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Cafe Amelie

4.5
4.5
2097 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern, Southern

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (504) 412-8965

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jerry Mixon

  • Catering

    The Cafe is occasionally available for off-site catering. Please contact for details.

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between Dumaine St. & St. Philip St.

  • 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.<br />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.

  • Entertainment

    We do not offer any live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Soups & Salads

  • Chicken and Andouille Gumbo$8.00

    • Soup of Day$8.00

      • Amelie Mixed Salad$12.00

        apples, grapes, pecans, blue cheese, baby greens, meyer lemon dressing

        • Roasted Beet Salad$11.00

          local goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and balsamic glaze

          Starters

          • Atlantic Salmon Cakes$12.00

            tabasco lemon cream sauce

            • Shrimp and Grits$13.00

              corn and andouille maque choux

              • Cajun Poutine$9.00

                oven fries, mozzarella, and cochon

                • Amelie Oysters$13.00

                  creamed spinach & artichoke with crostini

                  • Satsuma Pepper Glazed Shrimp$12.00

                    atop fresh baby greens

                    • Fig and Goats Cheese$11.00

                      fruit and nut bread

                      • Charred Brussels Sprouts$9.00

                        dates, bacon and balsamic glaze

                        • Mozzarella Fire Balls$10.00

                          • Buratta and Crostini$13.00

                            with baby greens and tomatoes

                            • Blackened Gulf Fish Dip$9.00

                              with crostini

                              Entrees

                              • Fish of the Day

                                • Market Price
                              • Amelie Pasta Special

                                with fresh parmesan

                                • Market Price
                              • Seared Ahi Tuna$27.00

                                julienne vegetable noodle stir fry in a honey sesame soy ginger glaze

                                • Seared Salmon$26.00

                                  roasted fingerling potato, asparagus and horseradish cream

                                  • Farmers Veggie Pasta$24.00

                                    red onion, snow peas, red and green peppers, mushrooms, penne and parmesan

                                    • Roasted Chicken Breast$24.00

                                      mashed potato, asparagus and a meyer lemon drizzle

                                      • Cochon De Lait Sandwich$15.00

                                        mayo, pickle, ciabatta

                                        • Two Run Farms Lamb Meatloaf$19.00

                                          cucumber tomato salad with tzatziki on brioche

                                          • Organic Pork Chop with Corn Maque Choux$27.00

                                            over old mill grits and green beans

                                            What 2,097 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            4.5
                                            4.5 based on all time ratings
                                            • 4.5Food
                                            • 4.4Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 4.3Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            1. PG

                                              PalisadesGal

                                              Los Angeles

                                              76 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              76 reviews

                                              Dined on February 21, 2020

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              Great restaurant! Drinks, great, food, great. A very delightful experience that I hope to capture again and again.

                                            2. C

                                              Cocoabeachfan07

                                              New York Area

                                              37 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              37 reviews

                                              Dined on February 16, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Enjoy the dining at this place.. love the menu and experience .. everything is awesome

                                            3. SB

                                              SarahB

                                              New Orleans

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on February 16, 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!

                                            4. RT

                                              RyyT

                                              San Francisco

                                              161 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              161 reviews

                                              Dined on February 10, 2020

                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                              Ok food and staff seem not so happy but pleasant. The meatloaf was very tasty as well as the beef salad. Hubby said his roast chicken was good and moist. Food wasn’t all that memorable except for the lamb meatloaf. There’s a large outside patio to dine but gets cold at night and not enough heaters unless its in the middle of summer.

                                            5. GM

                                              GregM

                                              Houston

                                              4 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              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.

                                            6. NC

                                              NeilC

                                              Toronto

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              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.

                                            7. A

                                              Alma

                                              Caribbean

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on February 8, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Cutr place in a beautiful street in New Orleans.

                                            8. PS

                                              PatriciaS

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 5, 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.

                                            9. S

                                              Sara

                                              San Francisco

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              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.

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on February 1, 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!

                                            11. MM

                                              MollyM

                                              Atlanta

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on January 30, 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.

                                            12. F

                                              Foodie

                                              New Orleans

                                              49 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              49 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!

                                            13. RS

                                              RaeS

                                              Hawaii

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on January 23, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Antonio

                                              3 reviews

                                              1.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on January 23, 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.

                                            15. CP

                                              ClareP

                                              Raleigh

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              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.

                                            16. SD

                                              SarahD

                                              New Orleans

                                              9 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              9 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.

                                            17. BG

                                              BeatrizG

                                              New Mexico

                                              5 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              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.

                                            18. KK

                                              KarenK

                                              San Francisco

                                              4 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              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.

                                            19. m

                                              mike

                                              Dallas

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 3, 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.

                                            20. ES

                                              EmilyS

                                              Charleston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 3, 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.

                                            21. K

                                              Karipop

                                              Detroit

                                              12 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              12 reviews

                                              Dined on January 2, 2020

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                                            22. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Dallas

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 2, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had lunch while on vacation. Very nice.

                                            23. f

                                              finediner

                                              Anchorage

                                              15 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              15 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.

                                            24. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Austin

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 1, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              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.

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New Orleans

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              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.

                                            27. KH

                                              KeithH

                                              Atlanta

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              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!

                                            28. GJ

                                              GeorgeJ

                                              New Orleans

                                              9 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on December 29, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was a nice dinning experience

                                            29. VW

                                              VickieW

                                              Nashville

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on December 29, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was fabulous and delicious

                                            30. SS

                                              StephenS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 28, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                            31. S

                                              Seafo

                                              Tampa

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              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.

                                            32. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Denver

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on December 27, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                            33. LM

                                              LeahM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 22, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                            34. AC

                                              AngieC

                                              New Orleans

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on December 22, 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.

                                            35. RB

                                              RichardB

                                              Chicago

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 21, 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.

                                            36. CM

                                              ChristinaM

                                              Chicago

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on December 21, 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.

                                            37. AF

                                              AFMaintainer

                                              Cincinnati

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 21, 2019

                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

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

                                            38. GR

                                              GoldRiverGal

                                              Exclusive

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on December 21, 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.

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New Orleans

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on December 20, 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.

                                            40. PS

                                              PeggyS

                                              Columbus

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              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.

                                            FAQs

                                            Cafe Amelie is rated 4.5 stars by 2097 OpenTable diners.

                                            Not available on OpenTable

                                            Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                            If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              Between Dumaine St. & St. Philip St.

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              French Quarter

                                            • 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

                                            • Cuisines

                                              American, Contemporary Southern, Southern

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Smart Casual

                                            • 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.<br />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.

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Jerry Mixon

                                            • Entertainment

                                              We do not offer any live entertainment.

                                            • Additional

                                              Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                            • Phone number

                                              (504) 412-8965

                                            • Catering

                                              The Cafe is occasionally available for off-site catering. Please contact for details.

                                            • 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

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