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Palace Cafe

605 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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(504) 523-1661


  • Sunday: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Cuisine: Breakfast and Brunch, Cafes, Cajun Restaurants, French Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 153 reviews

price range:$26 to $50

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  • NM_Bill reviewWe finally ate here after avoiding due to its location re: Marriott and Sheraton. Glad we did. Not as casual as some N.O. offerings they do come across as considerably pretentious, but so what - the excellent fare compensated for that and plus. A delightful foodie experience.

    44444 by NM_Bill

  • 1chick reviewAfter hearing rave reviews about this restaurant I decided to give it a whirl, but was severely dissappointed when my food was served burned.

    22222 by 1chick

  • hharada reviewI've tended to overlook the Palace Cafe the many times I've been in New Orleans, probably because being a former music store, the exterior still seems store-like. The dining area is quite noisy, probably because of the tile floors. It's possible the upstairs dining area may be quiter, but I've never eaten there. However, the two times I've eaten there, the food was excellent. When there, this last week, it seemed they team new waitstaff together. Their errors were not great, but enough to detract from the dining experience, i.e., came to take our order after an acceptable time to read the menu, but hadn't told us what the day's fish were on the several `catch-of-the-day` entrees. Bananas Foster were the usual excellent Brennan's fare. Great staircase!!

    22222 by hharada

  • geofiz78 reviewWhite Chocolate Bread Pudding - You thought you knew bread pudding.... Not like this.

    44444 by geofiz78

  • Dan HService was incredible!

    55555 by Dan H

  • Robert NGood breakfast buffet.

    55555 by Robert N

  • Lea JLovely place right on Canal street. Service is amazing.

    55555 by Lea J

  • Harjas JNew Orleans Pain Perdu was excellent!

    55555 by Harjas J

  • WejdanOh my words! I can't explain how amazing the food here. Literally can't go wrong with anything! The carb cheesecake is a must tho. One annoying thing is that the extra crab on your dish is for $16.

    55555 by Wejdan

  • Olmedo MirandaHad the burger, very good!

    33333 by Olmedo Miranda

  • Lina LSurprisingly good. Try the mushroom cheescake or go for the buffet.

    55555 by Lina L

  • BuzzFeedGet the BBQ'd Skrrrrimppps! Look how cute they are…were?

    33333 by BuzzFeed

  • Jose R.Came here to cool off, went up stairs to the bar and did not want to leave! Great service, live music! 👌🏼

    55555 by Jose R.

  • Roddy Rod PThe French toast is so good.

    55555 by Roddy Rod P

  • Hee Jung MAwesome crawfish and crab meat cheesecake. 😍

    55555 by Hee Jung M

  • Chris R.Seafood gumbo and Brie fondue were incredible.

    55555 by Chris R.

  • Bill C.NOLA dishes Shrimp Remoulade, gumbo is good but bland.

    55555 by Bill C.

  • Karen DTurtle soup can use some spice though

    55555 by Karen D

  • Karen DThe food is great so is the service. They take great care of their customers

    55555 by Karen D

  • Ross C.This place is classy and food was amazing. Don't let the crab cake cheesecake name fool you. It's AMAZING. Not actually a "cheesecake" just looks like one.

    55555 by Ross C.

  • Allison K.Skip the praline French toast at brunch. Too sweet.

    55555 by Allison K.

  • JamieLynne WThe breakfast buffet is amazing - try the creme brûlée oatmeal

    55555 by JamieLynne W

  • Martha AEnjoyed everything, except, one of the servers (Keyshawn?) needs a little more training in extending good customer service.

    33333 by Martha A

  • Nathan BlakeCrab Cheesecake are amazing. Who would have thought.

    55555 by Nathan Blake

  • Bob TAlligator Sausage

    55555 by Bob T

  • Deanna CBanana's Foster - I hear is totally yummy

    55555 by Deanna C

  • Steven D.Good brunch

    55555 by Steven D.

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Palace Cafe as it was featured on Delicious Destinations for Palace Café serves its world-famous bananas Foster with all the theatrics of a Mardi Gras parade.

