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Cafe at the Square

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Central Business District
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500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
+1 504-304-7831
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

During our week in New Orleans we found ourselves going back, back and back again to this small, quiet and lovely restaurant....I think we ate there 5 or so times. The food was excellent, both local specialties and standards. As older folk, we were concerned about ordering New Orleans specialty dishes (we have delicate tummies), but it was no problem....every... More 

Thank Micaela M
Memphis, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I stayed at the InterContinental Hotel and asked the staff to recommend a restaurant withing walking distance where we could get vegetables. It was only a block or so away and very clean, nice ambiance. On top of the white tablecloths they had butcher paper and offered crayons to my daughter so she could color on the paper. The restaurant... More 

Thank Shiree G
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Ordered the fish of the day, the side wasn't as advertised. Food was over seasoned the first time, it took awhile to get a new plate but waiter comped our drinks.

Thank EagleLakeMadear
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Visited every time (x4) - new menu daily and top quality cocktails at reasonable prices - even alligator sausages

Thank 64allen
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Being that it was a Sunday morning during a Saints Game and I just wanted to grab a good breakfast before my flight home, this was an awesome hidden gem. Everything near by was already packed or offering only expensive brunches. I found this place a few doors down by a beautiful park. They offered breakfast at a reasonable price... More 

Thank Lordofmetropolis
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Ate dinner here on Sunday evening. We have been amazed at the lines outside eating establishments in New Orleans and were determined not to join any of them during our five day stay here! So we wondered whether the lack of any such line up meant that a restaurant was no good. Need not have worried at this place. I... More 

Thank Susan T
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stayed at the Hotel Lafayette and ate brunch here twice on the weekend--so delicious! Good strong coffee and very good service. First day we had biscuits and gravy and fried chicken and waffles, and the second time the crab cakes Benedict. My husband and I split this, which was perfect because you get two yummy crab cakes, each with... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

This small restaurant by Lafayette Square is just outside the French Quarter, has a plain indoor cafe atmosphere, but offered good dining and service at very reasonable prices. The chef and wait staff definitely want you to be happy and go the extra mile. We had two of their daily chicken dinner specials and they were very good and were... More 

Thank Jen385
New Orleans, Louisiana
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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Their menu has a wide range for any appetite and the daily specials have never disappointed. I like their salads topped with grilled chicken and homemade lemonade.

Thank AlexK72
Fremont, Ohio
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

My husband had the chopped steak and I had the chicken Lafayette. We shared and both were EXCELLENT! Service was fast and friendly, restaurant and restrooms clean. Well worth the visit!

Thank Sunnylas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-304-7831

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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