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Couvant, New Orleans, LA

Couvant

4.5
4.5
290 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Take a seat at our signature French-inspired bistro, Couvant, housed in the former Peychaud Cocktail Bitters factory. Here, French techniques (think pain perdu for breakfast and cochon de lait for dinner) play on the roots of New Orleans cuisine using fresh, local ingredients.

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 specializes in classic French cooking serving entrees that pay homage to French history and regional specialties. Never pretentious, the dishes and service at Couvant are purposefully simple and social. Nestle into an intimate dining room banquette. Or dine at a bistro table in our historic courtyard for chef-driven entrées and a bottle of wine — or maybe two.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 324-5400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pearson
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Maggie Bondi: (504) 342-2307
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour Tuesday - Sunday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Tue - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    HOUSE COCKTAILS $ 7:00 SELECT LOCAL BREWS $ 5:00 HOUSE GLASS OF WINE $ 7:00 OYSTERS $ 2:50 BEEF FAT FRIES $ 7:00 GOUGERE $ 7:00 PANISSE $8:00 DUCK&BRIE SPRING ROLLS $12:00

What 290 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

290 Reviews
  1. RobertB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience! Devin was a great guide for our culinary journey. Drinks were happily delivered, food was fresh, hot and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  2. valeriesez

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lackadaisical service--things like having to be reminded that our reservation was for outdoors, forgetting to bring us flatware... Food was acceptable but not great, except for the profiteroles. Good bar program for non-alcoholic beverages, excellent courtyard
    CouvantResponded 5 days ago
    Hey, I hate that you didnt love your experience with us I would love to hear more about it so we can improve. I would also love to welcome you back to hopefully wow you more the next time. Thank You, Jesse Carr Director of Food and Beverage

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  3. yummy

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing. We shared escargot and both ordered duck. Everything was perfectly done. Our waitress started out pleasantly but got slower to respond through each course. She brought us the dessert menu and did not return. We appeared to be her only table….After an out 20 minutes we asked the bartender for our check and she went and “found” our waitress who then gave us our check with an attitude. Sad way to end a great meal.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the staff went above and beyond!!!

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  5. LaureneD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our experience at Couvant ! Our waiter was very kind, the food was excellent and the value was really reasonable compare of what you can find in the French Quarter.

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  6. JoelG

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Plats très goûteux, service parfait, je recommande

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  7. RetiredinMidcity

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Couvant for the first time for Easter brunch. I had looked at the menu and was looking forward to seeing if the food tasted as good as it looked. I, along with my entire table was not disappointed! Literally everything the four of us ordered was delicious. In particular, the Croque Madame I ordered was, incredible! Also, more special mention were the side of rosemary potatoes. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the drinks were also awesome. My girlfriend has a gluten allergy, but she was able to find plenty to eat with no problem. Before we left, we were already talking about coming back for a dinner seating.

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  8. Mark

    Atlantic City

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very professional host. Excellent spacing by host in dining room. Wonderful service by Steve. Breakfast was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Would definitely return.

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  9. GildaG

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was simply outstanding. There was no bartender so the rest of the staff had to help and that slowed service a bit but it was worth it. It was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maya was wonderful, she helped us navigate the menu. Food and drinks were awesome… and a nice selection of mocktails too!!

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  11. Delilah

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptionally; The service was spot on. Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Chef was very present which was very nice to see. Good service and great bread.

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  13. NY2CA

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal! The atmosphere was great!! The waiter was attentive. The food was delicious. We had the Couvant burger.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had breakfast here and it was delicious, the service superb and the restaurant is gorgeous.

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  15. WALDOKONG

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food! Superb shrimp and grits. The mushroom omelette was great too!

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  16. Time2Dine

    Cincinnati

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service, and ambience. So well done. Julia was an exceptional server with a warm personality and spirit.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service from start to end. Celebrated my partner’s birthday there and she definitely made her feel so special. Will be back for sure.
    CouvantResponded on March 6, 2024
    Hey, I am so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Cant wait to see you next time!!

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  18. GarrettH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Julia was the highlight of the experience. She has great wine recommendations with each dish. It was the highlight of our New Orleans vacation.

