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4450 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006
504-780-9090
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Vibes, Good Food

Zea has grown over the years and I have only become more fond of its offerings. Although my favorite dish is long gone from the menu, there are other worthy choices. There are many locations sprinkled around the city offering good vibes and great food. Choose Thai ribs, hummus dishes, fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Angela B
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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162 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Zea has grown over the years and I have only become more fond of its offerings. Although my favorite dish is long gone from the menu, there are other worthy choices. There are many locations sprinkled around the city offering good vibes and great food. Choose Thai ribs, hummus dishes, fish, luncheon specials, salads, even red beans and rice, you... More 

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Carolinas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have only eaten supper in this particular Zea's once. It was excellent and the service was good. Over the years Zea's has been a standard lunch take out order for the work crews I have been on throughout Louisiana. The grits! I usually hate grits but Zea's are the best comfort food ever. We wind up fighting over the... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great meal for a family group of 18 people. Service was pretty quick considering the number of people. The spa martini is a highlight.

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Metairie
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We always loved Zea. Whether we are doing a lunch with the family or an evening out alone. The rib choices are great and chicken is done with several different sauces. They have the Best hummas dish ever !

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Manassas, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The very first time I visited Zea, I enjoyed the food....delicious! The shrimp and grits was excellent, forever sketched in my mind. Myself and company ordered the spinach dip and we thought it was less desirable, the trout was seasoned perfectly. Overall, I think this is one of the best restaurants in Metairie. Must visit.

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Harahan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place seems to have a loyal following but they did not add another when I visited. The menu was pretentious and the staff were not really in the mood to work on the evening we visited. The menu was full of items that sounded trendy but turned out to be just regular food with a high price tag. Overall... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I travel to New Orleans at least 2 times a year, Zea is an absolute must, there is nothing on the menu that doesn't entertain my taste buds. Love ZEA.

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Warrenton, Missouri
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My first experience at Zea's was in Lafayette right after it opened. I loved it. Then I discovered Zea's in New Orleans, where they began, and in Baton Rouge and have introduced several friends to the best hamburger and grits anywhere. The hamburger is a good no-frills hamburger, always excellently prepared the way I like it. A friend and I... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

After talking business outside..we kept smelling something great, I had the salad and my friend had some great crab cakes..the guacamole was the best...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Metairie. The prices are reasonable, portions plentiful and service is very good. I like the fact that you can get a lunch portion in the evening. Bronzed trout is one of my favorites but I also really like the Korean BBQ tacos. No problems with special requests (extra feta for... More 

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Additional Information about Zea

Address: 4450 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006
Phone Number: 504-780-9090
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4450 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: 504-780-9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?