Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans

4.4
21 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Kitchen at Commons Club offers an eclectic menu with reinvented takes on contemporary Southern dishes, by Chef Alex Harrell. Our menu offers a relaxed, yet elegant experience in The Big Easy. Don’t skip over the Grilled Okra app or the Pork Piccata main. Prepare to go on a journey where “Everyone Leaves Feeling Better”.

The Bar at Commons Club serves creative cocktails in a beautifully designed setting. Thoughtfully crafted drinks, wine and beer are enjoyed alongside tempting bar bites and a rotating lineup of live entertainment.

Experiences

  • Vixens and Vinyl Burlesque Brunch

    Oct 31, 2021 only

    Burlesque beauties are taking over the Commons Club for a brunch to remember. Enjoy brunch with vinyl tunes and burlesque entertainment in Commons Club, so feel free to let your freak flag fly. Show times will run from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. $50 minimum Food & Beverage minimum per person.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 21 people are saying
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Ralph
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant style, awesome food, great service, couldn't have been better.

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vipLouLou
Boise
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A beautiful space perfect for a girls dinner. Our server was very attentive but also allowed us to take our time ordering at our own pace so we could catch up. We shared appetizers, including the fritters, okra, and salad and all were delicious and portions generous enough for 4 women to share. The shrimp pappardelle looked amazing and got rave reviews from my girlfriends, the chicken confit itself was delicious- I would have liked more gnocchi with the dish. Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food even with a limited menu after Hurricane Ida!

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vipMichelle
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience our server Sterling was delightful! The secret garden room was a nice space for our group. Highly recommend!

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MandyR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning, Chic and FUN! Can’t wait to go back

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viplesterjy
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Limited menu due to Hurricane Ida but everything was delicious.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Lester, Thank you for your 5-star review! We appreciate your support, and hope you're able to return again soon for another memorable dining experience. Cheers, KJ

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ArtNOLA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding which is amazing considering the hotel and restaurant have been open for less than two weeks. My server Sterling, was truly outstanding, he was attentive and fun! As good as this was, I think it will be truly outstanding after then get up and running.

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vipMegM
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Not too impressed with the menu. Limited. Burger was good but small for the price I paid. Oysters were delicious. Will go again, for sure.

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Meaux
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Remember it’s there first week BUT The food was mediocre at best. All 16 of us were disappointed. One even sent her meal back.
The potato croquettes were potato balls on French’s mustard. The oysters were not the best- the sauce was not to our liking. The burger was nothing to write home about. The snapper and shrimp were oddly paired with beans which many did not like.
The drinks were tasty.
The rooftop is lovely but even with 3 serving behind the bar, it was difficult to even pay.
They would not allow us to have 2 tables of 8(unless we agreed to a set menu and a minimum amount) so we made 4 reservations of 4 at separate tables even though there seemed to be several areas that could have accommodated all of us together.
Definitely not the best experience.
On the other hand Four Seasons was excellent their first day!

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Meaux, thank you for dining with us during our first week open. We’re so terribly sorry that your experience wasn’t amazing. Since our reopening following Hurricane Ida, Chef Alex has revamped our menu with some new tasty additions. We thank you for your review, and hope you're able to return in the future to explore our menu further. Best, KJ

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AustinS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Alex brings the heat every time. Good cocktails. Great food. Cool vibes.

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PhillipL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was on point and ambience was perfect.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi Phillip, Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your review, and hope to see you back again soon. Cheers, KJ

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing. The vibe was just a terrific! Highly recommend for any occasion.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hi there, thank you for the awesome review! We hope to see you back again soon!

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vipKat123
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Slow service! Took us 30 minutes to get a drink. Staffing issues apparently!

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi Kat, Thank you for sharing your review with us. With our first week open under our belts, the team is working quickly to meet demand, and I apologize your experience was less than amazing. We hope you're able to visit to make up for this visit, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, KJ

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Rich
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Alex, is pushing the New Orleans culinary boundaries beyond the ordinary to the stratosphere……

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi Rich, Thanks so much for the great review. We are thrilled to hear you're a fan of Chef Alex's work, and will be sure to pass your compliments along to the Chef! Cheers, KJ

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vipNolafoodie79
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The server was so sweet. The quickness was terribly slow. You won’t survive in this town if it takes nearly 3 hours and most everything we ordered was raw and cocktails.

