Brennan's

4.8
8448 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 8448 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Don’t miss this one. Must have is the Banana Foster. It was invented at Brennan’s. They make it at the table with all the flair….

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very helpful and accommodating- put together a paired tasting meal. Lovely experience.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as was the service. The waiter was very courteous and very professional. It was my brother's birthday, as they gave free appetizers and a free desert. The restaurant was very clean. I highly recommend this restaurant to any visitor to New Orleans.

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BrookeT
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to dine here alone for my birthday and the staff could not have been more kind or friendly to me and truly made it a really comfortable experience for something kind of awkward. The food was incredible, very rich in flavor and dishes that felt extremely unique and elevated. Loved every second. Would highly suggest stopping here for your birthday too.

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vipKatieR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Incredible food but terrible service (2 hour 45 min brunch and effectively ignored for the final hour of the meal by multiple waiters).

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WENDYT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a point to go to Brennan's when we are in town. We celebrated out anniversary there and they go out of their way to make it special. Our waiter, Fredo, was outstanding! Great food, great people!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We almost felt forgotten. Used appetizer plates remained on table during entire meal, even though they were empty 10 minutes before main entrees arrived. Once food delivered no one checked on us until we were 90% done. Water glasses remained empty until very end of Meal. The food was really good. It was our first time, but won’t deter us from trying again. It just felt as service was not on par with experiences in town especially Brennan’s owned restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff, food and atmosphere! Bananas Foster was delicious!

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CarlS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Sunday brunch and it was a wonderful experience. Service was superb and the food was so delicious.

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ClayB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Don't pass on the Bananas Foster even if you think you're too full.

KR
KalyaniR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. French toast is a must try. Eggs St Charles came with the most delicious creamed spinach. Service was outstanding.

JB
vipJimB
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Much prefer the French bread. The rye bread is very dominant and overpowers. Not crazy about the new version of fish almandine. I prefer toasted almond slivers rather than tiny pieces of almonds and tiny chopped up green beans. Can’t beat the service, atmosphere or bananas foster!

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TiogaGator
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brennan’s is our go to place in New Orleans. The food is excellent and well worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience. You must try the bananas foster, it’s truly divine!!!

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Michael
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch at Brennan’s! Sean was an amazing server and treated us like royalty! Thanks for making my sister’s birthday so special

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ChrisR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived in New Orleans at Noon and after dropping our bags at the hotel, made Brennan's our first stop for brunch. Best decision ever! It was an amazing way to kick off our trip. The drinks, food and service were all top notch. Our waiter was wonderful, made us feel very special. On any and all future trips to New Orleans, brunch at Brennan's will ALWAYS be the first place we go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a combined 60 years of experience in the restaurant business, my wife and I were throughly impressed with the level of service and the ambience of the restraunt. Our Captain (Alfredo) was among the best I have ever encountered in the US or abroad. I can't say thanks enough for the genuine hospitality. We could not have picked a better place to celebrate our birthdays.

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BureBabe
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always come to Brennan's when I'm in New Orleans. Tonight was a little different. Service was patchy. Out waitress disappeared for a long time. Someone else stepped in to make our banana foster. She came back and said she was talking to a regular customer so was busy. Hmmm. Guess I'm chopped liver. I'll be back because I love the dessert.

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ArthurB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just in New Orleans for a short lay over while traveling from Florida to Texas. We have eaten there many time and are never disappointed! It is always us leisurely meal with great food and attentive service. It is my go to place when I am in the French Quarter and had been for over 40 years!

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JohnH
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looks like menu has been pared down? Not that many selections for such an iconic restaurant. Service was top notch but due to the small size menu we didn't find enough choices. Signature dish Bananas Foster was as excellent as ever.

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TandL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our Anniversary special. The brunch was wonderful!

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Carhy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The portions were small and just ok as far as taste. However, the bananas foster was amazing! Also, the staff was very nice, friendly and professional!!! The restaurant was really beautiful!!

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vipbreakfastking
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bit. From their soft warm rolls (I had 3) to the amuse bouche shrimp with cocktail sauce, zucchini with feta cheese appetizer, the chicory tenderloin and the gulf trout entrees, all were amazing! Then to top it off, bananas foster for dessert. Wow! Fantastic!!!

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StephanieL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most wonderful meals! Service stellar- food could not be any better and the overall atmosphere fabulous! Always a perfect place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the traditional, professional, old school charm. John was an absolutely outstanding waiter!!

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vipChris
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to spend my birthday there. I could not have chosen a better restaurant! What an experience! From the appetizer to the surprise dessert, what an awesome experience!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip to New Orleans. Brennan’s was one of our restaurant picks while there. I had fish dishes all week & Brennan’s gulf fish amandine was the best fish I had of the week. Definitely a good choice.

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ThomH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was not just brunch, it was an experience! The people, the food, the hospitality was second to none. It was our privilege to eat there

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null
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was awful. The coffee was fresh pressed at the table and was still cold. The steak was very overcooked and had to be returned. The wait staff was attentive, but what came out of the kitchen stunk. Also, it took 2 hours from the time we were seated with reservations, until we ate. It was bad news for the diabetic in our group.

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JESSICAR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Wish the shirt rib any nut for allergies I didn't notice that ingredient until after I ordered it and couldn't finish it but the quality and taste was exquisite. To me it was my fault for missing that in the description of the meal, I should have read it more carefully or asked the waiter for non-allergic options.

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KathleenW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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MarkG
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KG
KendraG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast. Best meal in New Orleans! Food for our entire party was delicious. Good cocktails too. Service was strong and the ambiance was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!

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KatherineK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Brennan's is rated 4.8 stars by 8448 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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