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La Petite Grocery

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4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115 (General Pershing)
The St. Charles Ave. Streetcar is a short walk to the restaurant. There are also Magazine Street bus stops located one block away.
(504) 891-3377
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot

Delicious lunch on a stormy Saturday. Beignets, Shrimp and Grits, Fettucine with crawfish and butterscotch pudding were all standouts. Service was efficient but slightly stand offish. The room is simple, but warm and welcoming. The prices are reasonable for this style of food, but portions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
SFLMom
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Fort Lauderdale
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Lauderdale
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Delicious lunch on a stormy Saturday. Beignets, Shrimp and Grits, Fettucine with crawfish and butterscotch pudding were all standouts. Service was efficient but slightly stand offish. The room is simple, but warm and welcoming. The prices are reasonable for this style of food, but portions are definitely small, which made it tough for sharing.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A party of fifteen for a late lunch and the staff were amazing. Great wine choice and selection of food. Not French but with a slight European slant. The highlight for us was the blue crab Beignets, which were delicious. Worth the 6 mile cab ride up Magazine Street from the Quater.

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Linden, VA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice wine selection. Great mix of local specialties done in unique preparations. There were a few flaws in both the food and the service. But even considering those, the meal was worth a 5-star rating. And, the butterscotch pudding is one of the best desserts I have ever tasted ( and I am a professional pastry chef.) if you... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Really good French food with wonderful service in a beautiful old building. I have eaten here several times for lunch/brunch and am always eager to go back. Crab beignets are not to be missed!

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Westchester, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Lunch here was excellent. Liked the appetizers a lot, very creative crab beignets and fried green tomatoes with shrimp....MMMM. Ordered the burger on suggestion of friend. Burger was good... but I wish I ordered something else... just because the rest of my family's entrees tasted better.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This has to be one of the best brunch spots in NOLA. The decor is adorable -- sort of old south money/country chic. I don't know, but I loved it. The menu offered many unique takes on traditional dishes. I had the belgium waffle with strawberries, warm maple syrup and salted caramel ice cream. OMG, was it good. I also... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited on 4/15/15 at 5:30 - servers were welcoming, not in that fake, robotic way, but in a caring and sincere way. Service was polished, food was beautifully presented and refined. Often, upscale New Orleans flavors can be in-your-face and a little over salted -- not here. I had the shellfish stew with collard greens and pot linker ($28) perfectly... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I agree with the recent reviews on TripAdvisor - as I had higher expecations of this place based on some of the prior reviews and also based on the reviews I had read on Open Table when making a reservation, too. Overall, it was pretty good - but I was surprised to see the James Beard Awards from 2012 and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Friends who live in New Orleans part-time highly praised this restaurant (as well as Clancy's, Upperline, and some others) in the Garden District, so we made reservations for a Monday night well in advance of our arrival (essential to reserve for weekends and prime times during the week). As others have noted, this high ceiling restaurant is a large room... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This restaurant is a must visit. Make reservations here! The blue crab beignets are heaven & grilled octopus is also a good choice for appetizers. The shrimp & grits are always good and the rabbit is awesome sitting on a bed of cauliflower puree with spinach. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant in the garden district.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
    (General Pershing)
  • Public Transportation: The St. Charles Ave. Streetcar is a short walk to the restaurant. There are also Magazine Street bus stops located one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 891-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?