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French Market Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA
French Market Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA
French Market Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA
French Market Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA
French Market Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA

French Market Bistro

4.6
4.6
606 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (225) 753-3500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Borivane Khemmanyvong
  • Catering
    Leave it all to us! Large or small, we can supply every detail of your next event. Lots of party friendly options are available including several of your favorite French Market Bistro menu items. We can also supply wine and liquor including full bar set up with supplies. Let our friendly staff tend to your guests while you enjoy your event.
  • Private party facilities
    French Market Bistro offers the perfect private setting for any gathering. Join us in our private, cozy wine room for up to 20 guests or in our main dining room for a group of up to 75 guests. Additionally, our back dining room will accommodate up to 36 guests. Several dining packages are available to meet your needs. Ranging from formal sit down dinners to buffet style gatherings, or even cocktail receptions with passing hors d’oeuvres, French Market Bistro is sure to help you host your next event with ease. Reservations preferred.
  • Private party contact
    Bryan Bucari: (225) 753-3500
  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Parking details
    Attached parking lot is large enough for buses or motor homes.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 606 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

606 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat outside so that’s the reason for the lower marks on ambience. We didn’t have a reservation and it was on a Monday night so make a reservation if you want to enjoy the full effect.

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  2. mgp1981

    New Orleans

    420 reviews

    4.0

    420 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thoroughly enjoyed the manager and how he checked on us. Our waitress wasn't great at acknowledging my friend. The drinks were great and when I wanted a more bitter expresso martini she was able to adapt. Overall, it was a great meal.

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  3. SuzanneS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always

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  4. GeorgeB

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and assistant staff were great.

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  5. JonathanP

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Great food and atmosphere, Servers are always top notch!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  7. Paul

    Baton Rouge

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  8. Badbutch

    New Orleans

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  9. DarrylF

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  10. KurtR

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cindy and her staff were absolutely first class.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! The restaurant was very nice. I will definitely make plans to go again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  14. RandyB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentines Day

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  16. ThomasB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  18. Nicky

    Baton Rouge

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food here, and the service is always great with Amanda!!

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  19. JMan

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dining experience. Food and drinks were out of this world.

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  20. DavidD

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  21. KimT

    Baton Rouge

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  22. WestFel

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  23. JimC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  24. TibbyH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Not too noisy, good service and great food.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  26. rickdog

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  27. iraf

    Baton Rouge

    66 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  28. LaurieS

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again FMB didn’t disappoint. Went with a group of friends. We had the Chicken Caper, the Taste of Louisiana, Bistro Street Noodles, Bone in Pork Chop and the Rib Eye. The bread, wine, drinks, etc...Everything was amazing. The service was impeccable, as always. Thank you, FMB for being our go-to, reliable, impressive, favorite restaurant. You NEVER disappoint.

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  29. DarrenA

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Great value. Parking at peak times is sometimes a concern.

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  30. ACE1255

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great restaurant. The food was excellent with wonderful specials offered. Service was perfect.

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  31. KarenM

    New Orleans

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place to go with friends. Food good. My fish special was the best I’ve ever had there!

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  32. BobbyC

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but below average service

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  33. AlliP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing NYE dinner. All the employees were friendly and willing to please

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, hard to choose what to order! Great ambiance, perfect for a date night.

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  35. PickyDiner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and great time!

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  36. WhitakerB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  37. doc1968

    Baton Rouge

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

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  38. JanetSchwartz

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  39. Dukester614

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful experience....would definitely recommend

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best thanksgiving dinners I’ve ever had. They did a remarkable meal and dining experience

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FAQs

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

French Market Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 606 OpenTable diners.

Hungry now?

Hungry now? Let the restaurant know you're coming by joining their waitlist. Download the app to give it a try, or contact the restaurant.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for French Market Bistro

16645 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Attached parking lot is large enough for buses or motor homes.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Borivane Khemmanyvong
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (225) 753-3500
  • Catering
    Leave it all to us! Large or small, we can supply every detail of your next event. Lots of party friendly options are available including several of your favorite French Market Bistro menu items. We can also supply wine and liquor including full bar set up with supplies. Let our friendly staff tend to your guests while you enjoy your event.
  • Private party facilities
    French Market Bistro offers the perfect private setting for any gathering. Join us in our private, cozy wine room for up to 20 guests or in our main dining room for a group of up to 75 guests. Additionally, our back dining room will accommodate up to 36 guests. Several dining packages are available to meet your needs. Ranging from formal sit down dinners to buffet style gatherings, or even cocktail receptions with passing hors d’oeuvres, French Market Bistro is sure to help you host your next event with ease. Reservations preferred.
  • Private party contact
    Bryan Bucari: (225) 753-3500
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