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:
American, Contemporary Southern, 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:
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

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

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Good for a Date (37)
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Romantic (32)
Special Occasion (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Cozy (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Casual (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Authentic (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Scenic View (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal as usual. Had the roasted chicken with potatoes & asparagus. Also had a pasta special with sage butter cream sauce. Delicious!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We ordered the the lamb meatloaf and cochon de lait sandwiches. Lamb meatloaf was outstanding!! This has one of the nicest environments in NOLA and I highly recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was wonderful to come back to this Cafe and see it is still delicious. 100% recommend.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was top notch - the service, cocktails, and entrees. Loved the ambience. It was my family’s favorite meal of our NOLA trip.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was ok,the place is dirty inside where we ate cold weather...I'm sure the patio is the way to go weather permitting

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, good selection and service.
Fresh well prepared ingredients and everything made to order. Booked through Open Table and was a breeze. Ambience was charmingly historical and a fine example of the French Quarter. Considering all of this, the prices are very reasonable and we highly recommend this as a New Orleans must dine experience!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Cafe Amelie was such a great restaurant. The food was amazing and atmosphere was even better! Unfortunately it was too cold to sit outside, but will definitely do that the next time we’re in New Orleans. The wait staff was fantastic, as well. I highly recommend!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A little dark- made it difficult to clearly see menu. Very convenient to Andrew Jackson.
Nice table for daughter & me but close to door- chilly night. Menu had good variety...and selections, delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our server Anna was super accommodating and super nice. Amelie has be a go to for my entire family. I have never had a bad meal there. This time was no different. I had the Ahi tuna salad for the first time and it was great.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved it! Food was fabulous. Would definitely go back next time we are in town.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We made reservations for a Friday evening at 6 pm. It was very cool outside so we were happy to be inside. The outside dining area inside a walled court yard was really wonderful. They had some flaming gas torches for lighting (and some heat this evening). It was quite romantic and I'm sure a lot less noisy. All I'll say about the food is that it was my best meal in the 3 weeks we were in town. It was creative, very tasty and just the right amount to be satisfying. My son and wife both agreed with my assessment. While we have a "rule" not to eat in the same place twice on our trip, I was sire tempted by Amelie.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great meal-recommend shrimp and grits, fireballs & pork sandwich. Lovely courtyard setting.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Courtyard ambiance was delightful. Staff was aloof and the meal was very unimpressive and pricey. We tried 4 appetizers and 4 mains and none of them were very good. All in all, a big disappointment.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The outdoor seating was amazing and so was the food! I would go back any time ! Shrimp and corn pasta was amazing.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Thank you for making a memorable evening for us.
Were glad we live here so we can eat here when we want anytime!
GOOD FOOD!!!!
FREDDY AND BILL.
ALGIERS.......
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Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food. Interesting traditional decor. Great patio dining weather permitting. Gumbo is a homerun.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

This courtyard patio is just super cute. Great place to have a romantic cocktail. Dinner however left much to be desired. We were never offered any of the fresh biscuits that the other tables seemed to have. As well, when our shrimp and grits app came, it was cold. VERY COLD. This seemed to be the routine for the rest of the meal as well. The chicken entree also featured cold mashed potatoes. The only redeeming part of the meal was the amazing brussel sprouts that we had as a side. One more thing that was annoying... we ordered a bottle of wine, that on the wine list said it was from Oregon, turns out, nope, it was from California. Just little details that should have been taken care of were not. Was very sad, as this was highly recommended and the patio really is super cute, but just be aware that the food isn't worth it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Loved it! The courtyard is beautiful and the staff is delightful. Food here is some of the best in the city.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Located on beautiful Royal St., we ate here twice on our recent trip for dinner and lunch. For dinner we requested the courtyard and it was delightful. Our server was the best...very friendly and efficient. We ordered the Chicken & Andouille Gumbo and Amelie Mixed Salad for starters.
Both were excellent. We loved our entrees...the double-cut pork chop and special shrimp pasta. Again, both were delicious w/ generous portions. We were surprised for our anniversary with one of the most scrumptious cakes I've ever eaten...their Doberge cake. OMG! Truly to die for. We returned for lunch on our last day. Such a quaint New Orleans' vibe inside. We had onion soup w/ the cheese on toasted bread, which I preferred rather than on top (perfect for a cold/rainy day). We both ordered the Amelie muffaletta sandwich, which was as good as others we had tried in the city. One sandwich would've been enough for both of us. Cafe Amelie exudes New Orleans. It's so close to our hotel, their prices are reasonable for the city and you're sitting in a mid-1800's building/courtyard. Can't wait to return on our next trip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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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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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (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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