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625 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Between Toulouse and St. Peter)
504-265-8123
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 189
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a night!!!!

Monday night was hopping. Not an empty seat in the place and two deep at the bar. We were whisked to our table promptly....the service was perfect. Our table was next to Olivia Wilde, Jason Sadakis, Ted Danson, Mary steenburgen. Mary and Jason are in town filming. The food was incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
LanaTnDoce
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Monday night was hopping. Not an empty seat in the place and two deep at the bar. We were whisked to our table promptly....the service was perfect. Our table was next to Olivia Wilde, Jason Sadakis, Ted Danson, Mary steenburgen. Mary and Jason are in town filming. The food was incredible, although I would skip the Brussels sprouts salad, we've... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first restaurant we ate at when we got into town. It's a busy place so make a reservation. We lucked out when someone cancelled and was able to get in. They have excellent craft cocktails & our waiter knew his stuff. The whole menu looked great & our waiter made perfect suggestions. The beef belly appetizer is... More 

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Zuri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Sylvain offers a beautiful atmosphere in the evening, good food (had fried eggplant appetizer and shrimp main), and very friendly/somewhat offbeat wait staff. We had a great time!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Otherwise underwhelming. I enjoyed the atmosphere, very intimate. But the food was just so-so. With all of the amazing restaurants to choose from in this city, I don't think I'll return except for that exquisite cocktail!

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was my first time back to New Orleans this week since before Katrina, it is my birthday week and I was hoping for a special and romantic place to eat with my partner. We booked online-which is great. But once we arrived today we had to wait 10 minutes for our table, it seems the whole staff seems more... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stopped by Sylvain for lunch and I was thrilled to find a place with a salad in New Orleans :-). They accommodated my special request to add a grilled chicken breast which came out juicy and perfectly seasoned. The salad was small but the flavors worked perfectly. My husband had the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and really enjoyed that... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I loved Sylvain. It's hidden, and it's small--in winter there's no outdoor seating so everyone is inside to eat. There is a small bar outside the door with a heater where we had an aperitif. There are few tables, and the lighting is low (had to use the iPhone flashlight to read the menu) but I really liked the atmosphere.... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First and mot memorable thing about Sylvain was - it was dark, real dark. We walked by it as it was unlit from the out side and the building looked empty. So dark I had to use my phone to see the menu. So dark that people were talking real loud because they couldn't see there partner. The meal was... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Sylvain was on my list of must-eat NO restaurants this trip. I was disappointed. Food was good. Cocktails were great, but lots of hype had me hyped up. Atmosphere is rustic. Almost a bit too dark. Maybe a good place to enjoy a cocktail on your way to dinner elsewhere. Energy here was just not on the proper level.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very cool vibe, great and friendly service and very delicious food. After hearing/reading several good recommendations, we tried to stop in here for a late dinner Friday with a big group. Understandably, they couldn't offer us a table and the space around the bar is limited. But they were very friendly and encouraged us to come back, which my husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
    (Between Toulouse and St. Peter)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-265-8123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 26
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?