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About House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

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.

225 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
Iberville

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 310-4961

Website:
http://www.houseofblues.com/neworleans/crossroads

Entertainment:
Join us for Happy Hour MON-FRI from 3-6PM.

*7 NIGHTS A WEEK*
6PM- Live Music

*WEDNESDAYS*
7PM- Comedy Gold (FREE Comedy Show) hosted by Leon Blanda in Voodoo Garden

*FRIDAYS*
3PM - Hot Out the Pot Fresh Seafood Boil w/ Live Music in Voodoo Garden

*SATURDAYS*
3PM and 7PM- Live Music in Voodoo Garden and HOB Restaurant & Bar

*SUNDAYS*
10AM- Gospel Brunch

Check the House of Blues New Orleans event calendar at our website for a current list of our Music Hall shows and Voodoo Garden events.
*All event times are subject to change due to private parties.

Parking Details:
House of Blues Restaurant and Bar offers validated parking for The Shops at Canal Place covered garage on the corner of N. Peters and Canal. The rate is $7 for up to 6 hours.

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

Executive Chef:
Bradly Green

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The House of Blues can accommodate parties from 10 to 1000. Please call for more information.

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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.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great Beer (7)
Spicy (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Tourists trap, can't see performers from most of the tables. Food is average at best

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·Dined 4 days ago

I used to work there. Took me back to the great memories! Awesome ambience, music, service! Food was as delicious as always! We had a super time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Live Music, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Good food but they got our order wrong , so one of us ate while the other waited.
Seated us at a table where we were bumped into by staff and patrons. There was a pillar which prevented the poor staff from getting to tables. We had to ask to be moved, after we were splashed by someone’s drink.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our server, Kris, was awesome. It was our 10th anniversary and our first trip to New Orleans and House of Blues. Kris recommended dishes to us and they were awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had dinner before a show at HOB, and really enjoyed it. Made reservations for supper so we could be finished before the show. Two hours was perfect timing, because it gave us time to relax before the show. The food was awesome!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was excellent

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was Chris, he was super friendly, fun and helpful in picking a meal. The food was delicious, especially the Memphis fries...omg!! Great place, atmosphere and people. Highly recommend giving it a try!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pleasantly impressed! Wasn’t sure if a chain restaurant would be great compared to original New Orleans restaurants, but The House of a blues New Orleans was fantastic. Great food and great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place and a very welcoming staff! Music was so good! We’ll be back!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The menu on their website looks good- it was also recommended for entertainment so, we thought we would try it.
Upon arriving it took forever to be seated - then the hostess called me ( on my cell) after she seated us and reported that we did not show for our reservation. They had a special menu because it was the first night before Mardi Gras (which was not posted on their site) so, there was really nothing on the menu I could eat.
I was with 2 other people and between the 3 of us we ordered the Mardi gras fries, the vegetable muffaleta, a salad and jumbalaja.
The food was terrible - I did not eat any of the vegetable muffaleta - it was pretty much just a few pieces of vegetables between two inches of bread and more mayo then I have ever seen. The server didn't once ask if anything was good or when she walked by and saw my whole meal still sitting there ask if it was okay or if there was something wrong.
The couple I was with ate a little bit of their meals to try them and within about 15 minutes of getting my food - we paid the bill and went to another restaurant to eat dinner and missed all the entertainment.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great Food. We had the grilled shrimp with corn bread appetizer which was incredible. We had live blues music and a great waiter. The prices for a restaurant near the French Quarter with live music were reasonable. The place is definitely worth a try. Fun times

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Just about OK. Food nothing to write home about and over priced. Three nights in NOL and this was the worst of our eating experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Overpriced for what it was. Chicken was fatty and in small portions. Waitress was absent minded but friendly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ordered the jalapeño cornbread app and although we were warned the little cast iron skillet was “hot” the actual bread was cold inside. Husband had jambalaya and I had muffuletta for main entree, also not hot. Our first time to house of blues and was expecting bluesy more laid back music. Instead, the live band was more grunge sounding. Our server was okay, nothing above and beyond. Yet, when we paid with a $100 bill and our check was $60, she asked if we would like change back? Really? I wanted to reply, “Do you think your service was worth a $40 tip for $60 tab?” It definitely was not, however, we still left her a tip nonetheless. Overall ambience was just okay. Definitely expected a better “House of Blues” experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was awesome. Our waiter was Kris very good service. The bread pudding was the best we’ve ever had. My husband and I have tried it at several different places yours was the bes by far. We live here and will be back. Love love love open table app. Thanks so much ❤️

