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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
10:00 PM
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The Fountain Lounge

4.2
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Healthy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary Southern, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast

Monday - Friday

6:30 am - 11:00 am

Brunch

Saturday - Sunday

7:00 am - 11:00 am

Lunch

Monday - Friday

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lounge

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday - Saturday

4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Phone number
(504) 648-5486
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Majorie
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Cross street
Common
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Public transit
One Block off the St. Charles Streetcar line at Carondelet & Canal
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Entertainment
Live Contemporary Music Thursday-Saturday
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 232 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.5
value
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service!!’

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a quick drink and dinner here before catching a play at The Saenger. So the location is great for that and they will validate for valet parking ticket. Our server Alex was great, had the food come out pretty quickly. We had the crispy brussel sprouts, which were delish. Then we had the scallops that were ok, not worth $32. Also, was shocked to find out my vodka dirty martini was $19! I’d say location and ambiance is great but value not so much.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our dinner was delicious and delightful! Thank you
Ann Moffitt

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love the ambiance and the fact you can come for dinner and have your parking validated for events at the Orpheum.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The Fountain Lounge was the perfect spot for a quick, pre-theater dinner. Lively atmosphere, and great service are high points in this lovely restaurant. The menu is small, but everything we had was great (gumbo and charcuterie plate)! Also, you get a MUCH better drink than in the Sazerac Bar!

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We got in late due to airline delays... but we had a reservation. The service was just terrible. After having to wait 45 minutes for all of our food including our appetizer that was delivered with the entrees... we heard the manager talk to almost every table that she apologized for the long wait... we were the last table there, one of the waiters just looked at us and shook his head... I guess wanting us to leave. We ate as fast as we could it just took so long for our meal.... really disappointed. Will never go back.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved the Fountain Lounge. The service was spot on. Sunday brunch was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Originally we were placed right at the front near the band. It was far too loud for conversation and after much discussion we chose a table at the back. It was perfect! Our waiter was delightful, charming, polite and very professional. Food was great but grilled salad could have used a more flavorful dressing. Brussel sprouts were the best I have had...ever! I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

The wine is waaaay over priced. Way too expensive for the tiny pours.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

he Fountain Lounge brings a touch of new-world sophistication, while offering subtle nods to the timeless elements of the hotel. The Sazerac Bar harks back to the days when legendary Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long called The Roosevelt home. Sip classic cocktails and dine on fine cuisine in these historic venues surrounded by original artworks. Pay a visit to Chef John Besh's award-winning Domenica restaurant where Italian fare is prepared with passion and served in an atmosphere that embraces a laid-back Mediterranean attitude to life.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Music was nice at a perfect sound level, waiter didn't come around much. I personally think the restaurant needs more food choices

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

While the dining area was relaxed and enjoyable, the service was uneven and awkward at times. There was a sizeable delay between appetizers and entrees . The crab and crawfish au gratin was a delicious and the highlight of an otherwise average meal.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Good service. Good ok but not memorable. Good location for concerts at Saenger

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Reviews we read were consistent w our experience. Food is good. Bar is good. Live music was good. Service - NOT good. Gentleman at table next to us went 30 mins before his server came back to his table. People on other side of us had to go to bar to pay check Bc waitress disappeared. Doubtful would ever go here again. Shame Bc great location and historic hotel

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2016

What a Christmas Disappointment! Sure you can't beat the Roosevelt lobby for a festive Christmas meal, but stay away from the Fountain Lounge. We made our reservations for Christmas night early in the season and were never made aware there would be a prix fix menu for a whopping $80 per person. Probably could have lived with that except that the food was just plain mediocre, and the main course was just plain bad. We have dined here before with great trio playing and delicious food reasonably priced. Too bad the management fell down on the job for such a special night for us. So sorry Christmas 2016 put a bad taste in our mouths for what was once a terrific little gem.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas dinner menu choices were excellent butternut squash was excellent but a little salty the grouper and risotto was excellent

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2016

Great place for a happy get together. Food was great. Noise was just overwhelmingly loud. Difficult to speak to and hear what the waiter was saying.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Over hyped; over priced. Food is nothing special. Alcoholic mixed beverages are over priced and flat tasting (the Ramos Fizz is a total bust). Very noisy. Seating is not comfortable and restaurant NOT conducive to lingering.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

The food is very good and drinks are great.

