Restaurant des Familles

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$30 and under
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Cajun
Bayou des Familles, a lazy waterway home to many alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife, takes center stage as our restaurant’s design provides its diners with a natural picture show. It’s in this unique setting where friends and family unite to experience southern Louisiana charm and culture in its finest form. It’s an experience not to be soon forgotten.

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.
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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything. Food was delicious. Saw an alligator in the bayou. Really fun experience.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great ambiance and the view of the bayou was very nice. We will definitely be back.

p
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

if a shortcoming.... would like Oysters in the platter dish

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding!

OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

J
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

BC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

LM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been to Restaurant des Families a few times. Each time we are very satisfied with the food and service.

DG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food
Nice ambiance

MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Good food. Generous portions. Attentive service. Nice decor and location. What more could you ask for?

JS
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food and service is spot on. The fried shrimp is some of the best around. Wine list is very reasonable

GH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as usual, and service was the same.
We have been going to deFamile fo many years and have never been disappointed!!

J
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious 😋.and the view of wildlife out of the large window was beautiful when the sun set around 7:30

DW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

SS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. My only complaint was the oysters were very under seasoned but other than that it was great

TG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

KR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

IC
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for the Sunday Brunch. The food was very good and so was the service. Would recommend this restaurant!

AC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! All around, we loved our brunch experience. Will return!

LE
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere was great

MH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been there in a while but the food, atmosphere, & service was great just as it was in the past.

TW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location, great staff! Highly recommended.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. It is our favorite. We love bringing our family and friends here.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere. They pay alot of attention to the small details. This place is a hidden gem.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

OT
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

DJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the view was so beautiful.

ES
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing!!! The food, ambiance, and service was perfect. I will definitely be back!

MB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was spot on amazing. My wife and I will definitely be returning soon!

j
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very little choice on the brunch menu as non fry food was concerned. You used to have more non fry food on Sunday

LL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

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.

EW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found the food very good a little pricey but very good

g
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

PR
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

AP
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, excellent food and service. We can’t wait to go back.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! The BBQ shrimp and grits was very good and everyone enjoyed their meals!

t
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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