he Columns Hotel is my new favorite place on Sundays. The bottomless Mimosa is worth the trip. Sitting on the lovely porch listening to music and enjoying the view is unbeatable.
The Columns offers something for everyone. The New York Strip with Hollandaise is my entre of choice. Cooked to order and served with mashed potatoes, it is comfort southern style! The hotel offers a unique New Orleans blend of modern amenities and antique decor. Built in 1883 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Columns is located in the beautiful upper Garden District. Conveniently overlooking the St. Charles streetcar line, the Columns is minutes away from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the historic French Quarter, and many shopping districts.
The Columns Hotel, designed by one of New Orleans’ great architects, Thomas Sully, is one of the few remaining examples of a large group of Italianate houses that he designed in the late 1880s.
The surviving interior features are considered among the grandest known in any late-nineteenth century Louisiana residence. One of the most dramatic features is the mahogany stairwell, which rises to meet an extraordinary square domed stained glass skylight in a stylized sunburst motif.
The Victorian Lounge was once the main dining room and features a remarkable mantle piece and over mantel, and the original built-in breakfront. This piece is of particular historical interest because it is the only surviving piece of its kind in any residence designed by Thomas Sully.
The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Friday & Saturday 11:00am-2:00am
Food served until 10:00pm
Front Desk (504) 899-9308 or (504) 899-0506