Bourbon House

4.3
2597 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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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
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2597 people are saying
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JenedaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Bring ack crab fingers dish and original French bread.

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FDLovr
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well trained and very friendly staff. The food was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Did not appreciate the host berating the servers in front of guest. Food was lack luster. Did enjoy the entertainment group that was there. Was out of stock of most Bourbons.

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PamelaC
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Hadn't been in a while and decided to dine their with 2 other couples. I know Covid has alot to do with it but service was slow. Drinks coming from the bar was slow. The folks the got the fish loved it. I got the Shrimp and Mirlitons and the Mirlitons was hard as a rock and really not the real version of what shrimp and mirliton should be. Dessert was a king cake ice cream sandwich of which when ordered, they were out of. So overall, my favorite restaurant is now at the bottom of the list. I hope one day it gets better.

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vipDonnie
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I thought the restaurant was very nice inside and food ( what I ate, chargrilled oysters and raw oysters were very good. A bit small but over all I would come back! Thank you

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HarryK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was not very good , catfish and fries were cold , boudin balls had no seafood in them and everything way over priced . Better catfish for 5.99 at long John silvers . Was 20 dollars for two little PCs of cold catfish . Save your money and go elsewhere

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KenL
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Booked with a reservation which was very helpful. Excellent seat by the window. Be sure to ask for the servers recommendation.

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Cassie
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very neat atmosphere! Only reason we didn’t give 5 is because our shrimp and grits were not hot. Taste was great otherwise.

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KristenD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruce Lee the server was excellent. As was Shaun in Management!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place with good food.

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TommyG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine when in New Orleans. Dining room is comfortable and quiet so you can have a relaxed conversation. Service was excellent and food is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tres bonne adresse service parfait
Nourriture classique américaine et louisiane
Lieu très agréable

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vipLarry
Charlotte
73 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very tasty....some items were not available, but Thomas P. was able to go above & beyond to make our meal worth the visit. He was attentive, helpful & very knowledgeable about the menu....Worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Server failed to tell us that the restaurant was out of a bunc

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good but it seems quality has gone down compared to previous visits. Service was good. I sat at a booth and the landing above the booth desperately needed to be dusted/cleaned which is a turn-off at food establishment. Cleanliness is important. I had the burger bc the patrons next to me….their entrees honestly didn’t even look appetizing (filet).

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vipgsalloum
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Took way too long to get served

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vipGregS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and great service. Rakeem is a great server and made for a fantastic dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We waited a hour for four drinks and an appetizer. Absolutely the worst service all weekend. So disappointed. Loved our other Brennans places.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Friendly service, but the only bad experience I’ve had at a Brennan family restaurant (and I’ve been a customer for four decades, since attending Tulane in the 80s). I had the chicken over white beans with greens and cornbread, which was excellent, as expected, but my wife ordered the hamburger with pimento cheese (after a tout by the server), which was very disappointing. The accompanying fries were cold and tasteless, and the burger bun was stale, hard to bite into, as if the sandwich had sat under a heat lamp at some point. I realize we were dining during a stressful time for restaurants, and it was a busy bowl game weekend, but this was surprisingly poor quality from such a well-regarded establishment. We’re not likely to return, or to recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Sadly this place has gone down hill , food portions were small and tasteless. Frozen Bourbon milk punch was not frozen at all . Also lost appetite because there was a mouse scurrying around under my table.
Service was excellent our server Nikki was very attentive and very apologetic for the mouse and food issues.
But won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! The airline chicken and fish entree was delicious! I recommend the charbroiled oysters to start!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and menu. Enjoyed our meal.

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Elizabeth
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was somewhat disappointed because I thought my reservation was made to be seated in the main dining area which is more formal with white table clothes. I did not make an issue of this at the time we arrived because it was New Years and everyone deserves a totally happy time without having to deal with problems. I will continue to visit Bourbon House when returning to New Orleans but will desire seating in the main dining area.
THANK YOU !!!

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ChristyeB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good menu was misleading.. I was expecting a little more

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vipVelmaB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Brunch. Food was absolutely delicious!! We Had the waiters recommendation, Barbecue Shrimp Po Boy with hand cut fries and it didn’t disappoint! Beautiful place rich in culture and bursting with southern hospitality and charm.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Our server Rashad, was excellent! Food was outstanding! Will be visiting again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was just mediocre.

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DeborahK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Nice atmosphere, amazing food (the grilled fish, charbroiled oysters and shrimp and grits were favorites in my party), attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You have a front row seat to Bourbon Street! Great drinks and knowledgeable bartenders who make the night fun. The ONLY reason I did 4 stars on food was because the menu is very limited and wait times get long when it gets busy. This was after much discussion with my partner. The food was very good and presented wonderfully by our server Nikki who did an outstanding job. My recommendations are the charbroiled oysters with lump crab meat and definitely the pineapple upside down bread pudding with a bourbon milk punch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was not what I experienced on my previous visit. I hate to say the food wasn’t good and the temperature of the food was luke warm to cold. Not a great experience on this visit.

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BenF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The broiled oysters were excellent as well as the Pinot sandwich. The fries that came with the sandwich were perfect seasoned. The only issue was they were out of all 5 bourbons I wanted to try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostesses were phenomenal. That’s where it stops. Food was sub par. Drinks were terrible. Service was meh.

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TheresaF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner while on a little get away trip. The service was good. The food was excellent

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vipRandyL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They were understaffed, but were up front and apologetic about it. The food and atmosphere were terrific. We had a great table by the window, which was great for people watching on Bourbon Street.

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Nicksmom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great frozen bourbon punch and friendly, attentive service

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JanDenise
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! We ordered the steak and also the shrimp and grits. We had a wonderful waiter and enjoyed the ambiance and location. We were able to people watch and enjoy our meal! It will be a regular stop!

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Outcast
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Service was slower than usual even though the restaurant was not very crowded.

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ConnieH
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was very good, service a little slow at times but server trying very hard just had some large tables that appeared to be quite demanding, unfortunately you cannot control behavior of other customers

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Mims
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We did the Reveillon dinner menu on Christmas Eve, it was excellent and the egg nog cheesecake will have us returning next year! Delish. Appreciate how hard everyone worked, especially battling staffing COVID issues. Great Job!

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 4.3 stars by 2597 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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