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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

4.6
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624 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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 624 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Skip2020
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been there since Covid. Was pleased with their process. Food was excellent. Server friendly and efficient. Only negus the reservation system offers “outside seating”. Sitting at a picnic table far from the restaurant wasn’t attractive at all to us so we went inside. Get a tent.

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ShelbyR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the Coolinary Encore brunch and let me telll you, WHAT A DEAL!

2 courses AND bottomless mimosas for $32.

We tried everything on the Coolinary brunch (except the salad), and it was all delicious. The brunch burger was a crowd favorite , and the bananacotta was a surprising star on our brunch table as well.

Glad to see life getting back to 'normal' little by little around the city! I would recommend this restaurant to others and plan to return again soon myself. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, and great service.

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vipKiSt
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We miss the Rusty Door! :-)
We love Brown Butter!

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vipBeGood
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Great friendly service. It’s in a strip shopping center which pretty much describes the ambiance when you consider that is a bar also.

The food is great.

We had the fish dip was different and very tasty.

The pimento cheese hamburger was almost perfect and at a fair price. The garlic potatoes seemed ok but I don’t like garlic fries.

I got the fish special which was trout, roasted cauliflower over a buttery sauce cooked to perfection.

My wife got the brisket Mack and cheese. The brisket was a bit chewy and had a good flavor. The greens and Mac and cheese were delicious but the meat was generous but disappointing.

The sandwich and burger park of the menu has prices commensurate with the location.

The appetizers while uncommon for the location were a bit pricey but they were good.

The entree section had Hugh restaurant prices and were presented well...but it’s a stretch to charge $20 plus in a strip center in a bar.

It’s been closed for a while and yet to get to the bathroom you had to navigate old wooden windows piles up against the wall and other “stuff” which was off putting.

The service was top notch. The guy was friendly, attentive, informative and anticipated your every move.

I’m not sure if this place is a bar wanting to be a high restaurant or the other way around.

There’s talent in the kitchen I just it needs to be in a better location.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this place opened back up. Have never been disappointed with this place. Only negative...wish they would bring back the burger and beer special. Even if it’s slightly more. Loved having a burger and a couple beers.

Place has probably the best burger in the city. Change my mind

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! Thank you for everything! We’ll definitely be back to check out more of your amazing menu!

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vipAbigailH
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch spot uptown! Food was great and the environment low key

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vipAlisonK
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of our dining experience was excellent!!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ribs were very dry. Brisket sandwich was ok. Mac and cheese side wasn't good.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Crab Mac and cheese was fab!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it the food and staff were very nice

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David
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ticket time was a bit long and after we finished eating we had to signal the server after about ten minutes so we could Pay the bill. We would go back again.

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vipShrimpy
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mardi Gras with 7 students from Tulane

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mainlakemary
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal gastronomic experience! From the smoked Prime Rib, to the 1/2 rack smoky baby backs, the mussels ambiance is perfect for that location and menu. Very comfortable and relaxed!

JC
vipJoelC
New Orleans
46 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Excellent menu, difficult to choose what to order because everything is delicious!

AK
vipAlisonK
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!! Service, food, and ambiance!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great foof

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! The crab Mac and cheese is a MUST

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve driven past Brown Butter for years and never really thought much about it. The rule of thumb in Nola is poor restaurants rarely last long so we finally decided to try it. The atmosphere was very laid back with nice dim lighting and a low noise level which I appreciate. From the mussel appetizer to our entrees of sheepshead and a Korean beef bowl we enjoyed complex flavors and impeccable presentation. Our waitress was very attentive without crossing the line of bothering us to excess. All in all it was great and we are looking forward to trying different items on the menu in the near future.

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vipNewOrleansDude
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The mushroom/pork ragout was great. Pork belly dish was solid as well.

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FordD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service. We will definitely return.

MB
vipMattB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Went for brunch, the poutine and eggs was fabulous, the others got bread pudding french toast and devored it all, said it was excellent as well.

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vipHetherS
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went late on a Friday night and there was only 1 other occupied table. After we were there a while, a group showed up. But, overall, it was quiet. There was nice R&B music playing in the background. Our waiter was very friendly, knowledgeable & attentive. The food was good. Drinks were good. I would go back.

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AmandaB
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch just coming into town - food was incredible - service was great - definitely recommend reservations bc they were packed out with 20-30 minutes of opening

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vipLauraK
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussel Sprouts appetizers was excellent, as was the Wedge Salad and the steak main course.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place for brunch

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vipWilliamS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Everything was very good except for the service. We didn't get our salads until
35 minutes after ordering and only then by reminding the waiter who seemed
annoyed that we mentioned it to him. Also, there was a mix-up with the entrees,
one of which came shortly after the salad was served before the salad could
even be half-eaten. However, the food was excellent.

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hey William, Thanks so much for taking a moment to leave us some feedback via Open Table. I am so sorry to hear about the lapse in service and the time it took to get your food to you last Saturday evening. I’d love an opportunity to make things right for you. Please reach out so we can facilitate this, and so that I can get a little more information. Thanks, Simon Beck Owner Brown Butter (504)390-1577

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HollieD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid place. Great outing with kids

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our pregame stop. Never disappointed. I love the breakfast bowl and my husband has the Eggs Benny.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place I have eaten in New Orleans so far! We went for. We Years Eve where they had a special menu. I had the NY Strip and my boyfriend had the duck. The Strip y’all.... it was so good! There was great flavoring as well as added sauces and grapes, yes, I said grapes, that made it one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time. I would recommend this to anyone and I feel it doesn’t get suggested enough!

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vipWendyB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was ok but the waiter said they were short staffed and behind on reservations. The meat and cheese board had no cheese on it. The pasta was flavorless and they ran out of coke before we got there and told us that we could have not have dessert because the kitchen was closed even though our reservations were for 8:15 and it was 8:45.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! I made reservations but recoceré to eat at the bar. It turned out to be the best choice. The restaurant was understaffed, but everyone remained calm and poised and handled patrons graciously. Food was great too! We orders Poutine, Hot Honey Wings, and the TN chicken sandwich. Everything was so good! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! I would definitely recommend the Rusty Screen Door Benny

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viproselee
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen and Bar is so tasty that we went there twice. I would highly recommend the Pan Fried Mac. The service is impeccable and the servers are friendly and kind. I am surprised that every table is not filled at this place because the food is truly fantastic. If I ever make a visit to New Orleans again, I will definitely be making a return trip to Brown Butter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here a few times a month love it.

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vipNini
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites in the neighborhood, it remains consistent on all points. We introduce it to friends every chance we get.

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the new poutine & eggs entree from their new brunch menu. Excellent! Meaty with short rib pieces cooked to falling apart consistensity, with plenty of crisp french fries, melty cheese curds and it came with two eggs, I got them scrambled, but the cook will make them any way you want. Truly a dish that I will come back for.

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vipJpete
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really hidden gem...the Brussels sprouts starter is amazing ...all of the food we tried was very good well done

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SOOO DELICIOUS. Not sure why it’s taken me a year and a half to come here but it surpassed my expectations. The service was amazing from the second we walked in to the moment we left. The fried pickles were so thin and perfectly fried. The chicken sandwich with greens was a combination I never knew I needed in my life and omg the fries with that aioli!! As if my gut wasn’t already exploding, we really pushed things to the limit with that creme brûlée🤤 such a great meal. Thank you!

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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 624 OpenTable diners.

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