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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 38
    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
Chargrilled oysters!

We started with the chargrilled oysters, which were amazing...parmesan crusted, smoky and wonderful. We then split the bayou platter, which was solid. Saw someone else's shrimp and grits, which looked really good. My only regret was that I didn't order more oysters.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Revcoog
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a spot for people watching - the tourists in the area definitely give you plenty to watch! :) The service was super friendly. The food was good, not great.

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Gordonsville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had the best crepes I've ever eaten. There is something for everyone, sweet, savory and lots of different choices of ingredients.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The crawfish were in season and cooked right in front of me. My guests had never had crawfish and were pleasantly surprised, despite having to peel and eat the crawfish. Following lunch we had bread pudding and my guests were pleased with the quality of the bread pudding saying it was the best they ever had. I eat here often... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Good food,drinks and service . Waitress was very pleasant . Band performing was great.Service was quick. We stopped for appetizer and drink prior to a tour.

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

With fans circulating overhead and a good jazz band livening up the atmosphere, this outside cafe/restaurant is a great stop while exploring the French Quarter and Market.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We started with the chargrilled oysters, which were amazing...parmesan crusted, smoky and wonderful. We then split the bayou platter, which was solid. Saw someone else's shrimp and grits, which looked really good. My only regret was that I didn't order more oysters.

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Naples, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I am not bold enough to say that this is the best restaurant in the French Quarter because I have not been to them all. I will say that during the five days that I was in the French Quarter this had the best food of the trip. I was specifically looking for a crawfish boil and the concierge at... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great place!! We had, shrimp and grits, bar b que shrimp and the crab cakes. All of it was great, the crab cakes were the best I have had. I personally preferred the bar b q shrimp at another place but my husband liked these best. I will note that it is NOT handicap friendly as the bathrooms are up... More 

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pine island, minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

During our recent stay in New Orleans, we tried oysters in every restaurant and this place had the best. They were char-grilled and absolutely fabulous. The seafood chowder was also the best we had during our trip. The food more than makes up for the lack of atmosphere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Basic tourist place with a poor excuse of a gumbo. Must admit the chicken ceasar sallad was perfectly fine.

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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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?