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Vessel NOLA, New Orleans, LA
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Vessel NOLA

4.0
4
1868 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

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

  • 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

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans

    Contemporary American

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  1. LF

    LisaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    While our initial service was slow, the cocktails and food were delicious and ambiance was so pleasant! I would definitely recommend this experience!

  2. KC

    KellyC

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A group of four of us went together Before the theater… Happy hour from 4 to 6 was a hit to get better priced drinks. Food was good and ambience was cool

  3. VR

    VossRules

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, eclectic dining experience! Very cool venue & really good food!

  4. P

    Plz2meetu

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    The best part of Vessel is the ambience and experience of being inside an old church. Food and service were mediocre.

  5. IM

    IanM

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    In all fairness, some of our food was good, including the fish spread. We ordered two entrees as well. The chicken was tasty, but the rice that came with it was undercooked and bland. The scallops in the risotto were delicious, but the risotto itself was a but bland and the raw olive oil it was garnished with was overpowering. Presentation was nice and the server was cool, however I forgot her name.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service, feel good atmosphere and great food.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice Brunch spot

  8. W

    Wilma

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service4ambience1

    Reservation for 4, standard seating. Arrived and seated outside (fans, but 100 degrees). Ice melted in water. Asked about open seats inside & told fully booked. 2 of 4 of us felt light headed & dizzy from heat. As we left, still multiple open tables inside. Bad experience. One of our party got sick.

    Vessel NOLAResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Wilma, I apologize we were not able to accommodate your seating preference. We try our best to seat guest based on time they booked reservation and preference. That isn't always a possibility and empty seats do not always equate in to us being able to seat certain tables based on time frame of the next or previous reservations. I apologize again we weren't able to accommodate you inside. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was perfection! Very generous portions. Excellent ingredients!

  10. JS

    JulianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time dining at Vessel. The atmosphere and the food were amazing. My family had a great time and we will be back to dine again.

  11. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5

    The food was great and our server Gia was very nice. However, two members of our party received their drinks about 10 minutes later than the rest of us. I also asked to substitute the potatoes on my dish for fries and I received both and charged extra for the fries. Still excellent ambiance and food!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The concept was strong but todays execution was a little disappointing. We ordered filet but told there was only sirloin for the price of the filet. The mashed potatoes were overly salted. We ordered it medium rare and it came out medium. The pork belly was delicious. The cheese plate presentation had brioche toast that just seemed raggedy. The drinks were excellent and while our server was not experienced he worked efficiently and was friendly. I would like to think Vessel had a sub standard day perhaps with food sourcing and delivery. We were early diners and they were already out of some options. The place is beautiful and hope future diners have a wonderful experience

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 15, 2022

    Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We had the misfortune of losing two members of our kitchen staff yesterday and we have not quite yet been able to get our feet under us. I apologize sincerely for the issues you experienced and rest assured we are working very hard to improve. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  13. SK

    SkiKING615

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The menu is small but everything that we ordered was sheer perfection. If you go, ask for Lizzie she was our server and she was absolutely amazing. Her drink and food recommendations were outstanding. Her service just added some extra magic to the whole meal. This is a must eat if your are in New Orleans!

  14. JT

    JoanT

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We wanted a location that has the charm of New Orleans but away from the loud crowd of the tourist areas, this location over exceeded the expectations!! Great atmosphere. Great Location. Super food & terrific cocktails!!

  15. JR

    JohnnyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall great experience. The hostess, the food, the service and ambiance we're perfect. We will definently be back!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s was a great time:) Our waitress Hannah was outstanding!! We’ll def come back!

  17. EJ

    EstherJ

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great apps, stellar cocktails

  18. JM

    JimM

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The redfish was tasty and presented attractively. Shrimp salad was excellent. Crème brûlée was warm and Not over sweet.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bartenders were fantastic. Food was amazing. Pork Belly appy is a must.

