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  • Hotel Monteleone New Orleans Hotel French Quarter Entrance
    Hotel Monteleone is a four-star luxury New Orleans hotel in the French Quarter. Book your next New Orleans vacation with us, and enjoy everything our French Quarter hotel has to offer.
  • Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone - New Orleans Hotel Bar
    The Carousel Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone is the only revolving bar in New Orleans. Sip classic New Orleans cocktails, enjoy New Orleans food on our bar bites menu, and hear live New Orleans music nightly.
  • Hotel Monteleone New Orleans Hotel Rooftop Pool
    Enjoy modern hotel amenities at Hotel Monteleone, including a heated rooftop pool with our poolside bar Acqua Bella; Spa Aria, our full-service day spa; and 24 hour fitness center with panoramic rooftop views of New Orleans.
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    It's been said that the French Quarter begins in the beautiful lobby of the Hotel Monteleone.
  • Hotel Monteleone French Quarter New Orleans Hotel Suite
    Hotel Monteleone features over 600 luxury suites, literary author suites, and guest rooms with unique details, including marble and granite bathrooms, overstuffed beds, Jacuzzi tubs, spacious parlors, wet bars, and Keurig coffee brewers.
  • Hotel Monteleone French Quarter New Orleans Hotel Meeting Space
    Plan your next business meeting at Hotel Monteleone. Our New Orleans hotel has 24 meeting rooms with over 24,000 square feet of trade show and convention space for your next business meeting or conference in New Orleans.
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    Dreaming of a New Orleans wedding? Hotel Monteleone can plan your perfect New Orleans wedding reception in the French Quarter, complete with expert catering of New Orleans cuisine.
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Dining & Entertainment

Experience Dining and Entertainment New Orleans Style

New Orleans dining has been world-famous for its exceptional Creole cuisine for more than a century.  Hotel Monteleone is steps away from the best New Orleans dining experiences you’ll ever encounter. Walk across the street to one of the restaurants in the famous Brennan family dynasty.  Stumble upon familiar favorites like beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe du Monde.  Your new favorite culinary discovery is just outside the doors of the Hotel Monteleone.

The recently expanded Carousel Bar & Lounge offers the best place to start your evening, or wind it down with a night cap.  Readers of Gambit Weekly voted the Carousel Bar & Lounge as the number one hotel bar in New OrelansEsquire Magazine listed the Carousel Bar in its “The 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!

Criollo Restaurant

New Orleans dining is a true blending of many cultures. The European influences, including Spanish, Italian and French, are coupled with prominent contributions of Caribbean and African heritage.  This combination has produced one of America’s greatest indigenous cuisines, Creole.

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

Featuring Louisiana and the Gulf South region’s abundant bounty of fresh, home grown products from land and sea, Criollo’s menu is ingredient-driven and seasonal. This New Orleans dining sensation offers creative dishes inspired by culinary traditions and an appreciation of today’s contemporary tastes.

Criollo Restaurant is currently open for Breakfast from 6:30am – 11:00am, Lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm, and Dinner from 5:00 p.m.  For more information on this New Orleans dining experience, please visit http://www.criollonola.com.

  • Criollo Restaurant at the Hotel Monteleone New Orleans
  • Criollo Restaurant at the Hotel Monteleone New Orleans
  • Criollo Restaurant at the Hotel Monteleone New Orleans
  • Oyster Trio with Swiss Chard & Herbsaint, Creamy Leek & Crab, and Artichoke & Brie
  • Foie Gras Duo, Pan Seared with Vanilla Reisling Poached Pear, Red Wine Poached with Vidallia-Apple Compote, and a Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction
  • Demi Tasse Flight of New Orleans Turtle Soup, Seafood Gumbo, and Shrimp and Corn Soup with Housemade Tasso
  • Grilled Shrimp Remoulade with Mirliton Capaccio and Remoulade Vinaigrette
  • Forager Salad with Arugula, Grilled Pear, Satsuma, Robiola Cheese, Watermelon Radish, and Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • Shellfish Panzanella with Grilled Gulf Shrimp & Diver Scallops, Crusty French Bread Salad, Heirloom Tomatoes, Olives, Onions, Red Bell Peppers, and Cucumbers
  • Perdido Pass Snapper with Jumbo Lump Crab, Orange & Fennel Slaw, Roasted Sweet Pepper, and Ancho-Lime Butter
  • Muscovy Duck Breast with Caramelized Clementines, Wild Rice Pilaf, Marsala Gastrique
  • Valrhona White Chocolate Creme Brulee

Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar New Orleans DiningCarousel Bar & Lounge

Immortalized in the writings of Ernest Hemingway and other timeless authors, the revolving Carousel Bar & Lounge is a part of New Orleans history. A long-time favorite New Orleans hot-spot, the famous Carousel Bar is the only revolving bar in New Orleans.  For decades, it has lured guests in to take a spin on the 24-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 24-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. The ride doesn’t end there. 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.  A raised ceiling was installed to add to the ambiance of the bar. The authentic Carousel top and the hand-painted chairs around the revolving bar remain the same.  With the renovation, the Carousel bar now has more lighting underneath the Carousel top and a new pewter bar surface. The bar renovation also added a second stationary crescent-shaped bar in the area previously occupied by the Hunt Room Grill.

View the Carousel Bar’s drink menu online.  In addition to the cocktails, The Carousel Bar & Lounge serves “light bar bites” daily from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  View the Carousel Bar’s bar bite menu to learn more about this New Orleans dining experience.

We are also proud to showcase a fabulous live music entertainment schedule.  Our live music features some wonderful New Orleans artists several nights a week. Find out more about the Carousel Bar’s entertainment lineup!

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

 

 

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