Lights, Camera, Action: Criollo’s New Lunch Menu

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a video has to be worth at least a million. Which is why we're letting the footage (and the food) do the talking this time around. Watch the video below to see a few standout items from Criollo Restaurant & Lounge's lunch menu....

China Lights Comes to City Park

We love the New Orleans French Quarter, but there’s so much more to see when you leave our hotel’s neighborhood to explore (we’re hear waiting for you with a cocktail and live jazz when you get back!). This spring, we’re particularly excited about China Lights in the...

The Twelve Days of Mardi Gras – Countdown to Fat Tuesday!

The Twelve Days of Christmas involves lords a leaping, ladies dancing, pipers piping and, of course, a partridge in a pear tree,  but the twelve days of Mardi Gras has a list all its own. Check out our 12-day countdown to Fat Tuesday. 12 numbers on our clock. The...

Learn to Make the Carousel Bar’s Fleur des Lis Cocktail at Home

Certain flavors recall certain times of the year. For us, nothing says late summer more than the flavors of botanical gin, vibrant lemon, refreshing cucumber, and a slight spice of ginger. And with the Fleur des Lis cocktail – well, you can taste them all in a single...

Hotel Monteleone’s Literary History

Are you inspired by literature? The Hotel Monteleone has been inspiring some of the best American authors since our very start in 1886 and continues to be inspired by literature enthusiasts from around the world. Deemed a national literary landmark by the Friends of...

Puppy Happy Hour: An Adorable Success

Cocktails are always delicious. Canines are always cute. Bring them together? Well, you've got our Puppy Happy Hour, which happened on June 16 at the Carousel Bar & Lounge. The presence of puppies from the Louisiana SPCA (headquartered in New Orleans) made happy...

Summer Menu Highlight: What’s New at Criollo

New seasons bring new culinary opportunities, and Criollo is celebrating the beautiful weather with several menu additions. Take a closer look at three of our favorites, and book your next meal at Criollo today – it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner![bctt...

Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial: How to Celebrate

First things first: a history lesson. The Battle of New Orleans wasn’t just one battle. Actually, it was a series of military scuffles that together created the final major battle of the War of 1812. Though they were outnumbered, Andrew Jackson and the Americans held...

Plan a Night at Our Hotel with Holiday Jazz in New Orleans

Jazz in New Orleans sounds especially joyous during the holidays. We don’t know if it’s the glow of Christmas lights adding ambience or the taste of a festive cocktail accompanying the music, but listening to live jazz is one of our favorite holiday past-times. With...

Latitude 29 Launches at Our Sister Hotel, Bienville House

Good news in the family today: our sister hotel, Bienville House, is celebrating the grand opening of their on-site restaurant, Latitude 29. This tiki-inspired bar and restaurant is like an instant vacation (especially on a cold day). Latitude 29 is a full-service...

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