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912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2702
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Ranked #88 of 1,630 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Dumaine St. & St. Philip St.
Transit: Cafe Amelie is accessible by the RTA’s redline streetcars that run along the river; the nearest stop is Dumaine Street, then Cafe Amelie is a short 4-block walk from the river.
Description: Please note that the courtyard is seated on a first come, first serve basis. A reservation does not guarantee seating in the courtyard but we will have a table available inside our beautiful, historic carriage house. We normally allow reservation space for only 50% of the dining room to accommodate walk-ins. Additionally, in order to accommodate all of our guests who are waiting to be seated, we are only able to seat your party once everyone has arrived. Nestled in the historic 150-year-old Princess of Monaco Courtyard and Carriage House on Royal Street in the French Quarter, Cafe Amelie is a rare combination of superb Louisiana fare served in a lush, enchanting New Orleans courtyard setting. Cafe Amelie has a full bar offering an array of signature cocktail creations. Cafe Amelie and the accompanying Princess of Monaco Courtyard are also available for private parties, weddings and receptions.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My girlfriends and I happened upon Cafe Amelie while wandering the French Quarter... it has an inconspicuous sign and is easy to pass by. We chose to eat here for my birthday dinner - what an evening we had! There is a beautiful courtyard to eat in - lit with torches and a fire pit and fairy lights. You can... More 

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Vincentia, NSW
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Set in a large leafy courtyard you could be a million miles from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street yet you are only 100 yards. Food is lovely and the staff are attentive. A great spot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a very nice and quiet dinner at Cafe Amelie tonight. My Ahi Tuna was perfectly done and beautifully presented. My husband ordered chicken and it was good as well. Mixed berry crumble with vanilla ice cream for dessert was so delicious! Good service and no wait time at all.

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Dayton, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We fully enjoyed the food and environment. The duck breast was excellent as well as the lamb meatloaf. Their sevice added to the experience as well. We give them a thumbs up!

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lovely place to have brunch/ lunch. Great courtyard setting and very tasty meals. We had the Shrimp and grits/ couchon sandwich and catfish.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a large party of 22 and were seated outside. Beautiful ambience, wonderful staff and fantastic food! One of the best memories from our recent trip!!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our very first stop in NO and we were hooked. Its a great place for lunch and the views were great. We had the shrimp and grits cuz thats what this place was known for and we were not disappointed. It was creamy and delicious and i found myself trying to look up the recipe for this dish. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Friends and I waited at the hotel bar while we waited for our table. We were seated at a table towards the back of the restaurant. Their was a private party on the back end of the restaurant on the other side of a closed off area. It was so loud that the four of us were nearly shouting to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had to wait an hour to be seated but enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the courtyard! Even saw actress Minka Kelly which was fun. Definitely must eat there on your next visit!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Simply perfect! Situated in a lovely outdoor courtyard which creates the perfect ambience for Sunday brunch. .... Service was impeccable... The menu, reflective of French cuisine, suits all palates... Mimosas, Bloody Mary's , and even delightful Orange Blossoms added to make Cafe Amelie a very special place . an added bonus.... European style four pawed friends may accompany you outside... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Amelie

Address: 912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2702
Phone Number: 504-412-8965
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood

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