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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 177
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
had a great birthday here

The waiter was adorable and very patient able to handle all ages from 10 -60 food was delicious and well presented. love the corn grits and the Thai snap beans and trout lafitte were delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2012
13Catlady
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Algiers, La
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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279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Algiers, La
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The waiter was adorable and very patient able to handle all ages from 10 -60 food was delicious and well presented. love the corn grits and the Thai snap beans and trout lafitte were delicious

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Viterbo, Italy
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

this place is a high quality restaurant. uou have a free reserved parking so you don't have to worry about the car. Staff is fast and corteous. Food is so good, delicate and meat is delicious and tender. ok ok ok

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Zea's is one of our favorite places to eat. It's incredibly popular, so try to beat the croud. The food is always delicious. Try the Thai Ribs and cheese grits. Yum!

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Morton, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We hit on Zea after reading the rave reviews and finding it super close to our hotel. My parents had the ribs, and my husband had the chicken. All pronounced their food excellent. I had the vegetarian platter, which was a change of pace for me, Well, I can highly recommend it, for all of your vegetarians and those meat... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is a locally owned chain restaurant. I'm talking about the Clearview location. They do a great job and put out excellent meals. Their hummus is the best in the area. I like their rotisserie chicken and ribs. Salads fresh and chilled. Vegetable sides excellent especially the sweet potatoes and beans.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We loved Zea's and went there twice during our week long stay in NOLA. The ribs are to die for - fall of the bone and the meatiest ribs I have ever had. There is so much meat and so little fat that I defy anyone to eat all of a full rack. I tried and failed twice! You have... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This was probably my favorite eatery in NOLA. Starting with the appetizer - a hummus plate with feta, tomatoes, calamata olives and warm pita wedges, it was big enough to make a full meal. I wound up boxing half of it and enjoyed the next day for lunch. Our entrees (a spinach based salad for my wife, steak medallions for... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Meh. I was expecting more. I normally go based on reviews on Yelp/Trip Advisor and I really rarely listen to the propaganda pieces that cities put out in flyers etc, I like listening to the boots on the ground, reviews from real people. So I went on the recommendation of people online, and my friend who loves it here, but... More 

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Jamie M, Manager at Zea, responded to this review

Oh no! I'm so sorry you were disappointed on your first experience with us. We strive to make everyone leave with very happy full bellies, and it seems we did not come thru for you. I will look into your undercooked burger and see what happened on the line that day to have them undercook something that should never ever... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This was probably not the best place to fuel the night before the New Orleans Marathon - there was too much food! Everything was fresh and flavorful and reasonable for the price. No wait on Saturday night was a bonus! I would eat here again.

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Jamie M, Manager at Zea, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comment! I do hope our servings did not hinder your race. Thanks for joining us in NOLA! Run on! More 

Kent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Zea is a great little restaurant with a good, varied menu and quick service. The meals were tasty and the portion size was just right.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?