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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar, New Orleans, LA

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
823 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Low Country, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 609-3871

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dayne Womax

  • Catering

    We can cater any event or gathering! Please call or email simon@brownbutterrestaurant.com for more information!

  • Private party facilities

    Private event bookings available! Please email simon@brownbutterrestaurant.com for more information!

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross street

    Bienville

  • Parking details

    Ample free parking in our shared lot.

  • Public transit

    Close to the streetcar and the bus stops.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Bring on Brunch!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM,Sat - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Enjoy brunch on Saturday or Sunday with $15 Bottomless Mimosa's or Bloody Mary's and Brown Butter's signature brunch menu.

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • The Board$20.00

    An assortment of house charcuterie with seasonal accompaniments

    • B.B. Salad$13.00

      Seasonal greens, shaved red onion, house smoked bacon lardons, candied pecans, dried stone fruit, crumbled blue cheese. Louisiana sugarcane vinaigrette

      • Home Fries$8.00

        Sunflower seed pistou and garlic rouille

        • BBQ Chicken Salad$15.00

          Butter lettuce, seasonal veggies, shredded BBQ chicken, creamy poblano buttermilk dressing

          • Louisiana Shrimp Deviled Eggs$12.50

            Radish salad, celery, white remoulade, bacon lardons

            • Crab Mac+Cheese$15.00

              Pimento cheese mornay, crunchy topping

              Burgers & Sandwiches

              All burgers and sandwiches served with house cut garlic fries

              • T-Reys Sandwich$12.50

                T-rey's breakfast sausage, fried egg, pepper jack cheese

                • Brunch Burger$16.50

                  8 oz short rib/brisket ground patty, brie, bacon onion jam, baby greens, sunny egg, garlic aioli, brioche bun

                  • Honey Cluck'n Biscuit$14.00

                    Toasted house made buttermilk biscuit, fried chicken, hot honey glaze, pickle, house cut garlic fries

                    • Bacon Cheddar Burger$15.00

                      8 oz short rib/brisket ground patty, bacon, cheddar, garlic aioli, brioche bun

                      Plates

                      • Fritatta$15.00

                        Caramelized onions, mushrooms, gruyere, brown butter lemon killed spinach

                        • Belgian Waffle$10.00

                          Seasonal fresh fruit, whipped cream, maple syrup

                          • BB Benedict$15.00

                            Toasted English muffin, acadiana bacon, poached egg, brown butter hollandaise

                            • Breakfast Plate$14.00

                              House made biscuit, ½ waffle or grits sausage, bacon, or acadian bacon two eggs

                              • Chicken + Waffle$15.00

                                Buttermilk fried chicken thigh, waffle, brown butter chili, crunch pancake syrup

                                Sweets

                                • Warm Almond Torte$8.00

                                  Cherry apricot jam

                                  • Creme Brûlée$9.00

                                    Vanilla bean custard, turbinado sugar shell

                                    • Mrs Ruth's Cheesecake$8.00

                                      Candied lemon

                                      Drinks

                                      • Coca-Cola Fountain Drinks$3.00

                                        • Iced Tea$3.00

                                          Free refills on tea and fountain drinks

                                          • French Roast Hot Coffee$3.00

                                            • Congregation Iced Coffee$4.00

                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                              What 823 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.6Food
                                              • 4.7Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                                Great for Brunch

                                              • New Orleans

                                                Great for Brunch

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                                              1. CM

                                                CMT0

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                The food was delicious, but the service was incredibly slow. We also had drinks, and the bloody mary was extremely water down and lacked any flavor.

                                              2. SS

                                                SonyaS

                                                San Francisco

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                The food was just okay - nothing spectacular. We had burgers & nothing stood out. The drinks were okay - although expensive. The brownie for dessert was disappointing.

                                              3. BP

                                                BrittanyP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was great and service was awesome! Will definitely return to try other totems on menu!

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This place is always amazing. They were having a slow service day due to being short staffed but our server went out of his way to make sure we had a good experience. I’ve literally never had food from here that wasn’t AMAZING and the drinks are always high quality too. I can’t recommend it enough if you love southern food.

                                              5. VR

                                                VossRules

                                                Chicago

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Brown Butter Southern Kitchen never disappoints. Excellent food with an outstanding & attentive staff…what more do you want??

                                              6. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Had a really great Mother's Day lunch.

