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Meet Chef Alex Harrell

New Orleans

Chef Alex Harrell will lead the culinary team at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels flagship ground floor restaurant, bar and lounge set to debut this summer.  Since moving to New Orleans in 1998 to work under Chef Susan Spicer at Bayona, Chef Alex has worked at some of the city’s acclaimed restaurants including Ralphs on the Park, Table One, Sylvain and most recently as Executive Chef at Elysian Bar where the restaurant earned a “Best New Restaurant” nomination by the James Beard Foundation and was named a “Hot 10 New Restaurant in 2019” by Bon Appètit magazine.

Ground Floor at
Virgin Hotels New Orleans
550 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

Dinner & Cocktails

Bottomless Bubbles Brunch

Wine List

New Orleans Restaurant Week

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Commons Club 360 Tour

Private Events


MONDAY – TUESDAY: 4pm – 10pm
FRIDAY: 9am – 11pm
SATURDAY: 9am – 11pm
SUNDAY: 9am – 11pm, Entertainment 11am – 2pm

Bottomless Bubbles Brunch: Friday – Sunday
Dinner: Daily


Where cocktails embolden a palate-pleasing culinary menu. Where guests and locals meet and share stories. Unbound inspiration from around the world placed on every plate.

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The menu features a blend of contemporary American cuisine with a Southern sensibility that Chef Alex is known for.  Chef Alex has received national accolades from the likes of the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appètit Magazine.

Meet The Chef


The Kitchen at Commons Club offers an eclectic menu with reinvented takes on contemporary American dishes.  Bringing culinary delight to the restaurant landscape by combining unexpected ingredients with bold flavors, The Kitchen at Commons Club infuses a relaxed, yet elegant experience in The Big Easy.  Prepare to go on a journey where “Everyone Leaves Feeling Better”.

The Bar at Commons Club serves creative cocktails in a beautifully designed setting. Thoughtfully crafted drinks, wine and beer are enjoyed alongside tempting bar bites and a rotating lineup of live entertainment. 

The Shag Room is an intimate space for small groups to meet, connect, share stories and let their hair down. Decked in plush, luxurious fabrics, the lounge area is aptly suited for both a solo working session during the day or an evening night cap. For an even more exclusive feel, The Shag Room is also bookable for private gatherings or activations.