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Miss River, New Orleans, LA

Miss River

4.6
4.6
610 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Miss River is Alon Shaya’s “love letter to Louisiana,” based on his vast experience of the local culture and cuisine in his nearly 20 years as a resident. As the signature lobby-level restaurant of Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, this ingredient-driven restaurant pays tribute to New Orleans grand dining, showcasing Chef Shaya’s spirited take on beloved local dishes, while providing surprise and fun to the dining experience. Diners will enjoy exceptional personalized service and elements of whimsy throughout their experience, including the show of the Food Stage - the centerpiece of Miss River, where chefs display extravagant plating of signature dishes. The bar at Miss River offers 30 seats, set within the space of the restaurant, and is a gathering place for pre and post-diners. The bar features a daring cocktail program, where unexpected and inventive takes on the classics are showcased.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 434-5701

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelley Schmidt

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Poydras St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Canal St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 610 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING experience- new favorite restaurant in NOLA! So accommodating and great food!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food for the most part was delicious! We had an issue with the snapper crude being drenched in salt, so much so that we could actually taste the salt crystals. The server immediately took it away and came back with a very tasty replacement. Again, one minor issue that was corrected immediately. Great food and great service!
  3. b

    bonn

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!!
  4. b

    bertha

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most excellent! Staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate our anniversary 💗💗
  5. d

    dette

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice lunch and service for lunch, yesterday. Highly recommend the Crab Maison salad with roasted salmon on top. The Lagnaippe Banana Nut pralines were an extra special treat.
  6. S

    Shelly

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Sheldon, was the best! So accommodating to my special dietary needs. Courteous and very attentive. Snapper Crudo was delicious! Highly recommend it. Blackened Snapper was cooked perfectly.
  7. KR

    KimR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful welcoming experience for our first time in New Orleans. The servers are very Knowledgeable and kind. The food has amazing flavors and combinations. For dinner, we ordered family style, the whole fried chicken and fish with sides, they are a must! We loved it so much that we went back for lunch and loved the shrimp and grits and the lump crab salad. The sweet potato brioche they serve is a delight!
  8. D

    Daisy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our confirmed reservation for 6pm was changed without notice or consent to 8:30. The host was rude. The gumbo/potato salad was not good. The roux seemed burnt. The dirty rice was not good and went in the trash. The bill was over $400 and not worth the cost. 3 appetizers Two gumbo 1 oyster stew 1 dirty rice pot 1 Couvillion 2 desserts 4 coffee's 1 mocktail 5 cocktails The service was impeccable.
  9. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the hostesses, to our server (Paul), extra attention from the helpers, and management, this was one of the top tier dining experiences we've ever had! As we say in New Orleans, "Miss River don't owe me Nothing!". The atmosphere, the service, and food were exquisite! I just wish I had more room in my stomach! We will definitely return to try more of that delicious food! Thank you all! Foodies, Mr. & Mrs. Simmons 🥰
  10. n

    nolalady81

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful art deco designed restaurant. The whole fried chicken was scrumptious!
  11. l

    lynneb

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food was very good and the service wonderful. The bad news, we will never return.....the level of the noise was so bad, at times we honestly could not hear each other's words, or hear what our waiter was trying to say. Probably a combination of the young loud tables we were surrounded by and total lack of materials on floor, ceilings, walls to absorb the din.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food wasn’t bad, but definitely nothing to die over. Highly over priced for the quality of food.
  13. BM

    BlaineM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good. Chicken was excellent
  14. LJ

    LydiaJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Did not enjoy the flavor profile. Great presentation
  15. TT

    TennisTycoon

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Was excited to try this restaurant. I was in New Orleans for a industry conference and with my wife. We went on a date night and decided to see what the Four Seasons New Orleans had to offer. The design was breathtaking. Great vibe. Our meal started off a bit sloppy as multiple waiters came to our table to give their spiel and offer us cocktails. It just seemed a bit unpolished for a restaurant at this level. It was a 6:45pm reservation so the restaurant was by no means busy. However, the experienced picked up very quickly with the food. Every dish we had was great. From the Oyster Stew with tarragon and lemon zest, to the heirloom tomatoes, the blackened snapper and the giardiniera salad. All exceptional. However, one thing I noticed, and for a restaurant of this quality and price point, and this is NOT a complaint…the portions! Wow, you get a full dish. Definitely good value in terms of how much you get on a plate. It was a pleasant surprise! The stars of the show, to my surprise, were the desserts. I never say that as I normally do not order desserts however the two that stuck out were the beignets (which were way better than cafe du monde, and the summer peach and pecan cobbler with blueberry and basil ice cream. OMG! If I was not in a public place I would have complete my locked the plate. Both of these items are must haves. I did not order it but I saw a few tables order the Baked Alaska and they seemed to enjoy it. Overall, this will be a New Orleans go-to for many! Excellent food and the service was friendly and courteous but perhaps an off night or miscommunication for our table on that particular time. I look forward to dining here again.
  16. b

    beebeck

    New Orleans

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was very good, most every item was seasoned, but a couple were overly seasoned for me. Restaurant has an open feeling with a wall of windows to a patio seating area outside. The noise level was too high for the restaurant only being a little over half full. The main contributor was the music was turned quite loud so people had to try to talk over it. The type of music chosen was not the best for a fine dining restaurant. The next morning we ate breakfast at Miss. River's sister restaurant, Chemin a la Mer, and its choice of music and the volume level is what Miss River should adopt.
  17. K

    Kimbee

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our meal!!! Beautiful restaurant. Great service. Caviar and ice cream was special.
  18. C

    Casey

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. The restaurant was quiet, beautiful, and upscale. Service was wonderful. I would highly recommend the gumbo - absolutely beautiful.
  19. SB

    ScottB

    Tallahassee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic anniversary celebration. Food and service was outstanding Highly recommend Miss River for a special evening.

