Quality Inn & Suites Maison St. Charles
1319 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 522-0187
Fax: (504) 529-4379
Bars & Cafes
Twenty-four hours each day, seven days each week, the bartenders at St. Charles Avenue Tavern serve frosty pints and potent cocktails to groups of casual patrons in this Uptown bar. In addition to a full bar, bottled beers, and a selection of beers on tap, St. Charles Avenue offers a full menu of carefully crafted breakfast, bar food, and burgers. Stop by the tavern, or check out the website, for nightly food and drink specials that have been known to include All You Can Eat Crab Night, Steak Night, and three for one night. Food from St. Charles Tavern is available for delivery between 11:00 and 02:00. -Bethany Culp
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.
From the outside, Barrel Proof may not look like much, but don't let it fool you. The restaurant is fashioned after an old-time whiskey saloon, with animal heads decorating the wood-paneled walls. To match its rugged appearance, the bar is menu consists of only hard liquors. This bar is stocked with a great selection of whiskeys and beers, distilled and collected from countries all over the world. If you enjoy the taste of a good, hard drink, this is the bar for you.
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.
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.
Southern cooking gets a contemporary twist at this elegant restaurant located within the The Hotel Modern. The expansive dining room is a cheery space featuring light hues, helped by ample natural light during the day. There's also a little outdoor section. The lounge offers a refreshing change of character, with cool hues and a funky carousel-themed wallpaper. Chef Mike Nirenberg helms the kitchen, offering creative versions of Southern favorites. Brunches are an especially popular affair. Hang out at the bar for a diverse choice of cocktails and bourbons. Check website for more.
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.
Rusty Nail is one of those unpretentious places where one can actually unwind after a long day at work or simply come here to enjoy the music and ambiance. Rusty Nail is an off-track bar that boasts a wide selection of cocktails and a well-stocked bar. Blues and jazz are the order of the day, as this is a stage for many upcoming New Orleans musicians. Sit outside and try their signature Rusty Nail cocktail or something from their vast scotch collection.
Eleven 79 is off the beaten path but well worth the search. Once inside you will find authentic Italian dishes and a wonderful wine selection. The bar is always crowded with those waiting for a much sought after table. Reservations are a must. This place is crowded but if you have the La Bocca della Verità it will tell you it's worth the wait!
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.
This Warehouse District saloon is just one large room with about 20 tables for dining, two pool tables and several televisions above the bar. There is an intricately painted mural of a bayou ho-down covering the interior walls. Happy hour and lunch are always packed with the 25 to 50 year-old business crowd, who work in the near-by Central Business District. The evenings typically are slow. This bar makes some of the best and most affordable barbecue in New Orleans. Menu items include slow-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, and pork ribs. The chili beans topped with onions, cheddar cheese, and sour cream are delicious.
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