The pretty-as-a-chocolate-box courtyard and fresh, straightforward local cuisine are Amelie’s calling cards; now it’s the place where Beyonce & Jay-Z dined quite publicly days after the scandalous Solange elevator beat-down. Amelie’s serves cafe standards with something for everyone to enjoy, like crab cakes or a goat cheese and beet salad, and local faves like a cochon de lait pork sandwich or grilled catfish with a kick. It’s an awfully nice, relaxing spot, calling loudly for a lemonade or mint julep, which might even entice the ladies (and men) who lunch to indulge in a slice of lemon doberge cake. We concur with that decision. (All that lovely old slate, brick, and greenery make this a popular wedding spot; they’re frequently closed for events). Reserve in advance for Sunday brunch. Of note for quick dining: offshoot Petite Amelie ★, a few doors down, offers a tasty array of prepared takeaway meals, soups, salads, cheeses, pastries and such via counter-service.
New Orleans› Restaurant
912 Royal St
Our Rating Neighborhood French Quarter Hours Wed–Sun 11am–3pm and 5–9pm (Fri–Sat till 10pm); Sun brunch 11am–3pm. Wed–Sun 8am–8pm Phone 504/412-8965 Prices Main courses $15–$29, brunch $12–$17 Cuisine Type Contemporary Southern/Light Fare Web site Café Amelie Other Closed occasionally for special events; call to check. Petite Amelie: 900 Royal St
Map912 Royal St New Orleans
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