Brennan's

4.7
5531 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole
4-Time James Beard Foundation – “Best Chef South” Finalist Chef Slade Rushing's menus marry classic Creole traditions with contemporary techniques and New Orleans flavors. are rooted in Creole traditions and are bolstered with contemporary New Orleans influences.

First established in 1946, Brennan’s is the birthplace of World-Famous Bananas Foster and the boozy Breakfast is king!

Brennan’s old-world elegance, coupled with fancifully renovated decor and pampering service create a unique and sophisticated backdrop for a most memorable meal.
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3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic NOLA restaurant & always delicious. Get the turtle soup

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Food was superior! Turtle Soup. Rabbit Rushing. Crawfish eggs etc. Great drinks. Excellent service. Thanks !

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived every minute of our experience! Everything was awesome!

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s is quintessential New Orleans. The food was excellent. The service was top-notch.

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BV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re going back for the French toast. No really, we are. It’s the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I can’t get the smoked bacon of my mind. The waiter was a retired navy guy who waits tables for fun. You could tell he loved his job. Nothing better than someone who loves their job. We’ll see you in the morning for round two.

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J
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just OK, maybe we were expecting more not sure , great atmosphere and the drinks were great from the roost bar, dinner wasn’t quite what we expected though... they did give us complimentary champagne since it was our anniversary and the courtyard was amazing... I think we will go back for brunch and bananas foster to give them another chance , hate to leave a bad review but it is what it is

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4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not good. Came for my birthday. Nearly impossible to get drinks. Ordered drinks. Got appetizers before they came out. Ordered a wine for our meals. Came out after we were done eating. Frustrating and expensive experience. Hard to enjoy our meals waiting for a drink. Server seemed to busy to take care of us. Food was ehhh. Considering the cost of the meals here they should provide better service. Won’t be returning.

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3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

5 stars in everything except for service. Hats off to the culinary team! Amazing food thank you!

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We were there for a special weekend. We flew in from NY for our daughters first birthday weekend. NOLA is our favorite city. Our server was very absent the entire time. We placed our order and then he didn’t come back after the food was dropped. My mother and mother in law wanted another Bloody Mary and my husband had ordered an IPA prior. Our order was incomplete and our server never once checked on our entree. Not once. Typically a step of service should be a “2 bite rule” meaning check back ASAP to see if everything is to expectation. I had to ask the back server for my husbands IPA (which had to be sitting at the bar) and for the bacon order. I forgot our servers name but mgmt can look up the table assigned to which server via open table reservation. He dropped the check on the table without offering desert/coffee as our entrees hadn’t been picked up. He apologized as he said he was told we wanted the check. That’s how absent he was. He was very condescending. I personally think he wanted to be a writer for Food and Wine and wasn’t able to connect with his guests. I understand the industry but not everyone knows different cooking techniques and sauces. We asked a question about some pendants behind us and he was extremely rude basically assuming we wanted to know if they were famous. No. We were curious about their pins as they were very pronounced. I am member of several organizations and I am thrilled when people ask what medal or pin stand for. He was unprofessional, arrogant, cordial and is lacking basic service training. He needs to be reminded he is in the hospitality industry. This was the last reservation had for the weekend and unfortunately it left such a bad taste. However; we will be back as we love this restaurant!!!!The culinary team drives this house!!!Excellent Food bring guests back despite bad service.

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d
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Alway fantastic. Fantastic ambiance and service.

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MM
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant has a great ambiance. Food choices were very nice. They made our 8 year old son feel very special for his 8th birthday. He loved getting the apron and the dessert.

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3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for brunch the day after Valentines Day and the service was outstanding. Promptly greeted upon sitting and consistently checked on throughout our meal. On top of it all, the Bananas Foster dessert completes the entire meal.

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RG
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, great food and knowledgeable, professional fabulous service! A special place!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took amazing care to make sure our experience was exceptional! The food and ambience where a perfect experience of southern hospitality and cuisine!

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AP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service, amazing atmosphere. We went to several high end restaurants in New Orleans and Brennans was the best.