                                              7. MM

                                                MichaelM

                                                Washington DC

                                                33 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                33 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                Mother’s Day menu; skimpy portions; food not bad. Why change the menu just for a holiday. Probably not going back.

                                                Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & BarResponded on May 10, 2022

                                                Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback May I ask what you ordered? The holiday portions are our standard portions, and we feel that we serve generous portions. Regarding the truncated menu for Mother’s Day, since the holiday was coinciding with Jazzfest, we decided to focus on less options, while keeping our normal price point, so that we could operate as efficiently as possible.I really am sorry to hear you won’t be coming back, but as a wise man once said “them’s the breaks”.

                                              8. JV

                                                JenniferV

                                                New Orleans

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We have eaten at Brown Butter several times, and it never disappoints. A great neighborhood restaurant that offers upscale dishes and drinks but in a casual family friendly sitting.

                                              9. k

                                                kha1127

                                                New Orleans

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                Food was ok. Nothing special. My kids were served spoiled milk.

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Stopped by for a meal after Jazz Fest and weren’t disappointed!! Wait staff was excellent and so was the food!

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We brought our friends from California to enjoy a good southern brunch experience. All of us enjoyed the food and ambience. We will definitely come here again!

                                              12. KS

                                                KirbyS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent experience, nice service and the food was excellent.

                                              13. AK

                                                AlisonK

                                                New Orleans

                                                28 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                28 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding service and incredible cuisine!!

                                              14. SW

                                                SarahW

                                                Washington DC

                                                8 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                Shrimp and grits was under seasoned. Biscuit was strange. Chicken and waffle was good.

                                              15. KB

                                                KelB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Very attentive service and good food! Would go back for brunch

                                              16. VB

                                                VictorB

                                                New Orleans

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The best pork belly I’ve ever had.

                                              17. VR

                                                VossRules

                                                Chicago

                                                15 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A fabulous neighborhood restaurant! Unbelievable food & great service. We’re going to become regulars!

                                              18. TA

                                                TerryA

                                                New Orleans

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Brown Butter would do well to add Chicken and Waffles to their daily menu and not limit the dish to Sunday Brunch. It’s a prominent attractive feature on the website that creates expectations resulting in customer disappointment when it’s not available.

                                              19. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Best restaurant in New Orleans right now.

                                              20. DB

                                                DanaB

                                                Houston

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                We went for Easter Brunch. Brown Butter makes WORLD CLASS cocktails. I've never been disappointed. Food overall was excellent, the starters and dessert were fantastic-but the sauce on the short rib benedict was far too sweet. Otherwise, it was a great meal

                                              21. DS

                                                DavidS

                                                New Orleans

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                We love this place and are sooo gratified that so far it has survived the pandemic and its economic impact on the hospitality industry in general and restaurants and bars in particular. This also was our second Easter Sunday Brunch with Brown Butter. The food is incredible and the vibe is warm. Our server was attentive though he missed a few things, all totally forgivable. Thanks for making this a special day.

                                              22. LW

                                                LaWandaS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This was my first Easter Brunch ever and I enjoyed my experience at your restaurant. Our server, I believe her name was Shanna or Shannon, was amazing. She was very attentive and prompt! The food was fresh and hot and the portions were great.

                                              23. VD

                                                VeronicaD

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a pleasure our visit to Brown Butter for brunch on Easter Sunday was. We had the prix fixe brunch menu and the courses and the service were all excellent. We would definitely visit again.

                                              24. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                Burgers and appetizers were delicious, but two of my guests ordered the chicken and waffles and the chicken was so tuff they couldn’t eat it which was really disappointing. Waiter seemed very uninterested and not helpful with answering questions or volunteering feedback in what to order.

                                                Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & BarResponded on April 22, 2022

                                                Hey there! I am so sorry to hear that your guests chicken was so tough that they couldn't enjoy it! Did you let your server know? We would have loved an opportunity to make things right for them. As far as your server being uninterested, I apologize for that as well. I'd love to get some more information about your visit. My contact info follows below, please don't hesitate to contact me via text/phone/email any time. Simon Beck Brown Butter (504)390-1577

                                              25. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                Food pretty good, service could’ve been way better. I wouldn’t come back just for that reason unfortunately . Ambiance okay.

