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Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans

4.6
4.6
193 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 310-4976

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Winowich

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Molly Cootes, Foundation Room VIP Club Concierge: (844) 680-7794

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Bienville & Iberville

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    TUESDAYS DJ Doug Funnie spins classic New Orleans blues, jazz and funk 6-9PM. WEDNESDAYS Steak Night in the dining room: Our steakhouse style a la carte menu is available every Wednesday, 6PM-10PM THURSDAYS: Chef Nathan's Italian Night one Thursday out of the month. See our website for select dates. FRIDAYS: Live in the Lounge 7-10PM, followed by a late night DJ set to keep the party going! SATURDAYS: Live in the Lounge 7-10PM, followed by a late night DJ set to keep the party going! SUNDAYS: 10PM Requiem w/ DJ Raj Smoove is the city's exclusive hip-hop and R&B night. See our website for select dates.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience! Will be back

    Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansResponded on March 9, 2020

    Thanks!

  2. J

    Juliana

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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 OrleansResponded on February 20, 2020

    Thanks for the 5 star review!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food, service and atmosphere

    Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansResponded on January 15, 2020

    Thanks!

  5. m

    michelles

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  6. GT

    Gus2Tori

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 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.

  7. JK

    JackK

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 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 OrleansResponded on December 27, 2019

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

  8. CF

    CapitalFinancialGroup

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 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 OrleansResponded 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!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 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 OrleansResponded 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Husband and I on vacation exploring New Orleans

    Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansResponded on November 18, 2019

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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great Red Drum special.

    Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansResponded on October 14, 2019

    Thanks! Please come back soon.

  13. GD

    GreggD

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 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

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is first class. Thank you Brittany!

    Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansResponded on September 23, 2019

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

  15. DP

    DonnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    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 OrleansResponded 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!

  16. JL

    JessicaL

    Mississippi

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 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 OrleansResponded 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.

  17. NC

    NickieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 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 OrleansResponded on August 7, 2019

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

  18. SR

    ShelbyR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top shelf service and hospitality

    Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansResponded on August 5, 2019

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

  19. c

    chrish

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    Foundation Room House of Blues New OrleansResponded on July 29, 2019

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

  20. AT

    AnnieT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    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 OrleansResponded 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.

  21. e

    emreviews

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 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.

  22. JK

    JimmieK

    1 review

    5.0

    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 OrleansResponded 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!

  23. e

    ecjacket

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 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 OrleansResponded 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.

  24. L

    Leelee

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 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 OrleansResponded on July 9, 2019

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

  25. DV

    DiamonteV

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 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 OrleansResponded 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!

  26. GD

    GreggD

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. A

    leeA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 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.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing! Food was amazing! Killer experience.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 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 OrleansResponded on October 28, 2019

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

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic all around from specialty drinks to food to ambience.

  31. FV

    ForeignVisitor

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 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!

  33. J

    Janet

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 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!!

  34. MT

    MarkTwain

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome meal and phenomenal wait staff

  35. EA

    EATSOUTALOT

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 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.

  36. GM

    GregM

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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.

  37. S

    Sailorguy

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mike was great

  38. ZL

    ZLawPalmBeach

    West Palm Beach

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 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.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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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Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans is rated 4.6 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans

225 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70130

  • Cross street

    Bienville & Iberville

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Winowich

  • Entertainment

    TUESDAYS DJ Doug Funnie spins classic New Orleans blues, jazz and funk 6-9PM. WEDNESDAYS Steak Night in the dining room: Our steakhouse style a la carte menu is available every Wednesday, 6PM-10PM THURSDAYS: Chef Nathan's Italian Night one Thursday out of the month. See our website for select dates. FRIDAYS: Live in the Lounge 7-10PM, followed by a late night DJ set to keep the party going! SATURDAYS: Live in the Lounge 7-10PM, followed by a late night DJ set to keep the party going! SUNDAYS: 10PM Requiem w/ DJ Raj Smoove is the city's exclusive hip-hop and R&B night. See our website for select dates.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 310-4976

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Molly Cootes, Foundation Room VIP Club Concierge: (844) 680-7794

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