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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)
    Marie-Claude T.
    "Crabmeat cheese cake and BBQ shrimps are just sssoooooo good."(7 Tips)
    Alex M.
    "Order the seafood gumbo.... #OFFTHECHAIN"(8 Tips)
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  • Wejdan
    WejdanJanuary 5
    Oh 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.
  • J R.
    J RodriguezMay 19, 2016
    Came here to cool off, went up stairs to the bar and did not want to leave! Great service, live music! 👌🏼
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Martha A.
    Martha AdamsOctober 23, 2015
    Enjoyed everything, except, one of the servers (Keyshawn?) needs a little more training in extending good customer service.
  • Sally H.
    Great place to go by yourself and sit at the bar for lunch or dinner if you are solo at a conference
  • 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!!!! .
  • 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.
  • Stephon J.
    Stephon JonesDecember 12, 2012
    Catfish Pecan was awesome. I broke ranks and got the Pecan Pie and Praline Ice Cream...Fabulous!
  • Charles H.
    Charles HodgeApril 23, 2013
    Try the Bleu Cheese Salad - Blue cheese, prosciutto , blueberries, candied pecans, this is an excellent salad
  • Renee
    ReneeNovember 14
    Try the duck and the crab cheese cake 👌🏼... One of the best place for food in NOLA
  • 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.
  • Chas W.
    Chas WilsonDecember 17, 2014
    Impeccable service with an excellent, traditional cuisine experience that truly compliments New Orleans.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Tom M.
    Tom MacKayDecember 31, 2012
    Try the turtle soup! It is awesome (add the sherry!)
  • Mary Freda
    Mary FredaJune 10, 2014
    BBQ shrimp is sooo good. Save some of your table bread for dunking into the sauce!
  • 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.
  • LeeAnn T.
    LeeAnn TalaricoNovember 8, 2014
    I really enjoyed a business dinner here recently. Nice atmosphere on the bottom floor.
  • 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.
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 13, 2013
    Loved the catfish pecan! Nice interior of the building as well with big beautiful staircase.
  • Mary P.
    Mary PDecember 15, 2014
    One of our favorites in New Orleans- great for lunch, dinner or just dessert!
  • ECS
    ECSMay 27, 2012
    This place may look touristy but it's a must do! Get the crab cheesecake to start!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RApril 5, 2016
    Seafood gumbo and Brie fondue were incredible.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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, 2016
    Surprisingly good. Try the mushroom cheescake or go for the buffet.
  • Nathan Daniel B.
    Nathan Daniel BlakeJuly 19, 2015
    Crab Cheesecake are amazing. Who would have thought.
  • Amber F.
    Amber FoltzMay 10, 2014
    Chefs 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.
  • Karen R.
    Karen RosadoFebruary 1, 2016
    The food is great so is the service. They take great care of their customers
  • Jen W.
    Jen WMarch 25, 2011
    complimentary bread in a bag is so good. bananas foster flambéed by your table is a must.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 26, 2013
    Try the Bbq Shrimp, Oyster Loaf, & Crabmeat Cheesecake - Yummy apps!
  • 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!
  • Lea Č.
    Lea ČehJune 15
    Lovely place right on Canal street. Service is amazing.
  • John K.
    John KrogmanSeptember 28
    Crawfish cheese cake was awesome. Try the turtle soup. Too.
  • JamieLynne W.
    JamieLynne WeissNovember 19, 2015
    The breakfast buffet is amazing - try the creme brûlée oatmeal
  • Harjas S.
    New Orleans Pain Perdu was excellent!
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 26, 2013
    Try the Crabmeat Cheesecake - My fave appetizer here!
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 26, 2013
    Try the Banana's Foster - Table side made! Great presentation!
  • Christine S.
    Christine SoryMay 22, 2013
    I love the wine room on the third floor. Food was yummy!
  • JD
    JDJanuary 30, 2012
    Service was great without being over the top great combinations of tastes in the dish
  • Randy R.
    Randy RosenbergOctober 19, 2013
    Jake is a truly talented waiter who knows and has a passion for the food
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 16, 2016
    Get the BBQ'd Skrrrrimppps! Look how cute they are…were? Read more
  • NuJoi
    NuJoiJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite restaurant! Get the crab claws, Werlein salad & Shrimp Tchefuncte
  • joshua l.
    joshua lumsdenJanuary 3, 2011
    Bananas foster is a must.
  • Micah
    MicahDecember 21, 2010
    Andouille crusted fish is to die for. Get the bananas fosters for dessert too!
