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Winter Brunch Heatmap: Where to Eat Brunch Right Now

New places opening and new brunch services are being offered. Check out the city's hottest brunches this holiday season.

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From donuts to toast, Latin flavors to formal dining rooms, this season's brunch options run the gamut, and provide something for every mood, occasion, or craving.

New on the list is the restaurant that put brunch on the map in this town, Brennan's, with classic and creative dishes from Slade Rushing; Latin dishes at Mayas; and Trenasse, the new restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel in the CBD. Some other old favorites made their way back on the list like Sylvain in the French Quarter and La Petite Grocery Uptown.  Update 12/8: Ale on Oak no longer has brunch. Sorry, folks.

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Cane & Table

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Nick Dietrich & co changed the game for brunch with the inclusion of all-you-can-drink craft cocktails with a brunch entree for $28. Plan wisely, since you'll only have 2 hours to make them regret that decision.

Twelve Mile Limit

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This delightfully low-key brunch is BYOBB: Build Your Own Breakfast Burrito/Biscuit. Throw on some pulled pork, bacon, eggs, hollandaise, brie, gravy, caramelized onion, whatever you like in whatever combination. No one will judge. While you're at it, enjoy $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Booty's Street Food

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Where else can you travel the world for brunch, from British fish & chips to kimchi pancakes? Add bottomless frozen craft daiq Bywater Bomber for $14 and limitless Stumptown coffee for $3 and this is paradise without leaving the parish.

Cowbell

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Cowbell brunch is a sneaky brunch. For one thing, you need to check Facebook to see what they're up to, there's no set brunch menu. For another, they do brunch on Saturday only, since they are closed on Sundays. Expect magnificent creations like grilled skirt steak huevos rancheros or brioche with gulf crab florentine.

PIZZA Domenica

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Now offering a brunch menu on Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alon Shaya's menu features wood-fired specialties like buttermilk biscuits with prosciutto country gravy, and you know, they have a an array of boozy treats.
Word is out about this new breakfast/brunch restaurant from the Tartine team, as having some of the best crepes in town. But if you're more of a steak and eggs type, the menu is sure to satisfy as well.

Maurepas Foods

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Chef Michael Doyle expanded with brunch service a few months ago, and the Bywater neighborhood is all about it. Great cocktails and lots of unique items like chorizo flatbread, breakfast tacos, and more.

DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

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Early bird gets the, erm, donut here because District opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. Known for killer donuts, including a French Toast donut and weekend breakfast sandwiches on biscuits.

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August's Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m provides pastries from Chef Kelly Fields, pain perdue with fried quail, and more elegant dishes make this a new destination brunch spot. Wear something fancy.

La Petite Grocery

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Check out New Orleans Magazine's Chef of the Year Justin Devillier's take on Sunday brunch with menu items like Blue Crab & Eggs “Florentine” and Paneed Rabbit with spaetzle, wilted greens, Steen's syrup & sunny-side up fried egg. Enjoy the goodness with a variety of brunch libations both classic (mimosa, bloody mary, bourbon milk punch) and original (the ultra bloody mary varient, The Big Red Hammer with poached shrimp, blue crab claws, and house pickled vegetables served in a mason jar with a fork.)

Trenasse

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Just opened last month, this new CBD restaurant in the Intercontinental Hotel boasts modern interpretations on traditional Gulf flavors. Check out their brunch items like beignets, boudin hash and bacon fried eggs with sweet bacon and biscuits, and a variety of eggs benedict, like versions with crab cake, grillades, or grilled ham.

Sylvain

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Sylvain's brunch isn't new, but it sure is damn delicious. Check out the French Quarter bistro's unique take on the Sunday meal with dishes such as Sausage Patty Melt with house-made pork sausage, seeded rye, cheddar, & onion marmalade; braised short rib beef hash; or crispy black eyed pea cakes for the vegetarian palate.

