Brennan's

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Creole
Brennan's menus marry classic Creole traditions with contemporary techniques 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was fantastic. The table service and selection of wine was very good.

h
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I have ever had!!!
Love this place!
You will be so happy you came!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for a special birthday breakfast, and were treated so well by everyone in the restaurant...but the best part was the absolutely delightful birthday surprise at the end! They truly made my whole year!! I’m still happy from the experience!

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we heard the laughter of children getting a manners class 🙂 an older building full of charm, the ambience and service both contributed to making for a wonderful brunch I’m gluten free and they had a good selection for me. They are so thoughtful, they even have special treats for anyone eating alone, celebrating birthdays or anniversaries! They have several rooms with unique personalities!

n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner was a real treat. The fish was done correctly and even though they ran cherries for Jerry Jubilee they substituted plums and everything was fine. The winds were excellent. The first one we picked wasn't chilled enough so they gave us another one which was equally as good at the same price. You cannot ask for a nicer evening at a restaurant and we had.

c
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch! Short rib Benedict was to die for! Table side banana fosters is a must. From the baked apple to the french toast everything was delish. Service was great.

WB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and food. Service was impeccable.

RT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding #1 favorite for Sunday brunch.....delicious

MB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambience and service was stellar. Fantastic experience!

ML
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Genuine hospitality and perfect service.

m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kaelyn was an amazing waitress and I could not recommend this restaurant any more highly! Absolutely loved our experience!

TM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD, AMAZING SERVICE. We had Joseph S and he was the most attentive, kind, hospitable server. All fish dishes were amazing, you have to try the Shrimp Crepes! Also we ended with the Bananas Foster (2 servings easily served all 5 of us). Thank you so much- we will definitely be back.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! The service was impeccable, and each employee made our special celebration even more special.

We came with the idea of participating in NOLA restaurant week and adding a few other dishes and drinks, but we ended up ordering from the regular menu. The turtle soup was rich and flavorful, and I loved the uniqueness of the heirloom tomato salad with the toasted peanuts. The shrimp creole kimchee was fantastic, great flavor with a bit of heat. The blackened redfish was good, but we both agreed it could have used a little more flavor, it felt as if it was missing something. The praline bread pudding- wow! But so glad we shared.

Great experience! This was our first time dining at this NOLA institution, and we will definitely be back to dine at a Brennan’s on our next trip!

JP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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DL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed late lunch. It happened to be my birthday but we did not mention when making the reservation . Our waiter must have overheard us talking because as we were looking at the desert menu, our waiter appeared at our table with a 2 foot mound of pink cotton candy with a small cake and ice cream underneath it all, along with a darling Brennan’s apron. Now that is a great server
Dawn

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Being that we have dined at Brennan’s on multiple occasions and the service has been top notch I was very disappointed in the quality of the service today. Dink’s were ordered wrong had to wait forever for coffee. She just did not meet the level of service that was expected.

W
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

All excellent except the attitude of some of the personel whicht I found quiet rude and non-service monded

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service in an iconic French Quarter restaurant. The turtle soup was delicious, the rabbit was crispy and well seasoned, the ribeye perfectly charred with a lovely red wine reduction sauce. The background music adds to a first rate dining experience!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly memorable experience! We went for a friends birthday and everything from the time we arrived to the very elaborate birthday dessert (it involved cotton candy and fun-fetti cake!) was absolutely perfect. Every waiter, host, and staff was exceptional. The ambiance was simultaneously charming, upscale, and festive. The food was perfect in portion size, presentation, and with unique and delicious flavor combinations—definitely one of the best meals and best all-around dining experiences that I’ve had in New Orleans.

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Avocado toast was mediocre. Should’ve been served on a plate and not in a high rimmed bowl. Not very flavorful.
My seafood gumbo was too salty.
Bananas Foster should’ve been cooked another 45-60 seconds.

N
New Mexico
63 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s is a beautiful restaurant and the service cannot be beat. We used to love going there every time we visited for their turtle soup, which we thought was the best in town. However, since their chef left in May, it seems they have changed the recipe and it is now quite spicy. We were sweating, our noses were running And our mouths were on fire by the time we finished our bowl, which should just not happen with turtle soup. They have reduced the brunch offerings significantly and taken several dishes that we really liked off the menu. Disappointing, when it used to be our favorite.

IM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, service was EXCELLENT at Brennan’s, we were treated kindly even though we were a few minutes late.
Food was exquisite ❤️❤️❤️

MJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, extremely friendly staff, absolutely beautiful restaurant

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P
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always
Attentive friendly staff
Great breakfast. Very filling. The Bananas Foster is a must have!!!

It’s always a part of our NOLA trip!!

DO
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

NOT what this storied restaurant use to be. Menu is limited and now living off a long lost reputation. Will give them credit for a good wine list however.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, Restaurant Week and they showcased their restaurant splendidly! The service was superior. The food was amazing. wine list good and pricing was appropriate.

L
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has the skill to have the most attentive service for you without your realizing it! Incredible! Delicious and one in a million experience. Xox

F
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Chanticleer Room was so noisy hard to converse. Service was spotty. Terry stood out, friendly and helpful.

NM
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waiter looked stressed/new. He spilled a mimosa on our guest. The food was great. We ordered bananas foster at the end, normally, you get a history about it. The waiter did not offer any insight to it. Kinda disappointing.

B
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want the most lavish breakfast experience this is the place for you.

SB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Incredible service spot on eggs benny.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marie n my Birthday

DT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We last visited Brennen’s over 20 years ago so my expectations were a little skewed. I love that the world and almost all aspects are more relaxed and casual, but I was surprised by the new “rules” of dining and by what is allowed as well as what isn’t in the dining room. While waiting for our table, I noticed the couple in front of us must have been out jogging. She was in a sports bra and bike shorts and he was in a T-shirt, shorts and wearing a ball cap. The host asked him to remove his cap before being seated. Why bother at this point? To eat in a fine establishment is more than the food elegantly prepared. The atmosphere is at least 50% of the experience. Everyone had a phone either at all he table or in their ears. The breakfast was wonderful...just like I remembered, and the dining room was beautiful, just as before. I’ll keep my previous memories of what fine dining used to be.

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The Bananas Foster was simply amazing! The entrees were excellent.

LC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Our server Quinn was excellent. Great food and ambience

TB
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night! We celebrated my husband’s birthday. They knew from the beginning and treated him like a king! Our meal was perfect and the service was impeccable. We ordered the famous Bananas Foster for dessert and it is seriously one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. Then they brought out a huge tower of cotton candy with a tiny birthday cake under it. What a great surprise!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and attention to detail was second to none. We were a 9pm reservation party of 4 but never felt rushed. The special treatment including cotton candy for our birthday girl was very appreciated. It was our first visit to Brennan’s and it won’t be our last!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch as usual.

DD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch at Brennan's was delightful in absolutely every respect!

G
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fabulous as always !!

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