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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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Carolers during holiday lunch.
Complimentary Valet Parking at the Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St. Please present your parking ticket at the host stand for validation.
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
We've dined at Cafe Adelaide before and were disappointed with this experience. This was the day after Mardi Gras, so perhaps they were worn down after a long weekend of celebration? The wait staff was nice and polite, but....they were amateurs compared to the usual excellent service that the Brennan Family of restaurants is known for. I feel spoiled and petty with the following review, but, service always seems to be the pinnacle of a Brennan restaurant experience. The wait staff spilled a beverage on the table (hey, accidents happen), but the arduous task of changing the table linen was handled...awkwardly. A carafe of water was placed on the table (thank you very much), but the wait staff never took an opportunity to replenish our glasses when she was there. We were not offered coffee or desert, but were just presented with a check and then had to ask for these things. We were taking food home and given 2 boxes to carry, with no bag. The host saw us walking out and immediately gave us a carrying bag. I will reiterate that the wait staff was nice and polite. They do need further training in order to be the caliber of professionalism that the Brennan family has established with their eateries. We did enjoy the food. The turtle soup is always amazing. Quarter martinis were a welcomed treat (do know that this a smaller version than what you may normally receive, but still, it's only a quarter!), our main entries were delicious, though my grits (shrimp and grits) were too salty. We'll probably give Cafe Adelaide another shot, but with so many wonderful places to go in NOLA, they need to up their game.
Actually the food was not that good. The waitress acted like we were bothersome.
The whole atmosphere was kinda gloomy. One waitress, not ours, kept glaring and making angry faces.
The place was only about 3/4 full so not super busy. They put butter on the tables. Then about 15 minutes later gave us our drinks. We just kept looking at the butter.
Is bread going to magically apear? No
Finally receive food and asked for some bread. Again look of annoyance.
Two days later we went to Brennan’s for breakfast and it was beyond fabulous.
This place was horrible all the way around!
We had a reservation for 1130 AM for 4 and arrived about 15 minutes early. The restaurant was empty and we were asked to wait in the bar area. Service was good - polite, etc. but slow...this was a lunch on a Tuesday and we ordered an appetizer (the bayou beignets - wouldn't recommend, very dense & dry) followed by our main orders. Three of our attendees ordered the "choose two" lunch special and the second course of that was extremely slow in delivery - we sat for 15-20 minutes in between courses...very long lunch. In terms of the food - I had a salad which was good; the pick two meals were full servings of each dish - a lot of food.
Went on Sunday night during NFC championship. My wife and I were the only diners throughout the meal, though the bar next door was full of people watching the game. We had turtle soup, Roast drum, Shrimp and grits, and raspberry sorbet. All dishes were well prepared and tasty. Dylan and Aaron took very good care of us, and we had a nice visit with Sous Chef Serigne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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