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Bourbon House
Bourbon House

Bourbon House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bourbonhouse.com
  • Phone: (504) 522-0111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Darin Nesbit
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View
  • Private Party Facilities: The second floor at Bourbon House is the perfect location for your next function with five private dining spaces. Bourbon House can accommodate parties of 10 to 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary McGee Tilloy (504) 521-8310

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Iberville Street
  • Public Transit: A few short blocks away from the street car stop at Canal Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: A few short blocks away from the street car stop at Canal Street.
A word from Bourbon House
“Arguably the best oyster bar of any white tablecloth restaurant in New Orleans” per the Times Picayune, Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House is all about local seafood. If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu. Enjoy authentic New Orleans dishes and oysters on the halfshell in a lively atmosphere overlooking Bourbon Street.
Dickie Brennan and his culinary team have created an incredible menu of classic New Orleans dishes complemented by new favorites. Signature favorites include Gulf fish on the Halfshell and New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp.
Bourbon is a central focus at the bar with more than 100 American Whiskeys on the list. Bourbon House is the perfect place for a mint julep or a straight up shot of that hard to find small batch whiskey.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We ate here because we were staying at the Astor Crown Plaza so it was convenient. It is OK but if you want fine dining there are better choices."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This place is right in the center of it all. The atmosphere seemed some what casual. There were couples, families and even a few bachelor/ette parties when we went. Most of the food was very good. Alligator boudin balls were excellent!!! My fish was very overcooked but the rest of the meal was delicious! I would recommend trying out the bourbon house and even selecting a bourbon or two to drink off their extensive bourbon menu. Although right outside was crazy, this place is much tamer and shines when it comes to flavor and service."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is a hard critique to write because my husband thoroughly enjoyed his meal and mine was awful. He ordered Oysters Bordelaise as an appetizer and Fried Oysters for an entree. We split the spinach salad which was yummy. The bordelaise oysters were awesome and ended up my replacement meal for the terrible Fish Iberville dish. The dish smelled horrible when they put it in front of me, and I could not choke it down because of that. I had to flag down the waiter to have him replace my meal. NO manager ever came to check on us after that or at any time during the meal, which surprised me. Customer service is not their strong point obviously. We will never go back."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Notable Collection Of BourbonS And.xls Quite Special Ones. Raw Oysters WeRe Great As Were Fried Ones But FriesWere Soso."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The Bourbon House was highly recommended, and met all of our expectations. Staff and service were exceptional. Food superb, and the selection of bourbons. Overall a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It's casual fine dining...your dress can be casual but you get a fine dining experience. The food was good for the price overall you won't Kill your pockets"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had heard good reviews of Bourbon House and decided to make reservations for a romantic dinner. The food and service were outstanding but ourselves and two other parties of two were seated in close proximity to each other in a half booth, half table setup. It was very loud in the restaurant and impossible to have a private conversation with the two other couples sitting within arms reach of us. One couple next to us actually left before ordering because they couldn't hear each other. Besides the seating and noise level we had a wonderful meal and plan on going back again soon!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Rivaled best dinning in the city. The redfish on the half shell was flavored and cooked to perfection. The seafood gumbo wasn't the best I've ever had but was deep and rich and good enough to recommend. Though full after entrees, we tried the specialty chocolate desert simply because the web site touted that it had won an award. Ordered it to split then had to order a second because it was just too good to share. A must way to end the meal! Add the great drink selection (especially bourbon selection - hence the restaurant name) and the impeccable service and I highly recommend all go there or give it a second shot if like me you we not overly impressed with previous visit."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Maybe One of the Best in Bourbon ST is Only One córner of Canal ST and More nicer than the Rest in Bourbon St. I personally dont like Bourbon ST to dirty and Old places but the B House is NICE INSIDE and good Food for a reasonable Price, so is a Very good option."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Sat for a while before anyone came to serve us. Regular waiter was busy, so he'll "Give it a shot"! Food was fair at best. Overpriced cold seafood dish was soggy and smaller than described. Nice views. Much better restaurants all around area, not this tourist trap!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "If you are looking for a place on bourbon street, why not the bourbon house? Very good food, excellent service and the best desert we had while visiting."