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Victorian Lounge at The Columns Hotel

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$$ - $$$
As featured in New Orleans Like a Local
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3811 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-4638
+1 504-899-9308
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like to come to the Victorian Lounge for drinks and/or dessert. The mansion could not be any more impressive, it simply couldn't. It has a wow factor both on the interior and the exterior, and is a great showstopper for people new to the city. I would love to see a Ragtime piano player or band there. Great for... More 

Thank Del_Blackwater
Detroit, Michigan
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190 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I was told that is was listed as one of the 100 best bars in America I was disappointed--the space was a re-purposed dining room with a lot of wood but not much charge--the side patio was ok but sandwiched next to the adjoining building--I will say the bartender knew her stuff and made a couple of great drinks--the... More 

1 Thank Chris W
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to sit on a beautiful Spring afternoon. My girlfriend and I had a couple of drinks and shared a sandwich. It was a great place to relax and watch the streetcar go by. This a beautiful old home with a great porch.

Thank Chris N
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We were actually headed to eat at another restaurant when we passed the Columns and decided to eat there. My friend ordered a Grey goose and said it was good. I just had dinner. I started with a salad with hearts of palm and added their blue cheese. While not the best dressing, it was OK. Their soup was a... More 

Thank Mark H
River Vale, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had Sunday brunch. It was not worth $40.00. They apparently are extremely understaffed. The servers were rushing around attempting to keep up with things. No one asked if we wanted coffee or cold drinks. We did get the mimosas which are supposed to be unlimited. No one ever asked if we wanted refill I would have like that. The... More 

1 Thank Lainie47
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

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 

1 Thank mbicking2016
Encinitas, California
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361 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 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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131 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 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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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 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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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3811 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-4638
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-899-9308
  • 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?