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“Where Uptowners dine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Daisy

Bistro Daisy
5831 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-3218
504-899-6987
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Ranked #320 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Where Uptowners dine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Bistro Daisy is one of the lesser known New Orleans fine dining establishments. Lesser known, but not unknown. When we arrived for a 7:15 reservation on Saturday night every table in the tiny shotgun house was full. The clientele here was older and seemed almost purely local compared to some of the more popular Magazine street eateries which increasingly have been discovered by tourists (not that that's a bad thing).

Bistro daisy is run by a husband and wife team. The smallish menu is French inspired. The wine list is longer than the menu. The service is adequate, the bread good. Our reviews of the food were mixed. I loved the sweetbreads appetizer with pecans, pancetta and sweet potato sticks. His crabmeat with roasted beets was good but not remarkable. I enjoyed the evening's fish special with crabmeat and a satsuma butter sauce (that sauce would have made cardboard taste good). However, he felt his lamb, though extremely tender, was overly infused with mint. I had to agree; the mint overwhelmed the delicate lamb. I much enjoyed my dessert of berry dream sickle baked Alaska. However, the evening's special dessert, bread pudding, was ... Odd. Bread pudding is hardly a novel New Orleans dessert, but this was more like stale French toast than bread pudding.

Loved the cozy, intimate setting and the energy level. Some people might find it cramped and noisy. the parking lot is shared with other businesses and not easy to find in the dark. Get directions before you go.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Clemente, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“QUAINT WITH CLASS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Bistro Daisy is a lovely place to have dinner. I would like every visitor and every local to try this resturant. The resturant is a perfect size that give bistro daisy it's charm. The food is delicious with a nice blend of flavors. Try anything on the menu you will be pleasantly surprised. Your host Diane is charming and beautiful. She will answer all of your questions. I will definitely recommend Bistro Daisy to every one I know. Thank you for a great dinning experience. I'll be back!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ruston, Louisiana
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“Intimate dining and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Bistro Daisy is located in a small, former house, on Magazine Street. The interior is small, with 16 tables located a bit close together; not really a problem, but not as comfortable as it could be. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and contributed to a fun evening of good food. The food is creative, with a nod toward Southern and a little French. Our meals (the black drum special and the porcini dusted chicken) were both very good, the chicken was particularly well-prepared. Our starters of crab and beets, and seared yellow fin tuna were also very enjoyable.

Although I liked the atmosphere, it was a bit bare inside and could use a little more color and detail. Overall, this was an enjoyable meal, in a nice atmosphere, with very friendly and helpful staff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food very good, but way too LOUD of a setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Our service and food were what one has come to expect in NOLA, very good. However, the setting is very small, bare floors, bare walls, and high ceilings. So if you happen to have the unfortunate luck of being near a loud (rudely) table of guests, you can forget hearing any of your own conversation. More than one table nearby asked the staff to intervene, yet we never saw them intervene. Free dessert was supposed to soften the blow- the desserts were fabulous, but we would have appreciated being able to hear our table's conversation.

Visited September 2012
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maine
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The French based Menu was wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had a wonderful time! The food was wonderful and the service was great. The interior of the restaurant was a elegant and cozy. It is in a New Orleans shot gun house, that is the perfect place to enjoy wonderful food with family and friends!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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