Bourbon House
Bourbon House

Bourbon House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bourbonhouse.com/
  • Phone: 5045220111x
  • 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 5045218310x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Bourbon House reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (21)great for lunch (19)scenic view (17)romantic (14)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • C&G
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary here on a Sunday evening. The staff was not unfriendly but certainly aloof. We had to flag them down several times even though we were one of two tables for two of them. I had questions about the wine list and the server behaved as though she was very knowledgeable about wine even telling an elaborate story about the origin of one. Unfortunately for her, we had actually visited that particular winery and knew the story was, well, wrong. We chose to find that amusing though and moved on. The crab finger appetizer was delicious. I ordered petite filets medium rare and they were nearly well done. My husband ordered fried shrimp and felt it was just okay. Too many restaurants here to go back.
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  • Sad service, food was okay
    HeatherSal
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While the bourbon list was vast and the restaurant was recommended it was so sad to see them fail at doing the simple things. I'm fairly certain the waiter forgot to but in our order (multiple times), we were without bread for a long time and even requested it, our appetizer was cold (it should have been the hot BBQ shrimp). In any event, I think you can find much more for your money elsewhere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barbeque shrimp mmmmmm
    dak1jeb
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The barbeque shrimp was phenomenal. Service was perfect. Water glasses never empty. Wait staff stopped by numerous times and took the time to answer all my questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pickypicky
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    great windows for watching the Bourbon Street action. Huge bourbon selection. Food was ok but service for a group of 6 was inconsistent. Lots of space for larger groups and private dining rooms soon to be available upstairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant and yummy
    Cait
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Everything was tremendous...service-exellent, ambiance-peaceful, window seating, if you like to people watch, and our meal-a taste treat. The seafood/crab dip appetizer is a must have. I would caution you to go in very hungry because the portion are very large. I would suggest sharing a meal if you can't take leftovers with you.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    Meri333
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The atmosphere is very romantic, however, the formal dining area has two attached "sports bar" type areas... Which would be fine except its football season. So our romantic dinner was interrupted by shouting and whooping. The staff is great. Gumbo was good (B+) and the shrimp creole was very flavorful. Hubby got the fried seafood platter, he enjoyed it. Portion sizes were good, but like many other places the prices are a little over the top. Would still recommend it though!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Macaussie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Visiting New Orleans for the food experience and we were not disappointed. Great seafood.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • A Great NOLA Gem
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The freshest if fish, as well a a number of dishes to satisfy any diners taste. The decor was stunning ant the service was outstanding. This restaurant also denotes Gluten Free options, which was much appreciated by one in our group. All 4 of us gave this location a big thumbs up! A wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great disappointment
    JDNOLAVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We are locals and eat raw oysters very frequently, but have never been served anything like this. Half were nice size and a reasonably good flavor, the other half were as best I could describe as awful. They were tiny, had a bad after taste, and I would not believe they were actually served. We ered 2 doz. Our server was much more concerned with the large table next to us, as we had to ask him to take our order. When another table next to us received bread and butter after just being seated, we asked for bread, and yes it did arrive about 10 minutes after our main dish arrived. We eat out frequently and have had mixed results in prior visits. We will not be back.
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  • Great food and environment
    WoodysDining
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took my customers to dinner at the Borbon House ant the food,drinks and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend you visit them if you are in the French Quarter.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not just about the bourbon!
    NycdiletantesVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I lunched at Bourbon House on a recent New Orleans anniversary trip. The service was slow initially, though the restaurant was not crowded. Once the service started, it was friendly and competent. My husband enjoyed the barbecued shrimp po-boy, proclaimed "outstanding." I had fish tacos, a very generous serving with three tacos. The fish was blackened, and slightly dry, but it was accompanied with fresh corn, black beans, onion, cole slaw and sour cream. Overall, a tasty dish, but it would have been even better with guacamole. I was only able to eat the tortilla for one taco, and ate the other two without tortilla. It was a satisfying meal.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Great Oyster Bar/Seafood Restaurant
    EatDrinkandBMerry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was traveling alone and booked a reservation last minute. Unfortunately, it was for much later than I wanted, so I decided to walk to the restaurant and see if I could snag an earlier table. It turns out that the front section of the restaurant along with the oyster bar are first come, first served so I was able to grab a seat at the bar immediately. All in all a good experience. My only disappointment is while their on-line menu said they had hushpuppies, they do not. That's blasphemy in my book -- who serves fried seafood without hushpuppies??
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Terrible Experience
    Arklaw48VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant is in a great location but that's about the only positive from our experience. We are long-time New Orleans visitors and this was by far our worst food experience in over 20 years. The corn and crab soup smelled slightly spoiled and two of our three entrees were inedible, the gulf fish with artichokes and the shrimp creole. We actually complained about the soup and the shrimp creole and our server said, "Yes, most people don't like the shrimp creole here." The wait staff were almost zombie-like, bordering on hostile. We tried to be as friendly as possible and insisted on paying for the meal and tipping appropriately despite the horrible food. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • Ok, not great.
    EdnDeb
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Been coming to NOLA for past couple years but hadn't ate here yet. Finally did this trip and wasn't impressed. Food was ok, had much better charbroiled Oysters elsewhere, and entree was just middle of the road. Wait staff was not very friendly either compared to other places nearby. Also, wine selection by the glass was limited. Did like the Bourbon glass being included in the bill, especially after specifically asking them not to because it was a corporate dinner. Had to have them remove it. So, ok but not great.
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  • Best West of Bardstown, KY
    AmuseBouche
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went there Sat night for girls' night out -- we had generous pours of several wonderful bourbons, topped off with a couple of desserts that disappeared like magic. The food and drink were only surpassed by our waiters! They were all very knowledgeable about the food and drink, and took care to ensure we enjoyed our visit. Perfect ending to a great trip. Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected Much Better
    akcmretired2000
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food flavor was not up to par. Table service was good but bar service girl didn't pay attention. I will return for another try but there are many other choices I would recommend first.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    KarlT
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bourbon house on a party street
    Hockeyhicks4food
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    pjw330VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
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  • Eddy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Notable Collection Of BourbonS And.xls Quite Special Ones. Raw Oysters WeRe Great As Were Fried Ones But FriesWere Soso.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Minicoop
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stop through
    Courty82
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service but Crowded
    biloxifoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeded expectations
    chris70448
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • GOOD RESTAURANT IN BOURBON ST
    PETERMEXVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Atmosphere, Not So on Food
    podd
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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!
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    good for groups
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  • Very good
    bneal9
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • There are better restaurants in NO
    nymbo
    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.
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  • Friendly service great location
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Staff was extreme accommodating location is a prime site seeing spot on the French
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch specials.
    TroutGuide
    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.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food should have been better
    bart
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • great bourbon spot, good food.
    FoodieRD
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Excllent experience!
    Herbie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELECTABLE
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    So much flavor! Great staff - great time! A definite monthly thing for my family!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Strive for Excellence
    Pph108
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 4th
    Ace01
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wait staff were great and attentive to our wants and needs. Food was tasty.
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    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    LatoniaNYC
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • So nice - we ate here twice
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Had a remarkable dinner here on Monday - then rebooked, and had an identical experience on Tuesday! Sensational!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dining experience!
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Oysters Bienville - to kill and die for!!!!! Service staff - incomparable!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Orleans staple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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?
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