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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

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 Pickles

$8
Crinkle pickles deep fried, ranch dressing.

Debris Fries

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

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.

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

Blackened Chicken & Cajun Jambalaya

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

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 - 12AM

FRI & SAT: 11AM - 2AM

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