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Toups Meatery

4.6
695 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cajun
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 252-4999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Isaac Toups
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Catering
We offer a wide range of catering options including whole roasted pigs, crawfish boils and oyster bars. Call for availability.
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Cross street
Dumaine
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Parking details
We are located in a mostly residential area with lots of street parking in front and down the side of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Located right on the red streetcar line near City Park.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Overall disappointed. Server came around only a few tunes the whole meal, had our appetizer and entree come out at the same time, then our drinks came halfway through our meal despite ordering them first. My drink was a let down and the server didn’t come by again until our meal was done to see how things were. I would have asked for a different drink but she was too late by then.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

First time dining today but certainly will not be the last! Definitely recommend the Meatery board. We had the Ribeye special and it was amazing!

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Just waited an hour at our table for a chicken sandwich. Not impressed.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The daily sausage was wonderful and it was the best burger I’ve ever had!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Brilliant food. Casual atmosphere. Service was beyond excellent yet not stiff and cold. Our server who was also a bartender was superb. His recommendations were to die for! Visit and taste some incredible food in a town known for great restaurants !!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is delicious! The cheeses offered are yummy as were all the entrees ordered by my table. Our server was wonderful as well!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Authentic New Orleans without being 'cute'. Wonderful service and drinks. Do not miss the Manhattan with a pork belly garnish...or if your tastes run to martinis, try the beet martini with the house-pickled beet juice (yummers!) We felt bad that we didn't order the cheese plate that was served to the next table until we tasted the shrimp appetizer and then we just felt sorry for them...HA! Went with the recommended main dishes and were NOT disappointed in the least. We swooned. Ended the evening with the Dobash cake (and we are not fans of sweets, but the bacon toping had us intrigued...) oh! my.... We felt compelled to tip the bartender, she was a master at her craft. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I love following this restaurant on social media, and the chef is clearly talented, but our experience left us less than satisfied. Others have mentioned the spotty service and I 100% agree. We called because to let them know we would be a few minutes late because we were stuck waiting on a train. When we walked in, there was definitely no friendly greeting but a long pause and then not a word as we were taken to our table. If it wasn't for my daughter who urged me to consider what might be happening in our server's outside life I would have barely left a tip at all. We sat for almost 15 minutes before anyone even noticed us/approached us. Even in a busy restaurant you shouldn't wonder if your table wasn't assigned a server. Then, our waiter had to be asked for everything - never refilled our water glasses, never checked on our entree when there was almost a 30 minute gap between first course. Brought the check before even asking if we wanted coffee or whatever (even though by that point we were ready to get out of there). Steak ordered medium and arrived rare - what we ate of it was tasty but still. Sorry to be disappointed because I think the place is fun and the chef has a vibe, but when you go out you expect the whole experience. Disappointed overall.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Everything was incredible. This is my second time here and I will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This is a go-to destination for people, to come in and see Top Chef contestant Isaac Toups in person but for me, it's just my neighborhood joint, where I know everyone and they know me. The food is most impressive though, and on this trip, like many others, I met a nice young woman from Florida named Amber whom I was able to guide through the menu, and have a pleasant conversation with.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

had a great dinner with friends after Jazz Fest on a Sunday night, food was delicious and staff were superb....thanks all

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

All the food we had was exceptional. Our only issue was the lack of attention by the waitstaff. The house was not packed when we got there at 9:30 on a Saturday night, but it took 10 minutes to get waited on, 15 minutes to get 3 cocktails, and almost 30 min to get our food. Our waiter was polite but never checked in to tell us the food would be coming soon, or sorry for the delays, etc.. I’ve been looking forward to our trip to NOLA and this particular restaurant for the past year and while the food was excellent I don’t expect to return if no more attention than that is paid.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always amazing the pickle plate was delicious. The shrimp is off the chain. The grilled artichokes are as good an appetizer as you will find anywhere! We just kept ordering apps until we couldn’t eat anymore.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We were in New Orleans for Jazz Fest and were super excited to eat at Toup’s Meatery. However, we were 20 minutes late for our reservation and were informed our table had been given to someone else. So, after waiting for an opening at the bar the four of us sat down. It took about 20 minutes for the bar to be cleaned from the previous guests, and when my friend asked for a cocktail menu while we waited, the bartender shot back with serious attitude explaining that she had to clear off the bar first. The entire staff seemed annoyed and as if they couldn’t care less about good service on what they should have anticipated to be a busy weekend. I found it especially troubling that we had waits for basically everything and were patient, yet they couldn’t wait 20 minutes for us to show up. The meat plate is definitely worth going for for its variety - from chicken liver mousse to double fried pork belly cracklins to candied pork belly. But overall, the quality of the food didn’t make up for the atrocious service. I can take slow - we weren’t in a rush - but the entire staff seemed to take displeasure in doing their jobs.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The food was absolutely spectacular, one of the best meals I've had in the city.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

All we hoped for and more!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We ate here after Jazz Fest at the recommendation of my son. Everything was great! I really enjoyed the pear salad with the cornbread croutons. The venison dish my husband ate was incredible!!

