Justine

4.4
56 reviews
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Justin & Mia Devillier, owners and operators of La Petite Grocery & Balise Tavern, introduce their 3rd restaurant, Justine. Combining the sophistication of Parisian brasseries with the playfulness of the South’s most lively district, New Orleans’ French Quarter, Justine will begin with dinner service & add lunch service in mid-February. True to the heart of French brasserie culture, the bustling, multi-roomed restaurant offers a versatile space to be enjoyed by all, whether it’s for a weekday lunch, afternoon glass of wine, or celebratory dinner. The kitchen is led by Chef & Owner Justin Devillier & Executive Chef Daniel Causgrove. The menu will showcase classic French technique: Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée blistered & bubbly, with gruyere & ementhaller; Raclette melts a blanket of cheese over potatoes, Parisian ham & cornichons. Justine's many beef offerings pay homage to the French boucherie, honored by the large marquee over the kitchen that on
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New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service will return again.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kay was fabulous...great experience!

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I went with some friends for Valentine’s Day. We were greeted by lovely hostesses plus a lady dressed as a fairy(?) which was also very lovely. All around us, there were servers who were smiling, spunky and making the experience memorable. Our server was not one of these servers. The men who were expediting the food were personable and charming, but again our server did not fall into that category either. The food was incredible. And overall, the timing was perfect-but the misery our server was experiencing really soured everything. I don’t think this should keep you from trying this place because literally everything else was great and maybe our server just hated us or Valentine’s Day-both are possible.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s

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

It was great! Wasn’t really expecting the full dinner menu at lunch, but what we ordered was amazing!! If lunch was more affordable I’d become a regular, but for a Valentine’s Day lunch it was great!

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MT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was very slow. It seemed they were having trouble getting food out of the kitchen as it was just not our server. It should be noted they had just started doing a lunch service two days before we went so this may be a start up issue. Will try again after they have been opened longer.

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PK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The interior was amazing but that was where our good experience stopped. The service left a lot to be desired, we never had more than one check-in at awkward times, had to ask to order more drinks aggressively, had dirty plates on our table when next course was brought out, etc. The food was boring compared to the stellar interior. Nothing was inspired and overall lacked flavor and seasoning.

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CB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of my dinner at Justine's was fabulous. The food was delicious, the service was spot on, Trixie was fun to watch, and the ambiance was buzzing and beautiful. I will be back!

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New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

This was our second visit to this new restaurant. After a significant problem developed with respect to the service of our meal, our former excellent server, Gigi, in addition to the restaurant manager, saved the day. Despite these mishaps in the early days of this restaurant, we are returning once again and we continue to recommend it highly.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We were SO disappointed, as we love the other restaurants in this group. The food was badly over-cooked and over-priced and the ambiance was way off-kilter. We get that it's Mardi Gras season, but cringed at what the pretty girl (fairy? butterfly?) was asked to do, mincing up and down the aisles. As locals, we deserve better than this and hope Justine will shake down into something we can be proud of in the Quarter.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! The staff was amazing and the food was outstanding.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, decor and food.

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NB
Memphis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Marvelous atmosphere in a renovated French Quarter space. The menu was fair and service was exceptional.

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1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall experience was great. We would definitely return once all of the kinks get worked out. Service was a bit lagged. But we had a great group so it wasn’t that big of a deal.

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New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We felt like there are a few "kinks" left to work out, but Justine was fun, lively and absolutely gorgeous! The food was OK (just not at the level we expected for a Justin Devillier). Hits were the steak tartare and the cassoulet ~ both delicious. Misses...the chicken paillard was just OK and the shrimp cocktail was disappointing for a New Orleans native (small, previously frozen/rubbery shrimp). The restaurant itself is stunning! The atmosphere was fun, and the pre dinner drinks were excellent! Wines by the bottle prices were great too!

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New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great add on to their sisters restos; Cured Wine list, or better say carte de vins... Alors, it is the French Quarter after all...
Great octopus, Oysters, beef tartare... again.. the wines, just great.
Loved the burlesque entertainment

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b
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Justine’s had been open 2 weeks when we were there for dinner, and my impression is they’re off to a great start. The vibe is warm, retaining the charm associated with the Quarter, and modernized so that a drink after work would be great here as well. The braised shrimp appetizer and banana creme dessert were phenomenal! The Manager stopped by and was gracious and enthusiastic. We had a great time and will be recommending it to visitors and locals alike!

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FQ
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite neighborhood restaurant. I could go once a week and be very happy.....