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MartorelloMarch 6, 2012
    loved the crab cheesecake and the patio is wifi friendly.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffJanuary 9, 2013
    Andouille crusted fish or catfish pecan - both great options here
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXDecember 1, 2011
    We came for bananas foster. We ate bananas foster. We left happy. And fat.
  • Bill C.
    Bill CaplesMarch 14, 2016
    NOLA dishes Shrimp Remoulade, gumbo is good but bland.
  • Karen W. M.
    Karen W. MasseyFebruary 23, 2011
    Great food so far (crabmeat cheesecake) but it's two hours and no entree yet.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 26, 2013
    Try the Crabmeat Quiche - Mike's dish
  • Simon C.
    Simon ColeMarch 11, 2012
    Good spot on Canal St to sit and people watch.
  • Ari M.
    Ari MattsonJanuary 11, 2014
    Everything on the dessert menu is amazing.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GNovember 9, 2012
    The crispy pork shank is massive.
  • Al D.
    Al DeaFebruary 24, 2013
    Banana Foster is the way to go.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 26, 2013
    Try the Pecan Crusted Catfish - Ranis's meal
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 9, 2010
    First course is choice of soup or salad, and the second course changes daily. Follow Palace Cafe on Twitter to get all the details.
  • Patricia E.
    The rib eye and shrimp is first rate!
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 3, 2011
    Any day that starts with the oyster pan roast here is a good one. -Gambit's Five in 5 Read more
  • piantagrano
    piantagranoMarch 17, 2013
    Duck gumbo appetizer delicious!!
  • Joe N.
    Joe NittoloJune 15, 2011
    Ask about the temperature lunch. Great deal for some great food!
  • Jasen B.
    Jasen BraggDecember 22, 2012
    Service and atmosphere was great.
  • Bellatrix M.
    Bellatrix MackenzieJune 16, 2014
    Terrible 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.
  • Giancarlo T.
    Giancarlo T.October 5, 2012
    Crab cheesecake. Get it!
  • Gena D.
    Gena DixonMarch 11, 2013
    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.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MurphyAugust 15, 2013
    Order the bananas foster! Just do it. It's amazing!
  • Carlos U.
    Carlos UlloaMay 24, 2012
    The crabmeat cheesecake is a must! Holly Hell!
  • Paulina G.
    Paulina GuerraDecember 29, 2013
    Great service! Great Sunday bruch! It's a must!
  • Marianna M.
    Marianna Mee-JongJuly 30, 2012
    Loved the catfish pecan! The service was really good too
  • Nichole P.
    Nichole PhilpotJuly 7, 2013
    Believe what they say about the Bananas Foster. It's true. It's all true! 👍👍👍
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsFebruary 19, 2012
    The Oyster "Loaf" is friggin amazing...
  • Hee Jung R.
    Hee Jung RyuApril 22, 2016
    Awesome crawfish and crab meat cheesecake. 😍
  • Jo B.
    Jo BurdetteJuly 14, 2014
    Enjoyed dinner here on January. Loved the good and atmosphere!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CastilloMay 18, 2013
    Try the Shrimp Tchenfuncte! Delicious! Hope I spelled it write
  • Russell D.
    Russell Davis3 weeks ago
    Try the Shrimp Tchefuncte. You won’t be disappointed...
  • Cristián S.
    Cristián SepúlvedaNovember 28, 2014
    Crashed fish, pecan pie and cheesecakes
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney StockmanMarch 8, 2011
    Update * ask for David B, and tip him well. If you don't, I will hunt you down. :o)
  • Nongetjie K.
    Nongetjie KnoxMay 17, 2011
    Catfish Pecan is out of this world!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicNovember 29, 2015
    Skip the praline French toast at brunch. Too sweet.
  • Deanna R.
    Deanna RoseMay 7, 2015
    Banana's Foster - I hear is totally yummy
  • Helena Tiare O.
    Helena Tiare OlsenOctober 3, 2014
    They have very nice bbq shrimp!
  • Michael V.
    Michael VJuly 2, 2011
    Pecan chicken was the bomb!! Fast and good service!!
  • Randy H.
    Randy HensleyJune 24, 2011
    The bread pudding is unusual and exquisite. Edgy and rich without being boost. A must.
  • Vinny
    VinnyJanuary 16, 2014
    The pork shank is huge!
  • Karen R.
    Karen RosadoFebruary 1, 2016
    Turtle soup can use some spice though
  • Roddy Rod
    Roddy RodMay 15, 2016
    The French toast is so good.
