Brennan's

4.7
4449 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole
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  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole, Contemporary American, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST/LUNCH:
Sunday - Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm

DINNER:
Sunday - Thursday, 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday, 6 pm – 10 pm

ROOST BAR:
Sunday - Thursday, 9 am – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday, 9 am – 10 pm
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Phone number
(504) 525-9711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Slade Rushing
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Catering
For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life.

Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget. Our passion for quality ingredients, innovative cuisine and exceptional service sets us apart and ensures your event shines. We are dedicated to servicing a seamless, professional and above all memorable experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Conti and St. Louis Streets
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Special events & promotions
Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour

Join us! We will be pouring delicious select bubbles from both top Champagne vintners and premiere sparkling wine houses at the fizziest hours of the day.

Tuesday - Friday | 2-7 pm

In Courtyard and Roost Bar
+ Friday Breakfast & Lunch in the Dining Room

PLUS... Courtyard Champagne Sabering, every Friday at 5 pm!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Brennan's can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 4449 People Are Saying
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WL
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale. Beautiful dining area. Impeccable service. Well prepared and presented.

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CM
Salt Lake City
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience. So glad we picked Brennan's for my husband's birthday.

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New York Area
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my 80+ yr old mom and her friend to brunch and requested the downstairs garden room which they delivered! The room was a little warm which is the only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars. The brunch menu has something for everyone and we all enjoyed what we got. I will definitely go back especially when I want to treat someone to the quintessential New Orleans brunch experience.

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Houston
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

If I had to use one word to describe my experience, it would be confused. One member of our party cancelled at the last minute, so we were 4, not 5. It took the bevy of dark-suited hosts more than 10 minutes to “find” a table.

The service was painfully slow. We were there on a Sunday for brunch, but the place was not overrun with guests waiting for tables. Good thing, because from sit down to waiting for dessert to arrive was 2 hours. Additionally, one member of the party ordered the daily special, but when it was served, it was missing a key element: the eggs!

The quality of the food was outstanding. The experience was not what one would expect from this renowned restaurant. Our 10 minute wait for the table meant standing at reception, not invited to sit somewhere to wait or even encouraged to wait in the bar.

General grade: C-

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JD
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service outstanding! I made the reservation once knew I was heading into town. Such a treat for my friends and I. I will go back every visit.
Well done to the team!

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CJ
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! This was my favorite restaurant in New Orleans by far. When making reservations, ask for a table upstairs. The atmosphere is a little more formal, but fun and festive. If possible, ask to be seated in the Queen's room. It is lovely! The food was amazing- I can't stop thinking about how delicious everything was. Definitely worth the money!!!!

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BH
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

overall was a good experience. Had heard about Brennan's for years.

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PP
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable. A New Orleans tradition and the restaurant where bananas foster was originally invented. Do yourself a favor and go!

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m
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cuisine is excellent and atmosphere is welcoming. The banana foster is delicious and prepared at tableside.

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KW
Las Vegas
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My mother and I really enjoyed brunch at Brennans. The food was wonderful and the decor was fabulous. It was great to see it restored and refurbished. The staff was so helpful and we had a lovely time. The sparkling watermelon and the baked apple were my favorites....oh and the brandy milk punch. A delight!

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ES
San Francisco
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and presentation. Great service!
Such a beautiful venue.

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for brunch on my cousin’s 16th birthday. Everything was fantastic. I always order the Baked Apple and Egg Sardou. Great French press. Whimsical decor. The manager David even gave us a tour of the restaurant. Thanks guys!

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Houston
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary breakfast was superb!

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Seattle
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, lovely, lovely. What a special evening and also we went back for brunch. Wonderful experience.

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MS
Denver
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Even had a kids menu!

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OT
New Orleans
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a highlight of my trip. The food was to die for. The banana's fosters was the best I've ever had! The service was top notch and everyone was very friendly.

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m
New Orleans
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it. The food was great our waitress was so friendly. Having our daughters 21st birthday dinner there was a great experience.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Brennan's but was definitely on my bucket list. Can't wait to back next time I'm in NOLA!

