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The Best Brunch Restaurants in New Orleans

The OpenTable Team

New Orleans likes to stay up late, so it should come as no surprise that this city loves their brunch. Many of the restaurants like to play with NOLA-specific flavors, while others like to stick to the classics. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Try some seafood and sip on a little hair of the dog—these restaurants are a perfect way to start the day.

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

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
2,532 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mr. B’s Bistro has a tourist-friendly location in the French Quarter. The food served at this upscale casual restaurant, however, caters to people who know and love New Orleans. ThRead more
95% recommended
Creole 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
Muriel’s Jackson Square has honed Sunday Jazz Brunch to perfection. Jackson Square plays a unique role in the history of New Orleans. It has held importance to the military, artistRead more
97% recommended
Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana

Galatoire's Restaurant

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
2,619 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
New Orleans has a history unlike any city in the United States. Its early founding by French settlers is still felt throughout the streets of the French Quarter, Marigny, and CentrRead more
88% recommended
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Superior Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Garden District
2,127 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
New Orleans is one of the few cities in the United States where people can wander in public with open containers of alcohol. Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar acknowledges the downsiRead more
92% recommended
Seafood in New Orleans / Louisiana

Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,577 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The chefs at R’evolution develop traditional Louisiana dishes with strong French influences. People who haven’t already noticed the influence that French culinary tradition had on Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Meril

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Warehouse District
3,402 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Anyone who watches TV shows featuring celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will have heard of his restaurant, Meril. On camera, Emeril seems to care most about throwing down a handful of Read more
94% recommended
Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana

Lilette

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Garden District
1,978 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
At Lilette, Chef John Harris displays his knack for French and Italian cooking. A brunch visit to this Garden District restaurant will start Saturday right. Some of the chef’s bestRead more
98% recommended
Contemporary American in New Orleans / Louisiana

Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,594 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Ruth’s Chris Steak House has about 100 locations throughout North America. The restaurant isn’t a New Orleans native, but the food still makes for a hearty, delicious lunch. Keep iRead more
99% recommended
Special Occasion in New Orleans / Louisiana

Vessel NOLA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-City / City Park
546 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Vessel is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Mid-City. The owners turned a 1914 church into a restaurant while keeping intact the stained glass windows and sweeping ceiling. Read more
85% recommended

Compère Lapin

$$$$·American·
Central Business District
2,454 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Compere Lapin has an eclectic brunch menu that draws inspiration from the South, Mexico, and France. Guests can order a classic like Biscuits & Gravy with Poached Eggs, but they caRead more
97% recommended
American in New Orleans / Louisiana

Apolline

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,117 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Apolline has a cozy dining room with cloth-covered tables and soft lighting. They're a great place to escape the sunlight and heat common throughout most of the year in New OrleansRead more
100% recommended
Best Ambiance in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Broussard's Restaurant

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
1,859 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Broussard’s is one of the few New Orleans restaurants that serve brunch Friday through Monday. At Broussard’s, brunch isn’t exclusively a weekend meal. It does, however, start withRead more
89% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana

Commander's Palace

$$$$·Creole·
Garden District
9 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Commander’s Palace serves what some might call traditional Creole foods. The James Beard Foundation has recognized the restaurant's chef, so guests get to experience traditional CrRead more
100% recommended
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Restaurant Patois

$$$$·French·
Uptown
1,500 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
For obvious historical reasons, the New Orleans culinary scene draws a lot of inspiration from French cuisine. Patois makes the influence even more obvious by serving French food mRead more
95% recommended
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Toast

$$$$·American·
Uptown
When people want some of the best breakfast in New Orleans, they head to one of Toast’s locations. The menus vary somewhat by location. In the French Quarter restaurant, guests canRead more
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Elizabeth's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Bywater
Elizabeth’s Restaurant prides itself on serving satisfying dishes that include favorites from the South and New Orleans. Guests can order oddities like the French Toast Burrito andRead more
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