Palace Café

4.7
4414 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 4414 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGigi
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Mothers Day

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JamesR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding! The food the waiter, complimentary parking and the Mothers Day atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a friend! He had never been ! It’s now OUR favorite place! Awesome food & service was great!

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Delynmar
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the atmospheres.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Mother’s Day Weekend brunch here and everything was fantastic. Check in was easy, the staff was extremely friendly and polite. The food came very quickly after ordering and everything was delicious !

RS
vipRandallS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Gumbo YAYA was great! Limited menu, fish entree came with no sides, not up to usual quality.

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Local504
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, attentive service. Recommendation from a local!

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vipallen
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Enjoyed the duck very flavorable

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palace has come through to the other side of Covid with the same great food and service.

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DNS6
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and staff were all excellent. The location makes it easy to access if you are needing a quick lunch spot while attending a conference at one of the hotel chains on Canal Street.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great experience. Food was perfect and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tableside bananas foster 💯

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was not great. It took a long time to get our drink orders. Also my food did not come out correctly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We only got drinks and appetizers, but it was absolutely delicious and everything we expected. The oysters with the oyster loaf were perfectly crispy, quite possibly the best I’ve had. The crab meat cheesecake was delicious, better than I could have imagined.
Highly recommend breakfast and dinner is probably even better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary and they made it special.

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JerryH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It has been a while since we had last visited. Waitstaff was exceptional as usual. Food was great. I loved the crabmeat cheesecake. Main dishes were on point. My wife got Bananas Foster, and it was excellent as usual. My only disappointment was the White Chocolate Bread Pudding wasn't as good on this night as I remembered it. Other than that, no complaints whatsoever. I would highly recommend.

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vipEguedry
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant friendly great food and drinks

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vipceej
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room, great service, great food...save room for dessert!

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AngelitaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Always a favorite place to dine.

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Jeff
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Cafe Benedict and Chicken and Waffles at lunch. Both dishes were very unique and very delicious. Topped it off with THE ORIGINAL Bananas Foster prepared table side.

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Elle
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great seeing this restaurant open after the COVID pandemic shut down. It seems that this location is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and has reduced hours of operations. The food and service was excellent. They have the best gumbo.

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TerryW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as alwsys

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SophiaA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One the better options for quality food in the French Quarter

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can always depend on a great meal !

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vipSpringNOLAtrip
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch. It will be one of our regular restaurants on every trip to New Orleans.

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MarkL
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding as was our experience getting seated. Waiter was very courteous and considerate, had a few too many tables to serve, forgot to bring coffee. Definitely enjoyed the meal and time there, plan to return. VERY NOISY, hard to hear table conversation.

MK
MeredithbKora
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance and music, service and food were impeccable!!! A definite must if you are in New Orleans!!!!

PM
PatriceM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and everything was superb! Great service and foos. Will be back foe dinner on my next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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AlvinW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and portions were right for the price.

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tom43
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food superior

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vipYolie
New Mexico
238 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful. Can’t wait until we can have Jazz Brunch again...Green Goddess salad and gumbo ya-ya were good starters. Great catfish and eggs Benedict. Always have to have the Bananas Foster! This one was perfectly prepared. Kudos to the servers.

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PaulK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

comparing to our previous times at the Palace Cafe, this experience was horrendus.
could not get a reservation at the rum bar so you lost revenues there. i know it is partly due to Covid, but you are totally understaffed in the kitchen and outside. food quality is not what it used to be and service just ok. we have been to your restaurant every time we come to NO. not anymore. am from Mobile and come over quite often as our getaway place. not anymore. your mayor's lockdown needs to open up as we have in Mobile.
as i side note, visited Mr. B's for lunch and found no change in service or in food quality as in the past. they kept same employees. it was excellent. so was GW Fins. i am a cpa and have 1000 clients and if asked how my trip was will tell them not to visit NO for a while.

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ReginaH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was Surprised by The interior. It looks like a storefront but is really nice inside. Prices were reasonable for the quality and quantity. Service fast, efficient and professional.

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BillM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, terrific service and great atmosphere. We found this place by accident and didn't realize it was part of the Brennan's family of restaurants. Bananas Foster was a must! A bit pricey even by NOLA standards, but outstanding experience.

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vipCarsonValleyGirl
Tahoe
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the atmosphere and the service is superb. Try the Werlein salad and the filet! Loved the Bananas Foster for dessert!

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Kristina
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate here on the first evening of our trip to New Orleans. The crab meat cheesecake is the best!

One thing to note is that it has more of a big, open, high-volume feel rather than 'cozy' intimate/romantic feeling, so it just depends on what you're in the mood for in terms of ambiance, but the food is good if that's the focus!

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vipBetsyV
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lunch reservation - took a while for the waiter to get our drinks because the bar was backed up but other than that we had good service and yummy pulled pork Benedict

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AlanS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience from the host in the front to the great waiter at our table to the unbelievable food. We had the best dining experience of our vacation. Thanks to all of you🍸

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 4.7 stars by 4414 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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