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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 66
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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
Most recent review
Almost five stars but not quite.

This restaurant is easily accessible from the hotels along Canal Street. Note that they stop serving breakfast at 11am and don't serve lunch until 11:30am. There may be a similar delay at dinner time. There is a bar where you can wait. The reason that I didn't give five stars is the above, plus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
SilverPenguin
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is easily accessible from the hotels along Canal Street. Note that they stop serving breakfast at 11am and don't serve lunch until 11:30am. There may be a similar delay at dinner time. There is a bar where you can wait. The reason that I didn't give five stars is the above, plus there was some mix up with... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went on Friday morning around 11 a.m. looking for a quick breakfast. The restaurant that had been recommended by our hotel manager, The Ruby Slipper, had a one hour wait with the line out on the sidewalk. Not having time to wait thatomg, we started to walk a few feet and saw the Palace Cafe with seating outside the restaurant,... More 

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

While on business in New Orleans, our group had a fleeting moment of time on Sunday March 15, 2015, to grab a bite for supper on Canal Street. Some locals we met recommended the Palace Cafe. IN our group of six, only two ordered the same thing. The meals were delicious and fairly priced. Equally important, the waitresses/waiters were very... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Before my visit to NOLA, friends recommended many restaurants and I did my best to eat every meal at one of these suggested locations. Among them was the Palace Cafe on Canal. It was amazing -- by far my favorite meal in my six days in the city. I was full at the end of the meal. but could not... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The first night we ate in the dining room. The food was delicious. My husband is a conisour of gumbo, and he said their duck and alligator gumbo ya ya was some of the best in the city. I really enjoyed the bleu cheese salad. Our entrees were delicious as well. I chose the Andouille crusted fish, and he chose... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We decided on this Restaurant for Sunday "a la carte" Brunch because of the live Jazz Band that was advertised. We were not disappointed. My husband ordered the Café Eggs Benedict with pork debris and cheddar biscuits. I had the Pecan crusted Catfish, both dishes were very good. The service was very good too, however the food took a long... More 

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Londonderry
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Situated on Canal Street, this is a very charming place to dine, we only had breakfast on our last morning but wished we had found it sooner, we loved breakfast but would probably have appreciated lunch or dinner more. The atmosphere is lovely, the decor dark wood, the staff in white aprons. There is unrestricted view of the kitchen.

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Atwater, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent dinner our last night in New Orleans. The salads were fresh and tasty, the turtle soup delicious. My shrimp and my husband's fish were full of flavor, our friends steaks very tender. The only negative was a long wait for the food to arrive. We would definitely eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Stellar Atmosphere, service and delicious brunch! Coffee fantastic. Our servers were charming and attentive. Worth the splurge.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I called for a reservation, and was offered a 9pm table for a group of 8. Our food arrived close to an hour after ordering. One member complained, and he was offered free food. The manager failed to talk to the group, nor did he offer anything to us. Our waiter was nice, but kept saying "if I can do... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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