  • Spa Mizan
    Spa MizanJanuary 27, 2012
    You must have the Banana's Foster!
  • Olmedo M.
    Olmedo MirandaOctober 31, 2016
    Had the burger, very good!
  • Gail L.
    Gail LedesmaOctober 21, 2013
    Greeting was chilly...wait staff was friendly
  • TheDL
    TheDLOctober 17
    Black Duck Bar upstairs 🦆
  • Cecilia L.
    Cecilia LealJune 29, 2014
    Everything is delicious!!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KardousOctober 8
    Food is solid but nothing memorable, service can be a big miss.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BittnerMay 4, 2012
    Carl is the best drink and dessert man!
  • Dani R.
    Dani RoseSeptember 26, 2011
    White chocolate bread pudding! Enough said!
  • Heather T.
    Heather TAugust 10, 2014
    Drinks are great, food and service is terrible. My advice is to skip it!!
  • Nichole P.
    Nichole PhilpotSeptember 8, 2012
    Crabmeat cheesecake. Awesome.com!
  • Bob G.
    Bob GreenfieldMay 31, 2015
    Alligator Sausage
  • Anna C.
    Anna CoombeJanuary 11, 2015
    Good shrimp and cocktails.
  • Dulce B.
    Dulce BautistaMarch 28, 2015
    Bananas foster with cinnamon sparks.
  • Erica W.
    Erica WheelerMarch 8, 2011
    Only David B you should leave a milli for! He's the best!
  • aaron d.
    aaron deanFebruary 22, 2011
    The best bananas foster you will ever eat!
  • piantagrano
    piantagranoMarch 17, 2013
    Order the Wooden Saddle
  • NuJoi
    NuJoiJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wash it all down with Peter's Planter's Punch!
  • Robert E.
    Robert EvansOctober 19, 2011
    Beware of $12.95 shrimp or crab meat add-on to your meal.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MarjoncuSeptember 4
    Service was incredible!
  • Kathy T.
    Kathy TitusJune 27, 2012
    The food was great!
  • Yukie T.
    Yukie TakabatakeDecember 12, 2014
    6 blocks up from the aquarium.
  • Toby D.
    Toby DonastorgJuly 19, 2014
    Do not order tge burger
  • Steven D.
    Steven DApril 11, 2015
    Good brunch
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsFebruary 19, 2012
    BBQ ribeye is amazzzzzing!
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HatcherOctober 26, 2014
    San Francisco Intl Arpt (SFO)
  • Robert K.
    Robert KnoxAugust 19
    Good breakfast buffet.
  • Gerald H.
    Gerald HallJanuary 20, 2014
    Prepare to wait over an hour for your food, if you get it at all.
  • Finch
    FinchJune 22, 2014
    Waiter was a grump. Steak was burnt to a crisp. Bill was incorrect. I'm not a fan-won't be back
  • M W.
    M WolpertJuly 12, 2013
    Fries were too wet with oil. Duck panini was meh.
  • James T.
    James ThomasSeptember 28, 2012
    Food here is amazing.
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney StockmanMarch 7, 2011
    Tip David he is awesome!!! If you don't I will hunt you down!!! :o)
  • Charles ..
    Charles .June 10, 2012
    BBQ shrimp is good
  • Sara E.
    Sara ElizabethJune 22, 2011
    Omg. The crab claws here are UNBELIEVABLE.
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy Guttierrez IIIMarch 19, 2011
    Excellent bloody marys
  • George O.
    George OpelkaApril 11, 2012
    BBQ shrimp babee!
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzApril 30, 2013
    Wait for a window table upstairs.
  • Cindy
    CindyApril 8, 2012
    Make sure you have plenty of time because service is extremely slow!
  • Bob B.
    Bob BolinJuly 18, 2010
    Get the Crabmeat Cheesecake! OMFG!
  • Simone W.
    Simone WestMarch 20, 2011
    BEST CREME BRULEE
  • Ted W.
    Ted WeiheNovember 9, 2010
    spent 3 hours in here, slow service, food was under cooked, fish still had bones, oyster had shell pieces
  • Alex M.
    Alex McConduitMay 19, 2010
    Order the seafood gumbo.... #OFFTHECHAIN
  • J B.
    J BrownJune 6, 2010
    Great wine list
  • Shawn P.
    Shawn PhillipsMarch 4, 2012
    Decent food but don't come for the service...
  • Cody M.
    Cody MJuly 10, 2011
    Worst service I've ever had. Almost felt like walking on the tab.
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireDecember 19, 2013
    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.
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