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

Palace Café

4.4
4.4
5285 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 73 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Seafood, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Tue–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–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 504-521-8310.
  • 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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What 5,285 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

5,285 Reviews
  1. JoseC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday brunch. Great atmosphere! Great service! The crabmeat “cheesecake” may have been the best tasting food item during our long weekend trip in New Orleans. The turtle soup was good. A fresh loaf of bread was brought to our table. A three piece jazz trio performed during the brunch which added a very nice vibe. The only issue I had was with the temperature of my entree (duck hash). It was barely warm and the eggs a bit runny. The table side prepared bananas foster was a sweet ending.

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  2. MichelleK

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Great jazz! The wine list was on point as well.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Palace Cafe! We can’t come to NOLA without visiting at least once. I ordered the Cafe Benedict for brunch with a side of fried oysters. Savored every bite! Highly recommend!!!

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  4. 50yearsold

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Destiny was great and the food was incredible. Highly recommend!

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  5. NoreenC

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience and decor, very friendly and helpful waiter. Had dinner here one evening, food quite pricey and one (of our two) main meals was luke warm. Small portion sizes.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Palace Cafe has delicious cuisine and excellent service! It is awesome!!

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  7. RickT

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp Tchefuncte and Bananas Foster. Every time. Twenty years. 

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great atmosphere. My daughters bday so made it special

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  9. AnnE

    New Orleans

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Palace Cafe never disappoints!! Food, service are always exceptional!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Encrusted fish was delicious! Crab cheesecake sounds odd but was a fantastic starter for the table. Ended with bread pudding and bananas foster flambéed table side. Great start tot the trip.

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  11. JerseyFoodie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food good, service not up to the standards of New Orleans

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  12. JamesD

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. In a more casual setting. Loved the table side presentation of bananas Foster

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hosts weren’t very welcoming but the food was amazing, our server was amazing. the food came really fast and it is an extremely good value. definitely go here!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience!!! We always enjoy our dining at Palace Cafe!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was not on point as it should have been. They weren't busy and our waitress was not as attentive as the other servers were that we saw. We were here for my husbands birthday. He ordered shrimp etoufee and received shrimp tchefuncte instead. We didn't realize this until we received the bill. The mushrooms in there were very very chewy, so he didn't eat them. This was his first time at this restaurant. The food that was correct was fantastic and the atmosphere itself was great. But due to us getting the wrong meal, we will NOT be back.

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  16. MichaelA

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the red beans and rice with the alligator. The beans and rice were very bland and the portion of alligator served was the size of the tip of a baby alligator. We were seated close to the bar, so it was noisy. The service was indifferent.

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  17. DavidC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there on Valentines Day. Excellent service, food (had the Red fish and scallops as our entrees) and ambiance for the location and time.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was very nice but we needed a last minute change to our order and wanted to catch him so we asked two people who passed for help and they were very rude. One said no he couldn't help because he was the bartender, so would have no idea how to locate our server. The other was a female waitress who also said no she couldn't help. Both acted like I was crazy for asking for help. Definitely wouldn't be spoken to like that at the Commander’s palace. Not sure what the problem is with this staff…

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  19. WilliamD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Experience was going great and service was excellent until the Chef turned off the lights and yelled clear the restaurant! Created a very uncomfortable feeling for me and our guests. 2/12/2023 130pm

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was good but my drink (bloody mary) took about 20 minutes. Werlin Salad was about 20 pieces of not great lettuce in an ok dressing for $12. Shrimp TCHEFUNCTE was good but a bit pricey for 4 medium shrimp at $27.

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  21. Lizabeth

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well the service was great and i love the space. However, the red beans and rice were cold and the burgers were hockey pucks. The best part of the meal was the bananas foster. Even the Manhattans had no cherry?! I’ve never been to a Brennan’s that failed on the food. I love this place for Lundi Gras. If we try again I hope they get it together.

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  22. KariW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was great.

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  23. Alamobabe

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and the atmosphere upscale and relaxing.

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  24. marg928

    New York City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There wasn't a very extensive menu. I had the fried oysters which were tasty but I would call them battered rather than breaded. My husband had the Caesar Salad for $12 that was the size of a side salad. For main course he had the filet mignon which was good except it was missing the Bearnaise sauce so we had to ask for it. I had the Apple Pomegranate salad with added shrimp which was also very small at $21 (4 shrimp). They had a jazz trio walking around playing at the tables which was nice. Service was a little rushed. In fact our main courses came out before our appetizers so we had to send them back. All in all it was ok but I would not come back.

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  25. mjneworleans

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed it! The Fried Oysters and Crab Cheesecake were divine!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Palace Cafe never fails to disappoint! Great food, great service, good atmosphere and right on Canal. You can enjoy dinner and watch the parades go by. One of my favorite places in the Big Easy! 👍🏻💜💛💚

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for our anniversary. We were greeted immediately and taken to our table. We had a wonderful view of the street and could watch all of the happenings. Edward was our waiter. He was friendly and helpful and gave excellent customer service. Both my husband and myself have walked by this restaurant for years but had never stopped in! Do it folks!! You will not be disappointed!!

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  28. KimK

    Detroit

    117 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice nice filet! Early res so not too busy. Mistake in ordering by spouse corrected quickly.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner experience was amazing!!! We wanted a place with classic French/Creole cuisine that had tradition and history and this place was it! Our server Juan made our dinner even better experience! He was very attentive and detailed oriented! He prepared our bananas foster table side and even gave us the history behind the dessert! Highly recommended!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would good back! Had a very good dinner and loved the trio who sung to us

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  31. Noahg

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu has been scaled back substantially from my last visit. Overall, it was a good experience but they’re better choices in New Orleans.

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  32. TammyW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Sat by the window and people watched.

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  33. KenJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding! Fried Oysters, Gumbo Ya-Ya, Andouille Crusted Fish all out of this world good!

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  34. StevenS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Palace Cafe is a favorite restaurant when we visit New Orleans. It never disappoints.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met and exceeded all expectations and hopes! Crab cheesecake, but of course!

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  36. LisaT

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a really long time. I highly recommend!

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  37. Balt

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food pleasant staff and elegant presentation

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  38. MarshaT

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Food was really good. The location was ideal for us to enjoy a late lunch and watch the Mardi Gras parade.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. But we come for the music. The trio is awesome on the weekends. They performed Wonderful World at our table and brought me to tears. We’ll be back!

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  40. LEB18

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claude made our experience outstanding! He was attentive without being intrusive and we never felt rushed. The jazz trio was the icing on the king cake!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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 4.4 stars by 5285 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 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Palace Café

605 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Chartres Street
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Tue–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 504-521-8310.
  • 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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