NOLA resident rates - Best in City!Sylvains is a perfect little gem hidden away on Chartres street. The food is amazing and I honestly don't think there is a bad dish on the menu1 I would start with the beef belly and then have the scallops for your entree! Excellent service! We bring coworkers here when they visit from out of town and they are always impressed!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest all-around in NOLAFactoring in everything, Sylvain is easily the best dining experience you will have in New Orleans. Somewhat hard to find but the food is excellent and atmosphere can’t be beat. Ordering cocktails at the bar is a must. The bar tenders are like chemist using precise measurements and at times, eye droppers to add the in-house syrups and mixes.....make sure you try the Dominique's Departure.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPortland meets NawlinsSylvan was excellent. Clever combinations and very tasty. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the cocktails and the food. Has a definite hipster Portland-like approach to traditional Nawlins fare that was refreshingly different from other restaurants in the Quarter.
Loved it.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMa little dark and very colda little dark and very cold when AC blows inside
love the vibe of place both inside and out
love option of eating at the bar5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous lunchWe enjoyed the delicious lunch consisting of Gumbo, shaved, Brussel sprouts salad , chicken liver pâté and beet salad. On addition the waiter was so good. He was so knowledgable , gracious and a fine young man!
Thank you for a fine welcome to New Orleans!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood find in the French QuarterRight off of Jackson square, but the bar and restaurant are quiet, and a good reprieve from the noise of the quarter. Very good food and service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and cozyThe food here is great. I would highly recommend the beet bruschetta and the root beer float for dessert. The only complaint is that it is very dark and hard to see your menu for older eyes. Great if you can sit in the courtyard though.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat NOLA foodI ate at a bunch of different restaurants, and Sylvain was better than them all. The prices were far more reasonable, and the food was better than Cochon was.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething Different with flairAs someone who lives @NOLA it's easy to get lazy about going out. We have a few spots that are favorites, and sometimes we even cook at home. After walking by Sylvain and reading the menu about 10 times we decided to check it out,
The entry is through a side door and courtyard. Although we weren't offered a seat out there, it looked very inviting in they way these secret gardens do. The dining room is small, noisy, and fairly dark making the menu a challenge, but our waiter was helpful so all was well.
The food was perfect. The Southern Antipasti an Orange salad are both musts! The entr'ees were all delicious and unique, not just the usual Creole attempts. Very good all around.
The wine selecton is adequate for anyone. Excellent place.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints!The food here is always delicious and inspired. Great cocktails, as well.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem in the French QuarterIt's really easy to pass this place by. It's just off Jackson Square with just a couple of windows on Chartres Street. You enter through the alley. But the food is interesting, excellent, very reasonably priced, and a good mix of lighter fare (sweetbread appetizer and a killer hamburger) and main courses (try the beef cheeks). On top of that, the cocktails are unique and excellent. How many bartenders use eyedroppers to ensure the just right amount of special ingredients. Make a reservation or snag a place at the bar.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for NolaFantastic little find in the quarter with scrumptious well thought out menu selections. Make a reservation.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery unique Bloody MaryExterior appearance was not very inviting so went in not knowing what to expect. Service and staff very accommodating and brunch choices were both unique and yummy! The highlight was the most unusual Bloody Mary we have ever had! Each sip brought a different flavor.....would go back just to have another of those. Patio dining was enjoyable on a warm Sunday morning.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat combo of offering smallGreat combo of offering small and intimate, casual, hip, friendly experience with, most importantly delicious food. We had savory beignets and a southern antipasti including pickled okra and home made mustard. We then had gulf shrimp piloo and pork shoulder with collard greens and an son mills grits. The pork shoulder itself was just ok (pulled pork shaped into small patties, but a bit dry) but the rest was really fantastic. Thenshrimp in particular seemed very fresh, not sweet but full of flavor, and very tender so not overlooked.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeps getting better!This was our 2nd time, we also dined at Sylvsin last year. It was wonderful!! I had the grouper over a kale & mushroom risotto and my fiancé had the bolognese. We will be back the next time we are in NOLA!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our experience at Sylvain.Loved our experience at Sylvain. The food was really good, the service impeccable.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHistoric location-delicious foodOur recent New Orleans vacation included dinner at Sylvain Restaurant in the French Quarter. It was a perfect evening. The staff were all courteous and offered recommendations on both the food and cocktail selections. We enjoyed a tasty Sazerac cocktail before dinner. Our entrees were Duck Confit and Poppardel Bolognese. Each was delicious. The menu includes some lighter choices as well. We were very pleased with everything about the meal.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood tastes great and makesFood tastes great and makes you feel good afterward--not too heavy, etc. Wine was on the ridiculously pricey side--I never quite "get" that--a glass of wine that costs nearly what your entree does... but otherwise, a lovely ambiance, great service, etc.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit to this outstandinOur second visit to this outstanding little spot. Will go back again.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great, as usual.The food was great, as usual. We ended up 30 minutes late on a busy night, and the restaurant did still seat us where we had requested for a birthday party. We were outside in the courtyard, which was beatiful, except when the AC generator would run loudly. It was the first time there for most of the group, and they many compliments for the food and the environment. We're not an easy group to take care of, so congrats to Sylvain for that.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Beunch and sat inWent for Beunch and sat in the courtyard. The food was delicious and the ambiance was incredible it didn't even feel like we were in the French quarter. The food was delicious as well4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was FANTASTIC! Had theFood was FANTASTIC! Had the beef cheeks - out of this world tender. Salad was fresh and crispy - awesome. Little noisy, but not too bad.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI was pleasantly surprisedI was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. The Brussels Sprout salad is to DIE for! Scallops were also very good. Will return.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificentExceptional on all levels. My boyfriend and I were visiting from New Jersey…specifically Monmouth County. I got goosebumps when I saw the “Nieux Jersey” on your cocktail list and that $1 of every drink was donated to Hurricane Sandy relief in Monmouth County. Best experience in New Orleans! Thank you Sylvain!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never been to SylvainI have never been to Sylvain prior and I had a great time. I love the ambiance, the decor, the cortyard. It was to humid to sit outside but we had a nice table for two in the dining room. The bar was packed with what looked like locals. The menu was great and my app/dinner was very good. Drink times were quite slow, but our server was on top of it and was always informing us of progress along the way. Great experience over all!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of six had a greatOur party of six had a great time with cocktails (love the lavender in the champagne cocktail), wine, food (yummy food). Martha did a great job in the kitchen and Alexis did wonderful ensuring smooth activity. But John Eric gets the big high fives for his attentive and responsive tending to the diverse six that we were.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMdo the chicken liver crostini,do the chicken liver crostini, Gulf Shrimp pirlou, and chocolate pot de creme. all delicious. knock it back with their take on the sidecar or the nieux jersey. sit in the back courtyard if you can. lovely setting and quieter than the front room. wonderful spot and much-needed addition to the quarter dining scene. enjoy!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant andWe love this restaurant and try to go there every time we are in New Orleans. The food and service are fantastic. The price is reasonable. Sylvain is located in an old building with a lot of character, very New Orleans. Good to know that they do not normally accept reservations for more than 5, but were accommodating in our case and we appreciate that.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was fantastic. TheOur food was fantastic. The beet bruschetta with goat cheese was the best we have every had. They even have homemade sausage.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth it.Menu selection was exceptional, don't think the dishes could have been prepared better. This is a low key restaurant that delivers very good food. And the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. We had asked for an outdoor table when we reserved but the evening was definitely too cold for outdoor dining, so no problem, got a lovely little table inside. And the wait person was great. Had read that the music volume was a problem, we didn't think so. Only sorry that we didn't have room for dessert -- portions are good sized.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDessert to Die ForOverall, eating here was a great experience. The atmosphere was lovely, the food was very fresh and the service was attentive. It was also very reasonably priced (at least in comparison to restaurants in Washington, DC, where I live). What was most memorable, however, was the dessert - the chocolate pot de creme was one of the best desserts I've ever had.
It's too bad it was too cold to eat outside, because the courtyard looked lovely. Maybe next time!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. WeThe food was delicious. We started with an artisan cheese plate that featured 3 different cheeses, spiced pecans, spiced pears, and crackers. The spiced pears were great with the cheeses. I had the braised beef cheeks for dinner. So tender and delicious. I had a chocolate pot for dessert and didn't finish it simply because I was too full at this point. Loved the food and would definitely go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite restaurantI love everything about Sylvain. From the gastro-pub atmosphere to the amazing food this place is now one of my top favorites in the city. the Chick-Syl-vain sandwich was sooooo delicious and the hangar steak with fried Brussels sprouts was out-of-this-world good. I can't wait to return.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been here many times.Have been here many times. Always delicious and great service. Love that this place is opened 7 days a week.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite meal in New OrleansOur server Cody was super attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. His expert service really impressed us all. We tried the scallop, beef cheek, chik-sylvain with house made pickles, brussel sprout salad and the champagne and fries (totally decadent!!) All was delicious but I think the brussel sprout salad was the stand out for me. Perfect salty, crunchy and balanced acid. Loved this place!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden in plain sightSylvain is a gem hidden in plain sight, an oasis near the raucous Jackson Square. Nice energetic bar scene and a small, lovely courtyard. Food was good -duck confit with crispy skin, tender meat withou grease. Sever was very knowledgable and enthusiastic.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food,ambience,and servicethe food,ambience,and service were all very good. we jad a very nice time3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at Sylvain's forWe dined at Sylvain's for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant was very noisy and the it door seating was full. The greeter went above and beyond and set up a table in a quiet corner outside just for us! It was perfect! The food was wonderful and the wine list was spectacular!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA find in the French Quarter.A find in the French Quarter. Flavorful food in a casual place with a great atmosphere and good service.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice place to eat inA very nice place to eat in the French Quarter. Food was quite good and fairly unique.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVert helpful. Made a makeshiftVert helpful. Made a makeshift ramp as entrance not accessible.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific restaurant in everyTerrific restaurant in every way. Located in an old New Orleans carriage house steps from Jackson Square. Young crowd with relatively few tourists (me being an exception). As a solo diner, treated with great helpfulness. Menu has creative takes on Louisiana specials.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. This was ourGreat food. This was our 3rd time at Sylvain's. One of our favorite resturants in New Orleans. A meal we talk about.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. ExcellentLove this place. Excellent Food and Drink. Its a must!!!!!!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful small plates forWonderful small plates for sharing. Amazing desserts - Bananas Foster gelato, YUM3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent evening at SylvainMy wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Sylvain. We were seated in an outdoor courtyard, which was pretty and romantic on a beautiful spring night in New Orleans. There is a little background noise from a air-conditioning unit, but we found that more entertaining than annoying. The food and service were both excellent, particularly the salads and the pan-fried pork shoulder with grits. Delicious. Go soon!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM