Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans

4.6
111 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Foundation Room at House of Blues New Orleans guests experience the best the city offers in a truly unique setting. James Beard Nominated Exec. Chef Nathan Winowich & wife, Erika, are one of the best kept culinary secrets in the French Quarter. Foundation Room New Orleans guests enjoy seasonal & locally inspired items including Honey Braised Pork Belly & local Gulf Fish. The captivating space is the perfect date spot or intimate dinner with a focus on personal attention and service.

Come early to enjoy a delicious hand-crafted cocktail with our small plate menu in the Lounge. Nightly live entertainment from local blues artists & today's hottest DJs. Indulge in an intimate night with that special someone in our dining room or an unforgettable experience in our vibrant lounge, known for its alluring decor and seductive lighting, the Foundation Room is the perfect backdrop to elevate your nightlife experience.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 310-4976
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathan Winowich
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bienville & Iberville
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Parking details
Guests of the Foundation Room and House of Blues can have their parking validated for the Canal Place Parking Garage located at Clay Street by the way of Canal and Bienvielle.
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Public transit
The House of Blues is located one block off of Canal Street in the French Quarter. It is accessible from both the Canal Street and St Charles RTA buses and Street Cars.
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Entertainment
**SPECIAL DINING**
TUESDAYS
Chef Nathan's Tuesday Tastings
Each week Chef creates a new delicious prix fixe menu. Reservations begin at 6pm. $45 per person.

**LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT**
TUESDAYS:
6-8PM Art & Soul NOLA Vinyl
DJ Doug Funnie spins classic New Orleans blues, jazz and funk. Local artists display and sell their art. $5 Call drinks and Craft Beers $3 Jameson add on shot special

THURSDAYS:
6-9PM Blues & Brews Live Blues Music and $5 Craft Beers
10PM-1AM The Rising of Robin Barnes Live Jazz tunes with sultry R&B vibes

FRIDAYS:
5-6PM 60 Second Sipping with Jake Landry & the Right Lane Bandits $5 French 75's
9PM Flirt Dance Night with DJ Raj Smoove

SATURDAYS:
9PM Body Talk w/ DJ Fayard Lindsey and Friends

SUNDAYS*:
10PM Requiem w/ DJ Raj Smoove is the city's exclusive hip-hop and R&B night
*Select Sundays
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Special events & promotions
Looking to have an exclusive event? Contact Abby Jones at abbyjones@livenation.com to create the most unique event for your birthday, bachlor/ette or krewe party! We also enjoy working with local charity and networking groups.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Foundation Room guests experience the best the city offers in a truly unique setting. Exec. Chef Nathan Winowich prepares visually stimulating and delicious appetizers, plated dinners and reception-style menus that embrace local culture and flavors while showing off his culinary expertise.

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Tue - Wed 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

What 111 People Are Saying
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! The best service my friends and I ever had and don't believe we can find elsewhere. Our server Mike gave the best service, attentiveness, salesmanship and storytelling. Usually when someone comes to us too often or right when your mouth is full to check on you, you find it overwhelming or annoying...but it didn't feel that way at all. He was so genuine. Our food was phenomenal and in a large quantity! I didn't expect to get so much in my serving which was great, sadly didn't get to finish it all but definitely took it home. Would definitely go back again (and have Mike serve us)!

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience! The best service I have received in New Orleans. Great atmosphere

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you step inside the building you know you’re in for a special evening. Exclusive entrance to a quick elevator ride and you enter a Kama sutra, sultry, adult hangout. Leather seats, fabric wall paper, and low lighting to set the ambience. Their wine list is extensive and live music sets the tone for an enjoyable evening. The food is another experience you won’t soon forget. Everything I had was flavorful and prepared to perfection.

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RM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fried chicken was fabulous as well as the bread pudding! I think this is definitely an adult dinner place, would not recommend bringing your children under the age of 18. Our server was very attentive, and had lots of “energy.” However, he did not read his “audience “ when telling his interesting waiter stories, which were not appropriate for our dinner party.

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JB
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server and staff were very knowledgeable and attentive. Steak was cooked perfectly. Amazing atmosphere

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MM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience, great waiter and I met the chef. Very friendly with great food

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was great. The place was really cool. It was a bit pricey.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

I picked this restaurant because it was walking distance from our hotel. We were celebrating my sons birthday. It was hard to find the entrance and we were not treated well at the sister restaurant. The interior is dark and weird, but New Orleans vibe. We were only ones in restaurant and seated in corner booth that had pillows and curtain. I'm not sure what all they expected us to do, but we just came for a nice meal. Food was good and service was great! It was expensive and not sure if i would go again.

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JJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere is to die for. Service is good. Wine list pretty good. Overpriced but...you let that slide. On our particular visit the strip steaks were practically inedible due to sinew. Really poor. Service didn’t offer to offset, but we didn’t push it either. Other food was just fine.

