La Petite Grocery

4.7
4547 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.

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
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 4547 people are saying
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vipShellshokd
Portland
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in the city and taking Covid seriously (all except the hostess, who was the only staff member who was mask-less. Why?) The food is excellent the food and cocktails are fantastic. Inspired wine list. The service is polished and warm. The outdoor seating is on the street, but it's a nice quiet street in the evenings.

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vipJohnR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as always at La Petite! Blue Crab Beignets are one of my favorite dishes in the city!

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chrisp
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

People were very good. Food was ok.

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Kennedyroark
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I love this restaurant and hope this was just an off day. The appetizers were great- tuna tartare and a special cauliflower soup that was outstanding! Fries were delicious. My hanger steak was really tough and chewy, very under seasoned. This is my go to dish here generally. My sister’s scallops were delicious but much smaller than we were told- better as an appetizer. We sat at the bar, so our bartender did her best, but service was a little slow. I love this place and will definitely return, but this meal wasn’t the best.

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vipKirk
San Antonio
48 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the one restaurant in New Orleans that we always make a point to return. This is the best restaurant in New Orleans in my opinion.

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vipdeannak
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed our dinner here on our 1st night in NOLA. Great neighborhood feel and excellent food. I had the red snapper special and it was outstanding.

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vipMickMcD
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had during our visit to New Orleans! The restaurant was lovely and fairly quiet. And the meal did not disappoint - especially the crab beignets!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was fab. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The tuna tartare was excellent, the beignets were interesting (don’t really understand the hype though), the burger was way less than average (way too salty, the patty was not tender and moist, flavors were unbalanced). Overall, disappointing. I was looking forward for a great meal because of how highly rated this place was but it was really unsatisfactory.

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vipstephenp
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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RobertL
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was fine… not very friendly though. Food was decent but overpriced. Doubt I would return

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vipJimZ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything that our group of 5 ordered was outstanding, service was delightful, atmosphere was fun. We’ve been on two separate visits to New Orleans, and we will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The dishes we ordered were delicious but not exceptional, especially considering the price. They were more novelty than anything. Staff was absolutely lovely though.

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vipAnthony
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and absolutely delicious cooking. Crab beignets and ricotta dumplings especially amazing.

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KayW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Took out of town guests to brunch the day after Christmas and unfortunately many of the dishes we had hoped to be served were not available. We ordered the crab beignets appetizer (we ordered 2 of them at $20 a piece for 5 teeny tiny beignets!) and they were fried it what tasted like rancid/old oil. Very unpleasant tasting. The bloody Mary’s were good though. Other dishes were average, really nothing spectacular. The wait staff was pleasant and accommodating and the ambiance was nice.

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vipCBNY
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! I make sure to come every time I visit NOLA. Staff, food, and service never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Nice place. we had the Sea food stew and Turtle Bolognese, Stew was too salty, Bolognese was under-seasoned. Both were small for price. Deserts were fantastic. Server was fantastic.

Maybe this was just an off night, but La Petite Grocery didn’t live up to it’s reputation.

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Paul
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue, people and food!

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vipmrss
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during Christmas week 2021, hands’ down the best meal of our visit - Outstanding. Our server, Abby, was knowledgeable, had the right “timing,” and gave helpful advice about the fabulous menu. We had the blue crab beignets (bc you just have to try them), my partner’s Seafood Stew was incredible (and he’s a tough judge), and my lamb t-bones were melt-in-mouth fantastic. Just when we thought we would levitate out, we decided to split a butterscotch pudding, and omgosh it was magical. I’m not usually this gaga in a review, but La Petite Grocery deserves it. 🤩

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Cjster
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a very sophisticated yet casually elegant locale. Clearly a local favorite and for good reason.

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Baron2112
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu and outstanding service! Highly recommend.

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vipwinefood
Washington DC
170 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the New Years Eve paired 4-course meal. Each dish was creative and most enjoyable. The servings were generous while the wine pairings were each spot on!
Congratulations on affording us a celebratory evening.
What a way to welcome 2022.
Thanks to all!!

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vip228Diner
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sunday brunch was excellent. Good selection. Even our children found something they enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The crab beignets were out of this world good. Server was polite and knowledgeable. I highly recommend coming here. Definitely leave room for the chess pie.

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vipKaren
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Delivered first two orders at the same time and had us out the door in under an hour. Would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was ok. Would recommend coming for lunch and getting some of the apps with wine - crab beignets are a must. The sommelier was very helpful and our waiter was fun. He left us some good recommendations for our stay in New Orleans. We sat outside which gave a nice ambiance. I don’t think the main dishes were all that great (turtle bolognese and shrimp and grits).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and I liked it! Will be back soon.

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Thea
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was well conceived and completely. Bloody Marys were very good. Think the many MANY outstanding reviews set too high of expectations for me.

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vipAmandaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Experience fine overall.
The bathroom toilet in the womens, I guess it becomes unhooked so it didn’t flush. I came out of the stall and the server ask me- “did you want me to walk your through how to fix it?”
Never as a guest would I thought I’d be asked to fix the toilet, especially one I didn’t break. I responded- “I would prefer not to have to fix the toilet…” I work in the service industry so that was interesting..

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Maxxx
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service was really exceptional !

DO NOT leave town without dining here !

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PaigeS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely and DELICIOUS experience! The wine was tasty, food was outstanding, and service was top notch!

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vipGreatService
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was average +. Service was pretentious and slow. Will not return. I have had same server and was disappointed to see that she is still there.

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vipLovetoeat
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining here since it opened. Always a pleasure

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM!!! Yum

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BethAnnL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had reservation for 11am Sunday Brunch reservation for 3. 2 hours in and we STILL hadn't received our main dishes....had to change my son's order "to go" as he would have been late for appointment....NOT happy about paying full price for a to-go order of shrimp and grits bc the kitchen couldn't get entrees served within a 2 hour window....totally unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber....and brunch menu is not that complicated. Only saving grace was we had a lovely waitress. Crab beignets were very good. Overall, I'd say it's overpriced for basic brunch food. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our waitress wasn’t exceptional but the food was! Go back without a doubt.

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vipReliable
San Francisco
191 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and I was glad to be back. It’s a charming restaurant with good food. I can’t speak to value since my friend paid, but the menu seemed reasonable to me. Portions were appropriate - I certainly did not leave hungry. As a tourist who has visited New Orleans multiple times, I’ve grown skeptical of the traditional restaurants in the French Quarter. It is great to be in a spot where it feels like people who actually live in New Orleans like to go.

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vipEmma
New Orleans
43 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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 4.7 stars by 4547 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.

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