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SoBou, New Orleans, LA

SoBou

4.3
4.3
2464 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 552-4095

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Ocheltree

  • Private party facilities

    Planning your next party in New Orleans? We encourage you to try SoBou on for size. Let us create a Festival de SoBou just for you!

  • Private party contact

    SoBou Management Team: (855) 965-6017

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Bienville

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking at the W French Quarter hotel.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 person

    Prepaid

    May 8 - Dec 31, 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 24 hours in advance.

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bar Experience is worth it! Chef Regina took good care of us and was able to accommodate my partners gluten allergy. The boudin was to die for and made with love, and every cocktail was paired perfectly with the meal. So good, highly recommend.

  2. B

    Blueagavequeen

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was excellent! Went with a teenager and a toddler and it was still a good time and they were very accommodating.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar and had a blast. The bartenders, Brett and Niko, were so friendly! they made our dinner a delight. We met so many great people and the beignets with the Caramel dipping sauce were out of this world!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal!

  5. PA

    PaulnAtl

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the chef/bar tasting and it was great!!

  6. NC

    NCWUF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great music and service. Drinks were original and tasty. Great presentation. Food however was bland amd overpriced. Go for drinks amd music. Go elsewhere for dining.

  7. TV

    TVGNYC

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Portions are very small and server kept saying they were big enough to share. Nothing special. Many other better restaurants in NOLA

  8. AD

    AandDEatOut

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate at SoBou for their burlesque brunch and it did not disappoint! The show was awesome, but the food and drinks were seriously incredible. Probably the best we had in New Orleans. The hot chicken and grits is an absolute must-do, I’m going to have dreams about it!

  9. DS

    DemetriaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thank you for helping celebrate my mom's b-day. We enjoyed our meal and her special b-day treat. Our server was awesome and attentive.

  10. L

    Lucia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    The food was average and it was such a large restaurant that our service was only okay. Probably more of an appealing restaurant to tourists who don't really know any better than locals.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    T was a great server, knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails and was very pleasant, funny and offered great suggestions! We really enjoyed him and the restaurant.

  12. GK

    GreggK

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was just OK, service was a little slow at first, then got better. Environment was sleepy and not busy but quiet.

  13. DM

    DaveM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed the Gumbo and then the So Bou surf and Turf. Brussels sprouts were great. And Peach Bread Pudding with ice cream was awesome too.

  14. BG

    BradG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Chef & Bar Experience was well worth the cost. Food and drinks were excellent and the service from the bar staff and chef were even better. I would highly recommend this experience.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just trying something new

  16. P

    Pieter

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Live music and ambiance were great. Food was nothing special.

  17. RM

    ReganM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bartender, Benny, was amazing! He prepared incredible drinks and was so friendly. We also had a wonderful experience with chef Martin. His food was incredible, and his plays on traditional New Orleans dishes was delightful. The noise level was great, and the value for the price was exceptional. Highly recommend!

  18. TM

    TiffanyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Chef's Bar Experience was an awesome birthday event! We enjoyed our time and the food and drinks were amazing. I would definitely recommend it for a fun, one-of-a-kind experience.

  19. LF

    LakeFoodie

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Went looking for a Sunday Brunch in the French Quarter, and the "Legs and Eggs" Burlesque Brunch didn't disappoint. Solid entertainment, perhaps not for the whole family, but hardly anything over the top by today's standards or compared to just what you see walking around in the Quarter. Service started very solid with us being seated fairly quickly after a brief wait in the bar as we arrived early. Bartenders got us our first drink and showed us how to get to the table. Excellent, fresh cocktail options. The menu was pretty varied for a 2 course selection at whatever the price was for the entree. The breakfast surf and turf with slow cooked cajun pork, gigantic fried oysters, with scrambled eggs, caramelized onions and tortillas to make little tacos was delicious and filling. Some of the best pork I have had. Bottomless Peach Belini's were agreeably fresh and a decent value. The other cocktails I tried were well prepared and interesting departures from the ever day. Service waned a bit towards the end, but the place was very busy and with the entertainers and people moving about, it wasn't that bad I suppose. It certainly didn't detract from the experience which I would definitely recommend.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fun entertainment but the food was the star!

  21. B

    Benjamin

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We could tell they used to have a high end chef who is no longer there. The flavor combination was heading in the right direction but couldn’t meet or exceed expectations. The avocado ice cream with ceviche appetizer was great and the deserts were delicious. The rack of lamb medium came out rare and when asked to progress to medium it came out well done. The bathrooms looked like a truck stop both Men’s and Women’s (wife’s report). Unfortunate. The menu looks like it could be exceptional but they need help in the kitchen. Our waiter was too scared to come to the table and the waiter for the couple next to us was so rude it struck up a bit of comic relief between the 4 of us. It eased the disappointment of the night.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the "chef experience" with three cocktails finely crafted by Money, our bartender. The service was great, and the food was tasty. Highly recommend doing the experience.

