Brennan's

4.8
8062 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). When dining at Brennan's, we promise to prioritize your health and safety.
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  • Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 8:45 PM

    Enjoy discounted bottles of premium Champagne (Taittinger, Billecart, Palmer & Co., & more) plus refreshing bubbly cocktails offered Thursday from 4 PM - 6 PM, Friday and Saturday from 9 AM - 7 PM, and Sunday from 9 AM - 2 PM. Also - Live Champagne sabering on our spectacular courtyard every Friday at 5 PM to kick off the weekend!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
What 8062 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. 20 years between visits. Both will be pleasant memories

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SusanS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. We got a table looking out on the courtyard, which is beautiful. Marvelous service, just the right level of attentive. The croque madame and the grits were put of this world. An oasis away from the craziness of Bourbon Street.

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SusanN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and wedding anniversary we needed something a bit away from people as my husband is a cancer patient from the moment we walked in it was just an amazing experience the food was amazing and I just felt welcomed and taken care of 200%

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TheColonel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun server, nice greeting from head waiter or manager (did not inquire). Great evening.

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LeeAnnH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband surprised me with an anniversary trip to New Orleans and this was one of our must stop spots and I couldn’t have been happier in our pick. The food was amazing and the waitstaff was exceptional.

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MissyP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife. She loved the cotton Candy with cake hidden inside.

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MichelleD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Brennan’s is a must! Dining in the courtyard is ideal when the weather suits. The service is always absolutely perfect. Cocktails, appetizers and entrees were beautiful and delicious. Everyone swore their dish was the best at the table. The people at the table next to us shared it is not a trip to New Orleans unless you have Bananas Foster at Brennan’s. Happy 75th birthday, Brennan’s!

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vipDaveInFishers
Indiana
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was off the chart fantastic! Celebrated our anniversary and we were blown away by how well we were treated. Thanks for a memorable evening.

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Porsche62
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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vipKatLewis
Birmingham
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 7 had a lovely meal in a quiet private alcove overlooking the clear tented garden with our own parlor area. The kids took full advantage of the chess set between courses. The turtle soup and curried crawfish soup were excellent starters. The majority of us had the black bass which was outstanding, but my husband had the short ribs which he also recommends. Dessert was the notorious bananas foster (fabulous) and also the milk & honey dessert that I got only one bite before our son declared it was all his. Our server, Maxwell, was attentive and personable. A wonderful evening.

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oysterBoy
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did an incredible job of making us feel special.

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LM21
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and ambience of this restaurant. The aesthetic is unique and fun, and the food was delicious and worth every calorie. I ordered the eggs Benedict and the brioche French toast, along with the classic New Orleans style coffee. I would definitely return to try more dishes. The service was well-timed and friendly. 10 out of 10 experience!

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RonaldE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience across the board

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genD
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brennan’s went above & beyond to make this birthday dinner SUPER special! They gave us the Queen’s room upstairs where we could dine privately & go out on the balcony. It made for a very memorable, special night!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alfredo provided excellent service. Crawfish & asparagus omelette is just missing a sauce or something to jazz it up. A bit on the pricey side but service makes the experience.

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vipColumbus4547
Cleveland
79 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Excellent food

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KristenD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was mediocre. I ordered fish and it was over cooked. The banana foster was fabulous though.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! A must in New Orleans!

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Becca
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with happy hour and dinner in the courtyard ... and it will always be remembered. Excellent service, food, drink, and atmosphere. Thank you Brennan’s!!!

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ErnieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and setting. Every part of the dining experience was exceptional. A must do when in NOLA!

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Jimmy
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes famous places don’t deserve the fanfare. This oils institution was very nice. Bananas Foster was great.

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peterB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I try to eat at your restaurant whenever I am in town and have done so a couple of times before over the last 7-8 years. Love everything about Brennan's so wanted to take my friends there this time as well. I definitely understand that this may still be a result of the covid-19 ripple effect, but it did not seem the same sadly. Perhaps with social distancing and things spread out the atmosphere just wasn't as vibrant. And the best way to describe the overall feel is the staff seemed to be half-stepping. With only 7 dinner sections on the menu to start because of the times, two seafood items were "sold out" at our 7:30pm reservation on a Saturday. This left us with very limited choices. Finally, for the first time ever, even the Banana Fosters were off. The bananas either weren't ripe or the whole thing did't caramelize and create that usual crunch followed by the perfect softness of the banana. However, Lauren was a delight, but overall, to be honest, it just wasn't what I had hoped for. Hoping now that things will bounce back and return to that illusive normal and we will be back as well. Thank you. . .

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vipawaw
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress, the food was excellent. We will return.

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vipScuba
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch at Brennan’s celebrating my birthday. It was amazing! The food was delicious, the service spectacular and the entire experience was one to remember. I highly recommend Brennan’s whether your celebrating a special occasion or if you’re just looking for a nice place to have dinner with someone special.

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LatiG
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food with very funky rooms that all tell a different story!

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LeslieG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Milk punch and NO style coffee was delicious. I ordered eggs Hussarde and it was amazing! This place is fabulous!

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KellyC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first time at Brennan’s and it exceeded my expectations. The service impeccable, the food fabulous and we were sat in the open air courtyard, which was unbelievably magnificent! Such a night to remember!

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CherylK
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute wonderful drink and food! The service was very good!

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jenniferm
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice experience. Everyone needs to go at least once

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CDMKH
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambiance, we sat out near the courtyard and it is just beautiful. The service started a little slow, but they may have been letting us relax and enjoy our company. Then once we ordered we never had the ask for a thing, great service. We enjoyed everything we had.

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LeslieG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. The price is high, but the food & service is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food!

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FredS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointed. Made reservation weeks ago and we were in the room right of front door. Mediocre ambiance. Service was ok, but nothing special. I left a very generous tip nonetheless and later wondered why.

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vipWayT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, everyone Super Nice ! Highly recommend

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Mike
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The breakfast entrees were not very good. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes. We took the recommendations from our waitress. Truffle flavor over powered the Croque Madame, which was basically a ham and cheese sandwich. The Eggs Hussarde’s sauce was bitter and we did not think complemented the dish at all. We were so disappointed that we had enough and did not even order the one thing that they are famous for, the banana foster. We will not be going back.

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LoriL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so perfect! Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time!

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Mena
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's so hard to keep it short and simple.

My husband and I went to Brennan's to celebrate our wedding anniversary AND my 45th birthday. Our waitress brought us complementary champagne for our anniversary, a complimentary birthday cake AND a Brennan's apron as a gift!

Where do I start? The ambience was amazing. The restaurant (house) is simply mesmerizing. The food was beyond delicious! The drinks were spectacular. The service was impeccable. Our waitress was amazingly wonderful. She was personable, attentive, friendly, lovely, not over bearing, knowledgeable, etc. The staff was awesome! I mean, everything about our experience there was just spectacular.

All I can say is: if you're in New Orleans, reserve a table. You definitely have to experience it!

We will DEFINITELY be back; l and we will definitely recommend it to friends and family!

Hands down, the best ever!!!

Thanks,

The Huffman's

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vipHB861
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location for brunch. Right in heart of French Quarter across from courthouse and near waterfront. Staff was a delight and food was above average. Weather permitting ask for seating in courtyard.

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MayganD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience and service . Loved the bananas foster !

FAQs

Brennan's is rated 4.8 stars by 8062 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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