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Palace Cafe

605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
+1 504-523-1661
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in with friends before the parades. Service was great. I loved the oysters and turtle soup. Couple at the table thought fish was a little too salty but it was good. The Bloody Mary was really good. Worth a visit if you are in...More

Thank Bradmess1
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was not our first visit but we came for breakfast . Crowded but the found a spot upstairs . Our waitress was not in a good mood . Not bad but I expect friendlier in NOLA . I ordered something I think was called...More

Thank rdmiller_pcj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wife and I went here for lunch and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. If you are in the French Quarter this is a landmark place to eat at. The inside is elegant and the staff is super friendly. We didn’t want to wait...More

Thank livininlouisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met some friends here for dinner. The food was great, the service as well. It was very loud so it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

Thank JillpainterMoyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a client here on recommendation from the trip advisor reviews. I ordered the crabmeat cheesecake, shrimp dish and banana froster (the drink). I didn't look like it would be filling but it was and it was all amazing. To top it off, the...More

Thank uofmpanther
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just happened in on Saturday night. The place was packed and we grabbed a seat at the upstairs bar. The bartenders were so much fun! The good is absolutely fantastic. I had the best sautéed crab claws I have ever eaten!! Can’t wait to get...More

Thank OleMissRita
Reviewed 1 week ago

While returning from a walk through the French Quarter, my traveling buddies and I stopped at the Palace Cafe to enjoy street side desserts and amazing music! We chose a table along the sidewalk where we were treated to a street musician's singing and playing....More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service in an upscale location. I loved the turtle soup and the waiters were the best ever. Will definitely return

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here the week before Mardi Gras proper with a group of friends and family. The plus? Location, decor, the manager seemed to care and try to respond by giving us his card The cons? Found a hair baked in our bread, steaks arrived cold,...More

Thank kfaustin
Ken K, Manager at Palace Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear kfaustin, I am so sorry that all this happened at your table. I am glad that the manager was involved. We work and train daily to have great food with great hospitality granting every request within our power. Obviously, we did not come through...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting New Orleans on Super Bowl weekend I discovered The Palace Cafe. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits for lunch and I was not disappointed. The staff and service was 5 star quality. I would recommend it to all of my friends. N Purdee

Thank npphotog227
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
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April 5, 2017|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
You can always wash dishes if you can't.
Kathryn M
January 6, 2015|
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Response from lollygal | Reviewed this property |
Outside was a bit more casual. Indoor attire for Sunday Brinch was Business Casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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