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Victorian Lounge at Columns Hotel

3811 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
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As featured in 3 days in New Orleans
Ranked #266 of 1,607 restaurants in New Orleans
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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34 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A stunning hotel with large veranda /patio seating. We went during happy hour and a rain storm! Drinks were well made and the veranda provided ample Room to watch a summer storm. Service was great! A must see. Enter the hotel and check out the magnificent decor From the late 1800's. Exquisite!

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North Haven, CT
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had to call ahead to explain that we would be late due to the St. Charles Street Car not running all the way. Angel our waitress and Dimples our drink man were lovely to us the whole time. We had the called Sczarac that was first made here. My granddaughter had had Potato Leek soup and daughter and I... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a perfect place to cool your heals and be lazy! We lounged on the front porch at The Columns Hotel for a couple hours after a long tour. We enjoyed delicious drinks and a nice breeze on a hot and humid day. A (b-list) celebrity even showed up while we were there! Although we didn't spend time inside,... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We went to The Columns for Mothers Day brunch and I was blown away by how delicious it was! I had the oyster stew and petite filet and they were both delicious! The derby pie would have been better had it been warmed up a lil bit but regardless, I loved it all! Atmosphere was nice, service was ok but... More

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Long Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It really is a beautiful old bar inside a beautiful old hotel. We stopped by for a classic cocktail before a stroll through the neighborhood nearby. We spent some time in the bar and then took our drinks out on the veranda. Great spot to pass a little time.

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Los Angeles, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I came here after reading all of the reviews and mentions on this hotel - all the comments about how you must sit on the big porch and sip a mint julep and watch the street car go by had my expectations skewed, I guess. I was picturing a more relaxing experience. Yes the hotel is absolutely beautiful. But at... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

not only do they have good food, but a great bar scene AND the BEST free live cajun music on Monday nights, with david doucet-

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stopped for a light supper and drinks. It was wonderful. The staff was so nice. The food was good. The home is lovely and so historic. Well cared for property. We will be back!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stopped at the Columns Hotel to sit out a downpour. We sat under the safety of the big porch overlooking the sidewalks and street. We ordered drinks and homemade chips to snack on. The valet boys remained out in the rain under big umbrellas to park the cars and assist patrons as they arrived (I'm not sure if this... More

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Westbay ,Roatan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I spent many of years going to this place when I lived in New Orleans. Always had a great time and the view of the Street car passing is lovely.

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