La Petite Grocery
The La Petite Grocery name pays homage to the history of its home, a building that’s been standing for more than a century. The original structure was built in the late 1800s and called the Central Tea, Coffee and Butter Depot. In 1908, a fire devastated the space and it was transformed into a full service grocery store. Later it was most notably a fine foods and butcher shop, VonderHaar’s Fine Foods until 1982. When La Petite Grocery opened in March of 2004, they similarly aspired to provide the neighborhood with exotic teas, locally roasted coffee, and fresh produce. By doing this, we hope to provide a dining experience that evokes nostalgia of old New Orleans.
Delicious lunch. Tried the Coolinary menu. Nice cold corn soup for a hot day. Sauce on pork cheek croquettes was tasty. Great pastrami sandwich on rye bread- very filling. Grilled shrimp were cooked perfectly- not dried out.
Fantastic meal and service, as this place never disappoints. The August culinary menu offered a ridiculously good deal. Can’t wait to return.
Wonderful! We’ll be back!
Terrific spot for upscale but casual dining. Eaten there twice in the last 10 days. Delicious food, pretty atmosphere but very loud. The downside for the evening was a very "snarky, unpleasant" waiter; she obviously wasn't pleased to be at work. If she were serving us again, I would seriously have to reconsider returning.
La Petite Grocery is a great spot for Sunday brunch
We wanted something really nice but not overly fancy (no micro-foam). La Petite Grocery fit the bill perfectly. The space is evocative of an earlier NOLA time, and the food! Amazing. We loved every appetizer and every dish we had including desserts. The fish dip, stuffed rigatoni, turtle bolognese, panne rabbit, chicken confit, white clam pasta, blueberry tart cake: Everything ! Plus, the sommelier was knowledgeable and led us to an off-list special bottle at a reasonable price that we all loved.
If was for my wife’s birthday. Not a bad place deserts were sub par while the dinner was great . Great staff !
I finally tried La Petite Grocery, enticed by the Coolinary menu. I can't believe it took me so long to do so. The food and service were just about perfect. I'm not even sure I'll make it until the end of Coolinary without going back!
My husband had the swordfish and has been talking about it for days. The best swordfish he has ever eaten.
My girl,a long time NOLA girl, said the shrimp and grits were the best she's ever had ,I agree with her whole heartedly. We were pleasantly surprised as first time customers. We will definitely return...
We went for a Coolinary Lunch and it was wonderful. Fun, modern dishes executed exquisitely. Lovely wine pairings as well.
One of the best meals and dining experiences I've ever had!
Stacey, our server, was perfect and helped us choose tasty cocktails and delicious food... Ask for her and you won't be disappointed!
Started with the Blood Oath cocktail and enjoyed every last sip of all three of them ;-)
The Steak Tartare, Wagyu Sirloin, and Panéed Rabbit were all delicious! A++
The special "Peach Cobbler" dessert was out of this world! Get it while you can, you won't regret the choice.
A lovely space, a good-sized bar, a little bit off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip.
This is one of my favorite places. I’ve never had anything but an excellent meal there. We had brunch, and it was lovely. I wanted to eat all the crab beignets, but I had to share. Service was great. It’s a charming place.
Incredible food from start to finish. Every dish that we all had was top notch. We have wanted to dine here for quite some time and now we know why. My only knock on the restaurant, the reason for only 4 stars, was that my wife's fish dish was severely under cooked the first time and no one from the kitchen or even the GM came to our table to acknowledge that a mistake had been made. We debated on sending it back at first because we're not those kind of people but after some quick deliberation and acknowledgment from the waitress that the fish was undercooked, we sent it back to the kitchen. They quickly made another plate and when the dish arrived it was fantastic. We will definitely be back.
Third try and third disappointment..... shellfish stew was very light on seafood and heavy on collard greens. Ricotta dumplings were nothing special. Two people dining with us ordered their desserts when ordering their meal and when time for dessert were told that the last of those desserts had just been sold!
Crab beignets missed the mark due to the overpowering amount of other strong flavors in the filling. I ordered the LPG cheeseburger medium well, and it was medium rare at best. My husband was disappointed that his pork chops were fried bone-in when there was no indication of that on the menu. Service was also lackluster.