  20. RC

    RayC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    We arrived 1.5 hours after the restaurant opened, and it wasn't very busy. After ordering our meals, we were informed that the restaurant ran out of cheddar biscuits, a core component of the dishes most of us had ordered. We weren't initially offered any substitutions, but eventually we were able to sub-in waffles or focaccia (both of which were good). Drink service and food delivery were painfully slow. Every entree came out wrong, most dishes came out 1 at a time. Some drinks never arrived. There might've been a short staffing issue, but it didn't seem like it in the front of the house. It was a chaotic experience — memorable, but not for good reasons.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 14, 2022

    Hi Ray, I do apologize for the poor experience. I have been the Chef here for the last four years. Staffing in BOH has been very hard to find post covid. The day you dined with us, there were several staffing issues that created flow problems in the back of the house. We recently closed for lunch so we can conserve the staff we've got and regroup. I am hopeful we will find the right team, and hope you can recommend us again as the neighborhood gem we strive to be soon. -Amandalynn

  21. EV

    EveV

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    This was a church turned into restaurant. We dined outside on a balmy evening. No live music or background sound except two other tables conversations. Tables were small and bright lights from parking created an annoying reflection. The hostess brought us a drink menu that had a paper note taped to it stating that it lived and died somewhere other than our table. Our waitress was fine; however, the restaurant was slow at 8:30 pm and service was not overly attentive. The food was fine, yet the menu was limited. Our dinner had a local "neighborhood" feel, not a NOLA "experience". We left shortly after our main course as the waitress brought us our tab before even considering if we would like dessert or not. It was ok...nothing extravagant.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 12, 2022

    Hi Eve, I do apologize for my employee not bringing you the correct cocktail book. That definitely is not the polished look we are going for. Our menu is limited because we've been trying to revamp our selections at prices that are approachable, seasonal, and affordable to fight inflation. We do run specials regularly, however not every day. We hope your next visit you sit inside and we wow you! Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service. Actually was able to have a conversation while eating without having to shout

  23. BS

    BrandiS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had friends in town and I had been wanting to come here for a while now, so what excuse? Hosts & wait staff were wonderful, food for the most part was phenomenal. This was not my order but if it had been I'd have been upset, so I will bring it up here. Eggs benedict is a brunch staple, do not ever send out eggs that are fully cooked for this dish. That is a travesty.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 7, 2022

    Hi Brandi, I agree that you should never receive overcooked eggs on a benedict (unless you order them that way of course). I will share this with my culinary team so that they may correct the issue going forward.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Food was good but took super long to arrive. Service was slow and not super accommodating. And the worst part was that they couldn’t split the bill so we had a $650 brunch check that had to be paid by one person and paid back in cash. Super inconvenient. Also when asked to order another cocktail we were told we had to wait for a while.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 11, 2022

    Hi Ms. Lyons, I'm sorry for your less than positive experience with us. We tried to accommodate your two parties of 8 at one long table for 16 as requested. We know our limits and explained this would have effect on speed of service before combining the tables. It's our policy to take up to 4 payments on tables over 5 so that guest and staff can handle payments in a timely manner. I'm sorry we couldn't provide our best to your group. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  25. KG

    KellyG

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    We loved the food, the atmosphere was great, and the drinks were fantastic. The service was slow given the restaurant wasn’t full and it was early into brunch service.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 7, 2022

    Hi Kelly, I am pleased you enjoyed yourself, however I apologize for the timing of service. I know we had an issue with the printer in the kitchen in the morning you dined. We didn't get a few guest orders causing delays. We got her back up and running though so the rest of brunch was fairly smooth. I'm sorry you were impacted.

  26. BA

    BrianA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    If you are looking for a small and intimate venue with great food, drinks and atmosphere please go to Vessel! My friend and I went to brunch on a Sunday. Placing the reservation through Open Table was fast and convenient.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thank you Brian for the review! We hope to see you again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good energy . Beautiful space. Great service

  28. R

    Rochelle

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great service by Parish. Food was good as well. And the drinks were on point.

  29. BP

    BryanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! Our server Lizzie was awesome! Drinks were great and the fries were everything!

