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The Davenport Lounge

4.4
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64 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our restaurant and lounge are conveniently located on the third floor lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Parking is validated with purchase.

Unfortunately, we are not offering Afternoon Tea.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 64 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJamesB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. Jerome is The Best of The Best!!

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vipMisslaw27
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service

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MelanieC
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our tea was wonderful! Each of the three courses were delicious and beautifully plated; our server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. It was a terrific treat and we will go back!

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TheresaR
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mardi Gras - pre ball

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vipElizabethG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a coworker

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IanM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Live harpist added to the serene nature of this afternoon tea. Everything was really good except one thing: there seemed to be a lot of confusion about what a lacto-ovo vegetarian (i.e. normal vegetarian) eats. We were served deviled eggs with caviar on top of them (vegetarians typically eat bird's eggs but don't eat caviar because they require killing the fish to get the caviar) but there was an aversion to serve us dairy/cheese (we love cheese). Other than this, the afternoon tea was perfect. It's on the pricey side, but, it's the Ritz. Taking that into consideration, the value for the service was very reasonable at $40/person.

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Sasha
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience- as UK tea party!!! Can’t miss this break lunch to relax from New Orleans crazy energy!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely experience. Would go again in a heartbeat. I wish there had been more to the sandwich course, but other than that, no complaints or changes. Service was top-notch!

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vipAliS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our girls' afternoon out having tea at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans. The atmosphere was so fun, and the food was delicious. We enjoyed chatting and enjoying each other's company in a beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette Party

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MrsL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful, and tasteful. We’ve done Tea at the Windsor Court the past few years and decided to change it up. We were very pleased with the service.

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DavidK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for High Tea

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vipWhat
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We went for quiet tea but instead had to put up with drunk uncouth group a women. Expected staff to say something to them, but no. Have gone for over 10 years but that was last. I know when I go to certain events not to expect prim and proper behavior but I do not think vulgarity belongs in a tearoom with mothers, daughters. grandmothers, and children.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Ambiance was great. The scones were delicious but very small. I would recommend tea here for a larger group but let them know that the service is slow with some servers. Parties that came in 30 minutes or more after us received items long before my party of two. Felt like an afterthought. A tad disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The charge was the same for adults and children - $70 per person and was not worth it. Kids hardly ate anything that was served.

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vipTerri
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

revilion dinner we had was amazing and Ritz is so festive this time of year.

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Susie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My baby sister and my niece and I had the marvelous experience of high tea. I urge you all to experience this charming, extravagant service. It truly made the Christmas season for us. Highly recommend. Hospitality is amazing. We were made to feel very special!

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KentuckyGirl
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Papa Noel Afternoon Tea with our daughter. We had taken her there for tea years ago when she was little, it was the one thing she wanted to do on returning to New Orleans. It was a lovely experience. After our last course, the waitress brought out a plate of delicious beignets with “welcome back” written on the plate in chocolate. Such an unexpected gesture.
Tea at the Ritz Carlton will always be a must for us when in New Orleans!

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jodys
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I came for tea and we were very pleased. My mom had recently finished chemo treatment and this was a celebration. She even received a special candle to take home and a card signed by staff. Our server, Mary and her assistant,Brianna, made this a very special event for my mom. The food was as good as it was pretty. Highly recommend

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Amazing
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every element of the space, the service and the food was outstanding!
I only wish management would have asked the guy yelling into his cell phone to put the phone away, or at the very least, quiet down. He challenged the elegance of the space and occasion.
Yet, Penny was amazing! Just an incredible person!

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victoria
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This is supposed to be high tea. I expected more from the ritz. The cakes were dry. Dissatisfied and disappointed is what I felt. They should really consider having high tea at the plaza and then change their menu.

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RenaP
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Went for the afternoon tea service. The service was set up on a couch with a low table at the back of the lounge. The lounge itself is pretty much a bar and people were walking back and forth the entire time. Our server had to walk quite a distance to get our food. The China and linens were very plain and the food itself was bite size. I was expecting a tier of food by each item came to us separately and while the presentation was nice the size of each item was miniscule, which would be understandable if we were eating expensive ingredients, but we weren't. Needless to say not impressed at all and for nearly $50 not worth the money. The only outstanding thing was the tea. This service should honestly be scrapped from the Ritz they clearly need to revamp it. I actually hated the seating and arrangement because it was hard reach for things we're literally stretching. Very inconvenient and uncomfortable. The waitress never brought us new silverware after we used ours on our tiny tea sandwiches. We had to use the same utensils for our desserts. The Ritz didn't even have proper tea spoons we had huge bulky tablespoons. Very lackluster. I would definitely not recommend this service to anyone looking for a proper tea service.

