Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Every Thursday Chef Nathan dishes up a delectable four course family style Italian dinner in Foundation Room. Dinner is $55 per person.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Will be back

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on March 9, 2020

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Juliana
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

El lugar muy bonito y original, la comida todo bien pero pedí un plato con carne Wagyu y estaba demasiado cocido y muy salado

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The food was terrible. I have never tried to chew duck that was so hard. I could even eat it. My husbands steak was amazing. We barely saw our waiter. It took forever to get service. I ordered an apple orchard cocktail which is on the menu and they poured the beer and charged me anyway. 3 of the 5 specialty cocktails were not available on the menu. At the end I ordered the orange cream brûlée’ and the check was dropped off and the dessert forgotten 2 x. The place itself is beautiful. Food menu and service are terrible! A must fix! It would be a beautiful place if fixed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and atmosphere

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Responded on January 15, 2020

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vipmichelles
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed. They are not open for Sunday brunch. Went there and was very disappointed

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vipGus2Tori
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was ordinary and overpriced.
The space was elegant and has a strong historic connection, however, the restaurant was virtually empty, and there was no menu, only a Pre fixe meal. This restaurant has the feel of a place that will be closing soon, which is a shame, the last time we dined there we had a sensational meal.

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JacekK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suerior venue, lounge and restaurant, with high quality food, upscale ambiance and good food and drink selection. We liked it so much, we got engaged while sipping on the bottle of Vueve and will return often

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review and kind words regarding our venue, food and drinks. Please come back soon.

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vipRedfish
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time! The food, the service , the atmosphere ...it was all just perfect. It happened to be our anniversary...and it was a complete win!!!

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review! So glad you had a great time in our Foundation Room. Please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We made reservations for the Foundation Room, but when we checked in with the hostess at House of Blues, we were given a booth in what I think was the lounge, between the bar and kitchen, even though we said Foundation Room reservations. None of the photos on this app matched the House of Blues at this location on the map.
We were disappointed with the time it took for our drinks and food to arrive (over 20 minutes for food, 30 for drinks) even though it was a slow night with maybe 10 tables in the whole place. Food was mediocre (burned brisket on fries, jambalaya was just spicy, not flavorful, butter & cornbread were the best part of the meal). I would have preferred to eat somewhere with more authentic creole food.
I wish we could have actually eaten at the location described in this app, since it looks and sounds much better than what we experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Foundation Room is an amazing find! You ring a bell to enter then take an elevator up to the 3rd floor. We were greeted with glasses of champagne and encouraged to enjoy the band before being seated for dinner. Our server (extrordinaire) Mike, was very knowledgeable, attentive and added extra joy to the evening. The ambiance is lush & elegant but not over the top. The food was fabulous and perfectly prepared. Drinks were excellent, too. We felt pampered and like part of the family. I will definitely go back when I'm in town!

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us! We will share your comments with the staff. Please come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I on vacation exploring New Orleans

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review! Please come back soon to see us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Red Drum special.

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thanks! Please come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Foundation Room is always great ,but it is not open on Sundays even though they allow you to book? So when we got there they were closed and we couldn’t get a reservation anywhere else

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is first class. Thank you Brittany!

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you! We will share your comments with the staff. Please come back soon.

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. Rich Collins and his beautiful wife are so kind and sweet. And the music was awesome. The waiter was kind and very helpful. Along with being handsome, witty and knowledgeable.

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on September 13, 2019

Hi Donna! Thanks for the 5 star review! We will share your kind words with the staff. Please come back soon!

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vipJessicaL
Mississippi
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went with my husband. we each ordered a starter and entree. everything was delicious! i will definitely return. the food exceeded expectations. The restaurant is also beautifully decorated. great live music. cocktails were also great.

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on November 14, 2019

Hi Jessica! Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our Foundation Room. We will share your kind words with the team. Please come back soon.

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NickieC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mike was awesome! Friendly, knowledgeable, everything! The hostess (didnt catch her name) was also wonderful. This place was outstanding. Friendliest place in NOLA.

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi, thanks for the 5 star review! So glad Mike took care of you. Please come back soon.

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vipShelbyR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top shelf service and hospitality

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thanks Shelby! Glad to know you had a great time! Please come back soon.

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vipchrish
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is really second to none. Great food, but the ambiance is amazing. Highly recommend

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi, thanks for the positive feedback. We are so happy you had a great time! Please come back soon.

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AnnieT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fabulous!!!
The hostess remembers your name, the waiter was super!!! The entertainment was marvelous!
The stunning deco itself, is worth a return visit !!!

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on July 9, 2019

Hi Annie, thanks for the 5 star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. We have shared your comments with our team. Please come back soon.

