Initially slated to open in 2015, Ted Brennan’s Decatur will finally unlock the doors next month. According to The New Orleans Advocate, restaurateurs Bridget Brennan Tyrrell and Teddy Brennan (children of Ted Brennan) say the space is nearly complete.
Financial woes and the death of patriarch Ted last summer have contributed to the long delays toward opening the redemption restaurant. The family once held the original Brennan's on Royal Street, but several years ago, they lost the restaurant to foreclosure. Ralph Brennan and Terry White eventually purchased the building and naming rights, reopening Brennan's in 2014 after a multi-million dollar revamp. Ted Brennan’s Decatur is seen as the family’s second act.
The forthcoming restaurant at 309 Decatur St. will pull Creole flavors from the previous Brennan’s menu with some modern updates, according to long-time chef Lazone Randolph. The dining room and food are meant to feel familiar to former customers.
Look for Ted Brennan’s Decatur to open mid-July.
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