The High Hat Cafe
Relaxed place for Southern comfort food
American · Freret · $$
The Zagat Review
This "high-class diner" in Freret serves "serious gourmet comfort food" and "Southern classics" while bartenders "whip up delicious and fresh cocktails" ; tended by a "friendly" staff, the "homey" dining room features "large windows" overlooking "the heart of Freret Street" , making it a good spot for "watching all the people."
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
location 4500 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA phone +1 504-754-1336 website directions Get Directions
Known For
Great cocktails
People watching
Quick bites
Google Reviews
The menu comprises a list of foods that are each prepared precisely how I believe food should be made. Ingredients are consistently excellent. Preparation is always spot on. The seasoning is usually right where I like it as well. Mondays are red beans and rice with fried chicken. Tuesday is fried chicken with pimento Mac and cheese. I always start with the gumbo as it's one of my favorites in the city, but I finish with the pies as they possess the right proportion of crust to filling.
Daniel Tan · December 28, 2017
Went to High Hat on the recommendation of a local friend in the food industry while on a quest to find the best mac and cheese in the city. Man, oh man, i think i found it! The creamy pimento mac and cheese came as a side with the Tuesday fried chicken special along with collards. The mac was delicious and I could have had two more servings! The collards were perfect, as was the fried chicken. They gave me four pieces of chicken and I couldnt even finish two. So much food for the value! My friend had the half chicken, also with mac. She was delighted with how good it was. The servers were extremely fast, attentive, and friendly. The only downside to the trip was the gunfire outside. Otherwise, a perfect stop!
Tiffany Anderson · January 4, 2018
Best Chicken & Waffles/Egg plate, and Tamales Appetizer in NOLA! Great Service and Owner comes out and talks to the Patrons. Family atmosphere and quick service! Grapefruit Mimosa and Brewed Ice Tea is on Point! Will definitely be back!
Angela Schultz · December 13, 2017