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Sainte Marie
Sainte Marie
  • Address:
    930 Poydras St., Suite 101
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    Neighborhood:
    Warehouse District
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Sainte Marie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stemarienola.com
  • Email: info@stemarienola.com
  • Phone: (504) 304-6988
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 11am-10pm
    Saturday 4pm-11pm
    Sunday 9am-9pm for Saints Home Games

    We close in between lunch and dinner from 2-4 every day but Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kristen Essig
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Natalie Secco for catering inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private space available for seated parties up to 20 guests and mixers up to 50 guests. Full restaurant available for larger groups. Please contact Natalie Secco for more information at (504) 304-6988.
  • Private Party Contact: Natalie Secco: natalie@saintemarienola.com (504) 304-6988
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Natalie Secco with inquiries at (504) 304-6988.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: O'Keefe
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available on Poydras Street in the Central Business District.
A word from Sainte Marie
Sainte Marie, a restaurant by Robert LeBlanc of LRG located at 930 Poydras, A New Orleans brasserie, with French foundations and Louisiana inspiration. Ste. Marie brings the varied culinary styles of New Orleans using fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared simply yet with excellence. Craft cocktails and an eclectic wine list , all of which are set in an alluring environment, entertain those who work, live and are engaged in the revitalization of the former Faugbourg Ste. Marie, now known as New Orleans’ Central Business District. Ste. Marie is sure to become a pre-eminent dining and entertainment destination in New Orleans for years to come and the anchor in its fledgling neighborhood.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a fabulous dinner for 5 on Easter weekend. The ambience was very modern with spectacular lighting fixtures reminiscent of Lincoln Center in NYC. We started with the generous charcuterie board which had inadequate bread. We had the gulf fish almondine, the mussels served with a spectacular sauce, the shrimp and fettuccine, and the scallops, all of which were delicious. This is a very nice place for something different for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were treated immediately when we entered the restaurant, and seated promptly. Our server took the time to explain the menu thoroughly which we appreciated. The restaurant was very clean with a beautiful decor. The menu was limited, but very unique and varied. The food was very good!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The table really has turned with the crew at Ste. Marie, from plow to plate. The team is humming and the food is surprising, seasonal, sharable and bright. Cool they entire team is moving over to Meaux Bar. Can't wait to see how it all comes together there."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "As always some of the best drinks in town. Menu has a reat variety and is always good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed an unhurried meal with my party on a busy Friday night here. The food is locavore is well-prepared. There is an eclectic selection of beers as well which we took advantage of. Sainte Marie is a great place to go for fine food if you do not want to go to an overpriced restaurant in the French Quarter."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I picked Sainte Marie based on Yelp reviews and by looking for a restaurant within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency in the CBD. I was taking newbies to NOLA and had never been there myself so was a little on edge about what kind of restaurant this would be. From the ability to change our reservation last minute, to the wait staff, the ambiance, the wine selection, and the menu, we had a most enjoyable experience! The food was excellent, the Malbec perfect, and our server amazing. I wish I remembered his name now because he was knowledgeable about the menu, the wine list, the city, and he was so personable. He really made our meal there a true delight! I will recommend and returns. Well done!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was our last meal in New Orleans, and it was great to go out on a high note. Highlight of the meal were the muscles. Some of the best I have ever had. The restaurant uses fresh local food and you can tell in the taste of the food. Our waitress was excellent-- very attentive and helpful in her suggestions. The restaurant. however, is moving to a new location in the city next month, so this review is short lived. Hopefully, the quality will continue because would definitely come back to this restaurant when in the city again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had read several revews about this restaurant and was looking forward to going but the experience was lack luster. We had cocktails that were tasty and it stopped there."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I can't talk enough about this restaurant enough. The foods so fresh and the most delicious food I have had in the city. If you don't go, you are missing out."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great spot... sorry to see it go, as they announced they would be closing and reopening in the old MeauxBar on Rampart..."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at Sainte Marie. Every dish was delicious and service was prompt and friendly. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was expecting so much more...I was disappointed in the quality of the food and the lack of care taken by the staff"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Such a creative menu and delicious food, and served with such attention to detail. The whole Valentine Day dinner we fabulous!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We discovered this place a few months ago and can't get enough! Warm cozy atmosphere and a really interesting drink menu (the Peary Mason is off the chain). Our server Stacy was very kind and knowledgable. The food is great and such a nice departure from the standard gumbo/jambalaya/étouffée (not that there's anything wrong with those but it can get a little old). Don't leave without trying the gnocchi - it almost tastes like it was finished on the flattop! The oyster salad with avocado mash is always outstanding, and the shrimp and grit fritters are surprisingly soft (in a good way). Chef Essig even came out to meet us when our server let her know we were regular fans - very classy!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "i went here on valentine's day with my dude. i had been here before two years prior and was happy i returned. all was well except there was no bread service lol dang it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I eat here a lot, and the fish I had, Redfish over rice was as good as it gets. The food is imaginative and delicious."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Excellent food. Very good service. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great little brasserie when you want some good gourmet, continental American food in the heart of downtown New Orleans. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We love Sainte Marie, Kristen does an amazing job. She visits every table and asks about everyones experience."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I had the hamburger, my co diner had the hanger steak. The hamburger was under seasoned and the bottom piece of bun was soggy. The tomato was not cut properly one side was bigger than the other. I know that sound picky but it is hard to eat that on a sandwich. I ended up using a knife and fork. The french fries were also not seasoned. There was no salt and pepper on the table. The hanger steak was tough (usually they are) but under seasoned and not memorable. The fries that came with the hanger steak were supposed to have parmesan cheese on them but it was not noticable. On the plus side the tea was great - apricot tea. The staff was very nice. They were very attentive and tried to make every thing perfect. The food just lacked taste."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had a very nice lunch at Sainte Marie. The soup and salad were great, and they even added some shimp for me when I asked for it. The burger was wonderful!!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The pork belly and crispy scallop appetizer was absolutely amazing!!! I would go back just for that!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had been here once before with a group of 5 and had a great experience, so the two of us thought we would try it again. The food and wine were generally very good. The service staff were kind and attentive. But they seemed either to be understaffed or had lost our order for a time as we sat for an extended period of time between appetizer and entree'. A table of 5 who arrived after we did had finished their meal and were about to leave by the time we were served ours. Hopefully a one time glitch and we will probably go there again--unique dishes and nice ambiance--but a repeat of this last time and we would probably cross them off the list. Too many good places in N.O. to be frustrated with the experience."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Went for lunch for the first time - the food is definitely innovative. We love Nola cooking, but it can run the risk of looking all the same at restaurants over time. This place is definitely unique. The shrimp and grits "fritters" were surprisingly soft, and in a good way - very tasty. The chef was very flexible and was happy to fry my oysters in cornmeal on request - the oyster salad was lovely. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "First night in New Orleans for a conference my wife is attending. I hit Open Table to look for something a little off the well-worn path of NOLA dining establishments. We were not disappointed. The menu is described as "contemporary southern" which is true, but with some new and delightful twists. Market salad of heirloom tomatoes w/shaved radishes and fresh La.strawberries on quinoa w/a nice subtle citrus dressing. Entree was the special- diver scallops seared in an orange/pecan glaze on bed of, of course, grits, but also rabe & baby turnips. Perfectly executed. But dessert- oh my- lemon tart w/chartreuse sorbetto- put this over the top!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Chef emphasizes local products, elegant preparations that let the ingredients shine through. I will definitely be returning to try the dishes I didn't get to sample this time!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "This was my first time dining here with some friends. I have already told people about this place. I had no idea it was going to be THAT good. I was just willing to give it a try and now I know it is a gem in NOLA. The food was so fresh and clean tasting. Even the staff seemed excited to talk about the food. The staff is quite attentive. Great experience"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Food and service were excellent, strongly recommend giving it a shot. The gnocchi and tartar were exceptional."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We had six for dinner. We split the check 3 ways and added 20%. We left. One couple discovered after we left that they had already included gratuities, and our tip added was WAY over the top. Why didn't the waiter point this out? Why not notice it as we were leaving? Why would they think that mediocre service deserved a 40% tip? Anyway, we will not go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Before the Saints-Cowboys game Sunday my date and I went for dinner. Our server was very young and a tad green but she was very nice and pleasant. We both ordered burgers which were good. Mine was cooked more med-well than the med-rare I ordered but it wasn't a big deal. The salad that came with the burger was nice instead of fries for me. I'd go back :)"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We discovered this neat little place while searching on Open Table for a place near our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised at both the ambience and the good. Interesting menu with modest prices for New Orleans--not inexpensive but good value."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We went to this restaurant twice during one week. I first saw it mentioned in NewOrleans magazine. We tried the watermelon and pork belly appetizer with turnip and other goodies finished with basil oil. Sadly, it's available only seasonally. We had the last one. It will be a good memory My wife then moved on to oyster salad ("outstanding") and I had the shrimp and grits. It was slightly unbalanced with more shrimp than grits. A rare situation. We returned 6days later, just before leaving the city, for the pork chop finished with pepper jelly and roast duck.Capped off with a delicate genoise. Wonderful second trip. Friendly and efficient service. The servers were knowledgeable about the menu . It's in a pleasant room with an active bar."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Very good upbeat vibe, very noisy but enjoy it very much. Food was very good and the presentation even better. Will defiantly return."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "What can I say? Discovered this gem on Open Table and it was fantastic! To top it off I got lucky and caught the last day of Restaurant Week, so got a great deal on my first dinner. I was in NOLA for business for just a few days, but had to go back because the food was so good. Hope I have the opportunity to dine there again soon! Food, wine and service were all stellar. Very nice small restaurant ambiance as well."
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "The service was very good, without being over bearing, Roger, the maitre'd was a gem! He and our server, Taylor, were so helpful and made sure we were out the door to catch our concert on time. . I can't recommend the beef tartar enough! It was without a doubt, one of the best dishes, with the fresh arugula salad on top, to the bacon aioli, yummy stuff! The hangar steak was cooked to perfection, although I would have preferred a wee bit more peppercorn sauce, it was tasty stuff. The smoked chocolate cake was divine, especially with the caramel sea salt sauce, and butterscotch gelato. Portion sizes were spot on, and we left feeling quite pleased with everything."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "quinoa crab and peach salad is the most perfect pairing for a salad. I am looking forward to another visit before peaches go out of season. One of the best dishes I could imagine for a summer lunch."
    Dined on 9/16/2013