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About Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel

Experience the delightful tradition of afternoon tea at Le Salon. Sip from a selection of 30 of the finest loose-leaf variety brews while your ears enjoy soft melodies from a harpist or pianist from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy an assortment of delicious tea sandwiches, scones and sweets as you engage in one of New Orleans locals most beloved and fashionable pastimes.

300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea, English

Hours of Operation:
Traditional English Tea
Thursdays & Fridays at 2:00 PM and
Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM.

Special Tea Events:
**Holiday Tea begins on November 24th ending January 3rd.
Reservations for 2017 Holiday Tea are now open!**
Seatings are available for 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM during Holiday Tea Season.

Cross Street:
South Peters

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 596-4773

Website:
http://www.grillroomneworleans.com/le-salon

Entertainment:
Harp or Piano music is enjoyed at every tea service.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking at the Windsor Court Hotel is validated at $8.00 per vehicle.

Private Party Facilities:
Le Salon can accommodate parties from 1 to 80 guests for afternoon tea. For larger parties, please contact jforbes@windsorcourthotel.com

Private Party Contact:
Jahia Forbes: (504) 596-4773

Additional:
Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.7

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4.8

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4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The seating was prompt and the atmosphere was signature Windsor Court. Our server did an outstanding job of multi-tasking many tables at once without ever letting my cup stay empty for more than a minute or two. The live music was a treat and the food was unique: a few new tea sandwiches such as Curry Chicken along with the classic cucumber/egg. Le Salon's gingerbread and orange/cranberry scones are almost worth fighting over.

Something that could be worked on is a suggested dress code to encourage patrons not to attend tea in sweatshirts and jeans.

Last, but extremely important, is a constant problem which kept me away for a few years: the bill. For some strange reason, every single time I have tea at the Windsor Court, I am overcharged (this time it was by $100.00). I was charged for 4 adults instead of 2 adults and 2 children. By the time tax and gratuity are added on 2 adults, this is an outstanding amount. The Windsor Court has a reputation for this. Worse, after ingratiating themselves to a 22% gratuity by including it in the cost of the tea, there is yet ANOTHER line for "Tip" indicating that the patron should leave ANOTHER tip. This billing procedure appears tacky and downright greedy. All sense of propriety is tossed out of the window when they stick their hand out for a second tip (which they know they're doing - they are the ones who created the receipt!) thus ruining the afternoon tea and sending the guests off on a sour note.

If the Windsor Court would fix this problem it would change everything.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Christmas tea with family

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lovely Christmas tea. Everything was perfect.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beautiful and charming! The lobby is spectacular at Christmas time.

3 teenage girls had a blast getting dressed up for tea, and enjoyed the ritual nod the food and of course, the tea. A lovely experience. The food is amazing.

The price is high; 4 people for high tea is over $250. Parking is not included but gratuity is.

It is a wonderful tradition and a gracious 1 and 1/2 hours. I would enthusiastically recommend tea at the Windsor Court for a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Holiday Tea was perfect! It was such a wonderful experience with my granddaughters....everything was beautiful. This has now become a tradition which many of my family members and friends want to join as well!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Holiday Tea was a wonderful experience! Our waiter, Sean, took excellent care of us!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Le Salon is a great place for high tea at the beautiful Windsor Court Hotel. I loved that they were so accommodating and provided a great atmosphere! They even personalized a little plate for my friend's birthday with one of the items she enjoyed the most!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This could have been a lot nicer had our waitress not waited to pour tea until each food serving. We had to constantly ask for more tea. In addition we had a large party, and they charged 22% gratuity-on top of the taxed total!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great tradition At Christmas. The tea was delicious and the service was great! I loved the harp music as well.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Royal Tea was a lovely Way to spend Christmas Eve with my two daughters. The presentation of the sandwiches and sweets accompanying the tea was perfect. The tea room also set a elegant holiday tone. My only issue was that the service was a bit slow for the high price of the event.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Not what we expected. Not worth the time and money !

