Bourbon Blue
Bourbon Blue

Bourbon Blue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bourbonblue.com/
  • Phone: 2155083360x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours:
    Sunday: 10 am to 1 am
    Brunch: 10 am to 3 pm
    Dinner: 4:00 pm to 10 pm

    Monday: 4:00 pm to 1 am
    Dinner: 4:00 pm to 10 pm
    Snack Menu: 10 pm to 11 pm

    Tuesday: 4:00 pm to 1 am
    Dinner: 4:00 pm 10 pm
    Snack Menu: 10 pm to 11 pm

    Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00 pm to 1 am
    Dinner: 4:00 pm to 10 pm
    Snack Menu: 10 pm to 11 pm

    Friday: 4:00 pm to 2 am
    Dinner: 4:00 pm to 11 pm
    Snack Menu: 11 pm to Midnight


    Saturday: 10:00 am to 2 am
    Saturday Bunch: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Dinner: 4:00 pm to 11 pm
    Snack Menu: 11 pm to Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Cajun, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brendan McGrew
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please see the Private Events Section for more information.
  • Entertainment: Wed - Live Acoustic Music by Matt Spitko
    Thurs - Live Acoustic Music - Rotating Acts
    Friday - House DJ's
    Saturday - Acoustic Duo's & Trio's
    Sunday - Live Acoustic Music by Tim Williams
  • Special Events: We offer a private room for events from 20 - 300 guests, from casual to elegant affairs, butlered hors d'oueves, buffet and 3-5 course sit-downs. Please see the Private Events Section of our Website, www.bourbonblue.com, for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Public Transit: Two blocks from the R6 train. One block from the 61 and 35 bus.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Monday - FREE
    Tuesday - FREE
    Wednesday - $10, 5 pm to 11 pm
    Thursday - $10, 5 pm to 12 am
    Friday - $10, 5 pm to 2 am
    Saturday - $10, 5 pm to 2 am
    Sunday, $10, 11 am to 9 pm
A word from Bourbon Blue
Set on the canal in the Heart of Manayunk, Bourbon Blue is pioneering the rebirth of this quaint towns cuisine. The charm and beauty of this revamped mill building takes your breath away before you even taste the food, which has a hint and style of New Orleans. With Weekend Brunch, Live Music five times a week, a new outdoor deck, and private parties/event availability for 300 guests, Bourbon Blue sets the standard for dining and drinking in Manyaunk.
Be sure to ask about our new Frequent Diner/Rewards Card Program!!
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Bourbon Blue reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)great for outdoor dining (17)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (12)scenic view (10)special occasion (10)romantic (10)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (8)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Bland...
    BobbyE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was surprisingly boring and bland. Two entrees were undercooked. Creme brûlée' was runny and underdone. Might be hit or miss, though, because others' entrees looked pretty good. Sweet waitress. Very good beer on tap. Shockingly high bill: overpriced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were six ppeople and all enjoyed the deck on aneveningawhen the weather was delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly lovely
    GoodFoodConnoisseur
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious. The chef knows how to season well. Entrees were fare priced ....Also notably expensive appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place Anytime
    Lou28DawnVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We have dined at Bourbon Blue for Sunday brunch a number of times and enjoyed most of the meals. There was an issue with service on one occasion, which happens, but the explanation by the manager was very disingenuous. I do recommend this establishment, but suggest beer or wine (great list) as I have been disappointed more than once with the drinks, specifically the Mojitos.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner food at restaurant prices
    sricksVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you want a drink on a terrace overlooking the canal, this is a good place. The noise level inside is overwhelming but it was lovely and quiet outside. The food is like an average diner - heavy on the salt & sugar - buty fish entree had a restaurant price of $22. This is a bar that serves food. Looked like a pretty vibrant & young bar crowd if that's what you are looking for.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Place for a Birthday meal.
    LadyD
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I took my 86 year old mother to Bourbon Blue for a post birthday dinner. She knew she was going to dinner but had no idea as to where. I know she loves Bourbon Blue's filet mignon and they didn't let her down. She ate everything on her plate and was ever more happy to have a Pepsi to quench her thirst. I truly recommend Bourbon Blue for a scrumptious meal for any occasion or just because.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jaime
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Went here for the all you can eat crabs and they weren't stingy at all they had the next round ready and waiting. The happy hour specials were a great deal too. We were very pleased and plan on coming back! Our waitress was great very attentive without hovering. The man singing that night did an amazing job and played a lot different songs we really liked him. I believe his name was Chris huff, I highly recommend checking him out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for the cornbread and martinis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nothing beats a Rocketship Martini on a summer night on the back deck- awesome! And the free cornbread with this delicious flavored butter is worth the visit alone. Lots of good finds on the menu including fried pickles, alligator quesadilla, and a yummy filet mignon sandwich. Sit outside if you can!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food!
