SoBou

4.3
2251 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern

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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

  • Thanksgiving Day Experience

    $65.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    SoBou invites you to get stuffed at our Thanksgiving Day Experience, featuring traditional favorites with our signature Louisiana inspired twists. 3-Course for $65 per person and the highly recommended Sommelier inspired Wine Pairing for an additional $30.
  • Burlesque Brunch: Legs and Eggs

    $29.00 per person

    Oct 3, 2021 - Jan 2, 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

    $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.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun - Sat 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 2251 people are saying
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Maggie
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance and excellent service!

SoBou
Responded 14 hours ago

Maggie, thank you for your patronage to SoBou! We appreciate your time to leave us such great feedback and hope you'll join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having the chef come out to the table and if there wasn't something we like the chef was ready to redo the plate. Drinks we good. Waiter was good with the drinks. Both him and the chef made the dinner experience amazing. Definitely will be returning.

SoBou
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such great feedback! We will certainly share this our team and hope to see you again soon.

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VivianR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very different and I'm an adventurer but was not font of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very nice, however their lunch menu is really condensed and small. As a vegetarian there was only one thing on the menu that I could get. Also got a drink and didn’t really like it, it was a bit unbalanced. Overall nice, but probably a better spot for dinner.

SoBou
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou and your time spent in leaving us a review! We're delighted to hear your service was great! Your feed back is valued and appreciated. We are working to build on our lunch menu soon and we hope you'll join us again one day soon.

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Erica took great care of us & helped find vegan options. The food was amazing! The greens in the stuffed acorn squash were touched with vinegar & complimented the sweet squash perfectly. Farro was firm but tender. The redfish filets were tender inside but crispy on the outside. The veggies (asparagus, potato, and merliton) were flavorful. Wonderful atmosphere although a little loud.

SoBou
Responded on October 18, 2021

RachelW, thank you for your patronage to SoBou. We appreciate the time spent to leave us such great feedback! We'll be sure to share this with Erika.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic spot; great vibe, awesome service and fun show!

SoBou
Responded on October 18, 2021

MichaelS, thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for leaving us such a great review! We hope you'll join us again soon:)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No AC. Sent food back to the kitchen. Cocktails were terrible. The water was okay…. The waiters, host, servers, manager, etc. all of the staff was slow, inattentive and messy. I can’t believe the W hotel allows this restaurant to operate. The Olive Garden may be a better dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun spot. Good for small plates and appetizers.

SoBou
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou!

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vipJeffB
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Decent chicken sandwich but I was hoping for more in the way of seafood or at least poboy sandwiches for a light late dinner. Chicken was very crispy and not overly seasoned. Cagin Fries needed more seasoning. Waitress was attentive and apologized the bar tender did not listen to her instructions about just a few drops of vermouth. It was still a good martini, just not great.

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Nola52
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Past its prime. Wait staff inexperienced. Not a fine dining experience anymore.

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vipChristineK
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst ever!!! I will say I have been here before and it was good but this time….. 2 hours in to dinner I say dinner but there was actually no food it never came. Couldn’t get drinks I had to open my own wine both and go get an ice bucket for it at the bar myself… at 2.5 hours we just got up and left… there is no qualified staff or management… 2 bad use to a nice place

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Fi11
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

SoBou
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi Fi11, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are elated to hear you had such a great experience here at SoBou. We hope we'll see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited for 35 minutes after being seated and no one came to our table. I spoke with another waiter and asked if he could find our waiter and still no one came. I spoke to the hostess and still no one came. We finally got up and left.

SoBou
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I apologize sincerely for your recent experience here at SoBou. I will share this with leadership to ensure this does not occur again. We hope we get the chance to one day serve you in the way we intend to!

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Bapandrap
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Our waitress was very good. Beautiful courtyard. Food was terrible. Vermicelli with shrimp was awful. Noodles were undercooked and shrimp was very charred.

SoBou
Responded on October 5, 2021

Bapandrap, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We will share this with our culinary team. I hope that you'll join us again one day and we can provide you an experience that was great all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard was great!

SoBou
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for your delightful feedback!

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vipkennyMc
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We set outside and it was very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s experience was wonderful. Highly recommend!

SoBou
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for taking the time to leave us such a great review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & service. Unfortunately, the food was just OK. Asparagus served with entree were like chewing bamboo.
Wanted to love it, but just couldn’t.

SoBou
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such valuable feedback. We will share this with our culinary team and rectify this issue immediately. We hope that you'll join us again one day soon and can truly love your experience here at SoBou!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to SoBou for a GNO. The food and atmosphere was great! Very cool-looking food presentations. It was all delicious.

