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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Last dinner in the Big Easy

This restaurant is conveniently located across the street from the JW Marriott and down the block from the French Quarter. We had a party of six and were seated within a few minutes or arrival. We found out waiter to be very knowledgeable of the menu items and he provided several great suggestions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
GUY T
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Goldendale, Washington
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Goldendale, Washington
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is conveniently located across the street from the JW Marriott and down the block from the French Quarter. We had a party of six and were seated within a few minutes or arrival. We found out waiter to be very knowledgeable of the menu items and he provided several great suggestions. Our meals arrived hot and delicious, and... More 

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Fall River, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch one day and had the best salad I've ever had, plus the best pecan pie I've ever had!

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Pasadena
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was so good I didn't even take a picture of it! I had the pecan crusted catfish and lets just say it was amazing!!! My sister had the crab cales, my cousin the burger, and we all had the blue cheese walnut salad which is to die for. All of the food here is great, and I would... More 

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Baton Rouge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is always good but not amazing. Service has always been great and the dining room has never been overcrowded.

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Oklahoma City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife chose here because she had to have the Crabmeat Cheesecake. It was good, the rest of the food was average, and the service was the WORST! I don't know what is David G's problem but he was a co-waiter and could not have been ruder. Never spoke, never made eye contact, and because of David G, I'm never... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 11 at this restaurant the last Saturday in June. Nearly everything was great however; three of us ordered grilled tuna and when the food came, we were told that they were out of tuna and gave us swordfish instead. We would have preferred that they had ask us in advance if we would like the... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My family and I were in the area and looking for a place to eat dinner so we decided to go in the Palace Cafe restaurant. The service was exceptional. The food was not only very different but delicious as well. My son had the duck and alligator gumbo and I had the catfish encrusted with pecans and a brown... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Right around the corner from the Quarter House Resort so I usually stop in for the 5 at 5 appetizers.

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Tri-Cities, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I won't lie. The whole reason I visited this restaurant was to try to the Bananas Foster. The Brennan family is where Bananas Foster originated and this is one of their restaurants. This establishment serves modern creole food. The service was great. They have awesome outdoor seating, but it was a hot humid day and the cool indoor seating was... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Dropped in earlier tonight for drinks and dessert. Was shuttled to a small area to the rear of the main dining room. The place was just a bustling madness. Poor service. Mediocre dessert. Just a tourist mecca with some cafe tables strewn about the sidewalk on Canal Street with no separation from the crowds walking by. This is not cafe... More 

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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, 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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