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was average for the amount charged. It was very noisy in the restaurant which made having a conversation difficult."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Staff was extreme accommodating location is a prime site seeing spot on the French"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a short window for lunch so the reservation was made on open table and we were seated on time. The lunch specials were seasonal items and were prepared in local flavors. Our server was very professional (Captain Eddie, was his preferred name) and each of the other servers did their part as well. The price was reasonable for the area as well. We enjoyed it and would recommend it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Waitress not happy steak sent back because it was not cooked to our liking. Had plenty of food on plate. drink staff very helpful. Very busy place."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food and service but limited food menu. Had the baked oysters trio, bacon wrapped duck poppers and alligator boudin small plates during happy hour. Ordered the paneed veal and crab crusted fish- either would be excellent choices. Extensive bourbon list, small domestic and local beer list. It is a bourbon house though so that's to be expected. Sign up for the bourbon society and receive a free taste of the bourbon of the month."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "From the minute we made the reservation to the on-time seating, to the outstanding service, it was an incredible experience. There was nothing we asked for that they did not accommodate. The oysters were large and delicious. Although they do not normally serve them with an onion/red wine vinegar as a sauce for the oysters, when I requested it came out promptly and perfect. An absolutely pleasurable experience. The best dining experience we had in New Orleans!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "So much flavor! Great staff - great time! A definite monthly thing for my family!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "A gem that can get better. Entree came out too early. Delicate fish taken back and put in warmer for 15 minutes. Came back hard and overdone. They should have never brought this back. Had to wait for another new plate. I should not have had to ask for a new dish. This is restaurant 101."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wait staff were great and attentive to our wants and needs. Food was tasty."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is my second trip to New Orleans and knew my trip would not be complete unless I visited Bourbon House. The crab fingers bordelaise are beyond amazing. The staff is so courteous and friendly. You can't beat Leo, Perry, Daniel or Sandi - yes, I remembered all their names - they were that good at what they do. They make any visit a pleasure."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had a remarkable dinner here on Monday - then rebooked, and had an identical experience on Tuesday! Sensational!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Oysters Bienville - to kill and die for!!!!! Service staff - incomparable!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Extremely loud and busy, bourbon house is an icon and staple of the tourist scene. Nothing is particularly good, and if you're going for Cajun goodies like gumbo (a grey, oatmeal like mush) or barbecue shrimp I'd look elsewhere. The oysters were great, they source from the same location as Acme. Not the worst place to get stuck, but in a city full of great food, why?"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everyone knows it's a gamble when you go out to eat on vacation . My husband stumbled across The Bourbon House while taking a stroll down Bourbon Street. The menu looked good do we booked a reservation through open table . We got right in that night . Service was amazing ! My cocktail was never empty, when we were finished with every course the dishes were promptly whisked away followed by another delicious course . The food was outstanding ! We has the crab fingers , BBQ shrimp and my husband and I both got the paneed veal with crab . This was one of the best meals I have had in New Orleans my husband and I strongly recommend dining here. The cost is worth it !"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was seated right away and service was excellent. I ordered a house salad, glass of wine, red fish on the half-shell and then finished up with bread pudding and coffee. Absolutely perfect meal. The food could not have been better."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Nice place and good food the the service is very poor. We were at a business dinner and the team serving us was unresponsive, slow and spoke above a whisper in a very noisy atmosphere. The service team was not proactive and did not read the table. When we asked for them to give us more time they dissapeared for a very long time and when we asked for anything it seemed like we were bugging them. We ordered wine long before dinner and the dinner was served and the chilled wine as in our waiter's hands while he attended to the other tables so the wine was poured long after the food hit the table. This my 3rd time to Bourbon House and the service is getting worse over time. Will not go back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had some authentic New Orleans food here. BBQ shrimp, alligator, red fish, everything was very tasty. Don't forget to try the bourbon milk punch, delicious!