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Brennan's, New Orleans, LA

Brennan's

4.7
4.7
9428 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
Finalist "Outstanding Restaurant" James Beard Foundation 2022. “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 dining Thursday-Monday. 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. $8 parking available at the Omni Royal Orleans Parking Garage, Thursday - Monday (6 hours; based on availability).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    BREAKFAST/LUNCH Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Thu–Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 525-9711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Hacker

  • Catering

    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated 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.

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Hill: (504) 934-3376

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between Conti and St. Louis Streets

  • Parking details

    $8 Parking available Thursday-Monday at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel with your Brennan’s dining receipt. Enter garage on Chartres Street just past St. Louis Street. The garage is on the driver’s side. Based on availability

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • February 17

    Feb 17, 2023 only
    Due to private events, all reservations are for a max of 2 hours and will select from a special menu as follows: 1st. Course TURTLE SOUP GUMBO STRAWBERRIES & CREAM TENDER GREEN SALAD SHRIMP REMOULADE OYSTER J'AIME 2nd Course EGGS HUSSARDE EGGS SARDOU GULF FISH NANCY BRAISED PORK GRILLADES FRIED CHICKEN SALAD FILET CHANTECLAIR 3rd Course WORLD FAMOUS BANANAS FOSTER LOUISIANA BREAD PUDDING COOKIE BUTTER LAVA CAKE DOBERGE

Offers

  • Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM,Thu - Sat - 9:00 AM - 1:45 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!

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What 9,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans

    Creole

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  1. J

    Jonathan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Overall, we’d rate this a 3 for a good experience. The service was nice but the food took forever to arrive. I believe one of our servers was training, so I take that into consideration, but the two servers didn’t communicate well. One took our order for drinks, only for the second to come by 5min later and ask for our drink order. Then the opposite occurred, where they both thought they took our order, but in fact no one had. Lastly, the way their bananas foster is written on the menu is anything but clear. They say minimum two people per order but in fact they meant a minimum two orders per table. So we had to clarify and ask that they fix the check, which they kindle did. The food was good, but over priced in my opinion. The table side steak was a bit under medium rare. Overall, if you’re looking for a nice sit down with historical ambiance, definitely give Brennan’s a try!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing must in New Orleans!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation in New Orleans and know about Brennan’s reputation. Had to go. We were not disappointed. Meal was great and had to have the banana foster for dessert. Perfect meal.
  4. KB

    KimberleyB

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Strange meet and greet where you are told to sit on bench and wait, not a friendly welcome. Food was nice. Lacked ambience
  5. D

    Debra

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent...goat cheese blitzes create and delicious
  6. PJ

    PhyllisJ

    Cincinnati

    103 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    103 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was surprised to not have music at our Sunday brunch that we expected jazz music (based on our reservation) and the challenge for non - dairy or non - meat dishes . Bananas foster were yummy but can’t say we would come again!
  7. MV

    MijitoV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences ever
  8. D

    David

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting from out of town
  9. TG

    TabithaG

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING! The staff was very friendly. Beautiful, historical building
  10. J

    Jlapat

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous birthday dinner at Brennan’s, highly recommend. Amazing food, service and atmosphere, A++ all around.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional! Our server cooked both our steak Diane and the bananas foster while giving us the history of both dishes and the restaurant. Everyone’s dishes hit the table at the same exact time during each course. The trout blangé was on the menu specially for that night and I highly recommend if you’re there while it’s available. Can’t miss the seafood gumbo either. Overall, Brennan’s alone is worth the trip to NOLA.
  12. T

    Tapafan

    Austin

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat! I especially loved the turtle soup and the oyster starter. No one at the table was disappointed in the food they ordered. Save room for dessert
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was Impeccable!! We had breakfast there and it could t have been any better!! 5 stars for this place! Can’t wait to have dinner there!!
  15. AC

    AndrewC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. We have been coming here for 58 years and this was our 58th wedding anniversary. It was excellent in 1965 and it is still one of our old favorites. Still have our menu from 1965.
  16. G

    Goodfooddiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly service. Bananas foster is a must!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant's history. She was also incredibly kind! Great experience
  18. T

    Tambo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my GF's b-day. Fabulous. They gave us a free appetizer, free dessert, and an apron. The food was terrific, and the service was excellent. The best part was the dessert, made right before you. It's a must if it's your first time in New Orleans.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brennan’s restaurant exceeded our expectations! The ambience was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. John our server was phenomenal and made it a true culinary experience for us! This restaurant was our favorite dining experience in New Orleans!
  20. DH

    DerekH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I’ve ever had. Incredible experience. Will def be back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    So sorry to see this restaurant turn into a typical tourist trap Last time I visited we all licked our plates and the food was delicious. This was the first visit for my close friends, and I was so excited to bring them here Much different experience this time. I had the fish Benedict dish and the fish was not at all good My friend ordered the chicken and it was undercooked The chairs in the dining room have ripped seats and the cane is falling apart The menu no longer offers dishes such as the shrimp boudin which I was craving and very disappointed to learn was no longer available
  22. MC

