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About 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. Cafe Adelaide is led by Executive Chef Meg Bickford.

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.

300 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary French

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.

Cross Street:
South Peters

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 595-3305

Website:
http://cafeadelaide.com/

Entertainment:
Carolers during holiday lunch.

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.

Executive Chef:
Meg Bickford

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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3.9

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4.1

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3.9

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (10)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
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People Watching (7)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The staff were all incredibly kind and interesting people. They helped me navigate the menu and made great recommendations. The food was excellent!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Cafe was not crowded at all. Maybe 5 tables were occupied. We arrived 15 minutes early for our 10 am reservation for 4. Table was not ready. It took a long time to set a table.we had to wait in a cold open area as the weather was e xtremely cold a night before.
We were escorted to the table,, while we wait for our friend. We were given a menu. After for a while I had to ask waiter for a coffee as our in room coffee machine did not work. Also our in room phone was out of order. There was one small creamer for the table of four. They should provide 2 creamer for the table of four. We had to ask so many things to our wait staff. We did not know who was our assigned wait staff. Service was at the beginner’s level. In fact one young waiter seemed to be in a training. Very immature service. My husband egg Benedict came with 2 hard boiled egg like parched eggs, with dried out some kind of sauce. My pontchatrain omelet had crab meat bits- they were shredded bits with dark color mixed in it..more like skinny crabs craw meat....under nourished crab meat type.. restaurant must serve a fat crab meat, if it is not available. Do not serve this omelet otherwise it would tarnish restaurant name.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Horrible service. Felt like I was inconveniencing my waitress just by being there. Then after having a moody server my food came out cold. This is inexcusable at this type of restaurant. Usually come here 3-4 times a year. Won’t be back ever!!!!! That’s how bad the service and the food were.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great brunch! New, interesting and delicious items have been added to their menu that still contains favorites (corndog shrimp appetizer)! Cocktails were perfect as well. Fun dining experience before the Saints playoff game. Parking was convenient as well

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The quality of food here was really a surprise. All dishes were delicious - some outstanding! Would highly recommend if you are in the area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful experience and great customer service! We loved the food, ambiance and mostly the dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was on vacation with my family in New Orleans. This was one of the best meals I've had in the last year. I had the turtle soup, the duck and the biscuit bread pudding: all were sensational. Service was good. Menu is on the limited side, but everything is really good.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Slow slow unacceptable service.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Located in a hotel, Café Adelaide had an interesting menu to say the least. He had two waiters, with the more amazing one being a less competent waiter and we also paid a large amount of money for smaller portions. However, I would recommend Turtle Soup and Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee to a friend and my brother and I enjoyed our time at this restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Let me start off by saying it was not crowded at all; there were only 2 other tables with guests. We were there 2 hours, with it taking over 45 minutes to get the main course. The cauliflower brie soup was very bland and the chopped salad was very salty. Our main course was barely warm and was not very good at all. The server gave no apologies for the delays and was not friendly at all. Sadly, the cheesecake we shared for dessert was the best part of the dinner. We have no plans of ever returning there.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overbooked for Christmas. Service was terrible. Never got a glass of wine we ordered. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Poor service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is the second time food arrived out of order and lukewarm. Quail was not edible

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had to send our food back twice. Hard coojed eggs benedict. Also hard the 3rd time. Had to ask for water 3 times. Not worth it at all. Would not return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was excellent and if you are only concerned about good food you will enjoy this restaurant. If you are looking for a dining experience, I'm afraid you might be disappointed. We were seated at our table for over 20 minutes before anyone stopped by for our drink order. We all ordered a cocktail but they did not arrive to our table till about 5 minutes after our appetizers, and that was after I asked about them. Our appetizers were gumbo and they arrive without spoons. We had to hail a waiter to get spoons. All night they were apologetic for the lack of attention to details but it never got better. We all ordered a set price 3 course meal but also ordered 3 additional side dishes to come out with the entrees. Only 2 of the side dishes came out. They never put in the order for the third side dish. Before dessert came out they asked about coffee or dessert drinks. My husband ordered a coffee and I ordered a dessert drink. His coffee came right away but my dessert drink did not arrive until after we had finished dessert. He actually finished his cup of coffee before the desserts arrived and he was never offered a second cup. This may sound petty but I believe this restaurant is in the family of Commander's Palace. I've eaten at Commander's multiple times and the entire dining experience was wonderful. Cafe Adelaide is not in their league for a nice dining experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great, ambience was lovely, very busy Christmas Eve, waitress Paige took our order and brought us the bill. We never saw her any other time. Had it not been for Nicholas, server asst., it would have been an unsalvageable evening. Hence we dubbed him St. Nicholas. He brought our, cocktails, our bottle of wine, food desserts and checked on us constantly with a personal touch!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We ate at CA after an 11 year absence from New Orleans. The food is inventive and based in traditional Creole Cajun Cuisine. Ti Martin, the owner, makes every guest feel like a family member. We had some service hiccups due to it being a busy Christmas rush but the staff went out of their way to make us happy. Best Restaurant since we have been back in NO. As a matter
of fact we ate Xmas Eve brunch and came back for lunch the next day!

