Brennan's

4.8
8504 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was professional and attentive. The food was excellent.

JB
JBolton22
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Good banana foster

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

19 year old daughter’s first time in New Orleans

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ChrisS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan's offers a classic fine dining experience in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. We went for brunch when they opened at 9. Reservations are a must, even in the middle of the week off peak season. The atmosphere was a true throwback to 1920's - 1940's New Orleans. There was patio seating available in a beautiful courtyard surrounded by lush foliage, but we were seated in an equally gorgeous dining room. The space was brightly lit with morning sunlight from the patio and Mardi Gras murals adorning the walls in pastel pink and mint green. We enjoyed happy hour priced sparkling wine cocktails and classic selections from the area, such as Sazerac and brandy punch. Our excellent server was polite, informed, and provided great advice on the menu. The house presented a complimentary amuse bouche of duck boudin balls which were savory and delectable. Next came an appetizer of baked oysters, in the recommendation of our server. This was my first taste of baked Gulf oysters and they were one of the highlights of our meal. Our main plates were eggs Sardou and a variation of eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon. Both meals were incredible, but don't expect a light brunch. We did not have room for dessert, but we did see a table side preparation of bananas Foster, which left us wanting to come back solely for that dish. Our server kindly ended our meal with complimentary bubbly for our anniversary. From the moment we walked in to our last steps out the door, Brennan's provided one of the best dining experiences we've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Server was very knowledgeable about Brennan’s history and what we were celebrating. Even the hostess at the door greeted me by my name and congratulated me.

JK
vipJoeK
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Brennan’s is supposed to be one of the iconic restaurants in New Orleans. We managed a reservation and we’re excited to dine there.
The place is really nice, old school, wait staff in special uniforms, white tablecloths etc.
We started with round of drinks- unfortunately they came back to inform us that they didn’t have the ingredients for one of their signature cocktails.
Switch to beer
We ordered the first course
Unfortunately, the one we all wanted was sold out
Switch to baked oysters and something that sounded awesome in the description but wasn’t so much when it arrived. Sent that back and got a salad.
Main course
2 of us ordered the blackened redfish- signature dish
1 ordered the steak the other ordered swordfish
The redfish was tiny, had a hint of fishy taste (not good) and was just bland
The steak looked bland
The swordfish was reported to be ok…
We went with desserts and since only 2 / 3 were available- we got the other 2…
They were ok but wierd.
The best dish of the evening was the 2019 Belle Glos Pinot…
Sad
The total bill? $385 plus tip.
Not for the faint of wallet
Honestly, it was really sad. It’s clear the place is struggling and living on its history.

As a comparison the next night we went to Pêche. OMG! one of the best meals ever and it was less expensive. Not by much but it was amazing
My hint- skip Brennan’s- now I know.
Just a massive disappointment.

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vipSeashore
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a gentleman named John. I think he was the manager. I appreciated his engagement with us. Q, the waiter was professional but not as welcoming or accommodating as John.

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Allan
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding! John is one of the best servers we've ever had and he communicated the menu flawlessly! We will definitely be back and request John!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Sunday brunch at Brennan’s - so iconic. I made the reservations months ago, as soon as we booked our trip. Was it a great meal? Yes! Did our food arrive after the next table (seated after us) finished? Yes. Did I overhear other charismatic waiters explain the meals better than our waiter? Also yes. Would I go back again? Absolutely! It was still amazing.

CC
CasandraC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Service wasn’t the best, not attentive and wasn’t the level of service I usually receive at a higher end restaurant. The restaurant was incredibly loud and I had a headache when I left. The bananas foster was amazing.

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VanessaT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I’ve been coming to Brennan’s for thirty years. I was so completely disappointed with both the food and service this time. I brought a guest who had never experienced Brennan’s and I was so embarrassed. We sat without water or a waiter for 15 minutes and without drinks for 25 minutes- they got our food order wrong and for the first time ever, the welcome and the service seemed ungracious and uncaring. It’s one of my favorite places in the world and I hope they get the staff in shape and trained up to Brennan’s standards. I’m rooting for you Brennan’s. New Orleans needs you to come back strong.

