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Vessel NOLA, New Orleans, LA

Vessel NOLA

4.3
4.3
2467 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Vessel Specializes in Fresh Seafood and New American Cuisine! Renowned Chef Wille Cooper, who trained under Emeril Lagasse & Wolfgang Puck sources fresh local ingredients incorporating many of the traditions New Orleans is famous for. We also have vegetarian & vegan options. Dinner is served 7 days a week and brunch Sat-Sun! Happy Hour weekdays 4-6 pm (except holidays). Reservations are advised and we welcome walk-ins! Dine inside or outdoors on our gorgeous covered patio! ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST featured VESSEL as one of "8 of the Most Gorgeous Restaurants in Former Churches Worldwide". Paranormal activity lurks at VESSEL as featured on The Travel Channel's hit show "THE DEAD FILES" in the episode "Deadly Vessel" showcasing the spirits that haunt Vessel. Eat, Drink, Congregate! at Vessel at 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, 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

  • 2024 Mother's Day Brunch at Vessel

    $65.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Executive Chef Willie Cooper is exclusively offering a $65 three course prix fixe brunch featuring specially crafted selections for each course. Celebrate this special holiday inside in Vessel's unique historical church setting or on our beautiful covered patio. A children's menu is also available for $25. The menu may be viewed at vesselnola.com/menu
    2024 Mother's Day Brunch at Vessel Photo

What 2,467 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,467 Reviews
  1. nolawhodat

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  2. Alexis

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING place!!! servers were all great! Filet was one of the best.

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  3. BSKrewe

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was quite tasty and very reasonably priced.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience. Food was delicious with nice presentations. Server was extremely personable and helpful. Unique setting, being a former church.

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  5. Anon063

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at Vessel and it was over the top amazing. The shrimp cakes, scallops and chicken dishes we had were the best!!! Vessel should be on everyone's list of places to go in New Orleans. We will be back soon.

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  6. anonymous

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vessel is one of my most favorite restaurants anywhere. Our dinner was amazing. The crab au gratin with the homemade bread and the calamari were so good. The chicken dish and salmon were outstanding. The key lime pie we had for dessert was the best we ever had. Our cocktails we chose were the tipping point and pink lady. They were so good! Our wine was also very good. The gorgeous building is truly spectacular! We cannot wait to come back.

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  7. HankWhoDat

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First of all, the space is stunning. It is beautiful and has a great vibe. All the staff from the host stand to the bar to the wait staff to the bussers were friendly, knowledgeable, and top notch. The brunch menu had a very nice variety that veered away from the "same old same old". The vibe was awesome - we had a party of nine and could easily talk up and down high top but there was a fun energy in the room. I can't wait to go back and try the dinner menu. This place is a gem.

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  8. Dcole

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I just got off the phone with Alec the manager. His explanation so sorry but they have staffing problems, inexperienced waiters, and some sort of disaster. He wanted me to come back again he would do something. Like I would waste another night. No way would I waste my time hoping the next time they get it right. Call the established restaurants where the standards are set and your expectations met. Don’t waste your time or your money hoping Vessel figures it out.

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  9. BarbaraK

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delightful as well as the service. Pom’s cup was very nice.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front entry staff were amazing!! And we loved talking with Dime! We probably talked with her too long :p

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  11. JohnJ

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful meal and a great ambience. It’s such a gem of an environment. Lovely servers and the drinks were top notch. The chef, Willie, came by our table and made sure we were satisfied with the meal. Highly recommend this lovely spot. I will be back!

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  12. EllieG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. From the crab au gratin and scallop risotto to the key lime pie. All made fresh and in house. The servers were attentive and checked on us frequently. The ambiance of the restaurant being in a historic church has an aesthetic that fuses moody with modern. The original stained glass was stunning. A true Mid City gem! Will definitely be back soon. Plus it's haunted so that's a bonus!

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  13. BobS

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice brunch with nice service. The shrimp cake was very unique!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place, muy lindo y muy buena atención la comida espectacular

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  15. anonymous

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5/5 restaurant in New Orleans with the most beautiful atmosphere in the church setting. The food, drinks and service were all amazing. We are seafood lovers and the scallops and salmon were some of the best we have ever had. The craft cocktails are the best in New Orleans. I would recommend coming when the sun sets to see the amazing lighting in the building. We cannot wait to come back.

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  16. anonymous

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vessel is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans and our absolute favorite! Dining in this gorgeous building (a former church) while enjoying the amazing food, drinks and great service make it an exceptional experience. The menu has something for everyone.and every dish is always so fresh and delicious. We cannot think of a better place anywhere to enjoy a fabulous meal!

