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Sylvain

In fall 2010, Sylvain opened its doors in one of the world’s most celebrated neighborhoods. By celebrating the city's storied past as well as creating a menu and design aesthetic that blends both the past and future, Sylvain provides an oasis of style and unmatched quality. From dining on elevated bistro classics to enjoying a wine program and cocktail menu that leans toward the classics while embracing the resurgence of cocktail culture, guests will savor the restaurant's unspoiled rawness and modern luxury.

Our tree-covered courtyard only adds to the space's timeless feel to create a truly New Orleans experience. By restoring the historic doors, ceilings, and balconies to their original glory and adding elegant seating, lighting and artwork, Sylvain feels at once historic, yet thoroughly modern — all done with a nod to the comedic opera that bears its name. And isn't a skillfully-performed comedic opera something any truly great New Orleans restaurant should aspire to be?
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671 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(671 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 671 reviews
5 stars
(380)
4 stars
(216)
3 stars
(50)
2 stars
(22)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(375)
  • neighborhood gem(261)
  • romantic(211)
  • great for outdoor dining(193)
  • hot spot(163)
  • special occasion(150)
Sylvain Reviews List
Review 1 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 3 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 5 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/08/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our server was excellent! The food was amazing! I had the fish dish and my friend had the scallops! Loved the champagne and fries on the menu! It was both our bdays so that was a great starter to have! Definitely will be back!"
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2012
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Review 6 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/07/2016
 2007
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Review 7 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 8 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 9 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 10 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good To Casual Evening

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The place is a neighborhood gem and quite lively. The wait staff are all very friendly and accommodating. The food and service were good. The French wines are not as good as they should be for this type of restaurant restaurant."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
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Review 13 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Choose to Dine in the Garden

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Since most of the restaurants in the French Quarter are extremely noisy, we were very happy to be able to dine outside on a relatively warm night during Mardi Gras week. It was an enjoyable dinner overall for the four of us. Two hangar steaks were ordered, as well as two of the scallop dishes. The only complaint we had was that the scallops were not very warm, and it was our fault that we did not send them back to be reheated. Our server was delightful and the small outdoor garden was just perfect."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
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Review 15 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
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Review 16 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2012
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Review 17 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2007
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Review 18 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 19 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Hidden Gem in the French Quarter

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food and service were excellent. We arrived early, and they were able to seat us early, even changing our table to the courtyard at my request. The cocktails are incredible; they serve my husband's favorite Manhattan in NOLA, and I always order something with their ginger beer. This last time, we tried the southern antipasti -delicious! The inside can be a little loud for me, so I like sitting in the courtyard on pleasant evenings."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

good food, good service

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"we have been here several times and the food is always great. the server that we had was very good, on point and friendly. we recommend all of the time and return again and again."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 21 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

So glad we went for bruch...

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We travel to New Orleans once or twice a year and we have walked past Sylvain many times. This trip we decided to catch the Saturday brunch before our flight home. We are so glad that we did. I started with an Aperol drink that I could kick myself for not writing down the ingredients but let's just say that this is no boring Mimosa. And add the Cava for an extra buck. My husband got the Bloody Mary and the house made mix is their own home made tomato juice so if you love Mrs T'st this gourmet version may not be for you. I got the Crispy Pork Shoulder on the grits and they were one of the best version of grits that I have ever had. The pork was outrageously tasty and melt in your mouth. My husband loved the short rib hash. The service was so friendly and out server was amazing. The only drawback is that they rearranged the tables and sat a couple nearly right on top of us. They were profoundly out of touch with New Orleans cuisine and it dampened the last third of our meal. I would request a table off to the side next time!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
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Review 23 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2014
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Review 25 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
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Review 26 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
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Review 27 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 28 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
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Review 29 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
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Review 33 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/01/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/01/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A family member is a Nola-native and this is one of her favorite spots! It's small so definitely make a reservation but the restaurant and patio are lovely. Service was great, knowledgable, attentive, and super personality. Food was outstanding! We really loved the buffalo sweetbreads and still rave about our last dining experience here"
Dined on 10/01/2015
 2010
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Review 34 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Much too loud and slow

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food was very good. The service was very good. Two big complaints: 1.) Much too loud music and 2.) very slow service from the kitchen."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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Review 36 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 40 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Inventive chef, great dishes

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Two of my companions had the beef cheeks, they were tender and flavorful. I had the scallops, they were rich and delicious.You can't go wrong with the menu here and the bar is just outstanding."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2013
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Review 43 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 44 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
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Review 45 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2015
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Review 47 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

One hit, one miss

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Despite a plethora of fine dining restaurants in New Orleans, it can still be a challenge to get a same-day reservation. Sylvain wasn't my 1st choice, but the reviews are generally fantastic and the menu was pretty much what I was looking for.
The place is small (a half-dozen tables inside maybe?) and the bar runs the length of the inside part. I found it annoyingly noisy. Had the veal sweetbreads: perfectly done but sweetbreads are subtle and the sauce they were served in was way too spicy IMO (I love spicy food but not when it disguises the natural flavor of the principle ingredient). There were two beef offerings, beef cheeks or hangar steak. I asked the server (I was at the bar, so it was actually a bartender) which of the two, and he spontaneously and enthusiastically endorsed the cheeks. They were perfectly done and served simple on a bed of mashed with some green veg. Wanted to lick the plate.
So my review is mixed - I'd go back and eat al fresco when the weather is warmer.
Oh, one more off-putting thing? The room smelled noticeably of fish - maybe being a small room somebody had had a "fishy fish" but it isn't an odor I'd expect."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and atmosphere!

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2014
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Review 50 for Sylvain
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Sylvain's quality has totally slipped!

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Having dined at Sylvain before in 2013, I was anxious to return. Sadly, my recent visit (1/17/2016) was a shocking disappointment. From the deafening volume of the piped-in music (which the host was hesitant to lower) to the cold entree (which had to be returned) and the inattentive service from the wait staff, I was glad when this dining experience was over."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
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