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Desire Oyster Bar

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300 Bourbon Street, at the corner of Bienville & Bourbon Streets, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-586-0300
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06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place for oysters and a drink at happy hour. Server laura very friendly and attentive. Recommended for a calm spot on bourbon street.

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Thank Barb S
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite choice for chargrilled oysters. They are simply the best I've had every time I go.

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Thank Delegal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Largest and most amazing oysters!!! I highly recommend stopping by while visiting. Right on bourbon. Must go!!

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Thank Brooke B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellence on the half shell, pub table on Bourbon Street, what a treat. Friendly, prompt service. Good beer choices. A NOLA delight

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Kettering, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Non scientific oyster bar crawl. 5 places, 5 votes. The chargrilled here won the top TWO spots. Seriously good!

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Thank Lisa E
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sounds like a simple dish, right? The flavor of the red beans and rice were excellent. The sausage was delicious. A perfect lunch!

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Thank Bob M
Nwillams2016, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Desire Oyster Bar. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Red Beans and Rice as well as the sausage. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a very good breakfast and Robert was a very good waiter. We also went for dinner and had very good fried green tomotes with shrimp remoulade.

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Nwillams2016, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Desire Oyster Bar for breakfast as well as dinner. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed our Fried Green Tomatoes and the Shrimp Remoulade. I can not wait to share the news with Robert as well as our entire team that you enjoyed the service he provided. We appreciate... More 

Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious cajun food and fresh oysters. The char-grilled oysters and New Orleans BBQ shrimp are a must! Marcus made the best cocktails and showed us true southern charm. My favorite Bourbon street restaurant/bar!

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Thank Amy B
Nwillams2016, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Desire Oyster Bar. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed our Char Grilled Oysters as well as the BBQ Shrimp. It's always a pleasure hearing that the service our staff provided was great!. Marcus will be thrilled to hear that he made the best cocktails!! We are honored to hear that we... More 

Blue Ridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed up at the oyster bar where Kentrell was the shucker. He know his stuff and we had a dozen raw and a dozen chargeable. They were excellent no grit outstanding flavor and wonderful sauces . We have been to all of them from acme on down and this is the best. Give them a try. And by the... More 

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Nwillams2016, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine here with us at Desire Oyster Bar. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Raw and Chargrilled Oysters. Kentrell will be thrilled to know that you enjoyed the service he provided you with. It'll defintely brighten up his day. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and while very busy, staff did everything they could to make the dining enjoyable. Second time I have been here and exceed expectations each time.

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Nwillams2016, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us again here at Desire Oyster Bar. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed your meal as well as the service our staff provided. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Bourbon Street, at the corner of Bienville & Bourbon Streets, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-586-0300
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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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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