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Eat Restaurant

900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3023 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #69 of 1,606 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Description: Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.
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362 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I went to Eat NO on a Saturday night as we were passing through the city. We had no idea that a reservation was required, so we ended up waiting (standing) outside on the sidewalk for 20 minutes while tables were available and no one else was waiting. There is no space inside to wait, and no... More

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London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We tried without luck to make reservations on a weekend, but two nights in a row (close to closing, when they rearrange the letters of the Open sign to Nope) we were cheerfully seated right away. Even though they'd run out of glasses and one of the special appetizers, we were so happy with the modern twists on classic southern... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Highly recommended. Really inventive local fare. Don't let the name fool you! This is a real must as part of a New Orleans trip.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was in New Orleans for my birthday and set aside Sunday Brunch for having a meal at one of my favorite restaurants - EAT. They do a steady business, so get there in plenty of time - you might have to wait outside - which is a consideration when it's August. Brunch was great - we stared out with... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went for brunch, the reviews are a bit overrated but the food was pretty good everything very fresh. The chicken and andouille gumbo was OUTSTANDING, one of the best i have ever had. They did a cute bacon butter waffles special which was just OK, they let us get a side of that instead of the full entree, The Fried... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Creative Chef. Freshly prepared food. Staff didn't care if we were there or not. They were very attentive to the guests in the table next to us who were 4 young people (late teens or early 20's) who seemed to be friends of the waiter. The rest of us were, apparently, a burden.

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Oklahoma City
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went for brunch and brought our own champagne since it is byob. The biscuits and gravy were delicious and I am pretty particular about my gravy. The fried green tomatoes were delicious and the orange juice tasted so fresh. I was torn between ordering the biscuits and gravy or the fried green tomato breakfast so the waiter recommended I get... More

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Clermont, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The place is very clean and small. The food was very good but the service was slow. Each item is cooked to order and they came out not at the same time. The food was worth the wait and the cleanliness for a restaurant in this area outweighed all other factors. We would recommend this to friends.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We found Eat Restaurant, but local recommendation. The atmosphere is nice, but nothing special (actually kind of loud), but you'll forget that soon after you taste the food. The recipes are from generations in Louisiana and it tastes like it. Great original and familiar dishes. Take the recommendations by the waiters and you can't go wrong. It is bring your... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was delicious. Very creative. We have the fried green tomato remoulade-delish. DH had the trio, I had a salad. All was excellent. Unfortunately we got an indifferent waiter that had better things to do than acknowledge his patrons. Had to ask if there were any specials, unfriendly, uninformed, Just terrible. Wouldn't let Charles' attitude keep us from a... More

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