Restaurant des Familles
The 15-mile drive from downtown New Orleans will take you through the Jean Lafitte National Park. You’ll arrive at Restaurant des Familles and park under moss-filled century-old oak trees. The restaurant’s Acadian-style architecture provides a glimpse of bayou life that once was.
Our menu features authentic representations of Cajun and Creole favorites such as Crawfish Etouffée, Seafood & Okra Gumbo, Seafood Platters and Turtle Soup. Our signature dish, Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant, will tempt even the most timid diner.
We look forward to your visit.
Loved everything. Food was delicious. Saw an alligator in the bayou. Really fun experience.
Great food, great service, great ambiance and the view of the bayou was very nice. We will definitely be back.
if a shortcoming.... would like Oysters in the platter dish
The food and service was outstanding!
We had a lovely meal and while we were enjoying our lunch we safely watched two alligators in the swamp outside ! Bonus entertainment! Food was excellent and service also!
We had a fabulous birthday dinner here last night for my mom! The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious as it always is. The view is breathtaking! This is definitely a spot that we frequent often and it never disappoints!
Service was outstanding and food was very good. The reason for 4 stars on food was because the Crabmeat Au gratin was too cool and could have been warmer.
Have been to Restaurant des Families a few times. Each time we are very satisfied with the food and service.
Great place. Good food. Generous portions. Attentive service. Nice decor and location. What more could you ask for?
As always food and service is spot on. The fried shrimp is some of the best around. Wine list is very reasonable
Food was outstanding as usual, and service was the same.
We have been going to deFamile fo many years and have never been disappointed!!
Food was delicious 😋.and the view of wildlife out of the large window was beautiful when the sun set around 7:30
Our party was from out-of-town visiting a relative. Because of the stormy weather, we received a call from the restaurant inquiring if we were still planning on coming. They said they are always prepared to serve guests regardless of the weather! Upon our arrival there were only a couple of people there. Upon their departure, we were the only people there! Everything was GREAT, just disappointed that we didn’t see any gators!
Great food and atmosphere. My only complaint was the oysters were very under seasoned but other than that it was great
Nice location. Nice bayou scenery.
Not enough food for the cost.
I didn’t like that the Cats were hanging out at entry door and on the outside furniture.
The food was amazing. The staff was very friendly. We didnt have to wait for a table and the food came out fast. We will definitely be back!
We went for the Sunday Brunch. The food was very good and so was the service. Would recommend this restaurant!
Amazing! All around, we loved our brunch experience. Will return!
Was our first time there and it was for anniversary. Was more than what was expect and the food was very tasty. I ordered charbroiled oysters, they were good, but small. Overall, we were impressed and will visit again.
Good food and atmosphere was great
Hadn't been there in a while but the food, atmosphere, & service was great just as it was in the past.
Great food, great location, great staff! Highly recommended.
We love this restaurant. It is our favorite. We love bringing our family and friends here.
Great food great atmosphere. They pay alot of attention to the small details. This place is a hidden gem.
Great food and service!
Restaurant des Families is one of the best restaurants in the city. The staff, the restaurant, the food, the value is outstanding! It is such a nice place to visit with family and friends and is great for a quick bite for lunch or a special dinner too! Just awesome. There is no place like it and we try to go whenever we can.
The staff could certainly use some training to give friendly service with a smile and being more attentive. Only one person, the greeting hostess at the door did so. Our party of 7 was celebrating a wedding anniversary ( informed at time of making a reservation yet no acknowledgement during our meal). Ou water glasses were refilled once and we needed to ask for service although the restaurant was not very busy.
As for the food and atmosphere, we were pleased.
Everything was delicious and the view was so beautiful.
amazing!!! The food, ambiance, and service was perfect. I will definitely be back!
The food was excellent. The service was spot on amazing. My wife and I will definitely be returning soon!
Very little choice on the brunch menu as non fry food was concerned. You used to have more non fry food on Sunday
The restaurant looks old and worn out compared to the pictures on their website. My redfish was smothered with alligator sauce that was very thick and not very appetizing. The lemon drop martini was good.
We found the food very good a little pricey but very good
Restaurant des Familles is one of our favorite restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area. It is traditionally owned and run by family members, which ensures consistency and quality of service and food. The restaurant setting and ambiance are attractive.
Top notch. You can't ask for a better experience. Food is fresh, incredibly prepared. Service friendly and immaculate. Wine list is strong and thoughtfully selected. NOLA quality in a beautiful setting. Just go! Right now!
Great ambience, excellent food and service. We can’t wait to go back.
The service and the food were excellent...even after the power went out. The owner and staff were absolutely wonderful and we had a memorable family dinner on our last night in the bayou!
The service was outstanding! The BBQ shrimp and grits was very good and everyone enjoyed their meals!
Love this place. We had our wedding here and a reception following. Everybody complimented us on our choice. Just we back again for our 1st anniversary and still love it.
We keep going back and would be there every week if we lived a bit closer.
Highly recommended for couples, families etc.