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French Market Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
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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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Order the terrific garlic and herb char-grilled oysters. They're tasty with a crunch, and a great surprise to us Northerners used to eating bivalves in their raw state. Add a bowl of seafood gumbo for a satisfying Nawlin's meal. And eat it outside on the balcony, overlooking the statue of Joan of Arc -- nicely lit up at night.

1 Thank Brent45
De Pere, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

feeling peckish mid-afternoon, oysters, fried green tomatoes and a shared shrimp and crab salad were more than enough to satisfy, really a meal and before the PM rush so there was elbow room for the wait staff. Beware spilled liquid from oyster trays, otherwise no problems.

1 Thank baglady1955
Montgomery, AL
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at the French Market Restaurant many times over the years. The food is consistently good (not great, but good). The prices are reasonable for a restaurant in this prime location. We were disappointed this time as the boiling pot that normally sets the atmosphere was not being used. Neither was the restaurant's second floor balcony, which has... More 

1 Thank Arturo2224
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We return here every time we go to NOLA. Unbelievable grilled oysters, gumbo and all fried foods and the desserts are super. Love the white chocolate bread pudding and pecan pie. Don't miss this stop

2 Thank Sherry M
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Great service, and the boil was perfect. Really pleased we found it, and would go back at the drop of a hat.

2 Thank Keith B
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really drawn in by the live music and the authentic looking menu. And we were not disappointed. We shared a selection of cajun specialities: gumpo, red beans, jambalaya and shrimps. All delicious. The service was outstanding. We will be back ... I hope.

2 Thank Niels T
Huntsville, Alabama
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241 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a few late afternoon drinks and small plates. Downstairs seemed poorly ventilated and had an overwhelming smell of boiled seafood and Old Bay. The floor was wet and sticky. Went upstairs which was better. Happened they has an old projection TV with the Saints - Falcons game on. Picture was not great, but doable. Reasonable selection... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the place. My wife ordered shrimp po-boy with red beans and rice and I ordered a alligator sausage po-boy with fries. OMG! food was delicious and the beer was cold. The waiter was an older gentleman and he was super at what he did.

2 Thank TDWoods
Chesterfield, Michigan
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476 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were going to another place but we saw this and boy are we glad we went here. Food was great and plentiful. Very casual busy atmosphere. Waiter was friendly and quick. Suggested some great items. Brother in law claims best raw oysters ever. We all New Orleans type food and enjoyed. Great hurricane drinks too

2 Thank PhoenisSunDog
Central, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, more than generous servings, and exceptionally friendly service. Our server Mandy F was the best!!!!

2 Thank Eric Q

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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, Breakfast, 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, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: 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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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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