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Palace Café

4.5
2669 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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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner
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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Cross street: Chartres Street
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What 2669 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RockCiti 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Our food was good quality, salad fresh, crab cheese cake was excellent. Steaks cooked correctly however the Service was lacking. Waitress talked to much, my tea glass was not refilled or was I asked if I wanted more. The assistant never came back to the table once he brought our drinks. Waitress said the assistant was new. The dessert coffe was excellent. Our bill including tip $150. I expected better service from this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great food and wine. The service was exceptional! We had steaks and Shrimp. Cooked to perfection !

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Rachel (Minneapolis)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great food selection at the breakfast buffet. Eggs were scrambled and wet which is not how I like them. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We came in for dessert to try the legendary Bananas Foster. We also ordered a New Orleans Rum Pineapple Doberge and a coffee cocktail. Everything was delicious. Service was on point. Allison took our order and was very friendly. Steven came to our table to prepare the bananas foster and did a superb job! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Palace Cafe. Staff was attentive and the food and drink was beyond our expectations.

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AmyC (Dallas)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

This place is PURE NEW ORLEANS. Upbeat Capatian and waitstaff set the tone for a fun evening. Food was good, not over-the-top inventive, served with style we don't see often enough these days. Our table overlooked Canal Street where we were able to view a Second Line parade with a wedding party -- what a treat! Lots of people celebrating lots of occasions made for a lively room. A very pleasant meal before we explored the music scene in the Quarter.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was amazing. The eggs benedict were awesome. Saturday breakfast live jazz.

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CL4313 (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Our friends from San Francisco just enjoyed the food, service, ambiance and quality of dishes being offered. We were impressed with the menu and offerings. Bananas foster was a treat to see it in the menu.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is fresh and unique, and the wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Plenty of choices of all courses and the specialties were unique but not 'fussy'. The table-side bananas foster was a delicious and special ending.

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SarahF (New Mexico)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

I usually stay away from restaurants that are “famous” because they never live up to the hype- Palace Cafe proved me wrong. So much so that I ended up eating dinner here twice during a week long trip. There are many excellent choices for food In New Orleans and the Palace Cafe should be at the top of any list of places to dine. Wonderful experience!

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vipNola4luv (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is always consistently the best! Our server ,Patrick, was available and attentive. The noise level was overwhelming at times due to a large table of twelve "gamers" in town for a tournament who had not consent of social behavior. Our waiter kept apologizing, but it made no impact on them.
That made this visit a little less enjoyable for our out of town guests.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner
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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Cross street
Chartres Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(504) 523-1661
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Entertainment
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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Catering
To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact our Sales Department at 504-274-1816.
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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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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
Additional
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
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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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