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Palace Cafe

605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
+1 504-523-1661
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (121 reviews)
“bananas foster” (321 reviews)
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French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed yesterday

They offer outdoor seating but with slow service. Inside, the ambiance is better with a creative menu with a good wine list. They have good seafood and fresh fish options. Not the best in NOLA but still very good.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No joke: we would have eaten all 3 meals a day at Palace Cafe during our Nola trip. We had brunch here on our 1st day and sat in the upstairs Black Duck Bar/Lounge which had a full service menu. I had the crab cheesecake...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 5 days ago

In NOLO for business and ate at the Palace Café for lunch. Had the fried oysters and they were delicious. The atmosphere was fun and upbeat. The décor was beautiful and the staff were super friendly. I would highly recommend eating here.

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time and meal at Palace. I have been to NOLA many times and have always wanted to stop here. We came for brunch and had a steak salad which was cooked perfectly. Food came out quickly, and the wait staff was...More

Thank Katykate4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing service! Great food! Lovely experience. This restaurant has white table cloths and waiters in long white aprons. We felt slightly underdressed but ate fairly early and the staff never questioned our apparel. Appetizer, salad, entree and drinks were all delicious and table side bananas...More

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate outside the restaurant so we could watch passerby and listen to pop up musicians! Very fun, nice weather , good music Somehow the food was held up . We were there over an hour before we were served Our waitress was very nice...More

Thank jeanpO9241YE
Reviewed 6 days ago

So, yes crab and cheesecake it is not, it is a souffle of sorts...a little fairy dust...whatever, just stop by here and get the Crab Cheesecake. It is luscious! Sit out front and people watch, grab a beer and share it with a friend. My...More

Thank jenciee
Reviewed 6 days ago

The atmosphere at Palace Cafe was great. My fiancé and I showed up around 1:30 for brunch. I ordered the Cafe Eggs Benedict. This was by far the best eggs benedict I've ever had despite them being slightly cold and having a bit too much...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend wanted to stop in based on a referral. The place was busy at 6:00 on a Monday evening with :30-:40 min wait. We chose to sit at the bar and skip the wait. Rory was great but little bit was kind of crabby....More

Thank Timothy E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 2 evening meals here, the first downstairs, the second upstairs. In both cases the meals were excellent, staff VERY good and prices ok for the quality served. Downstairs was very busy and noisy with a real buzz. One night later and our table...More

Thank ElsieFromShropshire
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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Can you pay with an American Express gift card?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
You can always wash dishes if you can't.
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Is there a dress code?
7 January 2015|
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Response from lollygal | Reviewed this property |
Outside was a bit more casual. Indoor attire for Sunday Brinch was Business Casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
    (Chartres Street)
  • Public Transportation: Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-1661
  • E-mail
For 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.