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Cafe at the Square

) #185 of 1,537 Restaurants in New Orleans $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
+1 504-304-7831
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“crab cakes” (25 reviews)
“grits” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in twice for lunch on our recent visit to NOLA. I had the crab cakes which are fairly good sized. They give a generous portion of crab and they are light and tasty. My wife had The ahi tuna salad...More

Thank dbla72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! When I visit the city, I try to stay in the CBD - around Julia Street. I found this place several years ago and fell in love with the food. Good, non-touristy restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is my favorite...More

Thank a1aman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service by staff. The ambiance is quiet and clean. The food was fresh, hot and tasty.

Thank camay252003
davidnola, Owner at Cafe at the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate when our guests take their time to let us know how we are doing. Many thanks again David Smith Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for breakfast, but was too late; however, the grilled chicken sandwich was excellent. Must try.

Thank JerseyDiva
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The mixed drinks were made to perfection. The staff was very friendly, almost like they knew you personally.

Thank courtney c
Reviewed 10 July 2017

they were super nice to us when we arrived with multiple kids and basically had our 'rehearsal dinner' there 2 days before our wedding. the next day breakfast was fast and good as well. some good New Orleans items on menu.

Thank yogaperson
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I loved the food and wonderful location of this restaurant! Last week, I ate here 3 times because I happened to be doing tours nearby and I thoroughly enjoyed the alligator bites, cheeseburger poboy and crawfish poboy! The entertainment was amazing, as I had a...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My family and I had brunch here before a full day at the WWII Museum. I just can't say enough about the wonderful service and spectacular food. My husband was hesitant because of the prices but conceded afterward that the amount and quality of the...More

Thank TexasMomma92
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Diverse menu with some healthy choices. Food was delicious and the service was good. Generous happy hour too (4-7pm).

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was very close to my hotel and I passed it while walking to the National WWII museum. Thought I would give it a try. Had a spectacular Rum punch and a very good meal of crab cakes. The side salad that accompanied the...More

Thank Janly
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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Right down the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-304-7831
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