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Bourbon House

4.3
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2079 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
“Arguably the best oyster bar of any white tablecloth restaurant in New Orleans” per the Times-Picayune, Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House is all about local seafood. If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu. Enjoy authentic New Orleans dishes and oysters on the half-shell in a lively atmosphere overlooking Bourbon Street.

Dickie Brennan and his culinary team have created an incredible menu of classic New Orleans dishes complemented by new favorites. Signature favorites include Gulf fish on the Halfshell and New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp.
Bourbon is a central focus at the bar with 200 bourbons on the list. Bourbon House is the perfect place for a specialty cocktail or a straight pour of that hard to find small-batch whiskey.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2079 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.4
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything bout it and foos was awesome

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AdelciaL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I pick the restaurant because of the reviews and for the fact that we stay at the hotel. I was disappointed that the food was the worst I’ve had in New Orleans. Maybe the real chef was absent on this day. We all had Po Boys and they were nasty. No would not recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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donstable
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I understand that we are in a pandemic, but two of the bourbons I ordered were not in stock or available. If you are going to call yourself the Bourbon House.....

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SandraY
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been in a while and with the Covid guidelines it wasn't crowded Food was great Had Alligator wings(which was a first) Grilled reddish excellent Staff was extra attentive Great Place...we will be back

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CharleenB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We pretty much had the place to ourselves. It was my daughters 16th birthday celebration and Eric was wonderful.

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TashaKenN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious, portions were plenty. Would have dinner again the next time I'm in town.

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EdD52
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful fish - well made drinks.
It got a bit noisy at times

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vipHans
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent. They definitely followed COVID guidelines. We are not dining out much and the restaurant hardly had any people in it, but the food was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service and food.

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LoveNOLA
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server slow to respond but wine server fast and friendly. Service charge should be verbally announced and cash accepted, what if I didn’t bring cash???

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waiter very great. Overall would recommend to all

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom was my Server and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our service was excellent! The food however was very average. Dessert was the best part of the meal. I would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our waiter had no personality and didn’t offer any suggestions. He was slow. Had to ask for bread 3 times. Then it came with our meal not before and it was cold. His inattentiveness ruined the evening. It was our 29th Anniversary and we regretted going there.

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AlanR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Prompt seating. Great food as always & the frozen milk bourbon lunch is outstanding! We had a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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sweber
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was good. The atmosphere was pleasant. We do love the oysters and Milk punch and return every time we visit!

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LATREVAC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time & my 16th Wedding Anniversary. The food was pricey but the taste made up for the price. Everything plus the server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the frozen bourbin milk punch. They have a mini size you can get to accompany your dessert

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vip2die4
New Orleans
99 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive to the restrictions in place due to the coronavirus outbreak. Everyone was adherent to the guidelines. I felt very comfortable there. The food was excellent cocktail the drinks were delicious. It was very enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Great and staff was attentive and took good care of us. In light of the pandemic they are glad to see customers come in the door and the establishment was clean and welcoming

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic as always, and the staff really put a lot of work to ensure safety measures were in place. In spite of the uncertain times, everyone there was light hearted and helped to make sure we enjoyed our dinner.

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vip7beachie11
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant was near empty when we arrived but we were in New Orleans just before the city was shutting down restaurants.l, due to COVID 19.
The service was horrible. and wait staff was available and standing around visiting with each other.
We don’t mind paying a premium for a good meal (and the food was excellent) but service should meet a certain level of expectation.
What surprised us was that the restaurant was still handing their mobile hand held credit card machines to customers instead of letting the server control it to eliminate the spread of germs! Same issue at their sister restaurant On Canal Street.

I fault the management for not adequately protecting their customers and for the lax service. In the future, we would most likely patronize another restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, especially the oysters (raw and charbroiled) and the salmon special.

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ThomasP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

250 Bourbon selections!

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nana
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place as a couple or with a group. Wait staff is excellent, food is even better. Listen to their recommendations!

Bourbon House
Responded on March 15, 2020

Thank you Nana! We loved to see your review!

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StephenS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. Good food great service

Bourbon House
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We will share your review with our team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and whiskey selection was excellent and fairly priced! Looking forward to returning.

Bourbon House
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our bourbon selections and found value for your dollar. We will share your review with our team. Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar!

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BrookeH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Our waitress was great. The atmosphere was great! No complaints!

Bourbon House
Responded on March 5, 2020

Dear Brooke, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, service, and atmosphere. We will share your kind words with our team. Thanks for your time and we look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House!

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JoeM
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great times at a great place! Always our place to go!!!

Bourbon House
Responded on March 1, 2020

Dear Joe, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your review with our team. Thank you for your time and see you back at Bourbon House soon!

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vipCarolH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The crab fingers were not good. The sauce was smoky but almost sour in taste. The crab/spinach dip was all spinach. The fried shrimp and french-fries were OK, but certainly not noteworthy in a nice dinner restaurant.

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AnnaL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. Fantastic food with local specialties in a beautiful setting. We have been there several times over the years and it never disappoints. You will remember this dining experience for a long time.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 22, 2020

Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear you that you had another memorable dinner with us. We will share your kind words with our team. Thank you for your time!

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vipBabette
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent friendly service, fine drinks, and a beautiful dining room looking out into Bourbon Street made this a great meal.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

Dear Babette, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent ecperience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you had a great time with us. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House!

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vippittypie
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was just okay. My food was good, not excellent and they hadn’t even cleared our appetizerA and were bringing entree’s. We felt rushed which was off putting when it’s an evening out and the restaurant wasn’t full.

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KarrieD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner. Very unique menu items. We will be back!!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

Dear Karrie, Thank you for taking the time to share your Valentine's Day experience at Bourbon House. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for your time. BH

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JMCas
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in New Orleans, restaurant was for a date night. Great service, our waitresses were the best and went above and beyond to make our night special. Our food came out in a timely fashion, flavor was phenomenal, and dessert was even better!

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MAHw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Would expect more from a Brennan restaurant. Hospitality severely lacking. Food quality was average.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best Valentine's dinner we've ever had. The entire staff was incredible and the food made you melt after. Every. Single. Bite

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

We are thrilled to hear that you had the best Valentine's dinner with us at Bourbon House. Thank you for taking the time to share!

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AC2020
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service, and their house drink is out of this world ( the Bourbon Shake)

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thanks AC for taking the time to share your recent visit to Bourbon House!

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Bourbon House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 522-0111.

Bourbon House is rated 4.3 stars by 2079 OpenTable diners.

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