Bourbon House

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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.
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DR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bourbon house is a perfect fine dining for sea food! If you are visiting NOLA, then this should be on your must do list. I went here with my girl friends and it was their first time trying crabs and oysters! And woo la they love love loved it! The location is perfect and we reserved via open table, service was awesome they were so friendly and patient to take even our pictures in spite of a busy timing. Don’t miss it!

N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We will NOT go again. Food & drinks were ordinary. Nothing special about the place.

JD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with a good choose of food. Next time we will book again.

EP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff was attentive. Food was better than I thought it would be for a large, busy restaurant. Had the seafood sampler. Felt the grilled shrimp skewer was a tad over cooked. The fish was cooked nicely. The crab imperial was ok....a bit too much filler for me. The food arrived at room temperature. I like my food hot. I’d probably go back but after trying other seafood restaurants first. .

AM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Josh and Noel were awesome waiters. These two guys made it a great experience!

DR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the Bourbon House while walking on Bourbon Street; it was among several highly rated restaurants we considered. What a great choice! The food was unique, very much in style with the New Orleans cuisine we were expecting. The prices were reasonable, the service great and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Southern Decadence with good friends

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bourbon House was absolutely amazing! We wanted more of everything. Being right on Bourbon Street I was concerned that the restaurant would be noisy like its surroundings, but I was pleasantly surprised to walk in to a quiet and peaceful setting. It felt like a whole different world than the street outside, but still right in the middle of all the action. The sauce on the filet mignon was superb. Our favorite was the oyster appetizer that was topped with crab meat and a lemon butter sauce. Both desserts were delicious as well- season ice cream that was vegan (but so tasty) and the best bread pudding. This meal was the highlight of our trip to New Orleans.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! THE DRINKS THOUGH. The drinks were all amazing especially the Voodoo Child!!

SS
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The was our first time to visit Bourbon House. The food and service was very good. We enjoyed our wait staffers. The catfish was exceptional.

h
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Oysters disappointing in that the crab meat was just tossed on overcooked grilled oysters...and this is an oyster house.

I have been there many times and enjoyed food...but the meal was mediocre.

I will try again though!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food. The service. The atmosphere. Top notch. Even with a 9 month old, the waitstaff was oh so wonderful!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great. I had the Seafood Sampler and was unable to eat the crab imperial as if was over cooked (dried out), the serving size was truly a. “Sample” size.

CB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for Coolinary month... they tried to tell me it wasn’t offered on Friday’s , even though the website Said otherwise.
Oysters were the size of a nickel, pork tenderloin had no flavor at all. The best part was the cosmopolitan from the bar. There are better restaurants in the city, with better tasting food , with way better prices. We will not be returning.

NA
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our table captain, Corey, made our dining experience both memorable and delightful. His panache, knowledge and personable nature kept us fully engaged in our dining experience and anticipating the wonderfully prepared culinary delights he promised would come at each course of our meal. I am happy to report that each of his promises were kept as the preparation of our meal was perfectly executed from start to finish.
We look forward to returning to Bourbon House. We shall insist on dining with Corey: even if it means that we have to wait to be seated. Kudos, Corey! The pride you take in ensuring your guests have a wonderful experience is evident in your demeanor. Keep up the great work!

JP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters I’ve ever had. Broiled with crab meat and fresh oyster shooters. Will come back for more!!!

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 5. Everyone was happy with their various entree choices. I got the fried oyster platter. It was good. Acme house has a better platter. With that being said this was a good number 2 option.
The staff was great. They offered suggestions and gave honest opinions on the food.
I would go back and recommend to others.

S
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was decent but service was not good. We waited for over 10 minutes before we even got water and had to ask another server who wasn't assigned to our table for bread. When Tom, our server, finally came to the table, he gave us some info and then was getting ready to leave. We were hungry so we had to ask if we could put in our appetizer order then. Had to ask for another glass of wine instead of being offered one when they saw it was out. Also noticed a man at another table in our section get up and flag down a waiter, as he was not being helped. As for food, it's not bad - 1/2 dozen charbroiled oysters to start (Drago's are better) and the stuffed shrimp mirliton as my entree. That was pretty good, but my husband's redfish was outstanding. If we had to go back, that's what I would order. We're local and like to go to different restaurants to see where we would take out of town friends to or refer people to when they're visiting. Unfortunately, this wouldn't make our list.

ST
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good sea food

AC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful time. After all these years of going to New Orleans this was the first time I heard about the temperature lunch! Not only was the food amazing, so was the service and the price. During our 4-day/3-night stay we had lunch twice at the Bourbon House.

TB
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Friendly staff, great service and we had a great deal during coolinary month in Norlens. The charbroiled oysters were out of this world.

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Bourbon bar is great and gives a regular bourbon drinker the opportunity to try new ones. The food started great with the charbroiled oysters and Rock Shrimp, but the much lauded Redfish on the half shell left us wanting...

s
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pace of food versus beverage service was not in cadence. Markeit was an excellent beverage server, but the speed of the bar was not in tune. Entree sides also seemed to have been set too far in advance of the meat/fish.

ML
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The ambiance is very New Orleans oriented. Staff were all very welcoming and friendly. It was great to have 2gluten free pastries.

RG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for dinner and enjoyed it overall. My dish was cold which was a bit disappointing. The service was good.

AM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time there. Love the seafood, very fresh. Great cocktails. Would come back again.

JL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food, wonderful ambiance. We enjoyed it immensely!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

J
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dinner. Highly recommend the charbroiled oysters!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service!!!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and food was amazing. The waiters were attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu.

F
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious meal from start to finish! Oysters! Catfish! Red fish! Seafood sampler. We loved it all! The milk punch is not to be missed.

RO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Had always liked Bourbon House. Service was slow! Food took way too long! And they just handed these across the table! No manners! Not professional at all.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our servers Emily and Brittany! The food was wonderful. After a long day of walking during Essencefest weekend, this made our last night/dinner in New Orleans memorable! We Love New Orleans- We will be coming back to Bourbon House!

TT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Always stop here when in NOLA. Food was rather disappointing. Bread pudding and grilled oysters with crab was good but meal not great.

M
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I sat at the Bar and Leo was great to chat with as he shucked oysters. The food was delish too. I had the charbroiled oysters which were yummy (I had to ask for French bread to mop up the butter and seasonings left from the oysters). I also had the house salad and added oysters to it. The salad was refreshing!

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from Daniel and his co-worker was amazing. They made great recommendations and the food was delicious! I feel in love with the char-broiled oysters!

N
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had friends in from out of town, and they suggested Bourbon House. We hadn't been there before, but had a great time. The food was very good, and the service, especially our waiter, Josh, was terrific. All in all, while we preferred Tableau's atmosphere, (a little quieter) this was a great restaurant experience.

D
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service! Lisa was friendly and kind. Great food! Menu offered a variety of selections and allowed for modification. Good value. Prices a bit higher than I would expect for the quality and presentation.

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