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Lilette

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French, International, Eclectic
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3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553 (Antonine)
504-895-1636
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, charming room

I was in New Orleans for almost two weeks, and I think this was my best meal. I had a Pimm's Spritz cocktail, which was quite tasty but a bit spritzy for me (hey, I don't usually order cocktails, how was I to know?) With dinner, I had a glass of dry Riesling, very good. The wine list by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
FoodieOnAHarley
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Madisonville, Louisiana
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The menu is very different from the typical New Orleans restaurant and that is a good thing. The staff if very knowledgeable about the menu and how everything is prepared. Service impeccable and the food is perfect. We had 3 different fish dishes and all of them were perfect. My wife had the Black Garlic soap and it tasted a... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A $15 taxi ride each way from the French Quarter requires that a restaurant stand above the famous ones in the Quarter and Lilette just misses. The service could not be any nicer. The interior is average, not very romantic or charming. Two dishes marred the evening. Spicy drum fish was not spicy and not well seasoned. The special dessert... More 

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Morganton, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Food gets a 5 - overall experience makes it a 3 - We made a reservation for 9, at 9:15 were still waiting for table, and basically got a "nothing I can do from the hostess". At 9:20, we were debating leaving or eating at the bar...when finally seated it was 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us at the table....but... More 

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redondo beach, ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Had a lovely dinner with 4 friends and the menu had something for everyone. I had the Crudo di Pesce which was very fresh and tasty. The escargot was served out of the shell on bruschetta - very good. They have a small private table, up a few steps, out of the main dining room. The table was perfect for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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188 reviews 188 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was in New Orleans for almost two weeks, and I think this was my best meal. I had a Pimm's Spritz cocktail, which was quite tasty but a bit spritzy for me (hey, I don't usually order cocktails, how was I to know?) With dinner, I had a glass of dry Riesling, very good. The wine list by the... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went during lunch and the restaurant filled up quickly, I can see why! Excellent bloody mary (I am a self-proclaimed connoisseur), wonderful duck confit. Next time I go I will get the gnocchi carbonara; the table next to us had it and looked delicious. I ordered the veal meatball parmigiana and my husband had the fried flounder on brioche.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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199 reviews 199 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Rounded down from 4.5 stars. One of the few restaurants we could squeeze into for NYE dinner. Knew that the prix fixe menu was going to cost $100 per person, so was expecting big things, especially given the normal prices on the menu. Overall, we had a great dinner, but not $100 per person great. Perhaps $75 good. Frog leg... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Magazine Street in New Orleans follows the bend in the Mississippi River from Downtown up through Uptown to Carrollton Avenue and is major artery for small, elegant shops, galleries, and restaurants. Historically important in the life of the city, the street has become a bustling mecca after the ravages of Katrina. A jewel in the dining scene is tiny Lilette... More 

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Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We have dined at Lilette a number of times over the years. It has been one of our favorites. Perhaps it was just a bad night, but, the New Years prix fix dinner was both disappointing in taste and preparation as well as price. There was unanimous disappointment among our group of 8. We remain hopeful the staff can return... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We ate here on NYE. It was packed. The food was delicious, and the service was flawless. The menu was pre-set, and we got a wine pairing. Delicious. I even got an extra half glass of wine, which was a nice perk. The ambiance was just what we were looking for--sophisticated without being pretentious. The only downside is that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553
    (Antonine)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-895-1636

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?