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The Bower, New Orleans, LA

The Bower

4.6
4.6
411 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Bower is a full service restaurant and bar proudly highlighting locally sourced American cuisine. Louisiana Farmers and farmers markets are our jam and inspiration. Our menus are ingredient driven determined by seasons, product availability and the additional health benefits they provide.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 582-9738

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Marcus Woodham

  • Neighbourhood

    Lower Garden District

  • Cross Street

    Thalia Street

  • Parking Details

    Premium Parking has a public lot available directly across the street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • COOLinary Dinner

    US$45.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2022
    Enjoy 3-courses at The Bower for $45! 1st Course choice of Scallop Crudo | shishito pepper, lime, strawberry, jackfruit, crispy shallots or Whipped Feta | house pickles, grilled baguette or Baby Back Ribs | green papaya, pickled watermelon, watermelon BBQ sauce 2nd Course choice of Pappardelle Bolognese | pork, beef, parmigiano, aged balsamic, truffle cultured cream or Prince Edward Island Mussels | andouille, ground shrimp, smoked tomato, preserved lemon, sweet & spicy house made chips or Confit Chicken Quarter | heirloom cherry tomato, sweet corn, summer peppers, local goat cheese, oregano vinaigrette 3rd Course choice of Ruston Peach Handpie or Gelato of the Day Price is $45 per person, plus beverages, tax, & gratuity

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What 411 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Healthy

  • New Orleans

    Healthy

  • New Orleans

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. HE

    HECTORC

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always pleasantly surprised by the wonderful options, some new seasonal dishes and some constant favorites. The great experience started with the cocktails, ramped up with the delicious small plates, and finished nicely with the wonderful mussels entree. Will return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Coolinary menu! (We got all 3 options for two people. Wanted to try everything!) Fun and knowledgeable staff! We had a great time!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! We ordered every single small plate on the menu and was phenomenal! Service was excellent! We will definitely be back!
  4. PS

    PatrickS

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible experience. Melissa took such good care of us with her food recommendations and attentive and friendly service. The rest of the staff was wonderful to experience as well. You can tell this is a true team environment. Everything was on point from the moment we sat down to the moment we left. Thank you to all. Cheers,
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chefs choices for the charcuterie board were superb. The drinks were amazing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Our server Melissa was so lovely! The food was delicious, drinks as well. It’s also a beautiful restaurant! I enjoyed every minute of my birthday dinner.
  8. T

    Tkjacobson

    New Orleans

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super attentive wait staff. Everything was delicious
  9. E

    Eatsalot

    New Orleans

    125 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Told the waitress upon seating that my guest could not tolerate any red/tomato sauced dishes. She promptly recommended one (mussels) that shows up bathed in tomato....uhg! Cauliflower pretending to be something other than cauliflower? Not really sure what the chefs intent was here but it was not an enjoyable experiment. Far too many different ingredients to list, all aparently trying to hide the fact it was cauliflower. Some of us actually LIKE cauliflower. Mixing it with too many other things was not improvement. On half of a buratta ball also topped with a multitude of ingredients ruined what would have been better served as a simple burrata ball, the whole buratta ball!! There was more delicious bread than actual cheese in this dish Scallops that were expertly prepared saved the day for me. Again a lot of ingredients in this dish but this cocaphony actually worked. Over all an ok meal in a wonderful room. Just wished the food matched the minimalist design more.
  10. M

    Moose

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Rather abbreviated menu, but the small plates are excellent. The shrimp and the cauliflower were both excellent.
  11. RM

    RhondaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my dinner, everything was delicious, our server Melissa was awesome. Overall a very nice experience. Can't wait to return
  12. HE

    HECTORC

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Shared several small plates and then had the mussels. Will be returning.
  13. ED

    ErikaD

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!
  14. H

    Heather

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The ambiance and the service were great! The food and drinks, not so much. We got 3 different appetizers: Whipped Feta: the feta was good, the bread served with it was burnt so it was very hard to bite into. Tuna: the sauce that is put on this dish ruins it. It tasted like they poured a whole glass of blueberry juice on top of the tuna. I understand restaurants trying to jazz things up to be different than the rest. But sometimes it’s okay to just stick to the basics and not put sauce on the tuna. Cauliflower: This dish had great flavor, but I think we had a total of 4 cauliflower florets on the entire plate. The rest was cabbage and whatever the brown seasoning is. Drinks: meh. I wouldn’t come back to sit at the bar just to have a drink. I asked what the most popular drink was and got that. I forced myself to drink half and then couldn’t do anymore. Instead of a fresh fruit flavor, it had an artificial taste to it, almost like cough syrup. My friends drink tasted the same way. In all, the place and the service were great, I’d suggest for a fun girls night if you just want to drink wine or champagne. Just don’t get your hopes up with the food because it will disappoint you.
  15. BS

