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Palace Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-523-1661
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I typically don't review places with thousands of reviews but I thought it worth mentioning that they now have a mimosa/Bloody Mary bar that was a hit for my wife and aunt. I personally loved the Eggs Benedict and Crab Cheesecake. Highly recommend both. Make reservations if you don't want to wait!

Thank Jagmeister71
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was okay, nothing spectacular. I had something with pulled pork and mashed potatoes and gravy and it was pretty good and my daughter had the greens and strawberry salad. It was very, very small and for lunch for the two of us, both drinking only iced tea, it was about $40 so I think it was overpriced for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dria knocked it out of the park as our server! Following her recommendations we had one of the best brunches of our lives. Thank you, Palace Cafe! We'll be back as soon as we can! Thank you for the added bonus of jazz musicians at our table. Wow!!

Thank wannabeislander1232
Cottage Grove, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted a quick bite before meeting up with our adult kids. We were actually craving a hamburger and they didn't disappoint. We were seated quickly and served fast. Burger was perfect. Returned later that evening for bananas foster. The other places we had been didn't serve it so we went back here. We were seated quickly... More 

Thank Copper3165
Denton, Texas
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ah, the old days pass. In olden years Palace Cafe was one of the restaurants that kept the food - the indulgence on the palate for subtle nuance in flavor - up front. Now the chef delivers rote menu product. Don't get me wrong, quality palate is satisfied, but not the Wow! of just a couple of years ago. Did... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have passed Palace Cafe several times on Canal Street but have never stopped in until this trip. I discovered what I had been missing. We started with the Strawberry and Granola Salad which we shared. It was interesting with the crunchy granola and fresh strawberries. I had a glass of "draft" wine - the pinot noir - which was... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a lot of restaurants owned by the Brennan family (and I assume they are all related, somehow) and this is one of them. They have an outside patio (if you want al-fresco dining) but we went upstairs to the Black Duck(?) bar. We didn't really want a big meal so the 3 of us decided to share the... More 

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Grifton, North Carolina
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful meal. We did need reservations. It was my birthday and one of my friends told them and we shared a DEVINE white chocolate bread pudding

Thank MissBonnie310
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food we ordered (hamburger, shrimp) was quite good and tasty. We also had a very good dessert. The problem we had was a very slow service where our waiter "forgot" about us and another waiter took over. The second waiter was very professional and excellent.

Thank EEclipse
Lady's Island, SC
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here for our final night in NO. After eating for three days we weren't particularly hungry...so we were offered a chance to sit in the bar area upstairs and share a few appetizers with our wine. An excellent choice. We ordered two appetizers (one was crayfish in melted brie) which were awesome! A good choice for us and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
    (Chartres Street)
  • Public Transportation: Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-1661
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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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