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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: 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok place

Visited the French market restaurant one morning looking for breakfast. Long story short get the buffet breakfast in lieu of ordering from the menu... Cheaper deal... Service was good but waitress told us that buffet was a better deal after we ordered. Will return for future visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I cant say enough about this place! Service was top notch. The freshest oysters. The chargrilled oysters came recommended and i ordered seconds!! Gumbo was delicious. I love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We liked everything, the street entertainment, food, drinks, chocolates, there was nothing to not like

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the French market restaurant one morning looking for breakfast. Long story short get the buffet breakfast in lieu of ordering from the menu... Cheaper deal... Service was good but waitress told us that buffet was a better deal after we ordered. Will return for future visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We saw a crowd and entered and was just the place we were looking out....for authentic Nola cuisine... We had jambalaya..was awesome., shell fish and some more ..we thoroughly enjoyed the food..was our first evening in New Orleans.....also remember bread pudding..just great.. Just near the French start.. Don't miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is the place! My son and his wife took me here on my brief visit to New Orleans. They insisted the fried gator was to die for and that I try it. I was more than a little hesitant but when this plate arrived it looked very appealing so I tried it. DELICIOUS! Our server was great - wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This place is superb! I walked by and smelled the aroma of spices. It pulls you in and when it does... Wow! The fish is light fluffy and flaky. The jambalaya was great. The crawfish bisque was to die for and the alligator..... I came back the next day to get some to go. The staff is wonderful as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was on a school trip in New Orleans with most of my school's middle school (about 30-40 people). Since one of our students was immediately related to the owner of the restaurant, we were able to receive service for free, which helped us pay for the trip. Besides that, our servers were very kind and treated us very well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

wandering near the French Market with family including 2 young children went to a recommended place to find sign on the door no children allowed. Wandered 2 more blocks to French Market and found what i had been looking for for 2 days. Happy staff TJ waited on us and we were seated next to the hostess Ms Cat who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a great restaurant with a wide variety of seafood including an awesome blackened alligator appetizer! The waitress was great, she was an absolute expert on all the food and gave wonderful recommendations while being very friendly. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because the meal was very pricey and the bathrooms were small. Make sure... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Small restaurant with cramped seating. Food was not very good; crawfish bisque was very salty, fried green tomatoes were covered in a crawfish sauce which made them very soggy. They were unable tosplit the check for business reimbursement. Waitress and hostess were very nice, the food was just not on par with so many other places.

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Additional Information about French Market Restaurant

Address: 1001 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-525-7879
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Barbecue, Oyster Bar

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?