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Palace Café

4.6
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4192 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Special menus

  • Coolinary Encore Lunch or Brunch Menu

    Oct 19 - Nov 22, 2020
    Optional First Course (choice of) Crabmeat Cheesecake Werlein Salad Gumbo Entrée Course (choice of) Catfish Pecan Shrimp Tchefuncte Duck Confit Hash and Poached Eggs $22 $15 ½ Carafe of privately sourced French wine
  • Coolinary Encore Dinner

    Oct 19 - Nov 22, 2020
    Optional First Course (choice of) Crabmeat Cheesecake Green Goddess Salad Gumbo or Turtle Soup Entrée Course (choice of) Andouille Crusted Fish Palace Café Cochon de Lait Potato Pie Stuffed Gulf Fish Optional Dessert Course (choice of) White Chocolate Bread Pudding Triple Chocolate Cake $15 ½ Carafe of privately sourced French wine
  • COOLinary Encore

    Oct 19 - Nov 22, 2020
    2 courses for $22. FIRST COURSE Choice of GUMBO or TURTLE SOUP or WERLEIN SALAD. SECOND COURSE Choice of DUCK CONFIT HASH & POACHED EGGS or CATFISH PECAN or SHRIMP TCHEFUNCTE. THIRD COURSE Choice of WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING of VANILLA CRÈME BRULEE. ADD-ON FRENCH WINE ½ Carafe of Privately Sourced French Wine $15.
  • COOLinary Encore Dinner

    Oct 19 - Nov 22, 2020
    DINNER $40. FIRST COURSE Choice of GUMBO or TURTLE SOUP or CRABMEAT CHEESECAKE or GREEN GODDESS SALAD. SECOND COURSE Choice of ANDOUILLE CRUSTED FISH or STUFFED GULF FISH or PALACE COCHON DE LAIT POTATO PIE. THIRD COURSE Choice of TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE or WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING. ADD-ON FRENCH WINE ½ Carafe of Privately Sourced French Wine $15.

Offers

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4192 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DannetteM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LCandAlex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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PaulG
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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DavidH
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Daughters Birthday

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AliceG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the great comments!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood cheesecake!!

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TomL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

Thank you for the great comments TomL!

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vipSalt
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience--every time.

I would certainly call this a go-to place.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you StephanieD!

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CarieD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. The crabmeat cheesecake is worth a trip back.

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great comments Carie!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

2/4 courses came out cold, don’t order the chicory old fashion if you like old fashions, several items seemed microwaved

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vipMarshallD
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palace Cafe is an iconic place -- love the look and vibe of the place and the food is outstanding. We had lunch on the sidewalk and dinner inside. This is a 'go-to' place for me with every visit to NOLA!

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great comments Marshall!

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DebH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Waitress was attentive, and friendly. Food and drinks were delicious! We went at lunch so it was quieter than probably at other times. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting New Orleans.

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

DebH thank you very much for the great comments! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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vipTerriG
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Service was excellent. Food delicious from the crabmeat cheesecake to the creme brûlée! We loved everything about our lunch.

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment TerriG!

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vipBill
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Joe and Chef Eric Offray made it over the top for us!!!

Food prepared to perfection & Foie seared 100 percent perfect!!

Awesome- this is why I always come there when in NOLA

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TammyS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion the food was the best I have ever had at this restaurant. Lloyd Watson was our waiter and he was outstanding! My friend had been wanting a pork chop for weeks. The pork shank was amazing. I had the andoui encrustied fish which was out of this world. Overall, really great for the price point.

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DRick
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great location, and superb food and staff. Will come again!

Palace Café
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for the great comments!

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic. Service was good, but not up top notch.

Palace Café
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and letting us know how we are doing!

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Vika
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great server. Joe amongst other staff helped us choose from the menu along with their personal choice of entree. All food and dessert was extremely tasty and flavorful

Palace Café
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you for the great comments Vika!

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RLFoody
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Social distancing and masks protocols were followed and we felt safe eating out for the first time in 9 months. Loved it all. Crab cheesecake appetizer and the bread pudding are a must!! My old fashioned was superb as well.

Palace Café
Responded on October 10, 2020

Thank you for the great review RLFoody!

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CarlaM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular. Food was awesome and wish we could have tried more. Our favorite was the Crabmeat cheesecake. Blueberry Mojito was excellent.

Palace Café
Responded on October 8, 2020

CarlaM thank you for the great comments!

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DotS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during covid level 2, service and food was impeccable...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. We really enjoyed our time there & the food was amazing!

P.S.

We Highly recommend the crabmeat cheesecake! 😋😍

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BradH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Quarter. The crab cheesecake is amazing.

Palace Café
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you BradH!

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vipTanyap
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The bananas foster frozen drink is AMAZING!

Palace Café
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for the great comments!

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TalullahB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite places, never disappoints! I took my guy for the first time! He’s not from the city so it was all new to him.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and from the moment we arrived everyone was so nice and everyone knew it was my birthday. The table was perfect, the ambiance was festive and the wait staff was attentive and fun. We missed the jazz trio but hope they will be back soon. Thanks for a wonderful experience as always!

Palace Café
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing Palace Cafe for your special occasion! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed!

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vipRachaelS
Shreveport
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. They followed all of the COVID rules and took every precaution.

Palace Café
Responded on September 26, 2020

Thank you for your great comments RachaelS!

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MommaMac
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not the best of the Brennan restaurants but one of the few that was open for dine-in. Crab cheesecake was awesome. Did not enjoy the andouille crusted drum fish. Too harsh a coating
Attentive server, Claire, made us feel welcome and safe

Palace Café
Responded on October 1, 2020

Mommamac thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Sorry to hear you did not thoroughly enjoy everything, but we are so appreciative for your visit and the chance to hear about your experience! We hope to have you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. Allie our server was so friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you thank you Palace Cafe for making our night even more special.

Palace Café
Responded on September 27, 2020

We loved hearing you had a great experience! We will share your comments with the whole team. Thank you so much!

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TorreyB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are still as good as it has always been.

Palace Café
Responded on September 26, 2020

Thank you TorreyB!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. One of my favorites for Brunch

Palace Café
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for the compliments!

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MeganF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lloyd was a fantastic server! Everyone was super kind and attentive, our meal was incredible, and the staff took all the extra precautions necessary for folks to feel comfortable during COVID.

Palace Café
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for the great comments Megan!

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Have bbww

Palace Café
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you!

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BrettL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a date for her first time there, I’ve been there many times
You did not disappoint!

Palace Café
Responded on September 23, 2020

Glad you had a great time BrettL!

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KimC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Specialty drinks were watered down and undeniable. Got the trio of margaritas and daiquiris. Fries were greasy and cold. Food overall was clearly left for too long as my steak was like warm and most others food was same. Brought out of town guests and was disappointed. Service was excellent

Palace Café
Responded on September 23, 2020

KimC we are so sorry you did not thoroughly enjoy your experience. Thank you so much for leaving your detailed comments and letting us know how we did. We truly appreciate you dining with us and hope you will try Palace Cafe again!

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NOLAFoodie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and the service was absolutely fabulous!!

Palace Café
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for the compliments!!!!

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vipBrandee
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Coolinary! The crab cheesecake was amazing...by far the best thing I ate that evening

Palace Café
Responded on September 23, 2020

Thank you for leaving your feedback Brandee!

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FAQs

Palace Café does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Palace Café is rated 4.6 stars by 4192 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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