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La Petite Grocery

4.7
4.7
4784 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, we re-opened the dining room for dinner service in abidance with the City and State Safe Opening Guidelines. Reservations are preferred. Come dine in this beautifully restored Uptown restaurant on Magazine Street and enjoy James Beard Award Winning Chef Justin Devillier's contemporary Louisiana Cuisine.

The La Petite Grocery name pays homage to the history of its home, a building that’s stood for more than a century. The original structure was built in the late 1800s and called the Central Tea, Coffee and Butter Depot. In 1908, a fire devastated the space and it was transformed into a full service grocery store. Later it was most notably a fine foods and butcher shop, VonderHaar’s Fine Foods until 1982. When La Petite Grocery opened in March of 2004, they similarly aspired to provide the neighborhood with exotic teas, locally roasted coffee, and fresh produce. By doing this, we hope to provide a dining experience that evokes nostalgia of old New Orleans.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 891-3377

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Joseph Tiedmann

  • Catering

    The La Petite Grocery team is available for Off-Site Catering and we specialize in intimate dinner parties hosted in the comfort of your home.<br /><br />Please call the restaurant for more information or email michelle@lapetitegrocery.com.

  • Private party facilities

    LPG is available for Private Functions by renting out the restaurant. Our historic building is a beautiful setting for Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Bridal Luncheons, Company Dinners and more. We offer a customized experience, sure to make your special occasion memorable. Email us to get further information on planning your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Mia Freiberger-Devillier: (504) 891-3377

  • Neighbourhood

    Garden District

  • Cross Street

    General Pershing

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    The St. Charles Ave. Streetcar is a short walk to the restaurant.<br /><br />There are also Magazine Street bus stops located one block away.<br /><br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,784 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. RW

    RobW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit in a few years, but the food, service, and ambiance are all still outstanding. The menu is very creative and delicious.
  2. p

    paigeapple

    Chicago

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food fabulous. Crab beignets … grits… biscuit with lemon thyme butter … butterscotch pudding. Oh my. Joseph provided excellent service. A great brunch.
  3. DH

    DuncanH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Great cocktails, everything was delicious.
  4. TR

    TonyR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding, the food, the staff and the wine!!
  5. MB

    MichaelB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Extremely disappointing. I have been to New Orleans on a number of occasions and have always wanted to try La Petite Grocery as I have heard how good the restaurant is, but whatever reputation it is living on is long in the past. The portions are ridiculously small for the prices - $15 for three small crab beignets, over $40 for two small lamb t-bones that were mostly bone and an inferior quality. I have had much better lamb from Costco that my husband has seasoned and prepared in our oven. I don't need huge portions, but I would expect tasty and thoughtfully prepared food with individual attention given to each item on the plate from supposedly one of the best French restaurants in N.O. My brother had the Red Fish which was fine but unremarkable (unless you count the remarkably undercooked eggplant in the dish). Against our better judgement we decided to try the butterscotch pudding and unfortunately our fears were confirmed. Like most of the dishes, not well-balanced; a little bit of the main attraction, the pudding (had much better) with too much whipped cream and a dried out pound cake 1/2 slice that was scavenged from the leftover bin and crumbled over the dish with a few peanuts. The service was not much better. No one was particularly friendly or inviting. Our dour server did warm up after we joked with her and tried to engage in conversation, but her basic knowledge of the menu was sorely lacking and did not enhance our experience in any way.
  6. KD

    KatherineD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal! Crab beignets are a must for anyone. Best meal at the table was the red fish, although everything was delicious. Service was awesome and meal was even better. Definitely will be back
  7. DP

    DrewP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Holly. She was the best and the crispy pork belly was insane!
  8. SG

    SzabolcsG

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The food was delish, definitely will come back ⚜️❤️
  9. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business dinner
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan was our server and he was fantastic! Made great suggestions and very attentive. We were in town for business and ate out many times. By far he was the best server we had at any establishment we ate at!
  12. C

    Claire

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits in NOLA
  13. F

    Foodie

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Snapper couldn’t cut with knife— overdone. Broccoli excellent, Rabbit very good inn bolognese sauce. Crabmeat Biegnets super and tuna stack average. Service was good. Drinks mixed well.
  14. TP

    TomP

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best dinners I have had. Food was creative, attractive, but most of all - Delicious!! Service was very attentive and professional. Will definitely be eating here more often...
  15. I

    Indigo

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food. Has become my favorite restaurant
  16. MG

    MichelleG

    New Orleans

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the service and vibe - the food is extraordinary. We ate at the bar and savored the crab beignets, pasta bolognese, and hamburger. Everything was delicious and everyone was friendly and professional. It’s one of our favorite spots.
  17. JH

    JHNG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was overpriced for the taste and portion. The entire staff did not seem friendly. Aside from our waitress, service was not pleasant.
  18. A

    Adam

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved La Petite Grocery. The food and service were amazing. Obsessed with the Blue Crap Beignets. Great ambiance/atmosphere as well.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    The menu is dull and needs to be refreshed. They need seasonal specials and unique items. Also their portions are way too small, plus way over priced.
  20. SB

    ScottB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful and one of our favorites when visiting New Orleans!
  21. V

