New Orleans, LA 70116
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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
Cafe Amelie’s namesake is Amelie Miltonberger, mother of the first American Princess of Monaco, Alice, who lived in an adjacent townhouse here in New Orleans in the 1850s. Established in 2005, Cafe Amelie is famous for its gorgeous, romantic courtyard, bursting with lush foliage and dotted with fountains. Patrons may dine al fresco, or enjoy the air conditioned dining rooms inside Cafe Amelie’s historic Carriage House.
With a full bar, wine list, and list of signature cocktails, Cafe Amelie and the Princess of Monaco Courtyard are a wonderful choice for private events, including parties, weddings, and receptions.
"If you want to change someone's mind about moving away from New Orleans, an evening table here could seal the deal."
- Ian McNulty, Gambit Weekly Restaurant Writer
- Voted "BEST BRUNCH" 2 years in a row in Where Y'at Magazine.
- Voted "FAVORITE OUTOOR DINING SPOT" in WHERE Magazine
- Voted a "FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT" in Nolababy Magazine
Reservations are recommended but not required.
Gift certificates are available.