Our waiter was excellent and the food was great. Definitely would
I was expecting better service for this nice of a restaurant.
My experience at cafe Amelia was unfortunate. It was our last day in New Orleans and a celebration for my birthday. The hostess was extremely rude to us after cancelling our reservation when we were 10 minutes late (due to an Uber mix up and pouring rain). I’m fine dining it’s customary to call late reservations before assuming they aren’t coming. She was extremely snippy and made us stand in the door way for 30 minutes. When we were given a table it had not been properly set and was right next to a cold draft window. Our server didn’t give us bread service even though we could see all the other tables receive it and left us alone for 15-20 minutes before taking our order. The food was good but not worth it at that price and with such subpar service and a downright rude host at the door.
Hostess was very accommodating to our group as some could not climb the stairs so they were able to get us a table on the first floor. Food and drinks were great!
Cafe Amelie was fantastic - great food in a beautiful location. My Bloody Mary was delicious :)
Adorable, cozy atmosphere. Went for sunday brunch, food was delish! Staff was friendly and attentive.
First time at Cafe Amelie and it was flawless. From the service, to the ambiance and especially the food - just wonderful.
The service was terrible and our waiter had too many tables it appeared. Our drinks were never refilled. We asked for extra plates which never came and our food was cold and was sent back. Other than the gumbo it was not good food either and we opted out of dessert. The place was filthy, even the windows were so dirty you could not see out of them, can only imagine what kitchen looked like. I have rarely in my life left a small tip but boy I did this time. Skip this place, too many others to choose from in New Orleans.
Because it was cold we were seated inside and I would strongly recommend avoiding this cafe if you have to sit inside. The tables are crowded together so there isn't enough room for the servers to get through yet alone the diners. The food and service was otherwise fine. The food and service is usually very good so ambience plays a big part. I suspect if you could eat outside it would be a totally different experience. We almost left when we were seated but decided to stay and regretted it. We saw others come in and take a look at it and leave.
Unpleasant manager all because we wanted our appetiser plates cleared before the female server plonked down our entree.
Yes Mr Manger we get that you are not fine dining but you need a space to put a plate.
As for the server delivering the meals who stated’I’m not your server so I can’t clear the plates ...
As for ‘our server’ Michael, do your job
The manager, other server delivering the meals and us
the paying customer had a very unpleasant night.
Shame for our family who recommended you
Our first visit to Nola and definitely the best dinner we had while there. We also ate at Commanders and Coquette, Cafe Amelie far exceeded both of them. The crafted drinks were amazing, the food was all delicious, our waiter was excellent and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was charming and romantic. We will return next time we’re there.
This was an outstanding restaurant experience with Michael our waiter as an amazing talent. The food, service and experience was without any fault!
Very disappointing after several great meals years ago. We had lunch for their reputed courtyard and absolutely froze, when we asked we were told "our heaters aren't working". Ridiculous, send a guy to fill up the propane tanks! We won't be back.
Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp and Grits and Shrimp and Grits. Get it.
Wonderful food beautiful garden patio and our server Allison was a gem
Good food. Great setting.
I was in town for the RNR New Orleans Marathon weekend and was looking for a nice spot to dine. Our hotel (International Hotel) recommended Cafe Amelie, and I am so glad they did! The service was excellent, as was the food. There were three of us dining, and we were able to sit outside on the patio. The atmosphere was perfect!
The shrimp and grits were divine, and the brussels sprouts... more please! I can't wait to visit New Orleans again so that I may try some other menu items.
The location and ambience was amazing! The wine was excellent. I would say dessert is a must, so if you’re one of those people who decides between getting appetizers or a dessert after the meal. Get the dessert! They also have absinthe on the dessert menu, which was something I had never had before. It was fun to try that. The entrees were delicious. We ordered Shrimp& grits and the market place pasta.
We were seated in the courtyard at 6:15 on a Friday night. Unhappily, the Café located its dishwashing operation at the northwest corner of the courtyard. Under a wide archway discard food was scraped into a garbage can in plain view of our and several other tables. Sounds of clanking of dishes and silverware were almost always audible. The staff often talked loudly. They strode briskly past our table (within less than a foot of the corner) to fetch dishes from indoor as well as outdoor tables. In the brief interludes when not fetching, they loitered around the dish washing area.
Out waitress was pleasant but rarely came by. We had to ask for water glass refills. A table clearer suggested that we keep our forks for the next food course, and when we declined, brought out a full table setting plus new napkin. Forks were thin, pressed flatware ... cheap looking and feeling and hard to hold.
Food was mediocre, and served on cold plates!
I went with a friend to celebrate my birthday. Our waiter was amazing and the food was delicious. I would definitely got back.
Sat outside, great atmosphere. They were out of the fried chicken.
Salads are exceptionally good and sizable. Fancy cheese fries with pulled pork over salted (and I like salt) . Wines by the glass are over priced.
Best meal all week. Everything we tasted was amazing but the cherry on top was the chocolate bread pudding. Can’t wait to return and next time ask to sit outside. Such a beautiful courtyard.
The experience was just so-so. I wouldn’t recommend. Service was not good, you could tell staff was not happy to be there. Restroom was filthy. The courtyard area, where we dined, was just okay, nothing special. Nothing we ate or drank was remarkable. I won’t return.
It was quite nice!
The shrimp & grits, lamb meatloaf, chicken and waffles and doberge cake were delicious. Service from our waitress Eliza was excellent, we will be back!
Fabulous! A beautiful French Quarter garden restaurant setting. Romantic New Orleans feel. Food was delicious! Waiter attentive - highly recommended!!
Our service was a little slow but the food was great...esp the oysters. Great place to enjoy a long lunch in the sunshine.
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.
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.
Met up with a friend. Lovely garden space. Shrimp & grits delicious.
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
We were totally forgotten after we received our entrees - Had to ask the bartender for our check. Not a happy experience.
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.
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.
Absolutely delightful outing, myself and 6 other fun ladies!
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.
Relaxing intimate vibe
Brunch! Great courtyard charming best for brunch
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!