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Buffa's Bar & Restaurant

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1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-949-0038
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa's Bar & Restaurant provides...
On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa's Bar & Restaurant provides a true New Orleans neighborhood bar experience! Live music 6 days a week! Open 24/7.
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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Shrimp & Grits with a bloody mary

Located at Esplanade & Bourbon. Look, don't waste your time, you have alot to do in the Big Easy. Start the day with a bang! But I warn you, it'll be hard to leave this place. It's too much fun. Best shrimp & grits you can find! These bloody mary's don't get any better anywhere. Thanks, Buffa. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
doug001
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MPLS
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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MPLS
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Located at Esplanade & Bourbon. Look, don't waste your time, you have alot to do in the Big Easy. Start the day with a bang! But I warn you, it'll be hard to leave this place. It's too much fun. Best shrimp & grits you can find! These bloody mary's don't get any better anywhere. Thanks, Buffa. I never miss... More 

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Amsterdam NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Returned to Buffas Resturant again this year. Place looks great, much inproved from a couple of years ago. Food was also much inproved, one problem when we went back the following night the menu was changed due to it being 1st weekend of Jazz Fest. We do understand the reasoning behind it, but the food was so good the first... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Really wonderful surprise after recommended by waiter on Bourbon street. We had been if for a night cap and a little weird! Great Jazz band 10:00am-2:00pm! Wonderful eggs benedict and $3.00 mimosas and $4.00 Bloody Mary's! We had a flight to catch and every employee took really special care to give us priority without feeling rushed and allowing us to... More 

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Weddington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We ate at this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. We came back several times because of the food and music.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Eggs benedict was amazing and the locals were unbelievably accommodating to my Mom and I. It was recommended that we have our last NOLA breakfast in Buffa's back room by a gentleman who's Mom is the trumpet player in the Jazz Band that plays there. What a treat! I have to stress BACKROOM not bar! Just down a bit... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A super restaurant with very authentic Louisianna food, a great selection. We were lucky enough to be there for the fabulous Jazz band that started about 8 pm. The servers were warm and friendly and the homemade cheese cake is "to die for"!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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147 reviews 147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

On a whim, some work colleagues and I went to this place for dinner. While I would describe it as a bar which serves food, this place delivered. The food was delicious, but the atmosphere was excellent. We went on a Wednesday, billed as "the world's most open, open mic night". There were a dozen or so local performers --... More 

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72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped to eat here as a group during Jazz Fest and dined in the back room. There was live music (which we found to be quite good for a little restaurant in an out of the way area), and the place was packed by the time we left. Despite being a larger group, the service was great and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was fun! Thank you, Buffa's for a nice getaway with drinks and good eats!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Thanks for making us so welcome , the two ladies from London who loved there red wine. We had a great time fab music good food laid back,we made you our local after all the madness of Frenchmen,we hope to be back keep our table.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Marigny
  • Neighborhood: Marigny
  • Phone Number: +1 504-949-0038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene

Description

On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa's Bar & Restaurant provides a true New Orleans neighborhood bar experience! Live music 6 days a week! Open 24/7.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?