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French Market Restaurant

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French Quarter
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1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
504-525-7879
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a morning of walking around we decided to grab a bite came upon the French Market Restaurant. We had crawfish tails and gumbo. Both were great our server Mandy was very helpful and did a great job! Check them out if you get a chance. There are so many great restaurants here so hard to choose!

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Thank jessica391
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We walked in for lunch and weren't disappointed. Authentic food! Highly recommend! I enjoyed the bayou platter my other half had jambalaya. Delicious! Oh and blackened alligator!

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1 Thank Julie N
Santa Clara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived and looking for a place to eat. Wonderful blackened fish topped with crab. Excellent salad with their own house made dressing. And wonderful peacon pie. Best service from Mandy. Great way to start our week!

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Norfolk
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The is a nice restaurant but touristy. We had just gotten to the city and the places we wanted to go were closed so we ate here. The food was fine but nothing fantastic. I had grilled oysters and they were not great when compared with others I had later in the trip. The jambalaya was ok but not great.... More 

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Thank SavvyTaveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and the house band was great too. They played out on the covered patio. Staff was friendly and very accommodating to the two of us and our crazy Butternut ( ridgeback/retriever mix). So of you're in the quarter with your fur baby this is a great place to get a good bite.

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1 Thank Angelique H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a day and we were looking for some great food- man did we find it!! The smell walking up to this restaurant is amazing. We had the boiled crab legs-simply awesome. The spices in that pot make these taste great. Tried crab cakes, jambalaya, and grits- all great. Finished with pecan pie- great way to end a... More 

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1 Thank Keith K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Filet was so delicious!!! Jumbalaya was good. Oysters were good. Service was great! Crab dip was so good. Definitely recommend it.

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1 Thank Jackie G
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in to cool off in the air conditioning but the smell of the food had us drooling at the door. We ordered the shrimp boat (1/2 doz shrimp) and the oysters rockefeller - man oh man were they delicious. The food was off the chain and just what you would expect from a New Orleans restaurant. The beer... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and fast service! We ordered the seafood plate and it was enough for me and my fiance! All the fried seafood was so yummy!

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Siesta Key
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location not far from Jackson Square. If you are a seafood lover, this is your place. Unique seafood boiler in the front window. All the fresh seafood as oysters, clams etc, are opened before you. Great Gumbo dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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.