The penance of Lent is over; celebrate the glorious pre-summer weather of early April by getting gussied up and hanging out with your favorite person or people and going out for Easter brunch. Easter probably runs third in popularity behind Mother's and Father's Days so you'll definitely want to get reservations made ASAP to enjoy these brunchy treats on Sunday.Read More
Where to Find Easter Brunch in New Orleans
Get on your Easter bonnet, or some suitable substitution, because Lent is over and it's time to celebrate.
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Criollo Restaurant & Lounge
Head to the historic Hotel Monteleone for a 3-course brunch between 11:30-2:30 which includes options like Louisiana crawfish hash with poached eggs and sweet basil hollandaise.
Celebrate Easter from 11-3 with a live jazz brunch and Emeril's regular menu and specials like Gulf swordfish benedict with house ciabatta, back bacon, farm greens and beans, a soft egg and hollandaise niçoise; chicken and waffles with fried organic chicken, sweet corn Belgian waffle, watermelon slaw and crystal hot sauce syrup or Gulf shrimp fritata with chorizo, Brabant potatoes, roasted peppers, smoked tomato salsa, queso fresco and arugula coriander salad.
Head uptown between 10:30am and 3pm to enjoy succulent specialties like veal grillades with braised veal shoulder, tomatoes, sweet peppers and roasted poblano cheddar grits; Ponchatoula strawberry pain perdu with whipped creole cream cheese, toasted pecans and Steen’s cane syrup and dry aged chorizo omelet featuring house-made chorizo, fingerling potatoes, manchego cheese, young arugula and chimichurri.
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Serious Easter goodness awaits in da Quarter from 11am-3pm with dishes like Maine lobster eggs benedict with jalapeño corn bread, poached eggs, sweet chipotle glazed bacon and grilled corn hollandaise; Louisiana crawfish mousse waffles with crawfish sauce piquant, crispy okra and cayenne aioli and truffled goat cheese frittata with tomato, asparagus, fingerling potatoes and arugula-herb salad.
Roll with Palace Cafe's signature benedict dishes and poached eggs as well as specials like a grilled veal chop, fingerling potatoes, leeks, red wine and crawfish demi glace or corn fried oyster "loaf" with, grilled ciabatta, St. Andre cheese, and sherry-tasso cream sauce.
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
Celebrate the end of Lent steakhouse style with a special a la carte menu including dishes like duck & foie waffles with duck leg confit served over a house made waffle, topped with cane syrup & foie powered sugar; prime beef debris benedict, which combines two house made buttermilk biscuits stacked with prime rib debris, poached eggs and touched with hollandaise sauce; or just a big ole steak entree like the house filet with creamed spinach and Pontalba potatoes, topped with flash fried Louisiana oysters and finished with béarnaise sauce.
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Oysters galore will greet Easter brunch goers at the Bourbon House along with specials like fried Des Allemands catfish with poached eggs, Tabasco beurre blanc, topped with Creole creme fraiche and Cajun caviar, served with Creole hashbrowns; and the Bayou Benedict which provides a twist with alligator boudin cake with poached eggs, braised greens and Tabasco hollandaise. Also very important: 99-cent mimosas.
Dickie Brennan's Tableau
Nothing says Easter gluttony like a 22oz bone in ribeye grilled with Creole butter and served with roasted bone marrow and red wine bordelaise or the Tournedos Rossini Moderne, two 3oz. tournedos grilled and set atop toasted croutons, topped with seared foie gras and marchands de vin; or a Two Run Farms rack of lamb or "steak, eggs, and crab" which combines a filet served with a peppery crab cake, poached egg, and asparagus; touched with choron and blue crab butter sauce.
The Rib Room
Enjoy a four-course Easter Brunch Menu available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sun., April 5, for $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity, featuring dishes such as smoked wild mushroom and duck gumbo; goat cheese brulée and brandy glazed pear slices with baby arugula, spiced-candied pecans and a champagne vinaigrette; and a choice of entrees including the Rib Room's famous slow roasted garlic butter basted prime rib with creamed spinach and in-house cured tasso mac & cheese and grilled lemon fish in saffron-tomato court bullion with lump crabmeat, baby heirloom root vegetables and sweet corn. Desserts include a choice of deconstructed strawberry shortcake or milk chocolate mousse with almond brittle.
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak
Get yourself some Creole steakhouse luxury with lobster bisque, double cut lamb chops, house boudin-stuffed roasted quail, or the crazy deviled egg assortment which includes garnishes like smoked trout or ghost pepper caviar. If you've been curious about this little brother of the historic Bourbon Street big man on campus next door, this Easter is the time to check it out.
Galatoire's regular French Creole menu will be available, and if you're feeling traditionally brunchy, have one of the delicate egg dishes like crabmeat and asparagus omelette or eggs Sardou or go old school with oysters en brochette, escargot, or crabmeat Yvonne.
10:30am-2:30pm, $40 prix fixe menu, reservations recommended. Start the meal with hard boiled eggs for the table, end it with your choice of lemon icebox pie, chocolate Bavarian, or Louisiana strawberry dacquoise. In between, there are two other courses that all sound awesome like Louisiana crawfish & celery root remoulade and lamb & pine nut tian.
Indulge in oysters and other fruits of the sea along with Luke's Easter brunch specialties like crawfish omelets with Progress Milk Barn fromage blanc, Louisiana crawfish, tomatoes and asparagus; ragout of lamb with peas, parmesan, and handmade garganelli pasta; and crispy fried chicken biscuit with yard egg and Tabasco honey.
Johnny Sánchez NOLA
The new Mexican hotspot will be offering their brunch menu in addition to Easter Sunday specials such as: chargrilled P&J oysters with epazote butter, hominy crust; crispy fried quail drizzled with habanero honey over Mexican street corn; and beef cheek barbacoa grillades with creamy masa, yard egg.
Muriel's Jackson Square
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal between 10am-3pm with selections such as Muriel's signature crawfish and goat cheese crepes or duck and chaurice hash with Brabant potatoes, green onions, bell peppers, roasted duck and chaurice sausage, topped with poached eggs and Hollandaise. Get ya some.
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The Roosevelt is offering a swank Easter brunch buffet that includes all the bells and whistles like live entertainment, free-flowing champagne and complimentary parking. The buffet boasts a charcuterie corner as well as a raw bar where all the usual suspects can be found along with unique items like blub crab claws and spicy boiled shrimp. Hot entrees offered range from stuffed flounder crawfish imperial to New Orleans barbeque shrimp to a high end carving station with rack of lamb and herb crusted prime rib. $95 for adults, $35 for kids, but that's because they can't take advantage of the aforementioned free flowing champagne.
Get your country ham salad and ribs & grits on at this down home southern brunch at the new eatery in MidCity. Get a three course brunch for a mere $27.
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