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

Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cafeadelaide.com/
  • Phone: 5045953305x
  • 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 / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary French, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Carl Schaubhut
  • 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 30 people in the "Turtle Room."

    Dining Events up to 55 people "behind the curtain" in the Wine Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandra Casse 5045955312x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Peters
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking at the Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St. Please present your parking ticket at the host stand 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 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. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Carl Schaubhut.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)special occasion (46)great for lunch (35)great for brunch (32)good for groups (32)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (24)neighborhood gem (15)notable wine list (10)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great service and food to match
    TadTN
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Came for dinner everything you would expect from the Brennan family. Service was over the top
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    foodie4lyfe
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    we participated in the restaurant week at Café Adelaide and the food was delicious! the Duck dish was to die for and I would for sure order it again. the biscuit bread pudding melted in your mouth and was divine. Also our waiter Raj was wonderful! Very nice guy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Restaurant Week Find
    artloverVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We just happened to be New Orleans for the last weekend of Restaurant Week & stumbled on this listing on Open Table. The Turtle Soup was delicious, just a hint of spice, nice & thick. The crab entree was delicate & tasty. The creme brulee for dessert was outstanding. The service was a bit indifferent considering the price point of the location, but overall a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a pleasure
    luv2lush
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. I always have a great time there and will continue to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    jackieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We arrived early and sat at a great table and had a great serving team. Food was great, really enjoyed the duck dish and my husband enjoy his redfisth dish. We were not celebrating anything special, but it felt like a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    nania38VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was very original and tasty though very rich. Service was wonderful and it has a nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Très Magnifique
    vipie913
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I went to Café Adelaide for a business dinner during restaurant week. Everything on the menu looked delicious. I ended up selecting the Shrimp and Okra Gumbo, Beef Tournedos, and White Chocolate Biscuit Pudding, and it was absolute heaven. The waiter also brought us a round of Swizzle shots,which were absolutely divine. From the food and drinks to the service, I would HIGHLY recommend Café Adelaide, my best dining experience to date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    NOLAlove
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were first-timers to Cafe Adelaide but will definitely be going back. If the menu for restaurant week was any indication of their usual menu then it will be a favorite of ours. The service was excellent and the back was nice and laid back for a before-dinner drink. And valet parking in NOLA is always a plus.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience at Cafe Adelaide
    Lucie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had a very good time at Café Adélaide. The food was very good and the service outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant if you visit New Orleans. It's our second time at the restaurant and it was very nice. We went for the happy hour the next day and we had a lovely time. It's very inexpensive and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but service snags
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went for restaurant week, choosing Adelaide over a number of contenders because of the menu. Unfortunately, the complimentary mini-cocktail advertised on the Web did not arrive. Our servers seemed confused about who was taking the table, picking up leftover settings after we had been there a while and made a reservation for two. Our drink and food orders were not taken swiftly, and refills were very slow in coming. We were not in a hurry, but the service was a slower pace than leisurely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Adelaide rated #1
    TellItLikeItIs
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    During the We Live To Eat restaurant week in NOLA, I hit 5 restaurants with friends & family members including Cafe Adelaide, Galatoire's, Commander's Palace, Antoine's, & The Pelican Club. Cafe Adelaide rated #1 of the 5 with amazing food & impeccable service. I had the shrimp & grits & the melon mojito salad and both were extremely flavorful and delicious. I liked it so much that I even ordered close to the same at its sister restaurant Commander's but it didn't even come close. The Pelican Club rated #2, Galatoire's #3 (but terrible service), Commander's #4, & Antoine's #5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our latest New Orleans find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Looking for an undiscovered gem in New Orleans? Here it is! Several factors led us to reserve at this restaurant: its location near the casino, its availability on a Sunday evening, and the knowledge that its young chef and barmeister were schooled in the Brennan tradition. We were delighted with our experience. Particular highlights were the Absinthe barbecued pork chop, the roasted brussels sprouts in pepper jelly, and, from the cocktail menu, the Wild Magnolia (with magnolia bitters in it, no less!) Service was young, punctual, hip and smiling. Across time, we've eaten at all the major league restaurants in New Orleans; this one deserves a place on that list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under Construction
    David
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The restaurant is undergoing a makeover. The smell of paint was overwhelming. The former tiger-striped painted walls are now so glossy white it almost hurts your eyes. Hopefully, its just a primer. I don't go there for the ambiance, albeit it rather nice normally. I go there for the food; monthly. The lunch specials cannot be beat. The service is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Matt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    As usual, a great lunch, great food and ambiance. We enjoy eating here, when in New Orleans, about every 3 months - would eat there more often but am not in town that often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Restaurant had just gone through and looked very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marty
    Marty
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great staff they were able to accommodate a large party
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite brunch location
    NOLAFoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard not to over-indulge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday brunch!
    nola504VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jd
    Atxeaters
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was amazing, great wine list, and the service was fantastic!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    JDArsenault
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    LSU14
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    THE FOOD AT LUNCH WAS EXCELLENT. MY HUSBAND HAD THE SHRIMP AND GRITS - HE LOVED IT. I HAD A FITDISH LUNCH WHICH WAS FANTASTIC, INCLUDING SALMON ON A BED OF PICKLED MILITON SLAW AND MINT PEA PUREE AND SHRIMP REMOULADE ROASTED BEET GAZPACHO. I IMMEDIATELY CAME HOME AND LOOKED UP RECIPES TO TRY TO PREPARE MYSELF.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    ValliecatVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Westbankadventurer
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were particularly taken with the personal and wonderful service from our server: Julian, What a gentleman -- sentitive to our needs and very considerate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    MrBroussard
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip & creative
    foodie123
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute lunch - great find
    MekaKnowsVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    susan5429
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spot On
    dine4work
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast not so hot.
    YumBum
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Adelaide breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Good that they took reservations. Service was good. Food was only ok. Prices moderate to high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JojoGainer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food nothing special
    SsSs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
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  • 4atreat
    4atreat
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day Brunch
    Steve
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Dinning Experience
    BayouBeef
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Pleasantly surprised wait staff was excellent. Food was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Lunch option
    NOLA4Diners
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Excellent chef's specials provide a unique dining experience. Desert options from light to decadent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Hat Brunch!
    Jaclyn
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.