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About Toups Meatery

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.

845 N Carrolton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Dumaine

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 252-4999

Website:
http://www.toupsmeatery.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Isaac Toups

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Toups Meatery Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
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Local Ingredients (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Fun (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Romantic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great Beer (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tapas (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely fabulous meal. Attentive service and a true carnivore’s delight. Also very accommodating for my kids. Crab claws, dirty rice and pork chop were delicious. Bring your appetite.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

This was the best meal we had in NOLA. Every bite is well crafted. We tasted everything from the pork cracklin’s to desert and each bite was pure pleasure. Go here! If you are visiting the area, it’s worth the Uber. If you are local, go here a lot!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good service, top notch chef!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were in New Orleans on a business trip and had a few days to explore on our own. Our reservation was early, 11AM. WE were the first table that day and it was the best service! The food was amazing and drinks were as well. Every recommendation that the server made we took, not disappointed at all. With out a doubt you need to try this place!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Meat board was awesome; cornbread the best I ever had. Artichokes and pickle plate a letdown. Of the entrees, they were good but nothing that memorable and tended to be over salted. Would go back from the meat board

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Disappointing on every level.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Visited months ago with my team and had incredible meal with tremendous array of tastes. Went back this weekend on a date night with wife. It was even better. Can't say enough about this spot. In a city full of tastes and cuisines, this is hands down the CROWN JEWEL.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The waiter did a great job explaining the dinner menu and gave great suggestions on what would suit or desire pallets.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Healthy, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place in Mid City! Our server Mac and manager Jon did an amazing job of making our dinner truly special!
Food was phenomenal! Wine list superb! Highly recommend this gem in Mid City!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent food and amazing service. If I lived in NOLA it would be my go-to spot.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This was our second trip and we were very satisfied with what we had, particularly the shrimp and crab small plates. We had the large plate special of the day - beef which basically a hamburger steak. It was tasty - particularly the vegetables with it, but not as memorable as the large plate we had the last time we were there. In fairness, I have been craving a steak and would have preferred steak medallions. Also, the cocktails were excellent, particularly the Manhattan which included a little tabasco and pork garnish. The Key Lime Parfait was perhaps the best version of Key Lime we have ever had, even better than some in the Florida Keys. We will return, probably again before a concert, play or musical.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome place & meal... so good it makes you mad!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The Meatery Board was spectacular and a meal for one. The pork chop was perfectly delicious, perfectly cooked and enormous. The grilled were better than any other grilled shrimp this side of La Cochille in Ville Franche

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A bit disappointed in the food and overall value this trip in after first visit less than a month ago.

Crab claws had no meat on them for $15 and the Chicken Thigh meal I ordered was so salty it was almost inedible. And I like salt. Cucumber salad seemed old and a bit mushy.

Waygu beef was good and cheese board also delivered. Cocktails on point.

For $159 I expect much more than we got on this trip. Will return and hope to report in again back to previous level or higher.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I've been to New Orleans several times and I've had meals in almost every popular tourist and local restaurant. Toups has a friendly bar a good wine menu and a small tavern kind of feel. The meal I had at Toups is not only one of the best meals I've had in New Orleans It was one of the best meals I've ever had in my life. The double cut 4" high Pork Chop was a delight in every bite. I can say it's not for "lean" meat lovers. If you're a Rib-eye kind of person this Pork-chop is a must. The shrimp appetizer was just ok and our server made the meal a fun experience.
I highly recommend this place. The ONLY downside is It's about 20 minute urber from the french Quarter. It's worth the Fair.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Never disappoints!! Always outstanding!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was team meeting and Isaac couldn’t have been more gracious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My husband and I were visiting New Orleans on vacation and have wanted to come here since seeing Chef Isaac on Top Chef. Our experience did not disappoint. The meatery board was delicious, well thought out and filling. We also shared the Gulf fish sandwich, which was fried perfectly and very flavorful and light. The bread was perfect and felt like a poboy. There was a really nice selection of cocktails, beer, and wine. My husband was able to find a whiskey we cannot get at home, so he was thrilled. The highlight was meeting Chef Isaac, who happened to have a moment to come to the dining room. He could not have been more gracious or personable and truly lived up to his reputation as being a serious chef with a great personality. Overall, truly a wonderful experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went there on New Years Eve and the menu was pre-determined. Food just ok. Lobster tail was skimpy and too much sauce. Restaurant was recommended so it must be better when you can order off of the menu. With so many choices in New Orleans we wish we would have chosen something else.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

great disappointment for the new years eve dinner. it was supposed to be the highlight of our 3 day stay in new orleans, but now i just try to forget it.

the $85 four-course dinner was so tiny in portion, 1-2 tablespoon of 'meat' with some green, finished with a big glass of thick chocolate mousse that i left hungry. i ended up at five guys for some fries before they closed up for the year.

the space was poorly lit and cold, the servers rushed us through the meal but again, there was not much to eat anyway... the first course, the one piece of oyster was actually sitting on a handful of dry beans... how cheap, i mean how creative is that??

a british guy next to our table asked for bread in addition to his $85 meal, he was so hungry. im not kidding...

clearly for new years eve, toups 'meatery' aimed to serve the most people with the least amount of food for the most money they could charge. shameful...

viktoria szibert (who otherwise can hardly manage 2 sushi rolls in one sitting:)
bradenton, florida

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great start to New Year's Eve with Toups !

