House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will temporarily close for service operations until further notice. The safety of our guests, staff, and extended community has always been our highest priority; and these decisions are never made lightly. In the not so distant future, we look forward to and will be ready to welcome you back for our made from scratch, southern inspired cuisine! Till then…Hang in there, be kind, stay safe and this too shall pass. Be sure to check back for updates.
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Kenneth
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome service and awesome place. Look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great po-boy and nice music. Excellent waitress.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed our Po'boy! Please come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Got served pretty quickly and the food was really good.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks! Please come back soon!

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service and food fell well below my expectations. Despite the restaurant not being busy at all, it took 20 mins for the waitress to even to approach the table after we were seated. Parts of the order were also delivered incorrectly.
Food wise - other than the voodoo prawns which were acceptable, the overall quality of food was quite lacking especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fried chicken was great.Service could have been better.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks! So glad you liked our fried chicken!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed live entertainment of local musician

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on March 9, 2020

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ShahnaT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Due to getting lost, we were running about an hour late for our reservation. It was no problem for them, we were sat immediately. Not very many full tables for a Saturday night. At first, our server was fine, but after our first round of drinks and food arrived, she was MIA. We needed extra condiments and asked at least 4 people who passed our table, still no condiments. We ordered a second round of drinks and it was brought to is with the check. We still hadn’t seen our server nor received our condiments. We asked 2 different people for a manager, no manager showed up. We had a concert that was about to start, so we tipped $1 and went to the music area.
I hope this was just a bad night and not regular service.

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Tyra
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and plentiful. Will most definitely be back!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks Tyra! Please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server .... had an amazing time!!! Delicious food! Highly recommend. Will come again. We t to the Prince Experience show. Upgraded to VIP foundation room, Comp glass of champagne, and Leadbelly section. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Best time ever!!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for the positive feedback! Hope to see you again real soon!

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LH0831
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have found myself stopping at House of Blues for several years now when in New Orleans, to enjoy their honey-Fried Chicken...it is delicious! The slaw is good, the cornbread average, but I don't come for the sides. Service excellent, quite a hopping place!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on March 9, 2020

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

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PheeK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time with family

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks!

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vipCaseyS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The local band made dinner even better.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks Casey! We appreciate the positive feedback!

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MitziT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as well as food. Alexis our waitress gave us great ideas for food choices and was super all evening. Management came by also to greet us and make sure our food and service was to our liking.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks Mitzi! We will share your comments with Alexis. Please come back soon.

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DarlaS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was more than awful. We received our drinks after asking 3 times, they finally came when we got our dinner

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MelissaA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was beyond satisfied. I’m bringing my daughter back this weekend!!! Thanks for the wonderful experience.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review Melissa! See you soon!

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Marquilaf
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

To be honest we did not get a chance to enjoy the food but the app made me rate that section, However the place is a nice spot and it has a nice vibe we were given tickets to a burlesque show however the tickets were very misleading we did not have seats in an order to actually sit down we had to pay an additional $35 for the seats so we just stood in the crowd the show was decent and the drinks were somewhat week for $18 a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the House of Blues!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks!

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grear food and the personnel was really helpful when we needed something

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks Christopher! See you soon!

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MrHiggins
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service and friendly staff. Will be back!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks! See you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I found out through much investigation and time spent on the phone with opentable tonight that this restaurant made a mistake by altering my reservation, and therefore I was unable to use my $100 opentable rewards gift card once the check came (since apparently altering a reservation messes with the associated rewards card). Even though I did everything I was supposed to, and even confirmed my reservation the day of when the restaurant called, someone at the restaurant mistakenly marked us as “no-shows” at first- then later on went back and marked down that we had actually come in...! I am now out over $100 as I was unable to use the rewards card and had to pay the full bill out of pocket. It’s very unfortunate because my mom, aunt, and I rearranged a lot of plans this week just to make this night happen and use my dining rewards at this restaurant. We are only visiting New Orleans for 3 days. The waitstaff and manager just kept coming back to the table saying the rewards card was declined. I have never had a problem using my dining rewards at any other restaurant in the past 5 years. After speaking with the folks at opentable on the phone and finding out it was a mistake the restaurant staff made with altering my reservation, I find the situation even more upsetting. Opentable is unable to issue me a refund (they just reinstated my points) and I am shocked at how unprofessional and unpleasant my experience was at the House of Blues Restaurant. It ruined 3 peoples’ nights. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Very upsetting experience.

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RobertN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music by Cary Hudson. Good service from server John. Good food. Fair price.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks Robert!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We’ll be back

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks for the positive feedback!

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MerlinH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Best pulled pork sandwich we ever had. No music playing because of the super bowl.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thanks Merlin! So glad you love our pulled pork sandwich! Please come back soon.

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TracyS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service. Our server, Aspen, was so informative and made great recommendations. She was super polite and really upbeat. Loved her! We ordered the flatbread pizzas and they were delicious. Our margaritas tasted great as well. I'll definitely go again.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thanks Tracy! We will share your comments with Aspen and we hope to see you soon!

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MapleMama
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was not clear that with dinner you could or see a show. But we were able to hear the music. The staff was most attentive.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. Please come back soon!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We made reservations here to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday. Service was slow, but we don’t blame the waitress, she had a big section and was really nice. The lack of stars is because of the food. Definitely the worst meal we had during our trip. It’s tough to find a bad meal in New Orleans, but we found it here. Food wasn’t terrible, just really mediocre. We expected more from House of Blues and were bummed that my wife’s birthday dinner was less than great.

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BeccaC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Absolutely loved The Carolina Mess! This is our new go to place in the quarter!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review! We will share your comments with the staff. Please come back soon!

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Kylem
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed listening to Shawana Rice while enjoying great food and fast service.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here visiting NOLA for my boyfriends birthday celebration and he is in music theater. The live jazz was lovely and the service and food fantastic. The server even had the artist sing happy birthday to my boyfriend. Thank you HOB

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review! So glad you chose to spend his birthday with us. Please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hearty and delicious meals at reasonable prices. Gracie and her colleague from Utah were extremely kind.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the review! We will share your comments with Gracie and the team.

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JimY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I’ve eaten to HoB about 5-10 times at various locations. This was the 1st time I thought the food wasn’t great.
The servers were great however.

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AmandaB
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner - live music so definitely a little loud but great for birthday fun - food was decent but not amazing, server was overloaded but handled it well, very attentive, enjoyed for the time we were there, probably not going back...

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. We will share your notes with our team.

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TanaK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vegan option with the Impossible Burger- a huge plus! Live music and friendly waitress!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review! Glad you liked our Impossible Burger!

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Drew
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pulled pork sandwich was excellent. Music was too loud.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thanks Drew for the feedback and kind words about our pulled pork sandwich. We will share your notes with the Restaurant Director. Please come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience. Interesting decor. Very pleasant listening to soft blues while waiting and eating.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thanks! Please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We had the gumbo and shrimp po boy. Gabrielle was an amazing server!

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 8, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

No live music as promised, one overworked waitress, got order wrong, took forever

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great the food was wonderful

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks! Please come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow.

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

Thanks so much for the feedback. We apologize about the service being slow but appreciate the 4 star review! Please come back soon to see us again.

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vipth454sa
Atlantic City
65 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I had reservations they said they were busy and we had to wait over 20 minutes to be seated. What is the point of making a reservations and not honoring it

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans is rated 4.1 stars by 1044 OpenTable diners.

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