Get Your Brunch On

Brunch. The slow, lazy meal that so many of us crave in the late morning of the weekends has prolific representation in the crescent city.

It’s the meal that stretches out for hours on end. It has many calling cards, including but not limited to: mimosas, bloody marys, an endless supply of eggs, bacon, grits, and different forms of potato.

Whether you’re going for a classy brunch or a more casual one, with this listd you’ll find the perfect place to get your brunch on.

As always, if you have a good suggestion for this list, let us know!
Arnaud's
CreoleFrench Quarter

Arnaud's

Arnaud's is one of the most famous restaurants in the city, and their Sunday Jazz brunch is legendary. They have a beautiful tile floor and a classic French feel, and most importantly the food really is to die for. The savory crabmeat cheesecake - made with fresh Louisiana lump crabmeat, brie, and cream cheese - is a must-try. The brunch consists of a 3-course meal that will run you anywhere between $34-$40. Available Sundays from 10am-3pm.

Atchafalaya
CreoleUptown

Atchafalaya

Atchafalaya is a great place to go for brunch. They have a wide variety of options, from a classic bloody mary to a mimosa. They also have a brunch menu with options like a breakfast burrito, eggs benedict, and a chorizo and potato hash.

The Country Club
Bywater

The Country Club

The Country Club is a New Orleans institution, and their brunch is no exception. They offer bottomless mimosas and a slew of other brunch favorites like the crabcake, and the dirty biscuits.

Cafe Sbisa
CreoleFrench Quarter

Cafe Sbisa

Setting the mood their classy red banquettes, white tablecloths, and dim intimate lighting, Cafe Sbisa has a lot going for it, and brunch is as good a time as any to check it out.

There are bottomless mimosas for only $15, and the menu from the chef and owner, Alfred Singleton is filled with classic creole flavors like a crawfish etouffee omelette, or a bayou crabcake and eggs.

sit in the intimate dining room or enjoy your brunch out on their patio overlooking decatur.

Tujague's
French Quarter

Tujague's

Having been open for over 160 years, Tujague's is a New Orleans institution, and let's just say they know how to do a brunch.

They are well known for serving up a mix of classic brunch dishes and high-end entrées.

Big bold flavors like their Pimento Cheeseburger with a half pound of brisket chuck blend, pimento cheese, pickles, Creole aioli, lettuce, tomatoes, served with fries share the menu with standby's like shrimp and grits with Parmesan stone ground grits, andouille, baby shrimp, roasted peppers, jumbo head-on shrimp, and New Orleans-style BBQ sauce.

The brunch drinks are also on point with $5 martinis and $12 carafes of mimosa.

Effervescence
French Quarter

Effervescence

Effervescence is a chic wine bar on Rampart in the Quarter.

They nail the classy casual vibe with a crystal chandelier and marble bartop as well as their decadent selection of caviars.

The brunch menu is unique and fairly high concept.

It changes fairly often, but for example at the time of this writing, it is a deluxe prix fixe build-your-own bagel bar with bowfin Cajun Cavair,lemon crème fraîche, smoked gulf fish spread, cucumber, cherry tomato, red onion, chive, caper,soft boiled egg and everything bagels.

They also usually have a fun brunch drink like a “bubbly mary” made with Miller high life.

Compère Lapin
CBD

Compère Lapin

Compère Lapin, in the CBD, is a prime example of the creative and innovative cuisine that you can find in New Orleans.

The menu is full of traditional dishes with a caribbean twist.

The brunch menu changes on the weekends, and features items like the buttermilk gnocchi with sausage gravy, or the braised pork with polenta.

This is a great restaurant for those looking for a unique dining experience.

The Mill
CBD

The Mill

The Mill is a vibrant modern new Warehouse District bar and restaurant that serves traditional Southern cuisine with a flourish of asian and international flavor, and a focus on high-quality cocktails — including brunch drinks.

The expansive menu covers classics like grillades and grits, chicken and waffles, and a stacked breakfast platter.

The menu is simple and straight-forward, and the food and drinks are well-executed. The hardest part is deciding what to order.

Palm & Pine
French Quarter

Palm & Pine

One of the newest additions to the vibrant French Quarter, Palm & Pine has crafted a brunch menu and a cocktail program that have both received well-deserved acclaim.

You can enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail with thoughtful dishes like tuna tostadas, coconut pain perdue, or brunch chilaquiles.

This place is always bustling with life, so it's a great spot to enjoy everyones favorite meal.

Gris-Gris
LGD

Gris-Gris

The brunch at Gris Gris is a savory and delightful mix of creole staples and brunch favorites.

The oyster BLT, chicken biscuits with gravy, and chicken andouille gumbo are all delightful dishes with a creative flair.

They also come correct with the brunch drinks: fully loaded bloody marys and carafes of mimosas.

Their first floor features a dining counter wrapped around the kitchen for an intimate experience with the chef and kitchen staff.

The second floor has a chic bar plus indoor and outdoor balcony seating.

Wherever you sit, whatever you eat, its a brunch that cant be missed.

Copper Vine
Wine BarCBD

Copper Vine

Copper Vine is an awesome wine bar and brunch spot with a rustic-garden vibe in the CBD. The patio space is airy and lush, and the dining room has a bright and airy vibe.

The brunch menu is full of unique plays on brunch classics, like a crabmeat eggs benedict and an apple fritter french toast.

The patio is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunny spring days with some sunny side up eggs, and the indoor dining room is also as brunch ready as can be.

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