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14 Essential Boozy Brunches in New Orleans

The best spots for bloody marys and bottomless mimosas served alongside eggs Benedict and chicken and waffles

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Brunch, that lazy, decadent meal that allows for sleeping in late and languishing over a full plate for hours, is still an ideal way to start the day. Add in generous pours of boozy cocktails and mimosas on a restaurant patio, and life is very good. Here are 14 New Orleans restaurants currently serving delicious meals alongside indulgent drink specials right now.

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1. Apolline

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4729 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-8881
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This charming Uptown brunch has a great brunch drink special, offering $18 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys (the deluxe bloody is also a favorite). The food is on point as well, with chef Bill Prat’s shrimp and grits, country fried chicken thigh and waffle, and eggs Apolline (biscuit, smoked andouille sausage, crawfish tails, poached eggs, and hollandaise) as enduring classics.

Apolline’s Country Fried Chicken Thigh + Waffle with maple butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup
The country fried chicken thigh and waffle from Apolline
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2. Vessel NOLA

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3835 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2775
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Besides special eye openers like Pimm’s Cup and Palomas, Vessel offers $20 bottle service that includes a bottle of cava Brut or rose and a carafe of orange juice. The gorgeous former church, with its covered landscaped outdoor patio, is the perfect backdrop for chef Amandalynn Picolo’s creative offerings like shrimp and Mexican street corn, a breakfast tartine with bacon and avocado, and her outstanding Benedict — bacon-wrapped, boudin-stuffed pork tenderloin and poached eggs atop a cheddar chive biscuit, drizzled with mustard cream sauce.

3. Katie's

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3701 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-6582
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The line out the door says it all. Katie’s is a neighborhood treasure, but folks come from all around New Orleans to enjoy this Mid City gem. On Sunday, Chef Scot Craig cooks rib-sticking homey specialties including grillades and grits (his gravy is tomato based), eggs cochon, and oysters Benedict. Wash all that goodness down with an $18 bottle of bubbles, fresh orange juice comes with.

Soft shell crab Benedict
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4. Toups Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Toups Meatery’s brunch has a dreamy menu, inventive cocktails, and $15 bottomless mimosas. Dishes from celebrity chef Isaac Toups and chef de cuisine Jason Lambert include foie torchon with fruit confit and Bellegarde bread; shrimp fried rice made with crab fat; and hot smoked salmon with creamed kale and poached egg. Somehow, those are the starters — the list of entrees include crispy sweetbreads with poutin, a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, and fried catfish Benny with braised greens.

The Bayou Benny from Toups Meatery
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5. Atchafalaya

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901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-9626
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The Lowcountry shrimp and grits at this rustic Irish Channel restaurant offers a portal into chef Tom Ramsey’s kitchen’s creativity: the Southern seafood favorite is served with andouille and Delta Grind Grits and bathed in a smoked tomato, creole-spiced shrimp broth. Better still, brunch isn’t just for weekends at Atchafalaya; it’s dished Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Choose from four different specialty bloody marys to sip.

Shrimp and grits at Atchafalaya
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6. Basin Seafood and Spirits

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3222 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 302-7391

This Magazine Street seafood joint from Edgar Caro, the chef behind Metairie steakhouse Brasa Churrasqueria and Uptown tapas spot Baru, is a bit of an overlooked gem, especially for brunch. There’s a $15 bottomless mimosa brunch, with menu items like the blue crab beignets, a fried green tomato Benedict, and crispy pulled pork and hash.

Fried green tomato Benedict from Basin Seafood
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7. Trenasse

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444 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 680-7000
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This hidden gem inside the Intercontinental on St. Charles delivers a powerful good brunch, with a range of savory oysters, from raw to Bienville and traditional chargrilled to one of the most satisfying gumbos in town. Trenasse Benedicts come three ways, with Chisesi ham, blue crab cake and beef grillades — the best option is the Benny!Benny!Benny! half of each. Bottomless mimosas are a bargain at $12.

8. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

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819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3866
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Broussard’s is a French Creole classic, a New Orleans favorite for nearly a century. The restaurant includes three interior dining rooms, the Empire bar, and an elegant courtyard, where you can enjoy brunch with bottomless mimosas or rose for $15 with the purchase of an entree. Highlights include fried oyster wedge, a crawfish omelette, and fried chicken and waffles. Served Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Broussard’s chicken and waffles with glazed chicken, buttermilk waffles, maple syrup, candied pecans, and whipped butter
Broussard’s chicken and waffles with glazed chicken, buttermilk waffles, maple syrup, candied pecans, and whipped butter
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9. SoBou Restaurant

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310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 552-4095
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SoBou’s bottomless bella bellini’s ($25) really has legs. The restaurant’s legs and eggs brunch, featuring burlesque artists including the always eye-catching Bella Blue, offers three courses and plenty of adult beverages. Order the SoBou-zy brunch hooch punch for the table during the show: It’s a potent mash-up that changes seasonally and is served in a giant flask for the whole table to share. Chef Byron Halliburton kills it with duck legs and eggs, breakfast surf and turf tacos, and banana French toast.

