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Buffa's Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-949-0038
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (6 reviews)
“brunch” (33 reviews)
“gator balls” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the somewhat lackluster building and furnishings. This place is a great neighborhood bar and restaurant, open 24/7, just steps from Bourbon and Frenchman Street. Menu is full of staples from Shrimp and grits to gumbo and everything is delicious. has live...More

Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to hotel from airport late, desk told us it was open 24/7, I had red beans and rice with sausage! Not bad! He had a burger and fries, he wasn’t crazy about it! Bottles of bud were 👍. - friendly atmosphere!!

Thank TammyG1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is open 24 hours and serves food all 24 hours. We came here after the place down the road closed a bit early and got hamburgers and hot wings. The hot wings were awesome and the burgers where comparable to the place down...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huggy is a great bartender! On our last day in NOLA, we stopped by Buffa's for a couple of afternoon cocktails before catching a Lyft to the airport. We heard the food was good, and I hadn't completely gotten my fix of red beans &...More

Thank Foodie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Buffa’s is the perfect place to start a swinging evening in NOLA. The food is authentic and tasty (try the shrimps creole!) - there is a good selection of beers - and the jazz / blues bands playing here are really talented. After an...More

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Kyra was a great bartender, hostess and everything in between. Great time! Started with a beer in the bar and finished with music and great food in the back. Best time I’ve had all day.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The staff were mostly friendly and the food was ok. Some of the locals though clearly didn't like tourists in their local bar. We had a confrontation with some locals and we couldn't get out of there fast enough. We were so insulted and shocked...More

Thank kellygregg
thechuck, Owner at Buffa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Sorry you had a bad experience. Just so you know, we don't tolerate rude behavior on behalf of any of our customers or staff — it doesn't matter whether they are local or not. We want Buffa's to be a place for people to get...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

This was a great little spot with two sides...a bar and a bar with dining room. There was a nice little local open mic night going on while we were there. My husband got a sandwhich and fired- it was great...my shrimp creole though was...More

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Heading home from Frenchmen St w/ a group after an awesome night we decided to find some grub. First place we found would have taken us a few blocks out of our way so we came down the list to Buffa's. Menu looked awesome, but...More

Thank jkp1930
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were told this was a good place for food. The burgers were ok. The Shrimp creole was awful. Three out of 6 of us ordered it and it had no flavor. I wouldn’t recommend eating here. The music was ok. Not a great start...More

Thank oliviadedekind
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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