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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Country Club restaurant
4.8 (1101)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
About the restaurant
Hidden away in the Bywater neighborhood, The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our beautiful restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. We offer chef-driven cuisine inspired by Italian-French and Creole-Southern heritages. Our incredible menus by Chef Chris Barbato, formerly of Commander’s Palace, has all the foodies talking. Our award-winning wine program features more than 140 bottles from 13 countries and its very own private label wines. You MUST be 21 or over to dine with us. Some outdoor seating is available. If you would like to request outdoor seating, please do so when you arrive. We book up for Drag Brunch six months out, HOWEVER, as people cancel reservations they immediately become available online, so be sure to check back often. For Parties over 20 people please contact us directly.

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Cody was a great waiter. He was fun energetic and very inspiring. He made our anniversary dinner one of the best and that will go in history. The restaurant was definitely quaint and kitschy with a garden vibrant flair inside. Love this place. Will recommend to anyone.
A photo of Alma Café restaurant
4.8 (23)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Owner and Executive Chef Melissa Araujo is a 2024 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast Semifinalist. Alma is an award winning Honduran restaurant located in the historic New Orleans Bywater, just outside the French Quarter.

Alma means soul in Spanish. The menu showcases Chef Melissa Araujo's Honduran heritage and takes each guest on a journey through food and culture. The Soul has many stories to tell; Alma's tale is shared through it's dining experience. From Pollo Chuco, to Bloody Mary's and avocado toast, Alma offers an extensive array of dishes focusing on Honduran Food.

Chef Araujo’s Father was Born in La Ceiba, Honduras and her memories of her childhood are centered around this particular view of the city. The mountains in the back, the ocean, the cool air in my face, my best memories were made in this city. Alma has given me the opportunity to recreate these memories and share them with our guests.

Reservations available Monday- Thursday, Waitlist only on Weekends.

Top review
Dined on May 2, 2024
Great food with a wide variety. Service was excellent.
A photo of Brennan's restaurant
4.6 (11105)
$31 to $50
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Finalist "Outstanding Restaurant" James Beard Foundation 2022. “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! Chef Ryan Hacker's 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. $8 parking available at the Omni Royal Orleans Parking Garage, Thursday - Monday (6 hours; based on availability).

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
The shrimp was over the top A SALTY!!!! The waitress asked ahead whether I had dietary concerns and I already told her I can’t do too much salt. Why didn’t she tell me before I ordered that the shrimp was salty? Secondly I asked if they had herbal non-caffeinated tea and she names two that contained caffeine. She needs more education regarding the menu. Not enough to just be courteous.
A photo of Deanie's Seafood - Garden District restaurant
4.6 (244)
$30 and under
Garden District
About the restaurant
Deanie’s Seafood - The third location of the family-owned and -operated Deanie’s Seafood, Deanie’s Seafood offers the same flavors as the legendary restaurant known for serving “New Orleans’ best seafood” and features a raw and charbroiled oyster station.

Located at the corner of Jackson Avenue, Deanie’s Seafood seats approximately 175 guests and features a spacious wrap-around balcony for outdoor dining with a beautiful view of Uptown and the New Orleans skyline.

Deanie’s Seafood offers Deanie’s favorites including fried seafood, po-boys, seasonal boiled seafood like boiled crawfish, shrimp and Louisiana blue crab, Crawfish Étouffée, New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp and seafood salads served with Deanie’s housemade dressings.