    Victor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our 30th wedding anniversary dinner. The staff was so accommodation to my wife and me. They allowed me to give a speech and sing my wife a song and they even videoed it for us. We couldn’t have had a better time. A time to remember.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable food and service! LPG is always superb!
  23. JB

    JuliaBP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming, delicious food and excellent service. A new favorite.
  24. JG

    JamesG

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great imaginative food perfectly executed. Staff very attentive and fun.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent food and service!
  26. D

    Dutch

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very nice ambiance. Service was excellent also.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Our food was Luke warm at best. The lump crabmeat eggs Benedict was missing crabmeat. You had to search hard to find it . Also eggs Benedict usually has 2 poached eggs each on there own piece of corn bread. Well I was missing a piece of corn bread as well. The salad that came with it had a horrible dressing on it. My husbands burger was not hot as well. Service was so so. Won’t be returning for brunch anytime in the near future.
  28. TZ

    TaynaZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Ricotta dumplings were amazing! The chicken breast was large and delightful. Mac and cheese was so dry and very disappointing. The host was friendly but the server was not. Never checked on our drinks nor food or else she would have known we were very disappointed in the mac and cheese. We were so excited about this place but left wishing we had gone elsewhere.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Slow bar and food service. Both my son and I received room temperature food. I have had much better dinning experiences at this restaurant in the past. Will go back again hoping it was just a poorly staffed night.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Restaurant failed to bring out appetizers. Took very long to get any food. When entres came, one dish was luke warm to cold. Manager roiled his eyes and took it back to the kitchen. After waiting an extended time, waiter brought back food sizzling hot… had obviously been overcooked in microwave. Panne rabbit dish ended up tasting like mall Chinese food. When the manager grudgingly asked in a snarky tone about the dish, I told him in an honest, calm manner how it tasted. He rolled his eyes and shrugged his shoulders. We were calm and polite. No one in the restaurant apologized and the was no attempt to really repair the errors. This is not how local, New Orleans restaurants run there business.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The visit was disappointing. It's very loud inside so I was glad there was only room outside, though it was hot. We ordered two different glasses of wine but once they got to the table they couldn't tell us which was which. The tuna tartare appetizer was warmish and a little smelly. The arugula and fig salad had no dressing on it, though the waitress explained it was a light dressing. We had to ask for dressing and when I tasted it, it confirmed the salad really had no dressing. The figs and toasted pecans on the salad were good. I got the steak, and asked for it medium but it was rare. It was almost burned on the outside and rare inside and pretty chewy. The shrimp and grits were not really that tasty, too much tang, and the shrimp were on the small side. Overall not such a great experience.
  32. GM

    GlenM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been here in a minute and really enjoyed being back. Diverse but not overwhelming menu has something for everyone, nice selection of cocktails, attentive service and awesome flavors. What's not to like?
  33. R

    Richardb

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the fun, host/organizer at the podium, to the attentive server - to the culinarians preparing our meal, we could not have been happier with the evening.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was good and creative but not all was great. Burger came with burned reheated fries that were more like small pieces of fries. Service was definitely subpar. Waited 30’ for cocktails on a Monday night. Waitress disappeared midway through the meal and was suddenly replaced with a different one; no explanation. Ambiance was nice.
  35. AN

    AshleyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were amazing as always. Love this restaurant!
  36. RM

    RaeMJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was amazing. Pork belly was a Korean twist which was nice, great kimchi and pickled onions. Our entrees were outstanding, very unique shrimp and grits I could not stop eating. Chocolate chess pie was great, the smoked pecans were so incredible and it was the perfect not to sweet ending to a lovely meal. Great time catching up with old friends. I was a little disappointed with our service, took a while to get drinks and anything after the entrees were delivered. Had we not split the bill, we would have paid with the scan option and been gone in 5 minutes. It took more than 30 minutes to have our check picked up.
  37. SA

    SharonA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch experience! Beautiful restaurant and excellent food.
  38. WK

    WilliamK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Food cooked to perfection and all ingredients were super fresh. I can’t say enough about our experience there last night. In a city like New Orleans, with so many good restaurants, there will always be options—- I plan to return asap!
  39. N

    Nomita

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Petite Grocery is a perfect place for lunch or dinner at bar or dining room. The menu is delicious- turtle bolognese and seafood are are my current favorites. Staff is delightful. Nomita
  40. JM

    JMGR

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and creative dishes. Enjoyed the decor and vibe. All staff is involved to make sure the dining experience is amazing. My husband is still talking about the Blue Crab Beignets.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Petite Grocery using the Order Online button. La Petite Grocery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 891-3377.

La Petite Grocery is rated 4.7 stars by 4784 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    General Pershing

  • Neighbourhood

    Garden District

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    The St. Charles Ave. Streetcar is a short walk to the restaurant.There are also Magazine Street bus stops located one block away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joseph Tiedmann

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 891-3377

  • Catering

    The La Petite Grocery team is available for Off-Site Catering and we specialize in intimate dinner parties hosted in the comfort of your home.<br /><br />Please call the restaurant for more information or email michelle@lapetitegrocery.com.

  • Private party facilities

    LPG is available for Private Functions by renting out the restaurant. Our historic building is a beautiful setting for Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Bridal Luncheons, Company Dinners and more. We offer a customized experience, sure to make your special occasion memorable. Email us to get further information on planning your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Mia Freiberger-Devillier: (504) 891-3377

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