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New Orleans Restaurants

Brennan's

  • 417 Royal St. Map It
  • French Quarter

Updated 10/31/2013

Fodor's Review

Lavish breakfasts are what first put Brennan's on the map, and they're still a big draw, although fews locals can stomach the current prices. In the luxuriously appointed dining rooms at this gorgeous 1795 building, the best seats include views of the lush courtyard and fountain. Eye-opening cocktails flow freely at breakfast, followed by dishes like poached eggs with hollandaise, creamed spinach, artichoke bottoms, and Canadian bacon; all are listed with suggested wines. Headliners at lunch and dinner include textbook versions of oysters Rockefeller and seafood gumbo, and bananas Foster, which was created here. Chef Lazone Randolph has been creating culinary delights in Brennan's kitchen for more than 45 years.

Restaurant Information

Address:

417 Royal St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States

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Phone:

504-525–9711

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 10/31/2013

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Apr 23, 2007

Good but overpriced

The food was fine, and our server was great. But I just think if you're going to spend $60 on dinner (no drinks included in that price), you should remeber what you had the next day. I think there are better places to spend your money in New Orleans.

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Mar 25, 2007

great food and great service

this is a family that knows hospitality in contrast to Antoine's. we really enjoyed the attentive wait staff, the friendly atmosphere and delicious food. cafe brulot is an experience not to be missed. highly recommended as are all brigtsen family restaurant. these people know food and how to treat customers.

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Nov 26, 2006

Not what it used to be !

We were so disappointed ! The name is about all that's left of this used to be incredible restaurant. We always headed straight for Brennan's whenever we went back home to New Orleans - you were always treated like royalty - those days are gone. On Friday night if there were 8 tables of people that was a lot. It used to be a special place where everyone got dressed up to go now most of the people there looked like there were ready to go mow their

lawn. The food was edible but no where near the quailty of days gone by and the service left a lot to be desired. BUT - the price was way up there - far too high for the quality. I don't mind spending $250 for a decent meal but not for a piece of fried fish with a scoop of crabmeat on top. The desert was the worst - a lemon pudding filled crepe with cool whip on top ! It seemed funny that the waitress called it a lemon filled crepe with "cool whip" on top - but unfortunately she was serious. We actually saw people get up and leave after one course saying this is bad lets leave. An old New Orleans tradition gone - too bad !

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