Palace Café

4.7
4541 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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Experiences

  • New Orleans Coolinary Lunch - $25

    Jul 14 - Sep 5, 2021

    First Course - choice of Green Goddess Salad Werlein Salad Any Soup Second Course - choice of Cochon De Lait Potato Pie pulled pork debris, whipped potatoes, wilted spinach, cheddar cheese biscuit, onion gravy Pasta St. Charles Gulf shrimp, andouille, orecchiette pasta, arugula, Creole mustard cream, pecorino romano Catfish Pecan pecan-dusted local catfish, popcorn rice, spiced pecans, Creole meuniere farm vegetables 

Offers

  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4541 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WalterB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff, food, and music were phenomenal and the table side prep for Bananas Foster was excellent!

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PeteT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class service, great food, tasty drinks and finished off with Bananas Fosters table side. Special nod to the Sezarum cocktail, didn’t think they could approve in the original but the rum smooths it out while just a hint of sweetness.

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vipbizchow
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken and Risotto with peas was simply outstanding. Flavorful, with lemon overtones. The Crab Cheesecake was a bit of a disappointment, with a sauce that had no discernible flavor, although topped with a tasty crawfish. The Seafood pasta was excellent, as was the Salad with Shrimp. I would heartily recommend the Cafe.

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KevinS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service, a good value as well. Higher noise level but a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner.

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Barbye
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family of 5 all loved everything, the food was delicious, if we ever come back to this area, we would definitely come back

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Carl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful local food in the New Orleans tradition. Nicely done Gulf drum andouille and a large pecan’d catfish. They were superbly done.

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MichaelL
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress was new so service was just ok. She did her best but struggled, especially with the Bananas Foster. Food was good, especially the crab cheesecake.

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Bigguy311
Des Moines
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The tables were spaced appropriately and the servers were great in providing nice and timely service. The menu had a variety of options to select from and each one that we had tasting wonderful. Prices were affordable for such great food.

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Jimbo
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch to celebrate my daughter turning 18. Started off with cocktails. My wife ordered the Crab cheescake appetizer for the table. It was really good. The bib salad I had was delicious. My daughter had a past a dish that was probably the winner for best entree. I had andouille crusted trought. It was a bit spicier than I expected. My wife had turtle soup for her main course. It was tasty. We topped it off with a flourless chocolate cake and white chocolate bread pudding. Both were very good.

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TiPerz
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were very hopeful about this place and it came highly recommend. We had reservations so it wasn’t an on the whim. The server was great at first but once I politely stated the Bloody Mary tasted like plain v8 that entire vibe changed. It took 15 minutes to even get her back over to get water. We had our appetizer which was the crabmeat cheesecake which was amazing but decided to take our business elsewhere. I went to the bar to get change to leave a cash tip and had multiple people walk by including my server look at me and 2 even ask did I need something, I told them I needed change to leave cash($30) I finally got someone to help and when I handed him a $1 just for giving me change he legit rolled his eyes left it there and walked off! I would never not tip for helping/serving but to act as if you’re too good for it?!?! I’ve never been to a place where people are so stuck up! I stayed nice but it was hard to bite my tongue on it. I truly hope they are not like this on a regular daily basis!

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CraigA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the andouille crusted gulf fish. No regrets. Cooked perfectly. We eat here each time we come to NOLA. Wish they would bring back the spinach salad.

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kliz
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Nice, but not super fancy.

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vipGabrielleZ
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went with another couple for brunch and it was delicious! The gals had the shrimp and grits which were absolutely amazing. The gents had the chicken and waffle and both guys weren’t very fond of their meal. The beer was average but the cocktails were relatively good! Overall the girls really enjoyed this place and the decor and ambiance was so nice!

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Delicious food and we had the best server. Would recommend to anyone. It was pretty loud, but it suited the “bistro” feel of the restaurant.

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SaraD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting. Cocktails were delicious. Service was fantastic.

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MeganV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and it was the highlight of our trip to New Orleans, anything on the menu will be delicious! Definitely going back the next time I’m in NOLA!!!

