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The Davenport Lounge

4.5
4.5
74 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our Lounge is conveniently located on the third floor lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Parking is validated with purchase.

We welcome Walk-Ins Daily for our Lounge. Reservations are required for Tea Service.

Live Entertainment Featuring Jeremy Davenport:
Known for his unique jazz style. Jeremy Davenport specializes in the storytelling standards and an entertainment style associated with the Rat Pack.
He has been the featured musical guest on Food Network`s Emeril Live and has appeared on The Today Show several times along with The Travel Channel and E!.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Afternoon Tea Sat 11:00 am–1:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–4:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 262-5027

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thierry Connault

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Dauphine St.

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment Featuring Jeremy Davenport: Known for his unique jazz style. Jeremy Davenport specializes in the storytelling standards and an entertainment style associated with the Rat Pack. He has been the featured musical guest on Food Network`s Emeril Live and has appeared on The Today Show several times along with The Travel Channel and E!. Wednesday - Thursday - Jeremy Davenport (5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Friday - Saturday: Jeremy Davenport (9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. CB

    CelesteB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service5ambience5
    The tea service is set in a beautiful atmosphere, and our servers were wonderful. My only complaints were that for $55 a person, there was much less food than usual. They do not offer sandwiches any longer. They also stated that for kid friendly options you must call ahead of time, so I called and left messages five times with no return. Also, when I asked for boxes, they took away in untouched plate of appetizers and stated that they could not return one to us. They also charged us for adults for a six and 10 year old. When I inquired about this, they stated that they received adult food and I must have contacted someone ahead of time if I wanted to have children there. Again, I could not contact anyone . Also, the menu states gratuity is not included, but they certainly included 22%.
  2. EJ

    EricaJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    mudbugs and bubbles was amazing!
  3. S

    Sg620

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Cute high tea experience. The harpist was beautiful!
  4. JJ

    JacquelynJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a very fun experience. I would recommend it to others and even do it again myself.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We went for their tea service and for the price we all left hungry. Kids food was cold and nothing any of our kids would even eat. It was not that busy but getting our servers attention was impossible. She would disappear for long lengths of time and we were charged a 22% service charge. We will not do this again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was fun, but I felt very expensive for what we had to eat. Also our table of four was charged a 22% tip, which seemed excessive. I’m not sure if I’ll return next year.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Not typical Tea food…Papa Noel was great…left hungry with a $500.00+ bill. This is a yearly event for us but they need to up the food experience…what happened to Tea sandwiches?
  8. A

    Anonymous1

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Worst Christmas tea I’ve ever attended. Awful service, ordinary food, limited tea selection, loud room - what a disappointment.
  9. c

    cmrig

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Ritz for Papa Noel tea. Such a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays.
  10. F

    Felicia

    Atlanta

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Holiday Afternoon Tea and it was delightful! Food, decorations and service were excellent!
  11. JB

    JamesB

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mr. Jerome is The Best of The Best!!
  12. M

    Misslaw27

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service
  13. MC

    MelanieC

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our tea was wonderful! Each of the three courses were delicious and beautifully plated; our server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. It was a terrific treat and we will go back!
  14. TR

    TheresaR

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mardi Gras - pre ball
  15. EG

    ElizabethG

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a coworker
  16. IM

    IanM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Live harpist added to the serene nature of this afternoon tea. Everything was really good except one thing: there seemed to be a lot of confusion about what a lacto-ovo vegetarian (i.e. normal vegetarian) eats. We were served deviled eggs with caviar on top of them (vegetarians typically eat bird's eggs but don't eat caviar because they require killing the fish to get the caviar) but there was an aversion to serve us dairy/cheese (we love cheese). Other than this, the afternoon tea was perfect. It's on the pricey side, but, it's the Ritz. Taking that into consideration, the value for the service was very reasonable at $40/person.
  17. S

    Sasha

    Mexico City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience- as UK tea party!!! Can’t miss this break lunch to relax from New Orleans crazy energy!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely experience. Would go again in a heartbeat. I wish there had been more to the sandwich course, but other than that, no complaints or changes. Service was top-notch!
  19. AS

    AliS

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our girls' afternoon out having tea at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans. The atmosphere was so fun, and the food was delicious. We enjoyed chatting and enjoying each other's company in a beautiful setting.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bachelorette Party
  21. ML

    MrsL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was beautiful, and tasteful. We’ve done Tea at the Windsor Court the past few years and decided to change it up. We were very pleased with the service.
  22. DK

    DavidK

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience for High Tea
  23. c

    cinch

    New Orleans

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    We went for quiet tea but instead had to put up with drunk uncouth group a women. Expected staff to say something to them, but no. Have gone for over 10 years but that was last. I know when I go to certain events not to expect prim and proper behavior but I do not think vulgarity belongs in a tearoom with mothers, daughters. grandmothers, and children.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Ambiance was great. The scones were delicious but very small. I would recommend tea here for a larger group but let them know that the service is slow with some servers. Parties that came in 30 minutes or more after us received items long before my party of two. Felt like an afterthought. A tad disappointing.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The charge was the same for adults and children - $70 per person and was not worth it. Kids hardly ate anything that was served.
  26. T

    Terri

    New Orleans

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    revilion dinner we had was amazing and Ritz is so festive this time of year.
  27. S

