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Brennan's, New Orleans, LA

Brennan's

4.7
4.7
8812 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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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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • 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!

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Turtle Soup$13.00

    100% turtle meat, brown butter spinach, grated egg, aged sherry

    • Seafood Gumbo$13.00

      shrimp, andouille, oysters, popcorn rice

      • Tender Green Salad$14.00

        baby lettuce, fine herbs, pistachio, Leidenheimer crisps, creme fraiche

        • Asparagus & Avocado Salad$14.00

          salmon roe, asparagus ravigote, horseradish cream

          • Octopus Étouffée$18.00

            charred octopus, fried rice paper, scallion relish

            • Riz au Lait$24.00

              short grain rice custard, Sauternes sabayon, shaved black truffle

              • Oysters J'Aime$18.00

                Creole Tomato Gravy, Cornbread Crumble

                • Shrimp Remoulade$15.00

                  chef Paul's remoulade, Castelvatrano olives, celeries

                  Entrées

                  • Prime Beef Ribeye$44.00

                    jambalaya aux congri, tomato confit, rich beef jus

                    • Fried Chicken Nantua$34.00

                      glazed king trumpet mushrooms, petit pois, Louisiana crawfish sauce

                      • Smoked Scallops Veronique$38.00

                        cauliflower, grapes, verjus

                        • New Orleans Cioppino$32.00

                          Gulf seafood, tomato brodo, housemade brioche

                          • Dry-Aged Laquered Duck$35.00

                            local pasture-raised duck, "dirty" farro, preserved fruits, sauce Poivrade

                            • Gulf Fish en Persillade$36.00

                              poached oysters, sunchoke fondant, sauce supreme

                              • Blackened Redfish$38.00

                                crab and parsnip écrase, young chicories, smoked garlic

                                • Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin$28.00

                                  lima beans, tomato, sweet corn nage

                                  Last updated: April 8, 2022

                                  What 8,812 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
                                  • 4.7Food
                                  • 4.7Service
                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                  • 4.5Value

                                  NoiseModerate

                                  Loved For

                                  • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                    Best Ambiance

                                  • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                    Great for Brunch

                                  • New Orleans / Louisiana

                                    Creole

                                  • New Orleans

                                    Best Ambiance

                                  • New Orleans

                                    Great for Brunch

                                  • New Orleans

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                                    runnerman66

                                    Portland

                                    8 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had a challenging time making reservations via their System. We were extremely pleased with our server and the food that we were served. We will definitely come back again

                                  2. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Miami

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    In town for a girls weekend and I was a little hesitant to book Brennan’s because the touristy restaurants don’t generally meet our expectations. This one did not disappoint. Wonderful all around. I would recommend Brennan’s to anyone looking for a delicious brunch and beautiful atmosphere in the French Quarter.

                                  3. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I have not been to NOLA or Brennan’s in 18 years…Still worthy and did not disappoint!

                                  4. LZ

                                    LindaZ

                                    Baltimore

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful place and great service. Great presentation, and who can miss the bananas foster. Wow.

                                  5. RR

                                    RaiRai

                                    Houston

                                    2 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall1food4service1ambience3

                                    Not what I was expecting. Our server was terrible and acted like we were an inconvenience to him. Over priced and the food is mediocre

                                  6. S

                                    Stavdog

                                    Cleveland

                                    31 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    31 reviews

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                    My wife and I have been visiting New Orleans since 1984. Brennans was and remains a must every time we visit. Spectacular food and ambiance, and of course the Bananas Foster! Don’t visit New Orleans and miss Brennans! You will regret it!

                                  7. D

                                    Deded

                                    Portland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful restaurant. Impeccable service. They really made my birthday brunch special.

                                  8. Q

                                    Quailwatcher

                                    Seattle

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    From the minute you step into the restaurant to the time you leave a meal at Brennan's is a memorable experience. The food and service are excellent. The room is charming. What's not to like? On our visit, I carelessly spilled a full glass of water on the table. Within minutes, before I had even had a chance to report it, a staff person arrived with a new tablecloth. He removed all the silverware and glasses, took off the wet cloth, and replaced it. Great, attentive service. We were so impressed.

