Napoleon House Bar & Cafe

500 Chartres St (St. Louis), New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00am (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–5:30 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

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  • "... Cup is famous. And the Sazerac is legend. Excellent muffuletta and tasty..." (5 tips)
  • "... rice....had my first pims cup here, very refreshing." (3 tips)
  • "... Cool place with a nice courtyard though." (7 tips)
  • Eater

    The menu is classic New Orleans Creole (read: tourist-oriented) but dammit if that’s not some of the best shrimp remoulade in town. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · October 5, 2011
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  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. The muffuletta, great. The Pimm's Cup, good. But, the Sazerac. Boy. What a Sazerac. Read more

    Esquire · February 2, 2011
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  • Morgan S.

    On a hot New Orleans afternoon, this is a cool, dark place to have a Pimm's Cup.

    Morgan S · October 22, 2009
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  • Food & Wine

    A local institution, this shabbily elegant restaurant and bar with a Spanish-style courtyard is known for its Pimm's Cups and muffuletta sandwiches.

    Food & Wine · April 20, 2011
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  • Samantha B.

    Pimm's Cup on the patio baby. Gold.

    Samantha Brooks · March 25, 2010
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  • JMillsPaysBills

    Enjoy a pimms cup on the patio! It's the best way to spend a saturday afternoon.

    JMillsPaysBills · April 10, 2010
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  • Kat C.

    Outstanding muffaletta, the olive salad is homemade and amazing. Def recommend the bruschetta as well -- good large appetizer.

    Kat Corliss · May 5, 2010
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Order the famous Pimms Cup at Napoleon House Bar & Cafe. -Travel Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · March 29, 2012
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  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith

    We love the Pimm’s Cups at the Napoleon House—a traditionally British cocktail served in an Italian-owned, French Quarter restaurant.

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  • Daniel E.

    Good God. Try the Muffaletta. It's the most amazing Italian Sandwich I've ever had. The stuff I dream about when I want to be eating. It's that good.

    Daniel Eizans · March 22, 2010
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  • Mike H.

    Great Red Beans and Rice. Better than all the other places I visited on my trip. Read more

    Mike Homoki · December 2, 2011
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  • James F.

    You really have to try a Pimm's Cup!

    James Fisher · March 30, 2011
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  • Paul T.

    Check out the Red Beans, Rice and Smoked Sausage; a New Orleans Tradition and Great Value! It goes well with a Pimm's Cup.

    Paul Tuennerman · October 30, 2009
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  • Gambit New Orleans

    Try Napoleon Houses Shrimp remoulade that overflows from an avocado. - Gambit's Five in 5

    Gambit New Orleans · March 28, 2012
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  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith

    We love the warm muffulettas!

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  • Jason L.

    The muffeletta, poboys, pimps cup and spinach and artichoke dip are all awesome! Jordan is a fantastic waiter!

    Jason Lasher · August 17, 2011
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  • Jacque M.

    Get the bruschetta, it's delicious!!!

    Jacque Mox · May 4, 2010
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  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith

    The Napoleon House’s patinated-copper cupola and warm muffuletta sandwiches.

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  • jeff s.

    A must do for any visitor to the Fr. Quarter!

    jeff semones · December 29, 2012
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  • Ardvaark

    Call the pay phone and talk to a drunk stranger. (504) 595-8876

    Ardvaark · October 27, 2012
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  • Gambit New Orleans

    Gambit's Top Bars 2012 - Signature Drink: Pimm's Cup Read more

    Gambit New Orleans · July 5, 2012
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  • Rob B.

    Be sure to order a Pimm's Cup.

    Rob Brooks-Bilson · September 7, 2011
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  • Colleen N.

    I've read a lot of debate about whether a muffaletta should be served cold (a la Central Grocery) or hot, as they do it here. Order one for yourself to make your own decision.

    Colleen Newvine Tebeau · April 13, 2011
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  • rhea s.

    Pimms on the patio of course! But the food is delicious too, po' boy with a portion of jambalaya = perfect!

    rhea sunshine · November 9, 2010
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  • Jeremy S.

    The organic sandwich was surprisingly good. Service us intentionally slow so make you you have plenty of time.

    Jeremy S · June 23, 2010
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  • Rebecca C.

    Ask for a Pimm's Cup, be polite, and enjoy one of the best cocktails in New Orleans. Ask for a Pimm's Rose or any other misguided, stupid or confused ordering you might as well go back to Bourbon St.

    Rebecca Chapa · July 20, 2013
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  • Melissa P G.

    Olives are the secret ingredient

    Melissa P Gardner · May 4, 2013
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  • Zelda O.

    Ask the bartender about all the famous movies that have been filmed here.

    Zelda O. · March 26, 2013
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  • Scott C.

    The Caesar salad is excellent. Loved the dressing & shavings of parm. Topped with giant croutons.

    Scott Cook · July 16, 2012
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  • Mauricio B.

    Phenomenal red beans and rice....had my first pims cup here, very refreshing.

    Mauricio Beckstrom · March 19, 2012
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  • Rachel

    The Pimm's Cup really does live up to the hype!

    Rachel · March 18, 2012
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  • Mike L.

    Head to the patio and get a pimms cup.

    Mike Lamar · March 8, 2012
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  • Brian L.

    Go to the patio and have a pimms cup! Also it's hard to find an outlet if you want to charge your phone.

    Brian Lamar · March 8, 2012
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  • Eric T.

    Steeped in a colonial architecture amber, this French Quarter landmark was once offered to Napoleon as a place of refuge in 1821 by Mayor Nicholas Girod. Best known for a Pimm's Cup, try a Sazerac. Read more

    Eric Tigre · February 14, 2012
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  • Mike H.

    Known for their warm Muffuletta sandwiches. Be sure to only get a quarter so you have room for red beans and rice. The olive salad has a bit too much celery in it but the sandwich was still great. Read more

    Mike Homoki · December 2, 2011
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  • Lewis W.

    Get a Sazerac or a Pimm's cup and enjoy it in the beautiful, shaded courtyard on a sunny day.

    Lewis Wallace · October 2, 2011
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  • Tony P.

    Great Pimm's Cups.

    Tony Pennino · August 23, 2011
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  • Caitlin C.

    The sevice is so-so, but the food and drink more than make up for it. Don't leave without trying a Pimm's Cup!

    Caitlin Cash · March 22, 2011
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  • Craig D.

    Great Food and Good Drinks

    Craig Derrick · June 25, 2010
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  • Bob M.

    Wonderful hummus, pretty good lamb pita wrap. Parm veal was great.

    Bob Murrell · January 1, 2010
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  • Joseph M.

    Shrimp remoulade, seafood gumbo, jambalaya chicken were very delicious! Must have the Gumbo and shrimp remoulade.

    Joseph Mazo · July 15, 2013
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  • Miguel G.

    The Pimms Cup is famous. And the Sazerac is legend. Excellent muffuletta and tasty gumbo.

    Miguel Gonzalez · March 25, 2013
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  • Scrapple J.

    Dixie Blackened voodoo lager is gooood

    Scrapple Joe · November 5, 2012
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  • Rachel B.

    They are known for their Pimm's Cup. But try their Pimm's Ginger Julep. Tasty!

    Rachel B · October 20, 2012
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  • Greta P.

    Pimms cup!

    Greta Perry · January 19, 2012
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  • Mike H.

    Known for their Pimm's Cup. Give it a try. British Gin based liquor and lemonade, splash of lemon-lime soda and a cucumber garnishes. It's refreshing. Read more

    Mike Homoki · December 2, 2011
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  • John B.

    Bring a Sharpie so you can leave your mark

    John Bick · November 19, 2011
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  • Anne W.

    Pimm's Cup: favorite summer cocktail.

    Anne Watters · June 27, 2011
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  • 🆗🆒Lindsey W.

    Ask for the fun table, and get a Pimm's Cup!

    🆗🆒Lindsey Weber · April 9, 2011
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  • Ruth S.

    Pimm for 1 is in a collins glass which you can purchase. Primms for 2 is a larger glass that is great for beer. Nice souvenir.

    Ruth Sholtis-Furyes · October 31, 2010
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