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Dulce B.Bananas foster with cinnamon sparks.

    55555 by Dulce B.

  • Eduardo GThey didn't had any vegetarian soup available. Without asking us,Jeremy our waiter, called the chef wish he came and prepared us the best vegetarian soup. What a service!!!! .

    33333 by Eduardo G

  • Anna CoombeGood shrimp and cocktails.

    55555 by Anna Coombe

  • Robert BThe only thing more amazing than the food was the service! Shawnette and Eugene did a fantastic job. We even got a history lesson while Shawnette prepared the Bananas Foster.

    55555 by Robert B

  • Abbey R.Really lovely servers and i heard they had a great brunch. Unfortunately they only serve it on Sundays and their breakfast menu is ridiculously sparse.

    55555 by Abbey R.

  • Chas AImpeccable service with an excellent, traditional cuisine experience that truly compliments New Orleans.

    55555 by Chas A

  • Mary P.One of our favorites in New Orleans- great for lunch, dinner or just dessert!

    55555 by Mary P.

  • Yukie Takabatake6 blocks up from the aquarium.

    22222 by Yukie Takabatake

  • Louie G.Went 9 guys for a bachelor party for a nice dinner on our first night in NOLA. There were no complaints about anything. The service was attentive, the place is beautiful and the food was amazing.

    55555 by Louie G.

  • Cristián S.Crashed fish, pecan pie and cheesecakes

    55555 by Cristián S.

  • LeeAnn T.I really enjoyed a business dinner here recently. Nice atmosphere on the bottom floor.

    55555 by LeeAnn T.

  • Meghan D.San Francisco Intl Arpt (SFO)

    55555 by Meghan D.

  • Danielle P.Sat on the sidewalk patio. Amazing service. They can't light the bananas foster outside, so out waiter brought his cart around to the window behind us so we could watch!

    33333 by Danielle P.

  • Helena Tiare OlsenThey have very nice bbq shrimp!

    55555 by Helena Tiare Olsen

  • Ginger P.For Lunch the Crab Quiche' was excellent. Rory at the bar was great to help get our to go order ready. The Palace Punch nice is a refreshing drink. Enjoyed it.

    55555 by Ginger P.

  • Heather T.Drinks are great, food and service is terrible. My advice is to skip it!!

    33333 by Heather T.

  • Toby CDo not order tge burger

    22222 by Toby C

  • Jo MEnjoyed dinner here on January. Loved the good and atmosphere!

    55555 by Jo M

  • Cecilia L.Everything is delicious!!

    55555 by Cecilia L.

  • David S.Waiter was a grump. Steak was burnt to a crisp. Bill was incorrect. I'm not a fan-won't be back

    22222 by David S.

  • Bellatrix AIt says five for five. It's five DOLLARS for FIVE DIFFERENT ITEMS. So you're spending at least $25. WOW. I enjoy shopping divey places for a reason.

    55555 by Bellatrix A

  • Bellatrix ATerrible place. Took forever to get my food. Very uppity for REGULAR TASTING FOOD, and I grew up with UPPITY. Believe me I've had delicious food; my parents make great money. This place is shit.

    33333 by Bellatrix A

  • Mary FredaBBQ shrimp is sooo good. Save some of your table bread for dunking into the sauce!

    55555 by Mary Freda

  • Amber FoltzChefs did a great job-- food was excellent! Service was lacking. Asked for a happy hour drink. Was given one with rum that's not part of that special. Rude on the server's part.

    33333 by Amber Foltz

  • Patricia E.The rib eye and shrimp is first rate!

    55555 by Patricia E.

  • MyOanh JNot too impressed. The crab meat cheesecake didn't meet expectations and the bread pudding was a complete flop. The banana foster was pretty yummy. Pork shank was massive and decent.

    55555 by MyOanh J

  • Ashley CI got the wicked delicious drink, I wouldn't recommend it - the cinnamon was overwhelming, crab claws app was unremarkable, but the pecan catfish was great, plus the bananas foster for dessert

    55555 by Ashley C

  • Kevin P.Turtle soup, roasted duck gumbo, pecan catfish, and white chocolate French bread pudding. Love this place

    55555 by Kevin P.

