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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

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1042 Reviews
$30 and under
American

NOW OPEN - Music Hall, The Parish, and Restaurant & Bar! Rock- & blues-themed chain with Southern dishes such as po' boys & jambalaya, plus live music.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 310-4961

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bradly Green

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for an event that Rocks? Our house can be yours to create lasting memories with spaces perfect for social and corporate events, such as dinners, receptions, meetings and presentations. Your special event is a once in a lifetime experience, let House of Blues take your event center stage.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanne Noggerath: (504) 310-4990

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Iberville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    The House of Blues is accessible off the St Charles and Magazine street cars, along with the Magazine St bus-line.

  • Entertainment

    Come for the food, stay for the music! Enjoy live music from your local favorites on select nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • BBQ Nachos

    house-cut tortilla chips, aged cheddar, avocado, roasted corn salsa, red onion, tomatoes, Texas BBQ sauce, cilantro crema, cotija cheese Option to add brisket or pulled pork

    • Voodoo Shrimp

      sautéed shrimp in an Abita Amber beer reduction sauce, served over jalapeño-cheese cornbread

      • Crispy Wings

        over a pound of wings. choose a style: Texas BBQ – crispy onion, cilantro, ranch dressing Buffalo – slaw, blue cheese dressing

        • Carolina Mess

          extra-crispy fries topped with pulled pork, pickled jalapeños, aged cheddar cheese and brown gravy

          • Seafood Gumbo

            andouille sausage, shrimp, crawfish, “holy trinity” (onion, bell peppers & celery) and white rice

            Salads

            • Southern Salad

              mixed field greens, shaved apple, fennel, white cheddar and toasted pecans, with champagne vinaigrette

              • Cobb Salad

                chopped romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, egg, crumbled bacon, chives, tomatoes, sweet corn and toasted breadcrumbs, with blue cheese dressing

                • BBQ Chicken Salad

                  grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, shredded cabbage, black beans, corn, tomato, crispy onions, Texas BBQ sauce, withBBQ ranch dressing

                  Mains

                  • Shrimp and Grits

                    our riff on the classic. sautéed shrimp in chipotle cream sauce with chives, on a crispy cotija cheese grit cake

                    • Jambalaya

                      sautéed chicken, andouille sausage and “holy trinity” (onion, bell peppers & celery) in stewed rice. Option to add cajun shrimp

                      • Blackened Salmon

                        Blackened or simply grilled, andouille reduction, creamed corn*

                        • Baby Back Ribs

                          BBQ beans, slaw, jalapeño-cheese cornbread. Available in half rack or full rack.

                          • Fried Chicken

                            a crisp, golden quarter bird served with our bourbon butter, slaw and roasted garlic mashed potatoes

                            • New York Strip

                              Signature blues rub crust, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, crispy Brussels sprouts, balsamic reduction*

                              • Cajun Chicken Pasta

                                bowtie pasta, spicy cajun cream sauce, blackened chicken and andouille sausage, bell peppers, red onion, basil, Parmesan

                                Sandwiches and Burgers

                                • HOB Smash Burger

                                  double patty, American cheese, brioche bun, shredded lettuce, tomato, aioli, red onion, dill pickle chips*

                                  • Juicy Lucy

                                    beef-and-bacon grind stuffed with provolone cheese and topped with crispy jalapeños, roasted tomatoes, and chipotle aioli*

                                    • BBQ Bacon Burger

                                      topped with aged cheddar cheese, candied applewood bacon, cripsy onion, charred onion aioli, and Texas BBQ sauce

                                      • Impossible Burger

                                        Built 100% vegan. Impossible burger patty, American cheese, shredded lettuce, secret sauce and dill pickle chips

                                        • Shrimp Po' Boy

                                          fried cajun shrimp dressed with seasoned mayo, lettuce, dill pickle chips and tomatoes on French bread

                                          • The Yardbird

                                            bourbon-butter-brushed fried chicken breast with slaw, buffalo aioli, and dill pickle chips (available simply grilled)

                                            • Smoked Brisket Sandwich

                                              on a brioche bun with Texas BBQ sauce and slaw

                                              • Pulled Pork Sandwich

                                                on a brioche bun with Carolina BBQ sauce and slaw

                                                Sides

                                                • Jalapeño Cornbread

                                                  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts

                                                    • Mac & Cheese Skillet

                                                      Desserts

                                                      • Key Lime Pie

                                                        • Bread Pudding

                                                          • Skillet Cookie

                                                            Last updated: November 16, 2021

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                                                            What 1,042 people are saying

