25% OFF ALL TO GO ORDERS

We are happy to continue to serve our new orleans community. as a token of our appreciation for your continued support, we are offering 25% off all to go orders. please call to place your order. we are following all state and federal guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests and team members.

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Welcome

Originally founded by Joseph, William and Charles Ernst, Ernst Café has been locally owned and operated for over 100 years. 

We are the oldest continually-operated bar in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Close to Harrah’s Casino and Poydras Street, we offer great food, beer and service to locals and tourists alike. Join us to experience a piece of history in America’s greatest city. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon.

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Southwest Eggrolls

$10
Pulled chicken, corn & black beans & southwest spices in a flour tortilla & deep fried, Ernst sauce.

Pepperjack Boudin Bombers

$9
Creole sausage made with pork, pepper jack cheese & rice, rolled & fried crispy, jalapeño ranch.

Mama Mia Sticks

$9
Golden fried mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce.

Creole Nachos

$12
Hot sausage, creole red beans, queso, cheddar, jalapeño, diced tomato, jalapeño ranch, tortilla chips.

Fried Eggplant Sticks

$9
Lightly breaded, fresh cut fried eggplant, cocktail sauce.

Fried Green Tomatoes

$11
Sautéed gulf shrimp & remoulade dressing served atop crispy fried green tomatoes.

Fried Pickles

$8
Crinkle pickles deep fried, ranch dressing.

Debris Fries

$10
Slow cooked roast debris, cheddar cheese, queso. Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Burnt Ends BBQ Pork Mac n Cheese

$12
Creamy cheesy cavatappi pasta, slow smoked pork butt, creole BBQ sauce.

Queso Blanco & Chips

$7
Blend of melted cheeses, tomatoes & secret spices.

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Cup

$7
Pulled chicken & andouille sausage, steamed white rice.

Grilled Chicken Club Salad

$13
Marinated grilled chicken tenders, tomato, cucumber, applewood bacon, shredded cheddar & fresh romaine.

Chef's Salad

$14
Sliced smoked turkey & ham, cheddar & swiss, fresh romaine, tomato, boiled egg.

Classic Caesar Salad

$11
Fresh romaine, shredded parmesan and croutons tossed in house made Caesar dressing. Add Fried, Grilled or Buffalo Tenders $3
Add Shrimp $4

Taste of New Orleans

$16
Red beans & rice, Cajun jambalaya, chicken & sausage gumbo, crawfish etouffée. Enjoy all Four Add $3

Blackened Chicken & Cajun Jambalaya

$14
Cajun seasoned andouille sausage & chicken jambalaya topped with blackened chicken.

Louisiana Crawfish Etouffée

$15
Traditional crawfish stew, steamed white rice.

Gulf Fish Ernst Café

$14
Crispy fried catfish topped with Louisiana crawfish etouffée, Cajun jambalaya.

Red Beans and Rice

$12
Traditionally consumed by locals on Mondays, available here daily, served with andouille sausage. Add Fried Chicken Tenders $3

Boss Chicken Tenders

$12
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, Ernst sauce.

Gulf Shrimp Platter

$14
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style.

Gulf Catfish Platter

$13

Blue Crab Cakes

$16
Louisiana crab cakes, fried, remoulade dressing.

Angus Hamburger Steak

$14
Sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, rich gravy. Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Ernst Burger

$10
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 $1.5

Urban Cowboy Burger

$14
Angus beef patty, applewood bacon, cheddar, grilled onion, smoky bbq sauce, brioche bun.

Mushroom Swiss

$12
Angus beef patty, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, brioche bun.

El Diablo Burger

$13
Angus beef patty, Patton hot sausage patty, pepperjack cheese, Ernst sauce, brioche bun. Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Gulf Shrimp Po'boy

$14
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style.

Gulf Catfish Po'boy

$13
Available grilled or fried.

The Ernster Po'boy

$15
Slow cooked roast debris, swiss cheese and flash fried gulf shrimp, Ernst sauce.

Roast Beef Po'boy

$13
Slow cooked roast debris. Add Cheese or Charred Jalapeño $1

Patton's Hot Sausage Po'boy

$12
Swiss cheese Add Grilled Onions or Charred Jalapeño $1

Chicken Tender Sandwich

$10
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, brioche bun. Add Cheese $1
Add Jalapeños $1
Add Sautéed Mushrooms $1
Add Grilled Onions $1
Add Applewood Bacon $1.5

Blue Crab Cake Sandwich

$13
Louisiana crab cake, fried, jalapeño slaw, remoulade sauce, brioche bun.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

$11
Grilled or fried chicken tenders, bacon, romaine, tomatoes, and a house made ranch dressing.

Burnt Ends BBQ Pork Sandwich

$12
Slow-smoked BBQ pork, jalapeño slaw, brioche bun.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

$6
Topped with white chocolate sauce and powdered sugar

Location

600 S Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 

Hours

SUN - THURS: 11AM - 5AM
FRI - SAT: 11AM - 6AM

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