Cafe Amelie

4.6
1859 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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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and had a great time. The ambience is absolutely wonderful. Food was really good and service was very friendly.

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KA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

If you are seeking a place with character and charm, Cafe Amelie delivers, with a wonderful courtyard and outdoor dining (along with limited but nice dining inside as well). The staff was pleasant, and service was good. However, this was our final dinner of 3 nights in NOLA, and we were disappointed in the food. I had the salmon with horseradish sauce. The salmon was way overcooked, and dry, and the horseradish sauce overpowered any taste (albeit dry) of the salmon. My husband had a pasta special, which he thought was good. The manager did come to our table after our meal (as he did to all tables), and when we mentioned that the place was wonderful, but the salmon was disappointing, he was quick to take the salmon of our bill (which is not what we were shooting for, but a nice gesture). All in all, we would go back for the beautiful courtyard area, and try something different on the menu.

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PW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great outdoor place in the French Quarter. We'll be back.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most romantic restaurants we’ve ever been to. A gem.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The hostess, waitress and staff were very good. The ambience while sitting outside in the patio was really nice. The gulf oysters and gumbo as appetizers were amazing however, the jambalaya pasta was lacking flavor and just okay at $27.00. Also, we shared the fostered banana waffles which was very tasty. Overall, a good experience and happy that we had a delightful outdoor brunch at Café Amelie.

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance were both very good. We would recommend and will return the next time we find ourselves in New Orleans.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect little romantic spot in the middle of Nola. We enjoyed celebrating our bday dinner with them. Thank you for a lovely night

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KE
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Nothing more to add - see scores and ratings above

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LB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect restaurant— terrific food, service and beautiful courtyard atmosphere!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Don’t eat the salmon. I got sick all week from it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The reservations were made online and we were in town during FQfestival, so we were not surprised that the only open time was 9:30pm, how ever if the staff is going to be aloof and at the same time rushing us out they should not accept reservations that late. even if they wanted to close early, if a table opened up they could have called and seated us sooner.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Came here for our anniversary and it was fabulous. The food was great, ambience very special, service quite good. Very enjoyable.

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H
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. The noise level was very loud due to several boisterous tables, but it did impact our experience.

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Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evening dinner in the courtyard was so lovely and enchanting. Our meals were good but the ambiance is what we were after. Thank you for a special night out in your courtyard!

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Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal. The beet with goat cheese and the Amelie salad were both excellent starters. The brussel sprouts (have them cooked well so they’re a little softer) were delicious! The salmon was terrific. End with a berry cobbler and you’ll be very happy. Oh, our server, Emily, was friendly, attentive and made our experience memorable.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first trip to this amazing city. I sadly got sick before the meal and could t enjoy as much as I wanted but everyone in my group loved the food and atmosphere. Menu was a little strange with meatloaf I thought but the Atlantic salmon and pasta dishes were all amazing. Best courtyard dining from what I could tell after seeing other places. Petite Amelie cafe was subpar with poor coffee machines and very expensive drinks. Much better coffee shops to stop at. Highly recommend dinner at the sister restaurant though

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single element of our dinner experience was delightful. The ambience outdoors with the soft lighting and beautiful garden was so inviting and pleasant. All of the food was so interesting that instead of making choices we ordered almost everything (figuratively speaking) and ended up taking home a substantial amount of food which was still amazing the day after. I visit cafe Amelie again and again and am never disappointed in any way.

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ZL
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside in beautiful weather for dinner and it was extra ordinary. Food was well prepared and we managed to have two appetizers and shared one Entree. Just perfect amounts. Drinks reasonably priced and waitstaff knowledgeable and friendly. I have been here for lunch a few times over the years and this was a first dinner. It's on our top 5 French Q restaurants list.

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MB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely time at Cafe Amelie. We were seated in the courtyard which has a very romantic and intimate vibe to it. Our server was quite friendly and the food was excellent.

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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had lunch and/or dinner each time we have visited New Orleans. We have always enjoyed the food ans ambiance. We have brought guests to Cafe Amelie and they have always spoken highly of their experience. This yeas, we had both most enjoyable dinner and lunch reservations. We will return in following years.

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New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime dinner under the moon. jambalaya dish was perfect. service excellent. cherry bread pudding-so good!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our absolute favorite restaurant in the city! And we have tried many! You cannot beat a Parisian atmosphere paired with the best food. Highly recommend!

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice relaxed patio dining, sitting in the shade under large trees. Wonderful tasty dishes but not over done.

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A
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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KP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Amelie is what one would expect from a restaurant in the French Quarter. The ambiance is distinctly old world European which results in dining at Cafe Amelie being an enjoyable experience as well as excellent dining. I began using Cafe Amelie shortly after their opening and was thrilled with the experience, thereafter whether dining alone or with friends Cafe Amelie is always on the top of my list for dining. Recently I had some friends join me for dinner at Cafe Amelie, some of them were from out of town and some were locals and both were very pleased with the experience. I recommend Cafe Amelie to everyone looking to enjoy a dining experience in the French Quarter.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and The outdoor seating area is beautiful! Only downside was we did feel a little rushed to pay and leave once we were done eating.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café Amelie was a delightful dining spot! We were in town for a girls trip and had one of our favorite dining experiences here! The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was amazing!! Definitely will come back!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating in the courtyard is the best. Enjoyed the catfish and excellent service. Thanks for a wonderful and memorable evening.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and vegetarian options!

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EY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place! We were lucky enough to sit in the courtyard at night. Very special NOLA experience, our favorite meal of our visit!

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LO
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok. Not great. I had chicken which was a little dry and my husband the pork chop which was very dry

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The outside dining is very pretty. The food was okay - had the salmon and my daughter had the tuna.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on a lovely evening. The three of us enjoyed the food, the ambience and the great service

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be returning next time we’re in town.

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and a great experience! The shrimp and grits were the best!

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

We've been here many times, the food and service are always excellent. It was nice to be in the courtyard this time, very romantic.

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JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is only our second time to dine at Amelie's, and it was just as good as we remembered. Our group of 6 all had different entrees, and we shared 4 apps. Everything was very good from the apps to the craft cocktails! The wine list was reasonably priced, and our server knowledgeable. Beautiful evening to dine in the courtyard. Thanks Amelie for a memorable evening!

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EY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the Beet and Goat Cheese salad alone I would recommend this place!
It was my 2nd time and I am already looking forward to my 3rd visit.
Great food, great prices, great service, great location, great outdoor ambiance....but...horrible chairs.
Hate them in Bryant Park NYC and hate them here. Very wobbly and uncomfortable.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the courtyard, food, and relaxed friendly vibe

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DR
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

We were very disappointed with our dining experience. We could not hear each other across the table due to the fact that there was little to no acoustical buffering of sound and we were forced to listen to the din created by the other patrons. I most object to the attire of the wait staff. I am find with casual but have the table bused by a person in a hoodie is ridiculous. The attire of other members of the staff was equally sloppy/poor. The meal itself was fine but a bit overpriced.,..especially when you consider my remarks above.

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