  23. TS

    TonyS

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I think this is a restaurant we would try again but our first experience was not the best. We ordered a burger and Quail. The burger could have been compared to Mcdonalds while the Quail was amazing. Sometimes you get what you get based on the type of place you go but for a high end restaurant the burger was certainly sub par. The cocktails were not the best unfortunately. After having amazing drinks for several nights in a row, the two signature cocktails were a disappointment. Very good quite atmosphere great for a date night.

  24. a

    aliciaj

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    I got the cesar salad and the brussel sprouts. The cesar was ok but I thought it was weird that they used Arugula instead of romaine. Brussel Sprouts were very black and crispy....burnt all the way through. My friend got the fish tacos and only ate the small piece of fish they provided. Drinks were amazing

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great time. We did the Legs and Eggs brunch. The surf and turf was amazing and the Legs entertainment was great!

  26. c

    cmrig

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for a girls brunch!!

  27. J

    Jonathan

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A very good restaurant. Nice ambiance. I wouldn’t say it is a must but definitely solid.

  28. JC

    JodyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is great! Go on a Thursday and sit outside. Great band great atmosphere!!!

  29. ZE

    ZaneE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    Sitting in the courtyard was very nice but the service was a little spotty. Had our apps WELL before our drinks or water. Food was underwhelming. The Tuna Cone app was Very Good and different. The other app we had was the cracklins......except they were out of the bag pork rinds. It might be ok if we were tourists and didn't know the difference in the two, but to take out of the bag pork rinds and dust them with seasoning, is deceptive.

  30. FC

    FrankC

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At the American Urological Association meeting! Date night with my wife. All the regular well known restaurants are all booked up! Having tried them all since we have been in Nawlins at least 10 times last 25 years, we decided to try something new. SoBou is 4 minutes walk from the Marriott, the outdoor dining in the court yard was beautiful, like the southern evening in the garden I remembered when I was in meds school here in the 70s. The honey quail and lamb chops are both superb! Service is good and it’s cheaper than one expected! Overall a phenomenal experience!

  31. d

    david234

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Attended Mother's Day brunch at Sobuo this year. While it was enjoyable, our final bill, including 2 rounds of drinks and tip, for 2 people ended up at almost $300 -- a little pricey for the experience.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Brunch was delicious & the burlesque show is great! Went for Mothers Day with a girlfriend. Would highly recommend & will definitely be back!

  33. RC

    RobinC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Wonderful experience. Such a pretty restaurant.

  34. CA

    ChristineA

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Nice venue, though a little pricey, but that's New Orleans. Don't order a steak. I broke my own rule of ordering a steak at something other than a steak house, fail. Other food was great!

  35. AH

    AndrewH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Overall the food wasn’t terrible but wasn’t great. Our server wasn’t very attentive. And as soon as we got our food the flies came. We were inundated with flies the rest of the meal. It was kind of off putting. The drinks were great though!

  36. AM

    AMer

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything here! The food was amazing, ambiance and atmosphere were perfect! Every single thing we ordered was delicious and the drinks were so good!

  37. MM

    MackenzieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing !! Best steak I have ever had!! We had to have 3 cocktails each (love the Rosie cheeks)! All the staff was great, especially our server!!!! Can’t wait to come back!

  38. DA

    DeiAmorVerus

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Poor service. Bar food. Not fine dining

  39. SS

    SouthernSoulMan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience from reservations through desert! Very attractive atmosphere inside and out. The food was very good and tasty. Try the crunchy oyster tacos (they're topped with caviar🎩). Overall, very reasonably priced with complimentary parking next door at the W hotel. Not to mention the comp sample shot of the “Hooch of da day”😎👍🏾 A truly remarkable French Quarter experience!!! We most definitely recommend and will be returning sooner than later. Bon Appetite 🤩

  40. LV

    LasVegasLenny

    Las Vegas

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Lovely patio for dinner seating. But the loud band played to 9 pm making table talk impossible until they left. Waiter was inexperienced. Didn’t know menu. Brought silverware after food. Lacked a vegetarian option ( out of mushrooms) Oyster tacos were terrific. Fish was too spicy. Hamburger was ok.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

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

SoBou is rated 4.3 stars by 2464 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Experiences are available.
Google Map for SoBou

310 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bienville

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking at the W French Quarter hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Ocheltree

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 552-4095

  • Private party facilities

    Planning your next party in New Orleans? We encourage you to try SoBou on for size. Let us create a Festival de SoBou just for you!

  • Private party contact

    SoBou Management Team: (855) 965-6017

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