A classic, La Petit Grocery’s cuisine is precise — French in training but with a focus on local flavors. The ricotta dumplings melt in your mouth, and the blue crab beignets delight the tongue. The turtle Bolognese bucatini pays tribute to the Louisiana classic, turtle soup, with ground turtle meat in a sherry, spice-based sauce. This should have been one of the more formal restaurants in New Orleans, but the atmosphere was laid back. The TV at the bar, a big pet peeve of mine, especially when you can see it from parts of the dining room, undermines the fine dining experience. Although the service is correct, with little to fault in the cuisine, the overall experience was somewhat dated and boring.