New Orleans / Louisiana French Restaurants

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Restaurant August
Contemporary French | New Orleans Central Business District
419 reviews

Opened in October 2001 with native John Besh at the helm, Restaurant August is the only restaurant to be awarded a perfect "5 Bean" score from The Times-Picayune in the past two years. Food & Wine bestowed Besh with the honor of "Best New Chef" in 1998. Gourmet magazine's Guide to America's Best Restaurants listed August in its top five picks in New Orleans.

La Petite Grocery
French | Garden District
320 reviews

We welcome you in joining us for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Come dine in this beautifully restored Uptown restaurant on Magazine Street and enjoy Chef Justin Devillier's contemporary Louisiana Cuisine.

Please note that we will be closed for the following holidays:
Staff Appreciation Day - Monday, May 20, 2013
Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2013
Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2013
Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2013
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2013
New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Contemporary American | Warehouse District
182 reviews

Chef Donald Link's Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant on historic Saint Charles Avenue features an acclaimed menu with French and Italian-inspired, yet distinctive Southern dishes and a dynamic wine list in a modern bistro setting. Private dining with customized menu is available for up to 50 guests.

Creole | French Quarter
495 reviews

We invite you to experience the finest French-Creole cuisine this city has to offer since 1840.Antoine's Restaurant has set the standard making New Orleans one of the greatest dining destinations in the world.Antoine Alciatore was the first to serve visitors such New Orleans culinary treasures as shrimp Creole, crawfish cardinal and shrimp remoulade. His descendants now fifth generation continue the process. His son Jules created such unique offerings as oyster Bienville, Foch, and Rockefeller. Yes,oysters Rockefeller . Invented here, and only here is the original recipe served-a secret family recipe. Come and experience the culinary delights that have made Antoine's Restaurant a living history.

French | New Orleans Central Business District
516 reviews

Old World New Orleans brasseries that offers warmth, comfort, great food and good cheer. This John Besh restaurant combines the best of French, German and Creole Cuisines. Lüke offers an extensive French, German, and Belgian beer selection, including two exclusive house brews [custom-made in Louisiana]. The cuisine is unaffectedly Old World, using slow and traditional cooking techniques. The wine list will feature reds and whites from the Loire, Alsace, and Savoie regions, as well as Badischerwiens of Germany. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, Lüke will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel
Creole | Warehouse District
23 reviews

Acclaimed by local and regional food writers as one of the best New Orleans Restaurants, Cafe Adelaide is a favorite of local residents as well as visitors. Modern Creole Cuisine featuring seafood and farm fresh ingredients is the cornerstone to "eating, drinking, and carrying on" at this Commander's Palace Family Restaurant. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Chris Lusk, named one of five "Breakout Chefs to Watch" in 2009 by Esquire Magazine, King of Louisiana Seafood by the Louisiana Seafood Promotions Board, and "Louisiana Cooking" magazines Five Chefs to Watch! The Swizzle Stick Bar is a nod to the Brennans' beloved aunt, Adelaide Brennan, whose joie de vivre and charming pursuit of the good life is captured in the decor and design. Named for the gold swizzle stick that Adelaide wore around her neck, this fun watering hole is getting a lot of attention reviving classic cocktails. Bar Chef Lu Brow leads a team dedicated to the art of presenting perfect cocktails.

Contemporary American | Garden District
179 reviews

Occupying a late 1800's corner drugstore in the heart of the Magazine Street Antique & shopping district, Lilette balances bistro & fine dining with contemporary French & Italian fare. Beautiful banquettes & blood-red walls create a romantic ambience for you to enjoy the culinary styles of Food & Wine's 'Best New Chef', John Harris

Broussard's Restaurant
Contemporary French | French Quarter
107 reviews

Broussard’s Restaurant offers a New Orleans interpretation of traditional Continental European Cuisine in an historically significant setting nestled in the French Quarter. Blending the glamour and refinement of the past with a stylish sense of modernity, Broussard’s provides an atmosphere of understated elegance.

La Provence
French | Louisiana Northshore
166 reviews

Country French inspired restaurant. At La Provence, “cooking with heart” means everything. The menu blithely ignores the cutting edge of urban contemporary French food, and instead reflects the time-honored, time-consuming rustic techniques that in turn reflect the rugged earthiness of the ingredients.

Restaurant Patois
French | Uptown New Orleans
116 reviews

French inspired cuisine with heavy influence on local fresh ingredients.

Jubilee Restaurant and Courtyard
Contemporary French / American | Mandeville
35 reviews

Contemporary Louisiana cuisine served in an upscale casual environment.

Chateau Du Lac Bistro
French | Metairie
72 reviews

Chateau du Lac Bistro serves the finest French cuisine and wine in the Greater New Orleans area!

