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The Embers - The "Original" Bourbon House

700 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
(504) 523-1485
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Ranked #764 of 1,613 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $25 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a different place to eat. We visit New Orleans on a regular basis. On Friday night August 15th we chose the Embers because they were not that busy. The bar didn't have anyone so we decided to sit here because the bartender was nice and friendly. She was very efficient and make very... More

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Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I believe they have changed the name to Retrouvailles. We have eaten at Embers several times during our travels to New Orleans and when we were there in July went down Bourbon street to eat at Embers and found this restaurant in it's location. The dining area downstairs has been turned into a bar area and you are directed upstairs... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Bourbon street is gross. But this is a cool, old style bar that is not loud with a bunch of crazy revelers. I did not eat there just had a drink at the bar and really enjoyed it.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Shrimp Remoulade, House Salad, and a Large Ribeye 16 oz. Having a relatively sparse menu, I expected it to be the "We do few things and do them extremely well" establishment. I thought that my steak was good, the shrimp were decent, and the salad was a salad. My server was genuinely friendly and helpful, and the balcony on Bourbon... More

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

service terrible, had to ask for everything silverware, salt, water.Salad dead,potato hard, steak had been stabbed and all the juice and flavor was drained out!! So dry it couldn't be chewed and it was $44 !!! If I could have walked further I would have. Away from it!!

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Le Cannet, France
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Any time we go to New Orleans we like to have a diner here. The food is normal and good, nothing special. But it's so nice to be on a balcony above Bourbon Street. We were there three years ago for Halloween, it was so wonderful to see all these people from there, so much fun. We went back this... More

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Crestview, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I were looking for a place to rest after walking Bourbon St. We wanted a place with balcony dining so we could sit outside in the warm sun and people watch. Embers fit the bill perfectly. We were a little taken back by the prices, but once again were pleasantly surprised to find out the $10 drinks... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Pre-Katrina this was a must eat spot on every visit. The shrimp cocktail was fresh a few days ago-Disappointingly tough ribeye. What a terrible meal. So sad!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Right on bourbon st, balcony eating with good authentic food and strong drinks. If you go there with kids, go during the day, this street is not for kids in the evening. I had gumbo, I only wish there was more than what I got.

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indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a group of 15 people and the only thing anyone said was good were the oysters. I had filet and how do you ruin a filet but it tasted cowy.....lol The best thing was that I wasn't paying for it because it was not worth what it costs. We did eat upstairs and the view was ok if... More

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