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About Palace Café
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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Bistro
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
Limited menu from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact our Sales Department at 504-274-1816.
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.
Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Mary McGee-Tilloy: (877) 625-9155
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
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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Palace Café Ratings and Reviews
The food was outstanding. I consider this a place you go if you want what people consider
"traditional" New Orleans food & decor. We went on Friday and we are still talking about how good it was on Monday. We had the crab meat cheesecake, which was out of this world and split the Filet. Then had King Cake for dessert, as well as after dinner cocktails. All of it was incredible and we will be back.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Palace is a solid N'Orleans eatery. We loved the crab cheesecake, the fried oyster salad and the meal winner....Andouille crusted sheepshead!
It was spot on for our lunch break from the conference.
Allison is a terrific waitress, and we plan to go back!
We arrived and were immediately seated at our reservations time. It was aJazz Bruch. Great music upstairs. We enjoyed wonderful drinks while waiting for our entrees! Wait staff was awesome! Very attentive! We had two dishes that were outstanding! Plus a shared dessert!
And the prices are reasonable for this upscale restaurant!
This is one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans. We come here almost every time we visit the city. This was the first time that I thought the food was acceptable but not exceptional.
Also, the service was not horrible but had to ask for tea refills, had to ask for extra bread....not the normal service we have received. Also, it was very noisy but there was a football game so could have been the crowd.
We are not strangers to this wonderful restaurant. The food is always first rate. I had seared foie gras and sliced duck breast on the same plate and both were satisfying.
The service was as good as most I've experienced. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and took the time to share what they knew about both the menu and their city.
Upscale casual describes the ambiance adequately.
Palace Cafe has been a consistent 'go to' place for us for many years but has dropped off recently in our opinion. The last two times we have eaten there when in New Orleans it has been 'off'. The wife's turtle soup was mediocre time before but really bad this time....a real crime for a Brennan's establishment. Take it off the menu if you can't get that one right. Main courses were okay but not up to Brennan's standards in our opinion. I'm sorry to write this since we have been fans for a long time, but we treasure every meal we have in NOLA and we won't waste further opportunities on the Palace. On a brighter side, Mr B's and Commanders Palace both shined on our last two visits.
Terrific, authentic NOLA food. Fancy enough to bring out of town guests, but casual enough that the kids won't complain. You might peek in the windows as you walk past and think you can't bring your obnoxious children, but the acoustics make it a bit loud, so any mild-to-moderate shenanigans shouldn't bother other diners. Turtle soup, crab meat cheesecake and bananas foster flambe'd table-side are all top choices to add to your meal. And if they ask if you want fried oysters on top, always say yes - IDK what they are doing but the oysters are soooo good. There is a burger on the menu for the less adventurous eaters in your krewe. I made a reservation because we had a large-ish group, it was super cold, and we wanted a high chair, but have also had occasion to just walk up and ask and be seated. Also, the service is divine; you will get a chance to chat with fun, funny New Orleanians - and they feed you. Just go.
The experience was quite lacking. Over the years I have come to appreciate the Brennan’s restaurants when I come to New Orleans. January 1 at the Palace cafe did not meet up to my expectations. We waited 20 minutes after our reservation time before we were seated. There were 5 of us and when the food came out 4 of the meals were cold and not even tepid... like it came out of the refrigerator. Those 4 meals were mahi-mahi and the other fish (sheeps head). They took them back and they came out warm the second time, but it appeared to me it was the same food just warmed up since my fish was piled the exact way it was when I last saw it prior to return. Due to the fact we were there with other people I was not going to make a big issue since we were there with friends we only see once a year. As they brought the bill, they did not even take anything off the bill or make any offer to make the ruined experience right. This will be my last visit to a Brennan’s restaurant.
New Year’s Day and service was a little slow, but they were very busy. Thought they should have offered brunch on New Years Day. Drink orders were way too slow and food was good but not quite as good as in the past. Overall, we had a good experience except for slow service.
Had a New Year’s Eve reservation for 6. Had to wait for over an hour in the bar with broken glass all over the floor, then they sat us at an upstairs table and wedged us in with a waitress that had too many tables to service and evidently we were low man. Apparently, on that night, table turnover trumped service and quality. Meal was mediocre by any standard, but even more underwhelming compared to all of the other wonderful dining experiences we had in Nola over New Years weekend. Definitely a disappointing experience from a somewhat renowned restaurant.
The food was not good during this visit at all. The Pasta St Charles tasted like it had been marinated in horseradish sauce overnight & the Mahi Mahi was overcooked. I also ordered the lobster bisque & it was cold . Overall, it was the worst choice for my New Year's Eve dinner.
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