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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
Overall the good was very good except from the louisiana shrimp which although was presented in a skillet it wasn't cooked there and was flooded in melted butter. Also shrimps were not that fresh. Service was too slow 30 minutes for drinks and 1 hr for food.
Otherwise the pork rib and hanger steak were beautifully cooked and the starters were also very tasty.
I would recommend it as flavors are authentic but you need a bit of patience.
This restaurant was seriously disappointing. The gumbo tasted like flour. The garlic shrimp for dinner was around $27 and we got 6 shrimp (not 8 like the waiter indicated) which were tough and tasteless - in spite of the big heap of garlic in the middle. Oyster appetizer was good.
Our waiter was a nice guy but service was slow. 2 thumbs down and a waste of $100.
We loved the experience! We went for Sunday brunch and the Burlesque could not have been more fun!
The food however, was not as impressive. For the 1st course we had the Donuts, they were good, another had the soup of the day, also good and another had the salad, it was strange but salty, not horrible. For the main course, one of us had the pork belly and it was so tough we couldn't cut it and the flavor was not great. Another had the Caprese and the egg was so hard and rubbery and the dish again lacked flavor. The pancakes were okay but nothing great.
For dessert , the banana dish was very good but the rum cake was very dry and just tasted like a plain chocolate cake.
Overall, because of the entertainment, I will definitely go back again and bring out of town guests but we will be careful what we order. This place could be off the charts if the food was better.
We absolutely loved our time at SoBou! Our server was great at offering suggestions and adjusting our orders to accommodate our likes & dislikes. We literally wanted one of everything on the small plates menu, it’s a must to try them all especially the Red beans & rice wontons....amazing! Their gumbo is one of the best I’ve tasted and they main courses each of us had were top notch! Their bar menu has a special drink that’s changed frequently and amazing speciality cocktails as well! It’s a place everyone could find something they enjoy to eat and drink! Lastly, their desserts, must must try!
Arrived at 8:15pm for an 8:30 reservation friendly hostess seated us right away. We sat for 15mins until our waitress passed by and advised us she would be right there and that she had ordered water for the table. It took another 20 mins to get the water. and for her to take our drinks order (with this in mind we ordered our food at the same time) 20mins later our drinks showed up. We had to get up and ask for a second drink order. 40 mins later our food showed up. Most of the meals were tasty except the waggau flank steak was Tough. The overall feeling was that no one was in charge as we had a number of things delivered to the table that was not for us. It was also disappointing that the menu on the website did not match the menu at the restaurant. Overall the lack of organization and service would lead me to never return to this restaurant.
The place has a really nice vibe. The decor is modern and cool. Being a weekday evening, the place was not crowded at all.
Out server was very pleasant, but we felt she did not know the menu too well, despite it being relatively small. I was expecting a better knowledge of the dishes based on my prior experiences in similar places.
We got the vibe that the service pace was too fast. I think we got a starter, cocktail, and a main entree in about 25-30 minutes. We were out in less than an hour.
Overall the meal was very good.
The food is excellent and the burlesque show at brunch is really fun. My only complaint was the service was kind of slow, but you are encouraged to sit back and stay a while. The waitress did charge my credit card three times, but it was cleared up in a few days. I’d definitely go back for the right occasion.
The waitstaff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was on the extreme side of things. It looks like they are trying to make a statement that they are pushing the culinary boundaries without taking into account the objective of providing something that is appetizing and tasty. Serving braised ribs on a slice of watermelon ----- eh
Serving avocado ice cream with tuna fish ------ eh, eh
I really don't know how to describe our experience because it was all over the place. I had invited 5 friends so we were a party of 6 but it was very quiet when we entered. Service was excruciatingly slow. We all ordered from the special 3 course Coolinary menu and I ordered a drink at the same time. 15 minutes later I got it. No one ever asked if I wanted another even though my glass was empty before we got our 2nd course. The first 2 courses were excellent but then came dessert. My rum cake was so hard that it was inedible. I sent it back and nothing was offered in exchange. Also, during our meal a server dropped a cup and saucer next to our table. Crockery shards flew everywhere, hitting 2 of us but with no damage. No one ever asked if we were alright or apologized. When we got our bills, no adjustment was offered for only getting 2 of the 3 prix fixe courses. I complained to the waitress who seemed totally confused the whole night and asked to speak to the manager but was told he was not available. I was so embarrassed to have asked my friends here. Never again.
Wonderful food and friendly server but she obviously wasn't interested in doing her job. We didn't get asked about refills and even our water glasses weren't filled back up. Never checked in about our food, didn't replace utensils. Being a Commanders Palace restaurant the services was no where near up to par - it wasn't as good as low end restaurant service. Didn't clean up table or clear dishes. I could go on. I wouldn't recommend eating there if you are expecting the service of fine dining.
My wife and I were looking for a cutting edge dinner experience and didn't get it. The waiters were disorganized and we watched the manager sit at his computer all night. Food was not tasty. Cocktails were bad. Took 2 hours to complete meal. We cancelled desert and walked out. Won't go back.
Modern, hip spot with best variety on NOLA Restaurant Week menu. Server the most attentive to food allergy. Interesting, unique cocktails. Spicy gumbo better than average. Well cooked fish. Delicious short ribs. Would definitely come back next time in town.
Loved our waitress Brandy Z - she totally took care of us and made us feel like we were the only diners in the house, even though they were incredibly busy. A big shout out to Morgan - the best expediter in the industry. She was the only one handling the entire dining room and was always calm and easy. Great food and great experience.
I guess I was expecting more. The food was just ok. I was not blown away. They run out of the short ribs while we were there. Had the fish and it was good but would not have it again. The restaurant itself was very cool and modern looking and was very comfortable.
5 tables and 3 waitresses...and I still sat for almost 20 Minutes with my empty dinner plate. The waitress serving the neighboring table lectured the people at her table about tipping. Was embarrassing and tacky. Food was okay but didn't make up for the crap service. Brought it up to manager before leaving. He seemed to not care in the slightest...
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