Lilette John Harris Lilette
3637 Magazine St. (Amelia St.)
New Orleans, LA 70115
Cuisine: French / Contemporary
Chef John Harris helms a true French bistro in the Garden District.
Openings: Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Mon.-Sat.


Lilette, New Orleans, LA

Lilette Restaurant Review:

Drive too quickly down Magazine Street and you could just miss Lilette, a compact, warmly lit, white tablecloth restaurant. The dining room was fashioned from an old corner pharmacy, and the original traditional ceramic tile floor, maroon walls and wide-paned windows are the principal design elements. Chef John Harris crafts such straightforward dishes as grilled beets with goat cheese and walnuts, and innovative plates such as the warm sizzling shrimp in a vinaigrette scented with Meyer lemon and oregano. Roasted Muscovy duck breast comes with cauliflower polonaise, sautéed spinach and a toasted shallot sauce. Desserts are no laggards either, with brown butter cake with pistachio gelato. Lilette’s sommelier stocks the ever-growing, largely French wine list with a number of complex selections. And the by-the-glass options are worthwhile as well. On a cool evening, the side patio is one of the most romantic spots in the city. Lilette is a delightful place --- plan to linger.

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