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Vessel NOLA

4.5
1013 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Vessel is open and now serving lunch and dinner daily and Sat-Sun brunch! Happy Hour daily 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!

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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1013 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and reasonable prices. Win, Win, Win!

We enjoyed brunch so much. We both ordered "Our Benedict" - De.Lic.Ous! Bacon Wrapped Boudin Stuffed Pork Tenderloin! Need I say more?!

No, but I will. We shared a side of Rosemary Brown Butter French Fries! I really want to know how these are made. I'm addicted. SO GOOD!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and fun ambiance

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MitchellH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. The food was good and the service was good

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vipRooster99
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch gathering with friends. Wait staff took good care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The restaurant is nice looking but it is very loud and you will have to shout to talk to your party. It's also located around houses, nothing nearby to walk to (that I could see). The good was really good, I had the scallops and salad, my husband had pork belly. Service was poor, our server didn't pay attention to us until we were ready to go.

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SJ2651
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were great, but it took over an hour for our entrees to come out.

Vessel NOLA
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, We are very sorry it took a while to get your food. It has been difficult for us and other restaurants to get employees and retain them due to the enhanced unemployment benefits. We do hope everyone will understand that restaurants are doing their very best during these extremely difficult times and be patient with them. Our goal is to give the best quality food and great service. We hope to see you in the future. Best, Alec Wilder Owner

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maryh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We wnjoyed our dinner and overall everything was good. The only issues were with service. We had a very nice waiter but I think she had too many tables and that caused some delays. We. had to wait quite some time for our drink order to be raken and then took some time to get drinks. We requested bread when our food arrived but it came after we had finished our meal. Thank you!

Vessel NOLA
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We're grateful to be as busy as we've been and are working to get more staff trained to fix these issues. - Scott

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the outdoor patio! Food was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cocktails, service was spectacular, Food is delicious! Can't go wrong here.

Vessel NOLA
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much. We appreciate you taking the time to review and highlight a key member of our team.

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vipJeanneC
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour classic cocktails at lunch are magnificent! I am a healthy eater and appreciate the cauliflower app and the fish entree paired with quinoa. The outdoor setting is fabulous...just need some rolling fields of green in the background. Great place to gtg with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Beautiful setting, great food and cocktails, and excellent, friendly service. The chef was nice enough to make me a vegetarian meal that wasn’t on their regular brunch menu, which I appreciate. Also, they have a great happy hour. They are following Covid safety guidelines and the patio is nice for outdoor dining.

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vipVikkiS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch. Cool
Atmosphere!

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Chrisnich
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was great. Service was great. Food could be seasoned more but ingredients top notch

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MmmFoodz
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a date night here and everything was incredible. Parking was easy to find. Our host was kind and allowed us to be seated before our reservation time. The atmosphere of the restaurant was unique and interesting. The restaurant was very clean and well kept. The restaurant was full but the food was prepared quickly and was delicious, as were the cocktails. Our server was very attentive and gave great recommendations. I was very pleased with our experience at vessel and will certainly be back again.

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Emma
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour deal. Their classical cocktails were delicious and the sun shining through the church windows was just gorgeous!

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LouLou
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Beautiful building.

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anonymous
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’d been here before for brunch and enjoyed it, so we thought we would try it for dinner. The entire meal was perfect, from start to finish! The service was great, the food was delicious, and the drinks were inventive and tasty. The building is absolutely beautiful and we have never had an issue finding parking, either in the restaurant’s parking lot or on the street. Will definitely be up at the top of our list in the future.

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HollyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an awesome place to eat and hang. Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner was spectacular! The preset menu was delicious and the perfect amount of food. Drinks were great and service was perfect. Didn’t feel rushed and the evening was relaxing and romantic.

MG
vipMichaelG
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this place. 2nd time here and for valentines day they did not disappoint. Food is excellent, service as well and the atmosphere is fantastic. Really great place

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Maddie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious set menu for Valentine's Day! We will definitely be back

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KatherineD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and worth it! Excellent pairing of wines with dinner.

