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Brennan's Restaurant

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French Quarter
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417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2191
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were disappointed; for the reputation of Brenna's, we did not have the experience we expected. Not act it was a bad meal, just not up to expectations. Biggest problem was the service. First one server came over & he told us that 3 people would be serving us that evening, feel free to ask any one of them for... More 

Thank karwalkers
Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Famous for their weekend brunch and Jambalaya, a cajun seafood and sausage rice dish...similar to paella, but with cajun spices. Brennan's buffet is legendary also with of local dishes to entice your tastebuds...nice cozy bar too. Pricey, but worth it. Reservations advised.

Thank Larry M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a private event---80 guests. Excellent bar service and fantastic meal from appetizer to dessert!

Thank carlosllanso
North Royalton, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our waiter who was from Boston made our dining experience very enjoyable. Our food was excellent and the dishes were not prepared in the usual boring manner. My only complaint was the cocktail I ordered (martini on the rocks), was very small and they charged $2 extra for the olives.

Thank HoloNorthRoyalton_OH
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By it's promotion Brennan's seems to have a reputation, and was a 'special treat' for my partner. I have to say, I was very disappointed for both myself and my companion. The atmosphere and service tried to convey the air of a snooty, upper-crust establishment.....it failed miserably on both counts and did nothing more than make me feel very embarrassed.... More 

Thank Phil6554
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed warm hospitality in his attractive renovated establishment. The food was first class, a shrimp salad with just the right seasoning, a delicious hibiscus Pimms cup and, of course, bananas Foster--heavenly. An indulgent start to a day in New Orleans. Would definitely return.

Thank Jane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a great experience. The food is unbelievable! The wait staff are very attentive, my wine glass was never empty. It is the complete Southern experience.

Thank Reyne K
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I typically don't submit negative reviews, maybe because I am pretty easy to please. This place came recommended from a fellow we met on vacation, that works there and he would be our waiter, if we booked a reservation for Tuesday. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation, apologizing with a smile to the hostess for being early. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was almost everyone's favorite meal while in NOLA and was wonderful. Good service. Good food. Allergy friendly.

Thank SCorboy1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been 30 years since I last had "Breakfast at Brennan's." There have been many changes over the years (read up on the history). The first visit was not very good so I never wanted to come back. My friend had never dined there so it was time for my second visit. I started with turtle soup and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2191
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 15045259711
The tradition continues...Now OPEN! Proprietors Terry White & Ralph Brennan For full hours and details, please visit our website!

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