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“Wonderful food, great service and atmosphere.”
Review of Cafe Amelie

Cafe Amelie
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Ranked #73 of 1,989 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: Between Dumaine St. & St. Philip St.
Transit: Cafe Amelie is accessible by the RTA’s redline streetcars that run along the river; the nearest stop is Dumaine Street, then Cafe Amelie is a short 4-block walk from the river.
Description: 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. Cafe Amelie has a full bar offering an array of signature cocktail creations. Cafe Amelie and the accompanying Princess of Monaco Courtyard are also available for private parties, weddings and receptions.
Reviewed November 14, 2009

The Sweet Potato soup is a must have. A wide selection of gourmet entrees.

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Reviewed November 7, 2009

We arrived during lunchtime on a Sunday afternoon and it was very busy, however the host assured us that the wait would be about an hour and we could leave and return and then we would be seated. We did leave, but when we returned, we waited another 45 minutes and watched as tables opened up and they sat other guests. When we inquired as to if we were going to be seated, a hostess said, "Yes, but I don't know when." We left and two valuable hours of ours were wasted because they simply didn't tell us that they were too busy to seat us to begin with and continued to seat other people before us.

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Reviewed November 6, 2009

Dining in this beautiful courtyard watching butterflies light on the blooms, who could believe the noise and bustle of the Quarter was just steps away? My friend called her muffaletta the best she'd ever had. I had a delicous duck with orange sauce. We had both an alcoholic and virgin Bloody Mary, and both were fantastic. The service was attentive, but not pretentious. Really a pleasant lunch, on a lovely sunny day.

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Reviewed September 8, 2009

This is my new favorite place to eat in New Orleans!

I heard about Cafe Amelie on the plane to New Orleans for the weekend, and not one to pass up a recommendation from a local, I took my mom and sister the next day. Michael and Derek - wherever you are now - THANK YOU for directing us there.

We ordered the crab cakes (AMAZING!), the roast beef sandwich with bleu cheese, and the chicken entree. All of it was worthy of a five-star rating. The creole tomatoes were red and juicy, the bread on the sandwich was light and fresh, and the citrus glaze on the crab cakes was surprising and delicious. It is the attention to detail in each of the dishes that makes the food stand out and rival anything on the menu of other well-known establishments.

We sat in the courtyard at one of the patio tables and noted that despite the bright sun and heat, most of the tables were enjoying nice shade. The tables were not topped in white linen, but the white and yellow checked cloth napkins offered a casually elegant touch.

The service was wonderful, and the manager was incredibly welcoming, not only to Cafe Amelie, but to New Orleans in general. He offered up recommendations for things in the city, and left his card with us if we needed anything during our stay. True southern hospitality.

Thanks to everyone at Cafe Amelie for a wonderful lunch experience!

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Reviewed May 28, 2009

This is a really cute restaurant... great brunch spot especially if the weather is nice and you can sit outside. The food was delicious and their cocktails were great! The building is very neat and has an interesting history.

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