The Fountain Lounge

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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Fountain Lounge

The Fountain Lounge brings a touch of modern sophistication to the timeless class of the hotel. Enjoy live entertainment, innovative cocktails and inspiring small plates surrounded by rich furnishings and elegant decor.

Small plates, big flavor

Since 1938, the Fountain Lounge has been a gathering place. A place for conversation, cocktails, entertainment and beyond. Situated in the Roosevelt’s lobby, the location is ideal for a quick meeting and a bite to eat, or a long detour on your way up to your room.

Often described as ‘casual and carefree as a night in Paris,’ you won’t want to miss the opportunity to lounge alongside history while listening to live entertainment.

To make reservations, please call (504) 648-5486.

Fountain Lounge patrons receive complimentary parking for up to four hours.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was severely understaffed for a Friday that was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the storming of the sazerac. We made reservations for 1pm and didn’t get food until 2pm. Drinks were also slow. Sazeracs were supposed to be 1/2, and when we ordered a 2nd round we were told they were no longer going to be 1/2?? It was ridiculous. The food was good when we got it but we had 2 orders of mushroom toast and then only one came out and we just had to keep asking for everything.

There’s plenty of other amazing restaurants with great food and ambiance in NOLA, so I will not be returning.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not the experience I hoped for! Upon arrival waited for a few minutes to be seated. Once seated was seated next to a loud group with a big dog sitting at the table. ( not everyone wants to eat with your animal unless its a service animal). The atmosphere was very LOUD!From the dancing singing waiter to the cackling at the bar and not to mention very awful salty food! I also told my waiter ablot my food and she tried to justify by saying we season food very heavy in New Orleans. I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone!

l
Austin
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was fabulous. Very friendly, very attentive. In fact, my wife and I feel like we have new friends. The food was extraordinary. It was perfectly prepared and seasoned. Excellent!! The restaurant had some professional singers/piano players performing during the night. All of them were very talented. We were celebrating our anniversary and everything was perfect. I would highly recommend this establishment.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWSOME AND THEY HAVE THE BEST WAITRESS AND WAITER THEY TREATED US LIKE ROYALILITY

R
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place to have a good time with family and friends. We visited with our nieces from Atlanta and they really had a good time. The food was excellent!! OMG that chicken and biscuit!! Chef Carl and the wait staff were on point. It's a way to invest in our community, have good food, and fun. We came when there was the rain storm in New Orleans. It was a hassle moving around that day, but were so glad we came

LS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Carl’s chicken is amazing! The staff is super friendly and accommodating and Sam is a superb pianist and vocalist. Monday night at the Fountain Lounge is a must!

TM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Carl's fried chicken pop-up at the Fountain Lounge is incredible.
Any Monday night I am in New Orleans I will definitely go back.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We loved Chef Carl’s fried chicken and can’t wait to go back! His red beans and rice, slaw, and biscuits are also delicious, and a HUGE bonus was his willingness to make naked fried chicken for the gluten free member of our party. Our server was very nice but very slow, but overall it was a great experience.

DB
Springfield
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was half price wines Wednesday and we had a wonderful bottle of Dom perignon. Great everything. Thanks Fountain .

NF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 20th anniversary at the Roosevelt. All was well worth our selection. We decided while there, we would not wait for another 20 years to repeat the experience. the food and the ambiance was ellegant.

j
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fried chicken!!! We chose to dine at the Fountain Lounge in the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel for their Monday night fried chicken special. Chef Carl showcases his decades old recipe for juicy, slightly spicy, classic fried chicken. The meal is served family style, accompanied by two sides, which on that evening were red beans and rice as well as cole slaw. There was an added bonus of a music--piano and vocals that served as a lovely background. Chef Carl made the rounds from table to table to say hello, and it was an altogether delightful evening.

JD
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent again! The Fountain Lounge never disappoints.

JW
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre theater dinner. Prompt service, beautiful setting, good food.

D
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals and were curious about Chef Carl’s fried chicken special. It was really enjoyable and the service was excellent, plus the ambiance was great.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried chicken on Mondays is soooo good.

MC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fried chicken by Carl on Monday nights!

