Sac-a-Lait

4.6
478 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cajun
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Set in an old cotton mill in the middle of the Warehouse District, Sac-a-lait showcases refined southern Louisiana dishes. Chef's Cody and Samantha Carroll present a bold cuisine set in an atmosphere that's inspired by the fishing, farming, and hunting culture they grew up in. Please contact the restaurant for large parties and additional bar and cocktail seating.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday 11:00am-2 pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 324-3658
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Full Bar
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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would have seen nice to have some vegetable starters. Bread with meal would have been great to be able to soak up the sauces at the bottom of the bowls. Hated to leave any of it in the bowl!

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hospitality and creative flavours

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice, the food is always phenomenal. Really knowledgeable staff with a great wine menu to boot. Would definitely recommend.

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DR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best meal we have ever experienced. The drinks were so delicious my new favorite is the D Nice! We had charbroiled local oysters, deep fried back strap ( I got to tell you, the side that comes with this..... unbelievably fantastic) and the guinea hen gumbo chef Ian's specialty I hear and must agree. The best gumbo ever! And with the sides I just can't say enough. Did someone say dessert?? Oh my goodness! I don't even have words..... Phenomenal!!

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MW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our evening at Sac-A-Lait. We came for dinner after a long day of work. The staff was so genuinely friendly and attentive. They were super helpful in explaining the menu. We enjoyed sharing several tasty plates including plump and juicy chargrilled oysters, a unique and delicious beet “hand pie” type dish, amazing pistollettes which was my favorite bite of the night (and one of my favorite from our whole trip), deviled crab which was amazing and alligator on a really yummy mash. The Chef/Owner made her way to our table to say hi which is really nice and genuine. We will definitely be back next time we’re in NOLA!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal as always. Most unique menu in the city, done so wonderfully.

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CM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food - understaffed in the kitchen & dining room which ultimately destroys the goodwill engendered by the food. Dishes took forever to come out - I just don’t get it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was outstanding

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DT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venison was excellent and so were the Damn Thistle drinks.

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TG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal I have ever had and I'm a foodie! We were shocked. Totally different level. My wife ordered 3 things that I am not a fan of and all three of them blew me away. Our new favorite restaurant inNew Orleans!

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AO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful. Great bar staff. Professional and passionate people that are infectious. Love love love all around.

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CM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambience, and service were superb. Food was inventive, excellently executed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband's 70th birthday!!! And it is one we won't forget!!! Cody delivered our entrées! We have watched Cajun Aces on Food Network & was so honored to be able to meet him! Sam was working another event! But we recommend this place 1000%! Food, service & ambiance was 5star!!!! Please try it!!!!

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New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in New Orleans. Even my 11 year old daughter loved it, especially the veal brains. If you go hope to be served by Chris, he is awesome.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best undiscovered weekday joint. Superb service. Great deviation from same ol same ol when in NOLA for a long stay.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really impressive food and service--creative and delicious! Thank you!

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A
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were disappointed in the Hen of the Woods dish, which used to be fantastic. It didn’t have enough sauce and the mushrooms were a bit undercooked. The rest of our food was very good. It was extremely loud in the restaurant, made worse by a large party at the bar talking (shouting) very loudly. I hope we have a better experience next time, because we usually like Sac A Lait.

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HC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal that we had on our weekend trip. My husband and I are adventurous eaters and the menu had a great mix of uncommon foods. Everything was delicious and seasoned perfectly. The waitstaff was very knowledgable about explaining portion sizes, spice, etc. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to try something different with some traditional Louisiana flavors!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience here! Tapas-style plates of traditional Southern ingredients prepared in thoughtful and unique ways. Many different local beers on tap and delicious desert. And excellent service on top of all that!

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S
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. The food was amazing. Run, don’t walk to experience this restaurant.

