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Where to Eat Brunch in New Orleans Right Now

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Brunch is a New Orleans pastime — it’s the birthplace of the meal, after all. From extravagant jazz brunches to essential boozy brunches, restaurants take the meal seriously. As dining out becomes more comfortable, there are fresh menus all around town, at brand new restaurants as well as tried-and-true classics.

To help in the difficult decision-making process as the weekend nears, the Eater New Orleans brunch heat map is tracking the newest options for that special weekend meal, whether at restaurants new to the city’s dining scene or favorites launching brunch for the first time. Here are exciting new brunch destinations in New Orleans, arranged by neighborhood.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Monday | Restaurant + Bar

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Entrepreneur Larry Morrow brings buzzy new restaurant and bar, Monday, to Mid City, where chef (and Morrow’s mother) Lenora Chong serves up an eclectic mix ofCreole classics and Southern specialties. For brunch,

Piece Of Meat

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Piece of Meat’s second incarnation (the first being a butcher and sandwich shop) is as a modern steakhouse, serving beautiful cuts of beef, fish, classic sides, and creative cocktails — and brunch. The newly renovated space is a warm but chic setting for Saturday and Sunday brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the menu is bold but familiar: Classic eggs Benedict, shirt ribs hash, and blueberry stuffed French toast, for example, but also a brunch chili dog — wagyu and black-eyed pea chili, poached egg, sour cream, and cheddar cheese on a Mayhew Bakery bun.

Ciao Tapas Bar & Lounge

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Formerly known as Bar Culture, Ciao is the newest incarnation of the Tulane Avenue building that was once a Mid City gas station, reopened as a tapas bar and lounge in February. At Ciao, owner Nicholas Reed is maintaining the neighborhood destination vibe, and “brunch is a lifestyle,” with Chris Malachi cooking up a concise menu that puts fresh spins on classics on Sundays — seafood deviled eggs, a fried chicken biscuit with maple buffalo Mornay sauce, and shrimp and grits.

Flour Moon Bagels

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Breanne Kostyk’s Flour Moon Bagels pop-up now has a permanent home on the Lafitte Greenway — and the city is rejoicing. Finally, a second dedicated bagel shop in town, one that offers an array of flavors like cacio e pepe, pumpernickel, rosemary or sage sea salt, and more, in addition to breakfast sandwiches and tartines served on bagels. There will be more breakfast and brunch offerings added in the months to come, in addition to bloody marys and mimosas, but already serves as a worthy weekend brunch destination.

Inside Flour Moon.
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One of New Orleans’s best new restaurants is now serving Sunday brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing an exciting option to a brunch scene that can get repetitive. Omelets are central to the menu, with three specialties, New Orleanian, Haitian, and California style, or a make your own option. Go the sweet route with cinnamon toast plantains or chocolate French toast, or go big with a Fritai Benedict or shrimp and smoked fish and grits — it’s hard to go wrong. Wash it all down with passionfruit mimosas and or a coffee rum, fernet, and cinnamon cocktail. Reservations recommended.

Saint John

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At Eric Cook’s newly-opened Saint John, well-composed Creole dishes rule the day, and that includes brunch. The menu includes the classic eggs sardou, crispy Gulf oysters with spinach and artichokes with bernaise; a blue crab omelette; and Creole eggs in purgatory, eggs baked in spicy Creole sauce with andouille and French bread.

Oysters Sardou
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Jewel of the South

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French Quarter cocktail destination Jewel of the South has always served lovely food to accompany the star of the show, Chris Hannah’s award-winning concoctions, and now it counts brunch among its offerings. Expect Sunday brunch dishes like eggs Florentine, baked beans on toast, and French toast with rum syrup and chantilly. Make reservations for the romantic courtyard or cozy dining room between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Palm&Pine

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Sunday brunch is a highlight at Palm & Pine, the inventive French Quarter restaurant that blends flavors from the Caribbean, Southern U.S., and Central America. An oft-changing brunch menu might include a duck boudin omelet, Texas wagyu and eggs, or chilaquiles. Cocktails are top-notch.

