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

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Updated June 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
4.8 (1103)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Bywater
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Fantastic as always. Food, ambience, and service were amazing.
A photo of Alma Café restaurant
4.8
4.8 (29)
$30 and under
Spanish
Bywater
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.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Fresh flavors as always. Very sweet staff. Highly recommend.
A photo of The English Tea Room & Eatery restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18)
$31 to $50
Contemporary British
Covington
About the restaurant
"The world drinks tea. Come have some with us today!" The English Tea Room and Eatery is one of the shops you don't expect to find on the short but interesting Lee Lane in Covington's walkable city core. The shop offers more than 260 choices of teas and serves fresh-baked scones with house-made clotted cream and house-made lemon curd along with all-day high tea [finger sandwiches, savories & chocolate covered strawberries] and many other English food items such as banger & mash, Coronation Chicken Salad, Scotch eggs, quiches, Shepherd's Pie, etc.

We are located on the corner of Rutland St. and N. Florida St. is just a block from the antique stores on Lee Lane and one block from the art galleries on Columbia. Off-street parking is available, wheelchair Lift and ample free parking on Florida St. and Rutland St and nearby Free Public Parking [Ox lot].
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 28, 2024
My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Our server was very pleasant and helpful.
A photo of Broussard's Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3911)
$31 to $50
Creole
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Since Broussard’s first opened its doors in 1920, our sensational French-Creole cuisine and historic French Quarter architecture have delighted locals and visitors alike. Enjoy brunch in the courtyard, dinner in our elegant dining rooms, or cocktails at the Empire Bar. Our innovative dishes and attentive service will create an experience you’ll remember for the next 100 years.
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MTCTvip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Great experience. Staff was helpful and very attentive. Great food, great atmosphere.
A photo of Brennan's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (11179)
$31 to $50
Creole
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The staff was attentive to our needs. The food was delicious. Really enjoyed the bananas foster. Wonderful experience!
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - New Orleans, LA restaurant
4.6
4.6 (580)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
Queenvip
Dined on May 27, 2024
The Manager Carlie was awesome and our Server H was amazing.
A photo of Birdy's Behind The Bower restaurant
4.6
4.6 (561)
$30 and under
American
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 5 days ago
Exceptional service, food and vibe! Perfect setting for a brunch with the family or just the girls.
A photo of Palmettos on the Bayou restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1192)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Northshore
About the restaurant
Open since 2002 Palmettos on the Bayou is a charming and elegant Acadian style restaurant serving classic Creole dishes highlighting fresh Louisiana ingredients.

Set on the tranquil Bayou Bonfouca near Old Town Slidell, our waterfront restaurant/event venue is known for its southern charm. Palmettos famous Brunch features live Jazz Saturday and Sunday. The 5,000sqf covered deck provides a dramatic outdoor setting at night for romantic dinners and a comfortable relaxed atmosphere during the day.

We are honored to have been named Best Brunch, Dining with a View, and Most Romantic by various local publications throughout the years.

We're located at 1901 Bayou Lane, next to Heritage Park.
Top review
MelanieL
Dined 7 days ago
We went for Friday brunch and the boudin balls were absolutely INCREDIBLE! Also, the house made pickles were amazing. The service was kind of slow. Not sure if our waitress was new, but she seemed to be struggling a bit for what appeared to be a quiet day in the restaurant. Otherwise everything was wonderful! Will absolutely return!
A photo of Audubon Clubhouse by Dickie Brennan & Co. restaurant
4.5
4.5 (106)
$30 and under
American
Carrollton
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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, will definitely be going back and I’ve already made another reservation for next week 
A photo of Nice Guys Nola restaurant
4.1
4.1 (248)
$31 to $50
Creole
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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
The lemon pepper wings were really good and the lemon drop was good as well.
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