  • Marie-Claude T.Crabmeat cheese cake and BBQ shrimps are just sssoooooo good. You NEED to try it! Andouille cristal Fish totally rocks as well.

    55555 by Marie-Claude T.

  • Gerald H.Prepare to wait over an hour for your food, if you get it at all.

    22222 by Gerald H.

  • VinnyThe pork shank is huge!

    55555 by Vinny

  • Jessica GHad the first item of shrimp which I cant pronounce and it was delicious. Cajun and creole flavors :) loved it

    55555 by Jessica G

  • Ari NEverything on the dessert menu is amazing.

    55555 by Ari N

  • Paulina G.Great service! Great Sunday bruch! It's a must!

    55555 by Paulina G.

  • Paula F.É como uma cantinona. Os pratos que pedimos chegaram rápido, foram montados e já estavam prontos. Comida ok, nada fancy, apesar da da decoração. Vale conhecer, mas sem grandes espectativas.

    55555 by Paula F.

  • Gail L.Greeting was chilly...wait staff was friendly

    55555 by Gail L.

  • Randy R.Jake is a truly talented waiter who knows and has a passion for the food

    55555 by Randy R.

  • Laura E.Late lunch - delish! BBQ shrimp was good but couldn't bring myself to suck the head like a local! The shrimp "t-funk" (as they refer to it in the kitchen) was delicious!

    33333 by Laura E.

  • Joe M.Order the bananas foster! Just do it. It's amazing!

    55555 by Joe M.

  • Carrie StanleyGreat people watching. Ask for a table near the window looking out on Canal.

    55555 by Carrie Stanley

  • Lana D.The steak and shrimp was delicious! And now having the double dark chocolate brownie!! Mmmm.... Sat by the kitchen and was able to watch the chefs at work!!

    55555 by Lana D.

  • M W.Fries were too wet with oil. Duck panini was meh.

    33333 by M W.

  • Nichole P.Believe what they say about the Bananas Foster. It's true. It's all true! 👍👍👍

    55555 by Nichole P.

  • Charles RI had the ribeye and shrimp dinner, this was the best meal I have had this year, steak seared to perfection and jumbo shrimp were perfect

    55555 by Charles R

  • iEatsBy J.Try the Palace Eggs (Half Order) - My dish.....so glad I ordered the appetizer size!

    55555 by iEatsBy J.

  • iEatsBy J.Try the Crabmeat Cheesecake - My fave appetizer here!

    55555 by iEatsBy J.

  • iEatsBy J.Try the Banana's Foster - Table side made! Great presentation!

    55555 by iEatsBy J.

  • iEatsBy J.Try the Pecan Crusted Catfish - Ranis's meal

    55555 by iEatsBy J.

  • iEatsBy J.Try the Bbq Shrimp, Oyster Loaf, & Crabmeat Cheesecake - Yummy apps!

    55555 by iEatsBy J.

  • iEatsBy J.Try the Crabmeat Quiche - Mike's dish

    55555 by iEatsBy J.

  • Christine S.I love the wine room on the third floor. Food was yummy!

    55555 by Christine S.

  • Chris ATry the Shrimp Tchenfuncte! Delicious! Hope I spelled it write

    55555 by Chris A

  • Kristen B.The yogurt parfait and eggs Benedict are superb! Also try the strawberry shortcake for dessert.

    55555 by Kristen B.

  • Linda M.Wait for a window table upstairs.

    33333 by Linda M.

  • Linda M.The bananas foster prepared in flames at your table can be shared by two. The show is well worth the reasonable price.

    55555 by Linda M.

  • Charles H.Try the Bleu Cheese Salad - Blue cheese, prosciutto , blueberries, candied pecans, this is an excellent salad

    55555 by Charles H.

  • Debbie MKim is the best bananas foster flambé person ever - you have to order it. Comes with homemade vanilla bean ice cream.

