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Palace Café

2723 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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  • Good for a Date (73)
  • Good for Anniversaries (66)
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 2723 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RayB (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 19 hours ago

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 a day ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Brilliant meal and great service. An excellent evening.?

CuriousProfessor (Corpus Christi)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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.

MomOfOne (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our servers Josephine and Claire were awesome. Our water was continuously refilled. Our food was delicious and when we weren't sure of something, they had a recommendation for us. Thank you for helping make our trip to NOLA and anniversary AMAZING!!

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food for breakfast. Wife said grits we're the best ever so ceamy. Service was a little slow at first. Took about 10 min after being seated before waitress acknowledged our presence. From then on coffee and juices were refilled quickly.

vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

jaymc (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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 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.

DiorgioP (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

jimmiet (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a great experience throughout. My hubby had the boudin encrusted fish, and I had the Ribeye. Both cooked to perfection! Service was great, and it wasn't THAT expensive! We will go again!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Best turtle soup in town!! Fabulous as always!

MrToo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

kkill89 (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We came here for a Sunday lunch before Mardi Gras, and it was packed! Classic New Orleans dishes. Crabmeat cheesecake is a must. Great service in an open, elegant yet also casual space.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very polite and attentive staff. The eggs Benedict was delicious and the turtle soup was phenomenal!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

10 people at our table . And we all enjoyed everything

vipmarcndonna (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great experience again. The crawfish cheesecake amazing as usual. Cafe benedict was great. Window view to yesterday's parade. Table side bananas foster and cheesecake, Excellent!

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Always bring my guests here. The food is great and the ambiance wonderful especially on the second floor near the windows

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always delicious food and great service!!!! We went during Mardi Gras and were seated promptly and enjoyed the live music!