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Buffa's Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-949-0038
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“late night” (5 reviews)
“brunch” (33 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hit up Buffa's for their sauces. We go there just to buy the green sauce in bulk. Nice variety on the menu and, for the most part, you get a good meal. If there is a weakness it is with consistency. Would still recommend a...More

Thank Missy P
thechuck, Owner at Buffa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You'll be pleased to know we hired a new kitchen manager and our consistency in the kitchen has improved immensely!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with Buffa's. Great local food and entertainment without the line of tourists. Always stop when I come through town.

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Buffa's back room is a great spot for real New Orlean's music. We went there three times during our last trip. There was good music each time we stopped. The Sunday brunch experience is definitely worth the wait.

1  Thank PghJared
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Neighborhood bar with decent service, tiny, loud, and just what you need after a long day. The burgers, though. Big, juicy, and tasty. The burgers never dissapoint. They have live music in the back, which is also great, you get to see local acts in...More

1  Thank tru4u
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Had a 7:00a breakfast at this 24-hour bar and would mark this as another great neighborhood spot. The bartender steered us in the right direction for the shrimp & grits (decadently delicious!), plus him along with the crowd were friendly & fun—not something you can...More

1  Thank Charla M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Buffa's is wonderful New Orleans food, classic New Orleans music and friendly people including many locals. We used to live in New Orleans and know this bar and restaurant and it rocks. The staff great. Be sure to ask for the cheesecake.

2  Thank jimbeaux134
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Looking for some quality jazz without sitting on a hard bench or on a floor for a 45 minute set and paying a big cover charge, brought us to Buffas. We hit the jackpot, both musical groups were wonderful, food reasonably priced, service good. We...More

1  Thank janetz
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Though it's been a few years, Buffa's is ALWAYS one of my favorite stops while in NOLA. On the corner of Esplanade and Burgundy, Buffa's offers great drinks, great conversation and great food too! There's a back room with live music, and they do brunch...More

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Honestly, they had some of the best burgers I have ever had in my life. If you're in the area definitely check them out, you will not be disappointed!

1  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Came across this place as it was near where we were staying and it was a great find. The food was fab - homemade local dishes which were such good value.......I loved the beans and sausage. Staff were friendly and there was a good choice...More

1  Thank PurplePoodle
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, Bar Scene, Groups
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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