Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel

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253 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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Welcome to Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel!

New Orleans is renowned for its French cuisine, and you won’t have to leave the confines of The Eliza Jane to enjoy delicious fare within a French bistro.

Couvant, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, specializes in classic French cooking with a modern, whimsical twist. Entrees pay homage to French history and regional specialties. Never pretentious, the dishes and service at Couvant are purposefully simple and social.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(504) 324-5400
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Our picture perfect event spaces make the ideal event locale for intimate dinners and receptions in New Orleans. From flatware to florals, our events team will work to make sure your big day is everything you want and more.
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Private party contact
Maggie Bondi: (866) 943-9142
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was sooooo amazing. We had the restaurant week menu and it we were not let down. Our first experience with Couvant but will not be the last.

M
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic! Our food was delicious! Eliza Jane may be the coolest hotel in NOLA. It is a MUST try. You will love it. Valet pkg availability too. Will definitely go back!

LL
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

took wife for lunch and enjoyed Chef Michael's appetizers and especially the luncheon entree of Skate---extremely tender. our waiter, Justin, was attentive and knowledgeable. A very nice afternoon.

s
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

interesting location. went during Restaurant week and they were not crowded. Our server was great!! very informative about the menu. Food was very good but a bit pricey. Atmosphere was awesome !! many little knooks to perhaps sit and have a drink. Would definitely go back with a group of friends to socialize!!

d
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

TLDR: mouse! The experience ended with a bill being handed to us for $42 dollars - drinks and a barely touched cheese plate- after we spotted a mouse run right through the restaurant. We waited over 15 minutes from placing our drink order to receiving a horrible cocktail and beer. It was disappointing all around.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 7th anniversary, and it wasn’t busy due to Decadence pulling the crowds to the Quarter. Elliott treated our party of 4 with extraordinary service. The tar tar was melt in your mouth incredible, the murder point oysters were on point, and the foie gras was the best I’ve had since Paris. We also enjoyed the escargot, the mussels and the gulf fish. The two bottles of wine we had (Chablis and Bordeaux Blanc) were also good. It’s an expensive meal but well worth the price.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was acceptable, not memorable. Wine was slightly overpriced & wine list was smallish. Food was very good, not perfect. Skate was nice & fresh & cooked perfectly, but the brown butter sauce was a bit heavy for it. Tangine was very tasty, but would have benefited from a little extra additional veg. Besides ONLY carrots. Dessert was solid. We do like this place & will return.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond exceptional- once again.

JM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience service excellent friendly knowledgeable regarding menu and preparation

RR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambiance were outstanding. The bartender was hilarious and Management seemed very aware of everything. My wife and I really enjoyed our meal ( she had fillet and I had scallop special). We have already told many friends that this is a must try restaurant!!

DH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very accommodating the food was great, the noise level was perfect to where you could actually converse. The veal chop was impeccable..

PS
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

beautiful modern space; approachable but classically French menu; cute cocktails with some fresh scrubs; hostess and bartender were VERY colorful and friendly!! I'd come back just for them!; fantastic clean service and presentation; starters were the standout course with tartar and Lyonnaise that rivaled those at starred restaurants; coffee service was the only thing that was a bit lacking; overall a fabulous experience in a city of fierce French competition

MM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, stylish classic French restaurant in the CBD Excellent service. Fantastic menu.

If you love classic French cuisine, this is your restaurant.

MC
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try somewhere we did not have on any of our “lists” as it is coolinary. First the we really liked the restaurant, this was unexpected as we normally give hotel restaurants a lower mark. But we liked this place. Our server was amazing. She made our meal just that more special. Knowledgeable, present, perfect timing, and understood the chef and the menu at a high level. I had the steak tartare to start, done in a classic style. Perfectly executed. My main course was the confit de cuissue de canard. Again a classic preparation executed properly. I had the profiteroles to finish. The meal was excellent. The service was over the top. I was surprised to tell the truth. I recommend you try it and see what you think. Eat. Be happy.

k
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Underwhelmed. My friend had the duck entrée and it was inedible; VERY DRY. My Tajine entrée was fine, however, I don't need to go back to get it again. The restaurant was beautiful, as was the hotel, though both were empty.

L
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Everything was lovely, except the service. The poor kid was a fish out of water. I'd give it another go, but hope to sit in someone else's area.

We had brunch and ordered the ham & cheese croissant to start and it was everything I hoped it would be and I could have eaten three more. We rounded out the meal with Pain Perdu and The Royale. Highly recommend all of it.

d
Naples
93 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the sangria. Vichyssoise was a little thin, but otherwise good. Steak tartar was excellent

S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

There are so many dining options in NO this one sound not figure in my top ten. The valet parking service is incompetent, disgraceful and shameful.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best veal chop ever. Very good service and beautiful space. Will absolutely be dining at Couvant again.

