Bourbon House

4.5
2215 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Bourbon House during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happiest Hours daily from 2p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    $1 Oysters on the half shell $7 Small Plates: Flambeaux Shrimp tossed in sweet pepper mash aioli, Chef's Ceviche inspired by the gulfs bounty, Loaded Cajun Potatoes crab boiled topped with pimento cheese, scallions and cracklins. $7 Drink Specials: House Red and White Wine, Sazerac, Classic Daiquiri, Hell or High Garden (Wheatley Vodka, Lillet Rose, Giffard Apricot, Solerno, lemon juice, sparkling wine)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2215 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipDenTownTraveller
Denver
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We expect quite a lot more from a restaurant in New Orleans. Nothing about our meal especially the alligator appetizer was enjoyable. Certainly not up to the standards one would expect from the greatest food cardity in the United States.
The service was pleasant but very slow. Usually when you order a drink in New Orleans it's in your hand in a couple of minutes. They weren't busy, they were just slow.

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Foodlover
Shreveport
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The hostess at the front was extremely rude to my wife and I. We specifically told her we were a party of two yet she repeatedly attempted to place us for a table for four immediately in front of the kitchen door. I insisted she give us a table for two! When we returned to the reception area she rudely stated “Stand Here!” while she went in search of a table...in less than one minute she amazingly had a table for two available after all! It got worse...I then watched her circulate around the restaurant telling our servers like she was a kindergartener tattling on us! I didn’t catch her name...perhaps she was upset that her glasses were all fogged up from wearing the mask. If she worked for me she would have been fired on the spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was ok. Nothing to rave about. Prob won’t be at the top of the New Orleans todo list.

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LauraG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner and server was very attentive throughout the meal. We celebrated a birthday and everything went according to plan. Server was kind enough to bring a small birthday treat that was enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were awesome. Never had a disappointing experience at a Brennan family restaurant!

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Murrantz
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, alligator wings unbelievably good.

JD
JeanneD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service. Delicious.food and drink. Will return again!

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hqarang
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to a wild turkey bourbon dinner special event. Dinner and bourbon/rye pours were well matched. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is a tourist trap. Avoid it at all cost. The staff are clueless and slow. The manager also has no idea how to run a restaurant.

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vipKevin
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Incredible food and atmosphere. Everyone really made sure that we had a great time

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vipSteamboat
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wanted to give it 5 stars but things were just a bit off the night we went. Service was slow. We were seated in the bar area with our younger kids so it wasn’t quite what we hoped for. Food was good, not quite fabulous.

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SarahM
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Service was fantastic. The red fish was amazing. BBQ grits were one of the best in NOLA. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chargrilled oysters are BOMB

SK
vipSarahK
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal from start to finish..enjoyed the hh oysters they were fresh and amazing! Chargrilled oysters were on point!

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Kintantii
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The experience we had with the hostesses was a little disappointing, however our waitress made up for it. One of the hostesses had a weird “air” about her (Miriam). She gave off the vibe as if she were a “gatekeeper” and “you aren’t getting past me” VS being someone that greets and welcomes the guests. The second hostess walked us to our table and the table she intended was already being sat at.

Our waitress (don’t remember her name) set everything right. As she was pleasant, attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu.

Try the chargrilled oysters!

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takittat
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely time the food was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The cocktails we really enjoyable and the view of Bourbon was fun. Inside was extremely cold I know the temperature was near freezing outdoors but there was no warmth.

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AlfonsoR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Awesome food and amazing service! Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good, but I’ve had better! Overall the experience was great and the drinks were wonderful! Would dine here again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful valentines dinner with my wife will be returning soon

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, superb food and fantastic location!

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DebbieK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time. Our waiter was wonderful. I urge locals and visitors to experience the Bourbon House and support the restaurant and the staff!

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jvh3
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We were seated almost 15 minutes before our waiter even acknowledge that we were sitting at his table. When we brought this to the hostesses attention she looked very flustered and didn’t know what to do, so she did nothing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing on every level, service good atmosphere. Will definitely return . Something for everyone!

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Charmed9
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Noel and fantastic food. I appreciated the adherence to masks and social distancing. The bread pudding in tandem with the frozen milk bourbon dessert was amazing!

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Desiree
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Our server Bianca was wonderful! Food was incredible. I highly recommend dining here.

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pfrl
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

stephanie our server was a pleasure and polite and full of information

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AshtonR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! The grilled oysters are a MUST TRY! My husband and I make a point to try the grilled oysters at every restaurant that offers them and these were the best we have had so far!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience! We had never heard of this restaurant and decided to try it out. All aspects were great; including the service, the quality of food and the ambiance.

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Bourboneer
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh, and the entire staff took great care of us. His attention to our dining needs was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We ordered the alligator wings as our appetizer- unfortunately we were not a fan. I’m sure these are a hit with others, but it was too chewy for us. The chicken was delicious, and I gobbled up the carrots and potatoes that came with it. My fiancé ordered blackened red-fish, which was also divine. Because of COVID the service and dining was slow, I expect the waiters are more “on top of their game” when it’s busier. Overall, not bad, definitely worth trying if you want dinner on bourbon street.

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CalleenS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab knuckles and red fish are wonderful! They have the best Gumbo in New Orleans!

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Quiana
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my second visit to Bourbon House. The chargrilled oysters don’t disappoint. However the corn and crab soup and gumbo were absolutely disappointing. So bland!! The shrimp and grits was mediocre, the surf and turf special came out cold twice. The only entree that was decent was the redfish. Not sure I’ll return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! The charbroiled oysters with crab meat are a must!

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Key83
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was 3/5. We had a very nice and accommodating waiter (Kwame) but the kitchen was very slow with god service and the entrees ranged from cold to lukewarm.

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JamilaP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a new resident to New Orleans my family and I wanted to try this restaurant. We were extremely pleased from the time we walked in until we left. The service and food was amazing. Definitely recommend the Bourbon shrimp and grits and the Paper Plane cocktail.

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DavidK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

To be honest, the service was poor. Extremely slow, was brought bread basket half way into meal. Ordered some hot tea, one server brought the tea bag, another the hot water - supposedly due to COVID would not leave the hot water container at table - HOT WATER!..... Extremely expensive for poor, poor service. Food was so-so. Go across the street for great food and service.

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LanaK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was ok; it isn't something I would rave to my friends about who visit New Orleans. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was nice.

MR
vipMariaR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly specially Trodell, the manager. We got there later than our reservation and he accommodated us the best way that he could. The food was good and a great experience. I definitely recommend this place.

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MLAAA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was really good but the food was average. It was pretty expensive for the overall quality of food. Limited options to choose from.

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jeffh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "redfish on the halfshell" was incredible. Highly recommend it !

FAQs

Bourbon House does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bourbon House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 522-0111.

Bourbon House is rated 4.5 stars by 2215 OpenTable diners.

Bourbon House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://frenchquarter-dining.getbento.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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