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Mat & Naddie's Cafe

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Uptown / Carrollton
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937 Leonidas St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1120 (Freret Street and Leake Ave)
+1 504-861-9600
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very accommodating of our large group, and the "limited" menu was not a big concern. The menu ranged from Seafood to Steak, but all had interesting interpretations. Most of all, the proprietors were excellent hosts! We thoroughly enjoyed the visit. If you are visiting Tulane/Loyola or just staying uptown, want good food, easy access, and no hassle of going down... More 

Thank Bill B
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

For our first meal back in New Orleans, we chose Mat & Naddie's (named for the owners' kids!)...perfect start to a visit...right on the riverbend in a glorious old house...started with a good dry rose and a big dish of spicy pecans. I had a wild mushroom roulade...Paul, their version of BBQ shrimp in the shells...both delicious...just a very nice... More 

Thank Peggy O
Kenner, Louisiana
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343 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had heard about Mat & Naddie's so decided to try it out for a Father's Day dinner. Overall, the restaurant seems like a neighborhood spot. The cozy ambiance to nice wait staff all added to this assessment. Overall, the food was good with good flavors. Everything we ordered was good - the drum, the steak, the shrimp, and the... More 

Thank 0504Traveller
Groton, Massachusetts
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402 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We loved our visit to this neighborhood favorite - truly lovely and welcoming wooden house - patio. A smile on the door and outstanding food. We look forward to visiting again. The only reason for not giving it a 5 is that there were a couple of tiny things - the tapenade was missing from our order of cheesecake starter... More 

Thank Alan P
New Orleans, Louisiana
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants to enjoy with our adult children. We all like to sample each other's dishes for the next time we are there. The chef is so talented and the dishes unique. The savory cheesecake appetizer is always a must order....so good!

Thank I7495PXsharonl
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

It was a very cold night in Nola and we were forced inside. Our special whiskey cocktail was delicious but very small for $10. My husbands martini was twice the size. Our service was speedy, courteous and charming. We arrived at the same time as 2 10 person parties and made sure to order quickly. It worked. Our appetizers were... More 

Thank maria_rn
Lexington, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

We met up with local cousins for a nice quiet and relaxed meal. Enjoyed the sweet and spicy pecans and Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Cheesecake to start. The veal, drum and pork chop mains were all devoured. The blueberry peach cobbler provided a fine ending.

Thank GrozPerk
New Orleans, Louisiana
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This is not a cafe, although there is outdoor seating. It is a full fledged, but cozy little restaurant with some unusual food that mostly succeeds. We came here for a Birthday dinner (sorry no free desserts--only a free candle on an ordered dessert) and were quite pleased. Among the appetizers, the shrimp and crawfish croquettes & the artichoke, sun-dried... More 

Thank Eve1973
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We've been visiting New Orleans for five days and have had some delicious meals, but this one was (seriously) the best of them all. Small and charming place off the beaten track, with friendly owner and waitstaff. The menu was small but featured diverse choices and highly innovative, tasty combinations. The fried banana with cashew butter and the endive-beet salad... More 

Thank Hudson8Northeast
San Ramon, California
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner before a fun night at Rock n Bowl. Very cute atmosphere....like having dinner at someone's home. Bread was hot, crusty and fresh. Sazerac was tasty, but tiny. Oyster spinach salad was fantastic...lots of fried oysters, delicious dressing and very fresh. Egg nest was also something new and surprising. Sadly, entrees were mediocre, at best. Pappardelle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 Leonidas St, New Orleans, LA 70118-1120
    (Freret Street and Leake Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Take the St Charles/Carrollton Streetcar to the Freret Street Stop. We're five blocks toward the River.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-861-9600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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