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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in New Orleans

The OpenTable Team

Jazz, Mardi Gras, Spanish moss hanging in the trees, and one of the richest culinary traditions in the country make New Orleans a gem of a city. The influence upon New Orleans food spans cultures and centuries, offering up dishes that are truly unique to the city. We searched through our data to find the best breakfast spots in NOLA. Menus offer everything from beignets to fish burgers, and even fried shrimp po’ boys. Whatever you’re in the mood for, these breakfast places have it covered. Here’s where to go when eating breakfast in the Big Easy.

Restaurants:Superior Seafood, Muriel's Jackson Square, Mr. B's Bistro
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole
Neighborhoods:Garden District, French Quarter
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Superior Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Garden District
2,128 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Authentic Louisiana cuisine is the name of the game at this local favorite, which also gets high marks for serving one of the best breakfasts in New Orleans. Superior Seafood's unpRead more
91% recommended
Seafood in New Orleans / Louisiana

Muriel's Jackson Square

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
6,900 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Sunday Brunch at Muriel's isn't just about enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the French Quarter, and neither is it about the amazing food (which is, of course, to die for)Read more
97% recommended
Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana

Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
2,537 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Famous for its Creole cuisine with only locally sourced ingredients, Mr. B's Bistro is pleased to serve some of the best breakfast in New Orleans. Owned and managed by Cindy BrennaRead more
95% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana

Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,582 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Gumbo, gumbo, and more gumbo are on the menu at Restaurant R'evolution, which has perfected the art of gumbo for their patrons. In addition to serving a traditional gumbo for theirRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Maypop

$$$$·Southeast Asian·
Central Business District
631 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Looking for a perfect place to grab some brunch before a Saints game at the SuperDome? Look no further than MayPop, which is just a few steps away from the legendary sports complexRead more
91% recommended

Poydras & Peters

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Warehouse District
63 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
Poydras & Peters bills itself as “approachable and affordable,” and there's nothing that says “eclectic” quite like a fusion of Vietnamese and Italian cooking. And with selections Read more
Late Night Find in New Orleans / Louisiana

Vessel NOLA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-City / City Park
548 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Eat, drink, and congregate at this restaurant that makes its home in a converted 1914 church. Vessel NOLA is the brainchild of chef Amandalynn Picolo, and its brunch has helped theRead more
86% recommended

Meauxbar Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
French Quarter
1,053 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Meauxbar is as authentically Creole as the city of New Orleans itself, so it's no wonder that it serves some of the best, and most authentic, breakfasts in New Orleans. Located on Read more
100% recommended

Ralph's on the Park

$$$$·Creole·
Mid-City / City Park
2,421 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Ralph's on the Park is synonymous with amazing views, locally sourced ingredients, and Chef Chip Flanagan's ultra-modern take on classic Southern food. And, if one wants the best bRead more
98% recommended
Scenic View in New Orleans / Louisiana

Brennan's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
6,656 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Brunch
The name “Brennan” in New Orleans is synonymous with quality food, affordable prices, and legendary recipes, and this tradition is continuing with the eponymously named Brennan's, Read more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Willa Jean

$$$$·Southern·
Central Business District
1,372 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
With an elegant approach to classic Southern food, Willa Jean takes that same “elegant fusion” approach to their breakfast food, which includes a griddled banana bread, an artichokRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Cafe Degas

$$$$·French·
Mid-City / City Park
1,249 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Cafe Degas — named, as one might think, for the famous painter Jose Degas — was once voted the “Most Romantic Restaurant in New Orleans.” Now, it has the distinction of also being Read more
96% recommended
Scenic View in New Orleans
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Compère Lapin

$$$$·American·
Central Business District
2,455 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Compère Lapin is a character from the annals of Caribbean and Creole fables (he was a mysterious, mischevious rabbit who donned himself in wild colors), and the restaurant named afRead more
97% recommended
American in New Orleans / Louisiana

Palace Café

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
3,911 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
Housed downtown in the historical Werlein Music building, the Palace Café is yet another brainchild of the legendary Brennan family, though it's Dickie Brennan who helms this restaRead more
90% recommended

Josephine Estelle

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Central Business District
1,362 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
The brainchild of Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, Josephine Estelle fuses some of the best nuances of Italian cuisine with the distinct flavors of the cuisine of the American SouthRead more
93% recommended
Good for Groups in New Orleans / Louisiana

Luke

$$$$·French·
Central Business District
6,265 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
A Creole-inspired brasserie located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District on world-famous St. Charles Avenue, Luke sits just steps away from the French Quarter. ChRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in New Orleans / Louisiana

Arnaud's

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
5,149 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Arnaud's boasts that it serves the “authentic New Orleans dining experience” to its patrons. And that commitment to hospitality and authenticity extends to its breakfast food, whicRead more
93% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana

Trinity

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
708 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Another French Quarter staple, Trinity is one of the more upscale restaurants on this list that earns accolades from New Orleans tourists. It's hard not to like Trinity, really, esRead more
86% recommended
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Agave House

$$$$·Mexican·
Mid-City / City Park
12 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Looking for a Mexican twist on some delicious breakfast? Look no further than Agave House, which offers everything from a zesty spinach dip with warm tortillas to an Agave Cabo SalRead more
100% recommended
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Restaurant Patois

$$$$·French·
Uptown
1,500 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
“Patois” refers to the dialect spoken in a particular region of “N'Awlins,” and there are few, if any, restaurants that cater more to the local crowd than Restaurant Patois. LocateRead more
95% recommended
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