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New Orleans has been world-famous for its exceptional cuisine for more than a century, and the Hotel Monteleone is steps away from the best meals you’ll ever encounter. Whether you walk across the street to one of the restaurants in the famous Brennan family dynasty or stumble upon your new favorite culinary discovery, the Hotel Monteleone is in the middle of it all.

The best place to start your evening or wind it down with a night cap is the recently expanded Carousel Bar & Lounge. Voted the number one hotel bar in the city by the readers of Gambit Weekly and listed among Esquire‘sThe Best Bars in America,” this Carousel is the only one you need to be 21 years old to ride. Hop on and take a spin‚ it will change your point of view!

Take advantage of our best available rates on all of our suites, call (866) 338-4689 or click “Book Now” to receive our lowest offer!

Dining and Entertainment

Criollo Blue Crab and AvocadoCriollo Restaurant & Lounge

New Orleans in its soul is a true blending of many cultures. The European influences, namely Spanish, Italian and French, coupled with prominent contributions of Caribbean and African heritage, have produced one of America’s greatest indigenous cuisines, Creole.

Criollo, the Spanish word for Creole and the name chosen for the new restaurant, represents the amalgam of cultures reflected in our cooking and the unique tastes that comprise Louisiana cuisine.

Fashioned with Louisiana and the Gulf South region’s abundant bounty of fresh, home grown products from land and sea, Criollo‘s ingredient-driven seasonal menu is designed to offer creative dishes inspired by culinary traditions and an appreciation of today’s contemporary tastes.

Criollo is currently open for Breakfast from 6:30am – 11:00am and Lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm and Dinner from 5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit

carousel_300_dp06iCarousel Bar & Lounge

Immortalized in the writings of Ernest Hemingway among others, the revolving Carousel Bar is a part of New Orleans history. A long-time favorite New Orleans hot-spot and the city’s only revolving bar, the famous Carousel Bar has lured guests in to take a spin on the 25-seat, bright circus-clad Merry-Go-Round. It is often filled with colorful local characters telling stories about Hotel Monteleone and our celebrated city.

Installed in 1949, the 25-seat bar turns on 2,000 large steel rollers, pulled by a chain powered by a one-quarter horsepower motor. Patrons circumnavigate at one revolution every 15 minutes, but the ride doesn’t end there. Since 1949, some of its riders’ most creative ideas, inspirations and business deals have been shaken and stirred to fruition here, not to mention some of the best spirits.

In 2011, the Hotel Monteleone started an extensive renovation and expansion of the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge. The Carousel Bar area now has a soothing slate color on the walls adorned with antiqued mirrors as well as new furniture and wooden floors.

In 2011, the Carousel Bar & Lounge experienced an enhancement consisting of expansive windows along Royal Street, and a raised ceiling to add to the ambiance of the bar. While the authentic Carousel top and the hand-painted chairs around the revolving bar remain the same, the bar now has more lighting underneath the Carousel top and a new pewter bar surface. The renovation added a second stationary crescent-shaped bar in the area previously occupied by the Hunt Room Grill. Click here to view The Carousel Bar’s drink menu.

In addition to the cocktails, The Carousel Bar & Lounge serves “light bar bites” from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily. Click here to view The Carousel Bar’s bar bite menu.

We are also proud to showcase a fabulous live musical entertainment schedule featuring some wonderful New Orleans artists, live several nights a week. Click here to find out more!

Open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. – until.

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