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "preface this by saying, I love the Bourbon House and have been on several occasions, usually with groups, and it's been fantastic. This time however, I was disappointed with the service as it was not what I'd come to expect. We had reservations, but had to wait almost 20 minutes to be seated, not much different than if we'd walked in off the street. We seldom saw our waiter, completely inattentive once we ordered. Our appetizers were cool (not good for calamari) and I had to get up and refill my own wine. He just never came around. Probably won't go back for dinner, lunch seems to be the best time to go to get the service you'd expect from a restaurant with this kind of reputation."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent, but what makes this a place to dine is extensive bourbon selection. Separate wait person for drink menu who was very knowledgeable. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We started our lunch off with well made cocktails as my search for the best Sazerac continues. As we sipped on the drinks we received our order of an oyster trio. Well made Oyster Rockefeller, Bienville and Fonseca. Once again I asked the waitress to choose my entree and was amazed at the Redfish on the Half Shell. It was moist and well flavored and served with amazing new potatoes, balsamic glazed red onions, and a lemon beurre blanc. If I were not trying to exercise food discipline, I would have gladly eaten a second. But then I would have missed the Chocolate Pecan Crunch a dark chocolate mousse served with pecan brittle crunch and salted caramel. No wonder this was the recipeint of a recent award for best dessert."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a large group 8-10, but service was timely, accurate and polite. The food was off the charts good! MUST experience when in New Orleans!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Me & my wife along with my mother, grandmother, and son (2yrs old) went to bourbon house after a very long and busy day. The staff was extremely friendly and made you feel at home. The atmosphere was very formal but the staff made it feel like home. At no point did I feel pressured to order a certain dish but the waitress did a fantastic job of explaining what the dishes where and making suggestions."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were in NOLA to celebrate my mothers 80th birthday! The Bourbon House was a nice choice because it is located on famed "Bourbon Street" but close enough to Canal St that getting to it was easy. Food was outstanding and prices were about average for the area. Great raw oyster bar and one of the few places that we could also get them baked. Most restaurant only offered them fried if you did not want to eat your oysters raw. The only disappointment was that they do not offer the traditional Bread Pudding that makes NOLA famous. There is a "Chocolate Bread Pudding" on the menu and even though it was delicious , it did not resemble anything close to being bread pudding. Will return here on our next visit!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We probably won't go back next time we are in New Orleans. The service was bad. The nice gentleman who filled the water glasses was the only one being attentive to our table. The waitress was MIA. Another guy came by our table so we asked for a drink refill and he never returned. The food was just ok nothing special. The website made it look a lot better than it was."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "There was a large wedding party/dinner going on downstairs the night we ate at Bourbon House. I am sure this contributed to the poor/slow service. We were seated in an upstairs dining room. Next to us was a family with several screaming kids, Mom in swimsuit w/pool coverup, and Dad in his Nascar cap. Food presentation was very poor. Our table was not level/VERY unstable. We asked one of the servers to see if he could help with the problem. He tried but was unable to make it steady as the table had a round pedestal. Putting a napkin under one side did not work. This is a table that should not even be in your restaurant, let alone a table where you actually serve guests a meal! Very disappointing! The 3 person server time was a little much."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "the food was excelent. Our kids usually don't eat all of their food and they ate everything. We loved our food too."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went with a group on a free night during a conference. It was a superb experience. We were greeted promply upon arrival, and seated precisely at the time of our reservation. The food was "out of this world" and ambiance was excellent. I would not hesitate to return or recommend anyone to eat here. The Bourbon milk shake was outrageously good!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Although the air conditioner was broken the staff never missed a beat. They helped us celebrate two birthdays with brandy milk punch and a candle in our creme brulee. The waiter almost forced me to purchase the more expensive glass of cabernet but it was delicious and probably worth the extra $4. The restaurant was quiet and not crowded which we enjoyed. I did appreciate the hostess calling me before to make me aware of their warmer conditions."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Reserved a table for me and a company. We came few minutes later than the reservation but was still welcomed and well-greeted by the hostess. We had Shrimp Cocktail for appetizer, which was phenomenal and right-portion. I had dozen oysters and my company had BBQ duck. I have to say that Bourbon House Oysters were the biggest and fattest oysters I have ever had in New Orleans. I was shocked when the order came out. Well as for the BBQ duck, it is not worth the price of 32$. I am not surprised about that either since it is a seafood centered restaurant. As everybody mentioned, there are different servers for food, beverage and etc. but it did not bring any problem. Overall I will be back to this place for Oyster for sure. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014