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Where to Find Easter Feasts in New Orleans

From leg of lamb to savory Italian Easter pie to bakery-built baskets

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Beyond the frippery of bonnets and baskets, Easter is a traditional time for family feasting and celebrating. As restaurants are slowing trying to regain lost ground, the holiday also offers an opportunity to treat yourself and your loved ones and support a local restaurant or bakery while you’re at it. Whether you feel comfortable sitting down for a decadent brunch or dinner or would prefer takeout meals and sweets, here’s how to feast for Easter in New Orleans. Hop to it — reservations and pre-orders are a must, and soon.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ralph's on the Park

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900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-1000
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Start the day at Ralph’s on the Park with a three course brunch ($55) 10 am-4 pm that includes the likes of trout amandine and crawfish and steak and eggs. For a hoppy ending, try the chocolate smash Easter egg ($22) filled with jelly beans, malted milk eggs, and chocolate bunnies, a pre-order item that must be ordered along with dinner for two by April 1 and picked up April 3 curbside.

2. Toups Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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If barbecued Mississippi rabbit doesn’t shout Easter brunch, what does? Chef Isaac Toups will be cooking that and more at Toups Meatery on Easter Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try his crawfish pie, sweetbread poutine doused in gravy, or a fried catfish benny with braised greens.

BBQ rabbit with heirloom grit cake and apple slaw
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3. Bywater Bakery

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3624 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 336-3336
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Bywater Bakery is open and ready to treat you like royalty, serving the likes of this cute little coconut cake in the perfect shade of pink carnation. Homemade Peeps, hot cross buns, and cheesecake stuffed carrot cake all sound swoon-worthy.

4. Bywater American Bistro

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2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 605-3827
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Chef Nina Compton is known for her Caribbean-style curried rabbit, but that’s not on the menu for Easter brunch at Bywater Amerian Bistro. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the a la carte meal offers all kinds of options, from coconut oatmeal with berries to smoked salmon roti and steak and eggs. Sticky buns for dessert, and special Easter cocktails to boot.

BAB’s Easter cocktails
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5. Antoine's Restaurant

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713 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 581-4422
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Antoine’s, which is celebrating its 180th year, is offering its traditional jazz brunch menu for Easter, with dishes like crab and corn bisque, oysters Rockefeller (invented here!) and charbroiled oysters, along with favorites like egg Sardou. For dessert, it’s  “Spring in Alaska” — individual Baked Alaska with strawberry ice cream, toasted meringue, and fresh Louisiana strawberry compote.

Antoine’s “Spring in Alaska” dessert
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6. Arnaud's

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813 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 523-5433
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Put on your best frock and bonnet and head to Arnaud’s for a $65 (plus tax and gratuity) traditional Easter feast. The four courses include choices like the restaurant’s signature shrimp Arnaud (love that tangy remoulade sauce); duck, oyster, and andouille gumbo; and slow roasted leg of spring lamb. Maybe lemon merengue cheesecake for dessert?

Shrimp Arnaud
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7. Restaurant R'evolution

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777 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 553-2277
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Drag brunches are a New Orleans favorite — just another thing that’s gone missing this past year. Looks like the ladies are getting back to it, with this Sashay into Spring Bourbon Queens Easter drag brunch at Restaurant R’evolution. Seatings are at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for four indulgent courses served with bottomless champagne cocktails for $85.

8. The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

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921 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 524-1331
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The Easter option at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is a decadent four course brunch ($85 per person, $42 for kids under 12) with a fresh seafood repast and tons of desserts, along with an Easter egg decorating activity for the kiddos. Now it’s nothing to do with bunnies, but there’s also an all you can eat crawfish and unlimited Veuve Clicquot feast in the courtyard on April 24 and May 15.

9. Josephine Estelle

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600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 930-3070
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At Josephine Estelle, the Easter a la carte brunch features dishes like tasso deviled eggs with pickled basil beans and fennel and lobster and asparagus scramble with green garlic, fine herbs, fingerling potatoes, and sourdough. There’s also a build your own mimosa bar every Saturday and Sunday for brunch now — with bottles of sparkling starting at $45, the deal comes with a carafe of OJ, grapefruit, and cranberry juice — add fresh satsuma juice for $5. Indoor and outdoor seating available, served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10. Compère Lapin

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535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-2119
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Chef Nina Compton is planning a memorable brunch at her flagship restaurant, Compère Lapin. On offer will be the à la carte Sunday brunch menu with options like hot fire chicken with biscuits and pickles; buttermilk gnocchi with sausage gravy; and goat Bolognese. Munch on doughnuts  with Chantilly cream and round out the experience with boozy brunch cocktails.

