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Vessel NOLA, New Orleans, LA
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Vessel NOLA

4.0
4
2026 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Vessel is open and now serving lunch Tues-Fri and Dinner daily and Sat-Sun brunch! Happy Hour is weekdays 4-6pm (except holidays). Dine inside or outdoors on our gorgeous covered patio! Reservations are advised but we do welcome Walk-In's! Our Chef Amandalynn Picolo sources fresh local ingredients for our new American cuisine maintaining many of New Orleans traditions. We also have vegetarian & vegan options. ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST featured VESSEL as one of "8 of the Most Gorgeous Restaurants in Former Churches worldwide". Paranormal activity also lurks at VESSEL! The Travel Channel's hit show "THE DEAD FILES" filmed an episode featuring VESSEL which aired summer 2019. Remember, Eat, Drink, Congregate! at Vessel. New Orleans most exciting restaurant/bar housed in a 1914 historic church in Mid-City, 10 minutes from the French Quarter just off the Canal Street Streetcar. We look forward to seeing everyone!

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 603-2775

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Amandalynn Picolo

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Vessel's grand iconic setting for your next celebration! We host seated events for up to 100 guests and receptions for up to 175. We create custom food and drink menus tailored to meet your specific event. We're also wonderful for non-private events for smaller groups (up to 36). Chose either our main room or our beautiful outdoor covered patio.

  • Private party contact

    Eric Sibley: (504) 603-2775

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Cross street

    Iberville Street and Scott Street

  • Parking details

    Private lot and ample street parking.

  • Public transit

    10 minutes from the French Quarter and CBD and just 1 short block from the Scott St. stop just off the Canal Streetcar line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Divine Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every week for "Divine Wine Wednesdays" as we are offering select bottles of wine for 50% off! Enjoy our amazing Food and Drink "made from scratch" from the finest locally sourced fresh ingredients. Dine inside in our iconic 1914 church's which was featured in Architectural Digest: or alfresco on our gorgeous covered outdoor patio. Entree purchase required per person.
  • Saints Adoration with Vessel NOLA

    Sep 25, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
    Join us for a period of adoration for our Beloved Saints on our beautiful outdoor patio and enjoy our signature cocktail "The Tipping Point" for $7 during game time. We will be serving our Brunch and Dinner Menu during respective game times (including our Mimosa Bottle Specials for Brunch periods). Bless those Black & Gold Boys! Who Dat!
  • Brunch with the Baroness

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for "Brunch with the Baroness" at Vessel and enjoy our "made from scratch" food and drink including $25 Mimosa Bottles. Bask in the beauty of our 1914 church or on our covered patio featured in Architectural Digest. Our resident ghost, The Baroness de Pontalba haunts Vessel, verified by the "Travel Channel" hit show "The Dead Files" episode "Deadly Vessel". The Baroness, one of the most influential persons in New Orleans, owned our property which was one of her prized possessions. She created the iconic look of New Orleans architecture constructing several buildings which include the first use of cast iron galleries that became the most prominent feature of the city's residential and retail architecture to this day.

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What 2,026 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • New Orleans

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere; great service; excellent food; well staffed. We will be returning.
  2. MD

    MicheleD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The ambience and decor were great, but the food was below expectations. I was there to celebrate my friends birthday, but we were rushed and received the bill before we were there 30 minutes. The man who checked me in tried hard to get us to sit at the bar, but I had reservations and insisted on a table. We won’t go back there for any future occasion.

    Vessel NOLAResponded 1 day agoHi Michele, I am very sorry for the missteps in service with your visit. I will bring this feed back to my staff to alert them to the issues with your experience so that they can improve for future guest. We do have a fair amount of new front of house employees, especially the host who sat you. I apologize again that we weren't at our best. Regards, Amandalynn GM

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I came for thanksgiving as we’re not natives and work didn’t allow for us to go be with our families back home. The beverages, the food, ambiance, everything was just right… especially for two people that aren’t typically big holiday people. This is the type of holiday her and I would do over again. The star of the whole prefixe meal was 100% the crème brûlée *chefs kiss* so good. We sat at the bar and received just the right amount of attention. Great choice and great night with a reasonable cost.

    Vessel NOLAResponded 4 days agoHi, I'm so thrilled to know you and your friend had a wonderful time with us. It makes all the effort for the day worth it when I know our guest had a great time. Happy Holidays! Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager and Executive Chef

  4. LM

    LarryM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    We got seated right away but service was very slow. Orded a mixed drink had to send it back was so strong couldn't taste any of the other ingredients. It took a long time between courses sitting on hard chairs waiting and waiting on next course. Gumbo was wonderful but salad only gad few drops of dressing so was dry as was the turkey. Not what you expect for $65 per plate.

