Broussard's Restaurant
Broussard's Restaurant

Broussard's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.broussards.com/
  • Phone: 504-581-3866x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 11:00 pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:30 - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Guy Reinbolt
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bourbon St
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Broussard’s suggests the Premium Parking Garage on Dauphine, between Iberville and Bienville, 2.5 blocks from the restaurant.
A word from Broussard's Restaurant
Broussard’s Restaurant offers a New Orleans interpretation of traditional Continental European Cuisine in an historically significant setting nestled in the French Quarter. Blending the glamour and refinement of the past with a stylish sense of modernity, Broussard’s provides an atmosphere of understated elegance.
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Broussard's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)romantic (40)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (18)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (15)neighborhood gem (13)great for outdoor dining (11)scenic view (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The ambiance is very nice. Great service. Food presentation great
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old Southern Charm!
    RushVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Elegant dining room with delicious food & great wait staff... Eggs Benedict ... champagne ... bananas foster (table-side)... step back in time ... perfect Sunday Brunch and did not want the moment to end! Reminds me of the time when men "dressed-up" wear a jacket and impress your date! Wonderful way to spend two hours in the beautiful French Quarter ...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a nice time however:
    Drfun
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I return to New Orleans about every five years. We dined at broussards five years ago and had such a memorable time we returned. Although we had a nice time, it wasn't exactly the same. Small things: our cocktails were oddly constructed. For example my wife's martini which we ordered with a twist came out with a lemon wedge? My sazerac had no garnish? Our service staff was attentive but we would have ordered another cocktail if asked. There appeared to be a need for additional serving staff. My food was very good. However I noticed greasy appearing finger prints on most on the dishes? In conclusion. Was good sort of, sadly has declined from previous experience. We will likely not return
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  • Family Dinner in New Orleans
    memphismimi
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with our family in New Orleans. While we were all staying at different locations, it was nice to meet up for a perfect dinner evening. The food and the service was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA Favorite
    fourletters
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Brousards has become one of our favorites. The service is highly refined and excellent. Dishes are prepared to perfection. Must add to your dining experience when in NOLA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and slow
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The place looks amazing. Beautiful bar and dining area. Knowledgeable bar tender and great drinks with cute period glasses. Nice staff but things moved extremely slow and mistakes were made with orders. The slowness is what unfortunately, turned me off to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad experience
    fqdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My appetizer was forgotten and came long after the rest of the table had finished theirs. My entree was cold. All drinks (including glasses of wine) took forever. Head waiter could not have cared less and never apologized. That said, the two other gentlemen serving our table were attentive, apologetic, and tried to make things right. Nonetheless, I will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Etienne is amazing
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    What great food, what a beautiful room, what incredible service! Etienne is fantastic and knowledgeable and interesting. We took some friends here after Sunday Mass - and they were absolutely delighted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to be back
    NOLAfan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    New ownership has not changed this gem. This is a special place. Old style New Orleans. Outstanding food, wine list and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Best
    Luvgreatfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We came to New Orleans for a special weekend. Broussard's was always a favorite of mine when I lived here in the 70's and 80's. I knew it had changed hands, but I hoped it was still a romantic and good restaurant. I was in for a major surprise. The restaurant has been totally redone and is absolutely stunning. The food was superb and the service was world class. We ate at one of the more famous restaurants the second night and it could not compare with Broussard's. Every single thing at Broussard's was perfect. It was a special night for us and they made it even more special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Broussard's food is over salted, over cooked & undeliveres on its so called famous name! The servers were great, so was the venue, but the food was very dispointing!!! It's not worth the visit, when there are so many better restaurants than Broussard's in New Orleans!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Forget it
    111nlaurel
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Worst service- took 3 hours!! Only bananas foster was good
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    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Sunday Brunch
    restauranteater
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My roommate and I wanted a fancier Sunday brunch and decided on Broussard's. Although on the more expensive side, the Sunday Jazz Brunch included bottomless mimosas (and they truly were bottomless), a three man jazz ensemble (who took requests!) and amazing service from the staff. They were so accommodating the food was delicious. Highly recommend if you want a fancier Sunday brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is class place excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Do not let the plain exterior fool you this is an exceptional restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. The waiters were extremely professional, friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch spot
    Lindsey60
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food and service outstanding. Large portions and pretty presentation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    marlinmustdine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My first dine at Broussard's and definitely will not be my last. From the food, the service, the setting: ALL PERFECT. The entire staff made note to make my the evening a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old world NO style
    Jsfoodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is a traditional NO style restaurant. We were there mid week in August - a slow time. The restaurant was very quiet and only a few tables were full. The 3course price fix was a good deal. It was a drawn out meal and something old fashioned about it. The food was good, but for frequent restaurant diners, it was not the kind of place we are used to. The service was good- a senior waiter/captain who helped us with our choices and prepared bananas foster tableside. The rest of the wait staff replenished drinks and was friendly. It was a good experience, but with so many choices in this city, not a place we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've had much better food at other restaurants in the Quarter. There's an expectation at that price point and they did not meet it for us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kids first time in NOLA!
