Brennan's

4.7
6035 reviews
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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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Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy this restaurant. Great place to eat, drink, meet people, and relax. One of my favorites.

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Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous ! Home of the delicious bananas Foster . Thank you for a lovely evening

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MC
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food, the service and the ambiance. We enjoyed our time there.

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CN
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Comfortable...excellent service...

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TP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a fabulous time. We started with their signature baked apple...had dessert first! I had the recommended scallops quiche which was delicious. My daughter had a chickpea and avocado dish which she loved. We both loved the decor and our server was great. After lunch we finished at the bar to continue talking and had their strawberry champagne cocktail. Bartenders were very friendly. My daughter enjoyed the food and experience so much she is bringing her boyfriend back, I had to get on a plane.

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

Brennan's is an iconic restaurant in NOLA!
We loved the entire experience !!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast at Brennan's beats Breakfast at Tiffany. We visit New Orleans French Quarter once a year and always make a reservation at Brennan's the day after we arrive. The Eggs Cardinal is to die for add on some fried oysters. Mimosas are a must. Ask to sit viewing the court yard. The restaurant is beautiful so be sure to take notice of the little details. Wait staff is nice and accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing. It was our anniversary and every single person who waited on us wished us happy anniversary. It made us feel so special. The food was excellent and Bananas Foster was delicious. Well worth every penny!

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l
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennens was absolutely amazing! The service, drinks, and food were all to die for. Members of my group had crab, steak and lamb and everything was up to par. Would go again and recommend to a friend. It is releatively pricey though, so just prepare for a $100+ meal.

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RP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dining experience with fabulous service. Banana’s Foster made table side is a must!

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MB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door to the time we left. This place is top notch food and service. Go to breakfast at Brennan’s!

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JC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch in the courtyard is a must if you travel to NOLA

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f
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Great remodel of a beautiful restaurant. Unfortunately the food does not come close to measuring up to the historical standards of the institution.
The old veteran waitstaff has been replaced with a condescending team that assumes everyone is a tourist.
I am in New Orleans a couple of times a year, I tried it when it first reopened and was disappointed. Thought I would give it a second chance a couple of years later. I was disappointed and embarrassed for my guest

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R
Puerto Vallarta
81 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed eating in the courtyard for breakfast. Banana coffee cake was a delicious starter to share. Cajun Bloody Mary's were tasty but a bit small. The eggs Houssarde were delicious. Service team did a fabulous job taking care of us. We'll be back next time we are in New Orleans

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

With out this was the finest restaurant that we have ever had visited for dinner. This also includes all of our finest New York restaurants.

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

My friends and I had a lovely ladies’ lunch. The staff was very attentive and we all enjoyed our food.

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SB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s was everything I was hoping for and more! It was our anniversary and we were given rose’ to celebrate! The food was amazing! We will definitely go back again!

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G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While it was the most expensive meal we had in New Orleans; it's a must do. Our server was Randy but they really make it a team effort and the entire staff we interacted with was awesome.

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

The Bananas Foster were invented here and are as great as ever.

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SN
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was wonderful and service excellent!! Short ribs best I’ve ever eaten and the lobster appetizer was delicious!! Will definitely be back!

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M
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were dining on mother’s day, the restaurant was backed up a little over an hour. We did anticipate this, being a holiday. That being said- the meal was flawless. The dining style is very leisurely, you’re not rushed (possibly why a back up occurs lol) and it is nice to linger over a fine meal. The special menu was vast and was of great value! Our waiter was a bit off maybe due to the morning onslaught but the supporting staff was a pleasure.

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F
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the restaurant was fun to walk through. It's a beautiful establishment.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day reservations made more than a month in advance, and got a beautiful table in their Rex room. Service awesome. Unfortunately, they didn’t put anything on website or reservations site to indicate there would be nothing but their brunch available. Child with special eating needs could not be accommodated. Had we known no regular menu was available we would not have chosen Brennan’s. $300 for 2 drinks and mediocre breakfast food for three may be old school New Orleans and we definitely got schooled! Order was incomplete. Won’t be back but really was a beautiful building and decor was so sweet.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we booked the reservation, we did so for 8:00 a.m. since we had a plane to catch . But it was Mother’s Day and they didn’t open until 9:00! We would have preferred to linger over the excellent food and jazz trio but could not. Nevertheless, the wait staff understood our dilemma and expedited the courses so that we got out on time. Kudos for them making what could have been a highly stressful meal an enjoyable, delicious and memorable one.

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D
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant in the French quarter. Probably one of the top 3 brunch spots in the city. Brunch here will be on the noisier side but it’s part of the ambiance. A must stop on your tour of the city regardless of whether you live here or are just visiting.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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BI
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooo awesome. Everything perfect as always! Had the best waiter, David, we’ve ever had there. Best blackened redfish I’ve ever had in my life. Totally exquisite. Husband had the best trout almondine ever also and we’ve had a lot of these dishes. My appetizer of Italian cheese and asparagus was awesome and I’ll order it again. Just got exquisite for dining. A must experience!!!! Always our favorite fine dining restaurant in New Orleans. Has a romantic, enjoyable, atmosphere. So fine.....

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J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was just average. Service and ambiance were very good!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Absolutely mediocre ...

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MM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating an anniversary and the Brennan's experience was wonderful.

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FL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Assistant server was outstanding. Waiter was ok. My fish dish was good. My wife’s shrimp salad was disappointing. The shrimp were small.

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KW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, perfect from start to finish! We started with Champagne at the bar before moving to a dining room for our meal. The ambience is jovial, classy and refined without feeling stuffy or uncomfortably posh. Service was impeccable, bananas foster is a must and the cotton candy birthday cake was an impressive touch. Not to be missed in New Orleans!

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G
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fine dining experience. Went for our anniversary and everyone was welcoming and gracious. Provided us with a wonderful memory. Plus, banana"s foster which was awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the eggs benedict ! Best ambience in New Orleans for brunch

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w
Los Angeles
483 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special restaurant for brunch. The hostess and her staff escorted us promptly to our table. Our server, Tyler, and his team provided polished service from start to finish. The Bloody Mary is spicy, and was the perfect start. We chose to share the Roasted Oysters, and they are the most flavorful oyster preparation. The Brendans Special Eggs Benedict Hussarde was delicious, perfectly poached eggs and just the right amount of sauce. It is served on the best English Muffin we've ever had, and toasted just right. We ordered a side of Creamed Spinach which was a great accompaniment to our Brunch. Sadly, we were too full to go for the Banana's Foster which is served table side. We did enjoy watching it prepared at other tables. Just a lovely brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and of course the bananas foster service was amazing

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MR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was good. Glad we went for the classic ambiance. Service was slow and not very personal. $100 lunch for 2.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for my birthday and definitely felt the love. The food exceeded my expectations and well thought out wine pairings as well.

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M
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent. Service in the courtyard was inexcusably slow and unattentive.

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the staff was very attentive!

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