Sylvain

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Taking its name from the first Opera performed in
New Orleans in 1796 just blocks away from our address, Sylvain occupies a truly unique space at 625 Chartres Street adjacent to Jackson Square. This majestic building and location presents a feeling of history and palpable excitement to the city’s nightlife scene while celebrating that for which New Orleans has always been revered.
Our menu is purposefully designed to offer a mix of bistro classics elevated to the style of refined cuisine. From hand-rolled pastas to slow-braised, pork and game, to burgers ground daily by hand with the choicest cuts of meat, Sylvain’s menu, like the decor, feels at once familiar and brand new. Most importantly to us, though, is that guests will experience many of our Chef’s and Sous Chef’s fondest life experiences with food in the menu items and the daily features created for the guests’ enjoyment.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place but little over priced for what you get

W
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff, great recommendations. Food was awesome!

Sylvain
Responded 3 hours ago

Thanks Walrus! Hope to see you back soon! Cheers, Denise General Manager

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was okay, the pasta dish is quite small and needed a little more seasoning. The marinated crab appetizer was not as flavoured as one would expect but still nice. The drinks selection is very good and the vibe of the place is very cool and calm, a nice break away from the chaos of the French quarter. The staff were very polite and helpful!

MV
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it, they catered to our every want. they had a bottle of champagne ready for us when we arrived as requested. the servers were amazing. it was a wonderful anniversary dinner.

Sylvain
Responded 3 hours ago

Michael, We were so happy to celebrate your anniversary with you! Hope you both enjoyed the rest of your visit to New Orleans and we hope to see you next time you're in town. Happy Anniversary! Best wishes, Denise General Manager

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G
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food, service and vibe! Beth introduced herself to us at our table, super nice ! I will be back!

Sylvain
Responded on September 15, 2019

Hey Georgie! Thanks so much for joining us! Beth is such a gem! We hope to see you back at Sylvain soon. Best, Denise General Manager

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JC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Our server, Paul, was AMAZING! The whole night was so perfect!

Sylvain
Responded on September 15, 2019

Jessye, Thanks so much for joining us. We're thrilled Paul was able to help create such a wonderful evening for you! We hope to see you again soon. Best, Denise General Manager

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

KH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the braised beef cheeks and my girlfriend ordered the fried chicken sandwich. Both were phenomenal. The setting is charming and intimate and the staff are exceptional.

Sylvain
Responded on September 12, 2019

Kirk, Thank you so much for joining us! Thrilled you enjoyed everything. Please come back and see us again soon. Cheers, Denise General Manager

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AW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beth, the manager that night was wonderful. Truly service oriented and kind

Sylvain
Responded on September 12, 2019

Anne, Thats awesome! We have a great team and great leaders! Thanks so much for joining us, hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Denise General Manager

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AM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our initial choices of wines were not available and resulted in a trade up that impacted on the overall cost of the meal. The people, the place and the food were excellent.

Sylvain
Responded on September 12, 2019

Andrew, I'm sorry to hear we had run out of your first choice of wines, unfortunately we do the best we can to maintain stock in limited French Quarter storage space. We hope to see you again soon and check out what wonderful items we're featuring on our wine list next visit. Cheers, Denise General Manager

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JB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carl was a fantastic server. The food and drink was fantastic and Carl’s recommendations were spot on.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

In the vast sea of options for dining in New Orleans, this recommendation from Valet Magazine was an excellent landing spot.

Sylvain
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thanks for joining us! Please come back soon.

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

Very Nice! The waitress, bartender, and staff top notch :)

Sylvain
Responded on September 16, 2019

Cheer Ted! Hope to welcome you back to Sylvain soon. Best, Denise General Manager

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NB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to Silvain.
Silvain has so much character and soul. We were greeted by the friendliest people, and we were seated at a super-comfortable table inside.
Every dish we ordered was delectable! To be honest, we had the chicken liver pate as a starter, and I almost ordered another one for the dessert course. Sooo buttery.
I can’t wait for our next visit! Every single person at Silvain made it a great experience. If I could add more stars, I would.

