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About 8 Block Kitchen & Bar
8 Block Kitchen & Bar pays homage to the eight blocks that comprise Upper Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, one of the city’s most iconic and historic attractions known for local culture and classic cuisine.Serving breakfast and lunch this restaurant offers a menu of local, seasonally inspired dishes that fuses traditional New Orleans style with international flair Chef Eric Damidot has acquired throughout his career. Diners are invited to start their day with delectable warm dishes from the breakfast buffet or sample the a la carte menu, which features Fried Oyster Eggs Benedict and classic New Orleans Beignets. Lunch specialties include New Orleans staples such as Garlic and Pepper Crusted Gulf Shrimp, Grilled Cajun Black Drum Fish and the city’s famed Muffaletta sandwich. Additionally, 8 Block Kitchen & Bar offers tantalizing beverages, including hand-squeezed lemonades, crafted iced teas, fresh juices and vintage-inspired cocktails to complement every meal.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm;
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: Closed;
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The private dining space seats up to 30 guests in a sleek setting directly adjacent to the kitchen. With private views of the chefs at work and quick access from the kitchen, events will have flawless execution.
8 Block Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Apparently this restaurant is NOT open for lunch on the weekends. I did NOT receive any phone call or notification that they were only open for brunch, even on Mother's Day. Our reservation was for 1145am, and after speaking with the restaurant, it sounded like they just wanted to go home rather than serve us because they closed at Noon.
My wife and I stopped by 8 Block for breakfast, and we were not pleased. You have two options for the buffet - a continental and a step above where you can select warm options. We opted for the warm option which set us back $25 a plate.
While there are plenty of options to choose from, I was not impressed with any of them. They were either flavourless, or you could tell that they had been out for a while. You also get access from the Infused water section, but all of the glasses that they had out looked unclean, so I did not partake. Also be aware that if you want orange juice, or anything other than coffee there is an additional charge on top of the $25 you have already spent.
Since this is a buffet for breakfast, the servers should be quick to assist in any way, but there was no drive behind them, so when you did find someone, they were not fast to react.
To summarize we immediately regretted our decision to have breakfast at this location. There are far better choices.
8 Block is in the Hyatt Regency, a gigantic convention hotel. It's the only place for a sit-down breakfast. But warning: BUFFET ONLY. We ate here every morning and enjoyed it. Lots of hot coffee, excellent selection of foods - both hot and cold. REALLY good breads. Fresh fruit. Salted AND unsalted butter. I'd go back.
I came back because my first experience was wonderful, but yesterday I brought a friend back for her Birthday Brunch and it was a total BUST!!!!
We got there for 10:30 and by 11, they were breaking down the food stations and not replacing items. The Mimosa Bar was clear across the restaurant from where they seated us and twice we had to ask them to bring out more along with more fruit that didn't have gnats attached to them (disgusting). A lot of the food selections once they ran out weren't replaced. It was a horrible experience and I won't be back and I'll pass the word along as well.
We had breakfast with clients here 2 mornings in a row, and had made reservations for both days in advance. The first day they acted surprised that we actually had a reservation and said they would try to fit us in. They continued to seat other guests. After we were seated it took 20 minutes to get our hot tea. We never got the water we ordered until the end of our meal. Good thing it was a breakfast buffet or we would have never gotten out of there! Seriously, for only having to take beverage orders and deliver them, they were terrible. If we weren't staying there for a conference we wouldn't have gone back the 2nd day, but it was pre-set and convenient for everyone as they were also staying at the hotel. The food was good, but wayyy overpriced. $22.95 for a breakfast buffet or $17.95 for continental - ridiculous!
We went to the buffet as a quick and easy option before a Saints game. The buffet was out of more than half of its food. We never once had our water glasses filled throughout the entire meal. And to end the experience, our credit card was swiped for someone else's bill. This isn't a restaurant I would ever need to go back to.
Great Brunch spot to meet up with friends for a Saints game. They offer bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's. The food is served buffet style which is great because you don't have to wait for service. Some of our group chose to drink and not eat or vice versa which worked out well and we could all hang out together at the same table. It was a quick walk to the dome for game time! Who Dat!
As usual, the breakfast buffet was very good. Nice variety, and everything seemed fresh enough. The only minor issue was that the eggs were a little overcooked. The service was good as well, between the two servers that kept our table clear, brought beverages frequently, etc. And we were particularly impressed when my wife asked for a cafe au lait, and the server not being sure if they could make one asked the manager and he came by and insisted that he run next door to the coffee shop to get her one. Everyone was friendly, the restaurant is clean, roomy, and well illuminated with all the natural light.
We were a party of 11--yes I know most places charge a required 18% on large parties...but, we were served (can you call it that?)at two tables of 6 by two different waiters. All they did was pour coffee and bring water and juice--and we thought he would never come by with coffee--we finally asked someone else...then he showed up. When I booked on OT, perhaps I didn't read it well enough. I was not aware it was a buffet only--a nice buffet, but we would have preferred to order (or maybe not with the crummy service). It was early--they were not slammed--9 AM on Sunday morning. If you were staying in the hotel, it would be a nice enough breakfast...for us, just looking for a way to fit in one more meal before our group left town for their respective homes, it was a major and expensive disappointment.
This restaurant has great and authentic New Orleans and French-style dishes. The line is kept fresh and hot and the waitress was spectacular! I wish the crab cakes and the chocolate mousse were on the menu always, but the food was still great. The salad bar is extensive and the sandwich bar was surprising and refreshing to see! For all the picky diners who love to see something familiar in a sea of newness. The chocolate and original bread pudding was kept warm and succulent. The variety of sauces to pour over the top was sinfully delicious. As New Orleans natives, my family and I were not disappointed. Thank you for this dining experience on my 29th birthday! And thanks to the waitress who prepared the special ice cream dish for me!
The atmosphere and service was amazing. Our only complaint was - the hot entree food was cold and tasted soapy as well as the side dishes. We really enjoyed the salad bar and the desert station. A little pricey but if they work on keeping their hot entrees hot then I will be back.
Was looking for a quick and convenient place to grab a breakfast/brunch before a Saints game and chose this restaurant for it's breakfast and brunch buffet, but was sadly disappointed. With the exception of the omelet station all of the hot selections were barely lukewarm. The only good thing was the cold selection of meats and cheeses. Nothing more than a typical hotel restaurant.
We celebrated a coworker's birthday. The staff had our table ready and very attentive throughout our meal. Buffet was good. Entree items were good-not great.Can also order entrees cooked to order. Delicious dessert choices. They even had milkshakes to order to celebrate National Milkshake Day.
Variety of selections was good. The scrambled eggs were obviously not made from fresh eggs. Need to to keep the selections looking fresher. There was dried out food in some of the dishes. Our server was attentive and pleasant. There needs to be at least a limited menu for those who don't want to do a buffett. Especially since this is the only full-service restaurant in the hotel.
this restaurant had openings for a reservation following a graduation so i grabbed the opportunity. when i booked, i didn't realize it was only a buffet, but the waitress informed me that there were two pricing tiers, one with hot items and one without. the food was pretty good and as it was a buffet, the service was somewhat lacking. the help was pleasant, just not very available. all in the party were very satisfied after lunch and if necessary, we would go back again.
For a party of 13 adults, on mother's day no less, we had a fantastic experience here. The brunch was what these North Easterners were accustomed to -- and more! I would recommend anyone going here. The setting was elegant, the food top notch (even for some of the foodies in our group who are hard to impress) and it was raved about by all. It's never easy to please that many people, so that tells you something about this place. Would absolutely recommend.
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