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Bourbon Street Cafe
Bourbon Street Cafe

Bourbon Street Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bourbonstreetny.com
  • Phone: (718) 224-2200
  • 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: Cajun, American
  • 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 (718) 224-2200
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good and the portions were very large."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "A great place to fall into. The hamburger was yummy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was not only delicious, but the portions were large enough to last me for 2 additional meals! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "FOOD IS ALWAYS DECENT ALONG WITH THE SERVICE... JUST A FUN PLACE TO GO TO,,"
    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."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Always enjoy this restaurant. tried new things from the special menu - short ribs and redfish - both very good. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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,, ;-)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great, but expensive. Go hungry because you get a lot of food. Craig our waiter was very informative & knowledgeable about the menu."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Foods and service are always good! Love this place more and more!"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "The food choices were unique and taste great. The service was quick and friendly; they created an easy atmosphere."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "We all had a good meal and our waiter was very good."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "The service here is excellent. They do a 4 course prefix with good selections. The food is ok, seemed very heavy - I had buttermilk fried chicken but they put a heavy sauce on it that makes it a bit soggy. I'd go for the jambalaya next time. Wings were great though!"
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "I chose this restaturant because it wasn't to far from home and the menu was eclectic enough that my family, with a variety of different preferences in cuisine, could find something to enjoy. It was my son's 8th birthday. The staff was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. The night we were there (Thurs) they were also going to have live music later that evening. The atmosphere was festive and fun, the energy was high and growing as it got later (we were leaving with the 8 year old). Out of the four entrees we ordered three (3) were very enjoyable. The fourth we didn't like at all (shrimp jambalaya). The shrimp were over cooked and the dish was too spicy hot for most. I would go there again because you can't beat great service."
    Dined on 5/9/2013
  • "Great brunch spot! Highly recommend! Will certainly return with my family."
    Dined on 4/28/2013