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912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2702
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Ranked #80 of 1,617 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 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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Guilford, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I had dinner there with some business colleagues recently. Not to say it was bad, it just wasn't what I expected. Hence the title. I would go back, and when I do, I will arrive early and have a drink at the bar, I will get a table in the courtyard, I will split a handful of appetizers as my... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We took our chances without a reservation, but only had to wait about 30 minutes for a lovely table. There is a beautiful courtyard to relax and wait, but it was chilly that night, so we opted to get a drink at the bar and wait. Our table was upstairs. Service was good and attentive. The food was awesome. We... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Excellent Brunch- reservation needed but worth it! Pate was good- so was the BLT simple but well executed. Cocktails were good and wait staff was excellent

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was the first restaurant on our list for our trip to New Orleans. It did not disappoint. It's tucked away on Royal Street, walking in the beautiful courtyard, we'd wished the weather was warmer to enjoy it's romantic setting. Fortunately, I made reservations because tables can booked up rather quick. I highly recommend you do the same! We had... More

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stumbled onto this quaint place on a trip to the City while on a weekend getaway for wife and I, This place makes you forget you are in one of the most traveled places in the United States. The Courtyard was quiet, thought all tables were filled with diners if made us feel as we were there alone. A... More

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nothing compares to the beautiful magical courtyardsetting in the evening all light up with minilights and torches. What a place to dine in this city. Service was amazing from our server Brad and the meatloaf, lamb shank and porkchop entrees are to die for. Loved the brussel sprouts and shrimp appetizers as well. We will be back!

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The setting in the Courtyard at this restaurant is lovely, even for locals accustomed to courtyards. The food was even better than expected. The staff, from the host/hostess stand to the servers, was excellent. While they don't guarantee a seating in the courtyard, include in reservation request and you will be seated there if at all possible. I am certain... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Cafe Amelie is FABULOUS! It was hands-down the best dining experience we had in New Orleans. We had dinner there in mid-September, so we were able to eat outside in the courtyard (which I highly recommend, weather permitting). The stand-out food favorite was the shrimp & grits appetizer, but our wine, dinner and dessert were fabulous as well. The service... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

we were a group of 8, ordered several different things, sharing bites....all so good in a gorgeous garden setting.

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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Right after our boat cruise we were very hungry so while walking further into the French quarter we noticed this place was very busy and tried it. I had a steak and she had the crab cakes. The crab cakes came with spicy large beans which she didn't like but I did. The food here is okay with no complaints... 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 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood

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