SoBou

4.5
2200 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Commander's Family of Restaurants returns to the French Quarter, where the family business began in the 1950's, with our spirited Restaurant - SoBou. We're South of Bourbon (ok - it's really southeast), in the land of civilized drinking and worlds away from the oversized beers and bad frozen drinks. Our modern Creole saloon is a Louisiana-centric and street food inspired restaurant with a beverage focus. Every Sunday enjoy a more sinfully delicious experience with our popular Legs & Eggs Burlesque Brunch featuring Bella Blue.

Now Open for both indoor and outdoor dining.

Experiences

  • SoBou Bar Chef Experience

    $78.80 per personPrepaid

    Jun 17 - Dec 31, 2021

    As a cocktail-centric restaurant, SoBou considers the perfect cocktail just as important as your plate of food. That is why they are proud to relaunch their signature Bar Chef Table, where guests can indulge in three cocktail and food pairings created by Sobou’s expert bar and culinary team. At the end of the meal, guests receive a “SoBou Members Only” Debloom which can be used at any future SoBou visit for special discounts and secret perks. Reservations are required and must be made at least 12 hours in advance.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2200 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JR
JenRandolph
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined on Sunday for brunch to enjoy the eggs and legs burlesque show. The service was wonderful. The food was mediocre. The drinks were superb and the burlesque was AMAZING! We really enjoyed everything about our experience except our food was not hot. The service and show were the highlights

SoBou
Responded a day ago

JenRandolph, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed both your drinks and the burlesque show! Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am sorry to hear we did not meet you expectations on food. We take this feedback seriously and intend to share it with our culinary team.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and it wasn’t very busy at all. The food and drinks took awhile to come out but you could tell they only had a few servers for all of the tables. The food was amazing; gumbo was delicious and so was the chicken sandwich. Have to try the meat pies. The desserts were super good as well. If the service was speedier it would have been 5 stars as we were there for over 2 hours.

SoBou
Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us for dinner here at SoBou! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your food. We appreciate your feedback and we intend to share this the team to correct this.

Report
l
viplisa1962
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Good service. Only complaint is that it was so loud conversation was difficult.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Upon arrival we were sat at a table that was very shaky so we requested to move. The server ended up keeping us even though her section was the front. The saying is true… out of sight out of mind. The service definitely was lacking compared to what the other guests were receiving. We weren’t given plates, napkins or silverware. Our appetizers were eaten before we received anything, including a drink. The food was overall good. Our favorites were the gumbo and the duck and sweet potato beignets. For such a nice restaurant… too bad the service wasn’t up to par to match the food. We would not return here with all the other choices out there.

SoBou
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such important feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your food! However, we are not pleased to hear we did not meet your expectations on service. We intend to take this feedback to our team and correct such issues from occurring again. Thank you for your patronage to SoBou!

Report
WV
WillemV
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SoBou was a rare and incredible 10/10 dining experience! Every dish we ordered we loved, which were: Tuna avocado ice cream cones, fried oyster tacos, foie gras beignets, gumbo, duck breast and confit, and a fish I don’t remember the name of. Service was attentive and polished. The prices are also completely worth it for the quality of the meal

SoBou
Responded a day ago

WillemV, we are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time with us at SoBou! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such great feedback. We cannot wait to share your great comments with the team.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The burlesque sets we well done and tasteful. The oysters Rockefeller soup was good but the veggie frittata was amazing. Cocktails were also good.

L
Logan
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was slow, food was pretty good but not great. Legs and eggs brunch was worth the trip but I’m not sure we would return.

SoBou
Responded on June 9, 2021

Logan, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our Legs and Eggs Brunch here at SoBou! I am sorry to hear we did not met your expectations on service or food quality. We intend to take this feedback to our team and I assure you, should you return, your experience will be different.

Report
k
kristyc
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday during burlesque brunch. The service, food, and performers were wonderful. Steak & eggs were great, along with the drinks.. Toi was our server and she was very kind and attentive, which topped off the experience. I highly recommend SoBou and will be back!

CM
CMPhillips
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!!

