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Miss River, New Orleans, LA

Miss River

4.6
4.6
496 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Miss River is Alon Shaya’s “love letter to Louisiana,” based on his vast experience of the local culture and cuisine in his nearly 20 years as a resident. As the signature lobby-level restaurant of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, this ingredient-driven restaurant pays tribute to New Orleans grand dining, showcasing Chef Shaya’s spirited take on beloved local dishes, while providing surprise and fun to the dining experience. Diners will enjoy exceptional personalized service and elements of whimsy throughout their experience, including the show of the Food Stage - the centerpiece of Miss River, where chefs display extravagant plating of signature dishes. The bar at Miss River offers 30 seats, set within the space of the restaurant, and is a gathering place for pre and post-diners. The bar features a daring cocktail program, where unexpected and inventive takes on the classics are showcased.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 434-5701

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelley Schmidt

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Poydras St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Canal St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

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  1. DM

    DMDS

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was outstanding managing our meal delivery.
  2. M

    Michael

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and beautiful setting. Food was very creative and imaginative. Our server was very helpful with suggested items. Wonderful experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Brunch experience! Lovely setting and awesome service! Food was really good too! Everyone in our party enjoyed the appetizers And brunch dishes. The Baked Alaskan Dessert was perfect for our friend’s birthday celebration.
  4. PR

    PeggyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings, great jazz combo, delicious food. The $8 really was a plus. Our waiter Brian provided excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.
  5. MD

    MaryD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was fantastic & accommodating! It was my husband's birthday & our original reservation was for a Friday night. However, we could only get a babysitter for Saturday night & there were no reservations available for Saturday. I explained our situation to the person who answered the phone & they made Saturday night happen for us. The service was amazing which I find it hard to get great service anywhere after the pandemic. The food & drinks were amazing. Thank you Miss River for a great night! It is hard for us to get away for date nights & this was a fun & memorable one.
  6. m

    melanieg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Waiter was super annoying! He tried to rush us to place our order and lingered too long when he brought the bill to the table.
  7. D

    Dbrow47

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting in the new Four Seasons Hotel with every dish a delicious surprise served by impeccable staff. Bravo!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    Very disappointed in the quality of the food. Big disappointment. Especially the gumbo.
  9. JT

    JamieT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was beyond wonderful. The food was totally delicious and like no other Ive had before. We dine out often and this is one of my new favs in New Orleans. Thank you for a glorious evening
  10. T

    Tasha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    I expected more from the whole fried chicken. Lacked seasoning and was fried in old grease. Good presentation but NOT worth the price.
  11. g

    gardendistrictguy

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent, thoughtful service. Elegant ambience. No tablecloths, a jarring omission. Perhaps I am being unfair—I found the food to be O. K., but not inspired. Best things: the sweet potato muffin, Lima beans and black eyed peas, French fries (excellent). So call it 3.5, not 3, but not sure we’ll be returning. Sorry . . .
  12. MR

    MelodyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was great! The staff was very helpful in every way. The food was good but could have used a little salt and pepper. The desert was GREAT!!! and the Sweet potato bread was amazing!!
  13. EO

    EatOutAlot

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and the redfish courtbouillon was outstanding!!!
  14. SP

    SusanP

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday and were treated with a complimentary drink, balloon and card. It's a wonderful place for a special celebration. The food was outstanding, and the cocktails not only looked gorgeous but were delicious! Wonderful dining experience.
  15. MW

    MarcelW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The entire meal came out at once, rather than serving the salads first. Although this was unacceptable, we chose not to return the entrees to the kitchen.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food great company!!!
  17. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was fantastic. But there were multiple diners wearing t-shirts, cargo shorts, baseball caps, etc. A 4-star restaurant should have higher standards. Makes you feel like you’re eating at the airport instead of a fine dining establishment.
  18. HD

    HrtDoc

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day brunch Excellent service Excellent environment and ambiance Excellent food
  19. NO

