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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WB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Luke warm food, dirty silverware, and ripoff. But the ambiance was nice!

SV
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. Steak was excellent. The cold seafood platter was not as expected and did not come out when my wife’s steak came out. But the ladies serving were great and attentive. Will come back because of the service and the bourbon selections.

Bourbon House
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Stan, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to Bourbon House. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our service and cuisine. We are disappointed to hear that the seafood platter was not to your liking or timing. We are happy that our attentive service left a positive memorable impression. 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 soon!

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LG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, excellent food and wait staff.

c
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not worth time when there are so many wonderful options in New Orleans.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 9, 2020

Dear Carolyna, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit. Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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JI
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top places for grilled oysters every time I go to New Orleans - love everything about this place and it’s consistently awesome every time we go!!

Bourbon House
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you love Bourbon House. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our oysters. Our culinary team will be adding an assortment of toppings to the char-broiled oysters in the near future. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for your time.

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b
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Neil, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent expeirence at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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ML
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant....the food and service were fantastic!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Michele, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent expeirence at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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CG
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Bourbon House was very good. The service was excellent. I had soup and salad - the bourbon dressing on the salad was excellent. A must try!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Carol, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent expeirence at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Establishment must have been understaffed on this particular day as there was only one waitress serving the entire dining room. She was indeed pleasant, but the wait for service was unusually long. The food was good, but the portions were small for the price. Will return again as we love the atmosphere and the location, and the food is, as I said, good.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Dear John, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit. Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Orleans food with an abundance of bourbon. Service and ambiance also a bonus.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and bourbon selections. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to having you as a guest at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster bar again in the near future!

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SC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner here during a Bachelorette weekend and it was a great choice! The service was extremely friendly and helpful since we had some allergies at the table to work with. Definitely recommend the Red Bean Hummus appetizer!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Bachelorette dinner with us. We are pleased to hear that our service and cuisine was a part of such a memorable experience. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Redfish is outstanding as well as there selection of wine choices! Would recommend!

Bourbon House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to Bourbon House. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, especially the Redfish on the Half-shell. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to your next visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar!

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RS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The service was slow. The food was mediocre at best. The restaurant smelled like Bourbon Street.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 26, 2020

Dear Renee, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit.Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was just a very lackluster experience to say the least

Bourbon House
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit.Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best char broiled oysters I’ve ever had

Bourbon House
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our char broiled oysters. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to your next visit.

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LF
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have to say I got my food extremely fast. So quick that it seems it was pre-made rather than cooked to order. I had the fried catfish platter. The fish were good as were the fires. Although I discovered that a good amount of the fries were the crunchy left over bits rather than full fries. Like when you get to the bottom of a bag of chips and there are just small crumbs and pieces. The waiter was attentive but not very friendly - don't think he smiled once.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit.Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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T
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great if you want bourbon, but not the quality you expect.

SH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Upon arriving at the restaurant, we had to wait in a long line to be seated even though the restaurant was half-way full. Once seated, it took a long time for a server to visit our table. We decided on the buffet and it bordered on inedible. The biscuits were as hard as a rock and the grits congealed and cold. They had one person handling all of the egg orders (they didn't have even scrambled eggs on the buffet so you have to order them at the omelet station) and french toast orders. It took a very long time to get the egg orders. There were 10 guests all standing around waiting for food from the omelet station and the buffet was bare. It was not a good experience. overall.

BA
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated a few minutes prior to reservation time, which was nice. The server was attentive, food was really good. Nice selection of bourbon and other beverages. Have eaten there before, will definitely eat there again!

Bourbon House
Responded on January 19, 2020

Dear Brandi, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent dining experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are thrill to hear that you enjoyed our service, cuisine, and atmosphere. We are happy that you enjoyed our bourbon selection. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to your nest visit to Bourbon House!

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CP
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Big disappointment! In town for the football championship so with all the restaurants available, we were hoping to have some great meals. We should have known that Bourbon House on Bourbon St would be touristy, but it was close to where we were staying. The waitress had no patience when asking her what was good and was very condescending. Lots of fried food so we had a hard time finding something we wanted to eat. We started with the char-broiled oysters which were good. My husband settled for the crab cakes appetizer (which were fried!) and I got the seafood gumbo which was ok. The initial look and flavor were not good, but I ate it anyway. We each got the spinach salad and it was totally soaked in the dressing to where we couldn’t finish them. We headed to another restaurant for dessert.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and the food was superb.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are thrilled that you and your dining companions had a great time and found our cuisine delightful. We will share your kind words with our team!

