Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans

4.6
123 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Foundation Room at House of Blues New Orleans guests experience the best the city offers in a truly unique setting. James Beard Nominated Exec. Chef Nathan Winowich & wife, Erika, are one of the best kept culinary secrets in the French Quarter. Foundation Room New Orleans guests enjoy seasonal & locally inspired items including Honey Braised Pork Belly & local Gulf Fish. The captivating space is the perfect date spot or intimate dinner with a focus on personal attention and service.

Come early to enjoy a delicious hand-crafted cocktail with our small plate menu in the Lounge. Nightly live entertainment from local blues artists & today's hottest DJs. Indulge in an intimate night with that special someone in our dining room or an unforgettable experience in our vibrant lounge, known for its alluring decor and seductive lighting, the Foundation Room is the perfect backdrop to elevate your nightlife experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, International
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 310-4976
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathan Winowich
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bienville & Iberville
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Parking details
Guests of the Foundation Room and House of Blues can have their parking validated for the Canal Place Parking Garage located at Clay Street by the way of Canal and Bienvielle.
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Public transit
The House of Blues is located one block off of Canal Street in the French Quarter. It is accessible from both the Canal Street and St Charles RTA buses and Street Cars.
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Entertainment
**SPECIAL DINING**
TUESDAYS
Chef Nathan's Tuesday Tastings
Each week Chef creates a new delicious prix fixe menu. Reservations begin at 6pm. $45 per person.

**LOUNGE ENTERTAINMENT**
TUESDAYS:
6-8PM Art & Soul NOLA Vinyl
DJ Doug Funnie spins classic New Orleans blues, jazz and funk. Local artists display and sell their art. $5 Call drinks and Craft Beers $3 Jameson add on shot special

THURSDAYS:
6-9PM Blues & Brews Live Blues Music and $5 Craft Beers
10PM-1AM The Rising of Robin Barnes Live Jazz tunes with sultry R&B vibes

FRIDAYS:
5-6PM 60 Second Sipping with Jake Landry & the Right Lane Bandits $5 French 75's
9PM Flirt Dance Night with DJ Raj Smoove

SATURDAYS:
9PM Body Talk w/ DJ Fayard Lindsey and Friends

SUNDAYS*:
10PM Requiem w/ DJ Raj Smoove is the city's exclusive hip-hop and R&B night
*Select Sundays
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Special events & promotions
Looking to have an exclusive event? Contact Abby Jones at abbyjones@livenation.com to create the most unique event for your birthday, bachlor/ette or krewe party! We also enjoy working with local charity and networking groups.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Foundation Room guests experience the best the city offers in a truly unique setting. Exec. Chef Nathan Winowich prepares visually stimulating and delicious appetizers, plated dinners and reception-style menus that embrace local culture and flavors while showing off his culinary expertise.

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Tue - Wed 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

What 123 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ambience with unique decor and intimate dining nooks as well as tables. High quality service from friendly, proficient staff. Food was absolutely delicious. Found this hidden jewel by chance. Excellent!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, impeccable service, and wonderful music. Perhaps a tiny bit expensive for the big easy but really nice experience for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed celebrating my year anniversary with my GF at the Foundation Room! It went perfect!

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JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for live music. Isaac the waiter was fantastic. Great night all around!

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HM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service quite pricey but was special occasion so ok with that Very unusual decor, a little from-everyday dining
Free dessert for my birthday what else can I say