SoBou
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou! We appreciate the time spent leaving us such a great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom and I here for the special chef’s experience only offered through open table. I will honestly bring someone here EVERY time I come back to Nola the experience was that amazing. The chef, fabulous bartender and staff were absolutely UH-mazing. This will be our new favorite place to return to every time we come. The menu changes based on the season per the chef and we couldn’t be more excited to return ASAP. The bartender made THE best drinks we’ve had in Nola, she balances them superbly and specially tailors them to her guests. The food was also deliciously paired, and we appreciated the differences from the original menu. Thanks to the amazing team, cant wait to recommend it to everyone we know and be back soon. Xoxo

SoBou
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for joining us here at SoBou and for taking the time to leave us such an amazing review! We can't wait to see you all again:)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Nice staff, lighting bad, a/c blowing right on me, pork undercooked.

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vipLemuelM
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Located alongside the W. Ate during pandemic and after hurricane Ida so don't look too far into review. Food and atmosphere good. Have the bread pudding and ask chef for items not on menu.

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justins9
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was only a very pricey brunch menu at 1:30 pm. This was not made clear when booking. Also a burlesque show, also not mentioned.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Appetizers came out with enteees, ordered 2 medium steaks that were well done, had to ask for silverware,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had so much fun at the burlesque brunch. Would definitely recommend for a girls trip! The women were so beautiful and every set was amazing. The food was magnificent. I had the crab claws and pecan crusted fish. Literally chef kisses.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The restaurant was very accommodating when I called ahead to have a bottle of champagne brought to the table upon arrival however I had to discreetly remind them twice before it came to the table. We tried the tuna cones, meat pies and boudin trail as appetizers. The boudin link and ball were delicious but the cracklins were the fluffy chip variety, not the true crunchy pork belly. The tuna cones were tasty but gimmicky as each cone had a few of the tiniest diced cubes of tuna. The meat pies were great; crispy and flavorful. The drinks were excellent. The mains unfortunately were so incredibly salty that it was almost hard to finish the meals. We passed on dessert. Our waitress wasn’t terribly attentive with a mostly empty restaurant. I attempted to give feedback more than once but she would grab our plates and run away. Overall it was an average experience and we likely won’t be back anytime soon given the multitude of better options in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the best food you can find in NOLA

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AmberS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Overall experience was nice. The food was not so good, but staff and ambience was great.

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MeganS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambience is amazing, the food was okay. It was overly spicy in my opinion but overall it was a really nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar chef experience with chef Nick and the bartender Brandy was nothing short of amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. Much better than I anticipated.

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KCCO
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For an appetizer I had the Boudin Trail, which was a boudin link, cracklins and crusted boudin. The crusted boudin was the best part of it. The crackins basically came straight from the bag as best I can tell, and the boudin link was not terribly flavorful. I then had the gumbo, which for the most part was ok. There wasn't a lot of spice as the menu describes it, and the roux is dark, almost like there was a touch of chocolate in it. I then had the New York Strip for the entree, which came with smashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. The spinach was bland and lacked any flavor whatsoever, the steak was over cooked (ordered it medium) and had lots of gristle. The potatoes were good, and the Port Wine Jus on the steak was also very good. This whole meal was way below expectations, and for the overall price with tip at $103, it just wasn't worth it. In fact, this may be the worst meal I've ever had in NOLA from an expectations perspective.

SoBou
Responded on August 11, 2021

KCCO, thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your honesty and will share your feedback with our culinary team! I apologize we did not meet your expectations this time around. We do hope you'll join us again one day.

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vipTEER
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio and live music was lovely and lively. The food was delicious!

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

TEER, thank you for joining us here at SoBou and for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We hope you'll join us again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great except fir the bachelorette party…

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Brittney
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, yet again SoBou did not disappoint. The burlesque brunch was that and then some. I fell in love with one of the dancers but played it cool lol. Great experience!! Already booked another brunch in August

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chef’s table experience and it was amazing! The cocktails were perfectly matched to the courses. The chef and the bartender explained each one so well. It was a fantastic experience.

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou and also for taking the time to leave such a great review! We are so happy to hear we met your expectations. Hope to see you again soon:)

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service—best server ever (wish I knew his name)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was exceptional

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LoveThatNOLA
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Sobou, especially the tuna cones and the sweet potato beignets!

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

LoveThat NOLA, thank you for your patronage to SoBou! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our unique tuna cones and duck and sweet potato beignets!

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JenniferB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot for sharing New Orleans style small plates and cocktails. Love the lighted bottles that decorate the walls. Creates a very unique ambiance. Would love to come back for the Legs & Eggs Burlesque brunch on Sundays.

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

JenniferB, thank you joining us here at SoBou! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a great review. Reservations are highly recommended for our Legs & Eggs Brunch, you can do so via OpenTable or give us a call to assist in making this for you. We'd love to have you again!

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FAQs

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

SoBou is rated 4.3 stars by 2251 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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