    55555 by Debbie M

  • Bobby S.Crawfish Mac n Cheese was AMAZING but holy guacamole does that butter and garlic stay with you a while.

    55555 by Bobby S.

  • piantagranoOrder the Wooden Saddle

    33333 by piantagrano

  • piantagranoDuck gumbo appetizer delicious!!

    55555 by piantagrano

  • Sally H.Great place to go by yourself and sit at the bar for lunch or dinner if you are solo at a conference

    55555 by Sally H.

  • LisaLoved the catfish pecan! Nice interior of the building as well with big beautiful staircase.

    55555 by Lisa

  • Gena D.Don't come alone, cause then you can't get a window seat, they want to place you in the back... Oh, and nothing special on menu.

    33333 by Gena D.

  • Al D.Banana Foster is the way to go.

    55555 by Al D.

  • Lance L.Andouille crusted fish or catfish pecan - both great options here

    55555 by Lance L.

  • Tom M.Try the turtle soup! It is awesome (add the sherry!)

    55555 by Tom M.

  • MJ C.Ask for Suzanne, she's great! Lovely presentation for the whole meal. Great food: We tried the lamb and garlic gumbo and the Brie and apple salad.

    55555 by MJ C.

  • Jasen B.Service and atmosphere was great.

    55555 by Jasen B.

  • Stephon J.Catfish Pecan was awesome. I broke ranks and got the Pecan Pie and Praline Ice Cream...Fabulous!

    55555 by Stephon J.

  • imarketingmix DIf you are a small dining party, decline the table and go for kitchen-side bar dining.

    33333 by imarketingmix D

  • Jason G.The crispy pork shank is massive.

    55555 by Jason G.

  • Giancarlo T.Crab cheesecake. Get it!

    55555 by Giancarlo T.

  • James P.Food here is amazing.

    55555 by James P.

  • Nichole P.Crabmeat cheesecake. Awesome.com!

    55555 by Nichole P.

  • Marianna M.Loved the catfish pecan! The service was really good too

    55555 by Marianna M.

  • Kathy RThe food was great!

    55555 by Kathy R

  • Jetsetter. AKA C.BBQ shrimp is good

    55555 by Jetsetter. AKA C.

  • ECSThis place may look touristy but it's a must do! Get the crab cheesecake to start!

    55555 by ECS

  • Carlos U.The crabmeat cheesecake is a must! Holly Hell!

    55555 by Carlos U.

  • Laura B.Carl is the best drink and dessert man!

    55555 by Laura B.

  • George O.BBQ shrimp babee!

    55555 by George O.

  • CindyMake sure you have plenty of time because service is extremely slow!

    33333 by Cindy

  • Christopher D.For brunch do not sleep on the Cafe Benedict. Also, save room for dessert and go with the Cheesecake made with fresh seasonal fruit and Cajun cream cheese!

    55555 by Christopher D.

  • Marta D.You can't go wrong with the fish dishes, especially the andouille-crusted fish or pecan-crusted catfish! Also great NOLA classic desserts: bread pudding and bananas foster.

    55555 by Marta D.

  • Simon pGood spot on Canal St to sit and people watch.

    55555 by Simon p

  • Tracy M.loved the crab cheesecake and the patio is wifi friendly.

    55555 by Tracy M.

  • Shawn P.Decent food but don't come for the service...

    33333 by Shawn P.

  • Anthony W.BBQ ribeye is amazzzzzing!

    55555 by Anthony W.

  • Anthony W.The Oyster "Loaf" is friggin amazing...

    55555 by Anthony W.

  • JDService was great without being over the top great combinations of tastes in the dish

    55555 by JD

  • Spa MizanYou must have the Banana's Foster!

    55555 by Spa Mizan

  • DAN C.We came for bananas foster. We ate bananas foster. We left happy. And fat.

    55555 by DAN C.

  • Erin C.Chicken/sausage Gumbo & spinach salad were great. The salad is not very big tho, so no sharing. You'll be glad you got your own tho. Good prices too...

    55555 by Erin C.

