Bourbon House

4.4
2519 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

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 2519 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Not the best food in New Orleans. Restaurant is very pretty and service was fine, but I won’t be back, when there are much better restaurants on the same street.

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vipvegas2
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Felt awful for our server. Food was ok. Not as we had hoped. But since they are so understaffed I understood. Food quality was high. We will try it again and hope for more.

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JayWC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For our Golden Anniversary we decided to return to one of our favorite N.O. spots. Salads came out, one was delishes, the other was not what was ordered (my wife's). Long wait for the main course. I complained twice, then it arrived. Not as ordered. Cooked perfect, but cold (obviously since the order was not right our waiter assumed it wasn't ours. After it came back from being microwaved, it was over cooked, tough as medium rare became well done, and no where near past experiences. We've never experienced this in past visits but, particularly for my wife, it was not what she expected our Golden Anniversary dinner to be like. Major disappointment. I've asked for a 'redo' but much closer to home (Houston, Texas).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

So disappointed that even though we had a reservation two months in advance, we were seated in the noisy bar section of the restaurant with paper menu placemats. We asked to be reseated in the elegant part of the restaurant but we’re turned down flat. Fried food was good, grits were lumpy and Manhattans were just OK. We’re sad that a special holiday with a daughter we hadn’t seen in many months was so lackluster.

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MaggieH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki was absolutely delightful, funny, and awesome. The food was great, but she really made the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay in taste but really expensive, not really worth it tbh

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Swordfish was excellent

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MarieC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in until the time we left, Bianca, our waitress, made sure we had everything we needed. She checked on us frequently without being noticed. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal from cocktails of bourbon milk punches, appetizers of boudin balls and Brussels sprouts, to our variety of entrees.. Bourbon burger, Cochon de lait and , BBQ Shrimp Poboys, and grilled shrimp salad. Bourbon House is one of our favorite go to places. Y’all never disappoint. Thank y’all for another great experience. We’ll be back.

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MikeR
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early for our reservations. They were very pleasant and seated us right away

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ArthurC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Waitperson had good sense of humor. Good oysters. Nice table facing windows over Bourbon St. Will return

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KimK
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dinner was very nice but food nothing special.

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patron
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was fine but the Bloody Mary's and Grilled Shrimp PoBoys were very disappointing. We have dined there previously and were looking forward to our meal there. Will probably not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to places! Exceptional menu, service and ambiance. Of course the Shrimp and grits are always my choice

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AnnieW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great service, and great food.

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ChipW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

A light pour for our Old Fashions-I've had much better. The Flame broiled Gulf fish was Redfish on the half shell. The menu didn't mention this. There were quite a few scales on the top side of the filet that shouldn't have been there. The fish wasn't over cooked which is very easy to do. There was a quick anemic squirt of lemon buerre blanc sauce on the filet-nowhere near enough to get a little flavor on each bite. The 3 pieces of caramelized red onions weren't anywhere near what most consider "caramelized" and the Crab Boil new potatoes didn't even have a hint of crab boil flavor but they were cooked. Being a business dinner-I didn't dare sent it back. They did keep the waters full-so they have that going for them. Chalk this up as a Tourist Meal-maybe?

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vipMaryG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated my sister to her first NOLA trip!

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DawnB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was fabulous too!

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Nawlinsfoodie
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was good, not gourmet standards and pricey for the type of food. $84 + tip for appetizer (charred Brussel Sprouts, a salad, a pasta dish and a sandwich with fries). Service was outstanding and impeccable and ambiance was very good.

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RobertM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value. The food was fantastic as well as the drinks.

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Katrina
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was wonderful. Would definitely go back.

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StephenG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was okay. Chargrilled oysters fell short of expectations. Overall was an okay experience for a nicer night out in Nola. We’d probably try a different place next time.

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jaydub
Yosemite
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Bourbon House. Our server was terrific, food was delicious, great atmosphere. My husband and I enjoyed dinner so much we went back for lunch the next day.

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TiffanyW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service was great and the vibe and ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful! Unfortunately our charbroiled oysters and a couple of our entrees came out very, very cold which was concerning. We had to send the items back but they took care of it quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! This was probably the best dining experience I’ve had in New Orleans, and I live here! A little touristy but it’s on bourbon street so what do you expect? The food, oh my gosh…. The service??? SO GOOD! My boyfriend and I were STUFFED and super happy leaving. Great choice of drink selections even for the non bourbon drinkers. I wish I remembered our servers name, he was a older gentleman but so so much hospitable. Management was very on top of it. Thank you Bourbon House for a memorable 2 year anniversary.

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CindyG
Little Rock
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner to start off our trip! Broiled oysters were excellent and far better than another restaurant who lists them as their signature dish. Service was excellent, mentioned to our server that we would share an entree and much to our surprise, our entree was split for us. Will be back when in New orleans!

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Smirkolator
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Waiter was very slow to bring the menu, bring bread, and bring the drinks. We ordered charbroiled oysters which were very small. Additionally the waiter did not bring us an oyster fork. We ended up using the dinner fork.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our server, Nikki, was absolutely amazing. The overall flavor of the food was good; but unfortunately most of our dishes came out cold. It was disappointing as we were visiting from out of town and went to the restaurant based on great ratings.

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RichardS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fried shrimp was very good. Very extensive whisky selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole ( Nikki?) was amazing and we really loved our service. Highlight of our day. Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had the oysters and they were bland and not enough crab meat. Crackers were not fresh. I wish It came with some bread for dipping. Hospitality was amazing and so was the server

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DanielN
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dinner. But they didn't have coffee. What sort of restaurant doesn't have coffee? 😂

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Wowzer
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the muffaletta which was served open faced. There were 2 kinds, one looked like a pizza and tasted meh, the other had greens on the top with cheese and sauce - delicious. Wish we could have ordered just that one. Scallop special with bacon was ok, properly cooked and nicely presented. Service was great - friendly and efficient. I appreciate servers who have actually tried the food and can make recommendations.

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vipTriciaS
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was spectacular but the people watching was amazing.

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jeffp
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Initially excited about eating here and potentially sampling some rare bourbons that I would never be able to afford a full bottle of. I was quite disappointed that they were out of most of their rare options (even some of the more common bottles). I ordered the gulf shrimp plate for dinner. The 6-8 shrimp were great; however, the fries were lukewarm at best and similar to what you would find at a restaurant of lower quality. The shrimp and crab boudin balls were awesome though.

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vipChrisR
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JulieP
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food and drinks are always fabulous. Service was good too. Very nice staff. Shon was the host and was nice! Tom was our server and he did a great job for me and my 5 friends!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
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 on October 18, 2021
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 on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, & atmosphere was fantastic.
Highly recommend

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vipagbcpa
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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

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 2519 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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