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Vessel NOLA, New Orleans, LA
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Vessel NOLA

4.0
4
1910 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

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

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–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

Experiences

  • Brunch with the Baroness

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for "Brunch with the Baroness" at Vessel and enjoy our "made from scratch" food and drink including $25 Mimosa Bottles. Bask in the beauty of our 1914 church or on our covered patio, featured in Architectural Digest. Our resident ghost, The Baroness de Pontalba haunts Vessel, verified by the "Travel Channel" hit show "The Dead Files" episode "Deadly Vessel". The 1800's Baroness, one of the most influential persons in New Orleans, owned our property which was one of her prized possessions. She created the iconic look of New Orleans architecture constructing several buildings which include the first use of cast iron galleries that became the most prominent feature of the city's residential and retail architecture to this day.
  • Divine Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every week for "Divine Wine Wednesdays" as we are offering select bottles of wine for 50% off! Enjoy our amazing Food and Drink "made from scratch" from the finest locally sourced fresh ingredients. Dine inside in our iconic 1914 church's which was featured in Architectural Digest: or alfresco on our gorgeous covered outdoor patio. Entree purchase required per person.

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What 1,910 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • New Orleans

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    lorisar

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well done on the atmosphere this place is picture worthy. And the food did not disappoint it was very good. Will be coming back and bringing friends.
  2. PJ

    ParisJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Cute place, but HOT inside and no hand sanitizer!!
  3. GL

    GeorgeL

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent had a fantastic experience forbrunch bartendrr is an artist👍👍
  5. A

    Avannian

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great cheese plate! And the scallops with risotto was amazing!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    They need to do better with their hostessing. I almost canceled the reservation because she was so unhelpful and blasé. However, our waitress was wonderful. PK was her name, and she made us feel so much more welcome than the hostess did. The outdoor space is lovely, and the food was wonderful! I think their hostess may be turning people away with her attitude.
  7. SS

    SuzanneS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service! Would highly recommend. Went with a group of 7 people and everyone enjoyed their meals. Will go again next time I visit.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Uuuuum pretty bad. Crabmeat Au gratin was cold so we sent it back and then it came back hot with a dead fly in it so we left.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 31, 2022Hello, I'm very sorry for this issues with crab gratin. I know I attempted to send you a fresh crab after the initial one you received was cold, and when we were alerted of the new issue we immediately removed the appetizer from your bill. This is not who we are as all our most recent reviews will show. It's incredibly embarrassing and we tried our best to make it right. We hope you give us another chance someday to change your mind about us. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Birthday dinner!
  10. CJ

    CandaceJ

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the cocktails were good as well
  11. SK

    SylviaK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous ! Loved the venue! The drink menu is extensive with a wide variety of choices ! The food menu was simple yet just the right amount of options. We loved the food, the service and the church ! Plenty of parking and the neighborhood was a huge plus with beautiful historic homes. Don’t pass up a chance to dine here
  12. F

    Frank

    New Orleans

    60 reviews

    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very limited menu it use tobe a lot better, we may not go back.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 29, 2022Hi Frank, We're sorry you feel our menu is limited and used to be better. We have been doing our best to cope with the cost of inflation and stagnation of sales with the summer doldrums affecting much of the city. We anticipate adding new menu items in the next week or two as well as expanding back out opening for brunch's on Fridays when business picks up in the fall. We hope your next visit is better. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  13. BL

    BrendaL

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great place to swing by for a quick bite or a nicely prepared drink.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 29, 2022Thanks you for your feed back. We're so pleased you enjoyed us. We look forward to having you back. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  14. BM

    BethM

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We chose this location for a quick dinner with a different atmosphere. The food was good and wait staff very attentive. I would recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the scenery ! Very different! A nice intimate place for a perfect date! Hannah was our waitress and she was so sweet and kind !! Definitely will be back !!

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We will share the love with Hanna, and look forward to having you back! Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  16. JJ

    JamieJ

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A few co-workers went during happy hour and the drink and food selections are great! It's great all the time though. One of the prettiest places in the city.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 22, 2022Hi Jamie, Thank you for your great comments! We're so thrilled you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to having you back! -Amandalynn General Manager

  17. RS

    RodnekaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg this food was soooo good the chef must be an artist. The menu has changed but the new food is just as good as before. Our drinks were A1 and our server Parrish was the server I want at every restaurant I go to. He was very attentive, gave good recommendations, he did not interrupt when he came to table but was very friendly and interactive when we weren’t busy talking. We will be back!

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 14, 2022Hi Rodneka, We're thrilled you had a great time. We are making more menu adjustments in the coming weeks so check back and visit us and Parrish again soon! Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  18. SS

    StaceyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vessel is a gorgeous venue...an old church converted to a restaurant with beautiful stained glass windows and a nice bar. Mostly indoor seating, but they do have some outdoor patio seating as well. The staff were tremendous: just the right amount of attention and pleasantries! The brunch was incredible and the drinks were delicious! Definitely recommend for brunch!

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Thank you, Stacey, for your positive feedback. It's nice to know we're doing something right! We look forward to having you back soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We got the shrimp and grits and the scallops and risotto. The food was good but salty.
  20. CD

    CherylD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 16 to celebrate by brother's 60th birthday. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. We requested 3 checks, which the waiter agreed. Loved the atmosphere. Food was great. Definitely worth a revisit.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Cheryl, We're so pleased your special night was a success! We hope your next experience with us is just as wonderful. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love how they turned this chapel into a restaurant so the inside was very refreshing. The food was also super good and the staff was very quick. A really good place for brunch tbh.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 14, 2022Hello, Thanks for joining us for brunch! We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to having you back and hope we can wow you again real soon. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  22. S

    Shay

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Such a great waiter and beautiful venue… but food was just meh.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Shay, I'm sorry you felt your food was subpar. Would you be willing to share some details so we know what we need to correct?

