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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.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Lilette will cater your cocktail party with passed hors d'ouves or cater your seated dinner. Please call for details.
Neighborhood street parking available
Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant buyouts available for your private function.
Private Party Contact:
Louis Wolf: (504) 895-1636
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lilette Ratings and Reviews
I hadn't been to Lilette in several years and I am disappointed in that after eating there this week. I have always had great meals and service here but have been distracted with other places in the city. Took 4 guests and we all had different entrees and appetizers and everything was amazing, as I remembered. Service was exceptional with great wine paring recommendations and the space is just a beautiful as always. Highly recommend this spot for any night and any occasion.
The restaurant was small but very cozy. The food was fabulous! I had the escargot, sun choke soup and braised lamb with homemade gnocchi! My husband had pasta, brussels sprout, duck fried potatoes and a 16 oz Wagyu Sirloin steak. We both loved our meals! Every single dish was cooked to perfection! We will be back!
Food was wonderful would definitely go back! Our server was good, however she left us for a while in between twice we were out of our drinks before she returned to ask about refills. Its possible they were short handed for the night which could have caused this. Would still recommend!
Lilette was highly recommended by friends that live close by the restaurant, and it didn't disappoint! There were 10 of us, and we were welcomed by it's warm, romantic, elegant ambiance. From beginning to end we were impressed by the excellent service, stunning dishes and drinks. It was the ultimate fine dining Nola experience that we were hoping for our special occasion. We will recommend to everyone we know that travels to New Orleans!
We enjoyed our dinner at Lilette. I had a crepe with mushrooms and then a whole grilled squab. Both were delicious. The restaurant is small and tables close together. Our table was next to the rest room. Prices are fairly high. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.
We had a nice, adult experience both at the bar next door (same ownership) and at dinner-- away from the noise and vulgarity of downtown. Food was excellent. We had sweetbreads and a fresh hearts of palm salad because we had never seen it. My partner had a Spearfish ceviche and I had steak frites. Our waiter was attentive and discerning. We'll come again.
This is a very fancy restaurant, and the food is amazing. It is a mix of Southern French and Northern Italian, and the wine list matches that. There is an array of wines at different price levels and the staff will give wine recommendations that are helpful. While I have only lived in Paris for 4 months myself, the food does seem to be actually French and not an American imitation of French food. The waitstaff are extremely attentive and well-trained. While this will be an expensive dinner, I think that the price is fair.
The only flaw is that the dining room gets very loud and the tables are rather close together. You might end up forced to hear the conversation of neighboring tables. Yet, there is a special trick: there is a back room with only two tables near the kitchen. It is extremely quiet back there, and it is like having your own private restaurant. You have to request it---they don't usually seat people there unless they ask for it.
I was visiting New Orleans and booked Lilette through Open Table on a referral from a friend. When we arrived, the hostess was standing at her hostess stand, and I actually had to greet her before she greeted me. Not what you would expect from a hostess.
She basically told us our table was ready, and it was going to be outside. But I knew I really didn't want to sit outside because I was wearing a jacket, and it was 55 degrees. But she assured us it would be fine because she would sit us near a heater.
After we were seated outside, I quickly realized, and thought to myself, I didn't want to pay their prices to sit under a heater, at a picnic table, with my jacket on...i wanted to be inside where it was warm, with the white table cloths, and ambiance (because, you know, I was going to pay good money, just like the people inside.)
So I went inside and very politely told the very same hostess that we really would prefer to be seated inside (because, you know, it's warmer). She said, "I have a table for you, and some people love it and some people hate it." Verbatim. And you guessed it, it was in the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen doors.
I did not know what I did to this hostess to be treated this way. I wanted to walk out, but my friend talked me into staying.
Worse yet, I paid 34 bucks for two lukewarm pieces of cod on cold couscous. I would have thought being so close to the kitchen, we wouldn't have to worry about food temperature.
Bottom line, bring a coat... everything about that place is cold.
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