Cafe Amelie

4.6
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2151 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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If your reservation time is not available or if it is the same day please call the restaurant for available times.

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.


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
Tue–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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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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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
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SB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was romantic and beautiful, a perfect place for a date. The food was also delicious though the menu is a little small and it seems a bit too expensive for what they give you. Overall, a great place but definitely make a reservation beforehand!

GM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Here for brunch on a Sunday in February. We had a reservation which got us seated promptly and was outside in the courtyard. Inside seating is very limited. After chasing down hostess who attempted to avoid me I asked if we cold move to inside which clearly had a 4 top table since the it was very windy outside. I was told very rudely that was the owners table and no one could sit there. What owner would seat less customers and get less revenue whether they were there or not? Food and table service were OK. Restrooms limited to 1 person up stairs 1 down with constant line. I wouldn't go back.

NC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, the garden ambiance was magical. Highly recommend everything we had including the shrimp and grits, bananas foster waffles and the lamb sloppy joes. The only problem was that the two bathroom stalls can fill up quickly and for one you are lined up on a busy staircase up to the kitchen and the other you are in the middle of the servers pathway/register area.

A
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cutr place in a beautiful street in New Orleans.

PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Food, service and atmosphere was charming and spot on with their knowledge of the menue and wine list.... Highly recommended it.

S
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Cute courtyard seating. Not a lot of gluten free options. The food was fine for brunch. Enjoyed the aperol spritzs. My grits were kind of cold. No almond or soy milk for lattes.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve come here for special occasions for the past 2 years and they never seem to disappoint, from the decor and atmosphere to the food and drinks. Café Amelie will also be a stop when i visit New Orleans!

MM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, serene courtyard. We made reservations and was seated right away. I got the lamb special and it was amazing. A large portion too, so definitely got my money’s worth. I would go back for sure.

F
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best grilled salmon! Beautiful cafe lit courtyard for evening dining. We loved it! The goat cheese & fig appetizer on bread would be better if the bread were toasted, but other than that, everything was wonderful and we will be back!

RS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! He was friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a difference from our last visit. We were seated upstairs even though there were available tables downstairs when we arrived and left. My husband has trouble going upstairs but they insisted we go upstairs. Since I put on the reservation that it was our anniversary I thought maybe they had a special table for us. But that wasn’t the case. They seated us in a corner facing a wall. The room wasn’t inviting at all for an expensive restaurant in New Orleans. The table was a metal outdoor table with legs that were in the way so I couldn’t push my chair up. My husbands pasta was so oily that he couldn’t eat it. My fingerling potatoes were french fries that tasted like they were three days old. Lastly when the waitress brought the dessert menu and we politely declined she gave us attitude. It was a very disappointing Anniversary dinner to say the least.

CP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my reservation I had asked to be seated in the courtyard. The courtyard was beautiful and the music was great. The food was delicious and the service was great. I would whole heartedly recommend this restaurant.

SD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We went for brunch, and the food was good. Not great or particularly creative, but everything tasted good and arrived very quickly. It's a great restaurant to go to when the weather is nice and you can sit outside. Also, I think the older crowd might really like this restaurant. They can get a taste of New Orleans without feeling challenged.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the cozy feel of the restaurant in an old house. The food and wine were very good and the server paced the meal well.

KK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a lovely location! Would have loved to eat outside if it were warmer.
Yelp reviewed this as #1 restaurant which made for high expectations. Food was good but not memorable, unfortunately.
Perhaps it was an off night.

m
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s first trip to New Orleans and this place made it very special. Able to eat on the patio with wonderful weather.

ES
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service, and amazinf food. I went with a bachelorette group and we shared some appetizers and most did a pasta entree. Everyone loved their meal and I would definitely recommend.

K
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice flavors, but the tuna and salmon were slightly overcooked. Great service. Beautiful space.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch while on vacation. Very nice.

f
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Good food but our waitress was completely disinterested and inattentive. Drink ticket was lost and she never realized it. Slow food service. Manager and food was the saving grace.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cafe is absolutely adorable and dreamy! Food was amazing. Service was great. It was the best way to celebrate New Years Eve.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food the atmosphere and all the wait staff was awesome.This was my first time here.I want to also give a big thanks to my waiter Daniel R for taking part in my proposal to my future wife.Thank you Daniel.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

- [ ] We had a 5:00 pm reservation and were seated immediately. The service was friendly and fast from start to finish. The ambiance was nice and the courtyard beautiful. We started our meal with the poutine and it was delicious my favorite thing we ordered. We decided to order the two specials the pasta and entree, they were both great.In addition, we ordered the following drinks: orange blossom, the amelie, the firing squad, and the burnt sienna. The two first drinks were delicious but the second two taste not so good but similar to one another. Overall we had a good time.

KH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was extremely friendly. The garden was beautiful. I had the gumbo and the Sunnyside up cochon with grits and gravy. Both were delicious. The gumbo was spicy, but not just hot (spice level). The eggs and cochon (Pork) was rich. I left satisfied with the meal and the price!

GJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dinning experience

VW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous and delicious

SS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious salad and salmon entree. Attentive service. Very positive experience.

S
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fig and goat cheese bread is calling me back. Loved the shrimp and grits. Feel free to ask for a full size portion vs the appetizer size.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute setting in a great old building with really good food.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely space. One of the best meals I had in NOLA!

AC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time at Cafe Amelie. The meal was once again outstanding. The first time I went, we had brunch in the magically, beautiful, lush courtyard. It was raining this time, so we had to sit inside. Our table was in the upstairs dining room. If you have a choice, choose downstairs. The evening lighting was way too bright upstairs, downstairs feels much more intimate. The service was exceptional. I highly recommend Cafe Amelie.

RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the courtyard and midway through our dinner, light rain began to fall. Without hesitation the staff quickly opened umbrellas over the tables to keep us dry. Our waitstaff was prompt with our drinks and food and made friendly, polite conversation throughout our meal.
We ordered from the regular menu in addition to the prix fixe menu and can highly recommend the chicken and andouille jambalaya and the cherry almond bread pudding!!! Calming and quiet beautiful place, food and people.

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve gone here for years. It’s consistently great. The other night was no different. Lovely wine list. You can dress up or down. Ambiance top notch, friendly service. Take a look.

AF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful, quiet, authentic French quarter restaurant tucked off the beaten path. Food was amazing.

GR
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Amelie was a magical experience! Make sure to make a reservation so that you do not miss out. The salmon dinner with asparagus was delicious.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Slow night. Closed kitchen early. Harassed us to leave. Waiter only makes $2 / hour before tips (she said). Whole place closed at 9:30pm in the quarter. Local that went here for a first date. Horrific choice it turned out.

PS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice waitstaff- we told her we needed to be at the theater so had an hour to eat and she timed drinks, appetizers, entree and check perfectly.

P
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, ambiance and service are always WONDERFUL!!! One of my favorite French Quarter spots!!!

G
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buba dip and doberge cake made my week! Always a pleasure at cafe Amelie.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and excellent food.

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