Brennan's

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Classic brunch dishes like Eggs Sardou and Bananas Foster are still in play, but Executive Chef Slade Rushing is bringing some contemporary and creative dishes to the newly reopened restaurant like Egg Yolk Carpaccio, which is egg yolks cooked in a water bath with clarified butter over grilled shrimp with sweet potato crisps and andouille vinaigrette based off a popular Spanish tapas dish.
LGD Latin eatery Mayas reopened this fall after renovations and it provides a unique take on brunch with fresh, bright dishes with seafood, spices, and vegetables. Egg dishes for a more familiar brunch are also available. Mmm, brunch plaintains.

Cane & Table

Nick Dietrich & co changed the game for brunch with the inclusion of all-you-can-drink craft cocktails with a brunch entree for $28. Plan wisely, since you'll only have 2 hours to make them regret that decision.

Twelve Mile Limit

This delightfully low-key brunch is BYOBB: Build Your Own Breakfast Burrito/Biscuit. Throw on some pulled pork, bacon, eggs, hollandaise, brie, gravy, caramelized onion, whatever you like in whatever combination. No one will judge. While you're at it, enjoy $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Booty's Street Food

Where else can you travel the world for brunch, from British fish & chips to kimchi pancakes? Add bottomless frozen craft daiq Bywater Bomber for $14 and limitless Stumptown coffee for $3 and this is paradise without leaving the parish.

Cowbell

Cowbell brunch is a sneaky brunch. For one thing, you need to check Facebook to see what they're up to, there's no set brunch menu. For another, they do brunch on Saturday only, since they are closed on Sundays. Expect magnificent creations like grilled skirt steak huevos rancheros or brioche with gulf crab florentine.

PIZZA Domenica

Now offering a brunch menu on Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alon Shaya's menu features wood-fired specialties like buttermilk biscuits with prosciutto country gravy, and you know, they have a an array of boozy treats.

Toast

Word is out about this new breakfast/brunch restaurant from the Tartine team, as having some of the best crepes in town. But if you're more of a steak and eggs type, the menu is sure to satisfy as well.

Maurepas Foods

Chef Michael Doyle expanded with brunch service a few months ago, and the Bywater neighborhood is all about it. Great cocktails and lots of unique items like chorizo flatbread, breakfast tacos, and more.

DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

Early bird gets the, erm, donut here because District opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. Known for killer donuts, including a French Toast donut and weekend breakfast sandwiches on biscuits.

Restaurant August

August's Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m provides pastries from Chef Kelly Fields, pain perdue with fried quail, and more elegant dishes make this a new destination brunch spot. Wear something fancy.

La Petite Grocery

Check out New Orleans Magazine's Chef of the Year Justin Devillier's take on Sunday brunch with menu items like Blue Crab & Eggs “Florentine” and Paneed Rabbit with spaetzle, wilted greens, Steen's syrup & sunny-side up fried egg. Enjoy the goodness with a variety of brunch libations both classic (mimosa, bloody mary, bourbon milk punch) and original (the ultra bloody mary varient, The Big Red Hammer with poached shrimp, blue crab claws, and house pickled vegetables served in a mason jar with a fork.)

Trenasse

Just opened last month, this new CBD restaurant in the Intercontinental Hotel boasts modern interpretations on traditional Gulf flavors. Check out their brunch items like beignets, boudin hash and bacon fried eggs with sweet bacon and biscuits, and a variety of eggs benedict, like versions with crab cake, grillades, or grilled ham.

Sylvain

Sylvain's brunch isn't new, but it sure is damn delicious. Check out the French Quarter bistro's unique take on the Sunday meal with dishes such as Sausage Patty Melt with house-made pork sausage, seeded rye, cheddar, & onion marmalade; braised short rib beef hash; or crispy black eyed pea cakes for the vegetarian palate.

Brennan's

Classic brunch dishes like Eggs Sardou and Bananas Foster are still in play, but Executive Chef Slade Rushing is bringing some contemporary and creative dishes to the newly reopened restaurant like Egg Yolk Carpaccio, which is egg yolks cooked in a water bath with clarified butter over grilled shrimp with sweet potato crisps and andouille vinaigrette based off a popular Spanish tapas dish.

Mayas