Best of New Orleans #23

La Petite Grocery focuses on serving Louisiana classics with an Italian, inventive twist

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The eatery was named "Best Neighborhood Restaurant" in 2009 by the New Orleans City Business Culinary Connoisseurs.

Every day during the month of August, we’re highlighting one restaurant from our recent ranking of the 31 Best Restaurants in New Orleans. Today’s restaurant, La Petite Grocery, is #23 on our list.

Executive chef and co-owner Justin Devillier is a decorated member of the New Orleans restaurant scene; in 2008 he was singled out as the “Chef to Watch” by The Times-Picayune, and in 2009 the New Orleans City Business Culinary Connoisseurs named him one of the city’s best chefs and also recognized La Petite Grocery as the “Best Neighborhood Restaurant.” All fanfare aside, Devillier has stayed the course and kept this neighborhood staple’s focus on serving Louisiana classics with an Italian, inventive twist, such as saffron fettuccini with gulf shrimp and field peas, turtle Bolognese with sherry, parsley, and a fried soft boiled egg, and paneed rabbit with spaetzle, wilted greens, and sauce grenobloise.

Here's our complete ranking:
#31. Maurepas Fine Foods
#30. Boucherie
#29. Mother’s
#28. Luke
#27. The Joint
#26. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
#25. Mahony’s
#24. MiLa
#23. La Petite Grocery
#22. Gautreau’s
#21. Coquette
#20. Parkway Bakery
#19. Clancy’s
#18. Dooky Chase
#17. Drago’s
#16. Emeril’s
#15. Redfish Grill
#14. Jacques-Imo’s
#13. Bayona
#12. Camellia Grill
#11. Domilese’s
#10. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
#9. SoBou
#8. Root
#7. Herbsaint
#6. Domenica
#5. Cochon
#4. Peche
#3. August
#2. Galatoire’s
#1. Commander’s Palace

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New Orleans’ 31 Best Restaurants

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