    PghChris
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We wanted to take our 7 & 9 yr old to someplace special for brunch on their first trip to New Orleans! Everything was great, the 3 piece band played to compliment the brunch and not overpower it. The menu was perfect for both the kids and parents. And nothing is better than Bananas Foster prepared at your table!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Romantic Evening
    gwheelerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went to Broussardd's looking for a romantic, special occasion, date-night spot. It was perfect! The attention to detail with the service and presentation was wonderful and the romantic corrider in the back of the restaurant with a view of the quaint courtyard was wonderful. If I lived in New Orleans, I would choose it consistently for anniversaries and other special celebration moments!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Date-success!
    mmhmm
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As our original plans fell through, we needed a quick back up plan and wanted somewhere nice, we chose Broussard's. It was quite the experience for a couple like us (young family with 2 small children), we usually go to kid-friendly restaurants and do not get to spoil ourselves often. We had foods we'd never heard of, great wine choices, treated spectacularly by all of the staff. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, we left very satisfied! However, it was a special occasion type of outing due to the cost, which was not unreasonable considering the quality of food and service, but we're usually looking for practical. I had scallops for the first time ever as an appetizer, I'm so glad I waited, it didn't disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service/food in New Orleans
    Wendy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I'm gluten free and the service was amazing, the staff was very knowledgable about what dishes were safe (almost everything). The food had great flavor, best restaurant in New Orleans!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    JakeMeg
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everything we had was wonderful and service, after the initial taking a little long to get our water and menus, was great. We ordered from the Coolinary menu in August which meant $35 3-course meals. We figured we would leave the place hungry seeing as how we only paid $35, however the portions were juat enouhh to leave us fat and happy:) I ordered the Rosemary lemon chicken with blue cheese potatoes - it was very tender and juicy with a fantastic gravy sauce and potatoes were yummy. My husband ordered the lamb chops and oooh my were they amazing. Dessert was creme brulee that I ate as slow as I could as to savor every bite. Def was a highlight of our trip to the NOLA!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very good food. Ostrich was amazingly tender, fish dishes were perfectly cooked; Classic creole. Maybe a notch below Arnaud's and Commander's but certainly worth slipping on a sport coat (even in August). Good wine list with choices at various price points. Service was outstanding. Waiter and Captain had in depth knowledge of menu and wine list and adapted some servings to our requests. Beautiful setting. Very convenient location. Above average $$$, but then again above average food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegance and flavors combined
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very nice Jazz Brunch. Tons of flavorful items on the menu. Bottomless Mimosa's. What more could you need on a lazy Sunday?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpentableuserVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very enjoyable Sunday jazz brunch. We had a great conversation with their very knowledgable bartender. Food was very tasty. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    KittyMommaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What a wonderful venue. Great food and excellent service allowed us to linger and thoroughly enjoy our Sunday brunch. The jazz band was a welcome treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stale fish?
    NOF99VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very uneven. The pompano was old. That's unforgivable in a place like Broussard's. The pork was spectacular. Service: wonderful.
