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Mat & Naddie's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time at Mat & Naddie's! It's a really nice place and the food was very good!! I had red fish and my wife had catfish!! Both dishes were very, very good!! The staff was first rate even the owner was busing tables as she came to check on us!! Another great NOLA restaurant added to my list!!

Thank Captmark20
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to live in New Orleans & loved this restaurant. My dining companion was a vegetarian & both of us were always impressed with our food. For some reason, I thought they shut down after Katrina, but on a recent visit, a friend said they were still open. So, on my most recent trip, I made a reservation for... More 

Thank Krista H
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and a really nice wine selection as well. We were wowed by the service and made to feel like part of the family....or very special guests. Definitely going back!

Thank Michael B
Magnolia Springs
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Tried the place because of a menu with unique items not found other places plus learned about the restaurant from a local! Had the Pomogranite and Shaved Pear Salad and a cheesecake with Artichoke, Sundried Tomatoes, Garlic over an Arugula salad and both Apps were to die for. Moved on to the Fish of the Day and from the servers... More 

Thank breakfastboy
Punta Gorda, Florida
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I loved the interesting starters and tasting mains on the menu, but even though we ordered a big selection, I wasn't impressed. The crab and crayfish balls were ho, hum; the fried oysters were bready; and the shrimp with sweet potatoes tasted a lot like the gas grill. The service was prompt but disorganized. I did like the Spanish white... More 

Thank Jennie P
Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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406 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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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425 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
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 13 helpful votes
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!

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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.

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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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