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 (44)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Special Occasion (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Romantic (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Authentic (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Casual (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service as always.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Had to wait almost 30 minutes past our reservation time but food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great and the service superb. Prices run a bit high, especially on the wine. However, certainly the quality is very high on everything. I will return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Ate in courtyard. Peaceful

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed a delicious and well managed meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently elegant food, service, and quality. The crudo of the day is not to be missed and the same is true for the lobster appetizer. The spiced-drum entree never fails to please. The wine selection by the glass is awesome, especially when paired to complement your meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent atmosphere and delicious fresh dining experience!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was good, but our food came out slow even though there wasn’t many patrons there when we arrived and ordered. Sauces were too salty for all 3 dinners and appetizers.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I again went back to Lilette. She started with the beet salad, warm, and delicious. She followed with the Italian wedding soup, and the a beautifully cooked drum. I started with escargot and mushrooms, followed by the sweetbreads, cooked to perfection. Last I had the hangar steak, cooked well, but I will not order a hangar steak again. Just a drawback of the cut I believe. The bread could be better. Good service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Lilette has always been one of our favorite places! Yesterday proved why we love Lilette and the reason we pick it for the rare date lunches we have. 2 words summarize our experiences — consistent and personal. Louis is such a great manager! He is always walking the restaurant, talking to the patrons, and making sure everyone is happy. My son lost his first tooth in the Kobe burger (in 2009!) and Louis always treats us as family. My wife broke her leg and everyone went out of their way to make sure she was comfortable and enjoying her only outing for the week. Food is spot on! We love it and anyone that visits New Orleans should venture out of the tourist district to come here. You won’t regret it!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food and top notch service!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Beautiful place for conversation and wine. Comfortable to be there. Very memorable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Delicious, but overpriced. Waitress tried, but it was too crowded to be too attentive. Too little sound absorbing decor makes conversation an effort.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Have been in NOLA for years and never managed to get to Lillette. Finally a friend demanded we go while he was in town. Glad I listened to him!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was fantastic. The service could have been better. I highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food and service......wonderful small atmosphere!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lilette never disappoints. Food an service are amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Gnocchi appetizer was very good. Perfect light gnocchi. Everything else that followed was just as good. The wine list runs on the expensive side with only a few bottles under $70. Those that are less are good choices.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Still kickin’ after 16+ years. Excellent service and top notch food, very small and cozy environment. Better service than Coquette with less than 1/2 the staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious food, romantic lighting and great service!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was amazing! We are both gluten intolerant and the waiter took such good care of us! It was a delightful evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, high quality. Table and bar service was good, wine selection was very complete with a price range for everyone. We would recommend and will also return the next time we are in town.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

EVERYTHING was wonderful—service, food, ambiance...
The lamb shoulder was sublime. The semifreddo was excellent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food and service not so special for the price they charge.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lilette is trying to crowd too many people into this small establishment. Even with our reservation, we had to wait for about 45 minutes. And, Lilette has no where to wait. There is a bar area, but it was full. Some people were eating there. Others waiting.
We were even told that, "you cannot block the entry". So, we had to go outside or go to the bar
next door. Really. We almost left. When we did get seated, we were so close to the next table that
it was uncomfortable.
The food is pricey, but good. The sad part is that after waiting to be seated for so long, it got late, and they obviously wanted to close. So, all in all not a great experience. We weren't finished with our meal, and I mentioned to my dining partner that i would check on something, and all at once the "check" appeared. That's how small this place is. If you can come here when it isn't busy and get a booth, you will be fine. If you cannot, I would go somewhere else.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

What can I say I love this restaurant for lunch or dinner very authentic classy
great service beautiful food love love love

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great place in New Orleans. A must for any foodie. Had the hanger steak ... melted in your mouth! Best I've ever had.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Truly incredible food, wonderful staff. Highly recommend.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 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 9, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 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 4, 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 4, 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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