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The Embers - The "Original" Bourbon House

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700 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-1485
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Balcony and Good Food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2014
SGibbers
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Rock Hill
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Looking down onto Bourbon Street while having dinner and drinks - not a bad proposition. The food was good, the service not bad. Overall a good experience.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Embers is our "go to" anniversary dinner place when we visit New Orleans every April. If the weather is nice, ask for balcony seating. Great people watching while you are waiting for your meal. The steak is always cooked to perfection, loaded baked potatoes are a must try & staff is always great. The bathroom stalls are a little... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had the gator sausage as an appetizer and salad. Food was fresh and tasteful. Great atmosphere-fun..

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Liberty, Mississippi
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 523-1485

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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