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This without any doubt is the best food that I have even eaten.

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Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Even got a sweet setup of free tickets to the Little Stephen show. Love the VIP access to the upper level of the venue.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Was my newly wed husbands birthday & we wanted a private quiet dinner & even tho dining room completely empty, hostess sat us facing the exit door & then sat a huge loud party of 6 adjacent to our table & completely ruined our evening; steak was terribly cooked & server did not tell me chicken was thigh meat which I do not eat so bad food too.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The Foundation Room was a really neat spot. The food was delicious and once we got to our table everything was very nice. We were disappointed because we had a reservation but had to wait 45 min for a table. The ambiance was nice enough, but we were starving.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The room and bar are exceptional. Food was good but not on a par with the best NOLA has to offer but the atmosphere made up for it.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service was very good. A wonderful evening...

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JB
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

From the description, we thought we would be having dinner while watching and listening to musicians perform. Unless you only wanted "bar food" and wanted to sit on couches, this was not correct. The dining area was fine, but we were also not aware that on Thursdays, (not sure if it's every Thursday) they only offer a prix-fixe Italian dinner. The food was just OK, nothing I would praise highly. The music was fine, but not anything special.

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a date night for the wife and I, it was her first visit and we loved it. Service was great as was the food!

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MR
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Drinks were perfect. Service was perfect. Food was perfect.

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ET
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations without knowing exactly what we were getting into. We had an amazing experience. When we arrived we were able to listen to some live music while are table was getting ready. We were then escorted to small private area for dinning and my first thought was "oh no, what have I gotten us into, this will cost a small fortune" but the prices were extremely reasonable. The waitstaff was friendly and quick to offer advice when asked about different items. The food was great. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it!

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless, from arrival to departure. attentive and friendly service without being intrusive or pretentious. food was absolutely delicious. would recommend highly for all occaisions.

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J
Savannah
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. It was a very calm night so we had lots of time to enjoy our water and the beautiful blues.

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New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music, good food and outstanding service. The band was outstanding. Very small dining are fits only 10 tables.

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New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but we had a great time. Music was great during dining and we danced after we finished our meal.
Very small dining room with limited seating so make reservations in advance.

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BS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this little hide a way spot. I think there is 10 tables in the whole place. If your are looking for an intimate dinner with good service yet not overly attentive to the point of nagging you, this is it. Food was very tasty. Steaks cooked to temperature. Drinks were on point and ambiance was killer.. Perfect date place.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was a mouse in the restaurant. Dis not get a refund. Would be an excellent review, but it cannot be.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and our waiter (Mike) was top notch. We would definitely return

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to dine at the Foundation Room.....and it will not be our last! The décor and vibe is great with very attentive service to match. Fairly limited menu (which I like), but the quality of the food was excellent. Stayed after dinner in the bar area for live music. You will not be disappointed.

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CF
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were there for New Years Eve. The problem was, once you finished dinner, there was no where to sit. All of the seating was reserved, but they didn’t tell us there was no where to sit.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Steak, service and atmosphere but pricey compared to similar restaurants in the area

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New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff always very attentive and accommodating
Jake Landry and his band are also a plus

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience, the food was incredible, especially the Crawfish fritters. The drinks were amazing and so was the dessert.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! It was my favorite place in New Orleans.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to New Orleans for years and cannot think of a better place for a date. Ambiance is terrific. Noise level is perfect for conversation. Guitarist the night I went was terrific. Food wonderful. I travel a lot and think this Is one of the best date local in the country.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time there and the service was perfect. The staff greeted us by name and our booth was comfortable fostering great conversations. Their mixed drinks were second to none and offered a complex aroma and evolving taste only a master bartender can muster. The food was at the perfect temperature and well-balanced. Overall, this place is going to be a definite go to for me and my wife.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing and our waitress Brandy was informative, personable and kind. Her recommendations for foods and wine pairing was amazing!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We found this place online & it sounded great. The live music was excellent. Note that if you want to tip the musicians, keep in mind that you will also be charged $4.00 music fee per person on your bill! We gave our order to the waiter explaining that We'd like a 20 minute break between our appetizer & the entree. He said "no problem". We ended up waiting an HOUR for our entrees. During this time a different waiter rudely kept taking the water jug from our table to serve the large table near us without acknowledging us at all. The waiter who took our order ignored us completely during the hour long wait. We ended up telling another waiter that we were still waiting for our food. Finally when our food arrived delivered by our original waiter - no apology. VERY poor service. The food was ok - nothing outstanding. The shrimp bisque was very tasty.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I've ever received in six year stay in New Orleans! Beauty dinning room, amazing crab cakes and an attentive waiter (I believe his name is Mathew)
I most definitely will be returning.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday good time

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Ambience is great, but very limited food options.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and the staff was a much higher caliber than most restaurants. Much like a private club where they know you. Ambiance is Fantastic.

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