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Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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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.
$30 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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 September 3, 2021

Of all the places we went to, Cafe Amelie was easily the worst. We dined on an uneven metal table in the courtyard without even a white cloth covering it. The table, with the press of your palm, would move upward so you have to...be careful at all times that your drinks don't spill. We ordered the gulf shrimp and pork chops. Nothing unique in the presentation or the ingredients, and most of the menu doesn't appear to be locally sourced either, which other restaurants we went to in Nola, like Cochon, make an effort to do. These dishes, like artichoke dip and seared salmon, is not Creole or Cajun food, it's generic food for toursits. You can get this anywhere in America. And the shrimp portion we got is laughable for the price. Botton line; if you are a foodie or want to relax in comfortable surroundings, this isn't the place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 31, 2021

Great food and service! Loved the outdoor seating and ambience! Highly recommend! Reservations recommended!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

I loved the outdoor setting under the shaded trees on the patio. The food was amazing! We had the Brussel sprouts, salmon cake, poutine, and chicken pesto over penne... it was one of the best meals we've had in New Orleans!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 12, 2021

The food was very good as was the bloody Mary. I had the egg plate for brunch and the croissant was light and tasty. The eggs were scrambled just right and the bacon was crispy aand without a lot of fat.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

Loved the place, the food, and the environment. The patio is beautiful! Came in with the kiddos and we all enjoyed our food

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

I had always loved the decor of this restaurant; especially the courtyard. As a tour guide for 4 years in the French Quarter, I have repeatedly suggested them to guests of the city. I can no longer do this in good conscience. Today I arrived...at 2:15p with no reservation, but was told there was room in the courtyard. I was seated in the center, and I was one of the first seated there, as it had just stopped raining. 15 minutes passed without anyone even stopping to take my drink order. More people began to arrive and be seated around the periphery of the courtyard. I noticed drinks being served to them. I finally got up to speak to the woman who seated me to let her know no one had been by yet. This was after having attempted to lock eyes with several servers who definitely saw me. I figured it must be a seating issue, I was in a weird section or something. A server came out, apologizing profusely. I had been sitting in the courtyard from 2:15-2:45 at this point. She took my order, then told me the kitchen was closing because it was almost 3p. She went to put my order in, and after at least 10 more minutes of just sitting there, she came back to tell me they were out of what I’d ordered. I told her the dessert by itself would be fine. I waited another 15 minutes, and finally left. It was after 3p by this point. I was the only person of Color seated in the courtyard. I played the benefit of the doubt game in my head, making excuses for what could have gone wrong, but at the end of the day, a brightly dressed woman of Color was the first seated in the courtyard of Cafe Amelie’s, was effectively ignored by the entire staff, and left an hour later without service. This was a painful and humiliating experience, and I will definitely not advise any of my guests to dine here, lest they have a similar experience.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

While wondering the streets of the French Quarter, we were drawn to the beautiful courtyard at Cafe Amelie. We approached the Cafe hoping that we could make a reservation for dinner. A half an hour later we received a text that a table was available!...We were seated indoors, but still had a wonderful view of the courtyard. The staff were all very professional. Having had a large midday meal, we chose lighter, healthier menu items, including - Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Amelie Mixed Salad, and delicious Cooked Carrots. We were hoping that we would have room to try a dessert, but the portions were large and we had no room. We will definitely return to Cafe Amelie when we are hungrier! Wonderful Food & Atmosphere!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

The food was excellent and the outdoor patio was beautiful. We had the shrimp and grits, the gumbo and the blackened catfish sandwich. The patio wasn't loud but the acoustics of the space made speaking to my wife a couple feet away difficult. The service...was fairly poor and I pretty sure they forgot to put alcohol in one of the two drinks we ordered.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 14, 2021

Loved our experience at Cafe Amelie! We decided to do drinks, small plates and desserts and were NOT disappointed. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits, gumbo and spinach/artichoke dip. The atmosphere was lovely and our server Lisa was phenomenal! Great patio experience in New Orleans!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021 via mobile

The best part of this place is the beautiful courtyard. We called to ask if we needed a reservation. We were told as long as our party was less than 6 ppl we could walk in. We walked a literal mile to get there only...to be told by the rude hostess (in a span of 20 mins) that they were at capacity & couldn’t add us to the wait list. I flipped out because that’s why I called ahead! They begrudgingly put my party of 2 on the wait list & sent everyone behind us packing. We sat for an hour until we finally got a table at 8pm. They close at 9pm. They have a limited menu. The food we got was tasty but the service was slow & the meal was quite expensive. If you want to go for the experience, make a reservation ahead of time!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from 404johnb | Reviewed this property |
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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I'm not sure but the restaurant was excellent.
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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