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Garden District
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3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553 (Antonine)
+1 504-895-1636
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked up friends from the airport and they suggested dinner at Lilette. Never having eaten here I was game as always. This romantic spot on Magazine would be a perfect place to take a date.. we started with cocktails ( in my case an excellent Tom Collins) and moved on to appetizers, a crudo of Nairagi Marlin ( Hawaiian striped... More 

Thank Kevin C
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time I have dined here...one was a group lunch to celebrate a baptism and yesterday was a nice lunch with friends. This has an authentic Parisian cafe feel to it...the tile floors, wooden sideboards and cheerful lighting belie an anything but traditional, menu which is innovative and delicious. For lunch I had the grilled beets with... More 

Thank travelingworkplay
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in for a late lunch while shopping on Magazine street. The place is very attractive. The service was excellent. The bread is crusty and tasty. We both had the Italian wedding soup. It was perfect, just like my Italian grandmother used to make. The veal meatballs were delicious. My wife than had the sizzling shrimp... More 

Thank RMZR1
Atlanta, Georgia
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch with friends. Was disappointed that there were very few creole or cajun food options. We had the ruben sandwich which was not good. The soft shell crab was great. The atmosphere and decor was beautiful, but the food was disappointing.

Thank NWS2012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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248 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at Lilette before the lunch, but on this trip I went for dinner. I had a really great experience, even though eating solo. The wine, the duck, the sorbet in dessert, basically everything was outstanding start to finish.

Thank tilda54
oceaan springs, ms
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102 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long overdue return did no disappoint. Mother and me shared wonderful bowel of mussels. The ladies shared a salad. Wife dined on black drum while her friend and mom each had the delightful flounder. I always have a sandwich this time soft shell crab on a brioche - best ever. Don't scrimp on the bread. Drink selection is decent too.... More 

Thank david r
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a work dinner here on a Saturday night. The restaurant has a front and back room and outdoor seating. Reservations are highly recommended. The kitchen churns out tasty appetizers, entrees, and desserts that represent creative variations of typical Louisiana cuisine. The quality of the food is excellent, wine list well selected, and service outstanding.

Thank David H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lilette was excellent! The staff was friendly and the food was very good. Although if you are in a rush this is not the place to go. It is a fine dining experience! Our waitress was attentive and friendly.

Thank sailorchica
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A lovely restaurant about 10 minutes from the French Quarter by cab. The staff was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The food and drinks were excellent. Good wine list. The atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. Most of the patrons seemed to be native New Orleans. Highly recommended.

Thank Joetzz191
Utica, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Party of nine arrived for dinner. Upon arrival an air of arrogance permeated the restaurant. I must say the food lived up to it's award winning history, however we could not identify one person who looked or acted the part. The waitress was simply arrogant. I couldn't even be empathetic and say the restaurant was busy and perhaps she was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3637 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-895-1636

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighbourhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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