10. Cane & Table

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1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 581-1112
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Cane & Table knows that brunch without mimosas is just, well breakfast. Bubbles are $25 a bottle and comes with endless OJ. Entrees include avocado toast, biscuits and chorizo gravy, and an outstanding Cuban. The most excellent bar also served a range of special cocktails including Micheladas, and bloody Marys. Courtyard dining is an option.

11. Nonno's Cajun Cuisine and Pastries

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2025 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 354-1364
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$20 bottomless mimosas are just one reason to have brunch at Nonno’s on Claiborne. Chef Shermond Esteen Jr. makes a mean fried chicken and waffle combo and his creamy French toast is the bomb. Try the shrimp and grits, the ample omelets, and if he’s been baking, one of the homemade cinnamon rolls.

12. Morrow's

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2438 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 827-1519
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Located on St. Claude Avenue in the Marigny, Morrow’s always has a crowd waiting on the weekends to eat at the hip spot that has remained popular since its opening in 2018. The menu includes lobster mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles. Bottle service mimosas are $40 with a variety of juice flavors.

13. The Country Club

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634 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 945-0742
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Although drag brunches are on hold for now, the Country Club in Bywater remains an oasis for brunch on the weekends, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eat and drink outside in the lush pool gardens or on the front veranda; there are plenty of boozy options. Bellinis and mimosas come six glasses to a carafe, there’s a house bloody mary and a potent brandy milk punch. Housed in a stunning circa-1884 Italianate manse in Bywater, brunch specialties include a silky corn and blue crab bisque and toothsome polenta and eggs. Lots of gluten free options.

Chilaquiles from the Country Club
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14. Elizabeth's

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601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 944-9272
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Fans of Elizabeth’s praline bacon are SO happy to have the popular brunch spot back open in the Bywater. Brunch is served weekends from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. along with a slew of drinks including a killer and well garnished bloody mary. The fried catfish and eggs is a winner, all the waffles are good, and the campfire smoked ribeye and eggs doused with hollandaise is a real belly buster.

1. Apolline

4729 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Apolline’s Country Fried Chicken Thigh + Waffle with maple butter, powdered sugar, and maple syrup
The country fried chicken thigh and waffle from Apolline
Apolline/Facebook

This charming Uptown brunch has a great brunch drink special, offering $18 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys (the deluxe bloody is also a favorite). The food is on point as well, with chef Bill Prat’s shrimp and grits, country fried chicken thigh and waffle, and eggs Apolline (biscuit, smoked andouille sausage, crawfish tails, poached eggs, and hollandaise) as enduring classics.

4729 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Vessel NOLA

3835 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Besides special eye openers like Pimm’s Cup and Palomas, Vessel offers $20 bottle service that includes a bottle of cava Brut or rose and a carafe of orange juice. The gorgeous former church, with its covered landscaped outdoor patio, is the perfect backdrop for chef Amandalynn Picolo’s creative offerings like shrimp and Mexican street corn, a breakfast tartine with bacon and avocado, and her outstanding Benedict — bacon-wrapped, boudin-stuffed pork tenderloin and poached eggs atop a cheddar chive biscuit, drizzled with mustard cream sauce.

3835 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Katie's

3701 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Soft shell crab Benedict
Katie’s/Facebook

The line out the door says it all. Katie’s is a neighborhood treasure, but folks come from all around New Orleans to enjoy this Mid City gem. On Sunday, Chef Scot Craig cooks rib-sticking homey specialties including grillades and grits (his gravy is tomato based), eggs cochon, and oysters Benedict. Wash all that goodness down with an $18 bottle of bubbles, fresh orange juice comes with.

