Palace Café

restaurants / Creole

Lonely Planet review

This outpost of the Brennan family, one of the great houses of New Orleans cooking, straddles the undefined space that marks entry into the French Quarter. One of the best things the Palace has going for it is its space: occupying a former music store, the building’s original tile floors and interior columns have been retained and a corkscrew staircase sets off the posh affair with a bit of idiosyncrasy. Businesspeople, conventioneers and office workers rule the roost here, eating off a menu that takes a generally nonexperimental but very good approach to classic Creole standards.