With more than 50 years of combined experience, our bistro offers the personalized service and hospitality you deserve while enjoying a fine lunch or dinner. You can be sure that all of the food on our menu is prepared with fresh ingredients by our executive French chef, Jacques Saleun. Whether you want to eat some fantastic food in a fine bistro dining atmosphere or you need a bottle of wine for a special occasion, Chateau du Lac Bistro is just the place for you. From wine and desserts to steak and escargot, our bistro gives you the exquisite French cuisine you deserve without the travel fee. For your convenience, we also offer gift certificates, reservations and take-out service.

Dominique's on Magazine
Contemporary French | Uptown New Orleans
52 reviews

Located in Beautiful Uptown New Orleans, Award winning Dominique's On Magazine features contemporary French Cuisine using all local ingredients and on site Hydroponic garden.

Housed in a former historic fire station, Chef Dominique welcomes you to his signature restaurant to experience innovative cuisine, Mixologist bar program and exceptional service which has been his trademark for his New Orleans restaurants for the past eighteen years.

Esquire, Saveur, New Orleans Magazine, Times Picayune and Gambit have named Dominique's best new restaurant in 2011.

Martinique Bistro
Contemporary French | Uptown New Orleans
87 reviews

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.

Le Foret
Southern | New Orleans Central Business District
54 reviews

Le Foret in the New Orleans Central Business District is a vibrant restaurant serving traditional New Orleans French cuisine, where guests experience what New Orleans is famous for; friendly and leisurely Southern Dining.
The restored 1800’s era building still houses many of its original doorways, beams and hardware dating back more than 200 years, is where Restaurateur Danny Millan and his partners provide stellar service to visitors who dine on Italian china and imported crystal from Germany.
With a seasonally driven menu focusing on the best produce, seafood and meat Southern Louisiana has to offer, Le Foret is a perfect spot for a family dinner or special occasion.

Creole | French Quarter
430 reviews

If you are looking to dine in style, reserve a table in our nostalgic Main Dining room, with its gorgeous mosaic floors and beveled glass windows, or in our Jazz Bistro, were you can indulge your appetite for food and Jazz. A $4.00 per person music charge will be added to the bill in the Jazz Bistro. Both dining rooms offer the same menu and service, so you can chose the atmosphere that would please you most while dining on our wonderful Creole Cuisine. We hope you let us show you a fabulous New Orleans dining experience.

Creole | French Quarter
60 reviews

Café Sbisa, located in the French Market area of the Vieux Carre, was founded by the Sbisa family in 1899. It was amongst many restaurant and coffee houses in the thriving port and financial district of the old French city. Today, it remains as a symbol of the past, still serving excellent New Orleans libation, as well as, classic creole cuisine.

Patrons at Sbisa will note that Chef Pedranti’s menu pays tribute to the classic creole dishes of New Orleans while giving a modern spin to the amazing southern dishes on the Gulf Coast. “Many of the great creole dishes that are found today in New Orleans restaurants began at Sbisa,” according to Pedranti. “As such, our culinary goal is to honor our historic roots with a modern disposition.”

Tomas Bistro
Creole | Warehouse District
139 reviews

Tomas Bistro was carved out of an old factory in the Warehouse District and made to house a French Creole style bistro. The interior is unusual in its simplicity, with heavy use of mahogany wood & French decor and music, Tomas creates the feeling and look of France. A romantic and cozy warm feeling attracts diners for a small bite or a full dinner. The French-Creole style of old-world food brings to you the love of cooking to your table.

French Market Bistro
Contemporary French | Baton Rouge
27 reviews

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.

Mansurs On the Boulevard
Contemporary French | Baton Rouge
70 reviews

MANSURS on the BOULEVARD has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 21 years. Our cuisine is true to Louisiana, and it is combined with a Contemporary French flare. We have a full service lounge area complete with a beautiful mahogany bar for more casual dining and a nightly pianist in the main dining area for a more intimate atmosphere. Our menu serves the largest selection of fresh fish in Baton Rouge, as well as delicious steaks, seafood & our acclaimed Duck Mansur. Local favorites are our famous Charbroiled Oysters, grilled before your eyes behind the bar, and our Cedar Roasted Redfish. Whether you are looking for the casual night out, an intimate dinner, or a formal/business private gathering, MANSURS on the BOULEVARD is the place for you. Contact us directly if you have any special requests or questions in general. Cheers!

Blend - Baton Rouge
Tapas / Small Plates | Baton Rouge
10 reviews

Baton Rouge's newest hotspot, Blend, is the brainchild of business partners Sean Malone and Andy Blouin, as well as Mike Labat. At Blend, we want to create an atmosphere that blends exceptional wines, exquisite tastes and freshly-mixed specialty cocktails, with great company. Our eclectic architectural designs of wooden beams and exposed brick with modern touches create an atmosphere that is perfect for an evening out, finishing a business meeting, or a celebratory event. We hope you will try one of the bottled boutique wines paired with one of Chef Scott Love's featured menu items, or perhaps just dessert and a cocktail. Whatever you choose, we are certain that our stellar service and fantastic atmosphere will keep you wanting more.

