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Buffa's Bar & Restaurant

) #125 of 1,539 Restaurants in New Orleans $$ - $$$ American, ,
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-949-0038
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (5 reviews)
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“gator balls” (13 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
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1 - 10 of 401 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Buffa's was located 2 1/2 blocks from our vacation rental (booked on Trip Advisor) and became our favorite hangout. We were there twice and were made to feel like regulars by the fabulous barmaid/waitress named Kelly. The second time she remembered us and what drink...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great hidden, local bar/restaurant! We ordered a cup of the étouffée, jambalaya, red beans and rice with the smoked sausage, and the red fish platter. We ordered the garlic vinaigrette for our side salad that came with the platter. Yummy intro to a great meal....More

Thank AmeliaDavidR
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Esquire magazine rated Buffa's one of the top dive bars in the country. We went during Mardi Gra. Great food but I remember a special cheesecake that brought tears to my eyes. When they have music it is like a neighborhood event reminds me of...More

Thank TallSocrates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this place as it was close and had food and beer, but it had so much more, soul, atmosphere, a kind waitress, just what we wanted from a southern bar and restaurant. I'll visit again!

Thank Glitterlouise
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was staying a few blocks away in The Marigny, so we had dinner at Buffa's two evenings during our week-long New Orleans vacation. On our first visit, our 3-person "advance party" sat in the front bar & was served by the bartender. Piped-in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great bar close to the B&B that we stayed in that we could get a drink at on our way to Frenchman street. friendly bartender.

Thank KayorLorie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little bar that was down the street from our Airbnb, great drinks lovely friendly bartender and they have a Sunday Jazz Brunch!

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had drinks but we returned in the same weekend. Little local bar. Good drinks, personality and service

Thank Lrigsby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These people were so helpful I am gluten free and they went to a great deal of trouble to make my meal fabulous. We ate twice here and we received wonderful service and excellent food. Plus the music was excellent.

Thank Pamillward
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a place to have dinner, so I first checked out the WWOZ LiveWire to see if there was any good music that evening. I saw that Davis Rogen, the inspiration for the Davis character on Treme, was playing, so we walked...More

Thank bradleyroth11
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-949-0038
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On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa's Bar & Restaurant provides a true New Orleans neighborhood bar experience! Live music 6 days a week! Open 24/7.
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