Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown
346 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 524-1140
Fax: (504) 218-4991
Bars & Cafes
The Crystal Room is a long-standing symbol of elegant dining with superior cuisine. Under the cooking magic of experienced chefs, this is one of the top steak houses in New Orleans. Swing music fromthe 1930s, 1940s and 1950s attracts a dance crowd. Whether you are there for the food or the music, a complimentary basket of fresh breads with herbal butter is provided. Soft candlelight and opulent chandeliers create an aura of romance. The surrounding tall columns and fine art work that adorn the walls provide a majestic presence. You may choose from 14-oz ribeyes or treat yourself at the pasta bar!
Located in the heard of the Central Business District, The Store strives to offer bring patrons a place for delicious dishes and colorful conversation. The Store is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. Early morning patrons can choose from breakfast specialties like Shrimp and Grits, breakfast sandwiches on croissants or bagels, or a variety of pastries. For lunch, The Store offers a menu of sandwiches, po-boys, salads, and daily specials including dishes like Red Beans and Rice and Crawfish Risotto. - Bethany Culp
With potent drinks, friendly bar tenders, and a comfortable charm, Dominic's Bar has all that you would expect to find at a dive bar and much more. The bar is housed within a renovated 1920s building and is conveniently tucked away between two hotels and an apartment complex. Owing to its location, the bar attracts a mixed bag of clients, from regulars who live nearly to weary business travellers and tourists who want a break from the more energetic nightlife of Bourbon Street. Although not particularly fancy, the bar does boast a pool table and a large screen TV for sports and movies. There are even occasional live musical performances held here.
Hoping to catch a good game with generous pours of beers and delicious snacks to chew on? Walk On's Bistreaux & Bar is the place to be. The sports bar is always bustling with after-work crowd and youngsters but during an important game the atmosphere here is euphoric. The interiors are surrounded with HD televisions and inventive cocktails make for a great company. The must-try dishes here are the Louisiana Combo Platter, Bacon Double Cheeseburger, Duck & Andouille Gumbo, Spicy BBQ Chicken Salad and many, many more. Do not leave without trying their Cookie Skillet Sundae for dessert.
A perfect blend of modern and cozy, MiLa restaurant is complete with an aesthetically decorated setting with young and fresh colors and textures. The cuisine is rich with southern authentic Southern flavors and recipes. From sparkling wines to bubbling champagnes, a fine collection of liquor finds its place in the well-stocked bar. The bittersweet chocolate soufflé with a classic New Orleans whiskey sauce is exceptional and presents a glorious finale to a fine meal.
Merchant greets potential customers with a sign that simply sums it up: “Coffee, Crepes, Grapes.” This CBD cafe serves up hot and cold coffee drinks made with Illy coffee, sweet and savory crepes, and wines by the glass. Additionally, the menu includes crostini topped with decadent ingredients like duck confit and goat cheese, croquet batons served with mixed greens, salads, sweet treats, and pastries. Additionally, on Sunday mornings, Merchant hosts the Hollygrove Farmer's Market.
Take a moment to relax with a cocktail in the swanky bar and lounge in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel. With a skilled mixologist behind the bar, Bar Uncommon serves up classic cocktails alongside creative concoctions like a combination of citrus vodka, mint and fresh lime called the Mojo Rising and a mix of gin and ginger called the Jane Deaux. Stop by Bar Uncommon between 5p and 7p on weekdays to take advantage of daily happy hour specials. Validation is available for complimentary valet parking in the hotel lot. -Bethany Culp
Cajun Mike's is situated in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Guests love the Pabst Blue Ribbon and the pub grub like chicken wings and cheese fries. 'Welfare Wednesdays' feature $1 drinks from 4p-7p. Menu includes light items that you can munch on while having you drinks. You will find Cuban sandwiches, red beans and rice, and po-boys to satiate your hunger.
The interiors at the Loa Bar appear dreamy and mysterious with the candlelight illuminating every corner of the space. The glittering chandeliers and sparkling mirrors add an extra alluring touch to the premises. Sink in the plush sofas while you browse through the extensive list of cocktails and numerous spirits. Frequented by the crème de la crème of society, this sophisticated place aims to please. Served by a knowledgeable and cordial staff, there will be no room for complaint at Loa, which prides itself for its distinguished ambiance.
Since its establishment in 1971, Starbucks has come to be one of the country's best known group of cafes. As a brand that is reputed globally for its exacting standards of service and quality, the Starbucks at 700 Canal Street is no exception. With friendly staff, prompt service and delicious coffee, the cafe is well deserving of repute. Alongside a selection of signature brews, frappachinos, iced and hot teas, and an ever expanding list of beverages, the cafe also offers some delicious light snacks, pastries and desserts. Keep an eye out for the special seasonal menus and latest additions. At the cafe you may even purchase packaged coffee, ready mixes, collectibles, chocolates and other knick kacks.
Light fare are few and far between on the Red Gravy menu. This Central Business District cafe serves up hearty portions of home-cooked Italian food. Stop in during breakfast hours for their signature breakfast sandwiches like the Egg and Meatball or the Jim, with egg whites, turkey and spinach. For lunch, choose from daily pasta specials, hot sandwiches, deli sandwiches and daily roast specials. All dishes are available for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. -Bethany Culp
Chuck's Sports Bar is a friendly, no-frills dive bar that is popular with those who work 9 to 5 jobs in the area and party-goers making their way home. Their beer selection is pretty decent, and you will find all the options displayed at the back of the bar to help you choose. Apart from beer, the bar also offers a selection drinks that are so potent that you are likely to walk out in a drunken stupor, albeit a happy one. With a pool table and internet jukebox for entertainment, you can step inside Chuck's at any hour and find an eclectic group of people gathered together, having a good time. Although the bar is open 24 hours a day, it is most busy during happy hours and on game nights.