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RB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Menu is very limited but what we had was high quality.
We had a teenager with us and the menu is a bit adventurous so we asked if there was anything off menu we could get (pasta, rice, etc.) and the waiter was really snobbish in letting us know that was not possible. We settled on bread and some potatoes...food for the grown ups was fine (a bit pricy for the portion sizes but it's touted as a 'large portion' tapas place so no big deal there) but honestly the server really turned us off up front with his vibe and it was hard for the meal to recover.
The interior is very nice, custom cocktails were excellent but I am thinking there's a reason besides tucked away location that this place is 75% empty anytime I walk past there.
Would go back for drinks and appetizers in a pinch but too many great places in this area to go again for dinner.

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L
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Well thought out and presented. Staff very knowledgeable too! I can’t say enough good things about this place! Looking forward to visiting them next time we are in New Orleans.

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BC
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Need better food choices. Too much pepper used. Music was too loud. Only 3 tables occupied at 6:30 on a Friday. If the menu is not upgraded this restaurant will close due to no repeat customers. Pricey for what you get.

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D
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual! Cool place. Great staff!

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TA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local craft beer selection and creative craft cocktails to go with some of the usuals. Charbroiled oysters were excellent, as was the venison backstrap, which was seasoned perfectly and cooked to rare.

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k
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Even for small plates the portions were very small. I love spicy but two were so spicy I couldn’t finish. Service was great ambience is nice. I wish they had a larger menu

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SL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In one word: AMAZING!!!
In more words: this underrated restaurants is both a heaven for adventurous foodies and a wonderful place for great conversation. The service is exceptional, our bartender was especially sweet. The music is good but not too loud (thank god for that! Music is supposed to add to the atmosphere, almost unnoticable, not make you scream at each other because it is so intrusive. Sac-a-lait gets it right, bravo!
Also: the place is free of annoying hipsters!
We had the raw and charbroiled oysters, the rabbit wrapped in collards with a tasty dijon sauce and the hen of the woods mushrooms. Cocktails are great to. Can‘t wait to come back!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and attentive service. The food was incredibly delicious and creative, without being pretentious. Ambience was quiet, earthy, and industrial but still had an air of romance. Excellent place to celebrate a special occasion!

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LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was inventive and tasty, not your typical Cajun fare. Excellent!

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MW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really really good very creative great wait staff definitely will go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chargrilled oysters are some of the best in New Orleans and the crawfish pie with Tabasco honey was fantastic!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Hot tamale plate, and desserts were the best. Did not enjoy the other plates.

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Grilled oysters were superb! We sat in the bar area at a cocktail table, and the service was a bit slow. Overall a good experience though!

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam and Cody ha e captured the true essence of Cajun food. I haven’t had that taste since I was a kid. Amazing job guys.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu was very adventurous and well thought out. The combinations of flavers and ingredients we excellent. The chef is doing a great job. Our server was on top of the menu and had easy answers to all our questions. Both food and service was top shelf.

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RD
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Doubt I’ll be back. Had the venison with cane with potatoes, small portion.. No veggie. No salad and no bread. $26.00. Service was great. But did feel pressure to purchase additional plates. We ate our entrees which was very good and went for pizza down the block.

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B
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The room smells like a wet basement, so we sat at the bar. The food was unique and the service was great.

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LG
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I saw this restaurant on the food network and wrote the name down so I wouldn't forget. Wow!! The food was adventurous, like nothing I've ever seen on a menu and so tastey. The fact that it is farm to table makes this place one of a kind. The first course that came out was delivered by one of the owners themeselves. I was almost star struck being such a foodie. She was so cool and then brought her husband by to meet us after we said we saw them on TV. The waitress, bartenders, owners and especially the grub are all awesome!!!! I'll be back and I've already told several they need to go.

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here. My first experience was so good, I was concerned that my expectations were too high for this visit. I’m glad to say I was wrong. The food was top notch, as one would expect for New Orleans. The husband/wife owners and chefs are from Pointe Coupee Parish (think south central Louisiana west of Baton Rouge) and their hunting/farm menu reflects their roots. If you want great food without the long lines of tourists, try Sac-a-lait before they discover it. Take it from this local. You can’t go wrong here.

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