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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
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: 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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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Meh, just meh

This restaurant was recommended to my friends and I by our ghost tour leader, Stacy. We arrived around 9pm and were seated upstairs since the lower level was packed. The menu decisions were hard but I opted for the crawfish bisque, fried green tomatoes and shrimp boil. The bisque and tomatoes... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Sara J
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Newmarket, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Newmarket, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to my friends and I by our ghost tour leader, Stacy. We arrived around 9pm and were seated upstairs since the lower level was packed. The menu decisions were hard but I opted for the crawfish bisque, fried green tomatoes and shrimp boil. The bisque and tomatoes were my absolute fave! The tomatoes were crispy and... More 

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Denton, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our family had a mix of items including chargrilled oysters, boiled crawfish, jambalaya and others and it was all excellent. Service was friendly, albeit a little slow (but we had a group of 9).

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Algonquin, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ordered a bunch of items for all of us to enjoy. Everything was tasty: crawfish, corn and potato boil, blackened alligator and BBQ shrimp. Tables are pretty close together to so getting out to go to the restroom was a little tricky. Would go again.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The weather caused crawfish to be a little scarce, but we found some here. They were really good even though I like them with a little more salt and spice. They're served in fun boat shaped bowls and you can order potatoes, corn and sausage on the side. It's fun.

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Hampton Bays, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was Mardi Gras, and four of us walked in very early for lunch,but our orders were more like dinner(especially drinks) and we were greeted with open arms, great service, and lovely food. Blackened alligator and shrimp and grits! In the Big Easy, always get dessert.

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Orange County, CA
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Large portions! A bit salty on the crawfish bisque. Generous amount of seafood and shrimp on the seafood jambalaya. My friend enjoyed her eggplant and crab cake pasta. We also enjoyed the spinach and crab dip (with toasted bread). Service was spotty. For 2 people: If you order an appetizer, just order 1 main dish to split. Very big servings.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was very surprised at how this restaurant was not "touristy!" Growing up Cajun and having awesome food in the house has spoiled me. This was truly a great meal coupled with great atmosphere! And definitely say hello to Cat the hostess! You cannot miss her and what fun! She is a refreshing burst of joy and great addition to... More 

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Calgary
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great location to stop and grab a bite after perusing the french market. The portions were huge, neither one of us could finish our meals.Food was very good and would recommend for lunch.

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Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Both of the oysters were great. The boiled foods and blackened shrimp were delicious! One of us ordered the soft shell crab, which wasn't very impressive. Otherwise great experience!

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Mesa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Near the French market and St. Louis cathedral. Great atmosphere. The service was great. The food was very good. The best grilled redfish we had while in New Orleans. The smells outside was what brought us in. We were very pleased with the food. Excellent!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?