Bourbon House Astor Crowne Plaza Bourbon House

Bourbon House

Astor Crowne Plaza
144 Bourbon St. (Iberville St.)
New Orleans, LA 70130
Cuisine: Seafood / Creole / Raw Bar
Seafood and bourbon are highlights at this French Quarter restaurant that also offers an extensive wine list.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily
Bourbon House, New Orleans, LA

Bourbon House Restaurant Review:

One of the city’s best raw bars is just inside the rotating door of Bourbon House. The raw bar area doubles as a viewing spot for sports on TV, and just around the bend is the cavernous dining room with soft artisan lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Bourbon Street. The particularly good oysters are shucked and served raw and cold. In fact, Bourbon House offers only local seafood. Linger over the plateaux de fruits de mer. Seafood gumbos and crawfish bisque are other highlights on a menu packed with Creole standards. Typical of every other Dickie Brennan-owned restaurant in town (Palace Café, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Tableau), the wine selection is extensive and complementary to the seafood. But also appealing are the rare bourbons and bourbon cocktails, which are a specialty. After-theatre dessert and coffee is a strong contender for attention. Our choice? Bourbon milk punch: ice cream, milk and bourbon. Consider the Creole bourbon bread pudding with cherries and butterscotch.