W New Orleans – French Quarter


316 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130, United States   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone 504-581-1200 Hotel Reservations 888-627-8260



from The Commander's Family of Restaurants

SoBou is the latest culinary venture from The Commander’s Family of Restaurants, located in W French New Orleans Quarter. SoBou presents a cutting-edge cocktail program led by Laura Bellucci and a creative selection of Louisiana street food-inspired small plates by Executive Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez and Consulting Chef Tory McPhail.

Whether your interested in a classic Sazerac or a custom-made concoction, SoBou is your downtown New Orleans destination for a well-made, handcrafted cocktail. One of SoBou’s renowned libations includes the Jean Lafitte, named after the famous New Orleans pirate and patriot.

Under the guidance of James Beard Award-winning Chef McPhail, Chef Gonzalez has created a colorful Creole menu that features updated Louisiana signatures such as stuffed quail, Louisiana shrimp al ajillo and crawfish tamales.

W New Orleans French Quarter - Dining
W New Orleans French Quarter - Dining
W New Orleans French Quarter - Dining
W New Orleans French Quarter - Dining

Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, SoBou offers guests an exceptional dining experience in an enchanting courtyard setting. Inquire about private dining opportunities and out special Bar Chef’s Table. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.SoBouNola.com or call 504.552.4095.

SoBou’s BarPreneurs Power Lunch

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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

Burlesque Brunch: Legs and Eggs!

With our friends at New Orleans Ice Cream - look for special treats on the menu

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

How about some legs with your eggs?! Join us at SoBou for Sunday brunch with a kick. World-famous burlesque dancer Bella Blue performs to live music while you dine on three creative Creole courses and sip on inventive brunch cocktails.

New Orleans has a long history of burlesque dancing; the city was a burlesque hot spot from the 1940s to the 1960s, when many clubs were shuttered.  We hope you enjoy our homage to this historic and beautiful art form. 

Read about our dancer Bella Blue here.

W New Orleans French Quarter - Dining
W New Orleans French Quarter - Dining
W New Orleans French Quarter - Dining