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  17. April

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. My friends and I go for brunch and I tried dinner again and it doesn't disappoint. I had the shrimp pasta.

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  18. DarcieT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best meal we had in New Orleans. The magic of the building is simply something to marvel at. The flavors and freshness of the food and drinks were so good. Service was also great. Our dinner at Vessel was truly amazing and we look forward to coming back...

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  19. AliceW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish our meal at Vessel was one of the best and most enjoyable that we have had in a long time anywhere! The atmosphere in the gorgeous church setting is something to behold and it is something everyone should experience. The quality of the food and drinks and execution of the dishes were first class. Everything we ordered was just delicious! It was truly an exquisite dining experience!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, it’s a beautiful restaurant. The staff was very attentive. The food and was amazing. I will definitely go back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    NT

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful experience, great vibe and the food was magnifique!
    Vessel NOLAResponded on March 31, 2024
    Hi, Thanks so much for your amazing review. This means so much for the management and staff that you took the time to do this. We would be so grateful if you could go back to the review page and write something about your experience so it can be seen by the general public. Open table does not show reviews unless this is included with the review. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Vessel Management

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  22. Noel7

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was obsoletely great. The only thing that was not great was how slow the drinks came out. We ordered our first round about 3 minutes after being seated and then the drinks didn't get to us until 45 minutes later. The restaurant may have only had about 6 sables filled and maybe 2 couples at the bar. I think this issue is just about needing more bartenders at once. Our server was amazing and the food was as well. Thank you! We visited on March 23, 2024 around 8:!5pm

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, but service was extremely slow. Great atmosphere.

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  24. JudyB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience were outstanding. Brunch drinks were quite tasty. We had a group visiting from out of state, and they totally enjoyed everything. We had more than enough time to visit. Service from the staff was great. Would definitely return. Highly recommend!

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  25. NanetteL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made my sister's bday celebration feel special! And loved hearing the history of the place...and the ghost.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service. Incredible food. Fantastic dining experience.

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  27. kristin30

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Sunday brunch and enjoyed ourselves! The food and service were wonderful! I love the ambience of Vessel!

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  28. bmfg

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although not the easiest date night on your wallet, Vessel will make an average date night turn into a spectacular date night. A bottle of wine, entrees and the fantastic environment they have created all lead to a wonderful night that make it easy to focus on your date and task at hand: a dim lit romantic evening. The tables are a tad close together, which makes navigating to the bathroom or your server's duties a bit awkward. This is easy to look past because the rest of the experience was so well done. We went to Vessel before a night at the Saenger and they are a perfect combo!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Vessel with our large party. I had the Jumbo Shrimp and Grits and it was absolutely fabulous. The food was out of this world and the drinks were on point. The place is beautiful and sets perfect atmosphere for a gathering. Katie and Michelle went above and beyond to ensure our party had a great evening. I will definitely be back when I’m in town.

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  30. Miela

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location for my party of 9 birthday dinner! Good food, service, vibes, and drinks.

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  31. FredK

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food! Converted old church into a restaurant. Very cool place!

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  32. lisaf

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great unrushed birthday celebration on a Sunday evening. Food service and ambience were great. Our only complaint is that the chairs are extremely uncomfortable - it was the subject of conversation at the table, so in other words - distracting.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for a girls brunch - food, service and cocktails were all great and it is the perfect place for some good photos!

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  34. BryanG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Beautiful restaurant in an old church. We had a party of 17 and they took great care of us. We were able to pay with 4 different credit cards which made paying for a large group very convenient. Highly recommend!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!!! The space is a converted church that is beautifully preserved. Service was initially slow but got better. We had a great time and will come again.

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  36. KatieD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! We had a very large party and everything was amazing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the 4th time I have eaten here and every time it gets better and better. The service was great and the building is just flat out beautiful. I got scallops that were super fresh and tasty. I’ll definitely be back a 5th time.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktails were great so was the food, however, it left a little bit to be desired. Service was impeccable as well.

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  39. anonymous

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vessel is simply amazing!! The drinks and dishes here absolutely amazing !! The service is also first class. I would eat here every day if I could. Hands down, one of my favorite restaurants I have ever been to. I would recommend Vessel to everyone coming to New Orleans!

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  40. Anon063

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience at Vessel and would give it 10 stars if we could! The hostess who greeted us was so nice and accommodating. Everything we ate was so delicious and flavorful. We could tell everything was made from scratch. There were so many other dishes we wanted to try. The service was great and meeting the manager Candy made the experience even better. Vessel is one of the most beautiful restaurants we have ever been to. We will be back very soon.

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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 4.3 stars by 2467 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 Sat, 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Cocktail Bar
  • 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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