SoBou

4.1
2340 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.

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Experiences

  • Burlesque Brunch: Legs and Eggs

    $29.00 per person

    Jan 2 - Dec 25, 2022

    How about some legs with your eggs?! Join SoBou for Sunday brunch with a kick. World-famous burlesque dancer Bella Blue performs to live DJ music while you dine on three creative Creole courses. The Burlesque show begins at 11:30, followed by more performances between then and 2:30 p.m. New Orleans has a long history with burlesque dancing. Our city was a burlesque hot spot from the 1940s to when clubs were shut down in the 1960s. We hope you enjoy our homage to this historic and beautiful art form. The Burlesque Brunch is a two-course package, priced at $29-$36 Bottomless Bellini's for Burlesque Brunch $25 per person. (End at 3pm) Bottomless Veuve Clicquot Rosé Mimosas for Burlesque Brunch $125 per person
  • Bar Chef Experience

    $99.41 per personPrepaid

    Jan 5 - May 30, 2022

    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.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tue - Wed 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2340 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The place is outstanding. I brought my wife for her birthday. The food is amazing. We had a little issue with the waiter but the manager saved the day. Really, not something to downgrade their score. I definitely recommend this place. Cheers!

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BOBBOB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We did the bar chef table experience. Table was dirty, it had not been cleaned prior to our seating. Food was mediocre, and bar service was not timed properly with the courses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated right on time. We had to wait thirty minutes for someone to bring us water and take our appetizer order. This is the only reason I’m giving it three stars. The restaurant was not busy and there were several empty tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an enjoyable experience during the Eggs & Legs brunch. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & dessert!

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Monisha
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good food. Reasonable prices. The menu is limited however.

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TimothyL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the Burlesque Brunch. Very entertaining. The food was excellent as well as the service.

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HaleyW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legs and Eggs was fun and delicious! I would recommend for any brunch celebration other than one with young kids!

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DelT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legs and Eggs performance was great. The Crab legs were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very unique, creative menu. We enjoyed trying different things. The pork chop was great but the burger was a disappointment.

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viptlarson678
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from beginning to end.

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vipdinkyp
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I’ve been here 3-4 times now. All previous visits were great, but this one was not. Restaurant was empty, but took forever for food and drinks. Server was horrible in customer interaction. Food was mediocre at best. Really hope they can get back to how it was a couple years ago. Otherwise, skip it

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vipGregS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Noise level was very high and the servers were good, but slow. Burger and fries were good, but the gumbo left something to be desired.

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Chernobyl
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High end restaurant, creative menu, high end prices. Reservations recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Really bad service. Restaurant was freezing cold. The food was mediocre. Were never offered if we wanted anything besides water. Big disappointment

KB
KBee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Don’t go there for lunch if you are hungry! Not many options, very small plates

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JimT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Way to loud. Server more interested in her work station then service. My wife noted to the staff the women's room was gross and was told they already knew it would not be cleaned until later. 90 minutes later it was still gross. One the plus side the food was very good. Does not seem to meet the standards of a Brennan's Restaurants.

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GerryG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyable experience. Professional wait staff. Music during burlesque show was entirely too loud.

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sixfingers
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Definitely, you will want to enjoy a fine meal at this excellent New Orleans restaurant. Try to get served by Toi, she a total professional !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had reservations. But we were seated at the very back of the restaurant in front of the restroom. When we asked to be relocated to other empty tables (available at that time) we were told they were for larger parties. But throughout dinner i observed plenty of couples or party of two that came after us being seated at the front. I am attaching pictures from our dining experience that night. The hostess had a very nasty attitude. I was shocked by her behavior and the way she talked to us. When making reservations i selected their everyday menu not the Christmas menu as the Christmas menu had lots of pork items and we do not eat pork. Upon arrival we were told that the Christmas menu was the only menu they were serving. If that was the case why would opentable give me the option to chose a different menu for my reservation? Had i known i would have made reservations elsewhere. We love eating out. Ranging from high end places to hole in the wall places. But never have i ever had such a horrible dinning experience. I will never recommend this place to anyone. I am still trying to get over what a shocking Christmas dinner experience we had. We paid $140 for dinner at this New Orleans restaurant to receive bad attitude from the hostess, dine with a view of the restaurant trash and restroom traffic, with pathetic menu options!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

December 25: Christmas

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JaneK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - lovely Christmas dinner! Will absolutely be back.

