About Flaming Torch Restaurant
“No matter where you are in the New Orleans area, come enjoy the delicious French cuisine menu that native New Orleanians and visitors love. Just off world-famous Magazine Street, stop in for an afternoon lunch or cocktail, then walk down Magazine Street to shop in the eclectic stores. Our evening menu has earned us the Top 20 New Orleans restaurants in the renowned Gambit Weekly. We are honored to be part of the reason many people visit New Orleans, the food!!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Patrick James King
Private Party Facilities:
The Flaming Torch restaurant is a soon-to-be favorite venue for private parties and wedding receptions. Privacy, service and excellent food will be enjoyed by all.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Flaming Torch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
For the quality of the food the prices a ...
For the quality of the food the prices are too high. We ordered the crab cakes as an appetizer and for the price I'd expect had formed cakes with jumbo lump crabmeat. The flavor was fair at best but the patties looked like something that came out of a frozen box, with shredded crabmeat and seasonings. Steaks were also fair at best but not priced like it.
The service was very good, and the kitch ...
The service was very good, and the kitchen was very accommodating. The food was well prepared and was served promptly. We ordered the french onion soup- perfect!; the potato leek soup, also very good; the nightly fish special which was roasted salmon with a mango salsa, very delicious, perfectly seasoned and the salsa was light and fresh and an excellent compliment; and the rack of lamb, the lamb was good, but could've been more flavorful, although it was very well prepared, and tender. The wine list is small, and only a few beers are available. It was an enjoyable experience, but a bit over priced all things considered.
We were a party of four for Sunday brunc ...
We were a party of four for Sunday brunch. The service was friendly and helpful, although the wait person seemed to have to go to the kitchen for information about the menu. The selections were excellent, and the chef was receptive to requests. The preparation for the liver was outstanding. We left wondering why we had not been back to this lovely place more often.
Very beautiful uptown restaurant! Althou ...
Very beautiful uptown restaurant! Although the weather is hot, the French onion soup is a must have and the mussels were so tasty. We ordered the grilled salmon with crab mango salsa, and that was by far the best entree I've had in a while. Great service as well as ambience. We will be back!!!
Lovely French Cuisine
Heard about this restaurant from a friend and couldn't believe we had never been. The owner was on site and just lovely. Everything we ordered was delicious but I only gave 4 stars as the duck was undercooked even for medium rare and the frois gras though tasty, not the traditional type one would expect. I would return to try some other items on the menu that caught my eye.
Amazing experience with my fiancée at Th ...
Amazing experience with my fiancée at The Flaming Torch. Their scallop appetizers were so good and the New York strip steak was cooked to perfection. Our server was very attentive and had a great personality. We will be back!!
The duck was cooked to perfection; it co ...
The duck was cooked to perfection; it complemented amazingly with the chambord sauce. Oh and the French onion soup was by far the best French onion I've ever had period. Be warned though that it's very cheesy!! Great little French restaurant on Magazine St. We'll be back!
Will not return
Food took forever (both courses), bisque served cold, table seated well after us received entrees before we did; when entrees finally did arrive, 3 of them arrived several minutes before the other 3. The worst aspect is that waiter did not once acknowledge the delays as he was too busy repeatedly and inappropriately interrupting our conversations -- utterly lacking in social skills. We were there for over 2.5 hours, seemed even longer. A real shame -- dining at The Flaming Torch in years past was delightful, especially in terms of service.
I hate to give this place a bad review. ...
I hate to give this place a bad review. It's an attractive restaurant with a great location. Also, I so admire the owner who took over as chef/ manager after her husband died suddenly.
Our service was spotty at best-- he omitted to tell us the special soup of the day (eggplant) which was delivered at the next table. When I asked why he didn't mention , he said it was made "only for staff." My onion soup was not hot enough and had a huge blob of cheese that I could pick up with a fork (microwaved? Definitely not under the broiler). Escargot were disappointing, not enough flavor rubbery. Salad was ok
The only solution I see for them is to a young innovative chef. There were only 6 customers on a Saturday night.
I did see a fish go by that was HUGE. Maybe quantity is their goal
Beautiful French Restaurant!
I came here with a friend and it was outstanding! The Eggplant soup with parmesan cheese was absolutely delicious and the Duck was prepped very well. Our wonderful server recommended us to try a pinot noir to complement the taste of the duck, and it was great! We will be back!!!
