Monkey Board

4.1
132 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
There is no better, Instagram-worthy view in New Orleans. From atop our rooftop bar you can see the lights and excitement of the city below. Grab a hand crafted cocktail or frozen drink and relax with friends while you experience 360 reasons why Monkey Board is at the top of NOLA nightlife - outdoor dining at its best.

Looking to book a group of 1 or more? Contact our Private Events Manager at raven.clay@hilton.com.
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Offers

  • Daily Bubbly Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Enjoy 1/2 off ALL bottles of bubbles everyday!
  • Rooftop Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Tue 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Join us for a beautiful sunset view with discounted cocktails, daily until 6:00 PM!
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 132 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
3.7
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4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaCreyel
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful. I really enjoyed my birthday! I’ll go back for sure. We weren’t able to order food because the kitchen was closed on Monday but other than that it was a great experience. YOU HAVE TO COME HERE! It’s even more beautiful at night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I would have rated it higher if we had not been seated inside a speaker, prohibiting our ability to even talk to each other without yelling. Seems like it’s IG-worthy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were first ones to arrive in our section. We waited 10 minutes to be seated. Then we were seated at smallest couch for 2 and a broken stool seat for 4 of us and we avg 60 years old. Asked if we could sit at couch near breeze with more room and she finally let us after we promised to move when other people with reservation got there. We had reservation too so didn’t understand why we couldn’t sit there. No waitress came to get our drinks or food order. Went to bar where newbie took 30 minutes to take order make drinks and pay. Then charged us 20 percent gratuity!!!. We left 1 1/2 hours later starving! Waitress came the minute we left our seats. Ridiculous! We had brought our guests from out of town. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food and drink quality were terrible. The ambiance was a shell of it’s Pre-COVID vibe. Not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

We had a reservation but waited almost 2 hours to order food. Our server was clearly overwhelmed. We had to flag him down both to order drinks and food after waiting much too long.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just wanted to have a couple of drinks with a beautiful view and laid back vibes. Everything was nice! We enjoyed good conversation watching the sun set.

Monkey Board
Responded on June 3, 2021

Awesome! Please come back to visit us!

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AngellaK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place and visited from out of town…it’s a good vibe and loved the music especially!!!!

Monkey Board
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi Angella! Thank you for the positive feedback! Please come back to visit when you're in town again!

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JasmineS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to let your hair down. Will definitely be back!

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accast528
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Oh my goodness, SO BAD! I don't understand the hype, except it is pretty. The drinks were AWFUL...the worse we had in all of NOLA. Super over-priced for sugary kool-aid we literally could not finish. The service was slow. Band was good, but way loud to be able to talk, so there needed to be a better balance there. The cute Instagram pictures of the swing and colorful couch..yeah...it doesn't exist. Just some bar stools and a big bar. Totally not worth the effort to get a reservation, save your time and $$, go elsewhere (recommend Sazarac! That was our favorite bar in all of NOLA, it was at the bottom of the hotel we stayed in).

Monkey Board
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi accast528, Thank you for your feedback! I am so sorry you had a less than pleasant evening in our bar. We will work on our sound levels with the band when they come in. I also apologize for the mix-up of the Instagram photos. Our Instagram is @monkey_board_nola. If there is an additional Instagram, please reach out to us to let us know so that we can take it down and clear the confusion!

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Mare1298
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, great people, great views, and great service!! I’m from out of town and I loved this rooftop vibe. Definitely would come here again!!

Monkey Board
Responded on June 3, 2021

We are happy we helped make your trip to NOLA fun and memorable! Come back to visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice layout- good cocktails and service- affordable music too loud- come for the scene

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

great time, wish kitchen was open later

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Place was a little dirty and grungy looking and not kept up the best but the views were nice and the service was great.

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dough
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The music was loud and annoying. The drink called Dr Orders was bland

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Birthday party to celebrate

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ChristinaB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great view, mediocre service, interesting environment, loud music

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vipMatt
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Please notify guests if gratuity was automatically applied. We tipped cash on top of the gratuity that was automatically applied to our bill for having 9 guests.

Monkey Board
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hi Matt! Thank you so much for your feedback. We have our gratuity policy listed on the table topper with the QR code for the menu, but our server team should absolutely communicate this to the guests as well. I apologize for the inconvenience and we will be sure to make this change!

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KevinW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were directly under the speakers so it was a little loud, but the views , the staff and the drinks were fantastic. Note: We didn't eat so I can't speak for the food.

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Rayage
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not sure what all the fuse was about for this place. Needed a reservation to be the only ones at the restaurant. Pictures are veryyyyy deceiving. Nothing like the pictures. Don’t waste your time here.

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vipTravelDoodle
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Not kept up. Huge fans blowing too hard directly on table, cords everywhere but worst of all was after drink order taken waitress said “they did tell you the kitchen was closed didn’t they”? Then told me about pop up store with snacks in the corner. Had a cocktail (daiquiri machine not freezing) and left. Waitress was nice though.

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NicoleM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The environment was incredible. Drinks were good. The food was pretty disappointing, though. Not sure if we’ll return unless we’re exclusively looking to have a few drinks.

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vipLAFoodie
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Service and staff are awesome. Drinks and views are perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing time!!

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AllisonB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went with a group to celebrate my friend’s bday and we had a good time. They put up windows since I was there last which takes away a little of the ambiance but I’m sure it’s best when it rains. Service was a little slow.

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MichelleW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall a great experience I would recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice spot for Happy Hour! Love the view and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Caught the last half hour of happy
Hour and it was well worth it. Service was awesome and atmosphere was sublime. Would definitely come back again when it’s not raining!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanna was Great! Thx

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Yolanda
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall vibe was GREAT! Friendly and nice staff. I enjoyed Happy Hour & the view was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Bad server

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. We plan to make it a regular spot for Happy Hour.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gorgeous view of downtown . Drinks were good . Didn’t eat there so I can’t comment on food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food1service3ambience3

It was fine

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vipMHLDSTX
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Hipster hangout featuring interesting drinks and average views. Pauline was our waitress, and she was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing

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vipRoryW
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun experience. Great view of Nola.

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PaulaJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

MY RESERVATION WAS FOR 10PM. LAST CALL WAS AT 10:30pm. WE DIDNT GET SEATED UNTILL 10:15PM. WHEN THE WAITER / WAITRESS CAME THE FIRST THING SHE SAID WAS THAT THE KITCHEN WAS CLOSED . SHE TOOK OUR DRINK ORDER AND AFTER 10MINS WITH NO DRINKS WE DECIDED TO LEAVE,
SO WE DECIDED TO LEAVE.

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juliadrw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The menu was limited. The waitress' attitude was subpar. The food was mediocre. The atmosphere and music were the only enjoyable things about this restaurant. Even the drinks were over priced and awful.
Came here because I was staying at the hotel and interested in the rooftop view. There was a party on the side where the view was available so I didnt get to experience that either.
Wouldn't recommend.

Monkey Board
Responded on March 22, 2021

Hi Julia, Thank you for your honest review. I would love to hear more about your experience in Monkey Board, so that we can, as a team, improve on our shortcomings. Please feel free to shoot an email at raven . clay @ hilton or give me a call at 504-518-5500.

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KeithC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

VIEWS for days. Perfect for happy hour and a romantic night

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kaliak
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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FAQs

Monkey Board offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 518-5600.

Monkey Board is rated 4.1 stars by 132 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.

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