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 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.84 out of 5 stars based on 734 votes

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Jan 29, 2023
Tatyana w.
Food was amazing!!! And the experience was definitely one to remember. I don’t really remember our servers name but she was very rude and came off like she was rushing the two of us to eat or had somewhere better to be, and as a server myself it was a bit uncomfortable! Love how the owner is so engaged in the restaurant and actually comes around to table touch! He’s amazing. But overall, great experience. We will deff be back, just will need a different server forsure.

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Jan 25, 2023
Kenneth S.
Fantasic food and fantastic service. Everyone associated with this restaurant is wonderful, warm, and welcoming. I will come back many times!!!

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Jan 05, 2023
Michael R.
Always joy to eat at Fritai, loved the squash soup and chonch dish. Also, several new drinks were divine!

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Jan 03, 2023
Rachel K.
great music, drinks, food, and people ❤️

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Jan 01, 2023
Brenda A.
Fritai never disappoints. The flavors are incredible, the staff are so friendly and amazing and the restaurant has amazing Haitian art for sale all over!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2022
Sarah P.
The food abd drinks were great. Would highly recommend this great restaurant. Creole chicken and braised greens w oxtail were wonderful.

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Nov 11, 2022
Noah M.
Great food! Such unique and new flavors. Recommend to anyone

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Oct 24, 2022
Jacqueline V.
Amazing experience!

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Sep 30, 2022
Francesca B.
I had a great time at Fritai, the bartender hooked me up on 9/29! Will be going back everytime i visit

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Sep 19, 2022
Eden O.
The food was absolutely divine, the service was friendly - I will be dreaming about our meal for years to come

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Aug 15, 2022
Barbara M.
Ambiance, service and food was incredible. They were even able to get our large family in and accommodate our needs. Highly recommend.

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Aug 09, 2022
Taneequa F.
I’m from Boston and this was my first visit to Fritai and now I have to eat here every time I visit NOLA! The food was amazing and so was the service.

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Jul 26, 2022
Tammy M.
I found this restaurant on Eater, a website, and Fritai turned out to be a really wonderful find. The food was good, the ambience was very nice, and the drinks were out of this world. That bartender mixess some wonderfully unique flavors. Thank you, Tammy

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Jul 24, 2022
Thomas L.
Awesome happy hour! great cocktails!

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Jul 12, 2022
Grace L.
Really beautiful space. The smothered chicken was excellent.

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Jul 06, 2022
Sylvia T.
The food was amazing and the service was excellent!

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Jun 24, 2022
Linda G.
I always drive to Fritai from Byram Mississippi for Special Occasions and to introduce friends to Great Haitian food!!!

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Jun 21, 2022
Richard P.
Fabulous service. The food was incredible, the flavors and spices... Had a wonderful experience.

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Jun 21, 2022
Lourdes D.
Great food, great ambience! Highly recommend it

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Jun 16, 2022
April S.
Great food and service! I’ll definitely come back.

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Jun 03, 2022
Deb L.
The whole fish was incredible!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!!

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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

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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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.