Top review
Dined on May 10, 2024
We drove from out of town, and the table was ready when we arrived. We had excellent service, and the food outstanding. We had a great time, in a very relaxing and fun atmosphere. Will certainly return on our next visit to New Orleans.
A photo of Birdy's Behind The Bower restaurant
4.6 (554)
$30 and under
Garden District
About the restaurant
Birdy’s Behind the Bower is a breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot perched in the back of the Framework building, serving Southern-inspired, locally-sourced American cuisine alongside a welcoming outdoor courtyard. We partner with Sugar Roots Farm in New Orleans to source fresh, local ingredients for dishes that range from comforting, house-made breakfast staples to lighter, health-conscious fare. Celebrate on our chic patio or nestle in for a coffee and pastry to start your day.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
Amazing service! Truly made the experience! Everyone loved their food and they were wonderful with celebrating one guests’ birthday! Mushroom toast, BLT, and Louisiana Melt were all delicious! And the salt on the spicy bird-arita is mystically delicious!
A photo of Audubon Clubhouse by Dickie Brennan & Co. restaurant
4.5 (93)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Offering Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner featuring salads, sandwiches & mains made with Louisiana seafood & seasonal local produce. Highlights are the 1898 Club Sandwich, the Crabcake Benedict, a Chicken & Waffle Salad topped with a fried chicken thigh, and a house classic - the Palace Cafe Turtle Soup. The bar offers curated craft cocktails with local spirits, and a stellar wine list. We are located in the beautiful Audubon Park so you can dine on our veranda under the Oaks. Operated by Dickie Brennan & Co. Family of Restaurants.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Like all Brennan restaurants, well run, gracious and friendly atmosphere
A photo of Monday Restaurant + Bar restaurant
4.4 (657)
$31 to $50
Mid-City / City Park
About the restaurant
Located in one of New Orleans’ most historic neighborhoods, Mid-City, Monday is an indoor/outdoor dining destination crafted by renowned restauranteurs, Larry Morrow and Lenora Chong, and is a must-visit for anyone seeking the best in American Cuisine and Happy Hour Specials in the city.

The bar menu includes everything from exclusive crafted cocktails to bottle service to all-day Happy Hour specials on Mondays.

More than just a dining venue, Monday promises to deliver a singular blend of excellent food, innovative cocktails, and one-of-a-kind experiences, making it the perfect Event Hosting and Brunch Spot.

Monday is open for lunch and dinner six days a week.


For large party bookings (8+ people) and private events, email reservations@mondaynola.com.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food is always good at Monday! It’s one of my wife and I favorite places in the city..the Snapper is our fave, but literally everything on the menu is delicious. Cheeks was a great server as well. Very attentive and sweet. Another great dinner!!!
A photo of Flamingo A-Go-Go restaurant
4.2 (1310)
$30 and under
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Flamingo A-Go-Go is your go-to destination for bottomless mimosa & rosé brunch, group dinners, lengthy happy hours, doggy parties, and more. With an overloaded menu of small & not-so-small bites, refreshing cocktails, and beers & wines by the bottle, can, glass or tap - there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 1, 2024
Our pink haired waitress had terrible service. She didn’t even greet us with her name. Maybe it just wasn’t her day! I’ve been to Flamingo A-Go-Go plenty of times & had never experienced such service as I did on April 1st. Needless to say, I didn’t even stay a whole hour bc her service was so trash. Also, I mistakenly left my sunglasses on the table, came back not even 10 whole minutes after leaving to see if I can retrieve them & they were gone. Low & behold, the hostess said our waitress was the one who cleared our table. Yet, she claimed she didn’t move them. The food & drinks are always great. I’ll definitely be back, but I’d like to never be served by Miss Pink Hair ever again!
A photo of Nice Guys Nola restaurant
4.1 (221)
$31 to $50
Crown Point
About the restaurant
Quality you can taste! Nice Guys family offers many different cuisines and traditions. Most importantly to us, we are obsessed with excellent food and superior customer service. In New Orleans we realize people come from all across the globe for some amazing New Orleans food. At Nice Guys, we are happy to serve you that amazing food. Located in New Orleans at 7910 Earhart Blvd, five minuets from downtown, Nice Guys Nola is a new restaurant adventure with all the vibes. The concept and creativity in every dish was created by owners Glenn and Allison Charles. We always have something crazy and over the top to look forward to every weekend. Join us for our fall off the plate specials, amazing brunch and craft cocktails. We look forward to serving you.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Had a great time the food was good the music, vibe and food was great. It was a little hot so thank goodness we were sat right in front of a big fan. All around I would recommend it for brunch with friends.
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