About Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel
Experience the delightful tradition of afternoon tea at Le Salon. Sip from a selection of 30 of the finest loose-leaf variety brews while your ears enjoy soft melodies from a harpist or pianist from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy an assortment of delicious tea sandwiches, scones and sweets as you engage in one of New Orleans locals most beloved and fashionable pastimes.
Afternoon Tea, English
Hours of Operation:
Until November 23, 2014, we will be serving our Traditional English Tea Thursdays & Fridays at 2:00 PM and Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM.
Seating times will vary during the Holiday season, November 28, 2014-January 4, 2014, and we will only be serving our Holiday Tea during that time.
$31 to $50
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Harp or Piano music is enjoyed at every tea service.
Valet Parking at the Windsor Court Hotel is validated at $8.00 per vehicle.
Private Party Facilities:
Le Salon can accommodate parties from 1 to 80 guests for afternoon tea.
Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel Ratings and Reviews
We did the 11 AM tea on Saturday, 5/28 f ...
We did the 11 AM tea on Saturday, 5/28 for my bachelorette weekend. The service was impeccable. Our waitress was so funny when some members of our party said they would prefer coffee over tea, apparently a sin when you are going for tea, but the service was perfect! The tea was delicious, and the chocolate covered strawberries as a congratulations for getting married soon were a sweet after tea treat! I cannot wait to go back.
Everything was great!!
The food was fantastic and so was the teas and desserts and I liked the plate and that the piano player played happy birthday which was very nice.
Afternoon Tea--a little pricy
I have been to a few afternoon teas at different hotels locally and in other states. I really enjoy the Windsor Court, the service, food, tea and ambiance are wonderful! My only complaint is that we are still charged for parking. If you go to Afternoon Tea at the Ritz (or to the restaurant or lounge any time of day) Valet parking is free. It is validated so you aren't paying as much, but still...
It was the most elegant tea setting that ...
It was the most elegant tea setting that my daughters and I have been to. Everything about Le Salon was perfect from the tea sandwiches to the beautiful music played by the harpist on Mother's Day. Great attention was given to detail with an added touch of a charming farewell gift of their Mother's Day tea to all of the Mothers.
Lovely setting and food for afternoon tea!
The ambiance, service, food, and music are exceptional! Hostess Helen and server Lisa are professional and attentive. Harpist Rachel VanVoorhees was outstanding! Wonderful experience while visiting with a friend and celebrating Mother's Day!
I enjoyed having tea at the Windsor Court; this was my fifth time to do so. The food was wonderful and the service excellent. It is truly one of my favorite experiences. This time, however, there was a large group that was entirely too loud for the setting. Their nosiness impeded my conversation. Also, the tea itself was warm, but not hot.
My friends and I attended afternoon tea at Le Salon. It began with a cocktail and finger sandwiches, then scones and tea, and ended with delicate desserts. We had a wonderful time and felt so fancy!
We had a wonderful tea at the Windsor Court to celebrate my sister's upcoming wedding. The staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about the different types of tea on the menu. She made great suggestions for our tea. All the food was delicious and freshly made (we ate at the 2:00 pm tea), and the cocktails were the best of the trip. The teas was wonderful as well.
This hotel used to have the best afternoon tea service in New Orleans. I am not sure if it was just an off day for the staff, but it was not how I remembered it. The room seemed very tired, and the wait staff not there normal sharp appearance. Overall the food was fine and service was good it just seemed a little expensive for what you received. When I left ,it felt like been there done that, check it off the list. Don't need to go back.
Our overview experience at Le Salon at Windsor Court was awful. It took a very long time to get our glass of champagne after we were seated. After we finally ordered, it took a very long time to get our tea. The sandwiches arrived after a very long time, but still no tea served. The sandwich bread was getting stale and hard before we finally got our tea. We had a hard time catching anyone's attention for more tea. For the price of the tea, the service should have been impeccable.
I've never had a bad experience before at le salon at Windsor Court.... But this time, all the tables were filled and there were only 2 waiters! I'm sure something must've happened to the others - spring allergie perhaps? But we had to wait much longer than usual for service.
We had a great time at the Easter tea. Everyone at the Windsor Court was friendly and professional. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The tea was perfect, the finger sandwiches, scones and dessert were delicious and the cocktails were festive. We enjoyed being able to celebrate three birthdays, and also enjoyed that our entire family was there. (Our youngest was 2.) If you would like to treat yourself to a great tea, this is the place!!!
The finger sandwiches were not good. The cucumbers should be peeled and the sandwiches were very dry. The curry sandwiches are not very popular with children. The scones were great and the desserts were great. the salmon sandwiches were great
We went for the Victorian Tea, we had a very nice server, the food that was served was just okay. The tea should have been hotter, but there was a large variety to chose from. For over $50 a person, not worth the price.
