About Lilette

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.

3637 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Antonine

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 895-1636

Website:
http://www.liletterestaurant.com/

Catering:
Lilette will cater your cocktail party with passed hors d'ouves or cater your seated dinner. Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Neighborhood street parking available

Executive Chef:
John Harris

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant buyouts available for your private function.

Private Party Contact:
Louis Wolf: (504) 895-1636

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lilette Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Romantic (28)
Cozy (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Authentic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Business Meals (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Healthy (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Seasonal (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

I love Lilette. Would recommend it to anyone dining in New Orleans. Wine list matches the spectacular food. Beautiful dining room. Great location. LOVE IT.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Charming restaurant in darling neighborhood -- just what we were looking for as visitors to this special city. The grouper special was DIVINE and the roast chicken was comfort food perfection. Very pleasant night!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect meal, beautiful space. We dined early because there were no later times available. There was still a very nice crowd.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Truly incredible food, wonderful staff. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always love the restaurant but every time I go I am reminded about ultra high wine prices

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

I went here for an anniversary dinner and we had a glorious time. It's intimate and atmospheric. The server's are perfect--attentive but not invasive. The food was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was delicious. Service bee good. Ambiance relaxing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Just delicious. Get the lamb with gnocchi. It was perfect.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My favorite consistent restaurant in New Orleans! Neighborhood Gem!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Went to Lilette for date night with my boyfriend. Great atmosphere for a couple/romantic night. Service was fantastic; quick, friendly, knowledgeable. Food was incredible. Recommended it immediately to my best friend and her boyfriend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ate at Lilette when visiting New Orleans and I would go out of my way to go back - our meal was absolutely incredible. Oysters, boudin noir, arugula salad, duck, Nutella mousse, wine selection, ambiance... loved everything.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful food as always! tables a little cramped.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

A beautiful restaurant with wonderful food and good service. We try to go there every time we are in New Orleans as it always delights!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nye dinner was spot on except for chocolate dessert. How do you mess that up?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best meals I have had in New Orleans.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was outstanding.Memorable flavors. Our waiter was nice, but a bit overwhelmed. I would come back in a second for the food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful meal, interesting menu. Loved the squab. It was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lilette was good but not up to New Orleans standards on this trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Eat here every time I come to New Orleans....it is always a treat

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Every dish was perfect. We really love this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was exemplary, which is of course the best pairing for fantastic food.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We loved our dining experience at Lilette so much we returned for a second time on our vacation for lunch. The gnocchi appetizer was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I knew we picked the right New Orleans Gem when we saw Chopped judge Aaron Sanchez there!! Food was amazing!! Cute neighborhood!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lilette never fails! Amazing food, cocktails and service!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Staff was excellent. food and menu well thought out. Overall very pleased/

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food, service, and loved the atmosphere. Everyone was talking and laughing. The place was packed. We loved it

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Lilette is consistently excellent in both food and service. I have no complaints at all and compliments for all the service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful dinner for my birthday and a family anniversary. Service was phenomenal. Ambiance is perfect. Everyone was very understanding when we were almost 30 minutes late for our reservation. Lovely night all around!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Staff is very responsive (we called when we were running late and they adjusted our reservation accordingly). I'm a "small plates" fan, so i enjoyed the beets and the shrimp (delicious) plus a salad. Perfect portion sizes

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were so disappointed in our service and meal. This restaurant used to be my favorite. We had to send back an over done entree as well as a soup. So disappointing, it used to be so good. There are definitely better restaurants in the area.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lilette never disappoints!!! It is always our "goto" spot. Very creative and unique dishes as well as wonderful wine.

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