Tomas Bistro
Tomas Bistro

Tomas Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tomasbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5045270942
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Creole
  • 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 5045811103

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Tomas Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)romantic (30)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (13)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Nothing exciting
    KicostarVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went there on Wednesday night. Restaurant was pretty empty but somewhat filled later in the night. The food was not a standout - had shrimp remoulade and the bouillabaise. There was a piece of bread in the bouillabaise, which I found had an unusual taste. The place was pretty dark and sometimes made it difficult to see what I ate. Overall, expected more.
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  • Great Food
    DuckyBill
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I ordered the duck; it was delicious and presented nicely.
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    fit for foodies
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  • excellent
    lucky1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Outstanding wait service. Has valet parking - not identified on web site. I had the duck with a great sauce but the champagne crab as an appetizer. Friend had steak which was salty- waiter immediately corrected the problem with a new steak.Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful decor but wanting more.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Tomas is a beautifully place to a a romantic dinner. The ambiance is seductive and appealing however the food was a flop and the service was mediocre. I did not enjoy my choice in entree which was filet mignon medium well which was presented as a charred piece of meat. It had the look of leather. I was very disappointed and would not recommend not would I visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Second Visit with Guests
    pattycake
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was fantastic. The Grilled Panzanella salad was delicious, more like a stack with avocado and grilled vegetables; their Chicken and Andouille gumbo was delicious. We had Bouillabaisse and the Carpetbagger Steak and the Rack of Lamb; all yummy. I'll definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious!
    Brooksie24VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Dined here on my last day in NOLA. Looks like I saved the best for last. NOLA restaurants are wonderful. We had several outstanding meals. But Tomas's menu and prep was superb. Just the right amount of seasoning on the veal. My fiance had the lamb rack and loved it so much, went back the following night for more. He loved the cheesecake and I swooned over the poached pears.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Menu had a number of interesting options. The appetizers were actually quite good. Then... The ship sank. Entrees were like warm at best. The lack of temperature ruined the taste. We didn't send it back because they would have had to clear the table and we were not interested in the wait. Then the wait for desserts..too...looooong! Desserts were a mix bag.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been here on two occasions. Each visit was greeted with excellent food and service. I will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A must stop
    NolaFoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Definitely a must stop on any foodies list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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  • PatandRose
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed our meal and service very much. Highly recommend this jewel
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I guess service makes a difference
    LARKVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a good restaurant. Great location and great ambience. The food was good, not exceptional. Dessert was awful. Service could've made a big difference. Our waiter did a decent job however he was not friendly and it seened he did not care about our experience. She did not introduce himself, I have to call him so he could take her drink orders, and he forgot about the specials. There too many good restaurants in New Orleans for us to consider coming back to Tomas bistro.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Very nice experience
    Inkspiller
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great service, delicious food, lovely presentation. Very accommodating and personable staff. We even received tour of reception facilities. Not sure why so many empty tables. This is a great place with beautiful ambiance and amazing food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner with Groupon
    Piesington
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I dined here using the groupon and it was a great experience. The place was pretty empty, but our reservation was on a Tuesday night around 8pm. The ambiance and decor is romantic. The service was excellent and food choices good, had leftovers.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    luckyone4744
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    the food and service were both very good. The food did win out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner reservation on 8/23/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Crazyzenorleans
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Fantastic! Super friendly staff and wonderful food. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding service.
    Jakedu4
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a terrific meal here. Good was amazing and the service blew us away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Need More Stars for service!!!
    scFOODguru
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thelonius
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter with an attitude
    noladiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Groupon Experience
    chasVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    JohnGalt
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great for a group
    ValliecatVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • deziner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Treading Water
    Navarrefoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Restaurant--Special Dinner
    SeefoodDieter
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class food and service...
    CajunAngel
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Sandi
    Sandi
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was fantastic! The risotto had just the right amount of goat cheese and was so creamy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Absolutely Amazing!
    JonnyVieuxdo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Awesome Food!
    winluvaVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 189 reviews are from the Tomas Bistro reviews archive.
  • Our Anniversary dinner
    coco
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Todd
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food as always with one of Tommy's restaurants!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Retiredx2
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food; mediocre service
    NOLAFoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Very good spot
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Best kept secret in the area!
    nolagal
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Ambiance
    trinigal
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.