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About The 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.
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday - Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday - Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Contemporary Music Thursday-Saturday
Complimentary Valet Parking
One Block off the St. Charles Streetcar line at Carondelet & Canal
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Fountain Lounge Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We dine here frequently before shows at the Saenger Theater. The food is always great; they have a pre theater menu so you can dine and get to the show on time. I also always notify them when making the reservation that we have to be out by a certain time to make the show. This time, it appeared the hostess over seated our waiter and he was running around like a madman. I finally had to get the maitre'd. Unfortunately, they brought out the wrong dessert, and I had to wait even longer. We made the show on time, but it was needlessly stressful. To his credit, the maitre'd offered dinner on the restaurant next time.
Went before a show at the Saenger. Pretty slow, guess it was this time of the year. Had 1:45 mins before the show and the service was rather slow. My parents steaks were also slow. Nice place and not my first time there, nor will it be my last. Maybe an off night.
After being seated promptly at 5:15 PM, our server Lindsey greeted us and on request, brought us the wine list. We advised her that we had tickets for a 7:30 PM LPO performance at the Orpheum. The wine list needs a complete overhaul. For a restaurant of its caliber and setting, the list needs to have a much better selection and overall better wines, though not higher prices. This should not be interpreted to mean the list has to expand to hundreds of bottles; it means the wines being offered should be matched to the foods being served; a mix of familiar varietals/labels and some interesting/unusual offerings; and price points that span multiple price ranges (3 and 4 time markups aren't helpful). Now the service, Lindsey took great care of us and all was well UNTIL she got pulled away to work another event midway through our dinner service; no one advised us of the change, a new server was assigned, and service plummeted. We barely made it our LPO seats on time.
There's no place more convenient and elegant for a pre-concert meal than the Roosevelt Hotel, and the Fountain Lounge is a taste of the best. I enjoyed their pre-concert special menu before attending the LPO's return to the Orpheum Theatre on September 17. I was delighted with every aspect of the experience - food, ambience, service, and music! - though surprised by the price. The app lists the Fountain Lounge as $$, but the pre-concert special menu starts in the upper end of the $$$ range, and a cup of coffee put it into the $$$$. So save it for a special occasion when you're set to blow some dough. (And pray that OpenTable updates the app!)
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