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thanks Bryan for the kind words. We look forward to having you back!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service! Perfectly made craft cocktails & fresh ingredients. Beautiful building! Parking was a breeze.

  31. AF

    AnnaF

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fabulous restaurant from both the food and atmosphere experiences. Their cocktails are creative and something you don't normally find on a menu elsewhere. Very attentive staff and they do not rush you through each stage of your dinner so you can truly relax and enjoy the beautiful building and stain glass.

  32. C

    Celeste

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was great, food was great. Love this place.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 4, 2022

    Thank you Celeste for your kind words. We're working hard to make it great so it's nice to know we're on the right path. Look forward to having you back. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  33. AF

    AnnaF

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and atmosphere is amazing. Venue is absolutely breathtaking. It was a very special night and they even went to the trouble of getting an incredible bday cake from a nearby bakery. Memorial for sure. Anthony our waiter was very attentive.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Celebrating a bride to be, the restaurant wasn’t SUPER busy and the service was definitely sub par. Everything took long to get - Our drinks and apps and dinners. The appetizers did not come out at the same time and one was even forgotten. Thank goodness the food was DELICIOUS to make up for having to wait.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on May 30, 2022

    Hi, I am very pleased you enjoyed your food with us! However, I do apologize for the issues with timing. We are seeking kitchen talent for our line as we are experiencing some staff shortages and bar printer networking issues that created a perfect storm last night. We are trying desperately to correct and regroup. I'm sorry your celebration wasn't the best we could offer. Please pardon our progress Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  35. TM

    TyphaniM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    The venue and ambiance are AMAZING! The space is so beautiful. The food probably would have been good if it came out hot. We were there for a Bachelorette party and we were so excited. Our group was sat at to different tables, which we didn't mind. Our two tables were 2/5 groups in the restaurant. The first round of drinks took about 20 minutes to come out, despite the bartender appearing to be doing dishes and chatting with the two people at the bar. One of our guest got her food 30 minutes before the rest of us, and then the other table got their food 20 minutes after our table. Everyone said the food looked good, but wasn't even warm. Our waters were empty frequently and we only ordered one more round of drinks because by the time those drinks finally arrived, we were done with dinner. Overall I think this might be a fun place to go on a date when you have lots of time to grab a drink, but I would not recommend it for groups or for anyone on a schedule with things to attend after dinner.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 1, 2022

    Hi Typhani, I do Apologize for the delay in getting drinks and issues with food service. The bartender did not realize their were tickets because our printer system failed in the middle of dinner. We had several drink tickets not print. We had several large groups which puts a huge strain on our kitchen staff right now as we're short some key lead line cooks. We're doing the best we can, I am sorry you were impacted. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  36. BM

    BlueMargo

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vessel hosted my daughter and her bachelorette party on their last night in town. They looked forward to the dinner and Vessel did NOT disappoint! The young ladies all had great things to say about the food and the venue! They took SO many pictures! When they got back they were all talking about how good it was and how glad they were to have gone....yes, it was a bit over their budget but very worth it!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as usual.

  38. C

    Craig

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Our waiter seemed very accommodating when we first sat down. Unfortunately, after we ordered, there really was no service and the food was cold when it finally arrived. The waiter was a very nice guy and probably just needs training. With all the fantastic restaurants in New Orleans, they are going to have to step up their game.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on May 30, 2022

    Hi Craig, I'm sorry about your issues with dining Sunday. We are working on finding the right level of talent. We've been experiencing staff shortages in the kitchen and management team which we are just now beginning to recover from. I hope you join us again, and that we exceed your expectations. Regards, Amandalynn General Manger

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent attention from our waiter, Parish. He was prompt with menu suggestions and questions. His friendly attitude and service was much appreciated and we will return in the near future and hope to see him again!

  40. A

    Anonymous

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Omg. The pork belly app is delightful. Drinks divine. Our server was entertaining and knowledgeable. We cannot wait to return.

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 1868 OpenTable diners.

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

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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

  • 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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