Goat bolognese
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11. Seaworthy

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630 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 930-3071
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Don’t wear your fanciest duds to Seaworthy unless you plan to wear a bib. The restaurant is offering a crawfish party from 2 to 10 p.m. Easter — and every Sunday. Crawfish boils are $25 and come with two pounds of crawfish, potatoes, corn, mushrooms, and unlimited French bread. Live music from local Cajun band the Daquiri Queens gets the party started from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Indoor and outdoor heated dining is available. 

12. Parish Bakery at Auction House Market

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801 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 372-4321
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Get on that Easter basket with help from the folks at Parish Bakery at the Auction House Market. Taking orders until March 26 for delivery and until March 29 for in-store pickup, the treat box includes the likes of artisanal marshmallows, soft caramels, chocolate and walnut meringue, and more. Order through DM, messenger or email parishbakingco@gmail.com.

13. Cochon Butcher

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675
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From leg of lamb to house cured ham and homemade carrot cake, Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie are offering tasty options for cooking or assembling at home, along with dining in (reservations for sure). For an at-home brunch, order 24 hours ahead online to pickup April 3 and 4. Sides include crawfish gratin and smothered greens, chicken and sausage gumbo, homemade dinner rolls and wonderful cakes, pies and cookies from pastry chef Maggie Scales.

Butcher’s leg of lamb for Easter at home
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14. Jack Rose

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2031 St Charles Ave FL 1
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 323-1500
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Chef Brian Landry is cooking up a festive brunch at Jack Rose restaurant and Jack Rose Roof (formerly Hot Tin), at the Pontchartrain Hotel. Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., specials like spiced lamb chops with chickpeas and yogurt and pork porterhouse with sweet potato hash and red eye gravy will be served, followed by all kinds of sweet treats for dessert. The regular a la carte menu will also be offered.

Jack Rose’s lamb rack
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15. Gracious Bakery

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2854 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 301-9949
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Start the morning with treats like hot cross buns at Gracious Bakery, along with cinnamon rolls and lemon bars. Then there’s lavender mousse and carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Or why not get a do-it-yourself Easter cookie kit packed with four cookies, three bags of icing and sprinkles, great fun for kids. Pickup is on Saturday at the Prytania Street location.

16. Red Gravy

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4206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 561-8844
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Southern Italian specialties abound at Red Gravy on Magazine Street, including a traditional savory Easter pie called pizza chena for the holiday. It’s made with a yeast crust, and filled with prosciutto, salami, mortadella, coppa, provolone, ricotta, and mozzarella. There’s a sweet Easter egg bread too. There will be live music for Easter brunch with a violin/bass duo from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

1. Ralph's on the Park

900 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Start the day at Ralph’s on the Park with a three course brunch ($55) 10 am-4 pm that includes the likes of trout amandine and crawfish and steak and eggs. For a hoppy ending, try the chocolate smash Easter egg ($22) filled with jelly beans, malted milk eggs, and chocolate bunnies, a pre-order item that must be ordered along with dinner for two by April 1 and picked up April 3 curbside.

900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
BBQ rabbit with heirloom grit cake and apple slaw
Toups Meatery/Facebook

If barbecued Mississippi rabbit doesn’t shout Easter brunch, what does? Chef Isaac Toups will be cooking that and more at Toups Meatery on Easter Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try his crawfish pie, sweetbread poutine doused in gravy, or a fried catfish benny with braised greens.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Bywater Bakery

3624 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Bywater Bakery is open and ready to treat you like royalty, serving the likes of this cute little coconut cake in the perfect shade of pink carnation. Homemade Peeps, hot cross buns, and cheesecake stuffed carrot cake all sound swoon-worthy.

3624 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. Bywater American Bistro

2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117
BAB’s Easter cocktails
Denny Culbert/Official

Chef Nina Compton is known for her Caribbean-style curried rabbit, but that’s not on the menu for Easter brunch at Bywater Amerian Bistro. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the a la carte meal offers all kinds of options, from coconut oatmeal with berries to smoked salmon roti and steak and eggs. Sticky buns for dessert, and special Easter cocktails to boot.

2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. Antoine's Restaurant

713 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Antoine’s “Spring in Alaska” dessert
Antoine’s/Facebook

Antoine’s, which is celebrating its 180th year, is offering its traditional jazz brunch menu for Easter, with dishes like crab and corn bisque, oysters Rockefeller (invented here!) and charbroiled oysters, along with favorites like egg Sardou. For dessert, it’s  “Spring in Alaska” — individual Baked Alaska with strawberry ice cream, toasted meringue, and fresh Louisiana strawberry compote.

