La Petite Grocery

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$31 to $50
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French
We welcome you in joining us for Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch. 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 been standing 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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New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful place to meet friends or to entertain guests. The service is always friendly and the food doesn’t disappoint.
The dining room is very attractive gives a feeling of a converted (renovated) southern cottage. It’s one of our favorites..especially for a ladies luncheon.

A
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and location. It was near our apartment on Magazine St. We were visiting NOLA for a few days

W
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful French dining in a classic space on Magazine Street.

d
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my bday but they were not attentive that we were celebrating and actually ended up forgetting - the stew super salty I guess the pot licking had to much salt - the blue crab beignets were to die for

SB
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a difficult review to write. We want all restaurants to serve "home run" experiences. The appetizers (green bean salad and mussels) were delicious. The deserts (chocolate chess and special cheesecake) were delicious. However, the swordfish was too salty and the side grains/mushroom was uninteresting. My companion's order of Shrimp and Grits was misunderstood (energetic noise level) and the Shellfish Stew was served which was just ok with a very thin broth. We don't feel comfortable sending a dish back but maybe we should have. Anyway, we wish you the best.

H
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab beignets were wonderful, as usual! Our table shared the appetizer. Our waitress did not rush us to order and had answers to our questions, offering suggestions too!
Two people in our party had never eaten here. One was especially excited because it was on her list of best places to eat!
It’s always a great meal. Never disappoints!!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Awesome service.

R
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Panéed Rabbit and Grouper which were, as always, delicious. The Blueberry ice cream cake was especially fantastic.

r
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a friend here for Restaurant Week as he'd never been to this restaurant. It was by far the best Restaurant Week experience of the 3 (all different type places) for this week. Our food was excellent, service was great and overall a good value. Beyond Restaurant Week, La Petite Grocery is a wonderful restaurant.

T
New Orleans
137 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

With a group of 3. We each had the restaurant week lunch specials. The tomato soup was outstanding and the shrimp creole should be a standard menu item. Great stuff.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food again. Crab beignets and shrimp and grits are my go to. So good. Didn’t love the variation on the French 75. Otherwise perfect.

P
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we especially like Kelly who was our waitress and she was also the bartender who fix a very tasty Old Fashion

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for restaurant week menu. Everything was delicate and finely balanced. The service was prompt and pleasant. Overall a great experience.

BT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jonathan was a great help with the wine selection!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome

MA
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food at LaPetite Grocery. The crab beignets are so wonderful that we each order one for ourselves. No sharing 😊😊. Hubby got shrimp & grits & I did the appetizer of short ribs. We tell all our friends how wonderful the food is every time we go. Looking forward to our next visit My only disappointment was I wanted to order a virgin Bloody Mary But was told couldn’t do that. But who orders virgin bloody Mary’s in New Orleans. Thank you 😊

L
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

MP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food we’ve had so far while visiting New Orleans! The blue crab beneigh was an incredible appetizer

L
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious. Somewhat pricey, but doesn’t disappoint.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Such a delish menu

MG
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was good. The specials were very good. Prices were a bit high for what we got, though. I didn’t remember that being the case. It was also less crowded for a Friday night than lay time I was there. Wonder if that’s related.

SP
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch. Loved the venue

N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good overall but the lemon pound cake was dry. Our server was great and gave us credit for dessert !

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

RA
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant staff and memorable delicious food!!

w
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.
Justin needs to purchase 2-4 more tons of AC for the dining room. With $200-300 final checks for 2 diners, one should not have to sweat or fan through a meal. Cool the place down or close until you can.

JH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday lunch with wife

JH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been here many times...this experience on a weekday night seemed way overpriced especially since restaurant seemed to be not full. We love the ambiance usually and we must say service was impeccable...food offerings not as exciting as usual but pricer than prior times.

S
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great venue for inventive kitchen work, beautiful presentation, elegant service, and a wonderful dining experience overall!

AP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Entrees (cold) brought to table while in the middle of eating our apps. 4 slices of cold Waygu returned to kitchen, 3 came back. They did send a dessert, in addition to the one we ordered, though, so there’s that.

f
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LPG is consistently on our “go to” restaurant list - a combination of delicious food, excellent service and charming surroundings make this for a lovely night out

A
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely in every way. For the price, food is exceptional.

F
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite lunch spot in NOLA but the menu seemed a little stale and only one special for an appetizer, a lunch entree and a dessert. It seems like they usually have more specials to choose from and when you go to a restaurant several times, it is usually nice to have specials to pick from if you have tried everything on the menu.

NOLA seemed very slow. Maybe it’s the heat! And hopefully the fall will bring fresh new items either on the menu or the specials.

All that being said, the pork chop lunch was excellent!! And we will definitely keep this place on our lunch rotation in NOLA. Such a great atmosphere!!

JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for lunch on a Saturday. There was no lunch menu and most entrees were over $30 and some appetizers as much as $17. It was just too expensive. I had not been in a while so I can’t say how recently the prices went up but I do remember going for lunch more than once and it was much more reasonable. Service was fine and food was good. Would have ordered more but since I had a $32 entree I passed. Had hoped to get a nice size crabmeat salad or something similar. We did not even have dessert because if the prices. Group of 6. Wanted to add that we were not offered a Coolinary menu and did ask if there was a lunch menu. I thought Coolinary was for the whole month of August.

T
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - with a focus on flavor. Love this place

NW
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As usual the place was clean, very nice, with good food. We think they must have moved some of their staff to their new restaurant, because they seemed to be short handed when we were there m, not the usual great service.
We all got the Coolinary menu, and it was okay.

EK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about this restaurant! We chose this spot for our final meal before dropping our son off at Tulane...and really just picked randomly but were so delighted. Everything from the polite and knowledgeable service, to the DELICIOUS food and classy ambience will make me want to return every time I’m in NOLA. I loved that the menu offered a combo of regional delicacies like shrimp and grits, rabbit and beignets, but also had a burger and nice salads etc. I also loved the neighborhood.
Nice job LPG! We’ll be back.

JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to La Petite for a lunch date during Coolinary Month. It did not disappoint! The waitstaff were very pleasant and attentive, the food was incredible, and while the normal menu can be somewhat pricey, the Coolinary specials were very reasonable. We will absolutely go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I told server that I can’t eat scallions or chives and they seemed to put extra scallions and chives on everything I ordered. Very disappointed. Takes a lot for me to motivate to write a review

S
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delizioso , buon cibo e non turistico , lo consiglio

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