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Palace Cafe

) #90 of 1,538 Restaurants in New Orleans ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, American, Seafood
605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
+1 504-523-1661
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We dropped in to the Palace Cafe for a late lunch and while the food was alright the inattentive service let the restaurant down. As we were lunching late the restaurant was not busy yet it took quite a while for our drinks server to...More

Thank Chris1950822
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After being seated and looking at the menu I didn't feel we would be happy with our meal. Went because it mentioned kid friendly. Basic entree averaged 25.00 and they were all out of the ordinary. Guess I'm just a plain kinda gal. Won't be...More

Thank Yoda316
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was sooo delicious and flavorful. We got the Grand Champaign Board that had the variety of pates and specialty meats. Plus we got the crab claws bordelaise, also excellent (I'd just recommend you get the regular French bread for dipping rather than the...More

Thank Cyn S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cafe interior is architecturally lovely, so the atmosphere could be a reason to visit. The service was good. The food was unremarkable. Overall, I would have no reason to return. There are so many spectacular restaurant in the area, this one doesn't stand out...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here recently on my lunch hour to enjoy their special Temperature lunch. The price of the fixed menu (an appetizer and an entrée) is based on the local temperature the day prior. The day I went, my lunch was $9.50 for Tomato /...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing dinner here! From appetizer to dessert, every dish we had was fabulous! The wait staff were wonderful too!

Thank KRCody
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food is very nice and the venue is lovely too; however, the staff are not attentive and look miserable.

Thank Marius M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Palace Café is running a lunch special, called the temperature lunch. The price is whatever the high temperature was the day before. Weekdays only and check the website for the price and entrée. Includes soup or salad, upcharge for gumbo and turtle soup and...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch. Disappointed. Ordered a mimosa from my table and they directed me to a bar to make me own. Pretty sure if I didn't want table service, I would have gone to McDonald's. Then ordered the crabmeat and mushroom omelette. Don't waste...More

Thank Arielle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch week of July and had the "Temperature Lunch" were the chief selects the items for that day and you pay the previous day's temperature, example if temp was 92 you pay $9.20. We had salad, pork , and green beans. Service...More

Thank Seaman56
Central Business District
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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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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
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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