La Petite Grocery

4.8
4158 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, we re-opened the dining room for dinner service in abidance with the City and State Safe Opening Guidelines. Reservations are preferred. Come dine in this beautifully restored Uptown restaurant on Magazine Street and enjoy James Beard Award Winning Chef Justin Devillier's contemporary Louisiana Cuisine.

The La Petite Grocery name pays homage to the history of its home, a building that’s stood 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.

Support La Petite Grocery during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy Hour at La Petite Grocery

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Wed 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Enjoy select snacks and $6 cocktails when you dine in between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4158 people are saying
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SarahT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the atmosphere. Experts behind the bar, in the kitchen and waiting tables. Very dependable all the way around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just wonderful! Always have a great experience here.

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CCinNOLA
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late valentines lunch with family.

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vipMagician
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food & service were fine. However, the menu was very very difficult to read - very small lettering and not very black ink. The wine menu was totally impossible to read as well as the check for the food. May not go back again unless I find out that the menu was readable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic. Great experience. Loved it!

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KellyA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch for Valentine's Day! Loved the food and cocktails.

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DonL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything the restaurant could have done was done excellently. The only problems with the weather, the pandemic, and the politics of New Orleans. Love the food service was fine

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MyyaM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was FANTASTIC! Our meal was delicious and dessert was great. We all enjoyed celebrating my birthday at La Petite Grocery!

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LindseyW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had wanted to eat here for a long time. It was amazing. The blue crab beignets where amazing! Drinks where Delish as well!!

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vipEulie
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful

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vipLeslieC
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a delicious meal. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Food is consistently fresh and top notch. Lovely room and adhered to covid safety protocol.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, menu, beverages, and service. This was my second visit (last time was pre-COVID-19). The pavlova is a must-try for the desserts.

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vipDebbieC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had Sunday Brunch and the three of us throughly enjoyed it. We have dined at LPG several times, but never for Sunday Brunch. The Monkey Bread was delicious and had the perfect amount of sweet and savory (bacon).

My husband had one of thier specialty cocktails, Kentucky Saint, which he liked so much he asked the bartender to share the recipe...which she did.

We will definately be back next time we are in New Orleans!

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AllisonD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blue crab beignets are a must order. We sat outside and it was slightly chilly due to a breeze but still a pleasant experience. Everything we ordered was excellent and the service was fantastic as well.

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vipEmmie11
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented.

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Luchow
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love La Petite Grocery! It’s a favorite for special occasions or just because. The food is exceptional and the service could not be better! You don’t want to miss this place!

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vipMitch
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was amazing as was the service! Great cocktails! Will DEFINITELY be back!

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vipPaulR
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I has ricotta dumplings, rabbit, and baked Alaska The dumplings were good but unexciting. The paneed rabbit was tasty, but a bit dry. The baked Alaska was a spectacular presentation, and delicious; clearly the best part of the meal. The waiter forgot my dessert and coffee and had to be reminded. I’ve had many meals at this restaurant, and this was not one of the best.

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AshleyF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my New Orleans favorites. The blue crab beignets and burgers and fries were so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so delicious. The baked macaroni and baked chicken were out of this world. Shrimp and Grits were unlike any we’ve ever had. Will go again and again and again.

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grandmother
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not at all worth the expense!!!!!!! Everything over priced. Scallops were downright terrible and the Smoky Chicken gumbo was dreadful.

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AleyD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Mushroom soup was spectacular. Will definitely visit again next time we're in town. Really great ambiance. Wait staff was knowledgeable and efficient, friendly and respectful.

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vipHelenl
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was absolutely delicious. The ricotta dumplings melted in your mouth, and the apple and celeriac salad is a big favorite.

