Palace Café

4.8
4349 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 4349 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TCatND91
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch was awesome! Cassie our server was wonderful, food was fantastic, and great place to people watch.

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vipCrewparents
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly and caring staff and the taste of the food. Ross was our waiter and he made us feel comfortable right away. He was knowledgeable about the food and also about the area. He was extremely attentive to our needs. The drinks, seafood and the desserts were of an outstanding taste and presentation. We enjoyed the turtle soup and the duck as non seafood fare. We love their French 75 as well.

JC
JCfromNO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional New Orleans style food. Hasn’t changed in 20 years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The fish and shrimp dishes were excellent. After a number of average to above average meals in NOLA, this one was by far the best.

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donnam
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!

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EricH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Confident and eager-to-please staff, excellent food, great atmosphere, and won’t break the wallet. A highlight of our trip.

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vipVertisM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Don’t just look at open table call for a reservation they don’t put all tables on opentable.

CF
CajunFoodie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Palace Cafe. Always a pleasure. Courteous staff and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere. We have been enjoying this restaurant for decades.

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FastEddie29
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with a great menu. Service was top notch as was the food. The bread pudding dessert was so tasty.

JS
JamilaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner! Claire, our server, was very attentive, nice and thorough. She was friendly and offered delicious suggestions. I highly recommend the bananas foster which is prepared tableside. The catfish pecan and andouille crusted fish are also our favorites!

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vipBrandee
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easter Brunch was nice, just crowded enough..the crawfish cheesecake is amazing and not to be missed!

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vipJfunel
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Easter Brunch at Palace Cafe is my husband and i’s Easter Tradition. We love this place. The service is good the food is always good and consistent. The sights out of the windows can’t be beat. This is also our go to place when people from out of town want to go out in the city. They all have raved about their meals and the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was phenomenal and service was 11/10.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
304 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. They took great care of us especially with 4 kids

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vipcmblais
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good good but pay extra to park elsewhere. The restaurant affiliated parking at the Marriott took over an hour for the parking lot employees to retrieve our car after paying the $5 parking fee. Turns out they give priority to Marriott guests first but don’t tell you that which means that you’ll have to wait until all of the hotel guests get their cars first, even if you are in line first. Marriott’s parking lot manager interrupted his lunch to tell me to go ahead and write a bad review. Well worth it to pay extra to park elsewhere unless you have an hour or two to kill waiting for your car.

PB
vipPeterB
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food service everything memorable

CP
CamilleP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! We are repeat diners-we visit very time we come to New Orleans.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finished our trip there. Next time we start our trip there.

PM
PamelaM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and bartender went out of their way to provide top notch service. Our waiter also provided great service, even chased us down with our forgotten phone !

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything our group of 6 ordered was good. Service was very good.
Loved the Bananas Froster drink.

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vipAntoinetteF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service. Must try Crab cheesecake- it was the best delicious surprise! Add to top of your list when visiting NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner!

BC
BruceC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to return after 16 years

DM
DonnaM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and dinner superb, table side Bananas Foster always a treat

DB
vipDaveB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, great service, banana foster cooked right at the table!

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CrystalC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and delicious place , we went at lunch hour but wanted steaks from the dinner menu and there was no problem. Thank you again for the hospitality. Definitely recommend!

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RobertS
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to NOLA for good food and did we ever find it at the PALACE. We had to go there a couple of times within our 4 day stay. Food was phenomenal with unbelievable flavor and seasoning. Service was great and very friendly and welcoming. Rory, Nikki and James were full of suggestions and just super people. This place is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had an amazing dinner here. Cocktails were amazing. Crabmeat cheesecake was to die for. Bananas Foster was delicious!! A fabulous meal with great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food,bad service,high prices,will never come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server was very cold. So much so that everyone on our table (six of us) noticed. The quality of food has gone down a lot recently. I can comment on this because I had dinner at Palace Cafe less than three months ago and ordered the same dish! This time I wanted to treat my friends to some good food. Guess how that turned out. BTW, if you are a group, tip is charged automatically which leaves you no room to protest no matter how poor the service is. This is the sixth and last time I am going to visit Palace Cafe.

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Johnny5
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Satisfactory. People in shorts and jeans took away from festive special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki was fabulous and my family and I enjoyed every bit of our brunch. Thank you so very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing! We’ll definitely be back!

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Maria
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service. One of the best pasta dishes I’ve had in a while.

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vipNinaV
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicki was awesome...and so was the creme brûlée

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MichaelP
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were impeccable. Everything was great. Staff was very friendly and had endless recommendations. Will be back.

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, traditional New Orleans food. Highly recommend!

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vipGtownDiner
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Best part of the meal was people watching! Nothing was terrible, but not outstanding either.

One of the front of the house managers was wearing a see through mesh mask, which was a bit ridiculous.

There are better options for people watching while getting a great meal.

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Donna
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Wish they would bring back brunch and their Bloody Mary bar!

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 4.8 stars by 4349 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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