Lilette

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1966 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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UE
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lilette is my favorite NOLA restaurant! It never disappoints.

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c
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

CW
Little Rock
252 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Ready for a fall menu!

N
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JE
New Orleans
88 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

DH
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So French, so fabulous.

m
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

LR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent birthday experience!!

c
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Louisiana Wagu Beef was tough, I could barely cit it with my knife, it was also $70!!! Not worth it.... took it home and gave to my dog.

V
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visited for the first time during a very quiet evening for the restaurant. The service was very attentive and professional, the setting was pleasant and romantic (though the a/c made it cold), and the food selection and quality were very impressive. My guest especially appreciated the daily vegan selection. We look forward to going again. Not cheap....but worth it for a special night.

WH
Baton Rouge
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly Recommend this Restaurant Gem!
Upon arrival, the Hostess was pleasant and very accommodating. For starters, the White Truffle Parm Toast Points and the Salad Special of Mixed Greens, Feta, and Watermelon were both delicious, although the Sizzling Shrimp appetizer was disappointing. For our entrees, both the Roasted Muscovy Duck and the Roasted Chicken Breast were outstanding. For dessert, you CAN’T go wrong with the Trio of Ice Creams! All in all —- an incredible meal! Our server was excellent without being intrusive and the restaurant ambiance only added to this very nice, romantic evening. We can’t wait return again... hopefully this week!

CB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall positive experience. Lamb was delicious but portion was average.
I wish they had a larger beer selection.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening at Lilette. The food and service was outstanding!

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful! We love Lilette. It has wonderful dishes and beautiful affordable wine.

l
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tracy is amazing! Rob makes the best amaretto sour. Chelsea picked out the best Sancerre. But the highlight of the evening was Emily’s bourbon banana pudding. By far the best dessert ever had at Lilette. The Gingersnap cookies should be manufactured and sold at local grocery stores.

CL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Cheese selection on artisnal cheese plate delightful. Hearts of palm salad, fresh and light. Duck breast cooked perfectly. Desserts easily sharable.

SR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I especially love that my favorites remain consistently on the menu, namely the hearts of palm salad, Alaskan king crab claws appetizer, and the hanger steak & fries in marrowed bordelaise

d
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

MG
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lilette is one of my favorites - completely dependable, delicious food, great service. My only problem is wanted to eat more than is humanly possible. Every item entices.

LN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorites back on the menu were wonderful as usual. Corn soup with avocado and crabmeat and fresh hearts of palm salad. I

MT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in nola.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent as always

TS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good when chef John Harris is there
Excellent

DT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there at lunch on Saturday. Great wait staff. Food was very good. It was not noisy, but the restaurant was not crowded. They did seat guests far away from each other, which made for a

A
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing date night! The Alaskan crab claw was incredible! Along with the squab!

OT
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the roasted peach salad and the escargot as appetizers. We had the duck and the lamb and those were phenomenal! So much flavor yet perfectly balanced and tender.

JQ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A great little restaurant in a city known for its restaurants. Always a winner since the day it was opened.

JR
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food...a genuinely NOLA dining experience; we’ve been 7 or 8 times over the years and have never had anything less than a suburb time. One peculiarity: they are stingy with their bread. You get one piece when you sit down, and no more unless you ask...it’s not an irritant, but rather an idiosyncrasy that contributes to the charm. A real winner...

SB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great lively upscale restaurant. Food was amazing!

CN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious. The chocolate mousse was one of the best desserts I have had in a long time. My only negative was the location of our table. We were on the end by the pole and it was a constant stream of servers that squeezed between our table and the pole rather than go around the pole, usually knocking my chair.

JB
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. Small place with tables really close together, but we enjoyed it. Not a place for kids -- glad there were not any in there when we ate!

RR
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and very good service.
Food was good - a bit pricey for the overall meal.

SS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice! Varied menu? Great ambience, superlative service!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to the food, everything was great. As a long time chef, I could taste the quality and care from the first bite.

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Great ambiance.

PB
New Orleans
85 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Creative cuisine, professional service, busy restaurant. Problem with overcooked steak was handled promptly and correctly.

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