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Tempt

Tempt Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesainthotelneworleans.com
  • Phone: (504) 522-8400
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Mon-Sun: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch at the Burgundy Bar : Mon-Sun: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Mon- Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday-Sat: 6:00pm-10:30pm

    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Southern, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Woodham
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have seating capacity of 60 guests in the dining, there is a 20 seat common table that can be used for large parties, and there are also private hotel meeting rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Tiffany Haleamau (504) 875-2605
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact General Manager: Michael Benedetti @ michaelb@thesainthotelneworleans.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burgundy St
  • Public Transit: Streetcar stop at Canal and Rampart

    Streetcar stop at Canal and Baronne
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet entrance on Burgundy St. ... Validated parking available for $5
A word from Tempt


Serving updated takes on Southern and New Orleans cooking, Tempt will offer a constantly changing seasonal menu focusing on local produce and products. The restaurant design juxtaposes modern and antique elements creating a sleek, sexy and altogether unique setting.


The walls of this comfortable upscale bistro are adorned by a seasonal rotation of original works of art by local artists.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Honestly, we left as soon as we saw the menu and wine list. We didn't stay and eat. It was 8 o'clock on Friday night and we were the only people in the restaurant. It was not at all what we were expecting. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "No one to greet us. One person there. She deleted our reservation on her screen when she saw our party and we were forced to go elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "No staff to greet us at restaurant, we actually had to go to hotel desk to be seated. Restaurant was small and deserted, we were the only patrons. Limited wine menu. Wait staff did not know menu well as menu indicated two sides with entrees but would only allow us to order one. Limited menu and did not have any softshell crab for one of the pastas. The entrees were well seasoned. Limited dessert menu and cheesecake was a no-bake that tasted like it was straight from JELL-O."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We knew we'd be arriving late in New Orleans, with a short time window to have dinner before theatre at the Saengar. So, we made a reservation at the restaurant in our hotel(The Saint). Beautiful place, interesting menu, easy walk to show. What could go wrong? Everything! Despite telling our waitress we wanted to order quickly, we waited 40 minutes for barely-edible food, which I suspect was prepared offsite. Like banquet fare...far below New Orleans standards. Not tempting at all. Still love the hotel, but there's a mcDonalds across the street, I'd recommend."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Service was awful! We were the first table seated on a Saturday night, at 730 we left to make our show with no food!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "It was just ok. Fine for a bite before a show at the Saenger, but don't go with high expectations because they will be miserably crushed."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "After a long day of sightseeing in NOLA, we just wanted to grab a bite to eat at our hotel. We were apprehensive because no one was there. We decided to give it a try anyway. Much to our surprise, we enjoyed a dinner that ranked with any we had throughout the area. We chose the dinner for two option ($50) with appetizer, 2 entrees, dessert & 2 glasses of wine. The oyster app. was fantastic !!! Our entrees were just as fabulous, double cut pork chop & catfish. Cheescake & cobbler for dessert. The staff was very attentive and the chef even came out to explain the menu and offer his suggestions. If you're looking for a quiet dinner place without all the tourist hype, give Tempt a try."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We were very disappointed in this restaurant. The menu was far from adventurous. My wife and I had a difficult time choosing something that sounded interesting. We started with the fried oysters and Brussels sprouts. The oysters were good but very small. The Brussels sprouts were burned. The outer leaves were charred and almost inedible. My wife had the Shrimp and red beans for an entree. The shrimp were over cooked and the beans were over spiced. I had the ribs with sweet potatoes. The ribs were ok. The sauce was sweeter than I like. The sweet potatoes were good. All in all the food was worse than anything that we cook at home."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "This one is really tough. There are times that you walk into a restaurant and you can just see the incredible opportunities that aren't fully realized. The food was pretty good. The cherry tomato salad and duck confit were solid. The pork chop dish was a bit dry. The service was hit or miss. I'd love to see them pull this restaurant together. They have a neat vibe and ambiance but it's lacking in substance. Sort of an "all hat, no cattle" production. Kudos to the adjoining Burgundy Bar however. Great music on Thursday and Friday night."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Food was okay.... skirt steak was good,but luke warm.... Flounder was okay... Gumbo was NOT gumbo it had kale in it and tasted like a chili. The service was good but, we were the only people in the whole restaurant . It is a very pretty place nicely decorated. We went to the bar after and they had the "Yat Pack" playing and they were good , we enjoyed that."
