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Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel
Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel

Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cafeadelaide.com
  • Phone: (504) 595-3305
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30pm - 10:30am.
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 1:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Chris Lusk
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Dining Events up to 28 people in the "Turtle Room." Dining Events up to 60 people "behind the curtain" in the Wine Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandra Casse (504) 595-3305
  • Entertainment: Join us Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm - 8pm as Yadonna West performs in the Swizzle Stick Lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Peters
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking at the Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St. Please bring in your parking ticket for validation.
A word from Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel
Acclaimed by local and regional food writers as one of the best New Orleans Restaurants, Cafe Adelaide is a favorite of local residents as well as visitors. Modern Creole Cuisine featuring seafood and farm fresh ingredients is the cornerstone to "eating, drinking, and carrying on" at this Commander's Palace Family Restaurant. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Chris Lusk, named one of five "Breakout Chefs to Watch" in 2009 by Esquire Magazine, King of Louisiana Seafood by the Louisiana Seafood Promotions Board, and "Louisiana Cooking" magazines Five Chefs to Watch! The Swizzle Stick Bar is a nod to the Brennans' beloved aunt, Adelaide Brennan, whose joie de vivre and charming pursuit of the good life is captured in the decor and design. Named for the gold swizzle stick that Adelaide wore around her neck, this fun watering hole is getting a lot of attention reviving classic cocktails. Bar Chef Lu Brow leads a team dedicated to the art of presenting perfect cocktails.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My cousin and I shared two appetizers - bacon crusted oysters and the shrimp and tasso corndogs. The oysters were a bit bland and i didnt taste the bacon; it must've been ommitted when they made our batch. The shrimp corndogs were AMAZING!!! I absolutely loved them. My cousin ordered the white chocolate belgian waffle with a side of bacon - the bacon was crisp, the waffles were perfect. The entire dish was perfect. I ordered the shrimp and grits. There was a lot of garnish on the dish and it was a bit distracting but the overall presentation was good. The dish itself was good, I've had better at The Country Club but it's still one of the best in the city. The three free cocktails were pretty awesome also! Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "From the outstanding soups to the amazing main courses, I was already full but had to try the bananas foster ice cream sundae. We had walked the mile from our hotel to get there but needed to take a can back!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Six of us ladaies got together to celebrate a birthday. We went on Sunday, wearing our hats and received our complimentary drinks. We each ordered different items from gumbo to breakfast foods. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the fun atmosphere. Service was great, as always. This is my 5th visit to Cafe Adelaide and it won't be my last. P.S. The fresh French Bread is to die for!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Treated very nicely from the moment we arrived. Prompt, attentive, and friendly service from the wait staff. Brunch menu selection was great and food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the appetizers of fried oysters! We plan to return next time we are in New Orleans."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was amazing, great wine list, and the service was fantastic!!!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Another Brennan masterpiece! Lunch combos are a great way to experience different items on the menu in perfect pairs. Tasty for those watching their weight too. The Shrimp Corn dogs & Turtle Soup are must haves!!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The staff had balloons on the table for my friend's birthday and a special desert for her. The appetizers were yummy - the shrimp and tasso corndogs and flatbread. The turtle soup is a favorite. I had the shirmp and grits and they have changed the sauce on the dish. it is now a sweet cane syrup. I liekd the previous version better. We split the white chocolate biscuit pudding - it was supposed to have a root beer syrup, but we coudl not fidn it. Overall, the service is superb. The food is very good, but there are better places in town. The bar is great!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were particularly taken with the personal and wonderful service from our server: Julian, What a gentleman -- sentitive to our needs and very considerate."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "These guys are great; this is my second visit to this outstanding breakfast/brunch venue. Hyper-elegant food and service while at the same time relaxed and casual. Highly recommended! Consider having a 'Lucy Broussard' cocktail with your brunch - very, very nice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by the front desk clerk. She said they change the menu regularly and it is very fresh. We had a fun corndog shrimp appetizer amazing! I had the garlic shrimp with grits. DH had Louisiana crab bake. Both were delicious."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My travel buddy and I decided at the last minute to dine at Cafe Adelaide for lunch were not disappointed! The melon mojito salad was baconly delicious, and the fried catfish was perfectly cooked. The lunch package was a great deal, and the 25 cent appletini was nothing to write home about, but worth more than a quarter!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "From the convenient parking to the wonderful food, Cafe Adelaide is never a disappointment. The menu is interesting and full of fresh ingredients. Truly a wonderful choice for lunch or diner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were very pleased with the responsiveness and flexibility displayed by the staff of this restaurant. We had to make a last minuet change to our breakfast reservation and they never missed a step. The food arrived promptly and was what we had ordered. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Plusses for business breakfast: close to convention center, quiet, plenty of tables. Negs: bacon hard as rubber, biscuits cold. Would have expected better food from a holding in this company. I'm sure they do a better job with lunch and dinner, and probably even brunch."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Good that they took reservations. Service was good. Food was only ok. Prices moderate to high."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Unbelievably disappointed. The salad was bland with an unknown aftertaste. The replacement salad was chilled as if on ice under the fish and tasted more of raw fish than crisp lettuce. The turtle soup was moderate and meaty. The beef was an excellent cut and texture, properly cooked but ruined taste with sauce and spices. Disappointed this restaurant could some how be associated with Commanders Palace. Very pleasant upscale setting, not intimidating, and upbeat. Wait staff was helpful and offered to adjust the bill, however, no maitre'd or manager inquiry."