Toups Meatery

4.6
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1154 Reviews
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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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  • Coolinary 2020 Lunch Menu!

    Aug 1 - Sep 13, 2020 · Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    8/1-9/13 Lunch is Thursday and Friday 11-3pm Your choice of 2 courses with a beverage $20 First course: Roasted local eggplant, herbed ricotta, tomato or House made boudin noir spring rolls, piquillo catsup Second course: BBQ shrimp and grits or Grilled chicken, sun-dried tomato pesto flatbread, cheese, herb salad Third Course: Local fruit fried hand pies, house whiskey whipped cream or Pomegranate molasses panna cotta champagne gelee
  • Coolinary 2020 Brunch Menu

    Aug 1 - Sep 13, 2020 · Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    3 courses $35 includes house cocktail First course: Roasted local eggplant, herbed ricotta, tomato or House made boudin noir spring rolls, piquillo catsup Second course: BBQ shrimp and grits or Beef xo chilaquiles, cotija, shishito mash crema or Fried catfish benedict, braised greens, poached eggs, Smokey Green hollandaise. Third Course: Local fruit fried hand pies, house whiskey whipped cream or Pomegranate molasses panna cotta champagne gelee
  • Coolinary 2020 Dinner Menu

    Aug 1 - Sep 13, 2020 · Mon - Sat 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Coolinary Dinner Menu 2020 3 courses $35 includes glass of wine First course: Roasted local eggplant, herbed ricotta, tomato or House made boudin noir spring rolls, piquillo catsup Second course: Stuffed grilled squid, squid ink paella or Pork milanesa, creamy grits- pepper and spinach roulade or BBQ shrimp and grits Third Course: Local fruit fried hand pies, house whiskey whipped cream or Pomegranate molasses panna cotta champagne gelee
  • Coolinary Dinner Menu

    Aug 1 - Sep 13, 2020 · Thu - Sat 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Coolinary Dinner Menu 2020 3 courses $35 includes glass of wine First course: Roasted local eggplant, herbed ricotta, tomato or House made boudin noir spring rolls, piquillo catsup Second course: Stuffed grilled squid, squid ink paella or Pork milanesa, creamy grits- pepper and spinach roulade or BBQ shrimp and grits Third Course: Local fruit fried hand pies, house whiskey whipped cream or Pomegranate molasses panna cotta champagne gelee
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bobcat
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best charcuterie platter I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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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TaliKeteri
New Orleans
2 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
7 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
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food The Meatery Board is a must!

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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.

JG
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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CarolineS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my mom’s birthday. It was her first time there. She always asks me to bring back cracklin for her so I figured it was time she actually made it through the doors.
She says it’s the best cracklin she’s ever had. She got the French toast sandwich. I got the hot chicken sandwich. Both were amazing. And the Meatry board was amazing as always.
Toups has definitely become our go to restaurant for any occasion.
Love the new mural!!

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MaryH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We lucked into a reservation and everything was excellent. This was our first night in New Orleans and we were determined to eat our way through. There were a couple of items on the menu that they were out of, but I figured that was because they were just reopening. We love good food and my son’s favorite item of our whole trip was the Rillettes, which given that we had beignets, muffulettas, Mother’s po-boys, gumbo, and many other classic New Orleans dishes. He said that was because it was an unexpected and very delicious. Thanks for starting our vacation off right.

MW
MeghanW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Server was not the friendliest. Food was mediocre. Friends had steak that they couldn't chew and I had ribs that needed the meat cut off it was so tough.

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vipGreatfood
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious as usual and so happy they are back open! Also a bonus that I felt safe eating there. All were in masks and socially distanced tables.

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CatherineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day. Wonderful experience. Service was excellent and our food was delicious.

TG
vipTravisG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y’all - that was the best plate of food I have had in a LONG time! GET the chicken thighs with greens.

JM
JodyandMichelle
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Outstanding food. I can't recommend highly enough. I've never had shrimp so good that I had to order extra bread to soak up the sauce until coming here.

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MonicaM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, so happy we are now in phase 2

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PhillipP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing, only downside was the steak was a little overcooked

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AdamD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegantly luxurious cuisine as O always need!!!!!

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AdamD
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to spend an afternoon with New Orleans greatest Chef Issac Toups food but best yet with Larry Nguyen!!!!!

A legendary New Orleans Front Of The House service legend!!!!

This was the best afternoon that I could never have dreamed of before my amazing lunch Wednesday June, 11 2020!!!!!!!

NJ
NarishaJ
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great. One of a kind flavors on the Meatery Board. And the drinks were delicious. Always a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Been wanting to come in and show support after everything they’ve done for the community and the food was just the cherry on top. I had the fried chicken sandwich and my mom had the burger. It was all TO DIE FOR. Definitely will be returning.

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CarolineS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toups was amazing, as usual. During COVID they are operating at a lower capacity so we had to make a reservation, which we don't mind at all.
We got the Meatery Board like we normally do, but added the pickle plate as well. My husband got the pork chop AGAIN, I tried the steak this time. The suggested wine was great. Hoping we can try the pickled pineapple next time as our waitress raved about it.
We love to support a local restaurant who is doing so much to support other locals in need during COVID. Keep it up!

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Social distancing eating. Not as casual, nowhere near as fun. Food is better than ever though.

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Troy
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner and got a few small plates and the meat plate, and was not disappointed! The food was all excellent!

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THERESAC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was excellent but we were very disappointed with the food...we will try again when things start to normalize and are so thankful for everything Toups has done for the service industry in our community.

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SecretD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good size portions, took plenty leftovers home. Wait Staff was great. Will be back.

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Phase 1, social distancing rules, masks unless you are seated, sad little groups scattered around the rooms. The food was excellent though. I'll be glad to see phase 2.

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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 1154 OpenTable diners.

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