    Dined on 6/27/2013
  • "Wait staff was slow. There was no one else in the restaurant on a Saturday night which should have been an indicator of how terrible their food was going to be. Out of 8 people, no one enjoyed their food. We had to send back our drinks because they were made wrong. The hostess attempted to also be the bar tender. Its a shame how bad this place was."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "It had been over a year since I'd eaten at Tempt and beign that it was so delicious the first time I decided to try it again. Even after a year the food, service, and atmosphere was still very impressive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys great food that teases you palate. A wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "One of the most attractive new restaurants in NOLA in last several years but they are still trying to find a niche for their food. We were the only table from arrival to when we left so not developing a following yet. Menu a little too edgy for our tastes; we like trying different things but the unusual combinations of ingredients didn't appeal to us. Definitely review the menu before you go to be sure you see items you are willing to try. They really need to add some standard fare for guests who are not as adventurous."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "This was by far the worse resturant that I have ever been to in all of my domestic and international travels. The room was cold and harsh. The service was poor. And the food was terrible. The gumbo was soupy without texture and over cooked. When searching a place for an evening dinner in New Orleans. I sought out the rating on open table. I was very diSappointed."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Very impressive menue, food preparation, and service. Absolute must see!"
    Dined on 3/26/2013
  • "Rather slow getting food out and when it did arrive, only slightly warm. Disappointed."
    Dined on 1/18/2013
  • "Visit was not what we expected...food was not worth recomending to friends ans associates...we were offered a re-visit by the Chef and waiter. Still debating!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2013
  • "Excellent duck, excellent 'gator, excellent food! Thoroughly impressed w/the cuisine."
    Dined on 1/17/2013
  • "Service was EXTREMELY slow. There was one waiter and one food carrier with at least 15 tables. The poor fellow tried to provide information and suggestions about the menu and wine list, then he would forget to put in the order. Wine and drinks had to be picked up across the hotel lobby in the bar, he had to go order them and wait for them to be mixed. There were two of us, one ordered flank steak, the other venison. The venison was tender and delicious. The flank steak was without flavor and very chewy. The sides for both dishes were wonderful. We also ordered a chocolate dessert. The cake was dry, the hot chocolate that was served with it was fabulous. New Orleans has far too many choices. This one was disappointing."
    Dined on 1/17/2013
  • "If you are looking for a menu with a gazillion choices or plates piled with enough food to feed neighborhood, you will be disappointed. The relatively small selection on the menu provided enough intriguing choices to satisfy all but the pickiest diner. The food was excellently prepared and served in reasonable portions. We were seated in a comfortable corner booth which for us was ideal. Our waiter was helpful, attentive, and efficient. We would definitely consider returning on a future visit to New Orleans."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "Easily the best meal i had on this trip to NOLA. The menu had such a variety on it that I'm sure I'll go back."
    Dined on 1/4/2013
  • "This was my second time at Tempt and it was just as excellent as the first visit . The food was delicious! All of the people at my table had something different and everyone enjoyed. The gumbo was the best I've had. The only not so good part of our experience was the service. We went on NYE and while the restaurant didn't seem that crowded, our service was pretty slow. It took a while for us to get drinks and our server never came back to ask if we were ok or if we wanted another drink. This may have had something to do with it being NYE but it would have been nice to have been atleast asked about another drink. All in all, experience was good, atmosphere was wonderful, and food was superb!"
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "Service was OK. here were only 2 servers and service was pretty slow. The first glass of red wine I was given was corked and tasted awful. The server promptly brought another unexpired wine. The food was ok and luke warm. Just an ok experience."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "Fried chicken was delicious. Were in a hurry to get to a play. Very accommodating and service was friendly and prompt ."