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V
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless service. The food was perfect. The BEST I’ve ever had. Thank you!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are everything that Antoine’s is Not ! We had a great 5 star meal on Valentine’s Day. I would highly recommend them.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Six of us went for a Valentine Brunch. Food was spectacular, and service was delightful with the exception of one strawberry sparkling wine that never arrived. After asking two different servers about it a drink eventually arrived. Unfortunately it was plain sparkling wine. When our waitress saw it she was clear that it was the wrong drink and asked for that to be corrected. Someone from the bar took the partially consumed drink, added some strawberry and brought the half glass back to our table. Surprisingly unprofessional compared to the caliber of service we expected and received for the rest of our meal.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The Brennan's ship has sailed. So many better choices in New Orleans. Tired.

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DT
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, and what a great place for a special occasion. In town with friends and it was a big hit with them, since it was their first trip to New Orleans. I will be back!

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4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s is a timeless luxury New Orleans tradition that has successfully mastered the art of 5-star “service”. We celebrated our anniversary with Brennan’s and they truly made us feel like honored guests, fabulous window table, complimentary glass of bubbly and personalized service. Some traditions have faded and become modern conveniences, but Brennan’s is not one of those places. Our celebration was perfect, service, food and ambience. All New Orleans restaurants are “lively” and can be noisy. I do feel like they used great care to seat us in an intimate area with less noise and joie di vie, except ours. We dined at the 3 “ol school” Crown Jewels of NOLA and Brennan’s was the shining star across the board. Don’t miss a chance to experience timeless tradition and luxury.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner.

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DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The bartender was outstanding. After that, so many issues. They do 1/2 price bottles of champagne for happy hour. Problem being the bottles are NV and past their prime. We checked in with hostess when we arrived and let her know we’d be at the bar. Our reservation time arrived and hostesses started gathering people to move to their tables, even some who didn’t have reservations. We had to ask if our table was ready. They looked surprised. Then they seated us at a table right by or of the exit doors to the garden. It was cold. Our server who had worked there a year and a half was not well informed about the wines by the glass list or the cocktails. She did talk us into the steak diane which we hadn’t seen on a menu in years, especially not prepared tableside. She did not seem comfortable making our dish and it was apparent. Never checked back on us to see how thing were either. So many other red flags.

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f
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was amazing. Terrific service and fun lunch.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing

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J
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely brunch and really enjoyed the ambiance. The Bananas Foster were as good as advertised.

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EB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so very nice and the food was delicious. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and Brennan's made it very special.

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MH
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great total experience !!! John , our waiter , was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and meal

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R
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gumbo was outstanding. Redfish was delish! Service spectacular. I'll be back.

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m
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We tried the signature dishes (Hussaurd benedict and turtle soup) and they were delicious as expected. The service and staff were remarkably generous and happy... we were even lucky enough to get an unexpected private tour of the property that fast became a highlight of our NOLA trip. Must go. Be sure to make reservations in advance.

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VL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was a great spot for a nice brunch. Server was excellent with his knowledge of the restaurant and very charismatic. Be ready to spend some money for good food! Must get espresso martini for breakfast they know how to make a great one. Would recommend to all.

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, delicious food, terrific service...cannot beat it!

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ES
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finished up our New Orleans weekend with breakfast at Brennan's and it was the culinary highlight of the trip. Great service, classic ambiance and lots of butter, bananas, brown sugar, dark rum and fire to make for a memorable finish to a great meal.

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JD
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthda

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DS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s is simply the BEST in New Orleans! Great menu, wonderful service and you can’t miss their signature Bananas Foster.

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CD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I went for my Bachelorette party and our server, John, made it so special!
All food in New Orleans is great, but we'll sure be bragging about the food at Brennan's. Thank you for making a simple brunch an incredible experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch with a group of 8 on a Monday. Service was great and the food was very good but it was extremely slow. Took more than 2.5 hrs for a meal with a lot of dead space. The restaurant wasn’t very busy and our orders were very straightforward. Good was delicious, but servings small for price.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for breakfast and it was a delight. Or group had the baked apple and vanilla scented french toast among other things. We finished our meal with strawberry crepes Fitzgerald. I would go back there just for that, it was incredible and the table-side flambe was so fun.

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