3701 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
The Bayou Benny from Toups Meatery
Toups Meatery/Facebook

Toups Meatery’s brunch has a dreamy menu, inventive cocktails, and $15 bottomless mimosas. Dishes from celebrity chef Isaac Toups and chef de cuisine Jason Lambert include foie torchon with fruit confit and Bellegarde bread; shrimp fried rice made with crab fat; and hot smoked salmon with creamed kale and poached egg. Somehow, those are the starters — the list of entrees include crispy sweetbreads with poutin, a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, and fried catfish Benny with braised greens.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Atchafalaya

901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
Shrimp and grits at Atchafalaya
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The Lowcountry shrimp and grits at this rustic Irish Channel restaurant offers a portal into chef Tom Ramsey’s kitchen’s creativity: the Southern seafood favorite is served with andouille and Delta Grind Grits and bathed in a smoked tomato, creole-spiced shrimp broth. Better still, brunch isn’t just for weekends at Atchafalaya; it’s dished Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Choose from four different specialty bloody marys to sip.

901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Basin Seafood and Spirits

3222 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Fried green tomato Benedict from Basin Seafood
Basin Seafood and Spirits/Facebook

This Magazine Street seafood joint from Edgar Caro, the chef behind Metairie steakhouse Brasa Churrasqueria and Uptown tapas spot Baru, is a bit of an overlooked gem, especially for brunch. There’s a $15 bottomless mimosa brunch, with menu items like the blue crab beignets, a fried green tomato Benedict, and crispy pulled pork and hash.

3222 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Trenasse

444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

This hidden gem inside the Intercontinental on St. Charles delivers a powerful good brunch, with a range of savory oysters, from raw to Bienville and traditional chargrilled to one of the most satisfying gumbos in town. Trenasse Benedicts come three ways, with Chisesi ham, blue crab cake and beef grillades — the best option is the Benny!Benny!Benny! half of each. Bottomless mimosas are a bargain at $12.

444 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Broussard’s chicken and waffles with glazed chicken, buttermilk waffles, maple syrup, candied pecans, and whipped butter
Broussard’s chicken and waffles with glazed chicken, buttermilk waffles, maple syrup, candied pecans, and whipped butter
Broussard’s/Facebook

Broussard’s is a French Creole classic, a New Orleans favorite for nearly a century. The restaurant includes three interior dining rooms, the Empire bar, and an elegant courtyard, where you can enjoy brunch with bottomless mimosas or rose for $15 with the purchase of an entree. Highlights include fried oyster wedge, a crawfish omelette, and fried chicken and waffles. Served Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

9. SoBou Restaurant

310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

SoBou’s bottomless bella bellini’s ($25) really has legs. The restaurant’s legs and eggs brunch, featuring burlesque artists including the always eye-catching Bella Blue, offers three courses and plenty of adult beverages. Order the SoBou-zy brunch hooch punch for the table during the show: It’s a potent mash-up that changes seasonally and is served in a giant flask for the whole table to share. Chef Byron Halliburton kills it with duck legs and eggs, breakfast surf and turf tacos, and banana French toast.

310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Cane & Table

1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Cane & Table knows that brunch without mimosas is just, well breakfast. Bubbles are $25 a bottle and comes with endless OJ. Entrees include avocado toast, biscuits and chorizo gravy, and an outstanding Cuban. The most excellent bar also served a range of special cocktails including Micheladas, and bloody Marys. Courtyard dining is an option.

1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

11. Nonno's Cajun Cuisine and Pastries

2025 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

$20 bottomless mimosas are just one reason to have brunch at Nonno’s on Claiborne. Chef Shermond Esteen Jr. makes a mean fried chicken and waffle combo and his creamy French toast is the bomb. Try the shrimp and grits, the ample omelets, and if he’s been baking, one of the homemade cinnamon rolls.

2025 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

12. Morrow's

2438 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Located on St. Claude Avenue in the Marigny, Morrow’s always has a crowd waiting on the weekends to eat at the hip spot that has remained popular since its opening in 2018. The menu includes lobster mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles. Bottle service mimosas are $40 with a variety of juice flavors.

2438 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

13. The Country Club

634 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Chilaquiles from the Country Club
The Country Club/Facebook

Although drag brunches are on hold for now, the Country Club in Bywater remains an oasis for brunch on the weekends, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eat and drink outside in the lush pool gardens or on the front veranda; there are plenty of boozy options. Bellinis and mimosas come six glasses to a carafe, there’s a house bloody mary and a potent brandy milk punch. Housed in a stunning circa-1884 Italianate manse in Bywater, brunch specialties include a silky corn and blue crab bisque and toothsome polenta and eggs. Lots of gluten free options.

634 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117

14. Elizabeth's

601 Gallier St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Fans of Elizabeth’s praline bacon are SO happy to have the popular brunch spot back open in the Bywater. Brunch is served weekends from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. along with a slew of drinks including a killer and well garnished bloody mary. The fried catfish and eggs is a winner, all the waffles are good, and the campfire smoked ribeye and eggs doused with hollandaise is a real belly buster.

601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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