The bar was so slow. The food was just ok. The food was never hot when it took forever to get. The flavors just ok. A lot of it was bland.

I chalk it up to being new. But you guys have to step your game up big time.

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vipEatinStyle
New Orleans
49 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I'd wait until they can properly staff for the amount of guests they take reservations for. Food lacked any flavor. Best thing was my cocktail. Great ambiance and vibe. Again I would hold off for a few months until they can settle out service issues and food quality. Every staff member was super courteous, friendly and welcoming.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 25, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your review with us. With our first week open under our belts, the team is working quickly to meet demand, and I apologize your experience was less than amazing. Our menu is seasonal and will be changing frequently with special selections from Chef Alex, but I have shared your feedback regarding the dishes listed here with the Culinary team so that the team can continue to improve and revise our menu. Take care, Kelsey

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dinner at the Commons Club restaurant with the recent opening of the Virgin Hotel. Truth be told, I was expecting the usual kinks that need to be worked out that happens with any new restaurant opening. However, we were very pleasantly surprised with our experience. The entrees were outstanding, the ambiance and vibe was spectacular and the Commons Club is a welcome new addition to a very good but crowded NOLA restaurant scene. Extra bonus that the overall hotel environs were beautifully appointed and fun. Great night and we will surely be back for many more fun evenings at the Commons Club/Virgin Hotel.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are grateful to hear that you fully enjoyed your dining visit, and we hope to see you back again soon at The Commons Club. Take care, KJ

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible. Wish I had another stomach so I could have tried everything! This is already logged into my go to restaurants! A must try!!!

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thanks so much for your support during our first week open! The team greatly appreciates the high praise, and we look forward to enjoying another delicious meal together. Cheers, KJ

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Conflicted, it was 2nd day of opening; food came out entrees first, appetizers 2nd, cocktails last.

Wagyu burger is a double patty smash burger, which is a dubious choice if your pitch is using high quality beef. It was ok somewhat small, the potato roll was too dense for the burger, aioli and fries were spot on.

Steak tartare (apparently I have a ground beef problem) , was good. The bread was a bit soggy suggesting maybe it was sitting around for a bit, the meat is premixed with sauce and was good (peche) is same style but better.

Cocktail: dragon something? Was very good.

Dessert was panna cotta and was the best part of the meal.

Lots of potential but some odd choices of materials for the burger and assembly for both. 3.5 stars for food and value. Our waiter was good, but the order and timing of food and drinks was not. I’d probably try it again after it’s been open for a bit

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for sharing your review with us. I have passed along your comments to our Culinary Team so that we can continue to improve. Firsthand feedback and suggestions from guests such as yourself is key, and we look forward to perfecting our delicious food & cocktail selections. We thank you for your review, and hope you're able to return in the future to explore our menu further. Best, KJ

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vipSueChef
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very chic, designed well, mix of designs for each room. Music was good selection but crazy loud as if it were a nightclub. Didn't fit the dining room design. Service was quick and attentive. Friendly staff and efficient. 3 of our 4 dishes were great. The burger was burnt and the potato bun was too dry and heavy. Farro salad was good and rice pudding was stellar. Cocktails were good. Bar was fairly busy and will be slow when it gets really busy. Bad bar design. Friendly barback.
Lots of personal service upon entering and leaving. I'd definitely go again.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi SueChef, thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We will definitely share your comments with the team as we continue to improve after our first week open, and hope to see you back again soon. Best, KJ

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Krissy
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was great. The menu... not so much. That crab flan is one of the weirdest and unappetizing things ive ever tasted. The grilled oysters were good, but not nearly as good as the tried and true chargrilled style. As for the drink menu, it's pretty basic and the drinks we had werent that great. My recommendation is to let your amazing bartendera come up with drinks that can actually compete with the amazing bars we have in this city. Revamp that food menu, too. It's overpriced and mediocre.

Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Krissy, thank you so much for dining with us on our first day open! I'm so sorry that your experience wasn't amazing. Our menu is seasonal and changing frequently with special selections prepared by Chef Alex. We thank you for your feedback, and hope you're able to return in the future to explore our menu further.

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Commons Club at Virgin Hotels New Orleans is rated 4.4 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.