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Pegm
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful birthday brunch for a friend. The wait staff was excellent. Our waiter made wonderful suggestions for our food. Everything went very well.

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DanielN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s is an experience every food lover should enjoy. The waiter was incredible in his presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 38th anniversary with brunch at Brennan’s! From the greeting at the door until the Thank You, come back soon, the experience was exactly what you’d expect from Brennan’s! Impeccable service, attentive staff, and outstanding food!! My wife just asked about their cotton candy birthday treat that she saw on another table, and bam! One appeared for her! The whole experience was 5 star!

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mrgmsc
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of many visits over the last 50 years. The menu has been downsized since the pandemic which is a small downer. Miss the fixed price breakfast option but at least a al carte means I won't over stuff myself. Staff and service great as has always been the experience. Even though not on the menu, the staff knows the past history items and normally is able to provide these favorites.

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Anon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a simply gracious smart place! Kudos

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AnthonyG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Brennans, Went for my wife’s birthday at brunch. Excellent menu, I had trouble deciding because everything looked great! My wife had the Eggs Hussard, I went for the Croque Madame. They were both fantastic. Got sides of grits and creamed spinach. Maybe the best grits Ive ever eaten. Service was excellent. Friendly staff.

JR
JRGT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. If you’re not sure about turtle soup- order it anyway! It was not what I expected and I’m already craving it again. The Caesar salad was unreal- it seems simple but it’s a must have. We ordered 2 different fish entrees and were blown away. We will definitely come back.

JK
JK912
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were fabulous but a bit pricey. Our waitress was so good and attentive. Definitely worth a visit to this historic institution

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Turtle soup and Banan’s Foster were superb

DS
DaveS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but not great. The bananas foster was very good and expertly prepared table side

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LisaNas
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!
Circular table in quiet room with family + friends.
Staff very polite and helpful.
Food is excellent and terrific wine selection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations! An absolute must NOLA experience.

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vipWoody
Oklahoma City
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic serving staff. Food very tasty.

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vipweddingringstayson
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to New Orleans for our 40th wedding anniversary last Thursday. It was so magnificent. We had originally picked out a bottle of Tokaji as it has special memories for us. Our son got the bottle as a gift for us. The sommelier checked in with us and showed us what our son picked out. They brought out a glass of sparkling wine at start of our dinner. Our server was attentive, checked on my allergies and helped me choose. The Shrimp Quenelles was tasty and my Scallops Veronique was amazing. The bananas foster was the highlight as we had never had a dessert set ablaze before. Great show and delicious too. Make sure you get a reservation!

SH
SarahH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s was fantastic! The whole beginning to end was fantastic. Highly recommend to anyone coming to NOLA!

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Empressdye
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was delicious, the service professional and engaging and the overall experience was a pure delight

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David
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great as were the drinks. Irish coffee came out tepid

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chalaine was excellent! She really added to our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality was excellent . Service excellent. Food is a little over price, we must paying for the name Brennan. We’ll be back

WN
WilliamN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch....just wonderful food and fantastic service. Can't go wrong dining here.

MN
MorrisN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service the food The magnificent bananas Foster everything was out of this world one of the best places by far to eat in New Orleans

FY
FoodYum
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their service and their world famous banana foster!

RS
RobertS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Just the right amount. Bananas Foster for all!

SS
vipShannonS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go to every time I visit. Food and service is top notch.

BB
ByronB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our breakfast was as good as it can get
Dressed up and had mimosa during the meal and of course Banana Fosters for desert

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Bobbie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow
Phenomenal to say the least
Our waiter John was truly gifted and very professional, attentive, gracious and overall perfect.

The food was really really excellent
Congratulations and kudos to the Chef and staff
Love this place

TC
TaylorC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on Halloween so there was a bit more people in costume than we expected but it was amazing! The food was great and our server was very attentive. The bananas foster is a must have!

FAQs

Brennan's is rated 4.8 stars by 8504 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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