La Petite Grocery

4.7
4505 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
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Cory
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Flavors were average. Service was spotty. Some food was cold when brought out to the table. Maybe I was expecting too much knowing it’s reputation. But in my opinion it fell significantly short.

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ShawnL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the atmosphere, food, and great service at La Petite. A true dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good meal and the service was fantastic!

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vipLizabeth
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The soup and flank steak were wonderful. The chess pie for dessert was also standout. This was our 32nd anniversary dinner and we’re very pleased. Alex and the staff in the dining room were wonderfully attentive.

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vipJessica
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

My partner and I went to La Petite Grocery on a date based on the reviews. The crab beignets were really good, but the food was otherwise just ok. The servings were much smaller than what was pictured. For example, we ordered the ricotta dumplings and it only came with four dumplings. I always check the menu photos ahead of time so I know what I’m ordering and it was a huge disappointment. I’ve had much better experiences at other restaurants for the same price. The service itself was pretty awful. I saw the poor service mentioned in a few other reviews, but we decided to give it a go anyway. The waitresses acted like they didn’t want to be there. They were distracted, sarcastic, gossipy, and unprofessional. We kept overhearing their private conversations. I don’t plan on going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of eight that became nine and they couldn’t have been more gracious. The food was amazing from start to finish. Service was exceptional. This will remain one of my favorite meals and I cannot wait to go back!

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vipSkippy2eat
Houston
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were so impressed with the professionalism and attentiveness of the entire staff! All were A Game players!
The food was exceptional. The blue crab beignets were incredible. The shrimp and grits with Tasso were very unique and tasty.
Alex, our server added an extra level to the meal with his spot on suggestions and guidance.
Finally, the butterscotch puddling was phenomenal!
Counting the days to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Surprisingly below average experience. All four meals were cold. Neighboring table also sent their food back. Did acknowledge the mistake but nothing to make it right. Too many good restaurants in Nola to rush back to LPG. Bummer.

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vipBill
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was wonderful but the blue crab beignets were out of this world!

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Viaggiatore
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. We brought some friends from NYC who hadn’t been before, and they were truly impressed. The blue crab beignets remain divine and the turtle bolognese is a must when it’s on the menu. The servers couldn’t be friendlier.

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vipCFHNOLA
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service made for a very enjoyable evening.

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vipMarjorieD
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly professional service, wide variety of tempting, delicious, and well-presented dishes. Very nice vibe but not too loud.

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Jake
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the *must* French Restaurants that this city has to offer. Incredible food and service. Most recently I had their incredible Ricotta Dumplings and their take on Biscuits and Gravy, both heavenly. If you're there for lunch make sure to grab the monkey bread before it sells out!

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, nice presentations, novel and interesting menu, superb service and thoughtful wine list.

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GraceH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

My review is based on my outdoor seating. It was a nice venting out and the service and food were excellent. However, the outdoor tables are on the sidewalk right by the curb and there was an idling limo by us the entire dinner. I would definitely return but only if I had indoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, Cecelia our server was excellent and fun, drinks spot on and the ambiance was lovely! Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They staff was so wonderful. We love Rainy and Amber. They made us feel so welcoming and comfortable. Like we were visiting family. The food was amazing!!! Everything we had we Loved. We are here on vacation but planning to go back before we leave.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - and service was spot on!

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Justine was delightful and the maitre d, Curty, took time out of his day to talk to us about New Orleans. We're visiting from PA and it was fun to talk to a local. Food was wonderful and they had a nice selection on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish!! Would recommend to anyone . A must in NOLA!

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vipPageK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Explosión of flavors, with a delicate balance. Had a the ricotta cheese dumplings simply melt in your mouth.
Cauliflower soup drizzled with extra Virgin olive oil very very rich but not filling. Breaded Duck loved the fresh sauerkraut Layered between the juicy crispy duck was a surprisingly refreshing sensation.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievable! Staff was attentive! Ambience fabulous!

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PatriciaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

What a disappointment. I have always loved La Petite grocery. However last night's meal was not up to par. The Short rib special was burnt and stringy. There was little sauce and it lacked flavor and richness. The dumplings were tasteless dough balls. The Beet salad and dessert were excellent. I will come back but with great reservation... I hope they can bounce back. The ambiance and service were as expected- excellent.

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vipAlbertT
Baton Rouge
58 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at a wonderful restaurant. Always excited to bring guest and explore the menu. From the excellent drinks to the desert is always an exciting trip. Last night started with a squash soup for some and the spare rib appetizer for others. The fish special was to die for. Finished up with this great chocolate fudge cake and coffee. Our waitress was on spot. Thanks for a wonderful night.

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vipKate
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were celebrating our 34th anniversary. Service was so terrible we left after 35 minutes without even receiving the bread (only bread!) we ordered.

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vipTNGP
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice outdoor brunch. Great patient service (our daughter was 30 min late) good food. Esp the dumplings and soup of the day. Kitchen sent out working eggs and bread for my husband server noticed and offered to correct…which was nice but he already began to eat as we waited quite a while for our entrees.

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CateC
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I was really looking forward to this dinner it was good, but overall our food was cold- the plates were hot but the meat was very cold. My husband's steak was cold, my duck was very cold. I did send mine back and it was corrected. I think maybe I just had too high of expectations. I had been waiting so long to eat here and it was good, but not amazing.

The service though I can say was GREAT!

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Chris
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, staff and food. If I am ever back in New Orleans I will definitely return.

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vipLucyB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!!

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vipFrequentDiner
Miami
86 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. great friendly and appropriately attentive service. would go again.

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Mikes2cents
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. We come back every time we visit New Orleans. This is truly fine dining and the Crab Beignets are a true delight.

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TeresaT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had read the reviews, watched the food network, and made reservations. We expected the crab beignets to be “the best thing we ever ate”…they were not. They were good and the roasted scallops were outstanding. We followed this will mediocre gumbo and a highly overrated cheeseburger. We were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

10 year anniversary

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vipKellyJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing!!! I would definitely recommend this place!!!!

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was disappointed in the amount and quality of the LPG Breakfast Plate given the $17.00 price. The bacon was regular store bought bacon; not the thicker cut. The biscuit was not moist and fluffy.

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CadeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my Mother’s upcoming 90th birthday.
All of my seating requests were honored: a table near the door and on the perimeter of the room to better secure my Mother’s walker and to make it easier for her to hear and take part in the conversation. We were very appreciative.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The crab beignets were dynamite but the rest of the main dishes were not good. All of the poached eggs were hard boiled and the flavor was very underwhelming.

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ChrisT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Confusing place - nice restaurant but had a burger on menu and chicken sandwich as the special.

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KatherineS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A terrific meal and wonderful service! Thanks to all !

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 4505 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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