Palace Café

4.6
4529 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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  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4529 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed that I was able to book a reservation through OpenTable and even had to give my credit card to secure the reservation. However, the restaurant was not even open and I got zero notification. Showed up to covered windows and locked door.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! I would highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious and Claire was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the overall atmoshphere was enjoyable. Our server Ross was very attentive and makes a mean bananas Foster !!!

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to get to location. Great Food and even better service!

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MardelG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was fantastic. Our server, Nikki was the perfect server for us.

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GeneralH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood gumbo was simply delicious. They now have a loyal customer. The murals upstairs is a must see. The artwork is absolutely stunning.

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lhbui1
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Our server, Claire, was wonderful at making Bananas Foster.

- Lan

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vipKristenS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Charcuterie tray was delivered with NO cheese..had to ask for the cheese

All food was extremely salty!

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DavidM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great building and excellent service!! Would highly recommend it when you are in New Orleans!

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BernardR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Palace Café never disappoints. Took family to a birthday brunch at the restaurant and the staff was excellent and the food was good.

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Hazmat3578
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was fantastic and a service was great. Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ! Had 2 five year olds with us and they were happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The Oyster Bread is amazing! Will be back for more on next trip.

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JanetF
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Niguel, was outstanding. We dined on mussels, filet mignon and bananas Foster. The food was heavenly. We will definitely return on the next NOLA adventure.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an iconic experience right on Canal Street. Never pass up the Pecan Catfish!

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jhgp5
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch. The best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday. We had a fabulous meal and bananas foster for dessert. Entire experience was fantastic.

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LindaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent wait staff, nice ambiance and good food.

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vipmelissap
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a favorite for us! We love trying different dishes for the temperature lunches, but always go back to our favorites too like the crabmeat cheesecake! The staff is so friendly too!

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Charles
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff Made our birthday celebration a happy occasion!

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martyD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

i am from Spanish Fort,Al, just east of Mobile, & my wife and i celebrated our 49th anniversary on aug 5, because of the pandemic, we were unable to go anywhere on our 48th, & were looking forward to going somewhere this year, i booked a hotel room and made reservations at the Palace Cafe, which we have been to before, for 48 yrs in a row, i have given my wife a certain number of roses on our anniversary and so i called the hotel to make arrangements, afterwards i thought it might be more romantic if the rose was on our dinner table, so abt 2 1/2 weeks prior to our anniversary and our reservation, i called the Cafe number and a young lady answered & informed me that she was in sales and the restaurant was closed, it being a monday, & asked if she could help, i told her my request for a rose to be on the table & she said the asst mgr was there & she would ask & get back with me which she did in just a few minutes and that he said it would be done, i thanked her and called the hotel to tell them never mind, on aug 3rd, 2 days before our anniversary and our reservation, i called again and talked to the mgr on duty, who was the same mgr on duty the night of our reservation, informed him who i was & what i had requested, he knew of my request and assured me that it would be handled, i even told him since he was going to this trouble for me that i just wanted to reconfirm my reservation and we would definitely be there, on aug 5th, we come for dinner, no rose, i confronted the mgr abt this & he told me that he was unable to meet my request, i was devastated, & so was my wife, the first time in 49 yrs this wasn't done, if i had been told earlier that this wasn't possible, i could have gotten the hotel to do it & everything would have been fine, but to have been told twice & once just 2 days before our reservation that it was going to be done & then it wasn't, is bad management, you ended a 49 yr tradition & ruined our anniversary

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PatrickM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town and had to try the Palace Cafe. As always, the food and service were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The banana foster was delicious!

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PammelaL
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The crabmeat cheesecake was burnt. The waiter did nothing. I won’t dine there ever again. Yuck!!!! 😩

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as always. Wonderful lunch choices. Bananas Foster was outstanding!

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Bamboo
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was really excited to eat here knowing it was a Brennan family restaurant. My cocktail order started with a “last word” , but unfortunately the bartender had never heard of it and didn’t feel the need to even pick up their phone and find out what is in it so my alternate was a martini which I assume every bartender knows and my martini came to me in a short tumbler on the rocks with a straw. So needless to say my cocktail experience was pretty much over. The food however was very good,ordering the crab meat cheesecake and pecan catfish. I think I’d spend a few dollars more and go to commanders or Brennan’s next time. They might look into getting a trained bartender also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service....as usual.

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vipJULIOF
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gumbo and bananas Foster were amazing

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MileneC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and good service!!

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WalterB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff, food, and music were phenomenal and the table side prep for Bananas Foster was excellent!

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PeteT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class service, great food, tasty drinks and finished off with Bananas Fosters table side. Special nod to the Sezarum cocktail, didn’t think they could approve in the original but the rum smooths it out while just a hint of sweetness.

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vipbizchow
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken and Risotto with peas was simply outstanding. Flavorful, with lemon overtones. The Crab Cheesecake was a bit of a disappointment, with a sauce that had no discernible flavor, although topped with a tasty crawfish. The Seafood pasta was excellent, as was the Salad with Shrimp. I would heartily recommend the Cafe.

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KevinS
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service, a good value as well. Higher noise level but a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner.

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Barbye
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family of 5 all loved everything, the food was delicious, if we ever come back to this area, we would definitely come back

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Carl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful local food in the New Orleans tradition. Nicely done Gulf drum andouille and a large pecan’d catfish. They were superbly done.

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MichaelL
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress was new so service was just ok. She did her best but struggled, especially with the Bananas Foster. Food was good, especially the crab cheesecake.

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Bigguy311
Des Moines
40 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The tables were spaced appropriately and the servers were great in providing nice and timely service. The menu had a variety of options to select from and each one that we had tasting wonderful. Prices were affordable for such great food.

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Jimbo
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch to celebrate my daughter turning 18. Started off with cocktails. My wife ordered the Crab cheescake appetizer for the table. It was really good. The bib salad I had was delicious. My daughter had a past a dish that was probably the winner for best entree. I had andouille crusted trought. It was a bit spicier than I expected. My wife had turtle soup for her main course. It was tasty. We topped it off with a flourless chocolate cake and white chocolate bread pudding. Both were very good.

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 4.6 stars by 4529 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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