A bowl of shrimp Creole with jalapeño cream cheese grits, corn, and tomato
Shrimp Creole from Palm & Pine
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Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel

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Couvant, the elegant French brasserie in downtown’s chic Eliza Jane Hotel, now offers weekend brunch, running Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (and until 2 p.m. beginning in October. French-Southern mashups include a berry pain perdue, a delicious croque madame, and duck confit and waffles with blackberries and fois gras butter. Better yet, Couvant is offering $25 unlimited brunch cocktails — bloodys, palomas, mimosas, or brunch punch.

Brunch cocktails from Couvant.
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Seafood Sally's

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Caitlin Carney and Marcus Jacobs’s fun Oak Street seafood hub now serves brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Baywatch-themed menu with a blue crab omelette, shrimp and grits, and boudin beignets is served against a backdrop of old episodes of the show, except when there’s a Saints game on of course. Sangria, peach bellinis, and a shrimp-and-bacon-loaded bloody mary round out the drinks menu.

Commons Club New Orleans

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The new Virgin Hotels New Orleans restaurant, led by local chef Alex Harrell, serves a weekend brunch menu of contemporary seasonal Southern cuisine with Mediterranean touches — for example, a Dutch baby served with whipped cream cheese, fruit compote, and cane syrup; pimento cheese toast with crispy Benton’s Ham, freezer pickles, and dill; and Gulf shrimp and Bayou Cora grits. That, and a menu of brunch cocktails, are served Saturday and Sunday.

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Miss River

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The city’s newest special occasion splurge destination is Miss River, the main restaurant in the new Four Seasons hotel. The waterfront brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, featuring creations like duck eggs Creole; beignets and ham; and poached eggs and creamed spinach on toasted brioche bread with hollandaise and caviar. Of course, the cocktails are just as over-the-top: Bloody marys with garnishes like pickled quail eggs, okra, and steamed shrimp; and mimosas served from a roving mimosa station.

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14 Parishes

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This Oak Street destination for Jamaican specialties serves brunch Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering an exciting menu of smaller items like fried green tomatoes, cornmeal porridge, and French toast bites; and bigger plates of ackee and salted cod served with yam, banana, and dumplings; beef stewed oxtails with scrambled eggs; and a vegan option of sautéed callaloo peppers and onions with fried green plantains. The restaurant’s delicious fresh juices will fix you right up the morning after a late Saturday night.

Gianna Restaurant

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For the first time in the three years it’s been open, Donald Link and company’s modern Italian stunner in the Warehouse District is serving brunch, and unlike many spots that have recently introduced the meal, it’s serving brunch Saturdays and Sundays. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., try Louisiana strawberry semolina pancakes (it’s strawberry season!); lamb sausage gravy with creamy polenta; eggs alla Gianna (with chilies, tomato soffritto and fried ciabatta); and brunch cocktails. Reservations are a good idea.

Nothing’s better than Mexican brunch, and Vals serves one of the best in town, as long as you don’t mind the possibility of a wait (no reservations) and lots of college students. Excellent huevos rancheros and a breakfast burrito are rounded out by horchata French toast, shrimp tamales, and churros, served Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gris-Gris

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Eric Cook’s first restaurant, contemporary New Orleans/Southern spot Gris-Gris, is now serving brunch five days a week, an exciting update for any long weekend visitors staying at the nearby St. Vincent Hotel. Beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday through Monday, LGD diners can find some standard Gris-Gris items, like pork belly and watermelon and an oyster po’ boy, as well as some new brunch specialties like chicken biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and a deviled egg steak salad.

Deviled egg steak salad from Gris-Gris.
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Wishing Town Bakery Cafe

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Tired of the same old brunch? Try something new and head to Wishing Town for a Sunday dim sum spread — endless dumpling varieties including scallops and shrimp crispy fried chicken, beef and onion, and char siu tofu pockets. Add a round of pastries, including egg tarts, egg yolk puff pastries, crepe cake, and coconut tarts, and brunch doesn’t get much better.

