Lilette

4.6
1994 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Occupying a late 1800's corner drugstore in the heart of the Magazine Street antique & shopping district, Lilette features highly acclaimed Chef John Harris' contemporary French & Italian fare.
The Main Dining Room features beautiful banquettes & red-wine colored walls to create a romantic ambiance. The outdoor patio is reminiscent of traditional New Orleans courtyards, with stone pavers, Sweet Olive and live Oak trees.
Begin your evening in our wine bar next door, Bouligny Tavern, with crafted cocktails and featured wine selections.

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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptraceyq
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Unfortunately the food was, let’s just say, unfortunate.

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vipNanciF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Portions were on the small side.

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vipcasalisap
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was awkward. Our starters came almost immediately and then there was a very long pause before our mains came. Neither were anything to speak about. Nothing outstanding, just sort of blah. I did not care for having my escargot over very salty toast. I would have rathered a traditional style and with more Calvados cream sauce. I ordered my hanger steak Medium and specifically said " hot pink center." It arrived very very rare almost bloody. Waiter never checked , never asked me or my daughter how our meal was. He took two plates away from the table with 1/2 eaten on each and never suspected there might be a problem. I didn't want to get into it with my college age daughter present, but if I had been there with my husband I would have sent it back immediately. My daughter had the $32 speckled trout and the piece of fish was incredibly small with no standout flavors. Thank goodness I ordered dessert, but it is a sad day when an ice cream trio is the best thing you ate at the restaurant. I loved the decor and ambience, but the food was blah and the service was not on point at all. $150 with -0- alcohol only water and iced tea. I would not recommend Lillette at all. I'm sorry.

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Reese
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Good consistent... service wonderful

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vipKenneth
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood and we always enjoy coming to Lilette. The food is ALWAYS great as is the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipTHS5C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome neighborhood spot. Excellent food.

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vipAcceptable
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant met and exceeded my expectations. Loved it!

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DavidS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

If you want pedestrian bistro fare in Manhattan proximity to your dining companions, this is the place for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. We sat on the patio which is gorgeous. Food was fabulous and expertly prepared.

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vipgeohoman
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding experience! An excellent balance of professionalism and friendliness. Extraordinary food presented again in a way that it is a heightened culinary experience but in a most comfortable setting. Lilette has most certainly earned a spot in our NOLA rotation. Magnifique!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The go to French experience in NOLA.

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cynthiaa
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thought would be outstanding. Will try again maybe for lunch.

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vipKM12
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and elegant ambiance

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vipwynneh
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a friendly and accommodating staff. Loved sitting on the beautiful patio!

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ArtDucko
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good meal at one of our favorites.

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PatrickC
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were visiting New Orleans for a wedding and a friend recommended Lilette. We were very happy they did. Great ambiance; great service and the food was outstanding.
One of the best meals we had.

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vipBobT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. A pleasurable fine dining experience!

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vipJeanP
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Lilette but definitely won’t be our last. The restaurant itself is simple and gorgeous, and the food (especially the Italian wedding soup, chicken breast, and steak frites) was DELISH! Plus the service was fantastic— helpful and not pushy. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible experience. We had a reservation yet we weren’t seated until an hour later. The food was average. Very disappointed

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vipmangianat
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great news hardly anyone there. Everything was excellent.

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vippmrichard
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a wonderful place to spend an afternoon...delicious food and great service in a lovely, relaxing space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the watermelon salad and the Italian wedding soup. The sautéed fish seemed a bit over cooked.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent. good food, service and ambiance. consistently well run restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastry chef is incredible. Her coconut cake was outstanding! Do not skip dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the streetcar here on the first night of our NOLA stay. Food and drinks were great. Our waiters suggestions were spot on! Marscapone pasta and corn soup appetizers were Mmmmm

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I recently tried to curb some of my grade inflation so not everything that is really good and worth trying like Lilette necessarily gets a 5 star . I give it 4 but it is a must stop on NO great food scene . The menu is sophisticated and all my food was superbly prepared . The sweet corn soup and crab was as expected delicate and superb. My entre was a gulf fish that was superbly cooked . The paring on a bed of quinoa was fine . I did not care for the raw vegetables that came along . For me it was an odd baring of a baked fish with cold vegetables that left me wanting for something different . The dessert a wonderful goat cheese creme franche had just the right amount of sweetness .
I found the dining chairs a bit hard and uncomfortable and not up to par with prices . Lilette is a must try .

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vipUESgirl
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lilette is my favorite NOLA restaurant! It never disappoints.

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cynthia
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love lunch here. The special are always "special". The noise level is such that I can always hear my guests. This is important if I'm having a working lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love dining here. Cute place. Could be bigger, but I fear it’d lose some of it’s charm if it was. Service was great. Food was fantastic. Drinks were delightful. Always a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Just wow! We loved every single bite!! We also loved our server and the atmosphere. Thank you! ✨

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vipJeanne
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had three appetizers and absolutely loved all three. The service was a little inattentive but not awful. It is not inexpensive. Still I'd go back just based on the quality of the food.

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vipCalW
Little Rock
282 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Ready for a fall menu!

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Nola
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and excellent service. Very nice atmosphere as well. We will go back

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vipJayEdward
New Orleans
95 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go just to get the Mezcal Negroni, but the food here is terrific. The drum is always a good choice, since the kitchen displays a lot of ingenuity in adapting the dish to whatever vegetables are in season. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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DebHW
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So French, so fabulous.

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maryh
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the tables are incredibly close, we were able to converse. Appreciate your efforts to cut down on noise (tables were padded underneath). Excellent service and he told us that the soft shell crab was almost gone so he saved us some even though we were not ready to order. Everything was very good and we had a great time at your bar next door for after dinner drinks! Thank you!

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vipLisaR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been gone from NOLA for years but this was always a favorite. We were glad to see the service, food, and experience haven’t changed. Excellent dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent birthday experience!!

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craiga
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food
great service
BYOB low corkage fee
been going for several years
could change up the menu

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Lilette is rated 4.6 stars by 1994 OpenTable diners.