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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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Private Dining

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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (29)
Fun (16)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (10)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Romantic (5)
Spicy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great Beer (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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food5
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·Dined on January 7, 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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food5
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·Dined on January 7, 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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food5
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Hoping for blues music

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food3
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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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food4
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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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food4
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 (Mobile)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 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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food5
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·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 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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food4
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 27, 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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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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food5
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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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food5
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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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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food is decent - more like a chain restaurant experience. Music playing in the background is nice. Recommend the fried chicken.

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food2
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had Dinner at the house of Blues. Service was fabulous. I server was very knowlegeable about the menu and made great suggestions. Everyone at the table was very happy with our meals and I loved my Hurricane Cocktail.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Live Music
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food! Great server! If your not hear for noise and loud music, bands playing then you shouldn't be in New Orleans!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great wait staff. Good food

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

i had an excellent time. I was the 1st one to have lunch. I waited at the door to open at 1130am. I sat outside, nice breeze. The Vodoo oysters were very very good. The gumbo and salad nice complement. Margarita and Hurricane good too. My 2nd time there.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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food5
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a great time! Our server, Kristopher, was funny and upbeat. He made our experience awesome!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food and service. Nice place

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good food; not great. Service was fair. Ambiance was nice and live music was really good.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

The worst is the noise that they pretend it is music

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The House Of Blues was so loud there was no way we could talk so we ended up leaving. I think if you go there for music-loud music- you'll love it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very friendly attentive staff and good food - we enjoyed our visits here during our stay in NOLA

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 27, 2017

great food and good price...go and enjoy. we went for lunch and will go back for dinner. the music must be fun at night.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Nice bar with great live music. Shame the vegetarian menu was so limited, but then that was the case in most live music bars we ate in.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Great Beer
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the music. The live performer was very good and he also included us in his show/performance.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was just okay. Neat to say I have been there. Food was just so so. Drinks were good. Nice courtyard. Service was really good. Enjoyed music

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Joshua Cook + companion great singers and guitar players !!!!

Very friendly too.

Waitress Anna prompt, caring and effective

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food and nice music. Friendly servers. Interesting decor.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ate here for my birthday celebration. The mule was great...although kind of pricey. I really liked the bread pudding and the grit cake a lot!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The only thing we didn’t like was the folk music at a New Orleans Blues Club. I expected blues, silly me.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The Voodoo Shrimp is outstanding! The server was very helpful with recommendations. The atmosphere was great. Music accompanied dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had the brisket, large portion very good. that being said, service was very slow.
Live music, volume was so loud it was difficult to hold a conversation. cant recommend unless you go strictly for the music.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Place was great but the food was’nt. I told the waitress and the manager about my disappointment. They only offered to bring me more of the same food. Of course I declined that offer.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fantastic food! Was expecting bar type menu and food but was super surprised. Great local cuisine and great, attentive staff!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Shane was our waiter. Very friendly. Great with our group of high schoolers. Attentive to water glasses and other drinks. Let us know when food was coming. Excellent job!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Disabled Access, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved everything about our whole evening there. Just awesome!

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