JR
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and this time I had lunch...it was great; my new favorite place to eat...the atmosphere is great, and is enhanced by the funky coolness of the hotel in which it is lodged. I had the Lyonnais salad, which was new to me. My wife had quiche which had the consistency of meringue and was feather light. This is NOLA dining sophistication at its finest.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a wonderful little french restaurant in a great hotel. While everything we had was great, their pastries were particularly delicious.

NF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samantha was a great waitress. She went the extra mile to see if I could get muscles even though it wasn't included on the brunch menu. The tea was awesome. It came in the cutest kettle with a sturdy mug. Very high quality service and products.

c
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service great food please check it out the hotel is great

SG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in New Orleans, a hidden gem.

MC
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before The Rolling Stones concert. A great restaurant. Attractive decor (the outside patio would be beautiful on days when Barry is not around!). The food was fresh and very flavorful. The redfish was delicious, moist and beautifully cooked with a sauce that complemented it perfectly. The service was attentive and the server knowledgeable about the food. Overall a great experience. We will certainly be back.

P
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service impeccable, everyone was as friendly and nice as could be. In making reservation, we noted this was a birthday celebration, and they did not ignore that fact once we were there, which made a special occasion all the more so. I would go back here in a heartbeat, again and again. Wonderful!

TD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The service was impeccable. Although the lamb was very slightly overcooked, everything else was fabulous. The escargot was to die for. Prices appropriate. The atmosphere was charming yet variable meaning you could make it cozy and romantic or a larger group.

JR
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant in NOLA; food is French and fabulous, our server Ryan was as knowledgeable and gracious as any I’ve ever had in town... the restaurant is incorporated inside the hotel and the hotel is unbelievably cool...go early and get a drink in the lobby bar or the adjacent lounge. This place rocks in a laid back, comfortable sort of way...a hidden gem in a city replete with great restaurants...

m
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful late lunch here. The food was all perfect in its simplicity. The banana passion fruit daiquiri was excellent as well. Can’t wait to return for dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Holiday meal so we re eating out every day.
Excellent service. Restaurant was very quiet so lacked some ambience otherwise nice decor and great food.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Service was a tad slow for a slow workday lunch.

c
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is excellent! Its focus appears to be classic French cuisine. The chef that opened it has moved on but the food remains as good as or better. I have visited this restaurant at list five times. I have taken New Orleans locals. Everyone has sung its praises.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a chic modern, but cozy setting! Have been many times and will continue to frequent this beautifully designed restaurant with great food.

UD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife asked to celebrate her birthday with Sunday Brunch at Couvant. We had dined there a few times, liked it and wanted to see what their new Chef had changed, so I made reservations with Open Table. When we arrived, we were seated at a quiet two-top booth. Our server arrived quickly, introduced himself and warmly welcomed us to Couvant. As we looked over the menu selections, the manager came to our table, introduced himself and said he was happy we came to Couvant to celebrate a special day. He asked if we would be having any alcohol, and we replied that we would. He smiled and said he would be back in a moment. Our server returned to our table after a few minutes, asked if we had any questions about the menu selections, which we didn't, and took our orders. My wife selected Quiche Lorraine served with a side salad of fresh mixed greens with thinly sliced radishes and a champagne vinagrette, and I selected their Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Lemon with the same side salad that came with my wife's order and a side order of Sliced Avocado. A moment later, the manager returned to our table with two flutes of a sparkling wine, which he served us, with compliments from Couvant, for our special occasion. The sparkling wine was a nicely chilled blanc de blanc style and made a wonderful aperitif while our food was being prepared. Soon our orders arrived and were served to us. Both orders were well prepared, plated attractively, still hot, light and delicious. A short time later, the manager came to our table and asked if everything was satisfactory. I thanked him and replied, if the background music playing was Parisian accordion, rather than soft jazz, and I had a St-Germain Cocktail by my hand, I could easily imagine we were enjoying a delicious brunch in a wonderful Parisian brasserie. The manager said he couldn't produce the accordion music, but I would have a St-Germain Cocktail by my hand in a moment. It was a memorable birthday brunch for my wife.

MS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was delicious! Can’t wait to go back.

LP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with quality service. Would done there again and would recommend to others.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

As a local New Orleanian, it felt very touristy. Based on the drink prices I felt like this was a place for tourists, not locals. My husband ordered a vodka on the rocks, and they asked him if he wanted a single or double. Galatoire's, Antoines, Arnauds and most other restaurants in New Orleans would not offer that. Such a rip off. A double was the size of a single at most other restaurants for twice the price.

NT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! The ail de ray (skate) was so delicious as well as the foie gras and need tartare . The honey lavender lemon custard and the banana daiquiri were delightful. And the service was amazing. Highly recommended :)

C
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I did not enjoy the skate fish. They should let customers know what they are ordering and how it is served. Everything else was great. Loved the escargot!

PF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. We will now be regulars!

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