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W New Orleans - French Quarter
316 Chartres Street · New OrleansLouisiana70130 · United States  · Central Reservations: 888-627-8260
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SoBou, our “spirited” restaurant South of Bourbon

SoBou, our “spirited” restaurant South of Bourbon, is the latest culinary creation from The Commander’s Family of Restaurants located at W French Quarter. SoBou presents a cutting-edge cocktail program led by celebrated Bar Chef Abigail Gullo and a delectable selection of Louisiana street food inspired small plates created by Executive Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez and Consulting Chef Tory McPhail in a Modern Creole Saloon.

Whether it is a custom-made concoction or a classic Sazerac, the emphasis for the cocktail program will remain on craftsmanship inspired by a reverence for well-made cocktails. A few of SoBou’s libations include The Charbonneau Way – named for the road where Gullo’s family makes their own maple syrup—and the Jean Lafitte, named after the famous New Orleans pirate/patriot. Under the guidance of James Beard Award winning Chef McPhail, Chef Gonzalez created a colorful Creole menu that features Louisiana signatures such as a Po-Boy re-imagined as Duck Debris & Buttermilk Beignets with chicory coffee ganache. Island influences from Gonzalez’s Puerto Rican heritage shine through in Shrimp and Tasso Pinchos with grilled pineapple and spicy pepper jelly.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, SoBou offers guests an exceptional dining experience including self-serve wine and beer machines, an enchanting courtyard, private dining spaces and a special Bar Chef’s Table. For more information or to make reservations, please visit or call 504.552.4095.

Named one of Zagats "25 Most Important Restaurants of 2013"
Named as one of Esquire magazine’s 2012 Top 10 New Restaurants in America
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SoBou Reservations

SoBou’s BarPreneurs Power Lunch
Every Friday at Noon

SoBou is the place to be on Fridays at noon to talk business, ideas, marketing, licensing - you name it. Anything to do with starting a business or launching an idea, you’re covered! A veteran entrepreneur or “BarPreneur” is on hand at the SoBou Bar to give honest advice about new ideas in a one-on-one setting. It's face time with a business and start-up pro. No need to RSVP - just show up and this is what you’ll receive:

  • FREE advice from experts in startups, business and entrepreneurship
  • FREE parking at the adjacent W French Quarter, as space permits
  • FREE Wi-Fi - work from our bar!
  • 25-cent martinis at lunch! Monday – Friday
  • 2-course lunch specials starting at $13