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The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar

1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
+1 504-525-7879
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
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Reviewed yesterday

One our first lunches in New Orleans, and we wanted to sample some local dishes. We shared bowls of gumbo and crawfish bisque together with a shrimp and crab salad. All very tasty, especially with some locally brewed beer.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mabinho
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for joining us for your first lunch in New Orleans. So happy to hear you enjoyed it! Come back and see us again.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have celiac disease so finding places that serve gluten free food is a must! There were a few good options for me to choose from. Both times I ate here, I chose the Jambalaya. YUM! I was here for NYE weekend and they were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SherryK454
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad we have things on the menu that you can eat and that you enjoyed. Thank you for spending NYE weekend with us. Please come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, personable staff, appetizers were well prepared, kept my water glass filled. The Pecan Pie was delicious and the 4 spoons were just the right tools for devouring! They helped us be certain to have a balcony table for the Joan of Arc for the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 510karlz
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for watching the parade with us. So happy you enjoyed our cooking and service. Hope to see you all again real soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant after an 8 hour drive from Dallas to attend the New Year’s Day Sugar Bowl. It was our first meal of the day at 3pm, so we were starving. Even though it was crowded, we were seated upstairs quickly. Unfortunately,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tphybridtx
OFMR, Guest Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you or letting us know about your experience. As much as we hate to hear that we disappointed any customer, we do appreciate the opportunity to improve. I'm sorry to hear that you all were not attended to properly. And for that, I apologize....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

terrific gumbo, service, and music. A nice break from the chaos out on the street. No line, quick to a table and the food arrived correctly and quickly. Very impressed with the quality and size of portions. Enjoyed our time here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fran D
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

And great customers! Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy to hear you enjoyed our cooking and that we could give you a break from the wild streets of the French Quarter. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and the crawfish that was "out of season" at the time was STILL AMAZING AND DELICIOUS! I'm happy to have had the experience. We also ordered the blackened salmon w/asparagus and that was very yummy too. So many different foods to taste. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rita K
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Rita. So glad you found us! We've been lucky this year to have an early crawfish season. So happy to hear you all enjoyed them and everything else. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very simple idea where small businesses are able to offer their food in a relaxed venue. Each server offers a different style of food so all the family can eat together. the bar is popular at cocktail time. The empanadas are delicious!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PSlowly
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this kind review, though it doesn't sound like us. Maybe you're referring to the actual French Market nearby. That said, we'd love for you to come dine with us and let us earn those 5 stars for real. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there last night with the wife and a friend. Onion rings and Bbq shrimp aps were spot on. My shrimp and grits was really disappointing compared to the ones I had here over a year ago. Wife had gumbo that was all okra and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank B4894CFkylem
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know about your experience. We're sorry to hear that not everything met your expectations this time. We hope next time you visit us, we'll really impress you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was late night on Monday and we were having trouble finding a restaurant that was open. Literally followed my nose to this restaurant. You can smell the delicious seafood from across the street. Soooooo delicious! We got the grilled garlic oysters and ohhhhh my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ingri-ingri
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Ingri-ingri, for coming in to dine with us and for this wonderful review. We're so happy we were open for you and that you enjoyed our seafood so much. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The is the best crawfish ever. Just the right amount of spice. Make sure get a big drink and dive in. They are cooked to order fresh in the front window.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa N
OFMR, Guest Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Lisa! So happy to hear you enjoyed. We hope to see you again real soon.

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We are very family friendly. Come on down!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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