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Garden District
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3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553 (Antonine)
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mobile, Alabama
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner for two in this relatively small restaurant. Several unique drinks on their menu: the Lilette was my choice and it was perfection. The menu had so many delicious options it was difficult to choose. We ordered several appetizers which we shared. Entrees were too delicious to share! Every bite was amazing! We love the Magazine... More 

Thank KimPenn
Paris, France
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I am going to attempt to give this review in a way to best demonstrate the mood, the vibe and the outlook for an elegant lunch Uptown in New Orleans. Lilette is an unassuming, yet posh restaurant sitting on a quiet corner on Magazine street. Not that large, and old turn of the last century storefront, the interior painted deep... More 

Thank Saberage
New Orleans
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Overall, we had a great dinner and experience at this restaurant in early July. The dreamy setting, combined with delicious cuisine, made for a great evening. We wish this review could be 4 1/2 stars, however. Points taken off primarily for the sort of snotty waitress we interacted with. But, as someone noted in a prior review, it seems to... More 

Thank James G
new york, new york
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

I turned up at Lilette at the tail end of lunch and had one of the best meals of a restaurant-heavy trip to NOLA. Delicious Italian wedding soup, avocado salad followed by a roast chicken entree. Only sorry I have no room for dessert. Lovely room, excellent service.

Thank golightlynyc
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

I often have misgivings that people believe food tastes better because it costs more. Otherwise, you have to admit you were a fool paying so much for so little, whether it be portions or taste. $74 later, we (2) left the restaurant hungry and fortunately found a great little sports bar that served some delicious $10 nachos. Sigh. So how... More 

Thank Monty P
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Lilette is one of the best authentic French restaurants in the New Orleans area. I would recommend visiting Lilette if you are looking for true French cuisine. It is not the traditional New Orleans style food for first timers in the big easy.

Thank Jeff_and_Eliz
Fairhope, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and our table was ready. Nice atmosphere. Very simple and nice. Wine selection was great. Pricey but nice. We had the sweetbreads for an appetizer and I had the spiced drum . Sweetbreads were very tiny and flavor was ok... Not a whole lot to them. The fish and the sauce were fantastic. The dessert was out of... More 

Thank treedal
Titusville, Florida
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

The food is outstanding and the wine list is impressive. The staff was a little snobbish but we were under dressed. I had the Hanger steak and it was surprisingly good. They were very busy (Jazz Fest weekend) even at 10pm. The restaurant is loud so don't expect quiet romance.

Thank edgemo
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lilette is one of those small and exquisite restaurants we local aficionados of fine foods and wines treasure. The menu presents a consistent selection of favorites as well as daily specials, and I enjoy usually a mix of both, the expected and the unexpected. The service is great and the staff attractive.

Thank Thomasbayer
new orleans
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

I think I have written once before about this place and have been there with friends, who have read the tripadvisor's reviews...and each time I have been there it never impressed me. Maybe I need more to be impressed! Impressed I was with the restaurants in Denver and Santa Fe. At the bar I ordered a glass of dark red... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: 504-895-1636

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

Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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