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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
risotto, lemon, parmesan, black truffle, chive oil
Crispy Pork Belly
grilled pickled pineapple with serrano peppers, stewed black beans, mascarpone, pecans
Shrimp & Grits
charred scallions, andouille jus, pickled celery, white cheddar stone ground yellow grits
Great service, drinks, and ambience. The food leaves something to be desired for the price point.
I got the grilled shrimp & Mexican streetcorn as an app. Delicious, but a little removed from the Med. Got the Mediterranean burger, a mix of lamb '& beef, nice juicy burger with goat cheese. Very nice meal.
Peter, thanks so much for joining us we are glad you enjoyed it all! Michael Joffrion General Manager
Great experience, and service! Chicken and shrimp and grits were awesome 👌
Thanks for visiting us, we hope to see you again soon! Michael Joffrion General Manager
Food was okay, the crawfish croquettes didn’t taste good at all, felt frozen.
The steak wasn’t seasoned properly and the potatoes taste like frozen breakfast potatoes.
There were many flies over our food .
Dessert was great.
We are sorry you did no like your food. Everything is made from scratch, never frozen with the finest ingredients locally sourced. If the manager had been made aware of this, she would have fixed the issues, We are sorry there was a fly but sometimes they come in when the exterior door is opened. Alec Wilder Owner
The staff was excellent and the atmosphere complimented the experience! However, the short ribs were grisly so we sent it back. Then once again, it was grisly. My scallops were mediocre. Be that as it may, it was ok because the staff was that good that the experience was ok.
Thank you for acknowledging the quality of our staff, but I'm sorry the food didn't match. Michael Joffrion General Manager
Great place for brunch. The outside area is covered, so we stayed dry even as thunderstorms rolled through. Food was excellent.
Glad you enjoyed your experience with us despite the stormy skies! Hope to see you again soon. Michael Joffrion General Manager
Novel setting. Recommended by friends.
Thank you for joining us! Michael Joffrion General Manager
This place was incredible. The food was stellar an the cocktails were fantastic. It's beautiful and feels great on the inside. The service was perfect. Love it!
Matthew, thank you so much for your kind words we are thrilled you had such a great time!
The service was acceptable, the food was bland and over cooked, extremely overpriced for what was served.
Hi there. Chef and I would like some more information on your experience. I'm sorry our food didn't meet your needs, we would love to have bene able to rectify it during your meal. Please email me at email@example.com o m to help us improve. Michael Joffrion General Manager
Loved the atmosphere and the beautiful light coming through cathedral windows. Nice bar vibe and great food. Waitress was friendly and attentive.
Thank you for joining us, and thank you again for the recommendation! Michael Joffrion General Manager
The service and food was great!
Fantastic experience as always. The food was A plus and the drinks spot on. I know how difficult it has been for restaurants and want to thank everyone at Vessel for making our evening so enjoyable. We cannot wait to come back!
Thank you so much for noticing the hard work this staff has put in lately, it is DEFINITELY appreciated. We are all thrilled you had such a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for joining us! Michael Joffrion General Manager
Great food, great cocktails, great service, amazing atmosphere. Cannot compliment the pork belly appetizer enough. Streetcar stop- going toward bourbon- right up the street. Such a good experience.
You summed up everything we strive for in your first sentence alone! We really appreciate your great review and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for joining us! Michael Joffrion General Manager
I’ve eaten here before and had much better food but this time everything was off. Fish dip was runny, cauliflower and carrots were undercooked, shrimp was too salty and corn was swimming in sauce. It’s a lovely space but the food was not good.
Hi Amanda, I'm very sorry for the issues with your food. I assure you if I were on shift I would have corrected these before they hit your table. We have just recently staff up fully and I am working out the kinks with all my new cooks. I assure you we will be just as fantastic as you remember the next time you visit us. Thanks for your feed back. Cheers, Chef Amandalynn
Great atmosphere! Enjoyed the staff as well as the food and drinks. Definitely my new favorite spot.
We had the place to ourselves from 11:15 to almost 1; it was great! The food was delicious and the service, as expected, was top notch.
Thank you for joining us! Come see us for happy hour or dinner on your next night out for a change of pace with the atmosphere... Your words are very much appreciated. Michael Joffrion General Manager
Amazing food! The harvest salad was great, as was the pork belly appetizer. The ambiance is insanely beautiful, and I’d say this is a wonderful choice for a date night!
I would agree with each point in your review (despite my slight bias), and we are all thrilled you had such a great time! Thank you for joining us! Michael Joffrion General Manager
Food and service were both great. We sat outside. They were out of some entrees because it was a busy holiday weekend. We really enjoyed everything that we ordered.