    Vessel NOLAResponded 2 days agoHi Larry, I'm very sorry you felt your Thanksgiving meal was a poor experience. I do see you dined with us when we had the most intense hit of reservations and tickets ran a little longer than I would prefer due to the volume of orders. Please do not ever hesitate to speak with a manager however, I would have much preferred to bring you a fresh plate with moist turkey and additional dressing than have a guest leave upset, especially on a holiday. Regards, Amandalynn GM

  5. JS

    JessicaS

    Western NC

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    For the price point, the experience was disappointing. This is my third trip to NO this year so I love dining and supporting local and I’m hoping folks have a better experience than I did should you choose to dine here but I wouldn’t recommend making the effort. Edit: Yes, it was Thanksgiving, however, it was a prefix menu and the restaurant was not busy. Should have been a slam dunk on service.

    Vessel NOLAResponded 4 days agoI'm very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. I do see you dined on Thanksgiving and dined on our outdoor patio. We did our best to be at our best on Thanksgiving. And while we largely felt it was a success I was aware of a few issues with timing due to volume affecting service and the weather affecting our patio ambience. I apologize for the issues you experienced and hope should you chance our way again, that we change your mind about us.

  6. M

    Mattpeale

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving Day 4 course special for $65! Great food in a fun environment

    Vessel NOLAResponded 3 days agoWe're so happy you came and thrilled you enjoyed yourself!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Thanksgiving dinner! Loved the atmosphere and food was delicious!

    Vessel NOLAResponded 4 days agoWe're so pleased you loved it! Cheers!

  8. SE

    StephanieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic! We had the Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu. Gumbo and salad were delicious. My entree was delicious, but my mom had the same thing and her meat was hard/dry. We actually had 5 of the same entree, and only one had an issue, so overall it was good. Dessert was phenomenal.
  9. ME

    MissElaineous

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    While the food and atmosphere are nice and interesting, the wait staff are less than professional and they're under trained. We had to wait 15/20 minutes for our drinks after ordering them. Then we got our wine half way thru our main course. Soup spoon was BEYOND filthy, there were chunks of food on it. Because there are no soft surfaces in the restaurant, the noise levels become overwhelming, nee unbearable, after a while. But, the food was lovely. We had the pork loin and it was cooked to perfection. In fact, it was the best I have ever eaten. I would recommend Vessel, with knowledge of the above issues.

    Vessel NOLAResponded 1 day agoHello, I wanted to apologize for the very dirty service ware you received. I was myself embarrassed to learn it was sent to your table. I am pleased to know how much you loved the meal, however. We have been working hard on growing our FOH staff through management and service style changes, so I am aware of some short comings with service but I hope we can get them trained to a high level soon. I hope your next visit is top notch. Regards, Amandalynn Executive Chef and GM

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came across Vessel when looking for restaurants to have brunch while in New Orleans. The pictures alone sold me and I immediately made reservations. I’ll summarize my experience in one word - fantastic! The restaurant is picturesque with the wood beams, and the sunlight coming in through those beautiful stained glass windows. The service was perfect and the food, so great! I started with a milk punch made with bourbon (not my typical liquor of choice), a veggie frittata and blueberry waffle with lemon curd and blackberry syrup. Everything was so delicious! Do not hesitate, make your reservation at Vessel, you won’t regret it!
  11. L

    Lockport

    Manitoba

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Neat old church with unique atmosphere. Food was very good but limited selections. Wish there were some dairy free deserts.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    It was our anniversary
  13. B

    Bradi

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! The grilled cauliflower steak was definitely the star of our meal. Best pesto I've ever tasted. The drinks were fantastic as well. We will definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. It was a perfect Sunday brunch!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the warmth and feel of the atmosphere. Good food and service.
  16. RS

    RhondaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food, and friendly, helpful staff
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice experience. And they have a lot of options on their allergy friendly menu.
  18. LM

    LynM

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal in a beautiful environment. What else could you want?
  19. SM

    SarahM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adam was awesome! Food and drinks were delish, I’m a setting that is truly uniquely.
  20. VR

    VRo504

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The Old Fashions were delicious. Unfortunately that's where the positive end. Food beyond bland, I even asked for salt & pepper. Service was awful. Then to add insult to injury, our bill included items that we did not order. Instead of an apology we just heard the server blame everyone else for mistakes. Hopefully they were just having an off night. But after reliving my experience with others, I feel that this is just how they roll. Very unfortunate.
  21. AB

    AmandaB

    Mobile

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was so delicious- the cheese plate was to die for - the drinks at the bar were awful. The bartender watched me take one sip, gag, put it down, and push it away. He never asked if there was a problem or anything. I waited until my guest finished her drink, we paid the tab and left. Our server was amazing, the bartender was not.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Amanda, I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your cocktail. I will get with our bartender last night to ensure he pays attention to non verbal cues when a guest doesn't enjoy something. But I'm confident we would have been more than happy to make you a drink you would have loved so you could fully enjoy your time with us. Don't ever hesitate to let us know if you don't like something. We aim to please here. Regards, Amandalynn GM