We had an amazing time at High Tea. The ...
We had an amazing time at High Tea. The servers were amazing, very friendly and on top of things. The food was delicious and filling. It was overall an amazing experience!!
We had four people having tea for the first time at the Windsor Court this past weekend to celebrate an upcoming wedding. We really enjoyed ourselves and thought the food and service were great. I'd agree with other reviews I saw that the food is not bountiful--you're really given exactly the same number of sandwiches--one of each kind (maybe 6?)--and they're very small. Tasty, but even with the scones and small truffles that followed, it was a pretty insubstantial amount of food compared to other teas I've been to. Still, a lovely setting and our waitress had great recommendations and knew a lot about the tea. We'll be back I'm sure, but might plan on lunch beforehand.
If you want to experience something in New Orleans, then try afternoon tea at this place. Traditional, quiet and affordable. Their complete menu is online and offers a cocktail, choice of tea, finger sandwiches, scones and dessert all for $37 per person. It is upscale but not stuffy. A fun diversion from the normal NOLA experience.
My favorite place to have "Tea" in NOLA
I have had "Tea" at several New Orleans hotels which serve it and Le Salon at the Windsor Court is my favorite. Your table is set with China not just regular hotel dishes and the wait staff have been trained to serve beautifully. You always feel that you have had a special treat when you have tea at Le Salon.
A sublime experience
Tea at Le Salon at the Windsor Court is wonderful. It's old school, charming, formal and really fun. What's not to like when you start with a mimosa or glass of wine and then move on to delectable sandwiches, light as air scones and an array of tiny sweets - oh yes the tea is great. And the people watching is engrossing. We had a lovely time and enjoyed the entire experience from start to finish.
A Proper Tea!
Within seconds of booking our hotel stay at The Windsor Court Hotel, we booked our tea. This hotel still understands how to serve a proper tea, and it is a highlight of every trip to The Crescent City. Each delectable and beautifully presented course, a wide selection of outstanding teas, and impeccable service combine for a memorable experience.
Awkward pretty tea time
We had reservations for 2 made several weeks ahead. The hostess was away from the station, so it was hard to tell what was tea and what was just lobby couches at first. We were dressed up for our Valentine's date, skirt and petticoats for me, vest and jacket for him. She initally seated us on at a couch and club chair. I, being short, had to either perch on the edge of the chair or sink back then have to bend double to reach the table. My date, a tall man, would've had his knees pulled up under his arms to reach the tea. I asked to be reseated; she offered a 4-top, but I asked for an open 2-top (good, as the 4 top ended up filled shortly). They do not leave a pot of tea for the table, so after cocktails (an odd choice, but I enjoyed the milk punch) and sandwiches had been put down, we went a stretch with no beverage during first course and again during scones. As the diners thinned, the servers had a better time of it. The salmon and truffled egg sandwiches were delicious. The turkey was dull but filling; the rye bread overpowered on the cucumber sandwiches. Other sandwiches were listed online, but not presented. The scones were excellent, warm and served with the best quality of condiments. We didn't expect to gorge, but the portion control seemed a little draconian. Oddly, the sandwich plate made for two had odd numbers of items on it. No one should have to negotiate, nor defer, regarding sandwiches. Simple even portions would have been more polite. Upon receiving the dessert, there were only one of several items, so it was uncertain what we had and how best to share without dribbling caramel, or chocolate crumbles, or fruit. When I pointed this out to the waitress, she clearly didn't want to hear it. Possibly a common complaint among patrons. This was not the "three-tiered tray" traditional tea, but the china was pretty, with a cheerful strawberry pattern. As a note, gratuity is pre-added, so in retrospect, we overtipped but that's not of great concern.
Annual Hats and Gloves Tea
Several ladies in my family attend an afternoon tea at the Windsor court in honor of a family member who loved to have tea there. We require the wearing of hats and gloves to have the true southern belle experience. This was our third year and we have had the best service each time. The staff there make you feel special by providing an accommodating and pleasant experience. The food is always prepared to perfection. Very attentive. I have never been dissatisfied. We look forward to this special experience next year.
My number 1 problem is upon receiving th ...
My number 1 problem is upon receiving the bill and after Le Salon adds the 22% gratuity onto the total there is a section on the credit card receipt to add an additional gratuity. If one is not paying attention they could easily tip after the tip is already included. You need to change that or tell the servers to notify the patrons
Will try again. The scones were delicious. The finger sandwiches had been made way in advance and the bread was dry. We had the first seating! The variety of teas was impressive but the water was not hot enough.
