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Palace Cafe

605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
+1 504-523-1661
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (149 reviews)
“bananas foster” (264 reviews)
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French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had dinner tonight with my daughter. The appetiser and mains were average and on the salty side. For some reason, the waiter decided to prepare our Banana foster order with another couple, seated nearby us. We were surprised since all the tables around us also...More

Thank aquariusgal66
Reviewed 4 days ago

All I can say is delicious. We had gumbo, crab claws bordelaise, shrimp rolls and last but not least bananas foster. All of the above were out of his world. The staff was so friendly.

Thank ddecicco6
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had a very enjoyable time. The food was excellent and the wait staff was a great delight.

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this by the Concierge at our hotel. We had not booked but got a table within 5 minutes. David our waiter took us through the menu and made his recommends. We started with a Fruite de Mer board which was beautiful, then...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a late lunch, sat at the downstairs bar. Hostess, bartenders, and managers were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and beer selection. Gumbo was outstanding and paired nicely with a local IPA. Highly recommend

Thank FactoryHand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taken for lunch i was looking for fine New Orleans food. Prices high, potions small. No raw oysters available but fried on menu. Oyster trio was three small fried oysters with a smidge of salad and lots of dressing. Salad a few pieces of lettuce,...More

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this place while walking down Canal Street looking for somewhere to eat breakfast. The Bananas Foster Waffles and creme brulee oatmeal on the menu sounded pretty good so we decided to give the place a try. It was a good breakfast. The price was...More

Thank isilwath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with the recommendation from hotel concierge. Sunday jazz brunch - great experience. Easy and nice jazz band serving up music, the crab mushroom omelette and a ham and chess sandwich (NOLA style) were great. This restaurant is right on Canal street, convenient...More

Thank Roberto32225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and decor are great. The gulf fish dinner (swordfish that evening) was delicious and their coffee was some of the best we had all weekend. I definitely plan on returning.

Thank MsAdinah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in NOLA for business and stayed right next door to the Palace Cafe. This place was awesome. From the time I walked in the door, the staff was very nice and attentive. I sat upstairs in front of the very well stocked bar....More

Thank John F
Central Business District
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
You can always wash dishes if you can't.
Kathryn M
6 January 2015|
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Response from lollygal | Reviewed this property |
Outside was a bit more casual. Indoor attire for Sunday Brinch was Business Casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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