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
We were dining with friends who met us i ...
We were dining with friends who met us in New Orleans for a few days. Our dinner was marred by slow and spotty service, one of my husbands appetizers never arrived and our waiter just plain disappeared for long long periods of time. It was not a pleasant experience and I was sorry that I recommended it to our friends. I know they did not enjoy their dinners either.
This is our first trip to Bourbon House. ...
This is our first trip to Bourbon House. Unfortunately we will not go back. Our server Mike was great and the only saving grace. Our waitress showed up 3 times during the entire course of the meal and did not pay hardly any attention to us. We had to wait and wait for a drink and had to ask another waitress for a 2nd drink, because our waitress never bothered to come by. When the food got there it was lukewarm at best, after waiting all that time. The oysters were extremely small for the appetizer, and as an entree they were way over cooked. Not a good experience which is sad because we only had 3 nights in New Orleans.
We will stick with Redfish Grill which far surpassed Bourbon House, both in food and service.
Attentive staff and the food was fantast ...
Attentive staff and the food was fantastic! Although, when getting a special ask about the price. While my husband loved the oyster special the cost was more than we expected. $30 for a dozen oysters was a bit much! I had the petite' fillets and I highly recommend this dish. I would definitely come back to this restaurant. I encourage you to make a reservation.
Bourbon House lives up to its name. Mor ...
Bourbon House lives up to its name. More bourbon choices than you could ever imagine, and I have relatives from KY! We don't drink bourbon so onto the food, which is to say that the food is worth a visit all on its own. Many delicious seafood preparations in New Orleans styles. The setting is convivial, taking advantage of its festive location at the start of Bourbon St. Probably not the site for a quiet, romantic dinner, but great opportunities to observe Bourbon St. activities through the window. Service seemed a little harried with a delay seating us despite our reservation, and then some more delay to get our drinks, but ultimately a pleasant evening.
Another fabulous meal at the Bourbon Hou ...
Another fabulous meal at the Bourbon House
The food is second to none
The service this time was not quite what we were expecting
No bread served, had to ask for condiments and difficult catching the drink server
I do love this place though
We were disappointed with the poor servi ...
We were disappointed with the poor service. We waited and waited for ANYONE to come to our table to take our order, bring drinks, or to see if we needed anything. We had such exceptional service the previous night at GW Fins, so the bar was set pretty high. Unfortunately, Bourbon House couldn't make it. I would not return here.
After looking at Open Table online about ...
After looking at Open Table online about this restaurant, we went in for the "Boozy Bourbon Brunch". Received the menus, and the brunch was not listed as an option, and our servers had no idea what we were talking about. But, our waitress went and found the brunch menu for us and we had no problem getting it. Food was great! If you like Bourbon, they have well over 150 kinds for you to sample. We both enjoyed our meals and cocktails. Definitely get the Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch. So good!
This meal was mediocre at best. The fir ...
This meal was mediocre at best. The first problem is that the restaurant no longer serves a veal and crabmeat dish which is still listed on the website. I wanted this dish for my wife who loves veal and crabmeat. This reflects poor management.
We started with the Crab claws, which were recommended highly by the waitress. These were good but not particularly wonderful. I have had better at other places.
I ordered the ribeye steak with an extra side of béarnaise while my wife ordered the BBQ Shrimp with a side a boiled new potatoes.
The steak was barely warm when it arrived at the table and the fries that accompanied it were hard and cold. The steak did taste good but I it should be served fresh off the grill. The béarnaise was rather pitiful. I make a much better tasting béarnaise sauce at home. The steak did have another sauce that comes with it that was rich but very good.
Some of my wife's Shrimp were overcooked and difficult to peel. The potatoes that she had on the side were overcooked and chewy and She later regretted not sending them back. Like my steak, the shrimp did have a good taste.
We were so disappointed with the food that we chose not to have dessert.
The one major positive is every employee that we interacted with were extremely nice and helpful. Every individual was top notch with none of the annoying pretentiousness not you sometimes find.
Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant. Two poorly cooked entre's, one mediocre appetizer, and one glass of wine = $100. Not a good value at all.
AVOID THIS RESTAURANT.
We had two waiters and it still took for ...
We had two waiters and it still took for every to get the drinks we ordered. Very loud inside the dinning area. Food had very little favor and service was slow. Every server that came around the corner by our table hit the chair one of us was sitting in and never said a word. This was the first and last time we will eat their.
a little noisy We were surrounded by la ...
a little noisy We were surrounded by large tables , just the 2 of us in middle of room So we had a very hard time hearing each other I wish I had requested something off to the side.Because we couldn't hear each other Made conversation hard and so the evening was not what I hoped
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.
Great overall experience being a tourist ...
Great overall experience being a tourist in New Orleans. Food was excellent ... service was good ... but expect to get served and shown the door in the quickest time possible. This would be the only time I can remember having our starters removed with one hand and the main meal put down with the other! At the end of the day one of those places you rate as 'been there, done that' but wouldn't go back to!
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.
Food was fine, but a location in New Orl ...
Food was fine, but a location in New Orleans requires an establishment to maintain a VERY high standard. I ordered the red drum: Very good. I ordered the oysters with local caviar. Would have preferred that they weren't "pre-sauced"with vinegary Mignonette.
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.
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