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SoBou

4.2
1324 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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One of the most important restaurants of 2013 by Zagat Magazine!
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Caribbean
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 9:30am.
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(504) 552-4095
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
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Private party contact
Ruby Bloch: (504) 552-4095
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bienville
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Parking details
Complimentary parking at the W hotel and discounted parking offered two blocks away through Premium Parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1324 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BIGALfromBIGEZ (New Orleans)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

First visit ever to Soubou. I am a fairly experience foody. Five friends made reservation for a get together. We had a great time taking and joking. I must say the best experience was the parking attendant MIKE. He was fantastic. You can valet in the W for free! Don't miss a visit to the court yard and pool area.
FOOD - Where should I start? The food was not good. Nothing we ordered was an exceptional. The appetizers,sweet potato beignet( signature plate) were awful. The best dish of the night was the gumbo according to my Wife. Fried oysters were served at room temperature. The last piece of pineapple was actually sour!
Service - When we arrived for our reservation 5 minutes ahead of scheduled , we were directed to bar area with beer taps on the tables and was very loud. Happy hour was winding down. I requested a table in the main dining room. I was told " those tables are for people that have reservations. I explained I did have reservations. The best they could do was move us a few tables away form the bar. One member of our party ordered a second drink. The drink sat on the bar for 20 minutes before we flagged down another person to serve the drink.
Did we complain? Not during the meal because we did not see anyone after the food was dropped off(literally). It took 30 minutes for tabasco to appear our table after the request. We did complain after the meal and waitress says "I will bring you dessert." Without asking, the waitress brought 3 breading puddings with ice cream to the table. We were not charged for the dessert.
Leaving , the manager stopped by the express her condolences.
Bottom line the the night cost us $350 with tip for; 4 entries, 7 appetizers and 6 drinks. This is about normal pricing in New Orleans for and outstanding white tablecloth restaurant. I am not looking for something for nothing I just want to get what I pay for.
Soubou is not an outstanding restaurant.
I will not return,

BIG AL

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Highly enjoyed our meal service and drinks. They do a vodka infused shot that was delish...

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MCMCK (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

What a great respite after a day of cold and a canceled reservation at another restaurant. The lunch special is a very good deal. The server was pleasant and was there at all the right times.

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vipFlash2 (New Orleans)
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Server wasn't well polished, but friendly. Cuban sandwich and blackened fish werr both good .

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Leggs and Eggs brunch was amazing!! The food and cocktails were delicious but the entertainment by Bella Blu made it outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was above average in taste. Service was great and ambiance was very good.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Sugar Bowl.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been here previously with fantastic food, service, etc. This was our 3rd visit and we were shocked at how terrible our experience was.

They have a small menu to begin with and they told us well after we arrived that they were out of almost every entree. They should have alerted us sooner so we could have made a better decision to stay beyond a drink.

The food they did have enough Of was phenomenal but a couple of our people got served cold items that were supposed to be warm. Our server was terrible and largely ignored us. We were one of 3 tables at the restaurant and we were seemingly her only customer(s) and still the service was horrendous.

Despite 2 prior wonderful experiences, we likely will not return to SoBou.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

The ambiance, food, and service were ALL incredible. We were greeted by Bianca, the hostess for the night, and she was magnificent! She checked in on my boyfriend and I several times during our dinner and was very pleasant! Our waiter was knowledgeable and recommended delicious choices! We loved it so much, that we went back again two nights later for our last dinner in New Orleans. It's a must go while in NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Ate here on New Years Eve night and it was such a fun atmosphere. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. Made the night one to remember!

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