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  • A memorable evening!
    SusanHelen
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I've lived in New Orleans for 15 years and somehow had overlooked this wonderful restaurant. We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff made it a memorable evening. The food exceeded was outstanding! The service exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend this place for a special evening or just an evening when you want special food. The bar is also a great place to have cocktails and an appetizer. We plan to go back for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful Dinner
    R8TR
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    After driving for two days from Ohio, we wanted a special dinner to celebrate our arrival in New Orleans. Broussard's was a great choice! The service was efficient and friendly and provided excellent recommendations on both wine and food. The food was not only delicious but also beautifully plated and the atmosphere was elegant. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UKFoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Starters and desserts excellent but main courses over salted. Seated in corner noise from centre tables slightly OTT.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broussard's is Outstanding!
    JoeandSue
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My wife and I ate at Broussard's last Tuesday night and it was fantastic! Spotless facility, great ambiance, very attentive staff, and food that was out of this world. The turtle soup that the Chef sent us a sample of was out of this world. I went with my waiter's [Etiene Defelice]recommendation and had the gumbo for an appetizer and the Ostrich steak for my entree. Both were amazing, I have never had better. We topped the evening of with Banana's Fosters prepared table-side. My wife and I greatly enjoyed our evening there. Of the four restaurants we had dinner at on our weeks vacation in New Orleans Broussard's was the best, hands down!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    izzy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A beautiful dining room and wonderful patio are the most appealing aspects of this restaurant. The food was good but not outstanding. My fish was overcooked on the ages and undercooked in the middle. Not good for an entree of $34.00. However, the dover sole was perfect. Our charcuterie was wonderful as was the recommended wine. Table side bananas foster was excellent. Overall, I would go back but perhaps choose a different menu item.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointment
    Singer
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Broussard's has always been a favorite of ours for many, many years. This evening was much different. In spite of good service, the food was terrible - hard to find the oysters for all the special, complicated sauces - on the snapper, could only identify a shrimp, the sauce was so heavy - the scallops were buried under potato galette that tasted like cardboard - the salad was swimming in dressing. The chef seems to have gone totally overboard with sauces and spices to the detriment of the food. Unless there are some changes, we do not see us returning. And, others must feel the same way as there were only 5 tables occupied the night we were there. So sad. The management needs to go back to some of the old Broussard recipes.
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  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This restaurant seemed different on the website but we were pleasantly surprised once we arrived. Thought we were getting away from the craze of Bourbon and ended up right next to it! Food and service was amazing, everyone was very personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tuto
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    nice quiet restaurant close to Bourbon Street, and French Quarter Hotels. The food is very good, but pricey. The attention excellent. The bar is also very good. Quiet atmosphere which we enjoyed very much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THUMBS DOWN!
    PrizedPoetandPalVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The place is a wonderful example of old world refinement. The food was a disappointment beginning to end. The rillette was less flavorful than several pates I buy at the grocery store. The carpaccio was way salty and the oysters menage a tois was a hot mess-- three oyster shells filled with three different sauces and (it it to be presumed) oysters. My only indication of them was the grit in one and the bits of shell in the other two. The sorbet was oddly textured and crumbled when spooned, rather like packed snow. Almost everything missed the mark. I know I ate something else, but had forgotten what it was by the time I got back to my room. The most memorable thing about the meal was it's total lack of memorability.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Exceptional service, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and all while being serenaded by live jazz musicians. Not to miss.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Delicious Snooty
    BagsrpackedVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    What a gorgeous dining room. Around the corner from the noise of Bourbon Street and you'd never know it. The food is rich and nicely prepared. Our waitress was friendly. But she disappeared and a captain with airs did his best to try and ruin our evening. He intruded as much as possible, insisting on explaining the menu and asking for our order before we'd been asked about a cocktail. The waitress had told us their mixologist was one of the best. Then pacing was rushed the rest of the night. Except for when we were out if wine or we talked way too long over empty plates. Appetizers came before our drinks and the wine came immediately after. We poured our own wine. We left before dessert, tired of the uneven attention. Disappointing.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.