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Brennan's, New Orleans, LA

Brennan's

4.6
4.6
10935 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
Finalist "Outstanding Restaurant" James Beard Foundation 2022. “Best Restaurants in the World” -Condé Nast Traveler. “Top 10 Best Restaurant in the South” -Southern Living. “Top 10 Restaurant in New Orleans” -NOLA.com.

Welcome to Brennan's! Chef Ryan Hacker's menus marry classic Creole traditions with inspired, contemporary influences. Breakfast at Brennan’s is a spirited, indulgent way to begin your day! Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour features discounted bottles of premium Champagne. Flaming Bananas Foster, invented at Brennan's, is a timeless New Orleans tradition. Dine in one of 8 glamorous dining rooms, our famously lush courtyard, or our spectacular wine cellar. $8 parking available at the Omni Royal Orleans Parking Garage, Thursday - Monday (6 hours; based on availability).

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 116 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Contemporary American, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Fri 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 525-9711
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Hacker
  • Catering
    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life. Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Brennan's can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Hill: (504) 934-3376
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Cross street
    Between Conti and St. Louis Streets
  • Parking details
    $8 Parking available Thursday-Monday at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel with your Brennan’s dining receipt. Enter garage on Chartres Street just past St. Louis Street. The garage is on the driver’s side. Based on availability
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Mother's Day

    $75.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
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Offers

  • Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy discounted bottles of premium Champagne (Mumm, Delamotte, Nicolas Feuillatte & more) plus refreshing bubbly cocktails offered Monday through Thursday from 2 PM - 6 PM, and Friday from 9 AM - 6 PM! Also - Live Champagne sabering on our spectacular courtyard weekdays at 5 PM!

What 10,935 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans

    Creole

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

10,935 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such an amazing brunch here. Food was excellent, service was fantastic, and most of all, it was so friendly for our two and four year olds. All the servers were friendly and kind, they had great options for the kids, and the food was delicious (and the little ones gave their meals two thumbs up). It was fine dining, which was nice for us parents, but not stuffy so we did not feel like our children were unwelcome. Cannot sing their praises enough and look forward to coming back next time we visit!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful start to our vacation in your city!!!

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  3. Willow

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the gulf fish almondine. My husband had the lamb. He raved about how good it was.

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  4. HeidiMc

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was excellent. Service very slow, we arrived at 6:15 &left at 9pm. Noise level was so loud we were shouting at each other to talk. Wine list by the glass was very limited. Won’t go back but glad to have gone once….

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  5. RobertB

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came early and no problem getting in. Tried to find normal comfort foot with difficulty. Bananas foster was excellent however.

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  6. DanielB

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 7 enjoyed the experience, however one of our group had chosen the lamb and was not up to expectation as it was fatty and tough. But overall it was a fun night topped off with banana foster.

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  7. paulb

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rachaud made the evening. Amazing service. He really took care of us and made the night fantastic. Food was over the top amazing per usual but Rachaud is what made the night magical. Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food served there.

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  9. TimL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The blackened redfish arrived just warm. The oysters were imbedded in way too much sea salt. Super disappointed in my experience. Others in our group not as disappointed. I was not severed my pre-meal cocktail until asking for it FOUR times AFTER others at our table were served theirs. SO many great places in NOLA, sorry I went on a poor night:( It would take a lot for me to return

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  10. BrittanyM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived at restaurant a little early, was told courtyard was closed due to “heat” it was only in the 70s. The hostess was not friendly, you couldn’t even walk to the bathroom or bar without getting asked what you were doing. We got seated, and our drinks never arrived. My quiche was burned on the bottom, horrible experience. This place is overhyped… the only upside was the waiter did comp drinks and my quiche from our bill. He also served us bananas foster on the house. I would not recommend.

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  11. MichaelV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a bad brunch. Have been there many, many times over the years from the current management to the prior one. Although not very busy, service was very slow and often inattentive, which was unusual. Ordered drinks, but they never came. Meal was good, if not memorable as would be expected from Brennan's. But, and a big but, you can never go wrong with Bananas Foster. It is still and always will be my favorite dessert. The atmosphere in Brennan's is always old school New Orleans. Love Brennan's and will always be back, but a little disappointing this time. Took my 20-year-old son there for the first time, who is a big foodie, and felt a bit like a letdown for him after I had hyped it up so much. Staff is always very polite and professional. I'm sure we will be back next trip.

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  12. Paul

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Very slow service. Nice setting. A bit noisy at the beginning due to internal music.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was limited. Not enough breakfast for brunch. All eggs poached. Didn’t find out til end we could have ordered anything we wanted. Manager did offer to replace one meal and took that one off the bill. Service was superb. Atmosphere wonderful. I guess the Cajun twist was too much

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  14. DeborahH

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great Sunday brunch with 6 friends. The food was amazing as usual! Only complaint was that there must have been a staffing issue (??) because the wait time for our food and drinks was painfully slow. It took 2 1/2 hours from start to finish. Geeze.

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  15. Indyfaithful

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience celebrating a birthday Sunday morning.

