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French Market Bistro
French Market Bistro

French Market Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frenchmarketbistro.com
  • Phone: (225) 753-3500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Borivane Khemmanyvong
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Leave it all to us! Large or small, we can supply every detail of your next event. Lots of party friendly options are available including several of your favorite French Market Bistro menu items. We can also supply wine and liquor including full bar set up with supplies. Let our friendly staff tend to your guests while you enjoy your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: French Market Bistro offers the perfect private setting for any gathering. Join us in our cozy wine room for a party of up to 12 guests or in our main dining room for a group of up to 75 guests. Additionally, our back dining room will accommodate up to 36 guests. Several dining packages are available to meet your needs. Ranging from formal sit down dinners to buffet style gatherings, or even cocktail receptions with passing hors d’oeuvres, French Market Bistro is sure to help you host your next event with ease. Reservations preferred.
  • Private Party Contact: Bryan Bucari (225) 753-3500

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Attached parking lot is large enough for buses or motor homes. Plenty of spaces for large parties.
A word from French Market Bistro
French Market Bistro offers fine dining in an intimate casual setting. Signature menu favorites include our Eggplant Camelia, Santa Maria Crab Cakes, and our Chicken Caper just to name a few. Our Award-Winning soup, Cream of Brie and Crabmeat, is always a perfect start to any meal. Fresh grilled fish, sizzling USDA Prime Steaks, unique specials and salads are also common cravings amongst the guests at the Bistro. Let our in-house wine specialist help you choose the perfect bottle of wine from our extensive list of over 165 different wines including boutique wines and other rare finds. Or, cozy up to one of the most exclusive full service bars in town for a martini and dinner. You can also keep up with sporting events on one of 3 flat screen TVs throughout the restaurant. French Market Bistro is the perfect place for date night or family night, and is always kid-friendly. We look forward to providing you with an exceptional dining experience.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my second time dining at The French Market Bistro and I liked it just as much as I did the first time. The food is yummy, the service was wonderful, and the lighting was comfortable. The menu gives you enough options to satisfy everyone.I recommend the grits; they were delicious!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Their nightly specials are excellent and we really appreciate the creativity and variety. The blackened red snapper was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined here before and this time we were brave and brought our 3 and 2 year old children with us. The wait staff could not have been more enjoyable interacting with them and the kids menu had a lot of options. Our food was delicious as usual, and the atmosphere is intimate and lovely."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Andrew was our server, he was a little busy but overall did a great job. We did have to wait a little long to order, but otherwise all was good. the food was outstanding. I ordered the steak special and my husband ordered the marinated seafood salad. We also started off with a salad a soup respectively. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal from the appetizer of sashimi tuna to the end my coffee. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Lunch for 6 at our favorite BR restaurant was predictably very good. Our friends were new to the Bistro and were very pleased. We ordered the bistro crabcakes and eggroll apetizers for the table, which everyone enjoyed. Some of the choices included the eggplant and crab magnolias, crawfish salad, and plank roasted redfish. The Bistro has consistently delivered excellent fare and great service since opening day. Keep it up!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had a great meal as usual.............always solid. This is our go to place for out of town guest!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • ""Free" dessert for birthday celebration must have been old and microwaved but other than that, good experience."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We are always choosing this place when we have a special occasion or celebration for the last 4 years. And we always leave satisfied with the food, service and atmosphere. If you really want some good quality food and good service, this is a great place to find both. A bit more pricey, true, but it is worded."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The atmosphere is very relaxed, sort of rustic. The food was very good. Nice portions, well seasoned and very tasty. The only drawback I could see was the price. I've had similar meals in B.R. for less."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "enjoyed the ambience and the food was great. Good selection and specials. The soup and salad was just right!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite spots in Baton Rouge. Food and service is always excellent!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Always great food. Susan is a refreshing answer to average wait staff. My only issue was having to wait at the host station while the host took a phone in order. He was apologetic and seemed concerned that we had to wait but was out of his control. I feel that on New Years Eve night these orders should be taken at the bar, on line or not done at all."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food and dining experience was great. However, when we arrived a comment was made about how other places give poor seating for online reservations, presumably to give us the impression that we were being treated "special" despite this fact. It made me question not only the Open Table process, but also this and other restaurants' attitude toward it. There are always other places to dine . . ."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I absolutely love this restaurant. Everything on the menu is superb. Always. Great service. Great management Ambience. Everything you could ask for in a restaurant. So many good restaurants in Baton Rouge but I'd rather eat at the Bistro."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "By far the best steak in town. If you have enough room after your meal, the dessert is well worth it."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We've really come to enjoy French Market Bistro. They have a great lunch menu offering some wonderful light (salad) options, and their steak and fish selections for dinner are exceptional. The wine list is great---ask for Bryan (one of the GMs) if you want some assistance with wines."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Great food and drinks! REally enjoyed the experience!"
    Dined on 9/17/2013