We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Pontalba

546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
+1 504-522-1180
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish pie” (34 reviews)
“caesar salad” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (803)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 756 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

On our first night in New Orleans and after walking a lot we came across this restaurant. Location is excellent. We have to wait about 20 minutes or so to be seated. We were lucky enough to be seated by the opened doors. The view...More

Thank laplaya00612
Reviewed 3 days ago

First experience eating grits and I have to say they were pretty good. Sausage and eggs were also good as was the eggs benedict. Nice to enjoy a decent coffee and service was great.

Thank Delene P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

4 of us ate dinner about 8:00 pm thurs night. Restaurant is conveniently located on the corner across from Jackson Square. The decor is beautiful, white clean, bar very pretty along with clean bathrooms and excellent professional service. Our gumbo , jambalaya and andouille dishes...More

Thank binlady
Reviewed 5 days ago

My omelet was only mediocre. My companion's Crab Cakes Benedict was not even that good. The service was on par with the food. Maybe in a different city, this would be okay, but in a city with so very many food options, why even bother...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an OK place just average food and service. Not the best New Orleans French Quarter has to offer but far from the worst. We were here for lunch and waited in line about 10 min. for a table for 4 people. (There were...More

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good experience. We didn't waited for a table, our waitress was great and attentive, the food came relatively fast and was well served and honestly, was good. We would certainly go back and/or recommend.

Thank Pmsxm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in vor dinner, it took a heile to get the Menue and another while to get the orders taken. Food was average, servings could have been a bit larger. Service was Really slow and die not pay too much attention despite the restaurant...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open air to hear street performers and people watch. Food was horrendous. Surprised that a hamburger and chicken fingers can be messed up.

Thank Krista S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location on a corner across from Jackson Square. Food and drinks are reasonably priced. Service is a bit slow, but staff is friendly and helpful. Food is good. Cafe is breezy with tables lined along open doorways on 2 sides of the room. Great...More

Thank alpineadventurer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all. The food was not good, it was not bad, it was okay - but that's what ketchup, hot sauce, and beer are for - right?? However, what the restaurant lacks in quality of food, it makes up for in location....More

Thank TrentFL
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
Nearby HotelsSee all 169 hotels in New Orleans
Place d'Armes Hotel
2,484 reviews
.14 km away
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
6,824 reviews
.17 km away
Hotel Maison de Ville
143 reviews
.20 km away
Hotel St. Helene
397 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Doris Metropolitan
633 reviews
.05 km away
Muriel's Jackson Square
4,665 reviews
.12 km away
Spitfire Coffee
241 reviews
.09 km away
New Orleans Famous Beignets
496 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jamie Hayes Gallery
600 reviews
.07 km away
St. Louis Cathedral
7,020 reviews
.09 km away
The Presbytere
745 reviews
.08 km away
328 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Pontalba staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-1180
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing