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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
A Palace Caf favorite! fresh bananas sauted in brown sugar and cinnamon, flambed with banana liqueur and rum, vanilla bean ice cream
Gulf shrimp, remoulade, fried green tomato, romaine lettuce, chopped egg
A palace caf signature dish! pecan crust, mushroom saut, creole meunire
Had a fabulous Thanksgiving meal. Loved our service and the food was perfection. Was a great experience
The Wait staff was wonderful, food and service was great, and we will be back throughout the year! Thank you for wonderful service from the minute I made the reservation until the Thank You’s when we left! We appreciate a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!
Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
Excellent food and service! The staff were very accommodating
Thank you for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
The apps were great. The entrees were amazing. I would def go back.
Thank you for taking the time to review, we are so happy you enjoyed!
Highlight dining from our trip to NOLA. The best seafood gumbo we had on our “tour of gumbo”....a deep dark roux but not too thick, and full of seafood. Crab cheesecake appetizer was more like a quiche but was really tasty. And fantastic table side-prepared banana’s foster finished a delightful meal.
Our waiter also recommended their sister restaurant , Bourbon House, for charbroiled oysters, which were the best we had on our “tour of oysters”
Lindylou, thank you for letting us know how we did! We are so glad to hear you had a great time!
One of the best meals we have ever had. Great service and ambiance. We will come back.
Thank you for dining with us and leaving this great review!
I've eaten at the Palace many, many times. This was the first time during the pandemic. Things felt safe, certainly. As a solo diner, I am not surprised by not getting the best service. It still frustrates me.
After a long day working Red Cross shelter next door, this was just what we needed. Food was excellent and our server was amazing! Thank you so much :-)
Thank you for all the work you do! We were happy to serve you!
Allie was my server and did a beyond amazing job!
Thank you for the great comments! We will share your compliments with the team!
Good food, my server was amazing! Outstanding meal.
Thank you for the great review!
Everything was delicious!! Especially loved the Bananas Foster!! Best waiter in the world!! Highly recommend!!
Thank you for the great comments and taking the time to review!
Allie was a terrific server. She had several recommendations and she was helpful in narrowing down what we wanted to order. We had a fantastic dinner, great drinks and a fabulous dessert.
Emily, thank you for dining with us. So glad to hear you enjoyed your service and the Palace Cafe experience!
We were seated upstairs near the windows overlooking Canal Blvd . Couldn’t have been a better table! Our server Allie was very attentive and very efficient in getting our drinks and food to us. We shared a Crabmeat Cheesecake for an appetizer followed by the Pasta St. Charles for our entrees. I also had the Weirlein Salad. You can’t go wrong dining here!
Thank you for dining with us and taking time to write this great review!
What a great place to celebrate a birthday.. COVID 19 precautions made us feel safe and our brunch was great.
Thank you for the great review!
We love Palace Cafe! Whenever we visit New Orleans we have to go for the turtle soup, the crab cheesecake and everything else on the menu.
The service is always amazing and it doesn't hurt when your waiter has an authentic Louisiana accent!
A must when you visit New Orleans!
Thank you for dining with us, we truly appreciate the great review!
This place truly has amazing New Orleans cuisine! Its a really nice place and the prices are good too. We had the fixed menu and the crab cheesecake was fabulous!
Katherine thank you so much for the great review!
Came for an early dinner & it did not disappoint! Def one of my new favorite restaurants! Everything was excellent from start to finish!
Thank you StephanyC!
#218 Palace Cafe, French Quarter
This gorgeous setting was the home of Weirlein’s Music store, an upscale business back when music truly ruled the Quarter instead of tee shirt shops. Then came the Brennan’s, resulting in this superlative picaresque restaurant.
THE PALACE BURGER cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions, Leidenheimer bun, pommes frites $15
Spectacularly good burger, made from Prime beef trimmings from Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, ground in house, and cooked to order. Honest beef juices on the plate indicate the quality and tastiness of the Prime beef used. The Leidenheimer bun was up to the task, enclosing this juicy masterpiece without melting away. The pommes frites were excellent too.
