Dining Detail

Desire Oyster Bar

Situated along world-famous Bourbon Street, Desire Oyster Bar offers diners one of the most authentic dining experiences in New Orleans. An iconic, Broadway style marquis sign lights up the entrance welcoming visitors and locals alike to grab a seat at the bar or a table and enjoy one of the signature delicacies of the Big Easy like never before. 

Pull up a seat at the raw bar where expert shuckers prepare fresh Gulf oysters chargrilled, on the half shell and more.

Desire's interior design tastefully blends the property’s original, iconic aesthetics with modern design elements inspired by the architectural styles prevalent throughout the Vieux Carre.

Decorative iron grillwork paired with oversized windows and an antique mirror reveal the fully stocked bar and serve as the backdrop for Desire's bar. Signature features like the tin ceiling and black and white checkered floors give depth to a contemporary bar, highboy tables, and state of the art chargrill station. The color palette and design elements have been carefully curated to complement the existing materials while creating a fresh look for the restaurant.

Under the direction of Chef Jason Routzahn Desire's menu features:

  • Fresh Gulf Seafood
  • Award-winning Gumbo
  • Variety of Po’ boys
  • Shrimp Omelet Etoufee
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Oysters: fried, chargrilled, or on the half shell
  • Fried Chicken & Waffles
  • Louisiana Crab Cakes
  • Blackened Catfish Lafitte
  • Shrimp Remoulade

Desire Oyster Bar is the perfect setting to enjoy a great meal in the center of all the action of the French Quarter. 


Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday-Thursday 7AM-10PM, Friday and Saturday 7AM-11PM.