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1.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We ordered 4 Couvillion's. Each were overly spicy to the extent that 2 people did not eat them and the other 2 scraped off the sauce, which still burned there mouth, because they were starving. Also, the waiter was not attentive. He over poured my water glass and spilled ice cubes and water on the table (a lot) soaking my napkin and he did not clean it. we used our lap napkins. Initially, he told one person that the the Couvillion was not to be spicy. Then he said that he tried the 2 plates he returned and they were "not that spicy." Which in fact calls us a liar. Name was Mac.

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It is hard to have a bad meal in New Orleans, but both my husband and I agree that our dinner last Saturday at Toups Meatery was awful. We had a 9:30 reservation and were seated promptly with a very loud party of 8 who were celebrating an engagement. The server was clearly overburdened with the large party and several tables on the patio. After 20 minutes, the host took our drink order. 15 minutes later he brought our drinks and took our food order. The meatery board and cheese tray came fairly quickly which was great because we were starving and we did not see another server for 35 minutes (we had now been there for over an hour). We flagged down the first server and inquired about our entrees. She replied, "what do you want me to do?". We asked her to get the host because we wanted to cancel the rest of the order. She left. 15 minutes later a new server came with our entrees. No one approached the the table for the rest of the evening. My husband had to walk to the host stand to ask for the check. Clearly there was some tension among the employees that was playing out all evening at our expense. The next night we had a great meal at Galliano. Restored our faith in NOLA.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My wife and I went for a date night. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Everything was great especially the pork chop which was as impressive visually as delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food. Service was a bit underwhelming. Not crowded and servers did not check in with us enough and we would have ordered more drinks and food.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Toups did not disappoint our hungry, post-JazzFest party. Lamb neck? If it's still on the menu, order this! It's incredible. The charcuterie board was exceptional. I'm only sorry the pork belly didn't make it to my end of the table, but there were still plenty of choices when the board made it to me. The enormous pork chop is a must. Everyone in our group shared this beast, and everyone loved it!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent place...foid is great....i must say though, waiters were not terribly friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Friendly, great food, great service, would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Awesome...service always

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Exceptional food! Great wine, bourbon and service! The meat plate is outstanding and an absolute must! Definitely worth the short trip from the French Quarter!!!!! Located in a great neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The food and service are great. The venison is the best we have had in the US.
The duck liver appetizer was superb.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

4th Anniversary dinner, made sure to put that when making reservations. We weren't told Happy Anniversary which in my opinion is very rude. We've always been told this for previous Anniversary dinners. Our server/waiter was unhappy to serve us. The food was very good but I cant stomach bad service so I wont be back.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Lovely experience. server was great, very professional and informative.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great bourbon list and better meat

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great place in the Carrollton district in New Orleans. As the name suggests, this would not be the best choice for vegetarians. The meats were indeed delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great time with great people! Meatery board is a must, and venison was amazing! Chef Issac was friendly and very welcoming. Would recommend for anyone who loves their meat!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful meal, fantastic server - an overall very good experience. Only downside was a particularly rude host. We were a little concerned since our first experience entering the restaurant was with him, however our wonderful server and the great food more than made up for it.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

So good. Recommended by AAA.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Made reservations based on online recommendations. Although we are not big meat eaters we found plenty to eat... we had a great pear salad, a pickle plate which is all made in house and split another dish. Food was fresh and interesting..

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Will not return. This was our favorite restaurant on our last trip, so with much excitement we came back. The energy has been completely drained from this place. I would be surprised if anyone actually claimed to enjoy working here. The greeting was not welcoming. Service was not personable and not attentive. There was no enthusiasm. Last year, it was full. This year, sparsely populated. Last year, there were specials, recommendations and interaction with the server. This year was pour your own wine at times. The music alone would be a reason not to return, some kind of grunge rock, which just sounded like loud disturbing noise. We’ve never experienced such awful music in a restaurant before. We could not wait to leave. The chicken liver mouse was delicious, but it was described as being accompanied by some pickles when there were none. I only mention, because we specifically asked. The duck breast was cooked perfectly, but there was an overwhelming amount of succotash, of which I am not a fan and this was not a particularly inspired version. We were told the pork chop would take 45 minutes, which is why we ordered the chicken liver. I specifically asked how the chef prepares it and was told med-rare to medium. It came out with no give, so I could tell right away it was overdone. I sliced into it and there was no pink at all. What a shame to ruin a perfectly good pice of meat. The quality was good, it was the execution that was poor. The dirty rice that accompanied it was one of my primary reasons for ordering it. It was a favorite at the table last year. This year, there was more sauce than rice, it was very sparse on the plate and did not have the same depth of flavor. The server gladly took it back and offered me something else. Since we did not want to wait another 45 minutes, we declined and they took it off the bill. Seems like the chef has moved on to other things. Good for him, bad for us...

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Music selection was super odd.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I had lunch with two associates, who had never been to Toups. They thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service was spot on.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Toups is probably the best restaurant in the mid city area. The appetizers are all good, especially crab claws, foie gras, meat board, salads. Might be a good idea to have several appetizers. The main dishes are variable. The duck is too tough, needs to be sliced thinner. The steak is good but not as tender as it should be. the lamb neck is great but very big. quail is very good as is the pork chop. Overall an excellent energetic place to eat. Wait staff is just ok, they seem too busy but nice.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Spent a week in New Orleans and this was the meal that was my favorite by far. The “Meatery Board” is a must. The food overall is amazing and I experienced a number of flavors and combinations that I have never had before (and they were delicious). I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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