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 more than 100 American Whiskeys on the list. Bourbon House is the perfect place for a mint julep or a straight up shot of that hard to find small batch whiskey.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday
6:30am - 'til
Saturday - Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm
$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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Bourbon House Ratings and Reviews
We found the food to be bland and disapp ...
We found the food to be bland and disappointing, especially for the price. We did enjoy drinks at the bar a few times while in NOLA.
Our server - I think his name was Antoni ...
Our server - I think his name was Antonio - was excellent.
Service was very good but was disappoint ...
Service was very good but was disappointed with everything else...made reservations day before...had to still wait for our table and then was seated at table next to a cabinet that the wait staff had to get in and out of the whole dinner...While people who had no reservations had much better tables....while we waited there was a couple (not college kids either), making out and groping each other for the entire wait.....my son order the crawfish alfredo....there was only about 4 crawfish, 4 red bellpeppers (i think to make it look like there were more crawfish) and very little sauce...i had a dozen raw oysters, we ordered the alligator boudin balls (which were good), one glass of wine and my son had a sprite and a desert (which was good)...cost almost $100 with tip....(tip was for the service).....My husband and I had eaten there once before, shortly after Katrina and had really enjoyed it...I was really looking forward to taking my son there....Bourbon House has become the restaurant that people go to after drinking all day in the quarter...
The food was delicious. However, I think ...
The food was delicious. However, I think it is a little expensive for what it is. I also found it interesting that there is wait staff specifically for beverages and another for food.
Wonderful meal. Highly recommend. Save r ...
Wonderful meal. Highly recommend. Save room for dessert the Banana Bread Pudding was delicious!!
The difference between a good and a bad ...
The difference between a good and a bad review can be so slim. My meal at Bourbon House is an example. I was in the midst of my meal, having just finished an appetizer. A server stopped at my table and placed a lagniappe on the table, which I took to be like an amuse bouche. I ate it, thinking that this was good southern hospitality. The meal went on as planned. Then, upon receiving the check, I saw that I was charged for the lagniappe that I didn't ask for, $1.50 additional. $1.50 swung what would have been a good experience to something else. As a note, I paid for the additional charge, but I did lessen the tip by the same amount. Furthermore, I had the same meal the next night at another restaurant just doors down from the Bourbon House. My entrée was $7 less than at Bourbon House, but the quantity of food was greater.
Based on past experience, I had high exp ...
Based on past experience, I had high expectations of our dinner choice this evening. The food and service were very good on my last visit. This visit could only be described as average at best. The food was very good. Prepared very well and not too overpowering. The service and the atmosphere were the issues this evening. Our server was not helpful with menu recommendations. Our party asked him his opinion about multiple dishes and he gave very poor, or no responses at all. Even so far to say that he has never tried the gumbo because he only eats his grandmothers. Drinks also took a long time to come to the table when we were originally seated. Overall the food is worth a try, but service was not at it's best tonight.
Loved the food. Our waitress seemed very ...
Loved the food. Our waitress seemed very perturbed to serve us...after we asked for a table in her section by the window. It was 9pm and I guess she wanted to go home. Despite our waitress we enjoyed it very much.
I've been to Bourbon House quite a few t ...
I've been to Bourbon House quite a few times. (As a matter of fact I've recommended this place to client reps.) I'm sure other foods are great but I can't get past the grilled redfish with lump crabmeat. Only thing with recent visit is that I don't recall it being so expensive. (Come on... $40 for fish with crabmeat!). I/we will definitely be back and will try something different. All in all I do recommend Bourbon House.
We were at the Bourbon House Sunday cele ...
We were at the Bourbon House Sunday celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. The food, scenery, and service ad great!!..I would recommend this place to anyone!!
We are locals so many food spots are bet ...
We are locals so many food spots are better but tourist & young hips probably think food & social scene are great here.
Absolutely loved this restaurant. The fo ...
Absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Highly recommend to others and will definitely be back again for dinner next time I am in New Orleans!!
Every one had something different and ev ...
Every one had something different and every dish was fantastic. The service was prompt ,helpful, and accurate. One person in our party has food allergies and was accommodated well.
Bourbon House was incredible! Great food ...
Bourbon House was incredible! Great food and great service!
PICTURE TIME SQUARE! NEW YEAR'S EVE---
Then imagine youu are eating at a two top in the middle of it. That was my late night experience, upstairs , on 5/29. Even that description doesn't do justice to the decibel level. Food and service were still good, which was amazing considering the mayhem. Was told it was unusual for ten pm. Oysters were wonderful. Roasted beet salad was especially good with both red and golden beets must say I enjoyed my lunch experiences there much more. Partly my fault. When I saw I was being seated with back to rush hour service area and next to a table of eight college boys who were having an exuberantly good time, I should have inquired if there was ANYWHERE else I could sit. Think I may stick to lunch. Sad but true that a single diner oftens draws the short straw on seating. That's just SOP many places.
A great time was had by all. The food wa ...
