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“Very good ... worth a visit (and higher ratings!)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French Market Bistro

French Market Bistro
16645 Highland Rd, Ste B, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-6567
225-753-3500
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Ranked #50 of 912 Restaurants in Baton Rouge
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very good ... worth a visit (and higher ratings!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I've been to this restaurant several times, and I recommend it if you want a nice, quite place to eat that has good atmosphere and good food. It is a great place for both lunch and dinner. Date night - definitely. Causal lunch with friends - definitely. Business lunch - definitely. A place to visit wearing flip flops and a t-shirt - probably not. Jeans are fine, but it deserves a better dressed visitor. I recommend the salads .... the one with crawfish or the one with shrimp and crab (this last one is my absolute favorite!). They need a better "by the glass" wine selection, though. They have wines from all over the place and you feel like you need to know a lot about different brands to pick. Note to managers/owners if you read this: consider adjusting your list so you include more popular/known brands for those of us who normally purchase basic wines like Chateau St. Michelle, Rodney Strong, J Lohr, etc. Overall, I really do like this place. (Oh, and the crab cakes were good, as well.)

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Only had lunch so far, but both times the food was excellent and the service very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

Only had lunch so far, but both times the food was excellent and the service very good.

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“Great food, Great wine, Great Service, Intimate atmosphere, better for the money than those expensive chain steakhouses.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

Great food, Great wine, Great Service, Intimate atmosphere, better for the money than those expensive chain steakhouses.

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“servers could be more professional, but the food is quite good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

servers could be more professional, but the food is quite good

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Weatherford, Texas
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Pitiful Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

Pitiful service ruined what could have been a great dining experience but we obviously had a new or poorly trained waiter: refused to split checks by couple even though this had been specified with reservations - had to be "forced", waiter or?? bar could not get drinks right, forced to order one course at a time rather than ordering all at once, had to ask for more water and then waiter only filled the person's glass who asked even though all were low or empty, very slow service, dishes were not removed from table promptly, brought 5 coffees but only one cream, I'll stop now -- so many service shortcomings that they ruined the meal. All couples in group dine at various upscale restaurants several times a week.

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