    Susie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My baby sister and my niece and I had the marvelous experience of high tea. I urge you all to experience this charming, extravagant service. It truly made the Christmas season for us. Highly recommend. Hospitality is amazing. We were made to feel very special!
  28. KG

    KentuckyGirl

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Papa Noel Afternoon Tea with our daughter. We had taken her there for tea years ago when she was little, it was the one thing she wanted to do on returning to New Orleans. It was a lovely experience. After our last course, the waitress brought out a plate of delicious beignets with “welcome back” written on the plate in chocolate. Such an unexpected gesture. Tea at the Ritz Carlton will always be a must for us when in New Orleans!
  29. j

    jodys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I came for tea and we were very pleased. My mom had recently finished chemo treatment and this was a celebration. She even received a special candle to take home and a card signed by staff. Our server, Mary and her assistant,Brianna, made this a very special event for my mom. The food was as good as it was pretty. Highly recommend
  30. A

    Amazing

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every element of the space, the service and the food was outstanding! I only wish management would have asked the guy yelling into his cell phone to put the phone away, or at the very least, quiet down. He challenged the elegance of the space and occasion. Yet, Penny was amazing! Just an incredible person!
  31. v

    victoria

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    This is supposed to be high tea. I expected more from the ritz. The cakes were dry. Dissatisfied and disappointed is what I felt. They should really consider having high tea at the plaza and then change their menu.
  32. RP

    RenaP

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Went for the afternoon tea service. The service was set up on a couch with a low table at the back of the lounge. The lounge itself is pretty much a bar and people were walking back and forth the entire time. Our server had to walk quite a distance to get our food. The China and linens were very plain and the food itself was bite size. I was expecting a tier of food by each item came to us separately and while the presentation was nice the size of each item was miniscule, which would be understandable if we were eating expensive ingredients, but we weren't. Needless to say not impressed at all and for nearly $50 not worth the money. The only outstanding thing was the tea. This service should honestly be scrapped from the Ritz they clearly need to revamp it. I actually hated the seating and arrangement because it was hard reach for things we're literally stretching. Very inconvenient and uncomfortable. The waitress never brought us new silverware after we used ours on our tiny tea sandwiches. We had to use the same utensils for our desserts. The Ritz didn't even have proper tea spoons we had huge bulky tablespoons. Very lackluster. I would definitely not recommend this service to anyone looking for a proper tea service.
  33. TE

    TERRANCEP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, ambiance and waiter were all perfect. Our server Brad was wonderful. The harp music was lovely. We will return.
  34. B

    Brad

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Nothing better than afternoon tea at The Davenport!
  35. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The ONLY thing that could have make the experience perfect was music. On the website, I understood it to say there would be a harpist, but she showed up only for the 2:00 seating, as we were leaving. If there was to be no live music for ambience, they should have piped in some type of relaxing music. We normally go to the Windsor Ct for Tea, but everyone liked The Ritz better so we will be back! The waterfall was a nice touch :)! - seriously, the staff handled the roof leak with utmost professionalism. The food & tea were wonderful - taste & presentation. The service (Garret) was great & I am sure his trainee will do just fine. Thank you for a marvelous time!
  36. A

    Afternoonteagoer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Penny was very nice and attentive. I only wish less of the desserts involved hazelnuts as 3 of my 5 were changed. I was really looking forward to the chocolate ones from the menu. The raspberry jam and scones were very good. I quite liked the decontructed sandwich idea as well. I can't pick a favorite because I enjoyed all of them.
  37. MA

    MARYV

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very elegant and relaxing. Beautiful space, well appointed. Great service. I've had better tea sandwiches and scones at other hotels but this was certainly good fare.
  38. AT

    AngelaT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    This was the worst Ritz experience I've ever had. We went for afternoon tea. All the courses tasted horribly, especially the deserts. They tasted like they had been in the fridge for 3 days and then taken out and served. Only the 2 tiny scones tasted somewhat decent and not 3 days old. I also told our waiter to notify the chef of my food allergy and they brought out sorbet for a desert. The champagne was generic and they didn't even fill the teapot with extra hot water. The decor was mediocre and the management needs further training in other Ritz establishments to learn how things should be run. Truly hate leaving this review but it had to be said
  39. BB

    BrazilBabe

    Cleveland

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed the afternoon tea! Both the savory and the sweet were beautifully presented and delicious! The lounge is so nice and really liked our table with the armchairs.
  40. JK

    JulieKW

    Birmingham

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went to tea for my daughter’s 8th birthday at the Ritz. It was an overall lovely experience. She had a great time. The service was phenomenal. They went above and beyond to ensure she had a great time and to help my handicapped mother who joined us. Special shout out to Kelly!! The food ranged. The savory food was great as were the scones. Sadly the desserts were least tasty. Ambience was very nice except that it was SO COLD that it made us want to leave sooner than we otherwise would have. I think I would go back for a special occasion but I hope the dessert improves.

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The Davenport Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 74 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


Google Map for The Davenport Lounge

921 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dauphine St.

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Afternoon Tea Sat 11:00 am–1:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–4:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thierry Connault

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment Featuring Jeremy Davenport: Known for his unique jazz style. Jeremy Davenport specializes in the storytelling standards and an entertainment style associated with the Rat Pack. He has been the featured musical guest on Food Network`s Emeril Live and has appeared on The Today Show several times along with The Travel Channel and E!. Wednesday - Thursday - Jeremy Davenport (5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Friday - Saturday: Jeremy Davenport (9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

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