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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

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 8:00PM

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 8:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 8:00PM

Café Adelaide at Loews New Orleans Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

3.8

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4.0

value

3.9

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Casual (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Very friendly staff. Owner very involved in details. Excellent food!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely brunch during a busy Mardi Gras season. The bananas foster French toast was fantastic.

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and real close to Mardi Gras parade route. Hard to find Shrimp Corn Dogs any where but here.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Worst waitress I’ve ever had.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Leah was provided excellent service. Shrimp Taso corn dog amazing. Great brunch, and .25 cent martinis.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Saturday brunch. Food was superb and service spot on.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food. Great place to brunch. Wear your hat and get three free martinis. Excellent value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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 (New Orleans)·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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 2017

Slow slow unacceptable service.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 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 28, 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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 (Des Moines)·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 24, 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 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 16, 2017

Salty! Everything was horribly salty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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 10, 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 10, 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 9, 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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