House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking, including iconic dishes such as New Orleans jambalaya & gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp & grits, house-smoked Carolina pulled-pork barbeque, Memphis-style baby back ribs, and Delta fried chicken. The menu also offers signature Southern-inspired recipes such as Voodoo Shrimp and Carolina Mess, as well as a wide range of burgers, sandwiches & salads. The House of Blues bar is dedicated to showcasing a unique blend of classic and contemporary specialty cocktails, spirits & craft beer. Located near the French Quarter, Lafayette Square, and Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the House of Blues experience brings together authentic American food, live music, and art like no other place on Earth. The sounds are electric, the art is inspiring, and our kitchen is as rockin' as the talent onstage.
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun time and food was amazing

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Responded 4 days ago

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great nachos. Had a fun night with the family.

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Responded 2 days ago

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LS
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

At first service was great. We were promptly seated at our table for 12. Our drink and food order were taken and provided after a reasonable amount but after the food arrived, it all went downhill. No one returned to see if we wanted another drink, if our food order was correct or if we needed anything else like dessert, our check, how did we want the check, etc. The manager came to provide us each our individual checks since the waiter was busy with his other tables. We would have combined checks but we went ahead and paid them individually if that was easier for the restaurant but it took longer b/c some had a salad that they hadn't ordered on their bill or a drink that wasn't theirs on their check. As I said, it went smoothly in the beginning but very rough at the end. We arrived at 5:30pm for our reservation and didn't leave until after 8pm b/c the latter part of the process was so slow when we were ready for our check at 7:15pm.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Katie Rose was an excellent server!!! I enjoyed the historic New Orleans experience!!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you! We will share your comments with her. Please come back soon.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went out of their way to help us with special needs. The food was excellent and the music was great, too.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on September 11, 2019

This is so good to hear Jerry! Thank you for the wonderful comments and 5 star review. Please come back soon!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, nice music and food to go with it! I got jambalaya which was amazing and my husband got chicken fried steak!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi Misti, thanks for the 5 star review and positive feedback! We are so glad to here that you and your husband both loved the food! Please come back soon.

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CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It’s a great atmosphere, but the service was so poor; I’ve truly never experienced such poor service. We had a 12:15 reservation and waited over an hour after ordering before we had food. It’s my understanding ticket time over 20 minutes is considered pretty bad service. Food wasn’t worth the wait. :(

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan, our server/stage manager took amazing care of us! Outstanding attention to detail. Handled everything like a pro, at just the right frequency of check ins. Really enjoyed it, and the tray of meat rocked as always too! Thx

JM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only problem at the 'house of blues' is... there was NO Blues.
Tom Petty and Simon and Garfunkle music is NOT blues...
The Food and the atmosphere and waiters were wonderful...
But, no blues... made me kinda blue.

S
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reallly good and fun atmosphere, portions were really big!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on August 20, 2019

Hi, thanks for the feedback. So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks! Please come back soon.

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P
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at the restaurant before a concert, and would highly recommend it.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thanks Perry! Please come back again soon.

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JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress service was horrible and slow. I have been there a few times. That was absolutely horrible service. I have been there when it was more crowded and rec'd better service.

B
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

When we arrived for our reservation time at 6:45, we were seated pretty quickly. After a short wait, our server approached and took our drink order (2 beers). We already knew what we wanted to eat, in the interest of time we gave him our food order also.
After about a half hour wait, we had not yet even received our beers! Shortly thereafter, I flagged down our server requesting our drinks. He said he was very busy at this time and they are coming. Another 15 minutes, still no beers! Finally, after a 40-45 minute wait, our beers arrived (not real cold, BTW).
Another 10-15 minutes passed and our food arrived. Since we live just across the river, we come here every now and then, because we do like the food, and it did not disappoint this time. It was an exercise in patience! The bright side of the ordeal is that our beers were comped.

g
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great experience overall. The only real issue was the smoking from other patrons in the outdoor garden which did not allow us to sit and enjoy the music since I am allergic to the smoke. Other than that I would have rated it 5 stars!! Great food and service!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks for the review. We appreciate your feedback and have shared your notes with our Restaurant Director. Please come back again soon.

