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French Quarter
0.2 miles from French Quarter
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 13, 2022

Quaint little courtyard with great ambience and good friendly service. The food still remains top notch !

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 1, 2022

We had a great lunch here, came without a reservation and the very friendly hostess found us a last available table. Good coffee, mimosas and food. Their bread pudding with cherry sauce was so good that I won't even subtract a star for the fact...that the waiter ran a block after us because he thought that we forgot to pay. Very cozy and cute place with delicious foodMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 20, 2022 via mobile

Inviting, comfortable restaurant with great food and polite staff! Wife and I met two couples for dinner. Reservation was indoors. Small table for six (it was cozy). Had cocktails which were good, appetizers (I had their version of poutine, which was delicious), and short ribs...for dinner. All tasted great. Didn't stay for dessert because we needed to leave for am event. Staff was very accommodating. Highly recommend a visit when in town.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service Thanks Ivonne for receiving us without booking in a full booked sunday Best regards Gerardo and Lily

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

We popped in without a reservation and the hostess generously found a table for us. (Make a reservation to ensure a good spot!) Our server was so kind and we went with his recommendations - shrimp & grits and the chicken & waffles. Absolutely delicious!...The restaurant has a trendy vibe inside and a cute patio out back. Definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

We were booked in for 6.45 and they say come early for your reservation. We were seated at 6 45 in the courtyard and the aperitif arrived quickly as did the wine , but the starter took nearly one hour from ordering. We left at...c 8.40 , not risking to order a dessert. Clearly short of kitchen staff The restaurant was recommended by the hotel conciergeMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022

So sad to see the old Cafe Amelie closed but we were excited to see it reopened down the block. All the great things about the old Cafe Amelie (amazing food, great service, beautiful large courtyard and beautiful indoor space) are all gone. The new...location is basically a coffee shop trying to still be the old Cafe Amelie- don't consider reviews from previous years as its not the same place. They didn't serve any food out of the kitchen for 30-40 minutes (said they had problems in the back). The server was the most unfriendly person I've ever experienced in a restaurant- I couldn't decide if she knew she was being mean or was just that bad all the time. The food was like something you would get at a coffee shop with just a microwave and toaster. So sad, don't go.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Good food albeit smallish menu, nice setting in courtyard but some niggles with appetiser served with entrees after very long delay, recommended desserts which were awful and entirely overpriced at $12 each- give them a miss! Waitress also hit and miss with an edge but...tuna and salmon gorgeous, veggies with rib more than all dente. Probably not really value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

Super cozy restaurant, I love spending time there. It's a great mix of locals and tourists. The patio on Friday nights is magical.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

did not get seated til 45 min after our reservation. out of almost everything on the very limited menu. food was luke warm and not that great. Reported back to our hotel concierge, because he recommended it for us. very dissappointing.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

Was recommended by our hotel concierge. We arrived at our reservation time but got seated 45 minutes after our reservation! Out of several menu items and the menu is very limited to begin with. Food was Luke warm and not great. Went back to our...hotel and informed our concierge, not a good recommendation.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

This restaurant was cute and I enjoyed the food (a nice muffaletta), but it could benefit from better organization. I had a reservation booked for the courtyard days in advance and despite this, when I arrived there was no courtyard space available which was one...of my primary reasons for picking this brunch spot. It also took about 25 minutes for me to even be acknowledged/offered a drink or starter after I was seated, despite the fact that I was quite visibly at the very front of the restaurant near the door. Like I said, while the food was good, I did feel a little neglected and uneasy as I had a tight schedule due to a flight scheduled for later.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022

Had tried to dine at Cafe Amelie couple times, but something always prevented it. We attended during Mardi Gras finally and let me tell you the meal was best we had all week. The Gumbo in my mind was best in city and although not...Creole or Cajun the short ribs and pork chop were both off the hook good. I cannot wait to visit again and enjoy another great meal.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Showed up early for the reservation and they were very accommodative. Food okay. Drinks ok. Little pricey. Felt like a calm oasis in the midst of a busy French Quarter. Don’t take the indoor table next to the couch. People can sit on the couch...and it’s quite close to the table. I felt like we should have invited the fellow sitting there to a meal.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022 via mobile

We were waiting on the first parade of Madi Gars so we try this place. We had drinks and appetizers they we wonderful. Would come back.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Hello. No, there is no dress code. It's very casual, but you could certainly dress up if you wanted. You wouldn't be out of place either way, casual or dressy. It is just so one of those: 'just relax and be you and do what... More
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Yes, Cafe Amelie offers takeout services.

Cafe Amelie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5