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Chemin à la Mer, New Orleans, LA

Chemin à la Mer

4.7
4.7
341 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Donald Link honors his Louisiana heritage in his newest venture, Chemin a la Mer. With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, enjoy a curated menu of Louisiana fare expertly executed with French technique, including classic and specialty steaks and a grand oyster bar, converging at the pathway to the sea.

Reservations strongly encouraged, but not required based availability.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 434-5898

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Donald Link

  • Area

    Central Business District

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Scenic View

  • New Orleans

    Notable Wine List

  • New Orleans

    Scenic View

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  1. C

    Cap66

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply fantastic- one of the best meals I’ve had in New Orleans (and I come for business every month). The wine list was exceptional - talk to Emily, the Sommelier or Jake, the Asst. Sommelier for great recommendations. I had a Chassagne Montrachet that perfectly complimented the seafood ordered. I had mixed East and West coast oysters, Beausoleil and Kumamoto. Beausoleil rulez. Both Incredible. Fried crab appetizer. Incredible. Gulf Shrimp and cauliflower rice. Incredible- and amazing how they transformed the cauliflower. Views are best in New Orleans looking on Mississippi and a damn good bar to boot for pre-game or a nightcap. Expensive but worth every penny,
  2. NO

    NOLA

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I'm local. Pretty view of the Mississippi River. Ask for a table with the view. Service was good, not outstanding compared to other New Orleans established restaurants. The creme brulee was excellent. The crab ball appetizer also excellent. Everyone very kind.
  3. MA

    MalteseAngel

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First I want the young man know how much I appreciate him escorting me to the table After walking to church, then church to restaurant my knee was killing me. So sweet to be so kind to the old lady. Our two servers Craig & Natalie were fantastic. Craig - Atlanta fan & my hubby -Saints fan had some interesting conversations. I appreciate Craig helping me decide what to eat. The food was so so so good 😊, serve was great. Thank Natalie for the delicious sweet tea Our appetizers were so so good too. Blue crab tomato, boulette crab balls, duck confit, salmon, plus fruit tart. We will be back soon too. Thanks too for escorting me out
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought a friend here to celebrate her birthday. Our server, Hillray, was very attentive and made her feel special. Thanks so much!
  5. RN

    RandyN

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    All good except food. Fish had been frozen, steak good but charred on outside. Appetizer thin bologna and tiny crumpbley crab cakes. Scotch was outrageous price
  6. KR

    KevinR

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best meals and experiences we have had in a long time
  7. b

    barryem

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Chemin.. The service was top notch. The food was excellent. I had tomato crab salad and baked feta. My favorite was the duck confit and white beans.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My guests and I really enjoyed the dinner, the view, food and service. A quality choice in a city of many great restaurants options!
  9. NG

    NicholeG

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and excellent service at Chemin!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi Nichole, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience. Our team strives to provide guests with topnotch service, we will relay your compliments to the team. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  10. A

    Amyf

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my birthday & this was our first time here! We arrived about 30 minutes early and sat at the bar and had a cocktail until our table was ready. Drinks & service were spot on! We were seated facing the window with views of the river. We opted to try several small plates: Murder Point oysters, Tuna Crudo, Crab and Tomato Salad, Feta dip and the side of the day, creamed corn. All paired well together with our cocktails and they came out in perfect order. We got a pineapple cloud dessert & chocolate mousse bomb, but it wasn’t too rich. The food was delicious, but the portions are small. (Which we anticipated) Paloa and Jake were our servers and were super attentive and friendly! I think our favorite was the Tomato & Blue Crab salad and our servers helped make the night extra enjoyable!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi Amy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you had a "delicious" meal and that you had an enjoyable experience. We will relay your compliments to the team. Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us, we hope you join us for another Blue Crab and Tomato Salad again soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  11. f

    foodcritic

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Poor service. Overpriced
  12. a

    adamm

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Robert and AJ are a top notch team. The Sommelier Emily catered to our every need and added some wonderful wine selections to our experience. Our food was delicious and exceeded our expectations. Overall a great experience with excellent views of the river.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi Adam, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that our team could provide you with excellent service and enjoyable experience, we will relay your compliments. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  13. L

    Ladytiger

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant, quite nice ambiance. Food was delicious and service was excellent! My only negative comment is that I thought menu was limited! But overall great restaurant
  14. b

    bmb0877

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Incredible appetizers - the baked feta is crazy delish and get the Pomme Frites to start you won’t be disappointed.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you were satisfied with your meal, we agree - the baked feta is a must have. We hope you join us for many more appetizers again soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food! Excellent location and view! If you’re visiting, it’s a must
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary with a fabulous meal and outstanding service! Will definitely go back ❤️

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi, Thank you so much for sharing your positive review with us. We are so happy we were able to give you a special anniversary celebration. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Staff was very attentive and everything was perfect! The Duck Comfit and steak were tender and so delicious!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you thought everything was "perfect." Our team strives to provide guests with a topnotch service and we are thrilled that we were able to do this for you. We hope you join us for more Duck Confit soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  18. KG

    KateG

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed…. Mediocre for price point at best.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out on a date with my husband of 27 years

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We hope you and your husband join us again soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  20. KB

    KimB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was great and the service was phenomenal! Mandy and Craig (??) were fantastic servers!

