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Bourbon House

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Central Business District
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144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2302 (Iberville Street)
(504) 522-0111
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Open now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a pleasant surprise, to be doors from our hotel. Immediate seating, and a wonderful waiter who was very helpful with our menu choices. Delicious oysters for starters, followed by a wonderful meal of redfish--fresh as it could be! Attentive and helpful service, great food.....welcome to New Orleans!

Thank Judy T
Blaine, Washington
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Acme Oyster Bar had been recommended by a local, but when we got there, line out the door, 1+ hour wait. So we went to Bourbon House next door. What a treat! The food was amazing. The service was the best I've had in a long while. It was pricier than we we had planned for dinner, but what the... More 

Thank pebbleinmyshoe
St. Petersburg, Florida
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived mid-afternoon and wanted to just get something to hold us over until dinner. We stopped into the Bourbon House as it was just down the street from our hotel. We picked a table by the window so we could people watch while eating. I had the crab fingers, my husband had the char-broiled oysters with lump crab meat... More 

Thank SusanStPete
Lafayette, Louisiana
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been to New Orkeans many times but this was my first visit here. Fabulous oyster shooters and raw oysters. Try their signature bourbon milk drink. Nothing quite like drinking champagne and watching them shuck oysters---lots of fun

Thank Britcajuntraveller
Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We happened on Bourbon House accidentally, and the meal was a very good one. The service was even better. It was our first night in New Orleans, and we had paced ourselves well, but wanted to get into eat and back to the hotel. We had a lovely redfish, mine with optional crabmeat on top. It was accompanied by asparagus... More 

Thank torinash
Waterman, Illinois
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowded on a Friday night but the wait was short. The service was really slow at first, took about 20 minutes for them to take our order. We had the 'coolinary' special which is a meal deal in New Orleans during the late summer. App, dinner, desert for one price which was a great deal, far better than alacarte from... More 

Thank shredbetty4
Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is stellar at this 'posh', expensive restaurant. The food is only mediocre. It certainly was not the best I had while visiting the French Quarter. If you are looking for the kind of service where they change the color of the napkin to keep the lint from showing up on your clothes, then this is your place. If... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For being right in the middle of Bourban Street, the Bourbon House delivered a nice meal. My dinner companions and I were pressed for time after a long day and did not have a reservation anywhere. The Bourbon House is large and was able to immediately accommodate our party of 7. We all had good meals and there was nothing... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming and elegant, this seafood restaurant offers good food at a good price. Staff is very friendly.

Thank meli649
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here just for the grilled oysters in garlic butter and we weren't disappointed. The drinks were just as we ordered.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2302
    (Iberville Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (504) 522-0111

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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.