About Palace Café
For over 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.
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 'til
Saturday - Sunday
10:30am - 'til
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a live jazz brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm featuring the Joe Simon Trio.
For parking we offer discounted parking at the Marriott next door, based on availability. If this lot if full, we recommend the following garages, but are unable to offer discounted rates: The Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street, the Wyndham Hotel on Royal Street, and Premium Parking Garage on Iberville Street.
Easily accessible by the Saint Charles Streetcar & the Canal Street car.
Private Party Facilities:
Palace Cafe boasts three private dining rooms accommodating parties from 10 to 80. For events up to 200 the Second Floor is available. Please contact the restaurant directly for private dining space.
Private Party Contact:
Mary McGee-Tilloy: 8776259155
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
All Private Dining Reservations must be made through our Group Sales Department. Please contact Sales at 504-521-8310 for information.
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Palace Café Ratings and Reviews
I was very disappointed. Service was ver ...
I was very disappointed. Service was very poor, 30 minutes to get drunk reordered, over 2.5 hours to finish meal. They were out of two desserts and we were in first evening service. Food was excellent but I could see our food sit on stand until a waiter from another area served it (about 10 minutes sitting on stand in dining room).
This had been my most favorite place to take friends and family.
Like I started with I was very disappointed.
Went for lunch during a conference this ...
Went for lunch during a conference this past Friday. Had a reservation. Got seated. Ordered drinks. Waitress wasn't pushy. Gave us time. Everything great so far.
Ordered lunch. My friend has a Werlein salad with fried oysters on it and I had the shrimp rolls. His salad came several minutes before mine. No dressing to be had on the salad. Had to ask for that. Thankfully, his dish wasn't hot so waiting for mine wasn't a problem.
The shrimp rolls, as the name may suggest, were 3 mini-sandwiches if you will. Per their menu, the shrimp rolls are "Shrimp, lemon-caper cream, Creole seasoned buttered and griddled bun, mixed green salad"
Each roll had 3 shrimp that we pretty small in comparison to the roll. When you looked at the each roll, you'd think...hmm, maybe I'm missing something. Add on top of that barely any cream sauce on the roll. And regarding buttered and griddled bun, I think the kitchen forgot that step out or someone was getting real chincy with the butter. Overall the execution was poorly done and definitely not worth the $14 price tag. The side salad was nothing to remember...it had champagne vinaigrette...meh.
As a local, I would in no way suggest this ever to anyone based on this experience. The Palace Cafe has definitely lost points in my book.
I first went to the Palace Cafe a year a ...
I first went to the Palace Cafe a year after it opened. They are now celebrating 25 years. Honestly, I think the restaurant is getting a little tired and needs to rethink itself. The new bar upstairs is getting buzz, but may be time to evaluate the concept. Maybe the tourists on Canal Street keep it going, but, as a local, it's a lot of trouble to get to, being on the busy street, while the food is just average. You cannot beat the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, sure, but overall I found it lacking. New Orleans has a lot of competition now for good restaurants.
As someone who occasionally travels to N ...
As someone who occasionally travels to NOLA and has dined at Palace Café during previous visits, our dining party of five found several of our table's selections to be off the mark. The gumbo was O.K., but O.K. is not what one expects. I ordered the lamb special and it was singularly disappointing. The waiter was most apologetic, but if this was my only Palace Café dining experience, it would be the last.
I initially went for the Coolinary New O ...
I initially went for the Coolinary New Orleans menu and stayed for the great recommendation made by Moenicia, my waitress. She made a fantastic recommendation - The Andouille Crusted Fish. The bartender made a mean fresh shaken Daiquiri which is always appreciated. The staff overall was really nice which made the Palace Cafe feel very inviting. I would definitely come back!
All the food was amazing. Shrimp in the ...
All the food was amazing. Shrimp in the shrimp remoulade and the shrimp tchefuncte were cooked perfectly. The cobbler cheesecake was so cream & perfect! Service was great and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
Service was super slow. We didn't get t ...
Service was super slow. We didn't get the appetizer until 30 mins after putting our order in. 2 tables that came after us finished their meal before we even got our entrees. Food came out cold. We were there so long that we didn't even want to order dessert because that might take another 30 minutes. Not worth paying almost $300 for the worse meal ever.
Always a good New Orleans favorite. Nic ...
Always a good New Orleans favorite. Nice atmosphere. Turtle soup, shrimp and grits, gumbo, a few of the favorites. Many things on the menu have been unchanged for 20+ years, so that tells you they are good and people come back! A great lunch spot. Can almost always get a table here on the fly. Unlike most of the other hot and trendy restaurants in the area.
Went here with my group of girls for my ...
Went here with my group of girls for my bachelorette trip and we had a great time! Kewanna was our waitress and she rocked it! She made sure we had a blast! If you go here, you HAVE to get the banana foster, it is amazing!
We ate brunch and lunch at Palace. All ...
We ate brunch and lunch at Palace. All the food was quite good. Service was a bit frenetic, but still basically professional. The Sunday brunch jazz trio was a good addition to our experience. We liked brunch so much, we returned for lunch the following day with an equally positive experience, and possibly better service.
We were celebrating a friend's birthday ...
We were celebrating a friend's birthday during a "girl's weekend" In NOLA. What a treat! The food was amazing and our server David was the best. Such a lovely setting with views of the street. Definitely my new favorite. The service was seamless without being intrusive. My friend had a delightful birthday and we all had an a lovely and delicious dining experience.
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