Sylvain
Responded on September 12, 2019

Nancy, Thank you so much for joining us! I think the chicken liver makes the greatest dessert so hopefully next time you come visit you'll have the chance to try it that way as well too! Hope to see you soon. Best, Denise General Manager

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S
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing light lunch on a very hot day. I hope the gazpacho is still on the menu when I return. It sounded strange but tasted wonderful.

Sylvain
Responded on September 15, 2019

Sally, Thanks so much for joining us. So happy to hear you enjoyed the gazpacho! It's an absolute necessity in this New Orleans heat. Hope to have you back soon for more or something equally as tasty. Best, Denise General Manager

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Locale carino ma con servizio scarso

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Small portions. Food not well heated. Indifferent service.

E
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Demure from the street but a haven of ambiance and energy. We happened to walk by and was curious. You feel like you’re walking down a private entrance when you enter Sylvain, and you’re treated as a VIP the whole time.

The food is amazing. Of all the times I have eaten here, I never once been disappointed. Dawn makes sure I’m taken care of with my Celiacs and understands the menu and what can be changed.

Always a wonderful experience.

Sylvain
Responded on September 9, 2019

Edward, Thank you so much for joining us again! We so appreciate your kind words and patronage! Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Denise General Manager

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DA
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was ok but not great. One of us got the chicken and it was very very lemony - way too much for dish. The vegetarian with us was happy to see the Ratatouille on the menu and ordered it but it also was just ok also, not the tastiest. The cornbread appetizer was really good and the service was great.

AR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We arrived 30 min early for our reservation on accident the hostess was very nice and offered to work with use to get us a table earlier. The Restaurant was slightly busy with maybe one or two groups waiting to be seated. We decided to go to the bar and get a drink while we waited. At the bar, the four of us were able to sit down with several other seats still available the bar tender appeared busy and continued to assure us that she would be right with us to take our order.

She then proceeded to not take our orders for close to 15 min and serve those who arrived after us first. Then when we finally got her attention she seem uninterested in answering our questions and when a drink was asked to be modified because of certain dietary restrictions she acted very annoyed. The whole experience was off-putting.

Then we were seated but the same kind and extremely welcoming hostess but once again when we got to our table to service took a turn for the worse. Over server took a while just to come to the table to speak with us and then did not talk about the menu or offer any suggestions just briskly asked if we were ready and when we weren't quickly left. We had a few questions when he returned and also discussed dietary restrictions and he seemed very annoyed with the whole interaction and uninterested in providing good service. Once again the restaurant was not that busy there was an open table right next to us. After the food order was placed he disappeared. The food was brought out at very different times and some of it was good and some was rather disappointing. Then when we were finished it was very hard to get the check.
Another anyone thing about this lunch was that the bathroom toilets would not flush completely.

I really wanted to love my experience here because I had heard such good things but for the price that they are asking for their meals it is not worth it! The service you receive is not indicative of an upscale brunch establishment in NOLA.

O
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been following Sylvain for quite some time on Instagram vie Evie Eats. I finally got the chance to stop in. It was during the day, so the choices were limited, but we ordered the Kush Kush, and the chicken sandwiches and they were fantastic. The service was first rate, and we promise to come back again for dinner................and cocktails !!!!

Sylvain
Responded on August 26, 2019

Dennis, Thank you so much for you wonderful words and for joining us! We hope to have you back soon! Denise General Manager

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NR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and flavorful! As a local happy to have a unique high quality option in the midst of the more traditional New Orleans flavor. Love this place and the Coolinary menu was on point!

Sylvain
Responded on August 26, 2019

Nicole, Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We hope to see you back at Sylvain again soon. Denise Sylvain General Manager Denise@SylvainNola

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WH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for my wife’s birthday, great experience

Sylvain
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi William, So happy to hear this! We had an absolute blast celebrating with you! Cheers!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We complained to manager about my main course being unedible. we did not eat the meal and instead of refunding she insisted on giving us dessert and champagne which we don’t drink. In the end the dessert was good but was shocked to see that the main course was not taken off the menu. Horrible food and mediocre service masked with friendliness.

