Effervescence

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170 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
Effervescence is a French Quarter lounge featuring inventive sharing plates, cocktails, and a vast array of sparkling wines. Explore bubbles by the flight, glass or bottle. Our list includes wines from around the world as well as an extensive selection of vintage and non-vintage champagne.

Our chefs utilize the best local ingredients to create fresh dishes with an eclectic flair, the perfect compliment to bubbles. Our seasonal offerings are suitable for a light snack or full dining experience. An abbreviated menu is available late night after 10pm. New brunch bites available Sundays!

Table service is offered throughout our sleek, modern dining room and cozy back patio. Reservations are welcomed but not required, as we set aside the majority of our tables for walk-in guests. Reservations are accepted for parties up to 6 people. For parties over 6, please join us as a walk-in or contact us to book an event. Please inquire on our website http://www.nolabubbles.com

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What 170 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.9
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KK
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

This should not be recommended as a dinner restaurant. There is very little food at a high price.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate our birthdays during our girlfriends getaway and the entire Effervescence crew made sure that it was truly a special occasion. The place is beautifully decorated and the menu is full of options for every taste and every budget. I ordered a half Prosecco flight which was generously poured and definitely didn’t make you feel as if you were getting only half of anything! My friend ordered the popsicle Prosecco and liked the popsicle so much she ordered an extra popsicle on the side, which was reasonably priced and graciously accommodated. This is great date night choice and I definitely recommend it for celebrating your special occasion.

h
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time we went to this restaurant! It had a fun atmosphere and the staff is very knowledgeable about the sparkling wines! Very Fun!

SC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, the drinks were creative and delicious, and the entire ambiance was intimate and almost luxurious which made the evening so worth it

s
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Enjoyed the food, drink and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful classy change of pace spot in NOLA. Service was top notch. Definitely worth stopping by for a bubbly flight and snacks before your night out or brunch.

K
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday. Perfect for a night out! The cocktails are amazing. The food menu is limited and changes up so check it before decided to dine as well. The staff is amazing! Very tentative.

k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our champagne cocktails were fantastic, and small plates were on point— nuanced flavors combined with old favorites. highly recommend!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Julius was amazing and gave us the best service and recommendations on menu items! So happy we decided to come in and dine here during our time in NOLA.

k
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite bar in New Orleans or anywhere. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food menu, and wonderful drinks and service.

OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place!

EG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Effervescence. Food was outstanding! The free popcorn was the best I’ve ever had and asking our server for recommendations was an excellent idea. A most enjoyable evening and would definitely return.

BB
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary. In every way. Expensive, but worth every penny. We will never forget that night.

AF
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration. 8 course prix fixe that ended up a bargain for the experience delivered. Every course provided something unique or extraordinary, meaning I’ve not had it before or never had it this good.

Owner was there, service impeccable, chefs are gifted. If you visit New Orleans make the effort to get here. There format is less formal outside of NYE, and cocktails, bubbles and small plates will make a perfect start or a perfect night.

KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique concept in a comfortable upscale setting with possibly the best chef in NOLA. The menu was unique and creative with a 5-star presentation, and distinctly memorable flavors.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome!

TS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I took my parents to Effervescence because the first time we went it was so much fun. This time was dreadful. Our waiter appeared to be on drugs. His hands were shaking and he kept forgetting about us. My dad asked about his drink and the waiter repeated “its known to be very good.” Thats all he knew about it. The first time i went, it was fun to hear about the different champagnes, wine, and cocktails. It was a completely different experience this time. We were there over an hour, and barely got one round because we could never get any help. We finally left in exasperation. We won’t be back.

The popcorn is great. The first time we ate a full meal and it was superb. We didn’t eat this time because we left.

EW
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided on Effervescence to be the right spot for a Birthday celebration. It turned out to be the refectory setting with excellent champagne and seafood. Everything was most enjoyable. We will certainly return and recommend Effervescence to all.

SR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations for a party of 5 was relatively easy to make
Interesting wine & bubbly samplers and delicious snacks that pair well are winning combinations in my book. The ambience is lovely and the professional staff attentive and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed walking out to the restaurant and seeing the colorful residences too.

FF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the city, prepared by the best chefs in the city!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a birthday celebration.

n
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried a new champagne by the recommendation of my server. It was delicious and perfect! The food hands down was scrumptious. That West Indies crab salad is AMAZING! I had two orders, that should tell you right there.😉

Effervescence has a great vibe and atmosphere. Great small plates and an extensive champagne, wine and mixed drink menu. Met the owner and she was a doll. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!

SW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were phenomenal, as were the drinks and food. Can not wait to go back!

DM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ryan and Karen made the experience lovely and so worth repeating. Ryan’s knowledge of the champagne and Karen’s detailed description of the food and prep were so integral to the evening. Highly recommend this restaurant.

RJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, laid back restaurant with amazing selection. Our server was great and the manager had several recommendations for bottles.

TD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unique delicious menu items in fun upscale atmosphere.

d
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in years. From the flight of champagne to the amazing small bits to the dessert to the after dinner cocktail, the staff and owner made me feel like I was at home. I can’t wait to go back.

RG
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful interior, creative small plates and huge alcohol selection. Though the wines-by-the-glass were pricey ($12-14), they were of excellent quality!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice quant bar. Great place to meet for drinks & a light bite. The champagne selection is Amazing. The cauliflower is DELICIOUS!

D
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous find! We tried new champagnes, had a lovely chilled seafood platter, and just the right professional attention from our server in a beautiful, French-inspired setting. Don’t miss this gem👍

J
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions for price. Excellent quality foods. Especially loved the banana french toast dessert.

JM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of bubbly. Wonderful, unique tapas. Very attentive service.

o
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Effervescence is always a wonderful experience. The bubbles selection is great and the food is spectacular! Attention to detail in atmosphere, beverages and food make this place a real standout, perfect for a special occasion or casual evening out. The Sunday brunch is divine where, as in all the dishes, the ingredients are pure and impeccably combined to offer some of the truly most delicious food in town. Slow poached eggs become something quite exquisite when topped with their labneh hollandaise. Add the optional caviar and have your choice champagne...if only every morning could start this way!

MC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening! Love the decor

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best caviar outside of Red Square in Vegas

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tasty bites and bubbles!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot has charming exterior and interiors creating an amazing ambiance. Perfect for bubbles of all kinds (their selection was no joke), but don’t skip the menu! The owner was kind and helpful in menu selection. Everything we ate was delicious- so nice we went BACK during our stay. Worth the Uber ride!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, better drinks, very cute little place. However it is a bit pricey.

j
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Flights of champagne are a great way to learn which ones you like. Effervesence offers several as well as some great small bites in a charming atmosphere.