    Dined on 12/22/2012
  • "The food choice was very unique- do not go expecting to get a burger. From appetizer to dessert- it was a food adventure, we started w/ the Fried Oysters & grilled Brussel Sprouts-rabbit & Fish entrees-ending with creme brûlée topped w/ peanut butter cream sauce & chocolate covered bacon( yes fried bacon coated with chocolate),,!!! All were delicious!"
    Dined on 12/21/2012
  • "Food and service were good. Staff very friendly. Beautiful surroundings The restaurant was empty except for 2 other tables. It is always more appealing to go into a restaurant that is abuzz with other diners. Maybe it has not yet been discovered."
    Dined on 12/20/2012
  • "We read the reviews and expected service to be slow. Our service was good and timely. The decor is contemporary and beautiful but the restaurant is small. There was a huge birthday party while we were there and it was kind of distracting. It ended with a marriage proposal which was very touching. The food also has a contemporary flair to old favorites. It was good and our visit enjoyable but nothing to make it stand out. For fine dining prices, I guess I expect more."
    Dined on 12/15/2012
  • "Too loud, too loud, too loud...way too loud. Doubt we will ever go back."
    Dined on 12/15/2012
  • "Took over an hour to get apps. Then it seemed they were playing catch up by trying to ouch up the dishes before you were finished with it. They only had two other tables in the restaurant and couldn't manage basic table maintenance like refilling drinks, water extra.. when they did finally refill the waters they filled them with what seemed to be some sort of chemical but they claimed it to be tonic or club soda. The food was fair with the exception of the Balls, we recommend them. Tempt has potential buy needs to work on service and upping their caliber of food."
    Dined on 12/8/2012
  • "Very frustrated by this event. It advertised steak and didn't have it at all on the menu. Menu was limited to fried chicken, rabbit, mahi-mahi, and pork chop. Not a really good menu and VERY surprised to have paid for a steak dinner and had to eat rabbit and a small piece of fish."
    Dined on 12/8/2012
  • "the kitchen did a decent job at meeting the high standard for tasty cuisine that new orleans is known for. however, the poor service and noisy electronic bar music detracted from the dining experience. the table service seemed very new and inefficient at this business. though pleasant, this team could learn much by copying the team service at any of the brennan restaurants.and the constant pounding electronic noise coming from the bar/billard/lobby adjacent to my dining table (no wall here, just a shear curtain) was most distracting."
    Dined on 12/8/2012
  • "We enjoyed the evening. We were the only couple in the place so we got a lot of attention from the waiter. The food was very good and yes we would return/"
    Dined on 11/26/2012
  • "We throughly enjoyed our dining experience at Tempt. The atmosphere was upscale, yet not intimidating and had an amazing view of Canal. The service was fantastic and the food phenomenal. I would recommend everyone visit this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/23/2012
  • "coupon we purchased was misleading. it read good for entrees up to $34 however the highest price entrée was $27. I added a side priced at $5 to an entrée priced at $19 and was charged for it. although the food was good I thought we were enticed by deceptive means to frequent this restaurant. the waiter even attempted to charge us for the wine we bought even though the wine was fully included in the coupon purchased from travelzoo."
    Dined on 11/21/2012
  • "The food was so-so. There was too much sauce and not much flavor. Our server was good. But one dessert was delivered much ahead of the other. I waited and waited but the ice cream was melting. It again was just O.K. When the second one came it was wrong and had to be replaced. When the right one came, it wasn't very good."
    Dined on 11/19/2012
  • "Went for breakfast. Shrimp and grits were good, but not great. Not great coffee. Bloody Marys were great. Atmosphere at hotel is very relaxed. Kitchen staff hanging out by restaurant after closing time. Hotel lobby is pretty cool; interesting."
    Dined on 11/18/2012
  • "Beautiful atmosphere. Food is imaganative, delicious..great portions!"
    Dined on 11/17/2012
  • "We were skeptical after reading some reviews, but had a great experience! We were stuck in traffic for a while and called to say we would be late for our reservation. They assured us our table would be ready when we arrived. The food was delicious! We had the boudin balls, mussels, pork chops, fish and rabbit; all were amazing!! Definitely worth the visit."
    Dined on 11/16/2012
  • "Food was excellent but noise was clearly excessive..."
    Dined on 11/13/2012
  • "This was my 3rd visit. The food was okay, but portions were tiny compared to other diner's plates. That would have been fine if it was my husband and me but I as taking a friend out for her birthday. I was very happy to see the restaurant really busy, first time of all 3 times I've been there and it was a week night!Yeah. Waiter was not very attentive."
    Dined on 11/13/2012