Cafe Amelie

4.6
1614 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary Southern, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-3pm
Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5pm-9pm; Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11am-3pm

CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK UNTIL AUGUST 25TH

Open: December 24th & January 2nd for Brunch
Closed: December 25th & January 4th

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Phone number
(504) 412-8965
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jerry Mixon
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Private party facilities
Our space can accommodate groups up to 22 guests for a semi-private courtyard (outdoors) event or carriage house (indoors) event. Assume that the weather will be spectacular, but in case not, you'll be guaranteed a table in our indoor dining space. Please visit www.cafeamelie.com for specific information on hosting a private event.


Please keep in mind that our Blue Room is up a flight of stairs when booking a reservation
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Private party contact
Danny Akers: (504) 412-8965
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Catering
The Cafe is occasionally available for off-site catering. Please contact for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Dumaine St. & St. Philip St.
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Parking details
In addition to metered street parking, there are three nearby public lots and many nearby hotel lots. The three public lots are operated by Standard Parking. Call 504-599-5658 for daily rates.
French Market Parking: Located along the river behind the levee wall. The lot has only one entrance, at St. Peter and Decatur Streets, near Jax Brewery.
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Public transit
Cafe Amelie is accessible by the RTA’s redline streetcars that run along the river; the nearest stop is Dumaine Street, then Cafe Amelie is a short 4-block walk from the river.
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Entertainment
We do not offer any live entertainment.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit www.cafeamelie.com for specific information on hosting a special event.
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Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1614 People Are Saying
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SB
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful food. Beautiful setting and great service. Best meal of our trip. Would definitely recommend going there

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JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service. Romantic ambiance. Great food. Only negative is that the chairs were fairly unstable and not all that comfortable

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m
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved a Sunday brunch on the patio.great food and beverage. Would recommend and plan to return in the future

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CC
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming spot for a wonderful meal!

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MC
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant with great patio. Gumbo was good but our two pasta dishes pretty run of the mill.

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M
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is such a lovely place for a date night. My husband and I were seated inside right next to the courtyard door so we got the best of both worlds (a/c and outdoor dining). The interior is quite small, so I imagine it fills up easily during warm months. This is a great spot for outdoor dining because the courtyard is quite large. The food was delicious and our server was great. We even received complimentary champagne for our anniversary, which was a real treat. I also loved their specialty cocktail menu. We will definitely go back!

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MO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable, healthy & delicious! Glad we were able to eat at a local restaurant during our stay in New Orleans.

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LK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet place to have dinner outside. Recommended by a friend, and would recommend to others.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cafe Amelie is a stunningly beautiful Oasis in the middle of the French Quarter. Dining al fresco in the courtyard was THE way to experience it. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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SA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This was our second time at Cafe Amelie. The first visit, in March, was exceptional in every way. This visit, in October, was average in every way. Not sure what the issues were but I guess everyone has an off night. The first visit was just my husband and me and we spent at least $250 and had no regret it was so above and beyond. The second visit was with another couple and we spent less than $200 total, that’s how little we enjoyed it compared to the first visit.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a magical evening. Wonderful server who did everything to make us welcome and comfortable.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food and our server were really great - the hostesses were far from accommodating. We arrived on time and it was a very hot day. There were many open tables for our party of 5 yet they sat us in front of the one furthest from a fan. When a pregnant woman came to sit at a different table she moved the one fan we had barely blowing on us to blow on her. She was pregnant so we let it slide but I asked the hostess if we could relocate or even turn another fan so we could get some air our way and she said no she wouldn't move them. I then asked her then to re-seat us at another table closer to other fans and she said since we've already ordered she couldnt do that. I worked years in a restaurant and one of my guests is the owner of a popular bakery, so we understand how they work. This was just ridiculous. It was really disappointing that we could not be treated decently by the host staff who is the representative of a restaurant. While our server and the food was great we will not recommend the restaurant to our friends because of this experience.

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SG
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Greeting was less than warm. Table not ready at booked time. Barman so overrun that in 15 minutes we managed to place an order. Then the waitress arrived but sadly the drinks ordered could not follow us. We we led to a table after a further 15 minutes we were introduced to a server. We placed the same drinks order it arrived. After this unpromising start things looked up the food was good and the setting was delightful. Perhaps some more staff training in welcoming and greeting guests would encourage return business. A first drink should not take more than half an hour.

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GR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation for 6, last minute needed for 10. They were so gracious to help us out!!
Great food! Atmosphere!! Been going for 3 years and love it!!
Must place to eat!

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s
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my husband's birthday. Fabulous food, service, and ambience. We're going to visit every time we're in NOLA.

