Brennan's

4.8
8417 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
“Best Restaurants in the World” -Condé Nast Traveler. “Top 10 Best Restaurant in the South” -Southern Living. “Top 10 Restaurant in New Orleans” -NOLA.com.

Welcome to Brennan's for weekend dining and Thursday nights. Our menus marry classic Creole traditions with inspired, contemporary influences. Breakfast at Brennan’s is a spirited, indulgent way to begin your day! Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour features discounted bottles of premium Champagne. Flaming Bananas Foster, invented at Brennan's, is a timeless New Orleans tradition. Dine in one of 8 glamorous dining rooms, our famously lush courtyard, or our spectacular wine cellar. Free parking Thurs. Nights at the Omni Royal Orleans Parking Garage. $8 Parking Friday - Sunday (6 hours; based on availability).

Per the City of New Orleans, beginning Monday, August 16, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours is required to enter the restaurant.
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  • Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, Thu - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Enjoy discounted bottles of premium Champagne (Mumm, Delamotte, Nicolas Feuillatte & more) plus refreshing bubbly cocktails offered Thursday - Sunday from 9 AM - 6 PM, Also - Live Champagne sabering on our spectacular courtyard everyday at 5 PM!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 8417 people are saying
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KathleenW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was incredible and the service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Sonny. Great classic NOLA experience.
Look forward to another visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

MG
MarkG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Great service. Wonderful bananas Foster.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!

KK
KatherineK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quintessential NOLA experience! Fabulous food, outstanding service, generously poured cocktails and a birthday surprise to top off the night. Make sure to order the Banana's Foster, it's a moral imperative! Make those reservations and get to Brennan's during your next stop in the Big Easy!

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SteveP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was good as usual but the lacquered duck was not my favorite. The turtle soup and the smoked scallops were excellent as was the bananas foster

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Brennen’s. Very comfortable place with a nice Southern charm, each room being unique. Shawn and his server assistant took good care of us. Turtle soup, eggs houssarde, and bananas foster were all on point (like every other review says!) Ill be back when I’m back in town for sure, next time for dinner.

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ChadH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time and every bite was delicious. Our service was wonderful and so accommodating.

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Mcfan4
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Could not have had a better time!

SC
vipShanaC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, ribs melted in our mouth. Turtle soup was great. Nice, upscale ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The brunch food was excellent. Had one of the creamiest omelet and the best croque madame I’ve ever tasted — they coat the toast with gruyere. The banana foster presentation was ok, I saw inconsistencies between staff members such as the length of story and how the sauce was poured. I preferred having the sauce scooped on like the server did in other tables instead of poured on top of my ice cream and banana — way too sweet!!

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LeeC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and Hugo cocktail was the perfect brunch adult beverage. Beautiful weather made patio dining experience perfect. Breakfast at Brennan's is a must while in NOLA.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our daughter for her 17th birthday! It exceeded our expectations! Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, can’t wait to go back .

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ABDiners
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for breakfast to celebrate my husband’s and my birthday. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing and the extras for our birthday really made it so special. We also had our 3 year old and they were just great with him.

DD
DanaD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The food and service were top notch.

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jimh
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new orleans style restaurant
Highly recommend

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RobynC
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have ever had!

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SnowShoe
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased that Brennan's is open again after closing due to the hurricane. We sat outdoors in the lovely garden and enjoyed the beautiful October weather and the antics of the turtles. The food was just as good as we remembered from a visit years ago.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food and drinks

JM
JefferyM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great meal and ambience... servers were overwhelmed, not enough staff.

BK
vipBernadetteK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was honestly disappointed with our experience this time. We always dine at Brennan’s every time we are in New Orleans, and this time it was more special because it’s our honeymoon. Firstly, they sat us in the aisle where it was very high traffic area. Next, it took a long time for our server to get our order. It wasn’t a busy night but i think they were getting ready to close. Thirdly, my order which was POMEGRANATE BRAISED SHORT RIB, was too salty. I actually told them this, they apologized but i was already disappointed. My appetizer which was SHRIMP QUENELLES had one lonely shrimp, and that was disappointing too. I just felt that our server, although she was nice and friendly, was not focused and was in a hurry. However, the bananas fosters did NOT disappoint.

ME
MaryEllen
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Emily was absolutely fantastic. She helped with recommendations and menu modifications for a gluten free member of our party. She made a special evening memorable. The food was delicious. Definitely a worthwhile experience.

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Baxter
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Gosh, what’s happened? Is it all COVID and Ida related? Limited menu and most food ordered at our table had minimal flavor. Waiter was attentive but had NO personality. Out of 6 meals in NOLA, this was 6th. A sad day.

DR
DougR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I miss the class of the old Brennan's... I know they have to make money but the waves of poorly dressed, undressed and loud mouths with smart phones made a classy breakfast at Brennan's feel more like a diner than a Brennan Restaurant...

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NYdiner28
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for birthday celebrations!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s 40th birthday and they treated us amazingly! The food is delicious, the building is beautiful, the service top notch. It was one of our favorite dining experiences of all times!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great!

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SJinNJ
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Brennan’s was incredible. Our server Alfredo was so sweet and took very good care of us. Beautiful restaurant/upscale, therefore on the expensive side, you are paying for the experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding experience! Food amazing, courtyard seating beautiful, and service for my wife’s 44th birthday above and beyond. Love Brennan’s!!

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ABou
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfection! We had the Eggs Benedict Houssarde and artisan classic benedict and the Jackson salad. From the moment we walked in throughout the meal it was a wonderful experience, beautiful restaurant with a perfect ambiance. We cant wait to go back!

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SarahW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the moment we walked through the door! Courteous, professional hosts and hostesses - all nicely dressed and attentive. The weather was beautiful and we were able to sit out in the courtyard. We had several servers work with us - for water refills, cocktails, food delivery and clearing. We definitely felt the staff’s team spirit. The food was unbelievable!! Three of us had the Eggs Hussarde; the dish’s creation history was explained by our server, Edward. Our fourth person had the Shrimp omelet. We also had two servings of the creamiest cheese grits on the planet. We treated ourselves to the table side preparation of Bananas Foster - also got the detailed story on this family favorite. It was our daughter’s 25th birthday and it was such a memorable meal - absolutely perfect!! Thank you, Brennan’s!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was beyond our expectations.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best New Orleans experiences is breakfast at Brennan’s. Food, service and ambiance were spot on.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast and service.

CP
ChristineP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Eggs Benedict with an amazing Collins drink - finished with bananas foster! Incredible food and uplifting atmosphere…

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Brunch wasn’t anything spectacular. $300 later Honestly kinda wished I would have gone to IHOP instead lol

KM
KellyM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal. Started with the fabulous gumbo and then I convinced my not so adventurous husband to try the rabbit special and he loved it - much to his own surprise. Finished up with his favorite Bananas Foster. It was a rainy day so we weren’t able to sit in the courtyard but the dining room was not too full and therefore not noisy. Our server was very attentive and we had a great conversation at the end of the meal about our respective experiences with hurricanes. There is a 50 year age gap between her and us so it was quite enlightening. I’m just sorry I don’t remember her name.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will forever recommend Brennan’s to anyone I meet traveling to NOLA. The only thing better than the food was the service. The most hospitable staff I have ever seen, and the most delicious food of our entire trip. They made my birthday breakfast absolutely perfect.

FAQs

Brennan's is rated 4.8 stars by 8417 OpenTable diners.

Brennan's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.neworleans-food.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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