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Vessel NOLA

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Vessel is open and now serving lunch daily along with dinner and weekend 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
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

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What 789 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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StevenE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great location, Covid smart.

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CPC4
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall nice, but waitress was not on her game. Didn't eat any food, so rating is not accurate. Drinks were good!

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our waiter whom was obsessed with Britany Spears as he made it well known made the whole dining experience very uncomfortable for us. We didn't even finish our food and did our best to go to the bar and get our drinks. Great Venue but didn't need the side show or tribute to Britney Spears.

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vipJeanneC
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the entire restaurant to ourselves! Beautiful setting and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Would return and would recommend. The appetizers, entrees and drinks were all so great and we are very happy we chose this restaurant as one to visit while we were in New Orleans :)

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anonymous
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vessel never disappoints and that is why it is our to-go spot. We love the space and it's beauty always amazes us. We had never sat on their patio which we decided to do this time. It was so beautiful. Everything we had was fantastic! The roasted cauliflower and fish dish were great. The steak chimichurri and market fish were so flavorful and delicious. The creme brule and tiramisu were over the top! The cocktails are always first rate along with the service! We cannot wait to go back.

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Matthew24
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing!
Everything came out in a timely manner.
Joshua our server was amazing!!!
Prices were a little steep and Brussels sprouts were under seasoned, but the rest of the food was really food!
Drinks were decently priced and very tasty!
Definitely recommend the Mediterranean Burger, Boudin Benedict and Joshua as your server!!!

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Camrin
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Mid-City! Blueberry waffles and Boudin Benedict were delicious. We really enjoyed sitting on the covered patio with giant fans.

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vipBFields
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

From a LOCAL, I had super high hopes for Vessel. I had the vegetable frittata - lacked seasoning and egg was overcooked - very basic. Our guys ordered the shrimp and grits - they are very soupy and almost as if a broth was poured over top for the entire dish to soak and float in - also lacked seasoning. The blueberry waffle was decent. The placement of a restaurant in an old church was super neat and created a great atmosphere. Other than that, I can't say I'll be back.

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AnaA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue and great food. The bottle service mimosas are so worth it!

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JasmineG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in town. The shrimp and Mexican street corn is amazing! Cocktails are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance. I would go to the bar and have cocktails and the cheese board. The steak was chewy, fish was a little dry and shrimp n grits, meh. Old fashioned and pimms cup n cheese board app delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent late night dining & drinks experience! staff was very welcoming and were following the proper social distancing guidelines incredibly well. i felt safe and was able to enjoy myself! the ambiance at vessel is always top notch with it being such a unique space and the service here always feels very personal. i wasn’t drinking and our server noticed and offered me a personalized mocktail that i got to help the bar tender come up with. that was a fun touch. will definitely be back soon :)

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DeeBrown
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Went here for lunch. The ambiance was great. The hostess/server was very attentive and recommended a few dishes that we tried. Unfortunately most of the dishes were very bland. We had the cauliflower and the crawfish croquettes to start. The dip that accompanied the cauliflower had promise but was lacking something. The croquettes fell flat. I did enjoy the shoestring fries but it’s really hard to mess up fries.

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RebeccaD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it! Fried brussel sprouts are amazing.

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DixieP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I were looking for a quiet evening out after much isolation due to Covid. Vessel was just the place. We enjoyed a delicious meal and were able to relax in the dimly lit dining room. Being that this is a renovated former church, the decor is beautiful and wonderfully repurposed. The wait staff was friendly, relaxed and attentive and the food was delicious!

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vipVaughn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere. The food is not the best part of that place--the ambience and setting are.

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JessicaY
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was spectacular. Gluten free options did not make me sick (celiac) and server was knowledgable about options. Great atmosphere as usual. Highly recommend.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday brunch menu is awesome. The blueberry pancakes are to die for!

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JillR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg amazing food and drinks! Service is so friendly. I can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend

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ClaudiaM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived it. It’s always a great place to go. The food and ambiance are great

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drew was amazing! The food was great!

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful setting as the sun was setting thru the stain glass windows! Julie our server was great! Scallops and the fish were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome

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vipMichaelG
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, stunning architecture paired with excellent service, unique menu and very good food. Definitely check this place out.

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JeremyK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good, attentive, and friendly. The meal was fantastic. This is becoming a regular spot for me to come to.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! The Britney spears flare was cute and memorable. The food was perfect. There was a drip above our table but it was only two of us at a table for four so we just moved over.

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Foodfoodfood
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was a bit poor, but just our server. It seemed like she really wanted us to leave- we felt rushed, even though the place was full. All the other interactions with the staff was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. The food was good but not mind blowing for the price. We got the cauliflower appetizer which was good. The Mexican street corn salad was amazing! Shared the scallops, redfish special and steak entree. They were all good but nothing really special.
Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves and loved the place but food was pricy for not being on target with flavor.

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JeremyP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Vessel NOLA for a celebration. Everything we had was excellent and not a morsel of food was left. I would recommend Vessel NOLA for a night out with your partner/spouse, friends, or celebration.

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michaelw
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was almost perfect except for the lighting inside during the evening. Turning lights down a little would have been more comfortable... and romantic..

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JanN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a fun and different night out. Our party of four had an excellent time and our waiter, Spencer, was very attentive and helpful.

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ClaudeMac
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful open space, lovely drinks, and tasty food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Craig
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot for brunch, cool vibe, delicious food. I will definitely go back to try it for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good environment. Great service. Food was ok in my opinion.

Nothing bad just for the price I was left wanting more. My wife enjoyed the food.

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Becca
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted fresh, the waiter was knowledgeable & on top of checking on us, we were a large group so everything was great for everyone. Cocktails were yummy!

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vipDjSan2
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious brunch on the patio! Great decor and food.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place so much. I will definitely being going again next time I’m in Nola.

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SteveG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the second we sat down until we left we had a great time. The place is lovely, the bar and wait staff very personable and knowledgeable. Food and cocktails were amazing. Highly recommended and we’ll be back... soon.

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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 789 OpenTable diners.

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