French Restaurants in New Orleans


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Though she grew up in New Orleans, Cara Benson cultivated her pastry skills at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. Homesickness soon kicked in, however, and after a year of working in Lower East Side kitchens, Cara moved back home to take the title of pastry chef at Muriel's Jackson Square. Three years later, Cara can be found in the kitchen of her own eatery, Tartine, where she draws on French culinary influences and her extensive pastry training to bake bread in-house. Ingredients such as onion marmalade, pickled carrots, and steak pistou grace these grains in the form of sandwiches and open-faced tartines, while daily-made bagels and quiche grace plates at breakfast. Meals unfold inside Tartine’s cozy dining room or on the back patio, which doubles as a teatime party locale capable of accommodating 30–45 people.
7217 Perrier St
New Orleans,
LA
US
A Zagat-rated boutique restaurant named French Restaurant of the Year by New Orleans Magazine in 2009, Flaming Torch swaddles palates with menus of gourmet continental French cuisine. Chefs gather fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create brunch, lunch, and dinner menus that include imported-cheese plates, fish, pasta, and crepes that change daily. Diners pair entrees with a cadre of ever-rotating American and French wines. The intimate Victorian dining room, ideal for impressing a first date or bribing a traffic cop, is flush with natural light, dark-blue walls, wood accents, and crystal chandeliers.
737 Octavia Street
New Orleans,
LA
US
For a taste of France, try French Market Restaurant and Bar. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at French Market Restaurant and Bar just as much as their parents do. At French Market Restaurant and Bar, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at French Market Restaurant and Bar. Shake off the stiff workday duds at French Market Restaurant and Bar — attire is casual. Getting your food to go is also an option. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from French Market Restaurant and Bar as well. Diners at French Market Restaurant and Bar will love the simple and nearby street parking options. If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to French Market Restaurant and Bar. Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at French Market Restaurant and Bar. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on French Market Restaurant and Bar's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
1001 Decatur St
New Orleans,
LA
US
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Martinique Bistro in New Orleans. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Martinique Bistro offers a variety of drink options. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Martinique Bistro's seasonally available outdoor seating. Large groups will appreciate Martinique Bistro for its ability to seat them quickly. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Martinique Bistro is come-as-you-are. You can also have Martinique Bistro cater your next event. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Martinique Bistro patrons can find street parking at the Magazine St location. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Martinique Bistro. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
5908 Magazine St
New Orleans,
LA
US
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, New Orleans' Cote Sud offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes. Vegan diners won't have an issue finding something tasty to eat at Cote Sud. The bar at Cote Sud is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Cote Sud. Cote Sud's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Throwing a big party? Count on Cote Sud to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. For those in a rush, the pizzeria lets you take your food to go. Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Cote Sud's Maple St residence. Cote Sud is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
7918 Maple St
New Orleans,
LA
US
Enjoy a romantic evening at Le Foret, a quaint French restaurant. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. The bar at Le Foret is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Le Foret has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Le Foret can also cater your next party; call today for details. Make use of the many street and valet parking options close to Le Foret and dine with ease. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
129 Camp St
New Orleans,
LA
US