Cafe Amelie

4.6
1704 reviews
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$30 and under
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Please note that the courtyard is seated on a first come, first serve basis. A reservation does not guarantee seating in the courtyard but we will have a table available inside our beautiful, historic carriage house. Keep in mind during rainy/cold days we may utilize our upstairs Blue Room. There is no elevator access. If you have a preference, let us know when making your reservation.

We will hold your reservation for 15 minutes past your scheduled reservation time, after 15 minutes we will seat you at the next available time.

We normally allow reservation space for only 50% of the dining room to accommodate walk-ins.

Nestled in the historic 150-year-old Princess of Monaco Courtyard and Carriage House on Royal Street in the French Quarter, Café Amelie is a rare combination of superb Louisiana fare served in a lush, enchanting New Orleans courtyard setting.

There is an $8.00 per person charge for all desserts served that are not from our kitchens.
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Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Not as stellar as times past

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite places in the FQ. By far the most beautiful courtyard in FQ. Always great cocktails and menu is consistent. The specials always get me to try a new dish. HOWEVER......I came from Texas and recommend Cafe Amélie to friends based on the above and the Doberge cake. The fact that Doberge cake is no longer available gives me pause to return or recommend. Find someone else to bake Doberge cake.....but get it back on menu.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was kind and attentive without hovering and the food was amazing! Will definitely be back!

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Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant a few times before. It's still a pretty place with great waitstaff. This time, though, the dish two of our party wanted was unavailable. They ended up choosing something neither wanted. It put a damper on the experience. My meal was tasty and well-prepared.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch, chicken and waffles were delicious! Great service too :)

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PW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

What a disappointment! My husband and I were visiting New Orleans for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and, after reading many reviews of many restaurants, chose Cafe Amelie for our Anniversary dinner. We even checked with the concierge at our hotel, who told us this was THE place to go for a great informal dinner. They have a nice courtyard for outdoor dining, but it was too cold to sit outside. We were lucky enough to get a nice table inside since we had a reservation and the atmosphere was nice, but a little cramped. I did enjoy my beet salad and my Red Fish entree was very good. My husband’s chicken, however, was very dry and boring. Dessert was the best part of the meal. This is a very overrated place and overpriced for the quality.

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CS
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and outstanding food and ambiance!!

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EL
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Michael was fantastic! He really helped make the evening special for my grandma

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in New Orleans!! And that’s saying something!! I eat there every time I come and it’s always been my favorite.

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Houston
39 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated New Years on the patio. Incredible food, excellent service all with the Storyville concept.

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TG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great venue. Not so much for the food. Salmon and chicken were overcooked & vegetables were cold. Cocktails were good (thank goodness)

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner and service were both great. We found the options l

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance! Right off Bourbon street but feels miles away!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

overpriced for the hype, grits were dry and portions were on the small side for the price. Underwhelming brunch overall.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Cute Cafe with small indoor space and large courtyard. Best to go if not raining and you can sit outside. Had Sunday Brunch from the menu. Food was well prepared and typical for a cafe. A bit pricey for Cafe food.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service great!

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Enjoyed the food and quick service. It has a nice courtyard I recommend.

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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a delicious Bloody Mary and the Salmon BLT. Great service, super charming setting, nice value!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We came for lunch for the shrimp and grits (reccomended by a friend) and were NOT disappointed. They were as delicious, savory, creamy, and perfect as described! The other options were good (others in the party got the muffuletta sandwich and salmon BLT), but not knock-your-socks-off great like the shrimp and grits. We sat outside and really enjoyed the courtyard. The restaurant was busy, but had few restrooms so the wait was quite long. Our server seemed to be very busy and forgot us for long stretches, including when we were trying to pay the bill, so the meal took a lot longer than it should have (no problem for us, as we weren’t in a hurry, but there were a lot of other people waiting for a table). Overall a lovely spot, and I’d like to come back for dinner, but lunch wasn’t as amazing as some of the other meals we ate while in NOLA.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great experience. Would recommend for anyone in search of great food and ambiance

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Amelie was one of the best food experiences we had in New Orleans. The gumbo was by far the best we had in our 4 days in town. The patio is beautiful and reminiscent of Paris. Highly recommeneded!

