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La Petite Grocery

4.7
4.7
4681 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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Booked 71 times today

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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Yellowfin Tuna TartareUS$16.00

    marinated olives, lemon aïoli, cucumbers & cured egg yolk

    • Ricotta DumplingsUS$15.00

      roasted mushrooms & grana padano

      • Local GreensUS$12.00

        radishes, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, fried breadcrumbs & dill-buttermilk dressing

        • Fried Green TomatoesUS$18.00

          shrimp remoulade, salsa verde & florida bottarga

          • Crispy Pork BellyUS$16.00

            kimchi, fish sauce caramel & pickled vegetables

            • Apple & Celeriac SaladUS$16.00

              toasted pecans, sheep's milk bleu & sherry vinaigrette

              Sides & Such

              • Brussels SproutsUS$13.00

                toasted almonds, feta & sherry brown butter

                • Roasted BroccoliUS$10.00

                  chili flakes & bagna cauda

                  • Baked MacaroniUS$13.00

                    pecorino pepato & cornbread crumbs

                    • Stone Ground GritsUS$6.00

                      butter, sea salt & chives

                      • Hand Cut FriesUS$6.00

                        sea salt, chives & aioli

                        Entrees

                        • Lpg CheeseburgerUS$20.00

                          house pickles, onion marmalade, arugula, whole grain mustard, aïoli, gruyère & hand cut fries

                          • Turtle BologneseUS$32.00

                            tagliatelle, sherry, parsley & fried soft boiled egg

                            • Roasted Lamb T-BonesUS$38.00

                              lemon polenta, chicories, roasted mushrooms & za'atar

                              • Confit Duck LegUS$35.00

                                red cabbage, baby turnips, anna potatoes & butter poached apples

                                • Shellfish StewUS$36.00

                                  gulf shrimp, littleneck clams, fennel & white wine

                                  • Roasted Chicken BreastUS$35.00

                                    cornbread dressing, fried sage & tasso jus

                                    • Panéed RabbitUS$34.00

                                      spätzle, heirloom carrots, sauerkraut & sauce robert

                                      • Gulf Shrimp & GritsUS$28.00

                                        charred corn, shiitake mushrooms & tasso

                                        • Pan Roasted Hanger SteakUS$40.00

                                          truffle butter, grana padano, bordelaise & hand cut fries

                                          Last updated: 16 February 2022

                                          What 4,681 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                            megsix

                                            New York Area

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Really great food without any fuss. Best meal we had in NOLA.

                                          2. c

                                            craig

                                            Hawaii

                                            37 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            37 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was as fine as remembered (even my window table). The dumplings were delicious and an interesting preparation, the asparagus & green pea salad was also excellent (needed just a smidgen of salt), and my favorite the panéed rabbit was as great as ever. All accompanied by an excellent French Carignan for a very reasonable price. Joseph's service was friendly, prompt, and attentive. I was also impressed by how a couple with a dog who showed up outside after 9PM, apparently seeking only a dessert at an empty outdoor table. The restaurant could easily have brushed them off, but they accommodated them fully. A very classy move that surely generated good will and will bring a return visit.

                                          3. P

                                            Priscilla

                                            Charleston

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Thanks for the complementary champagne for our 50 th anniversary

                                          4. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was delicious. The Cassius was my favorite cocktail. The ambiance was pleasant and we can’t wait to come back. Definitely dine here if you’re looking for a great ambiance and yummy food and drinks.

