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Bennachin Restaurant

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1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588
504-522-6746
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not much for vegetarian

I walked a long way to get to this place but was very disappointed in the vegetarian selection. The choices were limited. It basically came down to either a dish with cooked spinach or a dish with black eyes peas.The plaintains were a nice sweet touch but when served over white rice, that's just a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
First_Timer_Mon
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I walked a long way to get to this place but was very disappointed in the vegetarian selection. The choices were limited. It basically came down to either a dish with cooked spinach or a dish with black eyes peas.The plaintains were a nice sweet touch but when served over white rice, that's just a third carb, god, please add... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I did the French Quarter self-guided walks and came across this place. I was hungry so I decide to go in just to hold me until dinner. It ends up to be one of the best meals I have in New Orleans. Food is fresh. Staff is informative. Price is reasonable. If you are doing your walking tour in Upper... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We ordered a spinach dish that was cooked and seasoned to perfection and fried plantains! Absolutely amazing, so delicious! Nice quiet atmosphere and really nice people.

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Albuquerque
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wife and I each ate vegan selections and were both completely satisfied with our selections. Very simple food, lightly seasoned, quite delicious and nicely prepared. Presentation and atmosphere not so much. Not everything just so, some crappy furniture and funkiness. Nothing to be afraid of just not for the meek. We liked it. Everything on the menu is 9 bucks... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

After spending $70 for lunch the previous day, we were trying to reign in the pocketbook and have a good nutritious meal. We happened on Bennachin and loved the place so much we came back for dinner. The Jamaican Chicken was flavorful and tender with rice and freshly cooked vegetables. We received a good size meal at a very decent... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is exactly the reason I always cruise outside of main touristy places whenever I'm visiting somewhere. Don't get me wrong, this is still on the Royal St but way outside of the main touristy routes and you have to go a little into the residential area. The place is very cozy and there's joyful african music played all the... More 

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landenberg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The first place I go for dining in the French Quarter is Bennachin. I am a colossal fan of the Black Eyed Pea Fritters and the Jama Jama Spinach dish. As well, the service is beyond top notch. There is a delicious care and craft in Bennachin's food which will leave you longing for more. I've been enjoying the dishes... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was great and in generous portions - vegetarian and meat dishes alike (it is rare that our family agrees on anything concerning food, and it was one of these rare occasions). The waitress was lovely, and the atmosphere was great. I'd give it more than 5 starts if I could.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've always enjoyed Bennachin but hadn't been in a few years even tho I live nearby, in part, because they hadn't accepted credit cards. I'm happy to see that has changed. Tonight I went with a friend who's visiting NOLA who wanted something "simple and healthy." Bennachin mostly filled the bill. Appetizers (Fish pie, and Black-eyed pea fritters) were okay... More 

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Greenville
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just a block from Esplanade on Royal St. and open every day at 11:00AM, this is a true find! Large portions and delicious food. I am not a lover of spinach, but the sautéed spinach was outstanding. Fried plantains and chicken falling off the bone completed the plate. If you are in the Frenchman St. area, take a short walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 Royal St, Frnt, New Orleans, LA 70116-2588
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-522-6746

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: African, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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