Palace Café

4.8
4305 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 4305 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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vipCharmgirl13
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch celebrating my parents' 53rd anniversary! The team at Palace Cafe made the occasion very special from dressing the table to being so thoughtful and welcoming. The food, as always, was outstanding. The gumbo, shrimp remoulade, pecan-crusted fish and bread pudding was all delicious! You can never go wrong at the Palace Cafe!

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DJDJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our new favorite restaurants in New Orleans. Food is outstanding and service and atmosphere are great. Have not had a bad or even marginal meal there. They faithfully adhere to Covid guidelines.

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DianaK
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dinner at the Palace Cafe never disappoints. The service is attentive and friendly. The staff is knowledgeable about the menu. The food is always top notch.

Palace Café
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Palace Cafe. We will share your review with our team!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to celebrate our Valentine’s Day Wedding Anniversary.

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BjS4
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional upbeat and positive was the whole experience. We felt wanted.

Palace Café
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you so much for these comments in your review!

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Palace Cafe provided a great dining experience. The service was excellent from the time we entered the establishment until time we departed. Although there was a lengthy wait time, for the food to be prepared, the food was delicious.

Palace Café
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Palace Cafe. We will share your review with our team!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

valentines day

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viplicensedtwochill
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Totally enjoyable but the Covid protocols have severely injured the vibe of New Orleans’ biggest assets. I can’t wait to have a jazz band playing here on Sundays again. My comments don’t reflect on the establishment themselves just the government’s decision to kill the economy because they have nothing to lose.

Palace Café
Responded on February 19, 2021

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience in the restaurant!

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Yildiz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date with my daughter.

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vipBigkeeks
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Service was exceptional. Best restaurant we have been to in a LONG time. Plan to spend a few bucks, it will be well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I celebrated Valentine’s Day at Palace Cafe, and it is an experience I will not forget. From the time arrived until we walked out, we were treated with such class. It felt as if we were the only people there. This was not only my first visit but the first of many I hope. The customer service as well as the food could not have been better. I hope to visit Palace Cafe for years to come.

Palace Café
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Palace Cafe. We will share your review with our team!

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KristinK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Very reasonable prices, excellent white tablecloth service in a beautiful location. Highly recommend.

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TonyaW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing I didn't like is the waiter seemed a little frustrated that I didn't like the drink and I wanted to swap it out but overall love this place

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vipMitchJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great.

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vipDave
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe our twentieth time here and the experience never ceases to be exceptional.

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MarkC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creole and Cajun food! Wait staff was very attentive . Highly recommend !

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Mcrich
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! Palace Cafe is a must when I'm in the city of New Orleans. The Shrimp Tchefuncte is my favorite.

Palace Café
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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JeanneV
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and professional staff. We were taken great care of and felt quite welcomed. Food was delicious and overall we seriously appreciated the protocols in place for a safe dining experience during this time.

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vipdrtroffice
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite New Orleans restaurants, part of the Brennan family chain in Nola. It is all good, everything on menu is excellent and service is first rate.

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vipTomB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy brunch here. The food and the service are always good.

Palace Café
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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RMRNOLA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Chefs special of mahi mahi was OUTSTANDING. I cannot get over how good it was. The man who sat us also was so kind and I felt so welcomed at Palace Cafe! Will definitely be back :)

Palace Café
Responded on February 10, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Love the palace and I was an excellent place to celebrate a birthday. The wait staff was exceptional and so was the Host!

Palace Café
Responded on February 7, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Palace Cafe! Thank you for dining with us and leaving your great comments.

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Cyndane
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a tourist, it's great to be able to order something you've never tried before and to find it so delectable! Each course was enjoyed to the max and serve with impeccable timing. We were able to savor every taste and every moment...never feeling rushed.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing to complain about here! Wonderful tasting food and friendly service .

Palace Café
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thank you for the great comments!

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EfrG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Service.
We celebrated my moms 80th Birthday there. The staff was very accommodating. From storing the cake to lighting and presenting it and allowing for pictures.

Palace Café
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thank you for choosing Palace Cafe for your special occasion! Thank you for the great comments!

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Sherry
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have food allergies and the staff was absolutely amazing. We dealt with the manager and our server was Nikki - very knowledgeable and ensured that our food was perfect!!

Palace Café
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thank you Sherry for taking the time to review your experience. Thank you for trusting us with your dietary needs! We hope to see you again soon!

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James
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always.

Service was outstanding and consistent.

Have been there twice and will continue to frequent this establishment.

Palace Café
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thank you for the great comments James! We look forward to your next visit!

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KeithR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The drinks were great! The food and service are the killer here. After getting our order incorrect multiple times, neither my wife or I liked or ate more than one bite of our meals. There was no accommodation offered to us. After we paid for meals we didn't eat a manager came out and said "we wish you would have said something so we could have gotten you something different". However we did tell our waitress that we didn't like or eat our meal when she can and saw them barely touched. I think maybe she didn't want to get in trouble, I'm not sure. She just picked them up and left. If this is common practice it's a good thing they are located where a lot of tourists frequent because as a local it was the greatest NOLA has to offer. Needless to say we won't be back or recommending it.

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AmandaT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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BobZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff are so friendly and helpful. You should try the pork shank and DEFINITELY the bananas Foster.
If possible, sit upstairs overlooking Canal St.

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vipJames
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best classic Turtle Soup recipes in the city. (It's tempting, but don't overdo the sherry.)
Try the crabmeat cheesecake if it's in season. The frozen bananas foster cocktail is a big plus.
Staff is always on point.

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vipDebbie
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!

Palace Café
Responded on January 24, 2021

Thank you Debbie!!!!

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VirginiaE
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The duck was so tough I couldn’t eat it. The fois Gras was so burnt all I could taste was char. The apps were good. The drinks were good but the entree’s were horrible.

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StephenE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. I can’t remember the name of our server but he was very accommodating and a wonderful server.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday. They made it very special!

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TMorton
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful time. The staff was knowledgeable and great. The food was awesome. The experience was beyond what we expected. We cannot wait to visit again.

Palace Café
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thank you for the great review TMorton!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had phenomenal service. Everyone was able to find something they liked on the menu, and every dish was incredible. We particularly enjoyed our wines and desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.
Waitstaff is always 100%.
They followed Social distancing.
Perfect evening.

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Kramervote
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to have brunch at the Palace Café

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 4305 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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