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Buttermilk & Bourbon, Boston, MA
Buttermilk & Bourbon, Boston, MA
Buttermilk & Bourbon, Boston, MA
Buttermilk & Bourbon, Boston, MA
Buttermilk & Bourbon, Boston, MA

Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.6
4.6
3153 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Takeout and delivery services are available via our website and Uber Eats. There are three options for seating: Standard (Indoors), High-Top (Indoors), and Outdoors. If one of these options does not appear, it is because we are currently booked for that type of seating during the date and time you are seeking. We offer a fifteen-minute grace period and ask that you call us if you will be running late or your reservation may be canceled. We allow an hour and a half for a reservation of 2 guests and 2 hours for reservations consisting of 3 or more guests. All outdoor patio reservations are subject to being canceled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 80 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30–15:00 Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 17:00–22:00 Thu, Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 11:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 266-1122
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Santos
  • Private party facilities
    Throw an unforgettable event New Orleans style! We offer semi-private and private space in one of our 3 rooms, or book all 3! We have a massive patio for semi-private & private functions as well.
  • Area
    Back Bay
  • Cross Street
    Dartmouth Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage
  • Public Transit
    Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station
  • Entertainment
    3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,153 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

3,153 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Other than how loud it is it was the best brunch !!!!! Service and food A+

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  2. ARH05

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every item, with exception of catfish, was great. We come to Boston once a year for a conference and B&B is always on our dinner reservations. If you appreciate a varied menu and flavors, this is the place to be.

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  3. Eleanor

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious! The music was a little loud and bad- I'm 23 and love the Boston restaurant scene... and this music was too much for me for a dinner vibe.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch was amazing! We got our food and drinks quickly and everything was so tasty! My New Orleans iced coffee was so delicious and I’m not a coffee drinker. And I’ll continue to get the biscuits and gravy every time I go! Thank you!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the food, didn’t think it’s more of a small plate, but I like it. The ambience is good, love the service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time back here and it did not disappoint. Yet again we were met with great service and excellent, mouth watering plates. You absolutely cannot leave here without trying the biscuits!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual. Chicken is off the charts. Pina colada mock tail is awesome.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fried chicken I’ve had in my life. We had the street corn, the burrata with pesto, fried chicken thighs and all were 5 stars! The cocktails that we tried were the divination, the back bay 75, the moonflower and the mango mimosa, all excellent, I wish we could’ve sampled more! We will be back.

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  9. AndrewK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a nice time with my girlfriend and we even had our service dog there. The waitress was very nice and even grabbed a small bowl of water for him as well. Food came out very quickly and was really good. Drink was nice and strong, definitely recommend the beignets. Will definitely come back and try them again when in the area!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table was ready early, service was excellent. Food was fantastic, and the bill was even less than we expected 10/10 experience would recommend and will be returning

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  11. Bill

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us enjoyed sharing three items, two orders of each. Shrimp, crab cakes and short ribs. Beignets to finish. Everything was delicious and the low noise level makes us want to return. The service was excellent from a new waiter.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and our server was the best! He was very knowledgeable about everything.

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  13. JenniferC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience last night was phenomenal. The food was out of this world delicious, our server gracious and friendly, ambiance was cozy and comfortable, easy to talk with the people at our table. They were willing for us to bring a cake for my husband’s birthday and served it for us candles lit and all. We highly recommend Buttermilk and Bourbon!

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  14. KevinA

    Boise

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a good time here on our first trip to Boston. Outside of the hassle to find parking, the restaurant is located next to tons of shopping. Food came out pretty quick and drinks were wonderful. There was an amazing menu that had variety and only thing I would’ve changed, was having the sausage cooked a bit longer

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  15. LeslieB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Biscuits and Bartender was the bombs! Drinks were fabulous and birthday mug was fun. Thank you! Bob loved his necklace!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST. BISCUITS. EVER! The ambience of this place is amazing. Every room has a different look. Their signature dish does not disappoint, perfectly fried chicken thighs (the best part of the chicken hands down, sorry wing lovers), the cornbread waffle and the sweet and spicy syrup. But BABBBYYY those biscuits are the stuff of dreams. Little fluffy pillows of delight with a spiced honey glaze. When I tell you it’s a heavenly experience to not be missed. RUN do not walk to Buttermilk & Bourbon. Treat your tastebuds! I bought their cookbook because of those biscuits! Additionally, our waiter Hyago….hands down the best service! Really nice and attentive. Wonderful wonderful wonderful human.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was good but Found hair in my food and was overpriced.

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  18. DLSW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Expand the menu to include at least one dish for people with gluten allergies.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a bit disappointing. Service was great and food arrived very quickly, however it was just okay.

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  20. MaureenD

    Massachusetts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food, service and ambiance! Would highly recommend.

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  21. SharonM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. Design of the restaurant is so pretty. Hostess was rude and condescending when we were there at 10:20 and reservation was at 10:30. Had no problem waiting, it was snowing and got there early. Fried chicken and honey biscuits were our favs

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and voodoo inspired vibes & lighting of the place was so unique and beautiful. The service was outstanding and despite it being very busy our server went above and beyond to check on us. The biscuits were AMAZING, they were huge and the best I’ve ever had. The Mac and cheese was a little strange and not for us we both didn’t like it but our server promptly offered us a replacement. We got the Nashville hot chicken which was delicious and my boyfriend who has lived in Nashville his whole life loved it. My boyfriend got the heatwave and I got the January special Hang Over Who Mocktail and they were both unique and delicious. We finished the night off with the decadent peach cobbler bread pudding. We will definitely be back. They were also very accommodation for my service dog and gave us a spot where she could easily lay down and have space. An important note is that the restaurant is very noisy, there was a drunk woman screaming for most of the night which we were semi able to ignore.

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  23. LisaW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved every single thing about our experience and can’t wait to come back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Biscuits were amazing as usual. Ordered mussels for the first time and it was a pleasant surprise!!! Would order again!!! Our server was such a sweetheart too

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  25. FarrahR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was underwhelming. I definitely expected it to be better.

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  26. KeishaP

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess gave us a hard time by saying that they canceled our reservation cause we were one minute passed the grace period. So I said you really can’t accommodate us and she said she guess that they can but we must done by noon. Her tone and energy was completely unwelcoming. The trouble I went to attend the restaurant wasn’t worth walking away. We stayed and the waitress was extremely nice and attentive and the food was delicious. I’m glad I didn’t let the hostess completely ruin our experience.

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  27. Ghost

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and wonderful service! Tapas based menu makes it perfect for 2 people but also groups which was this time. All the food was amazing and the cocktails are incredibly well made.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken and waffles were not great. Didn’t love the mix of flavors. Everything else was great!

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  29. DrSteveR

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again a terrific experience. The 2 of us shared the fried chicken, biscuits and brisket Mac and cheese (my favorite). It was actually plenty to eat and very reasonable. Our server was so pleasant, personable and attentive. It was a fun night.

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  30. NicholasH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Love both the Watertown and Boston locations. Charming designs and delicious food.

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  31. seetheworld

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived 40 minutes early for a 5:30 reservation. Hostess very politely explained the kitchen was closed until 5 and offered us a seat in the bar. At 5:00, seated us right away. Service was super speedy with ordering suggestions. All the different plates we ordered were delicious, like best we’ve ever had delicious and Very reasonably priced All in all, an excellent experience!

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  32. Kathie

    Greater Boston

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Both my companion and I were disappointed in our entrees and would not order them again. The "Cocktail" I had (called Free Spirit, as I recall), really needs some formulation work as it is way to high in bitters and almost undrinkable. We do not plan non returning

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  33. McKS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Everything comes out super fast and a great menu!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We strictly come here for the biscuits omg!!! Soo soo good.

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  35. TaylorF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing! Highly recommend the biscuits. Everything was great about this restaurant. Will definitely be going back soon!

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  36. Owens

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great experience (first time going here). The waffles are a little spicy, so if you aren't into that, it would be best to let the server know.

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  37. AzikiweC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a great time here, and I was able to propose to my girlfriend with the assistance of two staff members. Highly recommend this establishment, you won’t be disappointed.

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  38. ZetaBoo

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food left a lot to be desired. Not great. The duck was very tough, not tasty, the butternut sauce left an odd aftertaste, as if a bit of cleaning fluid had been absorbed by it. I didn't like the food. The service was fine and they seated us immediately.

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  39. HealthyDiner

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! The food was so good. The ribs are exceptional! The Mac and cheese was delicious, my Nashville hot chicken was great. One of the tastiest dining experiences we have had in Boston. The cocktails were on point as well. We had to wait for our sever at times, she seemed a little preoccupied even though the restaurant wasn’t too busy, and the crab cakes were good but not great. We will definitely be dining here again.

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  40. MikeM

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Shared several plates, enjoyed a couple cocktails and drank some lovely Spanish wine. The burrata is spectacular, a little too much pesto for my taste but easily the star of the starter side. The hangar steak tartare was very tasty, the plating with deep fried hash browns was charming but unnecessary. The wings were large and well seasoned, the white bbq sauce a delicious combination. The shrimp and grits was lacking in grits but definitely tasty with andouille sausage. To end it all, the bread pudding cobbler was delicious… more cobbler than bread pudding but very good nonetheless. Everything well priced for what was on the plate - bring a group and try everything! Service was quite good. Normal noisy for a Saturday night. Buttermilk and Bourbon should be on your list.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Buttermilk & Bourbon using the Order Online button. Buttermilk & Bourbon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 266-1122.

Buttermilk & Bourbon is rated 4.6 stars by 3153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 80 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buttermilk & Bourbon

160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Dartmouth Street
  • Area
    Back Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30–15:00 Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 17:00–22:00 Thu, Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 11:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage
  • Public Transit
    Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Santos
  • Entertainment
    3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 266-1122
  • Private party facilities
    Throw an unforgettable event New Orleans style! We offer semi-private and private space in one of our 3 rooms, or book all 3! We have a massive patio for semi-private & private functions as well.
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