La Petite Grocery

4.8
4352 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.

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Experiences

  • Restaurant Week

    $49.00 per person

    Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2021

    Enjoy Restaurant Week at La Petite Grocery! Delight in 3 courses for $49 a person, plus tax and gratuity.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4352 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Peewee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The over rated Crab beignets were bland and over priced. Shrimp and grits were ok but so far from traditional that they lost their way. Butterscotch pudding dessert was on the small side, but the cookies were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun, quirky, and very tasty! Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

App was wonderful but food and drink average😞

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely amazing!!!

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DouglasS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. The service was excellent. Please don't miss coming here.

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vipCautious
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent restaurant with fresh well seasoned good.

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RHP21
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our best dining experience in New Orleans! I made a mistake on our reservation date, but the hostess found a table for us. The blue crab beignets are phenomenal, as is the rabbit. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so excellent
We really enjoyed it

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Susan
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

La Petite has been our favorite restaurant in the city for years. We went last night for our son's 18th birthday. The hostess at the door was so nice and told him they would make his birthday extra special. That did not happen. Our server was awful. She had zero personality and did not even try to make our experience good. She brought out an amuse bouche with no explanation of what it was. When our son didn't eat his main meal, she didn't not even ask if there was something wrong with it and was there anything she could do to fix it. We felt rushed and as if no one cared that we were spending $300 on a meal. The prices have increased and the quality has not. When the server brought a scoop of ice cream with a candle for my son's birthday she just plopped it down in front of him and walked away without even a "happy birthday". I used to recommend La Petite to everyone I know including all the out of town parents from Tulane. I will not be doing that anymore.

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vipMitchRob
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good choice!
We had to sit outside this time because we were late to reserve a table. We sat on the side street side. It was okay. Could use some fans and a little more shade late in the day. Give it a 2 or 3 for ambience, but inside is great. Our service and food was great.

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vipMartinM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great. Grits and shellfish stew. And a oldfashioned drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and beautifully presented, as always.

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vipLauraF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful- we’ll be back!

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vipwinefood
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance.
We will return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had such delicious food! I’m not sure if it was because of a Sunday or if we just hit an off time, but our food took quite awhile to get to us. It was roughly 75 minutes between appetizer and entrées. Will definitely go back, but keep in mind you may want to allow yourself time for a very leisurely experience!

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vipBubba
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Noisy
Wear earplugs

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vipLisaB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at La Petite Grocery many times. The food is always excellent and innovative. Service was superb. One of my favorite places to eat in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We introduced friends from out of town to the restaurant. It was a win on every level!!

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ElizabethA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was outstanding!

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vipMlmf
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last meal in NOLA and was by far the best. The food was amazing!! Every bite was delicious. Do yourself a favor and GO!

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BrandonH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with delicious food at a reasonable price. Definitely a hidden gem, I’ll be back. An authentic taste of Paris in New Orleans!

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best restaurants in America. Eat here!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cocktails and food were great! The service was impeccable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a joy to visit La Petite Grocery and to be waited-on by the fabulous Chuck and team!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food
A little loud but very enjoyable

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible service! Recommend 10/10

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KarliC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The LPG Cheeseburger! 🤤

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vipSooz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service great and wine great! Food was meh. Hangar steak, fine, shrimp and grits fine, seafood stew was gross (had a really odd horse manure smell and taste) and chewy shellfish. I should have sent it back. Snowball was a great dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great loved our server

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vipStephanieK
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at La Petite Grocery. The service was incredible and the food magnificent. We especially enjoyed the hanger steak and frites, lamb bones and the crispy pork belly. Always a super experience!

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JeanneL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing experience with our friends from out of town. The redfish special was divine. I had the lambchops and beet salad - perfection. Our waiter was prompt and professional and easy to work with.

Lovely!

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TimothyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar, lots of creative little touches on classic dishes, and really just a lot of thoughtful ingredients, seasonings, etc. The pot likker in the shellfish stew is such a delicious umami bomb which beautifully complements the shellfish. Blue crab beignets are out of this world. It was our anniversary and the service was very sweet and attentive, they made sure we were comfortable and happy, and it felt genuine, not over the top or corny. Pretty space, too. If you’re a bourbon fan, don’t skip the Weller Full Proof.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Server was excellent management was subpar and detracted from the experience. Can’t say that I’ll recommend or visit this restaurant in the future

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vipOdell
New Orleans
526 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

First time back in a few months. The food is still very good, but expensive. Their popular dishes are prepared well with good flavors. The service is slow and not attentive. You have to ask if you want anything, like a glass of wine. They are very nice, but not trained well. Parking is a problem. They no longer have the lot across the street, and the side street is torn up. You will need a cab or uber unless you come very early. Over all we enjoyed our dinner, but they can and have done much better in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Hanger steak was outstanding. Tuna was just ok. Dumpling appetizer was quite tasty, but very small and quite expensive.

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vipDonf
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Bar tenders were the absolute best.

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Sandy
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. We really liked our waiter whose name is Ryan. He was attentive and helpful when we had questions. Very nice guy.

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AndrewP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Didn’t have a good waitress. Tables seated after us received service first and appeared to be getting good service from their waiter/waitress
Our waitress had an arrogant attitude.

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LisaR
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

There were four of us and we shared crab beignets as an appetizer. That was the best food item of the night. We each ordered a different entree...rabbit, cheeseburger, tuna and hangar steak. The steak was tough and served at room temperature, the other items were also served slightly warm at best and were only mediocre, with the rabbit being the best entree served. The side of brussel sprouts was also a disappointment...cold and seemed to have been prepared much earlier in the day. The service was not only extremely slow, the waitress did not engage with us at all and was not attentive. We had been there before and looked forward to our dinner there, but every aspect was a sore disappointment. Is this a Covid recovery blip and things will improve? Hope so, but I am not sure we will ever go back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Petite Grocery using the Order Online button. La Petite Grocery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 891-3377.

La Petite Grocery is rated 4.8 stars by 4352 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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