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“Can you say "Signature Crabmeat Cheesecake"??”
Review of Palace Cafe

Palace Cafe
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Ranked #192 of 2,033 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Chartres Street
Transit: Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
Description: 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.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Umm... wow, this place was great! My mom and I ended up here at the suggestion of our tour guide (a local guy) and boy were we lucky we listened to him! I know it may sound odd... but if you are in the mood for a savory, smooth, fluffy, creamy crabmeat treat... look no further. We were also lucky enough to stop by during their live Jazz brunch... was a pleasure, the trio stopped by each table of guests as they strolled in.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had been to Palace Café once before, also for Sunday brunch as on this visit. The food is on the expensive side, but is quite good. Duck & garlic gumbo and turtle soup to start were both hearty and delicious. Entrees were alligator sausage and beans, and the Café eggs benedict, with a massive pile of pulled pork atop cheddar biscuits, with a tasso hollandaise covering perfectly poached eggs.

What was disappointing was the Bloody Mary, especially after we were given choice of house-infused vodkas, one of which was jalapeño (others were bacon, and a couple of herbal infusions–oregano and rosemary, I think?). We both chose jalapeño, figuring they would be nice and spicy; surprisingly, there was almost no heat at all, and actually very little flavor.

There is a nice jazz trio playing throughout Sunday brunch (unless they are on a break, which we managed to time perfectly, alas). I'd go again, especially with others (it's the kind of place you take your mother or grandmother). But for just us as a couple, we have other favorites in the quarter.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Located right on Canal street cafe has a great history and traditional dishes...I highly recommend Crab cheescake, pomegranate drink was so refreshing and service was delightful.
I actually filmed the preparation of one of the deserts...Fun place for lunch or dinner and very acceptable prices

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The service at this "fine" dining restaurant was atrocious. The waitress never re filled our drinks or came by to check on us. When we complained about the stale coffee instead of apologizing and offering a fresh cup she told us we just didn't know what chicory tastes like. When we complained about the lack of service she was very rude and non apologetic. I will never go here again. The wait staff at Ihop is 100 times better!!

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This restaurant looks so inviting from the outside and it is very attractive inside but the food is disappointing and over priced. Fancy-smancy small portions with odd flavors.

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Thank myra c
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