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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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“brunch” (174 reviews)
“bananas foster” (360 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

My husband and I came to New Orleans for the first time celebrating our 10th anniversary and the concierge recommend us this place for dinner. Even when we had the recommendation we where not sure about to what to expect but I had to say...More

Thank bellaligia
Reviewed 2 days ago

I arrived at this cafe at 2 pm - not a busy period. I was asked to wait a couple of minutes while they found a table. I could see dozens that were empty. I was seated and menus and cutlery were brought to the...More

Thank t0ny0wen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great service, food was nice, waitress was very entertaining and friendly. We sat outside at tables to people watch and had a very enjoyable hour or so. Price wasn't particularly cheap but we were on holiday so didn't matter.

Thank 712kennm
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Palace Café for my birthday and were seated by the window. The attention from both wait staff was awesome, the people watching fantastic. The food was delicious, and the bananas foster, made table-side was exceptional!

Thank H4866NVcheryls
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of 4 enjoyed a great lunch today with Nikki as our friendly server. The entree highlight was the pork pot pie, helpfully split for us without our even asking. But the desserts were the stars: bananas Foster prepared table side was delicious and...More

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to people watch. You see all sights roaming down Canal Street, one of the main streets down town. THere are many different spots to dine in the 3 levels here. Lots of history and character here, this was a local music store that...More

Thank LA Realtor
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun times, great laughs.... food was delicious and top quality, we will return. We met up to have lunch & mimosa. Randy at mimosa bar made our day extra special

Thank megansmith490
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying right around the corner and my wife notice a sax player out front so we sat down at the sidewalk café and enjoyed some excellent food and drinks. The "Sax Man" played very good music and occasionally sang and seemed to be...More

Thank msmacher
Reviewed 6 days ago

Only went here for a drink but the service was slick and friendly. Good place to sit outside and watch the world go by.

Thank Peter I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a very southern charm to it. They make you feel at home very quickly. I had the turtle soup to start. It was my first time having turtle and I must say it was very tasty. It had a smokey taste to...More

Thank lolo1024
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Amanda H
17 April 2018|
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Response from Cicely I | Reviewed this property |
You should be ok for lunch but highy recommend a reservation for dinner.
6 April 2017|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
You can always wash dishes if you can't.
Kathryn M
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
US$31 - US$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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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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