"The Bourbon House is Dead" was declared
in the Times Picayune on October 1, 1964. To most
people it was more than just a restaurant and tavern
- it was home.
House, located on the corner of Bourbon Street and
St. Peter Street, gained a national reputation in
the early and mid-1900's for being a local place where
celebrities would often visit. Many famous people,
including Tennessee Williams frequented the Bourbon
Other people who could often be seen in
the Bourbon House were Burl Ives, William Faulkner, Paul
Burke, Ed Nelson and Michael Landon. It was many things
to many people but what made it truly unique was its cast
of regular and unique customers who would routinely gather.
So revered by its customers, locals staged a mock jazz funeral
with a marching band to honor its closing. Today you can
still enjoy the charm and ambiance of the Bourbon House
on the site where this national landmark once stood.
The Embers "Original" Bourbon House has long been the place to retreat to for
New Orleans revelry and great Creole cuisine, seafood and
steaks. Watch as our chef grilles your steak to perfection
on the open grill, then watch the folks on world-famous
Bourbon Street as you dine on our balcony. Try popular local
dishes such as crawfish etoufee or a scrumptious seafood
platter, or our famous Italian lasagna dinner.
The Embers "Original" Bourbon House is located on Bourbon
Street in the heart of the French Quarter. Enjoy great steaks,
seafood and Cajun specialties in an 18th century historic
building, which has been a landmark for more than 75 years.