About Bourbon House
“Arguably the best oyster bar of any white tablecloth restaurant in New Orleans” per the Times Picayune, Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House is all about local seafood. If it’s not in season, you won’t find it on the menu. Enjoy authentic New Orleans dishes and oysters on the halfshell in a lively atmosphere overlooking Bourbon Street.
Dickie Brennan and his culinary team have created an incredible menu of classic New Orleans dishes complemented by new favorites. Signature favorites include Gulf fish on the Halfshell and New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp.
Bourbon is a central focus at the bar with 200 bourbons on the list. Bourbon House is the perfect place for a specialty cocktail or a straight pour of that hard to find small batch whiskey.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday
6:30 AM - 'til
Sunday: 10AM - 3PM
$1 Gulf Oysters & $3 Abita Amber
4PM - 6PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A few short blocks away from the street car stop at Canal Street.
A few short blocks away from the street car stop at Canal Street.
Private Party Facilities:
The second floor at Bourbon House is the perfect location for your next function with five private dining spaces. Bourbon House can accommodate parties of 10 to 200.
Private Party Contact:
Mary McGee Tilloy: 5045218310x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Bourbon House is the official home of the New Orleans Bourbon Society (aka NOBS) -- a spirited society dedicated to the appreciation of fine bourbons. The society hosts regular whiskey events and tastings catered towards the bourbon enthusiast. More info: http://bourbonhouse.com/new_orleans_bourbon_society
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Bourbon House Ratings and Reviews
Fried or grilled, sautéed or baked, ever ...
Fried or grilled, sautéed or baked, everything we ordered was delicious. BBQ shrimp and cauliflower hummus were awesome starters. Fish was as fresh as could be. Oysters were ok but that's the time of the year and not the restaurant's fault. I'm a local and this is one of the tops for the price.
Food was okay, but service was terrible. ...
Food was okay, but service was terrible. We were barely seated when our waiter bombarded us for drink orders (even after telling him we had just sat down and hadn't yet had a chance to look at the drink menu). Apps came out quickly and we had barely eaten one piece when the waiter returned to take our plates and deliver our mains. The restaurant was barely half full, but they were acting like they had to turn over the table quickly. The only real plus was a great selection of bourbon (once we were finally able to look at a drink menu).
We make it to New Orleans about 5 times ...
We make it to New Orleans about 5 times a year and always like to try new places. We chose Bourbon House because it's more casual and we were able to bring our child along with us. The service left much to be desired and the food was nothing to write home about. Our waiter spilled a full drink all over my husband leaving him soaked and the only response we received was, "I'm so glad my manager isn't here tonight to see this. He would kill me." I was actually surprised there was no offer to comp the spilled drink or launder clothes. Long story short- we'll never dine here again with so many better option in New Orleans.
Very nice restaurant. Great staff. I wis ...
Very nice restaurant. Great staff. I wish more places offered MORE gluten free options. I wanted more brunch options that were gluten free. We were there for Sunday brunch and I had to have their catfish. It was very good but I was hoping for more choices of GF brunch items. Eggs Benedict can be served on GF bread.
I had what was probably the best salad I ...
I had what was probably the best salad I've ever had, this spinach salad with sliced peaches. The caramel upside down cake was excellent, too. And what I went there for--a dozen raw oysters. Fresh tasting, and perfect.
I chose this restaurant for a Saturday l ...
I chose this restaurant for a Saturday lunch based on past experience and their participation in New Orleans Restaurant Week. As the hostess led us to the table, I asked about the prix fixe menu for lunch. She told me that Restaurant Week had ended on Friday (not true, as it was set to end on Sunday). I then asked the server who poured water for the table the same thing and she told me that they had printed special Restaurant Week menus, but they were all out of them (really?).
When I asked our waiter the same question, he claimed not to know anything about it, even though his name tag indicated that he was also a Trainer. At least though he said he would find out. Finally he came back to the table armed with the information about the RW menu items.
I have eaten here several times, and spe ...
I have eaten here several times, and spent my last 2 birthdays here. This is the first time it was less than spectacular. We were not allowed to make special requests or substitutions in our meals. One person's food came out cold, while another person's expensive seafood special had been sitting under a heat lamp too long.