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place and great food and drinks!! Love it!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent. A few service issues, but to be expected with new restaurant. Food was outstanding.

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JB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible space, food, drinks and service. All I can say is WOW!!!

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KW
Dallas
69 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate first (the previous night) at the sister restaurant, La Petite Grocery, which, because it's not in the Quarter, has a different vibe. La Petite Grocery , in the Garden District, was more reserved, laid back. Justine is in the Quarter so, not unexpectedly, it's more animated. At Justine there were periodically women dressed in gossamer costumes bedecked with fairy lights who sauntered through the restaurant. I wouldn't expect that kind of thing a La Petite Grocery.

The food at both is singularly good. Justine is more self-consciously French, with dishes based upon classical French recipes. For the most part Justine pulls them off. La Petite Grocery is more New American with strong French influences.

The food at both is excellent (although I have a slight preference for La Petite Grocery) but, hey, this is New Orleans! Great food is to be expected! Nevertheless, these two are great even by New Orleans standards.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Sadly our experience was not as nice as we had hoped. We waited about 30 minuets just to get a drink order then another thirty to put our order in then they didn’t have the fish that was supposed to be the fish of the day. Our waiter never apologized or offered anything which usually at upscale restaurants they will bring something out as a complimentary offering (at least). My friend will probably never go back. I hope to try it again and have a better experience.

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DR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Distracting. Service uneven. They did try though.

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CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice food and service and the space is beautiful and sexy. The menu is expensive but not unreasonable for a splurge meal in the Quarter.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Reminds me of a hip French brasserie.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was an issue. Some items never came another was placed at the wrong end of table so the diner did not receive until it was cold. Also our party of eight was placed at a high table on bar stools which was not comfortable. The food was quite good when and if it arrrived so hopefully service will catch up.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I think they just opened but doesn’t excuse the extremely poor service (our waiter was hanging out with the table next to us forever ignoring everyone else). Food was ok but not great. Our pate was still frozen or something. Everything took forever and the wine our waiter recommended wasn’t worth the hefty price. I’d skip this place till they work out the kinks. On a positive note, the cocktails were good!

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RY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word Fabulous-- service, food, and ambience! We're from NYC visiting our daughter Justine and granddaughter Soleil-- looking forward to coming back!

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TD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place!

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KN
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most beautiful restaurants in the City. Service was amazing and the food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back with friends!!

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MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. Competitive wine list with good options at all price points. Was expecting a little more out of the seafood tower. Great overall experience. Still very new.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Add a few more New Orleans soul food items. maybe a little seafood fried catfish shrimp

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AG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Justine is probably the most beautiful restaurant in New Orleans. And absolutely it has the best for people watching. We were there the second weekend it was open, and they still have to get some kinks to get out. It did take quite a long time to get food but I think that will work that out. That’s the only reason why I didn’t give it a five star. Once the food came out it was delicious.
Definitely going back! I already have my reservation.

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JM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We went to Justine the first Saturday night after it opened, and it was a scene. The place was packed with New Orleans VIPs dressed like this is L.A. or New York. The renovated space is beautiful with three different "themed" rooms. The mermaid burlesque dancer, live DJ, and friendly staff added to the party atmosphere, and we had a great time people watching.

Unfortunately, that's where the good ended. Service was so-so -- we waited nearly 45 minutes for our drinks -- but that's forgivable opening weekend. The food was the real disappointment. $14 for a few raw vegetables. The shrimp entree was literally 4 medium-sized shrimp. Tuna with zero flavor. When we asked our waiter for recommendations, his suggestion? The $90 seafood tower. The only things worth ordering were the french onion soup and the short rib, but even those were just ok.

If you're looking for a fun evening in a trendy space, this is the place. Just don't waste your money ordering food.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great decor and ambiance. It was very crowded and the service slow. Has only been open one week, so I’m sure this will improve. Will definitely return.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great. Waiter walking around with pen in ear like diner. GM apologizes to every table without anyone having to say anything. A lot of kinks to work out.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

The food wasn’t great. All of our food went to another table

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Entree was inedible but I believe it’s just new restaurant kinks. I love the ambiance and will absolutely return!

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I love the owner’s La Petite Grocerie. Unfortunately, this place is completely different. Seeking to create an upscale French dining experience, complete with street performers and crazy loud DJ, I think they missed the point.

Had a reservation that we had to wait for. This was fine except they forgot about us and admitted it. Once seated, in cramped quarters, the service faltered....not the waitress....the food delivery was simply not balanced.

Music too loud and vibe seemed forced and artificial. Food was good but some sides were cold.

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