CB
CandaceB
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Legs and Eggs on Sundays is a must! The brunch menu was very good, there were 4 of us dining and everyone's food was excellent. Bella Blue and Jeez Loueez were beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the burlesque show.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food took over an hour to come :(

SoBou
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for your patronage and time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience did not go as planned. It is never our intention for our guests to wait over an hour for food! We take this feedback very seriously and we hope your next visit to SoBou will be different.

Report
CB
ChristinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Went for bday dinner.

SoBou
Responded on May 26, 2021

ChristinaB, we appreciate your visit to SoBou and are delighted to hear you had such a great time for a birthday celebration! We look forward to seeing you again.

Report
PE
vipPEKOmaha1
Omaha
33 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service.

CK
CathyK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the band - with chance of rain they moved us inside. I’ve been outside and inside, both are wonderful.
I’ve also been for legs snd eggs on Sunday.
Excellent shows every time!

SoBou
Responded on May 22, 2021

CathyK, thank you for your continuous patronage to SoBou! We value your feedback.

Report
S
Sunshine
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I was under the impression that it would be Cajun/creole food. There were only a couple of these dishes. The service was amazing. If you were going here to party and enjoy music this would be a great venue. For a dinner it was so loud.

SoBou
Responded on May 22, 2021

Sunshine, we are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. We value your feedback and thank you for your patronage to SoBou.

Report
LM
LoriM
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a fun vibe. Everything we had was amazing and arrived quickly. In a city of seafood, this place stood out for its creative menu and excellent service.

SoBou
Responded on May 22, 2021

LoriM, we are delighted to hear you had such a great experience and value your feedback! Thank you for your patronage to SoBou.

Report
f
foodie
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and service were great so I was expecting amazing food, but I was mostly left underwhelmed.

SoBou
Responded on May 22, 2021

Foodie, thank you for your feedback! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the ambience your service was great. However, I'm sorry to hear the food you left underwhelmed. We intend to take this feedback and hopefully make your next visit one to remember. Thank you for your patronage to SoBou.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So cute and hip and fun. Great food, great fun.

CG
CarolinaG
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was not good. My husband's eggs were awful. My fish was not bad but it wasn't special.

SoBou
Responded on May 22, 2021

CarolinaG, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I'm sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations while dining here at SoBou. Your opinion is valued, so we hope to exceed your expectations on your next visit.

Report
e
ezzardl
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 Step Service! We food, great location, great scenery, covid19 rules applied! Love this place!

SoBou
Responded on May 22, 2021

Ezzardl, thank you for such great feedback! We are delighted to hear you had such a great time at SoBou. Thank you for your patronage and taking the time to leave such a great review.

Report
AB
AnnaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very mediocre food and overpriced for what it is.

SoBou
Responded on May 22, 2021

AnnaB, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations here at SoBou. We intend to take this feedback and make adjustments accordingly. Thank you for your patronage to SoBou.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the drinks were superb. Love that they do a specialty “hooch” each day. Highly recommend this place—the ambience was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with friends. Service was exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brandi our waitress was awesome!

KT
vipKT22
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the moment we walked in until we left. The Bar is very cool, bartenders are real pros, drinks were excellent. We had the shrimp corn dogs to start followed by the surf&turf and pork chop. Scraped both plates completely clean. Absolute perfection in preparation, presentation and taste combinations. And the fresh creme brûlée to finish was the perfect topper. Five stars isn’t enough. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience! We weren’t sure what to expect, but we ended up having the best server! She was awesome and made sure we had a great time. Can’t wait to get back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service and food was outstanding

C
Corine
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was decent, and atmosphere excellent. Service was terrible! Took an hour and a half to get our food and waitress only came to the table once. In reading reviews on Yelp, this looks to be commons service here. Save yourself the trip and explore the many other restaurants in the area.

SoBou
Responded on April 28, 2021

Corine, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback and your patronage to SoBou. I apologize we did not meet your expectations on service. We intend to take this feedback and share it with our team! Please trust, your next visit to SoBou will be different.

Report
Y
vipYolie
New Mexico
246 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to try SoBou this time visiting and we were not disappointed. I think I’d do lunch if dining outdoors again. We dodged some rain at least. Lovely courtyard area that we would prefer to enjoy a bit more. We started with the duck beignets which were yummy! I had the rustic gumbo and strawberry spinach salad. Perfect. My husband had the Cuban and he gave me a bite. All were great. Next time I think the duck is a must to try. Wonderful service.

