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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
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Late-night Find (3)
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Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the new menu.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was Great'

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 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 3, 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 3, 2017

Wonderful service, Great food

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·Dined on November 30, 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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·Dined on November 23, 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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·Dined on November 19, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 16, 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 10, 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 10, 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 28, 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner was good over all 3.5 out of 5. This was homecoming night, but service was still acceptable considering. Our cocktails left room for improvement, 1 out of 4 was good; 2 were OK; the other was off menu - just not their strength. Meal was solid, good flavor. Dessert was good but not great. We will continue to return whenever we're in the mood for good food and good atmosphere. Open kitchen, bar, and multiple TVs make it less than upscale.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at French Market Bistro. We had a 7:15pm reservation and arrived about 10 minutes early. The hostess sat us immediately, which was a pleasant surprise on a busy Friday night. We had to walk through the bar area, which seemed to be at the height of happy hour and had more of "cocktail lounge" feel to it. We were seated in the dining room at the back of the restaurant, and had a combo booth/table. Our water glasses were filled and our waitress came to the table quickly. I'm pregnant, and I was starving so we were ready to order by the time she got there. She adjusted easily to our fast pace, taking our order and asking if wanted bread. (Of course we wanted bread.) It came out within a minute and was perfectly warm. Our appetizer of Firecracker shrimp and my bleu cheese wedge came out within 5-7 minutes of placing our order. Both were absolutely delicious. The shrimp were butterflied with a light drizzle of the sauce, so it wasn't overpowering. The bleu cheese wedge was a generous portion (ordered as part of the Steak House Dinner entree). Within 15-20 minutes of our initial order being placed, we were presented with the 7 oz. filet with grilled shrimp and my husband's focaccia pizza. The steak was cooked perfectly and the shrimp really added to the flavor. My husband loved his pizza and was surprised at how big it was for the price at a nice restaurant. He even had 1/3 of the pizza to take home. We were offered dessert, but we were too full. Overall, the experience was WONDERFUL. We had fun trying a new place, and we were pleasantly surprised throughout the meal. Most patrons wore "nice" clothes, but there were some tables seated on the patio outside that were dressed more casually. It seemed to be an older crowd on a Friday night, but we kind of expected that with it being so close to the country club.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Thanks, again for putting us is the quiet room as requested for our book club. Food was excellent as was service.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have always had a good experience at FMB in the past but last Saturday evening was not so. The waitress did not seem to care about our service and didn't seem to want to be there. We had to ask about specials and she stated that they were still be figured out. She returned later with that info. When asked about being served bread she told us it was be request only yet she had not informed nor asked us if we wanted bread. Within a couple minutes of serving our salads she brought the main course. The room was occupied by a large group with several small children and the wait staff seem to congregate nearby; they were chatting, dancing and singing, etc. We will probably return to FMB in hopes of a better experience but it will require significant improvements for our present sentiments to be replace with better opinions of the dining experience at FMB. It was not the enjoyable, evening dining experience we were expecting

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. We are always pleased with the food, service and ambience. Great bar area as well if you want to watch sports and the best chargrilled oysters in town. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good time and good food and service like always. Will be returning.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on October 10, 2017

It had been a few years since I'd last eaten here, but everything was as great as I remember. Servers were attentive without being pesky. The food and the atmosphere were both excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious food and great service!
Waitress very attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really nice atmosphere
Good food choices and wine list
Just very relaxing and enjoyable place

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2017

LOVE..........................................AMAZING MUST TRY

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious as always! We enjoy eating here. The food was great. Service was excellent. I find the chairs truly uncomfortable, but that didn't take away from the dinner.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great as always - service , food, attention to detail. They made our special occasion special.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

FMB is always a winner. The only issue I had was parking. Everything else was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Even though I had made a reservation , we were seated in what seemed to be an over flow room off to the side. It was isolated and very cold. The cocktails were good. The seafood pasta had very little seafood - mostly pasta. Salad and soup were very good. Service was good. Next time I will request we be seated in the large dinning room .

Tags: Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our service was great. Food some of the best in Baton Rouge area. Really enjoyed the ambience. I will go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We met some old friends for dinner and the food was excellent. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. The cocktails were also excellent. The only negative comment was that our waiter was not very attentive. My wife had to go find him to get her water glass refilled and after we finished our meal we waited an unusually long time before our bill was presented. In his defense we were talking and having a good time so he may have hesitated to bring the bill so we did not feel that we needed to leave.
We would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food with good variety. , good service, pleasant ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Melt in your mouth steaks so delicious!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The filet mignon and salmon were delicious. The lettuce wedge with blue cheese dressing was also a hit. Excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent service. Food was superb. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 29, 2017

If you like whisky try the Old Fashioned it was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We enjoy FMB, have been dining there for years now. The ambiance is great, the service is great and the food was terrific (steak and pasta).

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We dined out for Restaurant week at French Market Bistro. ( Last year we dined out trying a new restaurant called Table Kitchen & Bar that ended up closing a couple of weeks later. That experience was so disappointing.) So this year we went with an established favorite, French Market Bistro. Three of us chose items from the Restaurant Week menu and my husband ordered off the menu. As you can imagine, it was busy for a Friday night during Restaurant week. My friend and I both ordered the Filet Mignon medium rare. It was cooked perfectly. We had the crab cakes for appetizers. They were excellent. And cheesecake for dessert. The cheesecake was a normal portion size and delicious. Last year when we went to Table Kitchen and Bar (now closed, no wonder why) the slice of cheesecake that we were served was one third of the size we were served at French Market Bistro.
We have been dining at French Market Bistro since it opened. We love the food and the atmosphere. If you are visiting from out of town, this is an excellent place to dine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was phenomenal! Best crab cake and bread pudding!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was good and would have been 5-star level if the "bisque" hadn't been full of crab shells and, you know, a true bisque instead of a chunky cream soup. Bus boy was great at refilling water glasses. Waitress was poor. I know she was busy because it was Friday night, but we were left waiting for our check 15 minutes--after she took our leftovers to be boxed. We saw her walking around, but she didn't come to our table until I got up to go speak with her. The food is the star here, not service and not ambience. Far too noisy to easily hold a conversation.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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