                                          5. N

                                            Nolaguy1

                                            New Orleans

                                            53 reviews

                                            vip
                                            1.0

                                            53 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            Have you ever been to a restaurant that is packed with people and after your meal you wondered why? This is just such a place. As a local, I have eaten here ate least three times. Every time I leave, I asked myself, why did I do this? So many choices in this city, why did I choose to eat here? Let me start with our server. She could quite frankly care less if we were there or not. Not going to hold the restaurant accountable for that, because that is a sad sign of the times. Started with the seared scallops. That was the highlight of the night. Perfectly seared and packed with flavor. We also shared the crabmeat beignets. This is a rip off from Restaurant R'volution. It may have been the worst iteration of this dish I have ever had. The beignets were small, cold and lacked one major component. Crabmeat! Let's move on to the lamb t-bones and cous cous. They were over cooked, over salted and yes, cold! Inedible. I would have told someone, but no one asked or came to check on us! Then there was the panned rabbit. Rabbit that is thicker than a boneless chicken breast should NEVER be served much less panned. Rubbery, tasteless and coated in salt. Mind you, I cook. I love salt. Everything served was bathed in salt. Our other diners had the burger. Mistake. It appeared to have been purposely smashed by hand, bun and all, into this flat thing that barely resembled a burger. Ice cold fries, and you guessed it, dripping in salt! The fascination with this place is lost on me. This was an awful experience. If you are visiting, please dine elsewhere. The saddest part is, no one here cares. Not a single person in the front of the house even bothered to ask why nothing was eaten. All of our plates were two thirds full. The server simply removed them, and asked if we wanted dessert. Not a peep from her. Galatoires today for lunch will make this all better. Stay away from this place at all costs! I

                                          6. n

                                            nycubanpete

                                            Miami

                                            47 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            47 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful food and service by Hannah were top notch!

                                          7. JT

                                            JulieT

                                            Des Moines

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This place is so quaint and unassuming nestled in a vibrant neighborhood away from all the tourists and crowds. It seem filled with locals and was utterly delightful. Great service, memorable and creative food that was all so well balanced and delicious. Shrimp and grits were perfection and the bourbon list was a dream. Could have had one of everything in the dessert menu but I was too full! The butterscotch pudding was the perfect ending to a vacation making meal!

                                          8. CJ

                                            ChristinaJ

                                            New Orleans

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall4food5service2ambience5

                                            The food at La Petit Grocery was absolutely wonderful. My husband who rarely eats meat couldn’t get enough of the hanger steak with Demi-glacé. Our server was attentive, once we were discovered at our table. We waited 30 minutes for a server to come to our table, and ordered right away with another 15 minutes to get our bread while watching tables who came after us get their beverages, appetizers, and meals before anyone came to check on us even though we were the closest table to the host station. The food was wonderful but the service needs to be improved.

                                          9. KS

                                            KristeferS

                                            Detroit

                                            13 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall4food3service4ambience5

                                            Overall a fine meal, but nothing to really write home about. The drinks weren’t that great. I am moat sure that I would not come back here to eat again. For the price and the quality of the food, I think there are other better places in the city. None of the food was memorable.

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                            This was our third time visiting and the food was amazing as usual. But our server would frequently walk away from our table without asking if we wanted to order drinks or food. While I appreciate not being rushed through a meal, there were several times when we wanted to order something and had to wait for them to return. I would still make a reservation for the next time I was in New Orleans but hope for a different server.

                                          11. RR

                                            RoyR

                                            New York Area

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great place, amazing food

                                          12. BT

                                            BTonVacation

                                            Los Angeles

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We went to so many wonderful restaurants in New Orleans, and this was our favorite! The Alligator Bolognese was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had (who knew?!) and the Paneed Rabbit with Spaetzle was fantastic. Blue Crab beignets - yes please. Everything was delightful and unexpected.

                                          13. CC

                                            ChrisC

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on 12 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great dining experience on all levels - as always!

                                          14. PG

                                            PamelaG

                                            Miami

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 12 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Delicious!!! Best service

                                          15. H

                                            Henry

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 12 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Excellent meal. The best scallop app I’ve ever had. Lucille was an excellent server as well

                                          16. LF

                                            LoriF

                                            London

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on 12 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Celesio was great! Loved every detail!

                                          17. S

                                            Sanabel

                                            Miami

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 11 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service and food. Rabbit and queen snapper were divine

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Cincinnati

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 10 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Meeting our sons new girlfriend

                                          19. s

                                            sportymom

                                            New Orleans

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on 10 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            food was excellent as was service ...you know a restaurant is excellent when on a Monday night it is packed!! Crabmeat beignets were light and fluffy ...fish was well cooked moist and tender...lamb on bone just fell off and scallops were delicious ...defenitely worth it!!

