SoBou

4.1
2279 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

  • 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.
  • Christmas at SoBou

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    SoBou invites you our Christmas Eve experience, featuring our Reveillon Menu with our signature Louisiana inspired twists. 4-Course for $85 per person and the highly recommended Sommelier inspired Wine Pairing for an additional $30.
  • Reveillon at SoBou

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2021

    SoBou invites you our Holiday Experience, featuring our Reveillon Menu with our signature Louisiana inspired twists. 4-Course for $85 per person and the highly recommended Sommelier inspired Wine Pairing for an additional $30.

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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 2279 people are saying
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LeeEatsHere
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expectations were properly set. Funky cocktails and delicious small bites. Nice atmosphere. Pleasant staff. A perfect respite to the often crazy French quarter.

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LoriZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I came here with the recommendation from a local. The food was delicious ( Brussels sprouts and the Cajun Fries) but upon eating it and once I moved it there were like three small flies that came out of it. They continued to come around and come out as I tried to continue to eat. I tried to get a picture but it was moving to fast. Unfortunately I got grossed out and I didn't get to finish my meal. The bathrooms were also not properly cleaned. I hope it was them just having a bad day. And it's not normally like this.

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Libby
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kori for President! If she ever wants to leave New Orleans we will take her in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriends birthday

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KevinG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated, sat for 15 mins without anyone serving us at all so we got up and left. Drinks at bar were good and bartender was nice. Other than that it was a pretty bad experience

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PedroC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Thanksgiving food with turkey very good

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vipJeff22192
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. The place is pretty loud for the Burlesque show but not sure where the noise level is for regular service. The food was amazing, duck confit is a must try for the brunch.

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AbiolaA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience, the food , the dance, unlimited mimosas and our host was a fine gentleman

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our 38th Anniversary dinner! No recognition of the event except a nice comment by the hostess. Food was okay - just average. House made cracklins were our fav thing. Gumbo was super rich c/o a “real” roux, but had a slightly off taste. The bone - in pork chop was fatty but decent flavor. The pumpkin pie spice in the mashed sweet potatoes overwhelmed the rest of the flavors. The white chocolate cherries jubilee bread pudding was dry.
Overall- average meal with average food and average service. Oh well! But the company was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and food pairing was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. We did the bar experience and the bartender gave us good conversation. The chef was awesome, food was great. Overall we really enjoyed ourselves.

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ConnMan
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot and great food. Be advised that they do have a Burlesque show (at least on Sunday’s) and while it was entertaining, it made hosting a business discussion both challenging and funny!

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CarterG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

2 of us received our order, the other two did not. The waiter said he forgot to put in the other orders. Barry was a BAD waiter. Then after 30 minutes we were brought the other two orders and we refused it. They brought us the bill minus the 2 missing orders and we paid it and left. We spoke with management, they offered an “ I am sorry”, and that is all. All in all a disappointing experience .

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vipChristyW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service and food was awful - very slow!!
I would not return to this restaurant!!!

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vipANA1
Mexico City
45 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

El pato es muy bueno, la hamburguesa nos decepcionó, nada especial. Las coles de Bruselas son deliciosas. Llegamos temprano y estuvimos en el bar, la barista muy amable y eficiente.

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JLChi
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of the best date nights I've ever been on. The food was second to none and should be a part of everyone's trip to New Orleans. The drinks were inspired and delicious, the staff was hospitable and kind, and there is an ambience that sets itself apart from the hustle and bustle of the rest of The French Quarter.

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Sheree
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

While we were pleased to find the greeter checking vaccination cards, our table had not been properly cleaned between seatings (obvious table rings on the surface), a disappointment in a Covid environment. There was a patron at the next table who was loudly swearing repeatedly at his dining companions—not the fault of the restaurant, but it made for an uncomfortable environment. The food, however, which is normally wonderful, was in horribly short supply. The tuna cones appetizer was out, so we had to order an alternative. The server then returned to tell us our dinner entrees were also out. Consequently, we paid for the bottle of wine we had purchased before learning of the food shortage and left to find another dinner location. Utterly disappointing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Disappointed. After visits in the past and seeing reviews we were expecting more. Food was stale - issues with freshness. We returned most of what we ordered after a bite, leaving to find an alternative food for evening.

However- a beautiful place and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot

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Houstonians
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Had an Open Table reservation for this place made for over a week. Troves on time, was quickly seated at your table and served water. Just 3-4 other occupied tables around us (one rather large party). Sadly after 15-20 we left after never being waited on.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter was very inattentive. We were seated directly by the door with other empty tables available so large groups coming in were basically right next to us. Not at all impressed with the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed the food, oyster tacos, chicken sandwich and duck beignets. All were excellent and reasonably priced. The waiter was especially attentive and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The brussel sprouts were amazing. My husband really enjoyed his duck. We got 2 snacks, 1 salad, and one meal, plus 2 glasses of wine and we were shocked at how low everything was. I would definitely go back just for the brussel sprouts

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MSte
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Went on a Wednesday nite, only 5 others in the entire restaurant. My Steak dinner was tough and undercooked, didn't get steak knife to cut it with - waiter was unavailable most of my meal. Other person win party was served a very small cold plate of noodles - I've had better other places.

Truly disappointed, our daughter told us she went there and it was good- really good.

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MichelS
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so great. We were there for a pre concert meal and it was perfect. Oyster tacos and brussels sprouts, local beer and a view of the street. Service was super friendly and efficient.

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KelO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my friends and I first time dining at SoBou and it was honestly a great experience! The food was great, we had the crispy oyster tacos as an appetizer and it was way better than what I was expecting. We wanted to try the meat pies but they were sold out already. Definitely coming back another time to try them and sit outside!

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rcote75
New Orleans
140 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast at SoBou after the Saints game. We had all the share plate/apps and several cocktails and wine. Everything was so good and we had so much fun!

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vipArthur
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We recently dined at Sobuo during a legs and eggs burlesque brunch performance. Bella Blue, the performance artist, was wonderful. The illuminated wall art installation was amazing. The service and the food were way off the mark. Service was unbelievably slow for no apparent reason. Menu items we selected were fairly unimaginative and plated and presented in a most average way. We have enjoyed dining at Sobuo in the past and hope that we were just there on a bad day.

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vipBRENDAO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing burlesque show. Highly recommend!!

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Maggie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance and excellent service!

SoBou
Responded on October 26, 2021

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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CharlesW
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
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 on October 26, 2021

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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vipOpenTable 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
43 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun spot. Good for small plates and appetizers.

SoBou
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou!

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vipJeffB
Houston
32 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.

FAQs

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

SoBou is rated 4.1 stars by 2279 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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