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About Sylvain

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.

625 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Southern

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

Cross Street:
Between Toulouse and St. Peter

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 265-8123

Website:
http://www.sylvainnola.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Martha Wiggins

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sylvain Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
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Cozy (33)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Romantic (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Authentic (21)
Casual (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Fun (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great Beer (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were fortunate to have nice warmer evening so that we could enjoy the courtyard. The veal sweetbreads & the beef cheeks were the highlight of the meal...the stuffed banana pepper was a bust (texture & flavor) but our server was very diligent to address. I also appreciated that the champagne & frites were available in a half portion, so that I could still indulge (even though my husband didn’t join in)!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We come here every year during our vacation and always include Sylvain as one of our 'have to go to' restaurants. Fabulous food and ambiance!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

First, the place was so dark that you couldn't see what you were eating. Secondly, the food was salty and rather ordinary. It was not a place I would ever return to.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wow. Top notch on every level. Food, ambiance, amazing setting in a classic French Quarter building. Deserve it’s spot among Nola’s best restaurants

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This place is spectacular-food, people, etc. really impressed and will be back over and over again. Can’t say it loud enough-very impressed!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The first visit I had with this restaurant was phenomenal. The waitress was great and even accommodated our separate checks which they normally do not do. I was so impressed by the service last time that I brought more coworkers to visit and unfortunately wasn't as impressed. The staff was not as friendly and made our ordering unpleasant as well as uncomfortable when we were checked out. Do be mindful they do not split checks.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We visit NOLA once a year and always make it a point to dine at Sylvain's at least one night. It never disappoints. The pork shoulder is true heaven. Beef Cheek is melt in your mouth incredible. They make an amazing Sazerac. Staff is always friendly. Great location in the Quarter.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My significant other and I have spent the last 12 New Years in New Orleans but only found Sylvain last year by accident. We have been waiting all year to go back. There is something very quaint and seductive about Sylvain. You have to walk through the alley to get into the door. The ambiance is warm and relaxing. The food is savory and the service is excellent. We tried a bottle of wine that our server recommended and we didn't love it so she got us a different bottle even though we weren't going to send it back. We love this restaurant. I hope we can make it a tradition to make it back every year.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious food, excellent cocktails. Service on point. Main dining area has little to no insulation - bundle up in the cold months, everyone else will be.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing menu...stellar service! Good value for cost!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the anti pasta appetizer! My Hanger steak was tender and very tasty!! The Best was the Brandy Milk Punch Ice Cream Sandwich !!!WOW!! Go get some!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The ambiance and food combined were worth the extra dollars you might pay for a restaurant in NOLA. Hidden Gem for sure! The waitress was on point with all her suggestions, even though they weren't part of our normal diet. HIGHLY Recommend biscuits with gravy and the steak! Although, all of our plates were delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of our best meals while on vacation. Very quaint and charming. Thanks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A great laid back atmosphere, a bit noisy, and just enough off-the-beaten-path dishes to keep a more adventurous eater engaged. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. A great find!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Would recommend this place 11/10 times! Perfect place to take a date for a romantic evening.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waitress was horrible. The food (cheese plate, gulf fish fritters, and beef cheeks) was mediocre at best. On the positive side, ambiance could not be better, and The French 75s and Moscow Mules were outstanding.

Unfortunately, this was the first disappointing meal I’ve ever eaten in NOLA.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We arrive about 10 minutes prior to our reservation time and checked in with the hostess. She informed us that the party occupying our table was currently finishing their desert, and our table would be ready in approximately 15 minutes . She suggested we have a drink while we waited. We headed into the adjacent bar. After about 20 minutes, my phone rang. It was the hostess asking if we were still coming, because it was past the time of our reservation and they were going to have to give our table to someone else if we weren’t, since they were running on schedule tonight!!! I probably would have forgiven the mixup and forgotten all about it if the meal had been good. But it wasn’t. I had what was supposed to be pork tenderloin. Instead, it was Shake ‘n Bake-style boneless pork chops with some sort of tasteless bean purée. If I had prepared that dish for my family’s dinner, I would have apologized in embarrassment. Earlier, on our way into the restaurant, we overheard a man remark to his companion, “Well, that was mediocre.” We should have cut our losses and left at that point! We won’t be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were seated near a door to the outside that was constantly opened making the seating uncomfortably cold. Food was unimpressive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

