Palace Café

4.7
4267 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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4267 people are saying
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StephenE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. I can’t remember the name of our server but he was very accommodating and a wonderful server.

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TMorton
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful time. The staff was knowledgeable and great. The food was awesome. The experience was beyond what we expected. We cannot wait to visit again.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review TMorton!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had phenomenal service. Everyone was able to find something they liked on the menu, and every dish was incredible. We particularly enjoyed our wines and desserts!

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Kramervote
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to have brunch at the Palace Café

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AllytraP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The staff was awesome and practiced great Covid cleaning protocols.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great comments!

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MichaelM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cheesecake appetizer

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Loved the gumbo

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to review!

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vipKatherine
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thanks for the great review Katherine!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff were all great

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AshleyD
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Excellent service! I’ll be back!

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for the great review Ashley, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat

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SarahJean
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This was our second time dining here. First time was absolutely amazing and the main reason we chose to return for NYE lunch. Food was far different this time. Drinks were lame, and over loaded with ice. Service was mediocre. I ordered the crabmeat cheesecake, it came out burnt. Literally. We sent it back and the next one they served was close to the same. The shrimp roumalade was a bit small for its price and mostly shredded lettuce.
If we were garunteed consistency, we would recommend to family, friends and strangers. Not too sure after this last visit tho. Beautiful restaurant. Hesitant to return.

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Dear SarahJean, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Palace Cafe. We were very disappointed to see that your visit was not to the standard that we expect. We truly appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with our team. We hope to have another chance to serve you. Thank you again for dining with us and giving us the opportunity to improve! Palace Cafe Management

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! the shrimp tchefuncte was out of this world

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for the great comments!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Horribly loud on the street with sirens and sketchy characters walking around. The food was overpriced and looked like it had been made hours before and just reheated. Felt dirty. Would not recommend.

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AprilF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious. We will certainly come back here the next time we are down visiting.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great comments, we are sharing your feedback with the team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved eating at the Palace Cafe, so much that I came back a second time!! My servers were great- I forgot our first servers name but our second server, Nigel, was attentive and friendly. My favorite dish was the Crab Cheesecake but everything on the menu is amazing! Also loved the Green Goddess salad and Banana Foster dessert!

Never had to come back a second time to a restaurant before, but Palace Cafe was so worth it!

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We have shared your feedback with the team!

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Foodfan
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit New Orleans often, but due to COVID, had not been able to get back for awhile! We wanted to celebrate our return with a festive brunch and of course The Palace is the perfect place! Nikki, our server was amazing! ❤️ Will return for her absolutely! The food was perfect and we loved every minute, nothing short of excellent!

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the amazing compliments Foodfan! We shared your comments with the team!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday lunch

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MathewG
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you just order an entree you are selling yourself short. Every course wasn’t better than the last, but excellent on its own in wonderfully surprising ways. The service was excellent. It wasn’t pretentious, but it also wasn’t substandard. Great attention to detail and just a perfect balance. We didn’t feel like just another customer. The experience was memorable and warm from start to finish.

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and leaving your great comments!

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ThomasM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The 5% service charge was unnecessary. Most restaurants accept the charge as a cost of doing business rather than directly passing on to the guest so blatantly. I reduced my tip accordingly. Other restaurants do not have this practice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding service and food! One of my favorites in New Orleans! They treat you like family!

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for the great comments and we can't wait for you to revisit!

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vipAdamW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crabmeat cheesecake was out of this world.

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vipJohnA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner. Wonderful service. Our server Nicki was knowledgeable and professional! Will definitely be back!

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for the great feedback and we have shared your kudos with the team!

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WillM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good, not great food. Apps and desserts were very good but main courses were kind of bland. Service was great! Not a great value for the price.

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vipLetd
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit Palace Café every year during this time. It never disappoints. We always do brunch and enjoy the live jazz but even this year without the music because of covid, it was equally exceptional!

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for the great review, we cannot wait to get back to live music too!

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vipDebbie
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki was amazing!!!

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great comment!

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BruceP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clare provided excellent service and beyond by preparing Bananas Foster table side. Thanks also to the chef for preparing appealing and luscious meals.

Palace Café
Responded on January 3, 2021

Thank you for dining with us Bruce!

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vipLesleyB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Lovely dining room. Fabulous New Orleans traditional high end restaurant. We always come to Palace Cafe each year when we visit NOLA. We are originally from here and love their classic dishes and of course the banana foster. Quality and service us always great.

Palace Café
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for the terrific review LesleyB!

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TommyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food can’t beat the Happy Hour.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review!

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vipAnthonyR
Birmingham
73 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good. It was our first stop of the day for lunch. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. I just wish they would have wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate for our special day. The crabmeat cheese cake was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. Everything we ordered was delicious but the BBQ sauce that accompanied the shrimp was exceptional. And the Bananas Foster is not to be missed

Palace Café
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you for the great review and we are glad to have been a part of your anniversary experience!

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Reveillon
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and Great service! Allie was the best and the Reveillon menu was divine.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great comments!

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Patrick
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, atmosphere, everything was WONDERFUL!!
Our waiter, Joe, was FABULOUS!!!
Request Joe’s section when making reservations!!!!

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MeganL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was tremendous. Food was excellent— fresh, presented well, and very tasty. We tried a little bit of everything and nothing disappointed.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review Megan!

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vipTripM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good classic New Orleans restaurant. Menu includes all the favorites.

Palace Café
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review!

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Mom2Four
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The meal was delicious and the table service was outstanding. It was a cool evening but the fans were on. Other than that 5 stars.

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viprubus
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food met their usual standards. It was a perfect lunch. It's not crowded now, so it's an ideal time to enjoy their menu.

Palace Café
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We were so glad to hear we met our usual expectations during your last visit. Thank you for your repeat visit, and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

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vipTomB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and unhurried service. Good as always!

Palace Café
Responded on December 9, 2020

TomB thank you so much for dining with us! We really appreciate the great comments!

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Palace Café does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Palace Café is rated 4.7 stars by 4267 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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