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Restaurant is beautiful. Food quality was good, portions maybe a little smaller than they could be. Service was poor. I felt like my table was ignored, even when there were more employees than customers in the building. Lots of joking and talking by staff but we were ignored we we had empty alcoholic beverages. When I complained, things improved greatly. This place could be special with stronger service by the staff.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The risotto came out dry and in response, the head chef remade it himself and brought it to us personally. I appreciate the thoughtfulness and personal touch. And the taste was divine. The scallops are delicious also, there are only 3 of them on the dish. Quite expensive for 3 scallops, with the risotto done right, this dish is one of my favorites and I keep coming back for it. It’s one of my favorites in the city. Also, best Scotch selection I’ve found here and the only place I’ve found that has Talisker 10 yr, I wish they carried Talisker Storm (which is really difficult to find behind a bar).
  24. JM

    JimM

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We are returning customers who will return again. Eating the terrifically tasty food at Vessel gives a feeling of being in the church of Food Network.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on November 15, 2022Aww, thank you for such a lovely sentiment. We appreciate you, Jim. Best, Amandalynn GM

  25. KA

    KAutin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday dinner was not disappointed, food was delicious and beautifully plated. Atmosphere was was so relaxed, will definitely go again.
  26. TR

    TRISTAC

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the Bananas Foster Martini was excellent!

    Vessel NOLAResponded on November 15, 2022Hi, So Glad you loved it! We look forward to having you back. Cheers, Amandalynn GM

  27. KL

    KelseyL

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cool please and the filet mignon was amazing!!!!
  28. BR

    BruceR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Hidden gem: very good food, served well in an incredible atmosphere.
  29. CF

    ChristineF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were great! The cauliflower was the star here. I would eat that over and over again. The pork belly was also delicious. I personally would have wanted the carrots to be roasted a little more but they were still good.
  30. HW

    HannahW

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing service and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for date night or special occasions!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The ambiance was interesting, but the food was very average. The menu is pretty small, and the food was a bit bland. Very disappointed with the biscuit which was dry and flavorless, but my partner liked the grits. Definitely not the incredible brunch experience I was expecting based on prior reviews. Disappointing overall

    Vessel NOLAResponded on November 7, 2022We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your brunch with us completely. I wish I would have known you had not enjoyed your biscuits. I would have been happy to find a way to ensure you left satisfied with us.

  32. GA

    GeneA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Enjoyed Brunch in this old converted church. The fish dip and cheese board was very unique. We had the Our Benedict w/boudin. Another had the chicken & waffles. Both meals were outstanding. Defiantly worth the visit.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time there and both times have been a great experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Crab au-gratin was sooooooo good 💦

    Vessel NOLAResponded on November 6, 2022We're so pleased you enjoyed us!

  35. j

    janeto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    there were a lot of people standing around but the service was horrible. They initally sat us on the closed patio and did not understand when the water came pouring down why we wanted to sit inside. The waffles tasted like a mix. Maybe it is a better place to drink than eat.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on November 6, 2022Hi Janet, I want to apologize for seating you outside. The seating was mismarked by a trainee and should have been seated inside. We did our best to correct it immediately when you requested to be moved and I see you were served and paid out in under half an hour. Our patio is covered with rain curtains, but we did not realize our roof seam was leaking. We will have a contractor address it immediately. I apologize again for the mistake. Regards, Amandalynn GM

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was pretty great. Service needed improvement. We had a member of our party not receive a water for 20-30 minutes despite the server acknowledging she was without one twice. The cheese plate was delicious, but was dropped off with no explanation of what the cheeses were. We had to ask to order cocktails, one entrees got lost? and took over 40 minutes to arrive. We were not in a hurry, but even so, it was painfully slow.
  37. SH

    SHJM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The entree we had (chicken) was excellent. We were looking forward to the cauliflower steak, but they were out. We got the Brussels and Risotto as sides. Was not impressed. The Brussels were not cooked. Risotto wasn’t cooked well either and had no flavor. Service and ambiance were great.
  38. DB

    DamianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for dinner on my last night in NOLA, food was amazing, service was amazing as well. The dinner menu was not that extensive, but there was something that will satisfy everyone.
  39. p

    pamelaida

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful place to dine. Service was excellent. We arrived at Happy Hour and enjoyed great cocktails. Food was delicious.
  40. AP

    APar

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The place is very cool, definitely will start a conversation and impress diners. We stuck with only appetizers because they were so appealing and delicious. The seared cauliflower appetizer was by far the best! We had a great server, but I guess there must have been a delay in the kitchen, because their was a bit of a delay in our second round of appetizers. But we will definitely return to this place and would recommend it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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 stars by 2026 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Vessel NOLA

3835 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Iberville Street and Scott Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mid-City / City Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private lot and ample street parking.

  • Public transit

    10 minutes from the French Quarter and CBD and just 1 short block from the Scott St. stop just off the Canal Streetcar line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Amandalynn Picolo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 603-2775

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Vessel's grand iconic setting for your next celebration! We host seated events for up to 100 guests and receptions for up to 175. We create custom food and drink menus tailored to meet your specific event. We're also wonderful for non-private events for smaller groups (up to 36). Chose either our main room or our beautiful outdoor covered patio.

  • Private party contact

    Eric Sibley: (504) 603-2775

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