One of the best things about spending a weekend getaway in New Orleans is indulging in a lazy Sunday brunch. Bienville House is located in the heart of the Vieux Carré, just steps from some of the best places for brunch in the French Quarter. Read on to find out our favorites:
Where: 214 Royal Street, inside our sister property Hotel Monteleone
What to Order: Daily “Benedict” and Death In The Afternoon
The Scoop: Breakfast is served 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m., complete with a daily eggs Benedict special. Criollo is located adjacent to the famous Carousel Bar inside Hotel Monteleone, where many literary figures famously stayed. You’ll want to try a Death In The Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway’s breakfast of choice, which is made with Lucid Absinthe & Prosecco.
Where: 547 Saint Ann Street
What to Order: Bananas Foster French Toast
The Scoop: Located on Jackson Square, Stanley offers breakfast and brunch all day long, plus sandwiches, a soda fountain, and house-made ice cream desserts. The Bananas Foster French Toast offers a breakfast classic with a New Orleans twist, featuring battered French bread, sliced bananas, vanilla bean ice cream, and toasted walnuts with foster sauce.
Where: 1005 Canal Street
What to Order: The Costa Rican or Eggs Cochon
The Scoop: The Ruby Slipper is a local’s favorite for brunch, with multiple locations scattered throughout the city. This location on the edge of the French Quarter offers a casual diner setting that’s big on flavor. Order from New Orleans inspired specialties like the Eggs Cochon (slow-cooked, apple-braised pork debris served over an open-faced house-made buttermilk biscuit, topped with two poached eggs, finished with hollandaise) or opt for The Costa Rican (slow-cooked black beans & rice over a warm tomato salsa, accompanied by two eggs any style, crispy plantains & avocado, served with or without spicy chorizo sausage).
Where: 900 Dumaine Street
What to Order: Banana Fritters and Crawfish Boullettes
The Scoop: Eat New Orleans is a favorite dining spot for French Quarter locals, and for good reason. Their Saturday and Sunday brunch menu features starters like Banana Fritters and Crawfish Boullettes as well as delicious omelettes and shrimp and grits. It’s BYOB, so if you want to imbibe during brunch, make sure to stop on your way and pick up a cocktail.
Where: 912 Royal Street
What to Order: Shrimp & Grits
The Scoop: Get the iconic French Quarter dining experience in this romantic courtyard restaurant. Seasonally inspired cocktails crafted with locally sourced ingredients pair perfectly with dishes like Café Amelie’s beloved Shrimp & Grits, served with corn and andouille maque choux.
Where: 625 Chartres Street
What to Order: Crispy Pork Shoulder and Coosa Valley Grits
The Scoop: Brunch is served at this charming French Quarter restaurant on Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Choose from classic brunch options like buttermilk biscuits and eggs or opt for a specialty entree like the Crispy Pork Shoulder and Coosa Valley Grits, served with a fried egg and roasted tomato hollandaise. Pair it with a refreshing Bloody Mary, crafted from freshly-made tomato juice.
Where: 942 N Rampart Street
What to Order: Unlimited Mimosa Set Up
The Scoop: Brunch at Meauxbar is served from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. every Sunday and features a 3-course prix fixe menu that changes weekly to highlight the best seasonal and local ingredients. Recent offerings included Lamb & Duck Sausage Biscuit and Louisiana Crawfish Congee. Spring for the Unlimited Mimosa Set Up, complete with local citrus, bitters, & tinctures that you can flavor to taste.
Where: 605 Canal Street
What to Order: Crabmeat Cheesecake
The Scoop: Housed in the historic Werlein’s music building on Canal Street, Palace Café is part of the famous New Orleans restaurant family spearheaded by Dickie Brennan. If you go, you must try the signature dish, Crabmeat Cheesecake. Don’t let the name fool you, as this dish features a savory blend of fresh crabmeat, pecan crust, mushroom sauté, and Creole meuniere.
Where: 622 Conti Street
What to Order: Steak & Egg Poutine
The Scoop: In a setting inspired by a casual French mid-century modern dining room, Salon Restaurant by Sucré offers brunch Wednesday through Sunday from 11″00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Highlights of the menu include a hearty Frittata or Steak & Egg Poutine with Belgian fries, roast brisket espagnole, chimichurri, and curds, over easy.
Where: 320 Decatur Street, inside Bienville House!
What to Order: Koko Malia (Latitude 29’s version of a Bloody Mary) and Green Eggs and Spam
The Scoop: On Sundays from from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Latitude 29 serves up Brunch Happy Hour, tiki style. You’ll enjoy classic brunch favorites like eggs, bacon and Bloody Marys, but with a Polynesian inspired twist.
Where To Sleep It Off
Hungry? Now that your mouth is watering with endless brunch possibilities, be sure to book your French Quarter getaway at Bienville House Hotel.