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50YearNOLANative
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two former colleagues met for lunch and had a lovely time. The Coolinary Menu lunch was quite good, and our server was excellent — attentive, kind, and helpful. Glad to see that Palace is emerging from the pandemic closure as good as ever — maybe even better.

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DawnD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn’t get better than Palace Cafe! Old New Orleans at its finest.

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ElizabethS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The food was amazing! Who knew Turtle soup was so delicious! The Andouille Gulf Fish was the waiter's recommendation and it was to die for! Everyone at our table enjoyed their choice which ranged from the Duck to the Palace Burger. After our entrees several of us had the Bananas Foster which was prepared right at out table. Such a treat! The service was exceptional even with our large group of 10! You really get your money's worth and get to experience some of the outstanding foods of New Orleans!

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Kparn
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The palace cafe is ALWAYS a go to place for us. It was just an off night I think. I understand that currently waitstaff are limited but our waitress was not a good representative of Brennan’s standards. We will definitely go back though.

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mariac
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here were better than expected. The oyster loaf and the french onion dip were superb. You can't go wrong with any of the food here and if you can save room for dessert try the bananas foster or the creme brulee.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended to go to Palace Cafe and it did not disappoint. We made a reservation and had no trouble getting seated. The waitress recommended similar dishes to what other people had already recommended, which is probably a good sign. The ambience was very nice and the place looks amazing. The service was polite and responsive.

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vipbobbyg
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Superb service.

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HeatherH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has always been one of my favorite places to eat. It never disappoints! The crabmeat cheesecake is a must along with the white chocolate bread pudding! Our server, Ross, was also excellent.

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Carol
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
The food was wonderful!
The tea selection was not extensive but did offer some options.
I truly enjoyed the crabmeat cheesecake and the shrimp with grits. My sister really liked the bananas foster-which was prepared rablesiuidd and came with dessert's origin story. A fabulous experience!!

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vipMichaelS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Used to be amazing, not this time

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AutumnK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palace Cafe is always on the the agenda when we visit New Orleans. The food is delicious (everything on the menu!)and the staff is outstanding, very attentive. We will be back for sure, cha!

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Porker
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an exceptional but informal and comfortable restaurant. The Black Duck bartender has great skills and recipes and makes you feel welcome. One of my favorite restaurants in New Orleans

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EricaB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louisiana born, but been out of the state for years. Came back to visit and made a trip to New Orleans. Palace Cafe did not disappoint! It was some of the best seafood I've had in a long time! Would definitely come back again and highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time had by all!! Food is absolutely divine and customer service was unparalleled to any restaurant in the area

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vipArvinU
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch And we eat here every time we visit the city

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok. Waiter was pushy with add ons. Service was slow even though other tables were attended to quickly. As another reviewer mentioned the vibe in the restaurant was really weird.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter was a little rude. We were looking for New Orleans friendliness to show our friend. He is a native but kinda embarrassed us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The host cheered as we entered and explained that we were their last reservation of the night, it was the weirdest welcome I’ve ever experienced. We ordered an appetizer, the crab cheesecake which was incredible. The entire vibe was weird in the building, workers were just watching us. We then realized there was water POURING OUT OF THE CEILING IN THEIR KITCHEN!!!!! The kitchen is all glass so we could visibly see the water pouring from above. We asked our server what was going on in the kitchen and her response was “oh well we’re closing soon so they’re rushing to finish their last tickets” UM WHAT? She then explained the water pouring from the ceiling was NORMAL and happens every time it rains. Ok last straw... I ordered a drink (which she never offered us alcohol or drinks other than water) when she dropped off my drink I said thank you! And she responded “Mmmmmmmhm”

This was the RUDEST staff I have ever come into contact with. We were treated so poorly and will never recommend this place to anyone. I am very unsure of how the ratings are so high on open table.

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DiciB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service lacked a little for our table. Had to ask for drink refills, extra napkins, and bread. But food was really flavorful, and decently sized. We will be back.

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TMitchell2175
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with the family and the food was really good. Our waiter, Juan was super attentive and made us feel very welcome.

Would recommend to others.

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KatherineH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great time. Only minus was drinks ordered that came from the bar were extremely slow at arriving to table. Also slow service ordering entrees after appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, wonderful food, great staff!

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 4541 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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