Fritai

1535 Basin St, New Orleans LA 70116
$$ Caribbean

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1535 Basin St, New Orleans LA 70116
  • Cross Street: North Robertson
  • Cuisine: Caribbean |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 |
  • Phone: 5042647899
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Pm 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Pm 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Pm 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Brunch/Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Brunch/Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 485 votes

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May 16, 2022
Necee R.
Amazing! It was so great to meet Charly and the staff! Everything was amazing! Highly recommend the griyo meal!

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Lorine D.
Absolutely unique and wonderful

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Apr 26, 2022
Cecile Y.
We had an amazing time in all aspects! The ti punch set up was fun & potently delicious; the platter & dishes were tasteful & the ambiance was warm and welcoming. Will definitely be back & recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 23, 2022
Annette S.
Great food! Great service. I would love to come back when I’m back in town

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2022
James R.
Wonderful food, drinks, and staff. I only wish we were local so we could go back more often.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2022
Jennifer J.
The vibes were immaculate, the food EXCELLENT, and the drinks were outstanding. I am Haitian and this restaurant exceeded all expectations, from the authentic music I grew up listening to, to the right amount of seasonings, and the friendliness of the staff. I had an amazing time and I might have to go back to New Orleans just for this restaurant!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 10, 2022
Kamm J.
It was all so good and better than I imagined it would be. The staff is truly the best!!

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Apr 03, 2022
Jennifer W.
It was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had and I’ve eaten well. The food, the service the ambiance, it felt like the personification of my mom’s adage “food is love’”

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Apr 02, 2022
Danielle D.
Delicious Food, Excellent Customer Service, authentic ambiance. Thank You.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2022
Elena L.
I loved my experience at Fritai: the food was delicious, the service friendly and fast! The only recommendation I have would be to include black tea or coffee in the menu, if possible. Thank you for a lovely meal!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2022
Chantel B.
My friends and I had such a good time and the food was amazing. Definitely coming back here.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2022
Sam E.
Outstanding service, food, and atmosphere!

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Mar 13, 2022
Givince C.
Excellent vibe, service and food. I will come back to New Orleans just to go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2022
Ann T.
Friendly place with special flavors!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2022
Betsy R.
Excellent. I cannot say more great things about the food and cocktails.

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Mar 08, 2022
Toni I.
Great food and people. Don't miss the fish grits for brunch. Will be back for dinner the next time I'm in Nola

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
Charles Z.
Great!

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Feb 28, 2022
Angele C.
The four in my party absolutely loved our experience at Fritai. Service, food, and ambiance were Stellar! Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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Feb 23, 2022
Victoria L.
We all LOVED this restaurant. Will definitely be back

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Feb 21, 2022
Cristina F.
Everyone was very nice and the food was great

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Feb 01, 2022
Jebari L.
I loved everything about it!

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Feb 01, 2022
Brenda A.
Since New Years day Fritai has been doing Brunch and we have been there every Sunday Since. The food is mostly diary and gluten free, and above all else - it's delicious!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2022
J'Nai W.
Everything was delicious. The cocktails were fabulous, and the food was to die for! The ambiance is great, too. I loved everything.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 29, 2022
Leslie S.
I love the decor and atmosphere. Will certainly be back especially to have a few drinks in their lounge area. Good comfort food served by the most friendly staff; a little less seasoned than expected, but that’s easy to fix. I’ll be back for that whole fried fish again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2022
Rocky V.
Food was really unique and felt somehow at home with way the food made me feel. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting NOLA.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 02, 2022
Deborah M.
Your food is delicious, enjoyed the service and ambiance. Will be visiting again and telling friends and family.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2021
Carol B.
Friendly , warm, casual atmosphere / tasty and interesting food that is cheffie inspired , generous portions - attentive service , off the beaten path location - recommended !

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2021
Nancy G.
The perfect place for a celebration! The vibe is warm and congenial. It was my family’s first time having Haitian cuisine and the food was excellent. The service was on point, the waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent suggestions for food and drink options. We ordered a variety of dishes and shared plates for a complete tasting experience. Everything from the appetizers to the entrees was hot, fresh and bursting with flavor. We will definitely be going back.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2021
Shaquille D.
It was a great experience. The cocktails and the Fritai sandwich was delicious. The only feedback I would give is less salt on the plantain chips.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2021
Jesse G.
This is amazing restaurant. Something different in NOLA and everything was delicious. Chef Charly is really friendly and made this a great experience. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 05, 2021
Lindsey K.
amazing food and fantastic service

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Oct 25, 2021
Savannah N.
Loved everything about Fritai! Delicious food and drinks, can’t wait to go back

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2021
Katie D.
Truly amazing place. Food was flavorful, unique and just overall delicious. Staff were extremely friendly and the atmosphere was cozy Caribbean. Will be back and absolutely recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 05, 2021
Julie G.
Incredible meal, beautiful atmosphere and fantastic service! We will be back very very soon. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2021
Beverly H.
First time coming to Fritai and will not be the last. Food and service were excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2021
Brenda A.
Our favorite dishes are the Accra, the whole fish and the griot! From the music to the drinks and especially the full flavored Haitian dishes - Fritai is the real deal! Bon Bagay!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2021
Susan T.
The food at Fritai was absolutely delicious!! Since our visit I have shared the website with several of my friends who live in New Orleans. I told them they had to try it out!! We were very impressed. So many different flavors all coming together. Great experience. Will definitely eat here again on my next trip to the city!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2021
Linda G.
Best Haitian Food I have had in a very long time!!! Will be back with more family and friends next week!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2021
Johannah C.
Great food, great staff!

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Aug 07, 2021
Cheryl H.
This was a delightful dining experience. The ambiance is quaint and intimate, but will sufficient space between tables to have private conversations and practice social distancing. The food menu selection is substantial. I also really enjoyed the gentle guidance provided with the drinks menu. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was exceptional in every way. I’m from New Orleans and I have dined at a variety of great establishments. This meal was expertly prepared, beautifully plated and completely delicious. I was planning my next reservation before I left the restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2021
Sarah N.
This place is fantastic. Food is delicious and service so friendly. My new favorite spot in nola

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2021
Flo J.
Very delicious food! Great staff and service. We were really impressed with the quality and entire experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2021
Kimberle W.
I love the establishment from the customer service, food, drinks, music and the decor.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2021
Larry L.
Food was great. Loved the drinks and atmosphere.

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Jun 13, 2021
Gail F.
Staff looked after us very well. We look forward to returning!

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Jun 11, 2021
Donald G.
Nice addition to the city’s food scene!

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Jun 10, 2021
Emily F.
Expect a wait because they’re just getting their footing but it’s so worth it.

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Jun 05, 2021
Danielle J.
Excellent meal, service, and atmosphere!

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May 28, 2021
Zachary C.
It was amazing. Made a vegetarian very happy.

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May 07, 2022
glenda y.
The person who ate chicken got food poisoning.