R
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We ate here after the symphony on Saturday night. While the atmosphere was nice the food was't too good and the service was worse. The staff was slow and confused. They brought out 4 bowls of soup at three different intervals. They served one bowl and then 5 minutes later a waiter brought another bowl and then 10 minutes later a waiter brought out 2 more bowls. It was crazy. Maybe they were just having a bad night.

JK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Brussel sprouts were amazing. Will Def go back.

JH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Carl’s chicken was amazing! If I lived here, I would return!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef came out to say hello and made it so fun!

B
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous way to celebrate any occasion with chef Carl’s outstanding fried chicken, biscuits, Cole slaw, red beans and rice, served family style in the ambiance of the fountain lounge in the fashionable and elegant Roosevelt hotel. Great service!

G
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good food was room temperature condiments were served like room service appetizer was served with entree

OT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food and great piano singers. Highly recommend even if you're not staying at the Roosevelt. The scallops & shrimp are top notch 👌

x
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken, biscuits, cole slaw, and red beans were perfect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came there to see Richard scott

BW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard about the wonderful fried chicken that was served on Mondays. It did live up to the hype. The ambiance was great with the soft sounds of the piano and vocalist in the background.

JD
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved getting to meet Carl and finally getting to partake in the fried chicken dinner. The meal was delightful and very tasty. The biscuits melted in your mouth while the chicken was fried to perfection. Looking forward to the next time we will be in town on a Monday to enjoy this special treat again. The live music was also outstanding!

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about it was great also enjoyed live piano entertainment

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was good but drinks and food came out very slowly. Red velvet dessert very small rip off. But it is New Orleans. Good was good.

a
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food, first of all, was delicious (except the desserts seemed lackluster in comparison)! Cocktails, equally well-mixed. However, service was extremely slow and this was before the restaurant was even half full.

I’d read other reviews having the same complaints. It must be in the kitchen, where it’s apparently understaffed. There is no reason that on a Wednesday night it should be this bad.

The pianist was very good, but we still had to talk loud to be heard over the speakers, and we were sitting furthest away from the piano.

G
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and quick service for the pre-theatre menu made for a great combination!! We’ll definitely be back.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Absolutely the best beignets in New Orleans!!!

MR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere for Tuesday night Burger & Bubbles. There was a delay in getting our food timely to make the performance at the Seagner. May have had some kitchen help issues and we were rushed to eat after waiting close to a hour. However, the atmosphere, service & food was great. Would go again but not before theater performances.

DS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! And the music was fantastic

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal with the greatest service at the fabulous Fountain Lounge. Would absolutely recommend!!!

OT
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. Clean restaurant. However it should not take 45 minutes for French toast and steak and eggs rare. There were only 5 tables occupied. Staff very nice. Kitchen needs to speed up.

PG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Tre was a wonderful server, and we enjoyed our experience.

c
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was a little disappointed in this well-reviewed lounge. I came here for a casual business dinner, and overall the food was very disappointing. For starters, we ordered the wings, mussels, and brussel sprouts. The portions were generous, but the taste and preparation was only so-so. The wings were decent, and I would order them again. I ordered the burger which was only lukewarm and the brioche bun was a little dry. Some may like the grilled sweet onions, but I prefer raw. The fries were good. The biggest disappointment was the dessert. We ordered the red velvet cake (dry), the flourless chocolate cake (meh), and the bread pudding. I liked the little zing of the chicory on the bread pudding, but in a city known for this dessert I expected more. Don't get me wrong, the food was not bad, but I expect so much more in NOLA. The service was attentive and helpful, and the vibe of the place was neat. I may have gone on a bad night, but I would likely not try again.

AW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday fried chicken night was fabulous. The rice and beans were so tasty, actually everything was seasoned perfectly, nice balance of savory and spicy. The service was impeccable as well. I’d go again in a heartbeat. Excellent dining experience. A perfect 10 on a scale of 1-10.

PR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

When we got there at 5:30, there was only one other table of 3 ladies, and we told the waitress we had to be out by 6:30. She assured us there would be no problem, and we ordered quickly. They brought us our first course quickly, and then the waitress disappeared. When I asked to see the manager, he apologized and comped our wine. They brought our entree, which was terrible tasting, and our bill at 6:30, and we paid and left. We will never eat there again.

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