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

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  • 20
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  • 7
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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
Great local eatery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Angela B
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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162 reviews
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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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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice not to have everything fried. Several seasoning options for you chicken. Try the Thai ribs which are very good. We could get vegetables with our meal.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Service was attentive and the food was good. It's a tad on the pricier side, but I felt that we got the quality that we paid for. Was a nice place to break away to for a late evening meal. Would recommend

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had the Thai ribs. They didn't taste Thai at all, but we're still very good. My boyfriend got the Cobb salad and that was very good. had Thai snap peas and fire roasted grits - both good. We both tried their beer, which apparently is produced for them elsewhere after their brewery was hit by a hurricane. both were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were attracted to the rotisserie chicken and not disappointed. All the entrées were flavorful and generous. Manager treated our table to a bread pudding.

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New York
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Again another mediocre bar/diner disguised as a highly rated restaurant. Bar area populated with loud, intoxicated youngsters out on multiple double dates. Southern food that is just a heavy, batter-laden concoction with no flavor or inventiveness. Sad-looking overly steamed broccoli with the consistence of mash chrysanthemums. Overall a waste of time and money for anyone looking for an above-average dining... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Staff was very nice and extremely cordial to my party. The waitress was simply enjoyable! The mgr had an interesting conversation with us. The red beans & rice tasted good, but would be great with long grain or par boiled rice. The grits were a big smash at the table. The food temp was a bit cooler than expected; it... More 

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Address: 1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-520-8100
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: American, Thai

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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, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?