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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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - til
Saturday & Sunday Jazz Brunch
10:30am - 2:30pm
Limited menu from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join the Rum Runners Duo during Happy Hour in the Black Duck Bar on Palace Café's second Floor. Happy Hour is Monday - Friday from 4pm-6pm.
Place Café also offers a live jazz brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-2:30pm featuring the Joe Simon Trio.
To learn more about Dickie Brennan & Co.'s catering options, please contact our Sales Department at 504-274-1816.
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: (877) 625-9155
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, 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
Our meals were not prepared as specified. My entree came with the wrong side and my friend's entree was covered in sauce that we had asked to be omitted. Also, we had to flag the waiter down twice. I believe in a restaurant where you have two waiters, having to flag one down should never happen.
First time here and I was a bit disappointed. Ate breakfast and had the banana fosters waffles, they were just okay. It seems as though the breakfast buffet is the main attraction there, but my cousin who ordered was not impressed. Our server didn't have too many tables, but the attentiveness was lacking. There are many other places in New Orleans I would recommend for breakfast before I would ever suggest Palace Cafe again.
Celebrating our birthdays and Mother's Day, Dria and our drink server were wonderful as we're all of the staff. The food was fantastic and while we did wait for a little after our reservation, the experience more than made up for it and we had a lovely table.
Food was awesome, we did sit for about 15 minutes and I had to ask for a server. The B waiter was awesome but the head waiter left a bit to be desired. For the quality of the restaurant I expect A plus service, i actually had better service the next morning at a Waffle House!
Palace Cafe is one of our family's favorite dinner spots in New Orleans. The crabmeat cheesecake appetizer is out of this world and so rich, it is perfect to split. The andouille sausage crusted fish and pecan crusted fish dishes are both excellent. And ending with a table side bananas foster makes for a memorable meal. We always ask for a window table upstairs.
My guest and I ate here for lunch before going to see a play in New Orleans. Our servers Jeremy and Dria were very attentive, but not to the point to where they were always on top of you. I had the crawfish cake Sardou and my guest had the shrimp tchefuncte. Both dishes were very good. We were in and out pretty quickly. We will definitely be returning to dine there again.
We ate here on a Saturday at noon. Be sure to make reservations because the place gets busy. It is really loud inside plus they have live jazz musicians strolling through the restaurant. They have a build your own mimosa and bloody mary station. The biggest complaint I had was the food was just lukewarm. I got the feeling that it had been made earlier and was just sitting under a warmer. I had the spinach salad and crabmeat cheesecake and my husband had an egg skillet. Overall, there are a lot of great choices of food in this city so I'm not sure that I would return but I did like the fact that it was so close to our hotel.
From the moment we walked in, it was obvious that things were off. The hostess was not
welcoming. Even though we were on time for our reservation, she simply told us to stand to the
side (after making us wait to even speak to her). We waited several minutes to be seated, even though the restaurant was not close to
being full. The girl who poured water and took the wine order was horrendous. She spilled the water every time she poured it. It took her forever to return with the bottle of wine. At the
table, she took an amazingly long time to open the bottle. My impression is that she hates her job. After the above rude behavior by her and the hostess, I would not go back.
I would like to point out that when the waiter was on the scene, he was excellent. Also, the
food was very good. It's a shame that a couple bad employees can ruin what should be a good experience.
We had brunch here the first day in NO. It was OK but honestly not a relaxing enjoyable brunch. Our courses arrived so quickly we were in and out in an hour from seating to exit. When you offer music there should be time to enjoy it. The breakfast was fine, nothing memorable. It felt like a tourist trap honestly. Wouldnt do it again.
We were able to get a last minute reservation thanks to OpenTable. We had an interesting rum cocktail and my drum entrée was quite good. However my wife's fish option was not very good. The service was pretty good considering it was a busy Friday night. It was quite a loud restaurant with lots of waiters going past our table constantly through the meal.
We got a reservation at the Palace Cafe because a friend recommenced it. We ordered from the brunch menu, but a few more menu items would have been nice. What made our visit most enjoyable was our server, Nikki, who was extremely helpful and most pleasant. It was obvious that she loved her job by the way she engaged with us, as well as her professionalism doing her job. We would recommend the Palace Cafe to friends. And, we also look forward to dining during the lunch and dinner times.
It was a very fine brunch on the second floor by the windows (as requested). The food was excellent. The waiters were skilled. The flambé Bananas Foster was deftly prepared. The musicians were engaging. We hope to continue to visit when we are fortunate to be in NOLA.
You can never go wrong at Palace Cafe! We make a pilgrimage there every time we are in NOLA. The meal HAS to include the savory Crab Cheesecake! This was our first visit for brunch and it did not disappoint. I love the strolling musicians (they came over and sang happy birthday to my husband), the room, the creativity of the menu and the consistent execution. Palace Cafe is and will always be a favorite!
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