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Christmas visit

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing Home cured meats - very fresh ingredients - a nice change of pace from all of the Southern/creole food.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Meat plate delicious best sausage we’ve ever had
Pass on grilled shrimp terribly over cooked

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We loved everything about our meal - staff, food, atmosphere. Have been there several times and it’s a MUST DO for us when in New Orleans.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great little find. Did our own tapas style meal, amazing charcuterie selection and amazing service.

Tags: Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved everything about this place! The meat board is the board of dreams, crab claws, qual and seafood stew.

Silly good!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great location. Would recommend dinner items and sides vs "lunch options". Staff was helpful, but it would have been nice for them to follow up with our group during/about the extended wait for our meals.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was outstanding even for someone with Celiac Disease. The waitress was very accommodating and very helpful. Will definitely look forward to another visit to this cozy little spot.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 23, 2017

If you like meat this place is a must stop. Bone marrow appetizer was amazing as was the lamb neck.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always pleasant service, great off-menu choices, and good cocktails.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Rarely does a place I try for the first time get a 5 but this one comes close. Strong 4.3-4.5 overall and I sat at the bar to enjoy my first trip in after having it on my list for a while now.

Creative food, craft cocktails and bartenders who can create not just go through the motions.

I went for a couple of different things in the food area: fried rabbit livers and bone marrow with pork hearts. Add to that a delish cucumber salad and that is my first meal here. Also had a shot of Tullamore poured down the marrow bone into my mouth as the ritual here offers. Nice.

The cucumber salad had a great vinegar based marinade and the left over brine would be good as a dirty martini mixer. The rabbit livers were rich and earthy.

Chatted with some folks at the bar which is the norm and had three great cocktails, one a treat from the couple next to me during our foodie conversation. Will return and treat the better half to the experience here and try some new stuff myself.

Thanks Isaac and John for a great first time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Out of town family specifically wanted to eat at Toups because of the dirty rice. Everything was fantastic!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

All of the food was unbelievable, especially the meatery board. All of of the front of house staff were welcoming, polite and accommodating. Thanks
Toups Meatery for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our family went for our holiday celebration. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Just a totally no stress place. The food is really great. You can have small plates or very large plates of food. Pickles and pickled veggies are so good. You will enjoy everything about this place.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I joined a colleague here for dinner to discuss work projects. The ambience was friendly and bustling. It was a Sunday evening. They were so busy, in fact, that the management asked us if we would mind moving from our table to the bar while I was finishing up my drink. The metal chairs were a bit hard on the derriere, but that turned out not to be huge issue. The lighting consisted of a general dimness, rather than romantic area-specific low lights. This might be improved. The food was quite good. We had the double pork chop, which was immense. My colleague didn't offer to share a bite (I think he was planning on making a 3-day meal out of it), but he said it was quite good. I had the Wagyu steak, which was a smaller portion, set in a bed of mashed potatores. It was excellent. The sausage appetizer was also very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It's called Toups Meatery for a reason! Every single piece of meat we tried was absolutely delicious. The sides were great too, but the meat was the real star of the show.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The hamburger is amazing, honestly the best I have ever had. The meat and cheese plate is also excellent. Worth the trip regardless of where you are staying in the city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our 2nd time at Toups meatery. Had great and original cocktails beet martini was fabulous. Food and service was outstanding. They will always be a stop for us when we come back to NOLA.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As I parked out front, the smell of food cooking was attractive. This was my first visit. With some help from the waiter, I chose the special mussels to start, and was not disappointed. The broth was savory with an extra kick from some finely sliced peppers. Next, I had the Meatery board, a sampling of 8 ala carte items including pork cracklings, boudin ball, the daily sausage, daube glacé, hogsheads cheese, chicken liver mousse, as well as relishes and pickles. The quantity was enough to share and very rich, so I took leftovers. I was already full but dessert is mandatory for me so I selected flourless chocolate cake with a after dinner drink (Fernet).
Atmosphere was pleasant, with a mix of large parties and couples, all well behaved and enjoying themselves. Looking forward to bringing my wife next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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