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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food

Don't let the outside discourage you from going in. For an out of state visitor, the food seemed to fit the local type i was looking for and it was wonderful...every bite! I had my first taste of grits in the BBQ shrimp and grits and loved it; has not been matched again as i tried grits in other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
fiveinalog
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Cheshire, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Don't let the outside discourage you from going in. For an out of state visitor, the food seemed to fit the local type i was looking for and it was wonderful...every bite! I had my first taste of grits in the BBQ shrimp and grits and loved it; has not been matched again as i tried grits in other locations.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I you ever decide to visit New Orleans, please make sure to visit at least one Brennan family-owned restaurant. On this occasion to Palace Cafe I wasn't very hungry so I only ordered the Werlein salad, sans oysters. The garlic-anchovy dressing was fantastic. I wish I'd had room in my stomach to have my own crabmeat cheesecake but I settled... More 

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A new Orleans landmark - Great to visit if it's your first timer in New Orleans For frequent visitors the menu is average the prices are high and the service is average

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Ville Platte, Louisiana
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My hubby took me here for date night and from the road it resembles an old theatre that was renovated to a restaurant. Kinda touristy vibe but then I went in and it was very nice there is a large window into the kitchen in bar area where you get a bit of the backstage show. I ordered a shrimp... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Palace Cafe is one of our NOLA go-to restaurants for lunch or dinner. The food is consistently good every time. It's relatively easy to get a table on evenings when you haven't made reservations in advance and you can be in and out in less than an hour if needed. This visit we had a grilled Mahi special and shrimp... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Always good food here. Sat upstairs and thoroughly enjoyed the turtle soup, entrees were great and the bananas foster made at the table was so good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I stopped for a snack to tie us over til dinner. I asked the waiter if we were to have one small plate what would he recommend. He suggested the cheese cake. Oh my gosh one bite snd my daughter and looked at each other and could not believe how good it was. We savored each bite.... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The place was very busy, but the food was excellent. I had the blue cheese salad and the blackberry sorbet. I saw numerous orders of Bananas Foster and bread pudding going out to happy customers while I was there.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of Dickie Brennan's restaurants! Recommended by our hotel Concierge. Very classy, upbeat and elegant. Serves Creole Food. The restaurant is housed in the historic Werlein’s music building. Enjoy the good food and service and the classic architecture of the restaurant.

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davie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed everything from start to finish. Blue cheese salad with peaches and pecans is delicious. I had fish entree and coworker had bbq shrimp with grits. Both were excellent. Serenaded by trio of singers was a real treat and topped off our evening with bananas foster!

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Additional Information about Palace Cafe

Address: 605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
Phone Number: +1 504-523-1661
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine

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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