Clarion Hotel Grand Boutique
2001 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 558-9966
Fax: (504) 571-6464
Copelands Cheesecake Bistro is one of the neighborhood favorites. The ambiance is cool and casual for a fun time with friends. They are known to serve some of the best cheesecake in the city. You may also want to stop here for quick bites like pastas, burgers, sandwiches, that are great. They also offer an extensive bar to choose your drinks from. They also offer catering services for private and special events. For reservations, call ahead.
As you enter the Pontchartrain Hotel, this upscale lounge can be found right off the main lobby. A welcome addition in 1947, it remains a favorite stop for professionals as well as guests. Even if you are not a guest of the Pontchartrain, you might enjoy the cocktail hour. While you enjoy your drink, with complimentary hor d'oevres, notice the artwork that adorns the walls. These murals on canvas by local New Orleans artist, Charles Reinike, are considered priceless. For your entertainment, a piano bar plays from 9pm to 1am Thursdays through Sundays. It is open from Monday to Thursday, 4 pm onwards and from Friday to Sunday, 11 am onwards.
Gourmet food, contemporary art, craft cocktails, and live entertainment reside in harmony at Eiffel Society. This restaurant and lounge serves up a menu of eclectic small plates from celebrated chef Ian Schnoebelen alongside a long list of creative cocktails designed by mixologist Alan Walter. Stop in early to grab a table with friends for a fine feast from the small plates menu, or come by later in the evening for cocktails and live entertainment from local bands and DJs. -Bethany Culp
This old converted gas station called the Trolley Stop has been transformed into a 24-hour a day eatery. For the weary traveler looking for a good bite that is also cheap, this is the place. Many guests from the surrounding hotels on St. Charles call here for a late night snack. Menu items include Po'boy sandwiches and plate dinners. A full breakfast includes Stuffed Omelets, Pancakes, and French Toast.
Occupy a chair by the huge windows or enjoy the cool breeze on your face as you dine on the patio at Mr. John's Steak & Seafood. Located on the prestigious St. Charles Avenue, if, for a moment, you forget you are in a dining room, you are forgiven! Serving only USDA Prime Beef for all preparations, this steakhouse is, by far, the best in New Orleans. Fried Calamari comes with fresh squids that melt in your mouth. Eggplant Parmesan and Cured Prime Tenderloin please your senses. Combine any of these with a wine from the menu that boasts of wines from around the world.
Le Viet Café brings traditional Vietnamese cuisine to the East Bank of New Orleans. From its St. Charles Avenue location, this casual and inexpensive eatery serves up steaming bowls of Pho with aromatic condiments, Bun noodle dishes, hearty Bahn Mi, and flavorful entrees served with rice. While the menu offers dishes featuring beef, pork, shrimp, and chicken, vegetarians are sure to appreciate the many meatless options on the menu. Delivery is also available from 10a through 7p daily. - Bethany Culp
Brace yourself for a culinary delight that has captured umpteen taste-buds, for at The Melting Pot there is virtually no possibility of you finding anything worth complaining. From the ambiance to the menu, everything is just impeccable. Operating for over three decades, it now has over 100 outlets across nations that specialize in gourmet fondue. Located near Downtown area, this diner too follows the legacy and brings to you an ambrosial menu of traditional and innovative fondues. Fresh salad available along with signature drinks serve as pleasant add-ons. List of wines that include both reds and whites from all over the world is commendable. If there has to be one restaurant the caters to an ever growing list of satisfied diners, its got to be The Melting Pot.
The glow from the tiny Magazine Street dining room seems quiet and quaint, but upon entering Vizard's, patrons are overtaken by the roar of the vivacious Uptown diners enjoying their cocktails and Chef Kevin Vizard's remarkably contemporary comfort-inspired foods. Menu favorites include the Scallop Flan with jumbo lump crab and creamy crab jus and the Pan Seared Redfish with corn, oyster mushrooms, crab salad and truffle vinaigrette. Finish a meal with Vizard's uniquely decadent Black and Blue. The dark chocolate cake filled with a creamy blue cheese cake and topped with a port wine reduction and chantilly cream is an ideal way to bring a sweet end to the evening.
Houston's is for romantics and close friends, outfitted with low lighting and large comfortable booths. Representing the restaurants local roots, are the flags of Louisiana and France that adorn the beautiful vaulted ceiling. The bar sits to one side allowing those awaiting their table to listen to the piano; or to enjoy a drink while they look out over the restaurant. Houston's American cuisine is wonderful plus moderately priced and the wait staff is dedicated to creating a superb dining experience. Reservations are not accepted and the restaurant can be busy on weekends; be prepared for a half-hour wait or more.
Avenue Pub has a menu to fulfill food cravings at anytime of the day or night — very convenient for this on-the-run city life. This local flavored pub offers a nice selection of drafts and food, with a jukebox and pool table providing the entertainment. Here you will always find interesting locals and the occasional tourists, all having a good time in this delightful haunt. Sit by the windows facing the Saint Charles Avenue and watch the world go by while you sip on a chilled drink and a meal. It doesn't get much more refreshing than this.
For those who are too wary of a restaurant that serves you the whole nine yard's, Lucky's Bar & Grill would just be the kind of place that would appeal to you. Open round the clock, this establishment is frequented for its delicious marinated chicken sandwiches and fresh aromatic burgers off the grill. The bar also features karaoke for the one who wishes to let out a tune or two. Apart from serving tasty food, Lucky's is also known for it's interesting themed days and benefit events like the 'Dog Day Afternoon' and 'Annual First Cut Benefit' held in the past.
Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine all have their place on the Hoshun menu. This St. Charles Avenue Asian fusion restaurant features appetizers from Crab and Crawfish Rangoon to Tossed Thai Beef Salad and entrees from General Tso's Chicken to Pumpkin Seed Plum Duck. For those who crave a raw food fix, Hoshun's sushi bar serves up sashimi, sushi, and a variety of special rolls with names like the Hard Rock Roll and Hoshun's Treasure.