Napoleon House Bar & Cafe

(504) 524-9752 | View Website

500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA | Directions   70130

29.955833 -90.065270

Open Hours

Monday To Sunday From 11:30 AM To 05:30 PM

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Cajun & Creole  more

More Cuisine: Italian

Price: $

Tags: Bar Scene, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter

less
 
 
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
Menu
Antipasto Salad, Cheese Board, Cafe Charcuterie Shahr-Koo-Tuhr-Ee, Bruschetta, Bruschetta, Boudin Sausage, Greco, Franco, Madrid, Spinach & Artichoke Dip... more

Reviews for Napoleon House Bar & Cafe

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

It needs some help! – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Atmosphere is High New Orleans – Go for the atmosphere. The interior is one of the best in the Quarter for historical feel.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Where else can you get good food at cheap prices with an infitely classy and yet distinctively casual vibe – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Bloody Mary in town! – Didn't have a chance to eat there, but did enjoy sitting at the beautiful old bar on two occasions. Mario at the bar makes the best bloody mary EVER! Cheap beer and good Pimm's cups. Great atmosphere!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Value in NOLA – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Still they survive! – Even after the hurricane, Napolean House survives! Love the Pimm's cups, and their bread pudding is a;ways a treat!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Relieved it's still there!!! – 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.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Low-key meeting spot rich in character and romance, famous for a near miss with a spot in history. – In Short
Napoleon House was supposedly built by French loyalists in the hopes that it would be used by Napoleon Bonaparte, who was exiled on Elba at the time. With classical music providing a genteel background, the restaurant-bar sports a dark, quiet and comfortable ambience, making it a hangout for bohemian and eclectic types. While the cafe serves sandwiches and traditional local fare, Girod's Bistro, a separate restaurant, offers upscale cuisine including grilled duck, seafood and tapas selections.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Our Favorite Place in the Big Easy – 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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great bar and Restaurant – 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!

View more Reviews for Napoleon House Bar & Cafe

Write a Review for

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe

83% 100 55 24 Votes

Best of Citysearch

Won for:
Martini (2007)
After-Work Bar (2006)
Bar Menu (2006)
Chill Scene (2006)
Outdoor Dining (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
Romantic Restaurant (2010)
After-Work Bar (2007)
Martini (2006)
After-Work Bar (2005)
Lunch Spot (2005)
Martini (2005)
Sandwich (2005)
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Napoleon House Bar & Cafe to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Napoleon House Bar & Cafe on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Napoleon House Bar & Cafe review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Napoleon House Bar & Cafe page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe on Citysearch