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417 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 | (504) 525-9711, United States
Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans
Courtesy of Brennan's
Price range
Eclectic, Seafood, French, Cajun or Creole
Romantic, Local haunt, Formal, Perfect for a special occasion, Exceptional wine list, Good breakfast spot

There aren't many restaurants that create their reputations on their breakfast menu, but here it includes cocktails and dessert—and that dessert includes their famed bananas Foster. The "tomato cram sauce" facade remains, but the present version is an updated refurbishment of this French Quarter staple. Huge dining rooms welcome tourists and locals who return knowing that decades-old favorites will grace the menu, sometimes tweaked and updated: the turtle soup and eggs Sardou (with artichokes and spinach), for instance. An army of wait staff, captains, and table attendants keep the culinary machine rolling on in impressive fashion.

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