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Toups Meatery

4.6
4.6
1941 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.


Booked 33 times today

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 1,941 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. LS

    LisaS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Great menu!!! Our server, Gabe provided excellent service!!! Will definitely be back!!
  2. EA

    EmilyA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food, exquisite. Cocktails, fantastic. Service, horrible. Obviously I had a reservation on Open Table, but the hostess met me with hostility after not being able to find said reservation. We did get seated, but outdoors. After placing our order, we did not have food for an hour. I finally had to track down the waitress and ask. We were given one of our two entrees and assumed we would now share. 15 min later we got the second entree we no longer even wanted. Never were we approached about an additional drink order. An appetizer and the two initial cocktails were comped, but that still did not equate to the cost of the second entree we no longer wanted or needed. Food seriously was amazing, but I would be hesitant to go back.
  3. K

    Kitkat

    Houston

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Toups Meatery. We started with the Roasted Gulf Shrimp and were absolutely delicious. Next , we had the Lamb Neck which was a feast, but a bit on the salty side. The Cornbread is the best I’ve eaten outside my mother’s kitchen. This celebration ended with a delectable brownie topped with a cream sauce that made our mouths dance.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, enormous portions, great cocktails and a good selection of beers.
  5. LM

    LynM

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious! Turkey necks were huge, perfect and delicious. You'll never find a better cracklin! Marinated crab claws ate to die for, and Boudin Balls are so flavorful, perfectly seasoned. My GO TO entree is the condition chicken thighs. As always, didn't disappoint. Of you find a tastier and sexier chicken thigh.....you're lying ;-) Priced right, awesome ambiance, incredible hospitality!
  6. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate was incredible, the staff was pleasant and helpful, and the kitchen absolutely rocked. 100/10, must try
  7. a

    azerty

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I ve never had such a bad server in my life. He was impatient, irritated and stressing. he came every 2 minutes to ask us if we had made our choice and left irritated because we had not had time to make our choice. He made big gestures of stress, not nice at all and put a stressful atmosphere in the room! He brought us the bill without us asking it and when we asked if we could have a dessert, he answered us that the kitchens were closed then he left the restaurant without saying goodbye. We asked the other waitresses very nice, smiling and warm who stayed if the kitchens were closed they told us that no.. It's a pity I wanted to discover to my friend the place that I had liked the first time. But this waiter spoiled the moment...
  8. CH

    CharlesH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Casual but very good restaurant. It looks like a neighborhood joint but the food is far beyond the usual. Very creative food, Cajun based but nothing like you get at a typical Cajun restaurant. Creative and somewhat adventurous use of ingredients and preparation. I'd definitely eat there again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and friendly service. Handled my special request exactly.
  10. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We wanted an authentic NOLA meal without any pretensions or ridiculous prices... we found it. We're discerning diners, and this was one of the best meals we've ever had. The tomato salad was divinity defined, and we tried the boudin balls and rillons too, which were quite good. A couvillion, confit chicken thighs, smoked duck rice bowl... everyone was delighted with their choice. The waitress assured us that every single ingredient is made or prepared in the kitchen every day, and it shows. It's humble magic, turning out food like this in a casual atmosphere. This meal cemented our NOLA experience.
  11. LK

    LinhK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was my first time here so it's based solely on this single experience. The restaurant itself had a very nice atmosphere to it. The 3 stars comes from the food. I am no meat connoisseur but I do love food and the food here were a hit or miss to me. It wasn't appealing enough for me to come here again.
  12. j

    jgc123

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible! Our server was awesome and made perfect recommendations and suggestions. Really cool space and fun overall dining experience.
  13. RW

    RobiW

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent! Food was good. 4 diners and each had different take on their meals.
  14. CT

    ChrisT

    New Orleans

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, exciting wine list that's fun to explore regardless of budget, excellent food. And a beautiful night out on their patio. And there largest porkchop I've ever seen. So good.
  15. i

    isabelle

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    I was looking forward to this restaurant for a very long time. Unfortunately I was quite disappointed. This disappointment is a result of the ambience and service and noise level in the restaurant it was more like a local bar scene. Definitely needs more and better management. Again the food great but when service is bad and ambience is low level the whole restaurant gets a low rating. We will not return
  16. NC

    NealC

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and great service. Will return
  17. BB

    BaileyB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was amazing. The staff gave us the best service! They are very knowledgeable on drinks and what goes best with your food. We will most definitely be back soon.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular. I had the ribs and my partner had the lamb neck, both fell off the bone. I also enjoyed the house made cola and bourbon. Definitely a place to visit while in New Orleans.
  19. M

    Munchy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I am a huge Top Chef fan, so when we were going to New Orleans, this was the first choice. We were able to easily get a reservation, and we started with the Roasted Gulf Shrimp. The gulf shrimp were fine, although pretty oily. We ordered the Pickle Plate as a side to our entrees, but it came as an appetizer. The pickles, were delicious. They even had a pickled pineapple. The entrees however, we not great. I got the Lamb Neck and my husband got the Smoked Duck Rice Bowl. The lamb was good, although really one note - the peas tasted like the lamb. The real disappointment was the Duck rice bowl. The duck was way over cooked and it was so salty neither my husband or I could eat it. To be fair, we probably should have sent it back and I'm sure the restaurant would have made it right or given us something else, but it was late. I will say, I thought the service was wonderful. Our server was terrific. I wish I remembered her name.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Very unique menu. The food took a while but was well worth the wait.
  21. BJ

    BrianJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and very good service. I will make sure to come back next time I’m in New Orleans. Be sure to buy a beer for the kitchen, they deserve it.
  22. LS

    LorraineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were awesome. We had never had fried turkey necks and we pleasantly surprised at how great there were. The tomato salad was a favorite of all of our party along with the venison.
  23. KH

    KathleenH

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed with Toups. The two waitresses were very busy and still incredibly attentive. The food was outstanding — everything on the menu sounded really good! The duck rice bowl and chicken fried quail were both huge hits for us. Can’t wait to see what the fall/winter menu is like!
  24. b

    bas49

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I have eaten here several times over the years and the one thing I can say for sure is that it is very inconsistent. You are never sure what version of Toups you are going to get. My most recent visit was for lunch on Labor Day. I was happy to find them open and looked forward to a good lunch with a friend. Unfortunately, we got the worst version of Toups I have ever experienced. We both ordered a menu staple--chicken thighs and greens-- which is usually a dependable choice. However, this was only a shadow of the dish I have had before. Usually, it comes in a savory gravy/sauce covering two tender and succulent chicken thighs. The meat literally falls off the bone and swims in the sauce and tender greens. This trip the chicken was leg/thigh quarters, which looked like a bonus, but wasn't. The sauce/gravy was not a near soup covering the chicken and greens, but a smear on the top of the meat. Worse, though, cutting into the meat it was not tender ,succulent, and falling off the bone, but tough and rubbery. It was obvious that it was left over and reheated, probably in a microwave--at least that was the texture. My dining companion's was the same, no resemblance to the dish we had both had at Toups before. Really, there is no excuse for a $22 entree to be that bad. I have had good meals here before, but it has been too inconsistent to ignore this flop.
  25. N

    Nickname

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Food was so, SO amazing. We w
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great to eat at Toup’s. Wonderful food and fun place. It is noisy so be prepared.
  27. JD

    JonathanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. The boudin balls were incredible and the best greens I've ever eaten.
  28. T

    Trevor

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Average food at higher prices. Atmosphere was nice.
  29. DW

    DaveW

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 3rd or 4th time at Toups and the people with us their 1st time. My compliment to the consistency of the food. The other couple thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had never been to Toups although they are long-time residents of NOLA. Will certainly go again next time in NOLA!
  30. HS

    HannahS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Honestly, it was pretty expensive for over cooked food. The burger was fantastic, chips were burnt. The wagyu steak had large pieces of fat that was not rendered. The cracklins were cooked so long that you could barely bite them they were so hard. Our waitress left our drinks empty the majority of the meal and our table was shoved into a back corner so close to the other tables that our chairs were touching. I had been looking forward to this meal all weekend and it was a major let down.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What's not to like? Just an amazingly talented guy cooking what he loves, friendly service, a great vibe. I remain a huge fan of IT and team.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Always is! The food has so much flavor!
  33. RB

    RachelB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Overall the food for the price was too much. We arrived the venue was almost empty And they asked if we had reservations. The cracklings were overcooked and the duck rice bowl was heavily salted. The foie Gras was mediocre. We paid and went directly across the street to eat at the BBQ place that had a ton of people in there.
  34. B

    Beckyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We absolutely loved the food, the prices seemed a little high but 100% worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back
  35. AK

    AndrewK

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for the first time for lunch. Food was excellent. Service was good even on a busy Friday. Plan on returning for dinner sometime soon.
  36. B

    Bubbita

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was okay. Server wasn’t friendly but got what we needed. Cocktail Sally Field was delicious. Pork belly corn dog could’ve used more seasoning. Crab claws were great (served chilled, was a bit strange) Cracklings were cut big not small like they use to, but were good. Ribs were good. Greens were AMAZING!! Wagyu steak was over cooked, well done when it was suppose to be medium rare. The next one I got was raw, third raw and fourth okay. The sauce on top was over powering. Would’ve been better without sauce. Steak was taken care of, but a manager never came to visit the table. Toups use to be amazing and one of my favorite restaurants for the last 9 years, but after this mediocre experience I doubt I ever return.
  37. M

    Maximiliano

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I Sony want to write. Sorry....,dkskkdksksskkskskssks
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and the food is always on point here. Toup’s is the real deal for those seeking an authentic Cajun meal. Servers and staff are kind and accommodating.
  39. JN

    JohnNewMarket

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We did not enjoy half of the food we ordered and felt Toup’s is overrated.The venison dish was delicious. The chef’s charcuterie was disappointing.
  40. CB

    CraigB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food prepared in fresh and creative ways. Classic southern meats that please the 21st century palate. So damn good! Nice, relaxed ambiance and great, attentive service. You need to give Toups a try.

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 4.6 stars by 1941 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.


Booked 33 times today
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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