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About Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans

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.

225 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Bienville & Iberville

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 310-4976

Website:
http://houseofblues.com/neworleans/fr

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Winowich

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

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.

Specials

Jazz Dinner & Drinks with Michael Liuzza

Wednesdays from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Live in the Lounge

Fridays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hour Menu!

Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Specials

Jazz Dinner & Drinks with Michael Liuzza

Wednesdays from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Join us every Wednesday for New Orleans Jazz artist Michael Liuzza in the Lounge. His classic jazz music also entertains the diners in enjoying the beautiful Foundation Room VIP Club Dining Room. Voted one of Where Y'at's Best Romantic Restaurants. Excludes Tax and Tip. Business Casual Dress Code Enforced. Validate Parking at Canal Place Premium Pkg. Special valid Oct 18, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017 on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Live in the Lounge

Fridays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Enjoy live entertainment in the Foundation Room VIP Club Lounge: Wed. - Michael Liuzza - Jazz Music 6-9 PM Fri. - Right Lane Bandits - Acoustic Covers from 90's, 00's & today 6-9 PM Live in the Lounge 10 pm -1 am. Excludes Tax and Tip. Enjoy our Lounge with a Dinner Reservation made in Opentable. Special valid Oct 13, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 on Fridays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Happy Hour Menu!

Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Join us Tuesday - Friday from 5 - 7 PM for Happy Hour! Featuring $6, $7 & $8 bar bite specials such as Steak Skewers & Truffle Pommes Frites! We also offer $4 & $8 Sips. All Beer is $4, select wine and classic cocktails are $8. I. Excludes Tax and Tip. Happy Hour food options are not available on show nights and specialty dining. Special valid Nov 2, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 on Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

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

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

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Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.7

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4.8

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4.3

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Authentic (1)
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Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Cozy
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food3
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service1
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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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food5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Birthday good time

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food4
ambience5
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Ambience is great, but very limited food options.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious appetizers and entrees. Pork belly and crab cakes were great way to start meal. Fish and scallops were tasty. Attentive and personable staff.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value4

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food passable not great. had chicken- fried was hard, duck just kind of there. Appetizer was crab cake. Pretty good but had so much crawfish roumalade sauce couldn't taste the crab cake. Ambiance good.service very good. Think I'd try the steak filet next time, but is pricey

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This a must go to place! They take you down a long hall then up an elevator, very interesting place, like out of a movie. We had the pan seared snapper, it was prepared perfectly. The wine bottle prices are very pricey, however, it was worth it for the occasion 😊

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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were fortunate to dine on Italian night. The food was great. Isack, our server, did a great job and added much to the enjoyment of the evening. Will be back.

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food5
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

My husband and I would like to thank you all for making our 23rd Wedding Anniversary a wonderful dinning experience. The Italian night was amazing and our hats off to the chefs. Isaac was wonderful and attentive to our request and made the dinning even more special. This was our first time in New Orleans but after such a wonderful experience with The House of Blues, it won't be our last. Again thank you all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Was on time but apparently the clerk did not give me credit for arrival. I got it taken care of later... She sat us near the musician however right behind a pole. My date had no view of musician. We tried sitting at the awkward table for a few songs but I eventually told the waiter to move us to a better viewing table. DONE! Much better... The food was good. The service was great. The music was good but short lived. The energy was OK but it was a slow Weds night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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food4
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service4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I can't wait to go back!!! It's fantastic!!! I will be back in October & im already excited about it!!!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Delicious and our waitress was the best, she made sure everything was perfect!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great food, great service! Thanks Brandi! We had a great 80th birthday dinner. Such a nice atmosphere and ambiance. See you again soon.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

From start to finish we truly enjoyed our experience. Food was amazing and the service was great. We truly felt it was a different, fun and enjoyable evening. It's not often I want to thank everyone for a memorable evening but this was one indeed. For entrees we had the Filet and the Duck, both were very well prepared and tasty. Accompaniments were well matched. Had a great wine list. A gem in the private side of the HOB.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

I enjoyed this place, food was excellent, service was prompt and attentive.. The crab cakes were the best I had while in New Orleans. and I had them at 3 different locations . Atmosphere and live music was very pleasant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 15, 2017

You will LOVE the Foundation Room. Go early and hang out in the lounge; you will enjoy exploring. Small and intimate dining, creative menu and great waitstaff. You'll feel like a VIP!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 12, 2017

OMG. Awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I have never been to the Foundation Room before, but I was quite impressed. The decor is very unique. Our group really had a wonderful time. Service was outstanding, as was the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 11, 2017

My boyfriend ordered steak which was cooked to perfection...I took a chance and ordered pork belly and grits...so glad I did. It was absolutely scrumptious! The only complaint would be the drinks where not very good at all.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Awesomeness! Mike is a great server! Glad to be members of this location.

