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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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Caribbean
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary parking at the W hotel and discounted parking offered two blocks away through Premium Parking.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Private Party Contact:
Ruby Bloch: (504) 552-4095
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
SoBou Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Although it was New Years Eve, the restaurant wasn't crowded at 7:00. The service was very spotty- slow and a couple of slip ups. Most of the food was hot upon arrival. With all of the good dining choices in New Orleans, I would possibly try again thinking this was just not their best night. Unfortunately, I have read other reviews stating the same thing about SoBou. I guess we want it to succeed...
We were disappointed with Sobou after being excited to try it based on reviews. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated right away. The decor is fabulous. The restaurant was not at all crowded but the waiter told us the bar was backed up so we should order drinks quickly. We ordered 2 glasses of wine which took about 15 minutes to be served. The waiter was not friendly and seemed annoyed when we asked any questions about the menu items. The menu is limited if you are not a meat eater but the food we ordered was very good. However, the size of an order of the tuna cones is laughingly small. They were good, not great, but really not even a bite! The redfish was excellent. At every other restaurant we dined in during our New Orleans vacation, we had exemplary service, whether it was upscale or a dive. We expected more from this restaurant.
What a fantastic place! From the cool and streamlined decor, to the friendly and excellent service, we were incredibly impressed. The food was divine. We had red beans and rice and the crispy pork skins to start. I crammed so many pork skins into my mouth in such rapid succession in a very unladylike manner, that I had to chug some water to wash it all down. My fiancé had been planning to save the red beans to accompany his entree but couldn’t help but eat it all. The entrees were just as fantastic. We had the braised short rib and osso bucco pork and both were absolutely delicious. They also have a good wine list. It’s a must visit spot.
SouBou was promising, and maybe it was just an off night, but the appetizer I wanted wasn’t available, the entree I wanted wasn’t available and the food I got was rushed. My entree was interesting, and probably would have been better had it been warmer, but I didn’t send it back. I never send anything back. But it was lukewarm at best. The desert was the size of the entree, which I found odd, but tasted good. All in all, there was potential there, just maybe not the best execution the night I dined.
Was excited to go here but disappointed all around. Drinks didn’t match the promise of their descriptions. Food was bland and boring. Service seemed to be in a hurry and kept snatching our appetizer plates and drinks well before they were finished. Even the routed Cherries Jubilee for dessert was nothing special. Given all the great choices to eat at in New Orleans, this felt like a meal wasted.
Our server was great and the food was surprisingly delicious. Not traditional creole cooking but a good fusion food and with a twist. Really good flavor as long as you are not looking for "traditional" creole food. Blackened fish and pulled pork cooked well and good flavor. Vegetarian gumbo was interesting and not like traditional gumbo. Best bread pudding we had in New Orleans for dessert and really good parfait!
Must have caught them on an off night. Seated promptly but food and drinks took a Long Time. Finally entrees arrived and rack of lamb was seated but otherwise raw. Inedible so we sent it back but then were told by server that the manager thought it was fine. It was taken off the bill and our pre-ordered dessert never arrived. Instead we received bread pudding on the house but never offered anything else or another round of drinks. Very disappointing and left hungry.
My fiancé and I went there for the 25¢ martinis available during lunch on the weekday, and let me tell you it did not disappoint! They were delicious and unique to the restaurant. The lunch specials were delicious as well, going well with the drinks. The wait staff and hostess were really friendly and had a great sense of humor with my “special request”
Highly recommend visiting this restaurant.
This restaurant was amazing, BUT before you go, you need to know you will pay about $20+ for a small, bougie entree (the burger looks like it is a slider). That being said, the food tastes amazing! I had the braised short rib, and OMG, it melted in my mouth. The $.25 drinks at lunch were just ok, but, HEY, they were $.25! We had several orders of cracklins at my table, which were so fresh and wonderfully seasoned. The only food item that wasn't that great was the chocolate coma bar. The marshmallow displayed in the middle of the plate tasted off like it was frozen next to other ingredients too long. The cake/ganache portion was "just okay," with the cake being dry and crumbly. Not worth the $9. That being said, I would definitely order the short rib and crackin again! Mr. Comeaux was an excellent waiter. He was extremely nice and patient with my table. :)
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