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Jenny and Allison were absolutely amazing. All staff were great but those 2 stood out and made the night fantastic. Food and ambiance were also great. Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was amazing the live band was fantastic the place and location was everything I was certainly come back to see them again and again and again

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I was visiting from out of town on vacation. Atmosphere, live music, and service was great I would recommend to anyone. The best part was the food shrimp and grit cake, mac and cheese, gumbo, jalapeno cornbread.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 30, 2018

EVERYTHING WAS TERRIFIC. We had VooDoo Shrimp and Shrimp Creole to start followed by Jambalaya and the best Baby Back Ribs ever. Also, the Bread Pudding was terrific. Good wine list. And the entertainment was a local keyboard player who wrote many of his own songs in the 1980s to today. We will go back when we are back in town. Highly Recommend.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had dinner before concert hall reservation. Food was great! Wait for concert too long...

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I am a New Orleans local and this was my 2nd time eating at the restaurant within the past 4 months. I was going to see a concert, and we decided to have dinner beforehand. First visit on Sept 29, 2017 was pretty disappointing. I don't recommend any of the appetizers. Small and not worth your money. Burger was decent though.
Decided to give them a 2nd try on Tuesday, Jan 23. Got the Shrimp tacos, and wow! How embarrassing for New Orleans. 4 TINY shrimp on each one - assuming frozen too. Piled with a ton of slaw. Absolutely horrible! This place needs new management for the kitchen! I will not give them a 3rd try and I recommend you eat somewhere else!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Glad we made it in spite of running late. Very filling meals with friendly service. Awesome live music and interesting layout and decor...do check out all the portraits on the ceiling!

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Definitely don't get the Carolina Mess i.e. french fry pulled pork nachos, they were so subpar I was really disappointed. The Nashville Wings were also dry rub and just really not very good either. My husband had the ribeye and he enjoyed it. Other than that I was pretty disappointed with the food. The service was pretty good and it wasn't very crowded on a Saturday night at 5:00 PM in New Orleans so note that's a good time to go. I think this would be a good happy hour spot or to get some bar food and drinks maybe although not sure any of the food is any better to be honest. Not sure I would recommend for eating but for drinking and music.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Live Music, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Waitress Ema was the best... friendly and able to answer questions.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great ambiance in this jazz and blues bar. There is great music every night. The food is new orleans comfort food. The service was great. I would definately like to go again and see other bands/musicians.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This place has great Wall art and music icons every where. The live entertainment was great! Our waitress Alison was very attentive and welcoming. We had our son who is 21 and daughter who is 9 with us. They both equally enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Voodo shrimp and family style fried chicken was a big hit with us. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything about the experience was great. Food and service could not be better.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Live Music, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server (Jen?) was excellent, the supervisor Leon and the Manager Cat were all super people. The food was excellent and fast.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Hoping for blues music

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I were there for the Sugar Bowl and we had a great meal for lunch and the waitress was very sweet and really nice. The people in this restaurant do a nice job and make you have a really good time with some good ole jazz. The décor is so cool, just a neat place.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The southern friend chicken was fabulous. The voodoo shrimp and jambalaya were excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fast seating with reservation. Hot wings very good. Could hear live music but not see it. Drink with souvenier cup a good value.

Tags: Fun, Spicy
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 (Mobile)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great live music, very good food, and great service! Took our boys and had a great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Chris our waiter was exceptional , attentive. Food was excellent, spices in perfect balance . Music was classic rock....everything was A+++++

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Was disappointed there was no live music while there. The main reason we went

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant is called house of blues..... the live music was pretty much non existent... we had 8pm reservations and by 825 the live music was done!!!!! Very disappointing 😧😕😕 and the atmosphere was dead..... fell well below my expectations...

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We arrived early expecting to have a drink and listen to music before dinner. Bar service was really bad. One bartender & no servers. Manager rallied when we got seated (perfectly on time). Server did great job & food was good and music terrific!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family Totally enjoyed the food AND the music! We would definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were looking for a fun place with atmosphere to take our young family. This place was terrific!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amplifier was too loud- too much bass.
Very dark- not much lighting

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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