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About Tomas Bistro
Tomas Bistro was carved out of an old factory in the Warehouse District and made to house a French Creole style bistro. The interior is unusual in its simplicity, with heavy use of mahogany wood & French decor and music, Tomas creates the feeling and look of France. A romantic and cozy warm feeling attracts diners for a small bite or a full dinner. The French-Creole style of old-world food brings to you the love of cooking to your table.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet service is available for $10 per car.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are looking to have a sit-down dinner, banquet style reception, or a cocktail party with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, our event coordinator will work with you to plan the perfect event to fit your needs. With an extensive menu, an impressive wine list, full bar & several dining packages to choose from, an experience at Tomas Bistro will be sure to please and impress your guests!
Private Party Contact:
Emily Radosta: (504) 581-1103
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Tomas Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The food was well prepared, but the portions were barely adequate for the price. Our party was there for a birthday celebration, and barely received a Happy Birthday from the waiter. Many other restaurants in the same price range would present a complimentary dessert or drink for such an occasion. Not so at Tomas Bistro. Also, the menu on their website AND at the door listed entrees that were no longer available, leading to some disappointment. For my money I would prefer to dine elsewhere.
The restaurant failed on all accounts. I had such high hopes based on the reviews and both the service (really bad) and the food (marginally good in a city with great food) were substandard. The pompano was way over cooked, the pecan crusted drum lacked flavor and the service was not attentive nor timely.
I would recommend going elsewhere as the city of New Orleans has much better options within 3 blocks.
We were Looking forward to a date night dinner. The food and service did not disappoint, however the atmosphere could use some attention. For starters a restaurant of this quality doesn't need a TV, this is not a sports bar.
The decor needs a bit of updating, however the event room appeared to be much up to date and elegant.
Overall a.very good experience. We would go back for food and less for an elegant evening date.
Luke was an outstanding waiter -- attentive when necessary; otherwise, stayed in the background and allowed us to enjoy our time together and the meal. The food was very good except for one issue -- the lobster bisque, which was not at all acceptable. Two out of four at our table ordered it; and both returned the bisque after a small tasting. I, too, tasted it and concurred. So, on the first level we were disappointed with the lobster bisque. Second, I was disappointed the 2 bisques were not removed from the bill. This should be standard practice at any restaurant. Regretfully we were under a tight timetable, so I let that oversight pass. However, the next time I visit Tomas Bistro -- well, suffice to say, I'm sure it won't happen again. It is still worth a try.
Looking for a quieter place, off the beaten track of tourists and tourist focused food. Tomas Bistro was a lucky find. The Scallop appetizer was excellent and my rack of lamb was perfectly cooked, green beans were thin and crisp and the sauce was rich and flavorful. The chocolate cake for desert was perfect as well. Great wine list - and our server did an excellent job. I would certainly eat here again.
This is painful to write.
First lest talk about the FOOD. I dined with 13 guest and we had appetizer before the meal. Food was outstanding, really GREAT. We had fresh fish, Steak, sides, etc. all very good. So you get a 10 on food. AMAIZING
Let move to service. In the beg89iing the service was great, it was early 6:30, everyone got a drink, appetizers and relaxed. Salads and 2nd course came out a bit slower, but all was ok. Servicer begin to get to many table to manage. Server tried to be attentive, but missed the mark. After about 45 minutes then came dinner. It had been too long, restaurant was completely filled up. We waited for 3 dinner for an extra 10-15 min, and after the wait we told them to never mind. 3 DINNERS NEVERD showed, with no real explanation.
I have NO idea what happened, they did make up with 1 bottle of wine and Dessert, but it was so late everyone wanted to leave. In my option the restaurant was busy, but not Super packed.
Upon arrival the restaurant was not busy which was fine. Waiter attentive and explanation of specials excellent. A very large party arrived not long after but our waiter continued to be attentive to us and get our order in prior to the large party. Our food was excellent. The noise level rose with large party but didn't hinder us being able to converse.
We've eaten here before and will again.
We were there for NYE maybe that's why everything was subpar, but they weren't busy.
Food took less than 5 min to come out-- meaning it was already prepared.
Nothing was bad, just wasn't good.
Service also wasn't bad, but not good either. Felt very rushed and for no reason, bc they weren't busy!
Disappointed but we'll give it another chance. We've gone there for years, but the food quality was inconsistent on New Years Eve. The prime rib was so full of ligaments you could hardly cut or chew it. Entre arrived at the table before we were finished our soup. The waiter was very good and the atmosphere is very nice, but the kitchen needs to step up its game.
Food was just average at best. Salads were over dressed. The 3 little green beans on my plate were over cooked and the potatoes were extremely salty. All in all over priced and underwhelming quality The only redeeming attribute was a great wine list and excellent waiter
We would not recommend this place as there are so many wonderful options in this great city !!
We had Christmas Eve dinner here, and it was a lovely setting with white lights on the court yard, the atmosphere inside was great. Of course it was a busy night so I will cut some slack for not the level of service I would have expected, like water glasses not refilled, empty plates and glasses removed from the table, and the food not hot.
The meal was tasty, and my husband did send his back to be reheated while mine sat on the table, but we had a nice evening and are glad we went. I think on a normal night the overall experience would have been better, but I would certainly recommend it, and will go back.
My OpenTable reservation didn't appear on the restaurant's system. Fortunately, the hostess was very accommodating and we got a table anyway. Overall, it was a good experience. While it is typical to have limited menus on Xmas Eve in Nola, we were unaware that Tomas Bistro was doing that ahead of time and were unable to order a couple of items we were looking forward to. 3 of the 4 options we did order were spectacular, with the fourth being just okay--pretty good odds! Service was stellar --attentive and thoughtful. Wine list was nicely curated and all of the prices were very reasonable. Despite a couple of missteps, we are still talking about the BBQ Oysters--heavenly!
During a visit to New Orleans we wanted to find a restaurant away from the french Quarter for a different experience and atmosphere. Tomas bistro is in the Warehouse District which was close to our River front Hotel. We walked there in just a few minutes and found a fun, less crowded neighborhood with bars, live music, and restaurants. Tomas Bistro had a warm atmosphere. Our waitress was pleasant and provided wonderful service. My husband tried a Pecan Old Fashioned which he enjoyed greatly. Our food was delicious and fresh. We enjoyed Veal Oscar, Mussels with Frites, a delicious salad with Goat cheese croutons and carmelized scallops cooked perfectly. For dessert a flourless chocolate cake and Creme Brulee - delicious! We enjoyed a romantic meal and didn't feel rushed, but also didn't have to wait. Great place!
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner for a small group of eight. The restaurant was not crowded on a Sunday night, and they we able to accommodate us on short notice. The atmosphere was great; it just had a "Good Feel!" It was not noisy, and everyone was able to hear and converse at our table of 8, which is rare these days. (Most restaurants seem to be trending toward so much noise, it is impossible to enjoy they meal.) Restaurant was also lightly decorated for Christmas/holidays.
The food was excellent. The Veal Oscar and the Lamb Chops were over the top, each with its own sauce, not too spicy but with a little kick.
If you are looking for a nice relaxing restaurant for Sunday Dinner, I would recommend giving Tomas Bistro a try.
Excellent place for Saturday night dining after a Saenger Theater performance. Carpetbagger steak ( Filet with fried oysters), pecan crusted drum, and shrimp remoulade were our choices and each was well-prepared, nicely presented, and delicious. Sister restaurant to Tommy's Cuisine across Tchoupitoulas Street.
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