Boulevard American Bistro

4.5
325 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Boulevard is a Classic American Bistro offering simple, well composed dishes. General Manager Carolyn Butler welcomes you to the casual, yet sophisticated dining room with an all-day, à la carte menu. The large bar imparts the feeling of a favorite neighborhood bar, with an extensive wine list and hand-crafted, specialty cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch | Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch | Daily 11:00am - 4:30pm
Dinner | Nightly 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 889-2301
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Manhattan St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We're open on Christmas Eve! Join us from 11AM - 10PM

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We're open on Christmas! Join us from 11AM - 7PM

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with Boulevard! Dine with us from 11AM to 10PM on New Years Eve and 11AM to 7PM on New Years Day.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 325 People Are Saying
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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed great food with wonderful service. Our server was very attentive.

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, I look forward to going back. Friendly staff and great food.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. The wait staff was fantastic. Friendly hostess. Good suggestions. Very professional.

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Baton Rouge
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very reliable food and service - very similar to Houston’s and J Alexander’s.

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a good experience

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fast and awesome service, as soon as we walked in and told them our reservation time we were seated. Waiting staff were attentive and very helpful and food was delicious.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodated our party very nicely when we had a person in a wheelchair! Made it less stressful so we all enjoyed!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for Thanksgiving dinner. It was our first time at the restaurant. We were promptly seated and waited on. We both chose the Thanksgiving menu. The food was very good and convinced us to return again soon. The restaurant was bustling and every staff person was working to ensure a pleasant dining experience for all. I saw one waiter stoop under a table to pick up the floor while using his cell phone flashlight to illuminate the carpet. Wow! It is rare in today's world to see such dedication to a task. It was a great experience. Anyone interested in great service and beautiful tasty food should make the trip to American Boulevard Bistro.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Service was non existent. I realize it was a holiday but the restaurant was not slammed. The girl who took our drink order was very snotty and flippant. Our sever was like a ghost. She had to be flagged down for us to order. We started with the incredible Wedge Salad then wanted appetizers. She didn't come back to the table for a full 20 minutes to take our entree order. So no apps for us. Once food was delivered never checked back. Dessert or coffee not offered. Had to flag her down every time we needed something. The food was exceptional. Love the food. Wish service was as awesome as the food

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JM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was good for getting together for Thanksgiving with another couple. No trouble with parking or traffic. Decent prices.

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. That’s why I keep going back.

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MS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and all of the staff were extremely friendly and very informative about the menu. I will certainly be back!

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L
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This restaurant needs to decide what it wants to be. It sells itself as a fine dining restaurant and the prices reflect that but the food is not up to that quality. They seem to be trying to compete with the casual dining of the Chili’s next-door and quality is suffering as a result.

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U
New Orleans
130 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Boulevard continues the tradition of Houston's. Menu is very similar and the food is consistently good. Prices are high, if you are budget conscious. Crab cakes, the grilled artichoke and the cheese burger are favorites. The bar does a good job with cocktails.

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LA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to The Boulevard for my birthday dinner. The food, the drinks, and the service were all impeccable. I had a party of six and everyone enjoyed their meal. My server was the best! She was very kind, knowledgeable about the menu, and made sure that our glasses were consistently topped off. I like the fact that the kitchen has an open view where you can see the food being prepared. The workers were quickly working to get the food out in a timely manner. I must also acknowledge how fabulous the entire staff was. I really enjoyed the entire experience from start to finish and will definitely return.

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R
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed that they ran out of Key Lime pie
At 7;30 pm on a Friday night

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D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server, Chris, was excellent. Food very good with the exception of my shrimp remoulade salad: shrimp were a little chewy. We’ll be back.

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w
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Every time

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was amazing. We enjoyed the entire meal from appetizers to dessert. Michelle, our Server, was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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FB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our reservation was for 8, didn't get seated until after 830. Drinks from the bar took forever, food is overpriced. I got Filet Mignon, a 36$ dish. The broccoli was hard, mashed potatoes bland and I had to ask 3 servers for a steak knife. My friend got a burger, it came out still alive. Will not be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Food is very consistent and well prepared

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GL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place to take a first date— but rather pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Peyton was our server. He was remarkable and very punctual and attentive. I would highly recommend asking for him when you dine here.

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OH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this restaurant! We go there every year for our Anniversary and Birthdays and always enjoy the food and the service!

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L
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for girlfriends to get together and have wonderful meal and drinks. It's good for a date night. Plenty of parking available. You can have a full course meal or just some really good appetizers. The wait staff pay attention to detail and it's very obvious the taste of the food the cooks do as well.

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MK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

One of the complaints I have about “Boulevard” is there was not a child’s menu. My grandson had to get a cheeseburger that was $18.00 and was huge. It seemed ridiculous that an 8 year old was served such an adult sized meal that it would be hard for an adult to finish. With no child’s menu I assumed that they do not wish to have children, but there were a few in it. The food was mediocre and a little on the bland size. We will most probably not be going back again.

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AB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a wannabe Houstons restaurant that doesn’t quite hit the mark. There is always an element of amateurism present. A shame really as it could be such a gem. Last night’s experience was a perfect example: in a half empty dining room we’re offered a table right next to a bunch of tables with noisy kids. Uh no! Then when it comes to the check they charge us for someone else’s check and then take TWENTY minutes to resolve the issue with ZERO apology until we demand to see the manager. Then, to top it all, I had to call Open Table to have my points reinstated after the restaurant cancelled my reservation 90 minutes after being seated. The owner Robert used to be present much more when it first opened but alas is hardly to be seen these days. It will be a good long while before, if ever, we return.

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JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We come here often for the staples. Spinach Dip and the fish sandwich are always on point. I tried the primed rib this time and was disappointed, very stringy and fatty, was very hard to cut. My wife had the Caesar salad with fried oysters and it was excellent. I still recommend but will think twice about the primed rib.

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OT
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Crystal and Jeremy (trainee) were great with the service

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C
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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KG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love and will be back!

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t
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. They need help with their a/c. Very cold in areas including our table. Very annoying to have an a/c register over head blowing cold air in large volumes. Makes you want to leave.

Service is always great.

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AS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of our favorite restaurants. The service and food are always outstanding.

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GA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good as usual. Had reservations and got there early but they were able to accommodate us. Enjoyable dinner date and great service.

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R
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service was excellent, food was hot and the steak was cook to perfection.

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WD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ; exceptional service! Our server Crystal was amazing!

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OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious . One of my regular favorites.

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SR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and food were great. I was disappointed that the kitchen ran out of crab cakes which I had planned to order. However the ribs were a great substitute and were very tender and delicious. Definitely going back!

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CM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I have yet to receive. It’s always been good but last Sunday was exceptional.

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OT
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Did you like Houston's? If so, great! It's still Houston's, just under a different name. Menu's been changed a little bit, but otherwise it's pretty much the same.

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