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About Brennan's

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.

417 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Creole

Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST/LUNCH:
Monday - Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 2 pm

DINNER:
7 Nights a Week, 6 pm - 10 pm

ROOST BAR:
Monday - Friday, 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 10 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 525-9711

Website:
http://www.brennansneworleans.com/

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.

Parking Details:

Executive Chef:
Slade Rushing

Additional:
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!

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.

Brennan's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (225)
Great for Brunch (186)
Romantic (173)
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Good for a Date (173)
Good for Anniversaries (172)
Fit for Foodies (148)
Good for Birthdays (145)
Authentic (141)
Creative Cuisine (135)
Sunday Lunch (115)
Local Ingredients (100)
Great for Lunch (92)
Neighborhood Gem (90)
Quiet Conversation (90)
Handcrafted Cocktails (82)
Fun (79)
Notable Wine List (77)
Worth the Drive (77)
Good for Groups (74)
Great for Outdoor Dining (71)
Business Meals (67)
Cozy (49)
People Watching (43)
Comfort Food (39)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Hot Spot (34)
Scenic View (32)
Casual (25)
Happy Hour (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Seasonal (20)
Tasting Menu (18)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Healthy (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Live Music (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Spicy (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 15 hours ago

The food was excellent. Our Service was even better. I was very impressed with the knowledge of our server regarding the history of the restaurant and New Orleans as a city. Definitely a place I will be returning to every time I’m in town.

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·Dined a day ago

Incredible food and service. Meets or exceeds expectations. Much better than other big name restaurants in town

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and food!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Maybe even better than it was when I was a student at Newcomb College of Tulane a gajillion years ago. We went frequently to Brennan’s for breakfast then and it was a favorite of my mother, of blessed memory.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

We had an excellent time here! The service, the food, and the drink were all fantastic!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, one of the best restaurants in New Orleans

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant is beautiful and the service was superb. Thank God for both because food was NOT good. Gumbo was bland and tasteless and blackened redfish was boring. Would not return. Gave three stars overall for service and beautiful ambiance.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service and amazing food. The Brennan's breakfast is by far the best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was fantastic from service to food. We had a reservation and were seated immediately at a great table. Our server was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and had great suggestions. The sommelier was helpful with our wine selection.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent across the board! Such a festive place during the holidays!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

As usual the food was excellent and the service was even better!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Always Wonderful to be in a fine, old N.O. restaurant. A holiday tradition for us with our friends.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

We made a last minute reservation and were greeted like family. Food was great - one of our party tried the shrimp and grits (it was phenomenal). Always a great experience!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Breakfast at Brennan’s, an international slogan, is the epitome of understatement.
Best Bananas Foster & French Toast ever!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I came to New Orleans for my birthday and Brennan's was the highlight of the entire trip. Amazing food and service!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Perfect brunch! Brennan's has mastered the art of the decadent meal with a lovely atmosphere and fabulous food.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food! Great service!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service. Nice ambiance. Food excellent. Good location in the French quarter. Go for Sunday brunch and cocktails.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Such a lovely and charming place to enjoy Sunday brunch with friends while visiting New Orleans! The food, service and ambiance were wonderful. We will come back to this landmark on our next trip...

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Just enjoyable each and every time we dine here. Will continue to dine here every trip to NO. Looking forward to next event! Bravi

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were in the area for a 3 day vacation, and this was our final event. All was as hoped for, and really enjoyed the authentic bananas foster prepared at the table. Wonderful, friendly service by all. Excellent experience, thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a nice meal. The service was slow and it seemed they might have lost our order. Our server did make things right. It was okay but with as many restaurants in New Orleans we probably won't be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great as always. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A classic restaurant which lives up to its reputation. We had breakfast at Brennan's, and each dish was carefully prepared and flavorful. Service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Unforgettable!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I Highly recommend this place. Amazing food and great service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Banana foster. No more needs to be said.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a delightful breakfast. Service was impeccable. Hope to visit again and dit on their lovely garden area

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Innovative interpretations of classic cuisine. Beautiful yet subtle interior. Service is Not rushed; patrons given enough time to relax, enjoy great food and conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It was great! Patrick was awesome. Very caring and attentive. Food here is legit. Great for brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great! Fabulous!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding food and service. The menu has something for everyone. I will definitely go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

What a memorable breakfast to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. The service was exceptional, topped only by the delicious and unique flavors. The fresh squeezed pineapple, mango and strawberry juice was refreshing.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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