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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.
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.
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.