Cafe Amelie

4.6
1751 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.
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DS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Cute courtyard & comfortable, welcoming vibe, but for these prices & this reputation i expected much better service, the food to come out hot and the atmosphere to be a bit more polished/refined.
Brussel sprouts with dates and bacon were delicious, the roast chicken was just ok though the mashed potatoes they came with were terrific, the gumbo was served lukewarm & tasted okay, salmon cake was not tasty (like the breaded canned tuna croquets my mom used to torture me with), but the sandwiches were fabulous.
Overall the food we decent, but not the reviews & prices lead us to expect. The biggest letdown was the indifferent & inefficient service.
Oh well, at least our experiences at Cochon, MoPho, Brennan's & Meril met expectations.

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Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal in the downstairs dining room indoors. They have a lovely patio but weather prevented dining there. Space was cozy and intimate, noise level moderate. Menu not extensive but everything we had was delicious!
The wait staff was the best we had in our three evening of New Orleans dining. Professional, friendly, attentive. Strongly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Everything else sub par considering the hype.. very expensive for what you get! Such a shame it's so overrated..

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

We love Cafe Amelie mostly for the ambience, but the food is delicious too. We recommend it to all of our out of town guests.

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HF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and people! We loved the brunch experience!

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KH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The most beautiful place I ate at in New Orleans! Service was extremely friendly and welcoming. Shrimp and grits were really good. I got the crawfish pasta and I was very confused. The "crawfish" tasted and looked like canned sardines. Grey, smashed, salty meat. Not plump, red crawfish tails. I would definitely return though.

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Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food!!! Loved the setting!! We will be back!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and a beautiful spot!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

We visited Cafe Amelie’s in Friday, February 15, with our children and their spouses. The restaurant was in beautiful garden setting. Our waitress was very kind and helpful. We ordered one of every appetizer on the menu. They were ok. The poutine was dry and over cooked. The burrata was flavorless. The brussels sprouts were well done. Very flavorful! My husband and I had the ahi tuna entree. It had a nice Asian flavor but it was delivered on a bed of linguine. Our kids entrees looked great - shrimp salads and pork chops - and they enjoyed them. We had a great bottle of wine and a good dessert. It was a great evening but it did rate high on the foodie scale.

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MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great flavors but pork chops and pork tenderloin were a little too dry for our taste. Hand crafted cocktails and poutine were lovely. I would go again because of the court yard and friendly staff.

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AR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good, but the location was beautiful. The courtyard is an amazing place to enjoy a meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend and will almost certainly be visiting again.

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Tucson
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. Fabulous food and great service. Can’t wait to return!

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Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day dinner with my girlfriend; Sat in the amazing court yard. Food, drinks, service and ambiance were all top notch!

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was not hot & was over cooked. We had Salmon & pork chops both over cooked therefore over priced for the quality of the food, ambiance was nice but very disappointed!

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JC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first meal in New Orlean’s. Food was delicious and service was exceptional. We loved it!!!

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and location

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great, so cozy and the courtyard is beautiful. Service and food both excellent

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B
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and great service but the food just was lacking in flavor

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Bland pasta. Tough pork chop with gunky sauce. Pitiful wine selection, waitresses in old jeans and tee shirts, table cleaning staff in hoodies, seriously? Had a fab dinner at GWFins for only $10 more, and that included a bottle of wine. Skip it.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Amelie is in my top 5 favorite New Orleans restaurants. It never disappoints! They consistently server fresh food that is expertly prepared. It is one of my favorite brunch spots for the great food- shrimp and grits, burrata and crostini, chicken and waffles- and wonderful craft cocktails! The courtyard is a perfect setting to enjoy the food. Their signature drink, the Amelie is one of my favorite drinks anywhere, but their other drinks are just as tasty. The servers are friendly and attentive, without being overbearing.  I highly recommend Cafe Amelie to my local friends and visiting friends. If you want amazing food, in a lovely New Orleans setting with great drinks, then Amelie is for you!!

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LV
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Real N.O. bistro feel with fare that’s scrumptious, overall amazing N.O. experience.

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TL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and grits! That’s all you need to know.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but worth it! Amazing atmosphere and so beautiful for dates! The food was to die for and I would go back in a heartbeat if I could afford it.

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Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Overall it was ok. The website showed plenty of Gluten Free options but then when we got there we found out the website was incorrect. Our waitress didn’t seem too concerned with our dilemma and very quickly rattled the few gluten free options on the menu. Kind of out and overall damper on the experience.

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New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very cozy and romantic setting in middle of French Quarters. Excellent service and menu selections with big portions. Baked oysters were great.

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming outdoor courtyard. Staff very personable and attentive. I had the veggie pasta which was excellent. Spouse had chicken with potatoes and green beans, which had a great sauce. Highly recommend!

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K
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting outside in garden area. Food was delicious!

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SA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants with outstanding food and cocktails. Love the ambiance and sitting in the courtyard is always a great time.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous. Food is delicious, atmosphere is perfect, and the service is pleasant. Always a favorite when I'm in NOLA. I'll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my birthday and it was fantastic! Definitely try their bread pudding, it is out of this world!

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LB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful, nice ambience and good service. The food is good but no outstanding.

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New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We have been dining at Cafe Amelie for years. Our 2nd home is around the corner on Chartres so it's a short walk to dinner when we come over. I have always enjoyed the food. The menu changes from time to time although not often, still the food is always good. The specials are usually creative and yummy too. The wine list is a tad small and the service vacillates between outstanding & mediocre... but nothing to be outraged about. I know you guys do well with 'private parties' but this does interfere with making a reservation for dinner often enough to make it a hassle. (Something to consider?) Anyway... Cafe Amelie is wonderful and we will keep y'all on our 'favorites' rotation of high quality places in the Quarter... Ciao bella…

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely romantic courtyard setting with wonderful food. Absolutely fabulous :)

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EG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The garden seating is delightful and everything on the menu looked delicious. My shrimp and grits was tasty. The shared side of Brussels sprouts was phenomenal. One of my favorite places to eat in the Quarter.

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E
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was a bit dated...we were more in a Mick mood but still lovely dining on the patio!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!!!

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I brought my wife to Cafe Amelie to celebrate her birthday while on our trip to NOLA. The food and especially the atmosphere were excellent. My only critique was that our waitress didn’t bring anything after the meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday. She knew it was her birthday, but at the end of the meal, when she brought our bill, she said that she would have given us a dessert on the house but we didn’t order a dessert. :-( I’ve been to dinner plenty of times when no dessert was ordered and the restaurant still offered SOMETHING to mark the special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. And to make the comment after the fact seemed to make things worse for me. Otherwise, it was a good experience.

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L
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aurora was the sweetest waiter and the food was amazing as usual!!

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RP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming small restaurant with beautiful courtyard. Terrific gumbo. Thoroughly enjoyed the Pig and Fig sandwich—roast pork, fig jam. Shrimp and grits also top notch. Will go back next trip.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! Excellent wait staff too! It's a not to miss restaurant!

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