French Market Bistro

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$30 and under
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Bistro
French Market Bistro offers fine dining in an intimate casual setting. Signature menu favorites include our Eggplant Camelia, Santa Maria Crab Cakes, and our Chicken Caper just to name a few. Our Award-Winning soup, Cream of Brie and Crabmeat, is always a perfect start to any meal. Fresh grilled fish, sizzling USDA Prime Steaks, unique specials and salads are also common cravings amongst the guests at the Bistro. Let our in-house wine specialist help you choose the perfect bottle of wine from our extensive list of over 165 different wines including boutique wines and other rare finds. Or, cozy up to one of the most exclusive full service bars in town for a martini and dinner. You can also keep up with sporting events on one of 6 flat screen TVs throughout the restaurant. French Market Bistro is the perfect place for date night or family night, and is always kid-friendly. We look forward to providing you with an exceptional dining experience.
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4.7
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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GeorgeB
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server and assistant staff were great.

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JonathanP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great food and atmosphere, Servers are always top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed out meal! The food was delicious and our server was awesome. Your restaurant is one of our favorite places to eat.

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Paul
Baton Rouge
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual our food was excellent! Our server Trey was exceptional. He made good wine suggestion & checked on us not not so much as to be intrusive. The only reason noise level was hi is a table if 6 next to us was LOUD. So loud in fact I couldn’t have a conversation with person next to me w/o cupping my ear. They were so inconsiderate. We always ask for a table against wall to Prevent this but this time to no avail. Not anything y’all could do

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Badbutch
New Orleans
51 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were six in our party and everyone expressed how wonderful their dish was.
No two of us ordered the same entree so we had a good cross section of the dishes.
My Martini was one of the best I have ever enjoyed and the charbroiled oysters were grand.
However the best part of the evening was our server, Megan, who made sure every course was to our liking. She was always attentive but never overbearing. She was one of the best servers I have ever encountered. She needs to be considered for a management position.
A totally GRAND evening.

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DarrylF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. If I could make one suggestion I would seat 2 tops and 4 tops away from the larger groups as this would help to mitigate the noise level for those hoping for a more low key setting. We look forward to dining there again.

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KurtR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were delighted with this casual fine dining spot. Extremely well run establishment. I am not used to dining room televisions in a place of this caliber, but it added to the casual atmosphere. Otherwise, fine decor and even better food. A bargain. And a McClaren 720 in the lot to ogle on the way out.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cindy and her staff were absolutely first class.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! The restaurant was very nice. I will definitely make plans to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our server was very attentive throughout the entire evening, which was Valentine’s Day. FMB was very busy, as to be expected, but everything was brought out in a timely manner. Food was amazing. We did not feel rushed and got to enjoy our evening together. We will definitely be back!

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RandyB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girls and I were celebrating their father’s birthday, he just past away this past July 2019. Bitter sweet, however Our dinner was perfect! It was a very special night and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Susan’s service skills are delightful and genuine! Thank you!

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Perfect date night restaurant. My wife and I can’t wait to go back to try more on their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My husband and I went for lunch on my birthday. I’ve dined there with a group of friends on several occasions, and we’ve always been seated in a back room with a lot of windows; a very nice setting.
For this lunch, we were seated by the bar, near the front door, no ambiance at all...feels like a tight spot where you squeeze people in when you’re really busy...except it was 1:30 on a rainy Saturday, and they weren’t busy at all.
Then we were given menus, and kind of forgotten about, until we finally stopped someone and asked if we could order.
I normally never complain, but being that this was a place I’ve always had a good experience, it was my husband’s first visit, and it was my birthday, I was expecting it to be better.

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vipNicky
Baton Rouge
51 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here, and the service is always great with Amanda!!

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Justin
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience. Food and drinks were out of this world.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good for business lunch. I could actually hear what people at my table were saying. The only negative was very little available parking at lunch on Friday.

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KimT
Baton Rouge
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Market Bistro is our favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge. The food is amazing and the staff are always friendly and helpful. You will never be disappointed coming here. Their filet's are the best ever.

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WestFel
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Made reservations and reservations were recognized. Hostess escorted us to our table and we sat a few minutes before even menus were given and drink order taken. Noticed other tables were served bread and we were never served any? Waiter returned shortly with drinks and served our meals.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our recent visit to celebrate my husband's retirement. The atmosphere and food were very good. When we first sat down the music was somewhat loud and more suited to a bar party, but was soon lowered and music more attuned to fine dining played. We would recommend to friends.

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TibbyH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Not too noisy, good service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends on a Saturday night. Our group ordered specials and from the regular menu. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend.

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rickdog
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge. Great wine selection and ambience. Food is wonderful and they are flexible to customize if you need something different than what is on the menu. Service was also very good. I recommend getting reservations as they get booked up quickly.

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vipiraf
Baton Rouge
54 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Normally good but knew we were in for a bad meal when we ended up in front room with chipped paint everywhere. Problems started with drinks that are now in smaller glasses and not remotely filled up. More on that later. Changed one item on pasta dish - use olive oil instead of butter and ended up with dry pasta dish with few items listed on menu. At end of meal we had to be embarrassed by manager proving that 2 different glasses hold same amount of liquid when that wasn’t the point= fill up high priced drink. Also ran out of fish special by 7:30. Sorry for bad review.

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DarrenA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Great value. Parking at peak times is sometimes a concern.

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vipACE1255
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant. The food was excellent with wonderful specials offered. Service was perfect.

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vipKarenM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to go with friends. Food good. My fish special was the best I’ve ever had there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food but below average service

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AlliP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing NYE dinner. All the employees were friendly and willing to please

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, hard to choose what to order! Great ambiance, perfect for a date night.

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PickyDiner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and great time!

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WhitakerB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Booked on openTable a week ahead of our dinner. We arrived on time and were seated at a wrap around bench seat in bar area afer getting settled someone came and said sorry this is for another reservation and asked us to move to the table next to it which was a high top table for 2. We moved and waitress came and took our drink order after getting our drinks she dissapears for aperiod of time as we finished our first drinks before she came back. Once she came back she took our drink order and food order.
We orderded the char grilled oysters with the upcharge of the bacon and jalepeno. We got the oysters and at them and didnt realize they had crabmeat not what we ordered but they were so good we did not care. We told her about the mistake and she said she would take off the bill. We got the rest of our meal which was amazing. I give the food a 5 star. Not sure if we were supposed to get bread as we saw some tables with bread. I think opentable gets bad tables as mine was a hightop next to the bar where all the waiters cam to pick up their drinks so that was my negative along with my bill minus the upcharge but she added the crabmeat that we did not order. lesson learn read your receipt.

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vipdoc1968
Baton Rouge
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JanetSchwartz
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always perfect. Love the buzzy atmosphere, feels festive. The service is top rate. It’s in my top 5 faves in Baton Rouge.

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Dukester14
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful experience....would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best thanksgiving dinners I’ve ever had. They did a remarkable meal and dining experience

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ChristinaW
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was eager to meet our needs. The food was excellent and service was friendly.

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JimR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Market Bistro is a great place to eat in Baton Rogue. We ordered the char grilled oysters and fried asparagus as apps, they were both awesome. Three of my foursome ordered the Filet Mignon steaks and I had the scallops and all 4 orders were done very well. Great food and service.

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vipEatoutalot
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite spots to eat. Unfortunately the Open Table app only reserved us a table in the bar .., not the quiet evening we had hoped for .. but still great food and service

FAQs

French Market Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 753-3500.

French Market Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.