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                                                            4.1
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                                                            • 4.1Food
                                                            • 3.9Service
                                                            • 4.2Ambience
                                                            • 4.1Value

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                                                              OllieandJade

                                                              London

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                              Very slow service maybe due to staffing issues, food was average and nothing special. Our starters came before our drinks and our mains came before our cutlery. Nachos were good to start but a lot for only 2 people. It was a real shame as there was no music in the restaurant area just the blaring music from the other events in the other rooms. The highlight was the music band in the voodoo garden which was free and on til half 8, we hurried our dinner so we could sit in there for a beer and to listen to the live music. Not worth doing in my opinion…

                                                            2. C

                                                              Carolinagal

                                                              Denver

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Loved everything!!!!! Shrimp and Grits and the bread pudding was so yummy!

                                                            3. SF

                                                              ShawnaF

                                                              Chicago

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Good food and excellent staff. Would return, especially before a concert.

                                                            4. J

                                                              James

                                                              San Antonio

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wandered in to the beer garden a caught an excellent music group fronted by Jake Landry. Food was excellent inside as always. Thankfully we couldn’t hear too much of the 2nd act that came on outside.

                                                            5. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              London

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Good food and great service. Enjoyable meal out with my friend

                                                            6. PH

                                                              PeterH

                                                              Brisbane

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                              Went for dinner with friend , was a good night although the server was a bit busy so was a little less attentive than we are used too. We will be back

                                                            7. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                              Menu had a good selection and

                                                            8. KK

                                                              KatherineK

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great experience. Loved the staff and the food was great! Fun atmosphere.

                                                            9. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and great service. You can sit outside with live music or inside at a good distance from all the music so you can have conversations.

                                                            10. BH

                                                              BethH

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food was AMAZING! We had a crew of 8 and each person rated their meal a 10/10. Highly recommend the pulled pork nachos. The grilled chicken sandwich was also bomb. You don’t want to pass this place up. Cool atmosphere.

                                                            11. A

                                                              Asbury

                                                              New York Area

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              14 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                              overall5food3service3ambience5

                                                              Fantastic music in the Vodoo Garden!

                                                            12. AF

                                                              AdamF

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Great food, great music, right in the heart of the French Quarter. The Voodoo shrimp is the bomb!!

                                                            13. RG

                                                              RobertG

                                                              Savannah

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                              The menu was definitely creole, spicy shrimp and grits and chicken pasta. The seafood gumbo and bread pudding were amazing.

                                                            14. b

                                                              bluebellbat

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                              The atmosphere is very neat and jazz oriented. The food not so great. It tastes like "chain food". They were out of many items including wings and po boys. I wouldn't go back here to eat. There are many better options in NOLA. Our waitress was sweet.

                                                            15. JE

                                                              JarrodE

                                                              San Diego

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                              overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                              Garbage. They basically ran out of all the food that we had planned on ordering for dinner and were completely unprepared for meal service. Terrible experience and will not return.

                                                            16. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Houston

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was fantastic and service was excellent. The live music on the patio was a perfect treat. It was a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets in New Orleans.

                                                            17. TH

                                                              TeresaH

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                              Great ambiance! My favorite place to visit when in NOLA!

                                                            18. MH

                                                              MichaelH

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. It was fantastic. You will not be disappointed. The atmosphere is perfect. The convenience of being present in time for the concert was worth it. Very service-oriented staff. I would highly recommend them.

                                                            19. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Las Vegas

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Definitely need reservations! Amazing food and atmosphere.

                                                            20. E

                                                              Eatoutalot

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                              Overall good experience; nothing spectacular…would go back…

                                                            21. BB

                                                              BillB

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                              Although the restaurant was clean, they obviously did not have enough staff to handle a modest crowd. It took 45 minutes to get our food. When it arrived, it was barely warm. The server removed a few of the items from the bill for our inconvenience. The food tasted good, so it was a letdown that it didn't come out on time. Not on my list to revisit.

                                                            22. c

                                                              cassandras

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Definitely recommend! Great service even greater food.

                                                            23. JS

                                                              JenniferS

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great service, drink's were beyond magnificent. It was just a lovely time

                                                            24. L

                                                              Luv2go

                                                              Birmingham

                                                              141 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              141 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Great food & drinks. Fun atmosphere! Outstanding bread pudding!!

