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Cafe Amelie

1341 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
  • Good for a Date (36)
  • Neighborhood Gem (32)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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


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 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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The Cafe is occasionally available for off-site catering. Please contact for details.
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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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We do not offer any live entertainment.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit for specific information on hosting a special event.
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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 1341 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Everything was AMAZING. We ordered the roasted chicken, gumbo, salmon, veggie pasta, special pasta, and it was all perfection. Literally the best meal we had during our entire trip. Our only regret is hat we had no room left for dessert.

vipjhsev (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food's good and the wait staff is good but the seating hostess, whatever the title, is rude and unhelpful. This is the second visit there in which we've been treated rudely or indifferently by the seating person, despite having made reservations on Open Table. Reservations are necessary but pointless. It's often a half hour wait EVEN if you have a reservation, and the staff gives you no clue about how long the wait might be and seems to be offended if you even ask.

NANFLINT (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Met up with a friend. Lovely garden space. Shrimp & grits delicious.

vipSpartan (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Love Cafe Amelie. Have been there many times. Great place and to dine when you can sit outside
The tables and chairs are a bit rustic and old but the food is great and the service was top notch
I had the duck breast and it was done perfectly. My dinner companion had the double cut pork chop
A great dinner at a great place

vipMnhm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The place is magically beautiful especially if you are sitting in the courtyard. Make sure you note that request in your reservation, otherwise they will say you didn’t have a preference. Our server, Greg, was very pleasant, attentive and friendly. He even gave us a glimpse of the history of the place. We were there for brunch. We ordered the shrimps, Sunny side eggs with grits, frittata and the poutine. Everything was so delicious and tasted authentic. Would certainly go back anytime I am in New Orleans.

NGFairfaxVA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great brunch place! Delicious food and cocktails. Arrived early for our reservation and hostesses were friendly and helpful. Our server was perfect... attentive but didn't hover. Very relaxing and fun meal.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolutely delightful outing, myself and 6 other fun ladies!

BeckyB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This was my second trip to Cafe Amelie! I visited three years ago at the recommendation of a friend, and I will now ensure it's on my agenda every time I visit New Orleans. If you enjoy brunching alfresco, this is the place for you. Their courtyard seating offers a quaint but energetic space for enjoying good food and seasonal cocktails. Perfect for small groups or dates! Get yourself a weekend reservation to Cafe Amelie, and enjoy all the charm and deliciousness that NOLA has to offer.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Relaxing intimate vibe

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Brunch! Great courtyard charming best for brunch

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We love Amelie! Come here every year to celebrate birthdays and it never disappoints. Great cocktails, fabulous gumbo and the blackened catfish is a favorite!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This is one of our favorite places when we visit the French Quarter. We especially enjoy the outdoor patio dining. Great service, very good food and very friendly staff...

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

LOVED the ambiance. Relaxing and sweet in a NOLA courtyard. Highly recommend!

vipGLM3 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Café Amelie was absolutely fantastic! The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and an excellent location. I have a gluten allergy and our server gave me all the information to find the perfect meal for us. We started with the brussel sprouts, bacon, and dates which is an excellent combination. My partner had the double cut pork chop and I enjoyed the lamb special for the evening. Both meals were excellent, hearty and satisfying.

susanv (Miami)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My chicken and waffles lacked taste and my partners lamb meatloaf was dry .
The table next to us had lno a salmon samdwiches and eggs which looked good .

Atmosphere nice