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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1001 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
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Reviewed yesterday

Across from the French Market, this restaurant offers a great opportunity for dining with a view from its balcony.

Thank WilliamMz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tasty crab cake and nice shrimps. Relaxed Place. Crabfish is supposed ro be perfect but was sold put when we came

Thank CaptainAndSparrow
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food here was amazing! I ordered the crawfish boil and it was delicious! The portions were not as large as we expected for the price but it was good regardless. We sat on the balcony upstairs to watch the hustle and bustle of the street!...More

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

Thanks for coming in, Haley. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the balcony. I will let the GM know about the lacking service. Message us on here if you have any more details about your server or the time and date...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Isaiah is one of the best and most entertaining host/oyster shucker/person I’ve met in NOLA! The food was great as well!

Thank KayDee J
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy to hear it KayDee. Isaiah really is a treasure. Thank you for this great review. We look forward to serving and entertaining you at the oyster bar again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re visiting New Orleans please make sure to get yourself a seat at the oyster bar (seats 2 ppl only) and you’ll find Isaiah! He made our night extremely enjoyable and taught us everything he knows about oysters, crawfish and shrimp, including the right...More

Thank teresabuddy
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy to hear you had such a great experience with us, Teresa! Thank you for such a great review. We love Isaiah too. So glad he made your night. We look forward to having you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here for 2 days and my mission was to try as many restaurants with crawfish to see who had the best!!! Now if it were not for Isiah I would probably give 3-4 stars just because this is the most expensive crawfish...More

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

Thank you so much for all the kind words, Jennifer. So happy you enjoyed the crawfish and Isiah (we think he's pretty wonderful too). We feel very lucky to be on the top of your list. We're already counting the days till your return.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for crawfish during French Qtr Fest. Sat at the bar with Isiah, the oyster shucking machine! Awesome crawfish, awesome oysters. And make sure you ask about the flip!

Thank Ckline95
OriginalFMR, Public Relations Manager at The Original French Market Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

He is, he is, and that's one of the many reasons we love Isiah. Thanks for the review. So glad you had such a great time and meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking through the French Market area of NOLA you can’t help but smell the wonderful aroma of seafood. It doesn’t take long to follow your nose the French Market Restaurant. In the window you can see the boiling pot of crawfish as the steam seeps...More

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

Oh Andy, what a lovely review. So descriptive and full of so many wonderful compliments. We look forward to the next time your nose brings you in to dine with us. Hope it's very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best fried alligator and catfish I have ever eaten. The hubs had crawfish which was awesome as well. Alexander was our waiter and he was awesome. The place was very busy but the service was great and speedy and the food was...More

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

Well, we think you're awesome, Amber. Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

An alligator sausage po boy was simply amazing. The girls loved their stuff too. Good service. I have one sad issue. There was a leak in the roof and they sat at us at the table right near said leak. So the the water kept...More

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

Well John, I'm so glad you and the girls enjoyed the food. And yes, getting dripped on is sad. It's hard keeping up with this 200+ year old building and all the rain we get here in New Orleans, but we still don't want you...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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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 70116-3309
  • 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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