Bourbon House

4.4
2139 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.

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Special menus

  • Mischief and Mistletoe!

    Dec 11, 2020 only
    We will be spreading some serious holiday cheer with a lot of mischief and a little mistletoe at Bourbon House. Play hooky, grab your friends, and have a festive holiday lunch! There will be a fun Secret Santa Drink Swap, a delicious 3-course menu, and some surprise appearances! Mark your calendar for the Friday before the Friday before Christmas (that's a thing, right?) and make your reservation quickly.

Offers

One Dollar Oysters! Every day from 3 pm to 6 pm!

Starting Oct 28, 2020 · 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
Enjoy our locally caught Gulf Oysters as well as wine, beer and drink specials. $7 small plates for sharing!

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 2139 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, loved the ambience, and the cocktails were a bonus!!

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YooperK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff where welcoming and knowledgeable! The food was amazing! We tried the Redfish, bbq shrimp, and several appetizers! The drinks where great and it was awesome to try a flight of bourbon!!

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ChrisL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. This place is always top notch

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Thanksgiving meal there. A traditional spread of roast turkey, oyster cornbread stuffing, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce is hard enough to find. So many places have substituted sweet potatoes for white, or don't have the classic New Orleans oyster-cornbread dressing, a feast is getting harder to find. I started this meal with shrimp remoulade and capped it off with Tarte a la Boilie, a Cajun custard tart. Delicious!

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JessicaT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a friendsgiving brunch, Excellent food and cocktails. We loved the alligator wings.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We had a late reservation on a Sunday night in November. Staff was very friendly and enjoyable to talk to. The atmosphere was relaxed. We ordered alligator wings, barbecue po boy, and seafood gumbo. The alligator wings were ok. They were flavorful but chewy. The barbecue po boy was not appetizing and did not taste like barbecue at all. It tasted like gumbo. The gumbo was flavorful. Personally I would not eat here again because the food is just ok and it didn’t sit right in our stomachs.

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Traveler
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food but small
Portions and a bit over priced. Drinks were watered down which is rare for NO. They also charged a $7 cleaning surcharge due to covid.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!

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CHRISC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were very disappointed this time around. Service was extremely slow. Orders repeated to waiter multiple times that never came.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CHEF Hargett made an outstanding meal fitting for the culinary artist that he is!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner there Friday evening off of the Coolinary menu. Husband had the pork tenderloin roulade and I had the blackened gulf fish. We both started with the crispy bourbonyaki ribs, which were spectacular! Food and service were great.

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BrianS
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

CK
vipCindyK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

we had reservations so we were seated quickly, those without were turned away.
Bianca was our server, she was quite good. She knew her bourbons and the selection was phenomenal.
The alligator hot wings were good, not too spicy. The Remoulade shrimp were excellent. The service was good, there was some slowness from the kitchen but Bianca always had our drinks full.
Knocked a star down b/c the ladies room was not clean and 2 stalls were completely out of toilet paper.
For COVID, the staff wore face coverings and used fresh gloves regularly.

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GaydenG
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed Bourbon House. The food was great. Bourbon Street was noisy with the kids banging on their makeshift "drums" and a lot of people hanging around. We would have preferred a quieter area, but that is what Bourbon Street is-a party place.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Especially the crab fingers. And the bourbon milk punch is probably the best tasting drink I have ever had. It is not terribly expensive but it is probably a little more costly than other places, so just be cautious of that if you are taking a large party. It may add up quickly. But that does not mean that the food is not worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reception person was horrible. And unexceptionable she should be terminated.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbon Houss is always a favorite of mine because BOURBON! Had the Maker's Mark flight and the burger. Not usually a seafood fan, but I pinched a couple of fried shrimp off my wife's plate. Food is fresh, made on premise, and always good.

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vipJono
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very casual service. Corn and crab soup very good. Fried food was...well fried food like anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a loving dinner experience for my wife and I’s anniversary. The atmosphere was just what you would want and expect from a fine New Orleans restaurant. The mood was very romantic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food on Bourbon St

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful and quiet dinner on Halloween. Definitely recommend the Crab and Corn Chowder. Creamy, sweet and not light on the crab. The Redfish was moist and cooked to perfection. Will be keeping this spot in mind the next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for our fancy babymoon dinner and it was amazing. Everything was perfect and our waiter Noel was attentive and great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Oysters were delicious!

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Gembo
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration.
The food was delightful, the service enthusiastic, the ambiance a step up. Bourbon street adds its own unique flavor, but the restaurant did its best to create an upscale environment. My favorite part was when the bartender told my brother he was jealous of his drink choice...way to make us secure in our menu choices!
All together a delicious and delightful evening!!

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BrianB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Like every restaurant in NOLA seemed they were just starting back up. So some u understanding . Service was pleasant, but disappeared for large chunks of time. Ordered a 2nd glass of wine before dinner arrived, it came at the end of dinner. Maybe restaurant in opening up again was understaffed, but disappointing none the less. Food was good, portions were good.

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PeteL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and cocktails. Great bourbon spot!

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vipMooremetal2
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the oyster bar and seafood platter. Service is always great snd everyone is friendly.

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suan123
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't be happier about my experience at Bourbon House. The staff was friendly, efficient, and attentive. The food was excellent. The ambiance was perfect.

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PatS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to grab a bite in New Orleans. The ambiance is what I call modern brass and glass. Not a traditional elegance but elegant in a modern, simplistic way. The lighting is gorgeous. Food was amazing. I tried raw oysters for the first time, much to the server's delight. He was a bit stiff at first, technically on point but not highly engaged. Once we got him talking, especially about the great oyster experiment he lit right up. I was HIGHLY impressed when, being told we were splitting the entree, he had it plated on separate plates in the kitchen, rather than bringing empty plates out like normally done for an appetizer. Overall wonderful experience and great food.

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vipBizTraveler
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We’ve eaten here many times over the years, but this experience was the worst. Perhaps it was COVID, but it’s not the restaurant that it once was. The shrimp po’ boy (a staple in every place in town) only had 9-10 shrimp on it and the fries were greasy and overcooked. The chicken panzanella looked good, but the chicken was overcooked and dry. It seems like the cook staff may not be the same as pre-COVID and lots of training is needed to elevate their food game. We won’t return here for a while. For those prices, the experience is NOT worth it right now.

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BilliS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food terrible , waiter was excellent , seemed like owner had an attitude

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Danno
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dinner was pretty much as expected. Nothing out of the ordinary... good food and drinks. It would have been much better without the formalities required by COVID19. Still miss seeing waitstaff expressions/smiles!

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vipDave
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbon and charbroiled oysters... what more can one ask for...

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MelissaW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great, server was very friendly (Josh) waited over an hour for food.

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Lkco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The crab claws and broiled otters were incredible. I had the shrimp broil- it was okay.

ML
MattL
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go when we are in NOLA

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Gull fish with Caribbean jelly. It was Delicious!

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vipAlissaE
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Not a great experience, disappointing first meal while here.

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ToddB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was not quite as good as last visit. Menu selection was more limited than previously, possibly due to covid19. Still had a good time though, love the place!

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 4.4 stars by 2139 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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