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Palace Cafe Dining Room  - Palace Café, New Orleans, LA

Palace Café

4.5
4.5
4620 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
For larger parties, please call (504) 523-1661.

For over two decades Palace Cafe has been serving award-winning, contemporary Creole cuisine in the historic Werlein Music building. Located downtown, at the entrance to the French Quarter, this Dickie Brennan & Co. restaurant is popular with visitors & locals alike.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French American, Seafood, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 523-1661

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact our Sales Department at 504-274-1816.

  • Private party facilities

    Palace Café's Fleur de Lis room can seat up to 80 and overlooks the iconic Canal Street. In our Wine Room set for 12, intimate dinners are fit for a king. For larger parties up to 200, our Second Floor is perfect. It overlooks the main dining room with a grand staircase as an entrance.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Aubrey: (877) 625-9155

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Chartres Street

  • Parking details

    We offer discounted valet parking at the Marriott at 555 Canal Street, based on availability. Bring your parking ticket to the restaurant for validation.

  • Public transit

    Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Streetcar.

  • Entertainment

    Join the Rum Runners Duo during Happy Hour in the Black Duck Bar on Palace Café's second Floor. Happy Hour is Monday - Friday from 4pm-6pm. Place Café also offers a live jazz brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm featuring the Joe Simon Trio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Witchy Lunch!

    Oct 28, 2022 only
    Gather your brooms, dust off your hats and join us for a very special Witchy Lunch! 50% OFF BUBBLES! We have a one of a kind experience for your coven including a jazz band, some fun photo ops and 3 course lunch for $45. First Course: choice of ~ Baked Brie with a flaky crust, fig jam and apples OR Maison Salad. Second Course: Tuna Niçoise with seared rare tuna steak, crab boil potatoes, haricots verts, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, pickled mustard seeds, boiled egg, niçoise olives, Dijon vinaigrette OR Orange Glazed Chicken, mashed butternut squash with brown butter & sage. Third Course: White Chocolate Bread Pudding OR Special Cookie Plate. For large parties, please call the restaurant at 504-523-1661 so we can accommodate!

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What 4,620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CC

    ClassyCocktail

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing! I’ll be back on my next trip!
  2. JB

    JaneeceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the portions were good. The service was excellent.
  3. JC

    JohnC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    While overall experience was positive, food came out of kitchen lukewarm…disappointing, especially the Fried Oysters. John
  4. C

    Cass

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Palace Cafe on my visits to NOLA. Service was great and food was delicious!
  5. E

    Elle

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing & Holly was an excellent server. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  6. S

    Snowellen

    Tampa

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have not eaten there for decades but it was great to return on a recent vacation. The crab cheesecake, duck hash, and steak frites were delicious. The only disappointment was the shrimp bisque. It was extremely bland.
  7. J

    Johnd

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grant was amazing! Awesome service!
  8. LG

    LizG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Would recommend.
  9. RF

    RonF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Planned ahead and advised there would be a vegan in our group. Restaurant had a great option for vegan and also satisfied the rest of our group with amazing creole options. Well done palace cafe
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Holly was a breath of fresh air.
  11. WM

    WesM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dining experience here! Delicious chicken dinner and my friends raved about the gumbo. Tucker our waiter was fantastic as well!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Absolutely terrible! If zero stars were an option, I would give it. The worst jewel in the Brennan’s crown. Thanks for putting windows to see the kitchen… we could watch the whole kitchen staff watch the Saints game through the glass. That wouldn’t have been terrible if I didn’t have to send my food back twice. And should’ve been 3 times. Once for a hard boiled egg instead of a poached egg which was your menu item, not my order (Duck Hash). Second time because the dish was ice cold. I gave up and ordered a burger… I’ve had better burgers at a holiday inn. It was over cooked and miserable. I was just over the whole experience at that point. I would have walked out and ate else where if we weren’t celebrating something special. This has been the worst experience with a Brennan’s restaurant I have ever had. Truly did not leave a good taste in my mouth. As a note, we had the largest table in the place celebrating and end to our engagement weekend, and this was the level of effort put forth by the kitchen staff. The waiter did his level best, but if the food is garbage, there is not much he could do to appease the situation. I would be embarrassed by this display, and by display I mean the ability of the customer to watch the kitchen enjoy the game instead of pay attention to the food being prepared. It truly explained why the place was empty. I am not likely to ever return due to this.
  13. RY

    RexY

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is average, not exceptional but still good.
  14. RD

    RandallD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will be back! It was a great place to go for a Saturday night. Simple elegance can describe the entire experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  16. S

    Showmedaway

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The visit as fantastic as always. Phenomenal service, great food and the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, to die for.
  17. MG