They always knock it out of the park!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no such thing as a bad experience at this restaurant. The food and service are always top notch and exceed all expectations. Burger is the best in the city and the ricotta dumplings are not to be missed. My favorite place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food to the drinks was top notch. The crab beignets were perfectly cooked and enough for us to share. We tried both salads and both were great but favored the apple and celeriac. Entrees did not disappoint. I’ve never had more delicious shrimp and grits. The flavor was outstanding! The others loved their entrees as well which were the scallops, lamb t-bones, and the burger.

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vipHenryR
New Orleans
43 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Outdoor seating is covered but at this point in the pandemic an establishment of this type should really invest in outdoor/ portable heaters.
The gumbo, chicken and andouille, is not to my liking. Very tart, almost vinegary if you will, in addition my bowl had very little in the way of sausage or chicken. The “broth” had none of the layered flavors you would expect from a good NOLA gumbo. The vinegar flavor pretty much drowned out every other flavor in the bowl.
My fish entree was well prepared, but portion size was MINIMAL, a trend I am afraid that is going to continue during this pandemic and beyond?
Service was courteous, if a little distracted. Long wait time for entrees in an all but empty restaurant on a Sunday night.
This was never an inexpensive dining choice, but there was always value here. Value in the foods preparation, quality, attention ,and service.
Not so, right now.

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vipwinedine
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Steak was excellent and perfect temperature; potatoes were hard and undercooked.

2 burgers ordered at different temperatures. The person who ordered medium with bacon was served a well burger. The person who ordered well was served a medium burger.

Ricotta dumplings were delicious.

Server was definitely ready for shift to be complete.

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ZachY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
88 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Uptown New Orleans restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the sidewalk. Service was impeccable; server made many great recommendations. Crab beignets were amazing. Turtle bolognese was excellent. We normally don’t ever order dessert, but took the recommendation for the strawberry ice cream and it was incredible. We definitely plan to go back.

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Linds25
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Have heard many great things and was excited to try it out! The food was good, but nothing to blow me away. Turtle Bolognese was the best entrée we tried, bourbon selection was nice.
The hostess was great, but our waitress was not very friendly nor helpful which was a bummer considering we were excited to be there. I probably would not come back for dinner, but would consider happy hour drinks and apps.

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miket
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always amazing. twist on gumbo - chicken and tasso. perfect. fish superbly prepared. ryan great waiter. drinks are perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitresses was rude

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Billy
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable of the detailed ingredients in our dishes. The crab beignets were amazing! And the wine was a perfect complement to our meal! We will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch with girlfriends. We had the short ribs, crab beignets, and ricotta gnocchi as appetizers. Great variety of flavors, the gnocchi are pillows of divine deliciousness.
We split the cheeseburger and turtle bolognese. Dessert was the butterscotch pudding and baked Alaska.
Food, service, and atmosphere were on point. One of my favorites!

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vipMagician
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food, service and atmosphere. Menu was really outstanding and the cocktails were jus excellent.

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PatriciaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience exceeded all our expectations... a must to return!!
Thank you to LPG❤️

JM
vipJeffM
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wow, another hit on Magazine Street. Service was over the top and kept the courses moving. The dumplings were the favorite of the table.

The bloody Mary’s were balanced and the house pickled veggies were a welcome treat.

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Kate
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Decided to venture out for special meal at one of New Orleans restaurants, wanting to celebrate my daughter as well as support the restaurant community. Le Petite Grocery met and actually exceeded my expectations for COVID restrictions. Tables were spaced far apart, all employees wore masks, and there was hand sanitizer available at the hostess stand. Food was excellent, as was the service. We ate the crab beignets, ricotta gnocchi, turtle ragu, hamburger, and flounder special with citrus beurre blanc sauce. Bar drinks were excellent as well. My only complaint was that the restaurant was loud. I don't know if it was just a loud table in the room, or too many hard surfaces for the noise to bounce off of, but it was loud.

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Stacy
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Petite Grocery using the Order Online button.

La Petite Grocery is rated 4.8 stars by 4158 OpenTable diners.

La Petite Grocery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/la-petite-grocery/giftcards.

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.

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