SoBou

4.3
2234 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.

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 2234 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 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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TEER
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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vipBlakeJ
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sleek and sexy bar, other areas for weary tourists, and a fantastic room welcome you in. People watching 6 / 5. Good is amazing, boudin trail is a must. Really something classic delivered in a modern form.

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

BlakeJ, 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
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was cold. Lacked flavor. I wouldn’t recommend.

SoBou
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We intend to take this to our culinary and make some adjustments. We hope that you'll join us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The meat pies were excellent. We have been for brunch, but the dinner experience was great!

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our Natchitoches Meat Pies.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was wonderful! Slow service but we expected that. The food was amazing and the hooch of the day was great as well.

SoBou
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for taking the time to leave us feedback. Happy Anniversary! We're delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time. As business increases, trust we are working diligently to recruit talent for our restaurant. We hope you'll join us again!

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Diningdiva
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Chef Bar Experience! The chef spent time with us going over our menu choices. Loved everything on our menu and the attention to detail. Our bartenders for the evening were Jarred, who was very good and created beautiful cocktails for us, and Frankie served us an original cocktail we called the “Phoenix Rising”. Excellent cocktail we hope to see on the menu next time we visit.
Overall a wonderful evening we will remember. Our next visit will be the Burlesque Brunch. Can’t wait!!

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

Diningdiva, thank you for joining us and taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are delighted to hear you had such a great time during our unique and special Bar Chef Experience. We'll be sure to share your kind words with Jarred and Frankie!

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RhondaG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was wonderful---but the surprise birthday dessert was even more wonderful! Great service and atmosphere!

SoBou
Responded on August 6, 2021

RhondaG, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal! We'll be sure to let Martin, our pastry chef, know how much you enjoyed his special birthday dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burlesque lunch was amazing! One of my best experiences in NOLA!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandy was an awesome bartender, making our experience a great one. She made special gin drinks for one customer and read her mind of what was amazing drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good the fries are great

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vipJeffJ
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service of any outing is a very long time.

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Kakes
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were one of the latest parties in the restaurant so it was relatively empty, yet service was unbearably slow. At one point our food was delivered to the wrong table and we watched the other party take some food then they moved it directly to our table. The ambiance was lovely and the restaurant was stunning but service was definitely not up to standard.

SoBou
Responded on June 30, 2021

Kakes, thank you for your patronage to SoBou and also for your time to leave us feedback. We are so very sorry to hear this was your experience here at SoBou. We intend to take this feedback to our team and address this matter immediately. We will ensure a better experience for our guests!

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FrankB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed dinner thoroughly. Wait staff said we ordered well. In house valet parking is a definite plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was awesome!! Great recommendations on the food. Very small portions. Can’t say that it was worth the price. The ambiance was really nice! I would not come back. But it was definitely worth a one time experience.

SoBou
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for taking your time to leave us feedback. We are delighted to hear you had such great service. Trust we will take this to our culinary staff and make adjustments where needed.

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Brittney
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was thee best dinning experience I’ve ever had!!! Met with the chef who introduced every dish and had a personal bartender. I couldn’t have ask for a better dinner

SoBou
Responded on June 30, 2021

Brittney, we are delighted to hear you had such a great experience here at SoBou! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon:)

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TimandKim
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A fun and unique twist on Louisiana street food. A welcome change of pace that was well executed. The meal was perfectly complemented by craft cocktails.

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Jeanne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The cocktail at the bar was wonderful. But once seated, after 30min of no one acknowledged our table or two other tables. And the hostess was asked about it and didn't care. I quietly left without ordering

SoBou
Responded on July 22, 2021

Jeanne, thank you for your patronage to SoBou and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are working very diligently to staff accordingly as business demands increase. We hope that you'll join us again!

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vip2die4
New Orleans
103 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our cocktails that we had at the bar before our reservation were quite good. However, we had a reservation for 6 PM. Our server did not arrive until 28 after six. No one, not another waitstaff, or manager or hostess, came by our table to provide us with either water, menus, or an explanation. Another couple, who is also been seated at six, said that they were going to leave. I informed Deja who said she would tell the manager. That was at 6:20. At 6:25 a couple left. The food, was, and the whole unacceptable. It was overly spiced an overly salted. The fried oysters were not crispy, and the oysters themselves were mealy. The gumbo was good, but the begniets were not. It is not a restaurant that we will ever return to.

SoBou
Responded on June 30, 2021

2die4, I am so very sorry to hear this was your experience here at SoBou. We thank you for your patronage to SoBou and also for your time to leave us feedback. Trust, we will take this back to the team to ensure this does not happen again.

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SueL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great except I ordered the steak & eggs and the steak had alot of grissell.
The service and entertainment were great

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The gumbo and the boudin didn’t have the local flavor.

SoBou
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you for your patronage to SoBou. We appreciate the time taken to leave us your feedback! Your perspective matters to us.

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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 2234 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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