                                          20. s

                                            sa57

                                            San Antonio

                                            28 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            28 reviews

                                            Dined on 9 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Such a pleasure to have informed professional service, which is hard to find these days, I know I am in the business. Wonderful warm ambiance and welcome. Highly recommend

                                          21. AR

                                            AshleyRN

                                            Tallahassee

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            From the minute we booked a last minute reservation, to being seated, to interaction with our waitress and staff, to the amazing food, GREAT experience all the way around! Highly recommend!

                                          22. S

                                            Sally

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            75 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            75 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Had a delightful brunch on Sunday…. Everything was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed every dish. My favorite is the smoked salmon eggs Benedict.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was excellent. Staff was super nice and professional. They knew the food really well.

                                          24. MD

                                            MatthewD

                                            Philadelphia

                                            28 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            28 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                            I’ve only left 5 star reviews before but this was an exceptionally bad experience. I know most restaurants in the city are struggling with staffing shortages but the server was very uninterested and unprofessional.

                                          25. CB

                                            ClarenceB

                                            New Orleans

                                            21 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            21 reviews

                                            Dined on 8 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Former New Orleanians craving the best NOLA has to offer. Expectations were immeasurably exceeded

                                          26. NO

                                            NOLA2DINE

                                            New Orleans

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on 6 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            La Petite is perfect for all occasions. We love sitting in the bar area. The specials are always outstanding as are the main menue sélection.

                                          27. JR

                                            JRS19876

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 6 May 2022

                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                            Fries were close to inedible due to the amount of salt and latte was barely warm. Cra beniets were good as always.

                                          28. J

                                            Jack

                                            Baltimore

                                            9 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on 6 May 2022

                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                            A bit salty on the lpg burgers, apps and drinks were good

                                          29. MD

                                            MelanieD

                                            Richmond

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Wonderful service and wonderful food! We will definitely come back next trip to New Orleans!

                                          30. GC

                                            GaryC

                                            New Orleans

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience3

                                            Food was decent as usual, beignets are the best. Special trout dish was overcooked and overpriced. Service was great, as usual.

                                          31. k

                                            katyd

                                            New Orleans

                                            52 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            52 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A Great Neighborhood Restaurant and consistently offers a wonderful menu and professional staff. Make sure to visit this place and get a taste of how the locals eat.

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on 3 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Perfection!

                                          33. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on 3 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service. Love it there. We go every year!

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 2 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Great food. Service was a bit distracted. Drinks took a long time. However, I would go again.

                                          35. F

                                            Foodie

                                            Baltimore

                                            39 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            39 reviews

                                            Dined on 2 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My husband and I enjoyed our meal here. It had a nice atmosphere and the staff was very attentive. We started with the crab beignets and the ricotta dumplings which were delicious. We both had the shrimp and grits - which were expertly prepared. This dish is very rich and filling but you won’t be able to stop yourself because it is that good. We had to skip desert because we were so full. The French 75 cocktail was my choice and my husband opted for a Pinot Noir. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal.

                                          36. PT

                                            PamT

                                            New York Area

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on 2 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent service! Loved the “bloody oath” cocktail… sazarac, scallops special, T-bone lamb chops, cinnamon ice cream w/ oat crumble. Just the best!

                                          37. RK

                                            RobertaK

                                            New Orleans

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                            This restaurant is a long-time favorite but missed the mark yesterday. Food arrived cold. And, at one point a server dropped a tray of glassware sending glass flying. Hopefully, just a off day and not an indicator of a coming decline.

                                          38. MT

                                            MichaelT

                                            New York Area

                                            48 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            48 reviews

                                            Dined on 1 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            always a great meal and great cocktails the crab beignets a great place to start

                                          39. VH

                                            VirginiaH

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 29 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The atmosphere, food & service were outstanding. I can’t wait to return!

                                          40. M

                                            Margaret

                                            New Orleans

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on 29 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                            Service - Hannah was superb. Food - wonderful. Charming building but (for us) was way over air conditioned (freezing) and incredibly noisy. We will be back!

                                          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 4681 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                          Booked 71 times today
                                          Google Map for La Petite Grocery

                                          4238 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross Street

                                            General Pershing

                                          • Area

                                            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

                                            Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                          • 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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