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 23, 2017

It was me and my girlfriends 2 year ann. and it was the first and most memorable night dining out and date night. The server was so helpful and always there when we needed him and whatever we needed wasn't a issue. We will def be back hopefully for our 4 year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 16, 2017

What a great place, we got there early and listen to a wonderful band. The food was wonderful. Nice waitress really a great experience.

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food4
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a great time! Our server was super nice and very attentive. The food was good and they made accommodations for my vegetarian lifestyle. The band playing was excellent and the ambience was fantastic. The food is extremely pricey, but it was worth it for the special experience of going behind the gold door!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The restaurant was very nice and inviting. The food was delicious and the band was fantastic. Definitely a spot to visit.

Tags: Cozy
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food, awesome ambiance, excellent service. Thanks to our server, Mike!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is a very cool venue located in the House of Blues off Bourbon St. Walls are covered with Asian fabrics and there are multiple rooms in a bar area where there is live music.

The restaurant is in an adjoining room where the music can still be heard, but the sound level makes it more like background music.

Food was good, not remarkable, especially in a city with many fabulous restaurants, but the overall experience was unusual and fun. Worth a visit.

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food4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We arrived and were able to catch up with friends and not rushed to start dinner. The atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Fantastic place to enjoy a delicious, private and classy dinner in NOLA. Our anniversary dinner was perfect

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We really enjoyed our mea the food was delish. The ambiance was great! Our waitress was very nice I don't remember her name but she had the blue hair and she was informative. Will come here again when visiting next time.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Fortunate to get this opportunity the night before our cruise. Not always available on Open Table since it is a members only club in the French Quarter. If it's available when you are, take it!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Very glad they The Foundation Room uses Open Table occasionally. Great meal, service, and music. Worth the price of membership!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

We had a great time enjoyed the music friendly people great delicious food the server was a bit slow in taking our orders but other than that all was excellent. We would very much go back their again someday. It was the first time but not the last time!! Thank you again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Always a pleasure! Never have I ever had a more pleasurable experience!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Unique experience! Great ambience! Live music was awesome! Interesting decor.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The Foundation Room was fantastic. It had a very cozy, laid back vibe which is just what I was looking for! The food phenomenal and the cocktails were well prepared. Further, the customer service was exceptional! I would definitely recommend it and will definitely return the next time I'm in NOLA!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Such a great date night! We are locals but avoid the tourist scene...such a loss in our part that we haven't enjoyed the Fountain Room. We had the privilege of getting the Italian Night and Spencer Raca on the same night. Don't miss out!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Where should I start? If you're ever in New Orleans, you must visit the Foundation Room at the House of Blues. I can truly say my fiancé and I enjoyed our experience from the moment we arrived. The decor is amazing and the staff was warm and courteous, which is always a good start in my book. We were greeted in the lounge with a glass of champagne by the hostess before dinner, as the DJ played a variety of music that made everyone want to groove.

After the good vibes, it was time for dinner which I was looking forward to since we landed in NOLA. Our waitress Brandy was the sweetest thing! We've been to quit a few restaurants up and down the east coast, but the service we received from Brandy was hands down the best! Her knowledge of the menu and the way she described the items on it made your mouth water. Her unique southern charm made our dining experience extra special.

For me it's all about the experiences, good food and good people, good times at the Foundation Room.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Brandi, our server, was great, fun. Our food was wholly acceptable and well prepared, but overpriced for lack of creativity. The decor was beautiful, I'm sure, but we were tucked in a booth behind a curtain and didn't really get to enjoy the painted ceiling. Overall, we were excited to check the place out and had a good meal.

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