Thank you for understanding the supply issues, Craig. We anticipated a busy weekend and ordered accordingly, but STILL ran out of a lot of our favorites. We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for joining us! Michael Joffrion General Manager
One of my new favorites in New Orleans!!!! The short rib was to die for!!
Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to town! Thank you for joining us. Michael Joffrion General Manager
I was very excited to come here from out of town. We made reservations, got sat down right away. The inside was pretty empty. It took over an hour to get our main courses, though 3 of the 4 of us ordered the same dish. Scallops that were gritty and risotto that was made in advance. Server came by once or twice, we were afraid to order dessert and I had to seek out the Manager for our bill. The place is beautiful but the service was terrible.
Hi, I am sorry you didn't enjoy your meal with us on Sunday night. I'd have been happy to correct issues had a manager been alerted. I assure you we make our risotto to order every time, but people do make mistakes. We've been particularly busy lately and we've worked hard to hire on and train staff accordingly. It is widely publicized that staffing is an industry wide problem now. Please be patient with your hospitality humans as we navigate our industry post pandemic. -Chef Amandalynn
Loved it!!! Wonderful food!!
Thank you! - Chef Amandalynn
I normally come to Vessel for business luncheons and never had an issue, but brunch is a disappointing experience. I understand restaurants are short-staffed but we waited over an hour to receive food and never did meet our waiter. When she finally came near the end she literally told us she never came to our table because she didn’t have time. 🤷🏻♀️ The food was okay...I always find, though, when it’s overcrowded the food/drinks lacks/rushed and doesn’t live up to its potential.
Amazing brunch !!
Our waiter was fantastic, food was very tasteful, well presented and within a timely manner. Definitely recommend their merlot choice as a red wine option. Outdoor ambience was my favorite part. Very quiet and private. Would definitely go again if I lived closer!!
The service was very slow. Food was good. They need to do something about all the bugs. It distracts from the ambience.
Portions were very small for the price. Food was ok. Service was excellent!
My first time at Vessel Nola. Came for dinner and it was so lovely! I cant wait to come back
Vibrant, attractive, interesting crowd. Great service and food.
We sat on the patio for 7:00 dinner. There were no other patrons which was nice. You can smell the trash dumpster while on the patio. The wait staff doesn’t come out frequently enough to check on you (when you are the only table).
The landscaping outside has not been touched, one of the doors must have been broken because there was wood covering one side of the door. The food was okay but for $92 a person I would have liked it to be better. The potatoes with the steak tasted old or had been sitting out, the steak was a little over cooked for what we asked for and not much flavor, the fettuccini pasta was slightly undercooked, the crawfish croquettes had one piece of crawfish in them. Overall, not super impressed. The drinks were okay too. The service was good and everyone was nice.
Love the ambiance so much. Can be a bit pricey but happy hour is great!
The waitress was excellent. The overall experience was great
Thank you for joining us! We've been working hard to improve our service team and they're hard to beat. We hope to see you again soon. Michael Joffrion General Manager
Everything here was delicious and the food was delicious. The créme Brulee was amazing.
Excellent use of the church space. The outdoor area was well appointed and cozy. The service was great. We enjoyed the food. We will definitely be heading back there.
Had a 12:30 reservation, Host was able to move things around after a cancellation and sat down at 11:30. Loved the fact that she looked out for me. My guests showed up 15 minutes later when I called them told them of the time change. Everyone's food came out perfect. Drinks were O.K. I'll get the Mimosa drink package next time. Better value.
For all that it's worth, Great place for brunch. Be mindful of the busy weekends with events happening and all of the local things going on.. If your gonna go, be sure to make reservations early.
It was just ok
I love this spot! Great food, great service. Both inside and outside are lovely.
Terrible. Smelled bad, ugly decor, super loud, bad cocktails, bad food.. never going back.
Vessel is recognized locally, nationally and internationally for its beauty, popularity and amazing food with 5 star reviews. We were featured in Architectural Digest twice in 1 year. One article entitled "8 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANTS IN FORMER CHURCES IN THE WORLD." We have been featured on NCIS NEW ORLEANS, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA AND POTOMAC, SOUTHERN CHARM, SELLING THE BIG EASY, ETC. It is so sad you hide behind computer screens and try to hurt others. Very sad. Alec Wilder Owner
Excellent food and service! Beautiful location!
The wait staff was prompt and knowledgeable. Ate outside in the garden, gorgeous! The food was delicious, generous and innovative. A great celebratory graduation lunch.
Thank you so much for joining us to celebrate your special day! We hope to see you again soon. Michael Joffrion General Manager
Vessel NOLA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Vessel NOLA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 603-2775.
Vessel NOLA is rated 4.4 stars by 1210 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.