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French Market Restaurant

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French Quarter
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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1001 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
504-525-7879
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
VIP treatment at the oyester bar

I went there twice in a week, first with a group of friends and then went back alone for the grilled oyesters and bread pudding. The grilled oyesters are so good! And I'm not big fan of oyesters, well not the French style raw oyesters any way nor any deep fried food. Also the steamed/boiled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Sari I
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Espoo, Finland
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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505 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this gem in August 2014. I was back in town in December and craved it so much I went back by myself. This is the best snow crab I've ever had. We joke that we'll go to NOLA just for the snow crab. My husband loved the garlic and herb oysters. This is on... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went there twice in a week, first with a group of friends and then went back alone for the grilled oyesters and bread pudding. The grilled oyesters are so good! And I'm not big fan of oyesters, well not the French style raw oyesters any way nor any deep fried food. Also the steamed/boiled shrimps were very good. Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I traveled with a large group and Tom, the manager, went above and beyond in accommodating our party on short notice. He made sure we had a long table upstairs and checked in to make sure we were comfortable. The service was remarkable, the food was fantastic, and the location was optimum for exploring the French Quarter. We were so... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

When you walk into the restaurant, you can smell the huge pots of seafood boiling, Yum! All the staff were friendly. The crab boil is delish and the cocktails are tasty. This place reminded me of NOLA 25 yrs ago with creaky upper floor and seemingly precarious dining terrace. This restaurant makes me feel like I'm in the Big Easy!

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Tifton, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Found this jewel by accident while exploring the French Quarter one morning. The smell (crab boil) drifting from the window was amazing!! We decided to come back for dinner and were very pleased! Since it was our anniversary the manager sent out complimentary bread pudding that was delicious!

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I am not one to take the time to complain, especially when on vacation. I feel in this case I must warn other tourist visiting "The French Market Restaurant." The soft shell crab po-boy sandwich was made with a rubbery sort of crab, coated with a deep fried coating that was extremely salty and tasted as though the oil it... More 

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. We stopped by for a late evening meal and I'm glad that we did. We would return!

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Cummington, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Regretful Experience – Sunday, 3/15/15, we made a random choice to eat at this restaurant along Decatur Street for its 2nd floor outdoor balcony seating… We all enjoyed oysters prepared two ways (raw and roasted with herbs). My niece ordered the soft shell crab po’boy which she could not eat. Her sandwich was served dry without any sort of dressing... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I have been trying new restaurants each time we've gone to NOLA. We decided to walk around the Quarter and check out menus. We came across the French Market Restaurant and give it a try. We were able to get seated on the balcony, which for me upped the whole experience. When it came time to order,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to the French Market Restaurant for a late lunch. We had the appetizer of garlic oysters on a half shell. They were amazing! (my husbands favorite). Our main course was a "boat" (2.5 lbs) of craw fish boil. These were also amazing (my favorite) and fun! It was our first time with a craw fish boil and a... More 

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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: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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?