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Palace Café

Palace Café

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, American Restaurant, and Jazz Club$$$$
Central Business District, New Orleans
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  • Julie J.
    "Try the Bbq Shrimp, Oyster Loaf, & Crabmeat Cheesecake - Yummy apps!"(6 Tips)
    Tracy M.
    "loved the crab cheesecake and the patio is wifi friendly."(4 Tips)
    Mary Freda
    "BBQ shrimp is sooo good."(7 Tips)
    Alex M.
    "Order the seafood gumbo.... #OFFTHECHAIN"(8 Tips)
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  • Lana D.
    Lana DurhamAugust 2, 2013
    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!!
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PhilippiOctober 12, 2014
    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!
  • Lou C.
    Lou CarulliDecember 8, 2014
    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.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreJanuary 30, 2011
    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. Read more
  • Marie-Claude T.
    Marie-Claude ThiffeaultJanuary 29, 2014
    Crabmeat cheese cake and BBQ shrimps are just sssoooooo good. You NEED to try it! Andouille cristal Fish totally rocks as well.
  • Marta D.
    Marta D.March 17, 2012
    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.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BJanuary 4, 2015
    The 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.
  • J R.
    Came here to cool off, went up stairs to the bar and did not want to leave! Great service, live music! 👌🏼
  • Meloney Smith N.
    Meloney Smith NOLA Nites Concierge ServicesJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Crab Benedict: crab cakes, poached eggs, an English muffin and Gladstone's secret Cajun sauce. Served with fresh fruit & hash brown. - YUMMY!
  • Ashley
    AshleyMarch 8, 2014
    I 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
  • Debbie S.
    Debbie SuppleeApril 19, 2013
    Kim is the best bananas foster flambé person ever - you have to order it. Comes with homemade vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Sandra J.
    Sandra JuradoDecember 27, 2012
    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.
  • Ross C.
    Ross CollierDecember 2, 2015
    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.
  • Laura E.
    Laura EllisOctober 5, 2013
    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!
  • 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.
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DyerApril 1, 2012
    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!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJune 7, 2013
    I 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
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BellattiMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The yogurt parfait and eggs Benedict are superb! Also try the strawberry shortcake for dessert.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 8, 2015
    Check 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. Read more
  • Abbey R.
    Abbey RobertsonDecember 23, 2014
    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.
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzApril 30, 2013
    The bananas foster prepared in flames at your table can be shared by two. The show is well worth the reasonable price.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CNovember 1, 2011
    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...
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica Da SilvaJanuary 16, 2014
    Had the first item of shrimp which I cant pronounce and it was delicious. Cajun and creole flavors :) loved it
  • Sally H.
    Great place to go by yourself and sit at the bar for lunch or dinner if you are solo at a conference
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LockeSeptember 27, 2010
    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.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GFebruary 24, 2015
    They 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!!!! .
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 9, 2010
    Palace 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).
  • Martha A.
    Martha AdamsOctober 23, 2015
    Enjoyed everything, except, one of the servers (Keyshawn?) needs a little more training in extending good customer service.
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara SanbornFebruary 25, 2010
    Palace 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.
  • Stephon J.
    Stephon JonesDecember 12, 2012
    Catfish Pecan was awesome. I broke ranks and got the Pecan Pie and Praline Ice Cream...Fabulous!
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NguyenSeptember 11, 2011
    The quiche is awesome. Seafood gumbo..yum! Blue cheese salad is good. Be careful with the bleu cheese. Its very cheesy.
  • Charles H.
    Charles HodgeApril 23, 2013
    Try the Bleu Cheese Salad - Blue cheese, prosciutto , blueberries, candied pecans, this is an excellent salad
  • Chas W.
    Chas WilsonDecember 17, 2014
    Impeccable service with an excellent, traditional cuisine experience that truly compliments New Orleans.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MacKayDecember 31, 2012
    Try the turtle soup! It is awesome (add the sherry!)
  • Bobby S.
    Bobby ShivelyApril 11, 2013
    Crawfish Mac n Cheese was AMAZING but holy guacamole does that butter and garlic stay with you a while.
  • Mary Freda
    Mary FredaJune 10, 2014
    BBQ shrimp is sooo good. Save some of your table bread for dunking into the sauce!
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 26, 2013
    Try the Palace Eggs (Half Order) - My dish.....so glad I ordered the appetizer size!
  • imarketingmix
    imarketingmixNovember 12, 2012
    If you are a small dining party, decline the table and go for kitchen-side bar dining.
  • LeeAnn T.
    LeeAnn TalaricoNovember 8, 2014
    I really enjoyed a business dinner here recently. Nice atmosphere on the bottom floor.
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 13, 2013
    Loved the catfish pecan! Nice interior of the building as well with big beautiful staircase.
  • ECS
    ECSMay 27, 2012
    This place may look touristy but it's a must do! Get the crab cheesecake to start!
  • Mary P.
    Mary PDecember 15, 2014
    One of our favorites in New Orleans- great for lunch, dinner or just dessert!
  • MyOanh N.
    MyOanh N.March 11, 2014
    Not 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.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PaulsenMarch 6, 2014
    Turtle soup, roasted duck gumbo, pecan catfish, and white chocolate French bread pudding. Love this place
  • Ree-An A.
    Ree-An AApril 8, 2011
    Order the seafood gumbo - but not if you're hungry; it just opens your appetite for more of N'awlins' good stuff!
  • Jen W.
    Jen WMarch 25, 2011
    complimentary bread in a bag is so good. bananas foster flambéed by your table is a must.
  • Carrie S.
    Carrie StanleyAugust 3, 2013
    Great people watching. Ask for a table near the window looking out on Canal.
  • Lina T.
    Lina TrifonOctober 25
    Surprisingly good. Try the mushroom cheescake or go for the buffet.
  • Bellatrix M.
    Bellatrix MackenzieJune 16, 2014
    It 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.
  • Karen R.
    Karen RosadoFebruary 1
    The food is great so is the service. They take great care of their customers
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