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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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 183
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another great Nola restaurant "find"!

The parmesan crusted oysters were sooooo good! We had those as an appetizer along with the fried green tomatoes (also a fabulous appetizer choice) As our entree we ordered and shared the crawfish eggplant pasta which was a crab cake on top of a slice of fried eggplant served with angel hair pasta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Tracie V
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Portland, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great menu! I am not a seafood eater so this restaurant was great for me as there was a variety on the menu which is hard to find in NOLA. They of course offer a lot of seafood dishes too. I LOVED the chicken and sausage jambalaya pasta. Delicious! Great friendly service. If you can, request a table on the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit. If you want to go out for lunch and stuff your face with fresh, delicious seafood while in New Orleans, this is the place to do it. We had charbroiled oysters, regular oysters, crawfish, shrimp and then I had a blackened Redfish for my main. Plus they have all kinds of local brews. It was... More 

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Lebanon, Ky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous boiled shrimp and crawfish served at Market price along with corn, potatoes, and sausage. Absolutely delicious.

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SANTA CRUZ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had our first real meal here and came back two other times. The blackened alligator, crawdads and NOLO gold is the only way to start a trip. It is fun to sit on the balcony and watch all the people. The service was excellent. We also tried the seafood Gumbo and fried oyster wedge salad.

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Portland, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The parmesan crusted oysters were sooooo good! We had those as an appetizer along with the fried green tomatoes (also a fabulous appetizer choice) As our entree we ordered and shared the crawfish eggplant pasta which was a crab cake on top of a slice of fried eggplant served with angel hair pasta in a crawfish cream sauce. The flavors... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The service and food at this establishment was outstanding. Our table ordered jambalaya and fried catfish. Both dishes were plentiful. You won't be disappointed.

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Eight of us stopped in for dinner on the deck. Great place to watch the word go by. I had the Crawfish Bisque and Blackened Alligator. Both were unreal. Alligator is very tender and the spices and heat were perfect. Service is great and reasonably priced. Sit on the deck if you can!

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Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went to this restaurant on our first visit to New Orleans in 1990 so we looked it up and found it was still there. It still looked the same, the big boiler (for cooking seafood) was still in the front window and the food was just as good. The wait staff were great and the Hurricanes still tasted just... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were told this was a must while in NOLA. It was really good and had good prices. We had the jambalaya and gumbo and were quite satisfied.

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Eros
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I LOVED the Shrimp Maque Choux. The reasons I gave this an average rating was because it was loud, tables too close together, and they only allow one check per table and we needed three so we had to calculate the 3 totals ourself. The gumbo was excellent (spicy). The onion rings were just okay. Kind of pricy.

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