    BrettS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible spot! Food and cocktails were supreme. Service was fantastic. Ambience was perfect. Love the vibe, the plants, the lights, the everything. Will be back...maybe even tonight.
  16. N

    Nolafoodie79

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food is amazing. But the service is sooo slow. Almost non existent at times. Also for $35, the charcuterie board should be more amazing
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always so amazing. From the food, to the ambiance, to the service. I’m always pleased when I go.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week, ordered from that menu and a la carte from the regular menu. Every dish was amazing. The bone marrow, a must! The pappardelle dish was delicious and I had enough for left overs the next day! The chicken confit was also super, and surprisingly light and summery, appropriate for the time of year. The drinks were delicious and our server was prompt and friendly. Loved the ambiance with the greenery all around. Will definitely be back.
  19. KA

    KART

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Usually easy to get reservation. Can get very busy. But portion size for price is fair . Pasta is always excellent
  20. KK

    KnittyKitty

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular in every way!!! Cocktails were divine….still dreaming about my “51 Problems”, and the bone marrow….wow! Can’t wait to return!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely happy hour cocktails and small plates!
  22. f

    foodeee

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eclectic, creative menu and entirely delicious. I had bone marrow starter with incredible sauce and fried bread. Fabulous scallops and mushrooms for my main and it too was just great.

    The BowerResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you for coming in!

  23. HR

    HeidiR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience!!! Great vibes!!!
  24. A

    Alan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambience, drinks, and service were all great. Exceeded my already high expectations.
  25. KN

    KimberlyN

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I loved the food. The Farmhouse salad was outstanding. The whipped Feta was a bit salty, but good.
  26. SA

    SarahA

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was delicious ; our server was delightful, cool drinks
  27. K

    Kailey

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to make a last minute day of reservation here and loved it! Great food, great plants, great server, great music, great ambience, great plant decor. We went out two nights in a row on bourbon street so this was a nice change up for something chill after that :)

    The BowerResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for coming in!

  28. B

    Brandil

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night!! Wait staff were amazing and efficient. The ambiance was perfect to talk but still feel part of the larger restaurant scene.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal!
  30. ER

    ElizabethR

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely in every way
  31. E

    Ellis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try The Bower since we had been hearing such great things about it. I am happy to report that it definitely lives up to the hype! The service, food, and ambiance were all exceptional!! I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the whipped feta!! Definitely a great choice for dinner!!! Highly highly recommend!!

    The BowerResponded on June 15, 2022Ellis, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for coming in!

  32. 1

    10024

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We snagged a table for 10 last minute and really enjoyed our meal. Really cool restaurant decor with great food! Plus, the staff (maybe the proprietor?) made a point to say thanks when we were leaving.

    The BowerResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for coming in!

  33. DB

    DavidB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as always and Allie was an excellent sever

    The BowerResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for coming in!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food was extremely over seasoned and way too spicy. Our party of 4 split a bunch of apps and entrees and we all thought the food was sub par.

    The BowerResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for coming in. We sincerely apologize that your experience was anything less than five stars. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it with our team.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always

    The BowerResponded on May 31, 2022Thanks for coming to by!

  36. DW

    DavidW

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a convention and wanted to eat at special places each night. The pasta was hand made and reminded us of a trip to Paris years ago. The drinks were unique too. Lastly the prices weren’t bad either.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Was so nice to get away from downtown Loves the outdoor seating. Highly recommend
  38. IG

    ItalianGEM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the place so cute. Sat outside and it was just a lovely evening. Also had amazing cocktails! Highly highly recommend! It’s a Gem!

    The BowerResponded on May 25, 2022Thank you for coming in!

  39. AC

    AngelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bower is always a treat! Beautiful restaurant, friendly & efficient staff, & amazing food. Can’t wait to go back

    The BowerResponded on May 25, 2022Angela, thank you for your continued support! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon!!

  40. KD

    KaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, fresh patio and amazing service! A plus to the great food!

    The BowerResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you for coming in!

FAQs

The Bower is rated 4.6 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bower

1320 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Thalia Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Lower Garden District

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Premium Parking has a public lot available directly across the street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Marcus Woodham

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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