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Bourbon House

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Iberville Street)
+1 504-522-0111
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right on Bourbon Street, this seafood eatery is large enough for a bus load of party goers! The two of us went for a holdover snack after the Houston drive while waiting for the rest of the wedding party to arrive for a night out in the French Quarter. A dozen iced boiled shrimp with a bowl of shrimp and... More 

Thank Barry B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like seafood, or not, check this place out. Despite the "Seafood" sign, they also serve steak here. Everything we ordered was absolutely amazing!! If only we had discoverd this place sooner during our trip. We'd have gone back several times and without hesitation. CHARBROILED OYSTERS - YUM, BOURBON BBQ SHRIMP - YUM, CRAB CRUSTED FISH - YUM, 12... More 

Thank Clemie P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The charbroiled oysters were the most delicious we've ever had and we returned the night after our cruise to have more! The crawfish etoufe was very good, as was the gumbo. We found the prices competitive with other nearby eateries. Lively atmosphere and friendly staff. New addition to our "must" list when we're visiting.

Thank Paul E
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323 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We certainly enjoyed our meal here, but am not too sure of the extra hype. The grilled oysters were disappointing... rather bland in comparison to other local places. The salads were fresh, the seafood was good, and the service was excellent. Outstanding bar drinks! The atmosphere was abit overwhelming... tables are very close together... so be prepared for heating the... More 

Thank ladybugtx76
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the food is amazing, oysters and seafood really fresh you need to try the bourbon smootie and the desserts with bourbon on it

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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice bar, good drinking spot, but I'd suggest eating elsewhere. Stayed in N.O. for 3 nights and this was my least favorite place to eat. so so food, at $$$ prices.

Thank HudLD
Oberlin, Ohio
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting New Orleans with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. We hadn't planned out meal locations and someone in the group suggested coming here for dinner. It was a Friday night and we hadn't made a reservation. When our group arrived we were told there was a 45 minute wait. We considered other options but knew it would... More 

1 Thank Abi K
Stephen S, General Manager at Bourbon House, responded to this review

Abi, I am so happy you and your friends decided to join us for such a special occasion! Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us. I am thrilled out staff took such excellent care of you and that you enjoyed your experience from beginning to end. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.... More 

Natchez, Mississippi
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Two friends and I were in town for my birthday, we decided to try BH since we'd never eaten there before. No particular dress code, we waited about 25 minutes for our table. Were able to get drinks at the bar while we waited, be aware that you must cash out bar drinks separately from your table ticket. Our server,... More 

Thank BR_Sull106
Stephen S, General Manager at Bourbon House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! While I am sorry that you did not enjoyed your charbroiled oysters, I am absolutely thrilled Jacob took such excellent care of you and your guests. We are very lucky to have him as a part of our team. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon Cheers! Stephen Schnell General... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was invited to join colleagues of mine for dinner and enjoyed the easy atmosphere of the restaurant. I entered 10 minutes later than my party however was engaged by the server as if I had been there initially. The restaurant is brightly lit and spacious. I enjoyed a glass of house Merlot and the Étouffée. The food and wine... More 

Thank Sageycakes
Stephen S, General Manager at Bourbon House, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! I am thrilled that you and colleagues enjoyed your experience with us and that our staff took such great care of you. I hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers! Stephen Schnell General Manager More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Obviously the bar is incredible. However the food isn't as such. It was alright. The charbroiled oysters were very good. However the shrimp my wife received were alright but hard to peel. However they were more like prawns than shrimp. Good and fast service. I would come here again mainly for the bourbon selection.

Thank Lindsey P
Stephen S, General Manager at Bourbon House, responded to this review

Lindsey, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. While I am pleased you enjoyed your charbroiled oysters, I am very sorry that the shrimp your wife received were hard to peel. Our culinary team takes great pride in checking every dish before it leaves the kitchen and providing innovative Creole dishes. I will definitely address these concerns with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
    (Iberville Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-0111

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