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0.7 miles from French Quarter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Paladar 511 during our recent stay in NOLA. We sat at the "kitchen bar" area (bar alongside the kitchen). We loved the seating as we could see what was happening. The team works hard. The plating looked nice and the recipes are...moderately ambitious. Too often though the flavors just didn't arrive. I'm not sure why. I see others loved the food but some didn't. We liked our items, but just didn't love anything. We wanted to love them. The breakfast pizza was not good at all. The huevos is a favorite of ours and it wouldn't have made the cut in the top 50% we have ever had. The eggs benedict was good but not special. The drinks were great; the staff was friendly and the space is awesome. We'll give it another chance - maybe for dinner next time.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 12, 2021 via mobile

Truly one of the hidden gems in NOLA. Been there several times. Each plate is absolutely fabulous. Creative menu. Fabulous cocktail menu.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Perfect Brunch! If the beautiful space doesn’t wow you, nestled in the Bywater, the food will astound you. We started with light brunch drinks and our group of 6 mostly ordered the eggs Benedict and breakfast pizza; however, it was the three orders of lemon...ricotta pancakes we shared that we actually fought over. Everything was perfect and the the service was impeccable. Don’t miss out on this great spot - I’d suggest reservations, I’d possible, especially for a group our size I’ve been to New Orleans dozens of times, Paladar 511 goes on my list of must- do’s for my next visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 12, 2021

The place is pitched as California-Italian, and so you expect some degree of creativity. But burnt pizza crust, lame mac & cheese, and ingredient substitution is their twist on creativity. It is a place for people that are not fussy on the food and don't...mind screaming at each other as a form of conversation. The good is that the service by Matt was excellent, and so were the cocktails. The less-fortunate news is that while there were some highlights (Crudo), most of the food was ho hum. Cacio e pepe has been popular since Roman times; why fool with a winning recipe that uses three ingredients (okay, five if you include pasta water and salt)? Shishitos is another simple dish that they managed to mess up with substitutions and additions. All the pizzas had a thin crust (good) that was mostly burnt (bad). The blueberry pie should be called blueberry crust, as it mostly consisted of such. Then comes the noise. The venue is a warehouse, with nothing to absorb sound. We arrived early, and could have a conversation. But it wasn't long before the place filled up and the noise level reached a point where we had to shout at each other to perhaps be heard. This is a common problem in New Orleans restaurants (I might add.) My advice is to let the young have at it... and perhaps destroy their hearing in the process. The dungeon-like bathrooms are to be avoided if possible. In the end, I felt like our party of four had three pizza, five drinks, four appetizers and one shared dessert for a tab over $200. Plus a throbbing head from the noise. On-street parking is also an issue. Never again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021

This marvelous restaurant was an easy four blocks' stroll from our hotel. I think most people who are interested have considered going for dinner, but their brunch is wonderful. The lemon-ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote may be the best thing I ate in New Orleans,...and you know that's saying a lot! The hostess and waitstaff were cheerful and courteous, and service was prompt. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 28, 2021

This place is a bit out of the way, but so worth the walk/drive! We all cleaned our plates of delicious, unique food choices. What is not to like about New Orleans cuisine? The atmosphere is casual upscale trendy. Is that a category? Bottom line,...we had a relaxed, enjoyable evening of friendship. Our server couldn't have been more gracious. Thank you for a wonderful time!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 18, 2021

Nice space with good service. Appetizers were diverse and tasty as well as my fish dish but my wife and daughter, who love salt, said steak was way too salty. I agreed after taking a bite.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 11, 2021

Let me start on the positive all the food we ordered was extremely tasty and presented well. We were a family of 4 and due to circumstances I arrived 40 minutes before the booked time. I asked if I could have a drink at the...bar or be seated and was told no but there was a bar 1 block away, I actually asked Is it safe as the area is not the nicest part of town. Basically she sent me a woman on my own to a seedy bar. I returned and said as soon as the tables available please let me know and asked if I could sit at one of the many vacant outside tables and have a drink ...response was no we will bring you a chair which was put almost on the kerb and 10 minutes later I was asked what drink I wanted. It then started to rain! I looked inside and there was 2 empty cleared tables but when I asked to be seated was told no here's an umbrella. My family then showed up and amazingly we were seated straight away at one of the empty tables. The waitress Dianne was no better then the hostess quite abrupt and sarcastic and then nearly lost her tip when she came to collect the check and said oh you haven't signed quite accusingly and I said no sorry the pen doesn't work....she snatched up and said HOW WOULD I KNOW and slammed another one on the table. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY I don't think so. A real shame as the food as I said was very tasty but the staff get 0/10More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 27, 2021

We were craving a brick-oven for pizza, and Paladar 511 did not disappoint. Began with a scrumptious fried cauliflower starter that exceeded any expectations I could have had, then moved to a delicious spicy San Marzano pizza with mascarpone cheese and arugula, and finished with...the perfect Almond Semifreddo. On top of it all, the seating and atmosphere were cozy with a very friendly and helpful staff. Definitely recommend to any who visit the city!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 9, 2021

Great meal, service and atmosphere for my wife and me. Our waitress was very nice and took great care of us. We tried the fried cauliflower, little gem salad, cheese pizza, pappardelle and almond semifreddo for dessert. All were very fresh, well prepared and delicious....Making a reservation was easily done. They have reduced capacity for Covid and we felt very safe. Overall, great experience.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from M8059PJjennifers | Reviewed this property |
I cannot day for certain, but with the caliber of this restaurant, I feel confident the answer is yes to both of your questions. I’d contact them directly. Hope you get to enjoy their cuisine with your group!
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July 4, 2018|
Response from 2005-travel-lover | Reviewed this property |
I would assume that restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving. The best way to check is to go to several restaurant websites and ask by email.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5