Me'Lange
Me'Lange
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Me'Lange

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.melangenola.com/
  • Phone: 504 309 7335
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday and Saturday 6:00pm - 11pm

    Bar: Wednesday ~ Sunday, 6:00pm ~ until

    Monday and Tuesday ~~ Closed

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Thomas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz, Ragtime and traditional New Orleans music and dance performances.
  • Special Events: Melange is the perfect place to host your party. Please contact a manager at the restaurant for pricing and availability.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frenchmen Street
  • Public Transit: Cab service is always avaliable and a bus stop is nearby.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking where available. Public pay to park parking lot within 2 blocks.
A word from Me'Lange
Melange is a 1920’s themed restaurant and Speakeasy bar located at the intersection of Frenchmen Street and Chartres Street in the Marigny. We offer french Creole fare in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Melange is a place where locals meet for quality food at local pricing. Live music every Wednesday - Sunday evening.

Melange is within walking distance of most hotels within the French Quarter.
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Me'Lange reviews from OpenTable diners
  • NOLA cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    The service was great and our waitress was SO nice and helpful. Live jazz, great drinks and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • much-needed on Frenchmen
    Chey
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    this restaurant combines the best elements of Frenchmen in one location: great cocktails, fine dining and quality musicians. all of the seafood dishes were fresh and flavorful. the service was efficient, warm and extremely accommodating. and so far, it isn't swarming with tourists. As a local i don't go out to Frenchmen much, because i can find good food, music, and drinks elsewhere. but Melange is making me reconsider - i would definitely come here with some friends for a lovely evening of authentic new orleanian pleasures.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience, great food
    skwirl06
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    the food here was wonderful and really well-executed. our waitress (stephanie?) was adorable, helpful, and fun. the jazz band was perfect. all-in-all highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Nice, new addition to Frenchmen Street. Great service, great food accompanied by good music. Not the usual crowded smoky venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    Bill
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Excellent New Orleans style food - loved the seafood dishes. Service was extremely friendly and professional, and made you feel you were a very welcomed customer. An excellent, casual dining experience. Me'Lange is in the heart of the Jazz District. The band playing at Me'Lange was one of the best I've heard in New Orleans. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place. Crab cakes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    I love this place. Crab cakes are amazing. One of my favorite restaurants
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is outstanding
    Royalbanane
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Great quality of food. Service was kind of slow but host and server were really professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & excellent music
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Great little gem tucked just off Frenchman St. The food was wonderful there was a three piece jazz band playing. It made for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow... Food was a delight
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We were directed to this place by not only website reviews but also friends who told us the chef used to be the chef at le bec fin in Philly. Well- the recommendation was right on. It's in the Frenchman district- very jazz club like, bands playing on the street, etc. A little ways from bourbon, but walkable and worth it. Everything we put in our mouth was delightful. The shrimp and tomato stack is a must try. The soup was yummy, sausage app a big hit. For dinner you must must try the mushroom pasta and crab cake. I highly recommend utilizing the small plate portion size and trying as much as possible! The torte chocolate cake- melts in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and delicious. Scallops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Fresh and delicious. Scallops martini appetizer sweet tender and yummy. Friendly wait staff- went back the next night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was FUNomenal :)
    DjLum
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Food was fantastic! We went with multiple starters to taste more things. The gumbo was awesome, the Scallops were amazing. I actually ordered another helping. Save room for desert! The old time drinks were ok, but not my favorite. It is in a much better area of New Orleans than Bourbon Street. Lots of fun music places and restaurants without the "seediness"! Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just about perfect
    Munkuses
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Off the beaten path, just a few blocks from the French Quarter. Great food, great jazz, great service. The best overall dining experience we had in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun
    Boka
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    We were looking for a place to go last minute on Frenchman street. We found a gem. the place is so fun with great music and the food is wonderful... don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server...Big Red
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    She was outstanding. The restaurant is lucky to have her. She was attentive, helpful and very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for Marigny dining
    DETravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Very large dining area, informal bistro-style decor and table setting. Food varied in quality. My sausage appetizer and shrimp/grits entree were both very good, but my partner's entree was bland, not appealing. This place is a good choice if going to dine in the Marigny district. There are many better places in the Quarter at the same price level, though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • have already recommended !
    Marge
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Fun atmosphere for people who dig the music and food scene NOLA has to offer. Went with a group of 8 (7 20-somethings and their mom, me) and the place was a hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    Cindy
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Great live music, great food, and fantastic drinks. I came while on a solo vacation to NOLA. They didn't mind someone coming in alone (lots of places do). They set me up at the bar, where I chatted with people from around the world and the servers checked in that I was having a great time. I expected to just eat and find some live music nearby, but I stayed. The house band was incredible, and I felt very welcomed by the locals (one woman who insisted I just stay and see one of the best bands in town). Food...yes, that. One of the few NOLA spots to have something veg. Mushroom pasta and a goat cheese salad. Very well executed and delicious. Large portions too! My tummy, soul, and dancing feet were so happy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Ready for Jazzfest!
    Patricia
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Last year when we were here for Jazzfest we bumped into Me'Lange and really loved it. Great food, great music, very good service. We are so sorry it was not the same this year. I really think they just did not have enough staff for the volume. The service was terrible. Our food would have been great if it was hot. The base of my chef special grilled fish dish was stone cold. The fish was hot and right off the grill but it was meant to be eaten with the fennel/tomato sauté under it so the special $35 dish was a bust. That was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great music!
    JDMDVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Me'Lange is a great place to go to enjoy some fabulous Louisiana cuisine while listening to great jazz music! I had the sausage and the gumbo - both of which were delicious. My girlfriend had teh rabbit which was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing! The music was fun, and our server was great. It was busy (and seemed a bit understaffed), but he was quick and attentive the entire time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an early reservation,
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    We had an early reservation, but were somewhat surprised that we were the only people (6) in the restaurant. A couple guys were playing jazz and that was one of the reasons we chose MeLange. They were pretty good. The service and food were very good. I had a salad and the shrimp and grits. One of the best preparations of Shrimp & grits I have ever had. The restaurant eventually filled to capacity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, great drinks,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Fantastic food, great drinks, knowledgeable and friendly staff , great little jazz band in the corner. We could not have had a better experience.. My new favorite place for dinner in NO.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very flavorful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The food was very flavorful. Produce was not great in one instance. Music was good. No air conditioning and that was a huge problem. Friendly service but a little slow because it was crazy busy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food disappointing for NOLA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We had dinner here on our last night in NOLA. My pasta with mushroom sauce was disappointing. It lacked flavour and needed more of a base to the sauce. Our server was perky and service was good. If you are going out on Frenchman St. after, this is a super location. We went to hear John Boutte at DBA a block over. He was incredible.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The food was excellent and the service even better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun vibrant spot with really
    PRmanVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Fun vibrant spot with really good food and spirit. The music by a young jazz group was superb. A great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Awesome Experience
    FredVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    I've been so looking forward to writing this review. We're frequent visitors to NOLA, but this was our first visit to Me'lange. What a treat! We sampled a couple of their specialty drinks and then went to the soup of the day and their tomato and shrimp salad. Then to the oyster and scallop applies to the exquisite shrimp and grits. All were totally awesome!! Server was very helpful and did an excellent job - top notch. Will definitely look forward to coming back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit too noisy I guess
    bobsVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    A bit too noisy I guess I should not go to a speak easy
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were given a dark table,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    We were given a dark table, when many with table lamps were unused. This was the only negative. Otherwise, we love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great example of classic speakeasy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Great example of classic speakeasy. Everything is very well done. Cocktail list is great. Our server Jess was just about the best, most knowledgable I have ever had. Cannot complement entire experience enough. Great location in Marigny, just outside hustle and bustle of the Quarter. I highly recommend anyone take a walk through the Quarter to Frenchman St. to visit this area. You will not be disappointed. It's what the Quarter used to be.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strong Work!
    Trey
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Fantastic food in a great location. Excellent place to impress a date. Very impressed with my overall experience including the food, drinks, and staff. I will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Me'lange one of the best
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    This was our second time at Me'lange, and we had another wonderful time. Our server was "Big Red", who was very nice and took great care of us. We had fun trying the specialty 20's and 30's cocktails. The gumbo, shrimp and Fois Gras were all delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melange is tucked away just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Melange is tucked away just outside the French Quarter very near Frenchmans Street and about 2 minutes from our hotel in Chartres. We had the best meal of our trip here, in very pleasant surroundings, with very good food and service. The menu is quite short, usually an indication of real cooking in our experience. I especially enjoyed the rabbit dish, but all our choices were good. Not cheap, but good value for money and definitely worth the price. We had a reservation, but this didn't seem to be necessary even over the Easter weekend, although we were quite early at around 7.00pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food on Frenchmen Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Our food was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the duck, tuna, crab cakes, and creme brulee. The waitress was attentive and offered helpful recommendations. This was a great find near Frenchmen Street jazz clubs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great music, a bit pricey
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Great music, a bit pricey but it has New Orleans Class!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner in the Marigny
    BklndfVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We wanted to have an evening in Marigny, and we're glad we started at Melange. The service was friendly, the food was terrific (my wife loved the duck), and the music playing was (mostly) great. I would absolutely recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you review their website,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    If you review their website, you are expecting a certain experience. We thought we were in the wrong place. We carefully selected this place to have a unique experience, and unfortunately the place couldn't have had less personality. Their music did not show up that night, cncelled without notice, so the atmosphere was very stale. I have been to many unique New Orleans places, and this is one where I would not return and also not recommend. There are so many better alternatives.
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  • Excellent food, wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere. Away from all the hooplah of the French Quarter, you are able to enjoy a well made drink, and excellent food in a classy environment. Will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After a long day at a conference,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    After a long day at a conference, a group of six enjoyed the casual, urban environment of Me'Lange. Food was terrific...definitely try the seared scallops. Plenty of fun drinks. Piano adds a charming touch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Me'Lange
    NewOrleansFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    This was our first time at Me'Lange. Found it on Open Table. The food was outstanding and the service (Rebecca) was wonderful. The 20's and 30's style cocktails were fun. The Fois Gras was marvelous. This is our new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had wonderful service,
    DandJVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We had wonderful service, but admittedly we were there at 730p, whhich is clearly on the early side for this neighborhood. Food was quite good, but you need to ask about sizes of various small plates, which range from 2 scallops to an entire bowl of mussels (which were delicious, by the way). Our waitress brought the wrong dessert, which we had already started eating, so we had both.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic