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Permanently Closed - Flaming Torch Restaurant

519 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed. “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!!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 895-0900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick James King
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Private party facilities
The Flaming Torch restaurant is a soon-to-be favorite venue for private parties and wedding receptions. Privacy, service and excellent food will be enjoyed by all.
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Cross street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

We had a deliciously prepared meal. I had the Lamb and my friend had the Red Fish entree. Our server was wonderful. We had been there once before a few years ago. I'm gld we went back. It was a nice experience.

Ready2Eat (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

An excellent night all around. The service, the food, and the atmosphere were just right. A nice, cozy place. Not too loud. The service was friendly, sharp, and not overbearing. The owner works the room herself and she is a delight. The food was excellent. I had a hard time deciding what to order. I'll definitely be back to try some of the other items on the menu.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2017

The rack of lamb with chicory coffee sauce was delicious as well as the Chambord duck! Great atmosphere and service!!

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

The grouper with tumeric crab sauce was outstanding as well as the French onion soup! Ali is an amazing server and bartender. He made two delicious cognac Sazerac for us!! I'm a little shocked though there was only a couple tables tonight but we will definitely be back!

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

Beautiful little gem! We ordered the redfish with shrimp ettoufee sauce as well as the French onion soup that our server recommended, and we were surely not disappointed. Our waiter was such a nice and caring person. It's a very beautiful place for a date. Will be back!!

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

What a beautiful atmosphere as well as the French Onion Soup. Will return!

OKUK (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

With very few restaurants open on Christmas Day we made reservations at the Flaming Torch. This is a delightful French restaurant with authentic French food and ambience. The service was adequate despite the fact that our waiter was covering a lot of tables single-handedly. Both our duck and fish were carefully prepared and delicious. The ambience upstairs (where we ate) was perfect for a romantic evening. Good value, too. Note: the restaurant is a good 15 minutes drive from the center of NO, in a quiet neighborhood, so it's not like you can walk from Bourbon Street. I would definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

It was the holiday menu, maybe they just were thrown off by not cooking their usual fare... but it was pretty bad.

michaelw (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

We had the ABSOLUTE best french onion soup ever! Better than anywhere we had in France. The rest of our meals were fabulous as well......I think we all ordered something different. The owner herself took the time to recognize my 60th birthday and make the evening special! She and her family are lovely! We will definitely be back again.....a hidden gem off Magazine St.

Tonyh (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on November 28, 2016

The duck breast and lamb chops were ok, but average. I did not think it was up to the the ratings I had heard. One odd thing, the waiter asked how we wanted the duck breast cooked: rare, etc. Have never heard that questions when ordering fowl.