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  19. Jess

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and really enjoyed our brunch. Food and drinks were delicious and service was excellent!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    William was the best server we’ve ever had. We went to about 10 different locations for food on our trip to New Orleans, and this has been the best experience, so much so that we had to return. William was so nice, he recommended great dishes, and also told us which cocktails would go best with which dish. We could not recommend this place more.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall was good, not great. Price to quality of food not what we expected. Very friendly and good service. Menu was very limited. We weren’t unhappy but not sure we would return.
    CouvantResponded on March 6, 2024
    Hey, I hate that you didnt love your experience with us I would love to hear more about it so we can improve. I would also love to welcome you back to hopefully wow you more the next time. Thank You, Jesse Carr

    1 person found this helpful

  22. RachelS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice Saturday brunch here. The bottomless cocktail selection was really nice and they even hooked us up with a pour to go. Food was excellent and arrived quickly. The restaurant is attached to such a beautiful hotel - really spectacular ambience all around. I really recommend checking out the courtyard in the back when the weather is good!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been looking forward to dining at Couvant for a long time. It didn't disappoint for Brunch service on a Saturday. Food was delicious, service was fantastic! Lovely venue. My one and only issue was that 2 of the regular priced cocktails we ordered (espresso martini) and single mimosa were served in banquet sized glasses. I did bring it up to the server but he didn't know why either. No worries. Not a deal breaker but friend to friend- that's not cool. I will absolutely be back to this beautiful restaurant located inside and even more beautiful hotel. I know this tiny issue has nothing to do with the overall dining experience and is strictly related to the bar, but it should be addressed. ❤️

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Reservation at 6:30. Main course delivered at 8:30. Blamed room service take out, the way we ordered., the inexperience of the waitress, but was just poor management. Seemingly, everyone else was served timely. Dessert was only one of 6 options left. Specialty drinks not available and took 10 minutes to inform us of that. Food very good. Service abysmal
    CouvantResponded on February 22, 2024
    We at Couvant are so sorry you experience was not what it should have been and there is no excuse for any of these issues. I would love to invite you back so that we could make your next experience what we strive for. Thank You, Jesse Carr Director of Food and Beverage

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress, Maya, made our experience unique. Great service and delicious food. I loved the escargot cooked in puff pastry. I can’t wait to go back and try another dish!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my boyfriend’s birthday. We loved the ambiance and funky mismatched seating. It was very comfortable and inviting. Food and service was great.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch and every single thing was wonderful! We will definitely be back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best crab claws and skin on snapper I have ever had.

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  29. KBnola

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pan perdu unmatched delicious. The burger is also tasty. Just delicious. Mimosas are kind of small but hey can’t win them all. Will return soon.

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  30. JonahT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best red snapper I've ever had! Everything we ate was delicious.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I absolutely loved Couvant! The staff really saved our evening from a disastrous reservation at another restaurant. Each dish was expertly prepared and absolutely delicious. I had the butternut squash soup and the chicken (poulet); I highly recommend both. Although the wait times were a little long, that’s to be expected during Mardi Gras.

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  32. Nolagirl7576

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch menu! We had a large party and they served us promptly.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a Saturday brunch during Mardi Gras wkd and it was amazing! I'll be adding this to my list for the next visit for sure. Check out the review below! Food: 10/10 - 1 had the shrimp and grits, along with the Duck and Brie spring rolls. Everything was flavorful and tasty! My friend two friends had Croque Madam and the Eliza Jane Breakfast. They were highly satisfied. The drinks were great too! Service: 10/10 - Our server, Matthew, was the great! Not only did he keep the drinks flowing but had great suggestions and was knowledgeable about the menu. I'll be back and I'm asking for Matthew! Ambiance: 10/10 - The ambiance is a vibe! I loved the textured walls and the decor. It's tucked away inside a connecting hotel which almost gives light-speakeasy vibe. The connecting hotel bar is beautiful! The outside patio is really nice too. I could only imagine how nice it is during the warmer months. This is your place for a nice, chill Saturday brunch mood. Nice people and great food. Two good reasons why I keep coming back to NOLA! Can't wait for my next visit.

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  34. Giavanna

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great vibes all around. Went for bottomless brunch and it was worth every penny!

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  35. NolaNative

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch. Food was excellent. Served timely and hot. We will be back!

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  36. LeoA

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely French brassiere in downtown New Orleans. Exceptional experience.

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  37. JodiE

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food & service !!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  39. Melanie

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  40. LenL

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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FAQs

Couvant is rated 4.5 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Couvant

315 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Pearson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 324-5400
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Maggie Bondi: (504) 342-2307
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