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:
Contemporary Southern, American, 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:
Banquet, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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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4.5

service

4.4

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4.7

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4.2

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (49)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Good for a Date (39)
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Romantic (33)
Special Occasion (32)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Cozy (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Authentic (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Casual (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Scenic View (14)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Spicy (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

First time in Nola

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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just when i thought I couldn’t have my mind blown by another great NOLA restaurant, bc they are all great, Café Amelie proved me wrong. The courtyard is charming and comfortable but most importantly the food is out of this world! This restaurant will be a permanent fixture on my “must do” list the next time i visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful place and delicious food. I've always loved it!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent Lamb Shank. Dog friendly in courtyard brought water bowl right away

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We enjoyed the indoor dining upstairs. The wait staff were quick and attentive. The specials were outstanding.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

An elegant venue....good food, special atmosphere, excellent service
Ramos fizz is very good

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server, Ariel, a French student on the job a short time, was outstanding. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the locally sourced natural and organic food and all of the service providers with whom we came in contact.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very disappointed in the restaurant. My sister is a long-term resident of N.O. and has heard wonderful things about the restaurant. We were expecting amazing. Instead:
Ahi tuna stir fry was like college cafeteria food if they served tuna. Yes tuna was very rare but tasted pre-cooked and the dish was just not tadty
Catfish sandwich was tasty,with good ciabatta roll, but worthy of a good sandwich shop, not $16.
Dinner rolls were cold and tasteless
Amelie mixed salad was huge, and ok. Nothing special.
Ladies’ restroom was dirty and dingy.
Courtyard ambiance was not as lovely as expected from reviews. Mostly because of all the couples waiting to be seated. Most seemed to be waiting past their reservation times. At any rate, ours was for 7 and we got seated after 7:15.
Compared to meals at Paladar in the Marigny and a $9 total for lunch at Moon Wok in the French Quarter over the weekend, Cafe Amelie was not worth the price.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our favorite dining experience in NOLA. The courtyard is beautifully welcoming. Inside is cozy and charming. We had oven roasted salmon that was perfect and finished with an outstanding fruit crumble. Perfect for a date night or small group gathering. We look forward to returning one day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Charming, quiet outdoor garden patio. Interesting menu with both small and large plates. Excellent service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely wonderful, the food, the staff, and the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Sehr schöner Innenhof, mitten im French Quarter, alles sehr professionell. Essen (Austern, Rosenkohl, Pork Chop, Pasta) war sehr gut, aber zu teuer.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amelie; most darling courtyard dining in quarter; food was good but served lukewarm; service not great (no offer to get more beverages) and the check in crew was a tad green. Amelie needs to upgrade to service standard that fits the stellar ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a perfect venue for a business dinner away from the madness of Bourbon street. The food was very good and the atmosphere made it experience so much more enjoyable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The shrimp and grits are AWESOME. I would say they are on my top five dishes that I've ever eaten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great outdoor dining. Food was good with nice presentation. Service was ok, noting bid, but nothing noteworthy either. Chairs outside are a little uncomfortable and weak.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lovely patio, fabulous staff and delicious food. Start off with a cocktail, savor the food and save room for dessert. One of our very favorite NOLA gems.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Cafe Amelie is a must for lunch to enjoy the ambiance courtyard and architecture! The shrimp and grits suffice for a meal for me and I adore the fabulous 7 layer caramel cake specialty...to die for! My friend loved the muffuletta ...large portion could easily split .
It was just a delightful experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great spot for a night out to celebrate a special occasion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and a great patio! Service was very good as well.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lovely restaurant with delicious food. I thought the hostesses could have been more enthusiastic and welcoming, but I would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I love the ambience of this restaurant. It's a beautiful space, set back in a courtyard. Our waiter was great - food took a long time, and there were periods where we didn't see him for a while, but he explained issues in a way that was understandable, and he did well under challenging circumstances. I've had really great food here a couple of years ago, but on this visit it was just OK. Salmon was overcooked, a fresh mozzarella appetizer did not seem to involve high-quality cheese, and nothing my group had was better than "pretty good." In New Orleans, there's not much room for OK food, so I would recommend it as a place to have drinks, but not a meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

As one of the famed FQ restaurants e.g. Brennan's, LaTrobe's, Two Sisters, I really expected a lot more from our experience here. For the price point and the storied reputation, it was a disappointment (10/13/2017).

