fresh spinach, candied pecans, thinly sliced red onion, tossed with raspberry pepper jelly vinaigrette
Eggless Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, house made croutons, grated parmesan cheese, tossed with our own spicy, eggless caesar dressing. great additions: grilled or fried chicken, oysters or shrimp $3.00
eggless caesar or mixed greens to go with your lunch or dinner
Buffalo Shrimp Salad
mixed greens, celery and carrots, tossed with our house made bleu cheese dressing, topped with buffalo style, fried shrimp.
Filet Cobb Salad
a traditional cobb with a gourmet twist. fresh romaine lettuce striped with egg, tomato, bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, and juicy pieces of filet mignon. served with house made bleu cheese dressing (feel free to ask for sauteed shrimp or chicken to replace the filet if you like)
Fried Oyster, Shrimp Or Catfish Poboy
choose one or two of the famous new orleans po-boy staples. fried in the old new orleans way, served on fresh baked french bread. dressed or with ketchup and hot sauce, this is another old school new orleans favorite
Big Fat Chicken Sandwich
giant, fresh boneless chicken breast, grilled or fried, on a brioche bun or wrap
Chicory Chicken Sandwich
in honor of our facility next door, pulled chicken in our special chicory bbq sauce. made with new orleans chicory coffee, and a little chipotle pepper, this sandwich will delight you with its depth and kick. topped off with a zesty slaw.
9 oz. fresh ground beef, charbroiled to order topped with your choice
of bacon, cheese, and grilled onions
The ernster Sandwich
wo of new orleans most delicious po-boy ingredients combine to make this wonderfully special sandwich. crispy, fried oysters on a
layer of rich roast beef debris, drizzled with amazing gravy, on french bread brushed good mayonnaise.
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
big, fresh boneless chicken breast, grilled or fried, served with a spicy sauce, and a pile of cheddar cheese on a brioche bun.
Roast Beef Po-boy
another new orleans favorite. roast beef debris, simmered in rich brown gravy, layered on fresh french bread, spread with some good mayonnaise. be sure to get extra napkins!
grilled portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, arugula, and goat cheese on a brioche bun. also available as a wrap.
a dish originated in louisiana, fresh shrimp are cooked in a savory, rich tomato sauce and served over rice.
large shrimp, seasoned, battered, and perfectly fried, served with french fries. buffalo sauce upon request.
seasoned louisiana oysters, lightly battered, fried until crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside
Grilled Or Fried Fish
fresh, crispy fried fish filet, served with french fries
combination of shrimp, oysters, redfish, hush puppies, and french fries piled high atop buttered french bread. all of this topped off with crispy fried onion rings: old school new orleans at its best
crispy fish with a spicy aioli, topped with a zesty slaw, wrapped in flour tortillas. feel free to ask for grilled fish
marinated filet, topped with a zesty slaw, wrapped in flour tortillas
Red Beans & Rice
with andouille sausage, alligator sausage, or crispy panko fried chickentradition says this is a monday dish, but that would waste 6 other days of enjoyment of this wonderful new orleans standard.
a south louisiana favorite. the louisiana vegetable trinity, cookedin a rich roux, finished with seafood stock and crawfish, served over rice. warm, rich, and perfectly seasoned, it is the perfect cajun dish.
Originally founded by John, William and Charles Ernst, Ernst Café has been locally owned and operated for 106 years. While not much has changed in the past century in regards to friends and fun, Ernst Café has evolved into a premier provider for special events. Simply put, Ernst Café thrives on meeting the needs of its customers and creating an atmosphere of fun with a touch of nostalgic class. From the civil war, through prohibition, and up to the present day, 600 South Peters Street has prevailed as a successful place of business and has developed into a piece of New Orleans history. Built in 1851-52 by prominent New Orleans developer Evariste Blanc, the existing structure that occupies Ernst Café is an excellent example of pre-civil war architecture commonly found in the warehouse district. The building was originally used primarily for storage purposes and was one of the first pieces of property to be sold at the estate auction of Mr. Blanc. In 1859, Schneider and Wise Grocers occupied the building and also used it as a private residence, because at that time the building had two separate addresses. Schneider and Wise maintained their business at this location until 1902, when it was sold to three brothers that were looking to open a saloon – Joseph, William and Charles Ernst.