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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Cozy (34)
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Neighborhood Gem (29)
Special Occasion (29)
Romantic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Authentic (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Casual (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
People Watching (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best lunch spots in Nola

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Best meal and dining experience in NOLA this trip.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very different and interstellar menu. Meal was outstanding

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·Dined on January 31, 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.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, People Watching, Bar Seating, Tapas, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A must when in NOLA

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (New Orleans)·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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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Mobile)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 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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 (Washington DC)·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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 (New Orleans)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 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 10, 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 7, 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 4, 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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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 4, 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 2, 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 2, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 29, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 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 28, 2017

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

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