24/7 bar with burgers & a jazz brunch
Bar · Faubourg Marigny · $$
The Zagat Review
In a city with "stiff competition for quality dives" , this "outrageously divey" Marigny "original" is a standout thanks to "cheap drinks" and "above-average" grub like "fantastic burgers" , served 24/7 by "bartenders who will party along with you" ; the "smoke-free back room" hosts "live music Wednesdays–Sundays" and an "amazing jazz brunch" ( "get there early" for a seat) amid a "locals'" scene with "just enough edge to make it interesting."
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hours Open Today · 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA phone +1 504-949-0038 website www.buffasrestaurant.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
We ate here twice during our visit. It was delicious both times. I would recommend it and go again. My only real complaint is the wait service was not always good.The first time we were ignored while waiting to be seated, and almost left but the male bartender(I think the owner) convinced us to stay and he was awesome and provided great service. The second time the female bartender/server gave us attitude multiple times, kept getting annoyed when she couldn't go on a cigarette break, and we waited a long time for our food. Both times we went they were out of different things. And we were given the wrong food item, but the waitress/bartender insisted it was correct and we were wrong. So we shut up and ate our food. Inside it looks dirty, dingy and old, which adds to it's charm, afterall it is open 24 hours, in a historic part of New Orleans, and mostly a bar at night. And holy gosh, the food was AMAZING. I have never had alligator, but the alligator balls are the most delicious things I have ever tried. Their fried green beans were delicious too and we loved our burgers. Everything we ate was surprisingly delicious and I highly recommend the food. Again, we will go back.
Shi Reetz · March 6, 2018
I love this place so much and come here all the time due to their incredible wings. However do not go on Wednesday’s if you want a correct order. I ordered two sets of wings at a level two to go. First they arrived as if I was eating there. That was not so much of a problem because the bartender was really helpful. The bad part was that they gave me the spiciest wings possible to the point where they were inedible. Thus, Wednesday is not the night to get food. Whoever cooks then please be more attentive.
Andrew Cole · March 1, 2018
The music by the Royal Rounders was fantastic. Had a great time. Very friendly staff. A few very loud patrons forgot why we were all there -- to listen to the music -- but they finally left.
Richard Matzinger · March 19, 2018