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CR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere outside was verg nice and made it worgh coming here. The food is quality and creative but many items on the menu included corn, which I am not a fan of. I ordered shrimp and grits which the only flavor was corn. My husband had a pork loin special and the flavor was very good

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JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not what I was expecting. The staff is not overly friendly, my French toast was burned, the patio is beautiful but the furniture is rickety and they use the one side for storage so looks junky, they played David Bowie instead of Jazz. Not the traditional upscale brunch I was looking for.

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LP
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have an annual trip with another couple to NOLA...have been doing it for years and did not know about Café Amelie. We have probably passed it many times but we finally made reservations after I studied restaurant reviews and Café Amelie was on the top 10 of several. It was excellent. Unfortunately, it was raining so we couldn't eat in the courtyard but inside was lovely. Our waitress was prompt and fun. We started off sharing the shrimp with a Satsuma glaze that was to die for. Then two of us has baked salmon with horseradish sauce that tasted excellent. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the sauce was perfect....one diner had the catfish and it looked good. It was blackened and served with a spicey tomato sauce that he seemed to enjoy. My husband had the salmon croquet appetizer for his dinner. It was huge and had a cream sauce as well. It was probably the only mediocre thing we ate. For dessert we shared a white layer cake with peanut butter icing in between the layers and then chocolate sauce poured over the top--it was highly excellent. The wine by the glass menu was good. All in all it was a great experience. I would love to go back and sit out in the courtyard.

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JB
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amelie baked gulf oysters, a la planca brussels sprouts, and Chef Jerry’s gulf shrimp and grits were absolutely amazing! We also had Cajun Country Poutine, but it was so hot (spicy) that it was almost unpalatable. Our sever was wonderful and the restaurant and courtyard were very aesthetically pleasing. You won’t be disappointed!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good, waitress was not friendly especially in comparison to all the wonderful service staff in the city.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and grits to die for! Everything was delicious though. Can't wait to go back!

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MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely courtyard dining. While food not really representative of New Orleans fare, but very well prepared. Service was great.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time in NOLA and we just had to come back to this restaurant. Great service and great food. Great ambiance

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JM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, and the atmosphere in the outdoor courtyard was very nice. My only minor complaint is that the chairs in the courtyard were not very comfortable.

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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff! You walk into the gorgeous courtyard and are greeted by the warm and welcoming hosts, then the garden dining area is just FABULOUS!

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D
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service on Friday night was fantastic. We wanted for nothing as Michael was on top of everything. The courtyard was a great choice for the ambiance. The food was exceptional and the beverages paired nicely. We will make reservations here every time we visit the French Quarter.

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l
Vancouver
96 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our f was shrimp and grits! The shrimps were cooked perfectly and the grits was creamy and seasoned perfectly.
Our server Michael was fantastic!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

The initial contact with the hostess set a negative tone for the evening. The air was still, humid and hot and we had no idea we had to book a table INSIDE if we didn't want to sit in the courtyard. Instead of the hostess being understanding she said over and over again we had to request the inside. Her approach could have been "Sorry you are from out of town and didn't know this, if you could wait a few minutes, we'll accommodate you as quickly as possible." SHE SHOULD NOT BE IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC WITH HER ATTITUDE. She put a damper on the evening. We did get a table inside thanks to another coworker who was at the desk. The food and service was excellent.

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W
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cafe Amelie was an adorable oasis from all the activities of the French Quarter. I highly recommend sitting back and having a refreshing sparkling rose (although their cocktail of the day sounded spectacular).

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AE
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Amelie presented old classic French charm in its decor. The food was aweso.e and the service was great. The ambiance was spectacular. Will return and yes recommend.

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. Had a group of seven and the restaurant would not split the bill. I I understand they don’t like to do this but customers are spending a large amount of money and should be able for the restaurant to split. If not, it should be noted on the website to be transparent.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy visiting Cafe Amelie when visiting the French Quarter. Love dining in the courtyard. Always enjoy the variety of food options, daily specials, cocktail/wine/beer menu, and desserts.

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience on all levels! Great food, amazing setting and our server was the BEST!! Definitely recommend it and will be back again next time I’m in NOLA!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

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JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very tasty, and the wait staff was the best. Thanks for a great meal and a good time.

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p
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my wife's favorite places .Mine too. The staff and the surroundings are fantastic.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my very favorite restaurants in NOLA. Amazing food, staff and atmosphere!

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C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice experience at Café Amelie. The food was well cooked and obviously of quality ingredients. My only complaint would be to raise the A/C. I was VERY uncomfortably hot while trying to enjoy the meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is wonderful. Husband and I had the Gumbo and Shrimp and Grits. Definitely a must to do while in NOLA.

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too noisy for a nice date night but then again it is New Orleans French Quarter

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