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Eat Restaurant

900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3023 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #52 of 1,577 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Description: Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.
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327 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely love the eggs dumaine....a must try! I came back to this restaurant a second time and was told that it would be a 45 min wait but their sister restaurant that was a few blocks away was the same chef and same menu and could accommodate 5 people. So we went there but unfortunately the menu was not the... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing. I highly recommend it for brunch. Biscuits are huge and the homemade jam was delicious. Also, the grits were excellent. I had the chicken fried chicken and eggs and It was wonderful. We also got an order of fried okra for the table and we all agreed it was the best okra we've every had. My... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I have been going to this place for Sunday Brunch for many years. It is a great place off the mainstream places in the Vieux Carré. It has some great food and the ambiance is very relaxed. Very friendly and attentive staff. They also have a restaurant in the Hotel St. Marie called Vacherie which has an excellent Jazz brunch.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The food and service were excellent. We had Andy as our server both nights and he was friendly, professional and respectful. This restaurant doesn't serve alcohol and recommend you BYOB. They even directed diners to a store close by to purchase wine and there is no corkage fee for the first bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer. My... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

New Orleans has so many places to eat ...you just can't decide. But this is a place where you need to go. We were there 1-1.5hr in advance, we waited for out table. Great time we met so many great people. We chatted about travel and life experience. This couple from New Jersey. The hubby was a tennis pro and... More

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Chicago, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My kids and I loved Eat. We went right at 5:30 with no reservation - good thing, too, because it filled up fast. My 9 year old had the scallops and grits, which she devoured, even saying that the scallops were perfectly cooked. My 13 year old had the Trio, which was ok but at least gave her the chance... More

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Boca Raton
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156 reviews 156 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went to this restaurant due to a recommendation from the gay local magazine. What a surprise! Every single thing we ordered was outstanding. I'd been craving southern food and this place did it up right. I ordered the fried catfish which came with a Caesar salad and southern fried green tomatoes. My partner ordered the crawfish étouffée and butter... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I had the best "brown-food" breakfast (pulled-pork, two poached eggs, grits and gravy and biscuits), my wife opted for the healthier smoked salmon loxs and bagel, both were fantastic, real pleasing. You'll probably have to wait, but head down the street to a bar by the gay rainbow flag for an Excellent Bloody Mary, it won't disappoint.

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I am in town every few months and I have only eaten here once. all the other times its either closed. Very erratic hours. I always feel like its a bunch of care free college students who run it... The one time I ate here the food was great . Try the Fried Green Tomotoes. I think its a Nice... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We visited EAT during our visit to New Orleans with another couple. We found the restaurant on Trip and the reviews looked promising. We took the opportunity of making a reservation to avoid having a queue, which was a good idea as there were people already waiting when we arrived at 8 pm. There was a little mix up initially... More

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