Bourbon Street Cafe
Bourbon Street Cafe

Bourbon Street Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bourbonstreetny.com/
  • Phone: 7182242200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Chef Frank
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining Room available for 50-100 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are in the mood for an evening of relaxed dining, an exciting place to gather and catch up with friends, or a great atmosphere to host your next private party; day or night, Bourbon Street is the place to be. Let our over 10 years of service to the community of Bayside be your new family.
  • Private Party Contact: Ellen or Lara 7182242200x
  • Special Events: Weeknight Specials:

    Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday
    Prix Fixe Sunday -Friday from 4pm-11pm $23.95
    Monday Steak & Ale $23.95 and Half Price Bottles of Wine
    Tuesday New Orleans Clambake $23.95
    Wednesday All You Can Eat BBQ $23.95

    Saturday and Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 40th & 41st Ave
  • Public Transit: LIRR - Port Washington Line - Bayside Stop
    We are located 1/2 block north of the train station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Bell Blvd or at the municipal lot up the street on 41st Avenue
A word from Bourbon Street Cafe
Got a craving for Cajun fare in true New Orleans fashion, then come on down to Bourbon Street in Bayside Queens and satisfy those cravings. Feast on Chef Joe's mouthwatering Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo or Spicy Cajun Sampler all while sipping on one of our many specialty cocktails and it will feel like you are sitting on the streets of the French Quarter itself.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Bourbon Street Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (7)fit for foodies (6)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Lex1VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The waiter Craig was very attentive and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood salad
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I usually order that because it is full of huge shrimps and scallops that are very fresh and well prepared. Nice weekend brunch provides cut up fruit and delucious muffins plus coffee and a mimosa or Bloody Mary
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place for a Sunday fun day.I would recommend it for parties and anyone looking to enjoy themselves in an energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Deal for Set Dinner
    Sip1VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Service and Food are great! Under $25 for a 4-course meal, super good deal!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lex1VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was very good and the portions were very large.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lex1VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    A great place to fall into. The hamburger was yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 102 reviews are from the Bourbon Street Cafe reviews archive.
  • Fun and fabulous
    Irisheyes
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Getting together with friends and looking for a top knotch place, then Bourbon Street fits the bill. A fun and playful atmosphere, friendly and efficent service, and wonderful food choices. The red wine sangria was delicious and there are great options for everyone. Not in the mood for meat or just a vegetarian, well fresh vegetables with pasta or delectable fish options are available. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and hope to return soon. We had a restaurant.com gift cerfificate and got a wide array of food and sangria for a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Portions
    Foodiefriends
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food was not only delicious, but the portions were large enough to last me for 2 additional meals!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Shugroovycat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Hostess' general attitude should have tipped us off that we too might find the place annoying. Granted, we were about 8 minutes late for our reservation on Mother's Day, & were prepared to wait. From the bar, we could see a 4-top table all set, where they sat us 20 min. Later. Our waitress was very nice & competent, but at the next table of 6, w/appetizers came out wrong or cold. After 45 min 4 entrées, they asked for the check. The very (appropriately) apologetic waiter asked if they were mad at him. They graciously said no. My sesame tuna appetizer was bland & cold. My daughter's pizza gross, but mac n cheese/pulled.pork spring rolls were a tasty novelty. Entrées (mediocre @ best) came out so late, we took them to go. AVOID.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch
    Mamafink16
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great place for brunch. Very accommodating for people with medical problems when there is no substitutions. The hostess and staff are very friendly and accommodating to the needs of people
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MICHAELVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    FOOD IS ALWAYS DECENT ALONG WITH THE SERVICE... JUST A FUN PLACE TO GO TO,,
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Price fixed dinner
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Very good buy - includes appetizer and salad, entree and dessert. Smaller portions of entree and desssert, but still plenty to eat. Vegetables were a bit over cooked and mushy. Excellent server, named Mario.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Always enjoy this restaurant. tried new things from the special menu - short ribs and redfish - both very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So much food!
