Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > New Orleans >
Aug 31, 2011 11:00 AM

Velvet Catcus crowd

Hello all - I wondered if anyone has been to the Velvet Cactus in Lakeview lately. I had heard it was very very crowded a month or so ago - just wondered if the crowd had lightened at all?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Can't imagine why it would be crowded...all reports say mediocre food at best. See earlier thread:

    1 Reply
    1. re: Hungry Celeste

      Everywhere that I have lived, there are always "hot spots." Usually, and not THAT long, the public rules, and too often "the emperor has no clothes." I have not dined at the Velvet Cactus, and am only commenting on other "hot spots," that faded, when the ink on their purchased press had dried.

      Time should tell.


    2. From what I hear it's still crowded as it is still the new hip place to go/ When I tried to go the one time it was beyond packed with the people who want to be scene crowd.

      1. It is in Lakeview, an area with tons of young people and not a lot of restaurants. It is going to remain crowded. Think Superior and move it to Lakeview. Lots of attractive women.