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About Palace Café
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 restaurant is popular with visitors & locals alike.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - til
Saturday & Sunday Jazz Brunch
10:30am - 2:30pm
Limited menu from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join the Rum Runners Duo during Happy Hour in the Black Duck Bar on Palace Café's second Floor. Happy Hour is Monday - Friday from 4pm-6pm.
Place Café also offers a live jazz brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm featuring the Joe Simon Trio.
To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact our Sales Department at 504-274-1816.
For parking we offer discounted parking at the Marriott next door, based on availability. If this lot if full, we recommend the following garages, but are unable to offer discounted rates: The Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street, the Wyndham Hotel on Royal Street, and Premium Parking Garage on Iberville Street.
Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
Private Party Facilities:
Palace Cafe boasts three private dining rooms accommodating parties from 10 to 80. For events up to 200 the Second Floor is available. Please contact the restaurant directly for private dining space.
Private Party Contact:
Mary McGee-Tilloy: (877) 625-9155
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
All Private Dining Reservations must be made through our Group Sales Department. Please contact Sales at 504-521-8310 for information.
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Palace Café Ratings and Reviews
The Valentines Day dinner at the Palace Café was excellent on all levels. The craft cocktail of the month was spectacular! The food was amazing, especially the Crab Cheesecake. The atmosphere is true New Orleans. There is outside bistro seating with a view of the charming old buildings along Canal Street. We will dine there again for sure!
Great location in the iconic Werlein's Music building on Canal. Excellent atmosphere in a wide open, turn of the century style. Parking at the New Orleans Marriot was very close and covered by the Palace. Service was ample but a few snafu's. Wine was VERY expensive and I'll limit myself to ine glass next time. $12/ 5 oz.glass for bar wine is way too high. The food was very good and in good portions. Some tasty new twists abd choices. Overall, a good experience and we'll go back, especially during the late afternoon. Recommend - sure.
The food was just so so but the service was terrible. We were not checked on once our meals arrived and our check was promptly delivered without offering dessert or after dinner coffee or dessert. Most bizzare dining experience I have had on my frequent business travels.
The place was nice. The food was very good but the portions were a little small on the fish that I ordered. The servers were very friendly and attentive. They took care of our every need in a timely fashion. The only disappointment was that they didn't seem to have a crumb scrapper to scrape the crumbs from the table. I had to use the menu. The Banana's Forster is served table side. It's not only delicious but a very impressive presentation.
Wonderful catfish pecan, though a little oily. Service was terribly slow and unresponsive to our requests True, it was right before Mardi Gras, but we were there early and the restaurant was not full. The music was entirely too loud. That, combined with everyone talking loudly to be heard over it, gave me a headache.
I have eaten at Palace Cafe many times in the past and will do so again, but this occasion was not a good experience.
The plus? Location, decor, the manager seemed to care and try to respond by giving us his card
The cons? Found a hair baked in our bread, steaks arrived cold, turtle soup ordered as appetizer never arrived, wine arrived after steaks were 3/4 consumed despite ordering the bottle during appetizer course.
There are several other cons about the waitress and our hostess and their irritated attitudes but I won’t relay those and will just let the facts speak for themselves.
Enjoyed my dining experience at the Palace Café. Loved the options at the martini bar. Just didn't like that I had to get up while dining to go to the martini bar to order/get my drink and walk my clumsy self (lol) back to my table with a full flute. I wish I could give options to the drink waitress as there is already a drink waitress and food waitress for your table.
One of my go to places in NOLA. Never had a bad meal. We decided to “eat light” salad with fried oysters. Omg! Dipped in butter and crystal. Dreamy. Service was spot on. Didn’t get the pecan catfish this time (as I said eating “light” but it’s positively dreamy. Glad I don’t live in NOLA or I’d weigh 500 lbs and would go there at least twice a week!
Really nice service and food was mostly good. I've fished the texas/Louisiana gulf for 30 years and have always tossed any caught sheepshead back in the drink. This meal confirmed that I was right to pitch them back, despite the nice presentation and accompanying sauces.
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