus tables, offer dessert or take a second drink order. Also it's never a good look to see a server literally running in the restaurant for any reason other than maybe a fire or flood.

                                                          30. K

                                                            Keith

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                            Pups has a limited menu and didn’t have the main item we wanted, veal schnitzel. We started with Boudin balls that was great and cornbread that was burned on the bottom. It was replaced with a less burned version that was equally dry. On the servers recommendation, we chose the lamb neck to replace the schnitzel. The accompanying black-eyed peas were tasty but the Lamb was fatty and mostly tasteless. It needed some salt. We expected more for a top chef competitor.

                                                          31. D

                                                            Doug

                                                            Chicago

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                            No snitzel available. One other item on menu not available.

                                                          32. D

                                                            Dwigdog

                                                            Portland

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food, fun atmosphere and friendly service. Turkey necks are amazing!!

                                                          33. D

                                                            Drtchris

                                                            Chicago

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                            Extremely slow service. No water no waiter ever returned at all had to go ask for Check. Had the seafood dish $32 at lunch. 4 small shrimp and a thin piece of fish that was mushy. Only lukewarm. One person had chicken thighs they were ok but sauce very strong. The church sandwich was good but not outstanding. Same with fish sandwich which also had a lot of hot sauce. I will not return

                                                          34. JP

                                                            JohnP

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Very pleasant room. Good service. Really good food.

                                                          35. MW

                                                            MicheleW

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Excellent meal at Toups starting with the boudin balls and the foie gras torchon (excellent) and a shrimp dish. Then on to a chicken thigh confit and a fish couvillon. Everything was delicious. Our server seemed a bit distracted- never asked us if we wanted coffee or dessert and out the check on the table. Then she went and outed another table some wine to apologize for the kitchen being late on their food. Just a bit off but she was nice. We sat outside - works in late April probably not as great later in the year but it was a nice patio

                                                          36. K

                                                            Kathy

                                                            Savannah

                                                            54 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            54 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Great food but we miss the tri tip steak. You must order The Meatery Board. Very professional wait staff.

                                                          37. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Staff was super friendly and the food was absolutely amazing

                                                          38. NO

                                                            NewOrleansFoodLover

                                                            New Orleans

                                                            279 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            279 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service1ambience3

                                                            The food was amazing. Everything delicious as usual. Service was so-so. So, definitely go for the awesome food, but don't expect too much on the service.

                                                          39. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Chef is excellent. Staff is ok, some were great, others not so much. The food was amazing.. even items that I thought I might not like, I LOVED

                                                          40. S

                                                            Sinful

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Delicious. Went for brunch. Bottomless mimosa, schnitzel, and redfish Benny. Flavorful and yummy.

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                          • Screening

                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                          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 1826 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Booked 35 times today
                                                          Google Map for Toups Meatery

                                                          845 N Carrolton Ave New Orleans, LA 70119

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Dumaine

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Mid-City / City Park

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Smart Casual

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            We are located in a mostly residential area with lots of street parking in front and down the side of the restaurant.

                                                          • Public transit

                                                            Located right on the red streetcar line near City Park.

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Isaac Toups

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (504) 252-4999

                                                          • Catering

                                                            We offer a wide range of catering options including whole roasted pigs, crawfish boils and oyster bars. Call for availability.

                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                            We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                                                          • Private party contact

                                                            our Private Event Coordinator : (504) 252-4999

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