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Brennan's, New Orleans, LA

Brennan's

4.7
4.7
9294 reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
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 for dining Thursday-Monday. Our 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).

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2 people

19:00


Booked 59 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    BREAKFAST/LUNCH Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Thu–Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 525-9711

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ryan Hacker

  • Catering

    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life. Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Brennan's can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Hill: (504) 934-3376

  • Area

    French Quarter

  • Cross Street

    Between Conti and St. Louis Streets

  • Parking Details

    $8 Parking available Thursday-Monday at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel with your Brennan’s dining receipt. Enter garage on Chartres Street just past St. Louis Street. The garage is on the driver’s side. Based on availability

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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Offers

  • Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 09:00 - 13:45,Thu - Sat - 09:00 - 13:45
    Enjoy discounted bottles of premium Champagne (Mumm, Delamotte, Nicolas Feuillatte & more) plus refreshing bubbly cocktails offered Thursday - Sunday from 9 AM - 6 PM, Also - Live Champagne sabering on our spectacular courtyard everyday at 5 PM!

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What 9,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Brunch

  • New Orleans

    Creole

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  1. AS

    AnnetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eggs Hussarde, brandy milk punch and bananas Foster were extraordinary!! Great service and atmosphere as usual. My favorite place to dine in NOLA.
  2. V

    Vegasgirl8

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, elegant service with fantastic food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food was so so. The steak Diane was bland
  4. KB

    KBandBB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Redfish was Amazon! So was the Banana foster. Venison was very bland. Gumbo was ok. I wish they offered accomplishments and sides. Ladies bathrooms were all broken except 1. That was inconvenient. Service was fine.
  5. KS

    KatharineS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Pretty dining room and large courtyard. Unfortunately none of my family enjoyed our food.
  6. D

    Disappointed

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  7. LC

    LisaC

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Love Brennans, it is a must do when we are in town.
  8. SJ

    SandyJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience thus far. Terrie K. took such great care of our table. Outstanding customer service, thank you Terrie. Got so lucky to be seated in your area. Until next time, so appreciated you:)
  9. R

    Robyn

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our waiter made the experience great! He was so personable and took great care of us! We got the lobster creole. The lobster seemed undercooked so we didn’t really enjoy it that much which was disappointing, however, everything else we got was amazing! I would highly recommend this place for the overall experience. It is well worth the price tag and the service is unbeatable!
  10. CD

    ChuckD105

    Chicago

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This was a tough call. We love Brennans and they were very nice to us, seating us about 45 minutes early on a Thanksgiving Friday. We did appreciate this. Also, the Sazerac cocktail was classic, the wine list was extraordinary (and fairly priced) and the Banana's Foster was decadent. But there were some real weaknesses that we have not seen here. The servers were two young ladies and the sommelier was another young lady. The server was extremely nice and helpful, but spoke very softly. We wish her well as she is young and will get better but she could not currently be classified as a professional. Her assistant was excellent and saved a few errors and gave better assistance. The sommelier was also a young lady who was currently studying for the Level 4 WSETS. There is some real effort that goes into getting through the first three levels but it is not yet an accomplishment and she was simply not a professional. The list is 10/10 but she did not know it well. I gave her several Burgundy options and asked her for a recommendation of a Burgundy that was currently drinking well and might be a hidden star on the list. She had no idea. Her only suggestion was that I choose the one option (out of my selections) that I knew less well so I could "have a new experience". This is not the kind of expertise that I wanted. I know the world is short of professional restaurant staff, but this was a weak showing by one of the "top 50 restaurants in the world". Finally, out of our four dishes, only one was truly special...the duck. The beef check was not tasty. The venison had no flavor and was overcooked. The rabbit Schnitzel was interesting but did not have any flare. We were surprised that the food only hit at 25%. We will be back because this has always been our favorite and we will give it another chance, but we currently could not recommend it.
  11. GD

    GDtt

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    A $100 bottle of Brennan’s branded champagne was on special for $65 during happy hour. It was served warm and had little carbonation. Nice waitress but slow slow service. We even had to wait for the warm champagne. Brunch entrees were excellent.
  12. EM

    EmilyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! A must stop when in New Orleans!
  13. SD

    SamanthaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was amazing. The service was wonderful and friendly. The food was delicious.
  14. EG

    EugeniaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Well, disappointed at the dining experience this evening. The French 75 was bitter. The oysters in the gumbo were gritty. I was served a cold entree…twice. The staff was lovely but the food was horrible compared to my other experiences. I can’t imagine returning.
  15. B

    Brandee

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  16. T

    Trixie

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Brennan's. The service and food are always high quality. It was extra special to have our Thanksgiving lunch at Brennan's. It was so beautiful and delicious, and we loved the music. Our server and water server were especially wonderful.
  17. RW

    RonaldW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best paneed rabbit I have ever had. Outstanding service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for Thanksgiving brunch. Great service and food.
  19. M

    Melly

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around! A dining experience to remember!!
  20. A

    Amj474

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and our waiter was really nice. We really enjoyed the Eggs Hussarde (on the recommendation from our waiter), Milk and Honey Blintz, the milk punch, coffee was good as well. Try the bananas foster it’s so good. The only thing is that they could’ve done better is to clear plates from our table as we we finished, we ordered more stuff and the plates piled up and we had to put them on top of each other while we waited for the bananas foster. But excellent choice for breakfast.
  21. BP