The ricotta dumplings had no flavor and the chef admitted they were bland. The crab beignets were over cooked. The waitress did try to make things right by offering a free dessert and taking the dumplings off the check but we left with a bad impression and ordered no other food.
We sat in the corner near the bar to look out the window. The noise was not an issue for us but I imagine being seated more centrally it could be an issue for some. Our food was all delicious (Lamb Shank and Wagyu Sirlion) but the steak, while it tasted delicious and was cooked correctly at MR, was not a good cut. It required several passes of the knife to cut each piece into bite size pieces as there was connective tissue that also made it difficult to chew. The lamb was so tender it fell off the bone before you could get your fork in and was perfect. We were probably unlucky with the steak and would go back again.
La Petite Grocery is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. That said, we found the lunch menu identical to the dinner menu and would like to see some variety. The entrees were too heavy for a hot, muggy summer day. I would have liked to have seen lighter fare—please add more luncheon salads, and bring back your BLT salad from a few years ago.
I don't recall how I initially found this restaurant before my trip to New Orleans, but I'm so glad I did. I didn't have any other reason to be Uptown, but I was staying in the Arts Warehouse District so it was a nice streetcar ride away and I figured "why not?" I was blown away. Get the blue crab beignets or be sad. Loved the turtle bolognese and the Louisiana cane sugar creme brulee, too! Can't decide which meal was my favorite, this or their sister restaurant Justine!
Innovative, fresh, well prepared, professionally served food! We had a wonderful meal from drinks to desserts. The flavors were outstanding, each entree being totally different and delicious. Will definitely return!
The service was awesome!! The olive-pasta special appetizer was amazing!!! We had the red snapper special that was so flavorful and flaky and the shrimp and grits that is sooooo New Orleans.
The fig dessert was the best!! The smoked smore dessert had too much smoke taste. Not a favorite.
Visiting. Food wAs good portions moderate. We were there early on a Friday night. It was packed when we left. I’d recommend it for a great out of the city dining experience.
Consistently excellent food with a warm and welcoming staff. It's been my favorite restaurant in New Orleans for years. It's my first choice for entertaining visitors not only because of the creative menu and wonderful staff but because there's some elbow room to get comfortable and share conversation in a beautiful dining area.
The food was very very good, the service was very friendly, but not very timely. The only real criticism that I have is that the chairs are very uncomfortable. I would definitely go back again, but I would probably sit at the bar.
Great restaurant, food was well done, thoughtful and executed. Service was excellent, attentive yet not intrusive.
Everything was perfect. I cannot think of a way to make it better.
I found the menu needlessly pretentious, and the food just average and way overpriced. If you just moved to the neighborhood, have the money and want to use a competent bistro as an extension of your kitchen (or bar), i’d say you’ve lucked out. But this is definitely not a “destination” place in the city with such an abundance of good restaurants.
Simply put , one of the best Meals we’ve ever had .
Standouts were the Crab Beignets and the Turtle Bolognese.
GREAT FOOD & SERVICE. THE CHEF IS VERY TALENTED AS YOU CAN TASTE . THANKS FOR THE LOVELY RELAXING SUNDAY BRUNCH.
The service and food can’t be beat! Everything is delicious!
Great place to dine and enjoy drinks with someone special
Wonderful food in a lovely atmosphere
We have a wonderful meal!
We were there on a Tuesday night so it was nice and quiet! We frequently dine at La Petite and always request a table in the bar area and they are very accommodating.
Fantastic as always.
Had been told about this place from a friend of mine and it also was recommended by our concierge. Delighted to go here as it is located in the Magazine Street district. Excellent food and service. My wife had the Apple and celery root salad and shrimp and grits. I had blue crab beignets and gumbo.
Amazing! The crab beignets were phenomenal as was the halibut.
We enjoyed trying a new restaurant. The food was very good and very rich. Small portions made a meal. The sides were overpriced in my opinion. The ambiance is ok. My only complaint really was that one of the other waitresses kept trying to squeeze between my chair and the adjoining table instead of going around and was bumping my arm and back. This happened a half dozen times with no apology. I would have pulled up but was already sitting close.