About Cafe Amelie

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 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.

Café Amelie and the accompanying Princess of Monaco Courtyard are also available for private parties, weddings and receptions.

There is an $8.00 per person charge for all desserts served that are not from our kitchens.

912 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Southern, American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
Between Dumaine St. & St. Philip St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 412-8965

Website:
http://www.cafeamelie.com/

Entertainment:
We do not offer any live entertainment.

Catering:
The Cafe is occasionally available for off-site catering. Please contact for details.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jerry Mixon

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

Private Party Contact:
Danny Akers: (504) 412-8965

Additional:
Banquet, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit www.cafeamelie.com for specific information on hosting a special event.

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Cafe Amelie Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for a Date (41)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
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Romantic (37)
Special Occasion (33)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Cozy (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Authentic (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Casual (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Scenic View (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Spicy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Love this spot and come every time we’re in Nola. The shrimp and grits and poutine are hands down the best and even though their sides, I order enough for a meal. Great staff, location, and vibe🖤

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Uninspired food for a great food city. The wedge salad was fine. My guests seemed to enjoy their meal. It Inwas sorely disappointed with my filet - asked for medium rare and got medium+, terribly over salted and dry. The banana custard dessert likewise was pasty and unpalatable. Overall, disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Had dinner alone at Cafe Amelie and really enjoyed myself. I started off with the oyster voulent(sorry-spelling!) which was exquisite, a large portion was served. I had duck and that was wonderful! This is such a nice place to dine! Go!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

What a wonderful place to have the last dinner of our visit to NOLA! A quiet, beautiful garden and restaurant. The food was superbly prepared and presented. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The restaurant garden opens on to the street, and since it was slightly chilly (although there were heaters that seemed effective), we opted to eat inside. Windows and doors opened onto the garden, so we could still partake of the beautiful view. I would highly recommend Amelie!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Disappointed! Booked for Sunday Brunch, but the food was very bland and unexciting. Very pricey for what you receive, which in all honesty was grossly inferior to our hotel breakfast. The only saving grace was the pretty courtyard tucked away in Royal Street.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Oh it was a fabulous restaurant with a great ambiance. Food was so delicious. Our only problem was while we were eating our entrees a group of loud boisterous people crowded within inches of our dinner table. We asked them to quiet down but they got louder. I told them this was a fine restaurant, not a sports bar. We got our tab and left as did the table next to us. Disappointed that the bartender, nor our waitress did anything to protect us. We spent a lot of money here and was glad to do it- but someone from this restaurant should of removed these disruptive people and not allowed them to spoil their guest dining experience. I would probably give them another chance as the food was so very good.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

PERFECT!!! Romantic, quiet, beautiful atmosphere. Outstanding food and wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing date location. My fiance was so impressed. Wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very quiet, beautiful setting. Food was excellent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely relaxed Sunday brunch in quiet French quarter courtyard setting. Good food and caring service. Glad we chose it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Girls at the reception were not friendly at all. Their appearance was not good. You should change them both. Their image is your image.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always try to eat here when in the Quarter. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great restaurant ! Super nice staff, very nice food (in fact the best we had in New Orleans), extremely lovely outdoor seating garden and dog friendly ! Our only regret is not to have booked a second evening at Café Amelie. But if we come back to Nola, we will dine here again !

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of our favorite places in New Orleans. Outdoor dining is the best. Great service and good drinks. Newer items on the menu would be great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

First time in Nola

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, great service, romantic spot. A little pricy but well worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and atmosphere nice waitstaff good bar

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful ambiance and lovely staff. The food is amazing!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Berlin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good for breakfast for those who Love to sit in the Garden

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food not up to standard. This is a two star restaurant with average ready to serve food
Disappointing, but very good server.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just when i thought I couldn’t have my mind blown by another great NOLA restaurant, bc they are all great, Café Amelie proved me wrong. The courtyard is charming and comfortable but most importantly the food is out of this world! This restaurant will be a permanent fixture on my “must do” list the next time i visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful place and delicious food. I've always loved it!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent Lamb Shank. Dog friendly in courtyard brought water bowl right away

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We enjoyed the indoor dining upstairs. The wait staff were quick and attentive. The specials were outstanding.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

An elegant venue....good food, special atmosphere, excellent service
Ramos fizz is very good

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server, Ariel, a French student on the job a short time, was outstanding. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the locally sourced natural and organic food and all of the service providers with whom we came in contact.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very disappointed in the restaurant. My sister is a long-term resident of N.O. and has heard wonderful things about the restaurant. We were expecting amazing. Instead:
Ahi tuna stir fry was like college cafeteria food if they served tuna. Yes tuna was very rare but tasted pre-cooked and the dish was just not tadty
Catfish sandwich was tasty,with good ciabatta roll, but worthy of a good sandwich shop, not $16.
Dinner rolls were cold and tasteless
Amelie mixed salad was huge, and ok. Nothing special.
Ladies’ restroom was dirty and dingy.
Courtyard ambiance was not as lovely as expected from reviews. Mostly because of all the couples waiting to be seated. Most seemed to be waiting past their reservation times. At any rate, ours was for 7 and we got seated after 7:15.
Compared to meals at Paladar in the Marigny and a $9 total for lunch at Moon Wok in the French Quarter over the weekend, Cafe Amelie was not worth the price.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our favorite dining experience in NOLA. The courtyard is beautifully welcoming. Inside is cozy and charming. We had oven roasted salmon that was perfect and finished with an outstanding fruit crumble. Perfect for a date night or small group gathering. We look forward to returning one day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Charming, quiet outdoor garden patio. Interesting menu with both small and large plates. Excellent service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely wonderful, the food, the staff, and the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Sehr schöner Innenhof, mitten im French Quarter, alles sehr professionell. Essen (Austern, Rosenkohl, Pork Chop, Pasta) war sehr gut, aber zu teuer.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amelie; most darling courtyard dining in quarter; food was good but served lukewarm; service not great (no offer to get more beverages) and the check in crew was a tad green. Amelie needs to upgrade to service standard that fits the stellar ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a perfect venue for a business dinner away from the madness of Bourbon street. The food was very good and the atmosphere made it experience so much more enjoyable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The shrimp and grits are AWESOME. I would say they are on my top five dishes that I've ever eaten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great outdoor dining. Food was good with nice presentation. Service was ok, noting bid, but nothing noteworthy either. Chairs outside are a little uncomfortable and weak.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lovely patio, fabulous staff and delicious food. Start off with a cocktail, savor the food and save room for dessert. One of our very favorite NOLA gems.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Cafe Amelie is a must for lunch to enjoy the ambiance courtyard and architecture! The shrimp and grits suffice for a meal for me and I adore the fabulous 7 layer caramel cake specialty...to die for! My friend loved the muffuletta ...large portion could easily split .
It was just a delightful experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great spot for a night out to celebrate a special occasion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and a great patio! Service was very good as well.

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