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Thu, 2/22
11:00 PM

Le Citron Bistro

96 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Le Citron Bistro features Creole and Sicilian as well as Vegetarian favorites in an intriguing historic dining atmosphere. Experience the lush outdoor courtyard or cozy indoor dining.

Le Citron Bistro is located in the quaint, oldest building in Uptown New Orleans and part of the Old Jesuit Plantation. Built prior to 1790 in French Colonial era.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Creole, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am- 3:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 566-9051
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Baird
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Private party facilities
We have two rooms that can be exclusively used upon reservation of 10 or more.
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We can cater up to 300 and set up at an off site location.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking available all around this location.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 96 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0  based on all time ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PattiG (New Orleans)
1.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

We were the only party in the entire restaurant. There was no ice so the owner had to leave to go get ice which took in excess of 30 min for our party to receive cocktails and ice tea. The service was poor and the waiter literally was sweating on the food. The fish was cold when served, the steak had no flavor an all dishes (were either which were extremely limited) were served with either red beans or jambalaya.
It was a very depressing experience. Would not recommend. No wonder no one else was in the restaurant!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2016

I lived a couple blocks from this place for the last year and just went for the first time a couple weeks ago. The ambiance was great and the building itself was very quaint (owner said its the 2nd oldest building in New Orleans). Food was fantastic and the girlfriend loved it. Had the the best fried green tomatoes I and my girlfriend ever had.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Beautiful historic building with lovely patio, cool ambiance, wonderful bar, attentive service, yummy food, eclectic menu, off street parking and plenty of on street parking too

ColumbusIN (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

The restaurant is located in a historic building. I enjoyed the atmosphere. The food and service were wonderful!

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

There are lots of restaurants in New Orleans but few have the feeling of timelessness and an ambiance of shear uniqueness as the Le Citron. You can tell that your meal was prepared with pride and that there existed a need to please the customer. Truly a timeless unique gem. Don't bother to go there if you are not familiar or uncomfortable with being treated like family. would only take up space in this small and quaint establishment. Leave it to those of us who know better.

vipDiamondDave (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Terrific Sunday brunch of soft shell crab Eggs Benedict and smoked lox Eggs Benedict in an historic setting - very nice and a good value! While we were there, the staff was proud of the structure's history and they were quick to share their knowledge. The only seemingly "weak" area is the wine list. It's limited, which is OK if the choices are interesting and well matched to the food. The list could easily be upgrade to match the quality of the food. We'll definitely return.

gadfly (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

We made an open table reservation about an hour before we arrived, and the night after the restaurant had a full house for New Year's Eve. They weren't really expecting us, so it was a little awkward when we showed up and they were surprised. They had a reduced staff that night to only accommodate a few tables. I can see the chance of this happening given the situation. The restaurant is in a quaint and historic building, the ambience is fantastic, it was very warm on a very cold evening. The food was also very good. The owner called us a few days later to ask us if the food and experience were good, and to apologize for their surprise in not expecting us. This made a huge impact on us, and we would definitely go there again !

ankrynkr (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Arrived in NOLA with no reservations for dinner New Year's Eve. All the "name" places were booked. So we searched Open Table and found this gem. The dinner was Pre Fixe and reasonably priced. I had the best gumbo of my stay. The steaks were melt in your mouth. The chef/owner checked on our welfare. It was a wonderful end of the year meal.

A1aNeighbors (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

Great find! Love the charm and history. Good food! Servers were gracious and friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2015

A little off the beaten path, but a true gem. It's in a beautiful historic building, with magnificent features. The staff, from the owner/chef on down are wonderfully warm people who clearly take great pride and pleasure in what they do. And all the food is outstanding.