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Feb
25
2013

NYC Food Porn: Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

Written by Kitty Bradshaw and posted in Tags: , , , , , , New York Moments in Food

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

 

 

About The Author:

ABOUT KITTY BRADSHAW: Kitty Bradshaw is an Online Influencer and Web Socialite that has been blogging for over 16 years. Upon moving to New York, she created a new blog on Bi coastal lifestyle, New York to LA move, and New York Cocktails which evolved into an online business called KittyBradshaw.com, and has since branded herself across the web. Over the last 5 years she has used the name Kitty Bradshaw to broker contracts and brand ambassadorships with Gap, Toyota, celebrity hairstylist Cocoa Mane, and currently Best Buy Electronics. Kitty has written for the Wendy Williams Show blog, hosted events for McDonald’s Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also worked with Bacardi Mixers, which led to her own signature drink called “The Kitty Bradshaw”. Black Enterprise featured Bradshaw as one of the top African American bloggers in the country, and she was recently featured on Technorati. Bradshaw uses her blog as a career vehicle to take her new places, and to meet interesting people. KittyBradshaw.com has organically amassed a network of 50,000 and counting, her approach is that of New York lifestyle from a California perspective. Bradshaw’s motto is, “Conquer New York, conquer the world.”

49 Comments to “NYC Food Porn: Bourbon Street Bar & Grille”

  1. KImmie 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. I loooooove me some Bourbon Street Bar and Grill. Went there for brunch once and have been hooked ever since.

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  4. omg i ate here before the food is sooooooo good i could eat here everyday !!!!!!

  5. 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..

  6. juliet says:

    looking at all that made me hungry. it all looks SO good

  7. I Love this place! the food there is so good!

  8. Chassie allen says:

    I been there, the food is AMAZING ??

  9. 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.

  10. Ashlee says:

    LOOKS SOO GOOD! Must. Resist. treadmill will not approve lol

  11. mELissa 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

  12. i just love going there the place itself is soooo big like they have 3 floors & the DJ on the top floor is on point with music !!

  13. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED THE BACON CHEDDAR FRIES ? OMG ITS SOOOOOOOO GOOD LOL & I LOVE THE TULANE TURKEY BURGER ITS EVERYTHING !!!!!!!!

  14. I JUST LOVE GOING THERE TAKE ME WITH YOU NEXT TIME. LOL WE COULD TEAR THAT PLACE UP TOGETHER LOLL

  15. EVERY SINGLE TIME MY EYES LAND ON THIS PAGE I GET HUNGRY LMAO

  16. 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

  17. nayah says:

    THE FOOD LOOKS DELICIOUS! ^.^

  18. nayah says:

    I think I’m going to have to visit here VERY SOON! Because the food just looks >>>>>

  19. nayah says:

    I really hope I win this MINDLESS BEHAVIOR contest! ^.^

  20. THE FOOD HERE IS EVERYTHING !!!!!

  21. ONE DAY IM GONNA BE SO FAT & JUST ORDER EVERYTHING LOL

  22. THE FOOD IS JUST SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING IT’S EVERYHTING IF I COULD I WOULD EAT FROM THERE EVERY SINGLE DAY I WANNA TRY ALMOST ALL THE FOODS THAT THEY HAVE

  23. YOU SHOULD TAKE WITH YOU NEXT TIME YOU GO THERE SO WE COULD TEAR THESE FOODS UP TOGETHER LMAO

  24. 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

  25. THE $5 HURRICANE HBDFBVFHVBSDISD OH MY GOODNESS IT GIVES ME SOOO MUCH LIFE IT’S SO SO SO SO SO GOOD LOL

  26. THAT PLACE IS SO BEAUTIFUL & THERE IS ENOUGH SPACE THAT WAY PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO BE SO CLOSE & CROWDED ON EACH OTHER

  27. THE FOOD THERE IS JUST SO ON POINT

  28. I JUST NEED TO GO BACK THERE ASAP IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I ATE THERE I WONDER IF THEY HAVE ANY NEW FOOD ? HMMM

  29. HAVE YOU BEEN BACK THERE SINCE THEN ?

  30. YOU SHOULD REALLY TRY THE BACON CHEDDAR FIRES WHEN YOU GO BACK THERE

  31. ITS LIKE A TRADITION FOR ME LOL I ALWAYS ORDER THAT EVERY TIME I GO THERE BECAUSE IT IS JUST THAT GOOD

  32. IT’S COOKED RIGHT & EVERYTHING IT JUST TASTE SO DANG GOOD LOL

  33. THE FOOD GIVES ME LIFE ITS EVERYTHING !!!!!!! ITS JUST SOO GOOD LOL

  34. I WANNA KNOW WHY THEY’RE FOOD IS SO GOOD LMAO

  35. mELissa 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

  36. EVERY SINGLE TIME I COME ON THIS PAGE I GET HUNGRY LOLL

  37. I DON’T THINK I TRIED ANY OF THE FOOD YOU POSTED ON THE TOP OF THIS PAGE YET :(

  38. Shadé says:

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

  39. I WANNA TRY THE FIRST ONE & THE SANDWICH ONE :) OH MY GOSH IT LOOKS SO GOOD I THINK IMMA TRY THOSE THE NEXT TIME I GO THERE HOPEFULLY I REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT LOL

  40. THE FOOD TASTE SOO GOOD

  41. THIS PAGE OFFICIALLY MAKES MY MOUTH DROOL

  42. MY GREEDY SELF IS STARVING RIGHT NOW LOL

  43. KITTY WHEN WE GONNA GO THERE TOGETHER & TEAR THAT PLACE UP ? LMAOO

  44. Raijean says:

    Aww… I miss this place!

  45. Kim porter says:

    I’ve had alligator several times. I like it too. I love oyster po’ boys :)

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