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Toups Meatery

4.5
4.5
1891 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 252-4999

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Isaac Toups

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (504) 252-4999

  • Neighbourhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross Street

    Dumaine

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour Monday through Friday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    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.

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What 1,891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LM

    LynM

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toups NEVER disappoints! I come here often and it is consistently awesome! This time though...new menu items!!! I was torn between pork belly hot dogs, fried quail over corn maque choux, and smoked duck fried rice. Look, they are ALL decadent but this is not a place where you should shy away from the meats. It's a meatery, afterall. But if you do, I recommend the lump crab salad!!!! On this trip, I opted to sit at the bar as I was a solo diner. I will say that Toups is not one of those restaurants that tries to corral single diners to the bar. I've eaten there many times at my own table, which I always appreciate. I decided on the smoked duck fried rice. This dish.... PLENTY to share! It's fried rice with blistered shishito peppers, mushrooms, fried egg, tender duck, topped with crispy duck, and drizzled with Japanese plum aioli and sesame seeds. I had it for dinner. Then I fried an egg this morning and popped it over the leftovers for breakfast, and I STILL have enough to enjoy it as a side with another meal. This is perfect on its own and perfect for sharing. Staff was on point, recognized me as a frequent diner, which I love. It's like coming home when I walk into Toups. Highly recommended!
  2. KS

    KristeferS

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Loved the charcuterie board. The meat was yummy to try, makes sense!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Toups is always a pleasure. The dishes are creative, the portions are perfect, and the cocktails are always amazing. This was “just lunch”. Chicken and fish sandwiches came fast. Crab claws starter gave us plenty to munch on. NB that lunch kitchen closes at 3:00 for a little known happy hour 3:00-5:00 with specials on small plates and cocktails.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall good food and service. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the food. We ate outside on an area in front of restsurant with a shady tree above.
  5. GG

    GreyGoose

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    There are so many good restaurants in New Orleans. Toups Meatery was on my list to try for quite some time. Made a reservation online for my birthday and was so looking forward to an awesome lunch experience. That was far from what my wife and I got. Walked in with no one at the host station. Eventually a young man walked over, stood there and looked at us saying nothing. I gave him my name, he never checked the reservation, just grabbed a couple menus. The place had only 2 other parties there and he wanted to sit us very close to one of them. He seemed miffed when I wanted a different location. Service never got better. We ordered the Meatery Board. When it came he mumbled what the items were on the board. Didn’t understand much of what he said. Some items on the board were good. Most were just interesting. Got the chicken sandwich. Chicken was over cooked, and dry. The sandwich was not dry because it had cooked, soft greens on it. Sorry but the sandwich needed crispy lettuce. I wanted to love this place but unfortunately it is a one and done. I’ve seen Issac Toups on Food Networks show called Kitchen Takeover. This is where he travels the country helping failing restaurants. Issac needs to spend time in his own restaurant before it fails. Hate to say it but I would NOT recommend this restaurant at all.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I let the staff surprise me with my dinner, and they did not disappoint. PS buy the kitchen a beer!
  7. RB

    RonaldB

    New Orleans

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, very different, would definitely go back!
  8. M

    Mike

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food, service, and place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    All of the food was terribly over seasoned and seriously under cooked venison. The middle was so raw it was disgusting. I have been here several times and never had a bad experience.
  10. Z

    Zarf

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Mediocre food and lackluster service made for a poor experience. Too, the high prices ($15 chicken sandwich?) made it feel like there should have been more “there” there. Tried it twice and twice disappointing.
  11. KR

    KatieR

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did a double date night and we were thrilled!!! The other couple had never been here and loved every bite!
  12. WH

    WilliamH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great restaurant, full of character. The plates were creative, our hands down favorite was the venison. The charcuterie board was also excellent.
  13. LM

    LynM

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Best CRACKLINS in life! Staff is amazing and the food? OMG!!!!
  14. D

    Ditzyredhead

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment, we were delighted to sample some of the smaller dishes and still needed boxes to go home. My fave is the crab salad and cornbread. But the rest of our choices were perfect. Shrimp, Rillons, pickles -- a delight combined with a sassy adobe margarita of sorts.
  15. i

    itryanything

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The boudin balls were good. But there is somewhat strong fermented taste. I was fine with it. The fried turkey neck was my favorite of all. Crab claws were fresh and tasty. Overall good for the price.
  16. r

    rockefoe

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck fried rice…amazing. Could eat it every day.
  17. L

