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Rene Bistrot

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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700 Tchoupitoulas St, Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130-3612 (Girod)
+1 504-613-2350
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 06:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Slidell, Louisiana
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87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The food is good and the services is excellent, but I don't know why they're not busy. Oh and the price is good also.

Thank tiffanyle1970
Valrico, Florida
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313 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We stumbled upon this having arrived late in NOLA our first evening. We had no reservations and this location was fairly empty. The restaurant itself is large, clean and the staff courteous. The prices though are somewhat steep. The menu is very limited but every dish seems to be extremely good. Their poboy's use a seasoned corn meal mix that... More 

Thank edge8400
Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Very pleasant atmosphere...upscale and great service. Loved it! Definately would recommend to anyyone seeking a nice place to have wine and beautiful seafood!

Thank Susan1114
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We went here twice and both days the place was literally empty. We were seated prompty but after our order was taken the waitress disappeared. The buffet was small but had the requisite food you would expect.. However, it was comparable to the freebie breakfast at Springhill Suites. There were scrambled eggs and bacon, a varied of breads, fruits,yogurt and... More 

1 Thank PeghandleMike
Superior, Colorado
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Since Rene Bistrot is part of the Renaissance Hotel where I'm staying, I've had breakfast daily at the bistrot during my 5 day stay. The food is pretty decent. While I can vouch only for breakfast, Rene Bistrot offers a variety of fare with local flavors - options like Andouille Crawfish Benedict to traditional continental breakfasts that your normal associate... More 

2 Thank Hipmofo
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch. Ate in the adjoining bar area called Palette . Had the best chicken and andouille gumbo with jasmine rice we've ever tasted. Profiteroles were made with ice cream and were good. Food was nicely presented.

2 Thank csaDallas
Windsor, United Kingdom
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483 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This bistrot is part of the Renaissance Hotel but the menu looked good so we walked in. We ordered starters and entree but when the starters arrived, they were so huge we cancelled one or our mains. Food was really tasty. Service was a bit patchy but it was a quiet night - how they would have coped if it... More 

1 Thank Jeannie2207
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Don't get the Chicken Andouille Gumbo. Too thick. Tastes like soup with bad rouxe. Smoked salmon app. Not good either. Was hoping for a better wine list too. Won't return. So glad it wasn't my money paying for the tab!

1 Thank HonduranHoustans
Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I stayed at the Renaissance Arts Hotel and this restaurant is attached. I thought I'd run in and catch breakfast before an appointment. I saw they had a small breakfast buffet set up so I wanted to order it. I couldn't find our waitress and the place definitely was not crowded so I thought I'd just go up and help... More 

2 Thank Erin K
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Had dinner after walking around for about an hour looking at menus We were looking for something that was not fried, was not a Po Boy and something that had no cheese, preferably seafood. Found exactly what we were looking for. Good food, good wine, great service. Get out of the French quarter and bourbon st, eat well - eat... More 

3 Thank sega1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Tchoupitoulas St, Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, New Orleans, LA 70130-3612
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-613-2350
Chef Rene Bajeux brings his French bistro-style restaurant to Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel. Enjoy the best French cuisine in New Orleans as you sample decadent ingredients and experience traditions from southeast Louisiana.

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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