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Zea

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1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
504-520-8100
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 187
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and priced right

While in town for business this restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge. It was worth the visit. There was a good selection on the menu and decent prices. The food was prepared and served quickly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Carolreck
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

While in town for business this restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge. It was worth the visit. There was a good selection on the menu and decent prices. The food was prepared and served quickly.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have eaten almost everything on the list, I have not been disappointed. The only thing I would not order is the crab cakes, not lump meat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sorry for this late review......we visited January 4, 2013 while on vacation....ordered fried catfish with dirty rice and catfish with grits and potatoes....both very good Drinks were a sunset slowdown and amaretto sour.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful restaurant fabulous menu! We bragged so much on our meal to the waitress that she sent the chef out to our table. Must order the mashed sweet potatoes with rum sauce...must!

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were staying in the neighborhood and wanted something close to our hotel. Zea was a good choice for us. My Gulf Fish Tacos were good and my wife's fish was fresh and well-prepared.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A true case of believing your own publicity...slightly snobbish but with no reason, everything: decor, waitstaff,ambience, food...under par. If your mom was a good cook then thats what you will eat here......ZEAS Potatoes ?? Really?? Overcooked lamb and not even a good cut, not tender at all....sorry but everything very blah blah. I have travelled and eaten in many places... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Zea's is a marvelous restaurant that offers numerous creative dishes and side bar for specia offerings from an eclectic number of places. Treat yourself! l

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Eldorado, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went here based upon a recommendation from the front desk of our hotel. We asked for "casual with great food" and that is what we received! Katie was an excellent server, attentive and efficient and giving great recommendations. The food was delivered quickly. Very good plating with a nice wine selection. Our party had crab cakes, butterfly shrimp and rotisserie... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great chicken and red beans. Delicious ribs. Great margaritas. Outstanding service. Reasonable prices. Free dessert if staying at Avenue Plaza. Great cheesecake.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We passed this restaurant while walking to the Garden District from our hotel (also the staff at the hotel recommended it) - when I saw that on Sunday they had rotisserie Sirloin Steak - we waited until Sunday to go - great prices, excellent service, the Cabernet was awesome and very well priced - the cab portobello sauce was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-520-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?