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Praline Connection

$$ - $$$
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
+1 504-943-3934
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by one of the Hotel staff. It was getting late and we arrived pretty late. There wasn't a line outside as there was at some of the other restaurants. We just walked in and it's a very quaint place. There wasn't a real waiting area and the place was super crowded with about two other groups... More 

Thank fairlady75
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know this is going to sound crazy, but the Praline Connection at the New Orleans airport has great food! Yes, at the airport. They fry the chicken up fresh when you order it. They have wings and livers and both are outstanding. Also, the Mac and cheese is awesome! It's located in the Southwest Airlines terminal tucked in a... More 

Thank gogigi2014
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got the taste of soul platter. Sooo yummy! Had a little taste of everything. Not quite big enough to share but almost too big for one person. Staff was extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Thank RacingGirl13
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

It's awesome you enjoyed the Taste of Soul platter while truly soaking up the New Orleans' vibe! I look forward to the next time you race by our place. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok. Some of it even good. But a lot of it was mediocre at best. Service was painfully slow. Ribs were tasty. Jambalaya was good - the first time. When I ordered more, what came out looked and tasked completely different. I wanted to ask the waiter about it, but never saw him again. Gumbo was "meh".... More 

Thank Mikeychocolatecakes
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

As a fan of our ribs and first order of jambalaya, it's disappointing to hear about how the rest of your meal went. It's clear that there was something off about the gumbo and the second order of jambalaya, so I wish you did have a chance to speak with your waiter. You should always expect attentive service here in... More 

Seattle, WA
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be on Frenchmen Street on the evening that this restaurant was closed for a private Christmas celebration. As I entered through the door unawares, one of the owners stopped my husband and explained that this was a private party. As my husband retorted "well, we can be private people" that witty comment got us an invitation to... More 

Thank fastwalker52
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

Ah yes, I remember your husband quite well. Sharp guy, he is. Well, I'm glad you two "private people" enjoyed the gumbo -- it's a huge compliment you both considered ours the best. While the holidays are over, I look forward to welcoming you two back. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for a late breakfast but Praline Connection only had a lunch menu. We found attractive options and we were rewarded with simple but well-made food. It came super quickly, which was great since we were very hungry. The service was very attentive. The prices are somewhat on the expensive side for what remains a no-frills meal in... More 

Thank rocambole78
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

Overall, I'm glad you enjoyed your early lunch! While you might not come across town to see us, I hope you'll give dinner a try next time you're in the area. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told to visit this restaurant. And was met with no disappointment. I ordered the Plate of Soul food. File gumbo, red beans & rice, greens, fried chicken, fried catfish, ribs. Oh my! It was hot & delicious. Well worth the visit. The hostess was very delightful but took a minute for someone to wait on us.

Thank msphetite
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

It's awesome we could live up to your recommendation! I'm thrilled everything from the file gumbo to the ribs was spot on -- looks like you made the right choice with the Plate of Soul. I hope we'll get a chance to see you again next time you're around. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a recommendation and standing good reviews. Terrible service. Everyone working walking around with no one looking like they knew what they were doing. A large table got up and left after being seated and ignored for 15 mins. Smart choice. Stuffed crab was terrible, other dish ok. There are just to many good choices in this town for... More 

Thank Jay M
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

I'm disappointed we failed to live up to your recommendation, Jay -- like you probably saw from past reviews, you should expect nothing short of attentive service and a delicious stuffed crab. I'm sorry that wasn't the case during your visit -- I know my team is much more capable than this. Sincerely, Curtis Owner More 

Americus, Georgia
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I were visiting New Orleans over the new year and wanted a traditional New Year's Day meal. An uber driver suggested Praline Connection, and it did not disappoint. I had cabbage, collards, black-eyed peas, and corn bread. Husband added fried chicken to his meal. Everything was great. Cynthia, our server, was friendly and attentive. I also had a... More 

Thank sylviaroland
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

Thanks for enjoying us on New Year's, Sylvia! It's awesome your Uber driver's recommendation could live up. Wishing you and your husband the best for 2017. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited with my family, we had a smattering of things off the menu (shrimp po-boy, red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee, meatloaf, stuffed bell peppers, fried catfish, cornbread), it was all tasty. We missed out on the "original flavor" pralines since we were dining at a late hour and they had sold out, but they are delicious.

Thank P B
Gloria M, Owner at Praline Connection, responded to this review

While you didn't get a chance to have our pralines, I'm thrilled you and your family really enjoyed our take on Cajun! Next time you're visiting family, I hope we'll get to welcome you back for more meatloaf, etouffee, and cornbread. All the best, Curtis Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2024
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-943-3934

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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