Misses outweigh the hits
I was curious about this restaurant for years but the sharp mix of reviews was confusing. Now I understand; it’s because of the mix of hits and misses.
PROS: Tiny but comfortable dining room. Upscale table settings. Interesting décor and menu -- like taking a time machine to the 80’s which can be good if you want the change. Coffee crusted lamb rack was a generous portion and cooked exactly to temp requested; very good. Decent chance of booking here on a busy night in N.O.
CONS: Salads were good except for what must have been bottled bacon bits instead of the real thing. Onion soup a bit thin. Fresh but bland starter bread you would expect at a Holiday Inn restaurant in Des Moines. Overpriced, all things considered.
The reason I will not return was the service. Waiter was OK (well maybe officious) but even for a small room it was under-staffed: 1 waiter, 1 bus. Wait between courses was much too long.
Is the Flame flickering out?
I have been to Flaming Torch quite a few times and it was always a good bet for quality and value but not anymore! The prices have gone way up, the food is not at the level it was prior and I was quite surprised! I don't know whether it is because of the ridiculous construction that I know has hampered their business for sure, or whether it was because of Jazz Fest Weekend but the prices were considerably higher, the food not as great and the service not the level I am used to eating there! It was a shame!
A good friend of mine recommended this p ...
A good friend of mine recommended this place to me so I decided to give it a shot. May I say that it was not a disappointment. Their French onion soup is the best I've ever tasted! The redfish with shrimp étouffée sauce was so delicious and it was a very good portion size. I will have to tell my friends about this elegant French restaurant. Two thumbs up
I came to The Flaming Torch with my husband for dinner and we loved it!! The french onion soup was amazing and the duck with chambord sauce was simply out of this world. The place provided great service and a wonderful atmosphere. We will be back!!!
I came here a couple years ago and it wa ...
I came here a couple years ago and it was ok, but I decided to give it another chance. They have definitely made huge improvements there. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was amazing. The redfish with shrimp étouffée sauce was one of the best entrees I have had in this city. The sauce was very rich and creamy. I will let my friends know about the big improvements. We will be back!
We came in town for Jazz fest and wanted ...
We came in town for Jazz fest and wanted to go to a place away from downtown so we decided to come to the Flaming Torch. What a beautiful French Restaurant! I love the ambience and the mussels were outstanding. Our bartender made some great drinks including an old fashioned and his special drink, cognac sazerac. We had a fantastic server who was very active and optimistic. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
I was recommended to come to The Flaming ...
I was recommended to come to The Flaming Torch and it didn't disappoint. We ordered the French onion soup, the best French onion soup I've ever eaten. We both ordered the Salmon with mango salsa and crabmeat and that was very tasty. The service was great as well as the ambience. We enjoyed the experience there, and we will be back.
What a beautiful restaurant on Magazine ...
What a beautiful restaurant on Magazine St! Their mango salsa crabmeat salmon was sensational and it complemented well with out wine that our server recommended. Great ambience and great quality food. We will definitely be back.
Just trying out new spots and this was a gem It was quiet which scared me because I became hesitant about the food BUT what a great surprise EVERYTHING was fresh and delicious Owner was on site and extremely personable Great Lunch A Definite return
My husband and I decided to give Flaming Torch a try and we're glad we did!! It's a quaint little place in the uptown area. Very NOLA!!! I had already scoped out the reviews and knew that I had to try the French Onion Soup......it definitely lived up to its reputation!! Wow, it was really that good!! My husband had a fantastic Roquefort Salad which had grape tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, Roquefort cheese, and romaine lettuce tossed in a light Roquefort dressing. Delish!!!! For my entree I enjoyed the Chambord seared Duck Breast with cherry brown butter compound and my husband had the chicory coffee crusted lamb rack with red wine butter. Oh wow, both were really yummo!!! Topped this awesome dinner off with a chocolate pot de creme!! Rich and delightful. Our server was very sweet and very accommodating. .We'll be back!!!
We won't go back
Haven't been in a few years because the way the place is ran...it's extremely understaffed,thus making service poor. Servers themselves aren't bad,just very overwhelmed. Food has always been very good. We were hopeful it has changed since the last visit,but nothing has changed. Left after we ordered drinks,as it was obvious things wouldn't be going well for a meal. Asking for a drink to be made seemed a tall order.
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