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  3. Distance: 2.89mi
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About French Market 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 3 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.

16645 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(225) 753-3500

Website:
http://www.frenchmarketbistro.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Attached parking lot is large enough for buses or motor homes. Plenty of spaces for large parties.

Executive Chef:
Borivane Khemmanyvong

Private Party Facilities:
French Market Bistro offers the perfect private setting for any gathering. Join us in our cozy wine room for a party of up to 12 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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

French Market Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Casual (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

In love!!! Amazing food and wine and atmosphere! Will definitely be back

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Special menu for Valentine's Day, but with lots of delicious choices. Special pink and red drinks and desserts. Service was great ( we always ask for Susan), and reservations well timed so not rushed but not kept waiting at our reservation time.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Didn’t meet expectations. The grilled oysters were very good and the cocktails were generously poured. Food was marginal, not fine dining quality.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food and the service have always been good. I was disappointed that there were no flowers on the tables for Valentine's Day lunch. I was also disappointed in the iceberg lettuce wraps. I think a butter or romaine lettuce would be more friendly to the dish and better tasting to the person eating it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have been to this restaurant several times with great success. This time, however, we were seated in a new addition small dining room. It was very cold in there. Management was aware of this issue and had small heaters to place next to each table. I would have preferred another table in a different room.

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food5
ambience4
service5
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. Very reasonable prices. Quiet and intimate

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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food5
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service5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Valintine dinner EXCELLENT!

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food5
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service5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Chargrilled Oysters were amazing! Lamb and fried seafood was okay and the scallops were good but kind of fishy. Great wine and amazing chocolate martini but nothing to write home about.

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food4
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service4
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This place never disappoints. Everyone loved their entre as always.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

French Market Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in Baton Rouge! Great drinks and great food! Nice atmosphere. Fun times! Love the oysters. Awesome crab cakes. Marti

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We love to eat at FMB. It’s an upscale casual neighborhood restaurant. The service is great. The staff is very friendly. Everyone knows your name. It’s recent renovations have made the dining experience even greater. Excellent wine list and the food is great too!

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food5
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went early to have a drink at the bar but it was packed, so we were seated at our table for our cocktails. We all shared the grilled oysters which were really good. I had the Red Fish on cedar plank, served with mashed potatoes and it was very light and mild. I can never pass up their Caramel Custard and it was delicious as usual. All in all, a really nice place for a good meal with friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great lunch. This restaurant is one of our favorites. Susan is a great waitress!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food. Accommodating. Friendly.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The waitress forgot my glass of wine and served me the wrong scallop dish. The restaurant is fine. Love the roasted scallops.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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food4
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service4
value4

vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Friends anniversary

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food5
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 13, 2018

New menu with several new choices! We had the seafood pasta dish and the redfish on cedar plank. The fish was the best! Cocktails were very weak, almost watered down???
Caramel custard was really good as usual.

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food5
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 12, 2018

As usual , the food was delicious. We dine there very often and was bringing a friend from Chicago to dine there. We rave about it all the time. However, the service was extremely slow.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

French Market Bistro is excellent. Service, quality of food and ambiance is superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was everything we hoped for! Both my husband and I got the filet special. It was FANTASTIC!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Sat us in the bar, waitress took forever to check on us and take our order! You shouldn’t have to ask to refill water !!! When you make reservation you should not be seated in the BAR!!!

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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was delicious. Table next to kitchen wall was noisy. Server was a little "off". Overall good experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Susan was great! Food and drinks were outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always a great time

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vip
 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent service. Revised and updated menu with many different foot choices. Chargrilled oysters with crabmeat topping were great appetizers

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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved the new menu.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything was Great'

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Love out neighborhood treasure ! Service is always top notch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love all the food and the steak special was amazing as always!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a great outing when we stop in for evening dinner! French Market never disappoints!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful service, Great food

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Awesome, as always. That’s why we go here frequently.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We recently moved very close to the restaurant. We had heard about French Market Bistro and had always wanted to try it....now we are becoming regulars. The chargrilled oysters cannot be beat. They’re addictive. Raw oysters are FREEZING cold and the best I’ve ever had. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of FMB.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great local spot on Highland Road. I don't get here often as this is not 'my part of town" but when I do I always have a good meal. Today was the slightly fried chicken and vegetables on top of a ton of pasta. I sat at bar.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Disappointed that the menu no longer has the tuna with grits. You have best raw oysters in town. My husband and I always coming and dining at the high top by the oyster bar and visiting with everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome food and service. Great bar staff. Great wait staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I received a Gift Card for my birthday, so we went out on a weekday night and had a wonderful meal. We shared the crabcakes for an appetizer. They were excellent. I had the Cedar planked salmon. In the description, it said cedar planked salmon with Tiger Butter. I wasn't sure what that was, so I ordered a side of Bernaise. The server then had them put the Tiger Butter on the side also. I tried it and it was very good. My husband had a 10 oz filet. It was cooked perfectly. I had the Flan for dessert. It was wonderful. It's not on many restaurant menus for dessert. My husband had the brownie.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As usual, out dinner at French Market Bistro was excellent and the waitress did a very good job. The noise level was a little higher than usual, but there were several groups of diners there.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was really great. The crab filled oyster appetizer was amazing. A little on the pricey side and when we were there it was extremely full so it was slightly noisy. But in general it's a nice place and I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We left after being seated for a 7pm reservation. 30 minutes later I still hadn't received the cocktail I ordered and didn't have high hopes for the appetizer either. On the way out, nobody had a clue we were leaving or why. Awful experience. Won't return.

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