Toups Meatery

4.5
1436 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.

Experiences

  • Coolinary Dinner Menu 2021

    $40.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Sep 5, 2021

    Dinner 3 courses and a glass of house wine $40 Apps: - chilled corn bisque/ crab/ chili oil or - smoked beef sticks/ house mustard/ sauerkraut entree - saffron “seafood” jambalaya/ shaved fennel and herb salad or - bbq goat Shepard’s pie/ turnip/ sweet peas or - seared gulf fish/ shaved squash/ burre blanc/ house ricotta Dessert: - chocolate mousse/ seasonal berries or - vanilla pana cotta / seasonal granita
  • Lunch Coolinary 2021

    $20.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Sep 5, 2021

    Lunch $20 your choice of two of the three courses. Price included tea or soft drink Apps: - chilled corn bisque/ crab/ chili oil or - smoked beef sticks/ house mustard/ sauerkraut Entree - ham and Brie baguette/ seasonal compote or - warm gulf shrimp salad/ romaine hearts/ feta or - bbq goat Sammy/ spicy Cole slaw/ feta Dessert: - chocolate mousse/ seasonal berries or - vanilla pana cotta / seasonal granita
  • Brunch Coolinary Saturday and Sundays 2021

    $40.00 per person

    Jul 14 - Sep 5, 2021

    Brunch three courses for $40 includes a cocktail Apps: - chilled corn bisque/ crab/ chili oil or - smoked beef sticks/ house mustard/ sauerkraut entree - boudin burrito/ jalapeños/ cheddar / Smokey green hollandaise or - bbq goat chilaquiles/ fried egg/ cilantro/ crema or - ham/ egg/ Brie breakfast baguette Dessert: - chocolate mousse/ seasonal berries or - vanilla pana cotta / seasonal granita

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.
What 1436 people are saying
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CarolineS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve been here a dozen times. The food is always good. My in-laws finally joined us for dinner here for my birthday. After 2 years of telling them how amazing the food & service is… it was 1.5 hours before we got our food, the waiter took the drink order & promptly left before I could even order the Meatry board, one of the pork chops was mostly fat, the steak had more fat than I’ve ever had there (I’ve ordered the steak at least 2 other times).
The Meatry Board was delicious as well as the venison. But the rest of the meal & service was not up to the usual.

MB
MeghanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good, great service. Can't wait to dine here again!

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vipBrittanyD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As fans of Top Chef, we’ve been interested in checking out Chef Toups’ namesake restaurant and we were not disappointed!! All of our dishes from the coolinary menu were top notch and we expected nothing less. The flavor and seasoning of each dish was impeccable. Perfect spot for a Friday night out!

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Jeremiah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must on any traveler’s New Orleans experience. Chef Toups and his crew are masters of their craft.

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vipSuzanne
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Love the decor & the vibe. Our waiter was not very interested in engaging, but otherwise great! We’ll definitely be back.

KD
KennethD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food, service can improve.

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NOvisitor
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waiter seemed frustrated and frenzied from the time we entered and until the time we we left. He didn't seem to care if we were there or not. We were not a difficult or fussy table. Thirty-five minutes after ordering the creole salad I asked the waiter about the salad (thinking he had either forgotten to put in the order, or it was waiting for him to deliver it to the table). It wasn't a big deal. He seemed defensive and stated they were short staffed and are doing the best they can. After receiving our lunch entree, he did not come back to the table and until bringing the check (didn't stop by to see how everything was or to see if we wanted to order dessert). I was a little embarrassed that I had recommended to my co-worker that we have lunch there to celebrate a personal milestone. It was the first time my co-worker had eaten at Toups.

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coolinary menu, excellent choices, HAd the chilled cran & corn bisque as a refreshing app and warm shrimp salad entree, a true shock. Both terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Do yourself a favor and eat here.

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Isaac Toups knows how to cook better than anybody in Louisiana. Will definitely be back.

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TommyT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toups Meatery never disappoints! It me and my wife go to dining out spot now. Always great service and staff is super knowledgeable about the food and drinks. The toups burger is unrivaled with its perfect blend of flavors. It makes me dance with every bite! My wife thoroughly enjoyed the Meatery board as much as I enjoyed the burger. Our waiter is hands down the coolest dude and best waiter ever. 10 out of 10 I recommend Toups Meatery.

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JoyGirl007
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I order the steak and I was like rubber. After chewing and not being able to swallow each piece, I sent it back. They didn't have fried livers. I am never returning. 😞

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CodyL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and has a great selection of bourbon

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Sarah
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We had a reservation and checked in about 10 minutes early, so we decided to wait outside while they got our table ready. I believe there was a miscommunication among waitstaff because they seated 2 other couples, then came out and asked us if we had checked in yet. We got seated about 10 minutes after our reservation time.

