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Palace Café

4.6
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4159 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Special menus

  • Extended Coolinary Menu

    Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2020
    FIRST COURSE CRABMEAT CHEESECAKE SECOND COURSE TURTLE SOUP or GUMBO THIRD COURSE ANDOUILLE CRUSTED FISH or SHRIMP TCHEFUNCTE FOURTH COURSE WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

Offers

Creole On Canal Street

Starting Sep 19, 2020 · Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Wed - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4159 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. One of my favorites for Brunch

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MeganF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lloyd was a fantastic server! Everyone was super kind and attentive, our meal was incredible, and the staff took all the extra precautions necessary for folks to feel comfortable during COVID.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Have bbww

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BrettL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought a date for her first time there, I’ve been there many times
You did not disappoint!

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KimC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Specialty drinks were watered down and undeniable. Got the trio of margaritas and daiquiris. Fries were greasy and cold. Food overall was clearly left for too long as my steak was like warm and most others food was same. Brought out of town guests and was disappointed. Service was excellent

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NOLAFoodie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and the service was absolutely fabulous!!

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vipBrandee
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Coolinary! The crab cheesecake was amazing...by far the best thing I ate that evening

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vipwhodat
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as always, very weird to be in there under thee circumstances. There were only 4 tables at 7pm. Always packed . Seems like the whole city is deserted and lifeless. Eerie!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal n ambiance great.

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vipJamesD
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with food and service!

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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Terry
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to the Palace for a few years, so we stopped in during Coolinary Month to try their lunch special. We also sampled their margarita and rum flights, which were delicious and well-presented! The ambience is wonderful, and they are exceeding expectations of social distancing and cleaning during this epidemic while still delivering excellent food and service! We'll be back!

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

Terry, thank you for the great comments!

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ChristopherD
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for final meal before leaving city. Chicken & Waffles was rocking. Staff was wonderful.

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you ChristopherD! We love your comments!

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vipJanB
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious and our server Deshon was knowledgeable and did a wonderful job. However I will not go downtown for a very long time. We felt very unsafe walking to the restaurant.

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for the great comments! We are glad you enjoyed your Palace Cafe experience!

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vipSMdiner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Palace Cafe never disappoints!!!

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for the review SMDiner!

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AnaB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch with our adult children, spouses and our granddaughter.

Palace Café
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you AnaB! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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PaulL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

In my case the food was less then great. I ordered duck. I have eaten duck all over this country and this was not prepared well. I am pretty sure the quality of the duck was OK, but it as not cooked well at all. Of course duck meat is best eaten medium rare, BUT the skin should be crispy with much of the fat rendered. I was not even sure they scored the skin. The meat was more like rare and the skin was o uncooked and rubbery i could not eat it. NOT GOOD!! I should have sent it back. However we had a gift certificate and the money part was irrelevant. I did not have the time to order another entrée and at that point was done. My wife had shrimp, she said it was OK but nothing special. I tasted it and it was fine for me. I will say my wife thought the drinks were watered down. I don't know, again it was just OK. I did order a second Sazarac. Nice ambiance, great looking bar, but all around I would not recommend it. The waitress was super, and the service was good.

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Paul thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how we did. We have shared your feedback with the culinary team. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope we will get another chance to serve you!

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JourneyA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience thanks to our waiter who kept calm and remained very accommodating in the face of a couple of complications with the food orders (mistakes by the kitchen, not the waiter). Yet I don’t believe this to be a full reflection of their capabilities. My companion and I enjoyed ourselves very much and the crab cheesecake is DELICIOUS!

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

JourneyA, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments on your experience. Thank you for letting us know how we did! Thank you for the compliments and we have provided your feedback to the entire team. Many thanks for joining us and we hope we get the chance to serve you again!

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Mick
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal at this restaurant. Also they have great turtle soup

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for the great comments Mick!

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very professional and attentive. Food was superb. We had the Crab Cheesecake, Gumbo with chicken, and ended our lovely meal with their famous Bananas Foster. Can't wait to visit them again.

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for joining us DeniseP! SO glad you enjoyed your experience!

