Cafe Amelie

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$30 and under
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American
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.

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.

There is an $8.00 per person charge for all desserts served that are not from our kitchens.
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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Michael was our server and did a splendid job. We celebrated our anniversary and he brought us champagne to end the night. What a special touch!

TK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was cold and rainy so we had to eat inside at a cramped table near the door. Food was good, but not great. Pretty average overall.

BB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You will enjoy the patio setting. A lovely place to sit with a loved you and take in the nights air. The air is much nicer in the fall!! We enjoyed the service provided, and the meal was excellent. The cocktail selection is also one you need to try. The folks behind the bar have a great talent mixing those wonderful cocktails. Be sure is book a table early, weekends fill up quickly.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. We got seated in the courtyard which had a romantic feel. They had their menu but also had many specials for us to choose from. We ended up going with their special of the roasted duck and it was delicious. We also enjoyed their salmon cake and chocolate melting cake.

L
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our server was not very good and our table was in the path of all the servers, even though there were other tables available. I asked for a second glass of wine and she brought it when I was pretty much done with my meal. Lastly, she plunked our check down without offering coffee or dessert. Ugh!!!

K
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good. We sat in the bar ( for the second time) so it was a little crowded and noisy.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner. Great ambiance, excellent food

SE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet...Nice evening spot!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grady brunch in a beautiful setting

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Thank you.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waitress was hostile the entire meal
Not to mention rushing our table
So rude
Really disappointing

RB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food
Beautiful courtyard
Indoors was hot and loud as an old French cafe should be, but I preferred the courtyard experience

KG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You must order the shrimp and grits with corn..... I never liked grits before trying it and now I can’t stop thinking about that dish. Yum!!!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food arrived cold and waited for 20 minutes to get sliver ware.,

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, Ryan was attentive and engaging, made a great meal even better.

JM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food was average and the service was terrible. Not a place I would recommend.

D
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
The bread that came prior to the meal was out of this world.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, ambience

SD
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. The atmosphere was relaxing and the ambiance was perfect for a date night. All the staff worked well together and everything flowed so nicely. The food and dessert were amazing. As were the craft cocktails.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This is listed as vegetarian friendly but in fact it is not
There is one salad without meat and when I asked if I could order a cheese sandwich for my grandson the waitress snapped that the kitchen is very busy and does not take special requests. I ordered a cheese egg ham and tomato sandwich with intention of removing ham and when I ordered it the waitress said “oh do you want them to take the ham off?” 🤦‍♀️ I said no I will remove the ham. The courtyard is beautiful but New Orleans is generally not vegetarian friendly. I am not vegetarian but respect that choice. Please learn to be more respectful of vegetarians if you are going to claim to be “vegetarian friendly”

S
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere by dining in the Courtyard was fantastic.
And the service and food was outstanding. We have and will tell everyone and cannot wait until our return.

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Our server was pleasant but unprofessional, hitting my elderly father in the head with plates. Completely an accident, but unsuited for brunch dining! The goat cheese and beet salad is delicious and my fiancé got the cochon de lait and we both enjoyed our plates.

NB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to Cafe Amelie for our anniversary and it was a delightful experience! This is a very romantic spot, we were able to sit in their beautiful courtyard seating area. The staff was very friendly and our hostess was very nice. The food is excellent, I would highly recommend! We definitely will be back.

D
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal at Cafe Amelie. The shrimp and grits was THE BOMB!!!

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, great service, and very cute cafe. One of my favorite brunch stops and would love to make a regular stop when visiting.

RE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time in NOLA and decided on Cafe Amelie based on reviews. From service to food, this place did not disappoint. We had the soup of the day,sweet potato with andouille sausage, amazing! Perfect combo of sweet, spicy, comforting. The Cajun poutine was great as well. I decided to have shrimp and grits as my entree and it was also delicious! It was a rainy day so the outdoor seating wasn’t available, but it was very charming. Go have great food and then walk it off after =)

CD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was wonderful! Our entrees arrived late but the server was so accommodating that our meals were comped. We felt well taken care of. The food was delicious. We will definitely be returning again!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp and grits, gumbo, and pork entree were amazing !

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the courtyard. It was a nice setting. The quality of food was great and I loved the baked oysters. I loved the outdoor dining. Was exactly what I was looking for.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience was perfect for a romantic date. outdoors with pretty lights hanging from the trees. we had a reservation which was helpful. Food was excellent. They gave us option of ordering half portions since we weren't very hungry just coming off of a food tour earlier in the day!

EM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the country. Every time I'm in New Orleans it's the restaurant I most look forward to. I really don't have enough good things to say about the place. Open table makes it a breeze to get a table in such a popular spot. Thanks!

p
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience dining at Cafe Amelie. The outdoor seating was perfect and the service was excellent. Our meal was delicious and we had a great time. I love this place!

MS
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience and service. Perfect NOLA brunch after Mass at the Cathedral.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch here is amazing! They have the the best shrimp and grits that I’ve ever had!

LM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Beautiful outdoor courtyard with tables. Excellent service. It was a delightful evening in every way!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Atlantic salmon and shrimp grits were excellent, and so was the bread pudding and bread crumbled. Though the ahi tuna was a bit dry. Overall it was a great meal and highly recommended Cafe Amelie.

A
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing and the setting could not be beat. Service was a bit lacking and some of our drinks were clearly not prepared in the correct glassware. Overall a good experience. Not enough negative for me to not recommend it or go back.

S
Tucson
62 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The Courtyard is lovely. Our server was very attentive. The food was delicious.

BL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wehad a wonderful experience, the food was excellent and the ambiance was beautiful!!

BB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor courtyard. Seemed like another world coming off Royal Street. Very peaceful. Waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgable. The salads and gumbo were fresh and delicious. The pasta jambalaya was uniquely New Orleans with the perfect amount of spice. A wonderful dinner!

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