3 new places to savor French fare in New Orleans

Looking for your next great French meal in New Orleans? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for French food.


4734 Magazine St., West Riverside

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Bordeaux is a French spot that boasts its contemporary French Creole cuisine.

Start off with an appetizer, such as mixed baby greens in a sherry dijon vinaigrette or beef tartare served with ginger and soy before choosing your main course. Notable entrees that appear on the menu include grilled venison flank steak served with potato gratin and watercress and flash-seared blue fin tuna served on papardelle pasta with cauliflower and tomato aioli. (Check out the full menu here.)

So far, it's got a five-star rating on Yelp out of four reviews, indicating positive reception.

Yelper David D. wrote, "Tonight, I enjoyed the best beef tartare in the city while watching a parade, and I did all of this from the comfort of a spectacular patio. Everything we ate was delicious."

The new spot has yet to post its hours online.


225 Chartres St., French Quarter

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Justine is a bar, brasserie and French spot.

Appetizers at this upscale eatery include steak tartare, lobster tartine, bone marrow bordelaise and oysters in butter. Hone in on yellowfin tuna with potatoes or duck confit served with white beans and pork shoulder. Wine, beer and signature cocktails are all on offer. (Here's the menu.)

With a four-star rating out of 40 reviews on Yelp, Justine has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Brandon K., who reviewed Justine on Feb. 23, wrote, "Stumbled across this restaurant in the French Quarter. Beyond one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time.

Justine is open from 5:30–11 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 5:30 p.m.–1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.


317 Magazine St., Central Business District

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Couvant is a brasserie and French spot offering breakfast and lunch fare. 

For breakfast, look for options like chocolate or almond croissants. Moules and steak frites are available for lunch, and notable dinner entrees include roasted veal chop with bone marrow bordalaise and red fish with tomato confit, olives and basil. (Here's the full menu.)

With a four-star Yelp rating out of 43 reviews on Yelp, Couvant has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Kashif K., who was one of the first users to visit Couvant on Feb. 10, wrote, "This beautiful restaurant is inside the beautiful Eliza Jane Hotel. They serve French brasserie classics such as moules frites and steak frites, but their shining star are definitely their desserts."

Couvant is open from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 7 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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