SoBou
Responded on April 28, 2021

Yolie, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We couldn't agree more; our courtyard is a true hidden gem. We can't wait for you next visit to SoBou.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic boudin

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at SoBou. We visit New Orleans about 5 times a year. The staff were exceptional. Very good service. The food was great. I had the pork chops. Superb taste and cooked perfectly. Wine selection good. Ambiance was nice and not noisy. Only downside was the room was a bit cold due to a sudden drop in outside temperature. A great experience.

SoBou
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such great feedback on your visit to Sobou! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the pork chop, it's certainly a crowd favorite:) We hope you'll visit again during your next trip to NOLA.

Report
RD
RachelD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music on Thursday in the outdoor courtyard is excellent! The food and service topped it all off! The Brussels are a must!

SoBou
Responded on April 28, 2021

RachelD, thank you such great feedback and for visiting us on Thursday! We couldn't agree more, Dr. Sick and the Late Greats are a great addition to our courtyard. We hope you'll join us again.

Report
NA
NancyA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Legs n' Eggs, the Sunday Burlesque brunch and it was fantastic! The food was lovely and Bella Blue did a fabulous performance.

KB
KarenB63
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the Legs and Eggs Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and the entertainer Bella Blue was wonderful. If you are looking for an unique New Orleans experience, I highly recommend Soubou.

DM
vipDoctorM
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had brunch menu (not on website) though limited, very good. Tacos with fried oysters, pulled pork, egg excellent. Great drinks.

(and a surprise - apparently on weekends they have a burlesque show at lunchtime and it was fun and terrific!)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on a whim while visiting New Orleans and it’s the best meal either of us have ever had. We cannot stop raving about the INCREDIBLE food and FLAWLESS staff. Our server was Dever and she is the absolute sweetest! They were crazy busy and the hostess did not hesitate to come over and chat to us and inform us about anything we needed to know! As busy as they were it was never hectic and the food came out in great time. The executive chef came out to chat with us and he invited us to a crawfish boil brunch they were having the next day and we couldn’t say yes fast enough. Hunter is a great bartender and was super attentive as well. Thank you to all the staff. Just incredible overall, I cannot recommend highly enough!!

SoBou
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank your leaving such a great review! We can't wait to share your comments with our team and to host you all again here at SoBou.

Report
S
vipSalbertsons
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The drinks are wonderful. Highly recommend Tourist Visa. It is spicy and delicious. But, food takes too long.

SoBou
Responded on April 28, 2021

Salbertons, thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed one of our newest cocktails, the Tourist Visa! Our bar chefs worked extremely hard on creating crafted cocktails to delight our guests. I am sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations on the timeliness of food coming to your table. We intend to take this feedback and make things right for your next visit to SoBou!

Report
GY
GabbyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Sunday Burlesque Brunch! Food and atmosphere is amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible. Our server was on top of everything and even though it was extremely busy she took great care of us.

L
Love2eat
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff and service! Over the top making us feel welcome! I was desperately searching for a table with my 92 year old mother in tow walking thru the Quarter at 9:20 in the evening. No one had a table and everyone was closing. I found this reservation on Open Table by luck. We arrived at the restaurant within a few minutes. The hostess had not seen the reservation but a manager was standing by. I overheard them saying it should not have gone through as they were closed. I was promptly asked if I preferred indoor or out. I was assured I would love the courtyard and taken to a perfect courtyard with a great table. They treated us like we were special guests who had made reservations well in advance. If I had not overheard their conversation, I would have never known they were closed. They accommodated our every need. And then came the food...OMG, it was delightful! Our server was a sweetheart and never made us feel rushed for a moment. We savored every bite. I have a list of our favorites in NOLA and SoBou will always be a destination for us. I promise to make reservations in advance from now on:-)

SoBou
Responded on April 17, 2021

Love2eat, thank you for taking the time to leave such great feedback! We have shared this with our team and we are are all lookin forward to host you all again here at SoBou.

Report

FAQs

SoBou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 552-4095.

SoBou is rated 4.5 stars by 2200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by SoBou