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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
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3:00 pm - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Brunch in Beautiful Historic Setting

Just have brunch here if you are in New Orleans. Delicious shrimp and grits, gorgeous surroundings. This lovely hotel is a stop on tours of New Orleans, but don't let that stop you, its truly a landmark, with delicious food, music at brunch, a leisurely exotic setting for a drink and a bite to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Just have brunch here if you are in New Orleans. Delicious shrimp and grits, gorgeous surroundings. This lovely hotel is a stop on tours of New Orleans, but don't let that stop you, its truly a landmark, with delicious food, music at brunch, a leisurely exotic setting for a drink and a bite to eat. Don't miss it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Columns might be my wife's favorite New Orleans bar. It is absolutely one of mine too. You can sit inside the lounge in very plush seats and sip a cocktail, or if the weather is nice take it outside to the porch. There is a great view of St. Charles and the streetcar line. You just can't get this... More 

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Key West, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had our first Mint Juleps on the Veranda with Brunch. The food was excellent and ambiance fantastic. Our hostess and server Kayla went out of her way to make our Brunch superior!! Do not miss going here for a warm Southern feeling.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is beautiful and the location is perfect. Sit in the dark, high-ceilinged bar for a feeling of stepping back to the turn of the last century, or hang out on the massive front porch and watch the street cars pass under the majestic old oaks. Gets a little crowded during happy hours in good weather.

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Washington DC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After a day walking and admiring the garden district we thought this would be the perfect place to stop in after dinner for a drink. On a cold and rainy night this place had a warm atmosphere and all the rich wood decor was really inviting in a special way. It's too bad it was raining, the porch would've been... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

this review is on the bar and staff, as we did not stay here, The hotel bar and porch is on the must do lists of attractions in New Orleans, Fantastic drinks, and wonderful atmosphere, like you have gone back in time, Don't miss it

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Although I am not a bar type person, The Victorian Lounge at The Columns Hotel is another New Orleans experience that should be savored. Lively conservation, historical atmosphere, music across the hall all add up to one of New Orleans' favorite bars.

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Dallas, Texas
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192 reviews 192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For years we've passed the Columns porch thinking we should get off the train. Finally did and it was as relaxing and enjoyable as we had ever imagined. What was a great surprise was how nice the inside is. I'm axious to come back and experience everything inside as well. Great drinks in a unique setting with terrific service.

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encinitas, CA
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170 reviews 170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Live music every night! Great appetizers and the cocktails, wine and beer are amazing. Locals mixing with us tourists made us feel right at home! Cozy nooks to hide away, or nice open bar to socialize.

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We popped in here during our uptown excursion - just hop right off the streetcar and you're there! The hotel looks frozen in time in a good way, I love it! I recommend sitting on the patio and just enjoying the view as the streetcar rolls by over and over.

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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, Outdoor seating

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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