                                              26. C

                                                Courtenay

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Simon and his crew hit it out of the park again! Nice atmosphere for a Saturday brunch spot. Brought some friends who were in town and they were thoroughly impressed with the cocktails, the food, and the service. Will absolutely continue to support local 😊

                                              27. K

                                                5Klub

                                                New Orleans

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was good. Service was great. Keep it up

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our server, Andi, was the best!!!!

                                              29. AD

                                                AishaD

                                                New Orleans

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The waitress was knowleagble about the entire menu. The food was delicious. The prices did go up so bring your bank book.

                                              30. MS

                                                MeemsieS

                                                Chicago

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous and worth the drive! Great food, music and service.

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Baltimore

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and service. The chicken and waffles were excellent

                                              32. AT

                                                AT11

                                                Phoenix

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic on all aspects! Great food, yummy cocktails, fantastic service, cool atmosphere. Worth venturing out of the CBD for brunch!

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was fantastic!

                                              34. MJ

                                                MarshallJ

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fish fry was excellent, the catfish perfectly cooked. Waitress was down to earth, efficient and not fake friendly. Will be going back.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Baltimore

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Traveling from Baltimore. Dominic was our server. We got to the restaurant super late but they still took us! Everyone inside was kind and friendly! Food and mimosas were outstanding! I’ll be back in June and this place is on my list.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                5 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                My eggs were overdone but quickly remedied by the staff. The menu was a twist on classics. Be warned that the biscuits are grilled, leaving a griddle taste instead of light airy biscuity goodness. The fried chicken is a thigh and is juicy good with a nice crust. The grits are probably the best thing on the menu.

                                                Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & BarResponded on March 28, 2022

                                                Hey Anonymous, Thanks so much for stopping in and for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are bummed to hear that you felt the grits were probably the best thing on our menu. We feel like we've got a lot to offer outside of our grits, and am so sorry that you didn't find anything else you liked. We hope you'll give us another shot, and if you'd like to reach out, I'd be happy to hear more about your visit. Simon Beck Owner Brown Butter (504)390-1577

                                              37. LF

                                                LauraF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very lovely up scale restaurant. Inventive cocktails and good beers and wines. Food was quite outstanding. We loved the short ribs with smoked bone marrow grits. Friday fish fry was a great hit too!

                                              38. MM

                                                MelisaM

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Food was overall good. I ordered the scallops and shrimp as a main dish, it arrived in a smallish bowl. Didn’t at all look like an entree. Service excellent.

                                                Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & BarResponded on March 28, 2022

                                                Hey Melissa, Thanks so much for the feedback and for stopping by! We do serve our scallops and shrimp in a bowl that isn't your standard size for an entree, but it's more for the aesthetic. We serve 3 U-10 sized scallops per entree, along with 3-4 shrimp on that dish, but will definitely take this feedback into consideration when discussing the plating of our entrees! We hope you were able to enjoy the scallops, nonetheless!

                                              39. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I had an amazing time at Brown Butter. The service was absolutely incredible. Everyone was so kind! And the food was delicious! I will be back again and again!

                                                Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & BarResponded on March 28, 2022

                                                thanks so much! can't wait to see you again and again!

                                              40. JC

                                                JenniferC

                                                New Orleans

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a charming fabulous little restaurant! We are vacationing here in New Orleans and really wanted some authentic deep southern cooking and definitely found it here at Brown Butter. The brisket literally melted in my mouth, it was so tender! My husband's smoked chicken was out of this world and the boudin egg rolls were super yummy and I wished I'd ordered some to go. The service was over the top. Seriously. Our server even wrote down some lesser known sites to see while in town. I give this place a 10 out of 10!

                                                Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & BarResponded on March 28, 2022

                                                Jennifer, Thanks so very much for the kind words and for stopping in and taking the time to leave us some feedback. You've warmed our hearts and souls! See ya next time you are in town!

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                              FAQs

                                              Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 609-3871.

                                              Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 823 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Booked 9 times today
                                              Google Map for Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

                                              231 North Carrollton Avenue Suite C New Orleans, LA 70119

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Bienville

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Mid-City / City Park

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Tue, Wed 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Contemporary Southern, Low Country, Burgers

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Ample free parking in our shared lot.

                                              • Public transit

                                                Close to the streetcar and the bus stops.

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Dayne Womax

                                              • Additional

                                                Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (504) 609-3871

                                              • Catering

                                                We can cater any event or gathering! Please call or email simon@brownbutterrestaurant.com for more information!

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                Private event bookings available! Please email simon@brownbutterrestaurant.com for more information!

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