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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in New Orleans

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.

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14 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Superior Seafood, Muriel's Jackson Square, Mr. B's Bistro
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole
Neighborhoods:Uptown, French Quarter
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Superior Seafood

$$$$
Seafood
Uptown
4.6
3631 reviews
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 unparalleled brunch menu offers oysters on the half-shell, served either Gulf Coast style; char-grilled with garlic, herbs, butter, and cheeses; or "on horseback," which is lightly fried and served wrapped in bacon. There's also an excellent collection of soups and salads, and a cochon de lait po' boy sandwich that's bound to tickle all the senses.

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Muriel's Jackson Square

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
4.7
8492 reviews
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). Rather, Muriel's makes our list of the best breakfasts in New Orleans because patrons enjoy their food with exquisite live jazz performed by Joe Simon's Jazz Trio. For those who are extremely hungry after a Saturday night filled with partying, the Gulf Shrimp Remoulade (served with remoulade sauce, served in a flash fried tomato cup with red onion and a chiffonade of romaine lettuce) will certainly cure any type of hangover in a jiffy.

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Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$
Creole
French Quarter
4.6
4365 reviews
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 Brennan — a descendant of the legendary Brennan family of New Orleans — Mr. B's Bistro is considered a landmark and a cultural touchstone for the community. Sunday's Jazz Brunch Menu features a wide selection of drinks, including bloody marys, mimosas, and Salty Dogs — and both breakfast and lunch foods to try. The eggs benedict, the petit filet mignon with eggs, and the bread pudding (made fresh on the premises using the secret Brennan recipe) all get high marks as being standout dishes.

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Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
French Quarter
4.8
5946 reviews
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 their Sunday Jazz Brunch, they've also created a gumbo they call "Death By Gumbo," which is made of roasted quail, andouille, oysters, and file rice. The Egg Sardou, which is made of artichoke au gratin, seared eggs, and crostini, is also a favorite amongst the locals who can't get enough of authentic Creole food. And you can enjoy both while listening to the best jazz in the Big Easy!

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Maypop

$$$$
Southeast Asian
Central Business District
4.7
1093 reviews
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 complex. MayPop specializes in the non-descript "Southeast Asian" cuisine, but what that really means is slick, well-made food with a mid-century modern decor. Inspired by master chef Michael Gulotta's forays into the Asian continent, the "Dim Sum Brunch" — which is served every Saturday and Sunday — features Southern twists on this much-beloved Asian staple food. Who would have thought one would find a head cheese and blue crab dumpling on any menu outside of the streets of South Korea?

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Vessel NOLA

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mid-City / City Park
4.0
1878 reviews
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 the restaurant earn some high marks for having some of the best breakfast in New Orleans. A classic dish that all enjoy is the Shrimp Corn Salad, which is made of roasted corn, shallots, pickled chilies, lime, cumin goat cheese, arugula, and confit garlic.

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Ralph's on the Park

$$$$
Creole
Mid-City / City Park
4.7
3460 reviews
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 breakfast in New Orleans, this could be the place, with its award-winning ambiance and award-winning food. Weekend brunch includes drinks like pomegranate sparklers and brandy milk punch, which can be paired with such scrumptious entrees as crabs benedict and jalapeno cheddar sausages.

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Brennan's

$$$$
Creole
French Quarter
4.7
8894 reviews
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, located in the historic French Quarter. Though Brennan's is world-famous for its Bananas Foster — a Bananas Foster that, in fact, has made this restaurant renowned for having some of the best breakfast in New Orleans — they're also known for their "two-course breakfast," which starts with egg yolk carpaccio or seafood file gumbo, and concludes with Eggs Sardou.

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Willa Jean

$$$$
Southern
Central Business District
4.8
1737 reviews
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 artichoke dip, and a "hangover bowl" made of braised short rib, grits, caramelized pearl onions, crispy garlic, and poached egg. There's also a full-service biscuit station, where patrons can get their choice of everything from the sweet to the savory on their biscuit.

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Cafe Degas

$$$$
French
Mid-City / City Park
4.6
2115 reviews
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 known as one of the restaurants serving the best breakfast in New Orleans, as well. Where else can patrons get la caille rotie: roasted quail served over local baby greens, fresh seasonal fruit, spiced pecans goat cheese stuffed raspberries, quail egg, shaved red onion, and citrus honey vinaigrette?

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Palace Café

$$$$
French American
French Quarter
4.4
4539 reviews
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 restaurant. There's no place but a Brennan's restaurant where one can try a crabmeat cheesecake, but the Bananas Foster Waffle is what really makes this restaurant known for serving some of the best breakfast in New Orleans.

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Josephine Estelle

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Central Business District
4.1
2019 reviews
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 South. Every Sunday, patrons can enjoy the restaurant's award-winning brunch, which includes things like fresh canestri pasta with cheese and pepper, smoked pork benedict, and even a quiche.

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Luke

$$$$
French
Central Business District
4.5
7764 reviews
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. Chef Erick Loos has created some of the best breakfast in New Orleans with his selection of food, which includes a traditional Southern breakfast made of two eggs cooked any style, Allan Benton's bacon, housemade Andouille sausage, buttermilk biscuit, and grits.

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Arnaud's

$$$$
Creole
French Quarter
4.7
5996 reviews
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, which includes the award-winning Creole cream cheese Evangeline (made of sugared Creole cream cheese with seasonal fresh fruit and house-made granola). The Pompano rillettes is also a must-try, made of poached and smoked Pompano rillettes with pickled fennel and watermelon radish, and served with toasted croutons.

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