Rosie's on the Roof

3.9
85 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A place for casual fun and social engagement, this laid back restaurant and bar with sweeping views of the New Orleans skyline is a perfect place to start — and finish — your night in New Orleans. Current safety guidelines preclude table service. We are not currently taken reservations at this time, its on a first come first serve. On busy nights, there may be a wait. Planning an upcoming soiree and want to really impress your guests? Reserve our expansive rooftop which provides built-in views and a unique place you can really make your own in a nontraditional setting.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
What 85 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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food
3.7
service
4.5
ambience
3.6
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipQueen
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I always have a great time . We are regulars and love it here . Bartenders and Service is great ! Cooks are awesome. Food is succulent and the VIEW is totally STUNNING . Hubby was Honored with a Small Family gathering for his BDay by his Wifey . We had a Suite at the Higgins and Memories that will forever be remembered.
Thomas (Executive Chef) is Amazing . Thank you all so very much !

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KatieH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were guests at the hotel and My reservation was made for 845pm and when we arrived I was told they weren't doing reservations and it was open seating (there were no seats available). They told us we could order but they closed at 9pm. Never saw a server, had to walk up and get the bartenders attention just to be told what I stated above. We left and went somewhere else. Highly disappointed.

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ChristinaH
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was raining so we had to sit inside despite our outside reservations, which was fine. Service was great. Food was subpar. Definitely not worth what we spent on it. You definitely pay for the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waitress was awesome, They're understaffed.

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vipCoolinary
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is the best in the city. No other buildings in the way. Drinks were tasty too!

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vipEatitup
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Took a very long time to get our entrees. When asked what the issue was, was told that the chef had to go to get more burgers. I believe our order was misplaced. At least, tHe server gave us her discount. I would not recommend ordering food here.

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SeanE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very wonderful waitstaff and incredible views. We would definitely go back when in NOLA again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had to make a reservation to have a limited menu of burgers, Caesar salad and chicken sandwich. Service was mediocre. No heaters so you could sit outside on the patio. I know COVID is still a concern, but every other restaurant manages a decent menu with good options. When you have to make a reservation, the menu should be better.

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vipQueen
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s survive America.

We hope all is well .
Thomas the Executive Chef is Amazing . Staff is awesome and safe to dine . We sat Outdoor on the Roof with Hubby , Son and I . It was Beautiful as always . We was regulars prior to the awful pandemic.

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KarenW
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The excellent staff at Rosie’s was welcoming and gracious throughout our dinner. While the menu was limited due to the virus, each individual in our party was pleased with their food choices.

Our waiter, a young man originally from overseas, was pleasant and informative. Also, I complimented the chef on her delicious, light and seemingly greaseless fried, oysters, crab beignets and bacon wrapped brussel sprouts.

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KellyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday. Everyone was courteous and prompt. We enjoyed the experience.

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Kerinn
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We came really excited to celebrate a night out as new parents and ended up having a serious let down. We decided to book open table at Rosies so we could get a nice table overlooking the city and when we got there they told us us was first come first serve and they didn't hold anything for open table so we ended up being seated at some coaches. Not great to try and eat at so we dipped and went to one of our regular spots to get a bottle of wine and enjoy some food. It just sucked because the cocktails were AMAZING, service, not so much. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great city view and ambiance. Loved it! Nice hang out spot and beautiful hotel!

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vipMinnie
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely and spacious with beautiful views. Pleasant wait staff. Drinks are really pricey We had a bourbon and coke and they charged us $17 for week bourbon and $3 for the coke. Even with the view that’s high. The Prosecco was also really high. One of the highest in the city.

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vip48andgreat
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The true stars here are the view and the bar tender Brandon! Drinks are great, small plates filling..view SPECTACULAR!

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Gingho
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate there 2 nights, a testimony to how much we enjoyed it. Portions were generous and price reasonable. The service was quick. The atmosphere was friendly and the staff adhered to Covid practices.

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Gingho
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on vacation visiting WWII museum, and dinner we had was reasonable and tasted great. Will definitely go there again

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place for a drink and sunset

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Please get rid of the paper plates and no table service. It would have made all the difference. The view is spectacular but some elements kill the ambiance—less romantic. Food offerings are meh.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had a reservation and were told to find a table ourselves and given no menus while we witnessed other people being provided menus and shown table options by staff. We then ordered a Caesar salad with blackened shrimp and fried oysters and an order of Buffalo wings at the window. We were notified later that they were out of oysters. The staff yelled my name for the order and does not bring the food to the table while other tables had their food brought to them. The wings were cold, and the salad came in a plastic container with dressing from packets. The views and location are really great, but the food and service are awful.

