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Chef Justin Devillier and his wife/partner Mia Freiberger-Devillier operate this refined lunch and dinner restaurant that turns any meal into a special occasion. With its Magazine Street setting, La... Read More
Chef Justin Devillier and his wife/partner Mia Freiberger-Devillier operate this refined lunch and dinner restaurant that turns any meal into a special occasion. With its Magazine Street setting, La Petite makes an ideal lunch break if you're not down with fried food and po-boys. Chef's blue crab beignets are a fabulous savory treatment of the New Orleans specialty, but all the apps are tempting, including fried green tomatoes with burrata and country ham. There's rarely a wait for lunch, but if you must, do grab a drink from their innovative cocktail menu and soak in the historic ambiance of this sweet and beckoning restaurant.
- Garden District's Best Lunch: "La Petite Grocery is named after the specialty grocery store that was opened on site in the late 1800s."
- Beignets, French: "La Petite Grocery is named after the business that used to exist on the property; a specialty grocery store."
- Dessert: "La Petite Grocery is named after specialty grocery store that occupied the building in the early 1900s."
- Best for Garden District's Best Lunch Because: La Petite Grocery is a lovely setting for an upscale lunch Tuesday through Saturday.
- Best for Beignets Because: Chef Justin Devillier is a creative culinary force to be reckoned with in New Orleans
- Best for Dessert Because: Chef/owner Justin Devillier is known for innovation, and pastry chef Bronwen Wyatt is cut from the same cloth.
- Best for French Because: La Petite Grocery head chef Justin Deviller was recently up for the James Beard "Best Chef-South" award.