Wishing Town egg tarts.
Wishing Town Bakery Cafe

Mister Mao

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After experimenting with special brunches for a few months, Uptown’s most exciting restaurant now serves Sunday brunch weekly. The menu will change frequently, as does the dinner menu, but will always include gluten-free options — expect mashup dishes like hot chicken Benedict served on a Hawaiian pineapple roll with Vidalia onion gravy and sunny eggs and Thai shrimp cake with sunny eggs, mustard greens, red curry, and fish sauce vinaigrette. Don’t miss the enticing brunch cocktails.

A spread of brunch dishes from Mister Mao including a hot chicken Benedict
Mister Mao brunch spread.
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Monday | Restaurant + Bar

Entrepreneur Larry Morrow brings buzzy new restaurant and bar, Monday, to Mid City, where chef (and Morrow’s mother) Lenora Chong serves up an eclectic mix ofCreole classics and Southern specialties. For brunch,

Piece Of Meat

Piece of Meat’s second incarnation (the first being a butcher and sandwich shop) is as a modern steakhouse, serving beautiful cuts of beef, fish, classic sides, and creative cocktails — and brunch. The newly renovated space is a warm but chic setting for Saturday and Sunday brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the menu is bold but familiar: Classic eggs Benedict, shirt ribs hash, and blueberry stuffed French toast, for example, but also a brunch chili dog — wagyu and black-eyed pea chili, poached egg, sour cream, and cheddar cheese on a Mayhew Bakery bun.

Ciao Tapas Bar & Lounge

Formerly known as Bar Culture, Ciao is the newest incarnation of the Tulane Avenue building that was once a Mid City gas station, reopened as a tapas bar and lounge in February. At Ciao, owner Nicholas Reed is maintaining the neighborhood destination vibe, and “brunch is a lifestyle,” with Chris Malachi cooking up a concise menu that puts fresh spins on classics on Sundays — seafood deviled eggs, a fried chicken biscuit with maple buffalo Mornay sauce, and shrimp and grits.

Flour Moon Bagels

Inside Flour Moon.
Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA

Breanne Kostyk’s Flour Moon Bagels pop-up now has a permanent home on the Lafitte Greenway — and the city is rejoicing. Finally, a second dedicated bagel shop in town, one that offers an array of flavors like cacio e pepe, pumpernickel, rosemary or sage sea salt, and more, in addition to breakfast sandwiches and tartines served on bagels. There will be more breakfast and brunch offerings added in the months to come, in addition to bloody marys and mimosas, but already serves as a worthy weekend brunch destination.

Inside Flour Moon.
Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA

Fritai

One of New Orleans’s best new restaurants is now serving Sunday brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing an exciting option to a brunch scene that can get repetitive. Omelets are central to the menu, with three specialties, New Orleanian, Haitian, and California style, or a make your own option. Go the sweet route with cinnamon toast plantains or chocolate French toast, or go big with a Fritai Benedict or shrimp and smoked fish and grits — it’s hard to go wrong. Wash it all down with passionfruit mimosas and or a coffee rum, fernet, and cinnamon cocktail. Reservations recommended.

Saint John

Oysters Sardou
Saint John/Official

At Eric Cook’s newly-opened Saint John, well-composed Creole dishes rule the day, and that includes brunch. The menu includes the classic eggs sardou, crispy Gulf oysters with spinach and artichokes with bernaise; a blue crab omelette; and Creole eggs in purgatory, eggs baked in spicy Creole sauce with andouille and French bread.