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Menu choices were very limited. Food was okay but expected more from a Brennan's related restaurant. There were 5 in our party. The real problems occurred when we ordered desserts. One of us ordered a variation of Bananas Foster dessert.. FIRST PROBLEM was: NO bananas in it! SECOND PROBLEM: the bread pudding at the bottom was more like hard croutons. These could not be cut nor bitten into. When those problems were brought to the waiters attention, his solution was to bring her a plate of banana slices! The same dessert was ordered by another in our party. It was fine. So, we knew what it was supposed to be like. We were the only guests there for about an hour. I think I know why. Will not be going back there again!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great place; great food; great service. The turtle soup was delicious! The oyster salad was divine! Menu offered just enough choices to please everyone. We went home with our appetites sated!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Anticipated a great Brennan family restaurant experience but did not deliver. Staff overwhelmed, room temperature way too high and valet parking way too dangerous and inefficient.Food ok but nothing special. Tables located directly in the path to the large room to the rear of the restaurant making for a distracted dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Me and my wife were celebrating our second wedding anniversary and wanted to try some place new. We have tried many local restaurants, such as Cafe August and the Pelican Club, and have always enjoyed our dinning experience. But our dinner at Cafe Adalaide was outstanding. All of the courses, even the speciality cocktails, were absolutely amazing. The food didn't come out too quick but we were never waiting for our next course as well. All of the food was cooked to perfection and ever bite was remarkable. This was by far and away the best overall dinning experience that we have ever had. I would, and will be, highly recommending this establishment to anyone looking for a place to go out and dine in New Orleans."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised wait staff was excellent. Food was great "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent chef's specials provide a unique dining experience. Desert options from light to decadent."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We came as a Bachelorette party group for the Weekend Hat Brunch and had a blast! The service was great, our free drinks for wearing our hats were strong and delicious, and the food was divine! I recommend the Shrimp and Tasso Corndogs and the Turtle soup for an appetizer, and if you aren't full after that, go for the Boucherie - it was full of flavor and still magically tasted like breakfast. I would recommend their brunch to anyone. It's a great deal, plus you still get the fine dining experience that you would find at their sister restaurant, Commander's Palace. I'll be back! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Looking at the website, I thought this was very upscale. My friend and I dressed up in hats and found ourselves a "out of place". The restaurant was filled with people in shorts and T-shirts. Table next to us had 4 girls in bathing suits and cover ups."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is my favorite lunch spot to date in or near the French Quarter. We have dined at Commander's several times, but when we could not get a reservation recently, we were offered one at Cafe Adelaide. Wow. I didn't know it even existed, but we were thrilled to find it. The food was every bit as delicious, maybe even more! And the Martini lunch makes it a perfect spot for about any occasion when you want to feel like an adult again!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My wife and I visit New Orleans annually but this was our first visit to the restaurant. It won't be our last. The service was excellent and the menu, wine list and specialty drink list were all top-notch and executed to perfection. If you're looking for the Brennan experience don't hesitate to add this place to your list of options."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We visit the hat titude brunch everytime we go to New Orkeans. This time is was very disappointing. I was brought the wrong food - told 3 people - saw 1 telling our waiter who totally ignored us beyond our initial order. Ended up eating half of the wrong because I couldn't get Vincent's attention and we had a flight to catch. Free drinks with hats so slow they clearly didn't want you to have more than one."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I had the green salad (peppy) and pork chop (quite good). My husband had eggplant appetizer and whit shrimp entree. Both so- so. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We have a fabulous time for our 3 year Anniversary! Everything the waiter recommended was wonderful. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We ordered the duck and the filet. both were very good. Had a couple of drinks and dessert and the bill was reasonable. Overall a very good time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We chose Cafe Adelaide based on a recommendation from a friend...and were not disappointed! Small menu but the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Even though it was a Friday night (and we had reservations) the restaurant was not crowded. They also provided complimentary "swizzle" cocktails after dinner. Looking forward to our next visit for happier hour!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was really good. We had the turtle and cauliflower soup and they both were excellent. We had the drum and crawfish grill cheese which was also good. The problem we had was with the service. Very slow and the restaurant wasn't even full. There are to many good restaurants in NOLA to waste your time at this one. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I've had lunch at Café Adelaide several times and have always been pleased. So, we decided to try it for Mother's Day brunch. I understand that restaurants often have "issues" on special occasion days, and I would not attribute this experience to that. The restaurant was not even at half capacity. The waiter was slow to arrive and asked immediately if we were ready to order our meal instead of asking if we'd like something to drink. We had one pretty good appetizer, and the rest of the meal was marginal at best. I had a brandy milk punch, and it tasted as though it had been made with skim milk -- the worst I've ever had. Likely it was made in advance and had been sitting out with ice melting in it. The experience was just not good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent New Orleans style food. Would return again on our next visit to NO."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you haven't made it to Cafe' Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick bar, it is a must. the drink menu is very unique and the food selection is fantastic. Be sure to try the "corndogs", this ain't fair food."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food- everyone devoured their meals, and was thoroughly satisfied! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We fell in love with the signature cocktail, and the rest just got better! Bread was perfect, $39 Filet/wine/dessert combo was a great value, and the shrimp and grits were yummy also. The filet was absolutely fantastic. One of us loved the biscuit bread pudding dessert while the other wasn't impressed. Overall we greatly enjoyed our meal and will be back! Excellent service also."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The service was bad, the food worse. Just not worth the time with so many better places in NOLA"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The entire experience was incredible from start to finish! Waitstaff were attentive, friendly and accommodating. Food was beyond excellent, trout menuire was delicious, as was the escargot. Service was timely, and tables were set in an attractive manner. Prices are steep, but worth every penny! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014