Bourbon House

4.2
2484 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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Experiences

  • REVEILLON DINNER- A New Orleans Tradition $52

    Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    The Reveillon tradition is most commonly enjoyed by local families and/or friends gathered around a large table in an old French Quarter restaurant or reserving one of the small private dining rooms they offer. The feelings of togetherness and good cheer, coupled with the memories of all that great New Orleans food, will stick to the palate of your memory forever. First Course: Fried Oysters with a Rockefeller Fondue Second Course: Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad Third Course: Shrimp Stuffed Gulf Fish Creole Duck Confit Gumbo with File Calas and Braised Greens Fourth Course: Eggnog Cheesecake with gingersnap crust and cranberry coulis
  • Get your BOO on with $15 bottomless Mimosas!

    Oct 29, 2021 only

    Grab your best ghouls and celebrate Friday Lunch like the locals do! Costumes highly encouraged! Enjoy bottomless mimosas with the purchase of any entrée.

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 2484 people are saying
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vipChrisR
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, great bourbon, all around an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The restaurant did require our Covid vaccination cards; however, very few waiters were wearing their masks over their nose or mouth. Our waiter never did cover either his nose or mouth and continually leaned over all of us. So that kind of set the tone for the evening; I cannot recommend this restaurant for Covid safety right now. Brennan's on the other hand...highly recommend for food, service and Covid precautions! Sadly Bourbon House is a no at this time.

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vipCWFdining
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was lacking from our server Stephanie. Our table of 4 all ordered appetizers and only 2 of 4 were delivered before having to ask why…It was obvious the server forgot about my soup because she had to ask which one I had ordered….Even after soup came out my wife’s oysters had yet to have been delivered. Later during the entree round my shrimp were delivered without the requested tartar sauce which is further evidence of lack of good customer service.
On the positive side the entrees were cooked to order and very good. The pineapple bread pudding for dessert was delicious and highly recommended.

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DollyC
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, & atmosphere was fantastic.
Highly recommend

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vipagbcpa
Baltimore
86 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good but had to send my steak back to be cooked more and it came back still not cooked correctly. Did not have the energy to send it back again

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Eanubian
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was our final dining experience in New Orleans before catching a flight home. We were received warmly and enjoyed our appetizers - gumbo for him and corn/crawfish soup for me. I thought the soup was ok (not special; a bit thin) and the gumbo was fine -not the best NOLA has to offer.

I ordered the fried seafood platter but requested alligator in lieu of oysters. The chef would only substitute if I paid an additional $5.00 - the cost would be a total $37,00 for a lunch entree. I declined and had catfish and shrimp. My hubby’s shrimp & grits required a bit of work to remove the tails from shrimp. This is a messy tasks when rue is involved.

The dozen bourbon milkshake was a great shared dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wasn’t impressed at all. Waitress was kind but untrained. Food was so so especially the charbroiled oyster-very subpar, poor quality. Again, I was not very impressed except how expensive this place was.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and impeccable service. Loved every dish that came out. Had two Old Fashioneds - the chicory one was watery, but the elder flower one was spot on. Really my only criticism - everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Mandates have taken a toll on what used to be one of my favorite places.

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412foodguru
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service extremely slow, food expensive and mediocre at best. Fried shrimp spices overpowering, more fries than anything else.

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ZNor
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Subpar food, subpar service. It was not aware of all, but it was also not necessarily enjoyable.

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Bamafan
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! I would definitely go there on my next New Orleans visit.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed that the BBQ shrimp was not on the menu as an appetizer or meal other than the BBQ shrimp PO boy which is what I went with. Somewhat disappointed as it was French bread hollowed out some with not so flavorful shrimp stuffed inside.

I was last here a few years ago and the BBQ shrimp was unbelievable.

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viprigby
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food was good too, really big list of bourbons, some are hard to find, so that made my husband happy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was sub par, bourbon selection was nothing like they told me it was just two days prior on the phone.

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bigsid
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

limited menu because of the storm but enough choices to make the trip worth while

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great, and the food was delicious. A little disappointed only in that we came specifically for the oysters and they were out. I hope we get to experience them before we leave!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and fresh. Great drinks and service

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vipEasyLiving
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their burgers. This time, they forgot to put on their “special sauce,” and we didn’t notice the difference until we’d finished our meals. Bummer. Next time, we’ll make sure that the burgers we order are the burgers we love!

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ToniB
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and freaky service. Would definitely come back.

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ScottR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Temperature lunch was amazing--the chargrilled oysters incredible--and the pecan pie was one of the best I've ever had.

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NicoleBrown820
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I visited the bourbon house for our 5th yr anniversary.
Fist time in New Orleans, and the experience was amazing, amazing food and drinks and nightly entertainment.

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TiffanyD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits were amazing! Our server was very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway an amazing time

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ErickaG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glenda was amazing and the table singers was an added touch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, and the best Bourbon Milk Punch I’ve ever had! And I’ve had many …..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Was very much looking forward to the experience and was very underwhelmed. If it wasn’t for our server, April, this would less than one star. With the restaurant pretty empty, we were sat at a table right next to a large loud party…obnoxiously loud. Even April was frustrated with how loud they were. Trying to find a bourbon on the list that they actually had was a challenge. When i finally asked for one they had, it took well over a half hour to actually get it. Our meal order was very disjointed. One of the four meals was delivered 45 MINUTES in advance of the rest. Yes, we had to wait about an hour to get our meals. I was so frustrated with the experience, I didn’t want to stay any longer.

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Brennans
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food..excellent. Service..excellent. The whole experience was great, but food and service most important.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service and too salty the food.

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Brooklynbill
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribs were to die for as well as the pineapple upside down bread pudding. The selection of bourbons is tremendous. Wish we were staying in New Orleans longer. Bourbon House is a must go to place when you visit New Orleans!!!

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Ward
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience to eat at Bourbon House.

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Kimm
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Restaurant not busy, plenty of tables and they put us right next to a loud person.. pointed to table and and asked if we could move there .. came back and said we couldn’t move there, but pointed to another place that was no better..few minutes later they seated someone at table I asked for… Blackened Gulf Fish and Oysters over cooked.. Ribeye was good but sweet potato wedges were overcooked and dry.. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive..

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AngelaW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Unfortunately the service was horrible. We had reservations at 8:30pm for the coolinary dinner. The waitress failed to acknowledge us for quite some time and after telling her what we wanted came back 25 min later to double check because she hadn't put it in yet?! She then came back 5 min later to ask again because she still hadn't put it in. Why?? So we waited a approx 1 hour to even receive our food (it was not busy at all) but we were starving and it definitely ruined what otherwise would have been a great meal experience. The food itself was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Had the fancy vibe w/o actually being fancy. Food was awesome and service was excellent too!

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JAMESG
Shreveport
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, and the food was very good - too much to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot to eat in NOLA. Oysters are amazing & the drinks are top notch! Took the kids for lunch and they were very accommodating.

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ScottN
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bret grilled oysters in town by far!

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Jwalk02
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here to visit from Buffalo, NY. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We really enjoy the different cuisine New Orleans has to offer, but what was great about Bourbon House was that it had food for all with a New Orleans flair. No major extremes. It’s a great place when you’re traveling with picky eaters. The specialty drinks were delicious, blackened gulf fish, stuffed gulf fish, and coffee crusted rib eye were outstanding. Of course we topped off our dinner with the pineapple bread pudding and creme brûlée. Desserts were Devine. Our waiter was very sweet and excellent. Very kind staff. 5 stars from us!

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 4.2 stars by 2484 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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