We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palace Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Central Business District
French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
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
Website
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,334 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 654
    Excellent
  • 415
    Very good
  • 158
    Average
  • 69
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old standby

This is a Brennan's restaurant so you would expect great everything. Had dinner here two times during our recent trip and both meals were outstanding. They do get slammed at times so service can be a might slow but still first class. Do not try the Rum Old Fashion, they took mine off the bill and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Bruce B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

1,334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Conveniently located on Canal Street near St. Charles trolley line, Palace Cafe stands out in a city known for good food. Excellent service and consistently very good food. Staff is friendly and chatty. We especially recommend their rich seafood gumbo and the homemade praline ice cream. We liked it so much, we returned a second time during our 3-day stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

This is a Brennan's restaurant so you would expect great everything. Had dinner here two times during our recent trip and both meals were outstanding. They do get slammed at times so service can be a might slow but still first class. Do not try the Rum Old Fashion, they took mine off the bill and said it should be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We are really glad that we dined here on our last night in New Orleans as it turned out to be the best meal of our stay. Beautiful room with music at just the right volume for conversation. Excellent team approach to service. The menu offers a lot of local/southern specialties, especially seafood. Good wine list and cocktail offerings. Comfortable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We found this place because the other top restaurants were booked and we are happy we did. The food is outstanding and the drinks are great. Service is top notch. The steak was great. One of the best things I ate was the crab cheese cake. Don't let the name frighten you. It is a warm, savory apettizer that must... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Palace Cafe for lunch on Thursday 4/16 without a reservation. We were promptly seated with a great table by the window. We've been here for Easter Brunch, but had not yet had lunch here. We each ordered a cocktail from the menu and had a bit of the bread that arrived. We also each had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
calif
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

innovative preparations of traditional Louisiana foods; cafe/bistro atmosphere of casual elegance; great house drinks; loved the streetside dining.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here many times and even the craziest of seasons. Mardi Gras!!!! Food is always perfect and WOW, the service! Try the Pecan Crusted Catfish. Can't wait for our next return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful interior that is perfectly French. A bowl of oatmeal was enough for 3. Coffee was strong and delicious. I def recommend it. Service was also wonderful!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

On the last morning of our Jazz Fest trip, monsoons washed Canal Street. Seriously, very heavy rain and tornado warnings nearly ruined the morning until we happened into the Palace Cafe for breakfast. We'd passed it during the course of our stay and had only noticed the outside tables, which of course, were not an option for us that morning.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
huntington beach
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Go after 5pm. special for $5 after 5, drinks and apps. All glass and view of Canal Street. That's alot of entertainment. This is a Brennan's family restaurant. You can't go wrong.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palace Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Palace Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Palace Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Yachats, Oregon
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Palace Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?