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The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar

1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-525-7879
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“crawfish” (230 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother, sister and I went here for dinner. We thought the food was very good and the staff incredibly friendly and helpful with the menu. The staff also helps each other. My mother asked our waitress for mayo for her Po'Boy and almost immediately,...More

Thank lbalon
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi lbalon, Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are thrilled to hear we made you, your sister, and mother happy with our food and service. We hope you all come back again very soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what you come to New Orleans for. You will be hard pressed to find something on the menu that you won't love.

Thank davidvanderlike
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much davidvanderlike. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our food. We look forward to having you back again real soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to get gumbo or jambalaya used to be in Memphis, TN. It is now here at the French Market. The food here is absolutely beyond words. You definitely got to try the pasta jambalaya, you will not regret it.

Thank Mayhem_DJ
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy to hear it! We look forward to having you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were directed by a local to try this restaurant. We sought it out and tried. We went to the top floor and the restaurant was crowded but we did not have to wait for a seat. We were shortly greeted by a waitress and...More

Thank Debra B
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Debra, I'm so glad to hear you give us a try and enjoyed our food. We take great pride in the quality and freshness of our local ingredients. And everything is made in-house from scratch. I do apologize for the lack of silverware and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and the food was good. Bit touristy and long wait for service. It's fine but not sure I would go back.

Thank Wendimere R
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wendimere, So glad to hear you enjoyed the food. We make everything from scratch. I apoligize for your long wait for service. We hope you do come back and give us another try. Thank you for visiting us and for your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try and stop here more than once while visiting. Their chargrilled oysters are the best! Jambalaya and gumbo are just as great. Local beer on tap! When it's warm enough you can sit outside over looking the French market and all that goes...More

Thank Abycats
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Abycats, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are thrilled that you keep coming back and enjoy our food, staff, and ambiance so much. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The raw oysters were the best I found in NO....Everything I have eaten here is great...I used to live here and this was my favorite place...Great food...reasonable priced...good service...fun place..

Thank dennis h
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dennis, So glad you came by on your return visit. Thanks for your very kind words. We love making people happy. See you next time you are in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were wandering through this area hungry looking for a good place. We found it . Outstanding redfish. Great red beans and rice. Could not have been more happy with a choice. Super!!!!

Thank Scpaintman
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed us. We take great pride in the quality and freshness of our ingredients. Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today is Dec 31,2017, Almost New Year and we had a Amazing time in French Market Restaurant, Good food and our waitress, she was fantastic, the place was very busy, but she was incredible, good suggestion about the menu, good service, funny, very good energy...More

Thank mi2976
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the service. We will certainly let Chell know. She will be delighted. Thank you so much for visiting us. Hope we see you again soon. Happy New Year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. We enjoyed the boiled shrimp, sausage corn and potatoes. The jambalaya was very flavorful. The ceasers salad was one of the best either of us has ever had. The service was horrible. Kenneth acted like we were a nuisance and was...More

Thank Darrin H
Anthony27, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Darrin, Thank you so much for your very kind words about our food. We take great pride in the quality and freshness of our ingredients. Our Caesar salad dressing is made in-house daily. Thank you also for letting us know about your less than...More

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We do take reservations for parties of 9 or more on a non-event week or weekend. Due to such a high volume of business during New Years, Mardi Gras , French Quarter Festival, etc, we do not take reservations. We can be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-7879
Description
Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Hot spicy crawfish, jumbo gulf shrimp, authentic Creole gumbo, red beans and rice as well as real Louisiana specialties are enjoyed with world-famous hurricanes, Cajun bloody Mary's, margaritas and our ice-cold local beers. Join the Marullo Family and Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!
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