Palace Café

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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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 restaurant is popular with visitors & locals alike.
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DM
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & amazing staff!! Will return next time I’m in town and will recommend to friends as well.

RS
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! Iinteresting food prepared well and full of flavor. Great service.

J
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food.
Everyone enjoyed their meal, my fried oyster salad had the best fried oysters I have had in my 3 days in NOLA.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Well it was Restaurant Week and $20 advertised for lunch when I made reservations. Upon arrival they told me it ended at 2:30 PM. After speaking with manager he agreed to let us have menus for $20 lunch. 2 choices - seafood pasta or Pot Pie except out of mashed potatoes for Pot Pie. We all got pasta and it was so so. Not the caliber food I’ve eaten at Palace Cafe during past dinners. Disappointed

F
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

People and food are outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Service was excellent and food was amazing! Our waiter and waitress were both incredibly nice, and answered any questions we had about the food or drinks. Our waitress even gave us some tips on the best shopping strips in New Orleans and what other restaurants were good in town. It was such a great experience!

C
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a window seat for two and location was perfect. We shared the crab cheesecake which was fabulous. So glad the waiter suggested it. Mimosa bar includes your choice of juice(s) and fruit and bartender was excellent. Coffee comes with warm milk which was a nice touch. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

D
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and Jazz music

JT
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent time at the Palace Cafe. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Out service was fun and well done. The meal itself was tasty. We truly enjoyed the crab cheesecake and the crab chops. The main courses were all well done. We finished with some fantastic desserts. The bread pudding is awesome.

C
Houston
108 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Favorite. Casual, yet elegant. Great ambience, great seafood, Three of us had the Andouille Crusted Black Drum (or was it Almandine--i forget)--delicious!! Great service

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful special brunch for my brother! Enjoyed the music too. Wonderful service!

l
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Music, the food and drinks. So nola

l
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food and service. We enjoyed our meal and our service. The flaming Bananas Foster was a special treat. Great place to bring out of town guests to experience New Orleans cuisine.

BR
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server and assistant seemed over worked from my vantage point or either they stuck my group at an out of the way table.

RA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! We had a really good time!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would’ve given 5 stars, but my food came out a little lukewarm. I like a hot breakfast! Overall such a unique dining experience, amazing cocktails as well

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, as always.

J
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Our waitress Kathleen P. was excellent! She was attentive, accommodating and well-enjoyed.

D
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, start to finish.
Service was perfect

R
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really, really good (try the crab chops!), service genuinely friendly in a non-obnoxious way, and while not exactly cheap, all things considered it’s a very good value.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. The food was absolutely delicious. This is one of my favorite New Orleans restaurants and as I was told by our waiter, if you haven’t had Bananas Foster at a Brennan’s restaurant, then you haven’t had Bananas Foster.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly and our sever was awesome. I had the duck breast and my companion had the andouille crusted fish. Both dishes were flavorful. We shared the bread pudding which was amazing!

LC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claude was an amazing waiter. Good food and classic New Orleans dishes.

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Bananas Foster cooked at table was fun! Jazz brunch very nice!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Palace Cafe!

S
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious-esp the crab chops! Service was great! Very good experience!

F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience!! I started with the banana foster drink that was soooo good! Thw gumbo ya-ya was amazing and the scallops were so juicy. Not to mention the fried oysters!! Try to save a little room for dessert, as the white chocolate bread pudding was great, too. Jade and Victoria, our servers, were fantastic. Highly recommend!

D
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Try this restaurant during the NEW ORLEANS COOLINARY event. The Palace Cafe has a "high temperature" lunch special. Your lunch will cost yesterday's high...ie today's high is 93- lunch will be $9.30. You can't shake a stick at that.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, as always. Food is always very good.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going for brunch and it did not disappoint!! First of all the service is top notch as usual but the food was incredible and the wife really enjoyed to build your own Bloody Mary bar! Everyone should check out the Palace Cafe for brunch or dinner!

WS
Mississippi
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food! Great atmosphere! Close to the hotels and Bourbon street

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good choice. Convenient location.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was good, food was amazing as alway.

C
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing - crab cheesecake is phenomenal!!! I will come every year. Definitely top 10.

WT
Kansas City
96 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite turtle soup! Wait staff worked well together and were very attentive without being intrusive.

LB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous staff!

S
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at an upstairs table by the window. The ambiance was lovely, the food was very good, but the service, oh my! The service was perhaps the best I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Not my best experience today. I'm never late, but today I was 20 min late. Not only were we told we couldn't get the lunch deal, but our server actually rolled her eyes a few times.

PT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brief return to my homeland for a business conference. Palace Cafe is my favorite restaurant to share a perfect taste of New Orleans cuisine, ambiance and stellar customer service! I’ll be back again and again!! Thanks for the memories - and that french bread!!

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