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“Char broiled oysters and Abita beer”

French Market Restaurant
Ranked #114 of 1,979 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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!
Reviewed May 7, 2013

It doesn't get any better... watching the sun set and listening to the sounds of the quarter. Get a spot on the balcony at the French Market Restaurant. Maybe you stayed an extra day in New Orleans and most of the tourists have cleared out. LInger over a cold Abita beer. The char broiled oysters are served with a dollop of pesto and a couple slices of toasty french bread. The oysters are super fresh. It is a chill place to hang out and to decide what to do next. Where to go for dinner? Who to see play on Frenchman Street? The world is your oyster...maybe order another plate!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was the afternoon and this place was almost empty. They didn't have a large selection of food. Our server Fannie K was very friendly and explained any questions we had. I had the grilled chicken with potatoes. My partner had the crab cakes. Both meals were good, but i think someone dumped a bunch of peppers into my food, it was quite spicy and i love spicy food. The portions were huge. I would probably return.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was lucky enough to be in New Orleans during crawfish season and wow... AMAZING! This place had awesome crawfish. We had the grilled oysters, a seafood platter and 2 lbs of crawfish, more then enough for 2 people.
Small wait at the bar but we didn't mind as we could have a drink while we waited for our table. They also make a killer bloody marry ( pickled green beans a must try)! Only waited about 15 min but well worth it.

The seafood platter was pretty good, everything on it was fried thou, it doesn't say that on the menu, but it was still very tasty, the softshell crab and the oysters were a stand out. The grilled oysters were really good, I didn't think anything beat Sydney Rock Oysters.

And then there is the crawfish! AMAZING! If you love seafood get the 2 lbs, it still won't be enough. Just the right amount of spice, everything else seasoned just right.

Rachel our waitresses was really busy but really attentive constantly asking us if we needed anything else, and she also offered to show us how to de-shell the crawfish correctly.

I will be recommending this place to anyone going to New Orleans, it's well priced, informal, busy and most of all authentic.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The menu is heavy on fried seafood. To avoid this, I ordered the barbeque shrimp--somehow it was oily and difficult to eat. The cajun potatoes and vegetables were coated in an inedible powder. Service was slow. This is a "tourist trap" in the purist sense.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

had been disappointed with crawfish in other restaurants but this was the exception, delicious succulent crawfish, boiled at the front of the restaurant . spicy sauce this has set the bar. crab stuffed mushrooms oily and bland. Onion rings fried crispy but bland, adding salt perks them up, the salad was lovely and fresh. good service, made the eating experience worthwhile in New Orleons.

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Thank Elliepnts
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