    MoisesG

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a late night reservation but got there earlier and they accommodate us right away which was nice. Now we were there for desert only (Their amazing banana froster) but could not resist their steak and frites which was so yummy, the steak was soft melting in your mouth with a delicious sauce and the fries were the perfect compliment to it. Overall we had a great experience. When back in NOLA this will 100% sure be one of our dining places.
  18. d

    datart

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Understaffed. The new world and hope it changes soon. Food and drinks were spot on. Redfish was wonderful We haven’t been to New Orleans in almost 20 years and wish we made brunch. Next time
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Never disappoints
  20. LL

    LilaL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was my birthday. My husband And I had a great time. The food was pretty good although the risotto was very overcooked. My husband’s vegan and they were able to whip him up a dish that he thoroughly enjoyed. Our waiter Juan was awesome and the male trio singers were everything. Overall great experience for a local girl❤️
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. The food was very good and the ambiance seating over Canal St. was great. We will come back on our future visits to New Orleans.
  22. SL

    ShelleyL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner. Our waiter Juan was so attentive. The food was delicious and the bananas foster for dessert was heaven!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  24. JT

    JackT

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Menu is very limited. Not enough staff.
  25. F

    Feelfree23

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I love Palace Cafe. We’re bummed the Pecan Catfish is no longer available for dinner along with the Greek Goddess salad. Please bring the Pecan Catfish back. It was one of the best items on the menu. I understand the menu changed recently though, but locals loved it!! Still a great place and good food though! The bananas foster desert is amazing!
  26. k

    keithc

    Baton Rouge

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Some entrees good others not so good
  27. NM

    NicoleM

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the andouille crusted red fish, crawfish cheesecake and bananas foster. I will say, bread wasn’t as good as in the past. Hope they didn’t change the recipe or supplier!
  28. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deja was a wonderful server! The food was amazing! The Bananas Foster was THE BEST!
  29. DL

    DonL

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Was first seated at a table where the AC vent dropped on my wife. We had no bread plates, no soup spoons were provided, one order of turtle soup was served 5 min before the other bowl, Need to get your act together
  30. TF

    TomF

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 6 for Sunday Brunch and everything was perfect!
  31. n

    nanyc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This restaurant is average. We had a reservation for 5 and 5. The hosts were inflexible seating 10 of us together or at least near each other. Even though there were several open tables, we had to ask several times to sit near each other. Our waitress Elizabeth was fast, friendly and efficient, which is the only reason I gave a 3 star. The food is average/serviceable. I had the beet and endive salad and the gumbo with shrimp. The bread comes hot in a paper bag, but is a plain white bread loaf, nothing interesting. This place will work if needed in a pinch, but I wouldn't recommend.
  32. KD

    KimberlyD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was awful. It took at least 20 minutes to get a beer. This meal was a total nightmare. Steak was cold. Bread pudding was not edible. Very disappointed for the price.
  33. LL

    LeslieL

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Service was great! Our waiter was excellent, giving us a wonderful description of everything we ordered and in some cases the history behind it. He was also very attentive.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was great and knowledgeable. The food was *chefs kiss* excellent.
  35. BW

    BobbyW

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seated promptly for our reservation, server was helpful and quick, and food was excellent. Only downside, and I guess it saved me money, was that there was only one bartender so that was a bit slow. Highly recommend!
  36. H

    Heathy824

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat in the bar area and the bartender was our server- lots of great tips and suggestions and very friendly. Cocktails were ok (maybe just not my style I think). The food was yummy though, especially the pasta d'Ete (with added crab at server's rec), the burger, and the bananas foster. The charcuterie options weren't great, wouldn't recommend. We would definitely return!
  37. M

    Molacde

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Casual but classy.
  38. DE

    DavidE

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    been here 3 times, always good. will certainly visit again when in NOLA
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I was underwhelmed hosting a business meal here. The food was good, but I felt like there was basic service ignored. We used our bread plates for appetizers. Our table was constantly full of empty glasses or beer bottles. Wine glasses were left in front of guests that were not drinking wine. It wouldn’t be a huge deal for a mid range restaurant, but for the price you expect a little higher standard of service, especially when entertaining clients.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    End of vacation

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Palace Café does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Palace Café also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 523-1661.

Palace Café is rated 4.5 stars by 4620 OpenTable diners.

Palace Café does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Palace Café

605 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chartres Street

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, Seafood, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer discounted valet parking at the Marriott at 555 Canal Street, based on availability. Bring your parking ticket to the restaurant for validation.

  • Public transit

    Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Streetcar.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Join the Rum Runners Duo during Happy Hour in the Black Duck Bar on Palace Café's second Floor. Happy Hour is Monday - Friday from 4pm-6pm. Place Café also offers a live jazz brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm featuring the Joe Simon Trio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 523-1661

  • Catering

    To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact our Sales Department at 504-274-1816.

  • Private party facilities

    Palace Café's Fleur de Lis room can seat up to 80 and overlooks the iconic Canal Street. In our Wine Room set for 12, intimate dinners are fit for a king. For larger parties up to 200, our Second Floor is perfect. It overlooks the main dining room with a grand staircase as an entrance.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Aubrey: (877) 625-9155

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