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Sylvain

625 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-265-8123
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Ranked #129 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Toulouse and St. Peter
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Manchester
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

While traveling for business with colleagues, we chose Sylvain for dinner. The atmosphere is very nice at night- dark and cozy. We chose to purchase traditional New Orleans hats from Goorin bros before dinner and placed our white hats on the back of our chairs- then ordered red wine which was delicious but our server accidentally spilled some red wine... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First, Food and Service would make this a must do, but the noise was so loud we could not hear each other across the table. We almost left, but then another two-top opened up and we were moved and it was loud, but bearable. My wife found a duck dish that she said was better than the one from the... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

4 of us had dinner here on a Thursday night. We shared several appetizers which were all well received. My shrimp and homing were okay but I expected a bit more flavor and the portion was small. Lots of different grains were on the menu: hominy, farro which was unique. As the restaurant filled up after 7:30, we could barely... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We came at around 6 PM on a weekday and were one of the only parties there, so we got the courtyard all to ourselves. An A/C unit interfered with the tranquility of the experience, but the courtyard itself was beautiful. We had the shaved brussel sprouts salad, squash griddle cakes, and papardelle, and all but the pasta was very... More

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Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The chocolate pot de creme for dessert was delicious! Also, the waitress was fantastic - energetic, friendly, and enthusiastic about all the restaurant had to offer. I recommend giving this place a try.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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171 reviews 171 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Small place with a narrow alley way back to the entrance and courtyard. Probably 10 tables inside- you need a reservation - but we were fortunate and got seats at the bar. Menu is limited with very unique choices. I don't eat red meat and there were very few selections for non meet eaters. The fried chicken sandwich was just... More

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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Booked Sylvain for dinner- first visit to New Orleans. Sylvain is in the heart of the French Quarter and has a beautiful courtyard and indoor bar. The cocktails were quite good and the food was delicious. The fish special was great, as was everything else we had. Nutella gelato for dessert was great! Must go

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were lucky enough to get two seats at the bar on a busy early Saturday evening. We really enjoyed the cheese plate. The drinks were pricey but well crafted, bold and we thought of good value. We will definitely come back our next trip to NOLA!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Service was great, atmosphere was really nice but still laid back. The drinks were anywhere from $9-15... Nowhere did it say it would come out in 1/2 a highball glass... They tasted ok... But not THAT ok... The food was AMAZING- but the portions were extremely small. $24 got me 6 shrimp and 1/2 cup of rice and spinach. It... More

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by the staff at our hotel. We were so grateful. I'd recommend making a reservation in advance but we got lucky and got seats at the bar (down to luck!). Cocktails are delicious but strong, menu is unique and had real wow factor (just go with the staff's excellent guidance) and the vibe is low... More

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