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A
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were in New Orleans for the CFP National Championship and had lunch at Bourbon House. The food was ok, but the service was terrible. They never brought the grilled oysters we ordered and forgot our grandson’s soft drink. Very disappointing service.

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Chargrilled oysters were the best

Bourbon House
Responded on January 20, 2020

Dear Jap, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are thrilled to hear that you had and outstanding time with us. The chargrilled oysters are delicious. Our culinary team will be adding an assortment of toppings for the chargrilled oysters in the near future. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your time.

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TN
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! This place has the best grilled oysters! It is a must visit anytime on New Orleans!!!!

Sooooo good! Service is great! They make one of the best Sazeracs in NOLA!

s
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable as were our waiter’s food recommendations. The charbroiled oysters were outstanding. The mains were beautifully plated. The shrimp were done just right but the stuffed crab was too salty and had too much filler (not enough crab). The jambalaya was tasty. Of the two desserts, the rum cake won hands down but the tart was good too. We had the place almost to ourselves. Not sure why as the restaurant had all the elements you look for in an enjoyable, reasonably priced evening out.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 9, 2020

Dear Scramer, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. We are thrilled to hear that you and your dinner companion enjoyed our cuisine, atmosphere, and service. We will share your review with our team. Thank you for your time!

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OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bianca is an excellent server and has wonderful recommendations!

Bourbon House
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about you dining experience! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our cuisine, service, and atmosphere at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We will pass along your kind words to Bianca. Looking forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar soon!

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KC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I made a reservation and ended up at a tiny table squeezed by a wait station, the table next to us was too close for a private conversation. Our food waitress did her job but didn’t act like she enjoyed her job. Very cold personality. Raw oysters were great but the broiled oysters were dry. We’ve eaten here before and we were wowed. Not so much this trip ☹️

KD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 9, 2020

Dear Kelly, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about you dining experience! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We will pass along your kind words to our team. You are always welcome at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar, see you soon!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered $40 steak, half was grizzled and fatty, and we felt rushed thru our meal although not crowded at the time. Waitress was a little patronizing

AW
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We both had the deviled crab and grilled shrimp. Our servers Bianca and James were great! We will definitely be back.

OT
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the freshest oysters and seafood. Husband had a great steak. The milk punch was amazing! Best restaurant we’ve eaten at in New Orleans.

KW
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Jan1, 2020 - 3:15PM
No soap in Men's Bathroom.
Paper towels in Men's Bathroom, only one unit worked.
1 Waiter (Food) / Waitress assigned (Drinks) - Neither acted like they wanted to be there. Took waiter 15min to come to our table. Waitress never returned to offer refills.
2 Meals were bland. 1 Blackened Pecan Fish was good.
Given the owners, we expected SO much more.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Stephanie, drinks waitress was brilliant.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your kind words with Stephanie. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your time!

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KD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

New Year’s Eve. Limited menu, stressed staff. Oysters were excellent. Ambiance was upbeat. We returned New Year’s night and enjoyed the same menu at the bar. That experience was far superior. We had the same delicious oysters and a very competent server in Will. Will definitely return to the bar side, but will forego the dining room.

BS
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The gumbo was lukewarm and nothing special.

Shrimp Mirelton was bland. It is hard to compete with a family recipe.

Boiled shrimp appetizer was good but hard to peel.

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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow and less than accommodating. Lemons for water were delivered to us on a napkin thrown on the table. Food was underwhelming and certainly not worth the cost.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The ladies ate light, so they ate off of the appetizer menu, but I ordered an entree. We told them that this is what they want for their meal. Then they served the ladies way before I ever got my food and they had to wait till I got my food 30 minutes afterwards. This day and age, this restaurant should know how to time that better.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner — we were very happy with our meal and our main waiter. The drink/dessert waiter had to be told we were out of water. That was the only small issue — otherwise, great meal and we definitely recommend it!

SM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little worried about booking this restaurant right on Bourbon Street for New Year's Eve dinner, but I was pleasantly surprised. Everything went great from start to finish. We were greeted promptly ,and our reservation was in the system so we were shown to our table right away. Our waiter came by the table as soon as we were seated to cover the menu and the NYE specials. We started with the crispy brussel sprout ceasar salad, and it was absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely order this again the next time I visit this restaurant, and and I will likely have a few dreams about how good it was until I get to eat it again - haha. For dinner, we had the filet mignon and the surf and turf NYE special. Both were perfectly cooked and nicely presented. We ended the night with cheesecake and creme brulee, both of which were outstanding. The wait staff were all attentive, helpful, and friendly. I honestly expected to settle for an average night at an average restaurant, but this experience exceeded my expectations on all levels. You should definitely give this restaurant a try when you are in the French Quarter.

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, the service unbeatable

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