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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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4.4

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4.4

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (9)
Fun (8)
People Watching (8)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Brunch on Saturday was tasty. Great for casual dining.

Tags: Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Recently had a breakfast meeting. Service was fairly slow (although this seems to be the norm in NOLA) and the food was lukewarm when served. Just didn’t feel it was anything special-at least for breakfast.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We visit Café Adelaide at least 3 time annually and make the next reservation as we depart from the current visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We are always open to adding a new restaurant experience every time we visit New Orleans. Café Adelaide was a first for us and being a Commanders Palace influenced restaurant we were not disappointed. Our entire meal was exceptional. Located next to Harra’s casino in the Loews Hotel. It might be off the beaten track for the French Quarter crowd, but was well worth a short cab ride to experience an excellent meal with friendly and courteous staff.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Cafe Adelaide is a delightful restaurant! The wait staff made us feel welcome; they made appropriate food recommendations and made us feel at home. The food was delicious and reflected the creative talent of a Louisiana chef. As a matter of fact, at one point the chef came out of the kitchen and spoke to us. For dessert two in our party were served a hot fudge sundae which exceeded all expectations. Without hesitation we plan on returning to the restaurant!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If Cafe Adelaide is the sister restaurant to the Commander's Palace then it is the redheaded stepchild sister that never had a chance. We were sat in the back next to the hostess stand, our food took over an hour to come out and when it did the Grits were cold, there was no butter or jelly for the cold biscuit, I did not get an option for the temperature that I wanted my burger cooked, there was no bread, no bottled water like the other tables had and the waitress spilled half of the coffee onto the table with no offer to clean it up or provide additional napkins. Never again.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Famous Commanders Palace Turtle Soup was too spicy. Server was confused about who ordered what food. Bread pudding was very dense and had very little flavor.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always great food and service. So easy to get in and out of with valet parking that is validated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Dining at Cafe Adelaide is always a great experience. It's a go-to place for a business lunch. The restaurant is busy, but it's easy to have a conversation without have straining to hear or speak. The waitstaff is happy to serve at your pace, not theirs.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter wasn't great and our burger was horrible, but the pork shoulder over biscuits was amazing, and as were the Bloody Mary's.

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 (Switzerland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The choices in the menu are not many, but all creative and with lot's of flavor The turtle soup was really good. As well as the slow cooked pork shoulder

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went for what we thought was going to be a high end breakfast/brunch. Quite disappointed. On line menu had tons more options and different choices, which is why we chose it. Ended up with an okay omelet and cold biscuit. Not happy, especially for 40 bucks.

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 (London)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always great food complemented with friendly, attentive servers.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was not nearly as good as what we have had there in the past .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Another Brennan treasure
They really know what they are doing

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Shrimp corn dogs appetizers are amazing. The veal tamales were delicious. The oyster and collard green soup was so yummy. Everything was very tasty!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Cafe Adelaide might not pop up on the "best of" lists, but it's not trying to. It's simply a nice, casual restaurant in the Lowe's Hotel that offers very good food in a quiet atmosphere with pleasant attentive service. Our service was attentive, quick, and very friendly, and our food was exactly as described on the menu and very well presented and done. AND, at a very reasonable price.
It's also a great place to stop in and have a drink, without the penetrating noise of most bars in NOLA.
It's a nice "away from the madding crowd" place that I plan to return to on my next trip to NOLA.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I love Café Adelaide!! The food is amazing. I always recommend coming here to anyone visiting New Orleans.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We dine there for lunch often. Always a great time, great food, excellent service. We love the 25 cent martinis!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was excellent, the drinks were excellent, and the service was excellent! Had a great dining experience celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The location is fine, with valet. Staff is very friendly& accomodating. The menu it wonderfully local, . . really a nice evening

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food is amazing, service is great! We keep coming back :)

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Although in a hotel, this is not your typical hotel restaurant. In my opinion, this Brennan family establishment ranks right along side others they operate - such as Commander's Palace. The ambience is not as plush - no tablecloths except on the banquet seating tables - but the quality of quality of service and food ranks right up there. We selected it for this occasion as they were offering a special Restaurant Week menu providing 3 courses for only $39. - and the number of offerings was surprisingly large. The Eggs Roguaroux appetizer was tasty and enough for 2 to share. The entrees of seared black drum and a unique Veal Barbacoa Tamale were amazing. To finish off, the Creole Cream Cheesecake was light and the perfect ending of a great meal. I've also had brunch here on a number of occasions and find it among the best in New Orleans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We tried this restaurant as part of the Restaurant Tour of New Orleans Sept 11 to 17, 2017. The food was outstanding. The shrimp on a skewer (like a corndog) was terrific. Two in our party had the pork poorboy...it was also terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch
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