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Palace Cafe

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, 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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10:30 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Good family restaurant ....

Good food and ambiance - good service; may be a challenge to get seating on busy days so make reservations. Kids get special treatment from the staff :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Daisy H
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food and ambiance - good service; may be a challenge to get seating on busy days so make reservations. Kids get special treatment from the staff :)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed sitting outside but breakfast was average and nothing to write home about. If you are looking for a basic breakfast...this is the place.

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Thank Jacqui D
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd eaten here on many occasions in the past and loved it. Therefore, on a trip back, it was one of my first stops. The menu wasn't that appealing to start and when the food came, it just didn't have anything to write home about.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked by the Palace twice before we decided to go in and we were glad we did. We were lucky enough to get seats at the bar as the place was packed. We ordered one of the cheese plates, they were all delicious! We ordered the grilled chicken breast which was very good along with the shrimp remoulade the... More 

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Thank Cblea
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing. Unbelievable food, excellent service. Truly Tremendous! We sat at the bar, Jamie was so very entertains and a real professional. Had the pot pie. Nothing better. Will definitely be back

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Loomis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place surprised me! Being a touristy spot on Bourbon Street, I didn't expect a lot and was totally amazed at how delicious most of it was. The raw oysters were fresh and tasty, the crawfish delicious, the bay shrimp tasty. The crab 'fingers' were beyond awful. Tasty wine, bourbon and bread. Highly recommended!

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located on busy Canal St. one would not expect such a fine restaurant at such a commercial location. It did not disappoint. The menu was traditional Creole/Cajun food with an elegant touch. The service was wonderful and view from the second floor was fun to people watch on Canal.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely, lively ambience and friendly service. Killer bloody Mary's with spicy pickled green beans. And I highly recommend the crab cheesecake! (It's kinda like a quiche) so delicious and unique. The turtle soup with sherry was also lovely. Jessyca was a informative and helpful server even with our large group. Will be back!

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Thank SassyAdventures
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great choice for Creole food in NOLA! A bit more upmarket than many in the Quarter, but great service and nice food. My fish was a bit overcooked, so the edges were a bit mushy/floury, however the rest of the dish was nice. A nice ambience and more traditional setting. Would come back here if in NOLA again.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were here the night they reopened after their big remodel. The dining room and new bar looked great, nice atmosphere. A couple of us ordered the steak, it was not very good, a bad cut or something, but just not very good at all. For the price, we were pretty disappointed, we expected much more from this nice restaurant.... 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: Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.