    Princy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    So, I knew it was going to be noisy, but I wanted to try it. PARKING IS LITERALLY THE WORST THING EVER. But, the actually place was nice...was very busy. Wishes we got seated as far away from the tv and noise, but we did wait a while for a server. She apologized and was very courteous to us. The food was good, though my friend and I talked for most of the evening so we didn't eat much--- but it was a nice spot. Nice find...but definitely would come early in the day when it doesn't turn into a sports bar.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • really good food
    tkfoodie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food here is fantastic. Especially if you can come Sun-Thursday for their pre fixe dinner, you get an amazing amount of food that is very high quality. Definitely going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group of 12
    Bobalu758
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We had a get together and there was a group of 12 of us. Bourbon Street Cafe was very accommodating and seated us quickly. The service was outstanding as some of the group were not familiar with many of the menu items,so they were guided along by our server. The last thing you need is a spicy Cajun dish when you are not expecting it! Everything went well without a hitch and we were not rushed at all as this was a sort of reunion and probably had more talking than eating! I would recommend Bourbon Street Cafe. Nice atmosphere, bar and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a try
    katkev23
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We wanted to try dinner here after attending a birthday party here. We were not disappointed the food was very good and plentiful. After our appetizers, we couldn't eat anymore so we ordered a dish to go. The Cowboy shrimps and cheesy grits were excellent and more than enough to be a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    GabbyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food and service was great. We were not rushed and enjoyed a leisurely meal. Can't wait to go back for dinner sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go again
    FineDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was excellent . Not as expensive as some other reviews ive seen . Menu selection is good and plates are hardy . Meaning you get a lot of food for your buck . Service was good as well . Just a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Dinner
    Jeaneddie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went there for Valentines Day. We were seated promptly upon our arrival and our waitress was there immediately to take our drink order. We ordered the crab cakes and they were hot and delicious. Our entree was very good and large enough for us to split. We will go back for sure. We also love the Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I liked so much and my wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I liked so much and my wife was so happy, we had a nice valentine's dinner. Thanks.. We wanna go aging very soon,, ;-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    ffmmVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food was great, but expensive. Go hungry because you get a lot of food. Craig our waiter was very informative & knowledgeable about the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything we wanted!
    psilver9
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We went there last Saturday with another couple for dinner and everything was great. The food was delicious and the service was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Our only issue was that there was a party going on in a cordoned off area near us and the children probably should have been left home (a little too noisy). But that does tell you it's a good place for kids. We all look forward to coming again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...again
    Baysider
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Although I made a reservation the day before and the restaurant was not crowed for brunch, we were seated at a table adjacent to the kitchen. The wait staff was almost attentive; I wish our waiter attempted a smile now and then, and gave us the impression he was not an indentured servant. The food was fair - nothing to recommend another visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Groups
    GreatDineWine
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Great for groups that are looking to talk, chat freely and loudly. Food was excellent. We ordered all of the appetizers and a few entree's. Love the atmosphere. DJ came on after 11. We left shortly after that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better luck next time.
