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Desire Oyster Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
About
The design of this upbeat and casual dining venue tastefully blends traditional with contemporary. Desire features a raw oyster bar where expert shuckers prepare fresh Gulf oysters any way you like them - chargrilled, on the half shell and more. Our Executive Chef is excited for you to try the extensive menu including signature dishes like our Shrimp & Grits, the "Creole Trio" (jambalaya, red beans and rice, and gumbo), po'boys, and the Crawfish and Fried Green Tomato Benedict. Come for oysters, stay for the menu! Open Daily for Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Lunch and Dinner from 11:30 a.m. - 'til. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm $1 oysters & more!
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Sooooo yummy! Cold beer and chargrilled oysters! And the French bread is amazing! Sit at the bar for quick service!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed yesterday

We came while staying at the on-site hotel Royal Sonesta and absolutely loved it. Had something for everyone (even non-seafood lovers). I don't usually like Oysters but I tried a plate with it here and thought it was amazing. Great portions. Amazing wait staff (the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good Breakfast, fast service. Good portion size, which makes it a great value for us. Haven’t had a chance For dinner yet, but hopefully on the next trip we can try it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DMJ6545
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review! We look forward to see you next time you are in town!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Desire offers a fantastic menu and delivers a delicious menu of authentic cuisine. The wait staff is prompt and courteous to the needs of the customer and the atmosphere is absolutely New Orleans. However, on our visit the host/maitre d displayed a coarse and highly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ricky_Monson
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

First of all I would like to offer our apologies on behalf of Desire and the host that day. Secondly, thank you for not letting that encounter deter you from staying and dining in with us which turned out to be a better experience than...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Desire on two occasions while visiting NOLA and had two different food experiences. Desire was one of the few places I could find that served Chicken and Waffles in the French Quarter, but these were not what I was looking for. The waffles were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelGirly2019
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and your feedback on your chicken and waffles, I will make sure that the right people are aware. I would also like to thank you for giving us another chance after your breakfast not being what you expected of us....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While in New Orleans as we walked out of our hotel my wife and I decided to have breakfast. We walked past Desire but were captivated by the pics on the glass. We took a few more steps to only tell ourselves let's go back....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tripster036
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your amazing review! Ruthie and Richard are great at what they do and you can see that they both have a passion for it. We look forward to you and your family trying our lunch and dinner items as well as the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the Royal Sonesta. Delicious oyster bar....great seafood salad. Unexpectedly good. Great drinks. Will definitely dine here again next trip

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank geroldm187
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are elated you will chose to come visit us again, great compliment.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here 2 times while we were in New Orleans. The char-grilled oysters on the half shell are great. I ate them till I couldn't eat anymore. We also got the raw oysters on the half shell. Found my first pearl after eating oysters...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rosezav
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! Awesome you found a pearl, that is always a fun find!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$6/ half dz, grilled or raw. Both were delish!! My husband insists that the grilled were far more superior. He enjoyed his domestic draft ($3) as well. Service was very prompt, our server was timely in checking on us . Great stop!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank h0lidaying
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in the back door and had a seat at the oyster bar. Kentrell and Dustin were busy shucking oysters and we quickly struck up a conversation with them. Very friendly and enjoyable to visit with. Some of the freshest seafood around. Fresh oysters, char...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kent B
EmeridaO1, Manager at Desire Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! Our oyster shuckers are amazing and entertaining and great at their job! We appreciate you taking to the time to highlight your experience with them and Desire!

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AshleyK31
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Doug B | Reviewed this property |
We had grilled and thought they were "okay" but not fabulous. It probably depends on the past experiences you have had, and what you like most.
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Vanessa W
May 26, 2018|
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Response from 518victork | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it is very bland, I wouldn't recommend
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Allison7020
January 3, 2018|
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Response from curly68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they play sports.
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