About Bourbon House
New Orleans, LA 70130
“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: (504) 521-8310
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, Wheelchair Access, 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 went to dinner for our friend's 81st birthday and everything was very poor. We had dined there previously but this meal was incredibly poor and visually repugnant. There were noticeably fewer diners and it is obvious that the restaurant has greatly deteriorated. The service from our wait staff and the management was incredibly poor. The management treated us disdainfully when we complained and were eager for us to leave. The waiter threw our receipt at us. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!
We was seated quickly. Took a while to get greeted and longer to get drinks. Crab claw appetizer was horrible which was odd because it usually isn't. The baked oysters were amazing. The seafood platter could have been better. The catfish was bland and a few pieces was cold. The fried shrimp was good though.
This was my second time planning a special occasion at this restaurant and I noticed each time I'm set up with a waitor who doesn't like to serve me but everyone else. I am of mixed race but is recognized as African American. Everyone else was great but a few seem color stricken. At first I didn't noticed it sssuming that he was busy but he stopped and converse and even shared a few laughs with everyone except my table. He forgot that we existed and even purposely forgot to bring our menu as another new couple came sat down and he rushed to give theirs. He even looked at us while doing so. He was our drink server but our waitress made our night delightful and did everything he was suppose to. As for food it's different and has many authentic New Orleans flavor.
This is not "fine dining", it's a tourist spot, with rushed get-'em-in-and-out service. If you love fried seafood in "energetic" and extremely casual environs this might be the place for you. The one thing I went in for, which is posted on a chalk board above the bar (The New Orleans Bourbon Society Tasting Flight) isn't actually available. They have an extensive Bourbon list, but our server insisted that it's not one of the flights they offer. I'm still wondering what Bourbons might have been included on the flight.
Oh, well...Bourbon House just wasn't what I was looking for.
Nice atmosphere and very friendly wait staff, but was expensive. I find it hard to believe their fried seafood platters are the best in New Orleans for the last 4 years as stated on menu. Pile of fries that were so thin, hard, and crunchy; really wasn't like French fries at all. Will definitely not return here on future trips as there are much better places to go.
Bourbon House came with a solid recommendation from a co-worker. We have lived near New Orleans for 20 years and this was our first visit to this restaurant. It won't be our last. We truly enjoyed the wait staff. Mike and Julien were wonderful and very attentive. The food was very tasty and my wife found a new Moscato that she really enjoyed. I will recommend to all my friends and co-workers.
We were in town for the Sugar Bowl and were excited about trying another Dickie Brennan restaurant. Overall it was a disappointment. We ordered crab claws to share as we were still looking over the menu. Our drinks came promptly and don't bother with the Bloody Mary. It was weak and bland. We placed our lunch order and waited and waited for the crab claws. I was about to flag down our waiter and cancel the order when they came out. They were tasty and we enjoyed them. Then we waited and waited for our entrees. When they came, my husband's "blue crab" ettouffe had no crab, At All! My sister's dish was supposed to have crab but it didn't. She asked the server and he assured her it was in the dish. The manager happened by and she told him. To his credit, he immediately brought her a dish of crab and apologized. To top it off our waiter misplaced my sister's credit card. We were just glad to go by that point.
There are too many great restaurants in New Orleans to bother with a restaurant that can't offer good service and entrees that match the description on the menu!
I was disappointed that the restaurant wasn't serving brunch on Sunday at 11am on New Year's Day, however, the food that we did have was good and our sever, Lee, made our visit a memorable experience. He was awesome. The drinks were a highlight- I enjoyed my bourbon milk punch and my husband had a very tasty bourbon cocktail with chicory and cherry liqueur.
We were in this evening for New Year's Eve dinner. The gentleman who sat us was incredible! Very friendly and had an old school New Orleans air about him that we really enjoyed. Once seated James and Mary waited on us and both of them were extremely attentive and enjoyable. The food was incredible as well! We would absolutely be back. Great experience.
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