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n
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Service was excellent, food was delicious, such a variety and the entertainment was great! A delightful evening!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall! Service was great. Food was great. Enjoyed the live entertainment. Highly recommend the brisket tacos!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback! So glad you enjoyed the service, food and live music. We have shared your comments with the Executive Chef and his staff. Please come back soon.

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JG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Brunch and dinner at HOB. Both meals fantastic. Service was tops.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hi John! Thanks for the 5 star review. So happy you enjoyed our brunch and dinner. Please come back soon.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great experience but very long wait time for food and drinks.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks for the feedback. We regret to hear that the wait was longer than anticipated. Please send us additional information so we can address this matter further. Thank you.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, huge portions

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback. Please come back soon.

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VD
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here! We will definitely return.

OT
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Pretty loud, the music poorly balanced. Food was OK, but compared to other fantastic food in this city, was below average. Could be more than a “tourist trap!”

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Waitress was good as well

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thanks! Please come back soon!

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AS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review Alan! Please come back soon!

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KK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was awesome very taste and the performer at the time sounded good and we enjoyed him

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thanks for the positive review Keytone. We will share your comments with the Restaurant Director and Executive Chef. Please come back and visit soon.

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BB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place to eat and relax!!! They had some of the best BBQ I’ve had in awhile!!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thanks for the review Benjamin! We will share your comments with the team. Please come back soon!

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KV
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The voodoo shrimp appetizer was delicious! Great service from the moment we walked in the door.
Signature drinks...muh...should have been better.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thanks Kristy, so happy you enjoyed our Voodoo Shrimp and service. Please come back soon!

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FM
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rib eye steak was perfect, Mac and cheese a great side. Luke was wonderful as our waiter. Great experience all around

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thanks Frank! Please come back soon.

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C
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would have rated the restaurant higher but there was an incident with the hostess that lowered the service level. The server and manager were great though.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BBQ smoked brisket was AMAZING!! The Gumbo awesome, I love the set and the merchandise in the back was pretty cool.
Oh and yes the Blackberry Mojito was delicious!
And the alleyway to the restaurant is gorgeous too. All around excellent experience.
The waitress was awesome too

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback! So glad to know that you enjoyed the food! Please come back soon.

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F
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I didn't enjoy it. And neither did my cousins. The food lacked flavor. We didn't finish our meal, and the waiter kept disappearing on us. We were left unattended for quite some time. This place gave me the blues.

DA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Very slow service. Food was not good. Music was very good.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and atmosphere. Enjoyed some live music after we ate. Had a fantastic time.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thanks John, we appreciate your feedback. Please come back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a family trip down to NOLA for an extended weekend. Staff was super courteous and engaging with the kids (7 & 11). Kids enjoyed the music and I had fun teaching them more about the blues.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review and positive feedback! Please come back soon.

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SM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brisket tacos were amazing!!!! Everyone needs to try these!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi Sherri, so glad you enjoyed the brisket tacos! We will share your comments with our Executive Chef and his team. See you soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Food! Great Service! Wonderful atmosphere!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thanks! Please come back soon!

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AA
Indiana
42 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nachos and brisket were fantastic..huge portion. Service was quick and friendly.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on July 1, 2019

Hi Alan, thanks for the review. We will share your comments with our team. Please come back soon.

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EL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good, the service was awesome and so was the love music. Would definitely go again

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on June 28, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback! Please come back soon.

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JM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolute waste of time and money. Ladies toilets were disgusting

GG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Reserved table for dinner before a concert. Waitress took drink order promptly, drinks delivered and then we waited for more than 10 minutes. Finally had another waiter take our order, at that time our waitress dropped a drink order nearby so she was having a rough time. Food delivered in reasonable amount of time and our original waitress was back on our table. She was great after the early hiccup. Food was much better than I expected. Will return.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate the comments. Please come back and see us soon.

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