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Tivoli & Lee
Tivoli & Lee
  • Address:
    936 St Charles
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    Central Business District
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Tivoli & Lee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.TivoliandLee.com
  • Email: tivoliandlee@thehotelmodern.com
  • Phone: (504) 962-0909
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Happy Hour 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday; 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Southern, Southern, American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Nirenberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a separate private dining room perfect for cocktail parties, seated dinners and other receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Grace Duplantier (504) 962-0900 x7118

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lee Circle
  • Public Transit: St. Charles Avenue streetcar stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet!
A word from Tivoli & Lee
A Modern Take on Southern Cuisine…

The restaurant’s menu focuses on simple preparations of southern-inspired favorites including fried oysters, Andouille tater tots, and pork belly. Severed as shareable, small plates, the food is friendly, approachable and full of flavor.

A comfortable spot for dinner for two or a fun place for a group of friends to meet, Tivoli & Lee has the neighborhood feel of a great bar with the best of regional dining. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I loved this find! It is at the end of the business district crossing to the Garden district. The trolley runs right past the restaurant. I had a huge meal of ham hocks and macaroni and cheese. The barbecue sauce on the ham hocks was made with watermelon. The mac & cheese was creamy. I had homemade ice cream for dessert. The drink of the day was a daiquiri which was yummy! This place is truly worth the stop."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I came to sit at the bar of noted mixologist, Kim Patton-Bragg. I wound up being equally impressed with the food, here, too! Don't miss the beet salad, the fried eggplant, the pickled shrimp, or the smoked ham hocks! All divine. Also, don't miss the chance to have a cocktail or two from Miss KPB, or, better yet, sip a flight of whiskey,, and let her drive. Just outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the reatarant. We ordered appetizer and some main courses, then all shared them. Good drink menu as well. The gnocchi was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My friends and I were in town attending a conference. This place had good yelp reviews so we tried it out. We were able to sample and share several appetizers, salads, and main entrees and they were all delicious! It does tend to get noisy since it is not a very large place. And water service can be a bit better, but the waitstaff was very knowledgeable and even the chef came by our table to see how we were doing."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My colleague and I brought a visitor here for a weeknight dinner. The menu is eclectic and offers interesting variations on traditional Southern staples (fried okra is served with black bean hummus, for example). I had a great specialty cocktail and my companions were happy with the beer selection. My only complaint is that the service was a bit slow, even by New Orleans standards. We waited a very long time for our drinks although the bar didn't appear to be very busy, and while our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu she had to be reminded to bring some of the items we ordered."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great meal. Second time we have attended a bourbon event here. SIx course meal with roots in Mardi Gras towns and countries like Mamou, Brazil, New Orleans, etc. Fried Boudin balls with bourbon jello shot on a spoon as first course. Crawfish with gnoggi and a shot of bourbon and a miller pony. Lamb with jasmine rice. Desert was the home run. $65.00 a person. 6 shots of Bulleit Bourbon with an accompanying cocktail. Was a great meal and time."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Excellent brunch. The pigs feet, though I expected them to be salty, were delicately prepared and superb. Service was friendly and efficient and a lovely room. Located inside the Modern Hotel.At Lee Circle, excellent proximity to WWII and art museums."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised at our experience at Tivoli & Lee. The food was outstanding, as well as the service. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made the reservation after another restaurant cancelled our reservation. Tivoli & Lee was easy to find and we arrived about 10 minutes early. We were seated right away. Angela took our drink orders after explaining some of the options. The drinks were great and unusual. Angela then returned and described the dinner specials and answered our questions about the menu. When the appetizer of special tots arrived we devoured them. Delicious. We ordered wine an then our entrees arrived. Both were generously portioned and delicious. We sadly couldn't take advantage of desserts as we were filled from the previous courses. We would both highly recommend Tivoli & Lee and Angela."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good, but I found myself convincing my dining partner that it was good. I really enjoyed the beets and duck, and the crab gnocchi was good as well. The papardelle pasta dish, however, didn't work for either of us. Our waitress was great and attentive, and recommended some wine. Overall, our experience was a good one, but I found myself wishing that the dishes made more sense in their descriptions on the menu, perhaps assigning some flavor keywords rather than just ingredients. I would go back again, but I'm not sure I would recommend it to my friends who might be visiting."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We visit often to this neighborhood and planned to try this restaurant. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Tivoli and Lee has been on my list to try for a few months now...but honestly, that space has turned out several restaurants over the last few years so I wasn't so enthusiastic about trying a new restaurant in the same spot. I did finally make it there and was so completely estatic about the menu, taste and food display that I immediately recommended it to all of my local foodies. The menu is interesting and the presentation is very nice....but the quality of food is what I was most impressed by. It is certainly a gem and one that should be given a try...it will become your new favorite - it is mine!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here and definitely will not be our last! Service was great, drinks came out really fast, we were not rushed at all, valet parking was a bonus. The appetizers were particularly delicious (deviled eggs, pimento cheese, and fried okra) and beautifully prepared. We love the fact that the restaurant uses locally sourced produce and meats. Our only complaint (and this is a pet peeve that I find with a lot of restaurants) is that the entrees were overly salted. Three of us had the gulf fish and one had the pork dish and all of us agreed that the dishes were too salty. They were good, but would have been so much better if the chef had a lighter hand with the salt shaker. We will give it another try for sure."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I don't know if their A team took the day off to watch the Saints game but it seemed like no one had ever waited a table before. Ordered unlimited bloody Mary's and was only able to get one because of the bad service. Was also told that you could add shrimp and bacon to it but the buffet was empty, they didn't even have tomato juice. We asked for water multiple times and it never came to the table, finally we just asked for a caraf. A party of 9 next to us was very upset as well, it took them over 30min to get their bill even after they asked the waiter for it. Staff was not in uniform, they had a guy, most likely from the kitchen in a hooded sweatshirt bussing tables. Seriously dissapointed!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went here recently for my mother's 60th birthday. We had passed by it often and finally decided to give it a try. The food and the service were great, though for the majority of our meal we were the only patrons in the entire restaurant! Hopefully they can attract more of a crowd because it was a pleasant experience overall."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We had a perfect meal at Tivoli and Lee. Free valet parking started things on a happy note. The entire staff was welcoming and helpful. Our server was great...really knew the menu and paced the meal perfectly. Best gnocchi I have ever had. Wonderful clam and potato soup to start. Loved it!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Wonderful dining experience. Beautiful restaurant, new chef, creative food and excellent service. Small menu but very creative."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Nice place for lunch, not too far a walk from the Convention Center. Food was tasty and service good."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Food was good but rather small brunch menu. They were out of specialty; pigs feet, so bit disappointed. For a nice hotel, restaurant in need of sprucing up, just rather cold, austere, doesn't match up with lobby."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We met friends for brunch before an afternoon Saints game. We had drinks from the Bloody Mary bar which had a lot of cool extras like bacon and a variety of sea salts. The mimosas are only $3. The food was great and so was the price. All of this while you overlook the historic Lee Circle."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Enjoyed a fantastic lunch here recenty ... The food was terrific and service outstanding. The only curious thing was that we were the only diners there for a Friday lunch. I imagine the dinner crowd is more robust - and I certainly hope so, because the restaurant is absolutely fantastic. This place deserves to succeed, and hopefully the word will get out about how good it is."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This was not a great Sunday brunch. The food was pretty good, but the service was totally lackluster. I got coffee -- no cream, no spoon. Had to repeatedly track down the waitress for refills, the check, etc. Even more frustrating, the table behind us, with a different waiter, got great service. (Their waiter finally brought me a spoon for my coffee -- thank goodness the other servers took pity on us.)"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Such a subtly charming ambience with equally warm and welcoming service. The gnocchi stood far out with pillow-like delicacy and crabmeat, corn and warm enough flavors for the cool fall night it was. Beet salad with cured pork and and crunchy praline candy, impeccable! Short Rib was amazingly well executed!! So tender, moist and perfectly paired with spoon bread and root vegetables. I can't wait for my next trip and I am incredibly excited for the chance to enjoy a Sunday or (Saturday) brunch. This was exactly what rustic Louisiana cuisine is and what the Cochon's and Boucherie restaurants strive to do! Chef Marcus thank you!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "This place is just a huge disappointment. The dishes SOUND great, but just don't come together. Where was the andouille in the andouille-manchego tater tots? Why was the lamb slimy? Why was there more fat on the short rib than actual meat? Why are the mouth-watering cocktails watered down and filled with ice? Seriously, plan to spend $15 for a 4-sip cocktail because of the amount of ice in the drink. We ended up giving up on cocktails and the food, and had a bottle of wine for dinner."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "This place has had the hardest time finding it's niche. It seems like there's a different restaurant in this hotel every year or so. That said, the dish I had was wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/5/2013