A great time was had by all. The food was awesome and the staff was super friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere with the best bourbons Kentucky (my home state) has to offer.
No return trips
We have dined at Bourbon House on numerous occasions. But, no more. Our entres came 5 minutes after our appetizers. The broiled oysters were cold. When sent back, they were returned within 5 minutes. The serving dishes were hot but the oysters were the same ones originally returned. They were not cold but were cool. The wait staff was okay at best. Sorry, Bourbon House
Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House - Slow Service
I will not dine at this restaurant again. We had a very poor experience with the service. Very slow, and they were not properly staffed or managed. We had to ask for our bills to be revised four times, and they still weren't accurate. I had very high expectations given the reputation (and prices) at this restaurant, and I was very disappointed. Food was good, but not mind blowing.
Food was pretty good, including two fish ...
Food was pretty good, including two fish entrees. Really enjoyed the bourbon flights and discussions with staff regarding tastings.
Good but not great. The grilled oysters ...
Good but not great. The grilled oysters were the highlight
I come to New Orleans once a quarter fo ...
I come to New Orleans once a quarter for a week and though I do take my clients to many places I have never once not picked Bourbon House for at least two of our outings. Always a great choice and always a great meal.
The wine & dessert server/waiter Mike wa ...
The wine & dessert server/waiter Mike was OUTSTANDING! He gave excellent recommendations, could speak to the drinks, including which brands of liquor was used. He recommended ideas for the meal, dessert, & beverages. Antonio the actual waiter was not as visible, friendly, or accessible. Mike stood out as exceptional!
We went to Bourbon House with a reservation at 7:30. We ordered a bottle of wine, oysters on the half shell and then dinner. Our wine and oysters arrived and then our entree's arrived before we had a chance to eat our oysters. All our food was on the table by 8:05. The exact same thing happened to the table next to us. On top of that, the crab cake had several pieces of shell in it. I will not go back.
Excellent restaurant for outstanding foo ...
Excellent restaurant for outstanding food and drinks. Redfish and Oysters are terrific. Service is excellent and usually a team effort. Also has an Oyster bar for a fun experience. Bourbon Milk Punch is highly recommended and out of this world!
Food was only warm when served and somew ...
Food was only warm when served and somewhat bland. Servers were very attentive
Very nice restaurant in an old historic ...
Very nice restaurant in an old historic building on a Major corner on Bourbon street in the French Quarter in New Orleans. You can look out the window at the many tourist and locals walking in this wonderful unique City. The ambiance is genuine and has a nice historic feeling. My lunch was perfect. Everything was presented very well and the food tasted great! High quality!
Service excellent as always, food as goo ...
Service excellent as always, food as good as always , split worthy!
Food was excellent. The service was goo ...
Food was excellent. The service was good except for the fact that we felt rushed to finish our meal. Multiple servers kept asking us if we were done with our meal.
The Bourbon House is one of my favorites ...
The Bourbon House is one of my favorites in New Orleans. It is only one block from Canal Street so I can enjoy a meal and a drink without having to venture too far down the road. The front bar also features a renowned Oyster Bar and is excellent for a quick visit. My only negative is that the place does get busy. You have to time your meal accordingly or make a reservation well in advance. The food is good (yes, there is better in New Orleans), but the bourbon is better with a selection that is unmatched in New Orleans. I rate the service outstanding because they divide the work between a drink/dessert waiter and a meal/app waiter. The balance works well. Regardless, anyone we asked was willing to help us with our specific needs.
Enjoyed Mother's Day at Bourbon House an ...
Enjoyed Mother's Day at Bourbon House and the food was excellent and the service was good. We all had a great time.
Went there with two other mom's for Moth ...
Went there with two other mom's for Mother's Day brunch. My French toast arrived to the table cold and my two friends eggs Benedict was like warm at best. Told my waitress and a women that she indicated was the "manager". The manager begrudgingly took my plate while my companions eat there meal. The manager proceed to serve other tables French toast while I say there waiting. I was not served again (with attitude to boot) by the same manager until my companions finished their meal. I could go on, but I think suffice it to say we were in New Orleans for five days and this was the WORST restaurant and meal we ALL had!!!!
Super Yummy dinner
Great dinner, except I would have liked if our server had made some menu recommendations.
Unfortunately, I was not very impressed ...
Unfortunately, I was not very impressed overall with my dining experience. The food was warm at best and I am not sure if that was secondary to the volume or not, but I that does not excuse the issue.
First time dining at Bourbon House and n ...
First time dining at Bourbon House and not disappointed. Will return when we go back to New Orleans.
My Veal was undercooked. They took it ba ...
My Veal was undercooked. They took it back and returned it nice and crispy with extra crab meat.
Food was delicious, but the service felt ...
Food was delicious, but the service felt rushed. We ordered a seafood/raw tower as an appetizer and weren't even halfway through when our server brought out our entrees. Still a great place, though.
Outstanding food and service
I am a chef and have a very critical eye when visiting other restaurants. Bourbon House is the whole package. From the great cocktails to dessert the food is amazing and the service was awesome. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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