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Palace Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307 (Chartres Street)
+1 504-523-1661
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Innovative and delicious food, even by New Orleans' standard! I had the legendary crab meat cheese cake, and banana oatmeal for breakfast. The crab meat cheese cake is original, smooth and not heavy at all. Both are super yummy!

Thank saibitko
Roselle, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of NOLA best kept secrets.....shhhhh! Customer service was top shelf, thanks to Pamela and Lela...... both did an outstanding job! Food was very tasty and the deserts awesome!

Thank pius p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were so kind! I had the Crab Cheesecake and will never get over it. Decadent but not too rich. Their coffee is also a perfect eye opener! Enjoy!

Thank Heather H
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a group of 12 so that may have been the issue. But, service was very slow. Waitress was fantastic! The food was delicious for everyone. We were seated up top which, personally, I liked as it was a bit more private in a noisy place.

Thank Abney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff are outstanding. We had some fish that was kind of tough but the turtle soup was delicious. Dessert was flourless chocolate cake. Good stuff.

Thank John M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed across the street from the Palace restaurant at Jw Marriott so I had dinner here on my final night in New Orleans. If you like very attentive top notch service and wonderful food this is the place to dine. The soup appetizer was so good and my fish entre was out of this world delicious. But you have... More 

Thank howardwCoeurDAlene
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here the first time in August 2016 and knew it would be one of the locations I would visit every time I came

Thank stasmax86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was absolutely perfect! It is stunningly gorgeous inside and the food was delicious with many choices on the menu. A favorite of my restaurant experiences!

Thank msdkad
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there with a large group and we had preset a pre-fixe menu. The first thing we were presented with upon sitting down was the bill and asked to pre-pay it. Maybe they have had a bad experience with large groups in the past, but we all thought it was extremely tacky. Included in our pre-fixe were 2 drinks.... More 

Thank GiantsFan1986
Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here our first night in NOLA and it was good, hearty, food. Like most food typical of this city, it is on the heavy, high fat, spicy side-- meat and fish -- not too healthy but feels like the real deal.

Thank Susanog2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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