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

Palace Café

4.4
4.4
5373 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 54 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 5,373 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

5,373 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok, not anything exceptional. Shrimp and Grits were good but not many shrimp and way to much mushrooms.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The actual dining experience was great! I think our waiter’s name was Carl and he was so fun and so caring. But, I am very disappointed with the booking process. I had a reservation for 8 people booked for over a month, I changed it to 7 and then back to 8 within a few hours, but it would not allow me to keep the original time. Then, I tried adding a 9th person and they would not let me. But, I’m disappointed because there were SO MANY empty tables and seats around us so our extra guest could easily have been accommodated…..

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  3. Olddominion67

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly, I was disappointed with our dining experience. I booked Palace Cafe’ because of wonderful memories dining here years ago and was disappointed to see the level of service and the food have changed. I don’t fault our server, entirely, as he was accurate with our orders for our table of 7 but things moved very slow. Our wine and beer order sat ready at the bar but we had to ask as so much time had passed. The food came out slow and my husband had to send his fish back as it was old and had been in the freezer too long. The gumbo was fabulous- best thing on the menu, so he exchanged the old fish for a bowl of this. We felt like the food did not arrive hot and fresh, but more like it sat under the heat lamps for a while. Overall, it was just not great and the whole evening I sat frustrated, knowing there are so many wonderful restaurants in NOLA and here we were at a place that was sub-par. Will not go back and feel like we lost out on one of our limited dinners here!

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  4. KBHR

    New Orleans

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delight and enjoyable experience. The staff is outstanding and attentive. The meal was excellent for our entire party.

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  5. DanielA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time and a wonderful meal. The food was great. The seafood pasta was flavorful and generous. Loved the turtle soup! There was an a vocal trio singing. They were lots of fun as moved around the room. Our server was helpful and informative.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Overcooked mussels. Overcooked chicken. Over salted sauce on crab cheesecake - unforgettable because it was awful. Fries were good. A lot to pay for good fries.

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  7. JoeV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday Jazz Brunch at Palace. Wonderful food, great atmosphere, and live music can't be beat. Big shout out to our server Claude. Funny, personable, with spot on recommendations.

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  8. Seaglass

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun brunch, with jazz music on Sunday. Interesting menu was delicious!

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  9. Babs

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, but the food was disappointing. My black drum was mushy, causing me to suspect it had been frozen. A member of our party ordered a medium burger, but received one that was well-done and dry (the Palace Cafe did not charge her for it and offered to replace it with something else, to its credit). The drink orders for two members of our group were incorrect. That being said, the trio that entertained at the tables was great, and it was generally a fun atmosphere. We'll probably return there in the future, since we have enjoyed the Palace Cafe in the past, so it's worth another try - maybe it was just a bad night.

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  10. Emily

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended for jazz brunch. The music was fun and the food was incredible, some of the best Moules Frites I've ever had. Best of all was the service from Pamela, who took great care to accommodate a food allergy. Thank you all around!!

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  11. DaveC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wait staff was overworked. Service was very slow because of that. Food was pretty good. They were out of several things we tried to order

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  12. Rooster99

    New Orleans

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We have eaten here many times and were disappointed with the amount of food served this time. We always get the fried oyster appetizer and there has always been 6 oysters, but this time it was only 4. for $16 The Weirlin salad was also small for $12. The Gumbo was not as good as it usually is and the Shrimp Pan Roast was really good but only 5 shrimp for $17. Overall we were disappointed ith our latest dinner here but maybe they were just cutting back on portions because they were very busy with the peopl ein NOLA for the French Quarter Festival. We probably won't be coming back here anytime soon. We live in New Orleans, so there are many other good places to eat we are familiar with.

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  13. SarahL

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really good, but it was a unique experience -- which kind of adds to the charm of NOLA. I would definitely recommend and go again (and I go to NOLA about once a year - been about 20 times) but I think this was a one off situation for not great service for us coming at the end of a week that had a big rain, nearly hurricane weather and flooding earlier in the week. It took almost an hour and a half to get pre-meal bread to our table. However, our cocktails and wine arrived shortly after ordering (so we didn't notice the food for a while lol). We think the order got lost as there was a big party of what looked like 50 plates an upstairs private room. Once we alerted the hostess she got us everything and the food came out all at once about 10 mins later so that was a little annoying but again, I think this was a one time experience so I gave a 4 stars! Also there appeared to be some plumbing issues in the bathroom and we saw some water coming from the ceiling in the kitchen, so giving them some grace!

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  14. LoriM

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Palace Cafe is always a great choice. Only gave a 4/5 for food because our meals ( breakfast options) were both really, really sweet.

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  15. Bonnie

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food. Service slow but we understood given terrible weather and servers couldn’t get to work. Noisy like all NOLA restaurants. We will come back!

