Justine

4.6
1443 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. 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.

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Justine

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Enjoy drink specials and happy hour priced snacks from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM 7 days a week.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1443 people are saying
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BarbaraAnn
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it!!!! Lovely staff, great cocktails and delicious food. Was dining alone and treated like a VIP. Will absolutely return.

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latoni
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu was limited, but we enjoyed everything. Our server was very friendly and did a wonderful job.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great brunch with amazing service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have been to Justine several times pre Covid. We were a little disappointed in the brunch menu. Overall menus to be honest.
We opted not to have dinner as they removed all our favorite menu items.
The service was average, and the coffee not terribly hot, and they only could provide milk, no cream. This was a bit surprising as I feel like any French ( or regular) restaurant should have cream in their kitchen .

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vipBlakeW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The atmosphere at Justine is unmatched for brunch in New Orleans, although the DJ’s taste can be a little eclectic. I live here and feel comfortable saying that while not traditional, like Justine in general, the shrimp and grits are the best in the city. The service can be slow and the value for money isn’t phenomenal, but if you’re prepared for that you’ll have a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justine is always a great spot to eat. One of the best burgers in town. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute place for pictures, food was great and the staff was super attentive!

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DDates
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The food, the service, the atmosphere and the drinks. Thank you for a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friend and I had early dinner there. Our server John was impeccable, and restaurant called to confirm 2 days beforehand! Feel of a true parisien bistro, nice touch. Had escargot with individual pastry toppings, but not much taste to escargot itself. Followed up with steak/frites, flank steak was good (a wee bit too charred) but poivre sauce a bit too salty, frites were good (I’d prefer a touch crispier). Finished with vanilla crème brûlée (good but a bit too sweet). Kir cocktail was good. Loved the music and ambiance. Would go again as enjoyable, but my expectations were higher than actual experience.

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RayRay
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Aesthetically pleasing. 10/10 would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced bistro fare in a nice setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is amazing

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vipATLFOODIE22
Atlanta
103 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was all excellent, but it took an awful long time to receive our entrees. The server was very nice and apologetic, and ultimately offered free dessert, but there must have been some sort of issue with the kitchen, as the restaurant was only 25% full. Beautiful space, and food was all very good (pork belly and shrimp apps, and hangar steak frites were highlights), and we’d give it another try.

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Scarlet
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

I used to frequent Justines. After last night I know why I decide not to any longer. The waiter was rude and miserable. We were seated in the outside patio for a birthday celebration with 6 adults. There were many booths available especially more distance apart from other tables. We were seated with no table space in between 4 other tables in the patio. Im so disappointed as the group of people had never been to the restaurant and I thought it would be a fabulous idea.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Food and service was great

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NettieB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and welcoming! Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

On the wine list there was a 2001 Sauvignon Blanc. When questioned about its value ($85) we were told that it was good. We ordered it and it turned out to be well past its shelf life. That is a major faux pas for a restaurant that weeks top recognition.

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LoriR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation for a birthday lunch which was not acknowledged. The ac vent blew dust all over us and our food we had to change tables. The vent was filthy. Manager never said a word. We felt an apology of some sort would have been the least he could of done.

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vipPatE
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot in the French Quarter. We had fish special, steak frites and escargot. All excellent. Service also excellent. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Service was OK

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vipMaggie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justine was amazing! Bryce the somm was incredibly attentive and helpful. The food was fantastic, ambiance was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great restaurant. Good meal, but caught them at the end of brunch shift so burnt toast and no milk for coffee. Really? Yes. Oh well Lol. We’ll give them a break after what for sure was a long busy Homecoming weekend at Tulane… would always recommend here.

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JaneeC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorites! Never fails to be an awesome experience & fantastic food. Got the steak frites & it was incredible!! Chris was our waiter and he was the best! So friendly & personable!
We did get the brownie to split & didn’t care for it much. It was cold, & would have probably been much better warmed. We didn’t really eat it. I’d skip that next time & go for the crème brûlée!
Highly recommend Justine’s!

