Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans

4.7
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Contemporary American
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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Raleigh
10 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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OT
Birmingham
11 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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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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DP
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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JL
Mississippi
15 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.

NC
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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SR
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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c
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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AT
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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e
New Orleans
7 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.

JK
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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e
Atlanta
21 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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L
Denver
16 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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OT
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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OT
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
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.

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Food was amazing! Killer experience.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around from specialty drinks to food to ambience.

DA
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.

OT
Orange County
24 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!

J
New Orleans
19 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!!

MT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and phenomenal wait staff

EA
New York Area
90 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.

GM
Baltimore
9 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.

S
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was great

ZL
Miami
32 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.

OT
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.

OT
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

p
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic great service. Food was excellent. Best atmosphere in New Orleans.

RL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia. Buena comida y ambiente agradable

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SL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time. Saw the Blues Travelers in the VIP section.

SM
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at this best hidden secret in the French Quarter! The service was beyond pampered! We were treated like royalty even though we clearly are not. From the extensive bar options (yes, even my husband's favorite craft beer), everyone can find their special drink. The atmosphere is what sets this place apart. From the hand sewn fabrics on the wall to the special artifacts, it is like dining in the most exclusive home. The high quality food leaves options for every palate. Listening to live music while you wine and dine is the BEST! We will certainly make the Foundation Room a "must do" for each trip to the Big Easy!! Highly recommend!!!

OT
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and everyone was friendly. The food was on point.

e
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and exceptional service, especially Isaac and Nicole!

LR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to eat in the VIP lounge instead and it was a terrific experience. The menu was one of small plates which was just what we wanted. The service was excellent. The ambiance amazing.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall a pretty good experience. Service was very good but not what I’d expect from this sort of a fine dining venue. The steak was great. The fish was a little on the fishy side. Appetizers were great.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unique decor and specialty menu. Service was outstanding.

B
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out before Steven Marley concert. Dinner was absolutely delicious! Split lots of things and everything was spot on! Waiters were super helpful, drinks were healthy and the Foundation wristbands allowed us some extras that made the concert enjoyed even more. All this in the middle of Mardi Gras!
We are locals and I can’t wait to go back!

NO
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and portions enormous. The crab cake appetizer could have had a bit more crab, but the topping was delicious and overall, it was great. Osso Bucco was done perfectly as well. The best thing however, was the service. Every time I have been here, I feel like an insider.

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