La Petite Grocery

4.8
4217 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 - 9:30 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 4217 people are saying
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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
66 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine list. Been wanting to visit for a while. I will certainly go back!

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BrianU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made This our last stop leaving New Orleans this trip because we had such a great dinner 2 nights before and wanted to try the cheeseburger for lunch and we weren’t disappointed.

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vipToddL
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our #1 go to restaurant in New Orleans. Simply the best.

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BamaBound
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Le Petit Grocery has always been a standby favorite ! Last night the food was so bad, I couldn’t eat mine. The fish was stone cold snd the purée was congealed on the side of my plate. I blame the pandemic and probably the lack of staff. I want it to be my favorite again! Will give it another try in a few weeks. This is not the only restaurant that we have had this experience, everyone is suffering so we won’t give up

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HeatherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to this restaurant because it was on my son's list of places he must try while in school in New Orleans. We have eaten in many very good restaurants in NOLA, but until this dinner, I had forgotten what an excellent meal was. The menu is relatively small and I wasn't sure I really wanted anything on it. At first glance, it looked like a lot of traditional meats and fish dishes. I "settled" on shellfish stew, my son got the lamb chops, and my husband got the gulf shrimp and grits. We also ordered the ricotta dumplings as an appetizer. While we were waiting, the waitress brought us gougeres - delicious little bites. The ricotta dumplings were incredible pillows of love. My shellfish stew that I "settled" with? So memorable that I'm still thinking about it two days later. I really want to know how they made that broth: The flavors were so complex and pleasing. And I know that even though I cook well, I will never be able to replicate it. My family's meals were also outstanding. It was a real treat. It wasn't just dinner, it was a memorable meal. Thank you LPG.

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Z000
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in New Orleans. Doing a great job with COVID cleanliness. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of my parents are from Louisiana, and my brother is a cook, so naturally our trip to NOLA was largely an homage to southern cuisine and our roots. My brother was salivating over La Petite Grocery’s chefs cookbook before realizing we would be able to swing a visit to the restaurant during our short stay in town. The restaurant far exceeded all expectations, from start to finish! The service was astounding and I’m still dreaming about each of our dishes (but especially the shrimp and grits!). A must stop whenever in NOLA!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was attentive and had a great personality. The manager came by several times to check on us and make sure everything was great. We will definitely visit here again on our next trip to NOLA

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cyclebabs
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, service was excellent. Very helpful staff with all good suggestions and recommendations. Pome frites are delicious and fried beignets are scrumptious. My sisters b day celebration with my Mom and it was A+. She loved the rabbit and the steak sandwich was outstanding.

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MelissaJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The food and service was perfect.

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ClarkD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, wonderful service, quaint setting.

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vipMARYC123
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really a great evening with our college girl. An absolutely perfect evening with great service and delicious food.

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DanielM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with 3 couples and had a great time! The service was great, the food was excellent!

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SaraS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal outside & had a wonderful waiter! The food was the best that we had while visiting New Orleans. I wish we would have found this spot sooner because the shops in the area were adorable too but already closed when we were there. We will definitely come again if we are ever in New Orleans again!

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vipPjSnick
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way. Attentive service, great tasting, creative, beautifully plated.....what a delightful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eating at the bar is always a treat on Saturday nights!

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AlexU
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

NOTE THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON SERVICE, NOT FOOD. We visited La Petite Grocery a few years ago and loved it, so we were excited to try it again. We travel to NOLA once every couple of years to enjoy the special experiences that only fine dining in NOLA can provide. We literally come to NOLA to eat our way across the city :) We made a reservation for 9:00 pm Saturday, and got a text at 8:30 saying our table was ready, so scooted down there as fast as we could to be considerate. The host was nice, and we were seated at a back table closest to the bathrooms. I didn’t love the table but I remembered the food being great so decided to go with it. We were not visited by any waitstaff for about ten minutes, then one guy visited and was very sassy for unknown reasons, then another waiter finally came over ten minutes later and said “I guess I am taking over your table now” in a weird tone. My husband and I were confused and it was an awkward thing to hear. The whole thing was just off, and felt like there was something going on that we didn’t know about. I decided to leave because I refuse to spend my money in a vibe that just feels odd. We visited this restaurant after having eaten at Antoines, Bayona, and Commanders Palace in the past week with EXCELLENT service and food. The prices at LPG are on point with those restaurants, so the service should be too. We got all dressed up and took a nice car out to magazine, we had invested in a nice night out and it sucked to go back to our house hungry and frustrated. I was really disappointed to not eat the food as I’m pretty sure it would have been great, but I won’t stay where I don’t feel welcome. Note that they did comp our two drinks once we informed them that we were leaving.

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

get the turtle bolognese and the blue crab beignets!!!

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vipBonnieB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice experience. Great food and service. Would definitely recommend

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Randy
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional! And as always, the meal was terrific.

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JennyD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unique and fabulous!
Perfect New Orleans charm!!

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MicheleG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our reservations were at 12:30. We were told of the fish sandwhich special. And a while after we ordred (3 of us ordered it), we were told that they ran out. We had to re-order. Just a little aggravating. It was our first time. We had a great waiter and we loved the ambiance and the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday lunch with some close friends. Everything was set perfectly, and I highly recommend the chocolate cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are stellar. The dining experience is delicious and in a comfortable setting. Great wines by the glass and the waitstaff and entire team are top notch.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant in every respect. Very innovative and perfectly executed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic and the food was amazing. They even made a great “mock tail” for our 16 year old

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

TOO MUCH SALT IN THE FOOD!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about La Petite was A1

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting creative menu with friendly service.

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Tadpoles
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely first class. Very covid aware. Service lacked a little attention - we have to remind them several times for items. But otherwise lovely place.

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phyllis
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Appetizers all good.. Tilefish special was great. Shrimp and grits not so much. Shrimp were rubbery. Alligator dish was so so. Desserts were a mixed bag. Still had a nice dinner. Excellent service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently 10/10. The turtle bolognese is a must, the special catfish was amazing, and the desserts are always incredible. My favorite restaurant in the neighborhood and the menu has something for everyone so it’s great for visitors and locals alike.

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vipWLW4LSU
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for ladies lunch and cocktails before shopping on Magazine!

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vipCalW
Little Rock
290 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Gia was a good server and my seat at the window was great. Staff was upbeat and friendly.
Green salad was good. Tile fish ( not my favorite was ok. The problem was even with the sauce on the side , everything was bathed in some kind of fat. Since I dine out 360 nights: year , I would like to have a healthy option

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vipNOLA2DINE
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Chef always has amazing specials we had the seared tuna on a bed of white beans... delicious.

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vipEllenB
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Lovely interior

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vipKellyM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was the best waiter ever!!!!!

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vipdons
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Good drinks. Server was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at La Petite Grocery! The food was delicious and our server, Colleen was probably the most pleasant server we’ve had in a LONG time! We will be returning soon and requesting her.

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LucilleB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal with some local friends on our visit to New Orleans!
The crab beignets were amazing and I'd also highly recommend the Shrimp & Grits, not the usual, a completely upscale version. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and the ambiance is lovely.

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 4217 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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