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French Market Restaurant

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1001 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-7879
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The...
Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Hot spicy crawfish, jumbo gulf shrimp, authentic Creole gumbo, red beans and rice as well as real Louisiana specialties are enjoyed with world-famous hurricanes, Cajun bloody Mary's, margaritas and our ice-cold local beers. Join the Marullo Family and Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!
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  • 78
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice and friendly place to eat

I was walking down the street when my nose notice the smell of the boil seafood so I asked the nice young man who was standing outside the place do it taste as good as it smell he reply my name is Paul and if you come in and eat with us today I promise you will always come back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
liskajones
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Garland, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
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Yukon, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Walking down the street and could smell the food...we HAD to stop! 2 1/2 hours we rolled back out fat and happy. Broiled oyster, fried oysters, raw oysters, boiled shrimp, fried shimp....shall I continue? Our waiter was AWESOME and recommended menu items and local brews! Can't wait til our next trip down there!

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Stuart, United States
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The ONLY good thing about this place was our server. I wish I could remember her name, she was wonderful. Our salads were not fresh at all and the cucumbers were dried out with brown spots. She said she'd get us fresh ones. The cook came to our table, presented a bowl of dried out looking cukes and asked if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to our meal at the French Market Restaurant on this visit after our nice meal last year. However, this visit was a disappontment. Some recent remodeling did add to the atmosphere, but we ordered some of the same dishes as last year and the quality just was not there. The Fried Green Tomatoes with Crawfish Sauce--a... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped in after checking out the Farmer's Market and area shops and sat on the balcony. Loved the service and seating including having a great view for people watching and listening to live music, however we found the food to be average. Anything in the boil comes as-is and when asking about "spicy" crawfish, there were no options, not... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in NO. We try to eat here at least once on our annual visit to NO. We had the peel and eath shrimp with corn and potatoes. Always delicious. Service is great and the drinks cold, we highly recommend you give this place a try. In season the crawfish are wonderful

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was walking down the street when my nose notice the smell of the boil seafood so I asked the nice young man who was standing outside the place do it taste as good as it smell he reply my name is Paul and if you come in and eat with us today I promise you will always come back... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had intended to have breakfast at Cafe du Monde but when we arrived there we found that half of New Orleans (at least the tourist half) had the same idea! We walked down to the French Market Restaurant and decided to try the buffet breakfast- we found a table and as soon as we sat down coffee and water... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Just joined this website for our trip to New Orleans and I am hooked. Tonight we went to french market restaurant on Decatur street. It smelled amazing when we walked in. We were sat in three minutes. We sat there for at least ten minutes with no server. then my wife noticed that most of the staff were doing shots.So... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I rated this restaurant so highly because of the authentic, warm service and honest, tasty, fresh food. No this is not a fancy place but you will eat very well, not be treated like a tourist and you will leave with a smile on your face. Come with a group and make this your first stop for a perfect culinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Well best shrimp po boy I've had. Kids loved the popcorn shrimp as well. We just strolled through on the way to Florida and came across the place at random

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-525-7879

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Hot spicy crawfish, jumbo gulf shrimp, authentic Creole gumbo, red beans and rice as well as real Louisiana specialties are enjoyed with world-famous hurricanes, Cajun bloody Mary's, margaritas and our ice-cold local beers. Join the Marullo Family and Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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