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about it was amazing! We were a little weary about the limited menu but to be quite honest it’s because everything is homemade and just delicious !!! Our waiter Tyler was very friendly attentive and kind! Overall an amazing experience .

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi, We're thrilled you enjoyed yourself! We hope the next time you return it's even better. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  24. MD

    MaryD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I really like the food and the atmosphere. It did take an exceptionally long time for the food but I would go again.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Mary, I am pleased you enjoyed your food. We are working on a sense of urgency in our kitchen team, and hope to have this ironed out soon. We hope your next visit is fantastic Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious!! We had the seared scallop risotto, the crab boiled shrimp salad, the market fish, and fries. Parrish, our server, was the absolute best. I don't even remember our drink names but we told him our preferences and he picked the absolute best drinks. Great service, great food, great ambiance! In love, will be back and recommend whenever visiting NOLA

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 14, 2022Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to having you back! We also adore Parrish as well. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  26. K

    Kteg

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was a busy day for Vessel when we were there. My third visit. The 2 prior visits, everything was perfect. My guess is there's been a recent change in kitchen staff? It was a long wait fir our food and I noticed two of our guests barely ate anything on their plates. The burger buns were burnt, way too many shells in the shrimp and grits. Bacon seemed under cooked. I was disappointed because I had recommended this place to our our if state guests. I more than likely will return because I know this was not the norm. Can't say the same for our guests.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi, I am very sorry you had a less than stellar experience with us on your most recent visit. We are currently working on cultivating the right team to take us into our next busy season. I am sad to hear your guest may not return, but we are working hard and truly feel when you come back we are back to perfection. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

  27. W

    Wendarooski

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration, it exceeded our expectations.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 14, 2022Hi, We're so happy you had a great time with us! We look forward to having you back. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  28. A

    Amelia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great food but felt rushed the whole time during our meal
  29. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab meat au gratin appetizer delicious. As were the Old Fashion cocktails. Redfish with red bean puree sauce was incredible. A great dining experience.
  30. F

    Foodie

    Indiana

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Interesting spot. Glad we ventured out of the city to see the neighborhood and experience a different location. Food was good. Service was good. Staff very pleasant. Building was definitely worth the visit.
  31. BB

    BrittBell

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is just as wonderful as the unique atmosphere!
  32. YG

    YasmineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and the ambience is amazing! Definitely coming back & recommending to friends!

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Yasmine, Thank you for your kind words! We are pleased you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Amandalynn General Manager

  33. B

    Brook121

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was amazing. Our sever Jason was top notch!! We will be back and specifically request to always sit in his area. He was helpful with drinks, menu and humor.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this place. The drinks, food, ambiance, and service were superb. I believe our waiter’s name was Bone and he did a fantastic job of making recommendations and making us feel comfortable. We will be adding this to our regular date rotation for when we go to NOLA.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi, We're pleased you enjoyed yourself! We hope you return and we keep knocking it out the park. Cheers, Amandalynn General Manager

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was ok, but doesn’t justify the prices. Rice was cold, cheese plate was super basic with seemed like store bought bread.
  36. MR

    MaggieR

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food just wasn’t very good, especially for the price.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Maggie, I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience with us. It is our goal to offer a unique dining experience with delicious food. When this doesn't occur, we would love to know that feed back when you are here. We'd always to prefer our guest to leave happy. Please don't hesitate to let us know what issues we had so we can correct it for future guest. Regards, Amandalynn Vessel

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!!
  38. EC

    EmilyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The restaurant was musty and dank. We were seated SO CLOSE to other dinners that that it was awkward to hold our own conversation. The water in our glasses literally smelled like dirty dishwater. The craft cocktails were nice. The menu online was absolutely not the menu in the restaurant. We ordered the cheese plate where the cheese was leaking oil and was obvious it had been sitting out for a while in addition to it being three tiny slivers of cheese. When the table next to us ordered the scallops they smelled so bad that we asked for the check and left without eating dinner

    Vessel NOLAResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Emily, I'm sorry for the issues with your experience. I researched and I'm curious where you saw an incorrect menu? The ones I viewed are up to date. It's clear there were many issues when you dined with us. It's disappointing to learn about issues when we can do nothing to remedy your visit after you are gone. We get our scallops fresh almost daily, however they are prepared with truffle which has a distinct aroma. I hope you enjoy other dining experience in the future. -Management

  39. RW

    RebeccaW

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We had the cheese board and add a price of $16 it should’ve been more than a quarter of an ounce total of cheese. We tried to order crabmeat au gratin they did not have that available. We ordered the hush puppies they were undercooked but very dry at the same time
  40. KK

    KristinK

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We ate at 8 PM so the place was dead. It’s smelled musty when we walked in so I was immediately turned off. Food was pretty good but we were there a for 1:15 and spent 280 on 3 meals a couple appetizers and drinks. Had our kids with us (our fault for choosing this without really looking at the menu) and they really were not super excited about the menu. Again this is on us but overall just a bad choice for us that night. I’m sure when it’s hopping it’s fun and the cool interior really comes through. Couldn’t get past the dank smell though.

    Vessel NOLAResponded on June 29, 2022Hi Kristin, We had the unfortunate luck of having Ida rip a lot of our roof off. We just recently got the roof replaced, but we are also a old all wooden building. We are continuing to repair issues from the storm, however getting contractors schedule is a known issue here. Please pardon our progress as we work to improve our building. Regards, Amandalynn General Manager

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 1910 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


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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 Fri–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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