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Cafe Pontalba

546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
+1 504-522-1180
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Authentic NOLA food and great location next to Jackson Park. The staff is friendly (as usual for New Orleans).

Thank adventuretrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few place we were able to go in to that didn't require everyone to be over 21. Not overly crowded, good food. Would recommend.

Thank medic1644
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the top of the line restaurant you may find in New Orleans but very good food and reasonable prices. Good service and a nice variety of southern dishes. The crawfish etouffee was amazing

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for an early morning breakfast. The food was average at best, but the location in very good. What stood out to me the most, is the server. He was police, but he was filthy. His pants were extremely dirty and stained, He was...More

Thank gscar35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guys were helpful at the bar but I can’t say that they were very good, just average. It was a convenient stop on the way to our witches brew tour.

Thank alisafranz50by50
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for basically a snack. Ended up spending $47 dollars on nothing. Draft beer was not good (miller lite).

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful experience!!! My daughter (2 /2 yrs old) has a severe nut allergy. Upon arrival, told waitress and she said "no problem". In my past experiences, most restaurants will not bring anything to the table that has nuts. Everyone ordered their food. I ordered an...More

Thank nlebouef13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for people watching. Food is fine - my red beans and rice were a bit different but the portion was fine and included a hearty serving of sausage. Everyone else seemed satisfied. My friend's Bloody Mary earned praise. Good service and great location.

Thank Decaturbaby
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting the cathedral. It is located in the corner near the cathedral. We stopped with our grand children. It was early, so we had a cheese omelet with grits, eggs Benedict, and the children had bacon. The atmosphere was very nice....More

Thank robert-charmaine
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was the first place we ate at on our recent trip to NOLA. My wife and I love all things New Orleans and hope to become residents soon. The Cafe Pontalba had excellent service. The weather was perfect so they had all the outside...More

Thank vvahoo206
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 546 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3321
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-1180
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