    Lala

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Worth I had come with more room to eat. Get the meatery board, you will not be sorry!
  18. LT

    LemT

    Austin

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good visit again on recent trip to New Orleans. Food was great, service a bit slow and seemed understaffed on the wait staff but great spot
  19. RR

    RebekahR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Toups Meatery. Service was excellent. We shared 3 small plates, Boudin Balls, Hog Head Cheese Board and Pork Belly Corndogs. All were good but our favorite was the Pork Belly Corndogs. So delicious! We were told that the corndogs are new to the menu. Please keep them on it!! We will definitely be back.
  20. R

    Restaurantgoer

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    it was nice overall but horrible expensive for a very very casual place waitress was really nice , we loved her restrooms are horrible ( but ok , like they are in most of NOLA restaurants ) maybe the humidity ?? I know cows are expensive to feed but …
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great restaurant that has become one of our New Orleans favorites
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks, and service!
  23. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most enjoyable meal at Toups'. The service was friendly and efficient. The food portion sizes are generous and Chef does Southern Louisiana meaty favorites better than anyone. Highly recommended.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty food, friendly people.
  25. KW

    KimW

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found out about Toups Meatery from a Binging with Babish YouTube video that Chef Isaac Toups did and knew we had to eat there on our trip to New Orleans. So glad we did. We drove down from Oklahoma to eat at a handful of restaurants and Toups was our favorite. The marinated crab claws and crabtrap shot were not what we were expecting and ended up being better than we could have ever imagined. The venison was the best venison we have ever had in our life. Our server was amazing.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal!
  27. s

    sailneworleans

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    James beard award winner is based on food, not the experience. Things are kind of loose, not a donald link complete package of food and experience.
  28. KA

    KristenA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, food and drinks as always! My choice to celebrate my birthday!
  29. BG

    BryanG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow. Place seemed understaffed, but so is everywhere else. Food was fantastic.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place and good service. Some of the food just wasn’t our style, but they went out of their way to accommodate us.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was great, but the service left a lot to be desired. We only learned of the specials by seeing entrees hit the table beside us that we noticed weren’t on the menu. When we asked about specials, the server almost seemed annoyed we asked. We were enjoying our multiple appetizers when all of our entrees showed up. Terrible timing. We hadn’t had the apps for longer than 10 mins. There was no room on the table to put the entrees and I asked in earnest where we should put them on the table. The food runner basically snapped at me to move plates so she could drop them. A lot of attitude. Food was really good overall, but the service left a bad taste and left us all shaking our heads.
  32. DD

    DianeD

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    An experience Servers shared the work
  33. MP

    MandP

    Mississippi

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! We celebrated my son's 36th birthday last night. Toups is one of the best restaurants in town!
  34. N

    Nola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have been this restaurant several times. Definitely, one of my favorite restaurant in New Orleans! Their food is always great! and great value for the potion! However, I felt the service was a bit in a rush this time since it was Friday night and packed with people.
  35. BG

    BrianG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was too salty. The crab claws had turned and service was lacking. I was very much looking forward to coming here and was disappointed. I hope it was an off day for the kitchen.
  36. LS

    LisaS

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were amazing. The chicken thigh confit fell off the bone and left me wondering when I can come back next. The cornbread and whipped butter made me feel like I never wanted to have cornbread anywhere else. The drinks did not disappoint.
  37. C

    Clair

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    While they did have a transformer break, which I would expect to slow down the kitchen, it took over 30 minutes for our waiter to actually take our orders. They didn't offer up much in conversation and they never brought our rillons. However, what food was brought out was absolutely phenomenal and I WILL be coming back for that alone. That's not to mentions the friendliness of the rest of the staff and the overall mood of the place never broke despite the electrical issues.
  38. D

    Diner1

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funky hip place in mid city NOLA worth the trip...Pandora's Snowballs is right across the corner too...if you are used to just the garden district this is more of a local favorite than a standard tourist destinations...cool area too...
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Father’s Day service was bad food was worse.. sent out 3 burned veal dishes that were terrible… left hungry
  40. BW

    BradfordW

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food with indoor and outdoor tables. Outstanding service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Toups Meatery

845 N Carrolton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Dumaine

  • Neighbourhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Isaac Toups

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 252-4999

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (504) 252-4999

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