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Warehouse District Bar and Grill in New Orleans, LA

In New Orleans, there's no shortage of food, history, and delight around every corner. Ernst Café serves up the hearty local fare that has earned our city its notable reputation and the drinks to match. Join us at our Warehouse District restaurant to encounter the Big Easy like you never have before.

Our History

Following an auction in the 19th century, our historic building repeatedly transformed over time, serving as the home to various New Orleans businesses. In 1902, Joseph, William, and Charles Ernst leased the building and founded Ernst Café, which has now been locally owned and operated for over 100 years. Our unique dining experience allows you to enjoy famed New Orleans cuisine while basking in the city's captivating history.


As the oldest continually operating bar in the Warehouse District, we're immensely proud of our local gem in America's greatest city. Just blocks from Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and a short walk from downtown hotels, we're situated in a prime location that offers easy access to the famed French Quarter.

Private Event Space

Our prime location in the historic Warehouse District offers the perfect space for an unforgettable event. The Lafayette Room features an open floor plan and charming exposed brick walls, encapsulating an authentically New Orleans atmosphere. The floor to ceiling windows and Bevolo gas lanterns create an attractive and inviting location perfect for your next private party. Boasting a 150-person capacity, you can reserve this room to host a vibrant, well-attended event. Our space also unfolds into a large wrap-around balcony that overlooks Fulton Street Square and captures the chic, local delight that is the Warehouse District.

At Ernst Café, you're guaranteed to feel at home when you chow down on all our popular New Orleans favorites. Contact us today to learn more about our menu or to reserve the Lafayette Room for your next event.


Southwest Eggrolls

Pulled chicken, corn, black beans & southwest spices in a deep-fried flour tortilla, jalapeño ranch

Pepperjack Boudin Bombers

Creole sausage made with pork, pepper jack cheese & rice. Rolled & fried crispy, Ernst sauce

Mama Mia Sticks

Golden-fried mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce

Creole Nachos

Patton's hot sausage, creole red beans, queso, shredded cheddar, jalapeño, diced tomato, green chili ranch, tortilla chips

Burnt Ends BBQ Pork Mac n Cheese

Slow-smoked BBQ pork, creamy cheesy cavatappi pasta, Creole BBQ Sauce

Deviled Fried Pickles

Crinkled pickle & jalapeño slices, deep-fried, ranch dressing & jalapeño dip

Debris Fries

Slow-cooked roast beef, shredded cheddar, queso Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Queso Blanco & Chips

Blend of melted cheeses, tomatoes & secret spices

Chicken Wings

Crispy fried and tossed in buffalo, served with ranch or blue cheese & celery

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Roasted chicken & andouille sausage, steamed white rice

Grilled Chicken Club Salad

Marinated grilled chicken tenders, applewood bacon, tomato, cucumber, shredded cheddar & fresh romaine Sub Grilled Gulf Shrimp $3

Classic Caesar Salad

Fresh romaine tossed with parmesan cheese & croutons, Caesar dressing Add Fried, Grilled or Buffalo Tenders $6
Add Fried, Grilled or Buffalo Gulf Shrimp $5

Blackened Chicken & Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun seasoned andouille sausage, & chicken jambalaya topped with blackened chicken Sub Blackened Gulf Shrimp $3

Red Beans and Rice

Traditionally eaten by locals on Mondays, available here daily, served with andouille sausage Add Fried Chicken Tenders $6

Ernst's Gumbo Bowl

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, Cajun jambalaya, blackened chicken Sub Grilled Culf Shrimp $3

Boss Chicken Tenders

Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, Ernst sauce

Gulf Shrimp Platter

Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style.

Crispy Gulf Fish Platter


Blue Crab Cakes

Louisiana crab cakes, fried, remoulade dressing

Angus Hamburger Steak

Sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, rich gravy, creamy mac n cheese Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Ernst Burger

Angus beef burger, brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles Add Cheese $1
Add Jalapeños $1
Add Sautéed Mushrooms $1
Add Grilled Onions $1
Add Applewood Bacon $2

Urban Cowboy Burger

Angus beef patty, applewood bacon, cheddar, grilled onion, smoky bbq sauce, brioche bun

Mushroom Swiss

Angus beef patty, sautéed mushrooms, brioche bun Add Applewood Bacon $2

El Diablo Burger

Angus beef patty, Patton hot sausage patty, pepper jack cheese, charred jalapeño, Ernst sauce, brioche bun

Gulf Shrimp Po'boy

Grilled, fried or Buffalo style with lettuce, tomato & pickle

Crispy Gulf Fish Po'boy

Deep-fried with lettuce, tomato & pickle

The Ernster Po'boy

Slow-cooked roast beef, swiss cheese, and deep-fried Gulf shrimp, Ernst sauce with lettuce, tomato & pickle

Roast Beef Po'boy

Slow-cooked roast beef with lettuce, tomato & pickle Add Swiss Cheese or Charred Jalapeño $1

Patton's Hot Sausage Patty Po'boy

Swiss cheese with lettuce, tomato & pickle Add Grilled Onions or Charred Jalapeño $1

Chicken Tender Sandwich

Grilled, fried or Buffalo style, brioche bun with lettuce, tomato & pickle Add Cheese $1
Add Jalapeños $1
Add Sautéed Mushrooms $1
Add Grilled Onions $1
Add Applewood Bacon $2

Blue Crab Cake Sandwich

Louisiana crab cake, deep-fried, jalapeño slaw, remoulade sauce, brioche bun

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

Grilled, fried or Buffalo chicken tenders, applewood bacon, romaine, tomatoes, ranch dressing

Burnt Ends BBQ Pork Sandwich

Slow-smoked BBQ pork, jalapeño slaw, brioche bun

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Topped with white chocolate sauce and powdered sugar



Chicken Tenders


Mac & Cheese


Shrimp Platter



600 S Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 


MON - SUN: 11AM - 1AM


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