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WillieS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was excellent and ambiance was impressive. Needs to improve service as waitress was not up to date on menu .

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vipDave90212
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so good and so fun. My wife had the hangar steak special which was incredible. I always get their burger which is one of the best in the city.

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DianeR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, impeccable service from a friendly, well-trained staff!

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vipIRB1
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining

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vipLWill504
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Amazing service and attention to detail

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vipPabloL
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Good was excellent, service was great however they had mice running around the dinning room area.

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Madeleine
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small exquisite menu...personal and thoughtful service

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vipMitch
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Came to Justine last night. I won’t describe the entire experience, but our server was absolutely terrible and appeared to be intoxicated. We got up and left because the service was really that bad. Never even got to try the food. After being treated like that, didn’t want to.

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Lexi
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

If you’re going for a place to spend $$$ surrounded by cute decor while having the yell to your table mates over loud customers and music, this is the place for you. Unfortunately we got a different vibe from their website. We were looking for a cute place for our anniversary and were very disappointed. It’s very well decorated and the food is good, but I’ve been to dive bars where the clientele had better class. The party music blasting doesn’t create the ambience their website and price point would suggest. We hate to say that it was the one blight on our otherwise perfect trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service in NOLA. The waiters are super professional, attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu/ingredients. This was my second time at Justine & I loved it just as much as the first time. The food is wonderful, and the atmosphere is great. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I’m writing this review because I was really looking forward to dining in this restaurant. I was woefully disappointed! The restaurant is very attractive but the ambiance is completely destroyed by the loud hip hop music that was piped in. The menu was extremely limited and when we asked if there were any specials we were told “There are no specials. What you see is what you get.” The appetizer of escargot was mediocre at best. The house salad actually was delicious but the entree, Steak Frites, was awful. No, let me rephrase that. The French fries were delicious but the mystery meat was tough and chewy.
The best part of the evening was the Sommelier!! He was very professional and the wine he recommended was fabulous!!!
Needless to say we will not be returning to this restaurant!

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lynn
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service quite good. Nice ambiance. Only criticism is $8 for a side of 2 pieces of bread. Most fine dinner houses serve bread without charge. This seemed excessive.

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Emily
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

One person was served their entree and we then waited a full fifteen minutes for the rest of the entrees which were all the scrambled eggs which should take less than five minutes! My order was specifically NO meat or bread and came with only meat and bread and minus the potatoes. Our server came to the table and said the other entrees were coming right out (which they were not) and Made some flimsy excuse about the served entree of shrimp and grits was new and and was supposed to be served before everything else. We didn’t say anything at the time because we were entertaining a guest but it was a train wreck. Would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time!!!

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Carl
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justine was a very pleasant surprise. The food was outstanding and served hot when it was supposed to hot and cold when it was supposed to be cold. The menu is small but inclusive of everything a meal needs. Wonderful and artful cooking. Host Robby Robinson stopped to chat with us, then sat down to a more leisurely personal conversation about our coming move back to New Orleans. The star of the show: our waitress Savannah. Perhaps the best I have ever seen. Right up there with Jimmy Luigi at Antoinne’s. She worked 4 tables and ours, never missing a trick. I watched as she also tended the restaurant’s business, bringing stacks of plates from the back, hauling out 5 large chilled water bottles, distributing dessert menus at exactly the right moment. I commented on Savannah’s professional excellence to Robby as we left. We will be back to Justine. Count on that!

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NellT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection

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vipMarlon
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary. Met an elite standard by which I judge all other restaurants. The staff was always ready to help, the premises were extremely clean, the atmosphere was lovely, and the food was both delicious and beautifully presented.
Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. The chefs use the best quality ingredients to produce dishes that are simply delightful. The restaurant also offers a wonderful drink menu. I look forward to returning to Nola and Justines!

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Justine is rated 4.6 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.