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Mobile)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Birthday! 12/22

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Salty! Everything was horribly salty.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Read a lot of prior reviews, mostly good and enough bad that I questioned whether we should go- but decided to go anyway and GLAD WE DID. The food was excellent, from apps (shrimp corn dogs) to dinner (pork shoulder) to dessert. Good original drinks, and good service with a slight caveat. Whenever they were with us, servers were great and pleasant to be around. Could've used a few more touches during the evening - them checking in on us a bit more. But the effort was there, and the quality was there, and this place is a definite keeper. Just go in knowing you might need to be a little patient at points, but these folks care.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We loved everything about this restaurant - seating, service and food!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Vegan, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time for Weekend Brunch at Cafe Adelaide. It was FANTASTIC. Wear a hat, get three free martinis. What's not to like?
The food was delicious. The best grits ever. Probably not inexpensive enough for everyday dining, but a great value for a special weekend brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just not the 'first class' place that it used to be with a staff not up to par with fine dining. Sloppy looking host staff, untrained and forgetful waiter, etc. The place has lost its finesse.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I came here with three coworkers for a fun Holiday lunch and we had the best time. Our server was amazing and put up with our rising volumes and bad jokes as our alcohol consumption increased. The food was impeccable, just what you would expect from a Brennan restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Steak salad was delicious, and the noon holiday choir was delightful!

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great service, a bit slow the evening I dined.... But apologetic and accommodating. Food was great. I'll definitely venture back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I appreciate that the chef accommodated my food allergies since Commanders would not do so. The food was very good. Soup was quite salty and the salad was very good. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The restaurant was not busy, yet we had to wait almost 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. We were never quite sure who our server was as they kept changing. The food was so slow in coming as was the bottle of wine we ordered. The food was okay, but not exceptional. We love the hotel it’s in and the bar, but I would not eat there again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always a great place to celebrate a birthday with friends!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant and Chef Serigne were amazing! They really made a birthday celebration for my husband special. The wait staff were incredible.

Best,
Kathryn

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nice place. We were there for Thanksgiving. My husband and I got the turkey and quail dishes. It seemed they ran out of ideas for sauce as the two dishes tasted the same. The quail was tiny and didn't come with anything else. Nice atmosphere though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was very poor. I don’t usually do reviews nor am I picky when I go out to eat. However, the experience was a bit lousy. We were a party of four. Drinks came very slow and were incorrect twice. Wrong food delivered once and when correct food came no one was given the food they ordered so we swapped plates. After dinner plates were picked up the bill came quickly after without an option for desert it seemed. When we asked about desert the waitress did not seem very enthused about this at all but took the order. Lastly we received two separate bills (both the same amount) from two different waitresses. All together I enjoyed the food I ate but the service was poor.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was not pleasing, waiter was not knowledgeable about menu, food was served warm. $200 Thanksgiving Meal with family was a big disappointment.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate here for Thanksgiving dinner and the food was great! We wanted a mix of authentic New Orleans cooking, with a touch of traditional Thanksgiving and that’s what we got. The best part was how attentive everyone was to our needs. We brought our ten month old and I was nervous how he would do. Someone brought him some Cheerios, one of the cooks warmed up water and brought it right out to our table for his bottle, telling us she has a little baby and hopes we enjoy our time. As a first time and new mom, I could’ve cried! The owner came around to the tables to check on everyone and she didn’t even bat an eye at the mess under my sons chair from him dropping Cheerios and bread crumbs. I felt like this was the perfect balance of an elegant thanksgiving dinner, as well as the comfort of home and being with family. Thanks for making it a memorable time for us!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We decided on Adelaide for Thanksgiving lunch ... we all ordered filet mignon steak over kale, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. Although there were only 3 tiny pieces of sweet potato, the sauce and steak made up for any loss there. It was delicious, and cooked to perfection!! Atmosphere and people watching was fun and festive.

I've known of Adelaide since it's inception, as my former boss (attorney) used to go there on the regs, and still does!! Also, I used to use the gym/pool at Lowe's 12 yrs ago.

(My table guest said their steak was cold in the middle and undercooked - he should not have waited until we got home to make that known. He's a cook in New Orleans and knows better. He should have said something at the table, so the kitchen could correct this error. Lesson learned for him!)

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good experience, on the whole. We checked in for our reservation and were told there would be a short wait, then they forgot about us. I didn't like the fact that they tried to pass it off as "we didn't call for you loudly enough" - no, you didn't call for us at all. But not the end of the world. We also ordered appetizers that didn't come until the end of the meal, but the manager(?) was very apologetic and comped them. Hey, it was a holiday and they were super busy, so really, no harm , no foul. We had a very enjoyable family meal despite these shortcomings.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband and I were in New Orleans the week of Thanksgiving & I booked a 1 PM reservation for Thanksgiving day. We were promptly seated at our table and the restaurant was already packed! Our server was Brandi and she was quick to greet us, take our drink orders, and continued to check on us throughout the meal. Decent wine & cocktail list, and the Thanksgiving menu made it hard to choose! We both enjoyed the 3 Course Special: he had the blue crab & saffron bisque, the turkey dinner, and the biscuit pudding; while I had the apples & whiskey salad, the turkey dinner, and the Cherries & Cayenne-Dark Chocolate Tart. The bisque was creamy and delicious & the salad was refreshing and a perfect start to the meal. Turkey dinner was a hearty meal and did not disappoint. The dessert: OMG the tart was AMAZING. Biscuit pudding was quite good as well, but that tart was decadent & the cayenne definitely gave it a kick. We were very pleased with the service and the meal. Definitely recommend if you're in the area!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of the best meals we’ve had in a while. Tenderloin was seasoned to perfection. It was also extremely tender. White chocolate biscuit pudding was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a joy. Appetizers are phenomenal every time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Awful, cold, plain tasting breakfast, expensive Tropicana juice, luke warm coffee and poor service, especially for American standards. One positive was the lovely eating area. Worst breakfast in New Orleans.

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