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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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87% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always great food complemented with friendly, attentive servers.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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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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vip
 (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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Service and quality of food is outstanding.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great value. Casual ambiance. Fine service.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I found it really great and more relaxed than many restaurants in New Orleans.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been here several times over the last few years and it NEVER disappoints! The food is excellent. The service is excellent and you can't beat 25 cent martinis!!! Everyone wins!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service was wonderful. Food… great.
The heirloom tomato salad is beyond description. Don't miss it. The veal to Molly was just extraordinary. And the white chocolate biscuit bread putting was sublime

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing food and great service, definitely coming back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very nice special Coolinary menu for August....2 courses prix fixe. Great value. Cheap 25 cent martinis! The only thing negative was that the fresh French Bread was not warmed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The appletini (martini) tasted like cough medicine, should have known that a 25 cent martini could not be good at that price. Had the shrimp corndog (tasso)- sounded great, was just ok. The other entree was mediocre. Service was very good. We would not go back.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Came to Sunday brunch for the August COOLinary menu and to celebrate an anniversary. Food was incredible and service was excellent! We'll definitely be returning and recommending to our friends. If you come for the hat-tinis, be warned - they are very strong.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very relaxing. Didn't rush us. We spent over 2 hours for brunch

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food. Servers were mostly pleasant but made no effort to be more. Waiter placed the wrong food in front of the wrong person EVERY SINGLE COURSE. waitress kept trying to clear out plate when we were not done eating. She failed to bring a to go container when requested. And they would pot the wine then take the bottle off somewhere else. I found that strange and would have preferred the bottle left table side
But the food was really good. Just not the service one expects in New Orleans.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch Coolinary menu. Wearing the hats for the martinis was such a fun treat!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a Sunday Brunch here. It was wonderful and would certainly go there again. Menu is awesome and the Bloody Mary's are the best I have ever had!! Service was great as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great place to grab a nice dinner or a great brunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing food even better atmosphere! Wear a hat on Saturday during brunch and receive 3 strong but tasteful martinis!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I love Cafe Adelaide and the Coolinary menu didn't disappoint. Pork belly and brie sandwich? Who can resist that? And the carrot and ginger soup was outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

My birthday - rsvp 1:30 - arrived 1:32 - were closing dining room and wanted to sit me in the bar area

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