    Miss RiverResponded on September 19, 2022Hi Scott, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you had an "outstanding" anniversary celebration with us. We hope you join us again for another special evening. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah and Jaime were amazing in taking care of us. The food, the service and genuine care were top notch and well worth the experience. Thank you for a fantastic evening! We will definitely be back soon.
  21. K

    Ksantiquer

    New Orleans

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my Goodness! What a treat! The service, the food , the ambiance all Amazing! Alon Shaya has out done himself! What a treat! Best food experience in New Orleans in years!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 13, 2022Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. Our team goes above and beyond to provide guests with a first-class experience and we are happy that we were able to do that for you. We will relay your compliments to the team, we hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  22. SA

    SamanthaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Pricey, but all of the food was amazing! Market Price crab appetizer was $45, that was a surprise, but I would order it again. The cobbler was delicious!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 13, 2022Hi Samantha, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, we agree- the cobbler is next level. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  23. KG

    KGL11

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunchtime on a Tuesday (after a holiday weekend) was very quiet, which made for a personal and lovely experience. Everyone we encountered was friendly and polite, and the food was outstanding!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 9, 2022Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you are satisfied with your experience and we appreciate your compliments. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the whole fried chicken, crab BLT, blackened snapper, gumbo and bbq shrimp. It was great!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 9, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We're so happy you enjoyed your meal, the Whole Fried Chicken is a must. We greatly appreciate it and hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  25. A

    Anna

    Oklahoma City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Brunch at a new level. Hope to return.

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Anna, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch. We hope you join us again for another "new level" dining experience. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  26. DK

    DanielaK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Only two of the menu items are worth mentioning. The rest was just so-so…would not go back again. Much better at Saba.
  27. K

    Kate

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday celebration. Everything was fantastic from drinks to service to food. We were able to get a mix of appetizers then several dishes for the table as well as individual entrees. Best dishes were bbq shrimp, snapper crudo, redfish courtbouillon , and believe it our not, the truffle French fries ! Will be back for our next special occasion!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Kate, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us. We hope you come back for more truffle fries soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First chance to visit shaya’s Miss River and it did not disappoint - shared heirloom tomoatoes (divine), crab maison (a wonderful fresh take on an old classic), bbq shrimp (best I’ve ever had) and blackened snapper (fresh and perfect)! Overall, a great dining experience!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, we agree, the Crab Maison Salad is a must-have. We hope you come back for another "great dining experience" soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Christine was an amazing server and would go back just because of her.

    Miss RiverResponded on September 9, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. Our staff strives to provide guests with top-notch service and we are so happy we could do this for you. We will pass along your compliments. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ordered a salad with jumbo crab meat and got boiled soft shrimp instead of the jumbo crab meat .. the waiter even typed it in wrong on the bill..
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday!! Everything was great. Atmosphere and service was amazing. We had a great time.

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. We are so happy you had a pleasant time celebrating your wife's birthday. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  32. FW

    FeWils

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Food really wasn’t worth the money, like at all. $30 for red beans and rice, $15 for marinated tomatoes, etc. The service was impeccable, and certain things were really good, but still no where near the price. $11 for a side of French fries? I mean, good lord. Also extremely limited menu for people with seafood allergies.
  33. N

    Novis

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    This was one of the poorest experiences I've ever had at any restaurant let alone a four seasons The food was below average and service was even worse
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m gonna be thinking about this meal for a long time. So many outstanding dishes with incredible service.

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy our staff was able to provide the "incredible" service we strive to offer our guests. We can't wait for you to join us for another memorable meal. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decent service. Decent food. Dark roux was more than dark. Prices are premium hotel rate. Wine was 5x retail. Unless you are captive as a hotel guest, New Orleans has far too many better options available.
  36. GV

    GaylordV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent!! And the service was just as good!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy we were able to provide you with the top-notch service we aim for and that the food was on-par. We hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  37. c

    clare

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    limited menu incredibly overpriced. One guest had half a duck for $70.00 and then had to pay for sides on top of this. Just ridiculous. The mark up on wine and champagne is obscene. I have no issue paying high prices but not for this. Very disappointed felt ripped off.
  38. R

    Rsyl

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We got the crab and dumplings which was very good but expensive. Ordered the fried chicken which tasted fine but got one piece of chicken for $28.00.

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Rsyl, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are happy you enjoyed the Crab and Dumplings. We hope you dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always superb service. Food excellent. Exquisite dining experience!

    Miss RiverResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review. We are so happy to hear that you always have an exquisite dining experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope you join us again soon. Sincerely, Jet Gauthier, Restaurant Manager

  40. C

    Court

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service were phenomenal 👌. The restaurant itself was visually stunning. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The specialty cocktails were unique and tasty and the food was so good 👍. If you love a dark rouxed Gumbo, their's is excellent. The Heirloom Tomato appetizer was brightly colored and so fresh tasting. The fried oyster appetizer was also great; super crispy and flavorful. My husband had the Redfish Courtboullion for his entree and there was nothing left on his plate when he finished. Everything we tried was great. Will definitely be back again.

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Miss River is rated 4.6 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Miss River

2 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poydras St.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Canal St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelley Schmidt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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