We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$15 - $25
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about

Location and contact

French Quarter
0.3 miles from French Quarter
Improve this listing
Reviews (1,541)
Filter reviews
1,462 results
Traveler rating
688
441
162
79
92
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
688
441
162
79
92
Show reviews that mention
All reviews shrimp seafood crawfish boil potatoes hush puppies fried alligator salad fries bread burger poboy french market swamp platter red beans our waiter the wait staff bloody mary
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here twice and food was not good at all either times. Crawfish way over cooked and corn/potatoes/sausage not great flavor. Do not recommend

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling alone for business and wanted a dining experience outside the tourist trap areas. The French Market Restaurant was definitely worth the extra walk.

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in from the smell of crab boil...so glad we did!! Oysters, of course, boat of boiled crab, red beans and rice, and of course a cheeseburger for the weirdo who came to New Orleans but can’t eat spices...all were fantastic!!!! Also, BEST pecan pie...I’ve had. WOW!! Melanie was a delightful waitress, friendly and attentive. Wonderful person and exceptional waitress. Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we originally walked in we were so excited. We arrived at approximately 5:40 pm. There was hardly a line but the place was packed. Everything smelled heavenly. We got seated on the balcony and it was so lovely. Our waiter was very personable and...kind. He gave us great suggestions that we were excited to try. Our drinks came fairly quickly. As 6:15 came we had not received our chargrilled oysters. When they arrived soon after they were barely warm. We were then told at around 6:30 that our order had been “lost in the shuffle” and the manager was on it. I told our waiter we had a reservation at 7:00. At 6:50 my husband had received his food. I had not. I left to go meet our tour group and let them know my husband was on the way. My husband stayed another 25 minutes to argue about getting my meal taken off and to pay the bill. There were other customers seated around us with similar problems. So. Disappointing.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop in NoLa for the day and we waited probably 30 minutes or so in line at 2pm but were rewarded with spectacular seats on the balcony with a gorgeous view of the French Quarter below. Our server was friendly and...service was quick. The food was fairly average in my opinion. Nothing to write home about but it was still pretty good. We had the jambalaya and gumbo. The jambalaya lacked a little of the flavor I expected from New Orleans. I had a good experience but probably wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

None of the staff wear masks properly. They all favor the chin diaper approach. There is no social distancing among guests as all the tables are full and packed close together. There's a long line of people at most times, so there is a constant...stream of people going in and out, not helping the situation. The whole place just seemed dark, damp, and dirty. Food was good, but not noteworthy. This is one of the only places we could easily find boiled crawfish that you could peel and eat. This is what most guests come here to eat. In early April, a boat was $25 and a half was $13. A boat is enough for one person, if that's all they are eating. Or enough for two if you share something else, like a seafood platter. We ordered a half boat, and they brought us a full boat. I think everyone orders full boats, so if you order a half you'll probably get a full for the price of a half. The other seafood we got: shrimp, fried oysters, and white fish. It was all good, but again, not noteworthy. Just about everywhere else in NoLa does it as well for the same price. I likely wouldn't recommend visiting except for specifically getting crawfish.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?2  
Reviewed March 10, 2021 via mobile

We waited at the door to be seated for quite a while. Once seated we ordered drinks and garlic & herb chargrilled oysters. They were pretty good. We had the combo boiling pot with shrimp, crab and crawfish with potatoes, corn and sausage and our...2 sons had crab. The shrimp were hard to peel (shells stuck to the meat), the crawfish were hard to peel as well, were small and had little flavor, the crab were just ok, but some of the body meat was kind of grayish in color and had a funky smell. The potatoes were over cooked, but the corn and sausage were good. Overall, would not recommend the boiled seafood, and probably wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed March 9, 2021

The restaurant was down the street from our hotel. They recommended the grilled oysters. We had never eaten oysters, these were delicious. My husband ordered a hamburger and said it was one of the best he had ever had. I ordered the Cajun Creole. It...was really good, had a lot of shrimp. Did not disappoint. Would visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed March 5, 2021

The service was amazing and the experience was just as we expected, never had oysters before and it was phenomenal. The Old Fashioned boil in its original state was mesmerizing brought the charm and feel of what New Orleans is known for.

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed February 10, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and wonderful service. Our server Kristi was so wonderful, we went back the next day. We had Angelo as our server the second night and he was wonderful too! They were practicing Covid cleanliness. I had shrimp that was amazing and my friend...had Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice. The Fried Green Tomatoes in Roulmonde sauce was incredible!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
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
...More
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Provincial
3,756 reviews
.06 miles away
Chateau Hotel
1,388 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel Villa Convento
575 reviews
.11 miles away
Hotel Royal
1,031 reviews
.13 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Loretta's Authentic Pralines
258 reviews
.09 miles away
Alberto’s Cheese & Wine Bistro
332 reviews
.09 miles away
Central Grocery Company
3,093 reviews
.04 miles away
Meals From The Heart Cafe
803 reviews
.10 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Old Ursuline Convent Museum
256 reviews
.10 miles away
French Market
2,260 reviews
.08 miles away
Andrew Jackson Statue
13 reviews
.02 miles away
New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours
835 reviews
.01 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
3dsmom
January 19, 2020|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from OFMR | Property representative |
We do not. The law in New Orleans requires you to be 25 feet or more from a door to smoke. Our balcony is big but not that big.
0
Votes
Keisha L
January 9, 2019|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from Arismaza | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I went to this place with my son, my daughter and my wife and the atmosphere was were family friendly.
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar

  • Yes, The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar offers takeout services.

  • Yes, The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar offers delivery services.

  • The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4