    BobP

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every meal at our table was was outstanding. The turtle soup was to die for as well. Didn't get the bananas foster, but the bread pudding and grasshopper desserts were lovely
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Do not eat here. Party of 6 and we all left shocked and hungry - couldn’t finish. - bottle of Grünerveltliner was so warm, they had to add ice cubes. To a $125 bottle of wine! - bernaise sauce on striped bass was presumably from a powder - it was sour and puffy and rendered the dish inedible - the meat from Steak Diane was tough, and the steak knives on all meat dishes were dull - salad greens had too much Anise and was too bitter - rabbit dish was not traditional oven style - it came served fried and flattened like a schnitzel - Irish coffee came cold - espresso was specifically requested and coffee was served Spend your time and money elsewhere!!
  23. L

    Local

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Save your money. 5 people. Duck was tough. So tough even a steak knife couldn’t cut it. Beef cheeks tasted like soft fat. One coffee came, the second came 30 minutes later. Not going back. Not recommending.
  24. GZ

    GreggZ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers and desserts were fantastic, entrees were so so.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday at Brennans for brunch.First, they really did a great job recognizing my birthday, without giving away the first class way they did it, it was the BEST! Eggs Hussarde were excellent. Asked for medium poach on eggs, came out with a perfect medium poach. Anyone who loves eggs Benedict knows that there are very few places that get the poach perfect, Brennans did. The Bananas Foster were also perfect and a beautiful end to five days of dining in New Orleans. Beautiful dining room. Great experience.
  26. S

    Sjr1155

    Oklahoma City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Wait staff excellent
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely experience. Definitely worth it!
  28. AW

    AnneW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!! Excellent service., with knowledgeable staff I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. A classic restaurant with outstanding service .
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I had breakfast at Brennans while visiting New Orleans for the Saints game & to say it impressed would be an understatement! While it’s popularity might lead one to think “touristy” or other such cliche labels, in reality Brennans is everything it claims to be and then some! From perfectly crafted cocktails (its NOLA, it’s Sunday morning, and it’s encouraged to imbibe!), delectable entrées (Eggs Hussarde; do it!), and decadent desserts (It’s Brennans; where Bananas Foster was created, so duh!)… Service was impeccable, food was delicious, atmosphere luxuriously comfortable, overall experience 100% on point, and the breakfast bill expectedly high! Worth every penny!
  30. AB

    AustinB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The Duck was tough. It was difficult for the knives to cut through the wrapped cheeks, and some of the beans were not properly cooked.
  31. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was an outstanding young lady. The food and experience was amazing!!!
  32. JA

    JuquitaA

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister, my niece & a life-long friend & I celebrated our Birthday at Brennan's with the famous Bananas Foster. Our waiter was very knowledgeable & entertaining while preparing the Bananas Foster at our table. We highly recommend Brennan's while you are in NOLA!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kendrick was our server, and from the moment we sat down, we knew it was going to be a great experience. His recommendations were spot on, and he was just an absolute delight to be around. The oysters were delicious and just crispy enough. The bananas foster was decadent but not overly sweet. If they have the bread pudding, do yourself a favor and order it-you won’t be disappointed.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Te food was underwhelming for the reputation the restaurant has. Honestly 2/3 of us were very unhappy with our dinner. Turtle soup was good and the famous bananas foster were the best part of the meal. The service was excellent and the staff very professional and attentive. Go for drinks and dessert but there are definitely better dinner options elsewhere in New Orleans.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our experience was affected by sitting next to the door to the patio and it was very cold out. No one was sitting out there but the staff kept using it to put things away, even after our waitress repeatedly talked to the staff on our behalf. Dinner was nice. They didn’t offer to let us wait in the bar and we were seated by the door for 15 minutes before I asked if they had a bar where we could get drinks. Otherwise the food itself was quite good.
  36. F

    Finnegan

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Absolutely horrid tourist trap. Gumbo was below average, lobster was tough, meliton head was served cold, and bananas foster melted because the waiter took forever to tell the hoary tale of the origins of bananas foster. The waiter condescended to us as if we'd never heard of gnocchi or gumbo. Avoid this like the plague.
  37. SK

    StevenK

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Incredible and intimidating wine list. Our Ostertag Pinot Gris was outstanding. The steak diane and Ken Wright Shea Pinot were both much better together. Service was slow to start but picked up through the meal. The desserts were delicious and fun.
  38. AM

    AndreaM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, great service, good cocktails but very bland and disappointing entrees. Really wanted to love it based on the atmosphere and the people and the legacy… the bananas foster were yummy! But the rabbit, steak, and omelet we had (group of four) were bland, cold and forgettable. Would still go here for a happy hour special - or with out of towners for dessert and a drink, but if I was looking for great cuisine - I’d go elsewhere.
  39. SB

    SBfood

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great!
  40. e

    elsa70

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The eggs Benedict Brennan style were excellent. The potatoes at first were cool, but server brought us more just out of the fryer- but underwhelming- similar to diner home fries from a box or bag.

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings

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Brennan's is rated 4.7 stars by 9294 OpenTable diners.

Brennan's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 59 times today
Google Map for Brennan's

417 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Conti and St. Louis Streets

  • Area

    French Quarter

  • Hours of Operation

    BREAKFAST/LUNCH Mon, Thu–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Thu–Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    $8 Parking available Thursday-Monday at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel with your Brennan’s dining receipt. Enter garage on Chartres Street just past St. Louis Street. The garage is on the driver’s side. Based on availability

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ryan Hacker

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (504) 525-9711

  • Catering

    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life. Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Brennan's can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Hill: (504) 934-3376

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