When we arrived we were greeted enthusiastically by a charming hostess. The ambiance and decor were great, but it was so dark we had to pick up the candle on the table and use it to read the menu. We were not greeted by our waitress or told the specials, or asked if we wanted cocktails. By the time our waitress came over she simply asked if we were ready to order. We noted that the waiter at the next table had greeted his table and told them the specials and brought them drinks ahead of ordering, as one would expect. We got the distinct impression that our overly pierced server simply found two 40 something yuppies not worthy of her time. But the food was excellent, although served a bit cold like someone forgot to bring it out when it was ready.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Definitely one of the best in NOLA...the braised beef cheeks were to die for. Also the fish fritters were amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This place is hip and romantic, perfect for a date night. We arrived ahead of our reservation, and were promptly seated. The drinks and appetizer (cheese plate) were timed well. We had a bit of a wait in between our appetizer and our entrees. To be fair, they did seem to get an influx of patrons and the manager did inform us at some point that they were backed up. We weren’t in a rush, but we’re getting hangry. The manager was nice enough to comp a round of drinks (without asking). The food was well worth the wait. My boyfriend cleared his plate (beef checks) and I would have eaten all of mine (chick-syl-vain sandwich) if I could have fit any more in my stomach. Their homemade hot sauce is amazing, very hot and amazing. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Top restaurant we tried on trip. Beef Ckeeks we we smazing

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our second visit and it was as exceptional as the first.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and a wonderful meal. The antipasti and pork Milanese we're fantastic.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I've eaten at Sylvain twice. I love the intimacy of the space, the service has been extraordinary and brunch and dinner were original and very flavorful and enjoyable!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Loved the food. Unusual menu selections. Everything was great. I indicated on the resrvation that it was an anniversary. There was a complementary glass of champagne.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This place is outstanding and a great location, located next to the St Louis Cathedral. Great service and great food. The place is a bit loud for a Wed night so be prepared if your sitting anywhere near the bar.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Really enjoyed the meal, ambiance, and service. Our second time here. Would certainly make the effort to come again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Fabulous service! Amazing mahi special. The tomato soup with lemon was perfect. Only criticism is that it’s a bit dark. Def did not detract from our experience, though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Family ate here twice on a recent visit to New Orleans. Beautiful, courtyard space in the French Quarter. Reasonable prices for what you get. Pork shoulder the overwhelming favorite among the five of us. Fish also very good. Pappardelle a tad on the watery side but tasted great. Appetizers: daily crudo, soup, antipasti tray, brussels sprouts salad...all great. Beet and tomato salad so-so. Cocktails varied and delicious. Good beer options. Tried the pot de creme and lemon pound cake desserts. Very tasty. No complaints here at all. Service attentive, helpful, friendly and efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were visiting NOLA and this place was recommended by a foodie. The food was great and the atmosphere cool.....but....our server was not good. She was very inattentive and just didn’t seem to care. For example when she first came over to our table she didn’t really greet us but just started out by asking if we wanted a drink. She never explained the menu, didn’t ask my husband if he wanted another glass of wine when I ordered a second and then when we asked for dessert menu, she brought the check. Also, the music selection for the spot was very weird; heavy rock at times for an intimate space, and way too loud. But, food was excellent and all other staff very nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The meal was amazing. The restaurant installed Acoustical panels in the ceiling to control the noise level which makes it easy to talk and understand conversation. Probably the best pork shoulder I have ever had!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My wife and I were in town for a few days. We travel a lot and always look for places that exude quality and character. This place did not disappoint! Beautiful old building right off of Jackson Square with fantastic ambiance. We each had cocktails before dinner and wine with dinner. The food was top notch, and we wished we had more time to go back and try something else off the menu. I was also very pleasantly surprised to see an extensive Amaro list, which I took full advantage of after dinner. We would absolutely eat here again and have already recommended it to our friends and family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to try Sylvain for our 2 year anniversary and we were not disappointed at all. Upon being seated, we were kindly greeted by our server with conplementary champagne. Service throughout our dinner was perfect, not too much and not too little. The pan fried pork shoulder was delicious! We will certainly be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome food, drinks and service. Would definitely go back if in NOLA again.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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