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La Petite Grocery

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Garden District
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4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2735 (General Pershing)
(504) 891-3377
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Oak Hill
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This really is in a repurposed old grocery building in a up and coming neighborhood. The place was packed but the service was good. Like many newer restaurants these days the menu only offers a few choices but there is something in meat, fish and poultry to choose from. The food was interesting. I had Alligator Bolognese. I liked it... More 

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Looked forward to returning here but was not up to our first dinner two seasons ago. Slightly disinterested waitress especially after we wanted to return a very disappointing dish.Special appetizers were good but most everything was very over salted. May give it another try if we are in the area

Thank caryn1958
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

La Petite Grocery is excellent in every way but the shrimp and grits, crab beignets and bread really stand out. I won't comment on the crab beignets since so many others have. The bread was had a wonderful hard crust and just the right texture inside. We aren't great fans of the New Orleans style bread with thin crust and... More 

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St. Petersburg, FL
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

What is there really to say? Food, drinks, and service was impeccable. My wife had the shrimp and grits, I had the burger. Both were amazing. But the ricotta and hen of the woods dumplings we had as an appetizer were definitely the star of the show!

Thank Travis L
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We went for Sunday brunch as a family group of 6. Overall the food was ok. The pancakes was a decent portion and the mac cheese was a good size for a child. 3 of us ordered the shrimp and gritz - we were all very disappointed. Being one of the most expensive mains on the menu we thought it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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545 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

La Petite Grocery is a beautiful setting for a delicious lunch or dinner. Here are a few quick takeaways- 1. The old grocery store setting retains much of its charm. Beautifully restored with old pictures on the wall that show a bit of the history, the place shows best on sunlit days. 2. The food is incredible. No one does... More 

Thank mbc421
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My husband and I wandered into La Petite Grocery at around 3:00 on a Sunday after exploring the Garden District. I was immediately struck by the lovely color scheme and the historical pictures on the walls. The wait staff was courteous and friendly, and we were seated right away and able to place drink orders. We ordered cocktails (a General... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We had a family dinner our last night and it was the best we had in NOLA. Everything was wonderful and prepared perfectly.

Thank wfk4854
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing. Can get a little noisy at times but the food is not to be missed. There was parking in a lot across the street, not sure if it's still available.

Thank Myphysto
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Had dinner this past Friday Night---Had Reservations for 8:00pm ----we arrived a little bit early and my friend and I had a glass of Wine at Bar with Appetizer----Crab Meat Beignets--Yum! Bar service wonderful, attentive and asked is we wanted to dine there---then our Table was Ready-- Had a lovely Bottle of Red Wine--Cabernet---recommended ---- -as well as the Alligator... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2735
    (General Pershing)
  • Public Transportation: The St. Charles Ave. Streetcar is a short walk to the restaurant. There are also Magazine Street bus stops located one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: (504) 891-3377

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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.