Brennan's

4.8
8434 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 8434 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Michael
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined a day 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 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.

BB
BureBabe
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

AB
ArthurB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

JH
JohnH
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

TL
TandL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Carhy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!!!

SL
StephanieL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

OT
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!!

C
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.

TH
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.

JE
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.

KW
KathleenW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 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

MG
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!

KK
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!

SP
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

OT
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.

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Mcfan4
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Could not have had a better time!

SC
vipShanaC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent, ribs melted in our mouth. Turtle soup was great. Nice, upscale ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The brunch food was excellent. Had one of the creamiest omelet and the best croque madame I’ve ever tasted — they coat the toast with gruyere. The banana foster presentation was ok, I saw inconsistencies between staff members such as the length of story and how the sauce was poured. I preferred having the sauce scooped on like the server did in other tables instead of poured on top of my ice cream and banana — way too sweet!!

LC
LeeC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and Hugo cocktail was the perfect brunch adult beverage. Beautiful weather made patio dining experience perfect. Breakfast at Brennan's is a must while in NOLA.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our daughter for her 17th birthday! It exceeded our expectations! Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, can’t wait to go back .

AB
ABDiners
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for breakfast to celebrate my husband’s and my birthday. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing and the extras for our birthday really made it so special. We also had our 3 year old and they were just great with him.

DD
DanaD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The food and service were top notch.

j
jimh
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new orleans style restaurant
Highly recommend

RC
RobynC
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have ever had!

SS
SnowShoe
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased that Brennan's is open again after closing due to the hurricane. We sat outdoors in the lovely garden and enjoyed the beautiful October weather and the antics of the turtles. The food was just as good as we remembered from a visit years ago.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food and drinks

JM
JefferyM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great meal and ambience... servers were overwhelmed, not enough staff.

BK
vipBernadetteK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was honestly disappointed with our experience this time. We always dine at Brennan’s every time we are in New Orleans, and this time it was more special because it’s our honeymoon. Firstly, they sat us in the aisle where it was very high traffic area. Next, it took a long time for our server to get our order. It wasn’t a busy night but i think they were getting ready to close. Thirdly, my order which was POMEGRANATE BRAISED SHORT RIB, was too salty. I actually told them this, they apologized but i was already disappointed. My appetizer which was SHRIMP QUENELLES had one lonely shrimp, and that was disappointing too. I just felt that our server, although she was nice and friendly, was not focused and was in a hurry. However, the bananas fosters did NOT disappoint.

FAQs

Brennan's is rated 4.8 stars by 8434 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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