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The Bower, New Orleans, LA
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The Bower

4.6
4.6
481 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Bower is a full service restaurant and bar proudly highlighting locally sourced American cuisine. Louisiana Farmers and farmers markets are our jam and inspiration. Our menus are ingredient driven determined by seasons, product availability and the additional health benefits they provide.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 582-9738

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Woodham

  • Neighborhood

    Lower Garden District

  • Cross street

    Thalia Street

  • Parking details

    Premium Parking has a public lot available directly across the street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Prime Rib Night

    $49.00 per person

    Jan 12 - Feb 23, 2023
    Join us for Prime Rib Night on Thursdays! 12oz Herb and Mustard Crusted Prime Rib, Bower Caesar Salad, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe with a Basil and Horseradish Pesto Wine Pairings Available

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What 481 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for fine wines

  • New Orleans

    Great for fine wines

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  1. M

    Midget

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The small plates we ordered were too spicy—such that the roasted broccoli and mushrooms and feta were overpowered. One entree came from the kitchen cooler than lukewarm and had to be reheated. Disappointing!
  2. KN

    KailynN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was one of my favorite dining experiences I’ve had in a while, and one of my favorite birthday’s as well. Noah was great and very attentive. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to dine in the city
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent.
  4. CF

    ColaFoodie

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Overwrought dishes that consistently tasted off. Corporate feeling decor. Didn't feel like eating in New Orleans.
  5. c

    cebrowndds

    New Orleans

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    this kitchen does some fun fusion of flavors, especially with the starters. the chef's charcuterie board was just fair. for the price , there has to be more volume of cheese and meats. we shared between 3 persons and had just a nibble each. the other plates were better proportioned. and turns the music down a bit so we can talk easily and be heard by the person across the table.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant ever
  7. EK

    EmilyKV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, very good experience overall. Thank you!
  8. AB

    AveryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bolognese I’ve ever had. Incredible playlist but the music was at a good level so we could still hear each other. Amazing ambience & great services. I was really impressed
  9. UR

    UptownReviewer

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Réveillon Dinner is amazing. Great food sizable portions and innovative presentation. Definitely a must
  10. LD

    LovesDiningOut

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. I like coffee - especially with desert - so was a little disappointed when we learned they do not serve coffee! No coffee - no desert in my world. But overall a good experience with great atmosphere, service and food!
  11. PP

    PhilipP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nice ambience and service, but food a little underwhelming. Excellent wine selection both in bottle and by the glass. Would probably come again at happy hour to experience more of the small plates before coming for dinner again.
  12. KK

    KnittyKitty

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine as always! Many thanks for making my Bestie's Birthday celebration special and memorable!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! The vibe of this place is so cute. Our small plates were over salted. The pesto spaghetti was :chefs kiss: delish! We were a bit disappointed in the dessert. We ordered a scoop of ice cream and it came out like soup. The weirdest part was no one said anything. Like that's how ice cream should be served?? Finally a manager overheard us talking and mentioned the freezer was out so they were discounting our ice cream. Kinda weird to say after the fact. But overall good meal.
  14. S

    Sunshine88

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Got the table I requested behind the curtain. Food & drinks & service were great. Perfect bday dinner!
  15. AC

    AlexandraC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my favorites!!!! Thank you for such great service for my birthday dinner party!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  17. HR

    HaleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and some unique options. We had whipped feta, basil spaghetti, and the pork loin. All we’re amazing, and I couldn’t pick a favorite! We sat outside, the ambiance was great. We would definitely come back and try some more of their menu!
  18. RV

    RegVil

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Don’t wait just book and run to this place. EVERYTHING on the menu is absolutely OUTSTANDING and the service is equally superb. Simply wow!!! Compliments to the Chef and staff. I will surely be back and tell everyone I know about this place. 🙌👍👍
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe is amazing!
  20. m

    martig

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably good food and service. We will be dining there again soon, no doubt
  21. IM

    IanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Interesting menu and great food! Only thing missing was coffee. Seemed strange that it wasn't available.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Server was great. Cocktail beautiful and very good. Appetizers/small plates really good and better than entrees. Pappardelle tasted undercooked and sauce too sweet. We were seated at table in bar area - room way too dark. We could not see menu or food very well.
  23. G

    Goodbadugly

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere and the staff was great! Food was on point with the pastas being the highlight.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great quality of food, very fresh ingredients, but limited food selection. The highlight was the bar selection.
  25. D

    Danica

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Contemporary, fresh, delicious food, excellent service, generous portions.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was just okay. Thought the outdoor seating would have been a little more lively based off the online/ instagram content. Slow service.
  27. NE

    NoEm

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great! Sat outside is was very comfortable. Server was excellent!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the experience!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Opted to sit on the patio this time. Atmosphere was great, food was better. Absolutely love this restaurant.
  30. NS

    NikiS

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely first experience dining at the Bower. Everything was delicious. It was kind of a late meal after drinks & we were delighted to find such a lovely option with a table available on OT.
  31. LL

    LouLou

    Boise

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining room is beautiful, he food amazing and the service was as well.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot. I will return for sure
  33. s

    skootermarie

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible! We were visiting New Orleans for the first time and this restaurant came highly recommended. Between the ambiance, the handcrafted cocktails and the delicious food we were in heaven! I think we ordered almost everything on the menu but our favorites were the charcuterie board, the potatoes (you might think how could potatoes be that good…they were beyond words!), the cherry tomatoes- so yummy, pappardelle bolognese so creamy and delicious and our all time favorite the gulf shrimp confit conchiglie was to die for!!!! We are already planning our next trip back and The Bower will be our first stop!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience. The food, service, and atmosphere were all above average. Will come back frequently!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most accommodating and kind. Start to finish a great experience. Thank you to our amazing server MEG!!!!
  36. s

    seane

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere. Fun and creative food. Good wine list.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was small, but included a good variety of interesting taste combos. Defunitely not your typical New Orleans menu. Everything my group of five had was delicious from the tuna tartar to the pasta Bolognese. The pumpkin hand pie desert was not up to the level of the entrées and was only "ok." The Bower also has a very nice bar and an extensive list of wines by the bottle. We sat outside since the night was beautiful, so there was no noise issue. I was told it can get pretty loud inside. Overall, had a great time, and would definitely go back.

    The BowerResponded on October 18, 2022Thank you for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon!

  39. MM

    MarkM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent beet infused vodka cocktail, carpaccio perfectly seasoned and accompanied with arugula and melon, perfect use of citrus in all dishes. Whipped feta was amazing, tuna tartar was second to none. The music, ambiance, service and food quality were each 5/5 stars, our server Elizabeth was super attentive as well, highly recommend!
  40. NO

    NOLARealtor

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    14 year old daughter ordered cheese plate for $35 as her dinner. Portions were so small, she had to order another. The tuna tartare very good. Crispy cauliflower good. Tomtatoe salad above average. Pricing incongruent with product.

FAQs

The Bower is rated 4.6 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bower

1320 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thalia Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lower Garden District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Premium Parking has a public lot available directly across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Woodham

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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