Café Amelie

Setting isn’t everything, but it’s certainly important--and there’s no prettier al fresco dining location in the French Quarter than Cafe Amelie. The restaurant’s 150-year-old Princess of Monaco courtyard offers picturesque outdoor dining in a garden setting; those who prefer to dine indoors can be seated inside the air-conditioned historic Carriage House.

Fresh salads, small plates, sandwiches, and creative dishes like local satsuma pepper-glazed jumbo shrimp set Cafe Amelie’s cuisine apart. A wine list and cocktail menu offer liquid accompaniment; try the Amelie, a refreshing beverage of Absolut vodka, fresh lime juice, and muddled mint.

"The kitchen makes any trip worthwhile...expect a light departure from typical fare, including seasonal salads, homemade soups, and sandwiches built from fresh baked bread. All go wonderfully at what is certainly one of the city’s most romantic outdoor settings."
- Brett Anderson, Times-Picayune Restaurant Writer