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    This is a staple in our neighborhood and I will go back but they need to upgrade some things. The waiter we had seemed very unhappy to be working. The muffin basket they serve for brunch was ice cold, usually should be warm ,and giving quarter pieces of cold bagels is not good. Leave out the bagels give more Warm muffins. One of the breakfast items was a breakfast burrito/trace filled with eggs which I wanted. well they had no tortillas. If you are serving this for a brunch you should not run out at 11:00 in the morning. Send someone out to the store. Our server never asked us if we wanted coffee, we had to ask him when he gave us our check. And the small piece of cake they give you with your coffee was stale. Maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch deal
    brunchhhhhhgoer
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Their sunday brunch has a pretty good selection!! First you are served with fruit cups... fresh fruit in glassware! they have mini muffins assorted bagels... food was good. ? Had a mimosa & screwdriver, But why i was missing my unlimited coffee? I don't know. I was too full anyways. Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed again
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Food here is from terrible to mediocre. The menu is good but they need a chef that can taste the food he/she is cooking. My shrimp with a side of cheddar grits was drowned in sauce that tasted too acidic to swallow. All other times I've eaten here, the food was just okay. Nothing impressive at all. The decor fools you.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would recommend this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    I would recommend this restaurant for people who like or want to try Cajun food. It is a bit heavy or the pepper but otherwise great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab seafood cobb!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Very noisy day at the bar - two football games on tv and tons of rowdy fans. We asked for a quiet table and sat in one of the back dining rooms so the noise level was ok. Ordered seafood cobb salad which had huge and deliciously prepared scallops and shrimps. Requested dressing on the side, which was good because it is very spicy. Delicious salad and well worth the price. Also ordered catfish poorbo' which was a good fried catfish sandwich. Wonderful attentive waitress.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cajun you ain't kidding
    CathyHillVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Ordered the fried chicken which was "hot" on its own then dipped it in the dipping sauce.....OMG! Food was good, BBQ platter and chicken platter were each enough for two people. Drinks are good. Our waitress was excellent and didn't rush the gab fest I was having with my BFF. Banana split is definitely enough for two or three if you're hitting critical mass. Reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Wasnt ready
    Lovemybeads
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I know this is a New Orleans, Cajun themed restaurant but the food was too spicy. Good thing I indulged in the bread basket along with my crab cake appetizer because I was unable to eat my entree. I had the jambalaya, I expected some spice but I didn't expect spice, whole spice and nothing but the spice. I wasn't ready for it. Oh and if you do not eat pork do not bother; even the SEAFOOD pasta has ham and bacon in it. But I love my beads though!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foods and service are always
    Sip1VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Foods and service are always good! Love this place more and more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Kees
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Go for Sunday Brunch with family and friends. Enjoy the "Big Easy", `Watch the games on TV's throughout. Service is excellent and wait staff very attentive, food enjoyable as the "BE" comes with just about everything, from coffee/tea, eggs benedict, steak, home fries, sausage (not the skinny ones) fruit cup, bacon and a drink. The atmosphere is great. Always have a good time when visiting Bourbon Street Cafe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try!
    sakura
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    The food choices were unique and taste great. The service was quick and friendly; they created an easy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Great spot for anyone looking for something different besides the typical steaks, burgers, and seafood. So happy I found this place! Just be prepared for a bit of a walk from the car to the restaurant - parking is a nightmare, and the side streets are narrow, yet busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gargantuan portions
    alex
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Appetizer portions were huge, fine for an entre, but very good. Lobster bisque was pretty good with chunks of lobster in it and sweet & spicy calamari were scrumptious. Almond crusted coconut catfish was flaky, but didn't seem to work that well with the molasses sauce. According to my dinner companion, the Bourbon Style baby back ribs were very tasty. Veggies and salad both very fresh and crisp. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, refilled my diet coke three times with no extra charge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood spot
    NYCfoodjudgeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    I really wish the food was better. We ordered the sweet and spicy calamari and it was so salty and soggy bc they put th calamari in the sauce. They may have been better if they got the calamari really crispy and then had the sauce on the side. Then I had a portabello burger and the middle was good but the bread was so hard and old, I took the bun off and just ate the mushroom, cheese, and red peppers. The soda was very flat and "syrup-y". The positives were that the hostess was nice and our waiter was very attentive and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Orleans in NY
    Christine
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    If you miss New Orleans and its cajun food this is the place to go. The Hurrican drinks brought back great memories along with the spicy entrees. Recommend to anyone who has a hankering for the great ambiance and food of New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    The food was okay but the waitress was so rude. She kept on making a face at our table. We ordered the special and she made a mistake on the receipt but she then just subtracted the amt off the receipt. This way the tax and tip was a lot more than suppose to be because of the percentage she took it off of. The whole time when we ordered she ignored us and took exactly 30 minutes to take our check. Meanwhile there was only 3 tables filled in the whole area. When she came to serve us she was rude and gave us an attitude. I never want to come to this place again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate