Bourbon House

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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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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Great and staff was attentive and took good care of us. In light of the pandemic they are glad to see customers come in the door and the establishment was clean and welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic as always, and the staff really put a lot of work to ensure safety measures were in place. In spite of the uncertain times, everyone there was light hearted and helped to make sure we enjoyed our dinner.

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vip7beachie11
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant was near empty when we arrived but we were in New Orleans just before the city was shutting down restaurants.l, due to COVID 19.
The service was horrible. and wait staff was available and standing around visiting with each other.
We don’t mind paying a premium for a good meal (and the food was excellent) but service should meet a certain level of expectation.
What surprised us was that the restaurant was still handing their mobile hand held credit card machines to customers instead of letting the server control it to eliminate the spread of germs! Same issue at their sister restaurant On Canal Street.

I fault the management for not adequately protecting their customers and for the lax service. In the future, we would most likely patronize another restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, especially the oysters (raw and charbroiled) and the salmon special.

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ThomasP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

250 Bourbon selections!

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nana
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place as a couple or with a group. Wait staff is excellent, food is even better. Listen to their recommendations!

Bourbon House
Responded on March 15, 2020

Thank you Nana! We loved to see your review!

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StephenS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. Good food great service

Bourbon House
Responded on March 9, 2020

Dear Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We will share your review with our team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and whiskey selection was excellent and fairly priced! Looking forward to returning.

Bourbon House
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our bourbon selections and found value for your dollar. We will share your review with our team. Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar!

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BrookeH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Our waitress was great. The atmosphere was great! No complaints!

Bourbon House
Responded on March 5, 2020

Dear Brooke, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, service, and atmosphere. We will share your kind words with our team. Thanks for your time and we look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House!

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JoeM
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great times at a great place! Always our place to go!!!

Bourbon House
Responded on March 1, 2020

Dear Joe, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your review with our team. Thank you for your time and see you back at Bourbon House soon!

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vipCarolH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The crab fingers were not good. The sauce was smoky but almost sour in taste. The crab/spinach dip was all spinach. The fried shrimp and french-fries were OK, but certainly not noteworthy in a nice dinner restaurant.

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AnnaL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. Fantastic food with local specialties in a beautiful setting. We have been there several times over the years and it never disappoints. You will remember this dining experience for a long time.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 22, 2020

Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear you that you had another memorable dinner with us. We will share your kind words with our team. Thank you for your time!

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vipBabette
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent friendly service, fine drinks, and a beautiful dining room looking out into Bourbon Street made this a great meal.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

Dear Babette, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent ecperience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you had a great time with us. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House!

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vippittypie
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was just okay. My food was good, not excellent and they hadn’t even cleared our appetizerA and were bringing entree’s. We felt rushed which was off putting when it’s an evening out and the restaurant wasn’t full.

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KarrieD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner. Very unique menu items. We will be back!!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

Dear Karrie, Thank you for taking the time to share your Valentine's Day experience at Bourbon House. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for your time. BH

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JMCas
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in New Orleans, restaurant was for a date night. Great service, our waitresses were the best and went above and beyond to make our night special. Our food came out in a timely fashion, flavor was phenomenal, and dessert was even better!

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MAHw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Would expect more from a Brennan restaurant. Hospitality severely lacking. Food quality was average.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best Valentine's dinner we've ever had. The entire staff was incredible and the food made you melt after. Every. Single. Bite

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

We are thrilled to hear that you had the best Valentine's dinner with us at Bourbon House. Thank you for taking the time to share!

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AC2020
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service, and their house drink is out of this world ( the Bourbon Shake)

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thanks AC for taking the time to share your recent visit to Bourbon House!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Orleans food!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We will share your review with our team!

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Luke warm food, dirty silverware, and ripoff. But the ambiance was nice!

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vipJTNO
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience at Bourbon House was great! Our servers were very attentive to us. The food was prepared at our liking and tasted wonderful as well. We will be returning!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the great comments!