Hopefully, this was an isolated event!
Oysters on the Half-Shell were great as ...
Oysters on the Half-Shell were great as always. Crab cake appetizer was outstanding as well. Gulf Shrimp entree was super salty, and the Canun Redfish entree was a bit small for the price. The service was extremely slow, and our table had dirty plates and discarded oyster shells on it before and after the entrees were delivered. Best bet, sit at the oyster bar...better service there and more fun!
This restaurant had great food selection ...
This restaurant had great food selections, I recommend checking out the menu beforehand to get an idea of what you would like to order. The bourbon was great, I highly recommend trying a flight. Their cocktails are delicious as well. I am not sure if you always have 2 different servers, but we had one that took care of our drinks and the other that took care of our food. So definitely great service!
We usually love the food at Bourbon hous ...
We usually love the food at Bourbon house, but this experience was not good. We had a party of 8 and ordered appetizers and almost everything was bad. It seemed like there was an Asian flare to this menu and it was not executed well.
My wife and I were in NOLA for vacation ...
My wife and I were in NOLA for vacation and made a reservation based on other feedback we had read. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy and the staff was excellent.
I ordered the brunch special where each course is paired with a specialty bourbon based cocktail. Every course was excellent and the cocktails were awesome!
My wife ordered the shrimp BLT and noticed there was no bacon. We brought it to the attention of our server and he took care of it right away. He brought out an extra bananna's foster on the house to make up for the error, which was not necessary, but very thoughtful.
We would definitely recommend the Bourbon House anytime!
My wife ordered BBQ'd peel your own shri ...
My wife ordered BBQ'd peel your own shrimp. Both the food waitress and the drink hostess asked her if she wanted the shrimp unpeeled and she assured them she did not want the shrimp peeled. Her shrimp came peeled and floating in a french sauce. My meal was to be Shrimp Scampi with a side of pasta. The pasta came with sausage which was not mentioned on the menu and which was totaling unappetizing and unacceptable. My wife ate her meal as it came and I sent my meal back and chose not to eat.
The entire experience was great we start ...
The entire experience was great we started with the broiled oysters , they were cooked just right. They had the right amount of seasoning with a buttery flavor. They were soft and creamy and melted in your mouth. The steak was out of this world cooked to perfection with a beautifully tasting sauce. This place is well worth the trip here. Not over priced and a staff that hustles. They also take reservations
I really like the Bourbon House for lunc ...
I really like the Bourbon House for lunch. I find it easy to find a yummy salad with shrimp or chicken. After all the other rich food served in the French Quarter, it's nice to find something tasty and healthy. The po-boys and entrees are also good, but I go there for the salads.
Service was impeccable. We had two peopl ...
Service was impeccable. We had two people who didn't know how to taste bourbon and our beverage server was very helpful and was able to offer great suggestions on tastings. The boozy brunch was amazing and the fruits de mers did not disappoint. Best bourbon milk punch ever!!
While the ambiance and food were quite g ...
While the ambiance and food were quite good, our two person wait team was less than stellar. We're constantly searching for them and they didn't know the menu not drink selections very well. Glad to have gone but not especially impressed.
Very disappointed in this restaurant. Ou ...
Very disappointed in this restaurant. Our reservation for two people was for 7:30pm, we were finally seated at 7:50pm, after numerous complaints to the hostess. Once seated the noise level within the restaurant was such that I could barely hear my dining partner across the table.
The most egregious error happened when I ordered my entree. When it arrived I took one bite and knew that there was either peanut butter or sesame in the dish. When asked, the waitress had no idea which it was and had to go ask the chef. It was indeed peanut butter which I am very allergic to, not something that I want to eat ever. When given the menu to order a new entree I double checked the description for the original entree. Nowhere in the description was the information that the dish contained peanut butter. Luckily I don't have an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter, but many people do. Unforgivable mistake on the restaurants part.
I do NOT recommend this restaurant, unless you're a fan of a noisy atmosphere and mediocre food in a setting similar to so many chain restaurants.
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