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Brennan's Restaurant

417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
(504) 525-9711
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Ranked #341 of 1,644 Restaurants in New Orleans
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The tradition continues...Now OPEN! Proprietors Terry White & Ralph Brennan For full hours and details, please visit our website!
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We booked for our fifth anniversary. The ambiance was nice and the staff were all pleasant, warm and caring; they also made good recommendations. The drinks and food were excellent, but the forgetting of our side orders with our main course did spoil things somewhat and should not have happened. However, the waiter who was to blame came forward immediately... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A great New Orleans institution has been rescued and renovated by a family member, which is good sign. Unfortunately, while the restaurant looks great - much the same, but updated and refreshed - the staff and the food do not measure up. Gone is the great (and knowledgable) waitstaff and in its place are younger, far less professional employees who... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local shop owner and we were NOT disappointed! Our server was David Monk and he was absolutely amazing. He had 2 other young ladies working with him and everything was superb! We ordered steak, fish, spinach, tea, and one of their FAMOUS BISCUITS! The biscuits were so good I ordered two (LOL).... More 

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Athens, Greece
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124 reviews 124 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My father-in-law told us to eat here. The restaurant was being remodeled after New Year's so we waited patiently and were glad we did. Impeccable service, a welcoming atmosphere, a creative menu, and reasonable prices. Beignets and coffee are fine for a quick NOLA breakfast, but try Brennan's for a more leisurely mid-morning brunch. You won't regret it

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Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

So happy to see this reopen and in far better shape. While the new facade is impressive and updated in the right way, the staff, food and beverage are on the rise. Seriously, I took this place off regular rotation for about 3 years due to the decline of food quality and service. Special call out to Ralph and company's... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I took a group of 8 business colleagues in hopes to share a New Orleans tradition, having grown up in the Crescent City through college. This Brennan's is the mother to the renowned group of other family owned Brennan's restaurants throughout the city and had recently reopened. The ambiance here is upscale warmth with it's lovely renovations honoring the historic... More 

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New Orleans
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I was very excited to see the new Brennan's. The gang service was generic. Brennan's had the best turtle soup in the city. Now it has the worst. It tasted like beef in gravy...none of the spice, lemon,tomato or for that matter...turtle. There were about 5 oysters the size of a quarter including the breading on the oyster salad. The... More 

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Chicago, IL
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114 reviews 114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My company held a private event at this restaurant. We were in one of the private rooms, and had a fixed menu. The ambience was very nice (although some people said it was too noisy). The service was very, very good, with plates being brought out at exactly the same time for each table. They prepared a special vegetarian dish... More 

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Just reopened after remodel in November. Great place for breakfast, try the rabbit it was very good. French bread was as good as ever. We had the gumbo and our friends had the turtle soup. Both we would recommend. Try the Bloody Mary it's a good starter. Enjoy the best wait staff around.

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New Orleans
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had very fond memories of brunches in the courtyard at the historic Brennan's restaurant, so I was thrilled when they reopened late last year and vowed not to stay away. The renovation of the building was spot on, a delightful elegance space in which to dine. But I wish they had spent a little more time training the wait... More 

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Additional Information about Brennan's Restaurant

Address: 417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: (504) 525-9711
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

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