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Messina's Runway Cafe

6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126-8004
+1 504-241-5300
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126-8004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old friends met for lunch in historic Restored ART DECO BUILDING. TERMINAL OF Lakefront Airport is location of Messina's Runway restaurant. Welcoming and Friendly. Speedy drinks and dining service. Refills yes. Quality vis a vis price is compelling. My redfish main was beautifully prepared. It's...More

Thank r s
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We had breakfast at Messina's Runway Cafe. The menu was much more limited than the on line menu. Service was very poor. The food on the other hand was excellent. We probably will not return

Thank John A
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Very disappointed. I ordered the pan grilled catfish. The fish was swimming in oil as well as the spinach. I immediately told the waiter and he said he would replace it with chicken but unfortunately it never came. After everyone else finished their meals, we...More

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed December 22, 2017

I love Eggs Benedict and these were very good. A spicy Bloody to accompany and what more could one want. Fun experience.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Went to the Walnut Room/Runway Café for a Sunday brunch based on glowing reports from friends. The room was busy, but no one was waiting, and we had reservations. It took over an hour for our food to be delivered to the table and it...More

Thank cassieinnola
Stacey M, Manager at Messina's Runway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Hi Cassie, We are very sorry to hear about your recent experience at the Runway Café. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you give us the chance to make it right. Our Café goes to great lengths to provide the highest level of service...More

Reviewed July 18, 2017

Sunday brunch is busy at the Runway Cafe. A right sized room, adjoining bar, art deco design, along with views of the tarmac and runway make this the "happening place" on Sundays. I enjoyed the Doolittle omelet, with a side pancake. No one was disappointed...More

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed July 14, 2017

We visited the Runway Cafe as the starting spot for an eastwards beer tasting journey. Opening cocktails (Bloody Marys and Belinis, and yes, we had a designated driver) were perfect, sturdy and tasty. Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake, "The Lindbergh," and more were all perfectly executed....More

Thank Rigel54
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This cafe is at the old Lakefront Airport which is a classic art deco style building and is out of the way for tourists. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. The best seats have a view of the runway but the food is...More

1  Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Reviewed May 26, 2017

The atmosphere is wonderful. We were seated by the bar with wall of windows and could watch the planes land and take off. The food was good, not great. The staff needs some training. We had to ask for refills multiple times, we only saw...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I've been to the Runway Café, at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, a number of times over a 15 years period. This latest visit was the best. There were lots of folks waiting to get in for lunch. I was told it would be about...More

Thank Ray M
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October 31, 2015|
Response from Ray M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you want in asking about serving times, but the wait to be served and the wait for our dinner to arrive was not long. I would say it's not fast food speed, it's not high class restaurant slow. For someone who... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126-8004
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-241-5300
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