Café Adelaide
Classy hotel spot for modern Creole fare
Creole · Warehouse District · $$$
The Zagat Review
This "chic" , "gorgeous" Brennan family venture in the Loews Hotel features "creative" takes on "traditional" Creole dishes served by a "wonderful" , "witty" staff; "you can't beat" the 25-cent martinis (available with lunch only) from the "excellent" Swizzle Stick Bar, which offers what some consider the "best drink menu in town" , contributing to a "wicked fun atmosphere."
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hours Open Today · 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
location 300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA phone +1 504-595-3305 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
Shrimp and tasso corndogs
Cast-iron baked crab and dumplings
Bananas Foster sundae
Insider Tip
On Sundays, the "Hat-tini" special offers house cocktails free to anyone wearing a hat (excluding baseball caps).
Known For
Private rooms
Business dining
Great cocktails
People watching
Special occasions
Zagat Mentions of Café Adelaide
Google Reviews
We booked cafe Adelaide for Christmas Day this year as we are in New Orleans from overseas and it seemed like it would be a enjoyable dining experience, somewhere where we could dress up but it wasn’t too posh and we could still have some fun with good food. We arrived and were lead to our table. The first thing we all noticed was the glasses were dirty, and the floor and table were littered with food debris from previous diners. Our server informed us that they were “slammed” and it may be slightly slower today. We graciously laughed this off and said no worries it’s Xmas we don’t have anywhere else to be! Little did we know.... As well as this there was no indication it was Christmas Day - no decorations on the tables, Christmas Carols, etc. I understand it is not a restaurants necessity to do this on Xmas day but it seemed like something that could have been a lovely extra touch was sorely overlooked. Onto the dining experience. Once we had all settled, looked over the menus etc it was time to order drinks. We waited, and waited, and eventually about 20 minutes later someone came to take our drinks order. These then also just seemed as if they were not going to come. Approximately 40 minutes later our drinks were brought over, two of which were completely the wrong thing. At this point we had been at the table for just under an hour and our food order hadn’t been taken yet, the only sign of food we had seen was two bags of crusty bread that had been flung on our table by the waiter claiming he “thought he should get something on the table” - how about taking our order??? we then ordered two bottles of wine which took about another 45 minutes to arrive. FINALLY, over an hour and a half after we arrived, our food orders were taken. We were going to give up and leave a few times however being Xmas we knew there was nowhere else to go and wanted to still enjoy a nice lunch. We should have left while we still could however. 2 hours in and all we had received was one round of cocktails and two bottles of wine. My daughter, feeling responsible for the booking, finally got up and talked to someone about the situation. It was only after this that they brought our food and our wine, all of which arrived over the space of an hour - all up we were there for over 3 hours. This would all have potentially been overlooked had the food been good, however it was some of the worst we have eaten in a long time. The chef needs to have the salt taken off him/her! Two of our dishes were so salty they were inedible, and my son-in-laws pork belly was undercooked. At this point however we didn’t even want to send them back, just wanted to eat and get out! Our waiter at some point during the evening informed us that he had only been working there for 3 days and that at least four of the other workers were also fresh out of training. Unsure if this is true or not but it offers a suggestion that the management of staff is obviously a big issue here. All in all what should have been a lovely day was almost completely ruined by this dining experience - one we all pronounced as one of the worst of our lives! The only saviour was the fact we all have a sense of humour and managed to find the funny side of it - JUST!!!!!!! We understand it was obviously a busy day for them, however, if you don’t have the preparations in place to offer a Xmas day service then don’t do it! Also, it should not have come as a surprise to them that they were fully booked as you know this in advance and should be able to prepare for this appropriately.
Molly Codyre · December 26, 2017
Worst dinner experience ever. We made our reservation 2 months in advance for a table of 12. We were told that this amount could be accommodated. When we arrived, we were separated into 2 tables of 6, across the restaurant from each other, no explanation or apologies given. Only one table was ready, so we had to wait about ten minutes for the second table to be ready. Once seated, a waiter did not arrive at our table with menus or drinks until 40 minutes later, and only because we complained and told someone that we had not been waited on. Once we finally had a waiter assigned to the table, still no apologies for the wait, we did not have waters replenished or drinks brought to us. We had to ask for more water and we had to ask for wine that had been ordered and never brought. We also had two children with us and were not given or told that a Children's menu was available. Only upon leaving, did we see a copy of one on another diner's table. The filet we ordered was dry. The waiters were not attentive. We will never come here again.
William Boxx · December 25, 2017
I visited this quaint restaurant while on a business trip to New Orleans. After a night out on the town, I was in need of a whole some breakfast before attending the conference. The decor of the restaurant is very striking. There is a beautifully patterned carpet throughout the restaurant that is very modern. Every thing about the decor, from the fabric-buttoned booths to the contemporary artwork, was well thought out. I started with coffee and cream. The coffee was strong and delicious. I chose the andouille sausage wrap for my entrée. It was very tasty, filled with eggs and potatoes and andouille sausage. It was served with salsa and sour cream, which were the perfect complements. I dined a loan that morning, but I definitely plan a return visit with family and/or friends. This would be a lovely place to share a memory.
Mandy McDaniel · January 19, 2018