Palace Café

4.7
4494 Reviews
$30 and under
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 & Co. restaurant is popular with visitors & locals alike.
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Experiences

  • Restaurant Week 2021 Lunch Menu!

    $25.00 per person

    Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2021

    First Course choice of Green Goddess Salad Werlein Salad Any Soup Second Course choice of Cochon De Lait Potato Pie pulled pork debris, whipped potatoes, wilted spinach, cheddar cheese biscuit, onion gravy Pasta St. Charles Gulf shrimp, andouille, orecchiette pasta, arugula, creole mustard cream, pecorino romano Catfish Pecan pecan – dusted local catfish, popcorn rice, spiced pecans, creole meuniere farm vegetables

Offers

  • Creole On Canal Street

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Wed - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    All items for $7! Oyster Artichoke Dip Sweet Potato Planks Creole Chips n Dip Potato Andouille Croquettes Crispy Black Eyed Peas Descombe Chardonnay or Cabernet Local Draft Handle of the Moment Dome Daiquiri

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4494 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DawnC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening! Celebrated my daughter’s birthday and she was given a bday hat and a bread pudding dessert. The food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive and sweet! The hostess was very friendly and answered all my questions 😁

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WendyD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best place we have eaten so far in all of New Orleans! The inside decor was exceptional! Our service was attentive, efficient, and friendly. This was not one of our original six reservations we made for our New Orleans trip, but after hearing positive things about it from at least three people, we decided to add it for lunch. I would definitely return again! I had the crab cheesecake and the shrimp appetizer with the fried green tomato. My mother had the delicious pulled pork and potato dish. Their bananas foster milkshake was a lovely end to our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! We were seated quickly and we never waited a long time for waiter to grab our orders. We got our starters within a few minutes and they were delicious! Quiet cute ambience overall. Food was excellent and also didn’t take long to get entrees or dessert. The prices were also decent as well for the quality and flavor of the food. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!

Turtle soup and Fried Oyster starters were excellent
Shrimp Tchefuncte was PHENOMENAL

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Bobbie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at our reservation time, service was outstanding and the food beyond good. A definite special experience!

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PhyllisS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Palace Cafe. The Gumbo Ya-Ya was divine. I loved the location, the atmosphere, and the staff. Our waiter and the management staff ensured that we were having a great time, as well as making sure that all of needs were met. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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DennisK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at the Palace Cafe. It had been nearly 2 years since we were there. It is one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. The food is exceptional and prices are reasonable for such good food. For years I have recommended this restaurant to visitors and I will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its such a historic place with a rich history in serving high quality regional dishes.

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HannahE
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend!

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Pinkvibes
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were a few things that could have been done better. For example, we were never offered bread, and had to ask for it just before our meal arrived. The crab cheesecake, which is one of my favorite things on the menu, seemed different. It was less dense and could have been cooked longer. The other appetizers and desserts were fabulous. The pork debris never disappoints. Still one of my favorite NOLA restaurants!

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Nick
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Group of ten friends grabbed afternoon lunch there. Gumbo ya-ya was amazing, some of the best gumbo I’ve ever tasted. Our server Dashon had great knowledge of the menu. Great view on second level of the happenings of Canal Street.

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CynthiaH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb! We didn’t leave anything on the plate. It was very busy (Friday night) and they are only open until 9, but staff/service were friendly and knowledgeable. Glad we made a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!! We will be back!!!

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viphearingaidgal
Austin
54 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice welcome to leaving. Food amazing here! Service amazing. Wonderful

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LisaP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. The crab cheesecake was to die for, very beautiful place as well.

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Sharkbait
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow! Our experience was beautiful from start to finish. The wonderful hostess took care to read the special notes we put in our reservation, and seated us at an intimate table upstairs. Our server Drew was perfect, he made great recommendations and was very attentive even though he was also working the bar by himself. We really appreciated that he took time to talk thru the questions we had about the menu, and even suggested a great walking spot for after our meal. Try the mojito and margarita flights, they are fun!! Thank you for a lovely evening, we'll definitely be back. <3

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TriciaH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambience. Highly recommend. Level of service is provided according to level of dress. Dress nicely for an unforgettable experience!

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Wahoo
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible experience! We went strictly for bananas foster, but couldn’t resist the crab cheesecake appetizer, house gumbo and even tried the white chocolate bread pudding! Our server Nigel was outstanding, every touch was perfect! We had the privilege of visiting with Corey the kitchen manager too! We felt like royalty! Then the ticket came and we were so pleased to have dined so well for less than other similar venues would charge with less ambience! Please! Don’t leave with out having the bananas foster prepared table side! They top it with their own house made ice cream! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💕💕💕💕💕Wahoo!

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SueQ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service so far! The food was amazing. Listen to the wait staff on the specials.

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vipMikeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service couldn’t have been better and the food was simply incredible.

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vipWandaC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we visit New Orleans, the Palace is our traditional Sunday lunch. Good wine list and inventive cocktails start it off right. We rarely vary our meal choices, typically having the crabmeat cheesecake as our entree with one of the huge salads. Vanilla bean creme brûlée sends us home happy.

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LindaA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, attentive but not overwhelming. Waiter was charming and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. The sauces served with each dish were delicious. And there are no words for the Banana's Foster cooked to perfection at the table. The whole experience was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Tourist trap where they get you in and out in 20 minutes. Not worth it.

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DonyaDeal
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Wish we could have saved room for the Bananas Fosters! We'll have to come back next time!

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MB0318
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my niece graduating from nursing school. I want to give a special thanks to our waitress and Chef Eric. They made our lunch such an awesome experience. They were very attentive, and chef Eric always adds his special touch. I’ve been going to this restaurant for years and it’s definitely a must whenever visiting to New Orleans.

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vipGregoryH
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

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vipdreaminofcb
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in New Orleans so far. Service was prompt and polite. Food was outstanding. Must try the crab cheesecake and the turtle soup. Both out of this world.

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vipTerrieS
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great and ambiance was perfect.

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vipW2Foodie
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and our waiter Chad was outstanding! He described the dishes we were unfamiliar with in great detail, giving us a good sense of the flavors of each. He was friendly, attentive, and professional throughout with no pressure even though we were one of the later tables. And he was very helpful in giving us tips about night life in New Orleans under current pandemic constraints. A great ambassador for New Orleans.

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Victoria
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY outstanding !!!!.... crab meat cheese cake -to die for !.... also we wanted to split entree and didn’t even expect that we will get two nicely arranged plates with our fish dish already divided ...!!! ... nothing by EXCELLENT Experience . Definitely be back !!!

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is unique and remarkably delicious. The service is the best. Noise level is a but loud but not enough to keep us away from this gem!

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farocur
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first dining experience in New Orleans

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Brij
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great time. Food was good and service was excellent. Great location

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED this place. Every dish we ordered was fantastic! The food was cooked perfectly and it was very tasty. I’ve done a lot of fine dining and the service was on par with that. I definitely recommend!!!

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GenieH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Must have reservations on weekend. Great Louisiana dishes!!

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JBE72703
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was amazing. Must have the Bananas Foster.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki, our server was amazing! She made our experience that much better with her knowledge of the menu items. The food was great as well.

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vipSteveM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good menu good food just a little pricie

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was less than par. The mussels were undercooked, and mushy- poor quality with little flavor. Cooked so poorly it is was inedible. The crostini’s with them were hard as a brick. So hard that you could not night it off.

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 4.7 stars by 4494 OpenTable diners.

Palace Café does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://frenchquarter-dining.getbento.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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