    MaureenC

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. A real treat!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
  24. CW

    ChuckW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is literally the most amazing restaurant. We went for dessert to celebrate our daughter’s 21st birthday. There were 7 of us. They treated us like we were their best customers. We would definitely recommend it to anyone. It’s pricey, but worth it.
  25. KW

    KatharineW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We do not live in New Orleans but all 4 times I have visited I have made a point of dining at Brennan's. There is a reason that they receive great reviews. Consistently you are warmly greeted and welcomed. Their service is friendly and prompt. Attention to detail is given and the meal is always excellent!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cocktails and southern hospitality at Brennan’s during our recent visit. The beef tartare was a favorite at our foodie table as was the duck confit hash.
  27. M

    Metzrus

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caught a table by luck everything was delicious!!
  28. DW

    DennisW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations to celebrate my daughter's birthday, and we had a fabulous time. The service was exceptional. The food was savory and delicious. And it turned into a very special celebration with the Cotton Candy lagniappe birthday treat, plus the sight of our waiter making bananas foster at our table. What a great place to celebrate a birthday or any other milestone. We loved it!
  29. AC

    AlanC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday and that of his best friend from western Kansas again this year at Brennan’s, because it was such a joyous experience in 2022, and because our Kansas friend adored the blackened redfish. Alas, we were informed by our wait person that the redfish had been removed from the menu. Last year, the service was impeccable. This year we were served by a young lady who loudly corrected our pronunciation of the French terms on the menu, and was generally derisive in her attitude toward the four of us. In fact, my female Kansas friend made the observations that the waitress apparently believed we couldn’t afford the meal. Very disappointing, as we had introduced them, to their delight, to Brennan’s just last year and they had loved it. It’s hard to believe the difference in the experience in just one year’s time. There was no apology for the disappointment in the removal of redfish from the menu, either. I will say that our other staff interaction was positive. We tipped generously because we just do that with service personnel. It was certainly not because she earned it. In our collective opinion, Brennan’s would be better served in future by removing this young lady from customer interaction. We will be back because we love Brennan’s and prior excellence requires our giving a second chance. Hopefully, this was a one-off and the personnel problem will be solved in future.
  30. LS

    LarryS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dinner was very nice. Food, company, service and environment were all wonderful.
  31. RJ

    RayJung

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely time with them. The staff could not have been nicer.
  32. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server made this more than just a wonderful meal; it was an event. Every course was designed with our best interest at heart. From the description of the items on the menu; to the history of the various dishes and the presentation of the world famous Bananas Foster dessert. We will with great enthusiasm recommend the restaurant to all of our friends.
  33. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, excellent service, beautiful environment. For a nicer meal it’s a great spot, I’ve already recommended it to friends who will be in town in the next few months.
  34. CC

    CaitlinC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Brennan's to celebrate my 40th birthday. Everything was absolutely outstanding. Our server Doug was wonderful. Cracked jokes, gave great menu recommendations and even had plenty of suggestions for us when we asked if he knew of any dive bars in the area. This was the best birthday I've had in years. Thank you Brennan's and thank you Doug
  35. D

    Danny

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was extraordinary
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made us feel special
  37. AS

    AnneS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Brennans first on our new Orleans wishlist! We were spoiled with perfect oysters and champagne. We will return to be spoiled with your ambience and savory recipes again! Thank you!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special find! My daughter's best friend, who has family in NOLA, recommended Atchafalaya to me and my husband, there on a business trip. I am so happy we took her up on this one. It was a chance to get away from the French Qtr and experience a neighborhood gem. In a converted home, the architecture and design is homey and welcoming, with high ceilings and bright rooms. I had trouble deciding among the favorites in other reviews I'd read, but decided on the duck hash. It was a perfect blend of flavors, including the fresh mango and berries. My only wish was for more duck and fewer potato chunks. My husband is not an adventurous eater, but they smartly offer a la carte eggs any style, bacon, and biscuits. He started with a bowl of perfectly balanced roasted garlic soup, which was a daily special, so delicious that after my meal i found myself deciding between dessert and my own bowl of that soup! I went with the homemade strawberry and Meyer lemon sorbet, a perfect end to a perfect meal. I strongly recommend venturing out of the French quarter for a special brunch.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish this place was incredible. The service, the food, the storytelling all lead to such an incredible experience. Not only the best breakfast we had in New Orleans but one of the best brunches we’ve ever been to (shout out that omelette du fromage). Kendrick could not have been more on point. 100/10 would recommend.
  40. KF

    KatelynF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful, relaxing brunch. Really enjoyed everything! The service was spectacular.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

Brennan's is rated 4.7 stars by 9428 OpenTable diners.

Brennan's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Brennan's

417 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Conti and St. Louis Streets

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    BREAKFAST/LUNCH Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Thu–Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $8 Parking available Thursday-Monday at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel with your Brennan’s dining receipt. Enter garage on Chartres Street just past St. Louis Street. The garage is on the driver’s side. Based on availability

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Hacker

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 525-9711

  • Catering

    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated 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.

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Hill: (504) 934-3376

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