Palace Café

4.7
4221 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

Starting Sep 19, 2020 · 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 4221 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous Thanksgiving meal. Loved our service and the food was perfection. Was a great experience

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OurLittleFam
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Palace Café
Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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dedrickn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The staff were very accommodating

Palace Café
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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JoyceM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The apps were great. The entrees were amazing. I would def go back.

Palace Café
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, we are so happy you enjoyed!

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Lindylou
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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”

Palace Café
Responded a day ago

Lindylou, thank you for letting us know how we did! We are so glad to hear you had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had. Great service and ambiance. We will come back.

Palace Café
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and leaving this great review!

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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rachelb
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :-)

Palace Café
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for all the work you do! We were happy to serve you!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allie was my server and did a beyond amazing job!

Palace Café
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great comments! We will share your compliments with the team!

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andrew
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, my server was amazing! Outstanding meal.

Palace Café
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! Especially loved the Bananas Foster!! Best waiter in the world!! Highly recommend!!

Palace Café
Responded on November 20, 2020

Thank you for the great comments and taking the time to review!

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EmilyS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Palace Café
Responded on November 20, 2020

Emily, thank you for dining with us. So glad to hear you enjoyed your service and the Palace Cafe experience!

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HarrisonD
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Palace Café
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and taking time to write this great review!

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vipTerrieS
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to celebrate a birthday.. COVID 19 precautions made us feel safe and our brunch was great.

Palace Café
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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Stradie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Palace Café
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, we truly appreciate the great review!

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vipKatherine
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Palace Café
Responded a day ago

Katherine thank you so much for the great review!

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StephanyC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for an early dinner & it did not disappoint! Def one of my new favorite restaurants! Everything was excellent from start to finish!

Palace Café
Responded a day ago

Thank you StephanyC!

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vipPETERC
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

#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!
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Palace Café
Responded a day ago

PeterC thank you for the great review! So glad to hear you enjoyed the experience!

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TomH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Palace Café
Responded a day ago

Tom thank you so much for dining with us, twice! We were so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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vipSALT
New England
51 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

AVOID - too many other better places

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HAE1
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

Palace Café
Responded on November 10, 2020

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!

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ChrisK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good and service was fantastic

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Jess
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious quick brunch in a great location with friendly service. I highly recommend it.

Palace Café
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for the review Jess!

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JanaS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent

Palace Café
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you for the review Jana!

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HeidiR
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! The crabmeat cheesecake is amazing! Must try!

Palace Café
Responded on November 7, 2020

Thank you for the review Heidi!

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vipSusan
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Palace Café
Responded on November 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, we ARE so glad you came! Hope to see you again!

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MandoLeota
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Palace Café
Responded on November 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments and this great review of your experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great way to end our NOLA food tour!

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DannetteM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my anniversary and it was wonderful! In every way!

Palace Café
Responded on November 11, 2020

Dannette thank you for the great comments and we are so happy to have been a part of your special day!

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LCandAlex
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Palace Café
Responded on November 11, 2020

LCandALex thank you for the great comments and the awesome review!

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PaulG
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Palace Café
Responded on November 11, 2020

PaulG thank you for the great comments! We will make sure to have our website updated immediately.

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DavidH
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Daughters Birthday

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AliceG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Palace Café
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review AliceG! We loved to read your comments!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Palace Café
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for the great comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top service from beginning to departure. Excellent presentation and preparation. Met or exceeded expectations. This is my fav spot when visiting NOLA.

Palace Café
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the great comments!

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TomL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
either.
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 !!!

Palace Café
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thank you for the great comments TomL!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood cheesecake!!

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vipSalt
Baton Rouge
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience & we will be back!!!
Fabulous from beginning to end‼️

Palace Café
Responded on October 24, 2020

Salt, thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed, and we look forward to your next visit!

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience--every time.

I would certainly call this a go-to place.

Palace Café
Responded on October 24, 2020

Thank you StephanieD!

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