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TERRANCEP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, ambiance and waiter were all perfect. Our server Brad was wonderful. The harp music was lovely. We will return.

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vipBrad
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Nothing better than afternoon tea at The Davenport!

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ONLY thing that could have make the experience perfect was music. On the website, I understood it to say there would be a harpist, but she showed up only for the 2:00 seating, as we were leaving. If there was to be no live music for ambience, they should have piped in some type of relaxing music. We normally go to the Windsor Ct for Tea, but everyone liked The Ritz better so we will be back!
The waterfall was a nice touch :)! - seriously, the staff handled the roof leak with utmost professionalism.
The food & tea were wonderful - taste & presentation.
The service (Garret) was great & I am sure his trainee will do just fine.
Thank you for a marvelous time!

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Afternoonteagoer
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Penny was very nice and attentive. I only wish less of the desserts involved hazelnuts as 3 of my 5 were changed. I was really looking forward to the chocolate ones from the menu. The raspberry jam and scones were very good. I quite liked the decontructed sandwich idea as well. I can't pick a favorite because I enjoyed all of them.

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MARYV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very elegant and relaxing. Beautiful space, well appointed. Great service. I've had better tea sandwiches and scones at other hotels but this was certainly good fare.

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vipAngelaT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This was the worst Ritz experience I've ever had. We went for afternoon tea. All the courses tasted horribly, especially the deserts. They tasted like they had been in the fridge for 3 days and then taken out and served. Only the 2 tiny scones tasted somewhat decent and not 3 days old. I also told our waiter to notify the chef of my food allergy and they brought out sorbet for a desert.
The champagne was generic and they didn't even fill the teapot with extra hot water.
The decor was mediocre and the management needs further training in other Ritz establishments to learn how things should be run.
Truly hate leaving this review but it had to be said

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vipBrazilBabe
Cleveland
142 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the afternoon tea! Both the savory and the sweet were beautifully presented and delicious! The lounge is so nice and really liked our table with the armchairs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went to tea for my daughter’s 8th birthday at the Ritz. It was an overall lovely experience. She had a great time.
The service was phenomenal. They went above and beyond to ensure she had a great time and to help my handicapped mother who joined us. Special shout out to Kelly!!
The food ranged. The savory food was great as were the scones. Sadly the desserts were least tasty.
Ambience was very nice except that it was SO COLD that it made us want to leave sooner than we otherwise would have.
I think I would go back for a special occasion but I hope the dessert improves.

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Scott
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for the tea service. The server, Garrett, was beyond hospitable and accommodating (I also made special requests as a surprise to my partner!). The food was excellent as well.

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AnniqueR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

For such a highly recommended place the experience was sub-par at best. Our server was fantastic and she alone made the redeemed the experience. The tea was great but the food was disappointing, for $40 a person we got 5-6 little microscopic hors d'oeuvres, not a true tea service. Dry chicken salad and tasteless savory course. The deserts tasted like they had been siting in the chiller for a long time. The scones and beignets were the only things that were tasty.

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KarlaDi
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Afternoon Tea while in New Orleans and enjoyed every minute of it. The teas, the food and the presentation were all lovely. It was a very special treat and we would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys such experiences.

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NolaMAP
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took my friend for Afternoon Tea as a Christmas gift and it was a big hit! Will return with other friends.

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viptomG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my Son take his grandmothers to tea as their Christmas present from him. They had a fabulous time!

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EmilyKV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, and careful attention to my dining companion's vegetarian diet, which I noted when i made the reservation on OpenTable. Sever and kitchen were aware and ready. Server was wonderful, just a delightful experience.

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KatieL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sue Crabtree was AMAZING. Our original server was not too attentive but Sue the manager stepped right in and took care of us. She was great! I don’t have enough words as to what an asset she is to the team there. She even put the first course aside for a member of our party who was late. She was very thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice for afternoon tea

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was great!
The selection of teas was great as well as the food. I would definitely visit again

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Anon
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful afternoon tea here with my wife. Wonderful presentation.

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The Davenport Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 64 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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