Eat With Gladness;
Drink with a Joyful Heart

We've partnered with the finest purveyors of food and drink in New Orleans to offer drinks and dining at The Elysian Bar and the best ice cream in town at Sundae Best. The Elysian Bar's all-day menu is inspired by seasonal ingredients that are locally and conscientiously sourced to please even the most discerning palate. Dishes are meant to be shared with friends and lovers – and designed to be enjoyed from morning to night. Located in the Convent, the former home of the Marianite sisters, Sundae Best Ice Cream specializes in small-batch ice cream – made right here in New Orleans with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Whether the weather is balmy or brisk, the ice cream parlor is open year round for a treat.

Both The Elysian Bar and Sundae Best are open and ready to host you. Make sure to check out their Instagram for the most up-to-date news, or reach out to us and we'll fill you in.

We suggest making a reservation at The Elysian Bar for peace of mind – and don't forget to bring home a takeaway pint from Sundae Best.


The ground floor of the former Rectory, a progression of increasingly fantastical spaces, welcomes hotel guests and the public alike. We have partnered with the wine-loving folks at Bywater icon Bacchanal to offer locally-roasted Congregation coffee, domestic and niche wines, specialty cocktails, low-proof aperitivo cocktails, and a selection of shareable plates in a series of lovely, restored rooms. 


The former side chapel of the Rectory, transformed into a trompe l’oeil citrus grove, now houses our café, proudly serving locally roasted Congregation Coffee. 


The heart of our house, ideal for reading, socializing and sipping. The rectory’s pair of grand parlors features functioning Italianate marble fireplaces and a smattering of French and Italian bamboo and rattan vintage pieces, plus a suite of national and international periodicals for your reading pleasure.

Sun Room 

The perfect place to enjoy a sun-dappled breakfast; windows open on fair-weather days. The room drew inspiration from the red and white tiles and citron yellow walls of Claude Monet’s home in Giverny. Simple wooden furniture lines the glass walls, which are dressed in full-length linen lace sheers, and vines cascade down to create a verdant all-season escape.


Our chinoiserie fantasy brought to life, a fully amber-hued room with fretwork on all walls and a suspended bamboo ceiling above. Our partners at Bacchanal, the celebrated Bywater wine store & bar, have channeled their passion into an expertly curated wine and cocktails list. Classic cocktails, original concoctions, and an aperitivo-focused bar round out The Elysian Bar's offerings. Every day in the early evening before dinner, join for aperitivo hour for the most delicious low-proof spritzes in town. 


Historic New Orleans boasts an abundance of secluded brick courtyards, coursed with palms, ferns and vines, which are mostly in private hands. We are proud to join this romantic firmament and pleased as punch to share ours with you. 

Sundae Best

Sundae Best is located in the Convent and serves up handmade ice cream in an array of delectable flavors, all made from scratch and with locally sourced ingredients. Erica Buher, the owner of the shop, also specializes in sundaes, floats, and shakes.

Ice Cream

The ice cream parlor's cast of twelve delicious flavors include classics, southern and New Orleans-inspired flavors, plus vegan and dairy-free options. Proprietor and ice-cream maker Erica Buher also offers a rotating menu of seasonal flavors like Roasted Strawberry – made with strawberries from Ponchatoula, or Satsuma Sorbet with the freshest and most favored Louisiana citrus. All dairy-based flavors are built with the freshest ingredients around and the sunniest yolks this side of the Mississippi from Peeps Farms.


Showstopping sundaes are served year-round, with only the freshest ingredients and toppings. 


Pick any flavor plus toppings to create the most delectable shake this side of the river.