Cafe Reconcile

(504) 568-1157 | View Website

1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA | Directions   70113

29.939919 -90.080272

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 PM

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Tags: Cheap Eats, Family-Friendly Dining, Hidden Find, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central City - Garden, Central City

Baked Dark Chicken, Baked White Chicken, Boneless Fried Chicken, Grilled Portobello, Fried Portobello, Veggie Plate, Fried Catfish, Jambalaya, Smothered Chicken Po-Boy, Grilled Chicken Po-Boy... more

Reviews for Cafe Reconcile

over a year ago

Best Catfish Ever..... – I had the pleasure of discovering this restaurant in 2006 while in New Orleans volunteering .It is run as a teaching mechanism for local teens who fil alll positions in the restaurant. I was so impressed by the professionalism of the students as they performed their tasks and with the food itself. I generally don't like catfish, but found myself ordering it whenever I visited this restaurant. Perfection. And the sides and other items also were first class. Enjoy a top notch, homestyle meal for less that ten bucks and support this great mission.

over a year ago

Excellent Food, Excellent Mission – Cafe Reconcile was founded under the leadership of a Jesuit priest, the late Harry Thompson, S.J., to provide training in the hospitality industry to at-risk youth from the economically distressed Central City neighborhood. Check out their website for more info.

I first ate at Reconcile, because I was enthusiastic about the concept. I love to go back, because I am now equally enthusiastic about the food. Reconcile has a handful of entrees that they serve every day with a choice of two sides. The entrees and the sides are all delicious.

The fried catfish is light and hands down the best I have ever eaten. The fried chicken is good, as are their daily specials. Now that I've tried the catfish, however, it's always a struggle to pass it up.

The Bananas Foster bread pudding is great too, even if you--like me--are not crazy about bananas.

The environment is loud, but friendly and fun.

over a year ago

Good food, great people, excellent purpose – This spot is fills your tummy and your heart. Everyone who works here is so honest, friendly, and welcoming. It's a freshness that you cannot find in chain-restaurants or uptight establishments. At Reconcile they treat you like family (and feed you that way too). Lunch is served cafeteria style and everyone pays one price. Don't be surprised to see tables of business folk, clergy, and elected officials. No can beat the home-cooked taste of veggies, fried chicken, smothered chicken, or catfish, drink, dessert and bread for under $8-9 bucks.

Worth the wait at the door. Go in and help out this excellent intitative.

over a year ago

Nonprofit Central City diner plates exceptional, inexpensive home-style eats. – The Scene
This nonprofit, which provides at-risk teens with work experience, serves up great food in an appropriately informal setting. Well-lit and bustling from breakfast through lunch, this busy room is packed early with city workers and downtown executives. Teenage "waiters-in-training" receive guidance from more experienced servers, so be patient during peak hours.

The Food
Classic New Orleans dishes rotate though a consistent workweek schedule, with other simple lunch-counter fare (soups, salads, po'boys) filling out the bill. The chicken and sausage gumbo is a spicy comfort any time of year, especially when followed by a spicy slab of tomato-smothered meat loaf and real mashed potatoes (Monday) or creamy white beans and shrimp (a Thursday must). Crispy salads are big enough to split between two diners, as are the irresistible Brie and roasted pepper po'boys. All desserts come with a sizeable dollop of rich, sweetened whipped cream that borders on perfectly mousse-like.


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