One of the items we were most excited for was the turkey necks, but they were sold out. That was disappointing, but not unheard of late on a Saturday night. We ordered some drinks and the cheese platter. The cheese platter took over 20 minutes and arrived before our drinks did. When it came time to order our entrees, my husband ordered the pork chop but was told it takes 45 minutes to cook, so he decided to order the chicken confit instead. I ordered the venison. A table nearby ordered the pork chop about 20 minutes after us and their food came out about 5 minutes after ours, so he probably should have just ordered the pork chop.

The food was alright, but not what we expected from a celebrity-level chef, and it was fairly expensive. Everything was pretty salty and not quite balanced. Overall, the best thing that came to the table was the pineapple pisco drink.

The service was lacking the whole time. Our server disappeared for awhile and we had tons of time between when we saw her. We were very excited about coming here and ended up pretty disappointed.

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vipKristy
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It had been at least five years since our last meal at Toups and this one may have been even better than the last. Absolutely delicious. My husband loves the lamb neck and ate every morsel. I had the crabmeat salad which was phenomenal. Our daughter who is a vegetarian loved her cheese plate and my son enjoyed his chicken confit. Will not wait another 5 years to return.

JM
JuliaM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. The seafood couvillion was out of this world. Already making plans to return with family.

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Debbie
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent. Nice break between courses, but it took forever to bus dishes. Maybe 45 minutes. Didn’t want dessert after that wait, just ready to leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The red fish was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a dear friend to dinner here, and we absolutely loved it. Food, atmosphere, service… everything was awesome. I’ll definitely be back. There’s not a thing on the menu I haven’t loved. Also, this restaurant does a lot for the community, so supporting this local gem also supports the community.

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SherriK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were going for a Louisiana experience and we got just that! The Meat board offered a sampling of a lot of foods we had never tried before. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of things we did like, there were a few we didn't, but that was ok. The experience was great!

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TomO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food at a reasonable price point ...very noisy on the bar side, get a table in the other room or outside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderfully delicious fare. My wife and I throughly enjoyed the wonderfully curated home style food. Everything was beyond our expectations.

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NolaHome
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out in a while. Food was different and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. One person in our group ended up having to suddenly go home and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Can’t wait to go back!

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ImaniJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate the best fried chicken sandwich in my life here. It’s a great menu, no one at our table had any complaints and our server was amazing

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JugheadJed
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite meals I've ever had. Everything was wonderful from drinks, service and food. Cannot recommend it enough.

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cajunN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Local ingredients, innovative recipes, and superb execution on the basics, like corn bread with black sea salt butter. Excellent cocktails. Attentive service. Go early and catch chef at the bar. Couyon!

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GerryG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us. Early lunch time of 11:30. 3 burgers and 2 fish sandwiches. All excellent. Med-rare burgers were cooked perfectly.

NB
NicoleB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken livers, chicken liver mousse, & a phenomenal Redfish Benny will keep me comin back and my first time guests were wowed! Fantastic service.

JA
JAMIED
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Never had a bad meal here! I just wish my tummy had more room so I can EAT IT ALL!

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DeannaK
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Chef came out and greeted us, was genuine and welcoming. The food was spectacular, as expected. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for nola restaurant week

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MJoy
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toups’ was absolutely amazing! The ambience, the friendly staff, the food- it was all fantastic. We had the 3 course meal for NOLA Restaurant Week, and are so glad we chose this place! It’s practically in our backyard, but away from all the tourist traps. The food was flavorful and excellently prepared, with large portions and very reasonable pricing for the quality of food and service that you get. We will definitely be back!

SB
SouthernBee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My son ordered the 3-course prix fixe for $39, 1st course was a teeny amount of soup, second course was 4 shrimp, dessert was basically corn bread with cream on top. All tasted very good, but should have set us back $22 at most. For 3 people, dinner, drinks, and 20% tip was $218. Commander's would have cost about the same for what we got. And while the food and service were great, this is no Commander's.

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FayeL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This Restaurant was chosen for Restaurant Week and what a disappointment. 3 friends dirty rice looked dirty no flavor, needed salt. The exception was the roasted lamb’s neck which me & one friend ordered. It was delicious & a hardy dish, and needed to-go box. Overall, no desire to return & we unanimously give this restaurant a score of 0F, with 5F being best/highest score.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, always fun.

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drew
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

My steak was badly overcooked. None of the dishes had descriptions so there was no way to know that the crab claws were covered in cilantro. IT TOOK THEM TWO HOURS AFTER WE ORDERED TO SERVE US DINNER on a Thursday night.

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BobB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience from start to finish was outstanding. Our waiter Gabe was on top of his game and couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful with recommendations. The food was outstanding and we cannot wait to go back. Go now!

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MarkS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried restaurant week for the first time ever and had a great experience. The ambience was nice and felt comfortable. The food was great and the service was very nice as well. Ate at a normal table but would love to come again and dine at the bar area.

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 4.5 stars by 1436 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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