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Bouligny Tavern

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Neighbourhood:
Garden District
American, Bar, Pub
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3641 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553
+1 504-891-1810
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16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Madison, Mississippi
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent cocktails. Cool retro feel. Even has furniture that Roger Sterling would love. I really enjoyed this place.

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Thank Will M
Toms River, New Jersey
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small, nicely decorated restaurant/bar in a quiet Magazine St. area, upscale in menu and price. But if you don't have a big appetite, you can have an excellent meal at a very reasonable price. The grilled cheese sandwich with mortadella and apple butter and the baby greens salad were excellent, and my wife and I were disappointed we didn't have... More 

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Thank Ternstyle1952
Walnut Creek, California
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We arrived for our New Orleans Holiday after 10pm on a Saturday night and sought a late night solution with good food and drink outside of the French Quarter madness. Bouligny Tavern showed up on a few sights reco's. The cocktails were excellent and our food choices of Octopus, Blue Crab Claws and a shared Sirloin Burger were, while small... More 

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Thank cadby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I miss my evenings out in my old hometown of Chicago, and thought that I couldn't find the same feel in my new NOLA home. Bouligny Tavern more than fits my need of urban sophistication and great cocktails with a cool vibe, inside and on their patio. The inside has the feel of a 50's nightclub, down to vinyl being... More 

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Thank Aqgrad
New Orleans
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stopped in for drinks ahead of dinner at Lilette. Nice atmosphere and service. Decor is Mad Men meets the South.

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Thank James G
Titusville, Florida
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We went with a group and sat outside between the Tavern and Lilitte. The weather was perfect and the signature drinks were very good. We ordered a cheese platter and that was also excellent. The staff was a little off that night. Our waitress had a trainee with her so that took more time and anther waitress came to help... More 

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Thank edgemo
Geneva
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

More like cocktails and a bunch of snacks. All interesting surprising tasty. Ended up being expensive but the porch table with the thunderstorm raging left us with wonderful memories.

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Thank Philippe T
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

My husband and I moved to New Orleans from Biloxi, MS in November 2015 and have had the privilege of living in the beautiful and historic Garden District in NOLA. We have passed by the Bouligny Tavern many times and have been drawn to the inviting and romantic allure of the restaurant just from its outside appearance alone. Last night... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

This place is great for a drink on a weeknight. Packed out on a Friday or Saturday though, so beware. Large bar. Tons of options. Great location. Food options are decent as well if you want to snack on some of the small plates.

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Thank Classic247
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

I've gone here multiple times to get drinks and some bites with friends. It has a great atmosphere, everything on the menu looks great and the french fries are so good, and the wine menu and cocktails do not disappoint either. It is hard to go with a larger group on the weekends as it gets pretty crowded, but sometimes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3641 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2553
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-891-1810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighbourhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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