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The Roosevelt’s Fountain Lounge – A Reopening in Grand New Orleans Style

Got an invite to the reopening of the once famous Fountain Lounge at the grand old Roosevelt Hotel. Seems like fun, time to get out, so what the heck, I called in my RSVP. Getting an invite to these kinds of events because of this website is another unexpected perk to having a blog. Free valet parking, free food and drinks. What could be bettah? Lawdy, lawdy.

The Roosevelt’s Fountain Lounge – A Reopening in Grand New Orleans Style

The historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans reopens The Fountain Lounge.

The historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans reopens The Fountain Lounge.

This Fountain Lounge is where a restaurant used to be next to the other famous Roosevelt lounge which reopened a few years ago: The Sazerac. The previous owners of the hotel had covered all of this up. What’s up wit dat?

So what’s the deal with having two lounges right next to each other? Well, heck, this is New Orleans, babe, and we can’t have too many lounges, you know. The difference with this one is that well, it’s more open. They knocked out the walls facing the long grand lobby that makes the Roosevelt unique and elegant so you can look out on the folks walking by who get invited in by the atmosphere.

Where the Sazerac is more intimate, the Fountain is more open. There was a 3 piece jazz combo with a singer gracing the goings on and the lady maitre’d whose name Serenity just seemed to fit the ambience of the place.

The appetizers they passed around were exquisite, from the succulent broiled oysters to the yummy, crunchy crawfish balls along with the cheese plates they had laid around at different tables, letting you know that they are serious about serving seriously good food.

Oh yeah, dawlin. If there was ever a place to relax and share in the revelry that is New Orleans food and drink in a laid back atmosphere this would be it. The Roosevelt has truly done it again. It’s such a relief to know that this historic grand old hotel is in the good hands of a company that knows quality when they see it, the Waldorf Astoria chain of hotels.

 

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