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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.

Location

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.

Menu

Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

$12
Cajun Fried Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing, Rich Gravy, Cranberry Sauce & Mayonnaise on Multi-Grain Wheat Bread, served with side

Southwest Eggrolls

$10.5
Pulled chicken, corn & black beans & southwest spices in a deep-fried flour tortilla, jalapeño ranch

Pepperjack Boudin Bombers

$9.5
Creole sausage made with pork, pepper jack cheese & rice, rolled & fried crispy, Ernst sauce

Mama Mia Sticks

$9.5
Golden-fried mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce

Creole Nachos

$13
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

$12.5
Slow-smoked BBQ pork, creamy cheesy cavatappi pasta, Creole BBQ Sauce

Deviled Fried Pickles

$8
Crinkled pickle & jalapeño slices, deep-fried, ranch dressing & jalapeño di

Debris Fries

$12
Slow-cooked roast beef, shredded cheddar, queso Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Queso Blanco & Chips

$8
Blend of melted cheeses, tomatoes & secret spices

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

$7
Roasted chicken & andouille sausage, steamed white rice

Grilled Chicken Club Salad

$15
Marinated grilled chicken tenders, applewood bacon, tomato, cucumber, shredded cheddar & fresh romaine

Classic Caesar Salad

$11
Fresh romaine tossed with parmesan cheese & croutons, Caesar dressing Add Fried, Grilled or Buffalo Tenders $3
Add Fried, Grilled or Buffalo Gulf Shrimp $4

Blackened Chicken & Cajun Jambalaya

$14
Cajun seasoned andouille sausage & chicken jambalaya topped with blackened chicken Sub Blackened Gulf Shrimp $1

Red Beans and Rice

$12
Traditionally eaten by locals on Mondays, available here daily, served with andouille sausage Add Fried, Grilled or Buffalo Chicken Tenders $3

Boss Chicken Tenders

$14
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style, Ernst sauce

Gulf Shrimp Platter

$15
Available grilled, fried or Buffalo style.

Crispy Gulf Fish Platter

$13

Blue Crab Cakes

$17
Louisiana crab cakes, fried, remoulade dressing.

Angus Hamburger Steak

$14.5
Sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, rich gravy, creamy mac n cheese Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Ernst Burger

$11
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

$15
Angus beef patty, applewood bacon, cheddar, grilled onion, smoky bbq sauce, brioche bun

Mushroom Swiss

$13
Angus beef patty, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, brioche bun Add Applewood Bacon $2

El Diablo Burger

$14
Angus beef patty, Patton hot sausage patty, pepper jack cheese, charred jalapeño, Ernst sauce, brioche bun Add Charred Jalapeño $1

Gulf Shrimp Po'boy

$14.5
Grilled, fried or Buffalo style with lettuce, tomato & pickle

Crispy Gulf Fish Po'boy

$13.5
Deep-fried with lettuce, tomato & pickle

The Ernster Po'boy

$16
Slow-cooked roast beef, swiss cheese, and deep-fried Gulf shrimp, Ernst sauce with lettuce, tomato & pickle

Roast Beef Po'boy

$14
Slow-cooked roast beef with lettuce, tomato & pickle Add Swiss Cheese or Charred Jalapeño $1

Patton's Hot Sausage Patty Po'boy

$12.5
Swiss cheese with lettuce, tomato & pickle Add Grilled Onions or Charred Jalapeño $1

Chicken Tender Sandwich

$12
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

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

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

$12.5
Grilled, fried or Buffalo chicken tenders, applewood bacon, romaine, tomatoes, ranch dressing

Burnt Ends BBQ Pork Sandwich

$12.5
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 - 1AM

FRI & SAT: 11AM - 2AM

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