Flaming Torch Restaurant
Flaming Torch Restaurant

Flaming Torch Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flamingtorchnola.com/
  • Phone: 5048950900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Patrick James King
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Flaming Torch restaurant is a soon-to-be favorite venue for private parties and wedding receptions. Privacy, service and excellent food will be enjoyed by all.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Magazine
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Flaming Torch Restaurant
“No matter where you are in the New Orleans area, come enjoy the delicious French cuisine menu that native New Orleanians and visitors love. Just off world-famous Magazine Street, stop in for an afternoon lunch or cocktail, then walk down Magazine Street to shop in the eclectic stores. Our evening menu has earned us the Top 20 New Orleans restaurants in the renowned Gambit Weekly. We are honored to be part of the reason many people visit New Orleans, the food!!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Flaming Torch Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (18)neighborhood gem (14)special occasion (14)fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Reliably excellent
    rtfsouth
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Low key and relaxed, excellent food and service. For when you want to go somewhere and have a great experience without any pressure to dress up, act up, or speak up.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parfait!
    francaislady
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As a French enthusiast and a foodie, this place was more than satisfactory! The servers are kind and patient with great recommendations (of course I am always a sucker for duck). Definitely plan to return for the next special occassion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small and quaint.
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed this restaurant. We found it to be small, quaint and quiet. The service and food were both very good. Parking was very easy and close by, which is a real plus for any establishment in downtown New Orleans. I would recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't open
    KoriVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When we arrived for our reservation there was a note on the door that said they were closed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • so disappointed
    datenite
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The $15 Sausage appetizer was 9 small sizes of dry, overcooked 'gormet' sausage. a long hour later, my $29 dry, tasteless redfish appeared with 4 greenbeans and 2 small potatoes cut in half along with my husband's $30 piece of chicken in a sloppy bowl of stew gravy with 2 undercooked hard potatoes. We left $100 later and still hungry.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice
    Foodlover51
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was of very good quality. Atmosphere was romantic. I did think it was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Tm05VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was outstanding in spite of being short staffed for a while. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They need more staff
    Diner123
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was good, and we knew there was a party going on while we were there, but it took forever. I wish they hadn't taken reservations the night we went because they just weren't prepared to handle the party and the diners on the floor.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding.
    diningmom
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For the first time there it was outstanding and the food was wonderful as well as the staff. Very accommodating. Thanks for a positive experience. Will be back for sure. Would recommend it very highly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    nolagal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My favorite here is the French onion soup. Tried the mixed grill salad this time (lobster and grilled beef tips), which was good, but not as wonderful as other things on the menu that I've had before, like the mussels and crab cakes. Love the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice ambience
    Nati
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was not our first time restaurant. The food was disappointing, they need a new chef.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drod12
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was awesome! Good was great. Get French onion soup and mussels.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay
    Snakerake
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Maybe we hit it on an off night. The soup and salads were good and the waiter was friendly and attentive. But the entrees were so so. My wife's filet was decent and my rack of lamb was adequate but nothing to write home about. They both just seemed lacking for the price. It wasn't a bad experience but we probably won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not bad
    Abertcino
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    tiny little cozy place in a construction congested neighborhood. The pate was lack of taste, duck was little chewy. Service was ok consider just two tables at 7pm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UlrichMillerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a great meal. As we arrived the power was out due to a thunderstorm, but we sat down and enjoyed a candlelight dinner and the appetizers and entrees were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuto
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The restaurant is easy to find,being just one block from Jefferson just off Magazine. The attention was excellent, and the food was very good. The french onion soup was especially good. The decor was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Father's Day brunch
    Babette
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A group of eight of us dined here for Father's Day brunch. It was a very comfortable place to go, roomy, quiet (we could all hear each other talk - what a treat!), and accessible for the 90-year-old in our party. The service was friendly and mostly timely, and they gave us plenty of time to eat (it was not crowded). Many of us ordered the Eggs Benedict and I don't think a single yolk was runny, but the rest of the plate was good. One person ordered steak medium rare and it came virtually uncooked. Sent it back and had it cooked a little more, but she found the steak itself very average. So, not great for the food, but not terrible, and it worked beautifully as a place for old friends and family to get together and gab.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant with Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Can't beat it please enjoy this restaurant. The ambiance was second to none with old classics playing in the back ground. The food actually took our breath away. ..wonderful wonderful! !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 310 reviews are from the Flaming Torch Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 2nd time NOT a charm
    MariaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We needed some last minute reservations for brunch, and this was available. My daughter and her boyfriend have been here several times and both said it was really good, so we gave it another try. I still got the same vibe from the ambiance. It is just brown. We were seated right away, and asked what kind of water we would like and then we were forgotten for a while. In fairness to the staff there was a big party, and it seemed that was all they could handle. We finally got waters and drinks. The bloody Mary's tasted like there was no vodka, but the waiter did add more when asked. The food was decent, but not great. With so many great restaurants to choose from in NOLA, I think this one should be a pass.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent food and service, nice ambience will be sure to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • French cuisine with local flair
    DawnSanDiego
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Right off Magazine St., this quiet neighborhood restaurant is exceptional. There were few people in the establishment when we arrived for a late lunch and the staff was gracious & accommodating. The crab cakes were delicious and the grilled chicken sandwich was a tasty spin on a typically not so exciting favorite. We got caught in a down pour right before entering and the proprietor fave us hand towels to dry off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My lunch was very good and the service was great. Mussels and pâté were very good and the crab Cake was favorite dish. Wine list had good variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointing dining experience!
    MutiVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was lacking. Food was a disappointment. However, the prices were where a five star restaurant should be.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flaming Torch
    ACSB
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 7:30 for our 8 o'clock reservation. The service was excellent... like having a personal restaurant. The food was okay. The talk in my neighborhood is that one can always get in at Flaming Torch. This was on a Friday night during Jazz Fest when most uptown restaurants were booked solid!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    There were 4 of us, we all got different entrees & we all loved it. One is highly allergic to shell fisf & the chef was great about adjusting her redfish dish. Dessert was equally excellent. If it's available, don't miss the pot de cream
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French neighborhood
    Rich
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food with friendly service and warm atmosphere. The recommended French onion soup was wonderful. The location just off Magazine Street is convenient . Will plan to return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, ambiance and service!
    goodtasteguy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This place never disappoints. Food is consistently good whether for brunch, lunch or dinner. There's an elegant charm in the small, intimate dining room that's perfect for that special occasion. I've brought out-of-towners and introduced locals and all have been impressed and delighted. Makes me look good and improves my reputation for having good taste.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    Steffi
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I found this restaurant on Open Table and was meeting a friend of almost 40 years who was visiting with her husband. Cindy Judin Wicker, from Camp Arrowhead in Hunt, Texas. Her little sister is one of my best friends. We had excellent service by the owner, Hassan, I believe. I wasn't expecting to be bowled over, but I was. We had a lovely bottle of La Crema, I had the wonderful onion soup and veal liver, believe it or not. Absolutely scrumptious. I will definitely go again!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Neighborhood place
    ctctcoupeVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We went at 7:30 on a Monday evening, there were absolutely no guests at all. While the owner was charming and welcoming the restaurant is so dated, tired really. A Dean Martin recording was blasting - I'm not kidding... My salad was fresh and plentiful, but nothing you couldn't get really anywhere. Shrimp was tasty and spicy. My partners onion soup was salty and the coq au vin was so so. Would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary dinner
    rtfsouth
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My wife and I were in NOLA for our anniversary, but not really a planned thing. I checked Open Table for a romantic spot with good food. We both love the New Orleans vibe, and Flaming Torch seemed like a good fit. Every expectation was met and exceeded. The service was attentive, friendly and unobtrusive. I wanted to take time over cocktails before ordering, and the staff gladly gave us space. Everything arrived perfectly, and tasted better than we could have expected. The dessert was a unique New Orleans experience (chocolate with some cayenne pepper) and completely memorable. If you want a small romantic place in NOLA, Flaming Torch would be my vote.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Hans
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great service, excellent food, strongly recommend it
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    LNOLAvisitor
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went here with a group of 8. Very good service and excellent food. A bit expensive, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice local restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Flaming Torch was good. The food was tasty but I would not say it was the best I ever had. I was in a group of 6 and the restaurant was more than accommodating. Service was GREAT. Waitress made some nice recommendations. All 6 in my party ordered different dishes and they came out timely, fresh and hot. We enjoyed it. I appreciated that the restaurant called to confirm our reservation the afternoon on the day. They provided great advice where to park due to the Mardi Gras parades going on that evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flaming Deliciousness
    NOLAJames
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We have been to the Flaming Torch a few times as my fiancé loves this restaurant. The waiter was very professional and helped us select some great wines for dinner. The food, as always was excellent, especially the fish of the day and the Lobster risotto. The only slight miscue was the Coq au vin seemed a little heavy handed flavor wise. The French onion soup is always fantastic and one of the best in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time, Saturday February
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our first time, Saturday February 1st... a wonderful experience. Food was delicious, atmosphere, very romantic and Terry, our server was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice experience
    LisaJ
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The atmosphere at Flaming Torch is really nice - relatively dark but not too dark, a fireplace, candlelight - good for a romantic dinner. Most of the food was excellent - sweetbreads appetizer, duck breast, mussels - but occasionally missed the mark. The crabmeat risotto appetizer was tasteless. Rack of lamb was good but not great. I really like the wine list and the service was impeccable. We needed to get in and out in two hours and we did it in less than that. Have been there twice and it always has a nice crowd.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't recommend...
    Uptowner
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Restaurant smelled strongly of gas. Both fish main courses tasted "old" and were not finished. Many much better options in the area.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect cold winter's night!
    xxxxxVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Sat by the fire and started with onion soup au gratin. Perfect way to warm up on a cold winter's night!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot
    lsjbama
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The first time I went it was totally by accident and chance, this time we booked and were not disappointed! it is small, quaint, and the food is great. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The French Onion soup is the best I have ever had. The Redfish and the Crab Cakes were very good and the special eggplant app was very good as well. In a city with great restaurants with great food, the thing that makes this place stand out is the intimacy of the room with the fireplace and the friendly staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere and Food!
    dallassooner
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We highly enjoyed our dinner here. Amazing food and service, our waitress even called a cab for us to get back to the French Quarter. Loved it and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.