Foundation Room House of Blues New Orleans
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.
Chef Nathan's Tuesday Tastings
Each week Chef creates a new delicious prix fixe menu. Reservations begin at 6pm. $45 per person.
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
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
5-6PM 60 Second Sipping with Jake Landry & the Right Lane Bandits $5 French 75's
9PM Flirt Dance Night with DJ Raj Smoove
9PM Body Talk w/ DJ Fayard Lindsey and Friends
10PM Requiem w/ DJ Raj Smoove is the city's exclusive hip-hop and R&B night
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.View Private Dining Details
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Tue - Wed 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM
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!!
Great food, impeccable service, and wonderful music. Perhaps a tiny bit expensive for the big easy but really nice experience for special occasions.
Really enjoyed celebrating my year anniversary with my GF at the Foundation Room! It went perfect!
Great place for live music. Isaac the waiter was fantastic. Great night all around!
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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. ♥️
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)!
Fabulous experience! The best service I have received in New Orleans. Great atmosphere
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.
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.
Server and staff were very knowledgeable and attentive. Steak was cooked perfectly. Amazing atmosphere
I had a wonderful experience, great waiter and I met the chef. Very friendly with great food
Service was great. Food was great. The place was really cool. It was a bit pricey.
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.
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.
This without any doubt is the best food that I have even eaten.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food and service was very good. A wonderful evening...
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.
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!
Fantastic as always. Drinks were perfect. Service was perfect. Food was perfect.
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!
Flawless, from arrival to departure. attentive and friendly service without being intrusive or pretentious. food was absolutely delicious. would recommend highly for all occaisions.
Wonderful service. It was a very calm night so we had lots of time to enjoy our water and the beautiful blues.
Great music, good food and outstanding service. The band was outstanding. Very small dining are fits only 10 tables.
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.
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.
There was a mouse in the restaurant. Dis not get a refund. Would be an excellent review, but it cannot be.
Food was wonderful and our waiter (Mike) was top notch. We would definitely return
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.
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.