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  16. Kingfish

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed Sunday brunch celebrating our anniversary. Outstanding service & delicious food in a beautiful setting created a memorable meal. Choosing from the menu was a challenge. All courses are well prepared. Looking forward to returning. The background music was a perfect mix of songs. Greatly appreciate the volume was at the right level to not overwhelm conversation.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The first impression is great, love the decor and atmosphere. Chicory coffee is good as well. Nice and strong. Table bread is good. We had the baked apple appetizer and strawberry trifle, also excellent definitely worth it! Steak and eggs, the steak was good the eggs were not my favorite. The biscuits were a little overcooked and kind of dry. The sausage and bacon both had an extremely Smokey flavor which we didn’t prefer but others may like. The breakfast potatoes are excellent and the blossom cold pressed juice as well!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very overpriced for the quality of food. Would never return or recommend

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch. Among the best dining experiences in the French Quarter

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  20. AndrianaM

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brennan’s is always perfection. Brought friends who hadn’t been to the brunch before and everything was perfect. Our server, Alfredo, was outstanding! And the woman who assisted went out of her to help us feed the turtles on the patio! Thank you for wonderful and memorable time!

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  21. LizB

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was spectacular-we were there for breakfast. Egg yolk carpaccio was delicious! We also tried the shrimp and avocado toast, eggs sardou, grits, and fried gulf fish with creamed spinach and poached eggs. All fabulous! Also, the best chicory coffee out of all the places we tried. Rich and velvety and not bitter at all.

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  22. ClarksvilleAcct

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must have Bananas Foster!!! Absolutely wonderful dining!!!

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  23. OnAScaleOf1toBrisket

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service was so-so. We were told they got rid of a lot of the career staff during the pandemic and unfortunately it shows. Still a great spot and I hope they can find that magical service again!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely amazing birthday brunch for my mom, they made her feel so special. The food was excellent, ambiance was fun, and service was top notch. Can’t wait to come back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the courtyard and had an unbelievable experience at Brennan’s. The atmosphere and food was amazing, it is a must-do if you’re looking for a an upscale dinner in New Orleans.

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  26. KimberlyJ

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit, John , our waiter was great and informative. He made great suggestions. The food was amazing as usual. Recommend this as a must do when in NOLA.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress , water server and som and sommelier were notable.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The pictures of the food on the website do not match with what they serve you. I thought I ordered eggs. Apparently not. If you’re a first timer…hope for the best

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  29. AllisonM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & drinks were amazing! It’s a gorgeous place to visit. 10/10!

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  30. AlexandraB

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend this place for dinner. Everything we ordered was phenomenal. You have to have the bananas foster for dessert!

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  31. MargaretF

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding meal at Brennan's as always. Whenever we are in New Orleans we make it a point to come have a decadent brunch here. The strawberry trifle I ordered was one of the best things I've ever had, I'll be thinking about it for a long time (and hoping it's on the menu for my next visit!)

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kendrick is the most professional server in New Orleans, and he made our experience for Brunch one of the most memorable and beautiful experiences dining in my life. He absolutely makes you feel at home and offers assistance on every level throughout the meal. Thank you!

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  33. BobW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s not just dinner, it’s an experience!!! So glad we were able to go!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a charming place with excellent service

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best brunch food I’ve had. The strawberry drink and the fried fish Benedict were perfect

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  36. CarolynC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and delicious! Service was excellent and attentive. Not to be missed.

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  37. PamelaF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was a delight! Food was excellent and the service was wonderful

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had in New Orleans. I went there to try the famous banana foster for my birthday, and it was absolutely incredible. The staff definitely goes out of their way to make a person feel like a princess.

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  39. Modfather

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have loved Brennan's for a very, very long time, so last night was such a letdown. Just totally ignored at my table for 1, before and after I got one cocktail. I finally just flagged someone down and asked for the check. I'm not paranoid as a single diner, but sometimes we do get treated shabbily. But NOT at place like Brennan's, just NO.

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  40. Kurt

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    To whom it may concern,I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with my recent dining experience at Brennan’s restaurant. The evening was marred by numerous issues that significantly detracted from what should have been an enjoyable dining experience. Maybe my expectations were high based on its reputation. Firstly, the quality of the food wasn’t the best. My dish was good, but the fish almandine was dry, tasteless and not very flavorful. Secondly, the service was appalling. Despite the restaurant not being particularly busy, we experienced long waits for both ordering and receiving our food. Took almost 15 minutes to be greeted at our table after the waiter said he would be with us shortly and almost another 20 minutes to get our drink order. The waitstaff seemed disorganized and inattentive, and explanation of our order items not explained. We ordered the famous Bananas Foster which was very disappointing. Others were served after our order. Furthermore, the atmosphere of the restaurant was far from welcoming. The ambiance was lacking, with the noise level so high we could barely hear each other at our table.. Overall, my experience at Brennan’s was incredibly disappointing, and I feel compelled to bring these issues to your attention. As a highy rated restaurant, I expected far better from a restaurant of your reputation. Thanks for listening.

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Brennan's is rated 4.6 stars by 10935 OpenTable diners.

Brennan's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 116 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Brennan's

417 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Conti and St. Louis Streets
  • Neighborhood
    French Quarter
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Fri 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Contemporary American, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    $8 Parking available Thursday-Monday at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel with your Brennan’s dining receipt. Enter garage on Chartres Street just past St. Louis Street. The garage is on the driver’s side. Based on availability
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Hacker
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 525-9711
  • Catering
    For over thirty years, Ralph Brennan and his dedicated team have catered the meals and events that celebrate the moments of your life. Providing full-service custom catering for events large and small, we tailor our services to enhance your palate, theme and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Brennan's can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Hill: (504) 934-3376
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