    RWolk
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We can't say enough good things about the food at Bourbon Blue - they had a great menu and everyone was happy with their entree. They also had a nice drink selection - I got the Blueberry Lemonade... delicious! We made a reservation through OpenTable for Saturday at 7pm but we really didn't need one (unless we had wanted to sit outside... the deck was packed). I will say that I'm glad we were not in a hurry. We got drinks at the bar before being seated, and luckily we did... we didn't see a waitress for awhile. They were also quite slow on drink refills... their loss! Overall, we enjoyed the experience. It was a little pricey for regular visits, but it's a nice 'special occasion' place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sat arts festival
    Giuls
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    When we first got there i was amazed at how empty a bar was. First impressions weren't great when we were greeted by the robotic emotionless hostess who took us to our seats. Girl needs to smile more as a hostess and just wasn't very warm and welcoming. We sat down and ordered drinks and an appetizer, the alligator quesadilla which I was excited to try never having alligator before. By the way the waitress was also not outstanding and could've shown more personality. Back to the quesadilla, it had great flavor and all but it came out cold and 90% cheese 10% alligator. My gf ordered the tomato soup, which tasted and looked like more of a pasta sauce. However, her risotto and my filet tip sandwich were incredible - so that's good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Nice place for folks to go for good food and good conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    SweetlyDel
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food was delicious however we went on a Thursday and they had a live band. My friends and could barely hear ourselves talk.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    JerseyGirl
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had a nice time. The wait staff was great, the food was delicious and the wine bottles where 50% off. I would recommend this place to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shannon was an excellent server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Her service was impeccable!! Great personally and nice smile. Came over to the table appropriately and was knowledgable on the food. My husband and I was there with another couple that are out good friends and we all had a fabulous time. The food was exceptionable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Save you money and avoid this restaurant....it's really just a drinking spot!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last Minute Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Tucked off Main St in the Manayunk section of Phila I never really noticed this jem. Went there for brunch with a last minute reservation with my mother, mother-in-law, husband and daughter. The food did not disappoint at all. Very good! The service was excellent and very accommodating to me. I made the reservation for four but showed up with five. They didn't rush us when we were done. Just a great family place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 416 reviews are from the Bourbon Blue reviews archive.
  • Very enjoyable!
    TkjtdaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The chicken quesadillas were delicious! Salads were great and all drinks were very good. A little noisy and hard to hear inside so I think I'll try outside next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SJU Celebration made special
    yramlig
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    You will love every minute of a dining experience at BB! The service is wonderful and the food is delicious. Great flavors in every dish on a very diverse menu. Cocktails, nice wines, good beer selections. Go to Bourbon Blue!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    myreview
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Good food, nice outdoor balcony, great service. All in all very pleased and will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer...
    MrsTee
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My first of many trips to this restaurant. The food and service was awesome. I plan to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Nice and Polished
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    First time visit. Nice specials for restaurant week. Girls night out and had a great time. Food was delicious. Bar noise level and live musician became a little too loud for us after 8pm but otherwise all good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resturant Week
    UVAFan
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We went to Bourbon Blue for restaurant week. The food was delicious and the the price for the three courses plus an alcoholic beverage was great. I would definitely recommend this place to friends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I had a different experience here, I ate here on Easter with some family. The staff was great but I wasn't too impressed with the food. Hoping it would have a little more of the NOLA pizazz.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good choice
    Goodeats
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is my second time at Blue Bourbon and both times were enjoyable. This time was Restuarant week and I ordered from the special menu, the Talapia was excellent but not so crazy about the veg. My friend ordered the pasta dish on special menu and while it was tasty was disappointed it wasn't spicy. I will go back but I think I prefer their regular menu choices it runs more true to the Cajun touch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD IS DELICIOUS
    olppunol