We made a reservation and were seated promptly. From this point on, the service was extremely sub-par: we didn't see water for at least 10 minutes, our order was taken 5 minutes later, our server forgot our drink order, and the dinner rolls arrived...with dinner (which I don't believe to be the expectation). Slowness and error are the dominant sentiments I recall from the evening.

As far as the cuisine went, it was extremely uninspired, average, and, frankly, bland. I opted for the special of the night: a chicken fettuccine pasta. What was funny is that the previous night, we had gotten room service at the Hyatt Regency and my date had ordered pretty much the same thing. On this dish, the ROOM SERVICE VERSION WAS BETTER, cost less, and was served to us in bed (OK, 5 feet from it). Perhaps most boggling of all is that it was downright BLAND in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS. How is that possible?

My date's salad was fresh and generally well done and made inventive use of apples.

By way of comparison we'd dined at Marchello's a few days earlier and were amazed by the ingredient choices, the clever dishes, the wonderful locally-sourced accents..it was a true inspiration. I nearly wept over their shrimp + grits.

The venue is, of course, unique. It's courtyard is dazzling and hints at the beautiful, tony life possible behind the barrier walls in the Vieux Carré's boundaries. It's truly special....but, again, the cuisine did not match the environment.

It seems that the establishment is riding a reputation it's not earning and / or its beautiful and unique location on Royal Street. We had gone there with the intention of finding a rehearsal dinner venue; Amelie is no longer on the list.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

When we first arrived they took us to a table outside that would barely fit 6 and there was 8 of us. I voiced my concern of the close quarters and they said we would be able to fit. I told them no so they put us inside at a nice roomy table and everything was fine after that.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Loved the lamb shank; great courtyard dining ambience

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Simply wonderful from start to finish. The food was excellent!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic food and service, tucked away in a perfectly peaceful French quarter garden.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Cafe Amelie is a charming restaurant. The patio is lovely during the day for lunch, or in the evening for dinner. The indoor dining room is also cozy, warm and romantic. Staff is top notch! Our daughter was married there in 2012,and it was the most wonderful venue for a wedding that I have ever experienced! Danny Akers, the owner, made the entire evening superb! Don't miss this terrific dining experience while visiting New Orleans! Annie Coleman, October 14, 2017

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Perfect spot for a date. Not neccessarily a foodie must do or excellent food. The food is good though. Good enough that the great patio atmosphere doesn't steal it's thunder. Cocktail menu is really good. All in all, an excellent choice for a romantic, special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were in town for a convention and made reservations for 4 for dinner but the day of 4 more wanted to tag along and so we called Cafe Amelie and they happily changed our reservation to 8. Well, 2 more decided to come with that night and again, Cafe Amelie accommodated our needs. We enjoyed the brussel sprouts appetizer and everyone enjoyed their dinners. I had the salmon. Very large portion and wonderfully prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic gem in the French Quarter. Inside can get a little noisy as the night goes on, but the courtyard is a fabulous place for food and conversation. Definitely would return!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We stepped off the sidewalk and into another place and time. It was so lovely and charming outside and in. The server was great at menu suggestions and was so right on. We loved just sitting & looking at where we were. I hope we get to go back again sometime.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I'm from Michigan, so only second time there. Such a beautiful little garden oasis. It made the handcrafted cocktails and deliciously inventive entrees all the more enjoyable. Just lovely!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

In one word "delightful" . I would go back in a heartbeat! A welcoming place to have great food (and perfect portions) "quiet" conversation in and in a cozy ambience. In addition very reasonable for the "quality" of food!

Enjoy all when you go to Cafe Amelie!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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