                                                            25. AB

                                                              AngelB

                                                              Nashville

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing.. food was great, music was great. Excellent atmosphere

                                                            26. SP

                                                              SPmom

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Good food- great drinks. We loved the voodoo garden!

                                                            27. JB

                                                              JanB

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall1food4service2ambience5

                                                              The server left during our table and talked about someone dying. Not the kind of conversation and atmosphere you want during Mardi Gras. Also asked for dessert recommendations and the server couldn’t give one. They gave us our check while my husband was eating. I guess that was our hint to leave… Not very relaxing or welcoming experience. Food made up for this mess.

                                                            28. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Mardi Gras Sunday Brunch!💚💛💜

                                                            29. TS

                                                              ThomasS

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              THEY Forgot our order. Horrible service. Staff seen arguing over our meal. Will never go there again. Half the band showed up 1 hour later to play. Where's the jazz.. ......nowhere.

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                              overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                              Food was great!! Service could’ve been better, more attentive. But considering the Mardi Gras madness, it’s understandable.

                                                            31. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Our server was extremely attentive and friendly. Entertainment was amazing along with the food. 10/10

                                                            32. T

                                                              Thenotsohappycustomer

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                              overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                              Not really sure what the deal was, but we were seated and a waiter came to get our drink order but never came back… we waited 30 minutes and watched the waiter go past us and he never said anything so we just got up and left.

                                                            33. SM

                                                              SuzM

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We had such a memorable evening at The House of Blues last night. We had tickets to see the band, so we decided to make reservations for an early dinner before the show. The staff w) was a dream. She obviously loved her job and was proud to be working there. She treated us so kindly and met every request we made with sincere joy. The food was great (I had gumbo and split the Carolina fries) and it was delicious. The craft cocktails we had were so good! My daughter lives with disabilities, so she had ADA seating for the show. The lady from the box office found us at our table in the restaurant, telling us exactly where my daughter would be seated for the show, and she stamped our hands ahead of time so that when we were ready to go into the concert side, we could just show our hand stamp and walk right in. It was so easy and convenient in a time when so many things seem so difficult. All the efforts of the staff were so appreciated. We all went home happy and with a great memory. Thank you!

                                                            34. M

                                                              Moof

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                              Uninspiring bar food together with ear-splitting music made for a memorable (not in a good way!) dining experience. BBQ brisket sandwiches and pulled pork sandwiches were flat on flavor and the chef was stingy with the sauces. The cole slaw had not a single drop of cole slaw dressing - just shredded cabbage in a tiny bowl. As for the music, I know the House of Blues is primarily a music venue, but the two-man band performing in the dining room was short on talent and attempted to make up for it with volume that made even shouting to my tablemates unproductive. Live music is always nice, but the volume should at least allow for communication. Wait and host staff were indifferent and cheerless.

                                                            35. KD

                                                              KornDawg

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Food was excellent and prepared to perfection. Staff was courteous and professional. We had a great time.

                                                            36. JB

                                                              JodiB

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              I would avoid this place at all costs. It took 30 minutes to get a drink and most of the tables were empty. Our server blamed the bad service because they were short handed in the kitchen. That did not explain what took so long with our drinks. The live music was terrible.

                                                            37. c

                                                              captainstern

                                                              Atlanta

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                              overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                              The service was horribly slow. The wait for the meal and drinks was excessive.

                                                            38. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful staff. Great food!!

                                                            39. BR

                                                              BobRupp

                                                              New Orleans

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                              overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                              Fun place - but the food and service were below average.

                                                            40. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Orlando

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                              overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                              The food quality was poor. The menu was limited and the service was inconsistent.

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Staff temperature check required

                                                            FAQs

                                                            House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 310-4961.

                                                            House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans is rated 4.1 stars by 1042 OpenTable diners.

                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                            Google Map for House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

                                                            225 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70130

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Iberville

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              French Quarter

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Barbecue

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Casual Dress

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Public Lot

                                                            • Public transit

                                                              The House of Blues is accessible off the St Charles and Magazine street cars, along with the Magazine St bus-line.

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Bradly Green

                                                            • Entertainment

                                                              Come for the food, stay for the music! Enjoy live music from your local favorites on select nights.

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (504) 310-4961

                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                              Looking for an event that Rocks? Our house can be yours to create lasting memories with spaces perfect for social and corporate events, such as dinners, receptions, meetings and presentations. Your special event is a once in a lifetime experience, let House of Blues take your event center stage.

                                                            • Private party contact

                                                              Jeanne Noggerath: (504) 310-4990

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