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Micrick
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious! It was our first visit and we didn’t know what to expect. Our waitress needed a better personality as well as experience waiting tables, but other than that it was a pleasant dining experience. I had the lobster linguine and my husband had the petite filet. Both dishes were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Valentines Day Dinner!!!. Thank you. Limited menu was perfect for the occasion. Wait staff was attentive. Outdoor seating was great once the heaters got going. Very nice atmosphere.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I dined in on Sunday at 1:30. No one warned me beforehand that the kitchen closing for 2:00, my party felt extremely rushed. Secondly, we came for more of lunch/dinner food (which we were prepared to wait and order at 2:00 after having appetizers and drinks, but was not given that option) all that was offered was brunch and the one thing I was interested in ordering (the waffles) were not available, after they were just posted on the social media.
Overall, I'm not trying to complain and nit pick, as I usually never do. But, it was a very rushed and forced experience - that I wish we were prepared for before hand.
I had been looking forward to dining at The Vessel for so long now and if I decide to come back, I hope it is a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our service felt rushed, we came for brunch. Our reservation was for 1:30pm, which was the last reservation you could make on Opentable. They were starting to switch shifts once we arrive. We waited 10 mins before someone even greeted our table. Just not what I was expecting. Overall, the food was great. Service not so much.

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AnnieS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The drinks and ambiance were fantastic but the food is lacking. We went for brunch. The Mexican corn and shrimp appetizer was a salad and served cold but was described as grilled corn so we thought it would be hot. The shrimp were rubbery and overcooked as well. The boudin stuffed pork tenderloin on the benedict was tough and not very flavourful and the poached eggs were overcooked. The waffle had a nice flavour but was not very special - it was very plain. The brown butter fries were fantastic though! Go for drinks and the fries and you won't be disappointed.

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PorsheaM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful ! The food is good but very pricey and skimpy. Drinks were amazing. I wouldn’t return for dinner, but I’d be willing to give their brunch a try. Our server was great ! However I somewhat felt like an uninvited guest. I noticed management was much more accommodating to other guests. Not sure what that was about, or maybe I have an idea......

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JanaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a great dining experience and the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was that it was way too cold for outdoor dining. That’s all that was available when we went. They had 2 floor heaters and 4 heaters above us-2 on each side, but it was not suffice. I was freezing & it did impact my experience as I packed my entree to go as soon as it came.

Food was excellent, service was pretty good & the ambiance inside was amazing.

Wouldn’t dine outside ever again.

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SCS06
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of my Favorite spots in NOLA! Such a great idea to turn a church into a beautiful & unique restaurant and bar. Fantastic happy hour specials, and wonderful spot for a Valentine's Day dinner. Food & drinks are Amazing!!

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DavidS
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The setting is cool and our waiter Tucker was pleasant. The food was very good but the wait time was long. The table starters took a while to arrive (but hot, so they were fresh and not just forgotten). Salads crashed right on top of them before another wait.

Overall I’d go back but send word about the timing of service.

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RyanR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible ambience In an old converted church. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Table seating has a time limit, which is fine, but the service was so slow that we felt rushed when we got our food with only 15 minutes left. There was an awkward white light just by our table that was way too bright and ruined the normally fantastic ambiance. These were minor blemishes on one of our favorite restaurants, however, the food and drinks were excellent as usual.

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Scott
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Incredible atmosphere, server was very nice and helped us decide on an entree. Romantic date spot! Lots of good menu and drink options. Kinda pricy for college students though!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!

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vipSlab
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our waiter, Alexander was phenomenal for recommendations and the perfect amount of check ins. We had a group of old friends catching up and all was perfect.

JG
JenniferG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the ambiance of this place and their drink selection was excellent!

KJ
KellieJ
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vessel never disappoints! We enjoyed the creative cocktails to start (The Tipping Point is a favorite)! All of our dishes were delicious, and I love that the Shrimp and Saffron Linguini is on the menu for good! Hannah was absolutely a blast and we enjoyed her!

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 4.5 stars by 1013 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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