  • Robert E.Beware of $12.95 shrimp or crab meat add-on to your meal.

    33333 by Robert E.

  • Dani R.White chocolate bread pudding! Enough said!

    55555 by Dani R.

  • Hillary N.The quiche is awesome. Seafood gumbo..yum! Blue cheese salad is good. Be careful with the bleu cheese. Its very cheesy.

    55555 by Hillary N.

  • Gambit New OrleansAny day that starts with the oyster pan roast here is a good one. -Gambit's Five in 5

    55555 by Gambit New Orleans

  • Cody KWorst service I've ever had. Almost felt like walking on the tab.

    22222 by Cody K

  • NuJoiMy favorite restaurant! Get the crab claws, Werlein salad & Shrimp Tchefuncte

    55555 by NuJoi

  • NuJoiWash it all down with Peter's Planter's Punch!

    55555 by NuJoi

  • Michael V.Pecan chicken was the bomb!! Fast and good service!!

    55555 by Michael V.

  • Randy TThe bread pudding is unusual and exquisite. Edgy and rich without being boost. A must.

    55555 by Randy T

  • Sara E.Omg. The crab claws here are UNBELIEVABLE.

    55555 by Sara E.

  • Joe N.Ask about the temperature lunch. Great deal for some great food!

    55555 by Joe N.

  • Nongetjie PCatfish Pecan is out of this world!

    55555 by Nongetjie P

  • Ree-An A.Order the seafood gumbo - but not if you're hungry; it just opens your appetite for more of N'awlins' good stuff!

    55555 by Ree-An A.

  • Jen W.complimentary bread in a bag is so good. bananas foster flambéed by your table is a must.

    55555 by Jen W.


    55555 by Simone a

  • Eddy Guttierrez IIIExcellent bloody marys

    55555 by Eddy Guttierrez III

  • Courtney S.Update * ask for David B, and tip him well. If you don't, I will hunt you down. :o)

    55555 by Courtney S.

  • Erica W.Only David B you should leave a milli for! He's the best!

    55555 by Erica W.

  • Courtney S.Tip David he is awesome!!! If you don't I will hunt you down!!! :o)

    55555 by Courtney S.

  • Karen W. M.Great food so far (crabmeat cheesecake) but it's two hours and no entree yet.

    55555 by Karen W. M.

  • aaron d.The best bananas foster you will ever eat!

    55555 by aaron d.

  • Eric T.Dickie Brennan's Palace Cafe is a great place to enjoy lunch on Canal Street. Stop in early afternoon for a sidewalk table and have Shrimp Tchefuncte for a soul-satisfying lunch and a sazerac. Enjoy.

    55555 by Eric T.

  • joshua l.Bananas foster is a must.

    55555 by joshua l.

  • MicahAndouille crusted fish is to die for. Get the bananas fosters for dessert too!

    55555 by Micah

  • Ted W.spent 3 hours in here, slow service, food was under cooked, fish still had bones, oyster had shell pieces

    22222 by Ted W.

  • Ryan L.Drop in just for dessert and sit at the dessert bar. You can watch the chef make all the desserts that are being ordered as well as the rest of the dishes.

    55555 by Ryan L.

  • AlisonPalace Cafe offers a "Temperature Lunch" on weekdays during the summer. It's a two course special menu priced at yesterday's high (i.e. if it was 95 degrees on Tuesday, Wednesday's lunch is $9.50).

    55555 by Alison

  • AlisonFirst course is choice of soup or salad, and the second course changes daily. Follow Palace Cafe on Twitter to get all the details.

    55555 by Alison

  • Bob B.Get the Crabmeat Cheesecake! OMFG!

    33333 by Bob B.

  • J B.Great wine list

    55555 by J B.

  • Alex VOrder the seafood gumbo.... #OFFTHECHAIN

    33333 by Alex V

  • Barbara RPalace Cafe has the best sweet potatoes in New Orleans. Fun place when it is warm to sit on the street and watch the people. Right on Canal Street, it is a great New Orleans venue.

    55555 by Barbara R

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