Bourbon House

4.4
2315 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2315 people are saying
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vipHeatherS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and great people watching.

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vipCharlaR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The crawfish & shrimp roll was totally burnt and way too fishy to eat!

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Rickeyc
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I was there four year's ago service excellent food portions were small i brag how good Bourbon House just didn't live up to my standards and my Extended family was not im
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vipAlexanderS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in NO. Very nice people and exceptional service. Seriously recommend to visit if you are in NO and are looking for best place for oysters.

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LibbyS
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Food, drink, service was wonderful! Would definitely come back again!

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SusanS
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant- wasn’t busy when we went; service was great and food was delicious!

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vipRetired
Atlanta
96 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good. We had a very nice but new server. The service was slow, we ordered an appetizer which we never got & had to have removed from bill. Most restaurants are having staffing issues so patience is required

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SteveM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was of only average quality. It did not seem that the in-house menu had as many choices as the menu that was online. The service was excellent but the experience was only average

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was spectacular. Service was just ok, server wasn’t attentive and it wasn’t overly busy. Restaurant was beautiful as well

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BjRust
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and food is always delicious! My wife and I just enjoyed our anniversary at Bourbon House a few nights ago. I would highly recommend this place for locals and tourists alike! The oysters are always wonderful here also!

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JohnD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time in New Orleans. The Bourbon House is a notch above the rest. Definitely will be back again.

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DavidG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The two hosts at the check in counter were not very good. In fact, I recommend you look for their replacements.

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Puzzled
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We were seated by groups of people during a still active pandemic; Food arrived cold; Paid $32+ for a seafood combination platter that consisted of 3 shrimp, 3 oysters, 3 slithers of fish and a bag of fries. The corn The service was excellent.

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vipwangmeyerhoffer
Palm Springs
71 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Bourbon House at least once each time we are in New Orleans. It is a time-honored oasis of excellent food, fine service and as elegant as it gets in the French Quarter.

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EricaF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place. The food and drinks were really good!

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RebeccaA
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second try for our anniversary. We had a reservation and were whisked to our table. Wait staff amazing - try to get him (Vince?) . Food was excellent, and manager was checking in everyone. Great suggestions and wonderful food and drinks!!

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Cookie
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and meal. Nice place to celebrate. Would recommend.

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vipPriceless1
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was hoping that we would have an over the top experience at Bourbon House especially since we were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary, sadly we did not. The rib appetizer was exceptional - the wedge salad was terrific however the ranch dressing was a bit runny. The coffee rubbed steak was first delivered extra well done. I am not sure if it is because the server did not physically write down our order BUT the order was incorrect. It did not appear to have the seasonings that was indicated from the menu. When I showed our server that the steak was very well done and not medium well, he said “it’s too dark, I can’t see it” (exactly my point ordering a MEDIUM-well steak) however, it was promptly corrected and it was more visually appealing and had good flavor, not great but good. My daughter ordered the fried shrimp and the batter was burnt in the shrimp. My husband ordered the red bean burger and he said it was awful. Also, this burger apparently is NOT vegan for those who maintain a vegan diet. The food was just okay, I’m sure if you ordered seafood it might have been better. My experience dining at this restaurant was not over the top as the ambiance hints to. I’m certain that is because so many people come and go through this restaurant, it is difficult to offer genuine dining service. I would not recommend this restaurant if you want to have a true dining experience. It is more like an eat-n-go restaurant in my opinion. Aesthetically it is pretty and it has a great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the ambiance was second to none. Staff was very attentive.

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DwightG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Oysters and crab fingers are top shelf. Service and ambiance are great! The fried shrimp is average.

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GeraldV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seems like i have a new favorite restaurant. Food and service was great.

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maryo
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing. Restaurant was quiet so we were able to hold conversations. Food was good but not excellent. Very limited menu.

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MelanieJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful and so was the food!!! Love the oysters and milk punch!!! Would definitely go back!

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billr
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I have never eaten in a restaurant where bread was placed below the food to make it look larger.

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MelissiaW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This place came recommended to us from a good friend. We were very excited to spend our anniversary there. Once seated at our table, we were not greated by anyone for at least 15 minutes. There was a party of 5 near by and all wait staff and managers spent most of their focus on them vs any one else that was there. The food was decent but portions were not worth the price. Not sure if this is Covid reopening related, but was still a bit disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service

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Lovetoeat
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The appetizers and desserts were very good. Entree was not. Service was excellent. An additional 5% was addd to bill due to extra Covid costs. This was an ok experience, not exceptional! Will not be going back on our next NO visit.

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RobW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Need more staff! But it is Covid season and no one wants to work.

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DeitraH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent.

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CraigS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The hostess was something else, she was turing away potential customers while the restaurant was empty and she was rude in doing it. She was also rude to us! We had reservations but wanted to enjoy the happy hour menu first. She told us there was no room for us to be in the bar...at first...then said we could sit at a high top table and then sent us to the Lobby Bar. She was not friendly and not helpful. Our server Bianca was amazing, able to answer all of our questions about the menu and provide a bit of New Orleans dining history also! The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great for a quiet dinner with friends. Great location on Bourbon Street and great selection of bourbon. Get rid of the rude hostess and it would have been perfect!

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vipCarsonValleyGirl
Tahoe
22 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here! Great service and food, and the bourbon milk punch is divine!

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JimR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were disappointed to be seated in the bar after making a reservation. Even with reduced personnel, there were staff and tables in the dining room. The bar was okay, but not what we expected.
We DID very much appreciate the anniversary "bourbon shake" served after dinner. Really wonderful!
Server did a very fine job.

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vipJamesT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very good service with the exception of some upselling. Food was average to good. Entrees included gumbo, redfish on half shell, shrimp and grits, and stuffed merlitons. Also had chargrilled oysters as a starter. Atmosphere was good but not outstanding. Pretty heavy and casual tourist crowd.

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VanceF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Would never go there again. The area around the table and the table were filthy. The hostess ignored but when the server changed tables. We had reservations for the dining room but seated in the bar. Food OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gumbo in Nola!! We tried everywhere and bourbon houses was our favorite!

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Izzy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and the food and drinks were phenomenal. The Bourbon Milkshake is a must have! Definitely set up a reservation and make sure you don’t miss it! You won’t regret it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milk punch is a must get. BBQ shrimp PO-boy is awesome.

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vipNAMS
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous Oysters & cocktails. Don’t waste your time standing in line at Acme or Felix!!

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vipMelissa
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We stopped over for lunch. Bourbon house has been closed for 3 days of our trip and when we got to the front door a new sign had showed up that they were opening at 2pm. Open table thought let us make a reservation for 1pm. Updated the reservation on the app but then had to find a place to spend time till 2pm.

The hostess sat us in the back bar. It was super quiet and the bartender was our server. He was nice to us but you can tell he was having a bad day as he would be taking to other workers and you could hear him complaining. This completely ruined our experience as I am a fond believer in if your gonna complain you make sure whoever you are serving or customers do not hear you.

Food and drinks came out with good timing.
The bourbon milk punch was amazing and definitely would come back to take it to go. Food was delicious.

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CynthiaG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful. Drinks great and server attentive. Wonderful experience. 2nd time eating there. Both times excellent

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 2315 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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