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Palace Café

2742 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Bistro
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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

Café Menu
Limited menu from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
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Phone number
(504) 523-1661
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Mary McGee-Tilloy: (877) 625-9155
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To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact our Sales Department at 504-274-1816.
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Cross street
Chartres Street
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
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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.
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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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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
What 2742 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLovesLRfood (Little Rock)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Consistently superb. Crabmeat cheesecake is delightful.

Seymour29 (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent breakfast brunch enjoyed by 3 of out party of 5. The others thoroughly enjoyed the Crab Cheescake and the Shrimp and Grits. Service was attentive. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Client dinner

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The Palace Cafe came through once again as a fabulous restaurant choice for lunch in the French Quarter on a busy weekday. The food was excellent and the service high. A great experience for a friend who lives out of town. We will definitely dine here in the future.

vipFrolic1 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Buffet needs more "fresh fruit" but biscuits were heavenly. Service very friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

It started at the bar. Ordered a dry martini and received a dirty martini. Easy fix and it was.

Onto the table and appetizers. Ordered a crab stuffed artichoke. Only and 1/8 full and dry dry dry. Sent it back to the waiters reason de we had nothing but complaints in this it’s coming off the menu. Would have been nice to know that prior to receiving. Just saying.

Ordered the crabmeat cheesecake instead my guest liked it fine I thought it was laden with salt to the point of covering the flavor.

Tried a third time with a salad that had all the makings of a good Ceasar. Including anchovies paste In the description. Not only not a bit of anchovy flavor but no dressing. We asked for extra pecorino cheese and the waiter acted like he didn’t know what it was.

Finally we asked for the bill. Not once did a manager ever even approach our table. That was the opitimy of three strikes your out!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great ambience; convenient location.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I travel to New Orleans on a regular basis. I think the Palace Cafe is one of the best restaurants in town. Their food is good without all of the overdone fuss found in more expensive places. The rum bar has its own appeal and the staff are top notch.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago


Rusty1099 (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service, super small portions

4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My wife and I ate at Palace Cafe on a Saturday night and had a reservation which was necessary because it was packed. This is a large restaurant on 2 floors with a grand staircase. It was very loud with several large parties and a lot of activity at the bar until 8 pm. The food was excellent and the staff was attentive despite the crowd. They also had a private party of 55 on the third floor which consumed much of the kitchen resources. This slowed the service which we didn't mind as we enjoy lingering over dinner. However, the noise and activity are more suited for younger patrons who want a party atmosphere. This is not a good place for a romantic date for two which is more to our taste.

RayB (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We have been here before and will be back again. We love this restaurant and can't wait to bring family and friends here!

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

One our favorite places for ambiance, great drinks, location, true classic creole & cajun food for the past 20+ yrs.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Just a great night, service food everything was excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing service and food

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We went for a celebratory cocktail and light dinner and loved it so much we went back the next day for a cocktail before a prescheduled dinner elsewhere. We went to the upstairs bar, and Everything and everyone was great!

Roglo (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The staff was attentive and courteous. The recommendations made were excellent. I enjoyed the food and ambience. I will return on my next trip to New Orleans.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Brilliant meal and great service. An excellent evening.?

CuriousProfessor (Corpus Christi)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We enjoyed our meal. The food was quite good except for the desert. The white chocolate bread pudding was not as good as we had hoped it would be though. The noise level was high. Overall, it was good experience.

meowser (Little Rock)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Although this place was a bit too bright and loud (and touristy), the service was great and the food was really good. To start we had the formage cheese tray. My wife ordered a steak, and I had the bouillabaisse for dinner. All very good. The rum cocktails were just what we needed after a day of traveling. Honestly, when we walked in, I thought we would hate this place...but reservations in New Orleans are hard to get, so we stayed. Very glad we did.