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2016

Enjoyed the entertainment and the service was great. Food good also

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1.0Dined on December 4, 2016

Service is very slow. Do not expect a dining experience with the prices you pay there. Food is okay definitely better at other we'll known places in NOLA. The light display at the Roosevelt for Christmas is absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately this restaurant does not do any favors to the hotel!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Went here for thanksgiving dinner. The food was wonderful and all the choices on the fixed price menu for this occasion were delicious.

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2.0Dined on November 5, 2016

My husband and I were seated next to a party of 12 loud women. I immediately asked maitre de if he could move us elsewhere so we could talk and he said no. We waited 15 minutes for a waitress and when she came I asked her for a drink and change of seat. She got the manager and she quickly found us a nicer corner table at other side of room. We were happy with that. Our new waitress left us after delivering dinner and we never could get her back. We asked waiters walking by for anything needed, like more water. Same thing with the bill. She got it and left us for 20 minutes.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Stopped in for an early dinner. Food was great and plenty of seating. Make sure you go down the hall to the Sazerac Bar and have a Sazerac cocktail.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Food was phenomenal and service was pure Southern hospitality!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2016

I love the ambiance and charm of the restaurant. It makes a special night memorable, however, may I add that the live music, although I love it, was too loud to share a conversation at the table. If this is fixed the place is superb!

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Although titled on open table as creole southern this is a basic hotel restaurant with a predictable menu of standard hotel fair. The room is pretty, the waitstaff were perhaps understaffed and doing their best, the food underpar and expensive.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2016

We eat here before we go to a show at the Saenger. Every time, the service is way off the mark. I can't figure out what the problem is. While the food is usually very, very good, this time my burger was overcooked-I ordered it med rare and it came med well. On a positive note, the pork belly appetizer was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

I have dined at the Fountain Lounge many times. We usually go after attending mass at the Jesuit church on Sundays. I think the service has gotten better lately. Keep doing whatever you're doing.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2016

Great for brunch. Inside the The Roosevelt - Waldorf Astoria. Service and food were excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2016

The wine by the 1/2 glass was annoying and too expensive. It was an insult. Just price it by the glass and avoid the confusion. This was followed by an overcooked (medium?) hamburger. Something was not right in the back of the house. The server did a great job and we will try again.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Overall experience was terrific, but it was very expensive. Go there expecting a great meal and drinks, and a terrific environment. Just be prepared to pay a lot.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2015

Brussel sprouts- enough said. We love coming here during weekends as they have live music. Order small plates and share away!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2015

Great place for to have her Bday party and proposal all in one!!!!!!!

thanks fountain lounge

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2015

This was my staff of 6 Christmas luncheon. The Winter Wonderland display in the Hotel entrance was magnificent. The Fountain itself could have had more festive holiday accents. The wait service was pleasant and accommodating, and the food was very good. Overall, it was a good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2015

Cheese board is fantastic!

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2015

Once again and referring to the three-course pre-theater dinner menu, the food quality was very good and very satisfying. No disappointments with this aspect of the dinner. Service from Olivia was good and properly attentive; also, Lindsey (a server we had on a previous visit) stopped over to see us and say hello (VERY NICE). The wine list could be improved and the noise level from the bar needs to be addressed.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2015

On line stated the pre show menu was $35, but when we ordered it was $50.

It would have been nice to have some bread with the excellent meal.

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2015

Food was not good for anywhere much less the Roosevelt. I had the burger for brunch and it was dried out even the bun was not good. It had a weird taste. The wine was good and so was the dessert. It was the amber Abita cheesecake. The service was good and loved the look of the place. Oh the chicken gumbo was not edible. My husband could not eat it. Won't go back for food. Sad but true.

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2015

We enjoyed the Fountain Lounge. Visiting the historic Roosevelt Hotel was a real treat, too. The food was excellent, especially enjoyed the brussels sprouts (believe it!). Our server, Lindsay, was wonderful, and she even got me the recipe for the sprouts. Be aware that this restaurant features live music. The trio was excellent, but forget about holding a conversation. A great place to go with friends.

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