    NOLAFoodie

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Miss River for Father's Day brunch. It was a wonderfully festive atmosphere, with great service, great cocktails, and great food. Chef Shaya was in the house and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves, stopping by tables to chat and thank us for dining. The service was attentive but not "hoovering," and the timing of when the various drinks and dishes came out was at a perfect relaxed pace. We started with the Oysters en Brochette which were crispy and tender. For entrees, we had the Crabmeat Omelette and the Eggs Creme de la Creme, with sides of grits and praline bacon. Everything was delicious! Sadly, we did not save room for dessert. Honestly, I cannot wait to return to explore more of the menu.
  20. E

    Emily

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Alon Shaya spot in the Four Seasons - highly recommend!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, and they kicked it off with excellent complimentary champagne and finished it off with a delicious complimentary bread pudding dessert! Megan was so kind and took excellent care of us, as well as everyone there we encountered. As for food, the crab maison and the buttery duck were both absolutely delicious. They sure made the day special, and we loved it! Thank you, Miss River!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hate to spill the secret but Miss River is the best dining experience in New Orleans, on every level, especially now that Upperline has retired. Appetizers, entrees, sides, wine list and staff all great. Can’t wait to go back. If Miss River is a love letter to New Orleans, we love you back, dude!
  23. r

    reionar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really nice.I really enjoyed my bday experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You just can't go wrong with Miss River. It's one of my favorites! Love, love, love the redfish and crab augratin. I also love the ambience. It's one of the most beautiful restaurants in New Orleans.
  25. C

    Cess

    New Orleans

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    we had the whole fried chicken and it was yummy; it wasn't a perfect night out but close to it
  26. WH

    WestHollywoodFoodie

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  27. DF

    DrFefe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best butter milk fried chicken I have ever had. The decor was amazing especially the black and white floors. I’m pretty familiar with Four seasons and the experience was nothing less.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service! We will be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.. only complaint is valet charged 50 dollars to park vehicle after spending 400.00 dollars in the restuarant. Maybe parking should be complimentary.
  30. KR

    KennyRabalais

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Fun and good looking hotel
  31. CC

    CarolynCroom

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The hostess stand needed much more staff for a Saturday evening. We waited awhile for someone to even greet us and our table wasn't ready until 20 mins after our reservation. There also didn't seem to be enough servers- only a bus person, head server, but no back server. I would expect more from a restaurant in the Four Seasons. Our head server seemed overwhelmed but service improved as the evening went on. The bench were we sat was also covered in stains - I laid out my napkin to cover them. The food was the best part of the meal at least - as I hoped & expected from Alon Shaya. Crab maison salad was a little salty. The portion size and pricing is a little out of line with what I'd expect. Who needs a whole duck as an entree for $70? That should've been on the shared dishes portion of the menu. Overall, despite the high quality of our dishes, I'd say this restaurant is sort of a mixed bag. I'd recommend going to Chemin a le Mer first- great experience there, stellar service.
  32. VS

    VineetS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  33. B

    Brando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was incredible. Every flavor, every detail. Perfect! Holy smokes!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice time experiencing the ambiance and flavors of Miss River!
  35. AT

    AldoT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable!! Food plated lovely but tasted "ok".
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were impeccable! It was our first time dining here but it won’t be our last. Most of the service was great! Our main server, Matt, was primarily inattentive and standoffish to us but did not seem to have that issue with his other tables in our vicinity. However, all other members of the staff were very pleasant, friendly, and helpful.
  38. MD

    MattD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE SERVICE WAS A-1. ITS DEFINITELY A GO-TO PLACE FOR DINNER OR LUNCH. VALETS IS A BIT STEEP, HOWEVER YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR CAR IN A TIMELY FASHION.
  39. TC

    ThiravatC

    Mississippi

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Alon Shaya has brought the goods in this new, signature restaurant. Anyplace you can get Ms. Emily's red beans and rice is worth a visit!
  40. KD

    KerriDH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect for our romantic dinner out! Everything was fantastic, but our favorites were the Blue Crab Au Gratin, Gumbo, and Chocolate Doberge Layer Cake!

FAQs

Miss River is rated 4.6 stars by 496 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 42 times today
Google Map for Miss River

2 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poydras St.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Canal St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelley Schmidt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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