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Palace Cafe

605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
+1 504-523-1661
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did not come for dinner. I can’t eat that much. But lunch was terrific. Redfish and salad. Just right and great atmosphere and service. Nice little bar in the back!!!

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Andrew and Drew best bartenders ever(check them out they are great) talked me into the Palace signature...wait for it...Crab cake cheesecake, the second bite was so good I got goosebumps. (Disclaimer I was a little scared on the first bite) great vibe and the smells...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A shame. Used to be a proud purveyor of solid Nawlins fare. Now, out of control. The kind of unpleasant experience that gives the city bad rep. A tourist trap. I’m sympathetic because they’re swamped with tourists behaving badly. But they have chosen to capitulate...More

Thank amarone44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to push up lunch reservation, which was nice of them. Food and server was very good. This is not a quiet place, so don't expect low conversations. Really good experience. Dessert was good

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast buffet was delicious with many different selections including charcuterie. Our server, Nikki, was excellent and it was a terrific meal for our last day in New Orleans.

Thank lmurr
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was good. Our table was noisy and the drink specialist - Philamina is not knowledgeable about her craft. She did not guide us on the nuances of the particular drinks. I had to pay for a drink that I did not drink as...More

Thank cmmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Crabmeat Cheesecake is no joke. Wasn’t sure what to expect but my goodness it was delish!!! Would have it again and again!!! Kudos to the kitchen Creme Brûlée..... ❤️❤️❤️❤️. Would revisit again when in New Orleans

Thank Bechow65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, friendly atmosphere. Bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. Great bar atmosphere. Would come again.

Thank sumnerdss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate outside at Palace Cafe. The Creole Bouillabaisse was really great, as was the Nicoise Baguette. Service was friendly & prompt on drink refills. Took us awhile to get the bill, but other than that, it was great.

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to The Palace because a friend recommended it. I was somewhat sceptical at first, but ordered the Shrimp Tchefuncte on a whim. OMG, and I mean OMG, that was hands down the best meal I have ever eaten! The Gumbo was phenomenal,...More

Thank John C
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Response from E7656BAmicheller | Reviewed this property |
It would be a good idea
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
You can always wash dishes if you can't.
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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.
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