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Desire Oyster Bar

300 Bourbon St, at the corner of Bienville & Bourbon Streets, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
+1 504-586-0300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (595 reviews)
“creole trio” (19 reviews)
“jambalaya” (111 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
300 Bourbon St, at the corner of Bienville & Bourbon Streets, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On the day we went the Manager Mia was awesome attentive to at the patrons asking if anything that you need if the servers were busy she became the server making sure you food arrived as soon as it was done If I was employed...More

Thank 850ricardob
Reviewed 3 days ago

Four of us sat at the oyster bar where you can watch them shuck and cook the oysters. We were there September 16, Eric and Frankie were great! They gave us great service. The oysters are huge! One of my friends doesn’t like oysters at...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta which is directly attached with Desire Restaurant. As a matter of convenience we ate here a couple times. The Po-Boys were good, but the Oysters were Excellent!! and a buck a piece from three to six!!

Thank TTcheeser
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

****( stars) Although this restaurant has many delicious seafood entrees and appetizers, we came for just a simple breakfast. Miss Ruthie waited on us and gave us a recommendation of a PO BOY sandwich, which consisted of fresh (delivered daily) Fresh French bread, fried egg,...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate twice at Desire and loved it!! Staff is excellent, the place is smaller sized and not loud and it’s found right on bourbon street front. We hit the timing right and never had a long wait. They have a bar and we were...More

Thank SuzieFloridaLass
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! It is always amazing to hear such great feedback and I will make sure to pass along all your kind words to the entire team!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for dinner during restaurant week. They have one of the best gumbos in the city. I ordered shrimp and grits and it was delicious. The bread pudding for dessert was warm and rich.

Thank lhford56
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! I will make sure that your positive review is shared with the entire team!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once we got our waitress the service was good but we sat for several minutes before having a server help us. My husbands Cajun pasta was very good but the chicken and waffles had no flavor and the chicken was overcooked.More

Thank brandycrothers
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for your wait in the beginning and for the lack of flavor for the chicken and waffles. We are happy that the pasta was to your liking and will take your feedback to use it as a training...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best charbroiled oysters that I ever had. We also ate at Drago’s and Desire is much better. We also had their shrimp and grits here and it’s was also good.

Thank Kien T
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! The competition in the area is amazing, we are elated that you enjoyed our oysters and the shrimp and grits as well!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cleanest restaurant in the French Quarter. The broiled oysters we perfect. Chicken and waffles were good also. Very friendly atmosphere for sure. A restaurant that I will definitely return soon.

Thank seemyeyes
Emerida O, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate the great feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 2 days in a row because the first time was fantastic! Second time - not so much. We ordered the same food both evenings. Fried shrimp platter and peel and eat shrimp were both excellent. Good kick to the cocktail sauce. The problem was...More

Thank Boatbebargen
Emerida O, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for your second visit with us. With your review we will address the issues and ensure that it does not happen again.Thank you in advance for giving us one more chance. We know we can do better!

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AshleyK31
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Doug B | Reviewed this property |
We had grilled and thought they were "okay" but not fabulous. It probably depends on the past experiences you have had, and what you like most.
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Vanessa W
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Victor K | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it is very bland, I wouldn't recommend
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Allison7020
January 3, 2018|
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Response from curly68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they play sports.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Bourbon St, at the corner of Bienville & Bourbon Streets, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-586-0300
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Description
The design of this upbeat and casual dining venue tastefully blends traditional with contemporary. Desire features a raw oyster bar where expert shuckers prepare fresh Gulf oysters any way you like them - chargrilled, on the half shell and more. Our Executive Chef is excited for you to try the extensive menu including signature dishes like our Shrimp & Grits, the "Creole Trio" (jambalaya, red beans and rice, and gumbo), po'boys, and the Crawfish and Fried Green Tomato Benedict. Come for oysters, stay for the menu! Open Daily for Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Lunch and Dinner from 11:30 a.m. - 'til. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm $1 oysters & more!
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