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Vessel NOLA, New Orleans, LA

Vessel NOLA

4.4
4.4
2524 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Vessel Specializes in Fresh Seafood and New American Cuisine! Renowned Chef Wille Cooper, who trained under Emeril Lagasse & Wolfgang Puck sources fresh local ingredients incorporating many of the traditions New Orleans is famous for. Dinner is served 7 days a week and brunch Sat-Sun! Happy Hour weekdays 4-6 pm (except holidays). Reservations are advised and we welcome walk-ins! Dine inside or outdoors on our gorgeous covered patio! ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST featured VESSEL as one of "8 of the Most Gorgeous Restaurants in Former Churches Worldwide". Paranormal activity lurks at VESSEL as featured on The Travel Channel's hit show "THE DEAD FILES" in the episode "Deadly Vessel" showcasing the spirits that haunt Vessel. Eat, Drink, Congregate! at Vessel at 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Cocktail Bar
  • 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
    Willie Cooper
  • 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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

What 2,524 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for scenic views

  • New Orleans

    Great for scenic views

2,524 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and music was great! Service was not good, we waited forever to be able to reorder our drinks and the server didn’t greet us for the first 10 minutes, someone noticed and we were greeted shortly after. I asked for a straw and the server never brought one and I had to walk up to the bar to get one. BUT THE FOOD WAS SO GOOD.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful building and amazing service. Brown butter French fries - best in my life!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here, the food was well made and loved the ambiance of the place.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    So much left to be desired. We had a 8pm reservation, we ran 10 mins late so we called the restaurant to inform them. They moved the reservation for 8:15pm. We were inform that the kitchen stops taking orders at 8:30pm. When we arrived the place was pretty empty (Monday). We waited about 5mins before being sat. As soon as we sat the server immediately informed us they were out of a few appetizers and entrees. I had not realized they closed at 9pm. From the moment we sat down it was a rush rush hurry up and go experience. I ordered the seafood pasta, server mentioned they might be out of scallops but would replace with shrimp. My boyfriend ordered the shrimp and grits (gumbo style). The server appeared checked out and ready to leave. My food was brought out, my plate literally had 3 pieces of shrimp. 3! Not going to lie the flavor was perfect but 3 pieces of shrimp for the price of the pasta is ridiculous. My boyfriend didn’t care for his dish. I would not recommend ordering the shrimp/grits. We ordered dessert, but wish we hadn’t because we had to eat it while listening to 3 employees discuss salary and gratuity right in front of us. Overall I would not return to this place. The concept is cool, but the food, ambiance and service sucks. So much potential. I left feeling disappointed. We were visiting from Chicago, dressed up, took a Lyft to and from the restaurant, only to be received with subpar service.

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  5. DaphneJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a unique experience in NOLA. Loved ambiance and the food definitely did not disappoint. Visited for dinner - crab dip, Brussels sprouts, fries, shrimp and grits-all divine.

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  6. JessicaC

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The building itself is really cool. Considering how slow it was, the service was not great and our server was switched for some reason as well. The food was good. The pork belly app was excellent! Considering the price point and cost for the dinner, we just expected better service. We would probably not return.

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  7. MicheleN

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch. Grits and biscuits #1. Easy parking and excellent staff.

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  8. JamesG

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Nothing like grabbing a few drinks at a church. Drinks were really good. Food was good overall but the drinks stood out more.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the service even better. The ambience in the old church was absolutely charming and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We stayed so long they had to kick us out! (not really).

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The staff were so kind. Our waitress paid attention to my birthday note on our reservation and brought out crème brûlée on the house. The ambience was super chill. The drinks were great! I will definitely recommend to my friends. I will stop by every time I visit New Orleans.

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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 4.4 stars by 2524 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 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vessel NOLA

3835 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Iberville Street and Scott Street
  • Neighbourhood
    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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Cocktail Bar
  • 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
    Willie Cooper
  • 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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