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vipemreviews
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Had a reservation for 7pm. When we arrived we were told they were full and it would probably be 15 to 20 minutes and we could have a drink at the bar while we waited. After 30 minutes started looking for hostess who was no where to be found. Finally gave up at 8 and ended up snacking in lounge. Would never attempt restaurant again since they didn’t seem to care about us at all.

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JimmieK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I could not have been more pleased with our experience there. Mikelle was very patient with me over the phone as she guided me through the process of purchasing concert tickets, Foundation Room dining, and VIP access. She treated us like royalty the whole time we were there and made our experience a memory we won't forget. Mikelle and staff were on top of things during Tab's performance as well. A concert goer standing behind me was hovering over my shoulder filming the event with her camera phone. Mikelle and another staff member noticed this from a distance and swung into action - in a very discreet and respectful manner. My wife and I appreciate Mikelle and the staff who run the House of Blues. We have spread to the word to our friends about this place and our experience. Hang on to Mikelle... she's a winner. We will be back!

p.s. Only wish we could have had Tab Benoit sign our the concert poster :)

Jim Kaelin

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on July 9, 2019

Hi Mr. Kaelin, thank you so much for this review! We appreciate your kind words regarding Mikelle and we have to agree, she is AWESOME! We have shared your review with her and her team. Please come back soon to another show!

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vipecjacket
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was in NOLA for work and brought my spouse along. We booked this spot because it was a 1,000 table. We loved the food. The cocktails were interesting and pretty good. The service was friendly but slow. The ambiance is also interesting in a very good way. I highly recommend this spot...but expect to be there a couple hours or more.

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on July 9, 2019

Hi, thanks so much for the 5 star review and kind words regarding your visit. We appreciate your comments and have shared them with the team. Please come back and see us again.

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vipLeelee
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael the. Server was awesome! Made the experience! Great food, different atmosphere and great service! Made you feel as you were the only ones in there!

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on July 9, 2019

Hi Leelee, thanks for the review and kind words! Please come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my girlfriends birthday and I wanted to take her someplace where she felt like she was taken care of. I was amazed at the quality of service that we received. First off you got this sense of exclusivity when you walk in and you’re greeted by a host that directs you to a private elevator that’s only for the restaurant. My girlfriend was so surprised that they took the time to work with her on the menu because of her food allergies. The wait staff was incredible. Working in the restaurant industry myself, you look for people to be accommodating and giving you great customer service and they exceeded that. We will definitely be going back and bringing others.

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hi, thank you so much for the 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback and will share your notes with the team. Please come back soon and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your girlfriend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We will be back soon

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vipleeA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was skeptical but other reviews assuaged my concerns. Ugh! Food was mediocre at best. Service was outright bad. Though the server was nice, he was incompetent. Food was served cold, drinks were forgotten, bread was forgotten , efforts to deal with a food allergy completely failed. Then, the food itself was generally tasteless and boring.

The ambiance is cool but with so many great restaurants in NOLA, skip this one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Food was amazing! Killer experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the Foundation Room, and it was just as enjoyable as the first! Our server did an outstanding job of “reading” our table and provided excellent food recommendations as well as witty banter throughout the meal! We will absolutely be back!

Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thanks! We will share your comments with the team. See you next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around from specialty drinks to food to ambience.

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DiegoA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, ambience and food! Great place for drinks or dinner, with or without a band playing. A gem in NOLA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very special meal here! Beginning with the greeting, the special elevator, greeting upstairs (by first name, no less) with a glass of champagne. Very romantic and special place. Very good food!

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vipJanet
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an unexpected find and we will definitely go here again! The food was amazing and portions quite large. Two of us got Rack of Lamb, served over black-eye peas with a wonderful gravy, and perfectly cooked to medium rare. But the best dish was the Fried Green Tomatoes covered in Crab and a mustard sauce. It was AMAZING. The dining room is very small so make a reservation!!

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vipMarkTwain
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and phenomenal wait staff

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vipEATSOUTALOT
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was an OT find. I have been to the House of Blues in a few cities. Always think the food is s step above the typical tourist restaurant. This special room was very cool. Had the feel of a private club. Separate entertainment. Service and food were on point. Hope I make it back.

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vipGregM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place to have dinner, listen to live music, and have a truly unique New Orleans experience.

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vipSailorguy
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was great

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vipZLawPalmBeach
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just over the top unique. I have visited NOLA probably 30 times in 6 years and never found this place. GREAT for a date night or even for a bunch of friends. If you want an intimate dinner - ask for a booth - it even has curtains that close! Excellent service, wonderful food and ambiance you won't find anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The small restaurant with chamber atmosphere. Food is high quality. I strongly recommend this restaurant for couples not for big companies.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing, from the decor to the staff and food. Perfect for a date with a special someone, if a date request a booth. The staff was great and very detailed and thorough. Will definitely be back again

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