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Palace Cafe

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$$$
Central Business District
French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary
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605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307 (Chartres Street)
Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
+1 504-523-1661
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: For two decades Palace Cafe has been serving award-winning, contemporary...
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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    Very good
  • 165
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  • 69
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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Nice place, excellent food, only there for lunch but no complaints. If it hadn't been the last day we would have gone back for dinner and try their desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Southern California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Columbia SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We ate there twice - the service was great and the food was too. If you go Mon- Fri, they have small plates from 5 to 7 for $5 - a bargain! It was fun place - I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is at a great location by French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, and right on Canal Street by all the streetcar stops. It has an outdoor seating area which in my view, isn't very appealing due to the high people and car traffic that the area faces. The interior is pleasant and French bistro-like. We had dinner, and recommend the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place was amazing! The neon sign in the front of the restaurant led me to believe that this place wasn't going to be very nice, but it ended up being amazing! The restaurant was very clean. The food here was AMAZING! Best tuna I've ever had to be honest. The deserts were a little overpriced in my opinion,... More 

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Orlando
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We had a group of 8, sat upstairs at the window, it was perfect. Great view, great food, very comfortable and with that special New Orleans style hospitality from the staff. Couldn't have been happier, made for a Christmas time memory that we'll never forget. We still talk about it.

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Gunpowder, MD
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Try the Crabmeat Cheesecake! It sounds strange but is so delicious! It is more like a quiche than cheesecake and is savory with many ldyers of flavor. I also tried the seafood gumbo and it was heavenly!

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Southern California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Nice place, excellent food, only there for lunch but no complaints. If it hadn't been the last day we would have gone back for dinner and try their desserts.

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Orlando
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The best meal I had in New orleans was at Palace Cafe. We went for breakfast and I had the shrimp and grits. It was AMAZING!!! The service was horrible. It was the worst we had while in New Orleans but the food made up for it.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a chance to sneak out for one meal (without the kids) while in New Orleans. This is our second time here and we were not disappointed. We chose to sit outside this time on a beautiful evening to enjoy our meal. Gumbo starter was great, and my wife really enjoyed the crab cheesecake. However, my... More 

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Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Let me begin by saying that we sat outside on Canal Street hoping to have a street musician or two stop by and that turned out to be a mistake. So from the start our own expectations let us down. Let me start by saying again that we sat outside and that inside, the restaurant looked much nicer. That said,... More 

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Confines of Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is an old fashioned cafe with a European style look and great view of Canal street. It's quite popular and houses a patio for plenty of guests. I had a poutine poboy which was a rich and hearty experience. It was getting humid outside so it was probably the wrong sandwich to have but the flavor of the cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-1661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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