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1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
504-520-8100
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 178
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Mardi Gras Package

The Mardi Gras Package was worth every penny. Staff was attentive and sweet. Food was great and plentiful. The corn grits are additive. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
ParadiseNotLost
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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280 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Mardi Gras Package was worth every penny. Staff was attentive and sweet. Food was great and plentiful. The corn grits are additive. Highly recommend.

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Pittsburgh, Pa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a parade package for Mardi Gras festivities at Zea's and they did not disappoint! The staff was very friendly and attentive! And the food was awesome! The corn grits are out of this world!!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We eat at Zea prior to each Saenger musical. The service is fast and effecient and food is just excellent for the price. Thai ribs and duck are a favorite. Side dishes, including the corn grits and snap beans, are great. Of note, for some reason the rotisserie chicken never seems to be hot but is otherwise delicious. You can... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

On a supposedly slow night, the staff welcomed us with a wide smile. We only had a main course (or, as a lot of restaurants call it, entree), which was quite enough of a dinner for our European-size stomachs. The water we got with our food and drinks was surprisingly nice. As we later found out, the New Orleans tap... More 

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Indianapolis
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Many locals shared that this was a "must stop" place while in New Orleans. While it is a chain and not locally owned, the food was great. Stopped for lunch and ordered a rack of Thai ribs with 2 sides of roasted corn grits. Filled me up for the rest of the day. Wife LOVED the hummus and stated that... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We had an appetizer, main course, and dessert. The lettuce cups were interesting, with a nice presentation, but much too heavy on the sauce. The main course, red beans, rice, chicken and sausage, was the best we have had in New Orleans. The bread pudding dessert was good, but too heavy and served with insufficient sauce for the size of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped by at 330pm on a Sunday afternoon and came away an hour later with full bellies feeling good. Thai ribs and soup to start, chicken with red rice and beans and garlic chicken for our entrees. Food was great, service too point. Kid friendly for our 5 year old. Trolley stop right outside. Would go back if in the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Unplanned we ended up walking in here early on New Year's Eve and we're sat after a 5 minute wait. Everyone in our party said their meal was great. I had red beans and rice with fried chicken and it was fantastic. Also very filling which is exactly what was needed for the festivities to come later. The staff was... More 

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Ingram, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had good first day dinner here, was damp and cold rain outside but inside good atmosphere and super food! Service was great and prices appropriate!

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Denver, Colorado
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204 reviews 204 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

They are located on St Charles, just down from the Historic Street Car Inn. They can accommadate large parties. With that being said, we went on Friday night. They had two large parties. We ordered appetizers. You would think it would not take long for them to put our order together, but it did. The nice thing is the waiter... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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