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Cafe Pontalba

546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
+1 504-522-1180
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
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1 - 10 of 687 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here for lunch today around 1pm. Most tables were filled but there were a few open. Waitress said 'pick any you like'. We picked one right in opening to Jackson Square. We were waited on promptly and she was most helpful explaining some of...More

Thank leebean
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed a nice breakfast with friends here during a weekend trip. It's in a great location, service is very friendly and the food was hot and fresh. Two of us had the breakfast Po'Boy which was very good. A very large serving and the bread...More

Thank Bethany C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location on Jackson Square with amazing creole menu! Yummy breakfast too! and the Bloody Mary's are delicious to sip while people watching. Big open doors right onto the square. Their oyster po-boy is one of my favs!!!

Thank gmichaelcampbell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place only has location going for it. The food was terrible and so were the drinks. Compared to all the other restaurants you have so close, this food was awful and overpriced. If you are going to serve food like this it should be...More

Thank MarieSjaan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is on the corner across the walk-way along Jackson Square. It's a great spot for people watching and listening to the musicians playing along the Square. I had Shrimp Creole which was pretty good, which is more than I can say about the...More

Thank bernicone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family ate lunch here and we enjoyed our meal and the convenience it offered being so close to Jackson Square. Our family's menu selections included po boys, crab cakes and pasta and no complaints all around. The restaurant was busy but service was quick.

Thank EastCoastCanada
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Service is always pretty good for obvious reasons. Establishment looks nice from outside and a little bland and old on the inside. Food wasn't all bad, gumbo gets a thumbs up but the Cajun plate was not good. Jambalaya was dry and pastry undercooked. Nothing...More

Thank KellyGrand-Court
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We went for lunch and it was okay. The decor is very basic -- tables close together and drips from the Air Conditioning. Actually, the AC was not even working well when we were there. Service was prompt and friendly. We ordered the Seafood Platter,...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very limited selection for breakfast but it was tasty. I had the eggs benedict and it was good. My wife had the french toast and it was good. The coffee was great and it is right on great people watching corner

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great place with a view of Jackson Square to sit and people watch. Friendly staff, good food and perfect atmosphere.

Thank amsred2
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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