NYC Food Porn: Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

 Bourbon Street Bar & Grill

In my quest to find new and exciting food in New York, I stumbled upon Bourbon Street Bar & Grille by way of Phaon of LuxuriousPrototype.com.  Phaon hosted a get together during Mardi Gras last year, and I didn’t read the invitation until after the fact.  I was so intrigued by this New Orleans/ French Quarter themed restaurant, I put it in my mind that I would eventually go visit.  Fast forward a year later…. I finally got the chance to visit Bourbon Street Bar & Grille with my friend @Raijean of SwaraiBlog.com while she was in town for New York Fashion Week.

Before visiting, I looked Bourbon Street Bar & Grille up on Yelp! to see what the natives thought.  It was mixed reviews, but everyone agreed that the drinks were good.  Based on that fact, I was sold.  Note: I broke my review up into two separate post… one for the food, and the second for the drinks.

So the first course was an appetizer sampler platter that consisted of Alligator in a Blanket, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings.  The second course was the Corn and Crawfish Chowder with Applewood Bacon.  The final course was the Oyster Po’ Boy with a Garden Salad.  Note:  It is not really called Alligator in the Blanket…. but in my mind that is a much better name, lolll.

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

I honestly have to say that the Bourbon Street Bar & Grille served some of the best bar food I have eaten in New York.  Most of the bars I have been to serve frozen, warmed over food.  I guess in all fairness, bars are supposed to be known for their drinks and ambiance with the food being an afterthought.  Bourbon Street Bar & Grille stands out as a triple threat.  Below are my thoughts on the individual dishes.

I have had alligator before in New Orleans… I remember it being chewy, but tasting like chicken.  Being the somewhat adventurous spirit that I am, I decided to give it a go.  “Alligator in a Blanket” was a total surprise to me; It came in sausage form.  I know that is said sausage on the menu, but it is overshadowed by type which is alligator.  Honestly, a person wouldn’t know it was alligator had it not been stated on the menu.  It was so completely tasty, I highly recommend that you try it upon visiting the restaurant.  I really can’t describe the taste… it reminds me of a really good blend of sausage.  Basically… if you like sausage, you will love this!

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

On a scale of 1 to 10, the Spinach and Artichoke Dip was a 7. What made this dish a strong 9 was the home made chips that were a cross between pita and middle eastern mountain bread.  The chips were cut into triangles, toasted, then served alongside the dip.  I think additionally they infused herbs and spices into the bread to make it extra tasty.  The chips complemented the dip perfectly.  I have been to Bourbon Street Bar & Grille twice with two different sets of people…. both times we all completely wiped the bowl clean.  It’s a no brainer… order this or become a failure in life, loll.

The chicken wings were some kind of AWESOME!  I mean I don’t have enough time to break down the science of a good chicken wing.  On my first visit to the Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, we ordered the wings with the sauce on the side.  Upon my second visit, we ordered it with the sauce.  They fry the wings, then dip them into this Honey Bourbon Sauce.  They also have Hot Sauce, but I am not a fan of spicy hot foodWings and a strong drink are the secret to happiness.  Bourbon Street Bar & Grille allows patrons to experience pure bliss through a plate of poultry.

 

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

Ok so I completely forgot to snap a picture of the soup…. probably because I was feeling festive from all of the drinks set in front of me.  I did however manage to snap a picture of Oyster Po’ Boy sandwich.  Ok, so I have had some amazing Po’ Boys in my lifetime.  Most of them were served in New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana.  On a scale of 1-10… I give this one a 7.  The oysters were fried perfectly!  Not too hard or soft.  The french bread was perfect…. very fresh.  The tomatoes and lettuce were fresh.  I think what was missing was a sauce to pull it all together.  It had sauce on it, but it did marry the flavors.  However, this Oyster Po’ Boy was a personal best for New York as a whole.  I seriously doubt I will find a better Po’ Boy in NYC.

Please be sure to visit when in the mood for comfort good, good drinks, and a festive ambiance.  I forgot to mention that the Bourbon Street Bar & Grille is perfect for large groups.  Enjoy :)

 

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

346 W 46th St New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-2030

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Paul and I went here last year it was so good as it’s about 10 streets or so away from us. It’s definitely a fun place to go to when you want something different. If you like the whole Bourbon, Louisiana style of food – there is a place in Hell’s Kitchen called Delta Grille – they have really good food! I miss another fave of Lousiana fare – Mara’s Homemade that used to be in the village down the street from Brick Curry Lane (my fave Indian restaurant but I don’t suggest the version on the UES) – so yummy and had Lousiana beer and AMAZING hurricanes. A few years ago, they moved out to Long Island but they were awesome too!

  2. Syeeda Janelle says

    OMG … That looks delicious .. Next time you go give me a call I’m coming with you!! My Jesus , that’s looks like heaven..

  3. Autumn says

    I live in NY and I’ve never been there before. But the food looks delicious, like my mouth is legit watering, lol. I’ll be dragging my mom there soon.

  4. says

    PLEASE PICK ME FOR THE MINDLESS BEHAVIOR CONTEST. IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE BECASE THEY ARE MY IDOLS AND INSPIRATIONS. I WOULD BE SO GREATFUL IF I WON. ME AND MY FRIEND WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERINCE MEETING THEM TOGETHER WHICH WILL BE SUPER AMAZING. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS CONTEST

  5. says

    I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE MINDLESS BEHAVIOR I SUPPORT THEM THROUGH EVERYTHING & IT THIS WOULD BE LIKE THE BEST GIFT EVER IF I WAS TO BE ONE OF THE TOP 20 WINNERS :) I HOPE I GET PICKED

  6. says

    THE WAY THEY DECORATE THE PLACE IS SOO AMAZING I LOVE IT LIKE YOU COULD FEEL THE VIBE THERE ITS SO BEAUTIFUL & JUST AMAZING LIKE NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE HOW BEAUTIFUL THAT PLACE IS

  7. says

    PLEASE PICK ME FOR THE MINDLESS BEHAVIOR CONTEST. IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE BECASE THEY ARE MY IDOLS AND INSPIRATIONS. I WOULD BE SO GREATFUL IF I WON. ME AND MY FRIEND WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERINCE MEETING THEM TOGETHER WHICH WILL BE SUPER AMAZING. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS CONTEST

  8. Shadé says

    ;___; lawd. kitty you made me go from fangirling over mindless behavior to having late-night munchies!

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