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas tea

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

While I enjoyed the food the music and the ambiance, my favorite part of my experience at Christmas T was my waitress Catalina. There was something special about her that was simply charming and genuine. That meant a lot to me.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The holiday afternoon tea was a special and memorable event complimented by the beautiful decor and harp music sweetened by gracious staff and delicious afternoon tea fare. Would definitely recommend as an annual event to share the holiday spirit.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always wonderful but price goes up every year and now a 22% tip added to the bill. Has become very pricey.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Let Salon does a beautiful Holiday Tea. Our server Jane was wonderful, very attentive and we enjoyed talking to her! Love the food and of course our tea!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely holiday experience. For the money, more sandwiches/scones, less sweets. The option to make these selections would be appreciated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The lobby area was absolutely gorgeous decorated for Christmas. Tea with my family was wonderful. Sandwiches, scones, drinks and tea were all awesome. Only one conplaint. Tea could have been served in a more timely manner cause by the time we got our second cup it was cold.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The service was perfect and the ambiance was magical with the tree and Christmas decorations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, People Watching
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Service with Lisa was as wonderful as usual. We have been going to tea since 1991 and it has always been absolutely lovely. I go to tea usually 3 -4 times a year any where from 2-8 people in our group. I even gave a bridal shower for about 25 ladies 15 years ago. But, I would never be able to do that again. As the price which has climbed through the years has been noticeable, yesterday's charge was ridiculous. $69 per person! The experience did not match the cost. They served the initial cocktails with the first course, so there is not enough time to just sit and relax and visit with friends. The next 2 courses were brought out while we still had items on the serving dishes, felt rushed. Bread was not fresh and dessert tray was very skimpy. I don't thick you can cut almond cake into smaller pieces. Same for these other 2 little cakes. We split 2 little truffles. Strawberries were nice. As far as the 22% mandatory tip goes, that is unnecessary. This is basically a menu where everyone in the place receives the same thing with the exception of beverages and teas. I have never been to a restaurant where the gratuity was this much and included with the check for less than 6 people. I was actually going to attend tea with 4 people this weekend and with another friend the following day. I chose to call ahead to let my friends know of the current charge and we all decided to forego Windsor Court and choose somewhere else. For myself, to attend tea 3 times was going to cost $210 plus the parking each time and I could not justify the cost and neither could the other ladies. With the constant rise in cost and the quality of the food diminishing over the years, I would have to do my research of reviews before returning. Again, Lisa was a wonderful server.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We visited for the Holiday Tea, which is one of the special event teas throughout the year. It was wonderful all the way around, and we had such a memorable experience. There was a small group of high school age kids who sang carols and did a bell concert. After that, a lady played Christmas carols on the harp. We were there with my two older relatives and my 3 yr old. Everyone had a ball and the waitstaff was particularly kind and attentive to my 3 yr old. We will definitely be back for another special event tea.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Holiday tea at the Le Salon is a must!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A wonderful Christmas tradition, the Holiday Tea is a wonderful experience. The decorations are outstanding, and the tea service is outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been coming to Windsor Court for friend and family special occasion gatherings for decades, including wedding and baby showers. We have seen it change over the years, including expanded options and steep price increases (more than tripled prices over the years), but have continued our traditions, because we love the whole tea ritual, and the ambiance. It is a luxurious experience. This year, however, our party of 4 seasoned Christmas tea celebrants all noticed a marked change. Everything was micro sized! The undersized scones, the onebite sweets, and even the poinsettia champagne cocktail glasses and napkins for the lap were all quite shrunken. We had a good laugh, but it really isn't funny, considering we are paying premium tea prices for a lovely full tea experience. The service was good this year, which has not always been the case in recent years, but the sample sizes made it disappointing.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I went for the Christmas tea service with a friend. It was a nice experience but I felt it was really overpriced. $69 for afternoon tea and cookies was a bit more than I was expecting to pay but the tea was wonderful and the atmosphere was full of Christmas cheer!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of my favorite things to do in the City. Always enjoyable.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful, the music and decorations really gets one in the Christmas spirit. The tea selection is very good, many to select from. The seasonal cocktails delicious. The only mis-step is the food. The sandwiches are good but made a little too far from eating; the turkey bread a little mushy. The baked goods were a little dry and the sweets were either very good (the two tarts) or so so, the two miniature truffles.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

My girlfriends and I get together every December for Christmas tea. It is always fun and the food is delicious. The music is festive and in the background. The salon is decorated beautifully for the holidays adds to the occasion.always enjoy coming here.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I did not get my points for this visit

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

always a nice experience for the past 10 years - tea during the holiday season.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tea for my daughters 17th birthday. Amazing!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Windsor Court is an excellent place for afternoon tea. My friends and I have been doing the Christmas tea for at least 5 years. It make a great place to begin the holidays with close friends.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Piano was mediocre and loud. Would have preferred harp. Sandwiches seemed stale, as if sitting out. Tea was weak. Scones were good with clotted cream. Sweets were okay. For $48 I expected much better experience. The champagne cocktail was the best part.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always have a great time having tea & enjoying the whole experience.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely ambience, good service, attentive waitresses

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was just a lovely, perfect time--first time to have tea at Windsor. Will return,

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always the Halloween Tea was great fun. The pirate motif was new and exciting. The children and adults really enjoyed it.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Beautiful setting and service for tea.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Loved our experience at Windsor court. Food was lovey and the tea was brewed perfectly. Cocktails were excellent and a nice touch. Unfortunately, there was a very large group of rowdy girls that really took away from the experience. Other than that it was an excellent outing that I look forward to repeating.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

LGBTea was amazing. Should definitely do again. Highlight of our trip and we love N.O.!

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