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For 2
Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
11:00 PM
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French Market Bistro

4.7
322 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Open everyday but Sunday

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(225) 753-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Borivane Khemmanyvong
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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.
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Private party contact
Bryan Bucari: (225) 753-3500
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Attached parking lot is large enough for buses or motor homes. Plenty of spaces for large parties.
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
What 322 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were very good and staff courteous and helpful. We were seated in the bar area and found it noisy and difficult to have a conversation over the music and bar chatter. I had informed the desk person that it was my wife's birthday and was told that they would provide a surprise dessert, but I had to remind the waitress of that, otherwise it would not have happened. Lovely evening otherwise. We will gladly return for a casual meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a great birthday

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We got there a little bit early than our reservation for 6:45 and they seat us immediately.
The food was great and as well as the service. The only thing is that we mentioned that we were celebrating two birthdays but they did not bring us a complimentary dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good food and service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

An evening with friends—very enjoyable! Good food and pleasant atmosphere. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants and I live in Santa Maria so supper close.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food is always good and the wait staff has always been very attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall very good, and we ordered their award winning soup of brie and crab bisque, but we felt it wasn't very hardy or robust as we expected, and it seemed to have a "vinegary" after taste to it; since we have not had it before, we aren't sure that this is what it's suppose to taste like, and if that being the case, we would not have called "award winning"!! All our other dishes were very good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always great, and service is excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Consistent with great service & delicious food as usual!! The restaurant is comfortable and we enjoyed a great evening.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food as always. Great options favorites include eggplant with crab and the asparagus. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent overall today. Best pizza we have had there and our server was really nice - we have not had her before - everything was just right!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We started with the Char Grilled Oysters, which were really good!! We had the special fish of the evening, which was good and the Lamb Chops, which were a little overcooked and too garlicky. Finished dinner with Caramel Custard and Creme Brulee, which were delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and get servixe

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food is excellent. Service is inconsistent. The fresh fish option is always a good choice.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful!! Excellent service . Alex was a good waitress! Very friendly . Food was great ! Had a good time !

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This was our third time at FMB and once again, it did not disappoint! Our waitress was even nice enough to provide reading glasses because we forgot ours. Overall it is a wonderful restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent dinner. Chargrilled oysters were awesome. Sensation salad truly special, and great seared scallops.
Bread pudding was only so-so. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent meal. CHARLES was an outstanding waiter. And we had a party of six and we were well taken care of, thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

French Market Bistro has never disappointed us. Reservations are necessary on weekends for sure!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

As always, French Market Bistro did not disappoint. The service is excellent and the food is always delicious with some wonderful specials offered. The staff is courteous and the management cares enough to stop by every table to make sure you are satisfied.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food quality never changes!! They just seem to get better and better! The grilled oysters (charcoal grilled) are still my favorite but their fish dishes were fab too!! I had the potato and crawfish soup which was excellent t!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great wine list! Wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything was delicious! We started with the Firecracker Shrimp and had the Salmon on cedar plank. It was all good!!!! This place is getting to be a habit!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We went there with some friends to Celebrate a late Valentine's Day. I picked the restaurant because of the excellent food and choices available. I had a Gin Martini which was excellent and followed that with a glass of wine with my meal. I ordered a dozen raw oysters which were large , like I prefer, salty and very tasty. I followed that with the 1/2 duck which was one of the best duck dishes I have ever had. I get the duck at Mansur's ( a sister restaurant) regularly and this duck was a different presentation but just as good in it's own right.
Everyone at the table raved about the quality of their food and the excellent service.
Over all a GREAT restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I was very upset by the time it took to 45 min to order and 30 to get check. It took forever to find her and she was chatting with host. It was frustrating bc paying a sitter. Food was good but chimichurri was sweet with mint instead of savory like cilantro

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a really fun evening at the Bistro starting with drinks at the bar, Eggrolls, Shrimp appetizer (very good), Halibut special and Cedar planked Salmon (very good). Ended with Caramel Custart (always good).

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Valintine dinner EXCELLENT!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 31, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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