We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

French Market Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
16645 Highland Rd, Ste B, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-6567
+1 225-753-3500
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 57: English reviews
Level Contributor
308 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time with family here. The stuffed oysters were wonderful but we had to send back our martinis because they weren't chilled well and should have sent back the pork chips as they were not hot and underdone. For an expensive restaurant like this one should expect the best based on the reviews. However it was a busy... More 

Thank MontanaLaura
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm writing a new review as FMB has expanded the restaurant and it's even more lovely than before. It now boasts a great bar area to gather and mingle before dinner. The ambiance is just cool and chic. FMB is in my top 5 Baton Rouge restaurants for lunch and dinner. This visit was a GNO to celebrate a birthday... More 

Thank Michelle_MMS
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you are there for lunch you can't beat the Eggplant Camellia ($15.00) it is to die for! The prices are a little more than normal but, the food is well worth the price. If you're their for dinner their crab cakes are delicious. I love desserts, their bread pudding with it's butter rum sauce is just plain wonderful! It's... More 

Thank g410berry1958
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Level Contributor
121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Last year we gave French Market Bistro due to terrible wine service problems. We went back to try again and found this an excellent choice. The service was excellent from wine to dessert. The waitress was very friendly and humorous which added to the evening. Each of the 6 of us enjoyed their meal. Excellent sea bass, large and tasty... More 

Thank DaveG873
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This restaurant was recommended and when we called it was 8:30 and they were closing at 9. They said they could accommodate us if we could arrive by 8:40. We did and were warmly greeted. Menu had a nice selection. I ordered the lamp lollipops and when I asked for a sauce substitution, they were happy to comply. Dessert was... More 

Thank Barbara F
B.R. , LA
Level Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place where you don't mind paying if you are getting great food and atmosphere then this is the place! The food from the appetizer to dessert was excellent. The price is on the higher end but so worth it. The restaurant was in a nice location and the service was great.

Thank luvbookworm1
Clinton, Louisiana
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Just when we thought that we found our favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge, here comes the French Market Bistro located on Highland Road and I-10. It is owned by Justin McDonald, who also co-owns Mansurs on the Boulevard. It is a favorite haunt of the members of the Country Club of Louisiana with its casual French atmosphere and friendly staff.... More 

1 Thank Richard L K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I had the crab and brie bisque a normal favorite of mine. And was great as always. The bread and real butter is always so good. Crisp outside and soft inside. Love. Also got the Blue cheese wedge. The blue cheese was wonderful and they put plenty on it. We split the Louisiana Lustre it was delicious we got a... More 

Thank candcb
Baton Rouge
Level Contributor
91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife and I met with our financial adviser for lunch and were pleased with the food. For an appetizer we had the "Crab Cakes", which were substandard, very thin with so-so flavor. We are crab cake lovers and are always looking for the best. I would recommend people pass on this appetizer. I had the "Crab Cannelloni" while my... More 

Thank bayouself
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Everything looked so delicious and it was hard to make up my mind when we lunched here. My husband enjoyed his bacon cheeseburger, and I relished the brie and crabmeat soup (super yum) and the sensation salad, which includes toasted almonds and Romano Vinagrette. I chose to have grilled salmon on top, which was delicious . Others in our party... More 

Thank BWeissman

Travellers who viewed French Market Bistro also viewed


Been to French Market Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16645 Highland Rd, Ste B, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-6567
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +1 225-753-3500

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from French Market Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?