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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/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
great all around; bar upstairs way cool; ...
great all around; bar upstairs way cool; great staff; great food.
We were insulted by the hostess when we ...
We were insulted by the hostess when we checked in for our reservation at 7:00. The staff was very lackluster, and I did not find the food to be as good as everyone had told us it was. It was very disappointing.
One of my favorite restaurants in the wo ...
One of my favorite restaurants in the world! Never miss the chance to dine here.
Excellent meal. Crabmeat Omelet and the ...
Excellent meal. Crabmeat Omelet and the Eggs Sardou were decicious.
LOVE this restaurant! Both the food and ...
LOVE this restaurant! Both the food and service are fantastic! Have been here several times and it never disappoints. Started off with the crab pie appetizer which was divine and followed it with the Shrimp Tchefuncte (splurged and topped it with crawfish). This was the best meal i have had in all my trips to NOLA. Then finished with the bananas foster which melted in your mouth. The staff are professional and fun. They even gave me the recipe of my favorite sauce there as they make it! Will also visit this restaurant on every trip to NOLA. Worth every penny and pound!
We very much enjoyed our dining experien ...
We very much enjoyed our dining experience at the Palace Cafe. The food was delicious and we had an excellent view of Canal Street from our second floor window seat. The service was somewhat slow but they were very busy. We weren't in a big hurry so it was fine. We had two children with us so we were delighted that they had a children's menu! Overall, a great experience!
Another wonderful meal at Palace Cafe. W ...
Another wonderful meal at Palace Cafe. We had an early dinner... the drum (fish) was amazing. So was the gumbo and the chocolate cake at the end. One of the few places I always visit in NOLA!!!
Awesome as always. Food, service, and at ...
Awesome as always. Food, service, and atmosphere are always top notch.
The service was excellent, especially co ...
The service was excellent, especially compared to other experiences in New Orleans. The food was amazing. All 8 in the party had different dishes and each gave a rave review. Very good wine list. Overall it was the best dining experience we had during 5 days in New Orleans.
Food was fresh and spiced perfectly. Our ...
Food was fresh and spiced perfectly. Our server was funny and informative. First time for turtle soup and I want to go back and have it again! We'll be back!
Picked Palace Café because we've eaten t ...
Picked Palace Café because we've eaten there many times before, however, I will not book for special occasion again. Wait service was very slow; they couldn't handle the large demand. They did not let us know what was happening. Our booking was for 1:00pm ; we did not get served until 2:30. Will continue to go for everyday dining only.
Four of us dined for Father's Day Sunday ...
Four of us dined for Father's Day Sunday brunch. The food was great and the service was great. I love that this restaurant is located in the old "Werlein's for Music" location. I'm very sad that Werlein's is gone but glad that we are still able to enjoy the beautiful building. They featured a small jazz band, which added to the New Orleans flavor.
Highly disappointed. As a local, I can ...
Highly disappointed. As a local, I can assure you this is not typical of a Brennan restaurant. Tourist trap. Food was pedestrian, service terrible and the noise level unbearable. Head to Mr B's instead.
Drinks, dinner and service were all outs ...
Drinks, dinner and service were all outstanding. It was a special occasion made more special by celebrating it at The Palace Cafe.
try the "temperature lunch"..a fun choic ...
try the "temperature lunch"..a fun choice! the drnks hit the spot.
Our first night in town started our visi ...
Our first night in town started our visit in a big way - and we decided we'd come back!
The guests were absolutely thrilled with ...
The guests were absolutely thrilled with this recommendation.
I thought the food quality was down from ...
I thought the food quality was down from when I'd been there last.
After many visits to N.O. We finally mad ...
After many visits to N.O. We finally made it to the Palace and were not disappointed. Our servers Trevor and Pamela were personable and attentive and Zach was great too!
Great Banans Foster
Service was outstanding and friendly. Loved the table side banana foster. Meal was good although not unique. We would go again.
Excellent food and wonderful service.
Excellent food and wonderful service. We really enjoyed the experience.
I would enjoy lunch and have dinner some ...
