Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

4.5
432 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
Located at 231 North Carrollton Avenue in Mid City New Orleans, we are the city’s destination for Contemporary Southern American cuisine in a comfortable cozy setting. Our goal is to challenge your palate with new and exciting flavors while anchoring our ingredients in the comforting and familiar. We are the place for a quick lunch, fine dinner,Saturday and Sunday brunch, business/special event or just a beer and small plates for the game.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Low Country, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(504) 609-3871
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dayne Womax
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Catering
We can cater any event or gathering! Please call or email simon@brownbutterrestaurant.com for more information!
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Cross street
Bienville
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Parking details
Ample parking in our shared lot.
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Public transit
Close to the streetcar and the bus stops.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 432 People Are Saying
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CM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Took a little long for food to come out and when it did finally come it was warm, could have been hotter. Restaurant was not overly crowded.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!! Service was great! Prices were great! We will be back!!

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C
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The biscuits and waffles are absolutely delicious! What I didn’t like was that the coffee was mediocre at best and our server lacked enthusiasm.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu & reviews had me thinking it would be fantastic. Lettuce wedge was the bomb but the brisket was WAY too fatty. Slaw was dry and beans lacked flavor. The old fashioned I ordered had muddled blueberries in the bottom. Maybe I missed that in description but it was really strange addition. Service was good, though. And you could tell they tried. Would have given higher stars were it not for the 69% fat brisket.

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SK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I live in NOLA, so we get to visit all the restaurants. Food was great. I had the burger and two beers special. Burger was excellent and the local brew was ice cold. My wife had the brisket and it too was excellent (we shared both meals). The fries with garlic butter were really good. Seemed to be a family friendly place with great, fresh food. On a side note the parking was easily accessible.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A favorite of ours!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, clean place.

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

4 stars for food because they ran out of what I wanted. Many things are a tad spicy. Seoul burger is literally the tastiest burger ever.

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PF
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! Worth the drive out from the French Quarter - excellent food - we loved all the burgers, the wedge salad and the crispy pickles!

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PC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive. The Bloody Mary was delicious.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Just ok. Nothing to rave about

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I completely love this place

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New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the fried Chicken and biscuits and loved it! Definitely coming back to try the apple fritters!

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F
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! I really like this restaurant.

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P
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service wasn’t bad, it just took a while for our food to come out. We had 7:15 reservations and we were seated early, we just got our entrees after 8pm. But our waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious. It was a busy Saturday night, but it could have been quicker to get our meal. A couple that was seated after us received their dinner before we did.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We just had to wait a long time for the

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JB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve always had consistent meals here. Delicious and consistent. Service is always spot on. They always accommodate my daughter who has gluten and dairy allergies.

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

Who Dat Sunday!!!

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AG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty good brunch spot where you can casually watch the game

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and the specials. Highly recommend this place.

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KM
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good cocktails and great beef short ribs! The special smoked beef rib was extra tender and great taste. The side of fries with garlic aoli drizzle was a great compliment to the meaty rib, especially since they were fried crispy. A great find for us, with attentive and suggestive wait staff making the evening meal one that we will come back for again!

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f
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Brown Butter is one of my favorite places for brunch. They were apparently not on their game this particular day, which was disappointing. I always have the Green Tomato Crab Benny--my fav. When it arrived, I smelled the crab before it was served and it appeared to be like canned flaked crab, not lump, and was very gray appearing. I ate it but did not enjoy it. However, my daughter had the Burnt Ends Screen Door, which was delicious. I did not complain about my entrée as I had already sent my Bloody Mary back and was too embarrassed for the restaurant and the poor server to complain further. The Bloody Mary, again my fav in the past, had so much horseradish in the bottom it choked me. Even the server agreed it was a mistake and took it back. Had to ask for the smoked meat they always put in it. So, disappointing. My daughter's Manhattan was not right either but we switched her to a Sazerac and again did not complain about it. To kind of make up for the mess, they brought me a complimentary Mimosa that was very flat, warm, and weak, and undrinkable. Not sure I will try them again, but will definitely not try the Green Tomato Crab Benny. So sadly disappointing. Hopefully, it was just an off day.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Suburban feel, nothing bad but overall just good, or average.

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E
New Orleans
97 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great burger, so so service and not inexpensive

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NT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First place I ate in New Orleans and I was not disappointed! The food was amazing, and the service was just as good. We decided to get a pitcher of mimosas which was a great value and taste!

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R
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in town! The service is great, all of the staff is so friendly. The food is so delicious.

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a
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazingly excellent!

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w
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from Baltimore and really enjoyed the food and the decor.

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BC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very pleased with the atmosphere and food. Service e was excellent and priced right...great experience.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Hair found in two dishes

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London
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting from Chicago, so popped in alone. I'm actually really surprised this place was close to empty at 7:45pm on a Saturday. When I say this food was incredible and so were the cocktails. Also, more importantly, the service was EXCELLENT. I can't remember my server's name, but he was phenomenal. He clearly cares about what he does.

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

The food was bomb! Had a Seoul Bowl and a Rusty Screen Door...I recommend you have them both. We were blessed to be able to taste the Apple Stack Jack. It may sound off the wall, bc it is, but it totally works. And come on, who can go wrong with a delicious proper cup of French Roast coffee and a $3 mimosa?! Treat yourself

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were recommended to visit Brown Butter by our tour guide, Gary Kuhn, who told us that it was the best burger around. The burgers were good, but the pickle chips were AMAZING! We were only in town for 3 full days and we were staying in the French Quarter, so it was a Lyft ride to get there, but well worth it.
In a city of amazing dining experiences, Brown Butter didn't disappoint.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was my first visit and I’ll definitely be back! The baby back ribs and accompanying salad were delicious! The cocktails were great too!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I read a ton of reviews before selecting this restaurant and I was really excited. We got to the restaurant right before our reservation and were led quickly to our table, which was about all that went well. The food was cold. The 'home fries' were basically partially fried kettle chips so they were soggy greasy and all around unpleasant. The waiter was fairly absent and most of the staff were on the their phones whenever we tried to get their attention. We finished some of our cold food and asked for the check. I paid with a card and the waiter brought over a tablet for me to pay on, which I really liked, but then he stood over the table while I was finishing the transaction. Having him standing there made it difficult for me to indicate that I wanted to leave a smaller tip as the service and food were mediocre at best. Instead, the lowest tip that they recommend it 20% and I selected it just so we could leave without an issue.

Not going back and not recommending this place to anyone.

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c
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and friendly service. We enjoyed our dining experience and will be back for more!

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you. The food was great. Very busy and the server maintained well.

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NL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I had dinned there before and had high expectations based on the last visit. The service was friendly and attentive. The food however was not as good as the first time. The ribs were not charred and moist as they should be. The peach salad was boring. The meat board was expensive and was missing the sweet element (fig, apples, jelly, etc.) and had no pate. The mac and cheese was delicious and the dessert was good but not enough so to save the dinner.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My mom is severely lactose intolerant. Our waitress went above and beyond and marked the menu to indicate the menu items that she would be able to eat. She also double checked with the kitchen to ensure they could make modifications for her. We have never, ever had a restaurant do that for us, even high-end restaurants. Our service was exemplary, and the food was absolutely delicious! The lox app was amazing, and everyone else (including myself) thoroughly enjoyed the food. We will be back!

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NO
New Orleans
231 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Brown Butter Southern Kitchen. I only know about it because I found it on Open Table. Wow. So glad I did. Everything was delicious. The Brown Butter dressing on the salad was amazing. Their signature burger was equally awesome. This is the best lunch I've had in a month. Service was friendly and efficient.

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