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The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar

1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
+1 504-525-7879
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“boiled shrimp” (69 reviews)
“oysters” (201 reviews)
“jambalaya” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing service, delicious food (especially their Jambalaya and Okra Gumbo) and an awesome staff. Highly recommended for travelers looking for authentic New Orleans food. Our server, Jared, was very personable and recommended popular food and drinks. Our group was more than satisfied. We dropped in...More

Thank iggrullon
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Oh, we love hearing that we made you and your group so happy. So glad you enjoyed the dishes and the service. We look forward to seeing you all when you return!

Reviewed 2 days ago

When you think of New Orleans and the food, this is the place to go. Low key with down home cooking. We had a bit of everything from the boiled shrimp, gumbo, read beans and rice, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, and the shrimp maque choux....More

Thank Giotto0219
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your kind words. We love hearing you tried a little of lots of things and enjoyed them so much. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is off the charts for good quality food, a must try is the gator and the bb shrimp. Keep in mind you get what you pay for, the prices are above average but so is the food. This restaurant is clean and family...More

Thank Jeffrey s
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much, Jeffrey. So happy to hear you enjoy our food, service and the atmosphere. We hope you can come back again real soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great drop in Bar Restaurant across from French Market near Jackson Square. You can wait in long lines like a damn fool around Bourbon Street for Oysters on a half-shell, or come down here for the same damn thing. The gumbo was awesome. My wife's...More

Thank Edmond O
OFMR, Guest Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for coming in Edmond, and for the great review. So glad you discovered us and enjoyed our food. Come back soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to get out of the noise and crowds of the Old Quarter. Dropped in here after walking through the French Market and visiting the Cafe du Monde. New Orleans is so full of history, like a piece of Europe in our own backyard....More

Thank LXGent
OFMR, Guest Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so happy to hear you enjoy our food and ambiance. Thank you for the great review. We hope you come see us again real soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited for lunch after looking at reviews from other people. There were four in our party. We were seated quickly, drinks came fast, Food order took a VERY LONG TIME. Way too long. One person in our party got oysters on the half shell...More

Thank Work2snap
OFMR, Guest Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Work2snap, I am sorry to hear the service was slow. I apologize for that. I am not sure what could have been going on in the kitchen, but certainly, that is now how it should have been. I will pass this on to the GM...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner here. The chargrilled oysters are very good. Service was great. Everyone is really friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu etc.

Thank tlcc8602
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service. You were smart to try the chargrilled oysters. They are delicious. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first day in New Orleans found us in this wonderful little restaurant. The oysters were a huge hit judging from all the tables around us but we opted for jambalaya which was delicious as well as the catfish. I believe that was the best...More

Thank Mary Jo S
OFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for spending part of your first day with us. So happy to hear you enjoyed! We hope you will come see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ shrimp. Decent drinks. Excellent char grilled oysters! Tip: sit upstairs and outside on the gallery to view the city

Thank Jeff618
OFMR, Guest Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Jeff, for coming in and for the great review. We love hearing that you enjoyed the food and the drinks, as well as our awesome balcony. We hope to see you again real soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant complain about the food - The Burger Meal we got was fine. Our issue was attention to customers. On entering in the late afternoon we found the place quite quiet and the Lady on the reception desk came across as surly and marched us...More

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

Thank you for letting us know about your experience, CCR_GR. It does sound like the service was not up to our usual high standards. I apologize for that. I will let the owner and GM know about your experience. If you have any more details,...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$15 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
  • 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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