The food the service the offerings the music all wonderful all great!
Great Afternoon Tea
We've been to afternoon tea all over America. This one is very good. The ambiance is nice and the service is impeccable. Nicolas was our delightful server. The harp playing was superior! The food was excellence. Wonderful little tea sandwiches, great scones and nice little miniature deserts. My only suggestion would be more chocolate in the desserts. A very special treat that sets this tea apart is it starts with a cocktail. One of us had mulled wine and the other had sparkling cranberry wine. Excellent! They have a very extensive collection of teas, one of the best we've found. Plenty of them are caffeine free. One in our party can't tolerate caffeine and he had many from which to chose. The seating is also very nice. This is a great place to have afternoon tea.
Excellent Afternoon Tea
My daughter and I had a wonderful tea at the Windsor. The food was excellent. The service was wonderful. The atmosphere was delightful and relaxing.
A special treat and experience with my mom!
The Decor and service was wonderful! Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Simply not good enough for the price
The sandwich bread was dry from being pre-made too early, the tea is too heavily weighted toward sweets, and the sandwiches are really just 1 bite each. Also, we had to keep our coats on the whole time because every time someone would go in or out of the hotel doors, we would get blasted with winter wind. This also made our teas cold within minutes after pouring. Our waiter was very nice but one of the hosts was a bit condescending. I've been to several spots around the US and overseas for tea - this one was by far the most expensive and the least impressive.
From the large selection of teas, delicious food, good service, and lovely atmosphere -especially at Christmas time, this was a lovely afternoon tea.
LeSalon needs a makeover
Very expensive experience in a lobby restaurant that has seen better days. Although our server was super attentive, she didn't engage with tea recommendations based on the group's interests. Very prescriptive experience. Scones were dry and boring but sandwiches and desserts were good. Not sure why there are so many rave reviews. Lower your expectations, enjoy the awesome harpest sounds and it will be an acceptable time.
A festive annual tradition with friends.
The decorated lobby was a delight with festive lights and the over the top tree.
TEA TIME ADVENTURE
My husband and I had a wonderful time. I always wanted to do something like this, but never knew where this type of event took place. I was so overwhelmed with excitement that I started crying, thank you so much for making my experience so wonderful. The staff, food, and the ambiance was excellent. You guys are great please keep up the awesome job that you do, we will be back. To me it right up there to Disney World lol. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Thank you Annice Manuel
My friends and I have been attending Christmas tea for 20 years. The ambiance of the hotel and LeSalon is beautiful. I love the Christmas songs which are sometimes played by a pianist, harpist or trio. It makes the occasion all the more enjoyable. However, the quality of the food has diminished. The scones are much smaller than they used to be and the sandwiches ingredients has fallen greatly. The bread was stale and the fillings kind of tasteless. As always the server was very attentive, and we will continue to attend. But, I wish they would return to the original menu.
Another delightful Christmas Tea
Every year we attend Christmas Tea at LeSalon. This year was special because it was the 1st Tea for my 3 yr old great-niece. She loved the decorations, tea & food, & the harpist playing her favorite Christmas music. The 8 yr old girls have been enjoying Tea for 6 years & especially look forward to the holiday teas. This year was the same as always --- excellent. Our regular server Lisa always makes it a delightful experience. Taking family & friends to Christmas Tea is a tradition I hope to continue for many years to come.
Favorite Afternoon Tea
The Windsor Court Hotel has the best afternoon tea in New Orleans and one of the best in the world. This was the first hotel I recall having a memorable afternoon tea, probably 25 years ago and it is still one of the best. Le Salon is a beautiful hotel space to have an afternoon with gorgeous décor and comfortable chairs and sofas. The crowd is always a delight to watch. There is a large selection of teas from which to choose, served on Wedgewood China and a delicious selections of tea sandwiches and scones. The servers are very friendly and attentive without being interrupting. Don't miss this experience when in New Orleans or make a special trip there just to have it!
A Holiday Tea Party
What a lovely place to enjoy a delightful and delectable holiday afternoon tea. We plan on making this an annual holiday stop!! Everything was simply wonderful!
We frequent Le Salon, kids or no kids, for special occasions and holiday teas. I probably attend at least 3 Christmas tea's here a year. It is a one of a kind spot for adults and a great place to dress up and bring your children. I have brought my kids there since they were babies. They love the train and Christmas tree during the holidays!
Furniture is very uncomfortable.
I found during our stay that all of the furniture is very uncomfortable. I think it is all old and worn out.
Excellent but noisy
We have visited in the past and voices were always hushed. Not this visit. Several groups were very loud and distracted from the music and made communicating at our table difficult. Other than that the food and service were great!
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