Justine

4.5
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$31 to $50
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French
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. The menu showcases 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.
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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

San valentines!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing....so pleased

SM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s lunch!

A
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, people and ambiance. Top spot in NOLA 🥰

RB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Great place to go for brunch and will be back soon. I felt totally pampered. Thank you !

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husbands birthday (visiting from DE) and Stephanie made it amazing. So amazing, we went back for Sunday brunch and requested her. Not only was this a beautiful restaurant, but it had great vibe! Food and drinks were delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant!

CK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. My favorite dish is the fish almandine. It melts in your mouth and the hericot vert are perfect. The waitress suggested a wine that was delicious and perfect with the fish. I love the Caberet danders performing during dinner. It’s a nice touch.

FL
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Very noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delicious food, fabulous decor, wonderful service!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we sat in the tent and had a wonderful experience and really enjoyed our evening. The food was fantastic and we will be back soon!

l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - new to our list of restaurants to visit again

MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The music was a little loud for having a foursome conversation. But not as loud as one evening we were there. I would definitely go back. Beautiful place!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely check this place out. The food was really great, even better than expected, the service was top notch, the crowd was perfect (not too touristy), and the ambiance and decor were perfect. I will definitely go back.

DW
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With friends to enjoy the perfect weekend at the perfect restaurant! Rob and his staff were wonderful. Our new favorite restaurant!!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with incredible food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The menu was a little over the top for what amounts to fancy hamburgers and chicken or ham sandwiches. And if you don’t know French, skip the menu and go straight to the waiter.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice experience all the way around. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. Fantastic server!!

GB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and wonderful service. I will definitely be returning.

NN
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun time at Justine. The food was good as was the service. The restaurant is very nice and trendy and welcoming. The food is a little on the pricey side but that is to be expected at most places in the Quarter. I look forward to returning.

B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now and then we experience a superb dining experience at a new restaurant (for us), but only if it hits on all points. From the first greeting by the affable host at Justine's front entry to the last morsel of delectable food we ordered, our experience was rewarded at each step in the process. A "newish" establishment in New Orleans, Justine's exemplifies the best in fine dining. The ambiance is a modern, stylish interpretation of an upscale French bistro with a choice of atmospheric differences from the front "porch" that mimics a typical French boulevard sidewalk, or the central open dining/bar/kitchen cookery highlighted by highly stylized café lighting or finally, in the rear, the art-mural infused, darkened dining room with the oh so current designer LED pendant lighting. And if it's food you want, you came to the right place. Select anything from the creative and varied menu and enjoy a glass or two of your favorite spirits or wine while the very talented chef and cooking team prepares a delicious and enjoyable meal experience. Each plate is carefully supervised and prepared to insure a visual delight as it arrives at your table via the experienced hands of a well-schooled and practiced server, always with a genuine smile and a few kind words. If you have special wine requirements, the sommelier is at your disposal to help with selections and then to oversee the arrival of your choices at the appointed times during your meal. While many restaurant desserts often disappoint, fear not, Justine's do not! The price point of the menu choices are very manageable and certainly leaves one with a desire to repeat the entire experience again at some time in the near future. And, oh by the way, don't forget to leave a few kind words with the staff, especially those in the kitchen!

b
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious thoughtful food. Wonderful!

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I also bought the cookbook! Beautiful, delicious food. Go.

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We sat in the front room, it was extremely loud, the food was nothing special and the service was poor - slow, forgetful and absent. Did not even have the appropriate cutlery prior to being served after a long wait.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Place was cute , food was not so great. Service was fine. French onion soup was good but not the best ever , burgers were dry and bun too big, tuna crudo was nothing special and small. Drinks were nothing special at best. Would not go back.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!!

MP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible dining experience from our welcome with an enticing model to greet us to the burlesque entertainers we were completely enthralled! We were there to celebrate my birthday as a late night dinner. Well, the quality exceeded our expectations ....starting with champagne! We loved our bib lettuce salad with fresh dill dressing -so fresh! I just had to have the Chateaubrienn so we shard which was absolutely perfect ! The red wine suggestion was just right. If you require fine dining in a casual atmosphere you must experience Justine’s! And not to mention we loved the beautiful burlesque young women as performed by our table . They know how to be alluring! Merci !!

LE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there two nights ago, bought two cookbooks, & have already recommend it as a "must" to our friends when in NOLA... The food is absolutely delicious! The service is sophisticated yet full of southern warmth. The ambiance & decor are vibrant & beautiful - a visual delight with "easter egg" like details to discover throughout. Chris took excellent care of our table with genuine care & perfect timing - balancing interaction & space to enjoy our meal. We will be back for sure.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was terrific and loved that the restaurant had different zones for whatever type of environment you wanted.

PB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One day in NOLA, found Justine online. After 4 days of flying, hotels, business meetings, and lots of food we found Justine. Good food, good wine, ambiance, and Robby, a true ambassador of New Orleans. We felt his love for NOLA, above and beyond his love of food and wine. He sat with us, asked why we were there, and implored is to visit again and again. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and our chat w Robby....we felt at home.

JF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Such cute decor and amazing attentive service. Our mean was delicious. Highly recommend!

J
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience4

The service and food were great. They sat us at a table right next to the bar. Between people standing right next to our table, a full dining room area, loud music and 2 tables next to us with 12 young people all trying to talk over all the noise our evening was not fun.

We would go again but definitely request a booth further back or a table in the back room.

P
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food is great. Service is lax. I have been here several times and my reluctance to return or recommend is based on service.
Waiters are not really on top of things. Pleasant enough. Just lax. We waited one hour for our brunch from time of ordering. Restaurant was half full. Waitress had little care or concern. We continually had to
Flag her down.

The restaurant is gorgeous. The vibe is great.
Food when it arrives, delightful. The service is a big sticking point and has been on each of my visits. They need to get that fixed!

j
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is among the very best restaurants in New Orleans, or for that matter, in the USA.

t
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was very lively, befitting a bustling bistro.
However the portions were small and the cooking not fabulous enough to justify the price; some flavors were heavy-handed, others dishes were lacking.
Tuna crudo was probably their best appetizer.
Duck confit was well cooked but small, inadequately sauced, and had only 3 tiny pieces of gnocchi but >50 pieces of cauliflower.
The bouilliabase was delicious: great broth, good variety of fresh-tasting seafood.
The wine list was decent but the sommelier didn’t seem very knowledgeable, but hardly his fault given that he has only been able to legally drink for 2 or 3 years. He will probably be great by the time he is 30.
Desserts were standard but the coffee was excellent, strong with just a hint of chicory?

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal for two. Brett was an outstanding server with great recommendations and descriptions on both food and drinks. Robbie stopped by our table as well and made personal recommendations for where to head to next - we followed his suggestions and had a great night! Very welcoming and fun restaurant that we will return to next time we are in town!

MC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was very nice. Good food, attentive service, mgmt that was present and engaged. Liked it a lot... just didn’t love it. Music was odd and could have been better ambience...

LC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table, fantastic service, excellent wine recommendations, and a memorable meal at a very reasonable price. The host, bartenders and the whole staff are much fun.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Everyone loves Raymond!!!! Get the specials!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

None to trmemeo

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