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vipJeffB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palace Cafe is a must visit when in New Orleans for fun and business. The food is always good and they've added a new dish (Hot Shrimp Salad) that is really good. The service and atmosphere were really good even with the Pandemic restrictions. There are many restaurants that will not survive the Pandemic, but there are many that will and Palace Cafe will survive.

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for the great comments JeffB!

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SandraR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!!!

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to comment SandraB!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal. We all enjoyed everything about the dining experience. It was relaxing not rushed.
Their Coolinary was a great experience.

Palace Café
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving these great comments!

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dhickman
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely outstanding except the noise level was high and made it a little difficult to hear staff while wearing masks. We did the coolinary menu which was Devine.

Palace Café
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience dhickman!

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Definitely not worth the money spent! Service was great and the place had a nice ambiance but food not to great

Palace Café
Responded on September 3, 2020

ChristopherD, thank you so much for dining at Palace Cafe, we were disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the food during your last visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, we truly appreciate our guest feedback. Thank you again!

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AmyK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was wonderful. Such a nice experience! Nikki was our waitress and couldn’t have been kinder. I will always recommend Palace Cafe to my of town friends who come to NOLA for a visit, and to locals alike.

Palace Café
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for the great comments!

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viptwis
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my sister and niece for Coolinary lunch. What a bargain! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, as always.

Palace Café
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for dining with us twis! We love the great compliments!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made our reservation and we were taken right to our table upon arrival. They seated us upstairs right next to the windows were we had a beautiful view of canal street. Our waiter was great! Food was delicious. We ordered the Bananas Foster and our waiter made it at our table giving us the history of the dessert. It’s was a perfect ending to our dinner. All in all I recommend eating here!

Palace Café
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your great comments about your experience!

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AnthonyC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and friendly. The food was top quality and authentically New Orleans. I always come here when I want turtle soup.

Palace Café
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you for these great comments!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super service, fantastic overall experience despite restrictions in the industry for covid. They mentioned the service charge up front, and honestly I don't care if it means a healthy, safer, happy service team. We witnessed our waitress change her gloves repeatedly, and she and the bus staff were very careful.

Palace Café
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and leaving these great comments!

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BrettL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and the food
Can’t wait to go back again!

Palace Café
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you BrettL! SO glad you enjoyed!

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MaryamS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in a great location. I’ve eaten at several of the Brennan’s restaurants and they never disappoint. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely go back again next time I’m in the area.

Palace Café
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you for these great comments MaryamS!

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GuyG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Rich
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food......
Excellent value.....
Great service.....

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divacmt
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki the server was excellent; the staff maitre D was also very welcoming. They valued the patrons visiting. I didn’t mind at all paying the 12% that goes to the wait staff:). I vote we increase it to 20%:). The food was delicious and they also offered outdoor dining (covid)Thanks for the excellent time!

Palace Café
Responded on August 23, 2020

Divacmt we loved reading your comments! Thank you so much for dining with us and we will be sure to give Nikki kudos for a great job.

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SusanD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spouse and I truly enjoyed our meals . I ordered something I normally
wouldn’t get , which was a Palace Pot Pie ., which was more of a Shepard’s pie .Oh my gosh ..it was so good . Pulled pork with Mashed potatoes with cheese on top and an onion Gravy . So good . Spouse had the Gumbo ya ya . Which was delicious as well . THen had their fantastic hamburger . Let’s not forget the Banana Foster frozen drink . !

Palace Café
Responded on August 23, 2020

Thank you for the great comments SusanD! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience.

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vipAlecks
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a class act . Thank God for the Brennans. They are keeping us civilized.

Palace Café
Responded on August 22, 2020

Thank you for the compliments Alecks!

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Love it!

Palace Café
Responded on August 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the review!

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MelvinR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The staff was well mannered and professional. Id recommend this place to anyone, including tourists for good New Orleans style food and cuisine.

Palace Café
Responded on August 22, 2020

Thank you for the great compliments Melvin!

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DannlleshiaP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best well-seasoned food I’ve ever had in New Orleans. The banana froster drink was delicious

Palace Café
Responded on August 19, 2020

Thank you for the great comments!

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