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Brennan’s Restaurant -New Orleans, Louisiana ( go ahead – indulge – revel in a decadent brunch!)

You might as well if you are planning to visit the Land of Decadence!  I know of someone who used to travel through New Orleans on his way to Texas.  He would always get a cocktail at Brennan’s and then wander down the street to Preservation Hall to listen to great New Orleans jazz.  Having never been to New Orleans myself, but definitely planning to go, I decided to learn more about the delicious food & drink at Brennans .

Brennan’s invented Bananas Foster ….

bananas aflame
Bananas aflame.  Pinterest.
Bananas Foster
End product.  Yummmmm.  Pinterest.

Can you say brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, butter, vanilla ice cream, bananas, and most especially – dark rum???  And the excitement of seeing all of these sugary ingredients set ablaze in a restaurant to provide you with the most delectable dessert?  Can you say – YES?

Brennan’s also creates the most astounding breakfast choices:  Artisanal Eggs Benedict (coffee cured bacon),  Eggs Hussarde (wine sauce), Eggs Sardou (creamed spinach), Eggs Cardinal (lobster & shrimp)…. I’m gaining weight joyously (!) as I’m writing this.

Brennan's eggs
A wonderful  hollandaise sauced egg concoction from Brennan’s.  Pinterest.
Brennan's Eggs Sardou
Eggs Sardou from Brennan’s Executive Chef Slade Rushing.  Pinterest.

You might as well go all the way and splurge with a breakfast cocktail, too!  How about Caribbean Milk Punch(rum, bourbon, heavy cream, nutmeg, & vanilla bean), Brandy Milk Punch (substitute rum & bourbon with brandy), or a Cajun Bloody Mary?

Milk Punch
Brandy Milk Punch features an aromatic cognac aged at least five years.  Pinterest.

Brennan’s opened in 1946 and has recently undergone an extensive renovation.  There are a total of 8 (!) glamorous dining rooms.

Brennan's dining room 1
Brennan's dining room 2
Brennan's dining room 3

Brennan’s has something fun to enjoy at the Roost Bar Monday – Thursday from 2 -7pm and on Friday’s from 9am – 7pm(! – yea!!), it’s called “Bubbles at Brennan’s Happy Hour”. Top champagnes and premiere sparkling wines are offered at greatly reduced prices.  Check out the bottles of (now more affordable) champagne.    They also have something called Champagne Sabering every Friday at 5pm –  held in the courtyard, “$7 sparkling by the glass.”  You can enjoy these beverages in the courtyard.

Brennan's courtyard
3 views of Brennan’s courtyard.
Brennan's turtles
Brennan’s is also known for its turtles.  Pinterest.

Dinners also sound delicious but I think Brennan’s is mainly known for its brunches and cocktails.  Here is the location & hours of operation:


417 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA70130

Phone: 504-525-9711

Breakfast/Lunch:Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 2 pmDinner:7 Nights a Week, 6 pm – 10 pmRoost Bar:Monday – Friday, 9 am – 10 pm Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 10 pm
Here is the website:  http://www.brennansneworleans.com/
And a map of the location:


The Brennan family also owns other restaurants in the New Orleans area.  Here is a family tree:

Brennan family restaurant tree
From Google & NOLA.com


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