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Buffa's Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, ,
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-949-0038
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (8 reviews)
“brunch” (55 reviews)
“gator balls” (13 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kyra was a great bartender, hostess and everything in between. Great time! Started with a beer in the bar and finished with music and great food in the back. Best time I’ve had all day.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were mostly friendly and the food was ok. Some of the locals though clearly didn't like tourists in their local bar. We had a confrontation with some locals and we couldn't get out of there fast enough. We were so insulted and shocked...More

Thank kellygregg
thechuck, Owner at Buffa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry you had a bad experience. Just so you know, we don't tolerate rude behavior on behalf of any of our customers or staff — it doesn't matter whether they are local or not. We want Buffa's to be a place for people to get...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great little spot with two sides...a bar and a bar with dining room. There was a nice little local open mic night going on while we were there. My husband got a sandwhich and fired- it was great...my shrimp creole though was...More

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Heading home from Frenchmen St w/ a group after an awesome night we decided to find some grub. First place we found would have taken us a few blocks out of our way so we came down the list to Buffa's. Menu looked awesome, but...More

Thank jkp1930
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were told this was a good place for food. The burgers were ok. The Shrimp creole was awful. Three out of 6 of us ordered it and it had no flavor. I wouldn’t recommend eating here. The music was ok. Not a great start...More

Thank oliviadedekind
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We love this bar for Sunday Brunch. Food is good and Drinks are great. They have the BEST band on Sunday's. This is always a must do for us.

Thank TBailey71
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We went here because we were too tired to walk far from our Esplaned Street hotel. What a surprise, good food and a full schedule of live music, usually two bands every night

Thank AlandPat
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Buffa's is a Good stop for late night grub that is pretty darn good; had the lemon pepper wings and local beer.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Best Etouffe I've tasted so far. Loaded with Crayfish and spiced just right. Soothing after a long plane-ride nightmare (24+ hrs) Hit the spot and right around the corner.

Thank CaliforniaShakes
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This 24 hour bar was right near where I was staying. Was the 1st and last bar I went to in New Orleans. The locals and the bartender treated me good. Next time I am here tho I wanna catch some music

Thank Randy H
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-949-0038
  • E-mail
On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa's Bar & Restaurant provides a true New Orleans neighborhood bar experience! Live music 6 days a week! Open 24/7.
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