Like Benjamin Franklin once said, "Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance." We sure hope you have a glass with us.

Contemporary American | Garden District
43 reviews

Housed in a historic former firehouse, Dijon is the first restaurant concept from New Orleans native Kurt Brodtmann. He is working with Executive Chef Ricky Cheramie to deliver a truly unique dining experience!

We offer a Contemporary Louisiana cuisine with Classical French and Southern Creole influences. Our menu will rotate seasonally according to availability and by Chef's choice and will always feature rotating daily dinner specials, featured wines and cocktails.

We take a French provincial approach to fine dining by inviting you to our humble space and serving you nothing but the freshest local ingredients possible.

A few special features of Dijon are a Chef’s Table in the main dining room complete with its own small kitchen (coming soon!!!), a beautiful private courtyard area, and a premium bar and lounge area that features the City's best cocktails and great wines!

Creole | French Quarter
309 reviews

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, on the corner of Jackson Square, Tableau is Dickie Brennan's latest production and features lauded Louisiana Creole dishes prepared by talented chef, Ben Thibodeaux and his equally talented culinary team. Look for traditional Creole dishes with an updated approach. A star of the menu is the ten or more traditional French sauces made daily by the expert house saucier. Enjoy courtyard dining, as well as balcony dining with some of the best views in the Quarter.

Restaurant Cotton
Southern | Monroe
60 reviews

Located in the heart of downtown Monroe in one of the oldest buildings in the city, Restaurant Cotton has the atmosphere of a simpler, more honest time. Executive chef, Cory Bahr, prides himself in being an innovator of unique and delicious food that exhibits his Louisiana Delta roots and allows his personality to influence every dish. Accompanied by chef de cuisine, Spencer Serrette, and sous chef, Seth Blankenship, Chef Bahr has mastered the art of creative southern cuisine. With nightly food and drink specials, it is guaranteed that there will be something new to try with every trip to Restaurant Cotton. Chef Bahr shows his appreciation and passion for authentic Louisiana cuisine by always using the freshest and most local ingredients in every dish that he prepares. Restaurant Cotton is proud to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Monroe and we invite you to join us as we support our beautiful city and the seasoned talent of our very own Chef Cory Bahr.

Rene Bistrot
French | Warehouse District
21 reviews

René Bistrot has a menu that is focused on French-bistro-style cooking, but provides a contemporary take using the traditions and ingredients from Southeast Louisiana. The menu, changing seasonally and including daily specials, focuses on incorporating French cooking traditions with fresh, local ingredients.

Bombay Club Restaurant & Martini Bistro
Contemporary French / American | French Quarter
147 reviews

Decorated in a plush British theme with overstuffed leather wing-back chairs and rich woods, The Bombay Club jams with nightly live Jazz. The Club's award-winning cuisine has won accolades from renowned local and world-wide reviewers. Zagat justifiably refers to the Club as “a civilized class act in the heart of the French Quarter.”

Guided by acclaimed Chef Nick Gile, The Bombay Club restaurant has reached new heights. Among many recent reviews The Bombay Club restaurant was recognized by Sante' Magazine as the “Best Restaurant Bar in the Southeast", and by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of Designer Michael Kors’ favorite places in New Orleans.

The Bombay Club bar serves 100 crafted specialty Martini's, and is regularly voted Best Martini Bar in New Orleans in Gambit Magazine.

Happy Hour is a daily affair, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm and includes $3 Martini's and Mojito's; $2 domestic Beer; and small plate specials such as $1 Brisket Sliders.

The Pelican Club
Creole / Cajun / Southern | French Quarter
121 reviews

The Pelican Club, offering a wide range of fabulous New Orleans dishes, consists of three dining rooms and a large bar fashioned from a handsome, 19th-century French Quarter townhouse, rising from the corner of Bienville Street and Exchange Place in the heart of the French Quarter. Owner, Richard Hughes, and his wife, Jean Stinnett-Hughes, transformed a neglected architectural gem into a welcoming restaurant decorated in a crisp blend of traditional and contemporary. Each room has its own ambiance, created with such diverse elements as burnished Louisiana cypress, contemporary paintings by New Orleans artists, antique prints, and the dramatic contrast of black-leather banquettes against cream-colored brick walls. Such an atmosphere is sure to make your meal feel like a truly New Orleans experience.

Flaming Torch Restaurant
French | Uptown New Orleans
42 reviews

“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!!