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Martinique Bistro
Martinique Bistro

Martinique Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.MartiniqueBistro.com
  • Phone: (504) 891-8495
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Eric Labouchere
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Abe D'Aquin (504) 891-8495

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eleonore
  • Public Transit: We are located one block from the Nashville bus stop and nine blocks from the Nashville streetcar stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Martinique Bistro
We are located in Uptown, just five blocks from Audubon Park. Our menu is comprised of classic French Bistro fare made with seasonal, local ingredients. The wine list highlights France and the United States, with many wine regions represented. You can choose to dine in our enchanting courtyard or in our charming dining room. We have been voted best courtyard dining, as well as one of the most romantic restaurants in New Orleans.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Several things made an impression. The bread was delicious, as was the soft shell crab special. However, we shared a salad and were told there would be an "up charge" because the chef cared a great deal about presentation. What?! We have never encountered that policy in any New Orleans restaurant. So, we paid $17 for a salad. Also, staff congregated around the bar area. Kind of unprofessional and distracting. Will think twice before returning. There is a lot of potential, but more thought should be given to pleasing the diners."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went to brunch here for Father's Day, and all of us left feeling we had made the perfect choice. We sat indoors, but the outside seating area was lovely. The food was delicious... There were six of us, and every salad, soup and entree we chose were perfect! We can't wait to try the dinner here. I would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything we had. The gumbo was out of this world, thick and so flavorful. The duck boudain was incredible, my 5 yr old barely left a bite for me! Our entrees were superb, the hanger steak and my grits & grillades were spectacular. The desserts were excellent as well, the orange/thyme sorbet was a bigger hit for the guys than the chocolate portofillo - which I was able to enjoy on my own. We had a great bottle of Spatalese as well. A wonderful surprise and a great meal at our first visit to Martinique."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I recently went to Martinique Bistro for a Sunday evening meal. The service was very good, and made us feel at home. We sat in the courtyard area where it was a little warm so the roof was opened up, and everything cooled down nicely. My date had an off the menu special while I had the gulf fish courtboullion, which was excellent. I look forward to return visit and trying other menu items."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great service and pleasant environment, but the key here is the fantastic food. Everything is delicious, fresh, perfectly seasoned, and so nicely presented. And its' all so unpretentious. Fantastic."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Both the server & maître d (owner?) were as kind and attentive as could be. They personalized our experience and added a few special touches (champagne!) to honor our recent engagement. Excellent food & an excellent establishment. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We found the dishes creative, well-presented and well-prepared. We look forward to going back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, Blackened Gold was my favorite. Our first visit - won't be our last! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I last ate here years ago, and it was great then. Since I've moved away, there are so many restaurants to visit each trip. I am so glad my husband suggested Martinique. The waiter was very helpful in our selections. They were able to accommodate food allergies with ease. Three of us had seafood and one had steak. All were delicious. The gumbo was excellent as a starter. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Martinique, and it was for a Sunday afternoon brunch. The food was good, the service was attentive, and the patio was pleasant. They have an automatic cover -- like Dallas' football stadium -- that they use when it gets too hot or rains. Ingenious! My only disappointment was the music. Instead of having a light jazz instrumental wafting quietly in the background adding to the ambiance of the restaurant, they had authentic New Orleans jazz -- with vocals -- playing just loud enough to irritate you -- I hate competing with the music. We'll go back to try an evening there, though -- I hear it's very romantic. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Very nice dining experience. Only negative was table location, in corner with little view of restaurant. Did not feel a part of the crowd so no feel for ambiance or vibrancy, perfect for a romantic couple but we were party of four. Crawfish bisque and bread pudding some of the best I have tasted. Bread excellent. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food was great and you couldn't beat the weather. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Martinique Bistro lives up to its New Orleans magazine 2011 Under the Radar award. It is housed in intimate, uptown location with a covered outdoor patio and, with its refined ambiance and reasonable cost, was a great spot for a Mother's Day brunch. The food is very good and the chef cleverly presents takes on traditional dishes. For example, his blue crab cake special was a tasty riff on eggs benediction in which the muffin became the crab cake. Likewise for pig in a hole in which donut shaped cornbread with an egg in the middle topped with bacon and syrup drizzle was his version of eggs and bacon with cornbread. The bonding and escargot appetizers were delectable, and the filet special topped with blue cheese outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I look forward to the new summer menu debuting in June. Hopefully it'll contain a light, fresh pasta dish and local (Gulf of Mexico) fish."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Didn't think this place could get any better but it has. The remodeled courtyard area was gorgeous. The food, service, and everything else were absolutely amazing. One of the best dinning experiences we had in a long time. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Our fond memories of Martinique did not repeat on this visit. Service was poor, food was luke warm, wine was not chilled and we won't be back any time soon."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Sure, resturants change menus from time to time. But, at least keep the old favorites. The recent Seafood "Cassoulet sounded interesting, but was not that good. Scallops were ok, mussells were tasteless, and the beans and "other STUFF' were very dry, as if they added bread 'stuffing' to the dish. Definitely should remove this dish....and bring back the old favorites!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "It has been several months since we last visited. The new retractable roof is a great idea. The changed menu is not. The dishes lacked seasoning and Gordon Ramesey would have kicked the person who prepared the scallops out of the kitchen! Sorry, it will be a long time till we try you again."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Service was horrible. After we sat for 15 minutes I finally got up to find a server to take our drink order. The food was very good but he never came back to check if our meals were good or offer more wine. After he brought the bill we had to find him again to take the credit card for payment. We are local and are used to better service."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Romantic, outdoor patio seating. Food was excellent though no cocktail menu but a good wine list though a bit pricey."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Three egg based dishes and three raves from wife, mother and me. Mom's battered pork, egg and grits were especially superb. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was okay. Chances are I would not return and would try some other place. Not sure I would recommend either. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was perfect and we loved eating in the courtyard. Service was excellent and extremely accommodating! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Delicious food and wonderful service! I love the outdoor patio area. We had Chicken and Biscuits and Grillades and Grits they were perfection."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Celebrating where our lives became one is the best each year. Although lots of things have changed at Martinique since our wedding here 3 years ago, the food and service remain the same. Great night with my husband! Thank you"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "we ended up at martinique bistro because other restaurants were full. guess it was our lucky day as we discovered a gem in uptown!!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We've eaten there many times and will do so in the future."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was relieved we were able to get a big table reservation day of- I was a little concerned hat no one returned my message when I called to confirm my reservation; we were still all happy about being in the outside patio. The food was great and we had a nice experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We found this restaurant to be a cozy and quiet retreat. I did not have a main meal but had a starter, salad and dessert. The scallop starter with kimchi had just enough" heat " to be interesting. They had a few mussel dishes that sounded delicious and imaginative. Pistachios added crunch and flavor to the roasted baby beet salad. Both desserts I tried were winners - the crème brulee and .dark chocolate cake. This is definitely a place to return."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The ambience of the outdoor section was very nice. The food was so so. Everyone in our party agreed that all of our dishes were too salty. I was disappointed in this."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Delicious, innovative menu items such as escargot in a profiterole, chicken on a biscuit, lobster roll. YUM."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant. When I am in Nola I have to go there. If there is one negative it is their desserts."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Everything we ordered was delicious! From the steamed mussels to the escargot and duck with pork belly. The portions were perfect and I left satisfied but not uncomfortably over-stuffed. The meal was topped off with the best dessert I have ever had, cheers to the pastry chef! Passed on the creme brûlée to try the Hazelnut and olive oil cake with raw honey ice cream. It was everything and more. Each bite of warm cake paired with the perfect amount of ice cream sweetness. I wanted to order another to bring home with me for a midnight snack. I would return for the cake alone but the entire menu was top-notch with a laid back but helpful waitstaff. Next time we will request a table on the patio."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Intimate seating and terrific menu. We enjoyed our meal and the staff was attentive to detail. A very enjoyable meal and time well spent."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Martinique Bistro is somewhat hidden on Magazine street due to their garden room, which is a bricked-in semi-open area. The walls are covered in vines, but it's tastefully done to where it doesn't feel like they've let them go crazy. We chose Martinique Bistro for Sunday brunch because Commander's Palace didn't have any available reservations, which worked out great for us!. Wait until 11:30 or noon if you don't want to be the first reservation of the day. Pig in a Hole was excellent! Crabcakes and cocktails were also delicious! Extra props to the staff for dealing with no running water due to unscheduled city maintenance. Staff was very friendly and helpful while unobtrusive. Even the owner came over to chat about recent renovations."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Overall, the food and service were excellent at this garden district eatery. The brightest spot of the meal was definitely the scallops, which were garnished with kimchi and cucumber, plus a delicious barbecue sauce--a very unique dish, and one of the most delicious scallop dishes I've ever had (and I live in Boston...)."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Got the flank steak which is usually very good. This time, however, it wasn't up to the normal standard. Presentetion and prep were very average."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Martinique Bistro's garden seating is simply the best and part of what makes their brunch so special! If you are looking for great patio seating, as well as good food, choose Martinique for your next weekend brunch!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We received great recommendations from our server, who provided spot-on descriptions of the entrees. The Yellow Fin Tuna special was executed perfectly and the lamb loin was accompanied by a delicious mix of starches. Big flavors and presentation without the pretention of other restaurants in New Orleans."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Now we can have the alfresco feel when the weather is not perfect!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014