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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 - 22:30
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small plates Nice staff Go for lunch when it is not so busy or noisy Sit outside or in equally nice Must must have the creme fraiche quenelles with lavender honey and pears

Thank M7825JPjulial
Aptos, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came for lunch and we all had the drum in a citrus beure blanc sauce: wow! So delicious, perfect combination of flavors and texture. I also shared the crispy kale salad with my husband. The kale was roasted til dry and other veggies were roasted until tender. For dessert we shared a chocolate mousse with passion fruit sorbet.

Thank PilarMY
Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Lilette was first rate from the greeting at the door through paying the bill. It was a true bistro environment. We showed up early and were the first customers - no problem, no arguments, just a choice of tables and good service. The menu was broad enough for anyone and small enough that the chef could do it all well.... More 

Thank BIRD1947
Lafayette, Louisiana
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Think of a small Paris bistro off the beaten path. Small but good bar. Trust me, you are in that small out of the way locals only bistro in Paris. Best Hanger steak in New Orleans. Great place to take a date or have business supper. Can get noisy, but that just ads to ambiance. If you want to get... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Was at the bar next door and got hungry. Great atmosphere. Wonderful service. Creative and tasty food. Lucky accident!

Thank Will M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 26 November 2016

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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245 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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250 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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