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

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  • 8
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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
Chicken with Red Beans & Rice is $$!!!

Get the chicken with Red Beans and Rice, it's so good. I've never tried anything else because I can't afford to pass it up. The Thai Edamame appetizer is also great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
jacksonpcannon
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Get the chicken with Red Beans and Rice, it's so good. I've never tried anything else because I can't afford to pass it up. The Thai Edamame appetizer is also great.

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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

While in town for business this restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge. It was worth the visit. There was a good selection on the menu and decent prices. The food was prepared and served quickly.

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Thank Carolreck
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have eaten almost everything on the list, I have not been disappointed. The only thing I would not order is the crab cakes, not lump meat.

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Thank rasron
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Sorry for this late review......we visited January 4, 2013 while on vacation....ordered fried catfish with dirty rice and catfish with grits and potatoes....both very good Drinks were a sunset slowdown and amaretto sour.

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Thank miamiheat7334
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful restaurant fabulous menu! We bragged so much on our meal to the waitress that she sent the chef out to our table. Must order the mashed sweet potatoes with rum sauce...must!

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Thank MBrown72
Abilene, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were staying in the neighborhood and wanted something close to our hotel. Zea was a good choice for us. My Gulf Fish Tacos were good and my wife's fish was fresh and well-prepared.

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Thank Don G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A true case of believing your own publicity...slightly snobbish but with no reason, everything: decor, waitstaff,ambience, food...under par. If your mom was a good cook then thats what you will eat here......ZEAS Potatoes ?? Really?? Overcooked lamb and not even a good cut, not tender at all....sorry but everything very blah blah. I have travelled and eaten in many places... More 

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Thank Andrea K
New Orleans, Louisiana
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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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Thank Angela B
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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Thank Kent S
Tacoma, WA
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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