Sylvain
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for the feedback! This is certainly never how we want our guests to feel, and we feel awful that this was your experience. We always want to make sure that guests leave feeling well taken care of having enjoyed their time with us. We work to make experiences perfect, but sometimes we miss the mark. It would be our absolute pleasure to host you and a guest back at Sylvain to show you what we work so very hard for! I'll follow up via direct message!

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W
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Music was way too loud inside and outside. We won’t be back.

Sylvain
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi There, So sorry to hear that your experience wasn't absolutely perfect! We do tend to rock out a bit inside, but our back courtyard is absolutely gorgeous and a bit quieter. We would be absolutely delighted to host you and a guest back again! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us-- but we can't wait to make it right! I'll reach out via direct message to set something up! Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! We’re from out of town and I would definitely recommend this place for dinner! Our server Carl was very fun and made our experience even better!

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind feedback! Carl is the absolute best and we can't wait to have you back in again soon! Cheers!

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service started at a good level and then petered out. Manager/owner was very welcoming and genuine. Sadly let down by some of her staff, she deserves better.
Food was tasty but portions are small.

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hi Annette, I am so sorry to hear this feedback. It's certainly never our intention for our guests to feel this way. I do know that last round of drinks and service took a bit longer than they should have so we were happy to make them complimentary. Guest experience and feedback is extremely important to us! I know you guys were visiting, but if you are still in town, we would be delighted to have you back in so that we can show you what we are so very proud of! I'll directly message you!

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

Sylvain ‘s was delicious! The pork shoulder and grits were flavorful.

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you! We can't wait to have you back in again soon! Cheers!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had the coolinary month special. Food was not very good. The noodles were over cooked and mushy. The crispy ratatouille was dry. The location is good and the place was nice, but not worth it for the food even though it’s listed as one of the better restaurants.

Sylvain
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi There, I am so sorry to hear that your experience wasn't perfect. This is certainly never the type of feedback we like to see, and we apologize that we missed the mark. We are constantly working to be a stronger restaurant and hospitality team and would love to opportunity to have you back in! I'll follow up via a private message, but thank you for this feedback and we can't wait to have you back in so that we can show you what we are so very proud of!

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DB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique ambience and menus. Efficient and professional service and kitchen in packed house. Efficient without looking rushed. helpful with menus selections. Flexible. Very patron-oriented. Hostess flexible and HELPFUL modifying res later in day and accommodating with altered arrival.

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you, Dr. Bill! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed and that our awesome host team took fabulous care of you! Please don't hesitate to reach out if we can help set something up in the future! Can't wait to have you back soon! Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. Loved it!

Sylvain
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hey There, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! We can't wait to have you back soon! Cheers!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fav places! And always love having Carl serve us!!!

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

So happy to hear this! Carl is FABULOUS! Can't wait to have you back soon!

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FA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun brunch with different drinks and dishes. It’s nice to see innovative dishes showing up for brunch. We’ll be back

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you, Frank! We are so proud of Chef Kyle's amazing work! We can't wait to have you back in again soon! Cheers!

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ET
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! One of my favorite places in the quarter and never disappoints!

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

Erin, It was our absolute pleasure to have you in and celebrate with you! We truly can't wait for the next time you come in! Cheers! Ali G. General Manager

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and it’s always outstanding!

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

THANK YOU! It's always a pleasure having you in! We can't wait for the next time! Cheers!

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C
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily my favorite restaurant in the country. The Pork Shoulder here is my death row meal.

Sylvain
Responded on September 2, 2019

This is just the greatest comment and means so much! Thank you!! We are pretty fond of the pork shoulder too! Hope you can join us back soon for brunch and try the pork shoulder Benedict! It's to die for! Denise General Manager Sylvain

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bolognese was amazing! Best food in all of New Orleans!

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

Jake-- YOU are amazing! Thank you so much-- we can't wait to have you back in again soon!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

F
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening!

OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Dinner was out of this world.. unique menu items and incredible flavors! Cheyenne was top-notch. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. You can tell she takes a lot of pride in her vernacular and presentation. Also, the dining room is very cool. A must try for anyone visiting New Orleans even for just a day. You won’t find better, trust me.

Sylvain
Responded on August 9, 2019

You are too, kind! Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! Cheyenne is the absolute best and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed! We can't wait to have you back soon!

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