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VB
Detroit
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s was amazing! The staff was very friendly, and the food was very tasty. I strongly recommend the Coconut Milk Punch. Our food and the experience were well worth the price, and my wife and I will definitely dine here again when we visit New Orleans!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm glad Brennan's back! It had been a few years since my last visit (before the closure) - everything was perfect, fantastic food and spot on service - one of the top spots for brunch in the French Quarter

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in New Orleans for our 35th Wedding Anniversary and decided to eat at Brennan’s, since we had heard about it but had never been there before. It was a wonderful experience and probably one of the best, if not the best breakfast we have ever had! Their signature Eggs Benedict and cheese grits were delicious, the service was excellent, and the restaurant is beautiful! I highly recommend it and will definitely go again on our next visit!

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Charleston
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Brennan’s since 1967 and the food and service are always the best.

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GD
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely attentive wait staff and really made me feel special for my birthday!

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ND
New Orleans
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We have dined at Brennan’s for Sunday breakfast/lunch on many occasions. This was a last minute birthday lunch for my wife. We did make a reservation. The kitchen staff could not get our food out in a timely manner. Also surprised they “ran out” of their watermelon cocktail in July, which is the biggest watermelon season in the south. The restaurant was not packed. The server came by and told us at least 3 times that the food would be up, but we sat for over 30 mins after we placed our order. Have not experienced poor service from Brennan’s before. Not sure if this is a new trend or a one off. Once the food arrived it was great. However we will be cautious in the future booking Brennan’s

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JW
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch Sunday. This was the BEST we had since being here for the weekend!! John was the best at explaining everything to us. Next time we are in town we will be back here!!!!

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CB
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though i lived in New Orleans for eight years, i never went to Brennans' under the false assumption that it was a touristy place. i was wrong. Very delightful service, attentive wait staff, a great selection of cocktails and the food was excellent.

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St. Louis
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had always wanted to go to Brennan's when we lived there in Metarie, LA for training at Tulane 2000-2002 but couldnt afford the time or money. They did not disappoint us and were well worth the wait.

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Orlando
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have been going to Brennans for many years, and frankly, I find it less special than when we first began to dine there for "breakfast". The menu choices have been so drastically reduced, and our favorite dishes are gone. The food quality is still outstanding, but the service, at least what we received this visit, is nowhere near the outstanding quality that used to be had there.

Bring back the old menu!

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G
Las Vegas
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good experience but would not return.

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LM
Washington DC
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were at Brennan's the weekend of the Essence Festival, and it was also my sister's birthday. The food and service were great, and all four of us really enjoyed our food, the duck, the veal chop and lamb -- all of it to die for. Would definitely recommend!

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Dallas
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

get the bananas foster

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SR
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can not go wrong with dining at Brennans. The staff is amazing and the food is some of the best that Ive tasted in New Orleans. I look forward to visiting this restaurant again when returning to the French Quarters.

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New Orleans
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I entertained our grandson and his girl friend. The food and service was as good as it gets and our guests from Colorado got the best Louisiana has to offer.

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TN
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want perfection look no further! The food was truly mouth watering and scrumptious. The flavors scream eat me! I will be returning to enjoy true gourmet southern food and hospitality.

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M
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, wonderful food... what more can I say?! Started off with a refreshing drink and ended with their legendary bananas foster

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CB
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! You will not be disappointed.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fantastic. I have a bias against old, established Nola restaurants, but this is often undeserved. Brannan’s is great on every level. The bread putting for dessert is amazing and overshadows bananas Foster. Overall, very expensive but an exceptional dining experience

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Miami
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Roy and Randy!! Separate days! Perfect experiences! We will B back!

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Greensboro
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for EMF2018. My cousins had recommended this restaurant as a must try, and she was right. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable. The ladies and myself truly enjoyed all New Orleans has to offer, but this restaurant was truly the highlight of our trip. Can’t wait to come back

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FA
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good place for a meal with friends. Quiet atmosphere, excellent service.

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