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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.

601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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;

Cross Street:
Girod

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 613-3850

Website:
http://neworleans.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/restaurants/index.jsp#42621669

Executive Chef:
Eric Damidot

Additional:
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

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food

3.8

service

3.6

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (58)
Great for Lunch (51)
Good for Groups (49)
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Kid-friendly (31)
Special Occasion (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (1)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This breakfast buffet is a great value with lots of high-quality choices. My only complaint was it took some time to get the attention of the kitchen staff to prepare made-to order omelette.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I loved the dessert bar and perfect portion option.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Expensive but one of the better breakfast buffets I've been to. Worth checking out at least once but not affordable to do every day

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We made a reservation, but our table was not ready. The buffet was quick for a bite to eat at lunchtime, but it was not exceptional.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Tasty, nice selection, and friendly wait staff. We will definitely come back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 23, 2017

The food was good, the service was only fair, even for a buffet it was only fair.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent eatery inside a fabulous Hyatt Regency. Breakfast buffet was superb, from the protein options to the starches to the fruits & grains, everything was spot on and tasty. I had 7 servings of most everything and wish I had time for at least 3 more.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Cheap buffet style food. Plentiful if not particularly enjoyable.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Overall good experience. Waiters were friendly and helpful. Food was good. Buffet is nce for an early morning business meeting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Sunday brunch was great - food and the value. Very good servers with wonderful personalities

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Great place for a quality client breakfast. The choice of food was fantastic.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Had breakfast buffet and the selections are many, food fresh and clean area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2016

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!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 14, 2016

As a place to eat brunch the options were excellent the food choices were outstanding and service was great

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Service is non existent. Slow responses. Food quality is average at best.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Unique menu and very helpful staff

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 1, 2015

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.

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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 1, 2015

Stopped by for a pre game brunch
Good food great selection and reasonable prices
Plus its right next to the Superdome
Would go again

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2015

Enjoyable atmosphere with a variety of buffet selections. It has a warm restaurant feel that also allows you to order a calorie friendly entree if you don't want the buffet. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 20, 2015

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 20, 2015

waited in line for no reasons , food was cold , service not existing , I am a local , will not comeback ,

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 5, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 29, 2015

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2014

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 21, 2014

The restaurant was very clean with a professional atmosphere. The wait staff were very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 21, 2014

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 12, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 23, 2014

we had the breakfast buffet. the food was cold, service was bad. all they had to do was refill drinks and they didn't do that unless we tracked them down to do so.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 22, 2014

good for breakfast
thankful the restaurant opened at 6:30 a.m.
friendly, attentive staff

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 5, 2014

Really not something you should take a client to. Ok if you want lunch for yourself I guess, but not that great.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 18, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 17, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 11, 2014

The service was excellent. We were with a wide range of ages and there was def something for everyone. No complaints.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Went for Mother's Day. Great for mom, great for the kids. The single stem rose added a nice touch. Pricey, but the dessert display alone is worth the price of admission.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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