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3-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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 2 pm
7 Nights a Week, 6 pm - 10 pm
Monday - Friday, 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 10 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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!
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Brennan's can accommodate all your special event needs.
Brennan's Ratings and Reviews
Decided to take my Mother in law (85 years old) and her friend to Brennan's for a Christmas lunch. I had just retired from living in Miami - so thought a drive over to NOLA from Mobile would be a pleasant diversion.
Décor and ambiance were lovely - but the noise level was too high for my hard of hearing friends ( and me and my girlfriend) - but holiday parties will do this! Service was a bit slow - particularly beverage service. How long does it take to pour a glass of wine? There seemed to be plenty of wait staff - and all were very friendly and accommodating - still - missing that "sparkle to serve".
Gumbo was excellent - but not hot - and arrived with no spoon - so again I had to flag down a server. Shrimp salad was excellent as well. The apple appetizer is really more of a dessert item I thought - we tried it - very tasty but too small to share. Had to ask for bread.
You go for the history and décor. The food was good but not "WOW".
We were extremely fortunate to find a parking spot right out front! Surprised there is no valet parking at this location.
I would second whoever said that a visit to New Orleans should include breakfast at Brennan's.
We were seated in a beautiful spot looking across the courtyard pool by a tall dignified African-American by the name of Tyrone, who evidently is a long-time member of the restaurant staff and made the invite to see some of the renovations that that this renown dining place has made in recent years. After a convergence of well-dressed wait staff, we were attended by a gracious dark-haired young lady who was well versed in the menu and recommended a house soda mix that was perfect touch for a breakfast drink. Beyond that, breakfast was Eggs Hussard and Eggs Sardou, both superb and a signature to a perfect morning experience.
We were mildly entertained by a couple of large painted turtles in the courtyard pool who inched themselves around to catch the best spots of morning sun. The same young lady who was our server told us that they were a well-fed and well-attended fixture of Brennan's.
She also recommended that we consider a dessert, in particularly the Bananas Foster, which then became our way of capping off a superb breakfast, particularly since it was a flambé presentation. Our server did the honors and executed the dessert flambé perfectly, with a little cup of liquor and tilt of the wide flat pan to ignite the mix from the gas flame beneath the pan. The outcome was delicious, as expected, and its execution was exceptional.
Should we have another occasion to return to New Orleans, breakfast at Brennan's will top our list of fine dining choices.
We were visiting NOLA for the weekend and I wanted my wife to try a classic traditional New Orleans restaurant.
We enjoyed our drinks, dinner and dessert.
Larry, the captain was very knowledgeable about wines and recommended an amazing Malbec that we loved.
Overall an amazing experience for us on my birthday.
Brennan’s on Royal Street is a favorite restaurant. The Breakfast is a wonderfu! Southern Living identified Brennan’s as one of the South’s Top 10 Best Restaurants in 2017, and it is a well-deserved honor.
The decor is attractive and the music pleasing. The food is attractively-plated and delicious. Recommend the Eggs Hussarde, a Brennan’s Original - Housemade English Muffins, Coffee Cured Canadian Bacon, Hollandaise, the Artisanal Eggs Benedict, the Vegetable Frittata, and the Eggs Sardou - Crispy Artichokes, Parmesan Creamed Spinach, Choron Sauce - and the Bloody Mar
Rauch, the Server, and his team, made for a perfect dining experience. Friendly, helpful, attentive. They exemplified excellence in service.
One of the many things to appreciate about Brennan’s is not being rushed, having the luxury of leisurely dining. Unfortunately, we were flying home after breakfast, and due to time constraints (which we did not share with the staff), we had to forgo the Bananas Foster. Next visit, we will allow time for the gift of leisurely dining, and Bananas Foster (It is to die for!).
Highly recommend Brennan’s, and look forward to our return visit.
Breakfast at Brennan's has become a very much looked forward to tradition on our annual Holiday visits to the Big Easy. Christian Pendleton's team is simply wonderful. They never fail to impress with the quality of their service, the delicious courses and the elegant surroundings. This year we were accompanied by three "first timers" and they are all looking forward to a return visit. And of course there's no better place (or price!) for excellent Champagne anywhere in New Orleans! Next year we'll definitely be adding a dinner reservation to our itinerary so that we can check out some of the amazing wine selections Christian has assembled.
Really nice first experience at Brennan's in the heart of the French Quarter. We had the Reveillon Dinner--a pre-set 4 course dinner of turtle soup, foie gras & lobster appetizer, roast chicken, and Banana Foster (prepared tableside). The food and and ambiance were excellent. The service, however, was on the slow side and we appeared to have different servers with each course. Overall a very good meal, and I will definitely come back during my next trip to the Big Easy.
We are fans of Ralph Brennan restaurants but our experience was disappointing. We arrived unexpectedly early and rather than tell us we would likely just need to wait, they said we would probably be at our table in a few minutes. No one returned to us for over 20 min and we were eventually seated around our reservation time. But we had to ask for an update before “oh, we think your table is ready”. The service was slow and disorganized. We are used to the team service concept, but there were too many people milling around and no one seemed to know what the others in the team were doing. My husband had to send his food back to be reheated - it was stone cold. The menu is interesting and the renovations to the space are amazing. But it isn’t ready to compete with Ralph’s for locals.
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