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DebbieM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Christmas staycation

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kevinc
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food at SoBou was great. Unfortunately, everything else about the meal was terrible. For being a Brennan's restaurant we expected an experience, but got anything but. It was pre fixe menu which was still okay. But nevertheless, it took 35 minutes to get our first drink and the entire meal took forever. They clearly were understaffed but shouldn't have served so many if they knew they were limited. The table next to us told our server "this meal has been a marathon." I would never recommend this establishment which is very disappointing.

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RobertD
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We're seated it took about 15 minutes to get a glass of water, we asked about the wine pairing and was told a different glass with each course. We ordered that first course took about 10 minutes came with wine, they brought the second course, no wine. After asking they brought the second glass with our 3rd course. Then before we were finished brought our deserts with a glass. Overall very disappointing experience we felt rushed that because there was just 2 of us an afterthought until they wanted rid of us. The food was good, the service poor, overall for $300 with tip it wasn't worth it, oh and the taxes were not included in the prebooked price.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Revillion menu was absolutely delicious! Every dish came out in a timely manner and the ambiance was amazing! I will be coming back during my next trip to NOLA.

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vipMilitarymama
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable Revellion meal on Christmas day after attending Midnight Mass last night!

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Kira
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the special Christmas menu. The food was amazing and the drinks were too.

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EC23
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was absolutely not worth $85 a person. Not prepared well, under seasoned. An absolute disappointment.

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NolaBob
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great overall but not a good value for $85 PP.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We saw that the review for Sobou was great and we stayed at the W hotel which was awesome so we chose to go there for our Christmas Eve dinner. The service was very poor. It seems like our waiter just started serving there for the first time that day.

The drinks was not so good, and the food was just ok. We had a 4 course prefix meal. The first two courses was not impressive, the main course was as the only thing that’s quite good, the dessert was not bad. I’m not really sure if this was just that prefix menu, but it was quite a disappointment for all of us as we had quite a high expectations for our Christmas Eve dinner from the review we read.

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Mike
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toi took very good care of us for our Reveillon Dinner Christmas Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, atmosphere and food.

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viprcote75
New Orleans
142 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast, as usual, at SoBou. Brent (or Brett maybe) at the bar is great. My husband always has blast with him and he makes excellent drinks.
We got there early to enjoy some time at the bar and decided to just have our Reveillon dinner while at the bar. It is just too fun! We stayed until closing time, again!
The food and drinks are always wonderful but also, we just have a blast there!

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forty
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nicely executed restaurant in all ways, food, drink, ambience, and comfort

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Dania
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This place is more of an upscale style restaurant but very reasonable prices, at least for lunch when I went. Enjoyed the cajun fries but even more so the blackened fish tacos. Those were ridiculously amazing! My only complaint was that it was hard to get any server’s attention despite a minimal crowd (2 other tables) because I never got napkins or silverware. I managed and honestly the staff was really nice and welcoming.

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vipSydD
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our party went for the Revellion dinner. The appetizers were good, the gumbo was good but the salad was just ok. The guys ordered short ribs and enjoyed them. I had the fish. Mahi-mahi was substituted for grouper and was inedible. The fish and crabmeat were overcooked to the point t of being too dry to eat. The guys ordered bread pudding that was heavy and not very sweet. The crème brûlée was delicious. To be fair, the manager must have noticed my displeasure and offered to cook something else. I declined because by the time it would have been brought out, the others would have finished their meal.

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MarshaR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not the best, service and atmosphere were good We won’t be returning, better options in the area.

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GabbyL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Blue is always amazing as ever! This is a go to when trying to entertain dates or family & friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burlesque dancer was beautiful and server Corey was great. Food was wonderful as well!

FAQs

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

SoBou is rated 4.1 stars by 2340 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.

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