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About Sylvain

Sylvain opened its doors in late 2010 in one of the world’s most celebrated and vibrant neighborhoods. The restaurant & bar's design embraces the city's storied past while serving up elegant gastropub fare, ultimately providing an oasis of unmatched quality and style. Whether dining off Executive Chef Martha Wiggins' contemporary American menus or enjoying a wine program and cocktail menu inspired by the classics with a nod to the resurgence of cocktail culture, guests will savor the restaurant's unspoiled rawness and modern luxury.

Our restaurant is located within a historic 18th-century carriage house and our patio and courtyard only add to the timeless feel of the space, creating a truly unique & authentic New Orleans experience. By restoring the historic doors, ceilings, and balconies to their original glory and adding elegant seating, lighting and artwork, Sylvain feels at once historic and thoroughly modern — all done with a nod to the comedic opera that bears its name.

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/

Executive Chef:
Martha Wiggins

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, 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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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Fit for Foodies (33)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
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Bar Seating (23)
Casual (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Fun (18)
Hot Spot (15)
Authentic (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
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Great Beer (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent French Quarter Brunch location. Would definitely return. Wouuld like to try more items.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was spectacular and the wait staff very helpful, especially with my drinks. Music, however, was inappropriate for fine dining and muck too loud!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I love this place. Nothing but good things to say about it. The menu is small by very impressive. A real foodie find. Over the years, it has only gotten better and better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was excellent! I has the steak which was perfectly cooked and the green sauce was absolutely amazing. I was genuinely sad when the meal was over because I wanted more. They have a hime made ginger soda that is delicious. I am not generally a big fan if the flavor ginger has, but this was delicious. I had two glasses! The service was excellent our server was attentive and was very well in formed of the dishes they serve. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband & I love coming to eat here whenever we get the chance! It’s a hidden gem in New Orleans!!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved everything

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ordered wine with dinner and we were half way finished with dinner before we got it - that's the reason for the 2 stars for the service. Pork Milanese was really good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice place, crowded, very noisy, impersonal service...obviously popular...slam bam thank you m’am...

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

As a local, I have many places to choose from. We live Sylvain’s. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a wonderful Sunday brunch with friends in the courtyard. We started with cocktails and biscuits & gravy, and everything was delicious! One of my favorite spots in NOLA.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great ambiance

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice place, loved the courtyard area though we sat inside. Good ambiance. Small menu but full of flavor and reasonably priced for the Quarter. Great drink menu.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 22, 2017

One if my favorite restaurants anywhere. Great bar.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Multiple mistakes with this dinner for two, which is very unusual for this restaurant that I have been to many times before. Disappointing.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our second visit here. This place is an absolute gem. Had the Southern Antipasti board, beet and tomato salad and the fish fritters to start. Followed by the Chick “Syl-Vain” sandwich and the Louisiana shrimp and clams with Limas, Brussels and couscous. If my only complaint was that the fries were too salty, I’d say they knocked it right out of the park, again. Cocktails were excellent. Bourbon milk punch ice cream sandwich was delicious but pretty tough and slightly awkward to eat. We will be back again soon!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, great service, just right priced menu. Good drinks, too!

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sylvain was the perfect Sunday lunch when we were visiting NOLA. The Bloody Mary was incredible and all of the menu items we selected were all exquisite.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic from start to finish

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very cute place. Very authentic New Orleans vibe and good food. Very loud! (Good music, but loud volume!) Make sure you’re ok with that!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

What a treat! The industrial chic decor was just special enough, not overly swanky. A perfect ambience is created with low lighting and dark hues. My champagne cocktail was expertly crafted with hints of lavender and lemon aromatics. Lamb stew appetizer was hearty and savory. The braised skirt steak dinner was amazing with hints of Mediterranean flair. Sylvain provides complete satisfaction!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Cute place. The food was great. I ate the parpadelle Bolognese. The pasta was fresh and delicious and the meat was very soft and tasty. We also had the artisan cheese plate which was equally appetizing. My kids had the burger and the chicken sandwich. Both were excellent. And my husband liked the pork shoulder, although he did say it was a little bit dry.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food and great service, but noisy and quite dimly lit. Cocktails were very good. Well-priced food.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome as usual ! A Grande Merci to Chef Martha & Dawn

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always incredible!

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As a local, one of my favorite Quarter spots. But recently very slow service. Disappointed at last visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Waited 25 minutes after showing on time for a reservation. Food wasn’t my thing but I guess I’m spoiled. Guess I just expected more based on what I’d heard. Music was very loud and obnoxious. Based on reviews I thought it would be much better. Ordered a beer and received the wrong one. Correct on my receipt which really didn’t make sense. Should have gone to Doris across the street.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went here on a Friday night with my wife. Loved it. Dark and very New Orleans, both are good for me. Bourbon Milk Punch Ice Cream Sandwich for dessert was awesome. Service was very good. My only complaint is background music did not need to be quite so loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was ok. They were out of 2 appetizers, 1 main, and at least 1 beer. Atmosphere is great! Service was ok. On the louder side.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was amazing! Pork shoulder was done completely different and absolutely delicious! Pork shoulder crab cake style! Beef cheeks were delicious as well!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a lovely meal and great service. The menu was limited and we were disappointed to learn that the scallops were taken off the menu. Nice restaurant for a romantic evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We loved the restaurant for quality and creativity of cuisine and for the dimly lit ambiance but the level of music and type of music was not conducive to conversation or a relaxed meal. So, I have mixed feelings. I recommend it but wouldn’t return because of the noise. The setting is so romantic, it is a shame that it wasn’t jazz.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amazing experience at this place. It was a bit busy after the Saints game so when there is an event in town ita best to make reservations. The wait staff was very helpful with menu suggestions, and very knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. The food was absolutely delicious, and the cocktails were superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was great. Dawn our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.
The food was excellkent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and drinks here are phenominal! I highly reccomend anyone who loves craft cocktails give the drink menu a try. The food was delicious; prefectly prepared.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was exceptional! Very dark lighting which I though was very romantic. Service was great and the drinks were wonderful too! I will be recommending this place to friends and family and would love to go back next time I visit New Orleans!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

When we are in New Orleans we always go here. From the crudo appetizer to the Brussels sprout and special salad and any of the main courses but the pulled pork is so New Orleans.
We love the cozy ness here.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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