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New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised to dine in the House of Blues’ Foundation Room through Open Table, as non-members; we were recent guests of a Foundation Room member at a Sip-and-See party in the lounge area, and we were impressed that evening with the relaxed ambiance of the room as well as the tasty foods. The Foundation Room is definitely a cool and unique dining room (and we appreciate and welcome the business casual dress code) with an inviting and extensive three course menu, including a great craft cocktail list and wines by the glass in 6oz or 9oz pours. The excellent live music in the bar area (and overheard in the dining room ) was a definite plus and the attentive and knowledgeable wait service by Mike and Brandon was superb. We were very pleased with the filet steak and bone-in ribeye entree selections (thank you Chef Nathan Winowich) as well as the pork belly appetizer and salad. As first time diners in the Foundation Room, we were treated like members and we were quite impressed with the friendliness of the entire staff, from Hollis at the ground-level reception area, to the upstairs receptionist (who greeted us by name), to the bartender who mixed perfect Martini and Manhattan cocktails, to Mike and Brandon who served our table. The private elevator to the Foundation Room is really funky and lends to very special and welcoming trip to and from the Foundation Room. Thank you!

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RR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the staff is even better! Issac was very attentive and made great suggestions! If you get a chance you must try the pork chop. It’s over the top delicious!

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TB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation for 6 people. When I arrived the establishment had seated 4 of my group in the wrong
area and said there was confusion as to which group I was with. I spoke with a manager he said they were sorry for the confusion, but was unable to do anything about it. We ate in the main restaurant. When another manager came by, she said she was sorry and offered a desert. We did not. She offered us to the Foundation room for a beverage. We all agreed. Upon arrival I ordered for the group, the bar tender said there was confusion and we had to pay our tab, which I did. I ordered another round of beverages for my group, paid for this as well and asked to speak with the Foundation room manager. When I finally stopped the Foundation room manager (she had been up to the room twice that I saw) I expected her to come over and talk with us, she did not, I had to track her down to discuss the situation. She there was confusion on this topic as well and although she did offer for us to go to the Foundation room and have a beverage, we really weren't offered a beverage on the house. I even believe security was on standby near-by while we were enjoying our beverages. VERY uncomfortable feeling for all of us, especially the ladies. It was like we being stalked or made to feel uncomfortable so that we would leave.

I travel often and have been to the Foundation rooms in Cleveland and Chicago to see if this was something I was interested in. As I was looking to join after good experiences in the pervious locations, after this episode, there is little chance I would join let alone frequent a HOB again.

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sylvester and I were dining at the Foundation Room to celebrate my birthday. We read on line, and then heard from the concierge at Bluegreeen Vacation Club, the excellent reviews for a unique dining experience. We were delighted to find not only an outstanding meal but superb attention from friendly and courteous staff. My parents were from Italy and the "Italian Night" dining reminded me of home. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS. Just the food alone was outstanding! Service was friendly and prompt. Atmosphere was cozy, romantic, and a little sexy. I would suggest everyone try this place at least once. It's my new favorite restaurant in New Orleans!

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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Mike is one of the best servers around, attentive, friendly and knows his business. The chef is awesome. Served a andouille and brisket gumbo that was out of this world. The flavor was full bodied and delicious. Molly, Abby, and Sharon are great hosts. They go out of their way to make everything just right. All of the staff makes you feel like royalty. ♥️

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BG
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! The best service my friends and I ever had and don't believe we can find elsewhere. Our server Mike gave the best service, attentiveness, salesmanship and storytelling. Usually when someone comes to us too often or right when your mouth is full to check on you, you find it overwhelming or annoying...but it didn't feel that way at all. He was so genuine. Our food was phenomenal and in a large quantity! I didn't expect to get so much in my serving which was great, sadly didn't get to finish it all but definitely took it home. Would definitely go back again (and have Mike serve us)!

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience! The best service I have received in New Orleans. Great atmosphere

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RH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you step inside the building you know you’re in for a special evening. Exclusive entrance to a quick elevator ride and you enter a Kama sutra, sultry, adult hangout. Leather seats, fabric wall paper, and low lighting to set the ambience. Their wine list is extensive and live music sets the tone for an enjoyable evening. The food is another experience you won’t soon forget. Everything I had was flavorful and prepared to perfection.

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RM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fried chicken was fabulous as well as the bread pudding! I think this is definitely an adult dinner place, would not recommend bringing your children under the age of 18. Our server was very attentive, and had lots of “energy.” However, he did not read his “audience “ when telling his interesting waiter stories, which were not appropriate for our dinner party.