                                  9. F

                                    Fred

                                    Louisville

                                    22 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    22 reviews

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A New Orleans classic.. Always great food and outstanding service.

                                  10. EB

                                    ElliottB

                                    Tampa

                                    51 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    51 reviews

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food and service. Never thought I would be eating ice cream for breakfast but could not refuse Bananas Foster made tableside. An overall wonderful experience

                                  11. l

                                    lanikailiving

                                    Salt Lake City

                                    14 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Brennans never disappoints. Our dinner was fabulous, service was attentive and the Bananas Foster was yummy.

                                  12. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing Mother’s Day experience and menu! I would definitely go back.

                                  13. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    4 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely experience. Delightful jazz combo, charming waiter, and delicious food. Made my dad feel like a king for his birthday!

                                  14. J

                                    Jack2015

                                    Louisville

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    First visit, had heard raving reviews. Experience was awesome

                                  15. J

                                    Jackie

                                    Chicago

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Perfect dining experience for a special occasion

                                  16. l

                                    lrc7

                                    Minneapolis

                                    8 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    One of the most delightful meal experiences I've had anywhere, not just in New Orleans. Reservations required and it was more than worth the wait!

                                  17. GM

                                    GeorgeM

                                    Savannah

                                    5 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall3food2service2ambience3

                                    Average food at an expensive price. Service was acceptable, but not particularly attentive. I was disappointed. Expected a far better experience. I think they may be resting on their reputation from years ago.

                                  18. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Dallas

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall2food2service4ambience4

                                    We have been visiting Brennan’s for several years now and were extremely disappointed this time. The food was nothing to write home about. Dishes that we traditionally ordered were completely different. We always left feeling wowed but this time it was nothing special. The service is always great but the food was completely off.

                                  19. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    They set out a ribbon and provided complimentary drinks to celebrate.

                                  20. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New Orleans

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Alfredo (our server) was amazing - made the entire experience even better!!

                                  21. KR

                                    KaylaRae

                                    New England

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    1.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall1food1service2ambience3

                                    Food is sub par - super salty over cooked, steak had a weird consistency; service was sub par, we were in and out in under 45… due to the crazy wait of my partners drink, She took off the Sazerac we waited for for 20 minutes and gave it to him in a to go cup… so I guess that was a win? I had been dying to go here for years and get the banana foster and refused to spend any more money in this place. Super upset by this experience. So much for our last meal in New Orleans. We won’t be back.

                                  22. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Los Angeles

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Birthday celebration done annually at Brennans. Our server Kendrick was absolutely wonderful! We will be back next year!

                                  23. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Fort Lauderdale

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It’s been 10+ years since my last and there’s a reason why I keep coming back, the food & service is always fantastic. Thank you for another memorable meal and I’m pulling for you to win the James Beard award this year!

                                  24. KK

                                    KrisK

                                    Detroit

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    My wife’s birthday was excellent!

                                  25. SG

                                    SusanG

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We are finally able to return to NOLA and dine at your fabulous restaurant again after waiting 3 long years!

                                  26. RW

                                    RW66

                                    Las Vegas

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The Banana’s Foster was wonderful. We were early for our reservation and they were able to seat us after a few minutes.

                                  27. HM

                                    HollyM

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                    The service here was awesome. I was disappointed with the duck as it was lukewarm and overly rare, even for this girl who loves rare. Perhaps it would be a 10 with a different entree choice

