Great Neighborhood GemWe had a late lunch at Cafe Amelie during a long weekend in the French Quarter. The menu is, to say the least, abbreviated. But the food is delicious and well-presented. The most impressive feature of the restaurant is te beautiful courtyard which allows for slow dining and pleasant conversation. This is not a place at which you should rush your meal to get to another destination. Enjoy the nut bread with fig spread. Have a glass or two of wine or a spicy Bloody Mary. And relax. Go with someone you know or someone you want to know better and enjoy the lovely peaceful atmosphere.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere for outdoor diningThis restaurant should be on everyone's short list of favorites in NOLA. We have a nearby condo therefore spend plenty of time in the FQ and know most of the dining locations well and Cafe Amelie is one of our top places to dine. Very accommodating staff and excellently prepared dishes. The smaller than usual menu is a plus for us as we can decide with only one glass of wine. Ambience is wonderful.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than many well known spotsLovely courtyard. The food and our server were outstanding, with the exception that the waffle came out cold. It's the only reason we didn't give the restaurant a 5 for food. Be sure to try the date bread with goat cheese and fig spread!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerThis was a beautiful, quiet setting for three mothers to enjoy outdoors together. There is also indoor dining available. Although the tomato soup was a bit spicy for the person ordering it, all were ecstatic about everything else we ate. The other two raved about the nut bread with goat cheese and dates. I had a an outstanding meal of a spinach, goat cheese, and pecan salad, followed by the tuna steak. The shrimp and grits were delicious. Two of us shared a mixed berry crumble dessert, which was yummy.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden RestaurantThe food was superb and the service was excellent. This was a great find!! They have some wonderful cocktails!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty close to perfectLocation romantic, ambience relaxing, food delicious, waiter and bus-person attentive. A few minor negatives--I would have given 4 3/4 stars since 5 implies perfection. One of the minor negatives included chatty hostesses and unoccupied waiters hanging out at the hostess station. Usually not a problem, but because the restaurant is small, it does detract if you are at one of the tables adjacent. So if you're at one of those tables, just be prepared to hear more than you might want to about what's going on after work instead of talk about actual work. Other minor negative was a small piece of black slimy lettuce in my salad. Seems you can't get a salad any more without some decomposing vegetation so I try not to let it ruin an entire meal.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMShrimp 'n GritsOh. My. Goodness. Slap 'yo momma good! My favorite New Orleans restaurant EVER!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial BirthdayBe sure to remind them you are celebrating when you arrive. I told them it was my 30th Birthday when I called to make the reservation but I guess they forgot to do any little special gesture. It's cool though, we went to a party after :)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu is short, but everythingMenu is short, but everything we had was very good. If the weather is questionable, book an indoor reservation. The patio dining is fabulous if the weather is nice.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the food but afterWe enjoyed the food but after dark it is over difficult to see. We could not even see the menu at all and the staff didn't seem to understand this was a problem. Salmon was quite nice. If mgmt would fix this problem would be very nice courtyard.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Courtyard Foodie DiningOne of our favorite places to eat in the French Quarter. Been there for dinner, drinks, and brunch. All outstanding food & service. Great outdoor courtyard to eat or drink in when the weather is nice. Went there for dinner once with no resv (90 min wait), instead got a couple drinks and sat in the courtyard (and drank our dinner!). Great menu choices with small twists on traditional southern food.
Love this place!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNo. 1 in New Orleans!Cafe Amelie is my favorite New Orleans restaurant. Whether you dine in the beautiful courtyard or in the charming carriage house, the food, service and ambience are all 5 star.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe outdoor patio is absolutelyThe outdoor patio is absolutely beautiful. Perfect spot for a romantic dinner. The duck and tuna were equally impressive-I am dying to recreate the duck sauce!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Friendly ServiceVery impressed with Cafe Amelie -- beautiful courtyard setting for a nice laid back dinner, great food to satisfy any foodies, obviously a popular place by the long lines waiting for table, but totally unpretentious and friendly. Our server Wade was personable and took time to give us first-timers an overview of restaurant and recommended dishes and drinks for us, came by often to check on us and chat. It was our first meal in NOLA and was wonderful intro to New Orleans/Southern hospitality.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGarden of delights!A lunch date dream! In the middle of the bustling Quarter, here is an oasis of romance complete with birds singing, exposed old brick, shade trees and water features. Service was prompt, courteous and welcoming. We took a recommendation for drinks and were pleased with our Rhubarb and Rye. Delicious sandwich and salad made a satisfying lunch in a deine garden setting.oh yes, did I mention chocolate melting cake for dessert? Amazing.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful little place withWonderful little place with a beautiful courtyard. Very hard to get weekend reservations at the better dinner times.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMYou Can't Go Wrong HereWe loved our experience here. They did everything to accommodate us on our special request (seating for for on the first floor by a window), and it was perfect! We were also called a few days before our reservation to confirm it, and we also received an e-mail confirmation from the restaurant the day before. Excellent experience with this restaurant and OpenTable.com3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great service.Great food. Great service. The courtyard dining experience is incredible.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and IntimateHad a relaxing meal. The service was attentive but not invasive. We placed a special request that was acted upon with no problem. The meal was enjoyable. The courtyard is lovely. Reasonably priced. Good place to get away from the crowds.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place, hostess triedNice place, hostess tried to push my reservation to 1200 instead of 1100, claimed time change. Not cool3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA refreshing find in the heartA refreshing find in the heart of the French Quarter.
The service was top notch. The food was very well
prepared and very tasty. Great peaceful outdoor
seating area in a hustling bustling city. Will definitely return.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM