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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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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
To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact Sales at 504-274-1816.
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
This is my go to every time I'm in New Orleans. It was my sister's first time. Drinks are spectacular. BBQ shrimp was great. The crab claws were a bit gnarly, though. I suggest to not get the cajun sushi app. Maybe I "don't get it". Tiniest bit of seafood on a huge bland cake of rice. The cheeseboard and crab cake remolaude was fantastic. I wish I could remember our servers name, she was outstanding and the cocktail server was as well. I'm a jerk, I should know their names.
Excellent dining experience. Wait staff was friendly, well-informed, and prompt. Pre-dinner drinks arrived well before the appetizers, and our dinner drinks were served with the entrees. Quality of all of the food was A-One. Simply splendid. Topping off the meal, we were most pleasantly surprised to be served, gratis, Brennan's famous Milk Punches. Superb! I can't recommend this fine dining establishment highly enough.
The servers are segmented with one taking drink and another taking food orders. Our appetizer was there before the cocktail. Ordered a glass of wine to go with the meal and was half way thru the entree before it shows up. The entree was over seasoned. The menu is marked with gluten free items but the dessert menu is not. I ordered the flourless chocolate cake. It had a strange texture it made me question gluten free. But no one knew if it was gluten free. Granted, the manager did look up the recipe and verified it didn't contain gluten, but I had already lost confidence. Our dining experience was less than stellar and made us feel like they wanted to turn the table and the food was mediocre. It used to be good, but not anymore.
Staff was very friendly and the restaurant had a good ambiance. Unfortunately though it is not enough to keep us coming back. The beer that one person ordered was the wrong one and since staff was so busy it didn't get corrected until just before our appetizer was served. Appetizer was served 40 minutes after our arrival. This delay was caused by our waiter who, after 15 minutes of ordering the first time, came back and asked us again what we ordered because he forgot (no, drinks had not come yet). Once our food was served, the bread on the charcuterie plate was hard as a rock and the salads that two of us ordered as entrees were more like a side salad. We asked for a bourbon menu and after finally getting the menu 20 minutes later the "drink specialist" never came back around to talk us through one that would be good for us. He was too busy setting/clearing tables and filling water glasses. This was our first experience with this brand of restaurants and we will not return. Redfish is across the street and I can say with absolute confidence that their bread, portion sizes, and staff service is far superior, how Bourbon House got such great reviews is a mystery.
Phenomenal food truly a great value,The only drawback is the service which was basically either a team of inexperienced waiters maître d' and bus service or they were in training.
You should absolutely visit this place if you're in New Orleans for more than a day it's part of the Brennans family and that's the quality of food that I expect that's absolutely the quality that you will receive.
My wife & I had an impromptu date night in New Orleans and dined at Bourbon House since we love ALL the Dickie Brennan's establishments. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated promptly. Our servers both introduced themselves to us and took very good care of us throughout the night. My wife loved her wine selection and we both had the Corn & Crab soup which was excellent. I had the Petite Filets House Specialty and it was absolutely perfectly prepared and the mashed potato's accompanied it amazingly. My wife had the Fried Shrimp platter and it was good but think she wishes now that she had what I had. She did love the Cole Slaw. Our service was A++ and everything came out very quickly and hot. Our evening got off to a great start here and I highly recommend and if, by chance, you are into Bourbon then this the place since when we first sat down our main server announced that they had just broke open (3) casks of a very rare bourbon that was not easily found in a 8-state area.
We decided to eat at the Bourbon House because of an article in the Los Angeles Times written by food critic Jonathon Gold. He recommended the BBQ shrimp. So I ordered the shrimp. You had to peel the shrimp first before eating but it was smothered in a wonderful sauce that was finger-licking good. However, our male waiter was just ok and he didn't check on us frequently. We got better service from the female who was responsible for the drinks. She brought us hot towels and lemons so we could wipe our hands after eating the BBQ shrimp.
We have spent 10 days each year in New Orleans for 25 years and have tried a lot of places in the French Quarter and slightly beyond.
We do like The Bourbon House. As per its name, it has a great bourbon list with nice flight tastings - great way to start. Service was top notch - and the food was fabulous. Great place for oyster dishes, especially the char broiled oysters. It is now my favorite place in the French Quarter for BBQ Shrimp. The sauce is great and it comes with Rosemary biscuits - heavenly. We have already put it on our list for next year.
We ate in the dining room and needed the reservation (during Jazz Fest week), but they have a huge bar and an area off the bar with tables that you can wait for. Good for people who don't plan ahead or who just want some great small plates and drinks.
Highly recommend !!!
Very nice bright open dining room with friendly and knowledgeable staff. As the name implies, there is a focus on bourbons with an extensive selection with tasting flights and servers are well versed in the differences/subtleties of each. The food was above average and well prepared. The desserts are delightful. One of the few good restaurants left on Bourbon Street, an oasis in a culinary wasteland.
I think our mistake was dining here on a Monday evening. New Orleans is loaded with great restaurants most of which are closed on Monday. Since this Restaurant is located on the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets and integrated with the Crown Plaza Hotel it was open. My guess is the A team kitchen staff were all off on Monday. We only wanted a light dinner so I ordered Fried Green Tomatoes with Crawfish and a Remoulade Sauce. The Fried Tomatoes were brown not golden brown shoe brown indicative of being cooked in old oil. The Remoulade Sauce was more like a paste than a sauce the Crawfish small and rubbery. I followed this up with bowl of Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo that had two small Shrimp and two small slices of sausage. I couldn't recommend eating here especially on a Monday. My wife had Crab Fingers Bordelaise and a BLT Wedge Salad both kinda hard to mess up.
Went to celebrate two birthdays and the staff was both attentive and friendly. Noise level was a little more than I care for but we went on a Friday night at 7 so this is likely to be expected for such an open, busy, and large dining area. Food was soft shell crab and redfish were both delicious. Parking can be a challenge so if you are driving, leave yourself some time. Great view of some of the characters that stroll along Bourbon Street---I'll say no more than that ;-).
Went there for a family dinner. We got a nice booth that was able to hold everyone ( 4 adults and 2 children).
The salads and chargrilled oysters were good. The corn and crab soup was excellent.
Portion sizes for the entrees were a bit small compared to other restaurants in NOLA. I had the crawfish etouffee which I had never had before. It was well seasoned but not too spicy. I thought it was very good.
Everyone else had the crab stuffed fish which was acclaimed as 'good'.
The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.
We would go there again.
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