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Palace Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-523-1661
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate two meals there due to the restaurants proximity to the hotel and recommendations of several people. Drinks were fine but food was really great and certainly better than the price would suggest. Had lunch on a short time frame and when we let the server know, she was really efficient and made sure we were able to get out... More 

Thank Gail W
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been here several years ago and was anxious to try it again! This time we went for lunch instead of dinner! All 4 entrees ordered were excellent. Burger, shrimp roll, tuna sandwich and fish were delicious. Waiter, Mark W was amazing! I took home my favorite dessert, white chocolate bread pudding and it was excellent 2 days later!!... More 

Thank KBS1717
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was attending a conference at the Marriott on Canal and this restaurant is right next door so I thought it would be great place to grab lunch. It was a nice day so I sat outside on the patio. The sign says seat yourself and two ladies had just gotten up so I sat there. After five minutes or... More 

Thank ArchaeoTraveler31
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in New Orleans during the French Quarter Festival and the restaurants were packed. We decided to eat at the bar here and were pleasantly surprised. The gumbo was just delicious, we had a crab cake and a farmer's platter. The food was great and wine selections very good. There is a beautiful full restaurant to eat at but... More 

Thank Gloria B
Madison, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We asked the host about outdoor seating he said seat yourself and someone would be right by. Sat for 15 mins, (yes I timed it) watched a table that sat down after us get served. Went inside and talked to them, the restaurant manager directed us to the upstairs bar. That more than made up for the poor service out... More 

Thank Eric J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had just arrived in Nola on a Sunday and decided to start our day with breakfast at the Palace Cafe. It was a great decision. We went to the bar upstairs and met Andrew (bartender) and Stevie (chef). While eating breakfast which was great we got to talk to these two guys, they were so friendly... More 

Thank IslandGuy03
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch our first day in New Orleans. Very attentive staff who made excellent recommendations. Food very good and portions more than enough for lunch

Thank Joemacpd
Atlanta, GA
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace has a lot going on for it. Their Benedict was very good and the crabmeat cheesecake while excellent tasting, needs improvement on presentation since it has a brown sauce that just makes it look unappealing. The palace has been beautifully renovated recently and when our party was eating had live music which was a great touch. The one... More 

Thank rbinatlanta
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136 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, sums up a dinner at the Palace Cafe. Went for dinner not having any reviews and the experience did not disappoint. Wonderful atmosphere and a great New Orleans feel. From the fried oyster starters, to the excellent pecan catfish through a tableside bananas foster.....excellent ! Convenient Canal St location, walkable from hotels and the quarter. Add this to your... More 

Thank Ginnynj4133
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin, we were recommended this restaurant by a our hotel, you must get the bananas foster they said. So we booked our only night in new orleans. We arrived and were seated by a lovely lady our waiter was off as soon as we sat down, we ordered food and one item we didnt get, he ignored us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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