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“Good food in the Quarter”
Review of Sylvain

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Ranked #68 of 1,946 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $26
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: Between Toulouse and St. Peter
Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food in the Quarter”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Friends of ours recommended Sylvain very highly so we tried it last Saturday night before the downtown St Patrick's Day parade. The ambiance was comfortable inside (too noisy and humid for us in the patio area in back) and the service was very good. Our entres were uneven, however. My hanger steak was very well prepared, and I particularly enjoyed the grilled brussel sprouts, but my partner's beef cheeks were kind of chewy and not very flavorful. But we did find a nice Salice Salentino wine at a very reasonable price, which helped top the meal off. We would certainly return and try other menu items.

Visited March 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Last year was the first and only time we ate there and we will never go back. Hope they got better. Everything was awful - food, service, etc.

  • Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing- A hidden gem”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place was by far the best place we ate in New Orleans. We all have our favorite restaurants in big cities but this one should really be at the top of the list. No, it doesn't have "po'boys" and that kind of Louisiana fare but it is upscale and delicious no matter where you're from. I had the brussel sprouts salad which was great and the scallops which were cooked to perfection. I loved the champagne drink with lavender. The waiter was attentive and nice. You definitely can't plan on eating here without a reservation. We saw someone who knew a waiter and she was turned away (I felt bad). They do have outdoor seating and a really cute courtyard but that was booked too. I made a reservation weeks about 3 weeks in advance and we did have to wait a few minutes but i was fine...we were just waiting for the people at our table to leave. It's a small restaurant. I will definitely be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“French Quarter Hideaway”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Well, if you are in the main seating area you aren't really hidden away but it's tricky to get in to this charming restaurant. The courtyard is gorgeous but you might not easily get a seat to dine in it. The service is top notch and the food is delicious. It is a bit loud and dark in there so don't plan on a quiet conversation during your meal. With all the fried and fried and oyster in the French Quarter I definitely recommend this restaurant for a delectable "not your typical" French Quarter experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Tempe, Arizona
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Exception to the usual French Quarter fare”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Recommended by the owners of the B&B where we stayed. French Quarter not usually known for it's cuisine. However Sylvain is certainly the exception to the rule. Excellent meals enjoyed by all in our party. I had the Pan Fried Scallops that were mouth-watering, then satisfying.
Decor is a little dark (bring your pocket flashlight). Menu is somewhat Pricey, but well worth the quality and taste of the food.

Visited March 2013
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