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  16. Yor530

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast during the week was amazing and relatively quiet.

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  17. MilesS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Total tourist trap. Food was cold, and from what I guessed, probably pre-made, since they don't allow substitutions. Horrible experience. I rarely leave reviews, but I had to on this one. Try to avoid, there are places in New Orleans far more deserving of your business.

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  18. BatonRougefoodie65

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were fine. Our server was very efficient but unfortunately the kitchen sent our entrees out separately. By the time the other diners received their food, ours was cold. Also, the music was distracting. The men singing had great voices but it was too loud in the dining room. We couldn’t have a conversation.

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  19. DLinATL

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Fruits De Mer -- smelled great, sauce great. Crabmeat little flavor. Shrimp were tasty but were small. VERY noisy.

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  20. Pdave333

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food and service was top notch. Prices are higher than we see in my home area but to be expected in NOLA. Worth it overall!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience. Service was very good and quick.

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  22. coach

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! Atmosphere was friendly and enjoyable to our group!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent breakfast; fair prices. the service left something to be desired, was good when he was around but disappeared for long stretches. the interior is cute!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice Easter meal . The staff was a little overwhelmed but it was Easter. All in all excellent place that doesn’t disappoint!!

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  25. Lindy23

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. The shrimp and grits were amazing.

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  26. JenniferH

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful Sunday brunch on Easter. The food was delicious and beautifully plated. We thoroughly enjoyed the live trio who serenaded us and others throughout our meal. It was a wonderful experience!

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  27. AnnS

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting menu options (mushroom crostini, turtle soup) and good food. We appreciated the service. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed.

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  28. KevinB

    New Orleans

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always! A must visit when in NOLA. Atmosphere, music, food, service impeccable!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived early for lunch and quickly seated. Great waiter (Tucker) anticipated every need. I like the Weirlein Salad as a starter; terrific dressing. A nice jazz combo really made our guests happy. As locals, we rely on the PC as a go to for guests and ourselves.

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  30. AllanD

    Austin

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for weekend jazz brunch. Food took a very long time to come out, and was cold. Ordered the gumbo for a starter, but it wasn’t very flavorful. The Benedict was cold, one diner had requested an item off the regular dinner menu, but received a brunch menu item, even after the server confirmed it wasn’t a problem. One free bread pudding was offered, which was nice, but definitely wasn’t worth the time and money spent overall.

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  31. ScaryLarry

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic gem right on Canal Street. The jazz brunch is extremely nice.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shea is an incredible server and person. They’re lucky to have her serving such wonderful, New Orleans food. Recommend the fish, the shrimp and the pasta. And of course… the bananas foster.

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  33. JimA

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was excellent but the food was just so so. Started with gumbo, and that was OK but not memorable. My wife had salad with shrimp which was decent. I had the shrimp tchefuncte. It was lukewarm, and lacked any real punch other than the lemon flavor in the sauce. It’s only been 24 hours and I can barely remember anything else about it. We finished with the bananas foster, and of course the table side prep is fun and the flavors are good, but the ice cream had freezer burn and it was a bit rushed so the sauce was still pretty grainy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Palace Cafe for the jazz brunch on Sunday. Lovely cocktails and great food. Beautiful setting.

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  35. key123

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our whole group loved the fried oysters! The Alice in Wonderland cocktails and bananas foster were great too! I would definitely recommend.

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  36. JerryS

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crepes were not thin, quite cold (straight from the refrigerator), the cocktail jammed with ice and my wife’s entree was also not so good. She had an eggs Benedict but the biscuit was old, and the pork was chewy. The bread was warm and served in a nice paper sleeve but obviously made the night before. The server tried her best, and the dessert was the Bananas Foster which was prepared table-side It was excellent and worth the visit.

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  37. BlackGold175

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was great! The atmosphere was great. Our food was cold. We didn’t want to complain because it was slightly busy, but we will not be bringing guests there again.

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  38. Annie

    Fort Lauderdale

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very loud - great service, food was fresh, menu was lacking choices, and they were out of crab!!! This eliminated three dishes. Maybe a bad night for the kitchen manager, but we expected the menu to be more robust with traditional NOLA cuisine. Gumbo was delicious, salad was fresh and the fried shrimp were beautiful!!!

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  39. RobertM

    Houston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Still a must stop when we get to New Orleans. The very best Muniere sauce.

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  40. Keeno

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place looked lovely and the staff were very efficient . However the breakfast pancakes that I ordered were stone cold. The banana foster was a real disappointment here . The pancakes were cold and the toffee sauce was cold and had cold sliced bananas dropped in. Not the standard we expected. Coffee was good and Pamela the waitress was great

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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 5373 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 54 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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