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“Consistently Incredible” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zea

Zea
1525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
504-520-8100
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Ranked #146 of 1,540 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Bourg, LA
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“Consistently Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

In a city where there's delicious food in every crack and corner, this is still the spot we go back to time and time again. We get a lot of family and friends that come to visit with different tastes and appetites, so it's hard to find one spot that makes everybody happy. This is the one! I can't tell you how many people want to keep coming back, and go here for repeats. The Zea brand beers, corn grits, rotisserie chicken, and thai wet ribs are all off the chart!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great service, delicious food..all the way from the expansive kid's menu to the appetizers to the rotisserie, ribs! Delicious!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buckeye, Arizona
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“Great food, great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I can't say enough about the food, they have daily special platters, we went on a tuesday so it was braised veal, very good. The corn grits were perfect, and all at the table raved about the quality of the food, if you're not into veal I recommend the Salmon. desert was off the hook, plan to split it with someone. Its within walking distance from downtown if you are in good shape and don'e mind the walk, but there is plenty of parking out back, the neighborhood is ok and the car was safe, we saw many taxis pull up to the front with tourists. Service was outstanding. I highly recommend, and didn't know it was a chain, will be looking for more.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“It's not just meat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Really pleasant staff. Great specialty drinks. The spinach app and the Thai ribs were great. Although it seems like the meat dishes would be the obvious choice here, we had the catfish and Salmon entrees, which were both delicious. The place is right on the St. Charles line so there's no excuse not to get out of the Quarter and try this place. You have to pay attention or you might miss it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Zea Rostisserie....Good Luck On finding a better deal in NOLA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I've eaten meals in more than 30 different countries as well as all 48 different states.I'm a certified ribologist and steak man, so i have little experience in eating great food. But, I look for more than just great in a restaurant, but the food is what i know, so my rating is 95% about the food.

This place is excellent, the food is second to none. We arrived on a Thursday at 7 PM and there was no wait, which surprised me, because my wife picked this place after it was recommended by a few friends. her friends usually pick very upper class type restaurants.

The wait staff was great from beginning to end and knew their food. The drinks are large and the alcohol is very cheap for size that they serve.

We were shown our seats upon arrival and I like the large seating arrangements, you actually had space to move your elbows without touching you neighbors. I ordered the Thai Ribs, my wife ordered the balsamic Salmon and my son ordered Rostisserie Chicken. I was stunned at the portion sizes for all of us, large and plentiful.

The Thai Ribs, (I've actually lived in Thailand and the Ribs are not like this) were as tasteful as a rib can get. The are dry rub, meaning that you have to make an effort to make them taste good, not just plop a large dosage of sauce on them. The ribs were falling off the bones and every bite gave you the same taste, which is unusual for ribs. The salmon weighed at least 12 ounces, which is a very large portion for the price. My son's portion was too large for a nine-year-old, but he loved the chicken and my wife raved about her salmon. She has 45-years experience of eating seafood being from Maryland and living all over the world.

The sides were large regular portions, not your typical spoonful of sides. The red beans and rice does New Orleans proud.

If you only have time for one meal while in New Orleans.....this is the place.

The only negative that i saw here was that there really is no kids menu, you would think they would shrink the adult menu, but they don't cater to families unless the families have adult children. Also, they could improve the lighting, like make it brighter, but don't touch the cooking.
Great cooking needs to be seen, smelled and tasted, Zea does 2 of 3 very well.

Check this place out and the price is very reasonable.

Cheers
Maryland vacation

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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