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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
9:00 PM
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Sylvain

4.6
1731 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-12:00am, Sunday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Friday-Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 265-8123
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martha Wiggins
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Toulouse and St. Peter
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Parking details
The closest parking lot to Sylvain is located at 520 Chartres St (just off the corner of Toulouse and Chartres). Check out Premium Parking's website for other lot locations.

https://www.premiumparking.com/city/new-orleans/sylvain
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1731 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShaneW 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The music was excellent and the antipasti platter was totally different than the norm! We were in our honeymoon and enjoyed the experience completely!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was fresh and excellent. The beef cheeks were tender and flavorful. The steak cooked perfectly, and extremely tender. The eggplant appetizer was fresh and lightly crispy. Every morsel on the antipasto plate was delectable.

Our Waiter and the food delivery people were excellent. The bar tender took care of us, but did not seem to appreciate our business. The host was arrogant, and when we showed up with an extra on our reservation, nearly sent us away or has us eat at the bar. There were loads of seats even as we left. It’s not fun to feel like you are LUCKY to get to spend your money at a business.
I’ll go again though- everything else outweighed the petty man at the start.

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MW86 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a great meal at Sylvain- it was definitely a place where we could go and NOT feel like tourists. The menu was creative and just southern enough to remind us where we were. I would definitely go back!

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vipJfornad (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall had a great meal here - the fish of the day was the real winner on the menu for us. We were a little bummed that they had sold out of a few items by the time our 8:15 reservation rolled around, but we know to book earlier in the evening next time.

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vipFrolic1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service and food were great but restaurant is a too dark. Be warned, cocktails are are served in deceiving small glasses, but are potent!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to Sylvain for a joint birthday and Valentine’s day date with my boyfriend. We enjoyed wonderful cocktails and appetizers and wine with our entrees. The ambiance was perfect. While at first we had the impression the waitstaff was trying to rush us through our evening, they paced everything out well and let us enjoy an after-dinner digestif without feeling hurried. The only downside was that they ran out of the market fish early into the evening as well as one of the other entrees, so be aware of this when timing your reservation.

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NewOrleansEater (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a great meal and wonderful atmosphere, even more so on Mardi Gras day! Thanks for being open and letting us hang there on the Fat.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was perfect - waitress made accommodations for a food allergy and we had a blast.

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NOGrubClub (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best lunch spots in Nola

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vipAZDiner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Best meal and dining experience in NOLA this trip.

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MMMM (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere and food - casual fine dining with excellent cocktails- would definitely return

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vipJohn (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

A typical laid back French Quarter eatery. Good, but nothing special. Maybe a B grade.

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HalHolllway (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Made reservations on line so easy. Biscuit and gravy were awesome. Chicken was excellent and crispy pork shoulder on grits were to die for. We will definitely go there again and recommend to all my friends. Service was excellent and friendly. Great job. Jason was our server.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We were seated immediately, despite being nearly 30 mins late for our reservation (we got stuck behind Mardi Gras floats crossing the Crescent City bridge). The food, cocktails, ambiance, and service were all stellar, as usual. This is one of our favorite dining spots in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Very different and interstellar menu. Meal was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Ate a late dinner at Sylvain while on vacation with two girlfriends. I am from Vermont, which has a vibrant and delicious food/restaurant culture. Sylvain was on par with any of my favorite restaurants here, with fresh, inventive food, great waitstaff, and tasty cocktails. My favorite meal on our vacation, hands down.

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Laurie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Slyvain has a lovely atmosphere and an exquisite menu. We were not rushed, the food was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Sylvain is terrific!!! Client-centered staff and team and the very best chicken sandwich ever. Bravo Sylvain!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Sylvain was one of the best meals I have ever had! The cocktails (creative), the gulf fish crudo appetizer (best ever), and the fresh brussel sprouts made this meal unbelievable.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A must when in NOLA

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service. Loved the shrimp and little clams. We had the eggplant and burrata appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Absolutely delicious. The waitress recommended the buffalo sweetbreads and the braised beef cheeks. Definitely order that.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a wonderful time! Staff was incredible and the food was great. Also loved the vibe of the place--dimly lit, but happy and energetic. We could have a great conversation and enjoy the people around us as well.

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Cgpnash (Mobile)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We can always count on Sylvain for a friendly French Quarter experience. The food is always fresh, the service is professional but relaxed and the environment is local French Quarter vibe. For Sunday brunch the menu was small, we opted for the french toast with blueberry compote. Huge slices of brioche was tasty but a bit dry. The additional butter and syrup had our plates clean. The champagne cocktails with Cava and lavender were very tasty. The atmosphere is very loud, but very friendly. We had a reservation, so we got seated immediately ahead of a number of folks waiting. This brunch was not a foodie experience, but the kitchen as well as front of house know how to please with an authentic local vibe along with professional service. We like this place for a casual meal while in the Quarter.

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Cricket3 (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

For the most part Sylvain was wonderful, but the music level was way too loud.
We were hoping for the cozy, candlelit meal that we had heard about, but the noise level was
really off-putting. Food was definitely good, and it was cozy and candle-lit... but doubt we will return unless it's earlier in the evening when hopefully we can carry on an intimate conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Great Food and Awesome service. the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Memphis)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Waited an hour and a half for entrees. Watched everyone in the restaurant eat then watched everyone who came in after us eat. Ridiculous. Stay away. Will never ever return and will tell everyone I know to avoid.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The chicken sandwich was cold and rubbery. We had looked forward to the Brussels sprouts salad which was under seasoned. Server lovely and informative about history of the building.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Hidden gem in the middle of the quarter. Sylvain has a great vibe, dim lighting, and excellent service. Cody offered suggestions and assisted with wine pairing. We will definitely be back for champagne and fries.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Good place to celebrate our anniversary. Service was outstanding. Food was delicious. Buttermilk friedchicken was crisy and spicy. Really enjoyed ourmeal.

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