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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
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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic, cozy restaurant/bar that we really enjoyed

There are lots of restaurants in the French Market area, and we searched for one with reasonable prices, a good menu, and a nice but not outlandish atmosphere. The French Market restaurant absolutely met our needs. I had the Swamp Platter of shrimp creole, blackened alligator, and maque choux... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KansanRover
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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I ever saw a place in need of Gordon Ramsey's Nightmare kitchens, this is it. The place lacked atmosphere, the banter between the staff was unbearable, the food quite bland and dry. The waiter, when we said we wanted one of their dishes said: "That's not very good, try this other thing instead". How can you say that one... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stepped upon this place by accident. Excellent music and good decent home cooked food. Server was attentive and enjoyed the lunch and drinks.

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Thank Doslocosguyspvrmx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love at first site. Charming services with great advice. The boiled crawfish dish with the add on of corn, saussage and patato... Best mix ever. Let's see you there

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

EVERYTIME we come to N'awlins, we search for French Market. Almost misplaced it this trip. Went to the wrong corner, thought it had closed down, but thru diligence and determination, WE FOUND HER!!! THIS is the spot for grilled oysters, BBQ shrimp, crab cakes, and beer. The SIMPLE PLEASURES. The crawfish boat is just that. A BOAT LOAD of steamed... More 

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Thank Keith H
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to New Orleans for over 15 years and we always head to the French Market Restaurant for a boat of freshly boiled crawfish - yes, get the boat. We think they have the best. Plus, their oysters on the half shell are good, too.

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Thank KCBBQGirl
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of restaurants in the French Market area, and we searched for one with reasonable prices, a good menu, and a nice but not outlandish atmosphere. The French Market restaurant absolutely met our needs. I had the Swamp Platter of shrimp creole, blackened alligator, and maque choux, and it was the best meal I had in four days... More 

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1 Thank KansanRover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I am in town I make my way the French Market Restaurant. They have good food. I always order a pirogue of crawfish (which is a boat of 2 1/2 pounds of crawfish) and a fried seafood plate. I usually have this with one of their yummy Bloody Mary's. I never ever leave with out having the best bread... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a chicken salad because I hate seafood. But my boyfriend had oysters, alligator and i think seafood salad and said it was good. My chicken salad was good. Great outdoor seating, could listen to the music and enjoy the weather.

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Thank kcraig32
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast service, great atmosphere and awesome food!!!! Go here for good restaurant and bar scene!!! Staff was really welcoming and recommended drinks and food! Looked like everyone who was there was having a great time and jam packed!

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Thank Megan K
Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They make a mean hurricane here! Very friendly service, pretty quick and definitely delicious. I ordered the Cajun Jambalaya and it was enough for a meal. Nice ambiance and fair price. They didn't make a fuss when I proceeded to eat my beignets I brought in from the nearby Cafe du Monde (which was very tacky of me, I'll admit.)

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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: Seafood, French, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, 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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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.