I would enjoy lunch and have dinner somewhere else. Really good food but lacks some ambience, perfect for lunch.
Wa turned away because of shirt with no ...
Wa turned away because of shirt with no sleeves although other kids inside with sloppy looking shirts and shorts. Changed at hotel and returned to nearly empty restaurant. Basically good creole . Probably better spot for outdoor lunch/coffee experience.
So so but fast
Nothing special about this tourist trap. Limited menu with few options, watery drinks and so so service. Convenient location though and super fast.
Average at best!
Nothing special here. Once a great restaurant, the place now seems tired, uninspired and overpriced.
Love This Place!
Great Dinner! the entree's were perfect, our server was great, we will be back!!!
Better than expected
You might expect a restaurant directly on Canal Street would be a tourist trap. I'm from the area and it was admittedly my expectation. It wasn't my first time there but it had been a long while. The ambiance was inviting and the place was vibrant. It was a Saturday night. We ordered the crabmeat cheesecake as appetizer and it was delicious. The waiter offered to split it on two plates for us without our asking. Our drink server was attentive and accommodating. Our waiter was even moreso. We realized we forgot to order our entree and had to be at the Saengar Theatre in 30 minutes. The waiter recommended not ordering an entree and instead getting a couple of quicker items. (i.e., turtle soup, spinach salad) He brought both out on the double. Both items were very good. We walked down to Saengar with about 10 minutes to spare.
Enjoyable experience as usual. Turtle so ...
Enjoyable experience as usual. Turtle soup was great
Great temp lunch!
Food was delicious and a wonderful value. Service was great and they were able to get us out in about 45 minutes. Love the temp lunch.
Wonderful first NOLA Meal
Terrific, friendly waiters; bistro ambiance; best food "out" in a long time.
All around great place to dine. Food, se ...
All around great place to dine. Food, service, ambiance all excellent. Never been disappointed dining here. Consistently awesome
Delicious food, old-school style and glamour
Was in New Orleans on business trip that turned into a vacation. This spot was recommended by a local and it was so good that I took my husband back when he came to join me at the end of my business trip. The crabmeat cheesecake is amazing-- I can't stop thinking about it. The ambiance, style, and service are authentic and reminiscent of glamorous days of old. Every dish we had was delicious-- including the pecan pie for dessert. Not cheap, but a great New Orleans experience. You can't go wrong.
A New Orleans Institution
Every time I come to New Orleans I go to the Palace for excellent personal attention, Crabmeat cheesecake, home made bread, excellent cocktails, and the list goes on! This past Sunday did not disappoint! Especially Loved my Mim's Cup and Rabbit! See you again Next Year!
Great service and superb food.
We arrived early for our reservations and had coffee at the bar while waiting, which, though they were busy, the hostess made sure she slipped us in. The service is what you expect of Brennen establishment - superb. The food was in the same category and had a great varied selection. A very enjoyable experience.
Can't Beat Old School
Can't beat anything the Brennans have in NOLA, and this is no exception. From the waiters in their suits, to the dozens of vodka flavors for your Bloody Mary, to the exquisite food, you can't go wrong. The food is upscale but homey. Their crawfish cheesecake was indescribable. Not what I pictured but one of the best things I ate down there. Their crab on fried green tomato was perfect.
Great birthday brunch
We had a great time and a great meal at Palace Café. The jazz band played happy birthday, the make your own bloody Mary was a nice touch, and of course the food was spot on.
We had a great family brunch. The Palace ...
We had a great family brunch. The Palace is accommodating to larger groups. The food was excellent and the Jazz band enhanced the already lovely ambiance. The Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars were very fun. Service was the highlight as our two servers (one for drinks and one for food) were both excellent!
Very busy place and noisy but the food a ...
Very busy place and noisy but the food and the service are worth the noise. Had a petite campagne board. Was enough for both my husband and I and we enjoyed every morsel. Our waiter made great recommendations and did not disappoint us. Main course of fish was excellent. Wanted bananas foster for dessert but my husband didn't do I had a wonderful strawberry sorbet. So refreshing. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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