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DougK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Would not waste my money a second time at this location. We were told reservations were required, so we obtained before we arrived. However, this was unnecessary as seating was not monitored and was a free-for-all. Took a while to figure out how to order drinks or food as there were no signs...other guests were trying to go to the bar, however they were sent away. Finally figured out you had to go to one window in the middle of the restaurant and then they would attempt to call your name when your drink/food order was ready even though the television was blaring loudly over the speakers. The drinks were way overpriced - they served the martini in a small champagne glass...really, a bar without martini glasses?? We got a shrimp po boy (which was the only decent thing we had) and a charcuterie board which was shameful - 6 pieces of lunchmeat folded over on a toothpick and 2 pieces of cheese.
While this was the only eatery in the vicinity for the hotel patrons (the restaurant was closed) - I would not return nor would I recommend it to anyone.

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Mona
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOOOOVE it here. Intimate setting. Very quiet and beautiful view of the city.

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vipMinnie
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we didn’t dine and Covid rules kept us from engaging with staff like normal, we truly enjoyed our visit. The staff was warm and welcoming and the seating was ample. The drinks were heavily poured and the views were amazing. Very laid back and romantic. Will definitely be back.

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CallieG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special evening-72nd birthday. We both had the smashed burgers. Cooked and prepared to perfection. John's beer and my white wine were both wonderful. In fact, I got the name of my wine to purchase it in my home city. Desserts! The Warm Chocolate Cake with really Cold Vanilla Ice Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce was superb. The freshly baked Beignets tossed with Satsuma Dusting Sugar, Warm Chocolate Dipping Sauce were also cooked to perfection; crisp on the outside and light on the inside. I'd be tempted to drive the 3 hours there and 3 hours back just to eat at Rosie's on the Roof again.

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Steve
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This bar has every chance to be a great rooftop spot in New Oreans. Unfortunately they just don't seem to care about quality or service. It should be first class, but everything about the experience felt cheap.

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DK2020
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The rooftop bar gives a wonderful view of the city and the food and drinks were made well and quickly. However, the price for some items is on the higher end. Would definitely recommend checking it out.

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Veryexpensive
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Crab Beignets mostly crust and very little crab. Smoked fish dip good. Fish and chips fairly good, but unreasonably expensive in my view. Going there was almost as expensive as GW Fins.

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vipCourtneyG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

I came here with some friends for a late dinner. The place is cool, food and drinks are reasonable, great view. My only complaint is that during a pandemic the restaurant failed to follow covid rules. There was a group staying in the hotel that was up on the rooftop. They approached us unmasked and we asked them to leave. Because the gentlemen were drunk they brushed it off and didn’t leave. One member of my party went to ask the restaurant for help because restaurants are supposed to stop unmasked people from approaching groups they don’t know according to Louisiana covid rules. They failed to help us because the group was paying an extra $165/employee per hour for the restaurant to stay open til 11:00pm. My struggle is the restaurant and staff have an obligation to protect their customers and because I wasn’t delving out $165 per person per hour, my health and safety was not a consideration.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We didn’t even get to stay because we were treated so pooly by the staff. I spoke with the manager downstairs and she did get us set up with drinks and crab beignets which was great. It was just really disappointing because we really wanted to enjoy ore dinner cocktails on the roof

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vipHopeK
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Due to Covid it was not the experience we had been looking for. The drinks where good.And the view nice.

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Madame
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was no table service. The sound was terribly loud with a football game. It was a very disappointing experience.

MJ
MJay
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was crowded when we arrived and it appears that our table for our reservation wasn’t reserved. We had to wait

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chadh
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and view were good but menu was somewhat limited, probably due to Covid restrictions. One suggestion I would make is regarding the way they announce your order is ready; your name is called out and during times of higher activity and noise, it can tend to be drowned out in the din and your food sits. I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Service was considerably limited due to Covid. But I felt like they went to an extreme requiring patrons to go up to a window order that food can you come back to the window to pick it up. Everything was served in plastic and plastic forks and knives. I understand they may have taken these precautions for Covid but it was not advertised as a limited service fast food restaurant

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LindaI
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Beautiful view - recommend dinner 1/2 hour before sunset so you can see the city in daylight and the lights after sunset.

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KelvinS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Rosie has let me down. Food is fair to good. Service is problem the worst part of all. But extents to the whole hotel. They never know what is up. But with that said the hotel and view from Rosie is great. Would recommend the hotel and/or Rosie to anyone because of how it looks but would warn about the service.

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viplonestarfoodie
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

I made a reservation for Rosie's but when I arrived it was self seating- no hostess. So what is the point of a reservation system. Luckily one outdoor table was empty. Everything is self service with no waitstaff (not a problem) but also NO cleaning of the tables between patrons. Not good during covid. View is spectacular which is the whole point of going,

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vipJess
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I think they staff didnt really care. The food was fantastic. But everything else was not great. They ruin there veiw of the city with these trees. And you have to go up to a counter to order and pick up you drinks. Very odd. Also The staff was on their phone a lot. I would not recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our table was inside due to light rain, but beside an open door for fresh air and covid comfort. A beautiful nighttime view of New Orleans! Nice for just drinks or a good light meal menu in a casual setting.

FAQs

Rosie's on the Roof offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 528-1941.

Rosie's on the Roof is rated 3.9 stars by 85 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.