Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Napolean House Bar & Cafe
Bike Parking: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: No
Cuisines: American, Coffee House, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
On a typically hot July summer day In 1966 my fiance, now wife, and I first entered Napoleon House for a late afternoon drink. We were greeted by a portly, balding waiter attired in a full white apron. He seated us at a small round table under a paddle fan that pretended to stir the thick New Orleans air. An old 78 Caruso record was playing on the record player. I looked around and expected to see Humphrey Bogart sitting at the bar. We ordered Jack Daniels on the rocks. The price was .75cents per glass!!! (as I recall it was the weekday special). If you want to feel the soul of N.O. Napoleon House is it. P.S. The seafood gumbo is the best!!
07/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Maybe it was just the night we went in but we have gone in a lot and it has been good. But this night everything as going wrong. My red beans and rice were only ok and everyone elses food looked like it was from buffet line and not good. The soft drinks had to be reminded about and water had to be asked for. Not to mention the mice running around the floor while you eat. I love opening the doors but it is gross eating while mice are running around your feet. I love everything about this place so for this bad experience i hate to have tourists think this is what every new orleans restaurant is like. Dirty and Mice!
Still love the pimms cup. Maybe it was just a really bad night but i don't think we will eating here for awhile.
11/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
From the gorgeous courtyard to the wait staff of classy gentlemen in bow-ties to the consistent strains of classical music to the 18th century environs... Simply put, Napoleon house is a classic. Great as a bar or an afternoon lunch stop, and not to be forgotten for dinner parties, company events, or receptions. The fair is pretty standard New Orleans bistro food made the right way and sold at a great price for the French Quarter ($6-10). Napoleon House is the best place to destress and relax during lunch. And be sure to try a Pimm's cup.
If you are only in New Orleans for a short time, Napoleon House should definitely make your top list of lunch spots to try out.
05/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We love Napoleon House. You can stop in for a helping of affordable jambalaya/muffaletta, and it's GOOD! Unless you're famished, you could split one muffaletta with someone, along with a cold Abita Springs beer, and feel content. One day we did have to wait awhile for our waiter, but it happened only once. Atmosphere is casual to quaint, depending on where you sit, and the place is clean. The courtyard is delightful. It may be best to go there at ""inbetween times"" when they're not so busy.
07/05/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Napoleon House is one of my favorite haunts in the French Quarter. I was hugely relieved when I found it intact and, mostly, unchanged in my first visit since Katrina. The atmosphere is wonderful, the historical surroundings, dim lighting, and classical music really set mood. The staff is very friendly, the food is great, and the drinks are cold. Right now they have limited hours and menu, due to a shortage of staff (which is pretty common in New Orleans right now). You must have the Jambalaya. If the cheese tray is available when you visit, it makes for a great mid-day snack.
It's located on the corner of St. Louis and Chartres, so if you are staying at the Omni Hotel across the street, you have no excuse for not stopping by.
08/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I visit NO as often as possible. And Napoleon House is always a must visit experience. The bar, inside dining, and court yard are all wonderful experiences. One one of our visits it was my wife's birthday, and the dining room was closed...but they allowed us to sit anyway...and it was so cool as we were the only diners in the room with candlelight and an attentive waiter. It was a birthday we will never forget. It isn't really possible for my wife and I to visit New Orleans without one or two stops at Napoleon House.
07/07/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. The food is excellent and reasonably priced and the service is very professional. The bar makes you feel like you are in a movie, too. However, the ambience takes the cake, ESPECIALLY the courtyard. Top notch, highly recommended, period, end of sentence!