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StanV
Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. Steak was excellent. The cold seafood platter was not as expected and did not come out when my wife’s steak came out. But the ladies serving were great and attentive. Will come back because of the service and the bourbon selections.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 13, 2020

Dear Stan, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to Bourbon House. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our service and cuisine. We are disappointed to hear that the seafood platter was not to your liking or timing. We are happy that our attentive service left a positive memorable impression. We will share your review with our team. Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar soon!

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LawrenceG
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, excellent food and wait staff.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 19, 2020

Dear Lawrence, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your review with our team! We look forward to seeing you back at Bourbon House!

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vipcarolyna
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not worth time when there are so many wonderful options in New Orleans.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 9, 2020

Dear Carolyna, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit. Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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vipJenniferI
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top places for grilled oysters every time I go to New Orleans - love everything about this place and it’s consistently awesome every time we go!!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 10, 2020

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you love Bourbon House. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our oysters. Our culinary team will be adding an assortment of toppings to the char-broiled oysters in the near future. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for your time.

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vipbjaneb
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent.

Bourbon House
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Neil, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent expeirence at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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vipMicheleLee71
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant....the food and service were fantastic!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 7, 2020

Dear Michele, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent expeirence at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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vipCarolG
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Bourbon House was very good. The service was excellent. I had soup and salad - the bourbon dressing on the salad was excellent. A must try!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Carol, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent expeirence at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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John
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Establishment must have been understaffed on this particular day as there was only one waitress serving the entire dining room. She was indeed pleasant, but the wait for service was unusually long. The food was good, but the portions were small for the price. Will return again as we love the atmosphere and the location, and the food is, as I said, good.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Dear John, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit. Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Orleans food with an abundance of bourbon. Service and ambiance also a bonus.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Bourbon House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and bourbon selections. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to having you as a guest at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster bar again in the near future!

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vipShannonC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner here during a Bachelorette weekend and it was a great choice! The service was extremely friendly and helpful since we had some allergies at the table to work with. Definitely recommend the Red Bean Hummus appetizer!

Bourbon House
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Bachelorette dinner with us. We are pleased to hear that our service and cuisine was a part of such a memorable experience. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future at Bourbon House. Thank you for your time!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Redfish is outstanding as well as there selection of wine choices! Would recommend!

Bourbon House
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to Bourbon House. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, especially the Redfish on the Half-shell. We will share your review with our team. We look forward to your next visit to Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar!

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ReneeS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The service was slow. The food was mediocre at best. The restaurant smelled like Bourbon Street.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 26, 2020

Dear Renee, Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit.Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was just a very lackluster experience to say the least

Bourbon House
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit.Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best char broiled oysters I’ve ever had

Bourbon House
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our char broiled oysters. We will share your kind words with our team. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipLuvgr8Food
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have to say I got my food extremely fast. So quick that it seems it was pre-made rather than cooked to order. I had the fried catfish platter. The fish were good as were the fires. Although I discovered that a good amount of the fries were the crunchy left over bits rather than full fries. Like when you get to the bottom of a bag of chips and there are just small crumbs and pieces. The waiter was attentive but not very friendly - don't think he smiled once.

Bourbon House
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Bourbon House Seafood & Oyster Bar. We were very disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit.Please feel free to reach out to us at https://w ww.bourbonhouse.co m/contact/ should you like to discuss your dining experience in more detail. Thank you for your time.

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vipTimothy
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great if you want bourbon, but not the quality you expect.

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SueH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Upon arriving at the restaurant, we had to wait in a long line to be seated even though the restaurant was half-way full. Once seated, it took a long time for a server to visit our table. We decided on the buffet and it bordered on inedible. The biscuits were as hard as a rock and the grits congealed and cold. They had one person handling all of the egg orders (they didn't have even scrambled eggs on the buffet so you have to order them at the omelet station) and french toast orders. It took a very long time to get the egg orders. There were 10 guests all standing around waiting for food from the omelet station and the buffet was bare. It was not a good experience. overall.

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