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French Market Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
+1 504-525-7879
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hampstead, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Creole and Cajan cuisine is the best here. The sauces are all good. Don't be deterred by the atmosphere. They have oysters and crawfish as well and both are excellent. Go hungry and be ready to be wowed!

Thank Mark Z
Bartlett, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here after our ghost tour and the restaurant was able to accommodate our group of 30 people...thank you!! The food and the drinks were delish! The portions are definitely enough to share.

1 Thank Christine B
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here for dinner drawn by the smell of seafood. While the crab legs looked amazing I ordered a fried catfish po-boy wish was great and came along with seasoned french fries. The food was great and the staff was super nice.

1 Thank Allie S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best blackened shrimp ever. Sides of green beans and mashed potatoes, wonderful! My husband does not eat seafood. Ordered a burger, we'll done. He loved it. Great service.

1 Thank Laura C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Flemin, the waiter was amazing. Attentive without being pushy, friendly, courteous, outgoing. A great guy. Had lunch and sat outside. I had the blackened Alligator appetizer and a cup of red beans. The seasoning on the Alligator was the best I've had. The red beans were so simple that I thought I would be disappointed. They don't require much and... More 

1 Thank notreadingthis
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop in NOLA. Our server, Mandy, recommended the Crawfish Bisque. Yum! We also had gator tail and Shrimp and Crab dip. Everything was delicious. Best French bread we've ever eaten. We dined in the downstairs bar area but next time we'd choose to sit upstairs on the balcony.

1 Thank Mama22qtpies
Austin, Texas
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the blackened fish po boy. Amazing! Yummy. "Hurricane " completely eliminated my foot pains. Ready for another 3000 steps. Thank you Mandy B. We are waiting on our bread pudding and are certain it will be WONDERFUL.

1 Thank JatJet
Addis, Louisiana
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have passed this restaurant several times and always wanted to try it because of the delicious smell of boiled seafood whenever you pass in front of the restaurant. Finally decided to give a try. Upon entering I discovered that the seafood is boiled out in the open, which is why the smell is so strong right outside of the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is awesome and the food is really good however the price tag that comes with the meal is very expensive. The wait staff are not much to be desired as they are slow and not very prompt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Son and I didn't have breakfast or lunch. This place had immediate seating. We split an order of muffalatta and pecan pie. I had cafe au lait to drink with water. Service was quick. We sat outside. Muffalatta was delicious on lovely fluffy bread. Pecan pie was good. The music was starting with some nice jazzy music. Service was great.

1 Thank Michelle A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-7879
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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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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