9.3/10 Top Ten material! Great job, from the manager to my server, to the waitstaff, outstanding!
PeterC thank you for the great review! So glad to hear you enjoyed the experience!
I landed in New Orleans alone, not having any idea where to go. Luckily I happened upon this restaurant that ends up being quite famous. I asked for a table outside because of Covid-19; I ate some gumbo and enjoyed the street and sidewalk show of passersby (a little rowdy). Gumbo was to die for. Moscato was delicious and the fresh baked bread was amazing. I went back for a replay the next eve. That last sentence is my review.
Tom thank you so much for dining with us, twice! We were so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!
AVOID - too many other better places
We went for the coolinary lunch and everything was fabulous the service was wonderful and food was even better. Every employee we encountered at palace was pleasant. Must try here is the crabmeat cheese cake and the bananas foster. Bravo to all the COVID precautions palace cafe had in place.
We reserved a table for outside, but when we arrived there was one big table outside so nothing available. I was a bit upset since I made a reservation for outside. They knew I was upset and “found” a table for us. It worked out in the end, but the table should’ve been Available when we arrived. I shouldn’t have had to get upset....and although we were accommodated, the manager was visibly upset with us.
The management team at Palace Cafe sincerely appreciates your comments. We are sorry for the missteps with seating you. We hope the rest of your experience was exceptional. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did and we have shared your comments with the team. Thank you and we hope to be able to serve you again!
It was good and service was fantastic
Delicious quick brunch in a great location with friendly service. I highly recommend it.
Thank you for the review Jess!
Food and service was excellent
Thank you for the review Jana!
Overall great experience! The crabmeat cheesecake is amazing! Must try!
Thank you for the review Heidi!
Almost didn’t go because of the location but then we learned it’s part of the Brennan Restaurant Group. Interior is immaculate, exudes old world charm. Well-trained wait staff who were clearly glad we came. Home of bananas foster - don’t miss it.
Thank you so much for the great review, we ARE so glad you came! Hope to see you again!
Best restaurant of my entire trip. Amazing ambience, superb crab cheesecake and charcuterie
And cheese platter, excellent chicory old fashioned, excellent and friendly service. Can’t wait to come back, try the crab cheesecake!
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments and this great review of your experience!
Great way to end our NOLA food tour!
Went here for my anniversary and it was wonderful! In every way!
Dannette thank you for the great comments and we are so happy to have been a part of your special day!
BEST PLACE IN NEW ORLEANS HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!! Literally will go here every time I am in town. Amazing. Cannot put into words how great the food and service was.
LCandALex thank you for the great comments and the awesome review!
Crabmeat cheesecake was the best. Very limited menu due to COVID. Service was excellent and attentive. One of my guests was disappointed in not having crab cakes or crab claws as shown on the website. Website should be updated to show current menu.
PaulG thank you for the great comments! We will make sure to have our website updated immediately.
My friend and I made reservations for the Coolinary lunch. The crab cheese cake was amazing! I recommend it highly. Nice outdoor seating to enjoy the passers by and wonderful lunch.
Thank you for taking the time to review AliceG! We loved to read your comments!
Vacation to New Orleans only made better by this delicious food with great staff and desert. Sat on the tap floor early in the evening and watched the rain outside in Uptown New Orleans. 5 min to Bourbon after you’ve had your fill!
Thank you so much for the great comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
Top service from beginning to departure. Excellent presentation and preparation. Met or exceeded expectations. This is my fav spot when visiting NOLA.
Thank you so much for the great comments!
What a great experience. Over the years I have been to a number of the Brennon restaurants and loved them all. This one does not disappoint
As a party of one there tends to be a number of subtle indignities that I have learned to live with when dining out.
My wait person at Crystal was Claire, and she took really good care of me !!!
Thank you for the great comments TomL!
Great seafood cheesecake!!
Our first experience & we will be back!!!
Fabulous from beginning to end‼️
Salt, thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed, and we look forward to your next visit!
Such a wonderful experience--every time.
I would certainly call this a go-to place.
Thank you StephanieD!
Palace Café does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Palace Café is rated 4.7 stars by 4221 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.