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Bourbon House

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2102 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Special menus

  • Coolinary Specials

    Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2020
    1ST COURSE Choice of SUMMER WATERMELON SALAD Local tomatoes, feta cheese, arugula CAJUN CORNDOGS Served with pepper jelly, creole honey mustard dip 2ND COURSE Choice of BONE-IN HERITAGE PORK CHOP Spiced sweet potatoes, BBQ baked beans, Barq’s BBQ glaze CORNMEAL CRUSTED GULF FISH Bourbon creamed corn, lima bean succotash, crispy andouille sausage, confit cherry tomatoes DESSERT COURSE Choice of BOURBON MILK PUNCH FLOAT ICE CREAM DU JOUR

Offers

One Dollar Oysters! Every day from 3 pm to 7 pm!

Starting Sep 10, 2020 · Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2102 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MattL
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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Darthmom70
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best seafood I have ever had. Everything was fantastic. The Charbroiled oysters were amazing and the service was excellent!! Will definitely be back!

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SheriB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Alligator is a must have meal. The redfish was delish, but the gator was devine.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for my father in law’s 71st birthday and for coolinary. Our waiter Jeremy was Fantastic!!! I highly recommend the charbroiled oysters and their signature Bourbon Milk Punch.

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Luciliu
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were good on social distancing. We went for a late reservation so there weren’t a lot of people there. George was awesome and very attentive. I had an old fashion and it was pretty robust. The features Manhattan was pretty good as well.

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NancyC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

My husband and I went to the Bourbon House for lunch on Wednesday. The waitress was good and my problem is not with her.

Since we are retired and on a fixed income, we looked at their menu online, including their wine list, prior to making reservations. There were three bottles of red wine listed for $24. However, once we arrived at the restaurant we received a wine menu with the least expensive bottle of wine being $32. The waitress then claimed they changed their wine list due to Covid. Although disappointed, we both agreed to "suck it up" and pay the difference since we wanted to treat ourselves.

Our meal was quite good. The waitress then brought an electronic device to pay the bill and showed us how to use it. The individual prices listed were correct, but the total amount was over $6 more than the total should have been. We then called our waitress and told her that the mini computer did not add correctly.

At that point, she showed us a very small line on the bottom of the menu stating there would be a 12% surcharge to cover their employee's health insurance etc. She apologized for this amount not being listed separately on the bill, but gave us a paper copy which showed the amount, along with suggested tips based on what we ordered.

While I think this is a bit outrageous due to the fact that it was not previously mentioned or listed on the bill, it got worse from there. While paying the bill on the electronic device, the suggested tips were now based on what we ordered, plus the 12% surcharge, plus tax. We are local New Orleanians and find this behavior completely sleazy. The total bill for lunch, assuming you were leaving a 20% tip, went from about $55 to $75 as a result of the advertised available wines, the 12% service fee, and the proposed tip on top of the tax and service fee. If you don't mind paying about 35% more than you anticipated for a sandwich and a couple of glasses of wine due to being nickeled and dimed to death, it was fine.

Bourbon House
Responded on September 6, 2020

Nancy, thank you so much for letting us know how we are doing. We have shared your comments with the whole team. We truly appreciate you choosing us and we hope business will allow us to remove service charges promptly. Many thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always fantastic food! Oysters are amazing! This is the first time I have had less than excellent service... not sure if it was the "off time" that we went or what. Biggest disappointment was that beverages were delayed time and time again & I never got more water. Again, this was a very unusual experience for what is otherwise one of my favorite restaurants. Will definitely give it another try.

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nighttripper
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I've eaten at the Bourbon House many times but won't be returning. The raw oysters tasted like they had been soaked in saltwater, the pork sandwich was so dry and tasteless it was returned, the water glass had lip marks on it and the credit card machine had no paper for a receipt. The baked chicken was good but overall the experience was simply a drag. Try Superior Grill on St. Charles.

Bourbon House
Responded on September 2, 2020

First of all, thank you for your continued patronage. I'm sorry you did not enjoy your time. I have passed your comments about the pork sandwich along to chef, and we are making adjustments. I'm sorry we missed the mark for you, but we would love a second chance. Thank you for your consideration.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and our waiter was great. Cannot wait to come back.

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Stacy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place was great. Service, food and drinks met expectations. Prices were reasonable.

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MarjorieO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i loved the restaurant , the food and the vibe. will def go again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was a wonderful server. She was extremely knowledgeable about the dishes.

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vipNOLADiner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw the Coolinary lunch menu online and had to go check it out. It was delicious! Service was very courteous and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, everything was great. The redfish on the half shell was excellent.

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RobertA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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vipWyoomal
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Staff was standing around. I asked for refill on iced tea 3 times. Restaurant not crowded. Food good. Gumbo great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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Alejandra
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolute delicious! Highly recommend the charbroiled oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything bout it and foos was awesome

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AdelciaL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I pick the restaurant because of the reviews and for the fact that we stay at the hotel. I was disappointed that the food was the worst I’ve had in New Orleans. Maybe the real chef was absent on this day. We all had Po Boys and they were nasty. No would not recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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donstable
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I understand that we are in a pandemic, but two of the bourbons I ordered were not in stock or available. If you are going to call yourself the Bourbon House.....

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SandraY
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been in a while and with the Covid guidelines it wasn't crowded Food was great Had Alligator wings(which was a first) Grilled reddish excellent Staff was extra attentive Great Place...we will be back

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CharleenB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We pretty much had the place to ourselves. It was my daughters 16th birthday celebration and Eric was wonderful.

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TashaKenN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious, portions were plenty. Would have dinner again the next time I'm in town.

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EdD52
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful fish - well made drinks.
It got a bit noisy at times

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vipHans
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent. They definitely followed COVID guidelines. We are not dining out much and the restaurant hardly had any people in it, but the food was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service and food.

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LoveNOLA
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server slow to respond but wine server fast and friendly. Service charge should be verbally announced and cash accepted, what if I didn’t bring cash???

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waiter very great. Overall would recommend to all

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom was my Server and service was excellent

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CharlesJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was OK, however the potato salad I had was the best I've ever had at a restaurant!!!! I feel the quality was a little lacking for the price of the food. The waiter was very nice and attentive without being overbearing. I would go back here, although it was nothing to write home to mom about.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our service was excellent! The food however was very average. Dessert was the best part of the meal. I would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our waiter had no personality and didn’t offer any suggestions. He was slow. Had to ask for bread 3 times. Then it came with our meal not before and it was cold. His inattentiveness ruined the evening. It was our 29th Anniversary and we regretted going there.

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AlanR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Prompt seating. Great food as always & the frozen milk bourbon lunch is outstanding! We had a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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sweber
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious. The service was good. The atmosphere was pleasant. We do love the oysters and Milk punch and return every time we visit!

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 2102 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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