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JB
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server and staff were very knowledgeable and attentive. Steak was cooked perfectly. Amazing atmosphere

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MM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience, great waiter and I met the chef. Very friendly with great food

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was great. The place was really cool. It was a bit pricey.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

I picked this restaurant because it was walking distance from our hotel. We were celebrating my sons birthday. It was hard to find the entrance and we were not treated well at the sister restaurant. The interior is dark and weird, but New Orleans vibe. We were only ones in restaurant and seated in corner booth that had pillows and curtain. I'm not sure what all they expected us to do, but we just came for a nice meal. Food was good and service was great! It was expensive and not sure if i would go again.

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JJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere is to die for. Service is good. Wine list pretty good. Overpriced but...you let that slide. On our particular visit the strip steaks were practically inedible due to sinew. Really poor. Service didn’t offer to offset, but we didn’t push it either. Other food was just fine.

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This without any doubt is the best food that I have even eaten.

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Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Even got a sweet setup of free tickets to the Little Stephen show. Love the VIP access to the upper level of the venue.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Was my newly wed husbands birthday & we wanted a private quiet dinner & even tho dining room completely empty, hostess sat us facing the exit door & then sat a huge loud party of 6 adjacent to our table & completely ruined our evening; steak was terribly cooked & server did not tell me chicken was thigh meat which I do not eat so bad food too.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The Foundation Room was a really neat spot. The food was delicious and once we got to our table everything was very nice. We were disappointed because we had a reservation but had to wait 45 min for a table. The ambiance was nice enough, but we were starving.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The room and bar are exceptional. Food was good but not on a par with the best NOLA has to offer but the atmosphere made up for it.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service was very good. A wonderful evening...

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JB
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

From the description, we thought we would be having dinner while watching and listening to musicians perform. Unless you only wanted "bar food" and wanted to sit on couches, this was not correct. The dining area was fine, but we were also not aware that on Thursdays, (not sure if it's every Thursday) they only offer a prix-fixe Italian dinner. The food was just OK, nothing I would praise highly. The music was fine, but not anything special.

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a date night for the wife and I, it was her first visit and we loved it. Service was great as was the food!

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MR
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Drinks were perfect. Service was perfect. Food was perfect.

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ET
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations without knowing exactly what we were getting into. We had an amazing experience. When we arrived we were able to listen to some live music while are table was getting ready. We were then escorted to small private area for dinning and my first thought was "oh no, what have I gotten us into, this will cost a small fortune" but the prices were extremely reasonable. The waitstaff was friendly and quick to offer advice when asked about different items. The food was great. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it!

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless, from arrival to departure. attentive and friendly service without being intrusive or pretentious. food was absolutely delicious. would recommend highly for all occaisions.

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J
Savannah
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. It was a very calm night so we had lots of time to enjoy our water and the beautiful blues.

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OT
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music, good food and outstanding service. The band was outstanding. Very small dining are fits only 10 tables.

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New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but we had a great time. Music was great during dining and we danced after we finished our meal.
Very small dining room with limited seating so make reservations in advance.

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BS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this little hide a way spot. I think there is 10 tables in the whole place. If your are looking for an intimate dinner with good service yet not overly attentive to the point of nagging you, this is it. Food was very tasty. Steaks cooked to temperature. Drinks were on point and ambiance was killer.. Perfect date place.

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P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was a mouse in the restaurant. Dis not get a refund. Would be an excellent review, but it cannot be.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and our waiter (Mike) was top notch. We would definitely return

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JR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to dine at the Foundation Room.....and it will not be our last! The décor and vibe is great with very attentive service to match. Fairly limited menu (which I like), but the quality of the food was excellent. Stayed after dinner in the bar area for live music. You will not be disappointed.

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CF
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were there for New Years Eve. The problem was, once you finished dinner, there was no where to sit. All of the seating was reserved, but they didn’t tell us there was no where to sit.

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