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect time will go there again ! Staff is very knowledgeable!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect birthday lunch at Cafe Amelie! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is elegant, but cozy. The chef even made TWO beautiful and delicious birthday cakes for our guests of honor.
Perfectly charming in every way, no better place celebrate!

Try the shrimp and grits, you won’t regret it!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

They gave our reservation to a different party, argued with us that we made the reservation for a different night, and did not apologize for their mistake. They sat us outside on the patio at a table that was not set. When we asked for silverware the waitress scoffed at us and rudely set the table for us. The staff seemed to argue with each other right in front of us. It took a long time to get our food to us. The food was good, but not worth that much of a hassle. I hope we just caught them on an off night.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The food and service were good but overwhelming sensation was the cold air flowing in from the window. There was a breeze. As I looked around I saw a building that has tons of deferred maintenance: pans and cloths stuffed into windows that were not closed or repaired, rotted wood, paint needed. This made me sad, thinking about not just the cold weather (unusual) but the normal hot weather which requires Amelie to pour air conditioned air out the leaky windows. We need to do better to be good stewards of our environment!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only had the brunch! Whenever I come in from Dallas we always go here. I took someone who hadn’t been and this was their favorite spot. The shrimp and grits is the best ever. This time we tried the fog and goat cheese toast. OMG OMG OMG AMAZING!

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S
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Amelie is our go to place in the French Quarter.. It was a chilly night but heaters were fired up outside. Beautiful courtyard and we always try to eat outside.
Good food good service.. All good

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PR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just took gamble based on online reviews. Was perfect. Delicious and well served. Three of us met for lunch. Outdoor patio a plus.

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GV
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal... service was excellent and the ambiance wonderful

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HM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We made a reservation for a nice meal here to cap off our trip to New Orleans, because we heard the ambiance was unbeatable. It was raining so unfortunately we did not get a seat in the courtyard. However, rather than a seat downstairs in the romantic dining area, they put us upstairs in what felt like a converted bedroom with VERY bright lights and no ambiance whatsoever. It was not romantic. Our server was very polite, but we felt pretty forgotten about in that room. The food was good, but not the highlight of our trip. Overall, we left feeling very disappointed because we didn't get what we went for which was a romantic, candle lit dinner with dark mood lighting. It felt more like a bright classroom. We will be very hesitant to try again, unfortunately.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a very delightful evening. The service was great as was the food. Even met Chef Jerry to let him know how good the food was.

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New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always eat brunch here when in NO. Always great food and relaxed atmosphere. Courtyard was really nice today.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went with a very good friend for a quiet conversation and good food. We have been friends for 50 years (since college) but live far apart. When we get together we have a lot to talk about. At Cafe Amelie we could do that. The food was good and the atmosphere was wonderful. I am vegetarian and am accustomed to having very little choice for my main dish. This was true also at Cafe Amelie, but the veggie dish that I had was delicious and creative. It was a pasta dish (ho hum) but the lovely surprise was that there was more of the other ingredients (yummy veggies) than of the pasta. We shared an appetizer dish that was plenty for two people, and we shared dessert -- everything was wonderful. I wanted a cocktail that was not on the menu and our server said "no problem, just tell me what you want!" Their attempt at making the cocktail I had in mind did not resemble that cocktail much, and our server offered to take it back and try again. I felt that the mismatch was my fault (insufficient description) and I kept what I'd been given. It was not a hardship! But I appreciated the offer to try again. All in all, that dinner at Cafe Amelie was superb.

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RR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful brunch in a beautiful and quiet garden setting. You can't believe you are in the heart of the French Quarter.

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JC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Kinda disappointed. Portion was small - had the pasta special. Wine was lousy - very bitter. Would not go there again.

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TJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Café Amelie… The first was after a tough mudder, this time we flew in a day early (for a wedding), so that we could come here for lunch!
The service, the ambience and the food will always bring us in a day early for any appointment we might have.
I do believe that this is a must lunch place.

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely garden dining experience. Excellent service. Oyster casserole was superb and the gumbo was right up there.

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AE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was wonderful! Had a fantastic meal and enjoyed ourselves very much

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