Oysters Sardou
Saint John/Official

Jewel of the South

Jewel of the South

French Quarter cocktail destination Jewel of the South has always served lovely food to accompany the star of the show, Chris Hannah’s award-winning concoctions, and now it counts brunch among its offerings. Expect Sunday brunch dishes like eggs Florentine, baked beans on toast, and French toast with rum syrup and chantilly. Make reservations for the romantic courtyard or cozy dining room between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Jewel of the South

Palm&Pine

A bowl of shrimp Creole with jalapeño cream cheese grits, corn, and tomato
Shrimp Creole from Palm & Pine
Randy Schmidt/Palm & Pine

Sunday brunch is a highlight at Palm & Pine, the inventive French Quarter restaurant that blends flavors from the Caribbean, Southern U.S., and Central America. An oft-changing brunch menu might include a duck boudin omelet, Texas wagyu and eggs, or chilaquiles. Cocktails are top-notch.

A bowl of shrimp Creole with jalapeño cream cheese grits, corn, and tomato
Shrimp Creole from Palm & Pine
Randy Schmidt/Palm & Pine

Couvant at The Eliza Jane Hotel

Brunch cocktails from Couvant.
Couvant/Official

Couvant, the elegant French brasserie in downtown’s chic Eliza Jane Hotel, now offers weekend brunch, running Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (and until 2 p.m. beginning in October. French-Southern mashups include a berry pain perdue, a delicious croque madame, and duck confit and waffles with blackberries and fois gras butter. Better yet, Couvant is offering $25 unlimited brunch cocktails — bloodys, palomas, mimosas, or brunch punch.

Brunch cocktails from Couvant.
Couvant/Official

Seafood Sally's

Caitlin Carney and Marcus Jacobs’s fun Oak Street seafood hub now serves brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Baywatch-themed menu with a blue crab omelette, shrimp and grits, and boudin beignets is served against a backdrop of old episodes of the show, except when there’s a Saints game on of course. Sangria, peach bellinis, and a shrimp-and-bacon-loaded bloody mary round out the drinks menu.

Commons Club New Orleans

Sam Hanna/Virgin Hotels New Orleans

The new Virgin Hotels New Orleans restaurant, led by local chef Alex Harrell, serves a weekend brunch menu of contemporary seasonal Southern cuisine with Mediterranean touches — for example, a Dutch baby served with whipped cream cheese, fruit compote, and cane syrup; pimento cheese toast with crispy Benton’s Ham, freezer pickles, and dill; and Gulf shrimp and Bayou Cora grits. That, and a menu of brunch cocktails, are served Saturday and Sunday.

Sam Hanna/Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Miss River

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans/Official

The city’s newest special occasion splurge destination is Miss River, the main restaurant in the new Four Seasons hotel. The waterfront brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, featuring creations like duck eggs Creole; beignets and ham; and poached eggs and creamed spinach on toasted brioche bread with hollandaise and caviar. Of course, the cocktails are just as over-the-top: Bloody marys with garnishes like pickled quail eggs, okra, and steamed shrimp; and mimosas served from a roving mimosa station.

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans/Official

14 Parishes

This Oak Street destination for Jamaican specialties serves brunch Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering an exciting menu of smaller items like fried green tomatoes, cornmeal porridge, and French toast bites; and bigger plates of ackee and salted cod served with yam, banana, and dumplings; beef stewed oxtails with scrambled eggs; and a vegan option of sautéed callaloo peppers and onions with fried green plantains. The restaurant’s delicious fresh juices will fix you right up the morning after a late Saturday night.

Gianna Restaurant

For the first time in the three years it’s been open, Donald Link and company’s modern Italian stunner in the Warehouse District is serving brunch, and unlike many spots that have recently introduced the meal, it’s serving brunch Saturdays and Sundays. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., try Louisiana strawberry semolina pancakes (it’s strawberry season!); lamb sausage gravy with creamy polenta; eggs alla Gianna (with chilies, tomato soffritto and fried ciabatta); and brunch cocktails. Reservations are a good idea.

Vals

Nothing’s better than Mexican brunch, and Vals serves one of the best in town, as long as you don’t mind the possibility of a wait (no reservations) and lots of college students. Excellent huevos rancheros and a breakfast burrito are rounded out by horchata French toast, shrimp tamales, and churros, served Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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