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Lilette, New Orleans, LA
Lilette, New Orleans, LA
Lilette, New Orleans, LA
Lilette, New Orleans, LA
Lilette, New Orleans, LA

Lilette

4.5
4.5
1860 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Occupying a late 1800's corner drugstore in the heart of the Magazine Street antique & shopping district, Lilette features highly acclaimed Chef John Harris' contemporary French & Italian fare.
The Main Dining Room features beautiful banquettes & red-wine colored walls to create a romantic ambiance. The outdoor patio is reminiscent of traditional New Orleans courtyards, with stone pavers, Sweet Olive and live Oak trees.
Begin your evening in our wine bar next door, Bouligny Tavern, with crafted cocktails and featured wine selections.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 895-1636
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Harris
  • Catering
    Lilette will cater your cocktail party with passed hors d'ouves or cater your seated dinner. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Restaurant buyouts available for your private function.
  • Private party contact
    Vanessa Letourneau: (504) 895-1636
  • Neighborhood
    Garden District
  • Cross street
    Antonine
  • Parking details
    Neighborhood street parking available
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,860 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,860 Reviews
  1. traceyq

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately the food was, let’s just say, unfortunate.

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  2. NanciF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Portions were on the small side.

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  3. casalisap

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awkward. Our starters came almost immediately and then there was a very long pause before our mains came. Neither were anything to speak about. Nothing outstanding, just sort of blah. I did not care for having my escargot over very salty toast. I would have rathered a traditional style and with more Calvados cream sauce. I ordered my hanger steak Medium and specifically said " hot pink center." It arrived very very rare almost bloody. Waiter never checked , never asked me or my daughter how our meal was. He took two plates away from the table with 1/2 eaten on each and never suspected there might be a problem. I didn't want to get into it with my college age daughter present, but if I had been there with my husband I would have sent it back immediately. My daughter had the $32 speckled trout and the piece of fish was incredibly small with no standout flavors. Thank goodness I ordered dessert, but it is a sad day when an ice cream trio is the best thing you ate at the restaurant. I loved the decor and ambience, but the food was blah and the service was not on point at all. $150 with -0- alcohol only water and iced tea. I would not recommend Lillette at all. I'm sorry.

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  4. Reese

    Des Moines

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great. Good consistent... service wonderful

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  5. Kenneth

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in the neighborhood and we always enjoy coming to Lilette. The food is ALWAYS great as is the service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing!

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  7. THS5C

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome neighborhood spot. Excellent food.

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  8. catwinks

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing Elegant and relaxed and delicious

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  9. Disappointing

    Toronto

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this restaurant met and exceeded my expectations. Loved it!

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  10. DavidS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    If you want pedestrian bistro fare in Manhattan proximity to your dining companions, this is the place for you.

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  11. JackC

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting. We sat on the patio which is gorgeous. Food was fabulous and expertly prepared.

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  12. geohoman

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an outstanding experience! An excellent balance of professionalism and friendliness. Extraordinary food presented again in a way that it is a heightened culinary experience but in a most comfortable setting. Lilette has most certainly earned a spot in our NOLA rotation. Magnifique!

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  13. cody

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The go to French experience in NOLA.

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  14. cynthiaa

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thought would be outstanding. Will try again maybe for lunch.

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  15. KM12

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and elegant ambiance

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  16. wynneh

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a friendly and accommodating staff. Loved sitting on the beautiful patio!

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  17. ArtDucko

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good meal at one of our favorites.

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  18. PatrickC

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting New Orleans for a wedding and a friend recommended Lilette. We were very happy they did. Great ambiance; great service and the food was outstanding. One of the best meals we had.

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  19. BobT

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. A pleasurable fine dining experience!

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  20. JeanP

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first dining experience at Lilette but definitely won’t be our last. The restaurant itself is simple and gorgeous, and the food (especially the Italian wedding soup, chicken breast, and steak frites) was DELISH! Plus the service was fantastic— helpful and not pushy. Loved it!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible experience. We had a reservation yet we weren’t seated until an hour later. The food was average. Very disappointed

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  22. mangianat

    Alabama

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great news hardly anyone there. Everything was excellent.

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  23. pmrichard

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a wonderful place to spend an afternoon...delicious food and great service in a lovely, relaxing space.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the watermelon salad and the Italian wedding soup. The sautéed fish seemed a bit over cooked.

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  25. JohnM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always excellent. good food, service and ambiance. consistently well run restaurant

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pastry chef is incredible. Her coconut cake was outstanding! Do not skip dessert!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took the streetcar here on the first night of our NOLA stay. Food and drinks were great. Our waiters suggestions were spot on! Marscapone pasta and corn soup appetizers were Mmmmm

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I recently tried to curb some of my grade inflation so not everything that is really good and worth trying like Lilette necessarily gets a 5 star . I give it 4 but it is a must stop on NO great food scene . The menu is sophisticated and all my food was superbly prepared . The sweet corn soup and crab was as expected delicate and superb. My entre was a gulf fish that was superbly cooked . The paring on a bed of quinoa was fine . I did not care for the raw vegetables that came along . For me it was an odd baring of a baked fish with cold vegetables that left me wanting for something different . The dessert a wonderful goat cheese creme franche had just the right amount of sweetness . I found the dining chairs a bit hard and uncomfortable and not up to par with prices . Lilette is a must try .

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  29. UESgirl

    New Orleans

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lilette is my favorite NOLA restaurant! It never disappoints.

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  30. cynthia

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love lunch here. The special are always "special". The noise level is such that I can always hear my guests. This is important if I'm having a working lunch.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love dining here. Cute place. Could be bigger, but I fear it’d lose some of it’s charm if it was. Service was great. Food was fantastic. Drinks were delightful. Always a great meal.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. Just wow! We loved every single bite!! We also loved our server and the atmosphere. Thank you! ✨

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  33. Jeanne

    New Orleans

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had three appetizers and absolutely loved all three. The service was a little inattentive but not awful. It is not inexpensive. Still I'd go back just based on the quality of the food.

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  34. CalW

    Little Rock

    349 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    349 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ready for a fall menu!

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  35. Nola

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and excellent service. Very nice atmosphere as well. We will go back

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  36. JayEdward

    New Orleans

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would go just to get the Mezcal Negroni, but the food here is terrific. The drum is always a good choice, since the kitchen displays a lot of ingenuity in adapting the dish to whatever vegetables are in season. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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  37. DebHW

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So French, so fabulous.

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  38. maryh

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though the tables are incredibly close, we were able to converse. Appreciate your efforts to cut down on noise (tables were padded underneath). Excellent service and he told us that the soft shell crab was almost gone so he saved us some even though we were not ready to order. Everything was very good and we had a great time at your bar next door for after dinner drinks! Thank you!

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  39. LisaR

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been gone from NOLA for years but this was always a favorite. We were glad to see the service, food, and experience haven’t changed. Excellent dinner!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent birthday experience!!

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Lilette is rated 4.5 stars by 1860 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Lilette

3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Antonine
  • Neighborhood
    Garden District
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Neighborhood street parking available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Harris
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 895-1636
  • Catering
    Lilette will cater your cocktail party with passed hors d'ouves or cater your seated dinner. Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    Restaurant buyouts available for your private function.
  • Private party contact
    Vanessa Letourneau: (504) 895-1636
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