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi Kim, Thank you for sharing your positive review. Our team strives to give "phenomenal" experience and we are so happy we could do this for you. We will relay your compliments. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent services. Wonderful food. Beautiful place. Truly an unexpected surprise & extra care from the restaurant to take care of a very minor issue with our dinner. Made us felt important and welcome. Will definitely return and invite friends.

    Chemin à la MerResponded on 9 August 2022Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy we were able to make you feel important, our team strives to provide guests with special service and it is satisfying to hear that we could do this for you. We apologize again for the minor issue. We look forward to having you and your friends. Sincerely, Hadi Ktiri, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    Ordered dinner cocktails to start. Dirty martini ordered up with Bleu cheese olives. Martini came served over ice with regular olives. 2nd drink was spilled over us by server. Server apologized as we understood it was an accident. Manager came over without request to apologize and offer complimentary cocktails along with dessert. Our main dishes were red snapper and Ribeye. The fish was over cooked and dry. The ribeye was ordered medium rare and was very much over cooked to medium well. When asked how we enjoyed our entrees the server agreed about the preparation of our steak and sent it back to the kitchen. Server came back with a second ribeye that was even more overcooked. We were shocked! They brought out two desserts to celebrate our guest’s birthday. Finally, the check charged us for the cocktails that were supposed to be removed. Extremely disappointed with our food and drinks. Besides our bottle of wine, not a single dish or cocktail was satisfactory. This has been our experience multiple times but each time figured it was an off night and would try again. Not after this. We will not return.
  23. KG

    KarenG

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, staff was super friendly, efficient, professional, and accommodating. Only complaint is having to pay for bread when that is something that is usually complementary at most restaurants.
  24. TT

    TommyT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thanks for helping us celebrate our anniversary at your restaurant, the champagne and food was outstanding. We’re planning to come back very soon with our family. My complements to the bartender, waiters and waitresses very attentive to everyone there . Great jot to everyone that works there.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was OUTSTANDING!!!
  26. AW

    AlexandraW

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the BEST time celebrating our engagement at Chemin à la Mer! The meal was fabulous, especially the oysters, steak, and snapper special. Everyone made this an evening to remember for us!!! This was truly an amazing evening that we will cherish forever! Thank you!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    27th birthday experience was great!
  28. S

    Sm1997

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my bf’s birthday and the level of service and high quality food exceeded our expectations!! We still can’t stop talking about how much we loved our meals. Will definitely come back again!!!
  29. KB

    KatherineB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, food, and service. I have been multiple times and every time gets even better! Will be back soon
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Robert was not attentive. He took our orders brought our good and did not return to see if everything was ok or if we need anything else. One of our meals was returned he did nit check to see if the replaced food was ok. The chicken entree is horrible. We had To ask other servers that came by for things we needed.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was superb, drinks were tasty, and the food was awesome. And overall great experience made even more special by a beautiful view.
  32. YC

    YocitaCW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined at Chemin à le Mer for lunch. The service, food, and ambiance were exceptional. We enjoyed everything we ate. The view was nice. Our servers were both knowledgeable and attentive. Although I would recommend this venue, I concur with other reviews that some of the food and beverage options are a tad pricey.
  33. NM

    NattyM

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mandy was great we love the oysters and pate
  34. R

    Rsyl

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were very good. Of course the views were spectacular.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    The artisanal bread was butt. The salmon was okay. The apps was okay. The Miss River Sweet Potato Brioche was way better. The food at Miss River was better. We will try the steak and the desserts next time.
  36. H

    Here

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I get what they are going for, being a restaurant located inside the four seasons, but between over salting and under salting, oddly visually bland and washed out dishes, poor plate ups, amd inconsistent yet friendly service, this place isn't there yet. Menu is safe, and for lack of a better word, meh. Last menu note: That wasn't a gumbo. It was more akin to Maryland crab soup or manhattan clam chowder. Also, 70/90 shrimp garnish had been in there for at least a day, which is ok at a gas station, not in a fine dining restaurant. Bar and wine program was on point, but it didn't matter, as I didn't get my second drink dropped until half way through my third course, when it was ordered after my first. Atmosphere is beautiful and exceeded expectations, and had a view of the river(and a random gentleman in sweats and a ripped t shirt on the balcony trying to figure out how to get to the pool.) Again, not bad, but also not good. Just....meh. Except the gumbo. Don't go anywhere near it.
  37. G

    Gottaknow

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sophisticated spot to take in a beautiful view of the river and enjoy a lovely drink and meal.
  38. m

    mgp1981

    New Orleans

    369 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    369 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Loved the tuna crudo was the best thing on the menu!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday and from the hostess to the wait staff, we were treated lovely and overwhelming catered to. Enjoyed it very much ?
  40. b

    businesslunch

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience! Our servers Jake and Jakob were extremely kind and knowledgeable of the menu. Would definitely recommend for celebrating a special occasion and will visit again!

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Chemin à la Mer is rated 4.7 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Chemin à la Mer

2 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Central Business District

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Donald Link

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View

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