713 St Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Arnaud's

813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Shrimp Arnaud
Arnaud’s/Facebook

Put on your best frock and bonnet and head to Arnaud’s for a $65 (plus tax and gratuity) traditional Easter feast. The four courses include choices like the restaurant’s signature shrimp Arnaud (love that tangy remoulade sauce); duck, oyster, and andouille gumbo; and slow roasted leg of spring lamb. Maybe lemon merengue cheesecake for dessert?

813 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Drag brunches are a New Orleans favorite — just another thing that’s gone missing this past year. Looks like the ladies are getting back to it, with this Sashay into Spring Bourbon Queens Easter drag brunch at Restaurant R’evolution. Seatings are at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for four indulgent courses served with bottomless champagne cocktails for $85.

777 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Easter option at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is a decadent four course brunch ($85 per person, $42 for kids under 12) with a fresh seafood repast and tons of desserts, along with an Easter egg decorating activity for the kiddos. Now it’s nothing to do with bunnies, but there’s also an all you can eat crawfish and unlimited Veuve Clicquot feast in the courtyard on April 24 and May 15.

921 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112

9. Josephine Estelle

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

At Josephine Estelle, the Easter a la carte brunch features dishes like tasso deviled eggs with pickled basil beans and fennel and lobster and asparagus scramble with green garlic, fine herbs, fingerling potatoes, and sourdough. There’s also a build your own mimosa bar every Saturday and Sunday for brunch now — with bottles of sparkling starting at $45, the deal comes with a carafe of OJ, grapefruit, and cranberry juice — add fresh satsuma juice for $5. Indoor and outdoor seating available, served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Goat bolognese
Denny Culbert/Official

Chef Nina Compton is planning a memorable brunch at her flagship restaurant, Compère Lapin. On offer will be the à la carte Sunday brunch menu with options like hot fire chicken with biscuits and pickles; buttermilk gnocchi with sausage gravy; and goat Bolognese. Munch on doughnuts  with Chantilly cream and round out the experience with boozy brunch cocktails.

535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Seaworthy

630 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Don’t wear your fanciest duds to Seaworthy unless you plan to wear a bib. The restaurant is offering a crawfish party from 2 to 10 p.m. Easter — and every Sunday. Crawfish boils are $25 and come with two pounds of crawfish, potatoes, corn, mushrooms, and unlimited French bread. Live music from local Cajun band the Daquiri Queens gets the party started from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Indoor and outdoor heated dining is available. 

630 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Parish Bakery at Auction House Market

801 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Get on that Easter basket with help from the folks at Parish Bakery at the Auction House Market. Taking orders until March 26 for delivery and until March 29 for in-store pickup, the treat box includes the likes of artisanal marshmallows, soft caramels, chocolate and walnut meringue, and more. Order through DM, messenger or email parishbakingco@gmail.com.

801 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Butcher’s leg of lamb for Easter at home
Butcher/Official

From leg of lamb to house cured ham and homemade carrot cake, Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie are offering tasty options for cooking or assembling at home, along with dining in (reservations for sure). For an at-home brunch, order 24 hours ahead online to pickup April 3 and 4. Sides include crawfish gratin and smothered greens, chicken and sausage gumbo, homemade dinner rolls and wonderful cakes, pies and cookies from pastry chef Maggie Scales.

930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Jack Rose

2031 St Charles Ave FL 1, New Orleans, LA 70130
Jack Rose’s lamb rack
Mayter Scott/Official

Chef Brian Landry is cooking up a festive brunch at Jack Rose restaurant and Jack Rose Roof (formerly Hot Tin), at the Pontchartrain Hotel. Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., specials like spiced lamb chops with chickpeas and yogurt and pork porterhouse with sweet potato hash and red eye gravy will be served, followed by all kinds of sweet treats for dessert. The regular a la carte menu will also be offered.

2031 St Charles Ave FL 1
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Gracious Bakery

2854 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Start the morning with treats like hot cross buns at Gracious Bakery, along with cinnamon rolls and lemon bars. Then there’s lavender mousse and carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Or why not get a do-it-yourself Easter cookie kit packed with four cookies, three bags of icing and sprinkles, great fun for kids. Pickup is on Saturday at the Prytania Street location.

2854 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

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16. Red Gravy

4206 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Southern Italian specialties abound at Red Gravy on Magazine Street, including a traditional savory Easter pie called pizza chena for the holiday. It’s made with a yeast crust, and filled with prosciutto, salami, mortadella, coppa, provolone, ricotta, and mozzarella. There’s a sweet Easter egg bread too. There will be live music for Easter brunch with a violin/bass duo from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

4206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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