                                  28. c

                                    cbdavis

                                    Seattle

                                    23 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    23 reviews

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall4food5service2ambience5

                                    Food: Outstanding, overall! It’s really great to see the creative approach Brennans is taking to classic New Orleans food. The octopus étouffée may be one of the most innovative takes I have ever seen with the fish, and I could have eaten another. The gumbo is divine, while the turtle soup trended on the verge of too salty. The blackened redfish had an incredible presentation and was a really well-balanced dish - if not particularly hot by the time I got to the table - while the “cioppino” fish was over-cooked. Tasty though; great sauce! The duck could have been rendered more and was chewy, but was extremely flavorful. The scallops were perfection. As for desserts, the carrot cake is so clever, and perfectly executed, that it really stole the spotlight from the others. Pair that with the vibrant Fitzgerald, and you almost feel bad for the bananas - as delicious as ever, but wouldn’t be my top pick. Service - hit and miss, but mostly miss. The bar service and sommelier were great, but the wait staff were either stretched thin or having an off night. Everything took longer than it should from greeting to payment. We had to seek out our own silverware for our main courses (yet their delivery was orchestrated perfectly!), and the wine service abruptly stopped mid-dinner, which was a shame, because would have gotten another bottle and had to fetch what was left of our wine from the bucket across the room and top off our glasses. The odd thing was the rest of the restaurant seemed really bustling and happy, with attentive servers everywhere. It was almost like we were at a different restaurant in the front. The attention stemming from notable awards is always a double-edged sword, but Brennan’s food is definitely living up to the hype. I’m being hypercritical, but feel that’s warranted with the price point. Definitely put this on your list for New Orleans and I’m sure your experience will be wonderful!

                                  29. ER

                                    EllenR

                                    St. Louis

                                    2 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                                    Portions were insulting! We left hungry! Servers seemed lax and confused! 2 ounces of ribeye although cooked perfectly but really $44? You also had no Budweiser beer and replaced it with a beer that tasted nothing like Bud and didn’t even offer a taste of the replacement just went ahead and gave it to us and charged us ! Very disappointed I’ve been here 3 previous times which were fabulous very disappointing this time 😞will not return and will not recommend it .

                                  30. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Toronto

                                    8 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything EXCELLENT!!!!

                                  31. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Tampa

                                    8 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We went for brunch for my husband’s birthday on Cinco de Mayo. We absolutely enjoyed the entire meal and experience. We look forward to our next visit to NOLA so we can go to Brennans again.

                                  32. I

                                    Icybreeze

                                    San Francisco

                                    26 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    26 reviews

                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                    Service is excellent. Food is good, not great, depending what you order. Prices are quite high for what you get. Loved the bananas foster. Eggs benedict was ok, didn't love the lemoniness of the hollandaise with eggs. Fun time though.

                                  33. M

                                    Mary

                                    Philadelphia

                                    12 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Staff is very professional. The food is wonderful. You are not rushed. It is a wonderful and relaxing experience.

                                  34. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Atlanta

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always a FABULOUS experience!

                                  35. NV

                                    NicoleV

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    The food was tasty and service impeccable. Would like a bigger portion of food for the cost. I will go back if I get back to New Orleans.

                                  36. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Kendrick and Antoine were fantastic. That food matched the decor which was magical. Food was spectacular. Great bloody Mary’s too

                                  37. F

                                    Foodie

                                    Baltimore

                                    40 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    40 reviews

                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                    Service was excellent. Food was good not very memorable. If you are a foodie I would go elsewhere. I think this is more of a tourist spot so just know that.

                                  38. J

                                    Jasonb

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall2food4service1ambience4

                                    Service was atrocious, ordered coffee at the start of brunch, 30 minutes later still had not brought it. This is after asking about it 2 additional times. Ordered mimosas, brought out the wrong number. Asked to split check, screwed it up every way possible. Better service at Mcdonalds. Food was pretty good, very original dishes, great presentation and always a beautiful setting.

                                  39. BS

                                    BenS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The team at Brennan's went above and beyond to make my wife's 40th b-day a night she'll never forget. The service was pretty flawless and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend eating at this establishment.

                                  40. C

                                    Cwilsey

                                    Orlando

                                    17 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    17 reviews

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                    Enjoyed dinner with family. The Entrees we ordered were ribeye, and duck. The duck was really tough and hard to eat. The ribeye was a unique cut (did not resemble a typical ribeye) but was quite flavorful and little fat. We had table side bananas foster was a great experience and quite tasty. Service staff was fantastic. Glad we tried it but do not think it was worth the price we paid.

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

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                                  Booked 10 times today
                                  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, 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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