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Bourbon House

4.3
1281 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for Birthdays
“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 halfshell 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Creole
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday
6:30 AM - 'til

Happy Hour
$1 Gulf Oysters & $3 Abita Amber
4PM - 6PM
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Phone number
(504) 522-0111
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Cook
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Private party facilities
The second floor at Bourbon House is the perfect location for your next function with five private dining spaces. Bourbon House can accommodate parties of 10 to 200.
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Private party contact
Mary McGee Tilloy: (504) 521-8310
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Catering
To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact Sales at 504-274-1816.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Iberville Street
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Parking details
A few short blocks away from the street car stop at Canal Street.
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Public transit
A few short blocks away from the street car stop at Canal Street.
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Special events & promotions
Bourbon House is the official home of the New Orleans Bourbon Society (aka NOBS) -- a spirited society dedicated to the appreciation of fine bourbons. The society hosts regular whiskey events and tastings catered towards the bourbon enthusiast. More info: http://bourbonhouse.com/new_orleans_bourbon_society
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1281 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Simply amazing, i love this place.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We truly enjoyed another visit to this restaurant. This is another Brennan’s success story! I had a bowl of seafood gumbo and a appetizer. Both were spot on. My wife had the soup of the day and the Bourbon House burger. She enjoyed hers very much. We’ve enjoyed this restaurant numerous times.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We love bourbon house but had poor service this particular night. We’ve been many times and this was the first bad service we’ve had. Disappointed but the food was excellent!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The fried shrimp was very good as was the red fish on the half shell my wife had. The fried cat fish that was part of my combination plate was just ok.
The real thing wrong was the French fries that I had. They were old soggy cold and limp. I can get better fries at any fast food place. For this place to serve that was unacceptable.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

George was awesome!!! He guided us through the menu and made good recommendations when needed. The oysters with crab meat were sooooo good, we came back our 2nd night in town. George remembered us!! It was overall a great night...well 2 nights :-)

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Definitely try the bourbon flights my servers Azuca and Sampson were very helping with menu choice and and picking bourbon selections

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always great food, Alex was an awesome server

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Once again, it was awesome! We always go to the Bourbon House when we visit New Orleans and have never been disappointed. Thanks for the great food!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Bourbon House is a very nice place to eat and we enjoyed our dinner there.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very good food (bbq shrimp and surf ‘n’ turf). Excellent service.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Bourbon list not very up to date. Staff not knowledgeable of changes

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Open Table booked our reservation for a time this restaurant was CLOSED! They were not serving breakfast this morning. I only hope they will be open later today for our dinner reservation.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

El servicio es correcto y el lugar agradable pero la comida no es buena, nos ha decepcionado.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Gulf shrimp as an appetizer was outstanding. Only ordered six but should have ordered more. Had a pre dinner cocktail in the bar area. Both of our drinks were great. Fun people watching as well.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service always great! Make sure you try the Crab claws!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Waitstaff was very nice. Food was mediocre. Pretty disappointed for the price point.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Okay restaurant. Reasonable food with reasonable pricing. Good service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Matt and Alicia truly made my birthday experience a dream come true! From making sure I didn't wait for my milk punch to asking the chef if I could have a special request to all their smiles and friendliness throughout our dinner really left a mark - a great one! The food - oh my gosh the food! Of course it was out of this world delicious! We will be returning over and over to The Bourbon House to celebrate for many years to come!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was good but for breakfast, overpriced.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very nice meals, good service. They make good drinks. Strawberry shortcake is superb. Easy to have conversations-not too noisy.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food super disappointing

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Redfish was really great, as were roasted oysters. Barrel-aged old fashioned was the best cocktail I’ve had this year!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was fair. I had a seafood combo. The fried oysters were good. The shrimp were frozen fried shrimp. The fried fish was fair. I do not expect to get frozen shrimp in New Orleans.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This restaurant is in the French Quarter and at Bourbon Street. It was ok. And we felt rushed through our meal and leave. The service was attentive but we felt hurried along.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Redfish on the Halfshell was awesome.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loud loud loud!! Do not go here if you want to have any conversation over dinner. Food was good, but fairly standard for most New Orleans restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is a favorite of ours and worth returning as certain things change on the menu so there are new things to try. My husband especially liked their specialty drink, bourbon milk punch. You can experience local flavors in a more upscale way than the fried seafood and dishes typical of more casual restaurants in the French Quarter, and even the bar area is pleasant to get in from Bourbon Street and have a more refined cocktail. Bourbon House has also come through for us on more than one occasion when we had difficulty getting reservations elsewhere.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Well since I had a reservation and as we arrived the front desk told us we didn’t have a reservation. Clearly he was lying especially when I got an open table email asking why I didn’t honor my reservation. We found a place to eat in the bar. We had two drink orders that never arrived and the took our food to the wrong people. I assume because I raised my displeasure that they didn’t honor our reservation they didn’t want to be around to serve us. The food is pretty good but it isn’t worth the hassle to be treated this poorly and lied to your face. Plenty of other places in this area to eat that value your business. I would pass on going here.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great food, great service. Wonderful time!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Decent food, waitstaff was rushed, and though it was noisy I could still hold a conversation with my guest.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Just average food and a lack luster staff.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I usually take my out of town guest here for the oysters. They are still good. However, this time the entrees were so BAD! We ordered fish and had to send it back twice bc it was under cooked. And this kind of white fish, gulf fish, can not be eaten undercooked. No option for sushi grade if you know what I mean. It was rubbery and could not cut thru with a fork. Just awful. Not going back here again. Not at least for dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Drink service was not good. Food service was okay. Food was great. Not kid friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was very good and the service was even better! A must visit when in New Orleans.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The best charbroiled oysters I have had!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I was excited to dine here after reading some great reviews. I was definitely disappointed. The oysters we had for our first course were very fresh and tasty, unfortunately they did not come to the table at the same time. The entrees were very underseasoned. There was nothing special about them especially for the price. I would not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Oysters with caviar were amazing!! Shrimp Po’boy was delicious and sauce on it was so good!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was great, very attentive and friendly. It was a little strange though to have two separate servers for food and drinks. This also seemed to be reflected in how long it took for us to receive and close our check. Overall though, we had a good experience and would recommend Bourbon House.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family and I made a reservation for Easter Brunch based on what we saw on the menu on the Bourbon House website. When we arrived, there was nothing resembling a breakfast/brunch option anywhere on the menu, despite what is posted. When I asked the waitress, she noted that they stopped doing jazz brunch several months ago, and that other patrons had mentioned that the website is not up-to-date. She asked the manager, who told her that the special Easter menu, which has no brunch items on it, was the breakfast menu. At this point, it was too late for us to go somewhere else, so we stuck it out with burgers, pasta and chicken fingers. As we were leaving, I noted that the menu outside is the same as the one online, which has several breakfast options that evidently no longer exist. The food we got was good, and the waiter and waitress were very nice and apologetic, but I was surprised that the manager did not come over to discuss the situation. Is it really that hard to update a website? This was supposed to be a special day spent with my family, and while I refuse to let one disappointing meal ruin it, I found this experience entirely unsatisfactory.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was very good. Jasmine the waitress was inattentive and did not place order correctly and then charged extra for a substitution. Her helper Sampson made the experience so much better and without him it would have been a 2 Star.

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