Toups Meatery

4.5
732 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cajun
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  • Creative Cuisine
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  • Local Ingredients
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
What 732 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We got off to a rough start after being seated. It seems the less busy a restaurant is the worse the service is. That was our experience. Our reservation was a half-hour after opening. It took an extremely long time for our food order to be taken and the waiter started to walk away without taking a drink order. My husband had to call out to him that he wanted a bottle of wine. Blah blah blah on service problems. We finally got our wine, second choice as the first wasn’t available, and the food began arriving as did other patrons.

Service stepped up. The grilled Romain salad was delicious and the shrimp balls (whatever they were) were very good although the sauce was a bit spicy for me. We both had the pastrami sandwich which was excellent. As our lunch progressed, service improved and we did enjoy our experience in the end.

Delicious food, shaky service!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I ate at the counter by myself facing into the kitchen. The staff was too busy to talk but they put on a great show and put out some amazing food!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

My friends in the neighborhood really like this place but they were way off the day we went. That was hard because my date is super critical of places that charge but do not deliver. The staff was wonderful and the salads and appetizers were darn good. BUT the menu item we came for that was featured on the menu was not available. Because it was fish and chips they gave us shrimp instead in the fish and chips batter....small shrimp.

When they say fish and chips or anything with chips that is what they mean......Potato Chips! Yes they were home made but soaked in grease that made our hands shiner after each one. They were (and everything was) covered in excessive salt and I am a big salt lover.

My pastrami sandwich was on such chewy bread I had trouble cutting it with a knife and it too was outrageously salty and I gave it to my dining partner to make up for the tiny shrimp and greasy chips.

We paid $57 for the above even on a special local menu. I guess we ordered the wrong thing on the wrong day cooked by the wrong people.

We went home to power down some tums.

Oh well.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I’m a pretty big foodie and I gotta say this is easily among my top 5 all time meals. Makes me proud to say New Orleans food can top anything else on the planet. The gulf seafood couvillion was amazing as well as everything else on the menu (our group ordered nearly everything on the menu haha). Will be coming back for sure.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

First time. Enjoyed. Food was excellent. Will definitely be bad. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Meatery board is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Awesome food. Tried new things. Waitress was ok but not up to the caliber and training that one would except at a fine restaurant like this. We would go back and recommend to friends.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Waitress was rude. It was hot as hell in there. Won’t be back.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Excellent and very creative menu. Wide selection of appetizers including boudin balls and bacon wrapped dates, fresh vegetables, cheese and meat plates. All entrees are excellent, lamb neck, quail, venison, steak, pork chop, chicken. you cannot go wrong.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

It was our first meal in New Orleans and left a more than favourable impression The service was friendly attentive and informed.
Our main course venison melted in your mouth. Not a strong gamey taste but

distinctive nevertheless. We finished by sharing a Panna Cotta and a delicious cake from the specials menu
featuring salted caramel and peanut butter. Another highpoint.

They also made a mean Negroni- just to my taste.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Chef Isaac and his team did an outstanding job with the Woodford dinner. The food and bourbons were paired perfectly and the wait staff did a great job of pacing the food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Everything was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was alright. Not bad but not super disappointed. Greatttt food though.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Toup's never disappoints--the assorted meat plate is fantastic. I always get the lamb entree, but this time I strayed from my favorite and got the Wagyu beef--it was heaven. So tender and juicy. Oh and the cracklins are to die for. Yum!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent service, atmosphere, and food. Absolutely pleasurable experience, I will eat there again very soon

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We've been going to Toups since they opened. During that time we've had some amazingly flavorful meals crafted with tons of creativity. One of our go-to items is the Covey Rise Veggies (regardless of how they are prepared that day). However, within the past year I have had two meals that were WAY TOO salty.

This most recent lunch trip to Toups there were no problems with the salt level. However, the restaurant was understaffed, so the servers (only two on the floor working tables and the bar) were running around frantically and the kitchen seemed to be struggling as well. We sat for 45 minutes before receiving the veggies we ordered as a starter and then another 20 before our sandwiches arrived. The food itself was very good (the shrimp roll and fried chicken sandwich).

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was somewhat slow but we went on July 4th and it we understood there may be delays to people taking time off. Overall, it was a fabulous experience.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Exceeded expectations. Be aware that serving are large. This would be a great place to order apps then entrees to share. Nice wine selection!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

We had lunch and fried chicken and fish sandwiches were out of this world.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Was blown away. My new favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Nice quiet little place.
The staff was more than friendly and very helpful in explaining all of the dishes.
The food itself was just amazing!!
Definitely going back.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Other than a loud party next to our table, the food was absolutely astounding. Got the pork tenderloin chops and boudain balls along with delicious bourbon cocktails.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Loud

Slow service

Food was way too salty

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Exceptional! Modern and creative takes on cajun cuisine using extraordinary meats. Go now!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was great. We started with the meat board as an appetizer and almost everyone at the table tried a different entree. The quail was a perfect size, however the pork chop and ribeye were big enough to share. We will dine here again!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Delicious appetizers and entree. Dessert not as good.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had reservations last year for Toup’s but had to cancel due to a hurricane. This trip we were determined to try it. We had the appetizer Cracklings. Our entrees were (1) Lamb neck with black eyes peas and shaved pickled fennel and (2) Confit chicken thighs with mustard sauce and braised collard greens. Perfectly prepared and one of the best dining experiences ever. Will come back again and again and again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

When you walk in the door and see Larry Nguyen, you KNOW the red carpet is about to roll out! This fella exudes hospitality greatness! He runs the show like a conductor to a fine orchestra! Smooth, efficient, breathtaking delivery of hospitality personified! And the food? I almost ruled outta there!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Outstanding meal. The specials were fantastic. I may have had the best pork chop of my life! Service was great.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything was tasty but over seasoned / heavily salted.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Their Meatery board is a must try!! So good it’s gonna blow your mind

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Best meal we've had at Toups. The venison and chicken were spectacularly well prepared. Very fine desserts. Service was excellent. A terrific experience.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Theo, our server, was outstanding!!!
This Neal was great...a must go-to place!!

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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 on May 19, 2018

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 on May 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always our first stop in New Orleans and this trip did not disappoint! Toup's continues to have the best venison dish in NOLA! my wife loved the artichoke app which our server made an excellent beer pairing that I would have never thought of. Heard that the bacon Doberge cake is going away and we are going to miss it. Saw Chef Isaac at the grill and did not want to bother him but glad to see him hands-on at his place.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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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