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Victorian Lounge at The Columns Hotel

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3811 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While we enjoyed some great drinks the experience was dramatically impacted by the shabby facility. While there's shabby chic, ... this is just shabby and worn out. Upon entering one is struck by the wonderful old school look and smell of wood ... regrettably mixed with the smell of dirty. I walked a few steps to look out the window... More 

Thank mbicking2016
Encinitas, California
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314 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We are staying at the Column's and feel lucky to have this Lounge right here downstairs. There is a good selection of bar menu selections. Salads are fresh and tasty and the crab cakes on a fried green tomato are killer! They start serving food at 3 PM however, so this is a gathering place for locals after then and... More 

Thank Anna M
Kipling. SK
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We chose this very simple restaurant just for a simple bite to eat and its outddor ambience. At the time it was a little busy due to Valentines Day, so the people watching was a bit of a bonus. Perfect for those wanting a drink and a meal while enjoying the outdoors at this architecturally preserved hotel.

Thank Widmarsh
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 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.

1 Thank Benjamin B
New Orleans, LA
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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 

1 Thank LAGNewOrleans_LA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank kait440
Larkspur, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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

Thank Nicole N
Abbeville, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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!

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!

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.

Thank Lynne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $17
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3811 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 15048999308
  • This restaurant is at Columns Hotel
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?