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605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307 (Central Business District)
504-523-1661
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Ranked #134 of 1,627 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chartres Street
Transit: Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
Description: 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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Clinton Township, MI, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the restauranteur family, the Brennan's, restaurants on Canal near St Charles. My wife and I dined in this bright, shiny, elegant "cafe". They have an excellent menu, great atmosphere. Great service, and a menu that shows pride in it's kitchen and let's it create their own unique styling.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

One can never go wrong at the Palace Cafe. Service, food, atmosphere is always excellent. Reservations are recommended especially on a weekend. There are counter seats that look into the kitchen (kind of a chef's table) that can be requested. And of course, the evening is not complete without bananas foster which was created in New Orleans and it is... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

My husband & I enjoyed our late afternoon lunch and dining outside here. We had our first New Orleans meal at Palace Cafe and their Creole cuisine was delicious. The service was excellent too. We were able to enjoy a delicious meal and watch the historic streetcars pass by.

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Covington, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Once again, the Palace Café delivers. I have never had a bad meal here, never had bad service here, have never experienced anything but the best food New Orleans has to offer. We were seated within 2 minutes of arriving...our waiter appeared almost instantly to deliver warm bread and take drink orders...then filled us in on specials, took our order,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had breakfast and dinner, staff were friendly, food was quite good especially fish of the day. Staff even remembered my name from breakfast.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had an excellent dinner at the Palace Café. The duck breast was delicious. We went back on December 6th to sit outside for lunch. The St. Nicholas Parade came by and we had a front row seat. My wife had the foie gras appetizer and I had a big Cobb salad with duck confit.

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Titusville, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Liked atmosphere and food. Nothing to dislike. Service is prompt and curtious. Don't suggest eating outside as it's a busy street.

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The entrance to the famed French Quarter of New Orleans is found along Canal Street, all the famed streets of the legendary area commence here, Within the quarter lay the renowned restaurants, Antoines, Araunds, Galatoires, Brennans, Pat O'Briens, Mr. B's Bristo, Red Fish Grill, K-Pauls, NOLA and countless others. Too many restaurants, only a single stomach. Many of these restaurants... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews 152 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lukewarm coffee, very average scrambled eggs to say the least, and croissant that is probably a day old. Basic and not prompt service. Will not try for lunch or dinner.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The gumbo was nothing special and the ribeye was poorly cooked, edges were burnt and tough. The crab cheese cake was different but not worth returning for. Service was slow, the waiter was more involved with another male who continued walking back and forth to get our order right. Two small bowls of gumbo, a ribeye, one slice of crab... More 

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Additional Information about Palace Cafe

Address: 605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
Phone Number: 504-523-1661
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood, Contemporary

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