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    First time diner here, and actually first time dining in Manayunk. Boyfriend and I love NOLA food, so we thought we'd give it a try for Restaurant Week. Cornbread served with maple butter - YUM. During the daytime, there is casual seating outside along a canal (I think) with not so much a nice view, but the sun feels nice. Seems like they have quite an extensive late-night happy hour service so we might come back on the weekdays to hang out. Indoor ambience is, eh, but if you're about the food and regular ol' house wine, this is a nice place to try.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    drdnytopa
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My fiance and I have never been here before which is why we chose Bourbon Blue during Manayunk Restaurant Week. Brittany gave excellent service and the food was delicious! We will be returning once the summer finally gets going!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    MEJH
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Each time we have gone to Bourbon Blue, our experiences keep getting better. The jambalaya is divine, and "Mr Pink" probably had me glowing pink by the end of our evening. Service was swift, friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats
    Keelia111
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Decent restaurant wk menu...excellent regular menu! Nice atmosphere and attentive manager. Definitely a neighborhood gem!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and beer lists
    forgetmegnotVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Went for the restaurant menu and it did not disappoint! The apps were great, the main course was a little too spicy but it didn't ruin the meal, and dessert was awesome. They had live music come in a little later which was a bit too loud, but we went later so it was more our fault than the restaurants!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls dinner
    Terridib
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We decided to try a restaurant in Manayunk for restaurant week for our girls dinner. Bourbon Blue turned out to be a great choice. Food was delicious and it was still happy hour but the drinks were ok. Parking is probably the only drawback, the have valet parking for 12.00. Music had just started. It was a very nice night.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We had dinner here a few nights ago and thought we'd do the restaurant week menu but when we saw the original menu we ended up ordering a few starts and two main dishes. The food was wonderful! I got fried chicken for my entrée and it was delicious! We also had the oysters on special and we both loved them! The service was great, we sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather! The host was very nice to warn us before hand that it was windy but we didn't mind! Overall this is a good neighborhood option.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The bar was crowded with a
    George
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The bar was crowded with a younger crowd. the dining are was separate from the bar area with a little older group. Food was excellent, server was personable and very efficient.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was ok, a little over
    Andrew
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food was ok, a little over seasoned but then again it is cajun style. Wine selections was great and service was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I love Bourbon Blue. I have been there a few times and have never been disappointed. We usually end up hanging at their big bar area after dinner. The Tilapia is to die for. My husband usually gets the jambalaya which he enjoys. I would recommend checking it out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High hopes, Big disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great location, nice-looking place but the food was terrible
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought the menu was limited,
    springhouse
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I thought the menu was limited, but what we had was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louisiana in manayunk
    MitchdishVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Delicious comfort food with a bit of Louisiana flair. Fabulous fried chicken! Incredible fried pickles! Leave your diet at home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    FrancesG
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    What a great find! From the minute we arrived, we experienced top notch service from our valet, to the waitress and even the manager. Food was impeccable, dessert is a must! Wine by the bottle is very affordable with good name brands. Absolutely everything was perfect and I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mardi Gras All Year Long
    ldlindsay
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Was looking for a great spot for Mardi Gras and this restaurant fit the bill. Great Happy Hour drink specials and New Orleans style menu. Tucked away jut off Main Street in Manayunk, this place is a real gem. Great ambiance, delicious food and live music. I highly recommend especially for a date night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just don't order food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Service was what it is supposed to be, they have a decent bar, the food was miserable. The crab cake entree was a lump of mashed potatoes overcooked in salt. The fried chicken was so salty it wasn't edible. I go out to dinner atleast twice a week for the last several years and I can honestly say this was the worst meal for what they charge that I've ever been to. Why pay 20 bucks for fried chicken that tastes like something I could get in a drive thru. Go somewhere else for food unless you don't mind quality.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate