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Tomas Bistro
Tomas Bistro

Tomas Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tomasbistro.com
  • Phone: (504) 527-0942
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, French
  • Executive Chef: Guy Sockrider
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are looking to have a sit-down dinner, banquet style reception, or a cocktail party with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, our event coordinator will work with you to plan the perfect event to fit your needs. With an extensive menu, an impressive wine list, full bar & several dining packages to choose from, an experience at Tomas Bistro will be sure to please and impress your guests!
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Radosta (504) 581-1103

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Julia Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is available for $10 per car.
A word from Tomas Bistro
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "the food and service were both very good. The food did win out."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Unfortunately, we were not able to make it into New Orleans that night because we had to go to the ER for a foreign object in my husband's eye. I am taking the time now to apologize for not calling to cancel our reservations. But, because of all the excitement, I am sure you will understand. We do have intentions of making reservations again. We have heard and read many great reviews of Tomas Bistro. We will get in touch soon. Thank you, Debbie Plaeger"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "It was the best lamb I've ever had! I had the groupon so we were able to experience a nice meal but would go again even with out it."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Fantastic! Super friendly staff and wonderful food. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We had a terrific meal here. Good was amazing and the service blew us away."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Outstanding food and very good service. Tomas has a series of good restaurnats in the area. Walked cross the street and listened to great Jazz."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "What an experience! First of all the service. I don't recall the gentleman's name but he was wonderful. Very attentive. The food was amazing. We started with the crawfish popovers. They were beyond words. I had the lamb medium. It was so good. Did I mention the gumbo? I need to mention the gumbo. Let me mention the gumbo again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is a very likeable, rather elegant--white table cloths and napkins--classic European-style restaurant. Prices are reasonable, and good wines are also reasonable. I've eaten here several times and have found the food quality consistent."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was wonderful but our waiter had such an attitude that he brought down the whole dinner. I have dined here before and not had that problem, so maybe it is unfair to post this. But even friends of ours who do not dine out a lot commented on how rude and condensending the waiter was. Busboys were great and kept table clean and water glasses filled."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very nice New Orleans restaurant, not too far from the WWII Memorial. We were 2 couples celebrating 2 birthdays. Food was good and service was very good. I found this restaurant using Groupon, so that helped a bit with the cost of the meal."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We ordered to the two fish plates on the menu per our waiter's recommendation and the duck plate. We ordered 4 kids plates and a vegetarian plate off the menu. Fish tasted old and fishy. Duck was a bit salty. Overall the Food was overpriced & the restaurant is not kid friendly - Kids plates were $12 each for breaded chicken and fries. The vegetation plate of risotto for my daughter was $22 -really? Waiter after dropping off food never checked on us again. I drained my scotch but was not offered another one. Bartender had no idea what a MaiTai was and instead served my wife a Vodka with Pineapple for which she charged us a dollar for the pineapple. To conclude, the server threw a in 20% gratuity into our bill for his lousy service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "There were six in our party Saturday evening, our reservations was for 7p and the place was almost empty. Giovanni was our server ans was very knowledgable of the menu. We had several appetizers for the table - the Shrimp Absinthe had a delixious broth, we were dipping everything in that. I had the grilled cobia with grits, very good. You must get the caramel creme brulee cannolis - divine!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Tomas Bistro and it was absolutely wonderful again! The blackened fish, oysters, app & deserts were amazing and I will return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Got the feeling that they were holding on to past glory, and not moving forward. Nothing was particularly horrible, it was just ok. At this price point, the quality of the lamb was "supermarket". Dishes were heavily over salted, burning the mouth. I could not recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious! We had a fairly large group but were able to schedule our reservations with ease. They got ya right in, provided top notch service and even gave us complimentary sparkling wine for our birthdays. I highly recommend Tomas Bistro to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a quiet, wonderful meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was introduced to Tomas Bistro through a business dinner with a sizeable group--compares favorably, if not outshines, other more famous and pricey NOLA restaurants. I decided to give it a try for a more intimate/romantic dinner. We were treated beautifully from the moment we entered--seated in a quiet, cozy room and felt as if we essentially had the place and the staff to ourselves. Wait staff was great. When we asked to switch one fish for another in an entree, the chef was accommodating and did a beautiful job. All the food was excellent--somewhat mildly seasoned for the New Orleans pallet, but just about perfect to allow all the flavors to come through. The restaurant has an awesome wine list and helpful somalier. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant two times, and both times the food and service were superior. The decor is very pleasant, with varied spaces to sit in. Would definitely go there again. Don't know why more people haven't told me about it... it is a good find and not a tourist trap. Bon Appetit!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! The risotto had just the right amount of goat cheese and was so creamy!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I do not have the time nor the space to say all of the good things that I want to about Tomas. A gem, thanks to Groupon that we were able to visit. The service was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was professional, friendly and most of all knowledgeable. The atmosphere was warm and romantic. The food was exceptional, in presentation and taste. The mussels were tender and juicy. The Gumbo Yaya had me wanting more. The lamb that I had practically melted in my mouth. It was hard to choose a desert, but we went with the creme brulee filled cannoli and did not regret it. All in all, Tomas Bistro is now in our top 5 places to eat in the city. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The ambiance was very intimate! The service was great and the food was simply amazing. Warning please don't sleep on this restaurant it is a winner!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Crawfish poppers were delicious! The duck was superb. Fish was a little salty, but the grits with goat cheese to die for!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food as always with one of Tommy's restaurants!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We visited Tomas Bistro using a Groupon we had purchased and had a wonderful experience with the service and food. We both chose steak this time and it was both delicious and excellent presentations. I love my steak medium rare and it was just perfect. We had the White chocolate mouse pastel for dessert and it was to die for. This is a great restaurant for locals and tourist."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food here was delicious. The hubs got the lamb and I got the duck and neither of us was disappointed. The wine list was varied enough and was reasonably priced; always a plus. We also had their pulled pork gumbo -- something I've never seen before -- which was quite tasty with a nice, dark, flavorful roux. I found the service to be just ok -- not terrible but definitely not exceptional. The restaurant wasn't very crowded and there were only two servers working, one who wasn't feeling well according to our server so he made it sound like it was single coverage. During the meal the service was no problem, but we waited for almost 10 minutes after we were sat for waters and drink orders. That's a big negative in New Orleans! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was very good as was the service. Priced about right, it's a little off the beaten path and right next to a much more well-known spot. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner there. The food won't disappoint and the dessert was awesome. Portions were about right too, though we split a dessert due to being pretty full from the meal and appetizers. It's also very pretty. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I've been twice, and was very impressed both times. Every dish is planned and executed with great attention to detail. My filet, ordered "very rare", was cooked perfectly. The service is fabulous. I can't say enough good things about this place!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were very excited for this outting at Tomas Bistro, one because we had a Groupon (very recommended) and for the great reviews. Ambiance was Frenchy and elegant. Service was attentive, helpful, and honest. Food was good but not for such a high price, we have had better. Good to try though."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was my wife's and my first visit to the restaurant. We found the service to be top-notch and the food quality was okay but certainly not at a "wow" level. The wine list was decent with many reasonably-priced selections. We visit New Orleans annually but with the stiff restaurant competition in town, we will probably not be inclined to rush back to Tomas Bistro."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed ourselves. We took another couple with us, and they loved it as well."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. The Lamb meal was excellent and great portions. Great food and service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Nice quiet restaurant where you can actually talk and listen to the people you are with. The waiter was very knowledgable about all the dishes and made excellent recommendations. The food was delicious and hot when served. And the dessert (which was a white chocolate mousse in a chocolate molded cup) was a work of art. I would definitely go back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We loved our experience here on my husbands birthday. Our server was super friendly and helpful with menu choices. The food was all delicious and well worth the price. Thank you for making his 30th a special one!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was very good and variety was sufficient to satisfy any tastes. The most vibrant part of the service was the food runner who had character and a smile on his face. Unfortunately, the host nor the server had too much enthusiasm about the food or your dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food was very good and service was excellent! Would definitely return and look forward to doing so."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The service was incredible! The food was delicious! Definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Crab Meat Augratin is wonderful. Rack of lamb was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "really nicely designed to feel small and intimate while being quite a large restaurant. food was excellent and service was great."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our party of 6 arrived early but our table was ready for us. Service was good but the server lacked friendliness - I don't think he smiled once. The food was very good - especially the duck. I thought the menu was varied enough to suit everyone."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here once before using a Groupon and it was OK, so we thought we'd try again. Basically the same experience; they have decent food but service is typical New Orleans - lots of attitude but little professionalism. They want to be "fine dining" but just can't get there. We knew what to expect so we really weren't disappointed. Hopefully they continue using the Groupon promotion or I'm afraid it's over. I would never pay menu prices here, but if I find a discount offer that's good enough we may return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As usual one of the best meals in New Orleans. Going back tonight for rack of lamb."
    Dined on 5/16/2014