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Victorian Lounge at Columns Hotel

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3811 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
504.899.9308
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This restaurant is at Columns Hotel
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Experience true southern charm at the original Grand Dame herself, the...
Experience true southern charm at the original Grand Dame herself, the Columns Hotel. No trip to New Orleans is complete without sipping a Bloody Mary, Mint Julep or Sazerac on the fabulous columned porch of this historic Antebellum mansion. Be sure to take a peek inside, where you may recognize the elegant interior as the brothel from the movie, "Pretty Baby." Daily happy hour from 5-7pm.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great and Relaxing Place

We sat out on the porch. We had lunch and just watched people walk by. There was a guy playing the piano so that was a lot of fun. Recommend stopping here on your way into the garden district and uptown on the street car.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Benjamin B
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat out on the porch. We had lunch and just watched people walk by. There was a guy playing the piano so that was a lot of fun. Recommend stopping here on your way into the garden district and uptown on the street car.

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Thank Benjamin B
New Orleans, LA
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to do Sunday Brunch at the Columns Hotel based on several recommendations and Tripadvisor. This is a beautiful facility which was once the residence of a German cigar magnate. The property is now listed on the National Historic Properties. The brunch was good, but not outstanding. Admittedly, we had choices to make starting with soup, followed by salad,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Our group had a very disappointing Reveillon - Christmas Eve dinner here. Oyster stew and turtle soup were both very good. The other food was only average. The salmon was on the dry side and the duck was just okay. Side dishes (potatoes mixed with eggplant, and dressing) were below average. Dessert - chocolate torte and crème brulet were average.... More 

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Thank kait440
Larkspur, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is a beautiful room filled with gorgeous antiques. It is a graceful old property. The lounge serves BIG martinis and we listened to the amazing pianist Andrew Hall. This guy is stellar if you love true jazz and blues

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Thank Nicole N
Abbeville, Louisiana
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We were a party of 12 and were seated on the porch. Absolutely beautiful to enjoy the street cars passing by as you savor in the delicious brunch items. Had several to select from. Everyone enjoyed our day for 5 years old to 65! Had something for everyone! Service was great too. We felt right at home!

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Thank Smileymamaw
Brandon, Mississippi, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Very polite waitress and super fresh southern breakfast. You choose from a variety of options and it's made fresh. And the breakfast is inclusive if you are a guest at the hotel! The atmosphere is historic and very charming. We will return!

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Thank Ashlee B
Châteauguay, Quebec, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

On the first evening of our visit to NOLA, we stepped off the historic St. Charles Street streetcar and crossed the street to the elegant Columns Hotel. We had a cocktail in the Victorian Lounge and made our way outside to the front balcony. Simply perfect.

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Thank Lynne B
Denver, Colorado
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96 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had a great afternoon of enjoying St. Charles and some cocktails at the beautiful Columns Hotel. I recommend sitting outside on the porch if it's available to truly soak in the surroundings and enjoy the atmosphere. Great drink options and snack plates as well.

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Thank thegloberover
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

What a great setting to sit outside on the huge porch and enjoy a drink while watching historic St. Charles ave street cars and joggers. Take a tour of the Victorian house and nice rooms inside. A must for any local or you visitors.

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Thank Matthew P
Oxford, Mississippi
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We met friends here and enjoyed a nice evening on the porch with cocktails. It's a great place to sit and people watch. We did not spend time inside but there is a charming and cool dark bar that we'll visit next time in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3811 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504.899.9308

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Experience true southern charm at the original Grand Dame herself, the Columns Hotel. No trip to New Orleans is complete without sipping a Bloody Mary, Mint Julep or Sazerac on the fabulous columned porch of this historic Antebellum mansion. Be sure to take a peek inside, where you may recognize the elegant interior as the brothel from the movie, "Pretty Baby." Daily happy hour from 5-7pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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