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Palace Cafe

605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
+1 504-523-1661
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (155 reviews)
“bananas foster” (273 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great Place had a quick lunch sat at the Bar had only 30 minutes to enjoy their signature cheese cake with crab and was reasonable priced, the live music was incredible you could see the kitchen and watch the preparation of the the dishes ,it...More

Thank g m
Reviewed 4 days ago

No reservations available for dinner while I was here so just walked in around 4:30 and got a table. My friend and I shared several dishes and they were all superb! The crab cheesecake (similar to a quiche) is a must-have dish. The cauliflower gratin...More

Thank MEW_art
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had to wait a little since we didn't book a table, but the wait was worth it. If you can sit at the bar and ask for the cocktails menu. All of them are great. Make sure to have the Pain Perdu!!

Thank Alfredo F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had dinner which was a nice change of pace from the usual tourist menu offerings. Not to say this was not NOLA cuisine, only that we wanted a break from the endless offerings of fried food. Excellent tasting boards (selections of meats, cheeses, and...More

Thank JGF_Nassau
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here for dinner after our swamp and plantation tour. Nothing on the menu looked familiar, so we had the waiter help us with our selections. We enjoyed everything esp white chocolate bread pudding. We enjoyed the sax player, while we ate. This place...More

Thank TipiHaereNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

had no dinner plans so we stopped to sit at an outside table ,have a drink and decide where to eat......ended up just eating there and for some reason didnt expect much. we were wrong!!!! had the filet and crab cheescake....absolutley wonderful!

Thank jreneelyons
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the look and feel of this restaurant. Service was amazing. The food was incredible. They flambé the bananas fosters right at your table. Would definitely recommend.

Thank marisolinmiami
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there twice during our five-day stay in New Orleans. It was the best food and best service that we had the whole time we were there. When we go back we will definitely eat there several times.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Minimal waiting time and a little loud but the diners were the source. The murals are great and the service again is fantastic can't say too many good things about the servers. the beef is a little dry

Thank selmanw
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last night, all I wanted was bananas foster. We walked to Palace Café around 9:30/10pm without a reservation. We were seated quickly. At first glance, we seemed to be underdressed, but we spied fellow diners in jeans and t-shirts and felt at ease....More

Thank demetriadw
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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6 April 2017|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
You can always wash dishes if you can't.
Kathryn M
7 January 2015|
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Response from lollygal | Reviewed this property |
Outside was a bit more casual. Indoor attire for Sunday Brinch was Business Casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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