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Cafe Pontalba

546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
+1 504-522-1180
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“crawfish pie” (34 reviews)
“caesar salad” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by for lunch one day and had a really enjoyable meal. The food was really, really good. I mean, every place we stopped in New Orleans had good food and this was no different. The crawfish cajun pasta was SO GOOD. I thought prices...More

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little spot to relax at the bar and watch the activities on Jackson Square. Busy but the bartender is super efficient.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two couples shared pasta, crab, shrimp, and crawfish... All the food was great... Our waiter was young and very helpful... Thank you.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite breakfast place in the quarter. Lunch is also great. Their fried shrimp are perfectly seasoned & light & crispy. My husband loves the Crab Cakes Benedict. He gets that every time we visit. Staff feel like old friends, most are long term employees....More

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view for people watching and close enough to enjoy Jackson sq musicians, beautiful old building with 15 ft French doors thrown open for the wonderful breeze. If the wait staff n food just matched! Started with water while we look at menu-got a huge...More

Thank BeachbumAggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went her for my birthday because it's in the quarter! They had the best fried catfish i have ever had! The bread pudding I wish had bit more of a sauce on it, but I would definitely come back here and recommend it!

Thank alexandralife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food portions are very generous and the prices are extremely reasonable. Also, being right in Jackson Square, there is tons to do and see. The servers were Great as well. Very knowledgeable and we even asked a few questions about sauces and she went...More

Thank amyjyost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped her for day 2 of our trip for breakfast.. I had the best crab cakes benedict (my first time to NOLA and the Crab Cakes Benedict) OMG this was Fantastic from the Atmosphere, to the Staff, to being able to people watch, windows...More

Thank mgarcia159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location on Jackson Square and the seafood plate and steak ceasar salad are excellent. Good place to grab a drink, and some food while watching the action on Jackson Square.

Thank GailLins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a freezing cold day in January when a friend and I went for breakfast. Once we had established ourselves away from the draughty old doors, we were given a warm welcome by the staff. I was very happy with my choice, trying grits...More

Thank Karen P
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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
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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
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