Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

4.7
641 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 641 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Smoked Pork belly and root veggies was AMAZING! Clean plates all around!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I brought my 8 year old granddaughter for brunch. She was so disappointed that they didn’t have hot chocolate. The owner personally went to a local coffee shop and brought her one. Our waitress was amazing and turned what could have been a miserable meal into a joyous one. The food was wonderful, the chicken and biscuits was off the hook and we now have a new fave place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Chef Dayne was very personable.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about BB is exceptional.

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Nolafood
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service!

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ginar
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to have a hardy meal or light lunch. The food was great and a good size portion. The staff was friendly yet not intrusive. I will be back!

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Genevieve
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly service, quiet dining area. Entrees were good although the portions were small.

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NancyW
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the service and the food was excellent. Everything was delicious. We felt comfortable with their spaced seating.

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KurtP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding meal. We throughly enjoyed the entire experience

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NancyW
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers are very personable and attentive. The food is amazing. We had PEI mussels with crispy french fries. We also had the feta dip which was really tasty. There is not a lot of seating due to restrictions, so I suggest you make a reservation.

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StephanieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the burgers and brisket! Will definitely be back!!

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StaceyM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality was outstanding. Service was great. Everything was delicious. I'd highly recommend checking it out. It's a little out of the way, up by city park and in a strip mall but its honestly one of the best places I've eaten at. The portions are huge and a good value.

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keedyboo18
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Different flavors on the menu to suit everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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saravin
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went there for Coolinary. My friends just wanted to try it out. Excellent service and food and bottomless mimosas included. Had chicken and waffles and banana cotta, not what I would typically order but they were delicious. My friends got the brunch burger (I've already had it). They were in heaven!. Soooo good you must go!

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iliketopreach
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived in New Orleans for 8 years. Brown Butter was our favorite restaurant. We eat here every time we come to town.

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Skip2020
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, and great service.

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vipKiSt
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipBeGood
New Orleans
40 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
9 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
21 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!

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vipJoelC
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAlisonK
New Orleans
21 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.

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vipMattB
Atlanta
16 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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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 641 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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